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BOYCOTT MOBS ATTACK WOMEN
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"PRICE ONE CENT.
FIVE
ONE KILLED, SCORE HURT BY RUNAWAY CAR
SCORES WOMEN BEATEN
BY BY MB
OUTBREAKS ALL OV COT
Alany Pummelled and Have)
Hair Pulled by Sisters as '
They Buy Eatables. '
PURCHASES TORN AWAY, i
Riotous Disorder on East Side i
and in Harlem and Brook- ',
lyn Many Arrests.
Activity In the cast side agitation
atalnat tho hlsrh cost of llvlntr was
confined to-day to forclblo boycott.i
and numerous assaults on women
who attempted to buy vegetables or
meat at stores or from pushcart ped-
filers
Hundreds of women who know
nothlnc about tbo Mothers' Antl-Hlgh
Coat of Living I-eaRuc, becauso they
cannot read and have been too busy
In their homes to take part In side-
walk gossip, sallied out to-day with
their glazed black bags to d'i their
Hubbath shopping.
In front of every stoio and In the
Mclnlty of every pusncait they en-
' ,
countered croups of wmcn
warned thorn not to buy, und, If they
lerslstcd their purchases wete taken
from them and, In many cases, their
rlothln was nartiallv torn from their
backs.
typical instance occuireu at r.n-
'iigton und Wlllett snoots. A crowd
had gathered to listen to a woman
ngitator who waH speaking In Yiddish.
niong came a woman wr.ii a an n
inlons. Sho hnd bought and paid
WIUUII.UU3U.IU, .W.... m.U .W TV-
upon und ordeiod to spill them out in
tlis street hlie fought.
A dozen worn eh sprang at her.
They cautjht her by the hair and
dragged hor prostrate along the
sidewalk, kicking' her and spitting
on her, until she dropped the
enlono.
Shock and phynlo.il Injunes left tho
woman in a wretched condition. As
n policeman npproaehed her assail
ants fled. Tho woman s.ild sho kww
the cost of living- was hlKh, but hho
hadn't herd of tho boycott and nhe
had bought tho onions for j.oup for
ner husband and children.
CHICKENS 8NATCHED AND
THROWN AWAY.
Tho self-constituted leaders of the
boycott decided to-day that nobody
on tho east side hhall buv chickens
whlla they aro 30 cents .1 pound.
Woman who persisted In buying
chickens were knocked do-n and their
purchases wero torn from their
hands and tossed into parlMiffe palls
or sewer openlnRS. Ilundrcils of
these assaults took placo all over tho
cast side and thn pollco wero power
less to prevent them.
Many aricsis won1 made dui 111,7 the
day. Jennlo Mandelbauni Mlapped
a policeman's fnco when ho tried to
protect another woman who had
mado a jiui chase and was seeking to
oscapfl. Tho policeman arrested Mrs.
Mandolbaum.
Mrs. Holla Tlcrkrl of No. 81 Wll
lett Street bought a eliloscn In the
butcher Mliop at No. Sii Pitt .Street.
As she was leavlnjt tho shop nho was
net upon bv a crowd of women, but
she Is husky and determined und she
held onto her chicken until a pollce-
mnn arrived. Mrs. Tltukol churifed
Mrs. Lena Jacobowlt of No, 234 Do
lancey Street with pullInK her hair
and striking her, und Mrs. Jacobowllz
was arrested and arrjigned before
Magistrate Nolan.
Mrn. Tlerkel refused to press the
complaint. Hhe said uho had learned
(Continued on 3UUi Page.)
Coprrlfht, 1IU7, !,
Co. (The Jfew
AMERICANS ON
CELT C T MINE
NEAR LIVERPOOL
E
Tidings of Mishap Brought by
the Philadelphia, Which
Arrived To-Day.
Tho hi Whlto Star liner Celtic,
which lint boon uod for freight trans.
port betwen Now York and Uvcrpool
struck a mine In tho Irish Sea on tho
night uf Foil. H, according to Infonna-
tlon brought to port to-day by persons
aboard the American liner Philadelphia,
Kxtent of tho damage to the Celtic
was not learned h. tho Philadelphia.
Tho Philadelphia, tho Celtic mid tho
Dominion liner Canada, which Iris
,,0P" US'J ' transporting troops from
Halifax to Knel.mil, left Liverpool
together late In tho afterm.on of Feb.
n. When clear of tho mouth of tho
Mersey thn vessel separated, the
I'hlladolphta heading Boutluvnrd.
l'ound for ",0 Atlantic way of St.
