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Newport, R. I., Sent Forth
Messages and Departed.
HER VISIT BRIEF AND
Carried Dispatches For Ger
man Ambassador, Which
RevivesJ3.umors of Peace
May Have Had' Message
From "The Kaiser Some
Think She Had Been Escort
of The Overdue Bremen.
Newport, R. I., Oct. 7. The Ger
man war submarine, U-53, mounting
a three-inch gun forward and flying
the German naval flag aft, came into
Newport outer harbor at 2:30 p. m.
today, dropped anchor in the - midst
of the United Statestorpedo boat de-
nroyers and. submarine flotilla, re-1
c eived a- group T of Newport naval o:
ficers for an hour's visit and then
r-lipped out to sea again at 5:17, leav
ing the real object of its visit a deep
From the first question asked by
Uputenant Hans Rose commander of I
the Rpa-divpr. through Miss Marra-!
ret Fahnestock, of the Newport so
ciety set, who served as interpreter,
it was inferred by many that the U-53
came across as convoy to the U-liner
or merchant submarine, Bremen, lost
the Bremen and put in here to majce
From the fact that Lieutenant
Rose sent ashore-a batch of official
mail for Count von Bernstorff, the
German ambassador, and also sent a
personal letter and a code message
to the ambassador, it was inferred
1 hat the submarine had brought
some message from Berlin, positively
relating to peace proposals.
The report of a peace initiative by
Germany is due to the statement
made by President Charles M. Sabin.j
of the Guaranty Trust Company, of
New York, a p'owerful institution,
that Ambassador Gerard, now on his
way home from Berlin, is bringing
peace proposals from Germany.
Speculation here after the depart
ure of the U-53 came back repeatedly
to the theory that the submarine
the first of its- kind to put in at an
American port since the war began
brought some message for Washing
ton' that the Kaiser did not wish to
put to the risk of steamer travel and
possible interception by the British
But whatever the purpose of the
submarine, the most dramatic and
picturesque incident .of its stay here
was the spectacle of Lieutenant Rose,
t he trim and youthful commander,
asking questions of his nayaland so
ciety guests through the fair medium
of Miss Margaret Fahnestock asMn
'erpreter. After the guests departed the sub
marine remained" at anchor about k an
hour, then suddenly made arrange
ments to depart It began to move
away slowly at 5:17. It headed down
Narragansett Bay and ,so far as
could be observed from the 'harbor,
started out to sea.
Dispatches from New London said
later that an observer at Stonington
bad reported a submarine off that
Point, heading for New-London, but
the Watch Hill observer said. that up
to 5:45 he had seen ' no submarine.
The destination of the sea-diver so
far as Newport went was as much
of a mystery as the purpose ot the
vessel in coming in here. ;
First Seen of Her.
The first known of the German vis
itor being on the way was when the
naval radio station received from a
source not stated a wireless message
'o the effect that a German subma
rine was coming up ' Narragansett
Bay. The news startled the naval
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Experiment Proves Success at
Camp Wilson -Watching
Moves of Gen. Robles.
San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 7. An in
teresting experiment in military rail
roading occurred tonight at Camp
Wilson, Fort Sam Houston, under the
direction of Quartermaster-Colonel
Rodgers, when the Eighth negro in
fantry entrained for Springfield,
Troop A, Wisconsin Cavalry, took
cars for Milwaukee and four Virginia
field -artillery detrained
simultaneously;. f Platforms . were
rrarifiHrithftl ' tev3nink-tfona
went aboard their three-section train
on three tracks ;and five minutes after
the order was given the last man
was in his place. It was the United
States army record for tbe entrain-
inS of a regiment.
The departure of the Illinois and
Wisconsin men did not lower the to
tal of the troops at Camp Wilson, the
arrival of the Virginia, Maryland and
New Hampsnire batteries during the
day supplying as many men as were
Major-General Fred K. Funston to
night refused to comment on his or
der countermanding the return home
of two troops of the First Illinois
cavalry, stationed in the Brownsville
Military experts at Fort Sam
Houston were watching with interest
the movement of General Jose Ysobel
Robles, reported by agents of the
State Department to be actively at
the head of the entire Carranza, op
position in Mexico, who is said to
have the cobperation of Villa Zapata
and Felix Diaz, uniting all factions
opposing the first chief.
