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Till I.SDAY. PEBR?.ARY
/.VI,? ? 'I/V'l' >" ?e? Vork riiy, Ne
I IS I . V I. > I ?Irnaey City ?n?) H a ha too
Nation Cries Out
Against Dear Food
One Killed in Philadelphia Riot; Steel
Mills May Close; Federal In?
quiry in Boston
New York Mothers Adopt Quieter Means of
Protest Single Disturbance in Brooklyn
Big Parade Here Saturday
<"'"'? ai !?>
k City remained coi
?gftivrly qiiiot under
5jnUc?i ? ?f high food pri,
? ? who shared
lui tied, with the
under ? ' the. half li-.'.on (
which have sprung
?h? n'y "f iivin
While . parad
and appeals to the authorities we
be'.v.s: planned, the eity for the bm
part remained -?aim.
Tho Socialist parly bai so?7
? situation for tl
? - political propagand
The argUll ? ?? tin* Soeiali
? n and ??- ?
spread freely throupl
d th< i distrkti where tl
s of tho party arc now ieai
? atobai the co
It is al-o alleped that soit
of thrm were likewise the directoi
noms-: appealed yesterday to Maye
:hcl, a.-kine that he take actio
Mayor ordered the depari
iier.is of Health and Charities t
.Mor.-, t-. detormili
whether coi iitions were as bad a
? ? ? aid they were.
Trie Anti-High Cos
I.ea?fuc also -??: t a petition to Con
ig that food shipments h
precedence over all othe
'.reign! by the Interstate Commerc
?i.?-ii fill i..
oi.ly riol ci" 'he day by overturnin?
*oorl - mont Ave
? diera and pol?n
Othei ? are plar.i.ed foi
car future. A boycott of onion
??nd potata> i*- Raining jrround or
the F. and a parade of moth
tn is bein? pial
The United H?
iT?ny other organizations are con
cerned in this paradi ?l tha'
tit* womi -
tion"' i*: I 'a?-'- Many thou
tmSAS ?ivod ill t'?r
>*"*terdav and announced thai -he in*
**nd?sd to uphold the I New
? S JSrOV Hi ?
-.-.?l thai -h<- WOUld aril
?<ayor Mitchel, !'?- '?'? -<n and
*^n to tii?.* Itokefelkri and other
oilli?-- . - help. If they all re
la? she threatens to lead the women
?stake their food by
To-rr.f?.?-;..-.- ? commit*
<,v* women will srd of
In Other Places
- th" United S
ari | food
"?I**1"' Iture in v*
BSfa'.i ? -in; expectation thai
' P'- M rue Phila
T'P-**'-?. B I ncinnali, I
r*y and Chicago will all have food
T1^ of 1 terday informed
**#> lo ..'I rail
.' nil i wan
"?*" Philadelphia la?t
?W, **? ,arged
V**' ? rront of
*' ?* 'kr
V*t* t>:., ? ,?, | i th?
rui t dynamiter*. At Albany a1
bill has been ?ntn-du-ed to appro?
prints $1,331,808 to make up the
deficit, cauaed by food prices, in
Iti Pittsburgh steel manufacturers
have offered to clOM their plants for
ten ?la?, t.? enable railroads to solve
congestion problems and transport
nh greater facility.
Railroadi throughoul the Middle
W< ' are taking drastic measures to
clear their lines BO that emergency
trains of coal and provisions may he
i ushed a/here needed.
\ orecasts of Food
Riots in Many Cities
Washington, Feb. 21, Report? have
received ai the Department of
Agriculture within the last forty-right
aaserted. predicting fond
n Philadelphia, Beaton? Chicago,
Kansas City, Cincinnati and othergreal
commercial Centres where the popula- i
tions arc partly of the foreign element.
For weeks advices have been pourinR i
into government channels complaining !
of the increasing ro.st of foodstuffs and
praying for relief. The American peo?
ple, in fl land of peace and aounaair.c.
ate paying twice as much for potatoes
as do the people of war-ridden Great ?
? . The humble cabbage, which a i
year ago could be bought at $7 a tor.,
new brings $100 a ton in car lot?.
