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fi PAGES Tim vi:.Tiim. Indiana: Showers and colder Sunday. Monday cloudy and colder, except probably rain or .nn- In extreme north portion. Lower Michigan: Bain Sunday. Monday rain or snow and coldrr. M ak2 o VOL. XXXII., NO. 45. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 1915. PRICE THREE CENTS. PROMINENT MEN ARE TOASTED AND ROASTED Thirteenth Annherary is Celebrated by GiMimi Club at Wash ington. WIFE DID TEE COURTING MANY ARE "DOUBTFUL" AS TO WET OR DRY Toll Taken of City Jloults in a.ur7 Drys 2,077 Wets and 2.012 Doubtful. .r - "'t V t SOUTH BEND NE CI REV ML OF ( FRENCH ABE FORGED BACK WARN IMG IS BY GERMANY .iij. jii.i.jmuu m m ii j.n ' - . - T - Measure Asking for Appoint ment of Commission to Over see Bouts in Indiana is Filed With the House. POWER TO LEVY TAX FOR CANAL IS ASKED Both Senate and House Hold Sessions on Saturday Night Sessions May Be Held in Near Future. CEBJAHA'S 69 ll CEEJESAL FROM Tlin NFAVS-TIMFS. INDIANAPOLIS iiUUEAU INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. l::. Following on the heels of the bill passed by the senate Friday, localizing race-track gambling " Indiana, Hep. Waltz introduced a bill in the house Saturday to es tablish a boxing commissioner for the state and to legalize prize lights. Hep. Kinder introduced a bill empowering county commission ers, of northern Indiana, counties to levy taxes and purchase land for the Luke Mlchigan-Lake-Krie canal, the title to the property ncqulred to be vested In th fed eral government after it i ob tained, for canal uses. Two routes are sail to have been pro posed for the canal, from Fort Wayne west, one through South Bend to Michigan City, and the other by way of Rochester to Indiana Harbor, government en gineers being at present employ ed on a survey to ascertain which route; should bo followed. -T.rN.p'.. LIS, 7nu, Feb. 15. For 1 he -first time since the beginning of the 11M3 legislative sessions. both houses held Saturday sessions today. The mass of work ahead of the two houses made today's sessions neces mry, and in the lower house it was likely that no night sessions will be held in the near future. The lower house leaders now are in a quandry over the action to be taken on the appropriations bill, carrying nearly $ 4,000, ouu, wiiich was intro duced yesterday. The plan was to have the bill presented and rush it through without taking up time for public hearings on the various appro priations. A storm of protest has de scended upon the democratic leaders who contemplated this action, and it is believed ;ction on the measure will be delayed until several hearings have been held. An analysis of the action of last night's caucus of senate democrats to day indicated that the job of John A. Lapp, head of the legislative refer ence library was safe. An effort to push through a bill combining the of lice of state librarian with that of the legislative reference bureau, failed in the caueua and a committee composed of ens. Yarding. Culbortson ami J, K. Fleming, wk.h appointed to frame a new bill on the subject if it was found a new bill was necessary. It was the concensus of opinion that the committee would lind no occasion for doing away with Mr. Iipp's job. 'Jones Rill Supporters Meet. In order to present a united front when the time comes for action, the supporters of the Jones primary elec tion bill met at the Claypool hotel last night. The meeting ended at midnight after telegrams and letters from prominent democrats at Wash ington unci from friends of the meas ure in Indiana had been read, and several speeches had been made in favor of the primary bill. Forty-two men attended the meeting, among them less than a dozen democrats who are not legislators. Roth senators and representatives attended the meeting, and it was decided that uo Mipplementary measures will be con sidered. The Jor.es bill will be push ed as the Slmon pure democratic party platform measure. If they are de feated, the Jones adherents decided they would see to it that the people of the state learn Just who is to blame for not legislating on the subject in accord with the pledge which they say binds all democratic legislators to enact a primary law. Will Have to Hurry. The G9th general assembly will have to hurry if it accomplishes all its leaders have cut out for it between now and a, little while before the Ides of March, when comes adjournment. S'ach questions as primary election legislation, registration law amend ments, workmen's compensation