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Washington, April 24. There were
indications in official quarters today
that tenor of Germany's forthcoming
reply to U. S. demand concerning
submarine warfare is known. Long-
message from Ambassador Gerard is
believed to have conveyed informa
tion. Whether Gerard's advices support
unofficial reports ttiat show likelihood
of German concessions to American
view could not be told. No word of
actual contents of report was avail
able. This week, it is expected, will see
arrival of German reply itself.
It is understood Gerard has been
authorized to make clear to Germany
if there is any doubt, as unofficial
advices indicate there may be that
TJ. S. does not ask abandonment of
all submarine warfore; that only
abandonment lof such warfare
against merchantmen is asked. Such
all submarine warfare; that only,
until Germany has laid down new
methods that meet with U. S. ap
proval. In the meantime, however,
significance of president's suggestion
in his note that submarines cannot
by their very nature meet require
ments of cruising warfare is not les
sened. Berlin, April 24. Pres. Wilson may
know within 24 hours what reply
Germany will make to .his demand
that she curb her submarine war
under penalty of diplomatic break.
Ambassador Gerard dispatched a
long message to Washington last
.night, following Sunday afternoon
conference with Sec'y Von Stumm of
foreign office and Dr. Hecksher of
foreign relations committee of the
Reichstag. Dispatch should reach
Washington today. Its contents are
a secret, but it was freely rumored
that it contains at least an outline of
stand Germany will take in her for
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Gen. Pershing's Headquarters, Na
miquipa, Mex., Wireless to Columbus,
N. M., April 24. A narrowly averted
clash between Carranza soldiers and
Major Howze's flying detachment of
the 11th cavalry was disclosed for
the first time when the column ar
rived here today after several days'
campaign. The Varranza garrison
at San Borja, under Gen. Cavias,
was formed for a charge against the
U. S. soldiers, who were drawn up to
repel them when Major Howze rode
between the forces waving his hat.
The mission of the expedition was
explained to the Carranzistas and
trouble avoided, Major Howze with
drawing his men from the town.
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Washington, April 24. Official in
formation reaching Washington in
dicates German officials do not want
a break with America. But it also
reveals that they are in a quandary
how to meet America's demands, and
the popular desire in. Germany for
continuing submarine warfare at the
same time.
Authorities here think German of
ficialdom will find a way to make f
John Linski, 60, dead. Fire at the
home of daughter, Mrs. P. Paneciwk,
3027 Gresham av.
Yellow Cab Co. plans to cut rates
to 15 cents for first third of mile and
8 cents for each additional third.
Washington. Two serious earth-
quakes recorded here last night by
Georgetown university seismograph.
New York. John Anderson has
spent long winter nights building 15
foot power boat in his bedroom and
parlor. Now that navigation is open
he is wondering how he is going to
get boat ouj. of the house,

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