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VOL. XL VI. NO. 207.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1917 TWELVE PAGES.
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U. S. SOLDIERS
Unofficial Report Reaches El
Paso That Two Troops of
Twelfth Cavalry Enter
NEGRO COWBOY IS TAKEN
Report in Circulation That
Three Mormons South of
Line Were Captured.
NO RANSOM WILL BE PAID
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 14. An unoffi
cial and unconfirmed report was re
ceived here rate today that the two
troops of the Twelfth United States
cavalry crossed the international line
in the vicinity of the Corner ranch
southeast of Hachita, N. M., at noon
today jn pursuit of the Mexican raid
' crs who had three American cow
boys as prisoners. It was stated at
military headquarters that no report
of the crossing had been received
Local cattlemen also receivedj a tel
egram late today telling of the cap
ture of "Bunk" Spencer, the negro
cowboy employed by C. W. Warren
& Sons. According to the local cat
tlemen familiar with the situation.
Spencer was on the Mexican side of
the border and was captured after the
raid on the Corneiranch, which is on
the American side of the line. It was
understood here no ransom would be I
paid for his release. j
On Mexican Side.
There was a report in circulation
among American cattlemen that the
three Mormon cowboys were on the
Mexican sidc of the border when they
were captured by Miranda's band, but
this was denied by officials ot the
Palomas Land and Cattle company,
who said they were on the American
side when the raid occurred.
Confirmation of the kidnaping of
the three American Mormon cow
boys at the Corner ranch. southeast of
Hachita, N. M., was received here to
day by A. L. Pierce, a leading Mor
mon, who owns the Juarez Lumber
company, but who lives in El Paso.
He received a message from Hachita
today saying Jensen, Acord and
Peterson were still missing and were
believed to be held for ransom on
the Mexican side of the border by
Prudcncio Miranda's band of Mexi
cans. Peterson. Acord and Jensen were
all Mormon ranchers in the Colorria
Diaz district of Chihuahua, before
the exodus of Mormon settlers dur
ing the Orozco revolution, when Jose
Ynez Salazar raided the Mormon col
onies and looted the settlers' homes.
After coming to the United States
the three Mormon boys holiesteaded
Ranches in the "Jog," below Hachita,
3nd adjoining the Corner Ranch, to
gether with Lem Spillsbury, the Mor
mon scout for General Pershing, and
other young Mormons. Peterson is
the oldest of the three, being about
.50 years old, and has a family. Acord
is about 22 years old, Mr. Pierce said
today. Jensen is 25 Jensen and
Acord are. unmarried.
Reported on This Side.
Hachita, N. M Feb. 14. American
troops have not yet crossed the bor
der in pursuit of Mexican raiders who
kidnaped three Mormon cowboys
Monday, it was announced tonight. It
was learned that a fourth prisoner be
ing held is "Bunk" Spencer, an em
ploye of C. K. Warren & Sons of the
Alalno Hueco ranch.
Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Water
man, commanding a squadron of
the Twelfth United States cavalry on
this sector of the border, has dis
patched two troops of cavalry to the
border from" Hachita to make a search
for the missing Americans. Asked if
he would follow a "hot trail" across
the border, Lieutenant Colonel Wa
terman said he was under orders from
his superior officers and would await
orders before leaving. However, it
was believed here today that in the
event it became known for certain
that the Mexicans had the three
American prisoners on the Mexican
(Continued on Pace Two, (Mom One.)
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Denver, unow 30
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Omaha, clear 40 44
Pueblo, enow 30 so
Rapid City, aloudy.i... 32" it
Halt Lake Ctv, cloudy.. M 33
Hanta Fe, Snow 2 34
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I. A. WELS1L Ueteorolot-lit
Report of Day s Activities of
f U-Boats Throughout War Zones
Number of British Vessels Sent j morning that another American be
to Bottom by Torpedoes sidc w evsard was wouucd-
. f ; New York, Feb. 14. The British
Of SUDSeaS. , freight steamer Koanoke, Duiulee,
TWO TRAWLERS VICTIMS
London, Feb. 14. It is announced
that the - British steamer Inishowen
head, has been sunk. The crew was
St. Johns. N. B.i Feb. 14. The sink
ing February 12 of the British steam
er Inishownhead, 3,050 tons gross,
from Glasgow for this port, was re
ported in a cablegram received by
agents today. Except that the vessel
was in ballast and that one member
of the crew was lost, no details were
London. Feb. 14. The British
steamer Bayreaulx, has been posted
at Lloyds as missing.