enact ments, industrial arbitration, constitu tional revision, woman suffrage, pos s:bl state-wide prohibition prob lems and many others are awaiting answers and there have been in im definitely so far. Of the subjects mentioned probably the primary election situation, the proposed amending of the registration law and the constitutional revision now present the most immediate problems. The house has set about to solve the registration problem and it now soms assured that the lower body will pass a law some time next week amending the present registra tion law to provide for n. permanent regis ration, with re-rc-Kistrailon fr incoming voters in ; precinct and the purlin? of the P..--ts of those who it- ;nove from the precinct. The question of primary legislation - (CONTINUED OX FAGC THULi:.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. -The Grid Iron club celebrated its thirtieth anni versary with a dinner tonight at which the country's most prominent men were toasted and roasted in the style which the club has made famous the world over. Among the features was the trial of presidential candidate. The 1udge sat on a high bench wearing a wig and .eown and the representative of the common people was noticeable for an abundance of whiskers. The first three defendants were Charle S. Whitman. Myron T. Herrick ami Wil liam K. Borah, against whom "Wood row Wilson" complains and says that "the republican party has not had an idea for thirty years." 1'aeh of the accused said that his occupation was "presidential candidate." W FARMERS GUESTS OF CITY Saturday Was Their Day at "Made in South Bend" Show and Nearly a Thousand Visit High School Building. Relieving in the old adage that "the nearest way to a man's heart is through his stomach", the Chamber of Commerce Saturday certainly went after the heart of the farmers of St. Joseph county and also their wives. For it came to pass that from 11 o'clock until 1 o'clock nigh unto 1,000 agricultural representatives were ush ered into the dining room of the high school along with their wives and a lot of youngsters thrown in for good I measure and given a feed that they will long remember. Of course there were none of the frills and things that go along with a banquet, but the farmers said they j liked it better for that. They just got a nig tray lined up at the counter and then helped themselves until their tray would hold no more. Then they sat at the big tables and had a good meal and good time as well. . The bill orffvre contained great- blj fat sandwiches, baked beans, dough nuts, coffee, two or three kinds of plo take your choice a big bowl of reg ular soup and coffee. The crowd was big and came all at once but everything went off orderly. Everybody waited and took his turn and all got plenty. The lunch to the farmers was the feature of the day set aside during the "Made In South Lend" week for the farmers. For a while it was feared that the threaten ing weather would keep them at home. However, the cloud3 cleared away. It stopped misting and they be gan coming in about 10 o'clock. By noon the high school building was pretty well filled with the farmers, their wives and children. All took great delight in viewing ihe manufac turers exhibit and said it was line, but the finest thing they said was the lunch. Another thing that interested the farmers greatly was the good roads exhibit. State Geologist Edward Bar rett had all 'his models nicely ar ranged on the stage of the high school auditorium with pictures of all kinds of roads taken by the government and plenty of descriptive matter accom panying. Mr. Barrett took up each model and lectured on It to the farm ers. Then Luke Duffy, the road ex pert, pave :i talk to the farmers on good roads in general, which was well received. All in all it was a big day for the farmers and a fitting close to the show week. The evening program consisted of a concert by the high school orchestra, consisting of Arthur Fredorickson, leader, and Misses Vera Hawkins, Esther Fulton. Beth Frye. Hope Trumble and Byrle iSwartz, and Abra ham Cohen. LaVern .Sampson, Lec It. Spencer and Gerald Lecper. It was announced In the evening that J. G. Wharton, rural routo No. S, was tle winner of the contest held by the Russell and Russell Mattress company. Mr. Wharton was presented with a mattress, he holding the lucky number. The work of tearing down the ex hibits was started late Saturday night, and by Monday afternoon the high school gymnasium will be ready for use by the students again. FORTUNES LOST