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Panama smacked of a plot to render use
let the cntin, nn uc' of momcntoun mili
tary possibilities. This might have as
obJct the cutting off,of the went, coast
from the cant to nil American war craft.
Rnajantl Takes Precaution.
JTcnr of attack In already causing pre
cautions to bo taken by Great llrltaln to
protect ships leaving American ports.
Twenty grain ships, sailing under many
flags, left lUlllmora this afternoon under
Instructions to meet just outsldo the
rap'es and pink up a llrltlsh convoy con
sisting, It Is understood, of a acoro of
warships. It was reported to-night that
not only would those llrltlsh ships con
voy the ships from Ualllmore but that
they were under orders to wait off New
Torlt and Hoston fonothcr ships carrying
food supplies for the Allies.
Ambassador Gerard Is safely out or
Qermany, according to n report fiom
-ambassador Wlllard, who Informed Sec-
etary Lansing mat. ne iiaa nearo. irom (
Hr. Q'lrard In Hern. '
Auib.is-.ador Wlllard transmitted to ,
tho State Department a copy of tho '
Rpanlsh reply to Germany' U-boat de-1
cree. This document will be given out
Failure of the neutrals to follow the
example of tho United State, hope of
which was expressed by Mr. Wilson In
his Address, has caused gieat disappoint
ment to the President. He had relied
on this to cause Germany to reconsider
President Shorts Cant Ion Hrgaril
Ina; American Liners.
Washington, Kcb. 7. In order that
this Government's every act In the prcs
tnt crisis, shall be strictly within the
confines of Intel national luw. President
Wilson has declined to sanction any pro
tective measures for American Line
steamers which would place the United
Ktatcs technically In the position of n-
belllgcrent in the present war. gist
of this decision was communicated to
President 1". A. S. Uranlclln of the In
ternational Mercantile Marine this ufter
rioon. This decision. It was explained on the
shlghest authority, indicates no change
in the President's determination to de
fend American rights in the war zone,
veitito the point of war with Germany.
The Iresldeiit's cautious uctlon to-day
caroe as a sort of untl-qlalmax to the
generally held belief that tho American
llner' St. Louis would leavo New York
With the full protection of the United
mates Government behind her. Yet the
consensus of opinion here, even among
Ktrleute diplomats. Is that the course
being pursued by the United States Is
the correct one.
Tho rnly protection this Government
ould Jegnlly give now to the St. Louis
would be a moral protection, and the
ltosidcuL is not relying on moral pro
tection at the present time. An Ameri
can convoy is the only protection which
ha believe would really protect the
St. Louis, and such.protcctlon the Presl.
dent cannot sanction without virtually
committing tho first act. of war toward
f While the United States remains
neutral he holds that American shipping
companies must look to their own re
acurccs and advice.
13 MORE VESSELS
Continued From First Page.)
The sinking ,was reported last
The I'almleaf was last reported
as leaving Sabine i'ars, Tex., on January
1 for Dartmouth.
J The list of ships reported sunk to-day
f British steamship California. S.6G2
f7 British steamship Crown Point, S.21S
British steamship Azul. 3,074 tons;
twelve survivors rescued,
f British steamship St. Xlnlan, tonnage
( Rritla'a steamship Corsican Prince.
t,77C tons. (Seventeen men reported
missing from the St. Xlniaii ar.d Cor
British steamship Saxon-Uriton, 1,337
tons. Two members of crew killed by
British steamship Vestra. 1,021 tons.
J Two British steam trawlers.
Two British flshinj boats.
j Italian steamship Ferrucclo, 2,192 tons.
J' Peruvian bark Iorton. 1,419 tons.
Inveatluatlna; for V. S.
' Ambassador Page to-day forwarded to
Wesley Frost. American Consul at Cork,
instructions from Washington to obtain
affidavits from the members of the crew
af tho British steamship Kavestonc for
rn noiYilselrtn in tin StlutA t IathI rt nin t
The American Umlmssy here has been
en the Irish coast.
j The steamhlp Uavestone, according
to an official report, was sunk by a
German submarine which shelled the
tioats as they were leaving the sinking
Steamer, killing the captain and three
teamen, one of whom was Richard Wal-
rce, an American negro of Hiltlmore.
The German submarine that sank the
British passenger liner Port Adelaido
cave the ship no warning, thus violating
Germany's Sussex pledge to the United
(Hates, accoidlng to an official state
ment Issued to-day by the British Gov
ernment, The statement also announces
tbat the captain of the passenger ship
vas made a prisoner on the submarine.
.The statement follows:
j "The British steamer Port Adelaide,
currying passengers from London to
Australia, was torpedoed without warn
ing on Saturday by a German subma
rine. The passengers were rescued by
the Dutch steamer Samarlnda and land
fed at Vigo. The master, however, was
nade prisoner aboard the submarine.
"Germanv s withdrawal from her
pledge to the United States not to sink
oasscnger ships without warning thus
lias been emphasized."
I Philadelphia, Feb. 7. Latest shlp
bing rccordH here show that the British
Meamer Crown Point, reported sunk,
Jeft Philadelphia December 18 and Wil
nlngton, Del., December 23, with gen
ral cargo and munitions. According to
ihe records nt the British Consul-Gen-Jtral's
office there was an American and
K Swede among the British trew. The
American was Thomas Ivereon, Phila
delphia, and the Swede, L'mll Strom, De
troit. "ALL FRENCH NATION
TO JOIN IN WAR twelve consulates throughout the coun
I try. The Minister Informed the State
Civil Mobilization Bill
Broad Scope Goes to
' ' M?, Feb. 7. The Government bill
Vldlng for civil mobilization Is ready
Tor presentation to I'arllament.
The proposed measure bears no slml
Jorlty to the law recently adopted In
'Germany, The Fiench bill does not pro
l.lo for mass recruiting of nou-iuohlllza-Iblo
men and women, but gives the Gov
eriuuont the right to Impress persons
foi the needs of natlonnl defence, for
.war mauufiictuiieH, for transports und
! Wir tnead ffon will make Its appear
janie In France. What kind it will hri has
'not et been definitely decided, but ex
periments are being made with a new
bread that will contain moro wholewheat
iur than that now gold.
