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t zfomw will aid
SUBMARINES IN PLAN
. TO BLOCKADE BRITAIN
tomans Accttsfe Foes of
Intention to Sink Neutral
j $hips in Order to Em-
1 broil Nations Against
the Teutonic Cause.
Miiic-Layers Reported Already
on British Coast Prepared
t lo Strew Mines in War of
f starvation to be Launched
BEIUilN, Feb. J6.
Zeppelin airships -will participate In the
fctocKade of the British coast, the Vos
elche Zeltung announced on official au
thority today. It Is understood" that the
aircraft will be used to drop bombs upon
British Bhlps that escape from the sub
marine cordon to bo established In Eng
The Lokal Antclfier states that Ger
many Is prepared to strew the British
coast with mines. This statement aroused
tha belief hero that German mlno layers
ro hidden In lnacesslblo recesses of tho
British coast and aro ready to movo
as soon as tho blockado Is begun.
That Britain will attempt to embroil
Germany and. neutral nations la tho hint
made In an official statement Issued by
tha German press bureau today. It fol
lows: "It Is believed In German shipping
circles that It will aid England's Interests
If conflicts arise between Germany and
neutral states. It Is not improbable,
therefore, that neutral ships will be pur
posely sunk by British submarines.
"It Is also known that England has laid
large numbers of mlnca against German
ALLIES CLAIM RECAPTURE
QF TRENCHES AT ST. ELOI
Defenses on Flnnders Line Again
PARIS, Feb. 18.
British troops', who have been essaying
the offensive between St. Elol and the
Ypres Canal, have succeded, according to
the official statement tday. In recaptur
ing two lines of outlylntr trenches pre
viously taken from them by tho Germans
In o, series of assaults. It was stated
at the AVar Office that at this point has
taken place the only Infantry engage
ments since Sunday. Elsewhere along
the entire battle front' tho exchanges are
confined to the artillery.
Tho previous reports of tha success by
the French urtlllcry In silencing the flro
of the Germans at several points, notably
In) the Soualn and Argonno regions, are
confirmed. It Is stated that the French
artillery Is being used all along the en
tire lino to silence and dismount the big
(The French claim Is directly contra
dicted by today's official statement from
Berlin, which declares that British counter-attacks
at St. Elol were repulsed.)
BELGIAN RELIEF SHIP
ENDANGERED IN CHANNEL
f Massapequa Hud Thrilling Passage in
NEW YOniC, Feb. 16.-A thrilling
Story of tho Belgian relief ship Massa
pequa's trip at night thrpugh tho dark
ened English Channel was told here today
toy Captain E. M. McCnrthy, who re
turned to New York after delivering a
Rockefeller Foundation cargo for starv
"Wo almost foundered," said Captain
McCarthy. "All familiar lights were out
nd wo groped our way through a furious
southwest gale, lost In tho Channel.
"All night we beat back and forth on
a. short course. Finally daylight camo
and we picked up an English patrol boat,
which examined our papers and gave uj
directions to Rotterdam. The only ves
sels I saw on tho trip were patrol boats."
ITALY REFUSES TO JOIN
NEUTRAL LEAGUE ON SHIPS
Proposes to Stand Alone in Protec
tion of Maritime Rights.
nojlE, Feb. 16. Italy has refused to
Join a, proposed league of neutral Powers
with the object of a common defense of
neutral shipping against Germany's
threatened blockade of British ports. This
refusal is on the grounds that Italy is
fully prepared to defend Its own shipping
unaided; besides. It Is determined to re
tain a complete freedom of action.
The Italian Government has formally
notified Germany that It will not tolerate
nets of war against Italian shipping,
which the Government considers Is un
warranted, since the threatened blockade
of British ports Is utterly Illegal unless
NO CAUSE FOR ALARM.
.SAYS ENVOYTO GERMANY
Gerard Confident Blockado Tangle
Will Bo Solved.