Georges rjianno!. tho lliitlsh vo.wels
starting for the north 1 1 r,o nround
lll0 northern coast of Ireland
Two ,l0UH ,atcr Ul0 pnIlai,r,nln
r,.colv,.i: n wireless mrnxniio that the
Coltlo Mtrm.k ft nn(, was
HmWl.. ,'upt. rlul(y of the p,,,,.
delphla, Immediately hcadod his vo.t.
t(lMlUt uni, Hta,.linl , , ul( f
.,. f...... u lt.oiiir tlm Whit., s,.
liner can led no li.issenc-erd. I
In 11 fow mlnuthH he received 11 mes.
i safro thut ho wus not needed, ns tho
1 Cutiada wan KtiuiJInir by. Ho re
I HUined his courso and early tho next
morning received u messnKn that tha
Celtic was low in the water but still
afloat and In tow of tho Canada.
An ollleer of the Philadelphia said
this nftiirnoon that flio t'pltio had
been towed back to Liverpool. It win.
also stated at tho Whltn Stur otllces
that tho Celtic was fclnluled to apaln
start for Xmv York to-day.
Tho Philadelphia, which pass.-d
throtiRh the Oennan "danger -one" nt
nlsht, had un unnventful voyaife, ex
cept for tho news from thn Celtic.
,sh carried sUty-ono flrbt cabin, Mx-ty-slx
second tabln and 11 1 third cabin
and BtecruRe. Anions the latter woin
thH crew of tho Amcriian trelchtor
Housatonlc.
Tho Standard Oil tanker Pearl
Shell, flylnif tho Amerkan flajr, ex
pectod to sail to-day for Hordeaux
by way of tho "barred zone." Tho
Communlpaw of tho samo compnny,
which was to h.ivn sailed yesterday
for Piottcrdam. spent tho night In
Quaiantlno grounds and went out this
morning. Tho Holland - Antei lea
frelKhter Ileukelsdyko will nlsu bravo
tho (lerman blockado and fall for
Hotterdam.
At Pier H In Jersey City evidence
of new life was vlslhlo to-day on the
Italian liner Uluseppo Vt rdl. tho nall
Iiik of which for Uenoa and Naples
was inlled off on Tuesday. Nearly
200 pnsetiRurs wero booked nnd tho
majority of them aro roIhb back on
tho hteamer. bag and Imrrurc. The
steamer jrlll probably got away to
morrow. In addition to the Philadelphia, tho
freighters Norwegian and Avon
mouth, both In ballast ft out l.htr
pool, arrived to-day,
Urln rniliiiinrri All
TIiom who nr run ilomi r vetima
-imtia up with rttnr Jehn'n MiJtcim.-
AaTt,
ON VOYAGE HER
1 jf Circulation Booka Open to AIL,"
The I'm nbtlahlnt'
York World).
NEW
IN COLLISION OF
Rich Society Woman Suffers
(Concussion of Brain
MS. DDK
AUTOS OH BRIDGE
Lawyer Greer Injured. "
iHve Bovs and Two Girls
1 1 US BAND WAS DRIVING, i Caught Under Trucks of
I Trollev.
Car Hit by Big Truck on; '
Queensboro Structure I LEFT TRACK AT CURVE.
No Arrest Made.
Mrs. Marshall .1. todee of No. !T
Kuit .Slxty-clphth Street, a prominent
society woman, whose husband Is 11 ;
director In a dozen large corporutlonit,
la In Presbyterian Hospital, and l..wr
, renco Oroer, a prominent lawyer of
No. J2S Haiti Klfty-slxth Street, also
well known In foclety. Is In St. Luke's
Hospital us u tesult of Injuries sus
tained this afternoon when an auto
mobile In which they weie rldinsr was
In collision with u heavy motor unci,
on tho Queensboro llrldge.
Mis. Do.lpe Iiuh concussion of the
bruin, hut her husband said thl:i of
tfinoon 'her condition Is not sellout.
Mr. C.ieVir, who sustained nil Injury
to his rlRht 'hip, was taken to St.
I.uUe's because ()f Inability to make
room for him nt the Preshvtcilnn
Hospital.
Me. and Mrs. toilRf anJ Mr. and
Mrs. Ifi-cer, In the Dodge automobile,
worn 011 their way to U-iwifnce, I,. I.,
when tho accident occurred. Mr.
Image, who was driving the cur, nan
tho mishap was unavoidable. No ar
rest h wero made.