Reports from General George
Bell, Jr., at El Paso, to General Fun
ston tonight, said that General Sala
zar, of the Legalistas, cooperating
with Robles, was only sixty miles
south of Juarez, ready to take that
stronghold whenever Robles gave
the order. It was believed by Amer
icans familiar, with the situation
that General Gonzales, commandant
at Juarez, is none too loyal to Car
ranza and would give Salazar no re
sistance. "RANKHEAD HIGHWAY"
WILL BE ROAD'S TITLE
Birmingham,' Ala., Oct. 7. "Bank
head Highway" will be the name of
the proposed road vfrom Memphis
through Birmingham to Atlanta in
honor of Alabama's senior United
States senator. The road was named
at a meeting of the promoters here.;
Colonel T. S. Plowman,. oi. lauauegd,
was made president of the associa
tion. United States highway scouts
will make an inspection of the propos
ed route soon.
YAQUIS GO ON RAIDS
Nogales, Ariz., Oct. 7 Yaqui In
dians have invaded Northwestern So
n6Ta in great numbers, destroying
American-owned properties, accord
ing to a courier arriving here to
night from a point fifty miles south
west ot Nogales, reporting to E. B.
Holt, president of , the Cerro de Plata
Mining Company, an American con
cern. The courier said the Yaquis
on Friday night made their way to
Sonora, where they never befprerwere
reported and burned the mill build-mes-of
the De Plata Company, caus-
BEAD THE TICKET
Mantle of Bull Moose Roose -
wit Mav Fall PoM-on''o
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Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 7
Roosevelt's mantle, emblematic of
the Bull Moose party, may fall upon
Thomas E. Watson, of Georgia.
Leaders of the party in Georgia are
urged the former Populist leader to
fill the vacancy on the ticket caused
by the declination of the presidential
n, .it: 4... iL.
ual nomination by Roosevelt. Some
leaders in Georgia are hopeful that
mate on;tne uuu Moose tieKet. wau
sJn once had the second place on
tne Populist presidential ticket when
W. J. Bryan was nominated for Pres
ident and later was nominated for
President on the Populist ticket.
Georgia Bull Moosers, who are
fighting valiantly for "the preserva
tion of the party," say that Mr. Par
ker has agreed to allow Mr. Watson
to head the ticket.
WOULD HOLD IT
FOR 20 CENTS
First Action Taken Not to Sell
Cotton Under That
Memphis, Oct. 7. The, first action,
pledging Southern cotton planters to
an agreement not to sell 1917 cotton
under 20 cents a pound, was taken
in Memphis today by a meeting of
all the presidents of the Farmers'
Unions in cotton-growing States, who
talked matters over with C. A. Bar
rett, National Farmers' Union presi
Every president signed an agree
ment to advise Southern members
not to sell under 20 cents and to re
duce the cotton acreage.
WARD LINER AFIRE AT SEA.
Newport News, Va., Oct. 7.
45- A wireless S. O. S. call from the
steamer Antilla, of the Ward !
Line, was picked up at the wire-
less station at Old Point short-
ly before 9 o'clock. The mes-
sage just stated that the ves- -55-X-
sel was on fire 120 miles off the -X-X-
Virginia capes and that those '-X-X-
on board were then preparing -x-
to take to the small boats. -X-
The steamer SomersetT -which -X-X-
is within 25 miles of the burning -X-
steamer, has started to her aid. -X-X-The
coast guard cutters, Onon-
X- daga and Apache, also have left
X- for the scene. The : Antilla is X-X-aid
to have a large passenger k
X- list. -X-X-
All the passengers, and crew -X-
of . the Antilla have taken to
X- small boats, according to a later
X- message from the distressed
ship. . '
X- The sea is very heavy and
X- pleas for quick aid were made
X- bv radio. More than
' ships are speeding to the aid of
X- the burning vessel, according to -X-X-
messages picked up by the wire-
less here. ' -X-
X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X-
Significance Attaches to Am
bassador's Return No
One Believes End of
War In Sight.
