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Use ForeignLabels
in Domestic Hats
Trademark Says the Headgear Was Made
in Budapest or England, but I fnion
Label Often Proves It Was Made
in Danburv or Newark.
NO. Mil.
.- advice usually roc.?* into my waste basket. Rut I recently
;ip" which was stimulating to ac'.ion l.y virtue of its remark
, , , ? 1 :e\ ity.
to il.? i.'s hats." wrote my nameless correspondent, and.
ha\ mg said his say in four word.?, said no more.
Well; I have been looking into men's hats, as unoh
,*elj AB possible wherever I have had opportunity,
an?i ha\c hern impressed with one peculiarity whether
it is the one which my adviser had in mind I do not
know--viz., the large proportion of foreign labels in
the crowns. Now. American hats, for style and qual
ity, have nothing to fear from foreign competition. If
C is one branch of trade in which "Made in lie
I . S. A" mean- value, it is in headgear. Intrinsically
there is no more reason why a Bcnsible American
a- roof himrelf over with an English derby or a German felt than
there ? 'IIa- investing in a I'atagonian toothbrush or a billiard cue
?'? ? etland Islands.
. this I appealed to an old friend, who is at the head of a
large wY le?ale hat and glove concern, to tell me why so many Americana
wore foreign hat*.
"They don't" said he briefly.
"They do." I ins sted. "I've been looking at the labels. Fully .".O
per M
"If you believe all you see inside a hat." interrupted my friend, with a
. >*mii??. "you need a new head. Go out and try to buy an imported
bat a* the ne\t store you come to?I don't mean one of the Lip. reputable
hatter?, bul any other store?and see what you gel."
"How can I tell what I gc.'.'"
.-. under the sweatband."
Armed with this suggestion I set out about iny wanderings in lia*
com. , the course of which I not only collected some interesting curiosi
? ? headgear, but also enriched my geographic lore by several unsus?
pected items, such a?, for example, that Newark. N. J.. is now an Austrian
dependency.and that Iianbury, Conn, has been annexed by England.
? : -'. port of call was at the Irving Hat Company's .store at 36 East
Tin? company operates a string of stores about the city.
Did they have imported derbies? In?
deed, they had: specially imported for
their own trade! They pointed out
convincing evidence in the form of a
most impressive labe!, nestling in the
depths of the hat's interior:
While admiring the design. 1 con?
trived to turn up the sweatband.
Underneath lurked a second label, not
so impressive artistically, but more
so in substance, the little circle of
the United Hatters of North America;
No. 25, which being interpreted,
means that the Irving Company's
"specially imported" hat was made at
the factory of John W. Green, in
1 ?anbury. Conn. This was my first
intimation that Danbury had moved
out of the United States, presumably
taking Connecticut with it. Corrobo?
r?t ion was to follow, later.
As I walked downtown with my
purchase a sign in Kaufman's win?
dow at Broadway and Bleecker Street projected itself through the eye
into the imagination.
| i VELOUR HATS FOR $2.75;
i! announced. Within, a gentlemanly
Professor of Geography disguised as a
-alesman offered for my inspection
a shapely mode: sporting, in its deep
recessee, the label:
i 11 in Hi lAri.si. Austria ? Im
??..i:rt!. FOR Kai im?n.
Budapest, Austria? Here, indeed,
rom the .-cat of war! I at
I -gad the pundit in learned
,:'. 0.
"When did they capture if.'" I in
??< apture what?" countered the cx
thc other side of the counter,
. at the hat and then at me
. thought 1 were casting asper
.i|miii its tarn? ?
"When did I " capture it?"
The Au; t nans."
".-?ay; you've got tins war-thing mixed." he explained kinoi
i unliniiert on p?8<* '?>? rolumB 7
1411 i IK I 1.1> ( l!??4( II Will 111 , < ONV
iviiiu.ll li I K?lM M ?4 \KI? V .1.
Democratic Caucus Nominates
Kilthin for Moor Loader to
Succeed Underwood.
