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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, PECKMRKU IS. li13 TWENTY-FOUR PAOES.
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MEET JANUARY 4
Senate Adopts Res lution Extending
Emergency Eevenne Law for
Another Year and Wilson
ROW OVER TARIFF MEASURE
Underwood Defends Act Bearing
His Name, and Penrose
' SAYS WAR SAVES DEMOCRATS
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Con
gress adjourned tonight for the
Christmas holidays arter the senate
had adopted the joint resolution
which passed the house yesterday ex
' tending the emergency revenue lav
; one year, or until December 31, 1916.
The . senate adopted the resolution
after a lively partisan debate by a
vote of 45 to 2 9, democrats support
ing it solidly and republicans unanl
: raously opposing It. President Wilson
t elgned the measure tonight.
Both houses will reconvene at
noon uesday, January 4, when the
administration legislative program,
, including the plans for national de
fense, will be undertaken in earnest
During the two weeV of the, session tho
only important legislation was the ex
tension of tho war tax. This was dona
to prevent a la pec of the law December
'81 next, with the understanding; that ths
law will be taken up for amendment in
order to Increase the revenues a aoon
after tha holidays aa possible.
' Kxodn for Home.
Upon the adjournment tonight there
was a generalexodus of members fur their
homes. The day in the house had bean
evoted to speeches on national defence.
Discussion of the war revenue revision
n me eenaie resoivea usen mm a lann
nrarument. renuniionns assnuinir ma i:n-
tferwood law as inadequate and condemning-
tha general fiscal policy of the ad
ministration. Senator Underwood of Ala
lma In his first senate speech vigor
ously upheld the law which bears his
name and challenged republicans to com
pare it with the Payne-Aldrich tariff.
Senator Simmon, chairman of the
finance committee, in response to ques
tions from tha republicans said he under
stood it to ba the administration's plan
io propose lurxuer nvcniu ickimhuuu
after the holidays, and that his Impres
sion was there would be no issuance of
bonds to. defray increased expense of
tha government. Including tha preparedr.
xiess program. ' -
' Benator Penrose of Pennsylvania,' who
led In the minority attack on the resolu
tion, interrupted Senator Underwood'
peeoh to draw a picture of Idle men in
liis state during his campaign for re
election last year.' He said the present
DrosDerity in the steal business was due
to the war and immense purchase by
"The senator from Pennsylvania," said
Senator Underwood, in replay, "has made
dear his belief than that the depression
which followed the terror of the first
few months of the war was due entirely
to tha democratlo administration, but
that tha present prosperity alone la lua
to the war."
Revenues were greater in the first year
ft the present tariff law, ha added, than
in the last year of the Payne law. Sen
ator Pem-ose Insisted that the war had
been a political blessing to the democratlo
patrty rather than a handicap to the suc
cessful, working out of its free trade pol
icy. . , War Bares Demos.
''The treasury deficit, which 1 blamed
on the European war," he said, "would,
In my opinion, be a thousand time worse
were it not for the war in Europe. The
war In Europe has been the only cause
which lias saved the fiscal policy of the
party now in power from tha most gigan
tic collapse ever witnessed in a civilised
country. I believe if we had not had the
war In Europe we would have the black
est times In the history of the American
republic, compared to which the depres
sion under Cleveland's second adminis
tration and under the Wilson-Gorman law
would have been insignificant."
Republicans who joined in the debate
included Senators Lodge, Smoot, Gronna,
Oallingur and Works. Senators Thomas
and Gore supported Senators Simmons
m Forecast till 1 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicin
ity; Fair, warmer.
Temperatnre at Omaha
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turn from tha normal:
Normal temperature 27
Ieflc!enry for the day , 15
Total deficiency sine March 1.. ...!... 121
Normal precipitation .flinch
JXjtlclency for tha day 0.4 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. .W.ttii Inches
3 efllency since March 1 1. Winches
Jefl-lenoy for cor. period, 114. S.71 Inches
Jjeflciency for or. period, WIS. S2 Inches
Heports frosa Mtatloas at T P. St.
