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VOI XL VI. NO. 102.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14, 1916 SIXTEEN PAGES.
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HUGHES TO ENTER
NEBRASKA TODAY
ON SPEAKING TRIP
Republican ; Presidential Can
didate Will Arrive in Falls
City This Morning to
Make Address. ,
LOCAL COMMITTEE NAMED
State Chairman Beach Beady
to Join Special on
Its Tour.
COMES THROUGH MISSOURI
By EDWARD BLACK.
Falls City, Neb., Oct. 13. (Special
Telegram.)-H Richardson county
roads will lead to this place Saturday
morning, when Charles E. Hughes
will give a half-hour rear platform
address. The event has been well
advertised and much interest is being
manifested. ' The committee wanted
a parade and reception, but the early
f arrival of the train interferes with
that plan.
State Chairman E. D. Beach is here
to join the Hughes' special. Mr.
Beach said: "The Nebraska itinerary
of Hughes will be a -splendid demon
stration of increasing sentiment for
the republican candidate. The senti
ment is growing every day in Ne
braska and 1 predict a lead ot iim
in this state forHughes. Fanners
everywhere are outspoken for him,
' : Reception Committee. ' . , . -
Members of the local committee to
receive 4he Hughes' train at 9 o'clock
tomorrow are: E. 0. Lewis, C. . F.
Phillips, A. R. Keim, V. G. Lyford,
G. W. Holland, U r. eavis, K. A.
Peacock, A. J. Weaver, W. S. Leyda,
D. D; Reavis, H. E. Jones. ,
"The - people want to hear Mr.
Hughes, so we have arranged to use
every : minute of his brief stay to
listen Ho the next president, said
Secretary Phillips of the Richardson
county central committee.
1 Coming Through Missouri.
St. Louis., Mo., Oct. 13. Charles
E. Hughes passed through St. Louis
this morning on his third presidential
campaign trip, bound tor bpnngheld.
Mo., .where he will speak late today
He will leave Joplin at 11:30 tonight
for points in Nebraska,, closing his
Saturday tour with an , address in
Lincoln tomorrow night.
v Mr. Hughes will remain h Lincoln
oveunanyi ,
Dr. Hunsberger .
'' Takes Broken Bow '
. Audience by Storm
i ' broken" 6ok, Neb,, Oct. 13. (Spe
, icial Telegram.) Dr. W. A. . tluns
bergerj spoke here tonight before i
large audience. , He praised the repuVj
lican candidate for president as a man
.combining character and intellect with
a judicial experience that fitted him
in an unusual wat for president of the
United States. He spoke of his splen
did service to New York as governor
in invpstioratino. anil runniniy rirarn th
insurance companies of New York.4
which made his name familiar to the
people ot this country. '
The speaker named the laws en
acted under the Hughes administra
tion the best, according to the Fed
eration of Labor, that have been put
on the statute books of New York.
Laws in the interest of childhood,
youth and the protection ff woman
hood against thq vicious classes, also
fifty-six labor laws' better than any
that had ever, oeen tramra and en
acted before.
. In sharp contrast to the republican
Candidate the speaker turned to Presi
dent Wilson nd stated that - when
president of"Princetdn college h,e de
nounced labor unions as a greater
peril to the country than the corpor
ations and expressed himself as an
avowed advocate of the open shop.
The doctor made a splendid im
pression and at times was unable to
proceed for the applause.
The, Weather
" - ' Tftnpvrmtures) at Omaha. -
For Nebruha Fair, warmer
Hour.
Dai.
5 a. m
a. m 46
7 a. m 47
I a. m.. 50
a, m 6!
10 a. m..... r7
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1 p. m., 66
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T p. m.. 63
I p. m. .- 61
''Compartlve Local Beeord.
. 1619. 1915. 1914. 19)1.
Hight yesterday ., 71 44, , Bl
Lowtst yesterday,.. 46 . 47 , 41 , 64
.Man temperature ;.' H ' 6 it eg
Prectpttalfon .00 .09 .21 .06
Tomprtitrt and' precipitation departure
from normal at Omaha yesterday;
Normal temperature (6
iSxoeiis (or the day.. ...
