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BREAK WITH GERMANY IF THE
SUSSEX WAS TORPEDOED
Washington, March 27. Diplo
matic relations with Germany prob
ably will be broken off if U. S. gov
ernment finds a German submarine
was responsible for attack on chan
nel steamer Sussex according to high
administration officials today.
Piece of bronze metal, similar to
that used in German torpedoes has
been found 'in wreckage of channel
packet Sussex, French official in
formed American consul at Bou
logne. The state department holds the
view that if it established a subma
rine is responsible, there will be no
need to inquire as to its nationality,
inasmuch as neither Turkish or Aus
trian undersea boats have operated
in the English channel.
Berlin, March 27. English reports
that German submarine sank the
packet Sussex were generally disbe
lieved here today, though no official
denial has yet been issued by the ad
miralty. o o
NO AMERICANS LOST ON SUSSEX
FIND MISSING IN FRANCE
London, Morch 27. Several Amer
icans were seriously injured, but no
American lives were lost in disaster
to channel steamer Sussex, American
embassy announced this afternoon.
Callions Fennell of New York, who
was reported missing, has been lo
cated in Paris. Embassy "has. con
firmed press reports that Professor
J. M. Baldwin, Mrs. Baldwin and their
. daughter, Elizabeth, are at a hotel at
Wilmeroux, near Boulogne,
Twelve bodies of passengers and
members of crew have been recov
ered. About 70 others are missing.
Both embassy and admiralty contin
ued investigation in Sussex disaster
today. Admiralty has not yet issued
formal statement giving its opinion
of source of explosion, though an of
ficial statement from French minis
try of marine states positively that
FRENCH TRANSPORT HITS MINE
ONLY 73 SAVED
Berlin. French transport carry
ing troops away from Salonika
struck mine and sank with large loss
of life. Only 73 persons rescued.
Headquarters of French Armies
Around Verdun. Thrice baffled in
their effort to enter Verdun, Germans
are now seemingly bent on destruc
tion of city. Daily they hurl incen
diary shells of large caliber into pure
ly business and residential districts.
From the military viewpoint Ver
dun is unscathed. Otherwise city
seems destined to become another
Rheims, Arras or Ypres, threatening
utter destruction of its beautiful
cathedral, bishop's palace and other
buildings of note. About 350 big
shells fell upon Verdun daily.
London. Three more vessels, two
British and one French, have been
sunk within the last 24 hours, with
probable loss of nine lives.
Berlin. One of German torpedo
boais which engaged British naval
forces off Frisian coast Saturday has
not returned and is believed to be
lost Two German armed patrol
boats also sunk.
German naval aeroplanes attacked
Britishers and recorded several hits,
heavily damaging one enemy de
stroyer. Berlin. Further heavy Russian at
tacks west of Jacobstadt and near
Postaway repulsed with enormous
losses for Slavs.
Paris. Germans continued to
bombard French front on Verdun
sector last night, but there were no
Cannonade violent on Douaumont
Vaux front est of Meuse, and also
around MoulainvOle and Chatillon.
Mine fighting on Daughter of Death
Hill in Argonne resulted to advan
tage of French. Grenade fighting oc
curred on Courte Chauss sector.
London. 11 killed in sinking of
British liner Minneapolis by subma
rine in Mediterranean last Wednes-.