Station and Btste Temp Hlh- Rain.
of Weather. 7 p.m. est. f.n
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lavenport. clouay is sm OS
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Omaha, clear 1 14 .')
I'url.lo, clear S4 44
ptspid City, cloudy 24 Is .l
lt Lake City, cluar 34 its .00
fcaut Fe, clear U Xt .00
LOWER RATES ON
Nebraska Fanners, in Convention,
Urge Reduction that Basis May
Be Same as in Other States.
FAVOR SHIPMENT TO CONSUMER
That railroad freight rates In Ne
braska should be reduced to the basis
charged for tho same service in states
to the east and south, and tha the
Nebraska railroads ought to continue
to allow farmers to ship their pro
duce to the cities and sell it direct to
the consumer from the cars, were
Important ideas incorporated in reso
lutions adopted at the closing session
of the Nebraska Farmers' Co-operative
Elevator and Live Stock associa
tion at Hotel Rome.
These and other resolutions were
adopted by a practically unanimous vote
after vigorous speeches had been made
In their favor and not a word had been
said In opposition. It was made clear
that the Ideal condition of co-operative
selling by the farm producera direct to
the city consumers would 1epnd largely
upon reasonably low and JustySf.-eght
rates and the possibility of the pro
ducers being able to market their pro
duce direct from frclnht cars.
Rates Are Too High.
That the most Important Work of the
co-operating elevators and live stock
shippers during the next year should be
in securing lowered freight rates, was
declared in the resolutions.
"We believe that the cost of building,
maintaining and operating railways In
Nebraska Is so nearly the same as In ad
joining states to the east and south that
there Is no reason why Nebraska pro
ducers should pay a higher freight rate,"
the resolutions declared. "We therefore
urge all boards of directors and secre
taries to take up the question of ra 1
way tariffs with, tho railroads and the
state railway commissi .n, end we pledge
to them our fullest support In any neces
tary action to secure mote equitable
Strong sentiment exlpti among the
farmers In favor of continuing the prac
tice of delivering fruit, vegetables and
other commodities from railway cars. di
rect to consumers, it was asserted, and
many advantages aocrua therefrom to
both producers and consumers.
''Railroads are therefore urged to per
mit the continuance of this practice,"
the resolution said. "The association la
opposed to any rule that does not permit
the Impartial use of cars by all shippers,
or that restricts the free movement of
any articles of commerce, whether ship
ments be made by producers, consumers
Resolutions also endorsed the. Unl var
sity of Nebraska for recently establish
ing a course In economlp distribution of
farm' "products. Other resolutions also
urged more oo-o Deration among produc
ers,, the reduction of tha middleman's
margin of profit wherever possible, tha
co-operative purchase of ooal, salt, twine
and other goods used by farmers, and
the publication for referendum vote of
all question of general Interest to tha
association that might arise in the future.
Thanks and appreciation ware expressed
to the publicity bureau, the Commercial
club, the South Omaha Live Stock asso
ciation, the Union Stock lards company,
the Rome hotel and the Omaha newspap
er for courtesies - and co-operation In
making the convention a success. It will
meet in Omaha again next year.
Farmers Should Talk.
That more farmers and fewer outsiders
should talk and take part In the sessions
of the organisation was declared by Fred
Llnd of Clarks, Neb.
Charle B. Eckerle of Chicago made
an addrea on "The Vital Things of Co
operative Producing and Marketing."
Conference meetings of directors of the
association and of managers of tha va
rious branches were held during the
Peace Ship Allowed
To Leave Kirkwall
On Way to Christiana
LONDON, Deo. 17.-Annoimoement was
made by the foreign office tonight that
the steamship Oscar II, having on board
the Ford peace party, ha been permit
ted to proceed on its voyage to Chris
tlanla. The ' foreign office ' understands the
steamship ha sailed from Kirkwall, into
which port It was taken by the British
authorities. Guarantees . were required
that certain parts of the steamship's
cargo must be returned to England.