BILL GIVES RIGHT TO
Mcusurc Urged by President
Offered in Both Houses
Any jAmcriran Owned Vessel
May Be Seized and Settle
ment Made Later.
Washinoto.v, Feb. 7. Hweeplrg pro
visions for commanded lrg vessels and
other shipping facilities In case of vvnr
or threatened war are conta'.rwl In' a bill
Introduced In both Senate and House to
day and backed by ti request fiom the
Administration Unit It bo prossed to Im
The President would lw authorized un
der the bill to take over "In time of war
or any proclaimed national emergency"
any "cssol owned by a citizen of the
United States or by a corporation or
Bai.'.zcd in tho United States; ar.y vessat
building In the United States, any vessel
registered under tho American flog, any
vessel purchased, leased or chartered by
the Federal Shipping Board, or any other
Instiutnentallty of water commerce
within the country, Including wharves,
piers, warehouses and oilier terminal fa
cilities. A provision Is attached specifically
prohibiting sale of American vessels to
foreigners or their transfer to foreign
Hags In tltne of emergency. Under the.
present law thn President may lay such
a prohibition by proclamation, aand a
proclamation declaring It effective in the
present emergency already has been Is
sued by President Wilson,
Approrrd hj- tlir President.
The hill designed to place the United
States on a par with Kuropean nations
In the control of tts shipping facilities
in time of stress was, drawn up ufter a
cot.ference last night between Secretary
McAdoo. Clialtmjit Dcnman of tho Ship
ping Board and members of Congress.
To-day it was given approval by Presi
dent Wilson and the full membership of
the board. It was presented In Congress
by Senator Fletcher, chairman of the
Senate Commerce Committee, and Repre
sentative Alexander, chairman of tho
House Merchant Marine Committee.
A feature to which officials attach par
ticular significance is a provision that
the property to be taken over may be
seized without notice If the President
considers the emergency warrants It,
though the Federal Government "there
after shall pay the person interested the
fair actual value of the property so
taken, to be determined by appraisers,
one appointed by the board, one by the
person Interested and the third by the
two so appointed, the rinding of such ap
praisers to be final and binding upon
For the purposes of the act It Is pro
vided tbat any shipping concern a ma
jority of whose stock Is held or con
trolled by American citizens shall be
classed as an American concern.
In a joint etatement-to-nlght outlining
the purposes of the bill" Senator Fletcher
and Representative Alexander .declared
it cesciitial that such powers "be pos
sessed by the Government prior to the
opening of hostilities, and even when, a
now. there 'a great doubt as to the pos
sibility of hostilities, in order that the.
nation may be ready for any emergent
arising out of any serious International
situation, even though the chances of a
peaceful situation outweigh those of a
moro serious outcome."
The statement continues : "The bill
provides that the Government may In
stantcr appropriate to Itself any form of
shipping property, whether the whole or
a part of the vessel, whether for an ab
solute or a ilm'ted period, and for the
taking of s'tch chattered Interests as the
Government may require where It de
sires the owner cf the vessel to remain
In possession and operate her. The fact
that the properly is to be first taken to
meet the nation's requirements In an
emergency and the arbitration Is to coma
afterward under a prompt deliberative
process will free tho Government from
the misfortunes of the hasty purchases
of the Spanish-American war."
German Ambassador Intends
to Issue Statement to
Washington-. Feb. 7. Count von
BernstorfY waa to-day nusy making
preparations for his departure on Sun
day, lie had several conferences with
Dr. Rltter, the Swiss Minister, relative,
to turning over Germany's Interests
here. The German Kmbassy will be
.kept open by Dr. Rltter.
It Is Count von Bernstorff's Intention
before leaving America to Issue a fare
well statement to the American people,
lie has not yet decided whether to give
this out in Washington or to wait until
he sails irom New ork on Tuesday,
1 saiifi ironi .ev i orii on luesuay,
Count von Bemstorff Is known to be
leaving here wllh great regret. He has
told friends here In the last few days
tho United States, '
V Photographer went to work at the
German Kmbassy to-day taking pictures i
or every man, woman and child con
nected with the staff, to be attached to
passports. Copies may be furnished to
British and French navsl officials, who
will be asked to honor the safe conducts.
SWISS TAKE EMBASSY.
Will Also Occupy the Twelve Ger-
Washington, Fei. 7. Minister Rltter
of Switzerland to-day was instructed by
his Government to take over German
diplomatic Interests in the United States,
inrludintr the Clermnn Fmhussv hern find
I Department of his Government's action
In a note,
nwiss legation omciais will move mm
the German Kmbassy building when
Count von Bemstorff and his staff de
Murt. Instructions haw been sent to
Swiss Consuls to- take over tho German
j consulates In the following cities' At-
luiua, i iiiiuku, intMiimii, onnrri ew
Orlfsus, New York, Philadelphia, San
Francisco, Seattle, St, Ixiuls, St. Paul
Instructions nre to take over the Ger
man consulates Immediately so that the
Consuls and their fnmllles may assemhlo
In New York and Join Count von Bern
fctortT and Ills staff before Tuesday.
l.aplaud' Captain Praised.
I Cap!. John Bradihaw, an American
cltlr.un, whose home Is in Brooklyn, had
a bard time piloting the White Star
steamship I.upland through stormy seas
to this port, and his passengers gave him
a lestimonI.il for his pluck in remaining
on the bridge through nil the tumult.
iNAVY BILL APPROVED
EXCEPT LABOR ITEM
Committee Strikes Out Section
Empowering President ro
ItEQUESTED MY DANIELS
Measure AVill Probably Come
Up in House To-day for .
