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St Louis Will Sail; Denied Convoy by U. S. Warship
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U BOATS DESTROY 10
U. S. HOLDING
Government Acts on Policy
Americans Have Inalienable
Right on High Sea.
HALTS ALL BOOKINGS.
American Line Advises Appli
cants for Passage to Use
White Star Vessels.
. Armed convoy of the American
n utoomahln Bt. Ixiula through the
Ofrpaan danger xone was 10-u.iy n--
ILLEGAL, BUT S ! WILL SAIL
jtftJSfljljy the Btoto Department, ac
t.'crirdlnc to a statement iiinde thin
"iJernoon by r. A. 8. Frnr.illn, head
of' Uis International Mercantile Mu
rine, ife added that Ills aijcnt In
Washington had sent worl that the
t State Department was forwarding a
' note explaining Its dcclinatloti.
!Mr. Franklin reiterated thlB ufter
noon that the Kt. Iouls would cer
'talnly sail from this port.
"I havu called a meeting of the di
rectors and department heads of the
company." he said, "and It will there
be decided whether the ves-iel shall be
armed or painted in accordance with
too German prescription or go Just as.
she le. The time of sailing will not
be determined until the ruculpt of the i
note, from the State Department."
The number of first class passengers
on the St. Ioul) 1ms been reduced
from 110 to ?5 by the- cancellation of
bookings by American. The. remaining
es.whlle Including a fo.v Americans
aro mainly English and Canadians.
Tho Amerlctm l.lno sent h telegram
this afternoon to its agents through
out tho country ordering them to re
fuiie. until further notice, all pas
senger bookings by tho line, as It
cannot now designato walling datev
Tho isamc tclegpima advised th
agents to not.fs applicants for pas
age that the Whlto Ktnr Uno Is main
taining Its Palling schedule and that
passengers snlllpg on It.s vis1b are
receiving the protection of tho llrltlsh
Government while panning through
tho Ocrrnan danger zone,
In denying a convoy, the Oovern
ment Is acting on tho policy that
Americans have nn Inalienable right
to traverse the high sea, that the
(German HUlinarlnc hlorkade In en
tirely Illegal and that any sinking of
American Hhlps In contravention of
law would Immediately lend to hos
tllltles. American Mrri'li.intntrn Will
Mount f it ii In Cimr ii r Wnr,
BOSTON, Feb. ".It was learned
to-day at the Clnulestown Navy Yard
that plans In detail jire In tun hands
of tho Navy Vard olllolals for tho
arming of merchantmen Nessels in
case this country Is drawn tutu the
These merchant ship, will be used
t. carry supplies, tuej mid otber
necessailrs to naval b..ses .uid Amur
lean war craft and ultio i.irgocs to
MEOW, A TAX ON CATS!
Sennlitr Itiililimiiii lntrnliM'e u lllll
ltlIOlllK 4'cntM i, HlMlfl.
IStwiil From Stall IVrrny'nlit.
AbllAN V, K'b, T.-TIim isoniblnul cat
population of the .Stl uf Nw Voik
will now proceed lo whet I's claw foi
tienatur Uouel'ihH Itulilu.-on.
The Senator leaped Into the l.irlla-
live arena to-dm- with 11 bill lmpli;
a lax of IS mills 1 i''h upon im r'ttx
maintained In tho Hiuie f .Sfv. Vorli,
With the mill; trim mltlng tli price
of milk and the State seeking tn Irn-
po . poll tax upon the tabby Inhtbl-
ONE DEAD. 3 HURT
OF BESSIE ABOTT
Robert Barber, Steamship
Man, Killed in Collision
on Riverside Drive.
Robert Hutber, thirty yeaTs did, son
of Herbert Uarber, founder of tho
Harber Steamship Company of No. 17
llattcry IMace, died curly to-day In
Ht. Luke's Monpltul, tho victim of an
automobllo collision at Riverside!
Drive and One Hundred und Kloveuth j
Street. Tim accident occurred about
1 o'clock this morning.