Washington, Oct; ; 7. There is the
very highest and .most trustworthy
authority, for this statement:
j Whatever may be the nature of any
proposal for peace that may be
' brought to this country by Ambas
sador Gerard the proposal did not or -
'itrinaia with thn CI or man trnvornmont
It is not a plea from the Kaiser to the
President to use his good offices in
i bringing about peace.
This does not mean that Mr. Gerard
is not bringing here' some plan for the
settlement of the war. Evidences ac
cumulates that wheii;Mr. Gerard left
Berlin, he had in his -possession some
document of information which he
did not care to trust: to the cable or
IS UUU1 w&iun are suuject
the mails, both of -which are subject
in jjnuau tcuowouiw
. .-j A .u..,
Considerable mystery attaches to
wnen an eirorrwas maae ai me aiaie,
Department to obtain the date of his
application to return together with
his reasons therefor it was discovered
that the messages had disappeared
from the files.
Only Secretary Lansing knew the
facts about them and he is ill and ab
sent from the department.
The official denials that Mr. Gerard
is the bearer of peace overtures from
the Kaiser, however, are positive and
specific. ' Acting Secretary Polk when
asked today about the statement made
yesterday in New York by Charles H.
"We have no reason to believe there
is anything in it and every reason
to believe there is nothting in it."
Ambassador von Bernstorff author
ized this statement:
"I have absolute and positive inform
ation that there is no truth in the re
Both of these denials, it will be ob
served, are confined to the report that
Mr. Gerard is bringing a request from
the Kaiser to tfie President to use his
good offices in bringing about peace.
They do not attempt to deny the pos
sibility that Mr. Gerard has some sort
of proposal for the ending of the war.
The belief is general that Mr. Ger
ard's return at" this time is calculated
to have some importannnfluenoe on
the presidential campaign.
In diplomatic quarters , friendjy to
the Central Powers it was said today
that Germany considered the present
moment inopportune for the discus
sion of peace. It would be foolish for
Germany to ask for peace now as to
do so would be only to convince the
Allies that Germany was losing and
they would then pitch in and do their
"Thereea- be no peace," said a
high diplomatic official today, "un
til the Allies realize that their general
offensive is a failure. Any discussion
of an end of the war before that time
This agrees exactly with the inform
ation from Allied quarters, except that
the Allies have conceived the idea
that Germany ' is about to start a
movement for peace and they want to
head it off by threats that any move
by a neutral power would be consid
ered an "unneutral act."
Whatever may be the nature of Mr.
Gerard's peace proposals, nobody in
official circles here believes ther have
any chance of ending the war.
AGED NINETY-FOUR HE
TAKES HIS FIFTH WIFE
Colorado Springs, Oct. 7. Qeneral
"Charles A. Gordon, aged 94, has just
married his 'fifth wife, Mrs. Margaret
E. Dixon, aged . 78.
All his wives have been widows.
His only child, a son 73 years old, at
tended the wedding. The son is the
father of fifteen chifdren, all of whom
HEAVY LOSS OF MEN
. iiT- ii-
attack tlad rJeen rrepared r or
Fivft Davs and Imnortant
Many Prisoners Talfen.
London, Oct. 7. The Allies struck a
mighty - blow again today on the
Somme front, attacking on a ten mile
line from the Alberthx Bapaume road
to Bouchavesnes. As a result the vil
- iiage of Lesers tonight is in British
1 hands. The British smashed forward
from 600 to 1,000 yards on the mile
and a half front between Gueudecourt
and Les Boeufs, while the French
drove ahead more than three-quarters
of a mile northeast of Morval. Their
advance has brought them to the Sail-ly-Sallisel
Highlands. They have
seized control of the Bapaume-Peron-ne
road for, a distance of 200 yards
around Sailly and have gained a foot
hold on the slopes of Hill No. 130.
ine soutnern ana rne soutnwestern
uuruers ui me ot. r-iei rtj- voasi wuuus
- . ,
are in their hands.
