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"vl'L'IJDAV MOHNIXO, MAV C HMO TAVKXTV I'AUKS.
On Train, at Motel
Ww B'enili, to, Be
SIXGLK COPY TWO CENTS.
j TEE WEATHER.
BRITAIN TO FREE
FROM THE SHIPS
English Government Has Decided
to Release Thirty-Eight Germans
and Austrian Removed
from U. S. Ship.
,-TC Will BE DONE AT ONCE
Men Hauled Off American Vessel
by the Auxiliary Cruiser
CHARGED WERE IN INDIAN PLOT
; I.ONIiO.S', May 5.-The llrliloh
"government nun decided lo reloann
the thirty-right Germans and Auh
trlfins, wlio were. taken from th
American Fteiimsblp Chins. The re
lease of thenp men will lie. ordcre)
. Th Germans and Austrlans were
removed from tho China by the firit
, inn auxiliary cruiser Kaurcntlc on
February lit, while the China was Cij
jouto from Shanghai to Han Fran
cisco, The United States requested
Great lirllaln to release these men,
and being met with a declination,
Kent a second note.
The Hrltlsh authorities charge; that
the thirty-eight men were concerned
In a plot for a revolution In India.
I.OM'O.V, .May 6. A Zeppelin dirigible
balloon m destroyed yesterday by the
ttf the Urltlsh llali cruller flri4uilroim off
th MchlenwU const, say an nffb'lal an
nouncement issued l,y (lie government to
day. This Id the second Zeppelin lo be, de
stroyed In two days. The Zeppelin 1.-1M
wua blown Habere on (lie Norwegian count
on Wedm sday after returning from a
raid on tho end const of l-.ngland and
groiland Tuesday night, Winn tho ils-sbb-d
balldou began to be carried away
again by a strong wind, tho Norwegian
military authorities at t-'liivanger blew
lid llni air vessel.
GRAND LODGE OFFICERS
VISIT SYRACUSE MASONS
BYRACU8K. Neb., May ..-.PpeclaU-Stonnt
Mnriaii lodge of .Mason enter
tained Grand Master Hamuol H, Whiting
nd Grand Chaphiln Mr. Charles M. Khep
rd Thursday evening. Over vt members
of the ordi r, Uiirflnrn Ktun mid Invited
frlrnds, listened to the splendid program
prepared, which included addresen by lb
local mlijitr. There were guests from
th adjolninif own of lleilin and I'nt
dilla, and the wome n of the EnxU-m Htnr
erved light refreshment)! at tho cIoha of
INVALID WIFE OF FARMER
SENDS ALARM AND FAINTS
BKAVKR CITY. Nrh , lny 6 -(Sperlal
Telegram.) A large barn on the farm of
B. 1". Moore, fix miles went of town,
burned Willi three horses, harness, grain
n1 feed. The tenant, John Young, wm
In tho field at the, time nnd It Is not
known how Die flr originated, Ills son,
Roy, whs hadly burned in trying to rescue
the horses. .Mrs. Young, an Invalid, was
In the limine, and crept out doors to give
tho alarm nnd I hen f aimed and was
found on I he ground In a serious con
dition. Wlleot lllrrna File Memorial rnrr.
WILCOX, Neb., May S.-ifipeclitM-A
r.moiihlrsm e li.is been filed with the vil
lage board here rerpieMliic; It not to
grant a llcenne to the pi -thinner, Herman
V, Theuliauj. The remonstrance stale
that tho petition Mr. Tltenhuus has fib d
Is not If-KH I and several oilier clauses Ul
ut tha rikhH of tils seeming a II vn.
A heating: will ba held next Turndiv, m
which tune both aid' will hae lawyer
to d"frnd thetr ilda of lh question.
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OLD GLORY FLOATS FROM FLAC AFF AS THE OKLAHOMA GOES INTO COM
MISSIONA scene on the forward deck of the United States Supcrdreadnought, Okla
homa, after the flag-raising and the ceremonies attendant upon its acceptance from the
builders and being put into commission by the United States government at League Island
navy yard, Philadelphia, May 2, 1916.
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FOUR MORE IRISH
Sentence of Fifteen Others Sen
tenced to Death Commuted to
MEN SHOT WERE PROMINENT
DMSUN, May 6. Four more
rt be.l prisoners were sentenced to
death by court-martial and shot this
niorning. This was announced offi
cially. Tho men' ore Joiseph Plunk
ett, ICdward Ialy, Michael O'llania
l:an and William Pearso.
