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W E A T n E R
day. with slowly rising tem?
perature. To-morrow, fair and
lair to
Fresh west to
southwest winds.
I nil Repart on l'afe M
^&?m* F t rst to Lc
Over 100,000 Da. I?
Net Paid. Xon-Uet'.rnabiC
First to Last ? the Truth: News ? Editorials ? Advertisements
I.\\\ I No. 25?6I
(op* right ifll.?
lasa Trll.uiif. A??"nl
* * *
, ?V I ? I'l'VT I? *?*"*? *etk ?If?, Nfssar' .
OM'i ?. Ii> ? (?r?.? lil? isa.1 Hebakra
Berlin Order Forces
Commission to Take
Wen Away
Other Neutrals Expected
to Take Up Labor of
Ousted Workers
|*n,F**>. 12. The Aaaarieao Com?
mission for Relief in Belgium has off.
iiad the German authorities
?rican? will withdraw from
participation in the relief work in Bel
??rthern France.
Thi- ites WOt taken in reply I
order from the German authorities that
American.? must withdraw from the
province*- of Belgium and No
leaving only a few of then
rea, headed by Brand I
- i? American Minister t.o Belgium.
:n Bru.-'c!. The action of the commis
explained in the following state?
ment, ?rhich trat given to The Associa*. -
?d Preai to-day by director? of the
commission in London:
"We v.ere advised Febr.iaiy 12 by
Dinctor ?Vanen C. Gregory from Brus
?ron von d??r I.ancken ?civil
had notified i.im
?hat American citizens could no longer
occupy pommons in connection with the
romn? 8 occupied territories
? tace and Belgium, but that a few
American.*, among whom are Brand
ck, might reside in Brussels and
: eral supervision over the
work. Mr. Whitlock, however, was to
?*,*/? i,o nplomatic standing. Further.
- bile-? and other mean?1 of com
?ataold b? denied American*?.
ataaat conaideratior, with
\robassador Page, the directors of the
-sion m London, acting- in aecord
Hoover, chairman of
on. instructed Mr. Greg
?. the German authorities
their order that the :
lould no longer exercise
era in the occupied tern
m under these condi
\mtrican members of the
-ould no longer carry out
and under?tand
n-*s to other inu-r<?*ted governments
M?S duties toward the pao
??lcs of Belgium and Northern France,
aid officially withdraw
ration in the work of relie'
occupied districts.
. ry ?as advised to arrange
his men to leave Belifium im
media' r a few who are to
?ie (-ommissi'Ti's affairs and take
that there be no interrup- ?
' nding the reor- |
(.(?mmission Will
Still Ask Supplies
The American C?m?
anme Ri ef ia Belgium will con-I
si toward obtaining
? ?, and will! support
?????.- neutral r<
Btion as soon as one .?
tei the worK. H*ra*)l t
chairman of the commis
k* ? |
?jght that the Amer
M go to Holland
: h' adquarters
Ta* Amer.can evacuation does not |
ack of food for those i
toi for, although th?*
?utematieally stopped '
I in tee saffillas from ;
' worth of food ?
isaa il the va*
v.*- have been ,
"It la equiva
Belgian of
i ?u'honzed to administer ?
it interfere j
' gian admm,?'.ration there'
?ork should
country i? just
any other neu'ral
*?> * nind us "
SI i,', another
- one of aev
'- -
?-?Igium ??a no?.
? ? ???., B*hrei
?*** ?' ?iifiomai .* r?-latiO'
? ted that In a thort
' lid fe .--.-?. a
?J new
? mi?
^.. ' ??) ?r/il that
?Ki , "m '??"'??? .ige of
? re?.
El* ' ''?**'
? -..nitli
?'-??.*????* *tet.en?tt .ru?, i? i .
Order to Knroll Expected Soon?thou?
sands Here Available for Service
F-om Th? Tribun? P..-, i
Washington, Feb. 12. A call to Bnt
.ibjects la the l'nited State? to
enrol! for military aervice Is expected
>oon. The greatest ears ?ill he exer
o avoid clashing with American
ality laws, which forbid recruiting
und which already have been invoked
against certain British officials.
, ft was learned here to-day that a
similar summons to British subjecta la
Japan had met with hearty response.
