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not hold. They cited America's fre
quent warnings that American lives
must not "be placed on jeopardy" by
Germany's unlawful submarinings.
Fact that no Americans perished
was simply a case of "pure luck," of
ficials admitted. The spirit and in
tent of Germany, they declare, was
openly displayed, regardless of per
sonnel of passenger list.
On the other hand, those who
know the president's mind and pur
pose in present crisis, declare em
phatically there must be no vestige
of doubt, no question whatever as to
case being a clear-cut violation of
American rights before actual war
fare will result
FRANCE GRANTS SAFE CONDUCT
TO VON BERNSTORFF
Washington, Feb. 8. Safe conduct
home has been granted German Am
bassador Bernstorff by the French
government, the state department
The French permit did not specify
the route the envoy should take.
British safe conduct was expected
during the day.
GERARD HELD TO GUARANTEE
Berlin, Feb. 8. German govern
ment will not permit American Am
bassador Gerard, officials of Ameri
can embassy, American newspaper
correspondents or American citizens
to leave Germany until it receives in
formation that safe conduct has
been granted German Ambassador
Bernstorff and his staff.
Passports to Americans also are
contingent upon Berlin ascertaining
Washington's attitude toward old
Prussian treaty permitting citizens
of Germany and of the United States
nine months after cessation of diplo
matic relations between two nations
in which to adjust their business.
Most American newspaper corre
spondents here desire to leave with
Ambassador Gerard, but list of these
.correspondents; submitted to foreign
office, has not yet been approved, de
spite the fact that other correspon
dents have been officially granted
permission to remain.
Ambassador Gerard announced to
day that he would not leave unless
American correspondents and other
American citizens could leave also.
Berlin continues quiet
NO WARNING TO CALIFORNIA
London, Feb. 8. All doubt as to
Germany's intention to go the limit
in her submarine campaign was re
moved today. Official information
declared that both the British steam
er Eavestone, sunk Feb. 6, and the
British steamer California, sunk yes
terday, received absolutely no warn
ing before the German U-boat com
mander launched his torpedoes.
NEGOTIATE WITH AUSTRIA TO
Washington, Feb. 8. Austria thus
far has failed to give any indications
that Ishe will relax her endorsement
of .Germany's U-boat war, it was offi
cially stated today.
Insofar as authorities will reveal,
negotiations are still under way to
have her modify her position and
thus avoid a break. '
SPAIN MAKES FIRM PROTEST
AGAINST U-BOAT WAR
Madrid, Feb. 8. Couched in firm
est tones of protest, and characteriz
ing Germany's new sea methods as
"outside the legal principles of inter
national life," Spain has forwarded
her note to Berlin in reply to the
German government's announce
ment of the "barred zone."
It concludes with the expression
that Spain "does not doubt that the
imperial government will find means
of giving satisfaction to Spain's
These claims, the note sets forth,
"are based on the inexorable duty
which binds a government to pro
tect the lives of its subjects and.