Washington, Feb. 7. President Wil
son's emergency naval .programme was
acted upon favorably by the House
Naval Committee to-day after one of
the most Important provisions had been
stricken out at the suggestion of Beere
Tho Padgett amendment authorizing
the President to take over private ship
yards In time of emergency was emas
culated by striking out the section
which gave the President authority In
timo of war to draft Into the service of
the United States at the rates of com
pensation obtaining in the'r civilian em
ployment tall laborers, employees nnd
officials attached to shipyards.
This was stricken from the bill after
the nuthor of the amendment read to
the committee a noto from Secretary
Daniels suggesting such elimination. Mr.
Daniels's change of uttltude Is supposed
to be the result of pressure brought ti
bear on him by labor leaders, who have
objected to all attempts to include or
ganized labor In the provisions of the
Mr. Pada-ett'a Explanation.
Chairman Padgett explained the
change by saying that the committee did
not feel It (advisable to indicate lack of
confidence in the patriotism of the
laborers by authorizing their being
drafted. The provision for the waiving
of the eight hour day and anti-bonus
features of existing law were permitted
to remain in the bill despite the protests
of Samuel Gompers and labor leaders In
The 'amendment authorizing the Presi
dent to Issuo JICO.000,000 in five year
bonds, the proceeds to be expended as
ho may direct for the expediting of or
for additions to the naval building pro
gramme was reported out.
The appropriation of $1,000,000 for
the purchase of basic aeroplane patents
was amended to provide for a bond to
Indemnify the United States In the event
that the validity of patent rights so pur
chased Miaiy be successfully attacked.
These patents are now being attacked
In the United States courts.
These amendments will be offered
from the floor where the naval bill comes
up again for consideration to-morrow.
A special rule probably will be reported
by the Rules Committee to obviate
points of order against these measures.
The War Department was prodded to
day by Representative Kahn, ranking
Republican on the Military Affairs Com
mittee, to hurry the General Staff's uni
versal military training bill, which is
now In the hands of Secretary Baker.
Mr. Kahn was told that the bill would be
forwarded to be introduced by him with
in a few days.
Other developments In the effoit of
Congress to prepare this country for war
with Germany Included:
J. Introduction In the House by Chair
man Alexander of the Committee on
Merchant Marine am! In the Senate by
. i..i..A ,n n..,i..i.i.. .i.. .
thlpplng board to take over on comple
tlon all ships now being built for for
dsn registry or ownership.
2. Adoption by the lloune without de
pplng board to take over on comple-
bate of the JC0.SK3.3D3 fortification, ap- j
uyi muuiia iiu jjutifeu oy mo sen
ate, the Houso concurring in the few
Senate amendments, which did not
change the total carried In the bill. The
fortifications measure, as prepared by
Representative Sherley of Kentucky and
sent to the President, carries $2C,849.043
more In direct appropriations than was
carried In last year's bill.
3. Authorization of the President to
order the taking over of foreign owned
merchantmen In our harbors in time of
emergency for their protection and for
the protection of navigation In our har
bors. The espionage bill, another of the
measures urged by the President and
the Department of Justice, was reported
out by the committee estc day.
4. Introduction by Representative
GrlfT)n. New York, of a measure requir
ing "that all persons employed by the
United States Government or by the Dis
trict of Columbia, shall be citizens of tho
The naval bill will ,be. further crowded
out of til" right of way to-morrow bv
consideration of the Senate amendment
lo the legislative appropriation bill cov
ering all first class postmasters under
the Civil Service As a spirited fUlu l
anticipated to Instruct the lloue con,
fcrees to concur In this amendment It Is
probable that tho naval bill will not be
reached until late in the afternoon un
less In view of International develop,
ments word comes from, the White House
to speed up on military and naval appro
priations. Tho army bill is scheduled to follow
the naval bill Friday or Saturday nnd
it Is expected that a determined attempt
win dc maue 10 restore tne approprla
' n., u.. .u .
"J.a! ?. D"!ni n'1
slashed in committee. A number of in
creases nre contemplated, particularly '
. iJUfJ? l.lKhLY TO GO TO JAIL.
Former (iermnn Connnl-Gr nernl
L'nnblr to Cirt fSri.OOII llnll.
San- Francisco. Cal.. Feb. 7. Franz
Bopp, former German Consul-General
here; G, V. von Brlnckeii. C. C. Crowley
and Mrs, Margaret Cornell, under prison
sentences for conspiring against Amei i -
call neuttallty, have until 10 o'clock to -
i morrow to furnish new bonds of 20.000
each by order of Judge William II. Hunt
or me united states District Court.
Theodore J. Roche, Bopp's counsel, said
II probably meant Bopp would go to
Jail. Vice-Consul K. II. von Schack suc
ceeded to-day in getting his bond of
A despatch from Wushlngton said that
Bopp, Von Schack, Von Rrfncken and
Crowley will not bo permitted to accom
pany Count von Bemstorff nnd the Ger
man consular representatives when they
depatt froip Hie United Stttes.
ALVINA ARRIVES SAFELY.
Yacht Ilraclirs Liverpool nuil May
lie I'-ilonl I'liinrr.
The steam yacht Alvlnu, fonnerly
owned by Thomas F. Cole of Diiluth nnd
recently fold by him to u purchaser
abroad, huv nrrlvod safely at l.lvu--pool,
according to a cable received ye
terday by Joseph McCarthy, malinger
of tho Fordham Inn, ninth stieet anil
Webster avenue, The Bronx, owned by
Capt, David Trnpp, who was In charge
of the trip across the Atlantic.
The Alvina was held for eight days
by Fedcial olTlclals when, sho attempted
to sail, This waa because of a suspicion
that she was to enter the British ner
vice as a submarine chaser. She was al
lowed to proceed on January 17,
THE SUN, THURSDAY,
I WW M UVillliW JMWWV 1
German Ship Piers Sealed to
Public and Tubes Are
All was quiet along the Hudson last
nlshl according to late reports receded
from Hobokcn and Jersey City, During
tlio dny stories of spies, plots and con
spiracies to blow up rallrpad bridges,
powor plants nnd steamship piers were in
the air, but all proved groundless. The
only result was the streng;iioning or
guards and watchmen.