Total exceai since March 1....TX 987
Normal precipitation . 09 Inch
LtoUctencyijfor the day Ot Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .14. 18 inches
Deficiency-since March 1. .... .11.79 Inches
Dflclencey for cor. period, 19tfi. 1.0S lnchfs
Deficiency for J cor. Peru d
111. 1.66
inchea
Reports From Stations at f P.
Station and Stat.' Temp.
L Weathec 7 u. m.
Chayanne, part cluodr.. 66 .
Davanport, dear 64 . '
Dnvar, cloudy ........ 60
Dei Molnaa, clear...... 10 ,
Dodce City, part cloudy 70
Lander, part cloudy. ... 66
. Nerht Plait., clear. ... SO
OMAHA, Clear ........ 66
Pueblo, cloudy 66
Rapid City, clear 66'
Halt Lake Car. cloudy, 66
Hlgh
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63
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Sheridan, clear .
60
62
Bjoux City, clear...
ValenUner clear ...
T' Indicate, trace at precipitation.
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No Trace of Slump to Wilson
Found by Committee's Poll
Republican Organization, Says
Party Strength Found Nor
mal All Along Line.
(From a Stan) Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Oct. 13. (Special)
"Every republican speaker reporting
at state headquarters has been delight
ed with the cordial reception he has
received in Nebraska," said Secretary
Beetle1 this morning, commenting on
alleged polls showing a preponderance
of Wilson sentiment in this state.
"It. is a peculiar thing that the re
publican state committee has been un
able to discover any trace of the large
numbers of republicans reported by
the democratic press to be supporting
President Wilson for re-election. We
want to know if those conditions ex
ist, but so far we have not been able
to discover a thing which clouds the
prospects for, republican success in
this state. AH reports reaching these
headquarters indicate the party will
poll its normal strength in the November-election
which is suffiicent
to sweep the platter clean." ; '
, Fall Makei Impression.
Senator Fall of New Mexico, who
spoke here last night, made new con-
ROMANIA EXPLAINS
ATTITUDE IN WAR
King Asserts His Country Cast
Lot with Allies to Prevent
. Meeting Fate of Belgium.
CONFIDENCE IN OUTCOME
'. London, Oct. 13. The Times pub
lishes an interview given to its corre
spondent with'"thc Roumanian army
by the king of Roumania, in which the
monarch appeals to the allies not to
permit his country to suffer the fate
of Serbia and Belgium.
"The Roumanians will not falter,"
the king said, "in their allegiance to
the cause nor can . the-enemy wean
them from their faith in the allies.
: "Yet fhe Roumanians pray that in
spite of their existing exigencies and
their own huge problems, the allies
will not allow the affairs of Roumania
that has staked its all in this conflict
to pass into the back of their minds
and to suffer to such an extent that
it maV meet the fate of either Belgium
or Serbia." v : , . ,
Reason for Action. '
Kinar Ferdinand said that Rouma
nia had not been moved to enter the
waf T)yme're expediency bufr that it
.decision wa based on the biggest
principles of nationality.. , v
Against, (jermany, ' eonttnuea nis
majesty, "there was, at the beginning
of the war, no hostility, rather, per
haps, friendship, for economically
Germany was an asset to the develop-
ment of our industry and a potent in
strument in forwarding the prosper
ity of our country. But with the
progress of the war, Roumania began
to feel the subtle force f enemy in
trigue endeavoring in every way to
force us into the struggle against our
own real interests. .
, "If Roumania has been criticized
heretofore, let the world consider its
position: A small power with small
army surrounded oy giants -iacea
practical problem.
' Has Unbounded Confidence.
"With a western frontier nearly
700 miles long, which alone was great
er than the English and French fronts
combined, and Bulgarian frontiers, al
most undefended and near Its capital,
stretching for other hundreds of
miles to the south, it had to await the
time when it could act with reason
able assurance of protecting itself and
having-the support of its allies.
"A 'small country in a great war
which promises to last for at least an
other year, faces certainly irjternal
sacrifice nd the consumption of its
resources. But such is the confidence
of Roumania in the justice of its
cause and the faith of its allies hat
it has cast its lot with them in the
conviction that its great associates
will see that it does not prove to be
the third small power destroyed in
this great conflict." ' v
Seward Land Sells .
