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U-BOATS IN GULF OF MEXICO
READY FOR U. S. BOATS
CRISP WAR NEWS
Galveston, Tex. Feb. 17. Four
German submarines are in Gulf of
Mexico ready to begin reign of terror
off Cuban coast as soon as war is de
clared, information was brought by
Capf Nason of American steam
schooner Ft. Bragg, who says he
learned news at Guantanamo bay.
Says Guantanamo harbor is closed
by anti-submarine net across the en
trance, and that of 44 U. S. battle
ships which were in the harbor at the
time of diplomatic break, only battle
ship Montana remains.
New York. Three big Cunarders,
Carpathia, Ascania and Laconia,
and City of Puebla, American ship,
manned by American crew and load
ed with cotton and copper, expect to
sail today for Europe and war zone.
Berlin. American government is
listing its citizens in Germany. Move
is one to facilitate exodus of such cit
izens in event of war.' Active gov't
agency is Spanish ambassador, who,
since departure of Ambassador Ger
ard, represents U. S. interests.
London. Two men killed, nine
missing and five injured were res
cued when British steamer Lady
Ann, struck mine.
Paris. Jos. C. Grew, sec'y to the
American embassy in Berlin, or
dered to Vienna to assist American
Halifax. Examination of passen
gers, including Count von Bernstorff,
begap. aboard Scandinavian-American
liner Frederick VIII. today. Will
not require much time, as large staff
will have charge of work.
London. England has subscribed
probably $5,000,000,000 or more fdr
the "win-the-war loan."
New York. Believing majority of
country is opposed to war and that
lack of sympathy would be shown if
war were declared without first sub
mitting question to referendum, the
Emergency Peace Federation has
wened. headquarters here and is ar- i
ranging meetings throughout coun
try to discuss question.
New York Special committee of
American Railway Ass'n on national
defense began active work on plans
for railway uses in national emer
gency. MAY TAKE WEEK TO EXAMINE!
VON BERNSTORFPS SHIP
Hajifax, N. S., Feb. 17. How thor
ough will be England's inspection of
the Scandinavian - American liner
Frederick VIII., bearing Count Von
Bernstorff back home, was indicated
today in the semi-official announce
ment that it may be a'week or more
before the liner is "passed."
A Huge staff of naval customs and
immigration officials, with interpre
ters, women assistants and transla
tors, swarmed aboard the Frederick
VIII. today, beginning their work
shortly after daylight
CITY WORKERS DELAY STRIKE
The threatened strike of building
trades workers employed by the city
was halted tdflay when the finance
committee promised to take up the
men's demands at Monday meeting.
Answer will be given the leaders of
the unions at that time.
Ottawa.. Effective means have
been taken by government to insure
supply of newsprint to newspapers
of Dominion of Canada.
Kalamazoo, Mich. Fire of un
known origin partly destroyed the
pumphouse of the Michigan Central
Fire caused panic among fourth
floor patients of St. Luke's hospital,
1 4th and Michigan blvd. Slight dam
age. Fire did $10,000 damage to man
sion of Patrick Geherty, mason con
tractor, and six other houses. Wln
netka Geherty severely burned.
Valuable horse burned in barn.