This i? believed to have furnished in?
spiration for a campaign in this coun?
try.' i that there are thou?
sands 0? British subject.?; In the l'nited
States available for military duty.
?h commercial interests here, it
is planned, will be maintained with the
njiiry possible. It I? said that
men employed by neutral firms could
-hift te British concerns and fill the
.f men who did enlist.
German U-Boat
Base in Amazon.
Travellers Say
Mysterious Craft Find Haven on
Menalaos Island, Is Gossip
in Brazil
. . sata ?ned a base
for submarines and raider? on the Is'
and of Menalaos, twenty-five miles un
the Amazon River, according to pas?
sengers who arrived yesterday on the
Sergipe, of the Lloyd Braziliero line.
Pctnambuco and Para. They said
*ha* it was common gossip in the
: northern seaport? of Bra/.il that the
Gtrmans had several bases on tho
Amazon, the mos* important at MenR
As early as 1U11 the Germans util
Menalao.s as a base for trading
I with the savage tribes up the river,
they explained. The mouth of the Am?
azon is dotted with thousands of isl
onr of which could be used
?o excellent advantage as a base for a
' fore.gn povernment.
Sfeaa ''teen 'iules long and
eight *r,:1c?. ?vide, and offers excellen*
harbor facilities for light draft ves
-*?!?. as it i? not Far distant from the
main channel.
?l\?ter?ous \ ?ras?is Seen
In the last six years mysterious te*
?els have been f-^.-uently noticed en?
tering the Amazon carrying cargo??.
red to he ?rar supplies for *
hidden German baa*. The centre o
the island is a nigh plateau, wMet"
bc&daai "??'.'PP?y of fresh
besides offering excellent op- ?
portunities for cultivation.
Native pilots af thr Amazon recalled,;
it was said, thai ??vera! German ves
sois veered from their courses toward
Menalaos, ostensibly for trading in
gutta percha and sending supplies *r>
the colony of agriculturists there. (
These supplies were always of a bulky j
tiature, sccording te the pilots, and
were handled w:th excessive care.
As late as July. 1914, a month before
the outbreak of the war ?fl Kurnpe,
pilot! told in Para of the se":ng
,ip on this island of two high poles,
which were said to "talk with God."
raatiea with th? Almighty
?ounded like the "hum of a multitude
of bees," according to the simplf? na
ignorant of the sounds made by
wireleas telegraphy.
In November. 1!?U, a German cruiser,
trapped by three British cruisers,
headed up the Amazon instead of try?
ing to run the gantle-, Bl I na? not
been heard from since.
Ha? Population of Bl
Th" nopulation of Menalaos is com- !
of approximately Tl Germans, ?o ,
Japanese, who act as servants, and 10()!
and Indians, who had j
sought refuge either from fear of being;
apprehended by the pol.ee authorities i
for some crime or came there to es?
cape storms on the South Atlantic.
Among tas gen to arrhrs from !
Pernambuco was Dr. James T Busev, i
of Newark, N. J.. who has been in
or the last year in
g lumber interests. He boarded
sei al PeraaasB i
Befare his departure, he saie, ne had
heard many rumor? of a German base
at the tr.ou'h ef the Amazon, adding1
that it araa rommnn gossip m Brazilian
port? that the Germans had one or
more hidden lauses In South American1
countries. ^
! rana other passengers who a
learned that "?"'
TOtS 'if thfl se-.en'een vessel?
s tear been captured ereaah '
nlaced on thfl Japan???
Maru, four ?lays' sail ?
from Pernambuco.
paaaanaan said that after the
arrival ot thfl Japanese freighter it was !
tly s'*'e.| in IVrriambwo
?hat 'he Japan'??- .'earner had received
?XCfllls snt at the hands of her
I, and tha? she had received B
'arne bonus in 'fold ? ?, takfl *hO'
; arl
Man*. Namea Publiahril
'?ugh? 'ha
apt in 'i ai sunk nearly I
?hip?, a? American
Mfssri . I the twe, ei seBMtiates
three, name? of veiael? whicti had re
? tramferred their registry and i
changed their t.ames.
BBS >*BB*Meib?fl tfl ieat.-i 'be loca-,
? ;? o? ?Hiking of '
Maru ar- |
iive?t aaly the da) pr?t oui te 'h'- de
The large maj? i population
\'i 11 >.n r, aftei cap
Itinj s? anteen *hip?