The captain of tha Osear II has given
a bond to return to England the part
of the cargo In question, which has been
Henry Ford made an urgent request
that the steamship be allowed to proceed.
He told the British authorities he be
lieved he could arrange peace if permitted
to visit neutral countries.
Three Chicago City
CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 17. Three city
officials today were found guilty by the
special trial board Investigating alleged
Inefficiency and wastefulness of city em
ployes. They are:
Walter C. Lelnlnger superintendent of
Thomas I. pooley, general foreman or
James ri. l.aveue, general loreman or
- J .. .
"After formal charges had been filed
against them and they had been sus
pended pending a hearing Lelnlnger,
Dooley and Lavelle tendered their resig
nations, which tha municipal authorities
refused to accept." m
German Patrol Boat
Wrecked in Baltic
IjONDON, Dee. n. The Oarmaa patrol
boat Bun ha bean wracked on tha Island
of Langeland In the Baltic sea, according
to a dispatch to tha Exchange Telegraph
company from Copenhagen. The bodlo
of several German officers were found
on the shore, tha dispatch add.
CLEANING UP NEW YORK AFTER BLIZZARD This
picture was made within twelve hours after one of the worst
traffic-crippling storms of many years in New York. It
shows City Hall park, "barbered" down almost to summer
traffic conditions and a mere handful of men, comparatively
speaking:, removed frp -t roadways and sidewalks shown
in this picture,.
A, a a. . V '
the size of.v ' ,0c Woolworth building, which towers in
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Italy's Operations in New Theater
of War Will Be on an Exten
' sive Scale. . .
AVL0NA IS KEY TO ..ADRIATIC
LONDON, Dee. 17. With affairs
la Greece assuming a quieter char
acter there has been a partial deflec
tion of interest in European capitals
to the Italian plans regarding Al
bania, The general belief geems to be that
the operations In this new theater of
war will be on a grand scale. The
Italians, in strength, are already
safely ashore at Avlona, as well as at
certain new points of strategic im
portance. For years Avlona has been ' regarded
by Italy and Austria alike as tha key
to tho Adriatic and It is a . maxim In
south-central Europe that whoever com
mands Avlona commands the Adriatic.
Avlona has been for several months oc
cupied by a light force of Italian for
police purposes. 1
The anxiety with which Italy watches
the Albanian coast la due to the existence
there of good harbors, In contrast with
tha total absence of such harbor along
tha Italian shore. Should any of these
harbors fall Into hlstlla hand tha
Italian fleet would be gravely handi
capped. Italy Is expected to contribute greatly
to tne ' reorganisation of the Serbian
(Continued On Page Two, Column One.)
Says Berlin Report
BERLIN, Pee. IT. (By Wireless to
ayvllle.) Ta hcharge that Russian war
ships several montha ago destroyed a
building flying the American flag la
made In an official publication of tha
Turkish government, tho Oversea New
agency announced today. Tha statement,
which dealt with various allegations of
International law by tha enemies of Tur
"On Jul;' 5 Russian torpedo boats de
stroyed a United States building flying
tha United Bute flag at Port "
Five Reported Dead
In Eastern Wreck
PHIL A DELPHI A, Pec. IT. Five per
son are reported to have been killed
and a score Injured, soma fatally. In a
passenger train wreck on tha Baltimore
as Ohio railroad between Chester and
Fog la blamed for the accident.
Tha wreck occurred two mile south
of Chester. A train of empty car ran
into an accommodation train bound from
Baltimore for Philadelphia.
BURKE CALLED TO CHICAGO
BY THE DEATH OF BROTHER
W. I Burke leftffor Chicago last night,
called there by a telegram announcing the
death of hi brother, John C, Burke, a
member of the Chicago police force.
The shooting of the Chicago officer
occurred several day ago and at a tint
when he wa arresting a highwayman.