At High Prices
Seward, Neb.. Oct. 13. (Special.)
The J. A. Kuby farm ot iW acres was
sold yesterday to Val Hartman and
Will Jeary tor $JU,UW.
Clyde Kick, an employe ot the blue
River Power company, had 13,000
volts of electricity shot through him
yesterday. He threw a cable over
a line while standing on the ground
and wodld have been killed haaNjot
tfce wire separated; as it was his hand
was burned -to the bone and his
clothes burned off. , "
When George Stoli, who resides
near Minora, took gasoline trom a
storage banrel in his garage the gaso
line ignited and the new car and the
barrel was quickly enveloped in
flames, consuming Both. ; '
The body of John Linn, a former
resident of this place, was brought
here for burial yesterday. He for the
last few years had lived at the Ma
sonic "home at Plattsmouth.
Workmen at Fairbury v
- Have District Celebration
Fairburv. Neb.. Oct. 1.1 rSnrrial
Telegram.) Ten . vjsiting lodges of
the Ancient Order of United Work
men and the local lodee. tosether with
the Fairbury band and candidates, par
ticipated in a big parade at Fairbury
tonight at 7:3a . . .'
Frank A. Anderson of Holdfcege,
grand master workman, together with
Prank L. Evans of Grand Island,
grand recorder, assisted with initiation
work. This was a, district initiation
for this order.
The Degree of Honor served a sup
per in the evening to the visitors. The
ha:
airbury band headed the procession.
verts with his masterful discussion of
Wilson's foreign policy. . He traced
the development of American inter-
by Mexican officials, "when a repur.
ican administration was exerp- .
the nroDer attitude toward the-. :
ern republic. . -. v',
President wuson and w j.-
cratic administration has neWs en
the public in cenfidence relidve to
conditions in Mewico," he charged. "I
have taken the trouble to secure the
reports on atrocities committed there
against American citizens, including
women and children, and they consti
tute the blackest blot on the pages of
American history. ,
"We find the American government
has totally ignored its responsibility
in the protection of American lives
and property."
Charles Matson, who is busy organ
izing Hughes clubs in This state, has
plenty of evidence of Hughes senti
ment. Mr. Matson orgaiiizedx five
clubs within thelast two weeks, with
a total membership of over 1,500.
'I find republicans the state over
generally supporting Mr. Hughes for
president. There is no deflection in
the party ranks and the party is pre
senting a united front in the fight for
the first time since 1908." ,
WASHINGTON TRIES
TO STOP PARADES
- ; i '' . '
Effort of Administration to
Head Off Preparedness Dem
' onstration in New York.
STOUT TOLD IN DETAIL
New York, Oct .13. (Special Tele
gram.) General Charles H. Sherrill,
who was grand marshal of the New
York City preparedness parade of last
spring, issued, a statement at repub
lican national headduarters today
charging that the Washington admin
istration endeavored, for political
reasons, to' prevent that parade.- This
effort having failed, subsequently, ':t
will be remembered, President Wilson
himsellf took part in a preparedness
parade in Washington. Mr. Sher
rill's statement says:
"Mr. Ridder's statement in ' the
newspapers that the administration
has for some time been attempting to
conciliate' what they frequently call
the . German hyphenate vote recalls
to my mind an experience of last
spring which "lands to confirm his
statement . At.thattime for six weeks
t, with some of my Wends, ws en
gaged 'fri drgrtiiirifi the preparedness
D&rade. which took olace in this citv
oji-May ti. . Aboiit5 two weeks before
that date I received an urgent tele
phono request to tome to the may
or's office. Up6n artrivirtg there I
was told that 1 long distance tele
phone message had just been - re-
teived from the administration in
Washington urging the preparedness
parade be abandoned on the ground
that it w6uld irritate our American
cititenl- of German birth or descent,
might cause riotl in the streets and,
,kl..fn.. Li . J .II '
uiwwui, uc jiiu.i unucsiraoie.
Decline! to Sidestep. ' ;
JJOf course, I was astounded by
this request, and stated that in my
opinion sidestepping a crisis was not
the best way to meet it, especially if
not assured that it really was a crisis.
