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HAND OF KAISER SEEN IN MEXICO AND CUBA
CALLS U. S. SHIP OWNERS FOOLHARDY
London John Steffini, 23J8 Fil
bert st., San Francisco, an American
citizen, officially reported one of the
New York.--The Carmania of the
Cunard line arrived safely in Liver
pool. She carried munitions and
foodstuffs and left New York Feb. '4.
New York. French liner Espagne,
carrying 230 passengers, 67 of whom
are Americans, sailed for Bordeaux
today, after having been held in port
since Saturday by coal shortage.
London. All except four of crew
7 of British steamer F. D. Lambert,
sunk today, were safely landed, it
was announced this afternoon.
Washington, Feb.,14. German in
fluence was seen today in Cuban and
Mexican troubles. .
As officials viewed conditions to
south of this nation it appeared more
than likely that Germany was stir
ring up trouble 'there to keep the
United States engaged in nearer
home affairs, so she would pay less
attention to German acts on ocean.
Evident German pressure on Gen.
Carranza has already had effect of
forcing British consideration of land
ing troops at Tampico to protect oil
wells supplying England's big navy,
according to intimations in diplomat
As for Cuba, situation may become
such that American interference will
be necessary, though as revolt there
stands now, intervention is not yet
Border activities, with unofficial
reports of killing of three Ameri
cans, served to accentuate the Mex
It was recalled today that German
embassy agent was in close and al
most constant touch with the Mexican-American
when- it sat at Atlantic City.
It is known, too, that some of Gen.
Carranzate followers have felt that
German and Japanese support were
with constitutionalist government
While cabinet members "have ex
pressed doubt that Great Britain will
land troops to protect British oil in
terests at Tampico, it is more than a,
certainty that England will not look
idly on if Catanza carries out any
plan of stopping her rich oil supplies
from going forward from Tampico.
"TEMPTING FATE" IN LETTING
SHIPS SAIL, SAYS BERLIN
Berlin, Feb. 14. "Tempting fate"
is way Germans regard the action of
the American government in permit
ting "test ships" to sail for ports in
submarine barred zone. Greatest."
surprise was manifested here today
when it became known that Ameri
can ships had cleared for allied
ports in face of Germany's frank an
nouncement of unlimited submarin
ings. It was gravely remarked that
ship owners must take a frivolous
view of situation in even dispatching
their ships to danger zone.
Americans remaining Jiere are
treated with the same cordiality
which they enjoyed before departure
of Ambassador Gerard.
NAVAL GUNS IN NEW YORK, NOT
TO ARM MERCHANT SHIPS
Washington, Feb. 14. Naval guns
of various sizes now being assembled
at the New York navy yard are to be
used on auxiliary and scout cruisers
and on any vessels of that type
which may be converted to war's
uses in the event of necessity, it was
announced at the navy department
The department explained the as
sembling of the naval guns Is "pure
ly a precautionary measure." It was
insisted the guns are not for use on
American merchant ships as defen