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profit to himself.
GERMAN NEWSPAPERS' FIRM
FOR U-BOAT WAR
Amsterdam, Feb. 5. No indication
that Germany intends to modify or
withhold her unlimited submarine
policy was given in German news
paper comment received here today,
the first editorial utterances received
since America's break.
"Wilson's action is regrettable,"
declared the Cologne Gazette. "But
we are firmly decided to apply our
full means of bringing victory and
peace. If President Wilson's declara
tion means war, we are not deterred."
EDISON WILL INVENT DIVER
DESTROYER, LONDON THINKS
London, Feb. 5. British newspa
pers believe the turning point in the
war has been reached. American
news and analysis of American naval
strength was featured almost to ex
clusion of news from various fronts
and discussion of Britain's own in
ternal affairs in London papers to
day. Naval experts' opinion were spread
over columns in the newspapers.
They are practically unanimous in
their opinion that main American
fleet will not serve any purpose
which is not already adequately met
by present forces of allies. Greatest
attention is ' centered on weapons
which might be used to combat the
Some opinions bewail failure of
America to provide fast cruisers;
others take satisfaction in large
number of destroyers and gunboats
W J listed ill American register.
Most interesting comment noted
was belief that something new will
be produced from Thomas A. Edi
son's "invention board," appointed
as consulting committee by Sec'y of
Navy Daniels. Some predictions
were that master weapon against the
submarine would be revealed once
United States entered war.
All British newspapers united in
lauding the spirit of the American
"Everything justifies the confi
dence which the United States re
poses in its naval strength," declares
the Times. "Its officers and men are
real sailors," declared the Standard.
The Standard quotes Farragut's
words, "Damn the torpedoes full
speed ahead," as typifying the Amer
ican naval spirit.
WAR BRIEFS -
Washington. President Wilson
went from white house to state, war
and navy department building to
confer with officials of the war and
London. American Ambassador
Walter Hines Page held long confer
ence with British Minister of Foreign
Affairs Arthur J. Balfour. Spanish
Ambassador was another visitor at
British foreign office.
Austin, Tex. State senate adopt
ed resolutions commending President
Wilson for his action in severing dip
lomatic relations with Germany.
Washington. Sec'y of War Baker
went to capitol presumably to confer
with senate and house members of
the military committees.
Tokio. "America's participation
in the war may force Germany's sur
render ,to the allies," opinion of
Count Okuma, former premier.
Washington. Senator Works, Cal
ifornia, Republican, gave notice that
on Wednesday he would address the
senate on relations of U. S. and Ger
many. Works has been one of the
bitterest opponents of president's po
licies. New York. 31 German merchant
ship in harbor sealed by government
agents. Will not be used in Ameri
can service unless present plans are
changed. Treaty with Germany pro
vides that if boats are used in event
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