Tture had been a robbery on the beat of
Officer Burke and be waa following the
man who had committed tha crime. See
ing that be waa about to bo caught, the
r.- bbcr turned and fired at Officer Burke,
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. AID THEENTENTE
French Deputy Says Young1 Emperor
Has Agreed to Furnish Two Hun
dred Thousand Soldiers.
THEY . MAY JBE.-SENX-, TO- SUEZ
PARIS, Dee. 17. Lldji Jeassu, the
young emperor of Abyssinia, ' U so
favorably disponed toward the en
tunte allies that he not only resisted
efforts of German agents to Induce
him to abrogate treaties with Great
Britain, Italy and France last year,
but offered 200,000 soldiers to be
used by the allies as their military'
necessities demanded, according to
Iterre Alype, a member of the colon
ial committee of the Chamber of
M. Alype made this assertion in con
nection with the resolution now; before
tha forelirn affair and colonial commit
tee of the chamber, offered by Oratlen
Candaca, a colored deputy from Guada
lupe, that the French government. In ao
oord with tha allies of France, seek Im
mediately tha means of securing the co
operation of Abyssinian troops, under a
guarantee of the Independence of that
With regard to thla proposition. It Is
recalled that tha lata Xing Menellk con
cluded a treaty of alliance with France
M. Alype pointed out that the French
railroad connecting tha French port of
JublUl with Adis Abeba, In Abyssinia,
would make possible the rapid transpor
tation of troops to the coaat, where within
four days they could reach Sues, or In
five daya, Basse ra, In Mesopotamia.
Tha Abyssinian troops, he also noted,
are already well armed, having from
SUO.00O to 1.000,000 modern rifles, all manu
factured since 1911, partly In Germany,
but for the most part by Belgium.
Tho co-operation of the Japanese fleet
Is suggested for the" transportation of
Abyssinian troops to Egypt or Meaopo
tamla. Two Men Die in
the Electric Chair
OSSININO, N. T., Pec. 17. Worthy
Tooley. of Athens, N. T., and Ludwig
Marquardt of Kingston, N. Y., mur
derers, were put to death by electricity
at Sing Sing prison today. Tooley mur
dered John Hallenbeck at Athens last
year. Marqaurdt killed Mrs. Nellie
faults of Kingston.
The Day's War News
HUKB THAN 40,000 me a raptared
by the Serbians . have rearbed
, Maraelllea on their way to m eon.
eeatratloa ramp, a dispatch from
the French seaport states.
FIHTHBR PAHTKl'LAHS regard
Ins; tha Italian force Brat to Al
baala stale that tho nniuvrr of
aaea already leaded at Avloaa Is
CKTTIISJH WAR OFFICK admits a
farther retreat by the Maateae
aria troops fn tho Sanjalc resjloa,
where they have been reslaila
tho A est r la a advance,
W til LB NO KIUl'llKS are yet avail
able as to the total nsaoaat sab
scrlbed to the Preach war loaa,
It la declared by Klaaace Mlalstcr
' 11 1 Wot that the namber of sab.
scrlbcrs Mas wltboat precedent.
The subscriptions treat Itadoa
alone, he stated, autoaated to
" fl 80,000,000.
TO STRIKE BOTH IN
THE EASTAND WEST
Allies Believe Germans Are Plan
ning New Blows Against Russia
and Allies in France and
ACTIVITY IN DVIN3K REGION'
Continued Movement of Men and
Guns to Western Front
AT STANDSTILL IN THE BALKAN3
LONDON, ec. 17. While th
diplomat In Greece and Itoumania
are enfrngctl in new deals, which will
decide the next step In the Balkan
operations, there is increasing evi
dence that the Germans, ever restive,
are preparing new strokes on both
the eastern and western fronts when
conditions are propitious.
Dispatches from Petrograd note Ger
man activities, particularly In the Prlnsk
dlf.rlct, which would accord with the
German ambition to reach the line of
tho Pvtna river, while all accounta from
neutral countries mention a continued
movement of men and guns' to the west.
in the latter theater of operations It
sterna only a question at what point the
offensive In to be taken.