Mr. Rarbor was hurled twenty feet
and landed against on Iron railing.
Ills skull was fractured and ho died
without recovering consciousness. In
the other machine was Mrs. Ilessle
Story, better known as Resslu Abott,
the opera singer. Mrs. Story was
only slightly Injured.
Two young women who were pas
sengers In the llarber car were picked
up unconscious, and also taken to
the hospital. They aro described to
the police as Madeline Smith, twenty
years old, of No. 132 West forty
(lfth Street, a caburot singer at
Chuchlll's restaurant, and 1'lny Da
man, twenty years old, of No. C04
Seventh Avenue. Astoria, L. I., a
show girl ut tho Winter Garden. Her
New York address Is said to be No.
30(i West Forty-ninth Street.
At St. l.tikou Hospital tho stterln
tendent this uftcrnoon said Mlm
Smith w.n out of dnngor, but that
MIh.1 Hainan had t'Ceu Furiously In
jured and vai still In a precarious
condition. MIh:i Smith l.i suffering
from bruise and shock. Sho may bo
able to leavu tiho hospital in a few
days. Miss Hamnn has sovcrnl brok
en ribs and in thought to have suf.
fored Internal Injuries,
At tho Winter Garden tho manage
ment got word early this morning
that the Injured chorus girl was one
known to the Winter Garden em
ployees as Clementine dayman. Sho
had a minor part In tho chorufcs.
The Churchill's management bald
.Miss Smith hud been employed there
for six weeks as n dancer and4.lngor.
Tho Rarbtr car was driven by Wil
liam H. I.ewh of No. 601 West Ono
Hundred and Thirty-fifth Street. Mrs
Story's chauffeur was Charles T.
.lames of No. 481 Wnst Ono Hundred
and Klfty-nlnth Street. Tho police
took both to tho West Ono Hundred
and Twenty-fifth Street Station and
charged thorn with hoinlcldo.
Mrs. Story, who Ulnted but was ro
vlvcd, told Policeman Hanover that
she had Just taken sumo guests homo
and was returning to No. VZ1 Park
Avenue, whero sho lives with her
mother, Mrs. Waldo Story. Her lim
ousine, sho said, was going at a mode,
rate tpcml, and turned out of the
main Jrlvo to take tho cut to Ono
Hundred and Tenth Street when tho
nurth bound llarber car collided
The Story niac'.lii'" mm will -led 1
aiound, tho other ear dabhlng off at'
(ConUauAd ca SMOAd JPm0
AS AUTO HITS CAR
BOTH PARENTS NOW
HELD N MYSTERY
OF SLASHED BOY
Kather Arrested After Conflict
ing Statements Neighbors
Praise Accused Mother.
iNO CLUE TO STRANGER.
Mother Remanded Without
Bail After Hearing on Charge
of Felonious Assault.
Roth parents of little John Iliac
cocl, tho five-year-old boy found In
tho cellar of his homo nt No. 702
Uaglo Avenue, tho Rronx, with his
throat slashed, aro now In Jail as a
result of tho District Attorney's ln
veHttgatlon. Mrs. lltaccocl was arraigned In tho
MorrUanla Court to-day on u charge
of felonious assault and held without
Tasqiiale, tho boy's father, was ar
rested early to-day and Is being held
as n material witness because of con
flicting statements. At Lincoln Hos
pital It wo said to-day tho boy's In
jury is not us serious as It wan first
stated to be.
Meanwhile tho police, who havn
been Investigating the family's rec
ord in tho neighborhood,, have ic
celvcd nothing but favorable reports
concerning Mrs, UlaccocI, who was
arrested last night after sho persisted
In her story that John had told her
"a man had stabbed him."
Tho police declare John told them
his mother directed htm to say a man
had Injured him. The mystery as to
why tho mother should want to Injure
her child Is all tho greater because of
the storte.i her neighbors tell of her
great nffectlon for her son. These
neighbors say that? John was his
mother's favorite, her two other chil
dren and tho two youngsters that
board with the family receiving no
such uffcctlon as he did. Tim child's
life was Insured for ISO, It Is said.