The Bayreaulx, which left Cardiff
on October 20 last for Montreal, was
a vessel of 3,009 tons gross. 325 feet
long and was built at West Hartle
pool in 1895.
Queenstown, Feb. 14. James Wey
ward is the only one of the three
Americans in the crew pf the British
steamship Saxonian, sunk by a Ger
man submarine, who was wounded.
Weygard's wounds, caused by a shell
splinter, are slight.
London newspapers reported this
Wdl TO BESIEGE
Petition in "Kids" Will Storm Western Sheriffs Are in Pur
Capitol Today in Interest J suit of Alleged Gang
of Bills. Leaders.
FIGHTING SCHOOL MEASURE j
Two special cars will be added to
the regular Burlington train, which
leaves Omaha at 9:15 this morning, in
order to accommodate the crowd of
suffrage and school enthusiasts who
arc going to Lincoln to try their hand
at showing the sentiment of Omaha
to the legislators assembled in. the
Capital City. The majority of those
who will go expect to perform a dual
function by working for and against
The delegation will be met in Lin
coln by a delegation of twenty ami a
reception will be held at the Lincoln
hotel, where the Omaha women will
meet the women gathered from all
other parts of the state. Mrs. W. E.
Barkley president of the State Suf
frage association, will take charge of
rnatters. Mrs. J, N. Paul of St. Paul,
president of the Nebraska Federation
of Women's Clubs, will accompany
the Omaha women.
At 11:30 the entire company of
women will lunch at lie Lincoln
(Continued on Pace Mm, Column Four.)
Gerard Will Sail
From Spanish Port
On Infanta Isabel
Berne, Tuesday. Feb. 13. (Via
Paris, Feb. 14.) Although the rush
of Americans to the legation here to
have their passports vised for France
abated only a little today, the center
of activity shifted to the French em
bassy, to which the Americans are
obliged to gefto have their passports
put in order to go to Spain.
Former Ambassador Gerard an
nounced that he probably would not
acpart until Wednesday evening. He
now plans definitely to satt February
17 on the Spanish steamship Intanta
Isabel, going to Spain by way of
Mr. Gerard will be accompanied by
the -entire Berlin force, with the ex
ception of Hugh R. Wilson, second
secretary, who stays here; Alexander
C. Kirk, second secretary, who goes
to The Hague: Lithgow Osborne and
Robert M. Scottcn, third secretaries,
who go to London.
W. C. Dreher and family, Laura
Wight of Oklahoma; Louis Hoffman
E. Joseph, Spencer j
Kennard. ir.. and' James Gustavi
White, San Francisco; Arthur L. Sie-i
bens, Marx Halton, Iowa, are also in-1
eluded in the party.
Comes to Assume
Of Omaha Electric Light Company
J. E. Davidson of Portland, Ore.,
will be here this week to assume ac
tive charge of the administration of
the Omaha Electric Light and Power
company. He resigned as vice presi-
owns a String of plants in the Colum-
bia river basin. He was advanced to
general manager and later assumed
additional responsibilities as . vice
president. He had charge of oner-
ating, engineering, new business and
j4 purchasing matters.
!ooi In 1911 he became president of the
JJ Northwest Electric Light and Power
o association. At meeting of the Na--M
tional Electric Light association' at
JJ San Francisco in 1915, he was hon
' t ! ored with election to the executive
12 ! committee of that organization.
(J; General George H. Harries will re-
main wirn ine umana niecinc Ligiu
and Power company, but will not de
vote all of his time to local matters.
Scotland, tor New 1 ork, lias hcen
torpedoed and beached, according to
advices received by the Maritime Ex
change here. It is registered as
vessel of j..-o tons gross, 3Mi
long, built at West Hartlepool
rig, built at West Hartlepool ittfii
d owned by Furness, Witii
Berlin, Feb. 14.-1 By 'lAl
marine reports six i jyfcJftiships
and one sailing; ship, fcaaYjn aggre
gate tonnage of 25,000 to5 have been
sunk," says the Overseas News
"On February 8 it reported
that a German submarine had sunk
ten vessels with a total tonnage of
19,000 in the Atlantic. Among these
were two steamships carrying corn
and other food supplies; onc'with salt
pctre to England; two with coal for
Gibraltar and Italian points and an
other carrying oil to Uuvcnstown.