BY WHEAT SPECULATORS Biggest Margin CalN on the Board in Years Is Held Ite sHinsible. CHICAGO, Feb. 13. Fortunes were lost by speculators today when the price of May wheat dropped 0 1-2 cents and July wheat 6 i-Sc. Margin calls of 15 cents a bushel for July and L'f cents a bushel for May. the biggest j margin calls on the board in years. I w ere the immediate causes. ! Wall st. speculators were the heav j iest losers. Many of Chicago large operators also suffered. These men j have cleaned up immense sums on rc icent sharp advances. The break also hit the farmer and the country elevator owner, who have been folding their grain in expecta tion that the price would go as high as $ and $-.25. A contributory bearish influence was the news that wheat from Argen tina and Russia will be thrown into the mark -ts of the world. Announce ment was made today that English ships would handle shipments from Argentina and that the financial heads of the allied nations of Europe hud made arrangements to bring out at least a portion of thu Ku-'.iu surplus wheat supplv ii ViWJ 4? - t. . -v. i. 4 Si I ' x ,3 "Vou made me what I am today," was the burden of Max Kleist's song, in his suit for $230,000 against Edward X. Breitung. millionaire banker, who recently purchased the steamship Daeia and embroiled the United States in a muss with England, for alleged alienation of the affections of Juliet Breitung Kleist. "She taught me to smoke cigarets, she taught me to drink cocktails, she taught me to love," said Kleist on the stand. The case was thrown out of court by Judge Hand. LUSITAWIA SETS SAIL FOR THE U. S. Many Americans Are Aboard the Curnard Ship Which It is said ' Intends to Keep the British Flag Flying. ' - LOXrOX, Feb. 13. The Cunarder Laisitanla sailed for Xetv York this afternoon and it will probably be the most exciting trip of her career. It was shortly after 3 o'clock when the Iusitanla pulled out into the Merzy and stood oft in mid-stream waiting for the final preparations to be made before starting on what is hoped to be nonstop voyage. ' As night closed in the dim shape of the big Cunarder could still be seen at anchor, hut it is understood that she would put out for sea soon after 7 o'clock. Aboard her were COO passengers, a goodly proportion of whom were Americans, Including some well known persons such as Anthony Drexel and Mrs. W. D. Leeds. Others aboard Include W. Broderick Cloete, Iord Castlemaine, Mrs. Itad cliffo Dugmore, Comptesse De Remp tinne, Mrs. Morton Henry of the American embassy at Paris; William Oeslin. Mrs. H. C. Cooper, D. E. Eeber, Dean Howard McClenahan. John Mc Fadden of Philadelphia, formerly well known ns a cotton broker, and Mrs. McFadden; Moncure Iioblnson, Mrs. W. S. Patten, A. Slingsby, Mrs. II. I. Squires, John Astor Squires, Baron Ungern, Lady "Williams Eayler, J. 1). Whepley and Dr. J. P. Crozier. Whatever may happen the Lusi- tania went out Hying the British Hag and it is understood she will continue flying it under all circumstances. Exactly how the Lusitania is going to make the trip aeros3 on this voyage is unknown, but It is stated that she will be picked up by British war ves sels and convoyed until out of danger from submarines. Shipping circles in Liverpool have reason to believe that the famous Ger man submarine U-29 was sunk off the mouth of the Merzy last Sunday when three submarines were sighted in that vicinity. At any rate this rumor has the effect of considerably quieting the Lusitania's passengers. FOUR YEARS' SEARCH ENDS WITH ARREST Matheu- A. Schmidt Accused of Tak ing Part in Dynamiting at Los Angeles. NKW YOIiK. Feb. 13. Mathew A. Schmidt, was arrested here to night charged with being a fugitive from justice. An indictment is pending in Los Angeles charging him with having been implicated . in dynamiting the Los Angeles Times building. The arrest was made at Broad v. ay and Sixty-Fourth street, where the Burns detective agency had traced him after a search of four years. Detective William J. Burns said the Indictment found at Los Anutles charges Schmidt, was one of two or three who went with J. I. McNarrtara to the Giant Powder company in Cal ifornia and purchased 1.0U0 pound. of .1 -r i t At th.'it timp bp is s:iid to ! have gone by the name of Price. Magistrate McQuaid held Schmidt without bail until Feb. -4 to await ex tradition. SUNDRY BILL IS PASSED Xo Material Cliange Made in Mea-tir by Houc. WASHINGTON. Feb. 1 Z. Without any material change the house to day passed the sundry civil bill car rying approximately $ 1 2 