Federal officials, following the wives' ?
riots in New York, arg much alanned,
und are seeking to tind some niesns by '
which the situation may be mastered. I
That some ani?n mus** be taken by
the government to control the ever in- ,
Bg cost of articles of food is rec- '
egaised by the President, his advisers i
and member.*? of Congress. There aie
several Federal agencies clothed with '
authority nal only to investigate th>*
-. but to adopt, radical measure?,
ever? to granel jury indictments, to Stop .
practices of extortion.
First, there is the Department of
e, winch can bring criminal ge
' ?m against monopolies of foodstuffs;
tl ? F ??lera! Trade < ommiggion, a body'
ail* created by Congress to deal
with pricei of all kind'-, and the Of- ?
end Kural Organiza- ?
Department ?.f Agricnlture,
eceiving ? mill?on-dellei ap?
propriation, and ?-.huh was originell/
? ?I to investigate marketing'
method-? and prices. While there have?
been informal investigations by these
: ? have in en
('.- - i.? -, WileOB ' i.?i K- BBl at
? ?? lious,- Aj.niopria- '
i tee in striking from nie
.1 bill the ? of 1 100,000
asked for. with which to make an In?
liai ed. He prob?
ably trill write s letti mem?
ber o? the House explaining hie rea- i
sons fer wanting the appropriation
to support ?
souri, will mo\e to insert this item in i
gppropriation bill eraea it eomei
up for coi * *. , , .
influence may prev-Il t
from going Otlt OH a point of order. !!
-ide of th<* mat
?rill be taken care ai ia the
. v. net-, Senators already have
indar complaints that,
ai<* coming tiom their constituents.
The Agricultural appropra'ron bill
;,o.'.- carriel an item of ISOjNO foi r.r
agtion mto increased prices and
:?< be made hv tiie experts
of that department. The Admin
Sd that 'his
g permit thi
deparl eel with this matter a?
lid l ?? conduct an inquiry m
* ?say in which the
, m? ?,| fall? M'.c.iM'o g/il] i.r
In thi e Presid to writg
he will explaifl that it i? big purpose
upon the findings of the eommissiOB to
formulate a programn ? I fiom
the present high | i Presidenl
n? ?-.i evea tha- legislatioa
will be required. Relief may come,
I . . sjeasun
Ineejlij F'lan,, Completed
Federal Trade Commission has
eompi- fei ??? Investigation]
?? high rust of living, and will be !
reedy te begia work jutt. ?s xoon as
ates the money.
Ihe plan?. *re draws mi the basi? of
-, id?OJwO appropriation, the investiga
to be concluded within sis or eight
i?" i ongrs does sol provide
thit amount of gsoney, 'he comrn
gi preeeai plans.
? , Tor i - ' eemarehengivg
.njert. 'I he
.-?< began, the commie
god '" del . until the appro
Praaeii J. Henev, retained es counsel
? i Trade Commission Is the newt
,,r r ? Investigation, ?ill probably be
placed m rhsige of the food investiga
Continued News of
F o o d Situ?t ion on
Pages 4 and 5
THE SPIRIT OF 19-17-76
New Britain Set
Afire by Bombs;
Militia on Guard
Twenty Places in Flames at
i . .... iTTmI
New Britain, Conn . l-eh. 21, After
having been swept by a 8BC?
Bra? ai.,i aaaall exfloeioa? ?hieb in-1
Acted an aggregate daaiag? of
NO within tare honra and .
eii] uf Near Britain to night ii undei
martial !??. Two compon ?- oi militia
and a-- man) policemen aie guarding
the .??.itet*. a dozen boildiai
eluding t?u churches, bave beca et
The blau to hi e he?
iaooadiary origin, 'l h?
oi New Britain and four othei nearby
towna are doinir their best to cop'
tuation, ami r\? it? ? i .. ???
ng tliimigli th? atr?
Four moa. ;iii of foreign birth, al?
ready bave been arreated ?i mi
o: ? gang thai ia belii
1 lotted to wipe out the C I .
The lire? started Biaiull
shortly after 6 o'clock in the evening.
In practicall?1 every iaatancc ther?
small rxplosioni in baaeaieata ?
balldinga, followed by a boral of tUm?.?
thai spread rapidly -o upper ?toi
tin- structures. Before 10 o'clock -
ty alanai < I i,i<- bod boon sounded from
-.y parta of I ha eity.
