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Washington, May 5.?Germany's
aote has postponed, if it actually has
not averted, a diplomatic break with
the United States.
President iWtlsoa will make the
decision after he has received the official
text, which reached the state
department late tonight by cable from
Berlin. It will be decided in time to
lay it before the president tomorrow
It was stated authoritatively after
' the cabinet meeting today that if the
official text bore out the unofficial
version transmitted in today's Berlin
news dispatches. Germany's as
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surauces unuuuuieuiy w uuui ue accepted
ar.d before taking another step
the United States would await the
fulfillment of her latest promises.
In such case the United States
might not reply to the note and would
await evidence of the abandonment
of Germany's present practices of
submarine warfare which is declared.
President Wilson is described by
those close about him as being in a
position where he can not question!
the good faith of Germany's assurRanee's
which must stand or fall by
the future conduct of her submarine
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lAll That is Asked.
" The German embassy view is that
' the1 note gives all President Wilson
asked for,' that it signalizes a return
to "cruder-warfare"?the ilse of submarinesrlas
reguiar- naval cruisers inr.
... tercepting commerce with visit and'
.. search, and that inasmuch as it makes !
jio mention of the armed .ship ques
non mat perplexing ieaiure- or me
controversy is not involved.
Congress took the note quietly and j
although members expressed a variety
of views, the general sentim< nt
seemed to be in favor of leaving the
situation" in the hands of the president.
On the surface there was no
sign of activity in the group which i
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v Berlin Pledge
Vill Not Formally Announce
Will Serve if Fulfilled.
lias been working to prevent the
president from pressing the situation
to the point of a diplomatic rupture.
Left to Future.
Cabinet members went over the unofficial
text carefully with the president
and while thev uniformly re
I fused to discuss it, they reflected the
j view that a break has been averted;
that Germany's new assurances would
j be accorded the test of time, notwitfij
standing the reference to the action
j Germany expects the United States
i to take against Great Britain's re;
straints on neutral trade. They expressed
this view with full realization
of the differences of opinion 011 what
' constitutes a peaceful merchant ship
entitled to the protection of International
law and of the president's
i steadfast deermination not to permit
| the interests of the United States with
| one of the belligerents to become entangled
with those.of another.
The United States only recently, declaring
its views on the rights of merchant
ships on the high seas, recognized
and provided for the condition
under which Germany charges British
merchant ships, "by orders of the
British admiralty, actually are acting
as naval war vessels in attacking submarines.
Another Open Point.
Germany in her. .note "reserves
complete - liberty of decision" should
the United States fail to prevail upon
Great Britain to bring her practices^
into conformity with international-law.
The official view i& that
trie l nitea states for some time nas
been and now is conducting diplomatic
correspondence with Great
Britain on that subj?:., and the success
or failure of the negotiations and
Germany's consequent action must
necessarily remain for the future.
The United States does not know
how Germany's new instructions to
submarine commanders eompare with
7e will begi
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previous instructors which were given
at the behest of President Wilson.
Secretary Lansing stated today that
it was possible the state department
might ask for official copies of the
original orders. The new orders,
however, apparently are regarded as
' meeting the president's demand for a
declaration and abandonment of the
present practices of submarine warfare.
Officials seem agreed that the
president's demand that Germany al,
so "effect" such an abandonment only
could be answered by time.
Difference of Yiew.
Under such circumstances one set
of officials feel the threatened break
will not come at this time; another
set is convinced that Germany's apnnrpnt
riptPrminaHnn tr? mako tho fill
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fillment of lier promises conditional
upon the success of the president's
negotiations with Great Britain warrants
the severance of diplomatic relations.
At the state department, after the
situation had been thoroughly discussed
at the cabinet meeting, it was
stated that because of the length of
the note, the time required for digesting
it carefully and the necessity
| of having at hand the official text for
i the preservation of all shades of
meaning which might be obscured in
translation or in wireless transmission,
it practically was certain that
the president would not reach his deA
cision before inext week.
Out of it all two things were made
1 clear. They were that the United
j States still holds firmly to its deterj
mination that- "mistakes" of subma;
rine commanders are not admissible;
j that they are unforgivable, and that I
I the United States must continue to
regard a discussion of the conduct of
?other belligerents as irrelevant to its
j discussion of Germany's conduct,
i While the tone of the German note
! was said to be disappointing, most
officials expressed the view that after
all the language was immaterial if
j the assurances were all that had been
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LIKES UNCLE JOE
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j Tillnian Finds Himself Helpless When
He Wanders From His Own
J .Washington, May 6.?Senator B. R.
