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United States and Austria
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HAStTI\(!T<)\, Wednesday. - The siTOtid American Vote to ' Austria
Mates ihui^ Austria admitted that tlfc> Ancoria. was torfiedoed after the engines were stopped and the paa t-engers still aboard. -
'I'llis culn.issioii fixes on the sub marine commander Uie responsibility
for violnlinr the laws of the na tions. and disregarding the humane principles of sea warfare.
Amct im holds details of the sink ing of the Anconn, and there 1B ad lit iomil evidence in support of the American1 report. Further, the number of Americans killed or In jured wns not essential to the dis cussion of the culpability of the submarine commander. It was an i-stahlisheri and undisputed fact that citizens of the ITnlted States were Miled, injured, or their lives placed fn jeopardy by his lawless act.
Hie United states does not feel called upon to debate international law, for the principles of humanity wore violated. The only course Is to hold Austria responsible for the submarine's a!ct" and to "renew the definite respectful demands made on the lith December.
The Vote hopes that Austria will I oreeive the justice of the case, and f oiiiply with the same frankness and the same concern for the existing Rood relations which prompted the riiiiwi States to make them.
r/JVOOK. Wednesday.-In the Mouse of Commons, r<ord Robert Cecil stated that the Government iiad granted safe conducts to 'Can tains von Paoen and Boy-Kd. at tirhm to the Gorman Embassy in the Cnltert States, in deference to the wishes of America. ftoth men IIAVG been proved to be concerned in llots which were fomented for the purpose of interfering with the sup ply of munitions io the 'Allies.