While additional Bra apparal
being hoi rlod from Uarl ford, v
i ?.; >. Hi late] ainl Plainvllle,
covried thai ail of tlie tin? bad I
srar'.'-d with ?i ingei eoaly deviaod
? eadiai y bomb. Poli? i ?ay I bal
a, neu rariet) oi bomb, ? i dently man?
ufactured with the expreea parpo*? ef
spreading inflammable liqn i
Th? bomb? wer? mad? ol ?em?
of and In coaaection with I'ik,:* Are.
The mi-id waa t.ined t?i drip on i
I.hi- a* BOCh a fuie ai te ? '
till ough wit Inn m - B4 C?A? .1 t ,ii.a
explode other chemicals underneath.
A' a late hour at night the 1
till v. ? i a- h u slag, '?ut nu neo
i ml lifa-t, started. The moai
thus far were the on?-- thai
? i u the total de*;t i Ml ion of I rOI
aun Brothers'wholeaale frail hdoaeand
! In tli'- formel build?
ing a i*?i i.*.- Quantity of pot?
t rcah ? eg? tablea were deal ?
lecoad building, otherwiae known ai
"Automobil? Row," contained large
i. imbera of aatomobilea ef even i
Larly in the evening Mayor x"uigle\,
realizing the poaaihilitiei of th?
Lion, i???ued a riot call, and * onipiiine-,
K and I of the 1st Connecticut Infant i \.
}O0t back from the Mexican border, re
?ponded They were put. 1 ?? work pa
trolling the xtreet*? and guarding the
remaining building? against attack.
Th? soldiers marched with fixed
and aadoi orders to shoel down
anybody whe refoaod le ?tu;, wh?
ilereil to ?In 80 anal to tu,?' BtO CUBtOd
anybody unable te give an account of
in? meveaaenta. The police and o.
?lier? were ?o Mated about th? city a?
to preven' anybody from leaving it, A'
a consequence, it U) thought that mem
her? -if the gang, re*|ion?iblc for u,i
lire? will be under arre?! by morning,
Chief Rawhng? ?aid be was at, lir?t
iiicline'l to think that nil of the tire?
had been BO* bj Boat? l'atmtr. bul on
accounl ef the rapidity with whi?h the
flame-, brok? oui in widelj ?panted
?; a eity he <!<?< lared I bal ne
one mai 'oul'l hive coviia.) ?o wide a
lili. ?.iii.i.Mihil.h wi.
j-priii? Watt I a i?i??i iiiii" | ,
a ni-? Only on? nifchl from a**.??? . ?
German Cities to
Give Up Children
ihey Will Be ?Sent Away to
I "arms to Eat and Do
Amsterdam, Pah Si. Tie I-;? i ; ?
"Vorwaerl " says 'hat a mase depot
?r'.tion o. Berlin children to the countr*.
?I planned. It ?g intended to give ail?
? g three opper <!a5-. ?
,1:.* ichooli -'??? eral months
|- beliei--?I ' - n nil! re
. , fo?L
? ill lire will alto
be helped, a- thi* children ,-sn ?In |igh(
mi farm-, town? air
PHONOGRAPH DISCS TAKEN
FROM BERNSTORFK PARTY
British Baspacl Hi*Jdea Neeeagee; One
Passenger Sewed I'aiiers in (oat
Halifax. N*. S., Feb. 21. <?-i the double
gl ntli) '
I ?? Gel man
? ,.. (Jei ?
r. \ III \. 1!
? ,1 bj the Bril
? ? day.
In teen hii ?_* ?>r -i .in
u rai found th.i' something wag sewed!
?!.< lining of ii. ,?,.,- w*l en
. ppe I open a packet of p
.?ai.?! end , satins-,
won i?Ttwo-day courtship
\ii,i.? Osscn, Song Writer, Heroine?!
\\ id* ni Bridgeport l>?-tti i??t
? ? ; .
"Dl ? BBS] Y.\ es" an?) ?
cabal. ? favoi ?? . ceased long writing'
la?- Monday, bar friends in Mew York
learned yesterday long enough to visit
the Little Church Around the Corner
.-i: ?i become Mrs. Jones?
Dr. A 0, Jonc I '?? ?'i id? -<???'in. i? a
Mi idgeport, I oni . lie ?el the
..nil proposed two days later. They
g| 2" : (?,.i<h n Hill Street, ?