. Theattackwas the fifth, pf the!
or-Vort th rnn.ooa tit fh Anrir
French offensive in Picardy.
It had been prepared for five days,
Allies' artillery hammering to German
trenches throughout that time, de
spite unfavorable weather conditions.
Heavy losses were inflicted on the
German reserves during the engage-
jment, especially in the Sallisel sec
tor, where troops are being hurried to
the support of the imperiled front,
were taken under the fire of the
French artillery. Paris reports the
capture of 400 prisoners.
The wedge being driven between
Peronne and Bapaume is, as a result
of this action, approximately half a
mile advanced. The squat-headed sal
ient projecting into the German front
imperils a number of strongly forti
fied villages of the fourth line. This
line, military critics believe, has al
ready been sufficiently pierced to al
low spreading out and rolling up op
erations by the Allies.
DIES IN AUTO CRASH
Car Turned Turtle and Edward
Watts, of Alabama, Met
Montgomery, Ala., Oct. 7. Edward
Watts, a prominent attorney, was kill
ed here tonight when an automobile
in which he was riding turned turtle
down a fifteen-foot embankment, six
miles from town. Mr. Watts- was run
ning the car and was crushed by the
steering wheel. He died in a local
hospital four hours after the accident.
Edward T. Burch, the only other
occupant of the car, escaped uninjur
ed. RILLED WHILE IN
Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct, 7. Lane
W. McQuiddy, representative of a
printing concern in Nashville, Tenn.,
was .instantly killed here yesterday
jWhen a boiler exploded in a local ho
tel. McQuiddy, who was seated in
the writing room, was buried beneath
the wall behind him, which was ut
PATCH UP DIFFERENCES
ANL) SO WONT STRIKE
Chattanooga. Tenn.. Oct. 7. Local
street car niotormen and conductors;
nrfii-k Viau-o Ho on throntfinincr trt RtTikft
for the second time within a month, '
reported an agreement with officials
of the "looal traction company today,
NEW RUMANIAN INVASION.
I London, Oct. 7,
manian invasion of Bulgaria ,is
I reported tonight in a wireless
j4. despatch' from Rome. The mes-
I sage contains few details, merely '
stating that the forces sent
against the invaders failed to
stem their roads.
BULL MOOSER HITS
BOTH OLD PARTIES
Progressive Vice Presidential
Candidates Calls Upon His
Clan to Rally.
Cleveland, Oct. 7. The Adamson 8
hour law was condemned as a danger
ous piece of legislation and the man
ner of its enactment pronounced a
menace to labor by John M. Parker,
former Democrat. and now Progres-
opening his campaign here today with
a speech before the city club. A large
crowd was in attendance.
Parker assailed the campaign meth-1
ods and issues of both Republican and
ucmuuiiiis, cucti a.c tending me parties
as "Battered Hulks " and denounced
the Progressive leaders who have re-
turnea 10 me KepuDiican party. ietnro nKnnl-.fn ,1 ww
uvu.ea a. pro .ecuve tar in ana, ar-
un.ia.Liuu ul an lauur "uies.
He charged that the.'Deiuccrats had
stolen the frame work for all the good
legislation enacted during the past
four'years from the Progressive party
platform of 1912. He pointed out that 1
the Progressives had first advocated
the -Federal Reserve Bank Act, which
the Wilson administration is claiming
Allies Nearer The Most Impor
tant City qf Southern
London, Oct. 7. The allied drive
on Monastir the most important city OT body discontented and insurgent
of southern Serbia is gaming ground against exisiting oircumstances and
rapidly according to reports from the, therefore unhappily not In confidence
Macedonian front today Monastir wlth each other, because their grlev
now threatened from two directions I anceg are go different . the purpose8
in- the Lake Presaba district the en
tente has 'also registered successes.
