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four were killed when lifeboat was
shelled while ship was sinking,
among them an American, Richard
Washington. Count. Von Bern
storff and his 200 consuls and aids
will sail for Germany Feb. 13. Will
go on Frederick VIII. to Christiania.
Boston. If war dep't will agree,
Lieut CoL Dunn of Ninth Mass. inf.
will raise corps of 4,500 who have
seen military service and place them
at disposal of Col. Roosevelt.
Washington. Legislatures of 16
states now in session have officially
assured the president that they "are
The Hague. Holland fears en
trance of U. S. into war may cut off
her only available source of food and
Washington. Pres. Wilson issues
proclamation prohibiting American
ship owners from transferring their
vessels to other registry.
Berne. Here's country that cares
naught whether seas are free or
not. Semi-officially announced that
Switzerland most neutral nation
intends to be more neutral than ever.
Washington. House interstate
commerce committee reported favor
ably Adamson railway bill providing
draft of railway employes into mili
tary service in time of war and en
larging board of mediation and con
ciliation to settle railway labor dis
putes. Christiania, Norway. Sailings of
all boats to United States have been
Springfield. General assembly
passed at once resolution fostered by
Gov. Lowden telling Pres. Wilson
that Illinois is with him heart and
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Hustler, Wis. Body of Gunder
Terlson, 35 found frozen in snow
drift. Galveston, Tex. Coast guard cut
ter Comanche picked up crew of the
British schooler lima. Bcntley.
EAVESTONE CASE VIOLATION
OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Washington, Feb. 6. Conclusive
proof that Germany intends to wage
her war of "ruthlessness" on the
seas, as evidenced by the Eavestone
case, increased the tension in Wash
The state department's official V
word on the destruction of the
Eavestone case, increased the ten
sion in Washington today.
The state department's official
word on the destruction of the
Eavestone was the lose of one Amer
ican negro sailor's life indicated to
officials that Germany has cast cau
tion overboard. The reports scaid
the men were shelled after taking to
This is contrary to all internation
al law, regardless of whether the
men in the lifeboats are from a naval
vessel or otherwise.
The fact that the Eavestone was a
British naval collier tended to miti
gate the sinking of the vessel, but
nothing in international rules ex
cuses shelling of lifeboats.
LATE NEWS '"
' Grace Coyne, 2939 Prairie av., re
ported attack by two men at 31st and
Mrs. Mary Farrell Powers, 68, wife
of Aid. John Powers, died today. Son,
John F. Powers, baseball magnate, l
ill in hospital.
Special secret service squad ar
rives to trace suspected spies. v
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Washington. Sam'l Gompers,
pres. A. F. of L., in letter to Speaker
Champ Clark pledges support of
trade unionists- to government in
case of war and protests 'against re
peal or suspension of S-hour day
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