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Is Told Withdrawal Request
Will Be Answered After
r Scott Sees Obregon.
Will Remain Until Carranza
Demonstrates Ability To
Deal With Brigandage.
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 24.
ElUeo Arredondo, Gen. Car
ranza"s ambassador, informing
-e retary of state Lansing today of.
i.i-..itches from bis government indl.
iiing that a conference between Gen,
"- "U and Oen. Obregon will be ar
i mired, asked when he might expect
a " ply to Oen. Carranza's note sug
r tin the withdrawal of American
ii' "P
rr. tary Lancing told him he pre
1. 1 1. d to await a report on the Scott
"M.Kon conference before replying;.
Tlu conference followed the receipt
i the state department today of a
'nueit from Gen. Carranza for a
M.iedy answer on his suggestion for
in. withdrawal of the American troop
JH'm Mexico.
The Mexican embassy stated that the
i guest had not bfAn traaataUtaU
through Mr. Arredortde so far ae&novrti
Miere It is understood to have boon
juaoe directly by Oen. Carranza through,
special agent Rodcsrs at Mexico City,
v ri-ply also would be Sent through
"Mr Lodgers.
Plana Tor RedlMrlbntlon.
Administration officials today -looked
t. Uen Funston to carry 4st nlaiw
Tor redlsposttion of troops In Mexico. 1
i he plans approved by president Wil
m and secretary of war Ba'ker SUriday
" the outgiowth of conferences be
tween Gen. Funston and Gen. Scott,
linf of staff of the army, who went
i san Antonio as secretary Baiter '3
p.isonal representative.
The plans were interpreted gener
. 1U that the United Stales will maln
1 tin a military status beyond the in
1. rnational line until the Carranza gov
fnment has demonstrated Its ability
I., exterminate Villa and his outlaws.
M. anwhile. It Is understood the Amerl
' m forces will be so placed as to safe
guard the American border. Redle
pusltion gives the state department the
opportunity to make counter proposals
tn Carranza.
to Itrcommemlatlon For Wlthdrawnl.
It was stated on high authority that
1 .1 recommendation for the withdrawal
01 troops had come from Gen. Scott,
1 luef of staff, who has been confer
) rg with Gen. Funston, or from any
other officer of the army on the Mexico
border, and that there is no Intention
on the part of the American govern
merit to withdraw them at this time.
Secretary Baker issued the following
statement after the Sunday conference:
' Gen Funston has recommended a
"-"disposition of the forces in Mexico
fur the purpose of recuperation and
pending opportunity for further co
operation with the forces of the de
facto government of Mexico. His rec
ommendation has been approved and
its execution left to his discretion."
T.ater the secretary dictated the fol
low Ins.
The statement I have made indi
cates nothing whatever on the subject
of when the American troops will be
withdrawn from Mexico. The whole
Mi'.iict of withdrawal of the forces Is
i. mil r arrangement and negotiation by
ti.e state department"
o More Troopn to Border.
Tie stated positively that no addi
tional regiments had been ordered to
tl e horder and that no such order was
In contemplation. The secretary made
it le-ir also that military official of
Hi- government were not considering
1h question of withdrawal from Mex
i. o that matter being wholly in the
hinds of the state department.
The new military plan leaves the
p irMilt of Villa at a -standstill but
f r en Oen. Funston's hand to make
the position of the forces In Mexico
secure bv grouping them In posts of
surh strength as to protect them from
attack It will alo serve as a plain
warnlnn to Gen Carranza that he must
bend every effort toward securing
complete control of the territory south
of the most advanced American post II
he hopes to have the troops recalled,
rapture of Lopes Confirmed.
Confirmation of the capture by Car
iranra troops of Pablo Lopez. Villas
chief lleuterint reached the state de
partment tedav from consul Letcher at
Chihuahua The message said Lopez
was being held In jal! there until
American officials or army officers
ould talk to him and satisfy them
belves of his Identity.
Withdrawal to Caaaa Grnndes.