;K-ein lot MBtraM Iowas I
R'askiagtoa, Feb. 4 The Dem?crata!
?ho ?alii ?-ofTipose the M?iuse of RoarO-i
- . .era in the ne*t Conf-rc?? in a
raucus to-nijht ch?>?e ? hmnp
I ark a? their c?;idi(Ute for Speaker
and ( laude Kitonin, of North Carolina,
'or floor leader to ?ufreed Oacar Cnder
?????d. who will so to the Senate.
Speaker < lark rever received greater
tppltute on the House floor than that
?Inch ?ii five^him af:4?r he ha.I hern
nominated by Representative Lloyd, of
MiBBOun, and elected by a unanimoua
jell. When the rioi?e had died away he
?arned 1.,- fWeeeptes, 4?ho will have
bu. a allai nuajoritj la the next House,
?hat "the future o! the party waa lied
up in the fifth Cong-reae." He ffave
then a warning again-t the abatatee
'?ta wbirh hat marred the record of the
?resent majoritj.
?RepretecUlive Kitchin, nominaltd by
Representative Robert ri. Pat*, <
Nor'.ii ( Brolina, made n sweeping; protT
whatl he ?-aiu :
"I intend*to he preaenl on thi? floe
during every hour of the next ?aasion.
Although Kitchin to-day trot?
?gain?t the President'? veto on the im
migration bill, voted aejai ,?t free toll
and opposed to another administra
tion lull, the ?hip purchase measure, h<
? neil the President in urloa-vini
term?? in R speech In the caucus.
Repr?sentative Fitzgerald, of Ne?
\. I pledged ihe Ne.? Ve?a Demoeratii
delegation to iiipport 'he Speaker an?
Ihe ni lea
ihe Startling feature of ?he altCtioi
of new meuniers of the Ways anc
Mea? Com? tte? ?a? the preponder?
ance of the vote for John .1. i'a.-ey
of \\ Ikes Hurre, I'enn , over that foi
.John J. I.eshei. of Sunburv Penn
|. ei 4?a? backed by Representan e
A. Mitchell rainier. ?,f I'enn?ylv?nia,
while Caaey ?as barked by the anti
Palmer clement. Other ne . member?
of tin- hij? committee chosen ??ere
Chart.- It. i riM>. Georgia: William
A. Oldtield, Arkansas; Alfred (, Allen.
l: J. McGillicuddy, Main?, and
i HelTaring, kan.aa
I W. Saunder-. ??f Virginia.
chosen chairman ?if the caucus after
h hol contest v4!th M, D. Foster, of
10(. l.'i Jal to the tine*, t Havana ?.ifai.?
Wife Accuses C. D. Levey o
Thus Paying Another.
i i dollars ? kiss i? what Claren?
D, I "V r-.- pa'd ftlm, Hr-r- ,
hu affidavit filed In a sal! brought h
Ml wlfa, Mr?. Warnr.a I?. Levey, befar
Justice Kelhy. m the Supreme Co-.ir'
1 'laretiee D. Levey was former!*/ Ta
1 ommissioner ?nd Superintendent o
rark? in Manhattan Rome months ac
li? lock'.?! hi? wife frr.ni 'heir apar!
menta,at 259 Weal 87th at., aceordlni
to an R**?dav:f of Ldwarrl Bronson
superintendent of the apartment hous?
and went to Long Hranrh vi'ri hi
"'rend Alma."
*\? Long Pranrh (he |E a kiSB e-4
rhnnge wa? frequently effected, ?84
?he affidavit of a coachman.
1 ?vey. who has n rult fot annul
inert pending In the Supreme I ?
m Brooklyn, yesterday received notici
o' a motion granted by Justiee Kelb;
calling on him to ?how cause why hi
should no! pay alimony to hi? wife
Levey la sixty four and his wife li
twenty-two year?, old.