May Try St. M Inlet Soar.
Many persons believe that tha Ger
mans, having found tha lines In Flanders
and Artols nuts too hard to crack, con
template moving In tha Saint Mlhel
region, where their line penetrates to the
River Meune and where thr has bn con
siderable activity during tha last few
days. The only thing argued agali.st
tills Is that the river haa been at flood
and the French have been systematically
destroying tha bridges as they were re
built. Thus far, however, there has been
little more doing than the usual mlnWW
and bombing operations and aerial fight
ing In the west.
In the Balkans military operations are
temporarily at a standstill, except In i
Montenegro and Albania, where the
Austrlans and Bulgarians are carrying o3 1
mountain warfare agalnat King Nlcholaa' j
troops ad the Serbian A big battle I '
In progress in the valley of tse Albanian
or Black Pruln river between the Serb ;
and Bulgarians. At last report no deel- j
sion had been reached in the fighting.
Driven Across River.
It la said, however, that tha Bulgarian,
who crossed the river, found the Serbians
had ! been reinforced and were driven
back with heavy losses. ,
It 1 possible that the Serbian .counter
attack were made poastble by upnllGS"
having reached them from the Italian.
who landed on the Albanian coast and
who are trying tfi open communication
with the Sorb through that country
The Italians. It la understood, already
have landed 80.000 man. -
No Liquor Sales
In Mexico City for
Next Three Months
GALVESTON, Tea.. Pec. lT.-Th sal j
of alcohollo liquor In Mexico City haa 1
been - forbidden for ninety daya by a
decree' Issued yesterday by tha governor
of the Federal district, according to ad- I
vices reaching the Mexican consulate here ;
today. The decree , waa a measure taken
to prevent the spread of typhu in the
It la' alao reported that Governor Al
varedo of the state of Yucatan ha Is
sued a decree permanently forbidding
.the sale of liquor In that state.
The dispatch add that foreign life In
suranoe companies who failed to comply
with the order which requires detailed
report to the government regarding their
business have been notified that thsv
must comply with the order at once or
forefelt their eonoesslona
It also 1 reported that an Investiga
tion 1 to be made of all cases of dam
age to churche and church property j
a a result of military operations. It 1
declared that damage of this character i
have been greatly exaggerated In tna
Recall of General
French Shock to
People of France
PARIS, Pec. 17. The employment of
General Sir Douglas Halg aa British
commander-in-chief -In place of Field
Marshal Sir John French, waa entirely
unexpected In France, where It ha made
a great . Impression. The press Is unani
mous lo, expressions of reirrct at the de
parture, of Field Marshal French and
lay particular emphasis on his servtoes
during the trying times of the opening
period of the war.
Tha newapaper express satlafactlon
that Field Marshal French Is succeeded
by one of his roost apt pupils, whose
proverbial good luck 1m mentioned, with
the hopo that It may prove to be a
"General Halg has been in close and
constant relationship throughout tha war
with the French general headquarters,
where his appointment is received with
Immense satisfaction." aays the Matin.
Speyer and Cassel
Cannot Be Deprived
Rights as Citizens
LONPON, Pec, IT, The attempt to de
prive Sir Edgar Ppeyer and Sir Ernest
Cassel of membership in the privy coun
cil on account of their German birth, haa
been defeated. The lord chief justice.
Baron Beading, who baa had the matter
under advisement since arguments were
concluded a month dgo, delivered nU
Judirment today. He declared Blr Edgar
and Sir Ernest, a naturalised British
subjects, hsd all the rights and privilege
of Brittah-born aubjecta and therefore
ware entitled to be member of the privy
MRS. ASQUITH SUES
THE LONDON GLOBE
Wife of British Premier Asks Order
to Restrain Paper from Publish
ing Alleged Libels.