'(?r sailed 'o Meaalae? foi rraah '
supplie, ?a ., ,,,,?, Bnd 'o allow
? for'h on n?w raid?.
?- a
i?? aii.it? Ki ?i?? ? iiiinii?iinr
? i ?
Bryan's Name in
a Peace Message
to the German;
Wai Deleted by Mr. Daniels
Trie Commoner Explains and
Avows Hia Patriotism
Washington. Feb. 12. Although ther
is no doubt in the State Ii?partmen
that several well known American par
fists have violated the Fe<]er;tl statute
the Logan act in commutilcatir
with a "foreign government with whie
the t'nited State? ha? broken," whil
pushing their peace propaganda, t1 ?r
i? no disposition *nywh*i
The wireless message to "The Co'
ogne Gazette," which The Tnbur.
printed thi? morning, undoubtedly wa
intended primarily far tita t.ermai
government. It said that if tne German
would ttkc a certain course, leadini
Americans Mr. Bryan's name was d?*
leted by the Secretary of the Navy
would assist by stirring up friend? o?
th'n side af the water. Thi? officials o
the State Department thoroughly Ufl
derstand what was he,rig a'tempto?
and how close to serious embarra^
ment this government came.
It was at the instance of Hr. Kirch
wey, formerly of Columbia and warder
ad interim of Sing .-ing, that the Se.
retary of the Navy, Joscphus Daniel?
lent his official sanction to the Bryir-n
Bernstorff-Barthelme propaganda.
But Barthelme'? act led. '?
da). wh??n he left the State Department
after his fourth visit sirire tu.. lirrat
Stiaa H* Will nol te admilteii
aga.'i to the Stale. War an.) Na\-,
Building, To-morrow he will hoard thu
BernstorlT sperial for New York and
will go aboard the Freuenk \ III
Wednesday. He will do this w.ih the
consent and even the fervent approval
of the State Department and th<* Brit?
ish authorities, wh.? cap? rlv granted
him safe conduct back to Prussia.
A suggestion 1,ms lirci, ,
l? Ritt?] that his function <?*
"-.e m" Oanaan atereata her* does
not iaclaai* Dewapaper pronagan?ia ?'< :
the Gen
Barthelme Takes Peace
Move Responsibility
hi. t.eorge Barthelme, editor of "The
< ologne Gazette," takeis entire, respor?
?y for the recent German move in
a -tatement he gave yi-'er.lav to th?*
Washington correspondent *f ?? I n,
Brooklyn Kagle." He ?ay?.
"I did send a mesaage to as.] paper.
1 Me I ologne Gazette,' dealing With the
situation here and making certain sug?
gestions to the German government
Bu? M is an absolute untruth to state
that I had the Inspiration or sugges?
tion of either the State Dapartaiaal *r
the Navy Department of th? An,
"I simply had "lien- permi?*?,.,- ??*.
?end my dispatch. 1 had '? hM ?
i?, attain the uae of the wirele?.. Bui
-.-?n.? of ?he dis** tCl
Thev were no? augge ???! u, -*?
by *ny Ameriraii official, nor ?j \|r
Br>sn i,or ?"ount von BernatorfT not
any other person The name of M,
Bryan i? dragged into it by m?n who
desire to use hi? name in thsi eon
-, for ?he pjirpo'e "t -polling
Germany announce? that the aeventy-two Ameri?
can sailors, whose release had been peremp?
torily demanded by the State Department, _
will be held as hostages. J
Count von Elernstorff and retinue of 200, heavily
guarded meanwhile, will sail to-morrow on
the Frederik VIH 2
Gerard and party in Switzerland. ??
Carranza in a note to all the neutrals proposes to
end the war by cutting off supplies to the
belligerents. ?**
Senator La Follette offers a resolution declaring
it illegal to arm American merchantmen. 0
all attempts ?o restore friendly rela
tion? iii't'snT Germany aad thi
l'nited States."
Bryan Denies Peace
Talk with Bernstorfl
?lliantii, Fla., Feb. 12. William J
i Bryan, at his nom?, here, to-night d?
