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    The Omaha' Daily
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VOL. XLV-NO. 173.
B"tws Btawea, etav.
O'Gorman Sayt American Consul
Losing Life in Persia Disaster
Advised to Avoid Bellig
erent Ship.
Works Says Government Morally
Responsible for Citizens
Sent to Death.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. Bonds of
restraint against public discussion
of International relations of the
United States In regard to the Eu
ropean war were broken In the sen
ate today and for more than an hour
the cession was enlivened by debate
orer the government's neutrality
policy, exports of war munitions and
travel by American citizens on bel-
. . i
ngerent-ownea snip.
There no division of th debaters
along party lines. Senator Jones of
Washington, republican, denounced aa
"unpartlotlc" American cltiaens who Im
perilled the nntion by tailing passago on
belligerent vesaels. Senator Works of
California, republican, asserted that the
government of the United States was
"hypocritically claiming to be neutral
when It was In fact participating In the
nsr through the sale of munitions."
Lodr peat, a Aaralnst Kmbariro.
Senator Ixi.lh'e. ranking republican
member of the foreign relations commit
tee, declared thnt to place an embargo
on arms now would be worth more to
Germany than a million men; that It
would be a "grossly unneutral act" and
would, In fact, make the I'nlted Statea
the ally of Germany. Senators O'Oorman
of New York mid Hitchcock of Nebraska,
both democrats, urped tlm advisability of
an embargo on munitions.
Senator O'Gorman alao Informed the
senate that American Consud It. N. Mc
Ncoly. who lout bin llfo on the British
liner Persia, had disregarded the advice
of American Cnnaiil General Skinner at
Ixindon that he make the Journey to Aden
t.i a Dutch vessel.
The diaciiwlon was precipitated when
Senator Jones read a ncwspaier editorial
mging American cltiaena to keep off bel
iUcrcnt ships and advlMiig the president
lo proceed slowly In the prenent crisis,
heeding the Interest of :t,flC,0uO rather
ilisn that of a ''thousand reckless, in
considerate and unpatriotic cltiaens who
. uialxftt on iaa.veiiHK an lietiUKereat shios. J
Dtereerarrted ffklnner'a Advice.
Penator Nelson of Minnesota, repub
lican, arou.-cd Senator O'Oorman by ask
ing whether Penator Jones resurded Con
sul McNeely unpatriotic because he sailed
lor his post on the Persia. After the Nw
York senator had explained that McNr.ely
had declined to heed Consul General Skin
ner's advice to sail on a Dutch ship Sen
ator Works biased the way to general
debate on the position of the I'niied
States In the war by declaring the Ameri
can government was not neutral.
Asserting at the outset that. the gov
ernment shared responsibility for deaths
f Americans on the Lusltanla. the Cali
fornia senator said:
"The government knew that the Lual
'.anla waa loaded to the guards with am
munition and explosives. Pasaengsrs
wera permitted. In spite of this, to travel
on the vessel. The government, itself In
full knowledge that th ship carried mu
nitions of war, la morally responsible for
the deaths of our cltlsens."
Heed Aeke Qweatlone.
When Senator Works declared the
United States actually was participating
In the war by the sal of munitions. Sen
ator Read, democrat. Interrupted to ask:
"Does the senator uot know that the
first loan placed In this country after the
war began waa a loan 'of S2S,000,000 to
Germany, and that the loan waa made
without protest from him or any other
cltlien? Does the senator not know that
Germany procured arms In this country
ss long as it waa possible for It to get
"That may all be true,", said Senator
Works, "but that doea not alter the sit
uation." "If it be true," continued Senator Reed,
Continued on Page Five, Column tilx.)
The Weather
For Omaha, CouncU Bluffs and Vicinity
TrMM-ratarea at iirnak Yesterday.
