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WILSON CONSIDERS GERMANY
BERLIN FEARS NO BREAK
Washington, Feb. 5. Pres. Wil
son was scheduled to meet Sec'y
Lansing today in first. ,of series of
all-important conferences that will
determine this country's future pol
icy toward Germany.
Germany's refusal to disavow Lu
sitania sinking has created situation
of utmost gravity. By Tuesday
president may be ready to lay his
decision before the cabinet.
Berlin, Feb. 5. Despite pessimis
tic reports from English sources,
German officials today scoffed at pos
sibility that Germany's refusal to dis
avow Lusltania sinking will bring im
mediate crisis in German-American
Further informal exchanges be
tween Washington and Berlin are
certain to occur before Germany
frames her formal answer to last
American note, it was stated here.
London, Feb. 5. Reports that the
United States and eermany are near
ing diplomatic break formed most
prominent news feature in London
WORKMEN KILLED IN PORTO
RICO INDUSTRIAL RIOT
Washington, Feb. 5. Police at
Juamdiez, Louisa and Mayamon,
Porto Rico, killed 4 industrial work
ers and wounded 4 women, 3 children
and 20 other citizens when they fired
into groupiof strikers, according to
a cablegram received today by Sec'y
Prank Morrison of American Federa
tion of Labor. Federation hall at Ba
yamon also fired.
Message said 20,000 agricultural
workers in wretched circumstances
have struck for better wages and 8
CLAIM NEW YORK EDUCATORS
UNDER ROCKEFELLER WHIP
New York, Feb. 5. Resignations
of New York's commissioners of ed
ucation, Abraham Flexner and Ray
mond B. Fosdick, on ground that
they are connected with Rockefeller
interests, were demanded of Mayor
Mitchel today by organized labor con
ference on education, headed by
Hugh Frayne of American Federa
tion of Labor.
The request, signed by Peter Brady
of the Allied Printing Trades Council,
asks that the 800,000 school children
be "protected against evil influences
of Rockefellers, whose vast accumu
lation of wealth is menace to our
form of government and to a free
Scranton, Pa. $500,000 blaze de
stroyed Miller Casket Co's building,
Lyceum theater adjoining and dam
aged other buildings.
Milwaukee. Nude body of Jennie
Elliott, 49, found buried under foot of
snow in alley. Demented.
Washington. Tentative schedule
of president's proposed second pre
paredness tour provides for wide
swing through south and southwest.
Detroit, Mich. Crushed between 2
freight cars, Jacob J. Brown, Dowag
iac so badly injured he died.
Corpus Christi, Tex. Ham and
Ramsey, professional evangelists,
made general charges of immorality
agamst people of this city. They
were immediately served with sub
poenas and told to "prove them."
Shelbyville, Ind. Charles Stafford,
who whipped man who caused Mrs.
Stafford to leave him, was found
guilty by jury and fined one cent.
Jury paid fine, contributed its serv
ices and paid court costs.
Kansas City. Metropolitan Street
Railway Co. agreed to pay Evelyn
Whittington, 16, ?500 for kiss admin
istered by one of company's con
ductors. New York.-'.Michael Killilee, who
fell over rope J. P. Morgan's em
ployes had stretched across bridge
leading to Morgan estate after attack
on financier last July, was awarded
$20,000 damages in court