CONFLICTING REPORTS ON 1
Washington, Feb. 7. A state de
partment official message today said
Ambassador Gerard had gone to
Berne; another message said that
he would leave soon.
Previously a message had come in
dicating that the German govern
ment was delaying his transportation
until it knew that Count Von Bern
storff had been satisfactorily passed
while still another message indicated
there was no difficulty and that all
was being arranged agreeably.
A message saying Gerard was in
Berne was received from Ambassa
dor Willard in Madrid, but in view oi
previous conflicting messages the de
partment was not sure Willard's in
formation was accurate.
Willard has been asked to com
municate with Gerard in Berlin. He
replied that he had received a mes
sage from Berne signed Gerard, and
asked if he should forward the com
munication the state department re
This conflict of reports puzzled
officials, though they told the United
Press that the latest report indicateo.
that matters were adjusting them
selves and that Gerard would be quit-,
ting Germany very soon.
FOUR INDICTED IN PLOT TO
POISON LLOYD GEORGE
Derby, Eng., Feb. 7. Indictments
were returned today against th.e four
poison plotters accused of conspiracy
to kill Premier David Lloyd George
. and Minister Arthur Henderson. The
four are Mrs. Alice Wheeldon, Miss
Hetty Wheeldon and Mr. and Mrs. Al
fred Mason. They pleaded not guilty
LITTLE BOLIVIA LINES UP
BEHIND UNCLE SAM
Buenos Aires, Feb. 7. Bolivia is
to support the United States in its
stand against Germany.
So far Bolivia alone of South
American republics has definitely an
nounced its approval of step taken
by United States.
RUTHLESSNESS JUSTIFIED, SAY
Amsterdam, Feb. 7. Hungary
strongly approves Germany's unlim
ited submarine warfare. Count
Stephen Tisza and County Apponyi,
with other leaders, were quoted in
Budapest dispatches received here
today as endorsing the policy in
speeches to the Hungarian parlia
ment Only opposition came from Count
Karolyi, who asserted that he could
not approve of unrestricted subma
rine warfare because it was inimical
to world peace.
GERMANY OFFERS NO BASIS FOR
PEACE, SAYS KING GEORGE
London, Feb. 7. England and her
allies are steeled unanimously to se
cure "just reparation, restitution for
the past and guarantees for the fu
ture," and no "threats of further out
rages by Germany can move them
from this determination.
King George so voiced the enten
te's purposes in his "speech from the
throne" in the house of lords, mark
ing opening of parliament today. He
insisted that Germany's recent peace
proffers had contained i "no possible
basis for peace."
London. Two aboard British
steamer Saxon Briton killed when
boat was sunk by submarine today.
Captain and 14 of crew safely land
ed. Twelve were survivors of Brit
ish steamer Azul, also simk. '
The Hague. Premier Van Der
Linden told second chamber today
that although situation ta Holland
through German submarine policy
was serious, "there was no reason for
Berlin. Commercial submersible
Deutschland has not sailed from
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