I asked time to consider the matter
ana it was given me. It was made
clear tnat tne extraordinary sugges
tion did not originate with the numr.
but came from the administration in
wasnington.
in oraer to ascertain it this Was
real or only an imaginary crisis, pre
pared for political purposes, I con
ferred with Mr. Carl L. Schurz, a
childhood friend, and told hem what
had been said to me at the mayor's
office, expressing my opinion that it
was based upon an entire misconcep
tion of our German-American citizens
ana ineir loyalty to their adopted
land;, and in this opinion he heartily
agreed. He went at once toSee his
friends and had a number al confer
ences concerning which I cannot
speak because I was (not present at
any of them. I learned that as a re
sult of his efforts Mr. Bernard Rid
der personally went to the mayor's
office and assured his honor that not
only was there no fear of any rioting
or other disloyal behavior on the part
of American citizens of German ante
cedents, but also that the German lan
guage press of this city would endorse
ana support tne parade. I mystelf
never have seen Mr. Bernard Ridder.
f Ninety Parades, No RW.
"More than ninetv other cit
had preparedness parades, and about
2,850,000 persons took part in them.
From none of these cities) did I hear
of any riot opposition by American
citizens of German descent, to these
parades. On the contrary they took
part in large numbers. .
The attempt of the administration
to stop the New York parade was not
only an unjust reflection noon the Inv.
alty of Americans of German origin.
uui aiao a uisingcnuous Did Dy Wash
ington for their political support. .It
was likewise the one sinirle inatanr. in
all that great movement oh the part
of anybody touse it for the purpose
of playing politics.
(.signed) -Charles H. Sherrill."
; Mr. Sherrill was asked by the news.
paper men who was the spokesman
for Washington in the mayor's of
fice on that occasion:- ' He. replied:
Freighter Goes Ashore, but
Is Not in Any Great Danger
Seattle. Wash.. Oct. 13. Th nb.
Shosen Kaisha freighter Itsukshima
Maru, Outward bound with full car
go from Tacoma for Oriental nnrta
went ashore at West Poinf, a sandy
projection just north of Seattle, in
a dense fog this morning, forty feet
inside the buoy. An attempt to pull
Ihm mamr r.tf U .,J ...Ml L. I .
..... -"-" v.. vt,b muu wit, uc inauc .
today. It is in no danger. I
ALLIES FAIL TO ,
BREAK THROUGH
rr mi mo) i mr
MtlllllMV klllta
.
t of Entente Armies in
iV- " " v
West to, Smash Teuton
Front Does Not
.-Succeed.
SIX ASSAULTS REPULSED
Battle to Northwest of Sailly
Said by Berlin to Be
StiU On.
NINE PLANES SHOT DOWN
Berlin, Oct. IX A great attempt of
the French and British force on the
Somme front to break through the
German lines resulted in failure, the
war office announces. Six assaults
near Sailly Vcre repulsed. The bat
tle northwest of Sailly still continues.
Nine allied aeroplanes of a squad
ron which attempted to pass over
southern Germany yesterday were
shot down, the war office announced
today.
"Our. aviators successfully attacked
strong enemy squadrons on their way
to southern Germany and, supported
by our anti-aircraft guns, brought
down nine aeroplanes," the statement
adds. "According to the reports at
hand, five persons were killed and
twenty-six. wounded by bombs which
were dropped. The material damage
was slight. No damage was done to
military establishment.
"Brandenburg infantry received
dense British columns northwest of
Gueudecourt with a devastating fire.
"South of the Somme French at
tacks between Fresnes and Mazen
court and in the vicinity of Chaulnes
were continued. They were disas
trous for the greater paiC under our
curtain of fire. Stubborn fighting,
which ended in our favor, again de
veloped fof possession of the sugar
refinery of Genermont. The main
portion of Abraincourt remained in
our possession after a fierce strug
gle. In the course of the latest bat
tles we captured here about 200
French, including fourteen officers. I
"East of the Meuse (Verdun front)
and in the region west of Markirch in
the Vosges there was lively artillery
fighting and west of Markirch French
advances were repulsed."
Discussion of the situation as. re
gards German prisoners of war and
interned civilians was continued to
day in the .mairi. cpmti)kt. jof, .the.