The same submarine took prisoner a
British petty officers on a Dutch
Paris. Feb" 14. The German sub
marine campaigd has so far been in
effective, according to Marcel Hiitin.
editor of the Echo l)c Paris, who is
usually exceptionally well informed.
As proof M. Hiitin says that on Mon
day 112 French ors neutral ship
I entered French ports.
- THEFTS ALLEGED
BACK TRAIL GIVES CLUE
Valentine, .cb., Feb. 14 Two men
believed to be the leaders of an or
ganization of horse thieves who have
operated in Colorado, Wyoming and
western 'Nebraska were arrested late
yesterday in the Wild Cat mountains,
near Gcring, according to word re
ceived here tonight. A number of
horses, known to have been stolen,
were found in the possession of the
Sheriffs of several counties in Wyo
ming, Colorado and Nebraska, who
have been investigating for weeks
appeared Id be .well-planned
thefts of horses, are certain the men,
one of whom is called Cunningham,
arrested in the Wild Cat mountains
are meniters of a. large gang which
has stolen horses for many months in
middle western states The horses
were stolen, in one state, passed
throtgh several hands of gang mem
bers, and finally sold in another state,
according to the authorities.
Two men arrested in Laramie.
Wyo., a few days, ago will be held in
connection with the horse stealing
operations, it is said.
j Deputy Sheriff O'Rourke of Cherry
cuuuiy, .curasKa, iiiscuvcrca me inn
ing place of the two men when a
stolen horse returned to its range near
Kilgore, Neb., dragging a post to
which it had been tied. Sheriffs Cox
of Box Butte, Hahn of Cherry, Bruce
of Sheridan, a sheriff from Wyoming
and another from Colorado, with
O'Rourke, took the back trail of the
retuHed horse and made the arrests.
Authorities arc now searching for
Thomas Nelson, who fourteen years
ago escaped from the sheriff here
while being tried for stealing live
stock. It is believed he is now in
Gering, Neb. Cunningham, it is said,
consigned several suitcases to Nelson
in Gering while the former was in
Cody, Neb., trading horses.
House and Senate
Washington, Feb. 14. President
Wilson was formally and officially de
clared re-elected today when congress
in join session, as provided by "the
constitution, canvassed the electoral
vote of the states.
A list was submitted to the chair.
showing that. Wilson and Marshall
had received a total of 277 votes and
Hughes and Fairbanks 254 votes.
(James . -Davidson.
DESTROYED DY AN
Resort From Consul at Romei
!0fa CtiAnA. T ..... u
C$Law Sent to Bottom by
' a Bomb.
SCUTTLER FLEW NO FLAG ;
Explosive Placed There by'
Underwater Boat of Dual
Victims of U-Boats
1. 1 man l. Imw. American 1..11M1
InUnmven. llrlliNh .H.O.MI
Kareaol, ltrttih S.IHH)
K. II. Ijmiherl. tlrlllatl S.IIU
IhAnoke, llrlliNh 3,733
Two trawler. Itrillnh.
Washington. D. C.. Feb. U. Con
sul Trcadway at Konic cabled a report
today indicating that the American
schooner Lyman M. Law was not
torpedoed, hut was destroyed by a
bomb placed on board by a subma
rine. Secretary Lansing had another re
port which said the ship was sunk by
gunfire from a submarine.
Consul Treadway's report said ihe
submarine apparently was Austrian,
but lleiv no flag.
Consul Trcadway at Rome for
warded three dispatches, two of which
he had received from the Italian min
ister of marine and one from Ihe
British consul at Calgiari. The latter
said Jhat Captain McDonough and
nine men comprising the crew of the
American sailing vessel I.Tinan M.
1-awof New York had landed at
Sunk by Submarine.
According to the minister of ma
rine's announcement the vessel was
sunk by an unidentified submarine
without a flag. A paraphrase of of the
minister of marine's dispatches, trans
milted under Treadway's signature
"Received telegram from Malla,
American four-masted sailing vessel
Lyman At. Law in flames, latitude
north .18 degrees. 32 miniilcs; longi
tude east Greenwich 7 degrees, 58
minutes. No trace of crew."