BERI4N, Feb, 1. According to the
Xocal Anzelger, James W. Gerard,
American ambassador, sees no cause for
alarm in connection with the present ne
gotiations between the United States and
?ermany growing out of the submarine
"So far as tha present relations between
our countries are concerned," the news
paper quotes the ambassador, "I regard
them with the most complete calm confi
dence. The questions in dispute will, with
the existing good will on both sides, cer
tainly be. solved satisfactorily to both
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Official War Reports
The enemy's attacks against the
trenches taken by tho Germans from
the English near 61. Elol Were re
pulsed yesterday, Otherwise there
were no important vents.
Our pursuit of and continued nghtlne
with the enemy 6n and beyond the
East Prussian frontier are proceeding
very fnvorably. In Poland, north of
Iho Vistula, tho Germans occupied
Blelslt and Ploeli after a short fight
About IWO prisoners were taken.
In 1'olaiid. south of the Vistula, no
Important events occurred.
The British troops on Monday re
captur'ed tho tno tienehes which they
had lost the night before between St.
Elol and tho Ypres canal.
On the battle front of the French
armies the day of February IS was
generally calm. No Infantry actions
were reported. Our artillery won suc
cesses particularly Important.
On the front of the Nlomen and Vis
tula niters some encounters took
place on February 13 at about tho
same placrs as on the day before.
On tho left bank of tho Vistula tho
customary cannonading occurred.
In the Carpathians we repulsed stub
born attacks by tho Austrlans at
Hvldnlk. We mado tamo progress on
the left bank of the Upper San and
captured more than 1000 prisoners and
flvo machine gunm,
Germans who attacked heights near
Myto Korlowka, between tho Bcskld
nnd W'jszlcow I'flses, were repulsed.
They suffered heavy losses. Our
troops, starting a counter attack from
Dukia and WysJ.tow, dislodged the
Germans from tho heights fortified by
Strong Austrian forces are advancing
along the roads leading to Nadworna
and Into Bukonlna.
In Ilusslan Poland and West Gallcla
no noteworthy Incident has occurred.
The battles In the Carpathians are
In southeast Gallcla yesterday wo
captured Kadvvorna (67 miles north
east of Czernowltz) and forced the
onemy back In tho direction of Stan
Islau (G8 miles northwest of Tarnopol).
In the southern war theatre only
unimportant frontier fighting has oc
curred. GERMANY CRUMBLING,
DECLARES JOFFRE IN
HINTS OF NEW BLOW
"All Their Famous Old
Guard Gon e," Says
and 1,000,000 Have
Been Lost in Battle.
PARIS, Teb. 16. Germany Is crumbling,
says General Joltre, head of all the
French armies in France, in an interview
with Paul Huard, a lifelong friend. In
telling of his lntcrvlow Huard says:
" 'You ought really to give mo some ex
planation of Chnrlerol,' I said to him.
"The general was neither astonished
nor offended by my question.
"I usked him 1. It was really true, as
the general public and een the com
batants believed, that we nere outflanked
In Belgium by overwhelming masses.
" 'Not at all, not at all,' replied Gen
eral Joffre: 'our army was in sufficient
numbers. We ought to have won the bat
tle of Charlerol. We had 10 chances to 1
to win It. We lost It through our own
faults, by mistakes of our commanders.'
" 'Long before the war broke out I was
aware a great number of our generals
were worn out. Observing those deficien
cies, I had set about remedying them.
Some of these generals were my best
comrades, but, while I love my friends, I
lovo France still more. I, therefore, re
lieved them of their commands. I re
moved them aa I expect to bo removed
myself If I am found deficient. Not, in
deed, as a punishment, but simply for
the public welfare. I did this with an
guish In my soul, and when left In soli
tude I wept.'
"Turning the general from his melan
choly memories, I said to him: 'Now,
explain to me your retreat, especially by
-what surprising miracle or what singular
caprice General Von Kluk obliqued so
suddenly when Paris was already within
" 'The retreat was very simple,' replied
Joffre, now smiling again. With numer
ous details he explained to me how Von
Kluk'a men, casting aside their haver
sacks, swept like a whirlwind on Paris.