Reichstag-, . i he chancellor was asked
bjf a member to obtain an agreement
with the French government along
the following lines: ' ' 1 ;
"Women and children and men over
45 years of age who are still detained
by the French government in spite
of the convention of January, 1916,
shall be repatriated.
"The asre limit for men to be re-
? striated shall be lowered from 55 to
5 years. -
"The scandalous abuses in several
of the French prison camps, especial
ly oi cnarireuse, snau oe aDousnea.
Two Hundred Head
Of Cattle Are Sold
By Farmer Bry son
Beatrice, Neb., Oct 13. (Special.)
David F. Bryson sold 200 head of
cattle yesterday at his farm, one mile
southeast of Adams. A cow and calf
brought $171 and two Black Polled
.Angus and Durham bulls sold for $150
each.. Buyers from points in Gage,
Pawnee and Johnson counties were in
attendance.
Kennedy to Poll ,
Big Vote in Western
Western. Neb., Oct. 13. (Special.) I
A Hughes and Fairbanks club was
organized here yesterday by M. B.
Russell of Seward. The officers are:
President George F, Sawyer; secre
tary, J. r. Blandin.
John L. Kennedy will poll a splen
did vote in this precinct for United
States senator.
Hughes is Strong
Around Minden
Minden, Neb., Oct. 13. (Special.)
A Hughes and Fairbanks league
was organized in Hayes township
this week with, a large membership.
Arvid Peterson was elected president,
Joseph Almquist vice president, Otto
Peterson, jr., secretary and Joseph
Anderson treasurer.
Enthusiasm is strong for Hughes
in- this section of the country. The
club will hold several meetings for
the good of the cause in the near
future. -i"
Hughes' Time Table
; fior Nebraska. t
Saturday, October 14
Fall City, morning.
Beatrice, noon.
Fairbury, afternoon.
York, afternoon.
Lincoln, evening.
Sunday, October 15
' All day in Lincoln.
Monday, October 16
Hastings, morning.
Grand Island, noon.
Columbus, afternoon.
Fremont, afternoon.
Omaha, evening,
Hughes' special train will
reach Omaha at 6:15
Monday evening.
Embarrassing
r
!
REACH AGREEMENT
DPONjHE BALLOT
Secretary of State Pool and
Interested Party Officials
Hold Conference.
MAKE ONE CIRCLE SMALLER
" (From a Staff Corrupondant)
Lincoln, Oct. 13. (Special.) Very
few changes were suggested for the
November ballot when Secretary of
Sjate Pool today eonferred with rep
resentatives of the. Nebraska Pry Fed
eration,"' the Nebraska ' Pjrpspetity
Tca(ue and the.rjpublicaij and demo
cratic state1 cornrnittees.1 ' " ';. V
W; T Thompson, the chairman, and
President hi F. Crofodt represented
the .two organizations interested in
the prohibitory amendment, with Mr.
Thompson interested in its passage.
Chairman' Langhorst represented the
democrats and C H. Aldricti and J.
Re id Green the republicans.
. Prohibitory Question.
, Mr. Thompson and Mr. CfOfoot
agreed that the heading "Prohibitory
Amendment" should be printed over
the proposition involving the wet and
dry issue, which came first on the
ballot. The suggestion was adopted
by Secretary Pool, who said he would
confer with Clarence Harman to se
cure a suitable heading to appear over
the food commission amendment. (
A general heading to appear over
both propositions was agreed upon as
follows:
"Amendments to constitution. Pro
posed by the initiative petition."
Both dry and wet representatives
agreed to all changes and no trouble
developed at the conference on the
way the proposition will appear on the
ballot. Mr. Harman indicated he was
entirely satisfied with the way his
proposed amendment would appear.
As to the Circle
John Mattes of Nebraska City, who
happened to be in the secretary of
state's office at the time, ventured a
suggestion which was adopted as
making the ballot clearer. He called
attention to the large circle preceding
each party group of presidential elec
tors and said that a 'good manyvoters
might mistake it for the party circle
higher up on the ballot If this was
done, he said, the voter would think
he had voted the straight ticket,
whereas he would have voted only fof
presidential electors.
The suggestion that the circle 'in
front of the electoral groups cuuld be
made a little smaller than the party
circle, which would indicate the dif
ference. Mr. Pool is sending out copies of
the ballot to the cougty clerks with in
structions not to have the ballots
printed until notified by telegraph.