"The collision was due largely to
the fact that thn Wt-st bound roadway
of the brldgo Is closed to traffic," said
Mr. Dodge, "cnuslns vehleies oast u'n'
wft'it bound to uso thn eastbound side
of the bridge. Wo were following ,n
he waku of a large truck when, about
tho mlddln of tho br.dge, I tried t. go
by It.
"An I turned my car to one Hide 1
nuw anothnr hravv truck ho.arlnr
down upon ino. The-'i was no tlmo to
back up, so I sent t'le car across the
true It at top speed, the oiKntnlrig truck
striking the renr of our car. Our car
was uttrlitl to one side and I'adly
damaged, but wo were not thrown
out. The man driving t'.io ttuok had
a perfect rlff'tt to hi- where he was."
Th.i truck that stiuek tho Dndgc
car Is owned by tlin ponn OiT Com
pany of No. 301 llroadway, und wim
driven by Fran It Hoyt of No. 57
Franklln Aenue. ISrooklyu.
Mrs. Dodgi, who is forty years old.
was Miss Pilscllla I. Harnes, dough
tcr of Mr. und Mrs. Henry Hurr
JJ.irnes, w h' n she wan married to
Mr. Dodgi a-vontcon years ago. Til
wedding at Southampton, J 1., was
one of the society events of the sea
son. Mr. and Mrs. Dodge liava two
children. Mli-ses Josephine j. ftn,j
Prlsctlla Dodge.
Mr. J kh1k' Is a incrnbei of tho llim
of HeKon, (lilscom & Co, of No. tu
Wall Street. Ho Is a hon of Mrs
Arthur M. Dodge of No. 663 Park
Avenue, onn of Iho foremost oppo
nents of woman suffruge,
Mr. tlrcer Is forty-four years old
and it member or the law firm of
Pierce & tlricr nt No. a? Wall Street.
Hn is u dlnsttor In several ooi"por.i
tl.nijt. His wife was MIkh (JoorKlana
Oakes.
Mure trrrat Ilur en Irl'li I piNlux
I. nut Ditnlrr.
LONDON. Feb. 2a. The arte.t to-d.iy
01 a number of leaders of tho Hi.,li
Volunteer ond Other persons who fig
ured In the lilsh utilising of lait tour
It repoited In a Central News doapatih
from Dublin. Among those utruatud.
tho despatch sayi, aro Uouni.llltii' s T
Kollv. J. J. O'Kelly. editor .if th i-'alli-olle
llullctlni Darrol rigglf, a wll
known writer and Cpt Liam Mi
lont, "
YORK, THURSDAY,
Aany Hurt In Ruslj for Salet
as Car Crushes Youn.u
Victims.
A Madison Avenue triilc ear.
rounding tho loop In tho pluwi at ilio(
llrooklyn end of the Williamsburg
Ilridgn nt 2.30 o'clock this aftenmon,
Jumped the truck und inn Into o.
group of buys who with part .f 11
ci)Wtl of r,,(npC thut hud gathered t.
tako part In a patriotic ceremony at
tending ihu dedlcatloi. uf a bron.o
tablet. Onu Iwy, as jet umdoutii . 1.
WM crushed under the car who is
and instantly killed. K.fcni otjcr
wero sorlotudy Injured nnd i.s iis .1
score muro w.r5 huit in the i.l rush
to gt-t out ot tho Wll of thn 1 .ir
The announcement that tin F.ri .
Kuventh r.eglment and munj ,iattu.tit
societies and brass bunds would
part In the demonstrati.11 dtew 11 ;
crowd that packed the 1'Inzn. As
usual, small boys usurped the pl.u es
otoH-st to tho speaker'.-) stand. l'.lloe
reserves under tho dlreeil m of In-
lpector HoottleJ hud cleared lanes
through which trolky cars might pass
on the four tracks In the loop. In
tho front ranks of the lanes, only
r.ur feet from the Hacks, wnre hun
lrods of boys.
Tim MudlS'in Avenuti tiollev ur,
run by Motonnan John McCafftey.
had dlsohnrged jiassenRers from .Miin
tmltun and wus lust elenrlng thn
liop, wastbottnd, whoil thn front
wheels left tho rails on u switch
leading to tho main truck. Heforn
McCa'fi'-v cuitld apply thn brakea It
hnd ploughed Us wuv Into the duikcl
packed wall of humanity for a ills
lanct) of twenty 1'eot.