At tho North German Lloyd piers In
Hoboken the main gate wbh locked und
guarded, and tho only possible entrance
was through the Pier 3 gate. This was
guarded by custom officials and Lloyd
Comment was caused yesterday by the
nui.i .u nun Ul llic IITO nuuurcu U1K-
men who were employed on the Ham- ,
burg-Amcrlcan ships at Hoboken until I Guardsmen were still at their tasks yes
their dismissal Saturday. They worked iterday of protecting the aqueduct, bridges
during tho day, but at night were told
not to return to-day.
An extra detail was sent last night to
guard the piers of tho Pennsylvania
Railroad. A new continuous post was
also established at tho Bcrwin-Whlte
Coal Company trestle near Fifth sireet.
Spedal guards iiro also watching the
power house servlhg the Hudson tubes.
At the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge
which spans Barnegat Bay near Toms
River three machine guns were set up.
One gun was placed at each end and the
third mounted In the centra, of the
bridge, while powerful searchlights fac
ing the bay were Installed.
Fire of mysterious origin that broke
out during the afternoon In the engine
room of the Old Dominion liner James
town was first credited to some sinister
motive, but later was acknowledged to
have been the insult of carelessness.
SEA RISK RATES DP
125 TO 900 PER CENT.
Greatest Advance in Insur
ance From Ports of U. S.
to South America.
Washington-, Feb. 7. Increases rang
ing from 12B per cent, to 900 per cent,
for war risk Insurance Issued by the
Federal War Risk Insurance Bureau
were announced to-day by Secretary Mc
Adoo. They arc effective from all Amer
ican ports to all destinations.
Tho groatest advances are In the rates
from Atlantic and Pacific ports of thn
United States to South America and from
Pacific ports of the United States to
China and Japan The former arc In
creased from 1-10 of 1 per cent, to 1
per cent., tho latter from I -CO of 1 per
cent, to H of 1 per cent.
From American ports to the west coast
of Great Britain an Increase of from 'i
of 1 per cent, to 2 per cent. Is an
nounced ; lo London an Increase of from
of 1 per cent, to 2 per cent. Other
Increases arc as follows;
To the east coa3t of Great Britain
from Tl of 1 per cent, to 2 per cent.
To Rotterdam fiom of 1 per cent,
to 2 per cent.
To various ports In France from '-j of
1 per cent, and t of 1 per cent., accord
ing to location, to 2 per cent. flat.
To western Italy from J of 1 per
cent, to 2 per cent. )
T the northern coast of Africa fiom j hardest and perhaps the most dlsagree
!i of 1 per cent, to 2 per cent. j able lask of any connected with moving
To the Scandinavian countries from an army, will begin this afternoon In Dc
of 1 per cent, to 2 per cent. ' Witt Clinton High School. The lectures.
From Pacific coast ports to the Ha-1 tifte(n In number, will be given bv Major
walian Islands the Increase Is from 1.20 j Frank 11 Lawton of the 0.uarlermu
of 1 per cent, to of t per rent., and ter's Corps. Department of the Kast. sla-
iruiii .yuiimu .unit iu neuirni nesi in-:
ilhn islands It is from l-lil of 1 nee cent
,0 "f 1 !
may cuTvHF rates.
Tlie proposal of tl-c British (iovern
inent to Insure neutral steamships to'
stimulate trade with the United States ;
met tlie widest Interest here vesterdav
and was the principal topic In marine
Insurance offices. I
Acc-ordlng to a Liverpool report. It is
the plan of Great Britain to insure, neu-i
trals at a rate of from 2.10 per cent, to'
'.15 per cent, and to draw on the British
war fund for the excuse. This com-
war runu ror the exinse. This com-1
pares with a rate of 10 per cent, which
underwriters are asking for MeanKitp"
bound to ports In the war zone.
The reHirt gained much attention in
cotton as well as steamship nnd Insur
ance circles. One exnolter s.lld Hip m.
Ing In insurance alone would amount t
$7 a bale Imported In neutral vessels by active tea service. There would, ineie.
Great Britain. I fore, be many posts vvhloh volunteeis
There were few" changes in marine It,. I could nil. such ns iwors nt radio sta -
durance rates yesterdav. Rates to the Hon, supply and accountant otlieeis nt
as t const of IJnglnnd. Boidcaux nnl'";lv.v yanls, const signal duty nnd re -
llavfe and Mediterranean lions vary -'riiltlnir duty.
between 10 and 12 per cent. Rates M A,l those who volunteered yesterday
SotAli Amerlcj are ." to 7 ner cent, with 1 were sent to the New Yoik Navj Vt.nl.
American ships offered Insurance at '
about one-half of those figures.
AT CLOSE RAiNGE
(Coiifliit'erf From First Page.)
C. O'Donnell. Philadelphia,
ir Cornelius O'Donnell. Phlla-
dclphln, Pa.; Master James O'Donnell.
Philadelphia. Pa.; Miss Mary O Donncll,
Philadelphia. Pa.; Nell Gillies, New York
rltv ; Miss Margaret Mcl.eod, New York
city; Miss Madge Roberts, Toronto, Out ;
Mrs.-Annie Chambers, Flilhrllffe. N. Y.
Third Class J. Anderson, Boston.
Mass.; Miss Marjorlo Sinclair, Boston.
I Mass. ; Mrs. Jeaule McKlnlcy, Bridgeport,
' ' -'cs-ic iiooerison. nutTai
N' ' i J,rs- J'argntet I.lttlc, New A'ork
!''"v Master John I.lttle, Ncv Yoik Uv :
' 'lf Ulllc. New York city; .Miss
1 Mnrgnicl I.lttle. New Yoik city. Master
Andrew utile. New York city; Alfred
ivnox, .e lorh-eity; .miss Annie foi lies.
