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GERMANY AND RUSSIA SEVER RELATIONS
PEACE TREMBLES IN THE BALANCE
St. Petersburg. The czar has re
ceived a lengthy message from King
George. It is believed to be a final
appeal for peace, although the text
is withheld. There has been no ces
sation of the war preparation.
London. Under secretaries and at
taches of the French, German and
Russian embassies here quit London
today, returning to their respective
countries to join their regiments.
Paris. It is reported here semi
officially that the German ambassa
dor to St. Petersburg has received
his passports and is on his way to
Berlin. The foreign office refuses to
comment on the report.
Berlin. It is admitted semi-offi-cially
that the kaiser has interrogated
the French foreign office as to the
attitude of France in the event of
a declaration of war against Russia.
A reply has been demanded before
6 p.m. Saturday.
peace hinges on England's position.
In a statement in the United Press the
French ambassador tonight said:
"Everything now depends on Eng
land. If she will inform Germany
that her navy is prepared to strike
there may be no war, otherwise the
situation is hopeless."
The ambassador added that he had
received information from Paris that,
unless the situation changes for the
better, the German ambassador to
France will abandon his post tonight.
Berlin. The foreign office this
afternoon announced an important
conference between the German am
bassador at Paris and the French for
eign office. It was expected that an
announcement of the result of the
conference would be made shortly
after 7 p. m.
London. A dispatch from Amster
dam says a report has reached there
that the Russian ambassador to Ber
lin has demanded, his passports.
London. Rumors that Germany
was preparing to attempt a blockade
of English ports resulted in the Ho
tels Cecil, Savoy, Ritz-Carlton and
Waldorf laying in three months sup
plies of provisions today.
Berlin. It is admitted that the for
eign office has received France's re
ply to German demand that France
announce her intentions in case of
war between Germany and Russia.
Tenor of the reply is unfavorable.
Berlin. All German shipping has
b'een ordered to make for the nearest
neutral port. The government today
sent word to German ship owners
that their craft must seek safety at
London. Russia and Germany
have broken. Reports from a number
of points agree that diplomatic, rela
tions were severed at noon today.
The German ambassador to France
has asked the United States to act
for his country when he leaves Paris.
London. The issue of war pr Telephonic communications between
England and the continent has ended.
The tension here in England in
creases hourly. The mobilization or
ders are prepared and await only sig
nature. King George continues his
efforts to force a resumption of ne
gotiations, but even he is reported to
have lost hope.
The breaking off of diplomatic rela
tions betwen Berlin and St. Peters
burg must inevitably be followed, if
they have not been already, by the
breaking off of the relations between
Berlin and Paris. There is no doubt
of France's intention of coming to
the aid of her ally Russia.
Washington. A conference of
bankers of New York, Chicago and
St. Louis clearing house associations
here next Monday to discuss protect
ing financial interests of this country
because of the European war crisis
was called today by Secretary of the
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