Theie were II vo boys and wo little
girls under the car when It stopped.
The little girls, suffering from fright
and a few bruises, wero quickly taken
nut and two of tho boys went easllj
1 tritcted, but the other three were
under the trucks and they could not
rmnoved until member of Hook
,.i.J Liddcr Truck No. El hud raised
the car.
luvld Weiss, font teen years old, of
No. Z2 South Third Street, and Fred
Tagter, nineteen, of No. CG3 IJvergroen
Avenue, uncoiihclous and Huffoilng
,im Internal injurious und luceratlons,
wero taken out and hurried to Wlil-
lanwburg HoKplul In an nutorrobiie. 1
Tho lody of th" uir lentllliil bi.y was!
sent to a pollco station
Among others injuie.l vsein Mrs
Ula Noplos, No. 20J Al.mjor Streot
and her daughters, Ldnu, ngetl twelvo,
nnd Hose, aged llvo; Mary Hurke.
thirty, No. 33 Muujer Stroet. und
Helen, Mary L'lUabeth mid Kuth
Doe, slstorH, ugod elrven, nine, s'
and thrie years ntsptotiw ly, of No.
Mo South Third Street.
Tl ese ipo uf the ll'tle Io!e Rrls
(Continued on Scoond l'.i.-c.)
WILLARD SIGNS CONTRACT
TO APPEAR WITH CIRCUS.
IH " Vi Feb -J Jess Willui d, the
n H " Uiht I'hanipioii. tu. ntigh ula
manag".. slttna mi e.ghi-nitinlli tun
tid.t litre tti-rtny in nw"Hi with .1 eir
run Tne corttiHft stljai:att , i,ot,i.,i.
tht Wllli.nl may quit tlm c;i . ., on
thre 'eks' notice nj tinu a match
it Rt-rang'd tut htm.
CAR PLUNGES INTO CROWD
WAITING ON WILLIAMSBURG
BRIDGE PLAZA FOR PARADE
FEBRUARY 22,
SHIP U BOAT SUNK
. ... -
KXQCKKD DOWN MAN WHO
WIPED HANDS ON FLAG;
GKTSUKI)ALTO-NIGHTLAiSiG ,IAD UUG,iD IT-
i' . t if
M !
A-ung Whet 'm .1 l.eo If l.nks.. b
t.f th t t..s' (in,. I who is to M.elve
a guld nu'dul at ll .11nu.1l dinner of
the Sons of the Kni olntlon ..1 Del
inonliO'H t.t-nlgl.t as a rew.inl for ile-lenti-
of the flag, will appear 011 mat
occasion for the first time in the
uniform of his new rank, whl h
rcuponds to that of Chief gn.nt.i
in.isttT In the navy.
Luklseh ktioi k''d down nml ...i' a
lllali ivli'j Wiped bis hands nil tne
mi t itjii.t I coIiiih lii front of tim i.
elllltlllir st.itlntl at the llatti I Of.
tli i.. I euiiimi iiil.'ition, promotlii" ti nt
the gold Uilditl havo itniie t. linn ,11
Kii ft islmi. lie Is Hervlng bis ..h:h
yea 1 Pi tie '"oust Muard.
69TH TO LEAVE BORDER j
FOR HIM NFXT SUNDAY
-
Tlies 'M.irt i-r. mi McAiien. I v . anJ
the I Jih Kcejnii'iit Will 1
lMV
nil WulKl.1).
SAN ANTKMli, Tex,. I eb.
Tuu fi.liiiwuu- il ites tur .New Voik
Illilltl.i ilepnilurts troili the btiidei
wero announced at Southern Uepjll
mi nt lli.itliiiini ti is to-duy:
I Vb. 25. Hlxty-nlnih Now Vol I. In
fantry, MoAll'ti to .New York: IrU.
20, Twelfth .ew Yotk Infintry, Mi -Allen
t.i New Yt.rk; New Yoik
Illlgdde le.i.liU.ti'tes, .McAlltll In
Hrooklyn: Mui.n
l-'irst New York
' 'uv.th y, Mi A !it n tu
lIufTulo; M.irch
tJ. Tlurtl New .rk Pit!d
lll 'iw us ilie t j lluli'alo.
in.i.ri),
75 CENT TAX ON CATS
FAVORED IN THE SENATE
r-.-
The
AI.IIANV, !.
1 1 a i
I n le-
liHurias'
tax if.