. The second message, dated Cagliari,
February U, said:
"Four-masted American sailing ves
sel l.vmau M. Law, owned by Mari
time Transportation company of New
York, 1,300 tons, at 9 o'clock, 12th,
set afire by bomb, 70 minutes west
smithwTst nf Cape, Spartivento, by
Austrian submarine without flag.
Carried Lumber Cargo.
"Tli t ..... rrn... c. I.. tr-
. ..o ya nuill ..HUIIVU'!, Jll Cl
ii. i .iiiiiii wiui uikuoi lumuer. j ne
crew of ten saved in two boatloads.
Length of submarine forty meters. It
was painted ash color, with black
deck, and was armed with 7.5 rifles.
One periscope on stern turret. Crew
la 1 1 American except two English."
The message from the British con
sul at Cagliari said:
"Captain McDonough and nine men
of the crew of the American schooner
Lyman M. Law, New York, reported
destroyed by submarine yesterday
morning, have landed here.
The main points to be determined
are whether the ship was attacked
without warning, whether it carried
contraband and whether any Ameri
can lives were lost.
The United States considers the
sinking of a ship carrying contraband
a doubtful right, hut, as in the cases
of the sailing ship William P. Frye
and the stcamre Hotrsatonic, has not
considered it a violation of interna
tional law to be compared to destruc
tion which entails loss of life.
Whether the destruction of the
Law will turn out to be "the overt
act" of the submarine campaign Avill
have to depend on the exact facts. j
American Schooner Sunk. j
i.onaon, rcu. ii. i ne American
schooner Lyman M. Law was sunk
by a submarine on Monday, accord
ing to a dispatch from the Stefani
agency of Rome. The crew, includ
ing eight Americans, . is reported to
have been landed.
The V. D. Lambert, a British
steamship of 2,105 tons gross, was
sunk last night by a German subma
rine, according to a notice posted at
Lloyds shipping agency today. The j
crew lias been landed. .
Two British trawlers-, also, have
Schooner Loaded With Lumber.
New York, Feb. 14. The Lyman
M. Law carried a crew of nine men in
addition to its captain, all Americans,
and was loaded with lumber material
used in Italy for manufacturing lemon
crates, according io the schooner's
agents here, the Maritime Transpor
' Nn Contraband in Cro-n
Bangor, Me.. Feb. H. The Schoon
er Lyman M. Law, reported sunk on
Monday by a submarine, sailed from
Penobscot Bay on January 6 with
60,000 bundles of lemon bojr shooks,
taken on at Stockton a week earlier.
There was no contraband aboard, ac
cording to the T. J. Stewart com
pany of this city, the shippers of the
cargo. 1 he schooner was to go di
rect to ralermo without touching at
any other port. The cargo was valued
at $.11,200 and was insured.
The Lyman M. Law, 1,300 tons
gross and -11 tcet long, was built
ill 1890 at Westhaven, Conn. It was
formerly owned by the Benedict
Manson Marine company of New
Haven, Conn., which sold it a year
ago to New York interests repre
sented by the Maritime Transporta
Crew Landed at Cagliari.
Rome, Feb. 14. The American
schooner Lyman M. Law was sunk
on February 12 off the coast of Sar
dinia by a hostile submarine, says
a Stefani dispatch from Cagliari,
Cardinia, today. The vessel was
loaded with agricultural implements.
LATEST PHOTO OF VON BERNSTORFF :The German am
bassador to the United States was given his passports as a
result of the German resumption of ruthless submarine war
fare, and sailed for home yesterday.
WILSON WILL ASK
President Expected to Consult
Congress Soon About Sub-
sea War Inoidents.
ACUTE ANGLES DEVELOP'
Washington, Feb. 14 President
Wilson is expected to defer a deci
sion on the question of furnishing
guns to American merchant ships un
til he decides whether to go before
congress and ask for additional au
thority for the protection of American
ships and lives.
The accumulation of incidents in
volving violations of American rights
since the diplomatic break with Ger
many is generally believed by admin
istration officials to be hastening the
approach of the hour when the' pres
ident again will-go before congress.
The detention of the seventy-two
Americans brought in on the prize
ship Yarrowdale is regarded as an
other acute indication of Germany's
disregard for American rights. If,
in fact, a vigorous protest has not
already gone forward, it' will be sent
in the near future unless Germany
promptly releases the men.