Tho polleo theory that the mother
flew Into a rage and attacked tho boy
puzzles the neighbors. They say thnt
her willingness to take care of two
morn children shows she was not
lacking In patience.
".Ho tar wo have found no one who
saw tho strango man the mother
speaks about," said Assistant District
Attorney Mork. "It la ono of the
queerest cases wo havo had to deal
with In a long while."
500,000 WOMEN OF N. Y.
OFFER SERVICES TO STATE
Mrs. WhitehouM Greeted by Gov.
Whitman, Who Thanks Her
for the Proposal.
(Srdl Irom a 8tff OjnMrwn.lMit )
ALU ANY, I'eb. 7. Mrs. Norman
Whltehou&o of New York, to-day,
had an Interview with Gov. Whitman
during which sho gave him resolu
tions adopted by tho Now York Wo
men's Suffrage party offering the
services of Its members to the State
during the war crisis In any capacity
which tho Stnte deemed them fit to
She Mid th.it half a million women
of tlm State were already organized,
Tho KngllsU Premier and his follow
officials had declared that the war
could not be prosecuted by Great Rrlt
uln without the aid of the women.
"I am iiifne than glad to see jou
anil thank you for your offer," replied
the Governor. "Of course I know you
churn with nie the hope that an emer
gency which will require Mich er.
vices shall not urine. r (t (,H.S their
iVin ie no morn v.iiuame mil renduiecl
1 11.111 thnt whluli will lie given bj :he
women of the I'niteii state.."
GERARD OUT OF GERMANY:
mm ohm oTAMnmin nnni i STRONGLY AGA
,,!r o ZTnr L U BOAT WARFARE
U. S. Ambassador to Spain Gets Mes
sage From Gerard at Berne, Switz
erland, Following Reports That He
Had Been Detained.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. Ambassador Willard at Madrid reported
to (he State Department to-day that he had received a despatch from Am
Inssador Gerard, sent from Heme, Switzerland.
j Although no word came from
I American Minister Stovall at Berne,
Willard's despatcli as indicating that
proceeded as far as the Swiss capital
I Tho fuct
that Mr. Gerard was noti-
expected to leave llcrlln before un
duy, coupled with tho pjsslbillty thut
ho may havo sent 11 despnteh to Meruit
to bo transmitted to Ambassador
Willard, makes It possible that Mr.
Clerard has not left Oermany.
The Statu Department hud sent to
Ambassador Willard a despatch to be
forwarded to Ambassador In Merlin
which would ho of valuo only In caso
Mr. Gerard still wero In tho Gcrmun
Ambassador Willard replied ho had
received a despatch from Mr. Gerard
at Heme and wished Instructions ;is
to whether he should forward the
Department's despatch to him there.
No direct report has been received
from Merne from Mr. Gcrurd or from
the American Minister thoro, but
word Is expected duilng tho day
which will clarify the situation. Tho
last despatch from Mr. Gerard nt
Merlin was dated I'eb. 0.
A Ilav.-iN despatch from Marcelona,
Spain, says that Ambassador Gerard
will sail from that port for tho United
States on a Spanish liner.
l'rom Kutopean sources outside, of
Germany tho Government learned
that the German Government ac
tually did consider Mr. Gerard pruc
tlcally as a hostagi until It received
advices from Washington detailing
the arrangements made for the safe
doparturo of fount von HernMorff.
It was disclosed to-day that on
Monday tho State Department sent a
long dospatrh giving tho plans worked
out for the safo departurn of the dis
missed German Ambassador und his
suite. Any plans German olllclals
might have entertained to restrain
tho doparturo of Mr. Gerard were
then, of course, dropped.