BILL ALLEGES PERSECUTION
LONDON, Dec. 17. Mrs. Herbert
II. Asqulth, wire of the premier, ap
peared a plaintiff In chancery
court torisy, UenisnUIng an order to
rcptrsln the Globe- from the publica
tion of allcRfd llbela. Mrs. Asqulth's
"For a whole fortulclit before the insus
of this wrll Mrs. Amturlh hn hoi n delib
erately pursued In the ilerrndnnt's news
raprr alth acrtisMIt na of ti'.aloyiilty and
of association with German priKnnera at
Ponnlngton Mall. Khe has been described
an a traitor and a disgrace to her sex,
and attacked In most opprobrious terms.
These attacks are systematically and mn,
levolcntly maintained, and were only stis
ixnded after the writ had been isxtied."
Tha attorney opposed tha Globe's re
quest for a postponement, urging the
court not to deprive the plaintiff of thla
opportunity to clear herself publicly.
"The persecution of Mra. Asqulth haa
been going on nearly a whole year," he
said. "It began last spring In another
newspspar, which the defendant doubtless
would say waa of a lower claaa than the
Globe. That paper had to apologise pub
licly and at Mr. Asqulth's request pay
100 to the Red Cross fund. The same
people who disseminated these libel
through tha Globe sent sheaves of anony
mous letters to the plaintiff and Imputa
tions against her were made In social cir
cles. Tha matter haa now come to a
head In a form where tha defendants can
be brought to acoount and ran (In to give
their reason for the accusations."
Case Is Coatlaaed.
Mr. Asqulth' counsel pointed out that
the statements In question were not made
against hi client by name, but agalnat
"the wife of a cabinet minister."
There waa sufficient evidence, ha con
tended to ahow that Mra Asqulth was
tho person referred to. Moreover, he said,
a confession had bean obtained from
one of the parties "to those gross libels
which are caluculnted to shake confi
dence In tha administration."
The defendant having undertaken to
refrain from publishing anything affect
ing the caae, tha court allowed the mat
ter to stand over until Tuaaday.
Before the case waa adjourned the
plaintiff attorney said Mra. Asqulth
had made a denial under oath of the
statement concerning her. '
Refuses to Discuss
Suit Against the
rHILADELFHIA, Dee. If. Judge
Thompson in the federal district court
today overruled a motion to dismiss the
ult of the Bluefields Steamship com
pany, limited, against the United Fruit
company for 115,000,000 damage.
Tike ateamshlp company, which I in
the hands of a receiver, 1 controlled by
the fruit concern. The receiver for the
Bluefields company charged that the
fruit company conducted the affair of
the steamship company In such manner
a to causa a loss of $5,000,000 In It
banana business and he asked triple
damage under the Sherman anti-trust
The receiver alleged the frutt com
pany's object in ruining the business of
the Bluerields concern was to secure for
itself a monopoly of the banana Import
ing business In the United States.
The suit wa entered several years ago
and the trial ha been in progress lx
Power of Nation to
Rates to Be Tested
HOUSTON, Tex., Pec. 17. Power of the
Interstate Commerce commission to make
Intrastate a well as interstate rate 1
expected to undergo a teat In a hearing
on the Phreveport rate case opened here
today' by Henry C. Hall of the commis
sion. Representatives of all railroad operat
ing In Texas, of trafflo bureaus of a
doxen cities east of the Braso river and
of the city of Phreveport, La., are pres
ent. If a supplemental order Issued by the
Interstate Commerce - commission and
later suspended temporarily is upheld, the
priority of the commission over the Texas
railroad commission, even In question
involving only state rates, Is expected to
be established In certain Instances.
Crude Oil Rises
Five Cents More
PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Pea 17.-A fur
ther advance In the price of crude oil
was announced her todsy, 6 cents per
barrel being added to all grades except
Ti a f. 1 a n which pnmmanilAil mn Ih.m...
of I cent.. The new prices are: Pennsyl
vania, crude, 12.15; Cabell, (1.70; Mercer,
Black, Newcastle and Corning, 11.66;
Somerset, II. lu; Ra gland, 73 cent.
