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septable by a totally defeated peo
ple Berlin. Ambassador Gerard and
Sec'y of Embassy Jos. C. Grew, who
personally superintended coding of
Germany's note to America, both re
fused to discuss it.
Proponents of unreserved subma
rine policy here are delighted with
the- new turn of affairs.
London. Newspapers and public
united almost unanimously in con
demnation of "terrorism" policy the
kaiser has invoked.
"Is barefaced attempt to force
Pres. Wilson into further peace ef
forts?" says Evening News editorial
ly. "Frightfulness is now unlimited
and the war may therefore assume
an entirely new aspect shortly."
Official circles did not seem sur
prised at Germany's announcement.
It is insisted there that they under
stood for a long time that this was
In admiralty circles the opinion is
present that Germany's unlimited
submarine policy will avail it little as
4,000 warships, submarine chasers
and specially armed merchantmen
are ready for action and can success
fully repel the "undersea pest."
London. An idea of the bitterness
with which London newspapers
characterized the new submarine
frightfulness may be gathered from
the following headlines and editorial
expressions: "The Beast at Bay,"
"War Against the World," "Wild
Boat Warfare," ""Super-frightful-ness,"
"Unspeakable Hun," "Extra
ordinary Foulness," "Anarchical
NEUTRALS UP IN AIR
Madrid. Spanish government and
public profoundly agitated over Ger
many's note. Special meeting, of the
Copenhagen. Specially summon
ed cabinet meeting today discussed
German note. Understood Eikedag
(parliament) has been summoned in
Philadelphia. Witt. H. Berry, col
lector of port of Philadelphia, says he
has received no ordersfrom Wash
ington to close port. -
Boston. Collector of port of Bos
ton says he will not put embargo on
shipping unless emergency requiring
New York. Rep. Harrison, Mis
sissippi, of the note leak probers, left
today for Washington. He is a mem
ber of the house committee on for
St Louis, Mo. Sen. Stone, Mis
souri, chairman of senate foreign re
lations committee, departed for
Concord, N. H. Former President
Taft, speaking before the legislature
here today, denounced Germany's
declaration of unrestrained naval
warfare, calling it a "grossly unwar
ranted expansion of the rights of
Washington. British Ambassador
Spring-Rice called at Sec'y Lansing's
office this forenoon, but it was indi
cated Lansing would not see him.
Lansing had previously excused him
self from seeing the Japanese am
bassador. o o
ABOUT PEACE UNIMPORTANT
New York, Feb. 1. Francis A.
Connolly, partner of R. N. Boiling in
the firnr of F. A. Connolly & Co. of
Washington, told the house leak
committee today he did not realize
the importance of the telegram he
sent to E". F. Hutton & Co. the day
before Pres. Wilson's peace message
was published. He said he merely
knew "by his own survey" of the sit
uation that something would happen.
Police detailed to Denman garage,
3032 W. Lake; Bismarck hotel, Sher
man house and Hotel La Salle to pre
vent clashes between Yellow Taxi
and Hotel La Salle chauffeurs.