The German Government's actlpn
Is believed to have been more In the
nature of a move to compel a safo
return of von nrnMorfr through the
Allied blockade rather than any step
ugnlnst Mr. Gerard or tho United
Whlto hoping that Germany will
amend her I' boat programme, Gov
ernment nlll' ials to-day mado It plain
they do iV't want the pnoplo of the
United Stales to underestimate the
probability of war.
The President it 11 rl his advisers are
to stand pat. They will do nothing to
provoko hostilities, but will continue
to make eery preparation for the de
felise of the country. Tbore h.is been
mill will be no effort to reopen ex
changes with the Merlin Government
through Spain or through any other
The break of relations with Ger-
'many is going to remain coinplrte
Tin- United Slates will ltruore lii-r
ninny. No opportunity will bo i-nught
to irive Gei'iiv-iiv a eh'inee to express
fCgiel 01 I110iMi ner i no'it policy.
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.11 I' . ! i,r "ll 11 11 .HOI
it it ,ani
'1 1 net fmu 1 h .IIuim, k , tu u II.
cnti-U, ittie ' )' t A114 ftn'i AmerUja
Ambassador Gerard himself, or from
the State Department interpreted Mr.
Mr. Gerard had left Berlin and had;
PASSED BY ALLIES,
Frederik VIII. Must Stop at
Halifax for Inspection
WASHINGTON, Teb. 7. An of!l
clal of tho Scandinavian-American
l.lno has arranged for the sailing
of Count von Hernstorff and Ills
party fiom New York next Tuesday
on the Krederlk VIII. Conferences
were held lth Dr. I'aul Hitter, the
Swiss Minister, who bus taken over
the dlplomatlo Interests of Germany
In this country; Minister llrun of
Denmark, and olllclals of the State
Tho Frederik VIII. on tho voyage
to Chrlstlniila will put In at' Halifax,
N. S., for inspection by llrltlsh naval
authorities. Great Urltaln gave pass
ports for tho party on condition that
they proceed homo by the most direct
available route, and tho Frederik
VIII. will proceed to Norway by the
northerly rputo without entering the
war none. The stop at Halifax hjs
been arranged for o that tho ship
may be subjected to the usual re
strictions of tho Mrttlsu blockade.
Tentutivu arrangements have been
madi for a special train, to Ui char
tered by tt 0 Government, to take
I c:UIll von ijt.rlwtorff and his suite to
St!, Vork ncxt Monday afternoon.
should the number warrant, a special
train will bo procured. Otherwise spo-
clal cars will be provided on a regular j
Ulalvor Jacohon, local agent of the 1
Kcandlnavlaii-Amirican Line, stated
to-day that .Secretary of State Rins
ing had made a forum) request thit
tho Frederick VIII. bt turned ovei 1 .,
tho German Ambabsudur ami his suiti
for the trip to Germany via some 1
Scandinavian port. Mr .l.ic.ibj.nn
cabled the home oltlee for permission
to charter tho steamship, and expeotsj
that the authorization will hu aeul as 1
soon as tho homo ntllce receives mil-1
cial conllrmation from Great llrlt.nn
or tho report that the inp Is not t
I be forced to go to Kiikuall, w
j w ithln the German rt .n?nr 7101
J I'rurs Tun I inl 11 PiiiimiI
I ft S fill
'nl'iwooil m f e ,iiilr FI-iuii-
rnniriiltlne tn-dm iiv-d n tux uf iao
cents ii pound on ol'-oiiiaroiniie as
Mn sf locrntln tat uvtaut.
Will Hold Germany Re
sponsible if One of Her
BOLIVIA IS WITH U. S.
Chili Will Hollow Lead of
Brazil in Protest to
IUO DK JANKIUO, Fob. 7. Mra.ll's
formal protest against Germany's plan
of unlimited exorcise of submarine
warfare was sent to Merlin to-day.
According to authoritative Infor
mation, tho nolo protests against tlx
vlnlntlon of International law Involved
lit the iibinirlno blockade and points
out that such n blonkndn could, If
crfrctlxe, close tho entlro high as
a situation which could not be per
mitted. Ths not- protetti by anticipa
tion against any hoitll act from
which a Orazllian merchant ship
should suffer by virtu of tho
blockads and holds Qtrmany re
sponsible for such aots.