"Bone Dry" Bill
Passed in House;
Hits 19 States
Victory for Total Abstinence
Is Won by Vote of
321 to 72
1 C lIVM
Washington. Feb. 21. The foe? ef
prohibition joined band? with radical
"drys" in the House of Representative?
to-?la\ ami pruned the most dra--'
tal a* gialotlon ever enacted.
The \ote waa everwhelmiag 821 to 7"
provision na* already passed the
Senate, ami bo ia practically sur? 'o
The result of to day's action will be
?o mak'' nineteen ef the twenty-four
prohibition itatta "bon? dry."
The amendment provide? that there
may be no shipments of iuto\;.
liquor which ?law- pa
laws prohibiting the "aaaaufacture ar.ii
aale" of Intoxicating liquor*.
which permit the manu facture, bal not
the sale, an nol affected.
|| :? the most radical legislation, law
yers shj, tha* l'ongi? i i as ..?
tempted as affecting the state?.
lioth the wots and the drys thin?
th? othei The wer*, .n lopporting the
claim it will have the ? Set I
-. .- the prohibition wa\e in th?.
i Stau*, declaring no more
will bow rote dry whoa Ita voter? i.
? i.i h action nieans no liquor can be had
far "personal use." The ?lr>s, on the
hand, declare the "bone drv" law
?rill hast d? prohibit ie
: in o? \'. ' BW airy ?tato* to I .
.? lug campaign ifor tha profa
an ' i dm? nt to tha Federal Constitution.
\ciitrnl observers evinced the great
tin the late,i tad ef I a
?. ? \ \. '? a,i k member eypi ?
?t in li * homely fashion: "Maybe they
.i- ? biting off moi a than they can
chew." The weta, in hie opinion, n ..
tind oui te their sorrow that they ha*.?*
on!;, greatl; l l i th?- "bone dry"
.\ thrill ol feai iwepl '-rough offi
( ; ii Washington. including both
houses of Cong**? . when it was d??
clarai tiia: a* soon aa the Sheppard,
pre b.tion bill for the District of Co?
lumbia ioaair.e ?i ?aw Waahington it?
sell' WOOld become "bone dry." Ail:
amendment at the last minute saved ?
Adams at Chicago
\ former football player is plunginc: the* line of
? Im ago'.s ?idverlising crooks. Som** of the newspapers
.?ppr.ir lo be warming up Others are sitting on the
sidelines. Still others are rubbers and sponge-carriers
for the* fakrrs.
Mut the game is just beginning, and Samuel Hop?
kins Adams wouldn't be surprised to see that sponge
tossed into the air.
I le kept score on his recent visit to Chicago, and
his account of the battle appears next Sunday.
arh?e limitai} STribimc
Firti to La?t-The Truth;
?.!????!?. r St 111?1 "?'I'M I'nr-i a "t ' ir. i|I..M'ai ?
New British Blockade
May Seal Germany Up;
I Washington Sees War
Wilson to Accept Nothing
Less than Withdrawal
of U-Boat Order
Will Ask Wide Powers
To Combat Menace
Officials Regret False Op?
timism?Fear War Will
B> >?T.\ F.NSON H. FA ANS
Washington. Feh. 21.?There is no:
room for optimism in the int'Tiui
tional crisis unless the Germans can
supply it. To ??flicials in Washington,
not only of the State Department,
hut of the War and Navy D? part
ment*--, to military experts and to
diplomat?, it appears certain that
Germany intend.? to play the de?
li? rate hand to the desperate finish.1
I-espite th?? extrenres to which the
President appears ?willing to jjo to,
avoid war, it ran be said positively
that this -?-iivernment will he sati.
iie.1 with nothing less than the with?
drawal of the submarine threa?.
This country i- on the verge of war,
as Secretary [??insing said o-i Pccem
ber 21, and, with no intention of
drawing hack, it is impossihlc to stay
lijiiaT Oil the verjre.
The small pro-German element herej
has been loudly iasisting that if the;
Preeiden, ?lo?*?, co to Congress for au- I
thority to u?e toree he must conf?n?
himself te s?feosles measures that h?>
mus! M-.? prepese aetivg heetflitiesi
' the s'lbmarir.c?. They ?ugire,!
ill? ermine of American ?hrp?, and pos?
sibly convoy?, but they would not have
the armed ship? tire until attacked.