"He explained how, during the 10 days
the English-French retreat lasted, he,
Joffre, built up in the region of Amiens,
that is on flank of the line of Invasion,
an army whose existence was unknown
to all, and especially to the Germans,
until the day when, concentrated end
moving off to the command of the French
generalissimo, this army of General
Maunoury gave such a sudden and vio
lent elbow blow to the Teutons that he
threw them, as planned, on to our lines
on the Mame,
"At present," resumed Huard, "it Is
truly regrettable that such decisive man
euvers as the Mame affair are no longer
possible, and bending over General Jof
fre," says Huard, "I whispered In his ear,
'I hope you have something up your
'Joffre laughed gaily. 'Hurely, surely,'
he replied, tapping my shoulder, 'but we
are really still maneuvrlng.. Napoleon
said he won battles with his soldiers'
less. We win them with our locomotives.
That's all the difference. We mustn't
abuse this war of uttritlon too much.
" 'Under the fire of our army the Ger
mans have left more than 1,000,000 men
yes, more than 1.000.000 who will never
reappear on any battlefield.
" Their famous, guard Is only a collec
tion of uniforms; their old officers' lists
are only a, historic memory. Their olll.
cera were gallant; they have nearly all
fallen. The German troops are now so
much weakened morally that there Im
provised offlcrs the Impelled In order to
avoid stampede, to lead them to battle In
mass formation, eight men abreast. It Is
leading them to a hecatomb, a. prey for
our artillery "
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Mnplcnl mobilization of Gcrmnn troops hns surprised and discomfited tho armies opposed to tho Kuiser
on the several fronts. Yet quickness of transporting men nnd munitions has been duo to no other necromancy
than that of tho foreslghted nttcntlon to detail which is characteristic 6f the so-called Teutonic "prepared
ness." Almost In a flash, German forces or reinforcements appear at points of hostilo pressure or where an
offensive is to bo initiated. Far-vlsloncd conception nnd masterly execution of tho Brent German rail
way system, which criss-crosses the country from frontlor to frontier and links stronghold to stronghold,
are responsible for the mobilo quality which surprisid tho world last August in Belgium and Franco and
which has several times, Including the present week, caused amazement to tho Russians in East Prussia.
For decades, in tho railway evolution of greater Germany, lines have been laid not merely for transit
and trade purposes, but also with a view to military valuo. Tho result of this policy, that looked to tho
future as well as present, is seen in speedy and effective mobilizing of great mnsscs of German troops
where they aro needed just when they aro needed. .
BLOCKADE OP FOE'S COAST
BOLD MOVE FOR BRITAIN
Enforcement of Expected Proclamation Would Mean
Reversal of Present Policy, Experts Declare.
Would Be Signal for Great Sea Battle.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 10.
The announcement from London that
King George Mill Issuo a proclamation
declaring a blockade of tho German
coasts has caused much Interest among
naval experts here, who believe that such
a step would be one of the most moment
ous that Great Erltnln has taken slnco
the outbreak of the war.
It is pointed out that such a blockade,
In order to bo made effective, would
necessitate the presence of British war
ships In Gcrmnn territorial waters.
which they have studiously avoided at all
times, except uron the occasion of the
Helgoland raid months ago. A blockade
that kept the British vessels In their
home ports would be as much n paper
blockade us If England had no navy at
all with which to enforce the King's de
cree. But whether the British Admiralty
Is prepared to reverse Its policy of keep
ing tho greater part of Its naval forces
In safe harbors, and thereby maintain
ing its superiority in sea power, Is open
27 SHIPS FROM N. Y.
FACE TORPEDO PERU
Four American Vessels Among
Those Due in War Zone Af
NEW YORK, Feb. 10.