, nied that he discussed peace props
Kiit,da erith Ambassador von Bernstortf
but admitted that the matter ?vai
brought to his attention in anothei
"I have ? ? article, but can
' give the facts," he said ''I did not
Mfj the German Ambassador or any our
representing him %n Aracaricai
Bea asked me ho?? ;i communient ion in
?the interest of peace eoald be -,
(iermati> h I advised him
'o take the ".niter up with Secretary
Daniala, who bas sapais iaien ererwlre.
tations, and gave him a letter of
intredaetioa \f> the Secretary. I bar?
I no knowledg? ;is la the contents of
i the message and do not know Bfhflthei
I it was sent.
"The Pr. - hope? for pear.-,
and I pru\ as earm-rlv as he that Ger
I many may do nothing to further
vaie on.
"Ii.. .
fl .ill his
? in 1 ira? o? ? ar h?, bai a right in
of pea?'- i o try te pn
"I ?hall lire up to ? patriot's duty
.f war ?ome?; until thai time I ?hall
??o whBt I can to sues tay eonntr* from
i it? herrar
Kirchwey Repudiates
Bryan and His Cabal
B . I.
Philaaalpl a, Feh. 11 Di
Kirehwey, 'urn
Law Sri.I. ahe aai in I'1; ladelphie
of thfl speaker? at a
raeflting of the Contemporary ? lub. ?|e
elarad that he had "no connection- ? it h
i any of the pacifists in VVaahingtfl
i ? r Kirchvflr, ahe aai fenaerly Men?
? ... ith William Jennings Ht;, an and
? prominent panfi?* - ? in. an re alleged to
have forme?! ;i cabal ?frith M
Riddei, of the Sea forl "Staat /???
? tung." .?ni Bai '? Bals ? km? n cor?
r? nsei ?? alogns "<?..
and atber Kuropean eorresp nd?
? haga pasees rao sraei to dis
Baas either tha. futur,
the propaganda
"I have not be. I V) i <?ungton for,
' ime." [it K rchfl ?". -aul "I
ha\c nothing to do flrlth SB af the
men in Washington, nntl BBI not en
gagraj in any Jiricr pi opix-rands "
Two Women Brave
Weather to Boom
Navy Recruiting
Ten Others Fail to Appear Out?
side Garden to Distribute
I iterature to Men
It aral 10 n-gh? for women :o he
abroad. At least that was the thought
? braved the gai,- and
n line for honra around Madi?<?r.
Square Garden last night waiting for
?he Fulton -Weinert tight to hep-.n. So
when M, ?? l:?.-ie Saiidennan'? hugie
tartled the shivering crowd they
? fat gi anted that she was on
suffrage bent, and told hi
"Ni,- t. We're not out for
suffrage to-night. We're for Uncle
Sam," Miaa Sanderman replied. "You
men all 'ove a fight. Vou must b*>
fond ?>f Hg-hting to come out
here lo-a ght, well, if jr*a*T* such
lighter?, why don't vou get busy for a
i tal tight ?"
have a heart." grumbled a man
in a . Bad n I rested from
????? a. tVheelock, captain of
the Pioneer Women lie? i alters, of RIO
Madison .V. ?trni?. reinforced Miss Baa
dtnaai .mien?, thrust a leaflet
into the arm that belonged t?> the great
.11,1 ra*reh*d up th* lia? in tt
umph. She aid .Mis? Sanderman
Th- ed to
Uncle >ai?'
r t**s and
..,.-.- , .- - .voi k, aad
?ah!.-, at home.
Mrs. whe,.lock was nadaaatad
-, ting wrappe?! .'.round her irni,
and ber baaler at h?si side, ?he ? . .
-1?'.* GardaaraJ at aw
? if *r : : ?
At id? ? ad a '. baai I b* b ig ?
I '.. the cold. I? was \s rai't i
flag and carried andei
S.-indermai.'s nulT. hn' ~h*S ?he trie.I
to play "The Star .--Dangled B..
Ih* pee p-i?'?-?e,l, choked and
ga\e up th<* ghost.
1 III I.Ill I Mlllll K
? ? .ork.
U. S. Rebuffs Berlin;
Famine in Germany;
U-Boat War Weakens
People Want While
Prov isions Go to
Feed Armies
Many Food Staples Dis?
appear from the
Stockholm, Ian. ?o.~-Food condi?
