ENGLAND HEADY TO CARFffc OUT
London. Great Britain is ready to
begin her blockade of Germany. Be
fore many hours, it is certain, a neu
tral vessel will feel weight of Eng
land's "starvation" decrde. Con
voyed into port by British warships,
her case will be first test of strength
of neutral protests
Faot that Germany actually is to
be cilt off from world if British pro
gram is to succeed is admitted. Ad
miralty officials asserted that enough
British and French warships will be
on duty off German coast to make
London. Winston Churchill, first
lord of the admiralty; asserted that
number of British merchant ships de
stroyed from beginning of war to
March 10 totaled 166.
London. Admiralty anounded that
German cruiser Dresden, noted sea
raider, has been sunk.
The Dresden was a sister ship of
the most famous of all the German
raiders, the Emden.
On Feb. 27 she sank the British
bark Conway 'Castle.
Copenhagen. The Swedish steam
er Gloria, carrying a cargo Of corn
from LaPlata, Argentine, td Stock
holm, has been halted Dy a German
warship and is being convoyed into
Swinemunde, on Baltic, according to
dispatches. - -
TODAY'S ODDEST STORY
Minneapolis, March 16. A group
stood at a prominent street corner.
A stret car running from here to St.
Paul rolled up. The crowd boarded
-all but one man. "
A few moments later another
crowd gathered. They all got On a
car bound for St Paul all biit the
bne little man. Thrice the same thing
happened. It attracted the attention
of a passer by, who inquired the rea
son. "I'm waiting for a Minneapolis-Si-
Paul car," hel&Id. "I simply will
fcot ride on one marked 'St. Paul and
Minneapolis.1 Theyv have no right -to
put St. Paul ahead of Minneapolis."
U. S. TO HAND ENGLAND SHARP
PROTEST ON FOOD CASE
Washington, March 6. The
sharpest protest yet prepared as a re
sult of European war Vrtll be answer
of U. S. to England's latest "right of
It is realized that part of latest
order is for Jibme consumption, but
the open attempt to make U. S a
party to the starvation of Germany
by having it guarantee that none of
'its products shall reach Germany or
Austria is characterized by high offi
cials as "impudent assumption."
While it was empHasized both at
the White House and a t the state de
partment that there was to be no un
due haste in dealing with this latest
problem in international relations,
officials were unanimous in asserting
that England's latest order wili be
characterized, by tJ. S. officially as a
flagrant violation of all principles of
international law and a direct attack
upon American trade that must be
considered even mbfe unfriendly.
Officials expressed feeling that
England cannot afford to ignore the
attitude of the U. S. toward her new
policy. It is conceded that the U. S
Js in a position to embarass the allies
by hampering free shipment of food
supplies and war material which they
have been securing in Unlimited
quantities in this country.
lillian russell's daughter
Held in dope case
New York, March 16. On charge
of forging a prescription for mor
phine, Mrs. Dorothy Russell O'Reilly,
daughter of Lillian RUssell, was ar
rested last night after she .bad sent
a man to a drug store with-a prescrip
tion bearing the flame of Dr. Dudley
D. Stetson, for hypodermis needle
and morphine. The physician de
clared the prescription a forgery. Mrs.
O'Reilly said she needed morphine te
quiet her nerves.
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