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GERMAN ADMIRAL SAYS LIMIT
OF CONCESSIONS IS REACHED
Berlin, April 20, via Wireless to
Tuckerton, N. J., April 21. Germany
can go no further in her submarine
concessions to the United ates, Ad
miral Von Holtzendorff, chief of the
German admiralty staff, declared in
an interview with the United Press
"But remember," said the German
naval head later during the course
of the interview, "that we have no
desire for a break with the United
States. That would be insanity.
"We shall not bring it about, de
spite our desire to push vigorously
our submarine warfare.
"We have definitely agreed to
warn the crews and passengers of
passenger liners. We have lived up
to that promise in every way, but
we cannot be asked to regard freight
ships in the same manner. This is
beyond the border for any belligerent
"Five months more will see what
we can do to British shipping. The
ring around the British Isles will
grow tighter and tighter. Then we
shall see whether England will still
maintain that she cannot make
peace until Germany is destroyed.
"What I said about freight ships
applies only to enemy freight ships.
We are not going to torpedo and we
have not torpedoed without warning,
or without examining the ships' pa
pers or crew, any neutral ship, de
spite reports which the enemy is
"If diplomatic relations with
America are broken our submarines
can attack any enemy ship without
warning. But remember, we have no
desire for a break with the United
"People must remember that it is
risky to travel on the seas to and
from England today. They must
watch the ship's character. If Eng
land boasts her mastership of the
seas and her rule of the waves, she
must accept the responsibility.
"Germany is at war with England.
Germany must attack England's life
nerve, which is her shipping."
U. S. WANTS ENTIRE SUBMARINE
Washington, April 21. What the
United States government demands
of Germany is to stop its present
submarine campaign against mer
chantmen immediately. When this
is done the way will be clear to set
ale the question of how U-boats may
proceed against commerce without'
further endangering relations be
tween the two countries.
This was made clear today in
pointing out that the United States
will not be satisfied with assurance
that Germany will operate her sub-,
marines within the bounds previous- '
ly drawn namely, giving adequate
warning and assuring safety to pas
Germany's present campaign must
be discontinued until the two gov
ernment's can arrive at a decision as
to just what constitutes a practicable
and legal U-boat warfare against
GERMANS PIERCE FRENCH LINE
Paris. Following heavy artillery
preparations the Germans last night
launcKed powerful attack on front of
more than a mile against French po
sitions northeast of Verdun.
Assault was directed against the
French lines between Thiaumont and
small lake near Vaux. South of
Douaumont fort and north of this
small lake Germans succeeded in en
tering French lines, but were later
repulsed by French counter attack.
On west bank, in region of Dead
Man's Hill, French followed up suc
cesses in yesterday's fighting by cap
turing trench on edge of Caurette
Wood, capturing four German offi
cers and 150 men.
Athens. German fliers bombard
ed British camp at Tenedos Wednes
day, causing 'several "casTJaltlesf