Tm . B a. m IS
iu a. m..... is
11 a. m IS
13 m 13
1 p. m 13
S p. m U
S p. m U
4 p. m ll
5 p. m
p. ra 7
7 p. m i
S d. tii a
Comparative Lua ateeord.
MIS. 1915. 114. 191'
44 29 21
Highest today
lowest today
Mean temperature
t :s
, T 14
1 S
Z2 12
depai .-
leuipvratdre and precipitation
ea t"-m the normal:
Normal temperature ,
lefiriency for the day
Deficiency aince March t. 191u...,
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Derit-Jncv for the day 02 Inch
Kainfall slnoe March 1. 1915. ...17.41 inches
Deficiency aince March 1 l.Minciiaa
Deficiency cor. period, 1914.... I 61 Inches
Deficiency oor. period. 1U.... . Inches
4lirta frwiu aialloaa aa I '. .
Htatlon and State Temp High- RsJrv-
of Weauier. 7
Cheyenne, clear
la vejixrt, clear
Inver. clear
De Molnea, clear
iH;ilve City, clear
i aimer, clear
North Platte, clear
I 'a:aha, clear
HLrbki, clear
an id City, clear
Kilt Ijika Clly, cloudy..
.--aula Ke, -lear
Mieridan. partly cloud)'
i4ouy t1,ty, I'lear
Valentine, clear
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p in. eat. (ail
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Indicate below aero.
Wfc.tU, Lam al Ferecaaler
Services to Bo Held from Home of
Deceased This Afternoon, with
Burial in Walnnt Hill.
No changes have been made in
the arrangement for the funeral of
General Orenvllle M. Dodge. It will
be held this afternoon at the Third j
street residence. Council Bluffs, be
ginning at 1 o'clock. The religious
services will be conducted by Rev.
A; O. A. Buxton, rector of St. Taul'a
Episcopal church, and Rev. J. T.
Jones, pastor of the First Congrega
tional church.
Although General Dodge was not
directly connected with any church
denomination, his broad liberality
made him the friend and benefactor
of every church in the city, and St.
Paul's and the First Congregational
were particularly favored by his gen
erosity. He was one of the founders
of the First Unitarian church estab- j
lished in this vicinity.
All of the panoply to be used In the
military funeral has been forwarded by
the War department from the federal
arsenal at Rock Islsnd. The field bat
tery gun caisson upon which the casket
mill be borne Is from the regulsr serv
ice equipment, it will be drawn by six
black horses. The black military har
ness for these horses Is a part of
the equipment forwarded. A black cav
alry saddle, taken from the service equip
ment, Is here. It will be placed In re
verse position upon the riderless horse
that will be led behind the artillery
caisson. The black sheet that will enve
lop the casket will be hidden by a huge
new silk flag that has never been un
furled. rian of Fanrral Procession.
The funeral cortege will be made up
In accordance with this plan, arranged by
the military and approved by Major M.
A. Tinloy, who will be in command of the
nine comianles of thu Iowa and Ne
braska National Guard:
1. Music Third Regiment band
Kyoort. twn battalions of inrantry
undT command of Oolonol M. A. Tlnley.
3. The clergy In carriages.
4. Th pall, borne on a caisson draped
and escorted by the active pallbearers
n..iioi..ii.ii.Hioin-.i otiliei of ui. troops j
6. The led horse caparisoned with tho
general's Haridle and eaher. I
B. Tho honorary pallbearers, memoera
of the Saturday Noon club, mounted. j
7. The tamlly and mourners. In car-;
riayes. I
b K..kA.'. A 1. . BAn.p.1'. former 1
command, the Army af the Tenneasen; .
Fourth Iowa Infantry In the clv;l war;
rcyuiiu JU WB Itrwt in Jf anus "iii '
civil war. and other members of his dlvl
slon of the Blxteenth Army corps. In car-
rispe. . . , '
. Other officers 'and etiUsTed men ' t
the civil war and Gi-and Army of tie Re
pule and t'nlon Veteran's Ijeulon, lt
carriagee. The trnlted States hpanisi
war veterans and soldiers of thn hpanish
war. Ph'llpptne atid China, marcl
10. instlnguisnen; visitors: novernor
Clark o' and staff distinguished guests
from all points.