Irl R. Hicks Dead)
"Weather Prophet"
St. Louis, Oct. , 12. Revrlrl R.
Hicks, astronomer and "long dis
tance" weather forecaster and pub
lisher, died fiere tonight from pneu
monia, ne was i years 'old. He is
said to have amassed
through the publication
almanac."
fortune
"Hick's
of
York Republican Club '
Will Welcome Hughss
York, Neb., Oct. 13. (Special,)
Charles Evans Hughes will arrive in
York at 4:15 Saturday afternoon and
will deliver a short address. A Hughes
and Fairbanks club, recently organ
ized with more than ISO members, will
be in charge of the meeting. v '
Infant Son of Dean
Cornell Is Drowned
Ames, Neb., Oct. ll (Special Tel
egram.) The little son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dean Cornell, living south of
Emerson, - was drowned yesterday
afternoon about 3 o'clock. The child
was a year and a half old,
Questions No. 1
ALLIES TAKE OVER
'SHIPS OF GREEKS
Precautions Taken to Prevent
Resistance and Vessels Are
Towed Away by Tugs.
KINO RELEASES THE MEN
London, Oct. 13.- "Today was i
sad one for the Greek tars who are in
sufficiently acquainted with politics
to understand why they must aban
don their ships to a .foreign power,'
says Reuter' Athtltf tiorrespondent.
"It was an equally depressing sight
for the Greek naval officers to witch
fof1 three hours this afterno'Or! their
ships being towed away by allied tugs.
'The allies took every precaution Sn
ease oi resistance oeing ottered. Rus
sian battleships trained their guns on
the Cruiser A-veroff and the battle
Ships Kilkil and Lemnos, while
French torpedo boats, ready for ac
tion, cruised to and fro.
"The ceremony in the early morn
ing of ordering the crews to pack
their personal belongings and quit
their snips, ot which they were so
proud, had been touching incident.
The king sent a message releasing
every man who wished to remain with
nis snip and join the allies, it it said
that nobody remained.
"The ships' officers were the last to
leave their vessels, taking with them
their flags and the king's portrait.
which adorned every ward room. 'Ad
miral Ipltis removed his flag and shut
himself up in the cabin while his fleet
was being towed to the new anchor
age, i he aide-de-camp of Admiral
Ipitis, pointing to the allied Warships,
remarked as ne watched the scene,
'What harm could we have done
them ; ... ,
Every Young Man in
England is Subject
y To Call to. Arms
London, Oct. 13. The Man Power
board has reached the conclusion, ac
cording to the Times, that every
young man in the country must be
definitely placed in the national serv
ice. The Times says that it is prob-
ame mat tne poard .will recommend
before long that all men under a cer
tain age must be placed at the disposal
of the military authorities, orl the min
ister of munitions. .
Submarine Sighted
East from New York
. Boston, Oct. 13. A submarine of
unidentified nationality was reported
about 200 miles east of New York by
the steamer Bovic in a wireless mes
sage today. The course of the subma
rine was not stated.
The Uovic, which is, due in New
York today or tomorrov. from Man
chester, England, reported sighting
the submarine in latitude -10.17 north,
longitude . 6&?7 west. It vas added
that the submarine was ejttrn, but
whether pursuing the Bovic or keep
ing an independent course was not
stated. The figures uf longitude as
received are not correct, the decrees
given being wrong, but it was stated
the error probably was only of a few
degrees. ...
Car Shortage is .
Greatest Ever Known
Chicago, OcfTl3. Figures Issued
today by the American Railway asso
ciation showed that the total car
shortage October 1 was 45.749. th
largest net shortage ever reported for
this season ofthe year, and compared
with a net surplus of 77.331 cars a
year ago. Shippers in all parts of the
country have joined in a movement
to keep the cars moving, order ship
ments well in advance, and unload
cars immediately on receipt.
The thortage August 1 was 7,777
cars, any acpiemDer i, l,OOA
PATROL WEAVES
-FROM MAINE TO .