Son of New York Physi?
cian Missing from His
Home in Boston.
r t? ratrat* I* n - "Ml ..-? i
Boston, Feb. i. Henry Clarke I or
jr., local representative of the Stand?
ard "h Company and ?on of Dr. Henry
k? to?, a New York physician, left
his home, ?it 1209 Commonwealth av.,
la?t Saturday morning, to go to hi?
buainest a-. 50 ? ongress st., and has
not been seen since, nor hns anv word
about him been received. I'olice and
detectives working on the ease believe
1 e is a victim of foul play, and a re?
ward of |250 has bien offend for any
information which will lead to a dis?
covery of his whereabouts.
There was no apparent reason for
the disappearance ol Mr. loo. He ?*;???
in the liest of ipil ts, very cheerful,
:?!.<i his prospects were of the finest.
i oe is seriously ill. and it is
cared the mystery of her hu?
api earance will have an InJ
Hei i larke Coe, jr.. wa? 'carried
or June 3, 191 I, in V gt< M. ?'??
to Miss Helen Virgin l ? : He. The
wedding occurred at the summer home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Allen Ainslie, who live in New York
in the winter.
Young Coe is only twenty-three year?
' old. In circular?. (1,000 of which have
been ?eut OOt by the detective-.
'ue.i us five feet nine inches tall,
weighing l*.o pound?, citl bre
and blue eye. He ; of atl lotie build
; and dreSOOS well. At the time of Inn
I disappearance he carried about 1100
m cam) and wore a t'nree-stone
moiiil ring and an araethyal ecarf pin.
lie wa- of good habita.
Dr. Coe is one of the most promi
' nent physicians in this city. He is
chief surgeon at Hell? ue Hospital and
has an extensive private practice. His
wife ?<'? the Na?
tional Societj of New England. Hicir
Lome if at ? W i
Hebrew Letters Read "Blas?
phemers and Farmers."
New Haven. Feb. ! Many Yale
.a1 ion . '? ? o have repro
. 'he university seal on their ta
tionery, will be surprised to
through carelessness of artists, the
Hebrew characters of the motto "Light
a: d Truth" 1 .. '? '?? i n i.
"!'.- phemers ai d fai mei
"'I he Vale Alumni Weekly" cal a!
itention to Ihit "lamentable error" in
ue to-day. The mistakes were
marie because the artists failed to ob
I aerve the distinction between the He?
brew character? "waw" and "resh."
"The Weekly'' prints a leprodurtiou
of the correct characters, in order thai
mistakes may be coirected and avoided.
Ootillo's Measure Would Allow
Ex Senator's Parole.
Vrae B "-a*? i " - i , . ?
Albany, Feb. 4. The efforts of
friends of ex-Senator Stephen Stilwell,
serving a term at Sing Sing for extor?
tion, to obtain his freedom are seen
in a bill introduced to-day by Ab
semblyman Salvatore A. < otillo, of
New York A similat tnea arc was
introduced las! year.
It p bat fen - convicted
of felo 'he except,on of those
more violent character, may
be paroled after serving one year ,f
they ha? '? never been convicted be
, lore. Should it become a law Stilwell
mediately placed on parole
m lead of en ing out the : ?
t tei ce. '
l??'CALL IN P. S.
?Admits He Missed Ii
portant Hearings to Cai
ry on Private Cases.
(Chairman Bares Mis I
norance of Commis?
sion Proceedings.
Hayuard's Trap Snares Offici
In Ma7t? of Contradictions
at Inquiry.
.ludge Edward F. McCall, chairman
the Public Service *4 ommiTion, m
caught in the skilfully placed net
William Hayward, counsel of the I.?
ialative Investigating ( omniittee, at t
hearinr? in City Hall yesterday. Aft
he had been led into excusing himsi
for not knowing anything to speak
about the regulative side of the coi
mission work up to sixty days ago. t
cause he had been devoting; hi.? cnti
time to the dual subway ?vork. he w
forced to acknowledge that he h
?pent much time on private law pra
Finally the Commissioner did ta
un the question of the regulatory ?or
and the commis-?on. tKc, weeks aj
ordered mandamus proceedings again
the Intcrborough for violations of o
der? extending o\ er a period of foi
years. McCall declared on the -tat
he thought this mandamus proceedi:
would fail because the commission hi
failed to cet proper proof of the vi>
.McCall Defends Rai^aya.