j.e 0'.00). which had been debated for the past week. The diplomatic and consular appropriation bill is next of the an nual budgets on the house program. V ' : .. J -1 H ." iV :' i mi v Ell T N BECKER CASE James Marshall, One of the State's Witnesses in Sworn Statement Says He Was Forced to Stick to Story. PHILADELPHIA. Kth. Ll. Jiinea Marshall, the negro witness whose tes timony aided most in the conviction of Charles Becker, the former New York police lieutenant, now under sentence of death for the murder of Herman Rosenthal, Saturday night signed a four-page affidavit in the presence of witnesses setting forth that his words on the stand were false. He indicated in writing that the New York district attorney's office influenced him to testify for the prosecution under tho threat of arrest and imprisonment. Marshall declared in his statement that he had made a false affidavit concerning an alleged raid by Lieut. Becker and had signed a fictitious name, Moore, to it. This affidavit, he continued, was laid before him when he was taken to the district attorney's office and he was informed there that it would be used as a basis for crim inal prosecution for perjury unless he adhered to the story that he had seen "Bald Jack" Uose and Becker in con ference at One Hundred and Twenty Fourth street and Seventh av. in Har lem several nights preceding the mur der of Herman Rosenthal. Immediately after he had testified at the Becker trial. Marshall testified he waa taken before the grand jury and after his testimony was read him he f.-as warned by one of the grand jurors that he at any time thereafter told a story at variance with that told on the stand he would be guilty of perjury. Furthermore Marshall said he re ceived three checks from the office of the district attorney while he was under subpena, one for $70, one for $150 and another for $70. Marshall said he did not remember whose name appeared as the makers of the checks. The New York district attorney's office advised him, Marshall continu ed, to keep under cover and actually compelled him to use back alleys as much as possible instead of the more open thoroughfares before he took the stand for the prosecution. The pros ecution, he said, demanded this "be cause the Becker people were after me and I would have to He low." VILLA CLAIMS ARMY CAPTURED GUADALAJARA .Men Arc Xow in Pursuit of Ilecin CaiTaiizitas, According to His Di-patdi. i:L PASO. Texas. Feb. 1.,. Gen. Francisco Villa telegraphed here to night from Guadalajara that his fortes under Gen. Julian Medina had cap tured that city, the second largest in Mexico, after surprising the Carranza garrison under Gen. Miguel Dieguez. His message follows: "We entered Guadalajara today and immediately after pursued the enemy. We shall continue the pursuit until we either make them surrender or ex terminate them. The main Carranza force has left in the direction of Man zanillo. but orders have been issued to Gen. Medina to stop their progress at Sayula and Tapotlan. Already they have lost their trains at Sayula. "Gen. Medina entered Guadalajara followed by sevr.al hundred of his men. He succeeded in surprising the garrison, killing .60 Dieguez men: takinsr six machine Kims and large quantities of munitions. The van guard was disarmed without trouble.) "The Dieguez troops hao looted the homes of workmen, murdered several priests and private indiiduals. The inhabitants are demanding arms to fight with US." NEAR SQUA Blizzard Makes It Impossible for Artillery to Render Troops Effective Support is Official Explanation. SUCCESS AT MASSIGES CLAIMED BY GERMANS Teutons Capture 1,200 Yards of Trenches, Also Repulse Enemy in Attack on Sudel kopf in Vosges. i LONDON, Feb. 13. Signal defeat of the French in the region of Souain was admitted by Paris Friday night. Following a fierce battle fought in a raging blizzard, French forces have been driven from their advantageous positions in th.j.t vicinity. The official statement received from France Saturday night explains the defeat by declaring the French troops were hopelessly outnumbered and that the blizzard made it impos sible for the artillery to render them effective support. An official statement from Berlin declares more than L'OO of the allies were killed and that four officers and 4 78 men were taken prisoners. The German losses, it is claimed, were but 90 men. Tho Germans also claim taking more than 1.200 yards of trenches held by the French north of Massifcjea. to the northwest of St. Menhould. A French attack on Sudelkopf in