? tions in (iermany have changed
, greatly for the worse in the lust
? five months. The correspondent of
I The Associate?! Press, who had been
? away from Germany since the Arst
week in August, lias just returned
, fron. ;? itaj of three ?reakl in Ber?
lin. He found that many staples of
tood had altogether disappeared
tiom the markets, others had grown
i so dear that they are beyond the
reach of any hut the well to do. the
i daily allowance of potatoes had been
reduced to ten ?unces, and that
either a .- hortage of flour or a dis?
ordered distribution of it among the
bakers had resulted in long queues
of buyers standing for hours in
front of the baki
Maximum prices of the foodstuffs
controlled l?y the government are
-till very low for potatoes and bread
and comparatively low for meats.
l'"ta- ? Only '.'_' cents the
Standard bushel of sixty pounds, and
bread ? little less than ?'.??? <-et,ts a
pound. Rut the potato allowance
, is msuflicient for people who have
little but bread and potatoes to eat,
and they have to eke out with tut
One-Kgg Allowance St??pped
It had been hoped to allow one
. cger per person each two week* in
greater Berlin, but the last ?me-egg
allowance was made some five weeks
and another ia not premised
until February. When the corre
: spondent left Berlin, in August, it
lull possible to buy cheese.
Since the end of August there has
been M cheese on the market. It
. Id that ' on liderable quai I
ire being imported fr?.m Holland,
but it goes apparently to ihr front
except for small quantities allowed
the restaurants and hotel-.
Another serious reduction at
ablS foodstnff? has been the expropria?
tion for control by the government of
aM canned ragatablea Four or five
- tgO the ?leai^r- were permitted
to ?ell b fractional pur?, of their
? re cans ?>n ea.-h bread card.
Penaiasiafl to ?ell a further part is ex
' pectel tO l|c ciantcd again soon, but
I the dealers are to he compelled to open
! each can before selling it so as to force
l the b-jyers to consume it at once and
Beard it.
The ?reekly allowance of meat of all
. ?i th* |T*ater Berlin muntcipali
raras from ft?*** ami one-quarter to
, ghl ami three-quarter ?-.unie?. The
cheap**? rarieti?? coal ahoat N eaata
h pouad, thi dearwol T2 eeal ?
Pats and OUs l.aclvinx
(?ne of th* most serious deprivations
,-ontinues to be the lack of fats and
?>:1?. The weekly allowance of butter
-..arganne together is a litt!? less
j than thr.'e ounce? per head. <?;1 i?. so
...it of the reach
great ma'onty. The correspond?
ent paid ?3.12 for about two-third? of
' n pint ?if hhi-ehr.it oil to be us*>d for
frying- GOOSS fa? cost? S1.H0 per can
. r? and thiae-flfth? a
? ,, - th? Olli) I'.it. except veEetable
; oil*, that can he bought a ithout a rard.
This insuftciencj i?1" ?"at? In th?? daily
?ration BBOWI ? ??? an almost con?
tinuous fealiag of hunger. The ,-..]
jreapoadent, ?xperienciag this himself
i in th.? Ural dayi of his riait, remarked
on it.
"1 feel hungry all the time," said th*
' iierson addressed.
Extending hi? investigations, the cor
relent heard similar expressions'
i from all side?. The bitterest com
. come from -orne.
?he writer I th* front.
lljr, ?ho Baoa'a ' Bl ?'? ra? I ample
? i.o reason
?nie is Ms tras to-<l?y.
?Idler at home thu* notices the;
difference more keenly than do those ,
who have had gradually to accustom
themaelrei "o en* -[?pri'-anon f'??r
h t r.
"Deadly Monoton?,'' in Meat?
? ?? ? a deadly monotony abo?.
a? araras* boaaehel?. Break?
fast generally con? ?? . ,,:' roll*, mar
chicory and what not that goes by th*
B r ? ? I is no real-co?Tea
. Mil ?til! to
be had, bu* the poor? r people drink the
bras- ?>?' linden hlo.soms, raspberry
.,-' other *hi?ib? ??r
''??.?re is dry bread.