Dr. Lauro Mullcr, Foreign Minister,
will confer again to-day with tho rep
rcsentatlves of the other South Amer
ican countries. It Is understood that
Chile and Argentina will refuse to
adhere to the terms of tho Ilruzlllan
Argentina Is said tn hold that the
breach of relations between tho Unit
ed States and Germany has been de
layed too long. Dach South American
republic will make an Independent re
ply to Oermuny, but the pourparlers
between tho Lfttln-Amortcan States
SANTIAGO, Feb. 7. Chill will fol
low Mraill In making protest to Ger
many over the German mibinarlno
warfare, according to neml-ortlclul
otllelal Information hern to-day.
LIMA, I'eru, Feb. 7. Tho Peruvian
prHS is unanimous In condemning tho
action of Germany In respect of naval
warfare. Several newspapers demand
that I'eru declare lUelf nn the side
of the United Stnti-N. Tho govern
ment Is communicating frequf-ntly
with other Amcrleein countries with
tho object of formulating u common
MUUNOS AIKKH, Fob. 7. Mollvla
Is to support tho United States In Its
stand against Germany, according to
announcement made In Mlo de Ja
neiro to-day by tho Mollvlau Minis
ter there. Ills statement followed
despatch of M rail I'a note of formal
protest to Merlin against the German
unlimited submarine pollry.
So fur Mollvla alone of tho South
American republics has definitely an
nounced Its approval of thn stop
taken by the United States.
The attitude, therefore, of tho three
powerful "A M C" nations t-hows n
decided dlffrrnce of opinion. Argen
tine will apparently refuse Its support
to President Wilson's plan for Joint
action by neutrals. llrnzll ecms
most likely to lend Its aid -but for
Hi present will conttiiu Its action
merely to a formal and energetic pro
test. Chile, aeei-rdlng lo the Inf.inna
Hun already referiiid to. has formally
determined not to co-opcruti, with tho
I nltld States.
Cnrrnntn lllil 11 1 h-ih Cotiitertin.
Inlnrv leiine In III,- Unlter,
MIIXICI) 1'ITV. I'Vli " The Meil- in
rmnlgn Ome eninh illestly uiel mn.
-1 IK diiles thai li 'i l loii.il rtnliiii
I'lii-ihra Irul ii-ltfiMplii-d eoiigriiiul i-I'-.n-
11 Ihe ll- 1 in hi llniiM'i'ir nn lie
lii-tllKlii' il 'i"isliiii o le.t.., 'e 1
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I iiivi I ' I Hl I 11 1 1 t ( l I 1 ii- .1
M 1' 1 ' i' il ' 11 1. (in -Miili n l.i
Ui (e nil. 111 '.aniiiiki li 1 i-in I'.iiruluu
I1t.1l bi-eii felicitations 011 tho occasion
wl Eoiptror WUlltuu'i blrthiUy, Ju, 27.
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ROM PORT ADELAIDE WHEN
UNSEEN U BOAT SANK HER
British Government Says Attack on
Big Liner Is Emphatic Notice by
Germany That She Has With
drawn Her Pledges to U. S.
46 SHIPS, 100,000 TONNAGE,
SUNK IN NEW BLOCKADE
LONDON, Feb. 7. The Commonwealth & Dominion assenfer
Kner Port Adelaide, reported yesterday as having been sunk by a U bott
011 Saturday while on the way from London to Australia, was attack!
without warning, according to an official statement Issued lo-day by (fee
Hrltisli Government. The announcement says:
"The British steamer Port Adelaide, carrying pas
scngcrs from London to Australia, was torpedoed without
warning on Saturday by a German submarine. The pas.
sengers were rescued by the Dutch steamer Samarinda and
landed at Vigo. The master, however, was made prisoner
aboard the submarine.
"Germany's withdrawal from her pledge to the United
States not to sink passenger ships without due warning
thus has been emphasized.