Of these passengers Mrs. J. W. Alder-
son. whose husband owns muo.1 nrouerl vi
In White Plains, has been known to nil
her friends ns on American. She was
travelling abroad for her he-ilth. Tbu
famliv remove.i to f'.niinrnifi a v.,...
and It Is supposed they went to Van- i Acting Major V. . - Jlurne t or this city,
eouver Inter. Rose Martin lived "ho will command the battalion, uccom
White Plains. Sho was going to Glas. I V'loa the troops.
gniv to enroll uerseir as
nurse. Mr. and Mrs
legntereo ns second clnr.s passengers,
tilo were residents of While Plains for
a time, hut Inter moved to New Yoik,
Margery Sinclair had been engaged as
u nurse In Boston and Brookllne for
three yeats. She was returning to her
home In l.eltli, Scotland, to make her
home there permanently. She hnd in
tended to gt abroad several months ngo,
but feared the dangers. Recent tall; of
peace perstiadejl her that tho trip would
Mrs. Alexander Ctltlilll, whose home
Is lu Casper, Wyo., was on her way to
vlsll her parents. Ilr husband has
taken out his tirst papers of naturaliza
tion and has filed on n homestead,
Miss Jennie Robertson, steerage pas
1 senger by the California, Is n nurse who
has been living In this country three
years and who was on her way to visit
her mother In St. Andrews, Scotland.
FEBRUARY 8, 1917.
SAffi'titfARD BUSY' "
PREPARING FOR WAR
Working in Armories to Have
Equipment in Good
PLENTY OF AMMUNITION
Troops Sent From Here toPro
tect a Plant Up
Vu,...i MIIIii.,- ,l V.tlnnit
and other vital spots of New York which
might be damaged by cranks. National
Guard headquarters was humming with
preparations about which those lnchargo
would say little, but It was known that
their preset.t activities have to do chiefly
with putting the present defensive re
sources of the various commands In the
highest possible state of efllclency.
Ammunition In large quantities is be
ing transferred from the State Arsenal
to the various armories, und orders have
been Issued to each regimental com
mander to seo that his unit Is supplied
with lt full complement of ammunition, i
A request was made yesterdny by n
public service corporation up State for n.
mllltla gunrd for Its property, which the
company officials had reason to believe
might be endangered by cranks, an 1
Major Kdward Olmstead, assistant Chief
of StafT for Major-Gen. O'Ry.iu. said that
he had sent n detachment of troops of the
First Regiment from guarel'duty nt the
aqueduct to protect this company's
property. Most requests of this kind
have, however, been refused, guaril offi
cers taking the stand that If they com
plied with them all the. guatil would be
used for nothing else.
Xsval Mllltln Popular.
The number of Naval Militiamen avail
able for guard duty will bo largely In
creased If the applications for enlist
ment keep up as they have In. the last
few ilays. A new station nas been
opened nt 1906 Broadway, In charge
of Lteuts. Moore and Mason, Up to noon
yesterday fifteen applicants for enlist
ment were directed lo the ship Granite
State at the foot of West Ninety-seventh
street for physical examination.
Commodore Forshew and his aid, En
sign Vincent Astor, put In another busy
day yesterday keeping the affairs of the
Naval Mllltln free from snarls and seeing
to It that the men on guaid in the ex
lKfcd and windy stations near bridge
piers had enough warm Clotblng, warm
food, and were relieved whenever ncces
eaiy. Mr. Astor was on duty for twelve
hours, from 6 o'clock In the morning till
f, at night, and was much too busy even
to refuf to give news to a reporter.
It became known yesterday that Mr.
Astor hns kept his tine steam yucht, the
Noma, In commission with the express
purpose of turning her over to the Gov
ernment fan., of war. The Noma
left him by his father, the late Col. John
Jacob Astor. and he spent part of his
honeymoon on the 'yacht. She would
make a valuable auxiliary in var t!m
Major I. anion to Lecture.
A series of lectures on the dutic-e of
the quartermaster's department, the
tioneu at Governors Island. The ec
i. i.-,.- ...i.i. .i
cnt ci lsls, "having been determine,! upon
I'oips. National Ouanliuen and any men
' wn" ln,rn1 10 at,!1"1 'he Pkitlsourg
, camps aim wno wish lo Bain some r.nowi-
.edge of the way an ar.ii l. moved and
'J" ,,f"'3 r,'' a "umm1' "ulsc
battleships n, the reserve feet are
abeyance because of the international
situation, the Naval Training Assocla -
Hon 'f the I nlted States Is acting as a
leeuer lor me .nai i.esene ami me
-Naval (-oast Reserve
M:,n' .vou"K n1" ,0 ofr'r ''if01'
: '"' incir power o m mc '. -
i ernnient called yesterday nt the olllce of
1,1 v1" " ' "'llv' "
1 'he assoeliitlon. 31 Nassau street. Cap
' Charles I,. Poor told them how they
could be useful. With the mosquito fleet
tuey eoiiiu uo pairoi muj niong 1110
toast. lay mines and convoy ves-els l-i
nml .tut nf mine Helds In cose of wnr
the navy would ivqulie all Its olllcers for
I ,. , . ... v.
, iniirr ...... i ....rrrii ... ..o.,.
, ,. . r, , .
I STA.ttroRii, Conn., Feb , The stam-
! ford Yacht Club has wired Secretary
j Daniels an offer of the lire of its fleet
I of power boats ror coast patrol pur-
poses. There are upwards o" twenty
I bunts suitable for this work, anmnc them
I Commodore William ZelgWs Gem and
Irving I.. Raymond nopesiiii. i ne
i yacht club elected the following ofllccrs
at ltn annual meeting last night: Com
modore. William Zieglcr; vlce-coinmo-
, dore. Gayer G. Domliilck : rear comino.
' dore, Kmett G. Draper: secretary, Col.
i Robert N. I'atterson, U. P. A. : directors,
Kdward Y. Weber, James S. Jenkins,
William H. Martin, Matthew F. Uanna.
Mhiiuy's I nit Starts.
ALBANY. Feb. 7. Tho First battalion
of the Tenth Regiment. Albany's unit of
the National Guard, entrained to-day
for points down the Hudson, where they !
w ill assist in guarding public properties
The troops were completely equipped
! with woollen for ivntc. tion against tiie
j Ueveie weather and snow. A publ'e
I demonstration was omitted nt the re
quest of the mllltsry authorities.
k.. of . Tenth lOntrnlns.
