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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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PRES. WILSON NOTE REACHES
GERMAN GOVERNMENT
Berlin, April 20. Pres. Wilson's
note to Germany reached American
, embassy at 11 o'clock this morning,
though one section is still missing.
Ambassador Gerard expects to deliv
er the note to Foreign Sec'y Von Ja
gow this afternoon.
Early today an important confi
dential message reached the embas
sy from Washington. It enjoined ab
solute silence on Ambassador Gerard
and Sec'y Crew.
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BERNSTORFF SEES LANSING ON
SUBMARINE CRISIS
Washington, April 20. German
Ambassador Von Bernstorff dis
cussed with Sec'y of State Lansing
today the possibility of averting a
break between Germany and the
U. S! The conference lasted 25 min
utes. The ambassador obtained the
secretary's views on steps necessary
to make Germany's submarine cam
paign conform to this country's ideas
of international law and humanity.
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LONDON LOOKS FOR BREAK
London, April 20. Weil-informed
persons here do not believe that Ger
many will yield to U. S. General
opinion in London is that diplomatic
break is certain and that war is
strong possibility.
This view is based on fact that
Germany has emphasized statement
that submarine is her most effective
weapon in fighting England. For this
reason it is believed that Germany
cannot afford to concede any essen
tial points, thought it is thought pos
sible she will offer certain conces
sions to obtain some delay.
British attitude toward President
Wilson's note ranges from quiet sat
isfaction to near jubiliation. It is
quite likely that it will have salutary
effect upon cabinet crisis here and
most important influence upon Hol
land, Greece, Roumania and Scandi
navian neutrals.
WAIT GERMAN REPLY LANSING
AND VON BERNSTORFF WILL
CONFER ON MATTER TODAY
Washington, April 20. With the
choice of a break with the U. S. or
change in method of submarine war
fare resting squarely with Germany,
Ambassador Von Bernstorff was
scheduled to confer with Sec'y of
State Lansing some time today.
Now that the note clearly outlin
ing American government's position
has been transmitted, it is believed
Lansing might consent to discuss the
situation with the ambassador, in
which case the conference will prob
ably turn to the question of this gov
ernment's view of how submarine
warfare should be carried on once
the "present methods" to which U. S.
so strenuously takes exception are
abandoned.
At the state dep't it was reiterated
that Germany's present orders to
submarine commanders must be
withdrawn and undersea attacks
confined to warships, pending any
.determination of new plan of oper
ation against merchant shipping.
What is wanted now is abandon
ment of attacks on merchant ves
sels, freight and passenger, pending
definite agreement on terms upon
which submarines should operate.
Position of German foreign office
is expected to be revealed within a
few days. It is the belief of the state
dep't that reply should be received
by Monday at latest
Washington, April 20. That ma
rines had been ordered to guard big
German-owned wireless stations at
Tuckerton, N. J., and Sayville, L. I.,
officially admitted today.
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POLICEMAN HURT WHEN STORE
WINDOW FALLS
Policeman Fred Stikken of the
Central station is in serious condi
tion at St. Luke's hospital as a re
sult of injuries received when a plate
glass window in the Boston Store fell
early this morning. An artery in his
right hand was severed.
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