As a matter of fact, the President
needs r.o ruthonty for the arming of
/?ameritan ships. That was indicsted in
the fust Stac?*-- of the situation, when
the State Department intimated that it
woul?l not object to American ship*
??rrcrng themselv, ?. When President
Wilgon goes to Congress ?t arill be to
ask more than that, an?l at the ?ami*
tiasS he will acquaint th" CMffreSS and
the people of the Unite*] Btatei with
the exari situation.
Ceejejrees Will (.rant Potter
Tire day on which President Wil?on
will co before Congress ig not Axed,
but he will eertaialy appear before
adjournment on March 4.
No extra session of Congrcsi Ig de?
tired "y thg Administration. The pro-1
loaged debates, ihe setivitieg of the
Bryan pacifiste, the pre-Gerasaag and
such ni? n- .'unies It. Mann, who
'? knew "where we'll land," sre
i.r.iv embarrassing. An gatra ?ession I
?..l! be called after March 4 only if
it becomes necessary to ?le.-lare war
Mr WileOB hopes that the situation!
may be ?el effectively if he is clothed
with authority, and mfieient mow
provided. Whatever be a-k? of Cob
gjregg along that line will be --ranted
promptly, tl-.oin.-ii bo one kno ?
? ? . ? ' \s ill he.
Kegret <)\ er-Oplinu-in
it .am thg rery beginning I
' n\; -ni
; ban mi? prevailei re ia Wash
ington, Many influential people have
light m' i h..* mam issue m
cor i. idering collateral events, :?
,r:?- tVith iitoie than Usual frankne.-?. .,
? ' I of the department made
practical!) thai itatement to-night.
g hope t!ia? a at can be
ggi i si man) reeedeg.
It is greatly to b. ? ?he
opinion of the Sts ? ment, that
a t'eeliri^ of optimism
gh the countr:.. The collateral
? li* i Itfadl ?: ? he ni.v.n
1 Tl > ? ?ie.spi'c she threat of
terrorism nn avert art as ye- has been
conmute?; againit Americana. Tl
i be reported af the Yar
rowdale priaeaerg apon thg ?iemand of
the American government. But on this
point Germany has premised and failed.
und even BOS thil gC '-ruinent docs BOl
BCtaally k'iow that the SSOa are re?
leased. Another demand went forward
I. The situation presented by the1
continuation of diplomatic relations
tastria. Hut this is not expected '.
BRITISH FREIGHTER FAST
AGROUND AT HEMTSTEAD BAY
KfTnrt?. to rioat Steamer at High Tide
Are t nsu,?es?ful
The British freighter Anglo I'ata
goman, which went aground Monday
Il ,i.trance to Hempstead
Bay, was stiil fast last night, despi'e
efforts to refloat her. The coast guard
cutter Mohawk and a wrecking; tue
endeavored yesterday to pull her off
at. hi-jh tide.
The Anglo I'atagonian ??? on her
return from a trip to Brett, -ri'n
???i the Kren.-h government.
', ?'? Mondej night, ??? her eai
i m- pi, - eg m _- the Long
ird ? ? seitrance of;
, -? < ?lannr!, he aoparentl;. be- I
eaase loat ??? the harte, and mistook
.Ion,?-, Inlet i'or the channel entrance. I
1)K. IIRIHH'H Kl VIVssl. He* a ~| I Ulla g
mot? healthful iirtiiW ?Adv-c
Ten Ships Are Sunk;
Tonnage Loss, 24,321;
Ihr refait t tf f?W Iru'imir tub
innrine tampaip. from February
In lin'e are nt folhmtS
REPORTED SUNK YESTERDAY
Rosalie. British. 4J4
^Oceania, Italian. 4,21?
*Mont VcatetlX, French. .. 3.23
fSkoglaod, Sared or Nor.. 3.15(
TMinas. Greek or Italian.. 2.6?S(
Guido. British. 2.09
Giuseppe, Italian. (?AM
Centurion, British. 1,82f
'Aphr-xJite. Krench. 6(X
Brigade. British. 421
"?"Listed by Berlin as sunk re?
cently in Mediterranean, rident.?
fication uncertain, tonnage esti?
