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Berlin characterizes Germany's new
sea methods as "outside the legal
principles of international life."
New York. American line may
arm merchant steamers. -
London. Sinking of British steam
er Boyne Castle and Swedish steam
er Vearing announced, making total
of five today.
Berlin. Among Americans who
signed registry book at American
embassy are A. W. Henning, Chica
go, who signified intentiori of going
to Copenhagen and thence home,
and Jas. O'Donnell Bennett, corres
pondent of Chicago Tribune, and
wife, who intend to remain here.
London. Two lives lost in sinking
of British steamer Dauntless.
London. British steamer Hollin
side sunk. Captain safely landed.
Crew took to boats.
Washington. All sailors of Ger
man birth not having full naturaliza
tion papers have been ordered dis
charged from naval service.
New York. The Espagne of the
French Line docked at 8:30 a. m. to
day from Bordeaux. The Espagne
carried 167 passengers, including
New York, Feb. 8. Six women
and five children are among the
missing passengers of the Anchor
liner California sunk yesterday, ac
cording to a cable from Glasgow re
ceived at the local offices of the line
"Steamer topedoed without warn
ing," said the cablegram. "Missing:
Second class, Mrs.l M. Smith, Edna
Smith, Mrs. Kidd, Mr. Alderson (wife
saved), Master Alderson, Niel Gillies,
Mrs. O'Donnell and two children,
Miss M, Roberts; third class, Mrs. M.
Little and child (three children
saved), Miss A. Forbes."
James Riley of the Anchor Line
said today that there is some ques
tion regarding the American citizen
ship of John Lee, seaman aboard the
California, who was said to be an
iprican. When Lee applied, for
passports there was some question
about proof of his citizenship, Riley
said and he was unable definitely to
prove citizenship. He found two
Americans who signed affidavits that
they knew him, and he was signed
with the crew.
Washington, Feb. 8. A second
message from Consul Frost at
Qneenstown to the state department
last night and made public today said
that there were 162 survivors of the
California and 41 missing. The sur
vivors are due at Queenstown at 8
New York, Feb. 8. The British
consulate here today received word
that three babies were lost when the
Anchor liner California was sunk by
a submarine without warning yes
terday. SINKING OF CALIFORNIA AND
HOLDING GERARD BRING CRISIS
Washington, Feb. 8. The crisis
between America and Germany ap
peared to be drawing nearer today.
Two factors contributed to feeling
in official circles that the break in
diplomatic relations may quickly de
velop a more serious phase.
First was official version of torpe
doing of the Anchor liner California,
carrying 200 passengers and crew,
including, many women and children.
Second, advices that Germany,
contrary to all international diplo
matic usage, was withholding issu
ance of passports to American Am
bassador Gerard and American citi
zens, pending information from
Washington as to America's grant
ing of a safe conduct to German Am
bassador Bernstorff as well as to
Washington's interpretation of old
Fact that the "one American"
aboard California, John A. Lee, of
Montgomery, Ala., was saved,"may
prove slender thread by which Pres.
Wilson will hold to existing tacit
peace with Germany.
There were some officials, hovr
ever, who feared this thread would