Many IUegat Acts Committed,
A definite sentiment gained ground
in administration quarters today that
an accumulation of acts indicating a
disregard for American rights will
have as much to do with shaping the
policy of the United States as any
overt acts to be committed agahist
While it has been indicated at the
State department that there can be no
legal objection to the government
furnishing guns to American mer
chant ships, President Wilson is un
derstood to he disinclined to take any
step which might give Germany the
slightest ground for throwing re
sponsibility for any future trouble
upon the I'nitcd States.
Freight Is Accumulating.
Reports of the piling up of freight
destined to Europe, the temporary
shutting down of grain elevators and
the other evidences of the effect of
the new submarine campaign upon
neutral commerce are regarded as
part of the accumulation of aggrava
tions which arc expected to lead to
Vigorous denials were made today
to reports of a split in the cabinet
over the question of furnishing guns
for Arrterican ships. Naturally, it
was said, there may be differences
of judgment, but it was declared that
the members of the cabinet will stand
solidly behind the president in any
decision he may make.
Germany's War Cost to
Date Sixty Billion Marks
London, Feb. 14. Germany's war
costs to date have reached the total
of 60,000,000,000 marks, says a tele
gram from Berlin, forwarded by the
correspondent at Amsterdam of JReu
ter's Telegram company.
Vienna Closes Movies and Cuts Car
Service Because of Coal Shortage
Vienna, F'eb. 12. (Via London,
Feb. 14.) Owing to the shortage of
coal for heating and the production!
of electricity, a number of sweeping
measures for the cutting down of the
consumption of fuel have been
adopted by the city and provincial
governments. Street illumination
has been reduced to an adequate mini
mum and the street car service has
been cut in half.
All moving picture houses were
closed tonight and from now on
theaters must conclude their per
formances at 9 o'clock, restaurants
must close at 10 o'clock and cafes
at II o'clock. Beginning Tuesday
street cars will run from 5 to 9 in the
morning and from 5 to 8:15 in the
evening. The only cars operated dur
ing the day will be those connecting
the railroad stations. These regula
tions are due to the fact that the mu
AUSTRIA STANDS BY
Does Not Want Break With
U. S., but Approves 0am-
; paign of Germany.
ISSUE IS UP TO AMERICA
London, Feb. 14. The following
semi-official statement from Vienna
regarding -the relations of Austria
Hungary and the United States ap
pears in the General Anziegcr of
"Negotiations have been taking
place between Count Czernin (Aus-tro-Hungarian
minister of foreign af
fairs), and Frederic C. Penficld (the
American ambassador at Vienna),
since the rupture of relations between
the United States and Germany, on
the question of- the futtfr relttlons
between the United States and Aus
tria Hungary, in view of the fact that
Austria-Hungary associated itself with
Germany's declaration of intensified
"On the American side a desire has
been shown to avoid a rupture with
Austria-Hungary, because Washing
ton shrinks from severing all relations
with the central powers. Berlin, too,
would prefer that this last bridge was
i Issue Up to Washington.
"The opinion prevails in Vienna
and Berlin that the decision tp em
Ijark upon an intensified submarine
warfare did not constitute an action
which should have forced the United
States to such a policy as has been
chosen by Washington towards Ger
many. The central powers
have no intention of canceling the new
submarine warfare, especially in view
of the impossibility of establishing
under present methods of submarine
fighting whether there are any Amer
icans on board torpedoed vessels. No
concessions could be made to the
United States which would render
negative the nature of the new sub
marine warfare, not even for the sake
of the highly valued friendship of the
"It therefore remains with America
to find means which will permit the
maintenance of normal relations, ac
cording to the American conception,
between America and the dual mon
archy, even with the continuance of
intensified submarine warfare.
"The negotiations between the
Austro-Hungarian foreign office and
the American ambassador have up to
now led to no result, but a negative
or positive settlement may be reached
in a few days. Count Tarnowski
(Austro-Hungarian ambassador to
the United States) has not vet pre
sented his credentials, but has al
ready had a conversation with Sec
retary of State Lansing."
Turkey Cuts Communication.
Washington, Feb. 14. Another in
quiry was sent by the State depart
ment today to Ambassador Elkus at
Constantinople to develop why he
had not been able to report about the
(Contlnusd on Pare Two, Colamn Fbnr.)
nicipal power plants have been unable
to procure coal through traffic being
tied up by the heavy snowfall.
The coal supply for the poor is be
ing administered by the, military au
thorities, working under jthe personal
supervision of Emperor- Charles, who
shows a keen interest in relief work.