'inserviitii.li ' ' i mil i
pi rt i tl l.ir p.iNsii k t ii
Itolilnsxii lil. imp 'MHK
SCVUIlty-tllll li'lltH ll head t.n t,i;.
The nieasuie was a oinjed in tuin
mtttef sii as to liu rrase thn piopotvd
llrensn lee fiMin 2Z to 75 tents. The
protection of songbirds Itt the ohje t
of the bill.
it'J.o,ooo Win-Mi nf lllniiiuiiil. ( inn.
tnu mi Nel ii Inn n ill. e 1. 1 ur i'.
WASIIIMITUN .'b J.' ittrniitn
diamond'' itiu... at ISMi.'irtii wi.i i
shipped to Out .lint i on Hie nn.
JOIllinol tlttl tubiuitiiiiF it . :or Jli.j; tj u(.
tidil Iniunnation uec.vcd here tb-dty
AS THEY BUY FOOD
" Circulation Jiookn Open
1917. 12 PAGES
senators block TWO BROOKLYN MEN IN CREW
. n nit m i in nu nnAT nnnfln
Judiciary Committee Refuses
to Take Limit OIV Use of
rmy and Navy.
tWembers l-'eared It Would
Give the President Too
Much Leeway.
WASHINt'.TON, Feb. 22. Despit
the nersonal appeal of Hecretniv of
Slate Ionising tlm Senutti Jttilh l.ir
Comtnltten to-tlay turneil down the
bill which Senator Hitchcock and
others hollovn would have given tlm
President power to handle1 tho Inter
national situation after Ciingtess ml
lourns without consulting Congress.
The bill would have given Presldi nt
Wilson thn poner and uuthorlt) to
use nny or all of the land und naval
lorrcs of the I'nlled States lo entry
out anv und all of the niitlmi's tronty
and convention obligations within the
boundaries of the Flitted stules und
on the high tirns.
It was classed ns one ot the Inon.l
im measures of ln kind Congress
ever Ins been "keil to enact Into
law.
A tmhstltuto for tho general py hill
Kilng tho Piesldent iiiillmlte.l power
In time of national emergency or war
Mo txjnscrlpt material as well as men
I was proposed to thn House liuln inrj
I Cmmltten to-tlny bv i lhnr V. H"l
I tier of thn Legislative 'minuter of
! thn Amerleutl I'cderatnui
f Lib.-r.
(Berlin Gives List ol Nine I'n-
! armed Vessels Which I I;ul
2(),0(KJ Tonnage.
IHJftLI.W I'eb. si (via Snyvllte wire
less). -Twenty-four steaniora, three
iilllng ships and nine trawlers were
destroyed ly nfiu tlermun suhnuii.ne
which returned Fob, 20, th official
press 'bureau dDiilnrctl to-duy.
"The dostroyod v ssels," the state
ment .said, "indiidod one snip of i.um
I gross toiix. carrying coul; oue of 3,ikjo
ernsi tons. curriliiK Iron, and una of.
j-,03 ton!l , urryliin victuals, mostl
biuter and marf,-arlno. nnd J.200 tons
of wheat and lia : onu steamer of
:'.?oo gross tons, carrying wur mute
mil f..r Italy: nuo'.her of I.&jO ross
tons, tarryiiiK tin; i tint her of ino ki,hh
tons, K'liieral car:o; another, sou gross
t .ns, horsoshuou.
"AmnnK the steamers was ,ilo .1
auk steamer of "." jrr.iss tt.n iim
ittiliou was roplurd"
This tit founts for Jn.Auw toiilinxe ,n
nine of the tiny r. .oitd sunk l y
t'n KUbin.il'ine
Arritix tki.i.s micitrrr.
A tli h now 11 tlmi Klvu tha fnlltimi
lfli lor risi tinlri Tu hslf pint uf watir
tit i tii. Illy Hum. . amt.ll bat of 11 r tin
Compuunl and oa. or r'rfirtnt. Inv
drJ'cno can put thH .in ur ui) in 11 mu It
.1 l.u.'.a at trt lit lid tun. full tllrtt-i'iioa
Ivr 11101U11 am w cuiiK 'n aauti bus uf
H.rwi I'uini". .i4. It ul'i srjJMally 4ttrkn
atreaktil. U4nl. rra hH anil mok 11 iafi
ond s.ufay. II will not tol'T lb avalu. )
nut lltif ur ,nii a4 ami uul itt otr,
1
ONE U BOAT SINKS
24 STEAMERS AND
WEATHER
M
to All."