PotciiKEPirsiF.. N. V. Feb. 7.- Com- ;
!'" K- Tenth Regiment. Natloiu.
t " UH ' "'"""f" ,,c,re la'X?Z ror
l:lmo'.N- , wll"e ','ley w.ln f.orm ,part
" J" ,'V T' ?, , nqo-nuci
i Acting Capt. A C. Odell Is in command
GERMANS LACK NO JOBS. ,
Demand for Teutonic Labor Not
Affected by Ilrrak,
Whatever effect the diplomatic brcu'i
nny have on Hermann employed In,
financial houses downtow n. It H certain .
It has had no effect on tho general dc-1
ma nil for German lubor. Inquiry nt '
four employment agencies which supply ,
labor of all kinds brought the teply thai ,
not n slnsle German American bail tip-'
piled for employment because of losing ,
Ills position nn a result of the bteult'
between the two countries.
At all these ugencles, on the con-,
Inirt- It i-nl fc.llil lliev ln ,1 If lln..t, ..
- ' In In'ippliyug enough servants, i-oskj, '
waiters and other workers and that thoi
demand has shown no Indication of full
ing off because of the strained relation
between Germany and the United States.)
Government Declares German,,
Older Will Prevent Any
Supplies Going In.
1 M M UNITY IS OEM AN OED j
Plea Is Made for Permission
for Helief Ships to Trav
Havre, Feb. 7. Tho Belgian Govern
ment, replying to Inquiries respecting the
fffects upon Belgian relief work of the i
rupture between the United States and
Germany, has made the following state-
"The German Government, ofter hav
ing notified President Wilson of Its de
termination to begin unrestricted sub
marine warfnre, charged the German
administration at Brussels to communi
cate Its determination to tho American.
Spanish nnd Dutch Ministers nt Brus
sels nnd to the president of the National
Committee for Belgian Relief and Sup
piles, making known to them the terms
of the blockade decree agnlnst Kngland
und in the Mediterranean. Tho German
tiiimlnl.stratlon made at the same time
declaration a firming that the German
Government did not wish to hinder he
feeding of Belgium by the commission
for relief In Belgium, but that It Intends
to Impose henceforth upon ships trans-
porting food for Belgium or northern
France the new rules lmpoed upon miv-
"The German Government by this
communication has evidently deslted to
lean i.cigian opinion 10 impute to r.ng-
land responsibility for all hindrance or
trouble that might result for the feeding
nt Belgium by the application of the
harsh regime decreed by Germany.
Decree I'rtnsrs UIIHcultlr.
i..i ..i . ... .1,
ini"s I r ji t'.-viuuiivii me piiuduuii
is inexact. Kimlnnd has always given
active cooperation to tho feeding of Bel-
. ,, ,.i r ,i, riir
mlttee, nnd if the continuance of the
work depended upon the decisions of
Great Britain the Belgium Government ,
ureal isrunin tne zirjgiuiu uui trruoicn. , , , i,..t i ,ul .
would not have the least anxiety. The t w should
obligation for relief ships to submit ! Prt f the Oovcrnmeut if wai should
their cargoes for Inspection as to contra- ' v0Tnator 0ronna aM lic wa ordlnarlly
han.1 has never caused the east obs icle , indent, but that he
in the past ami would not In the future. resolution. "I think." he
Tho actual dllllcu tics placed by the Gcr- , HJd ,. woul(J hav(l ,)(?en a prent (le;0
man communication are elsewhere. , bUer tf lt ha(1 evel. i.fn introduced
"The first is inherent in the physical am1 lf ,t ha,, neV(,r been ,tECUFseil. The
condition of navigation, in that the yes-1 countr. Unows that every man In the
sels of the relief committee must call at . Srnatp w!n 8taiid by the President In
a port to take coal necessary for the re- mt.t 0f ncej
turn voyage, and this port of call In the ! K.'nalor Jol-lrs characterized the rso
present circumstances must be an R9 .., ndyLj, inopportune and
Ungllsh port, because there Is no other , unCal!d for," adding: "It would hau
nt which coal may be taken. The second b(?(n bctt(,ri m m. juii;mcnt. f no roll
circumstance Is that the commission ; t.n ha(J j,,, fori ,f nri record had
oniuins m i.ngian.1 ooe-mui oi w
necessary to provision Belgium. How-
ever one may look at the question tho
irruuiK oi n.-isuim . ii) .
structed by Germany unless tlio vessels
j of the relief committee are allowed to
of the relief committee are a!
penetrate the zone of blockade.
Immunity Is Demanded.
"Germany Is aware of It. If, never
theless, she maintains her general threat
U"" ,,e s wm
oblige neutrals and Belgium to conclude
...... . .
t hat sue ts not s neero wncn sne an rms
that she does not wish to hinder the
fedlng of Belgium. In reality the only
i reauiy ine omj
way In wh en the German Government
,.,,. ..- t. i,.,.Ht.. n.,a it.r.
fere with this provisioning Is to guar- '
antee complete Immunity, and without
! " ,m,'"1. ". . f. , t .h,"LM 1
fered to gle such a guarantee eventu-
.... .. ,,, ,, alI .ifftrmatton
of w, Klve. by ,nc cjcj,,, au.
thorlties at Brussels is vain, because It
,,k, ,. esSontlal clement which alone
wiml.l entitle !t to faith ; that is to say.
I complete Immunity assured to the ships
1 of rcIcf committee. That Immunity
depends only upon the German Govem-
Tll0 Opt0 of neutral countries will
certainly be in accord with Belgian
1 opinion to demand It from Germany as
t a pledge of sincerity ami ns a right that
I - vital to the Belgian population. As to
British Government, whose favorable
position Is vvell known. Belgians arc
1 assured or finding from that side all
1 support desirable to solve the practical
,lirflcnlHfu rnuitlflnr- frn.n tl.c ..nl,,ttn.
of the war.'
i . t-rrp rnPDt'nnpn
t lLljltjr Cstlir I UKt UUUIjX).