! Tillman does not like some of the
house customs, and today expressed
himself plainly to that effect. *He has
been in the senate many years and
known everywhere on that side of the
capitol from a to z, but he admits
that when he 'visit's the house he is
lost. Today he went to the house to
hear speeches on the 80th. birthday
of "Uncle Joe'' Cannon and lost himself,
became bewildered, and had to
secure a friendly pilot before he got
back to his own quarters.
'The exercises were to begin in the
j house at 11 o'clock, and the story of
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told in his own words.
"I like Cannon very much, and i
respect him,'* said the senator, "and,'
' I went over there about five minutes
after 11. I had hardly got seated be-j
fore some one brought about a call I
j of the house under some hocus pocus
I did not understand. Knowing it
would take 40 minutes to call the roll.
I got up to leave, and lo and behold I
! found myself locked in! So I deter|
mined to make the best of it and sat
| down again. Then a friendly member
J told me if I went forward instead of
! backward, I could get out by going"
through the speaker's lobby. He kindly
piloted me around to the' front'
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uoor, ana i wenueu my way uacx 10 |
my committee room. I would rather |
hear 'Uncle Joe's speech than read ic.
bait I haven't time to sit and hear roll
"The senate locks the house out of
; its executive sessions and the house
' locks senators in when it has a roil
call. I have found that their locking
doors is'about as effective as ours.
The senators read the proceedings of
executive sessions in the newspapers,
and they are usually quite accurate;
and the house locking the doors to
keep absentees from coming in is a
humbug too. The only satisfying
recollection connected with the "visit
is 'Uncle .Toe' with a red rose in his
button-hole, looking as young and
dapper as if he were 16 instead of 80."
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CLAM RAILROAD FILM IS
THE MOST DARING EVER MADE
Motion picture press . agents are
never stinting in the use of adjectives
and few indeed are the produc
tions that are not "masterpieces" or
"the most thrilling ever staged." But
from a description of the thrill, and
a knowledge of the past performances
of the audacious Helen Gibson, we
may well expect to see a picture more
than ordinarily daring when "The
Girl Who Dared" is shown at the
opera house. Indeed, in motioa picture
trade circles, the picture is said
to be without a parallel for cour!
a cronnc olmnct frvnlho r>flruo
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The story of this picture, A'hich is
an episode in "The Hazards of l^elen,"
opens with a thrill when Franklin
Hall shows that other members of
the railroad company besides Helen
Gibson can perform plucky feats.
Hall, who is a diamond smuggler;
leaps from the upper deck of the
Pacific Mail steamer and swings to a
motor-boat in which his confederates
take him ashore to elude the vigi-.
lance of the customs officials. A warning
is sent out, however, and Helen,
the telegraph operator at Lone Point.
itjccivcs a ucsciipnuu lug uieu.
The party makes a landing at
Helen's station and hoard a" train!
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just as two pursuing detectives arrive
by automobile. Then starts a pursuit
filled with exciting action, that culminates
when the smugglers, seem;
i^gly caught between two fires, com!
mandeer an engine, and seen certain.
I to escape when Helen and the detecj
tives stand idly by the tracks unable
| to make a move to stoo them.
Suddenly the sight of a workman
on the railroad bridge pulling a keg
of nails up on a rope suggests a dar!
ing plan to Helen. Unhitching a team
i nf VmrRpe that ctanHr? hv tho ctoHr.n
she climbs to their backs and racestowards
the bridge. At top speed, she
gets to her knees and then to her
feet, and standing astride the horses
as she passes under the bridge she
makes the thrilling leap to the rope.
In a second the roar of the approaching
engine is heard, It tears by, and
as it does so Helen drops to the tender
and in a minute has covered the
smugglers with her revolver and
brought the engine to a stop and turni
ed the culprits over to the detectives.
In the taking: of the scene Helen's
skirt caught in the rope as she was J
about to drop to- the engine and the j
screen shows clearly that she is J
struck by a hood of the engine cab. J
| It is a tense moment that has brought
a gasp from even hardened film men
who have witnessed the picture.
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