Withdrawal of the advanced forces in
Mexico to the Caaa? Grandes region,
1 ltd miles south of the border, is re
tarded b Mar department officials as
the possible purpose of the redlsposi
tlnn of the troops Gen Funston has
t.een authorized to make Secretary
Baker made It clear today, however,
that Gen Funston would be given full
rtescretion and that he was not advised
specifically of steps to he taken.
The greater part of Gen. Pershing's
luice Is now near Casas Grandee.
Pershing's Position Strong.
Army officers pointed out that the re
(Continued on paire 2, Col. 4.)
The Size of England's Navy Is
Mexicans in Territory Where IT. S. Columns Have Oper
ated Have Been Impressed With Two Ideas: American
Troops Kill When They Shoot, Small Detachments
Cannot Be Beaten by Even Superior Numbers.
iiy ir. w. Dl
Associated Press Correspondent
10. (By Motor Courier to Colum
bus, N. M.. April 21.) There are
Indications in tho Villa territory in
Mexico that the work 01 the punitive
expedition under Gen. J. J. Pershing,
has been accomplished.
This work, according to press reports
received here from Washington, did not
include the death or the capture of
"Pancho" Villa.
VHllstas Are Dispersed.
The announced purpose was the dis
persal of VHllstas. and the establish
ment of safety for the American border.
The VHllstas have been dispersed for
several weeks, or else driven almost
completely out of the state of Chihua
hua, to a distance of nearly 600 miles
south of the American boundars'.
Americans fehoot to Kill.
Throughout this territory the people
have been impressed with two facts
which have inspired respect for Ameri
can soldiers.
These are that when Americans shoot,
they kill and that a handful of Ameri
cans cannot be successfully attacked
by even superior numbers.
VHllstas Hnn for CoTer.
The VIHistas themselves. ever since
Towspeople of Santo To-
mas Wipe Out Villa Band
in T3aster Battle.
Manuel Baca, a Villista general, with
a band of 15 men, rode into the village of
Santo Tonus, Sunday, and in an en
gagement with the townspeople, Baca
was killed and the majority of his fol
lowers, either killed or captured.
This news was brought to Juarez
Sunday evening in an official message
to Gen Gabriel Gavlra, the Carranza
The townspeople. It waB stated, were
weary of exploitation and depredations
and when Baca attempted a program of
loot, they turned the tables upon him.
The body of the Villista leader has been
requested by Gen. Gavlra to be sent to
Juarez. The people of Santo Tomas are
under the impression that a reward
has been offered for the apprehension
of Baca, dead or alive
San Antonio. Texas, April 24. Maj
Gen Hugh L Scott, chief of staff of the
army, who has Been m conference here
with Maj. Gen. Frederick Funston. said
today he had not determined when he
would leave the border. A rumor which
he neither confirmed nor denied was
that he was planning to meet Gen. Al
varo Obregon, Mexican minister of war.
at Eagle Pass for a conferenoe.
Gen. Pershing, it is said, will return
north to his headquarters at Colonia
Dublsn, in the environs of Casas
Little difficulty now Is being ex
perienced in getting supplies over the
North Western to Casas Grandes, but the
use of the direct line rrom Juarez to
Chihuahua has been a failure. None
of the supplies sent to Chihuahua havo
been forwarded and reports to head
quarters confirm earlier unofficial re
ports that they have been held at Chi
huahua by Carranza authorities.
The troops that liave been moving for
the past few days toward Columbus are
entering Mexico almost as fcoon as they
arrive at the border base, and it is ex
pected that the- entire 2300 will be
along the line of communications with
in a day or two ,
Washington, D. C, April 24. It was
learned today the proposed border con
ference between Maj Gen. Scott, o Gen.
Funston and Gen Obregon. Carranza's
war minister, regarding further coop
eration in the pursuit of bandits, has
not been decided by Gen. Carranza. Of
rlcial reports said the matter was un
der discussion by de facto officials, but
no definite conclusion had been reached
A mixed train with passengers and
freight left over the Mexico North
Western railroad. Monday morning at
oclock. In the consignments of
freight were two cars of provisions,
four of hay and two of oats. These
supplies were consigned to merchants
at Casas Grandes, and are ultimately
for the use of the American soldiers in
that section.
