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raider passed the lightship headed
west, in the direction of New York.
It is understood the vessel was not
near enough to be clearly distin
guished. Coast guard dutters are endeavor
ing to pick up further information
regarding the ship.
Washington. That Germany "may
stage something spectacular against
America within the next few days
such as a repetition of the U-53 visit
was the confident belief of some
The navy, however, can be said to
be on the full lookout for just such
moves. Everything is being done to
check up on Germany's moves.
Lighthouses and lightships have been
mobilized with the navy and ordered
to report ai. suspicious incidents
along the coasts.
GERMANS BLOW UP WARSHIP IN
Washington, April 7. The German
interned cruiser Cormorant has been
blown up by its crew in the harbor
at Guam. ,
The ship was destroyed by the
Germans as the United States ma
rines were going to seize the vessel.
Two German warrant officers and
five German enlisted men were killed.
Twenty German officers, 12 war
rant officers and 321 enlisted men of
the vessel were taken prisoners.
The news reached the navy de
partment this morning in a radio dis
patch from the U. S. governor at
No other details than the above
were given out immediately by the
The Cormorant was a converted
cruiser, active in the early days of
the war in raiding allied commerce
in the South Pacific.
El Paso, Tex. Entire camp of the
U. S. field ambulance Co. A, Ft. Bliss,
destroyed by fire, believed incendi--v
ROUND UP SPIES THROUGHOUT
NATION AUSTRIA MAY HAVE "
BROKEN WITH U. S.
Washington, April 7. Government
round-up of German plotters and all
enemies of republic is in full blast
With scores already arrested or
being run down, countless other ar
rests will be made within next few
Enormity of this plotters' hunt can
be imagined when it is remembered
that statement recently was made on
floor of senate that 100,000 German
spies had woven their intrigues in
every section of the country.
While chase is hot and will con
tinue to be relentlessly carried on
against any alien suspected of afford
ing aid and comfort to nation's en
emies, officials again today repeated
their declaration that "well behav
ing" aliens need have no apprehen
sion that they will be molested.
Chief interest at this time centers
on men who have long been trailed
and card indexed because of their as
sociations with plotters' rings estab
lished in various sections of country
by Capts. Von Papen and Boy-Ed.
While department of justice and
secret service agents work in deep
est secrecy refusing for obvious rea
sons to disclose even facts of arrests
that have been made, it i taken for
granted that another chief objective
In hunt is to keep war time watch on
bounds of German reservists here
who were unable to answer call to
colors that rounded in 1914.
It is known positively today that
it has been from these, men chiefly
reservists of "younger years that
Boy-Ed and Von Papen drew ma
terial for their work of spying and
intrigue against this government.
While it is known by officials that
many of these men refused to do
bidding of Germany's spy-masters in
America, many did fall before temp
tation of gold and promises of hieh