Dinacr generally . 8) -?oiled
patata** ulth salt, esa? kind ..-' heiied
-.egetab> And. mi p*rh*p* two ,
? tin) p\aea at mao\ h i h
;he place of meat o?i other day?
can buy a goose at % '
pound I they cot <J B |i?,iin.l
Christ?**), a duek a* $1.4-1 s pound, a
lark*] -? pound ?<r a hen st
i M to JIJO * pound, i.'mpaiatively
?Util game comes on the markets, ap?
parently going to the ho'ela m?! rei- '
ii'.-mlts of the Garmai
? ii/)i/(//'iiif enwjxiinn 'a dote ore
ua fottaw? :
.\etherlee. British... . 1.227
?.yi'ia. British . 2.71")
Aghioi Spyridion, i irk. 7?)^
Voltaire. British _ 109
Olivia. British. 242
Total . 8,361
Pill mm si i UUPOKTIO
I LB. MNk liiNWi.i
. 10 13,039
. 8 7,337
. 6 10,159
. 2 2,623
. .-> 8,729
6. 14 14,457
7. 13 30,352
8. 11) 21,504
9. (J 10,424
10. 7 22,27!
11. 2 1,725
Totals . 33 172.620
Number of ships. SS; ton
nage, 180,981. Briash. 18;
other Allied, 7; American. 1 ;
either neutrals, .",2.
British Expect
Berlin to Drop
Ruthless War
Germany to Admit U-Boat Cam?
paign Has Failed, Offi?
cials Assert
I 'Oiu Th? Tribun? Bur??.,
Washington, Feb. 12. Th<> fiV state?
ment that the German submarin?* drive,
in spits of its frightfulneas, i? a com?
plete failure, wa? made in Rntish
quarters here to-day. Although the
heavy toll of ?hipping in the Aral ffla
day.? ef "he cumpaign eau*?? deep con?
cern, the worry is now diminishing.
The British authorities her?, ?ay rh?'
number of submarines that have been
captured or destroyed in the last
twelve da*, I ?ill never be made known
while the '*'ar last?. But fhev intimate
that the number ha* been impr
and, further, that the riefer.si-e mea?
donnai have thwarts*?] -j'.n.ost en?
tirely the efforts of the submarine?
thai are s t? i I operating.
In less than *eri day;?, thry predict.,
Berlin will confess failure. This con- :
fesston ,? expected in the form of over
tures to the United States looking; to a
"modification" of the war zone decree,
and finallv to a renewal of the t.erman
pledges against frightfulness.
This is the third time Germany has
declared a policy of frightfulness. In
each case, the British say, the experi?
ment has been made and has failed.
Following each failure the German gov?
ernment ha? abandoned the plan, al- ?
leging regard for American interesta
as the reason. As a matter of fact, it
is declared, the Germans never ceased
extfBBM measures until the destruction
of their submarines compelled them to
do so.
The British government is now.
vinced, il I ?hu|, that tho submarine
campaign not only has failed in its ob?
ject of starving Kngland, but that it
will be abandoned altogether within a
very short time.
U-Boats Sink Five Ships;
Total Since Feb. I, ?S8
London, Feb. 12. ?The sinking of f.-.e
more ships, of a total tonnage of 8,3?>1.
\v;i? reported to-day. bringing thfl ;>?
pr?gate for the campaign since Febru?
ary 1 up to eight'-eight ?hip?, of IHV
' MSB,
Of the latest victims four were Brit?
ish ships the N'etherlee, the I.ycia, th?
Voltaire and the Olivia. The fifth ?n
?he (?reek steamer Agh.o? Spyridion.
thfl N'etherlee and the I.ycia meas?
ured more than 1,000 tons.
The eaiitaaii and all but : \e tnem
r? af thfl ettru of the Agn ?
?or, wire drowned. In tbe ?inking of
the I.ycia ?everal of the grew aran
?erioufllj injured when ?he ?ubmir.nf.
afti r launching a torpedo without
ir, ? irned her gunfire ojji, the ?ail
ors a? they rushed for the boat?.
Two o'" the crew of the Norwegian
?teanier Soldakken. torpedoed off Fini?
;,..i? ..* -.rday. died from exposure
?it?' leaving the veeeeL and a boat.
conta ninj* the cantan? and fourteen
ling*, according to detailed
? ?ports -: the sit king.