The entente forces are now within
six miles of their objective from the
south, dispatehes state, while press
ing forward .from the east the Serb-
Hans are within sixteen miles of the
city. According to reports they
have seized the Velaboda valley, hav
ing advanced northwest from Kaima
koalan. DEMOCRATIC REGIME I
UNCOVERED FRAUDS j
Washington. Oct. 7. A statement .
from the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue shows that during the Wil
son administration frauds and evad
ed taxes to the amount of more
than - $50,000,000 have been uncov
ered by revenue agents. . Of that
' w-- I
sum $22,509,575.47 has .been assessed
and collected in the three years end-position In respect of Internal affairs,'
ng June 30, 1916. Income tax to the 'was unneutral -and whose intention
amount of $5,006,696.32, btherwise I was if he became a member of that ' ,
lost to the government, was discov- great council upon international at
ered and collected. Oleomargarine ! fairs at Washington, , to promote the
frauds totalling $27,000,000 were I interests of one side In the present
brought tpMight and a whiskey, con-war
spiracy which had cheated the gov-
ernment out of $20,000,000 in taxes
broken. 'up. j
Delegation of Over Two Thiom
sand Heard The President
At Shadow Lawn. V
WILL NOT TURN BACK
Republican Party Composed
of Elements That Cannot
Agree and Would Becom,-';
c rJ :f d i.. di j V
ocpcii cucu ii i any i iatcu
Power, He- Declared - i
Speech an Appeal Fox Thei
Votes of The Progressives.
Shadow Lawn, Nj., Oct.. 7. Presi
dent Wilson, speaking to 2,500 Inde
pendents today, declared the Republl"
can' party was composed of so many
opposing factions that even if it woii,
the election nothing would -be achieve
ed for National progress. He referred J
indirectly to Roosevelt as the party's
only articulate voice, "professing pur
poses at which the rest shiver."
The President predicted the "dfJ '
vorce" of the various elements of the
Republican party even if they wiiu
The speech was regarded as a plea?
for Progressive support. j;
The President said in part:
We -ate' a-critical .juncture In th6 ,
affairs of- thei worl&iand the affairs ot . -3
the world touch Ainerica : very close
ly. She does not stand apart. Her!
rAfinlf ata marlf nn cmt nf thA nennlni
of the worW Her sympathieg are aa
broa(J as the extended stocks of N
tional governments. There is nothing
humane that does not concern her,
and in the midst or this situation we
shaU change the Hnes of QUr National
"Fortunately, the lines of this cam
paign have recently been becoming
very clear, indeed. The choice is a
very definite one, which does not re-
, quire any subtle analysis for its de
termination. On the one hand, there
is a party which is united, made up
of congenial elements and "which has
determined its directions by its per- ;
formances and not by its promises.
You know what the Democratic partys
has accomplished. You know that it
neither can turn back nor desires to
"On the other hand, what have we? '
It baffles description. Men of every
sort and variety of purpose, I will
not say united, but associated, for an -unavowed
object; more interesting
than that and 'more ominous than that
jshot through with every form of bit
terness, every ugly form of hate, every
debased purpose of revenge and every ,
covert desire to recover secret power. .
A party made up . like the occupants :
of the ancient cave of Adullum -of
so contrasted, their temperaments - so , 'c
incapable. If they should by anyun- ,
happy chance succeed no divorce, pro- .;
ceedings will be necessary to accomp-
lish their separation."
"What would happen if the Repub
lican party should succeed on the ,
seventh of November? If I - were a
leader of that party, I would be afraid .
to. be elected. I would know that
nothing but futility and disappoint?
ment awaited me, because oddly
of nurnose come from the collateral
branches of the family.
"The only articulate voice, a very'-.v
articulate voice, professes opinions'.''.
and purposes at which the rest In
private shiver and demur.
"One branch of that" party, the col-
latteral branch, to which I have. Just
referred, backed as a candidate ; for
the United States Senate in the. State'
of New York, a man whose T avowed .
in Europe. Therefore we are war-
rahted in believing that if theRepubf
lican party should succeed one very
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ling a considerable loss.