Twenty-seven steamships, sailing from
New York, face the torpedoes and mines
of tho Germans In tho waters around
England, for all of the vessels will ar
rive after February IS, when the war
zono proclamation by the German Ad
miralty shall have gone Into effect. Two
of the ships are passenger vessels, tho
largest being the Adriatic, of tho White
Star Line, which should arrive In Liver
pool on tho 19th, The other is the steam
ship Bergensfjord, a Norwegian vessel,
which will be In the North Sea after
The complete list of steamships nnd
their nationality follow.
Aymtrlc, UrltU ,, for notterdtm.
Slrcncen Dutch, for llotterdim
Sommlid)k, Dutch, (or Rotterdam
bteleiclborsr. Norwegian, for Bvenbon.
rhatton, Urltlah. for Cardiff.
Cushlng, American, for Copenhagen.
Huram. British, for London.
Qhaiee. British, for Hull.
Dorgensjord, Norwegian, for Bergen,
Kaman, American, for London.
Veatrls. Urltlah, for Havre.
Crloa. Greek, for llottrrdam.
Adriatic. Urltlah, for Liverpool.
Vldar. Bwedlah, for Copenhagen.
Francisco. Urltlah, for Hull
Kanaaa City, Dr'tlah. for Bristol.
Northern, Urltlah, for Havre.
Cornelia, Dutch, for Rotterdam.
Great City, iirltlth, for Rotterdam.
Nw York, Dutch, for London,
Philadelphia. American, for Liverpool.
Vienna, Urltlah. for Havre,
Manhattan, Urltlah, for London.
Orduna, Urltlah. for Liverpool.
Niagara, French, for Havre.
Menominee. Urltlah, for London.
Suruga, American, for Gothenburg.
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Tho Bending of a blockading force to
the German coasts would necessarily be
attended vlth heavy losses, for thoso
coasta bristle with fortifications nnd
their waters aro mown thick with mlno
fields. There Is also tho Gcrmon fleet
always to bo reckoned with. Numeri
cally inferior as It Is, the Kaiser's sea
force would bo lighting In 'Its own wateis
and would hao so great a strategic ad
vnntagn that It could nccount for man)
of tho cnemj's ships beforo being either
destioycd or bottlod up In harbor.
Tho consensus of opinion hero Is that
a great naval bnttle would necessarily
prpLecIo the establishment of a blockade
that neutral Powers would be forced to
recognize as binding. Whether Britain
is prcpuiWI to lisk so much is a de
batable question unions the experts.
It was Intimated In some quarters that
tho thicat of a blockade was the British
solution of the question raised with l'ne
United States over tho Wllhclmina case.
In other words, Britain, Instead of rely
ing upon Hb claim to the right of declar
ing nil food nbsolute contraband, pro
poses to accomplish tho same result by
proclaiming a blockade of the enemy's
SAFETY FOR SHIPS
Protests Both to Berlin and
London Against War Zone
THE HAGUE, Feb. lO.-Tho Nether
lands has presented notes of protest at
the samo moment to Germany and Great
Britain regarding, respectively, the war
zone order and the use of neutral flags.
Diplomats here who have been awaiting
action of this kind, were not surprised
when it was announced tho Dutch Min
ister at Berlin had been instructed to
hand the note to the German Foreign
Ofllcc, tho other note being communicated
to Great Britain at the same time.
Following are the salient points of the
contents of the note communicated to the
German Foreign Office:
First. Tho, Government of the Nether
lands denies the Imputation that it has
been partial to Great Britain In the con
duct of commercial affairs, in embargo
acts or otherwise.
Second. As tha Netherlands Govern
ment protested agalnet the British dec
laration of the North Sea as a war zone,
so It now protests against the German
declaration of a stretch of water sur
rounding the British Isles as a theatre
Third. The Netherlands Government
declares the possible hoisting of a neutral
flag by an enemy merchantman would not
excuse German warships in sinking
merchantmen on suspicion, without arrest
or search. In case a Dutch ship were
thus attacked and Bunk the Netherlands
would hold Germany responsible.
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U.S. BALKS AT BRITISH
Absolute Contraband Declara
tions Expected to Bring
Protest From Washington.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.