; inbanilor I'ngr tsks for Stnte-
mrnt I'mm Minlmr.
I Losnov, Feb. 7. The Central News
Iw.'ivm it lias learned th.it the Itlfnn ro.
1 lief ship l.ars Kruso, which wis sunk
..,,, i,.,i,.i, m i...
Walter lllnes I'agi-. the American Am- i
i ba.ssador, has been notified that the sole,
survivor or the Lars Kruse has been
landed In France. Mr. Page telegraphed
, this report to Ambassador Sharp at
Varls with the tequest that he get in
. touch with the survivor and forward Ills
full account of the sinking of the relief
vcsel to the State Department nt Wash
ington. L'lnh Offers Power Varhts,
Stamford, Conn-., Feb. 7 The Stam
ford Yacht Club has offered to Secretary
Daniels of the navy Its fleet of fifteen
power achts for patml duly In case of1
war, It wns announced to-day.
f Established Our Half Century f
Importer and Manufacturers of
STRICTLY RELIABLE FURS
Announce the continuance of their
BREAK WITH BERLIN'S
INDORSED BY SENATE
(Conflntifrf From First MflO
j In suppott of the resolution. "So fur ns
I am concerned." said Mr. Lodge, "party
lines vanish and nny criticism of the
past or any criticism of tho present Is
silenced for me. When my country N in
controversy with a foreign nation I can
see but one duty to stana oy onu iu
support the recognized constitutional nu
thorlty of the Government.
"If wo ore to preserve our peace un
der existing conditions 'we must show
that we aro without divisions at this
moment. Let the world know that when
the President speaks ns he has spoken ho
has tho Congress of the United States
nnd the people of the United States, no
mniiee u li.it llu lr race uv origin, behind
him In the one simple character of
""IJT." ',? n .1 Vie. ubllca.
side, and bv many Democrats. Senator
Vardaman, Mlirlsslppl, nnd Senator
Klrby, tho new member from Arkansas,
particularly the latter, were severe on
the President. Mr. Klrby declared Hint
While "he (the President) had no au
thoilty to declare war he had brought
us dangerously near to war."
senntor Klrby's ItemnrUs.
Tho Senator considered thut the reso-
lutlon In effect meant that we should go
to war. lie said :
' war If the resolution shall be
'Xl upon favorably to-dny. I do not
, fc , ,,aM colnc , . My.
. of thU C0UIlllv wn w0 should
fM'e wl (jernn.tiy or when we shiuld
fMc w,h . A11r)i. The time has not
i comei m my opinion, when we should
cominit ourselves by the adoption of
th resolution to any policy that the
I jresldent may hereafter pursue. Under
I regard It as a preliminary decinra
, t,c Constitution and tins law un nas nn
power to declare war, but h has In fact
the power to plunge the nation Into war
and to make it necessary for Congress
to declare It, and lie has almost done
Senators Vardaman. Gtontia and
u'mL. all ii.te.lfl red that thev could not
1 support the resolution because they did
I hot believe the Presidents course i wise
or Justified by the facts. All f'ared
also that It would lead to war. !' nator
La Folletto made no address, but an
nounced be would do so later. All
, )ee maj,, ,0 9ll0w an). division anion
i us. 1 hive always taken the position
, ,v,'1(m ,hc aotlons ,)f tbe resilient in
t deallnir with foreicn countries are con
cern .i, anu no ucis witnin ins powers
under the Constitution, his actn become
those of the Government, and 1 am for
tho Government right or wrong."
Gives .l vice to the Press.
Senator Jones urged that the press, in-
I xtead of urging war preparations, should
j -. incncans 10 s.ay un sn.ps a
i --:.- ......
Senator Towiisend said that while he
would vote for "be lesolutlon
J". . -
, , ' , ; ,
lhad resulted for the first time In break -
lug the sllenco the Senate has main-
talned on questions of the policy of the
United States in tlio war. He said he
coulil conceive of no other action the
President could have taken than to break
relations with Germany, but that to nsk
Senators at this time to Indorse this res
olution was not "dealing Justly" with
Sen-itor I-ane. Democrat, Insisted that
there was as much reason to sustain an
American who wishes to walk between
tho trenches on tho Kuropean battlefields
as to sustain one who wishes to travel
In the high seas war zone.
Senator Borah, Republican, declared
the President's course was taken solely
with a view of maintaining neutral
1 warneu .mainst entering the
; wnr' declaring that entangling alliances.
"""" """e uv ne nios-
,"s!,slrouH ,ln,nB ",at l'oma h"PPen to
, "rw. ii'eiiin me neoate.
ail1 h' ''iJ 1101
question me god rami
'"l t-iemoeni aim jjave 111m credit I
' 'or "conscientious tnotlves and patriotic
nurnoscs." but Dl'Otestcd "as-alnnt fliiu,,,'
anv otuer movement that tentlu Inn-m-,
war with Germany for no greater cause
than has yet been given us."
"I Insist." snld the Senator, after
reviewing the German negotiations nnd
tho President's determination to uphold
American lights on the sens, "that
neither a prlvnte citizen nor the Presi
dent nor Congress can be Justified In
driving this nation Into war or en-
ilangcrins Its peace by nny such false
...... . -. -.. .
sense oi courage or national pi outgo oi
HcTlrssn I.nsltnnln Cnsr.