Fifteen other rebels were en
lenced to death, the official atate
Uient adds, but later their sentences
v.tre commuted to ten years' penal
servitude. The death Bentenee of
another prisoner was commuted to
elsht years' penal servitude. Two
rebels were sentenced to ten years in
The following offblul communication
was Issued this afternoon (Thursday):
"Knur prisoners, Joseph IMunkett, Kd
ward Kuly, Michael O'llanrahan arid
William I'enrsa were sentenced to death
and shot this morning nfter the sentew
had been confirmed by the general commander-in-chief,
"Ktfleen others sentemed to death wer!
eninmuted to ten -'iiis fervlluila. They
were: TIioiiihs Henn. Thniua S alsh,
Klninn l.yiii h, .Mb bu-l Mi-njn, I'eniils,
o'Ciillugliaii, I', i:. SweriM'.v, I'm rick M-'-Nesiry,
I'eler riani . illbnn Tohln,
lieniKe Irvine, John I'i'lierty, J. J. Wnlah, i
Jmiies .M. I .Inn, J J Held nod John N III-j
I. Oils '
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.Mribiriy. hii t .Hum ,i d fnnu ibtiili lo
J"fI-li I'itink h(
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Another Levee Near
Mi;SCATlNIC, J., May 6 -Kollowlng
th breaking of the Mississippi levee b
low Muscatine yesterday additional
break occurred today. As a result It la
estimated .VX) acres of land Mill be In
undated. Two hundred men under the
direction of Mayor MeNutt sr at work
trying to protect llun atlne.
Business Men Who Are Pushing
Harney Street Location Make
MATTER IS NOT YET DECIDED
Sixly-Kfx feet for $10,000 or;
eighty-eight feet for f 1 5,000, that
Is what the new Athletic club can I
hove at Fourteenth and Harney j
eireets a a location for Its new club !
house. The slxty-alx-foot front was j
offered by a lot f biiHlnesa men, '
who ogreed to raise sufficient bonus j
to pay about fixe-slxths of the cost of
the lot and muke the lot cost them
ni. more than $10,000 of actual out
Icy. The other twenty-two feet have
since been offered. It is s;iid, under
otlier negotiations, In such a way ;
that they would not Involve the out
lay of more than $5,000 extra. The
Yuriou proposition are still being
coiiHldered by the board.
The htifltnef a nun, sun (Iftv tii liuin ,
l. r, who have i Tf red to eoC. up le
louiil, av I Mat I tie v ant tie i b.b (.. .
In kepi In 'he 1.. nln n diui I vvi.-ie
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0VAHA DILS Al ST. LOUIS
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STOCK PRICES DROP
SHARPLY, THEN RISE
War Issues Lead Break, Industrials
and Leading Railroad Share
EXCITEMENT DIES QUICKLY
NKW YKK, May (,.- Woll
i.treet's Kline view of (he German
I't.tei wiiH reflected in the ilemoriil-
Izcd 4or.n of the stock market at the
jtd'etilnf,' today, active Ihkuch, pnrticu-
inriy tnoso comprising tne war
group, breiiking threw to six points,
with nineteen for itethleheiu Steel,
Tho tenor of the German reply
was generally known before the
I'itrket opened, the new ticker and
other agencies having published
n any of lis essential feature. There I
wan a large attendance of members
on the floor.
4 'otniiil.4.ir,ii houses tei-clviol coimtlens
queries by telephone and telegraph from
nut-of town points, Itrokers had numerous
selling orders nnd the cotiiae of lha mar
ket al tho opi ning denoted little support.
The more vpe' lfb- dei-llnes ineludnd Cru
cible. Hteel. II ii'ilnts: Lackawanna Hteol.
i. HtiKlctmker. ',. Awr I.i. II: Indus- '
trla' Alcohol, S'v I nltcd Suited Hmelilng
i'i'i, iiinl mum i"ua I to ; point ib-i lines
el w I .-i e
t lil'eil Hlsle S'ii-I opeiidl VvHh 4 urt
shnies ?t lo M. u.iinht velei.lav'S
i Io-im of ',, mi. I V. hh, u pi, fi in-.Is In
IIUll S'ile 1 olupl li-ij 11 b!ii. s 1 1 f il t(,i h h .1 1 . S
at v,: in .i. h inn imoin ilo liim i. i point.
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bv vvhi-ii lio., . i iieim i t b id do . I iloMti
in I 1r.i':n vvus uliipo,! n.iln..l. Ill fl' t,
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7eA:f o" Germany's Reply to
U. S. in Subsea War Dispute
HICHI.IN (Hy WirelesN Via Hsyville, N. Y.l, .May 6. Kollowtng in the
text nf tho nottt of tho liermun n''Vernment in reply to tho American noto re
riecling mibniMtln warfuie, delivered on Thursday Uy tlottlleb von Jaegow,
thfl foielKn necretary, to AmbiiHHador (ierard;
"Th nnderalgned. on behalf of the tmperlul (Jermaii government ha
I lie honor to pieaent to hi excellency, tho HinbuKKador of thn I nlted Htntea.