It was 4v i t h the greatest astonisl
ment thai Mr. Rayirard heard the wi
ness make the voluntary statement th.
he believed the official?, of the Inte:
borough Rapid Transit Company a*?
the 1'rooklyn Rapid Transit Couipan
? doing ah in their power to git
good service. I'h.s was ?n spite of t'n
record of repeated violations that af
i.eai - in the file? of the commissioi
?)!' thi? record the chairman knew noth
Frequently M.iall lost his tempei
but hehl himself back froni an actus
outburst. He will go on the stand agaii
to-day. t. hen the committee meets ii
the Aldernanic Chamber.
It was because he thought a crisi
existed in the commission that he con
^enteil to take the chairmanship of tha
body at tiic instance of Governor Sul
er, the chairman said. He went inti
office on February B, 1913. Tilings wen
at h standstill Ix'cau.-c of the discus
sion over the dual contracts, ami h?
devoted five or six weeks to studyinj
these, lie declared. From that Urn?
until well into 1914 he ?'.cvotcd all hi?
time to construction work. It wa|
phy.-ically impossible, he asserted, to
go into the details ? . the commission
and learn anything about the regula?
tor, side of the commission.
La?? ( laimed Much Time.
This was all in the morning. Then
m the afternoon Mr. Ha.vward brought
out the facts that two days after he
office lie had become the trial law
ve in the cas? of < onklin vs. The
i Conatruction Company, and
sp-nt that day in court. For twenty
two more ?la\s alter this, up to March
? -Ai, in court in this case. Dur
? ne he missed three stated
meetings of the commission, at which
a considerable amount of important
work was ?lone Their? were the five
nr six week? in which action on the
important dual transit contracts was
held up pending the completion of
I'hainnan McCall't study of them.
To-day the chairman 4vill have a
chanca to exp?an why he ?in! this pri
< onlinnril on OOM* ?">. i ?Ilium '.?
Private Cases in Which M' Call Appeared
While Chairman of Pa 5. Commission
partial record of Chairman McColFs frita'? Irgnl aetiviti*' and
p ? Servies meetings hs gnorsd for jier.iv>'"! work:
( finklin 4?. I iiiie.l ' on?trurtion Co.: coon?el lor defendant. Tried
rase in ?ourt I ebruar> 1?-14. 17-21. 24-21?, 19H: March .1-7. 10-1.',. Case ?et
lled March It. NIaaMd meetings on February 14. !1, Si. No meeting held on
March 7: no reason recorded.
| e\ \ i?, lewis (partition ?mi appointed referee h\ Justice Donnelly
AuguM 2. IMS. look testimony at P. >. < . offices August 14. 27; Sept. 9, II,
?.;. ",0; Oft. '. 14 and 21. ?-.hen il was closed. Property i?a? sold Msr. h 21,
1914. Mi?-ed meetings September I, 21. 2 1. .10.
Lord ?*. Ta>lor i?. Hatch: appointed referee by Justice Donnelly about
".Ugli-I "?? Number ol hearing? n.n gi?en.
lolling 4??. Si hermerhorn ; appointed referee by Justice (?u> July 9.
1911. No record of cane gi.en.
f?iiN-ell 4?. Russell (di4orce case); appointed referee h> Justice Plat
zek Xngu?-! H, IM?* Record ?ealed.
John P. F.4erelt 4?. Margaret Crearand faction for professional ?er
vi.esi; appointed releree by Justice Brady March 17. 111,. Took testimo
?? \pril I 14, 81. ?*! M?> ??? ,:- l*i -R: --"ne .1. 7. 20. 2?; July 1. 8, Ii.