the Vosges. is reported to have been suc cessfully repulsed. Admit Success of Jtaid. The Germans admit the success of the British aerial raid of Thursday, but declare the only damage done by the bombs dropped by the raiders was to tho civil population. The raid ers themselves claim, however, that a number of military stations along the coast were wrecked. Two British airmen gave their lives in ThulSo'ay's attempt to reach Brus sels, it was learned today. -'The Brit ons were met by a flock of German Taubes, and a desperate battle in mid-air followed. A well directed shot from one of the Taubes struck one of the English machines and sent it crashing to the ground. Its two occupants were killed by the fall. Several artillery actions in Belgium are reported in the official statement from Paris which also reports the blowing up and subsequent occupancy by French troops of a mined chamber at La BoiselJe. In front of Dom pierre, southwest of Peronne, the ex plosion of a French mine is reported to have killed a number of Bavarians at work digging German trenches. The Germans, the report says, have bom barded the towns of Bailly and Tra-cey-le-Val. while shots from the French heavy artillery are reported to have wrecked the railway station at No yon. The German official report declares artillery ammunition has been found on the extreme west front which doubtless originated in American fac tories. SLIGHT IiOSI2S. BERLIN (by wireless), Feb. 1?. Activity of allies' aviators all along the Belgian coast: was admitted in a statement issued by the German head quarters today. The statement says, however, that the bombs dropped by the aviators only damaged possessions of the civil population and inflicted but slight losses from a military stand point. French attacks in the Vosges were repulsed, the statement says. Russian opposition in cast Prussia has been broken down and German operations there are proceeding successfully. The official statement follows: "In the western theater of war the enemy's aviators again dropped bombs along the coast yesterday. It is regrettable that the only damage caused was to possessions of the civil population. Only slight losses were sustained from the military viewpoint. "On the extreme western front ar tillery ammunition wan found which doubtless originated in American fac tories." rUKXCII REI'OKT. PARIS. Feb. 13. Night official: "In Belgium several artillery actions are reported. "At La Boiselle we blew up a mined chamber and occupied r.he excavation. "In front of Dompierre. southwest of Peronne the explosion of one of our mines took by surprise some Bavarian trench officers who were at work. "The enemy has bombarded the vil lages of Bailly and Tracey-le-Val. Our heavy artillery has hit the rail way station of Noyon. "In Champagne, in the region of Souain. one of our battalions which had succeeded in taking a woods in front of our trenches was not able to maintain itself there before a counter attack by superior forces. The bliz zard prevented our artillery from ren dering effective support." ATTACK FAILS. LONDON, Feb. 13. The official oress bureau today made public a Cairo message stating that in an at tempted raid on the government sta tion at Tor yesterday, 200 Turks and Arabs undr the command of two German officers were surprised and practically annihilated. More than 6 0 were' killed and the rest, including a Turkish major, were taken prisoners. Tho enemy's eamp was destroyed and 20 camels were captured. iiC'sft stati:mi:nt. rETKOGKAD. Feb. IZ. The fol lowing oiRelal statement was issued (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE.) Poll of the voters of South Bend made by the Union Temperance com mission as a means of ascertaining the status of local opinion with reference to a "wet" and "dry" election, has re sulted :.2:7 "dry." 2,077 "wet." and doubtful. A meeting of the commission was held in the dining room of the Y. M. C. A. last night to canvass the poll. The concensus of opinion seemed to be that most of the "doubtful" ones are "wet." but perhaps eshumed to admit it. Of the total poll .1-.". are registered voters. Rev. John Burns presided ov r the meeting and more than 40 members of the commission were present. MEASURE TO HID CITY OP EXTRA RED Board of Works, According to Local Official, Could Handle Parks at Less Expense Would Avert Clashes. That the bill before the state sen ate to eliminate from the municipal government the present form of park board, and vest its powers back in the board of works, would be quite satis