1.1 r. James . (ierard, the following reply to th notn of April 20, regordln;(
the conduct of (JerniHii miltinarino wurfare:
"Thn (letiuan sovernn;ent handed ovnr tu tlie proper nnval author!'
(leu for early invesilgutlon tho evidence eoncei nliig the Huhhcx ait communi
cated by the government of thn Tnllod Htatea. Judging by reunite that thfl
liiveistlKatlon haw hllherto yielded, tho Herman Kvernment la alive to tho
ponslbiiy that the uhlp mentioned in tho note of April 10, hh having been
torpedoed by a German mibmailno, in actually Identical with thn Hnaitex.
IU:ni:H ATlON KMC l-TTl'HK INTOIOMTIOX.
"The tiermau government beg to rcHorvs further coinmiinlratlon on
the matter until certain point are ascertained, which ar of deolnlvn ini
iioitniiie for entabllnhing thn facts of thn case, Hhould it turn out that th
commnndcf was wrong In assuming tho vessel to he a man-of-war, Mm
'lerman government will not fall to draw the oonsoquenco resulting there
from. "In connection with the case of the Hussex thn government of thn
','nlteil Klates made a aerie of atutnnionti the gist of which 1 the asser
tion ihnl the incident I to b considered, but one instunco of a dellbcrutu
method of IndlNcrlmlnntn destruction of vessel of ell sort, nationalities
and destination by German mibmnrlno commanders.
"Thn German government must, emphatically repudiate the asser
tion. The Gorman government, however, think It of llttlo avail to enter Into
details In tho present stage of affairs, moro particularly a the government
the l ulled Htates omitted to siibictantlato the assertion, by reference to
Gl ltMAXY AIKKADY HAH JM)K MICH.
"The German government will only state that It ha Imposed far
if lu lling restraint upon the use of the submarine weapon, solely In con
sideration of neutral"' Interest, In spite of the fact that these restriction!
iire necessarily of advantage to Germany' enemies. No furlt consideration
has ever hi en shown neutrala hy Great Hrltaln and her alllc.
"Tho German submarine force
have hud, In fact, order to conduct
the Hiibmarlne warfare In accordance
(Continued on 1'hk J'1v, Column thin)
HISTORY OF FIGHT
FOR NEUTRAL RIGHTS
Submarine Warfare Enters Realm of
Diplomacy After Sinking of
BREAK NEAR SEVERAL TIMES
WASHINGTON, May B. -German's
with tho United States on tho aub
Miirlne Insue ha extended over
nearly a year and more than once
hove brought the two countries to a
pes where a break seemed unavold
All along President Wilson ha
spoken primarily for the Inviolable
lights of Americans and generally
for thn right of neutrals.
Germany lm been restrained by a
powerful public sentiment aroused
nguliist curtailing the effect ivenes
of It best weapon against lis ene
mies and President Wilson hns been
embarrassed first by dissension In
the cabinet and later In congress, and
pro-German propaganda con
ducted throughout the United States.
Hubmarlna warfare did not. actually en
ter tho realm of diplomacy until after the,
desfruetlon of the Lusllanl. Tha accu
mulation of rases affecting American
mi taken up In tha first note to 'r
many, which was dispatcher May K, l'l
It eliaicterlad the attack on the Kal.
a. ''""''lug, OulfllgM and Lusitania
as a ' 'aerie of event wtii'h tha t'ulteO
Hlatns bus observed with growing coll
i em, dlslrejia and amaemenl."
I Ir.l Itruanil uf I oiled Stales.
It et pi eased tha hop lht suiimaiino
i uiiimsinb i a i ns'd In torpedoiiig pi-ac
fill ships without warning eia tu sur'i
piai liri a olierstlng without thn sain tbm
of their government, The note cbmed
Willi I In in Horill
"Th iinpenal ileiniae gov il iiment wl'l
hot ivpeit tha government nf tha t ull I
staiis In omit any wind nr t lines
s-uy lo Ibo pel foroialu of l?s saiieij
ility if Innllilabllng lb" right if Uil
I til. - Main Slid Its lilueu Hud if
tbeir f'ee evri me an.i it,
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Points in the New
The German reply open with
repudiation of the charge by the
I nlleil Htates that (German subma
rines hvr In-en deal ro) tog neutral
csel Indiacrltiilnately nnd Insist
that ronimunder are ciecutlii); or
tier In good faith in accordance
v Hh tli dwlaratlon of February H,
(;ennnoy will not abandon (lie
iino ot the submarine us a veaMin
in the conduct of warfare ngnlnst
enemy trade, but will make further
i nncessloiis that will decrease dan
ger to live of neutral ami neutral
Great llrltaln Is liarged with vlo
Iltlog all rule of International law
i. it ciiniliict. of Hie war und It is
In-Ill Hint Hie kiilioiiirlne I the only
effective weapon that can bo used
to comliiit Illegal conduct of Ger
Tho I'nited Htatf Is asked lo to
operate with Germany in It effort
lo have tin) war on the high sea
cdiiiloi led within the accepted
limit i of international law,
German people know Hie t'nlted
Mali-s lias power to confine war to
untied force of iMdllgereiil and it
nl on ll not, permit (.rent llrltaln to
nullify tho victories won by Teuton
in lilies by starving iiiui-roinhatflnt
In defiance of nil law of war. ''
I'lca in name of humanity dues not
appeal to Germans with same force
that It would If United Slate wm !
