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lin even hinted that Socialists arc
demanding immediate institution of
constitutional monarchy like Eng
land, claiming that Germany is the
only autocratic government now left
alive, and in order to maintain the
friendship in future years of rest of
world's democracies she must
change her system.
Socialists demand for abandon
ment of aUplans of conquest by Ger
many are expected to receive support
from other quarters.
It was on March 14 that the chan
cellor made first concession to what
leaders must have observed was the
growing tide of sentiment for great
er participation by German people in
management of Germany. He then
declared important reforms would be
granted to this end after the war.
Since that time the chancellor has
been reported as deciding that those
reforms ought to be made at once.
GET OUT BY APRIL, AMERICANS
IN GERMANY WARNED
Rome, March 29. Germany has
been asked to send Americans home,
according to report here today. Am
bassador Page had been instructed
from Washington to request trans
mission of this message to Berlin
through Spanish ambassador here.
London. "From Spanish diplo
matic sources," London Evening
Star today declared, it learns Ameri
cans have been warned to leave Ger
many before April 2.
WILSON WILL NOT LEAD UNTIL
HE SEES HOLLWEG'S HAND
Washington, March 29. Pres.
Wilson is holding judgment on some
vital details of his "war message" to
congress pending 'developments of
next few days.
German Imper1"1 Chancellor Von
Bethmann Hoi! is expected to
deliver speech . reichstag today
which may give an outline of Ger
many's future course, both as to the
conduct of war and as to possibilities
of her making peace.
At same time the effectiveness of
armed neutrality as illustrated by the
safe passage of armed American
merchantmen to England has cre
ated strong impression here.
Not only did steamers escape at
tack, but there is absence of usual
Teutonic bombast that American
liners escaped "only by accident."
Throughout last few days absence
of Berlin criticism and boastfulness
against United States government
has been commented upon.
Preponderance of official . opinion,
however, is that president is through,
with exercising patience toward Ger
many, is convinced that state of war
exists between two nations as result
of the Teutonic aggression, will so
declare to congress and ask that ev
ery means be taken to bring great
war to speedy and successful end
U-BOATS OFF LONG ISLAND
READY FOR AN ATTACK.
New York, March 29. The New
York Herald today declared it had
obtained authentic information that
two German war submarines of a
late cruiser type are lying in Long
Island sound, apparently awaiting
orders for an attack on American
coastwise shipping or a bombard-i.
ment of New York.
The submarines, the Herald says,
have been seen near Montauk Point.
The alleged identification, the story
says, could'not have been mistaken
because the submarines were near
London. Australian gov't has sold
Australia's output of base metals for
decade to Great Britain.
London. Germany warns Ru
mania that unless, all Germans in
terned in Rumania are released41 Ger
many will seize more hostages In oc
Washington. Rear Admiral Jas.
H. Oliver made governor of Danish
West Indies, to be taken over by the
, United States on Saturday.