Immense quantities of crude oil are
held In storage In the West Virginia and
western Pennsylvania fluid, but very
little of It la finding Its way to the re
finers, who openly declare they are short
Belgian Relief Ship
, Damaged by Mine
LONPON, Pec 1W3: p.' m.)-The
Belgian relief committee ateamar I even
pool, from New York to Rotterdam, ha
been beached oa the English eaat coaat
In a sinking condition as a result of
striking a mine.
The Levrnpool, a British steamer of
4, Ml tons gross and S7( feet long, was
built In 111 and Is owned in Weat Hartle
pool. It aalled from New York November
24. arrived at Falmouth on Peceruber 11
and was to proceed thence to Rotterdam.
TO ANCONA NOTE
Document, Which Makes About
One Thousand Words, is Be
fore Advisers of the
SECOND NOTE TO GO AT ONCE
Mr. Lansing Says Reply Does Not
Accede to Any of American
SITUATION 13 STILL TENSE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. .The of
ficial text of Austria's reply to the
American note on the Ancona, pro
posing further communications on
the subject and specific allegations
upon which the American charges
are based, is virtually Identical with
the unofficial version called from
Slight chsngea caused by difference In
translation exist, but tha meaning, in its
eeneral aenae, la the same.
After Tresldent Wilson and the cabinet
had considered tha reply today It was
learned authoritatively that no decision
had been reached aa to the nature of the
second note which the United Stataa will
send to Austria-Hungary. It I certain,
however, that this note will go forward
To Be Mora Insistent.
The next note. It Is believed, will h
more Insistent in It demand than the
first. It wll not, however, preclude fur-
tner diplomatic correspondence between
the two government should Austria-Hungary
persist in the course It apparently
has determined to pursue. The Unltad
States wa represented a desiring to af
ford Austria-Hungary every opportunity
to continue diplomatic relation with thla
Secretary Lansing announced that tha
Austrian reply did not accede to any ot
the American demand a
BEllLIN, Pec 17. (Via London.) Osn.
tain I. I'erslua, naval expert of the Tage
blatt, make the following
today on the Austrian note:
"Washington plainly fontot whan' It
sent it not that it caae rested on state
ment of excited tasaens?era aa antlnat
worn statements of Austrian naval of-
floers. The American note ahnwa ittti
Tho Cologne Gaaette sava: "Amerlcm
may now choose. If it dealre. Inter
course a a well-mannered tale with an
other large and well-mannered tat. it
muat bring itself ta accede to tUft ga
v. im wins uoxg. . -K
' As an alternative u will have to learn
that Austria-Hungary doe not let Itself
be handled as a Central American state,
which on Can bluff Into timorous subor
dination with rude, bla wonts. Ph
sette adds: "Then the conflict will be on
hand, and nobody but the Washington
government will have deliberately de
The Boersen Zeltung says: "The
Vienna note la not really an answer, but
a demand that the United States define
Its position In a manner customary
among states. When this Is done, Vienna
will not hold back with an answer and
one cannot doubt what it will be."
The meaning of the Austrian reply, Mr.
lAnslng said, which appeared to be some
what vague In the unofficial version,
was clear in the translation r ..
original text The vagueness, the secre
tary thought. ,had been due undoubtedly
to the tranalatlor of the unofficial ver
sion. Thla version, ha thought it equally
plain, had been writtten by some one who
bad perused the note.
It waa perfectly clear In tha mt
secretary added, that none of the Amer
ican o.emana were acceded to. .
Further than this Mir. Lansing would
not discus the reply.
me time after the cabinet meetlnx
Prlnoe Hohelohe, one of the embassy at .
taches, called on Secretary Lansing and
presented a communication. Both the
prince and the aecrUry office refused
to Indicate It nature, but the presenta
tion of another communication lent
strength to the belief that some Informal
negotiating was being done.
Franca Expert Raptnro.
PARIS, Pec. 17. "We shall be very
much astonished if the American gov
ernment does not reply to the Austrian
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