The new doctrine eoon to be promul
gated by Great Britain making foodstuffs
absolute contraband, Is expected to bo
opposed by the United States. There was
evidence today that tho State Depart
ment would dispute any pronouncement
which eliminates entirely conditional con
traband from neutral ships In time of
The rcpicsentntlons made to Great
Britain In the Wllhclmina case will bring
this Issue to a focus. It Is understood
In Washington that Great Britain will
seize the cargo of the Wllhelnilna and
Isiuc a stntcment virtually Instituting ti
blockado of the entlro German const.
It Is now evident that Great Britain
Intends to keep nil American foodstuffs
out of Germany, and the American Gov
ernment Is preparing to question the
British right to do so.
Germany has offered to withdraw Its
war zone declaration if Great Britain will
allow the Wllhclmina to reach a Ger
man port. Great Britain contends thnt
the Wllhelmlna's cargo has been made
Hbsolute contraband by tho drrree of tho
German Government commandeering all
foodstuffs. Germany, In reply, has of
fered rigid guarantee that all imported
foodstuffs will go solely to noncom
batanls. Great Britain replies thatHhls
would merely release other foodstuffs for
the use of troops at tho front.
At the Cabinet meeting today Secretary
of State Bryan placed before the Cab
inet members tne latest official com
munication he had received bearing on
the German war zone declaration and
the flying or the American flag by Brit
ish merchantmen, and the full text of
tho British reply to tho recent American
piotcst on the seizure and detention of
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DRIVE GERMANS TO
HATE U.S. BITTERLY
Resentment Grows in Kai
ser's Empire as Reports,
"True and Untrue," of
Pro-Ally Feeling Here
Are Daily Published.
Farmers Refuse to Buy Amer
ican Agricultural Implc
"ments and Society Woman
Bars Door to Erstwhile
By KARL H. VON WIEOAND
BERLIN, Feb. IS.
The American Government, press and
public npparently do not realize to what
extent nnd depth the bitterness of feeling
throughout Germany against Americans
Is spreading. With tho German press
dally publishing dispatches tending to
show that tha United States Is siding
more nnd more with tho Allies, andNwIth
tho, reprinting of dispatches taken from
the British newspapers Indicating ex
treme hostility toward Germany, the
people of Germany aro becoming worked
up to a point which It would be difficult
to exaggerate. Officials and American
citizens here cannot disguise their fears
that some incident will occur which will
lend to a serious crisis.
Wounded officers and men from the
front openly charge that the German
losses nre becoming much greater now
that the French are using American
manufactured arms and ammunition. This
has created an ntmosphero which, to put
It mildly. Is becoming moro and moro
frigid dally for Americans. Although
hlthcito the Germans have maintained
an attitude of calmness and composuro
toward Amorlcan business they are now
beginning to complain bitterly. For In
stance, tho peasants nnd land owners of
Bavaria and olsewhero are now refusing
to buy agricultural Implements manufac
tured In tho United States.
The Berliner Zcltung yesterday pub
lished a pamphlet which. It charged, was
prepared by former Picsldent Thcodoro
Roosevelt urging the United States to
Join the Allies and crush Germany.
The Berlin Tngeblatt reprinted today n
dispatch from nn English newspapet
which sns that American officers have
icslgned from tho army and aro apply
ing for natutallzatlon as Britishers In
order that they may be eligible for com
missions In an American brigade, 2000
Miong, being formed to fight for Eng
land. Theso are fair samples of the state
ments which are being published which
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Americans throughout Germany are no
longer wearing the tiny American flags
in their buttonholes that were so notice
able nnd so generally applauded In the
early days pt the war.
The Embassy nnd the Consulates here
are being deluged with letters frpm Ger
mans filendly'to America and" from, per-,
man-Americans, the tenbr of which in-
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who hitherto has been most friendly with
Americans, entertaining them In her
home, has now caused It to be announced
that henceforth Americans will not be
welcome. Sho declares thatthe resent
ment of her German friends toward tho
United States Is icsponslble.