11 a m is
With American Expedition.
Dodd's fight at Guerrero, have run for
cover whenever the cavalrymen found
their trails.
Carranclsta officers, before this ex
pedition had penetrated Villa's strong
holds, warned some of the American of
ficers that they would never be able
to cut loose from their bases and forge
ahead with such small bodies of troops.
In no instance has one of these small
detachments failed, nor have the Ameri
cans, as the Mexican advisers predicted,
been oven threatened -with attack from
the superior forces of Villistas whom
they sometimes followed.
Thr 1.' -Mile lletrrnt.
In the Parral fight there was a 15
mile retreat by the Americans, but this
was due to the American commander's
desire not to hit civilians, which led
him to permit only a few of his men
the best shots, to return the fire of the
Carranza troops.
After their experience with Ameri
can columns, the Vilistas, It is believed
here, will be very slow to approach the
border of the United States. It Is
thought that they will hardly approach
this line at all, if they think that the
Americans can launch an immediate
pursuit of them across the international
Democratic National Chair
man Notifies Wilson He
Is About to Resign.
Washington, D. C . April 24. William
F. McCombs, chairman of the Demo
cratic national committee, today noti
fied president Wilson he will be unable
to continue in his present position
after the Democratic national conven
tion in St Louis and will be unable to
direct Mr. Wilson's campaign lor re
election.' Replying to Mr. MeCombs's letter,
the Dresldent expressed regret. Fred
B. Lynch, naltonal committee man from
Minnesota, is expected to succeed Mr.
McCombs and conduct the campaign.
Mr. Lynch is now chairman of the
executive committee of the national
committer and in active charge of nre-
limlnary work for Mr. Wilson's re- J
Homer S. Cummings, of Connecticut,
vice chairman of the national commit
tee, and Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary
to the president also have been men
tioned as possible successors to Mr.
45 Revolutionary Huts
Unearthed on Manhattan;
Contain Many Relics
New York. April 24 Forty five huts
erected and tenanted In 1777 by the
American army under Gen William
Heath and by the British and Hessian
troops who drove the Americans from
Manhattan Island in tho battle of
Washington Heights, have been un
earthed at Broadway and 203rd street,
near the old DIckman mansion. The
site Is soon to be turned over to the
city as a historical park.
The huts were composed in part of
bricks, stood in three rows and con
tained many relics, including English
and Hessian coins, a set of dice fash
ioned from musket bullets, quarts of
arrowheads and broken china. But
tons and belt buckles of the 17th
Leicestershire Foot, 14th Buckingham
shire. Coldstream Guard, 2(rd Welsh
Fusiliers, two Black Watch regiments
and an Innjskllling regiment were
Some of tho huts - 'ill be recon
structed In the park.
Children Of Rich and
Poor Mingle Merrily
In Annual Egg Rolling
Washington, D C, April 21. The an
nual Easter egg rolling, an event looked
forward to with the keenest interest
by the children or Washington, was held
on the white house grounds today.
Despite chilly weather, thousands of
youngsters were on hand early. There
was no class distinction. The children
of high government officials and
diplomats mingled with those from the
humblest homes.
Austin, Texas, April 24 According
to an opinion of the attorney general,
the eight hour law, as passed by the
33d legislature, affecting the maximum
hours of work per day by laborers,
should be construed to mean the entire
incluslvo working time of the day. ex
clusive of the noon hour It should be
interpreted, the opinion says, as moan
ing the hours of labor between the re
quired time such laborers report for
work, and the time they are discharged.
IN Till
Americans Very Close To
Him At One Time, and
Found Bloody Bandages.
Ma. Howze Prevents a
Clash; Fights Villistas;
One Man Lost.
NAMIQUIPA, Mexu, April 24. (Via
Raio to Columbus, X. M.) Re
ports from Mai. Howie's flying
column consisting of a picked squadron
of the 11th cavalry Just in from a
30-day hike, which extended 20 miles
further south than any column, extend.
ing COO miles from the American bar'
der, are to the effect that Pancho Villa
probably has gone south and west
from Maoava and is still in the state of
The column heard be was , only
slightly wounded in tbe.calf of the leg,
although another report was also to
the effect that be was wounded in the
head. .