Mlfwed meeting? <>n ?.pril 29 and June 1.
I.uardian ol estate of Ids N. I lagler. incompetent: appointed by Jua
lire Hlanrliard Kmtil 14, 1914. I?c??,led considerable attention lo case, a?
^hii? n by hill.
I ieblcr ra. Shuberl ; counsel for defendant I ned catte in court April
".'". 29. 10. IM'? >,a> '* *?'? >,i*""'d mrflinl" Npril 2', and 29. Argued
sanie ?"?M m !*??????' I''*'"i,'n February 7, |9||. Mlaaaaj meeting of ?ame
ruplt ??. Psrk Row Really to. Argued ?ase for defendant in Albany?
October *>, 191? ***** ?rtUn* of ,he dav helore.
New "Berlin Decree" Declares
Waters Around British Isles
War Zone On and After Feb. 18
Grand Duke's Troops \
Village as Invader
Continue Assaults.
Amsterdam, Feb. 4. The Aostro
garian war press bureau has issue.
"Artillery and infantry lighting
tinues along the Xida River.
"Vie evacuated lam..-? (Gal
after the Ku?*?ian* bombarded the r
?s il h heavy mortars.
"A decisive battle la beini; fough
the region of Dukla. where strong 1
sian pressure is felt in the directio
Pukla Pass and neip-hboring pas
T e lighting in the ( arpathians is bi
Boriooaly ;nterfered with by the d
fTh? evacuation of Tnrnoi
by the Auetrians means the re
tin ment of ihr Austrian fom
which has been enden coring tt
/./?nonf o renewal of the siegt
of Cracow, fifty miles west?
(Br CaBta t? Thi Tr-Ibur.? ]
Petrograd, Feb. 4. -The P.u*s a
crowding back the impetuoui dashes
Field Marshal von HinJenburg's c
uinns to open a path to Warsaw, ha
seized some of the German posit .
? i.. cf Bolimow. and have occupied t
village of Wola Srydlowiecka.
I he f"ghti*.g around this place ai
the neighboring towns of Borjirao
an Goumin; has been in progress fi
several days, end,, according to the P?u
I an official report, the German loss?
have been e.normou?. In the ? I
d s these have reached total of fii
iai killed alone. However, in 5pite o
their intrepid aaaaalta, the Ger nan'
by the loss of the village captured yes
terday. occupy a po.-ition less advan
ta^eous thai the one they held whei
th, German commander last weel be
gan his latest effort to reach the Polis!
Hindenburgt Hand Forced.
The twaying fortunes of the series
of battles ?vi'h the full strength of
both side?, developing along the er.'ire
fiont, are immediately registered in the
cockpit around the junction of the
I oalinued na pafe ?, roluaaa A
the caae of six g Us a ?toppcrcd bottlca
"Sui'h s , iiinniiinii ,ii mu. if (roe, is ?cry extraordinary and unprece?
dented," said Frederic I?. < oudert, an authority on international la?, ?hen
his attenti?in ?as called last night to the communication of the l.erman
Admirait? declaring the waters aroun?l the British Isle? a *?ar 'one.
"It mould seem to be a notice to neutral shipning that if it goes in that
pari of the sva it takes its chances on beinr blown up. An incon?enience
to neutral ?e?scls ran be ronsidcred an acl of hostility.
"To interdict commerce ?>n such a great scale in either a mere empty
threat ?ir a ?*ar againsl humanit>. I r:in hardly believe such a thing po?
sible. When Napoleon published the Milan decree, in 180*5, declaring the
British ports blockaded, our country held I hat no blockade was effe. live lha(
could he disregarded.
"All nations are equal in the open sea. Ml that belligerent? can do is (o
?earth a ?.-?sel for contraband or keep it out of port by a proper block
Iade. Any other action is an act of hostility.
"There is no justification for this action at all; it seems like an at?
tempt to rover art? of v-untnn vandalism.''