11. leler'atlona: Officers of th-
Women's Relief Corps .and representative,
delegations aa may appear. i
I;. il -M' f-.ies: o.itoer of the;
iaugntrs or tne Arrynran Kevoi nion
In carriages. B. F. O. BlUs. and othjr
civic eocletlea, marching.
13. Civilians In earriagea.
14. Automobiles.
The I.lne of Marvk.
The cortege will be moved from the
residence down Third street to Willow
avenue, then west on Willow avenue to
.w . . .
Fourth street, north on Fourth to Broad-
Wk r T. fir'et'
south on Oak to Pierce street and thenco
to tho grave In Walnut Hill cemetery.
ine grave nas oeen opened in one or
the moat beautiful spots in the cemetery. I definite period.
one long ago selected by General Dodge. , nle inspection made this week was sur
and often referred to when he expressed prlatngly gratifying in tho aggregate,
his wish to be buried in Council Fluffs, i There were some suspected casea re
in the whole arrangement of the funeral moved and a few positive cases of scar
every wish that he has been known to , let fever discovered, but the school of-
have expressed la being faithfully ob
For three houra yesterday afternoon the
Dodge mansion, that has a commanding
view of the town from Its site on the
hillside at the highest point of Third
street, waa thronged with' silent visitors.
The body of General Dodge lay in state,
resting upon a b'er placed in the main
parlor. The constantly moving throng
waa admitted at cne door and passed out
through another, without noise or con
fusion. Many paused more than a mo
ment as their eyes lingered on the well
known face. It was a strong, but kindly,
face. Every trace of pain had vanished
and an expression of absolute peace waa
there. Tears fell in spite of efforts to re
press them, but the strong emotion was
given no sound. The memory of the last
look Into that calm and tranquil face
will be treasured aa long as memory lasts.
The doors will be opened again thla
morning from : until 11 oclock. The
casket will then be closed and will not be
opened again to the public.
Psvrk Baard rare Rtiaects.
The Board of Park Commissioners, of
which A. C. Oranam has long been the
head, assembled for the regular monthly
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Dr. Karl Heine Attacks Socialist
Minority for Opposing War Credit
BERLIN, Tuesday, Jan. 4. (Via In
don, Jan. 4.) (Delayed in Transmission.)
Dr. Karl Wolfgangs He'.ne, social demo
cratic member of the Reichstag, writing
In the International Correspondence, bit
terly attacks the minority of his party,
whlvh Is opposing the sanctioning of the
proposed new war credit.
"Enemies, who nuw, as Germany stands,
powerful and unified, refuse all sugges
tions of peate." Dr. Heine aays, "cer
tainly would not be ready to grant peace
to a German empire weakened by inner
dissension. They would push across the
border, defeat our armies, kill hundreds
f thousands of our brothers and bring
all the misery of an enemy investment
nlo our counti.
"Those aho destroy party unity lu
jider to oppose tbe war credit really do
Mrs. Lewis Vernon Haxcour 5 of Lewis Vernon Har
court, who is about to sis aron Hardinge as viceroy
of India, is an Amerir vsS jan. Before her marriage to
Mr. Harcourt, in 18?' . Harcourt was Miss Mary Ethel
Burns, eldest dau . A "the late Walter H. Burns of New
York. Her mother as a sister of the late J. P. Morgan.
ill v
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- "'s N 1 1
rfTy . : I I
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Been Sent Home as Scarlet
Fever Suspect, but is Soon
. ., 1 ... . '
. During the medical Inflection this
week at Central High school a boy
was excysed ,becauHO of.,tbe .siajj: jp
pearance of his hands, the first sup
position being that ho might be re
covering from an attack of scarlet
Toe boy's father telephoned the school
officials this Information: "My boy was
1 sent home because of the appearance of
his hands. 1 wlah to say that he changed
two automobile tires for me and that is
why hl, hna io not recommend
v( trlcl Inspection at schools, but
II wish you would let my boy return. His
ailment la automobilKls and that is not
Tn8 Doy w returned to achool within
' the hour.