factory to South Bend, was asserted Saturday by a public official . connect ed with the present city administra tion. The theory of the bill, and of the local official who asks that his identi ty be withheld is. that it would in crease the efficiency of the park ser vice, w hile at the same time decreas ing the expense of the department and avoiding a lot of clashes between the two boards. The measure as it now stands applies to both first and second class cities, and has the ba k ing of Ft. Wayne as well as of Indian apolis. It is contended that it would serve to place the maintenance of all public property upon a more busi nesslike basi3. At present all public property in second class cities, to which South Bend belongs, is under the mainte itenceam" f-ontrol of the board of pub lic werks and the park board. This means that the former board has charge of the streets, the city hall. the water works and all other realty j with ths exception or the parks ami the boulevards which come under the jurisdiction of the park board. There are three members of the board of public works. These mem bers are appointed by the mayor and are each paid a salary. The board meets regularly three times a wtek and on such other times as the pres ident of the board may see fit to des ignate. Under this board ate the su perintendent oC water works, the su perintendent of streets, the city en gineer and the other technically train ed men who superintend the various departments. Functions of Park Board. The park board has four members who are also appointed by the mayor and who serve without pay with the exception of the "oark executive" and secretary of the board, who at the present time receives a salary of $1. 500 a year. This board meets twice a month and transacts the business arising from the opening and care of the city's parks and boulevards. There are approximately GO miles of streets and alleys in South Bend and these are maintained by the board of public works. The board is fully equipped for this work so that the highways under its care are kept in repair and lighted at a low cost. In other words the board of public works has charge of 9 3 per cent of the streets and lights of the city with the :1aM ntlAf Vi rk rvi T-n rf tlin Tinrlr With their organization and equip ment the board of public works is en abled to maintain the streets in repair and to avoid repavlng oftener than is ordinarily necessary. However, the park board finds it difficult to ke-p the boulevards in proper condition for the reason that they have not the equipment for road work. Also while the board of public works finds it easy to maintain uniformity in street lightintr it often happens, with the two boards, that a conflict of lighting plans arises where a street may be come for part of its length a boulevard or -where a street may cross a boule vard. Results In dashes. Jt was through this divided interest in the care of streets, boulevards and parks tliat much of the annoyance and extra expense arises which it is con templated the bill which has been in troduced in the state senate will avoid. If the work were all under the tare of the board of public works that board would then s? iure a superin tendent for the care of the parks and boulevards and with th" equipment of the street department at his service the work would be made simpler and less expensive. It is believed, by those who are con versant with such work, that a trained landscape artist could be hired for $1,SG0 of $2,000 a year who could develop and work out a eompreh n sive park plan which would result in a large saving to the city and which would show results more rapidly than in former years, s'uch trained super intendent would lo away with the ne cessity of bringing men here to plan the city's parks, etc.. as in the case of George E. Kessler, St. Louis. Mo., at a considerable extra expense. miuht also serve the city in the ca pacity of forester. REACH FRANCE. MOXTUEAL. Que.. Feb. l::. The Canadian expeditionary force has ar rived safely in France, according to a cabin to the Gazette today. The; movement of the Canadian troops commenced ten days ago. The high land division of the Canadians arrived in France last Sunday. BOARD Count Von Bernstorff. Tells Sec'y Bryan Country Will Retaliate If England Does Not Release Cargo. FOOD NOT INTENDED FOR KAISER'S SOLDIERS Steps to Prevent Starvation of Civil Population Might Re sult in Damage to Ameri cans Forecasts Attitude. WASHINGTON. Feb. 1 Count vn Bernstorff. the German ambassa dor, acting under