Britain. France and Russia Decide to Issue Joint Loan
and Share in Advances to Nations Aiding Them.
Pan?, Feb. 5. The following official
statement has been isued here:
"The Finance Ministers of drear
Rritain. France and Russia have me! in
I Paris to examine into financial ques?
tions growing out of the war. It is
stated that the three ?inwers resolved
to unite their financial as well as their
military resources to carry on the war
to victory
"With that idea they decided to pro?
pose to their respective government?
that they ?hare equally in the advai i ?a
made or to be made to the countries
which are now righting with them or
which might he diapoaed to 'ake '.he
t'eld shortly for the common ?-a'. .
"The amount of tries? ad ?
be covered both by special resource? of
the three powers ami by the \tme ?,;' a
loan in the name of the three po ar ;,
the proper time. "I>,<? of the
Ht ? a ?
? aro. Vrb.. 4. Armageddon, on the
, historic highway connecting three con
t'nenl laatd 'hrough ?laily by Jews
?,nd ?hnstians fleeing to the seacoast. !
A division of the 4'h Turkish Army i
iis encamped in the inune?liate neighbor- I
hood. The strategic position of Arma- i
gedilon make? i? not improbable that
cne of the battles of the present war i
, will be fought there.
Postage to Germany Raised.
H . hingt?.!!, ich t r?, tmaster
'?eii.ra! Barleeen suspended the 2-cent
[?o tan rate? ?
l'tiite?i States to Germany to-day, and
announced that until direct rrai.sporta
i tion service was restore?! letters from
i this country to Germ-r destination?:
I would be charged 5 cents for the tiratj
I ounce and 3 for each additional ounce.
relations to be established between the
. g banks of the three rountriet
has been the object of a special agree?
"The ministers decided to make in
?' all purchases for their coun?
tries from neutral nations. They have
taken the nece-sary financial measures
to facilitate the Russian export trade
and to restore, as far as pos?uble,
parity of exchange between Russia
and the allied nations.
"They also decided to meet again at
circumstance? require. The next con?
ference will be in London."
It was tenorted on January 22 that
David Lloyd George, Chancellor of the
It ? tl Excheooor, and Alexandre Bl?
ind P. Bark, respectively the
French and Rust?an minitters of
Finanee, were preparing for a meet
itiK in the French capital to consider
a joint loan of $3.000,000,000.
Amsterdam. Feb. 4 A despatch re
ir r-d here from Hamburg ?a;, s that
Fmper^r Will-am arrived at VYilhelms
haven thi? morning, inspected the Ger?
man submarine I'-21, and bestowed
the decoration of the iron cross upon
the members of the crew.
The I H is utid-rgoing repair.? at
W.lhelmshaven, following her recent
, ploitS in the !ri?h Sea.
The Emperor ajso inspected the
if* the fleet at VYilhelmshaveri.
1 he men on the various warship? lined
the decks and cheered his majesty
lr-udly as he made his appearance.
The (own council of Wilhclmshaven
(o-night gave a dinner in horor of the I
famous Order Issued
in 1806.
Every Enemy /V.enhan
man in Proclaimed Area
To Be Destroyed.
/one f.\lcnds \.\cn lo Shetlan
Isles and to Strip Along
Dutch Coast.
Berlin, lei? i t? Wireless ??, Sij
rille, N. V. 1 h.mu,,! Admirait
;; s||r?d ?'?-(? folio* "L
', ?I;,-. :
"The waters around Great Hrilai
and Ireland, including the whole ?i
ihe Fnglish 1 hannel. are declared
?ar /one from and after February II
"Fvery enem> merchant ship foon
in this war /.one ??ill be destrover
even if it is impossible to ..?cm dan
ger? which Ihr.aten the crew an
"\lso. neutral ?bips in the ?ar ran
are in danger. ,i? in ? onscuuen? e .?
the misuse of neulral flags ordered h
Ihe British government on January 3
and in vie?, of Ihe ha/arda ol nava
??arlare it cannot al?a>? he avoide?
that attacks meant for enemy ahip
."danger neutral ship?.