"The Peruvian sailing vessel Lorton, on a passage from Callao, was
Mink by an enemy submarine Monday inside Spanish territorial waters.
"It is interesting to note that on the very day this dual affront to
two neutral states was perpetrated a German wireless press message was
boasting of the consideration shown by Germany to the Interests of
DENMARK REFUSES TO
FOLLOW U, S. IN BREAK
Note Will De Sent to Washington
Stating Position of That
CMIItlSTIAMA. Feb. T (via Lon
don). Norway will ij agree to
I'resldont Wilson's suggestion In re
gard to breaking rela'jions with Ger
many, the Aflenpost tys. This news
paper asserts that European neutrals
must decide on tholr llcy toward
Germany "according to their own In
terests, nut according to American
COI'HNHAGJJN (via LONDON.
Feb. 7. It Is Mtutd In rellablu ouar.
ters that the Danish Government has
decided that It cannot follow tho ex-
nmplo of 10 t 'lilted States tn break
ing relate. ,i.s with Germany,
A nolo will bo sent to Wimhtngton
explaining thu position of Denmark
and calling attention to the fact that
conferences between representatives
of tho thren Scandinavian countries
nn t" their Intei national Interests uro
being continued ut Stockholm.
SWITCHMEN DELAY STRIKE.
rnnlrrrliec oil lu-llliy lle(rni
I 11 1 it 11 mill Hn!lmi' Ili-mli.
I'llU'AliO, Kelt. 7 -llnpo for iiiljimt
nunl of dlf(eienee whleh piomoted a
-lllK-' tbit.it liv I'l'lingn Sttltehmin af
flll'lleil will, tie lliiithThoiid uf Mull-
1 I"' 'i. 1 i.in-l to la .. n a
1 .i-irei - in-t - , en tin. sultihiiHii ht il
tl.t 1 lllin nl in lli.l- K
1. . I i' ..... nl Vluiili,. k .,1 Die
"lie rl)., it 11 lli!'.'i 'l'i .untm 11. w hn
.. .. ' " 1 . .1 "Tin' Mn'
ultuir In iiiin' mtnuti if thin will live
ll l- ll'VII USV-5IU.4IV ltU UUI VlfcUU
more veaael sunk Ineludlntr
four llrltlsh steamships, ono I'ru
vlan bark, ono unclasslfled eteamtr,
two llrltlsh atoam trawlsrs and two
llshlnr Ixiats Is tho toll of the Ger
man submarlnos so far reported for
the day. Thslr tout tonnage Is over
This makes a total of forty-slx res.
sols sunk since Germany announced,
Its new blockado on Feb. 1 and IJ.
destroyed since the expiration of the
live days' grace given to neutrals.
The total toniiugu lot In soven dyn
li over 100,000.
Followlnr aro tho nationalities of
the ships sunk In the soven days:
American, one; Drltlsh, :3; Danish, I;
Norwegian. 10i Bpanlsli, ; art-tk, 2;
Ilelglan, 1; Itusalan, ;.
The first sinking reported to-d&y
was that of the Haxon Hrlton. 1,337
tons, a llrltlsh steamship. Two of her
crew were killed when she was torpe
doed. Thu captain and fourteen mem
bers of the crew were safely Imded.
On tho same vessel that br.t lght In
tho survivors of tho Boxon Hrlton
were tvrnlvo survivors from the crew
of tho llrltlsh steamship Azul. 3,07-1
tons, ulso sunk earlier In the day.
Other steamships Knt to tho bottom
were tho Hrltlsh steamships Crown
I'olnt and Vistri. The Veatra was
steel erew vessel of 1,031 tons, regis
tcied ut Grangemouth and owned by
J. T. Hatvesen & Co.
The Crown Point was a steel ecrew
Mcdtnor of 6.CU tons, registered at
Liverpool and owned by Norfolk and
North American .Steam Shipping
1h lnklns oi
tiia SttMJMC Iter.