Reviewing the I.usltanla case at
length, and branding It as a "cruel and
unjust wrong to our people and to the
nation." the Senator said It was well to
consider how far "we ourselves, bv our
course of action, contributed this loss of
"Our Government knew what was
threatened, but we allowed the ship to
sail, carrying American citizens Into the
very Jaws of death. Germany was fight
Ing for her life. So wero Kngland and
France aim tne other nations engaged
In the war.
vvnai could have been ex
I pected of Germany under such clrcum-
stances? What morn' . j , .
tempt her to this fearful ,..
nt against tho IH.-h nr li..r ,.i,
"This GnvernniOirTiNnf t t im,i dpi.
from the fearful MV!niji.i,iiii (, ,
bound to ucsit Tor' tins iir,.,ru,
trngcily. We have cuiitiiini .1 r-.., , ,,,
time on to aid the oiieinl.'s 'of; ;t , ,.',
in me same way. r rial c ; Uil li,.ni
neutral as a nation, in.iiiv i,f
peopio linc not nttcin iteil in
the fact of their nun olinlii
had been wholly neutral, . r
to be. i' would newr haw li..
to our piesi'iil relation win, i
"That Cl'-i'inaiiy has n.L,
rights of our people on tin ..
International low, no one can ii.-(,
so has Great Britain mill n
other belligerent nation iih, ,,.
Istelicp, If neocssar for h, ) (1
would we do, I apprehend.
"The German Government I
cla led a danger zonit iilmui i
nnd given notice that any ve.n.i
In that zom, with certain e. c
be sunk. What should
under such cond'tlims ' I -.
our ships and on,- people -
danger zone until Hie u.n . uv
embargo le-rotvd "
Mr. htiiiie's llei'liiriiilnu.
Senator Stone l.uxan m r, ,
cable despatch fiom London n. ,i
President severed relation. i.
clarcd It meant America In tin ,
the side of the F.ntrute alln i. u.,
"I hold that tlie Prohlet.'
marlly chained with the cmi
of diplomatic reljtion. nil ..i
Governments ami imli. , n, i, ,
extremely exceptional lioiiPl i
constrained to Mippor mid a .pro.
j nct f tno trc,i(,Mt , (i
elgn Ambassador or vm ie hi
diplomatic relt I Inns ptitimr
onllnary measures or mici n .t n-, ,r.
tercourse. In ibis ,a. umv ,.fnie u3
yie President hus discharged n, ,
acting with constitutional , nu. , ,)
I for ojio feel tli it we shoiiut I.
country and tlm world i,no ii.
support his action."
Mr. Vaidnnan nnr Hip (i sp in.r
to announce bis disapproval of ibc ion
lutlon, staling that be mnM mi voie
for It because be CM i i i , ,
Picsidcnt's 'omw was Ju.nn j i, al,
facts or that It win. wise lint.
cnaior .uuanian. --ir war n n
.nui.- iwii imj no laucnn? op t,. pi o
on the pait of my constituent. (im;i
vote to give tin. President n i it.i
money to the st si.nl mil .). ihi,ie
farthing In the nation s li.Ou.'- ft
cannot vote for this te'jiutio; b .11 t
1 do not believe thai the l'uij,, ,
course was w l" or ju:nUil , v .,. r,
or the best intcicts 0f the America f
people or of the wor'd
"I do not Indorse murder on tlje h.rb
oriM nor do I countenance the rvr..,t .0
which Great Britain, insolent'. llr'U'
and pej-si.slentlj . has viol-ite,i ,
tlonal law nor her cnntemimio , ,,,
of the rlElit.s of neutrals Germany and
Great Britain are l.otli .-ulp.ibte Tht
crimes differ only In degree. '
Di'clarlng that the Senates wc ipf.ti
the resolution would lie the .j.iuce o' puV
lic .sentiment, Scnat n- Sne-ni.i ..f l 1)
tiols. Ri-irtibllcaii, saul :
"To hesitate I to unite srrsi.m
This resolution does not ,ir.ni n n
war unless tile ronditions iicio . il .
be fulfllled. on our Passat -n .i
this resolution depend t'.c ;. .s . k
German Goieriiiiieiit on Hie tin.i,
American peojile or lack o r I , o
luctaut to tnku the step, bui i i
now would ,i!tlmate-l .iniouni i .
M-natnv Sliertnan ,i 'e n . .. .s,
America!. s risking tlie.r It 1
on munition laden kIiiic
! man wthlr l.res,.H a.
"Not flnce the da;, h when n.
the seas has there been a n
able nroclam.it ion to the
i ..,.i,t ,,., , .
' , , n ., ,
i 'one to the high s.-a. - ,.
i Sherman. "I decry war as n ,i
Senators, who oppose, tois i..
! there nic acrilices of pe and pr.c
nald for peace ..'lealo. ih .1. t
Civilized nation". Senator S .e. ti en
tlnued, long have recomnzej r 3h '
iiou-combalauts'. women ..ml .1
be sparinl In time of war. ..in ' ', 11.1
proclamation means ru; ils.- w i'r
all. "Men, women and bild.ni
"aio to be Iniliscnnuu.itel.i s , ic -er .i
Ken Attila the Hun on ins .ir '
conijuer Christian Uuiope y... -1
tlia' tho iiou-eoiiibataiits be p..r. 1
Senate facch to-day the due '
Ing whether It approves ni.l.nri'
ruthless, submaiine Wdrfare '
TORPEDO BOATS IN SOl'XP
I'oivrrful Senri'lilluht Md In
Mlilit I'nlrol Work.
Two torpedo boats are ...iff
to..... ou111i ...i ., .i
1 ' niuniBiiLs u.,-,,
o ro 'he . 3 r
froni tho New lloehellt l ... ' 1 ,pit
Island. Searchlights are i '
Fort Sebuylci and Fort tlo n '
Men of tile Xe- Koi lielle i.l M
lla 'tunidln the ne ' .
Pe- , .w.nla Railroad nnl;. "
t?te conipanv of g'l.i .1- -i . i
Ni wburgh arriveil ii In .' '
dam. where they will keen f1 c
over the nev dam a- well .. " '
of the Cats-kill nque.lt!. ' "
Into the new Kcnsi. . reer
1 Four years ago we i'
vented a way to niini'iut..
1 Almosv imincd itelv
""Scotch Mists" wi'te in
j Handsome faiiwcmer
coats that keep you tli"
well as warm.
Misty Scotch ..uxm
'woven in Scotland to our
Regular and uvni?"
Iteglicr 1 tra .
Rogers Peet Comi1' ''
at 1 3th St.