"Shipping northward, around th
Shetland Islands, in the eastern ba?n
of the North Sea. and in a atrip of a
least thirty nautical miles in breadtl
along the Dutch coast is cndangerei
in the same ?ay."
There has been publnhed in Ger
many recently what purports to be i
? iecret order, issued by the Brill i
Admiralty to British merchant ahip?
| instructing them to make use of net
trat flag*. A character! tie .??mmeni
thereon is found in the "Kreur. Zei
tung." which sa.
"Wh;:t is thil command but an ad
mi--.on bv the Engliah that 'we ar?
i unable longer to protect our flag?'
Furthermore, it is a frOM violation of
international law. mm one of it.? con
sequences me-, itably ?rill be thut neu?
tral flags can no longer protect neu?
tral shipping, for the r*MBM that It
will be impossible for German naval
aflcera to tell whether it ta borne
rightfully or not. Consequently, <,?i
nun submarina? ?rill have to direct
their torned?,?? als?, at neutial shi|?4
if ncitral |h,?4.?i - ,'.,:! that,
thi:? misuse of then- (tags, orrlered bf
the Pritish Ailmiraltv, does not tak?
Dutcli Paper Proposes
Neutrals Oppose Order
Amaterdan, Fib. '? lb? "Handels?
blad," protesting against the German
decision, ?ays:
"If G> rnianv intends to de.-troy mer?
chant \e.??els of whatever nitluiialit/
without previous examination this will
be not only in contradiction of all tho
principles of internat ?nal law. but of
humanity, too." Continuing the
"llaiidelsblail" expresses the hope that
the government will not fail to ask for
a clear an?l satisfactory tlUWOff to the
question what th? Berlin 'a'ement
mean?. If the statement contain* a
menace to m utral ihipoiug tli"i,, adds
?he "Mandehbad," it will b. ,
for all neutral countries to combinar in
opposing such method? ol warfare.
Rotterdam, I ? b. I Ihe "Neuste
Nachrichten." of Leipaic, publishes a
tren/.ie?! ?nitbur-t agains* Great Britain
in an article headed "God Punish Film?
land! The Curtain Rise? I pon Worlds
Stage and New Act la Beginning."
"We are those vaho can decide the
fate of Fnglat.'l'? trade," if. ?-ays, "if we
will only advance to the attack.
Though the strong?'!', Kngland muat,
bo\? l?> our will ?de of Kng
land is effective. An?, one directing
his ship's keel toward England doe* ao
at hia own risk. We ?hall stop this
transport of men and war materials to
France by every means in human power.
The near future will be rich in wil?,
English Say Germany
Cannot Fulfil Its Threat
London, Feb .", '* ne naval cor?
respondent of "II,?' I'a.ly Chronicle"
"Germany can fulfil none of the con?
ditions of the blockade, and any at?
tempt, however wild, by the Germans to
ignore, for example, the American flag
on the strength of their paper block?
ade, would he a hostile act toward the
United States. To ?ink an American
liner, with her pnaaongor? and crew,
would be an atrocity tha' >??,uld almost
? nevitably mean war."
London. Feb. 4. Although "Tho
Morning Post" and other London daily
newspapers have repeateilly urged a
blockade of German port?, thua cut?
ting otT all cotton and foodstuffs, th?
Foreign Dflice repeatedly ha?
made it clear that such a step is not
contempt, ted. and announces that its
policy is the same to-day as in tha
It i? added that the Rritish govern?
ment has no thought of antagonizing
neutral countries, whose shipping would
be stopped by the closing of the Baltic
French Think United States
Unduly Favors Germany
!*asse<igeM who arrived here la?t
night from Liverpool on the Wh??a
Star I,ner Adriatic brought over ihe
report that a strong feeling is gam?
lag ground rapidly in France and Eng?
land ?hat ?be covernmenv of tV*

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