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neutral. Buenos Aires. Brazil intends to sever relations with Germany unless Berlin guarantees there will be no damage to Brazilian vessels'or inter ests, according to Rio de Janiero dis patch. St Louis, Mo. Guards placed at both ends of Municipal and Eads bridges across Mississippi river. Guard at both ends of big tunnel in creased. Milwaukee. All naval militia ord nance in Wisconsin to be shipped im mediately to Brooklyn navy yard, according to orders received from Washington. Washington. Rep. Callaway, Teras, pacifist, introduced resolution providing "congress or the presi dent" shall notdeclare war against foreign government without referen dum vote of people. partment has asked Germany why departure of Ambassador Gerard from Berlin was delayed. This action was taken through the- Swiss 'min ister. Sec'y Lansing said he was doubtful that Germany intentionally held Gerard. Berlin, Feb. 9. All preparations for departure from Berlin of Ambas Eador Gerard, liis staff, American Red Cross officials and consular offi cials were completed today. A special train in two sections will probably leave Berlin Saturday for Berne. On that same day the Span ish ambassador in Berlin will form ally begin representation of Ameri can interests in Germany. Arrangements for the last step in the severance of relations were made at a conference which Gerard held Thursday with Count Montgelas of the foreign office. Gerard obtained permission for certain newspaper men to depart with him on the first section of the train. Mrs. Anna Ingold, Mrs. John Mur phy and Miss Margerie E. Murphy of Chicago registered at the United. Press office today, declaring they would remain in Berlin. Dr. Albert H. Roler and Dr. C. C. Luginbuhl, also of Chicago, will re turn home, though their route is not specified. Washington, Feb. 9. The state de- 1 OUTRIGHT SINKING OF U. S. SHIP ONLY CHANCE FOR WAR Washington, Feb. 9. Outright il legal sinking of an American ship with accompanying loss of American lives or a. formidable accumulation of affronts to this nation will be only things to bring Pres. Wilson to point of war. No ase thus' far, It is said, pre sents an out-and-out violation of American rights, though sacrifice of lives to date apparently shows Ger many's intent to go liniifih her sub marinings. Members of Pres. Wilson's official advisory body were expected to ap prove his attitude. And this attitude, it was said, was formed upon public opinion as reflected in White House messages. Moreover, evidence accu mulated constantly showing that American rights had not been in fringed, at least !nt)t more than tech nically. Turino case, at first apparently in volving loss of American negro's life, now appears to develop into sacrifice of life not American. Officials then pointed to fact that despite surface appearances of the Housatonic, Eavestone, California and then the' Turino sinkings, which at first looked so black, they have not developed the "overt act." Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay agrees with United States that neu trals cannot recognize Germany's "unrestricted submarine policy." A note strongly stating this position and "reserving Uruguay's right to act against actions contrary to the international usage" has been for warded to Berlin.