I laaerf Schools Often.
I , . . . ... .....
, Superintendent Oraff has divided the
hoo, Btem , aMrlclg
tor convenience of five nurses who will
, , i., i.n.,i
; j The plan la that each school shall ho
: v,Bltd onc. mvtiry f()Ur day8 for n In-
ficlals wish to reassure parents that the
situation Is not as serious as was at
first believed.
Attempting to Recall
Atlanta Officials
. ATLANTA, Ga.. Jan. 6. A special elec
tion Is being held here today on the
question of the recall of Mayor Jamea U.
Woodward and five members of the local
board of police commisalonera. The rea
son assigned for the attempt to oust the
officers is that they reduced Jamea U
Beavers from the poaition of chief of po
lice to the rank of captain on charges of
insubordination, alleging that he took his
orders from a number of so-called re
formers. General Huerta
is Much Improved
Bl. PASO, Tex., Jan. S. General Vlo
tortano Huerta had so Improved at noon
today that he insisted on leaving his bud
for a lounge chair. According to his
physician he passed a comfortable night.
not want it refused. They enjoy the
luxury of their neaaUva votes only be
oauae they feel assured that others will
look out for th! saieiy of the fatherland.
"Let me say it plainly once and for
all, that such tact Us show neither cour
age nor love of truth."
I'nder the heading "a social democratic
apllt." the Tagcs Zettung reproduces a
statement made by Dr. Karl Peters, who
"They (the minority) strutted around
proclaiming they had shortened the war
when they had used the most certain
method of prolonging It, for It is plain
to everyone not entirely crssy that their
procedure was bound to awaken among
the enemies of Germany the nope that
the empire eventually bould be 'tired out.'
That thla is a fight to the last mail should
be apparent."
Senate Committee Finds No Ulterior
nri iAvnrarv
Motive Back of Their Advocacy
of Ship Purchase Bill.
u'louiucTriM T.n r rii.ftPi
WASHING! ON. Jan. 5. Charges
circulated during the last aeaslon of
cpntress thiit Bdmintntratjon off iclals
acted iu the interest of foreign bust
ness firms in urging the passage of
the government ship purchase bill
w ere held to be baseless In majority
. m- u
aim milium "i-""" J "'.questioned of great prosperity. It is not
the senate committee appointed to
Investigate them.
Both reports also
found the shipping Interests blara
kss of illegal activity In opposition of
the measure.
The majority denounced Theodore
Roosevelt for falling to appear before
the committee to testify concerning hla
published assertion that president Wil
son and Bocretary Bryan "had endeav
ored in the Interest of certain business
concerns to secure for the Cnlted Htatea i
the power to purchase the Interned ships
of one of the belligerents."
fenaare for llooaevelr.
The chargo, the report aald, had Its
origin "In that ungenerous trait of the
human mind, which prone to
attribute unworthy motives to rivals and
particularly political antagonists."
The writer, added the report, "whose
eminence was naturally calculated to
give weight to his utterance, 'finding him
self without any basis, even of a hearsay
character, for his slanderous attack upon
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llio Ills Ileal viiivi v. .tw , ji..ii,w,ih
... a . -i..r
"I'!: :,Zr
,V. a .Am
Hon he had made.
whii commute, found no evidence
to Indicate that the president or aecre-
i,..v.4 ., nmnu ir, tmv in.
terned shins, the majority held that It
waa not difficult to conceive of reasons
consistent with the most exalted motives
that mliiht induce the president to re-
fraln from a public declaration that bel-
liferents' ships would not be bought. I
"Buc.h an action," said the report, j
"would 'rightly be construed as an aban-
donment of our rights, which our nstlon j
has vigorously maintained to acquire
merchant ships by bona fide purchase, j
though a state of war exists Involving the '
nation under whose flag they previously I
sailed." I
Hll Thoroughly Bad.