The sweeping limitations on the con
sumption of coa! and electricity af
fect factories, shops, hotels ana pri
vate dwellings.'Hotel guests are al
lowed one lamp in each room.
In the meanwhile the cold weather
shows no inclination to, moderate.
Vienna is almost snowbound and is
suffering from a lack of labor to clear
the streets. During the last four days
school boys iiave been busy clearing
the gutters for the purpose of pro
tecting the cellars in the event of a
sudden thaw. Among the aristrocrat
collegians who are shoveling snow is
an archduke, who has proved very
dexterous in the handling of a shovel
AND PARTY SAIL
Former Ambassador and- Suite
Arrive at New York Early
in Day and Breakfast
TALKS FREELY OF BREAK
i Says Sympathies of People Arc
With Those to Whom They
Sell Their Goods.
: HOPES WAR WILL NOT COME
New York, Feb. 14. Count von
I Bcrnstorff had his last view of Ameri
can shores at 5:30 p. in. when the
Fredorik VIII passed Sandy Hook
,and swung east into the Atlantic.
Through Dudley Field Malone.
) minister of the port of New York,
Count von Bcrnstorff sent ashore the
following signed message:
, "I cannot refrain from a last ex
i pressiou to the American people for
I the wealth of flowers and gifts sent .
I to the countess and myself. It is hard
j to tell of the good will sent us both
i Xo expression of gratitude would be .
I adequate to speak an affectionate
i Hoboken. N. J Feb. 14. The spc
Jcial train carrying Count von Bern-.
I storff, formerly German ambassador
I to the United States, and his suite
from Washington arrived at the rail
road terminal here at 6:56 a. in.
The train was immediately sur
rounded by a guard of Hoboken po
lice and government secret service
men and no one was permitted to
approach without credentials. Count
vou Bcrnstorff and the members of
his party remained in their stateroom
for half an hour after the train
stopped, about two blocks from the
dock of the Scandinavian-American
line steamship Frederik VIII, on'
which they will sail for Copenhagen
at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Then the count and countess sur
prised the group of newspapermen,
photographers and moving picture
operators who were permitted to pass
the police lines by appearing on the
rear platform of their car. The former
ambassador smilingly acknowledged
the greetings of several persons he
knew and for five minutes posed good
naturedly for the 1enefit of the cam-
ra men Atlhmtirb h vrhanaprl in.
formal remarks the count rtfused to
submit to an interview.. t
"At 7:i7 o'clock the ' touat and -Countess
Bcrnstorff stepped into a
closed automobile and were taken to
the pier. They had breakfast with
several of their immediate friends on
board the Frederik VIII.
Collector Malone of the port of
New York with ten officials from the
custom "house spent the night on the
F'rederik VIII rcady to receive, the
former ambassador when he came
In addition to the count and the
Countess von Bcrnstorff, the Frederik
VIII will carry high officials .of the
rioFtiiin amkriMtt sti1 a i.timkar n
consular officers from different parts
of the country who have availed them
selves of this opportunity to get
safely home. Among the latter is
Dr. Karl L. Duisbcrg of the San
Francisco consulate. .
The Frederik VIII, will carry 400
passengers in its first, and 250 in its
second class cabins, the largest num
ber it ever booked. Among them is
the Baroness Zwicdinek, wife of
Paron Erich Zwiedinek, who was des
ignated charge d'affaires of the Aus
trian embassy after the dismissal of
Ambassador Dumba. Another pas
senger is Wolf von Igel, who was ar
rested In connection with alleged -plots
to blow up the Wei land canal and
was permitted to leave the country,
although under 20.000 hond on nend-
Count Discusses Break.
Prior to his arrival in Hoboken
Count von Bcrnstorff outlined on var
ious occasions to a representative of
the Associated Press his personal
views on the situation.
"You ask me," he said, "about my
trip. Will I get home all right? Well,
you never can tell. Of course we ,
will get through the British and '
French blockade and there should be
no danger from our own submarines.
"However, whether I et home
really does not make much difference.
I have had my fun; I have had my
play at politics; I haye enjoyed my
self and I am no longer as young as
I once was. The only danger so far
as I can see that is attached to this '
trip is that we may strike a mine."
In regard to his views on the pos
sibilities of the United States enter
ing the war, it should be explained
that several times in the days imme
diately following the severance of
diplomatic relations he indicated his
belief that it was only a question of
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