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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 18, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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Berlin, Feb. 18. Germany's "death
zone" encircles British Isles today.
With it is imminent danger to Amer
ican commerce and lives.
While the complete text of the Ger
man reply to the American note pro
testing against the contemplated sub
marine blockade is withheld pending
its being.made public in Washington,
summaries printed here make it evi
dent Germany stands firmly by her
original intention.
Great Britain having refused to lift
her food embargo, Germany takes the
position that she is well within her
rights in ordering the sinking of Brit
ish merchantmen. It is also explain
ed that in giving fourteen days pre
vious notice of the contemplated
blockade Germany has done all that
could reasonably be expected of her.
The note Is declared to be couched
in terms of sincere friendship. It
points out, however, that the allies
have been buying unlimited quanti
ties of -supplies in America and that
not only conditional but absolute con
traband is freely being exported from
the United States to England and
The German government renews
its previous recommendation that
American ships avoid the war zone
around England inasmuch as it has
been properly proclaimed and as Ger
many has demonstrated .that the Brit
ish government has misused neutral
flags on its shipping.
Washington, Feb. 18. President
Wilson views the international situa
tion despite all its complications and
grave possibilities, with optimism, it
was officially stated today. ,
Sec'y of State Bryan hurried to the
white house for an early morning
conference with the president, but
left after a half hour's visit, declin
ing to discuss the situation.
The German war zone proclama
tion, effective today, was giving the
administration chief concern, but the
president regards it as highly improb
able that any American ships will bd
torpedoed by German submarines.
Washington, Feb. i$. Just nine
out of the forty Hamburg-American
ships interned in American waters are
for sale, Director B. G. Bickel of the
company told the senate ship lobby
committee tins afternoon.
These, he said, represent a total
gross tonnage of onlyj80,125, as com
pared with a total of 332,356 interned
in American waters altogether, or 9
per cent, wihle the money value of
the nine is only 3 per cent of the total
of the interned ships.
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Beatrice Miller of 6496 University
av., who was accused of taking
money from the Western Union Tele
graph Co., was hauled into court to
day. Her case was eontinued until
Feb. 26.
Beatrice, who was fiaid the princely
sum of $45 a month for her toil as an
''operator with the telefraph company
was arrested after,1 two detectives
called by the company, are supposed
to have caught her with part of $16
in marked bills whichfthey had placed
in the safe, on her person.
She is blamed for nine thefts which
have taken place in the office recently
and for which several-poy messengers
havebeen fired by the telegraph com
pany. Her bonds are-fixed at ?5,000
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Mrs. Demaris Van Grman, who em
ployed private detectives and super
intended a raid upon a cozy little, flat
early last January and found her
husband and Catherine Martin mak
ing breakfast, filed Suit for divorce
yesterday. Miss Martin, who resides
at 426 Rosyln pL, is named in the suit
Judge Walker granted ari injunc
tion yesterday restraining Van .Or
man, who is manager of the Victoria
hotel, from disposing of any of his
property pending the outcome of thQ
suit. . -. j

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