instructions from the Berlin foreign oiliie. called upon Sec'y Bryan today and delivered a warning to the Fnitd States that if the British government does not per mit the Wilhelmina. with her targo of foodstuffs to go through to Germany Ihv German authorities will take steps in retaliation that may indirectly prove dangerous to American ship ping. Ambassador Bernstorff urgd upon Ser'v Bran firmly and insistently that the Fnited States should not ar cjuiesee in any ac tion by Great Britain designed to starve out the civil pop ulation of 'Germany. He tidd the secretary that interna tional law did not sanction the with holding of food supplies from non combatants in a belligerent countrj. The cargo . the Wilhelmina. he said, was intended for the non-combatants in Germany and Germany was willing that this cargo should be dis tiihu ?d under the supervision of American consular agents. Faith Not (JmMioiicd. With Germany's agreement that the cargo should be distributed under American supervision Ambassador von Bernstorff said there would be no question of Germany's good faith, which he did not think Great Britain should question. But if Great Britain should persist in the fprcs determ ination to take (he Wilhelmina and its cargo into a prize court nnd if the decision of a prize court should be unfavorable then Germany would l,.- forced to reprisal. Any n prisal she might take to pre. pnt the starvation of her civil pop ulation, the ambassador thought, would be fully justified. The ambassador made it clear that unless the Unit'-d States did uphold the right of Germany to have the cargo distributed to her civil popula tion under the guarantee given, th' Fnited States would make herself re sponsible to an extent for such conse quences as m!ght ensue through the acts of German reprisal. ForevaM Attitude. The warning is thought to clearly forecast the attitude which Gcrmanv will take in her reply to the note of the American government on the sub ject of the North sea war zone which Germany declared. It is perfectly clear now that Ger many does not intend to stop at any reprisal which she may think neces sary to protect her civil population from the hardships which would b imposed upon it under the proposed British blockade. Fnless Great Britain agrees that foodstuffs shipped from the Fnited States- and other neutral countries can bo distributed in Germany under the superv ision of the a cents of the neu tral countries. Germany will do every thing in her power to destroy British sh'pp'ng and will not deem it incum bent upon her to be particularly re gardful of the richts of neutrals whn ships enter the declared North sea war zone. If the Fnited States uants assur ance that It" ships in the North sea shall be protected from all possibility of danger from the- operations of Ger man submarines, then the Fnited States, according to the warning given by Germany today, must resist the effort of Great Britain to stop food stuffs from g"ing to the civil popula tion of Germany. After leaving the state department Count von Bernstorff said that Ger many had done and would do all he reasonably could towards a fair 5et tlement of the questions at i..;e. He pointed out that this government had been informed that Germany would see that none of the fe-ot! supplies en tering German ports would be utilized by the German military force. lie also emphasize-el the fa t that th BeichsLag Itself had announced that such was the intention of German:-'. Plan i- Inde'leii-iblc. The ambassador said that the star vation plan of Great Britain way inde fensible. It was new to modern civ ilized warfare. After th- call of Ambassador Berns torff on Mr. I'tiising and S-c Biva:i a distinct eflort v.a made ,, produce the impre-sion on behalf of the de partment that "no threat was in'e r.d ed against Germany in thy r -e:u n-.te to her and that none h.id atually been made." Mhcials were solicitous to convey the impre-sion that the represent. tive-s to G-rmanv- referred to condi tions that might or r. t o. cur. Fr in.-tanc e that it wu no thitat to say that Germany would be held "to a strict accountability" for an ;-.vt that might not actually occur arid who h negotiations might prevent. I'oth notes were emphasized a . - i n sim ply "friendly inquiries" to .t t-rtam the views of Germany and Great Brit ain on future condition. faint vr-i:i. C-OPFNHAGCX. !V!. IT Th.- word "TVnu.ark" i heir.- paintee' on all vessels, of the Fnited Shipping company, the Sea n d : n a v i a n - A m or jc n and all Norwegian and Swedish linea.