Number of ships. 127; tonnage,
TOTAL SINCE FEBRUARY 1
Number of ships, 137; tonnage,
287,271; British. 84; other allied,
I i; American, 2; other neutrals,
It it ?'" he nntrd thai these Vg
t?msd on daily reports of
rinkiiigs, an- below those an
KOUnced tO-OOp h'j Sir Edward
Careen 8M-000 tout and UM
rr*s-rls to February 18.
U-Boats to Defy
U. S. by Sinking
All Ships in Zon<
Cologne Newspaper Declare
Will Not Save Vessels
Amsterdam, Feb. 21. The CetOtJ?
"Volks Zeitung;," assuming that, th
American government "'- .-?-eking I
prove that Germany doe.? not ?lai
should til?.- steamers Rochester and Oi
sink American ship?," declares tha
leoas meet a German submarine thei
?a'?. would be sealed.
"I* maka's no difference." Baya th
paper, "that they arc not carryin
contraband. It ?TOttld be absurd, aft?
the Gonaan official declarations, tha
even in h Binale eaae any regard ?hou!
be paid to the possibility of aroidin
a conflic with the Un i tea Statoa '
London, Feb. IS. Vice-Admiral voi
Capelle, in a long speech In the Reich.?
tag, according to Berlin diapatchee, af
tirmed yeaterday the expectation th
navy had placed in utir?*?tricte?i sub
marine variare ha?l been not milv real
laed, bul sai p.. wed.
"In ?? ?e? of the ? ; -'? nal i ?oaceal
nenl in which the British pr?s? ha
been indulging al tha instigation of It
government with regard te the nombe
ut ships tank, il * naturally difficul
to give d?finit? figure?," h?, said. "Th<
figure? of the toi ispt lank recentl]
publiahed in the Berlin m eapapcra an
.. a -a- a enact.
"Althou/jh a number or' submarine.*
h i.'c not yet returned to their
u ItieTed hat a inrpo m d ? a
expeetationfl entertained by th?- navy. I?
ton tin' there la ?
i reckon aIth th?- loaa of e? ?
U-bool aine? the beginning ef I
ted - ibmarin? era r. Th? defen
hi? h auch ;? faaa
has ? iv the Britta i
and Parliam? t, bar? remained wit Inn
normal limit?, according to the reporta
of '.'???'? U beata which ??ave returned.
"There ia practically no shipping in
the North Sea. Neutral shipping is
clearly as good a? ?topped. Altogothei
?i look forward -.ith greater con
to the further development of
? ? abmariae war. The expectations
attached thereto by th? German people
??i,-. ? !.. ??>? fnllj jaatified bj the
Berlin Lists Victims
Sunk in Mediterranean
Berlin, Fob. 21 be wireleaa to Say?
rille), -A large number of hostile roe?
.- ? ii an Italian transport
crowded ?nth men, have been ?'ink ?n
the barred bob? in the Mediterranean
during '.ne last few- ?lay?, ?he Over?
teas Sews Ager.cj announce?.
Other ships sunk by submarine-, are
enumerated by the BOW? agency as fol?
Two armed atoamora of 3,9*1 and
4,600 ton?, respectively, with importan-,
cargoes for Salrnica.
Italian steamer Oceania, 4,.'00 ton.?.
Preach iteaaier Horoateux, 3,.,00
Preach --ailing reaael Aphrodite. ??"?j
ton?, vi'h iron for Italy.
"The iieaapapaia.** observe? the
agency, "note that ?ne real submanii??
(uceeases n.doubtediy have been much
large:, a? a majc-t'y ef the srhn'anne?
have not .?"' reported. In addition,
the para - iwal navigation
must be taken into consideration."
London, Feb. 21. The ?inking by
Teutonic submarines in Atlantic and
North Sea waters of seven more ves?
sels, of an estimated tonnage of lf*,
000, was announced in London and |
Pans to-day. Lloyd? reported the de-1
?.trurtion of the British ?hips Cen- |
turion and Brigade, without loss of life. ?
A French official statement added the
ring shi| i in the last j
... i-,.* , ??':.<! Swedish or |
S'oi v? i| alia? or.
Greek. Giaaeapc l ?alela, Brit? I
lah, anal Rosalie, Bt
(?f the lateal victiau of Germany'?
ruthleaa submarine war the Rosalie, of'
4.J43 tons, was the largest, the Kngad?,
425 tons, the smallest.