Senator Sutherland presented the mi
nority report for himself and Senator
Penrose. "We do not concur," It aald.
Insofar as the report defends the bill
Itself nor Insofar as It Insists there would
be no Impropriety In the purchase of the
belligerents' idle ships. We 'believe the
bill a thoroughly bad piece of legislation,
and are certain that to have purchased
the boats now seeking security In Amer
ican harbors would have developed seri
ous trouble for the United States."
The committee's investigation was au
thorized by a resolution Introduced by
Senator Burton and an amendment by
Senator Williams, d. reeling the inquiry aa
to whether the so-called shipping trust
bad maintained a lobby against the bill. (German government that the principles
With reference to criticism of Colonel bf civilized warfare should be vindicated.
Roosevelt the minority report said: "We I it Is true that the incident, which sud
flnd ourselves unable to agree with thejdenly reminded Germany that such
strict jres with reference to ex-President
Colorado Coal Camps
in Good Condition
TRINIDAD, Col., Jan. 5-General con
d tiona In the coal camps of southern
Colorado were the subject of favorable
LOinnier. by Patrick J. Gilday, a member
if the federal commission Investigating
the industrial situation in the Colorado
: l fields, la a statement here today.
Steel Magnate Calls Attention to
Extraordinary Increase of Pro
duction Due to War
Conflict May End Too Soon and
Great Shrinkage in Purchasing
Power Sure to Follow.
NKW YOU.K. Jan. 5. - Klbert 11.
Gary, eh airman of the Inltrd Slates
Steel corporation, today Issued a
statement dealing In detail with pre
vailing prosperous conditions in the
steel and Iron trade, together with a
forecast of the future of that Indus
try. Reference is made to the ICuropean
conflict In its worldwide application
to economic conditions. Judge Gary
calls attention to the danger of over
production or Inflation by manufac
turers and bankers, resulting from
overconfldence, and the aid of the
government is Invoked for adequate
protection of the country's Industries.
In part the statement follows:
"It will be admitted b- all manufac
turers of those products that there la no
reason for complaint st. the present time
aa to the volume or urgency of the de
mand, nor. In most cnaea. the prleea re
ceived, notwithstanding the cost of pro
duction has been larger during the last
flv year. because of Increase In wage,
freight charges, etc.
Production Doablee In Year.
"The rate of production at present In
the I'nlted 8lat la about SS,(ii,niKl tons
f pig iron and about 4l,oni,iin tons of
steel liiKota per annum. This Is compared
with a rate of 19,nno,(mo tons of pig Iron
i and li.Ono,ii( tons of steel Ingots one year
I ago. and Xt.& tona of pig Iron and
' tons of steel Ingots at high
water mark in the year 1913 for pig Iron
and 1913 for Ingots.
"Prices could easily be materially ad
vanced and, perhaps, will be, although I
believe as to Home of the commodities,
! at ''sat, they are high enough. It is not
;rtl0n ,nry ,.,, ho conlro(H, for lh,
; reason that the requirements of pur-
chasers and the offers they make, fix the
! Pr " - w "tent.
"Apparently about "5 per cent of the
sale la for domestic consumption and the
fop op
:rectiy. The influence of the export sates
j upon domcsUa galea I da not . undertake
to say.
"Conditions pertaining to this Industry
reflect, more or less, those of other lines,
and, perhaps,' are an Indication of the
general situation. Certainly there are
. evidences which cannot reasonably be
my purpose to disown the reasons for
' these satisfactory conditions. They exist
; and it now seems probable that they
may continue rnr momns to come.