not elipphlng munition to Ger- i '" attack without warning "merchant
ivanv'a eii.-mie.. !""'"' '"ii.lo-d by International law"
wa considered the chief point. Th Ger
l nrllier lon.i'ssions will be made j , v(w of 1Pr(.ha.lt ,,,,,
to I nlteil Stall' because. Germany In It iblaratlon if Ktbruary of lis
ih.es nol want to extend horror of'lnlrP"" ' 'nk armed ship without
Nt-vv older are lsued lo German
ki.liiiinrliii-s not In sink, any vessel In
side or nulslile war uoe without
weriiiog and sating of liuinnii live
liiilesn icsiMrtiH e la offered.
I mini Mate Is nski'il to co-oper-elc
wllti tuiiiiiiiiv in Hi'UlIng that
4 . i in I Uiil.iln idxiivK rule of Inter
iiiilittnal In" umi lesiivt's ininplilr
lili.HI nf .olo'ii if it fails lo do pi.
Bcliuvos Ho Has
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MC D1CAU SOCIETY MEETS
WILSON TO 0. K.
NOTE IF FIRST
Fint Feeling That It It Unsatis
factory Somewhat Modified
by Receipt of Later
SUBSEA CONCESSIONS ARE LIKED
Demand for Pressure on England
Disquieting Feature of the
CABINET HAS UNOFFICIAL COPY
WASHINGTON, May 6. It was
stated authoritatively late toady that
If tho official text of Oermany'a note
bears out tho unofficial copy trans
mitted In news dispatches today, the
United States will accept the assur
ances It contains and await a fulfill
ment of its promise.
WAHIIJKIJTON, May l-At th Slat
department flr th rbtnt mealing It
ststfd that no "hty" amlon would
l tkn on th Herman not and that
In view of It length and th necessity
of digesting it carefully It wj "Improb-
bla" (hsf any decision would h rsaclied
before net ak,
l.aler Hecrctary laming ld It w
possible tha United Stales might ask Oar
many for n official ropy of th pravlou
order to suhmarln eommsndera which
never have been communicated te th
Hlaia department so that thy might b
nnmpared with th new order deirrlbed
In th not.
Won't Dlseoss the Net.
Mr. Lansing would out discus the not
icept to ty that mistake In ubma
rm wirfar wer not admlssihl and to
reiterate that the United Htate was will
ing to dlcuea th conduct of submarine
warfar with Germany after th latter
had abandoned tha present practice.
Congress received th not quietly, with
member expressing a variety of views.
Henalor of th foreign relations com
mittee uniformly rfrlnd from com
ment. Other thought th reply favor
able; torn wr doubtful of th condi
tion apparently attached and soma
others thought It fit not advajii-ed th
negotiation toward aetilement at all. On
th surfac ther were no Indication of
activity In th group which has op
posed the president's policy of pressing
So much depend upon word and thotr
hdos of meaning Involved In translation
from German to ICngllsh that no decision
can lie attempted until the official text
I Id th president hand.
Ambassador Oerard cabled today that
he had stsrted It on th cbe last night.
It ought to be In Washington tonight or
early tomorrow. (
Two view were current In official cir
cles, (inn wa that Germany ha declared
Its Intention of tandonlug II "pre,
ent methods of submarine warfare"
demanded by the president nd that th
Anglican government might hav to
wait to whether the abandonment
will bo effected.
Th other wa that the United State
having already rttempted to hav Great
Britain give up It interfere nc with
neutral commerce and having told Ger
many that It cannot (Partial with tt It
negotiations wilh Great Hritatn ha no
coins but lo break iliplomutlo rela
tion with Germany.
General Impression t nfarnrahle
While the general ton of the German
note created an unfavorable Impression,
official took the position that the lan
guage) was Immaterial If th guaran
tee were real.
Germany dai'liirallon that It ha laaued
new ordi r to submarine commander not
.warning and the American View a d-
fined n tha
srined ship memorandum
leri.uily differ tn several
H-uiiu offblals believed that for thl
nasoii (he control rrty had now roin .
the point where Germany future action
onlil iVierinlne he i .iiirse ef th United
The refi,.il of ttts i.ermart goverement
openly In aiiuilt lb attack on th iin
i ciMild. red uhly pi . lil. nl t i ('is
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