Mania *?? that
an it-amer So?,and wa?
m tecently by two Britiah tor?
pedo boa,? i hi!? in N'o:\?i'|*ia-i terrl
at. i?.
l\KI>l*?\l ?.IBBO*?*' Nftt Hl??lk
\ l(4i........ t of Flfl- ?rsar.
'..|i Ml nPIIV ' O.MPANV Cul. iali?r? ?
BallUaor? or a? B?o? iu4 l-*-i*>ai-?-Bjaol Stajrai Alt.
Wilson Bars Sea Par?
ley While Fright
fulness Lasts
Bernstor??-Bryan Pacifism
Futile?La Follette
Joins Work
H? ITa-n DftOH la ?I *?****?
Washington, Feh. 12. -A fl.-.
of ln-rnii ,\ 's offer tu di
the differ? the tiro na
ti?ona wh;ie the ruthless lubcaarine
war goes ?in wa: made to-day by the
American state Department, ?rhich
:hus exploded the hollow ?Germen
thai the imperial govern?
ment Stood ? make ? ?
Kins in favor of Imeriean _dpi
The organised hypocrisy, which
was given luch extended publicity m
Saturday and Sunday, folilowing a
? all i>y the B?aias Minister, Hr. Rit?
ter. ,.ii th?? Counsellor of the Stat?
I lepar; nirnt. now appears l'??r exactly
wl'.at many has not offered
?i live up its policy of frightfulnees.
\s lias been pointed out in Wa.-l.
ington dispatchee to Th?' Tribune ?jh
Saturday and Sunday the suggestion
made orally by the Swiss Minister oa
Saturday afternoon was put fonrard
' with the sole uiea of dividing Amen*
? can publie opinion Ofl t'n- -'inmarine
and supporting the Bryan
propaganda for peace st any prie?-.
It ?ras intended entirely for public
consumption mid it never would have
i-e<-n put in 'he ?lefmite form of a
written memorandum if the Stat*
Department had not insisted.
Forced H rillen Proposal
The State Department foi*eed the
? ten memorandum Tins ?,*.,,
lirered last night. It wa? studieil by
the President today ami a reply WS ;
written. Memorandum and r* ?
arete made public here this aftei -
The dermaii .suggestion b<*-r.
??peaks for itself. The most >>n,
pathetic frii-nd <>f Germany could fou
'in it no -ign of willingness t., su? -
remler ??- policy of submarin?? fright?
fulneas and utter disregard for hu?
manity and international law. Ta;*
i? all there was to i' :
The Swiss government has
I.cell !-e<(U<'.st<;d by the (?erman
.-rnnn'iit to Say that, the lat
tar ?S now, a* I"T?.r*?. willing l?i
**otiate formally or informally
with th?- United States provided
that the commercial blockade
against Knglaml will not be
broken UaOreb].
t riajhtfulnas? Mu?t Find
In announcing the Amniran rep f
to this inemorandnm, ?I wa
in the name ?>f the I'r? i?i. ? ? that
"no other intt-rchange on thi
1"<-r has taken [?!a?-e between th,
g-ivernment and any other govern?
ment or person " This la the Amer?
ican reply :
My Hear Mr. Minister: I am
rc-quested by the ?'resident to
say to you. in acknowledging the
memorandum which you were
kin?! enough to send me on the
11th instant, that the govern?
ment of the United State- ?Aould
glailly discuss with th?? (,erman
government a?iy questions n
might propose for <ii?cus
*?ion were it to with?lraw
its proclamation of th?- SI I
of January, in which, suddenly
and without pr?vir,,- intima
tion of any kind, it cancelled
the assurances which ?1 .
given this government on the
4th of May la;', baft that it
does not fe??l that it can enter
into any discussion with the
i .erman government concern?
ing, the policy f submarine war?
fare against iterutrals which it
is now pursuing unless and un
'.! the *?erma:i government re?
news its assurances of the 4th
?>f May and act? upon the a**
Rid of hr-.au'* Influenre*
1 l.i oflfeials of the State Depart?
ment now believe that they have ef
f?ctually rid themselves of the effects
ol the Bernstorff Bryan joint efforts
;? befog the issue. Then- will be na
?inii-ation with ?Germany unless
the Kaiser and his advisers give up
th?* murder.>u?< -ubmarine policy they
have declared. Perhaps they will
.???i- it up. but nobody here expects
them to do
But the B-yan propaganda to holl^

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