I Vie la ttaM. taction Necessary.
'"When there la possible danger ahead.
the locomotive engineer is directed by
his rules, formal instructions and signs
to proceed with caution, and sometimes
to stop, look and listen. We may draw
an analogy. 1 would offer words of
caution. We are proceeding at a rapid
pace. There is great expansion at present.
1 1 fear there Is great inflation. Home of
the circumstances aurroundlng the finan
cial and Industrial world are peculiar and
not Justified. There will be Jars ani
' jolta when eyes are opened and things
; become normal. We ought to stop, ponder,
reason. We shall be all the better for
It. . Legitimate enterprise and progress
will be benefited. If we read all the
Igna. conaldor the past and reflect upon
the future.
"What of the future? Who can say
with any feeling of certainty? It may be
very dark and desperate. It will be thua
, , . . . ,
n Europe, and we In America will feel
Ith. effect, to a Er-ter or l.r extent
"The destruction of billions upon bllllona
ot Property In any country must neces-
1 sarlly affect in some degree all other
countries. Kconorhlc conditions In the
i I'nlted States may and should be good
In the long future, with tho usual lnter-
( (Continued on Page Five. Column Four!
Grey Makes Rather Sarcastic
Answer to Germany's Complaint
LONDON, Jan. 4. (Delayed The sink
ing of the White Star liner Arabic, the
destruction of a British submarine by a
German destroyer on the Dsnlah coast
and the submarine attack on the British
steamer Kuel are the three incidents that
Sir Edward Grey, the British foreign
secretary, suggests for submission to
soma Impartial tribunal for investigation,
together with the case of the cruiser
In his reply to Ambassador Page's com
munication of a memorandum from ths
German government complaining of cir
cumstances alleged to have attended the
destruction of a German submarine by
the Brfllah auxiliary cruiser Baralong,
the foreign secretary wrote:
"His majesty's government note with
great satisfaction, although some sur
prise, the anxiety now expressed by the
principles exist. Is one In which the al
leged criminals are BrltUh and not Ger
man, but hla majesty's government do
not fur a moment auppose that it la the
Intention to lestrlct unduly the scope of
any -Judldal Investigation which it Is
thought proper to Institute."
Sir Kdward'a reply man no denial
that the facts regarding the sinking of
the German submarine are essentially
as alleged in the affldavlta from the six
Americans, inuletters, on the Nlcoslan.
These charged that the Bsrslong raised
the American flag and signalled that It
was a merchantman coming to rescue the
Passengers Were at Luncheon and
Some Did Not Have Time to
Reach Upper Deck.
LONDON. Jan. 4.-M Delayed.)
The survivors of the British steam
ship Persia, which was torpedoed in
the Mediterranean last Thursday,
reached Alexandria, Knypl, according
to the account sent by Ueutcr'a cor
espondent at that point, all bearing
traces of shock and hardship. Most
of them hnd bad bruises and
daged limbs. One woman Is
hospital with a broken leg.
The tragedy whs enacted so
idly that the survivors say
hardly reallxed what happened,
sequently they had little to tell
in a
they The
passengers were sitting quietly at
luncheon, everyone In good humor
and an atmosphere of gaiety prevail
ing. Five minutes later those who
escaped were in boats or clinging to
wreckage and the luxurious liner
was completely gone.'
Short Delay la fatal.
Luncheon had Juat started when there
came a terrific explosion. The liner
trembled violently, and a moment later
listed sharply to port. Only those who
left their seats Instantly and thoao who
nad not yet come down to the dining
salon hnd any chance to escape. Many
seemed paralysed with fear and est ss If
glued to their seats. Their Indecision
was fatal, ss the water poured In and
ha list Increased. Home of thoee who
ualned the deck Inst their footlnwnd
lipped Immediately Into the aea. while
others were awept away by waves. '
it was poaslble to launch boats only
on one aide of the ahlp and only the
prompteat action by officers and crew
enabled them to launch four boats. All
the pasaengrrs praise the coolneas and
qulckneas of the crew. There were no
signs of panic. Kveryone made tho moat
of the few remaining momenta.
