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received from German of-
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TORTgO NEW YORK OPENED
gecUQSED AGAIN TONIGHT
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jneht announced shortly
f Jthat all ships will be
& .clear in the regular or
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t&Btated. was not a com-
nlete "seaiirfk1' ofthe nort. but mere
ly a neufrauty measure.
Several-Vessels were turned back
after the- 'closing order was issued
last night, but so far as known none
had resumed their voyages today.
All German ships, which include
the Vaterland, the President Lincoln,
Predenk der Gross, Prince Eitel
Friedrich and others were under
close surveillance today.
'It is possible the port may be
closed again tonight as it was last
night Two American destroyers are
off the harbor to enforce neutrality.
The British and French naval at
taches conferred today and an
nounced that they could take no ac
tion until they received instructions
from their home governments.
Officials of steamship lines said no
cancellation of sailings had been or
dered as yet They apparently were
taking no action until the situation
The Scandinavian-American liner
Helligolav, scheduled to sail at 2
o'clock today with 300 passengers,
was held in port on orders from the
Copenhagen offices of the line.
Fact that British Atlantic fleet was
enroute to waters off New York two '
days ago, ostensibly bent on chasing"
German raider, and that entire fleet
of something like 4,000 armed ves
sels are now ready for convoy and
submarine chasing service, leads to
belief that England had some ad
vance knowledge of the note.
Approximately 2,000 American
citizens are now on ships on Atlantic;
additional hundreds of Americans
work as members of crews carrying
supplies to allies.
GERMANY STAKES ALL
Amsterdam, Feb. 1. Germany ac
cepts the challenge to fight to the
finish and is staking everything to
The imperial chancellor, Von Beth-mann-Hollweg,
thus summed up
Germany's attitude in speech which
he made yesterday to main commit
tee of reichstag. Dispatches today
from Berlin quoted chancellor as
follows: "We have been challenged
to fight to the finish; we accept and
are staking everything."
"In their reply to our peace offer
our opponents declared they wanted
only a peace which they dictated,"
the chancellor continued. "Thus the
whole guilt of the war's continuation
falls upon our opponents alone. Con
ditions which they made are only ac-
REPAIR WIRELESS ON "MOTHER
SHIP" OF DEUTSCHLAND
New London, Conn., Feb. 1. Re
ports that the crew of the North
German-Lloyd steamer Willehad,
-which has been acting as "mother
ship" to the German sub-freighter
Deutschland, was rigging up their
wireless apparatus caused a hurried
investigation here today.
The Eastern Forwarding Co. Me
nied that the crew was working oa
the wireless and said they were
merely repairing the Willehad's v
smokestacks. The Willehad's wire- "Vj
Ipsh was dismantled hv federal ofli- U
1 cials when she interned here, ,
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