DLUVVH Ur DI U DUHI DUIYID
Amsterdam Again Reports That the
Yarrowdale Prisoners Have Been
Released, but No Official Word
Has Reached Washington.
BREAK WITH AUSTRIA
MAY COME IN 48 HOURS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 Consul Hunt at Barcelona re
ported to'the State Department to-day that five Americans were
aboard the Swedish steamship Skogland, sunk by a submarine off
the coast of Spain on Feb. 18.
The Skogland sailed from Norfolk with a cargo of coat for
Dagnoli, Italy.
News of tho sinking of tho Skogland was announced yester
day from Paila. Tho vchdoI wan uf 3,041 tons,
Coihul 1 hirst said (he ship was stopped six miles south of Tarragona
at 6 o'clock on the morning of Feb. 18. The crew of twenty -six men
were given ten minutes to leave the vessel. The submarine crew then
sank her with a bomb. None of the rcw was leported injured and they
were landed at Tarragona fiom their beats teventeen hours later.
Those wlio claimed American cilzenship are: James I3rcnner, Urook
Ijii; Leo Cart wright, Portsmouth, N. H.; J. Hurke, Hrookln; Jay Lewi;,
I'niuntnuii. Pa.; Joseph Drown, bluabetli, N. J,
RELEASE OF YARROWDALE MEN
WOULD NOT CHANGE SITUATION
Wilson, Who Had Sent Peremptory Demand,
Regards That Question as
Secondary Matter.
i
REPORTED SUNK
BY SUBMARNES
Dutch and Other Neutral
Steamers in the Lost
Reported To-Day.
I Ships reported sunk o far to
day had a total tonnage of 16,500.)
LONDON, Kflb -Lloyds an
nounces that tlm HrltlMi s'oamer
Corwi of 3.CI2 tons has been suntc. This
steamer was last ri.ported as hnvlnj;
)Kit.il throiiKh tho lied Sea, vast
bound, on Jan. 4.
Tho Holt liner Perseus has been
stink. Three I'hlneso and on JItiro
puan of those abourd are nilssln. Hhe
was a i'tel screw steamship of li.TiS
tons nnd was muted by the Ocean
Ste'u'iish.p I'ompany. Ltd, and man
aifed l A. Holt . Co.
PAIUS, Kcb. JS A doleatlon of
merchant ship captains from the chief
ports of Franco will shortly arrtvo In
Ports to cnnsult with the authorities
an to tho hest means of dunlins with
the stihmarlno menace.
Ulllelal announcement was mado to
il.is of the sinking ot. Fob. :t of the
li'it.-li ttteiinisUlp Amooii, 3,iJi tons
tri'KSK, und f a Url'ieh trawler
Tho slnkin of the Norwegian steam
ship Alite. fog tons, and of a Ituwttau
stamr, Miicrid. of :MII tons, also was
announced.
Generally Fair To-Night. auj.
EDITION
PRICE ONE CENT.
AMSTKItUA.M. Feb. S3 (via Lon.
ilotu A despatch received hero from
Heilin says that the, American sailors
who wero taken to (lermuny on tho
steamer Yarrowdale havo lecn re
leased. Tho Americans were released, tho
despatch says, after tho German Oov
i rntiietit had been Informed officially
that (lerman ships In America nad not
been conflsuited, and that their crows
had not been Interned.
WABIILNfiTON. Feb. No official
cotiflnnatlon of the latest report of the
release of the Yarrowdale prisoners
has been received In Washington.
Similar rtporls have sever! Umes
coimi throuKh Amstinlam. but each
time have proved unrounded.
liven If the men havo been released
It will huvn no effect on tho uiatu
it-mo between tho United States and
Oermany. The administration na
been careful in nuklnir this case a
secondary matter. On this ground
tho Htate Department lefused yester
day to initlio public tho text of Sec
rotary Lunslntf's formal demand for
the release of those men It was dls
t. ally stated that tho adi.i.nlstrutloii.
Intended t do nothing wh' 'h would
divert thu Auierlran publlo mind
from the suhmartiiu controversy.
Tho climax of tho drama which has
been tfoliiK on since tho United States
brolio with ilerm.iny nppoars to be ac
hand. Within furty-olRht hours, It Is
now Ki'iiei.illy belloved this Govern
ment will know whether thu scopa ot
Its severetl dlplqmatto relations Is to'
ho axtendod to Austria-Hungary.
The State Dopurtuant and White
House say itothtiic as tu what la
gotn oil behind the icanea. Whau
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