Ynnnar Woman Jnmpa Into Sea
ne young woman deacrlbed her ex-
jH-rleneea aa follow :
I waa Just sitting down at the table
when the explonlon occurred. I ran at
once to my cabin for a life preserver
(Continued on Page Three, Column Two.)
Major Henry Smith,
Organizer of War
Secret Service, Dead
NKW YORK, Jan. . 8,-MaJor. Henry
Bascc-m FmlthV who helped to organise
the federal secret service department
In the civil war died yesterday at his
home here. He wsa chief of the service
of General Lew Wallace, from 1W2 to
IMA. He was 74 years old.
When the attempt was made upon the
life of Secretary Seward, Mr. Smith was
assigned to the ease and found and ar
reated lxula Payne, who was alleged to
have committed the crime. In 1HM, Mr,
Smith also waa one of thnso who dls
covered the conspiracy against Prealdent
Lincoln and uncovered the Lincoln
frauds in the army at Baltimore.
After the war Major Smith resigned
from the secret service and entered the
paper manufacturing business In No
Three Thousand
Cases of Typhus in
Mexican Capital
GALVESTON, Tex., Jan. S.-There were
1.141 cases of typhus in Mexico City and
its auburba during December, with
deaths in the city, acoordlog to an of
ficial communication received by the
Mexican consulate today.
Tbe report adds that the death rate of
cases treated in the hospitals was about
S per cent and of other cases about 10
per cent. There are at present, says the
report, about 1.500 cases In the city and
The report says the medical and sanit
ary corps are now adequate to handle
the situation and that the disease Is found
chiefly among persons living In unsanitary
Nlcosan'a crew. The Baralong, It is al
leged, crept up behind the submarine and
opened fire, continuing firing on the sub
marine's crew after they were In the
water, and even killed in cold blood sev
eral who later were found on board the
i.icuHn. 11 u aiao cnargfa me tiriiian
commander gave orders to take no prla-
Nlcosan. It la also charged the British
' By reason of this evidence, con
cludes the German note, "there Is no
doubt that Commandar MacHrlde of the
Baralong gave his crew the command
not to make prisoners certsln helpieaa,
unarmed German seamen, but to kill
them In a cowardly manner; also that
his crew obeyed the order and thua
shared the guilt for murder.
"The Oermsn government Informs the
British government of this terrible deed
and take It for granted t t . latter,
when they have examined h- . .eta in
the case and the affidavits, will Immedi
ately take proceedings for murder against
the commander of the Baralong and the
crew concerned in the murder, and will
punish them according to the laws of
war. They await In a very short time a
statement from the British government
that they have instituted proceedings fur
the expiation of this shocking Incident.
Afterwards they await information of the
result of the proceedings, which should
be hastemd aa much us possible, iu order
that they may conv:'ce themselves that
t)a deed has been punlalied by sentence
.f corresponding aeterily. Should they
be disappointed In tills expectation tliey
would consider themselves obliged to take
serious decisions as to retribution for tho
unpunished crime."
Premier Explains Proposed Measure
to Compel Unmarried Men
to Serve in the Brit
ish Army.
Members Called Home from tho
Front to Aid in Passing
the Bill.
LONDON, Jan. 6. Under the
terms of the compulsory military
service bill. Introduced In the House
of Commons today, all males between
the ages of 18 and 41 who are bach
elors or widowers, without children
dependent on them, are liable for
military service. Ireland Is excluded
from the terms of the measure.
The largest assemblage of mem
bers since the war began faced the
premier. Many members bad ob
tained leave to return from the front
so that they might be able to rote on
the compulsion bill.