Tho position of Ambassador Gerard and
Consul-General Law Is now becoming
extromoly delicate and difficult, botn oftl
cers being focus points for German criticism.
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BAN ON FOODSTUFFS
AND BLOCKADE PLAN
TO STARVE GERMAN,
Britain Rejects Proffer of
Germans and King Is E&. 'i
pected to Issue Prohibit!
tion Against All Food fori
LONDON, Feb. It
"No compromise." This is the attltudlR
ence to tho German proposal tranamin.1
through the American Government thJ
i -n..!!!.. stit hA.i, ,. iaiK
,. u.i.a.,1 t,h ininiiii. mo possag. 1
foodstuffs for the civilians of the Kaiser's?
empire the German1 Admiralty will rMJ
Its drder establishing a war zone about !
Th6 proposal today was presented tcrlj
mo .'uuiuci ni un extraordinary semlon
ly Foreign Secretary Grey. Accordtniil
iw icimuiu iciiurin wic uennail PrOIQia1 y
wun .ujuuivu in u entirely.
ntr If Wfla nntinllnna (. Tlu . 'ftM
) nuiiuiiiivcu mat, .Tviug- ueorifeij
...- .., zy -w.,vi mig iuuay cr.L
tomorrow. It la expected that at ,!
privy council Ihe King will elirn a nwwJ.!..!
matlon prohibiting Iho transportation of,3i
foodstuffs to Germany and aetllnir tnrtvi
the various retaliatory methods adopted
against Germany because of itn iuJ1,.t4
unid Vtlnlnrln h ,
After Sir Edward Grev hnrt nnik.i..
to tho cabinet tjio. proposition of comnrd-'f;
trite mitAn V... am....... a. t"w w
....-v. ....... u u, vrcuuaiir, xno member
Wero informed by Winston Spent
Churchill, head of the Admiralty, of th'
plans that had been mad-. t Lt.u...
against Germany. These are understood,
to Include a .blockade of the German-,
Announcement wa& mucin t .!.... .....",
Premier Asqulth would bo asked In Vif J
.W...W..U,. ...ismcr me uovern.-i.
men nrnnM rnniM.H t.- ..t.. rf""
of a joint prize court con.iin "ent "
sentatlves of Britain and the UnltM1
States with a' view to Avoiding a rec -1
renco of tha d sDute .b.ttW n.1 ! . . i
countries In connection with Wral$
London newspapers declare that or. -'
many's proffer is an ndleati ilhrX: 2
Raiser's Government is weakened before..!
the storm aroused in neutral countries?
BUCh as thn TTnlr,l eo- t.-Y.. . u.ni"8 "i
land by it, warning that neutVai shipping
is liable to suffer. f(S
Tho comment of the press may be sum- i
"Gormany has challenged us. We have 'j
accepted the (.hallcnrje. Now let Ger-
many begin Its operations. In declaring'1'
n blockade of British coasts It has defied ,"',
tho very Instrument of warfare of which
it Is In terror the Brltlnh n.m
English naval critics assert that' the
Gcrmnn threat to sow mines In thej'j
waters nlong tho consts promise nothing s
- ,'."" " "'ui, numerous
neutral as well as British merchantmen '
already have been badly dnmnged br tank ,
by these floating Instruments of war. j
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Exposition Rates Cut in Two
Tho ralhoads have greatly reduced
their fares and made It possible for you .
to see both tho San Francisco and San"?
Diego Expositions on one ticket. Byj";
way of tho Burlington Route (C, 13. &
Q. It. II.) tho cost of a railroad ticket
to California and back will be only"
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Salt Lake City on tha way, stopping,
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Returning, you may enjoy a, sea trip
un the coast to Portland, see Tacoma,"
ointii. imrl Knoknne. and either Glacier
National Park or Yollowstono Park',
the wonders or tne worm. ,fi
You don t mice n, irip hko rnia very
. r.... l.ni,lrl MA., tlln limit ,l.,n.,
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lot me mako up an Itinerary to nt yourk
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