NEWJTORK CITY
Uncle Sam Sends Ont Destroy
ers to Enforce . Neutrality
Along the Coast and Barer wj
i Lives if Eaids Made. ' '
NINE VESSELS Dt FLEET
Seven More Held for Emer.
gency with Steam Up Ready
. to Move if Called Upon. ,
GLEAVES IS IN COMMAND
New York, Oct. 13. A j German,
submarine, identifying itself as such
by, wireless and stating that, it 'was
"irom Newport," was sighted Tuesday
more than 100 miles east oi Nantuck
et lightship by a neutral ship now ht
port, it became knowrj today; ;Th
submarine was. moving in an easterly
direction, i ' . .m
The submarine was sighted some
distance .. from the neutral 'vessel,
which was signaled by wireless from
the submarine asking its name' and
nationality. It was given and the
question asked in turn '"Who "are',
you.' : m .
auuuiaiuie Hum it cw"
port, goodby."-was the reply.' ' .-
The assumption was that It was
the 11-53, responsible for the ship
ping raid of Sunday, and this report
is the latest on its whereabouts, The
U-53 was last sighted prior to that
time by the Greek liner Patris Mon
day morning. . .', . ., : ,
Neutrality regulations of the nation
whose flag the ship flies and specific
orders with respect to their cbserv
'ance are given for withholding the
name of the ship bringing the report
here, but it is vouched for as correct
by a high marine authority of this '
port who is in close touch with ar
riving steamships. . ;; ' ' , i -,, ,
Newport, R. I., Oct .11 A far flung
patrol by torpedo boat destroyers,
charged with the double duty of en
forcing neutrality observance . and
saving lives in event of further .sub
marine raids on shipping off these
shores, was put into effect from Bar
Harbor; Me., to New York today.
Official authority for the statement
that such a patrol had been ordered
by the Navy department was ob
tained this .morning. , " .
The limits of the line of coast sur
veiltanc at present effective were
shown today with the arrival of the
destroyer Psuldlnt off Bar Harbor.
and the activity of the destroyer
Sterrett in New , York harbor. Be
tween these two outposts nine other
acaircrrera were weaving ner, or oo-
servation that extended S considerable
distance out to sea, well , beyond .the
lanes of coastwise vessels.
J-. : . . .
In Narragansett bay seven i other
destroyers were kept at routine tar- .
get practice with steam constantly up,
available for an emergency call. .
. , . Vessels All Provisioned.-
The fiiel ship Jason which left here
VKi.!jr mm-. ium aupfjiy ui ' uia
came in during the night for more.
All vessels, it was said, were well
provisioned. ., ..
The operations of the patrol are
being directed irom the flagship Bir
mingham, .headquarters of Rear Ad
miral Albeit Gleaves. "
The Birmingham is at this nort alsa "
in readiness to move st any moment.
Except in war game maneuvers, the
coast has not been covered by naval
forces in such manner tor years. ''
l wo destroyers are operating at
Boston harbor in compliance with
the new orders by which neutrality
service of recent months has been in-
Ar-.. TV. ... -L. .mi m. a w
and Reid. with the Davis. -a new .
destroyer, -almost ready for( commis
sion, . . - ' - jc
From New York to Galveston, j'
Boston. Oct. 13. It was stated here
today that American destroyer patrol
in connection with recent submarine
activities had' been ordered effective
from New York to Galveston.. This
statement lacks official confirmation. -
However. , . ; . .
A .leet of foreign cruisers and de
stroyers is off the Aemrican coast, ac
cording to Captain, Linderoos of the
Russian steamship Hesperus, which I
arrived here today, from Huelva,
Spain. To the piret who boarded his
vessel Captain Linderdoa reported
that "a lot of cruisers and destroyers"
passed his vessel off Cape Sable Wed
nesday, heading southwest :
After being held here since the.$ub-i
marine raid off Nantucket Sunday,
three British steamers went out last
night and today the Lord Cromer, ana ,
the Marengo prepared to sail, .s
The Kansan of the American-rut-
wauan line, under charter to the
France and Canada Steamshio com.
Eany and laden with war munition and
orses for the allies was expected also
to sail today for St. Nazaire, France,
and Genoa. - r
The Kansan was the first steamshin
to encounter the U-boat last Sunday,
but was allowed to proceed after ex
amination of its papers.;
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