In Reprisal Great Bi*itain
Lay? Heavy Restreints on
All Neutral Shipping
Admiralty Lord Tells
Of U-Boat Defence
Forty Encounters with Ger?
man Submarines in First
18 Days of February
By ARTHUR 8. DRAPER
H> Tabla 'a Tla? Tnhuna]
London, Feb. 21.- Britain's new
sea regulation*, announced to-dsy
? ?n,1 prompted by (?ermany'? subma
j r?no campaign, mean thi? tightening"
I of her blockade of the Central Pow
! erg to a point of almost complete
? isolation of the Teutonic countries.
It in far and away the most drastic
I step Rritain has taken on tho sea,
' ?nd means that, the civil head of the
navy. Sir Edward Carson, dominates
the Foreign Office, which has fa?
\ored a more mod?r?t? policy for
fear of infringing on neutral rights.
Naturally, the Scan din a ?via n roun
; tries will be affected greatly, as they
I will be unable to trade with der
; many without running the risk of
! the seizure of their ships and car?
1 |0< *. As (iermany's submarine
blockade prevents them from deal?
Lug with hngland and her allies, they
are shut off from the sea on all aides
;ind must remain self-supporting un?
i til the war ends or the regulations
on either side are raised.
Blockade It Airtight
T) ose Britons who have advocated
an airtight blockade an an importaos
factor in the winning of the war now
; have their strongest wishes realized.
Whether the new regulationa will hate
la material effect on the. enemy at this
? late date remains to bo seen. It is
I extremely doubtful whether they would
have gone into effect at all had not
? liermany run amuck on tho sea.
The possibility that the mine
I Blockade may have caught many
; U-boats out, and make this return
i Impossible, |g being commented on with
, -nu???> ?nteres?! here. At ?east once
? sofera the Admiralty succeeded in
' trasfing several l-boats, and it is
hoped that the new measures may re
\ suit in an even larger "catch."'
Nest Order in ( ouncil
The order roads:
"WhereSB, these enemy orders tat
, in flagrant contradiction of the rules
: of international law, the dictate? of
, humanity and treaty obligations of
I the enemy, and lender it necessary for
j further BjeOJJtaTes te be adopted in
ardor to maintain th? efficiency of
.- . -aken to prevent com
modit:?'? reaekiag <?r leaving enemy
"II? gMJSStj SOS ordered thst the
following directions ?hall be obterve?/
resfjeciing all rcooels which sail from
their port ef ?l-parture after ths dste
of this ordei :
"First: A vessel which is encoun
???re?] at gee on the way to or from a
nort In tr.v i.cutral country affording
means ef eceeog to enemy territory
ling at g port in British or
allied territory .shall, until the eon
-hed. be deemed to he
Bg goods ?A it it enemy destins
tion or of eaegsy origin, and shall b<8
brought :n for examination, and, if nec
. for -?'ijudication before a prise
"Second: Any vessel carrying goods
with enemy destinstion or of enemy
origin shall be liable to capture ar.-.
condemnation, in reteect of the car?
nage of such good?: provided, that in
the case of any vessel whieh calla at
-, i appointed Britith or allied port fee
examination of her cargo no aentenee
of condemnation shall be pronounced
except on carriage of goods of enemy
orrtrin or destination, and no ?uch pre
lumption as laid down in Article I
"Third: Goods which are found on
examination of any vessel to be goods
of enemy origin or destination ?hall
I-Boat Menace Grave,
But Will Be Solved,
Carson Tells Nation
London, Feb. 21. The most explicit
official ?tatement yet made on the
conduct of the campaign againtt eub
marines wat presented in the Com?
mons to-day by Sir F.dward Carton,
Piral Lord oi" the Admiralty. Features
of his snnouncement were:
That there is no soporeasion of news
of the sinking of vessels.
That there were forty encounter?
between natrol boat? and submarines?
In the first eighteen day? of February*
He did not state the results.
IM Vessels Sunk
Thst in the ?ame period I'M ve.sels
of r..i*?,000 tons had been sunk, while
IttieJ vessels had entered or left
That the tonnage loat wa?s S? pea
cent greater than for a almilas perio4