Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1943 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
ciples and that nation will continue
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. 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
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
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
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.