Mr. Aaqulth opened his address with an
analysis of the figures in the Derby re-
port. He emphasised the fact that dur
ing the Derby campaign nearly 1,000,000
men had offered their services. Even
deducting those rejected on the ground
of physical disability, the total waa still
In excoas of l.wn.ono.
"These are wonderful encouraging fig
ures." the premier continued.
"They ought to convince both our al
lies and our enemies that the people of
this country have their hearts In the
Many Hlnarle Men Still Oat.
Mr. Asqulth said he was unable, after
making the largest possible hypothetical
deduction, to consider the number of un
requited single men as anything but a
substantial and even considerable amount,
He added that Sir John Simon, whose
resignation as home secretary waa an
nounced yesterday, thought they might
be reduced to an Inestimable quantity.
if he had shared this view, Mr. Asqulth
said, the present contingency would not
have arisen, but he omild not think that.
The primary obligation , was to keep
faith at all costs with the married men.
The prime minister said exemptions
from service could be claimed under the
terms of the bill on the same grounds aa
In the case of men attested under the
Derby plan. The grounds of exemption
Include conscientious objection to per
forming military service.
Other grounds for exemption from serv
ice, the premier said. Included 111 health,
physical infirmities, the necessity to sup
port dependent persons and the fact of
being engaged on work of national Im
portance. -
Mr. Asqulth said no case had been made
out for general compulsion, anj thaVlhe '
bill he waa Introducing could be sup
ported by those opposed to. conscription.
Why Meaaare Is Needed.
LONDON, Jan. (.Delayed.) In the
Housevof Commons tomorrow (Wednes
day) the compulsory military service
bill will be taken up. It promises to brine
on the sharpest parliamentary struggle
since the war began.
The Earl of Derby's report on hla re
cruiting campaign which began October
23 and ended December 11, explains wby
the cabinet found it necessary to bring
forward a measure for compulsory en
listment of unmarried men. More than
ntlnued on Cage Five, Column One.)
Haiti Eebels Attack '
American Marines;
One Native Killed
FORT AU PRINCE Haiti. Jan. 5.-AJ
revolutionary outbreak occurred at 9
o'clock this morning at Port Au Prince.
The force of American marines main
tained In this city were' attacked. On
of the rebels waa killed by the Amer
icans, who suffered no losses.
Several groups of Insurrectionists ran
through the streets discharging rifles.'
The Americans met them and they were
rapidly dispersed.
The outbreak is generally condemned
and has been characterised as a piece of
Following the assassination of President:
Gulllaume by a mob last July, in the
course of the revolution, American forces
were landed in Haiti. Under the agree
ment made subsequently between the
United States and Haiti. American force
are being maintained on the Island fop
police purposes.
i y . a
ftailS kCUUman-lieink
Dies of Pneumonia
SAN DIEGO. Cel., Jan. 5. -Dans Schu
mann-Helnk, son of Mme. Schumann
Heink, the famous contralto alnger, die. 4
here today early this morning follow in
a two weeks' illness of pneumonia. Ill
mother waa wl'.h him.
Young Schumann-Helnk was taken ill,
Christmas day and was removed to a hos
pital. The case was first diagnosed asj
la grippe and latiir developed Into double)
pneumonia. Mme. chumann-Helnk waa,
In Chicago at the time, but hurried ta
San Diego. As her son seemed to be Ima
proving Mme. Schumann-Helnk corn
sented to sing at the'New Year's day
opening exercises at the Panama-California
International exposition, later leaving
for a vistt with friends In Riverside. Yes
terday she was Informed of a change foi
the worse In her son's condition and ar.
rived In San Diego last night. Immedi
ately going to the hospital, where she rc4
matned until the end came.
The young man was years of ar-4
arid is survived by a widow an I tw--1-
dren, his mother and severe! iiv;; "'
sisters. He ha I been eiitfJtfpJ !'
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