' He WW wa owk tf"0" OWSl"
mra ana uromi aniline inicMS 01 VI
abandoned cart, wfciah IiajfrbjpVjMSia
for a litter; .alrWoaydffeflifa
bandages. ' - 1
The column narrowly escapes a 'bat
tle with Carrancistas at San Borja
when Gen. CavlaB and his troops formed
for a charge The American troops
were drawn up to repel them when
Maj. Howze rode in between the forces
waving his hat
Maj. Howze fought the Villistas at
Las 0a on April 10, losing trooper
Ktrby killed and three wounded.
Jfny lie Dead.
(By Associated Press )
Field Headquarters Namlquipa, Met.,
April 24 (Via wireless to Columbus,
X M.) American military authorities
today obtained reliable indications that
Pancho Villa has not crossed the
Durango Chihuahua line but that
rather, when closely followed by Amer
ican columns In the Hidalgo district in
the vicinity of Parral, with a small band
of men. he turned westward tt the
Sierra Madres. He Is said to be either
dead or in hiding in the mountains
northwest of Parral. Today's report
placed him last near Naoava.
rcrshlnjr Ilcports On Villa.
(By Associated Press.)
San Antonio. Tex, April 24. Fran.
Cisco Villa, slightly wounded, but not
incapacitated, was reported to have
moved into the mountainous region
northwest of Parral. This information,
which has reached Gen. Frederick
Funston. is from a source that causes
him to regard it as authentic.
Moves In Gen. Funston's plan for a
redistribution of troops In Mexico were
made today by Brig. Gen. J7 J. Pershing.
Details of the new plan have been care
fully guarded by Gen. Funston and
Gen. Hugh L. Scott, but It was Indicated
that it does not provide for the running
of a new main line of communication
or the establishment of a new border
To Itecupernte Forces.
It Is understood that Gen. Pershing
will be Instructed to call in all mobile
detachments except those doing scout
duty and enter on a period of recupera
tion Overnight and early morning reports
from Gen. Pershing made no mention
of fighting at Satevo. Col. W. C.
Brown, Maj. It. J. Howze and Maj.
Frank Tompkins are in the vicinity of
Satevo, however, and it was regarded
as not unlikely that the reports that
they had been attacked there were un
true. RIIS11ISE
Unrest Along Both Sides of
Border Evident; Calles
Returns to Line.
Douglas. Ariz. April 24. Gen. P.
I.llas Calles, military governor of
Sonora, returned Sunday night on a
special train to Agua Prleta. opposite
Douglas, after spending several days
in Fronteras, 29 miles south of the bor
der, recuperating rrom nis recent ill
ness There have been no official news
announcements todav, but a multitude
of disquieting rumors, having to do
with relations between the United
States and Mexico, nerved to promote a
condition of unrest on both sides of
the border.
Arrivals from Sonora thja morning
report the section of the state south of
Moctezuma, 125 miles south of here, to
be entirely destitute of food Hun
dreds of people are existing on wild
greens and edible roots, they report
Win Ground Northwest of
Caurettes, Taking 30
Prisoners. .
Paris, France, April 21. French
troops made progress Sunday night on
the Verdun front northwest of Cau
rettes wood, the war office announced
this afternoon. They attacked with
hand grenades and took 30 prisoners,
one an officer. Several German re
connoitering parties were dispersed
southeast of Haucourt There was
rather heavy bombardment at Dead
Man's Hill.
Germans Ilepulsed orth of Msne.
'rue text or tne statement louows.
"North of the Aisne a German re
connoitering party, endeavoring to
Knetrate our lines on the plateau of
issy, was repulsed with losses.
"West of the Meuse Sunday night,
we dispersed several reconnoltering
parties. Southeast of Haucourt and
northwest of the Caurettes wood, we
made progress with hand grenades In
enemy communicating trenches and
took about 20 prisoners, including one
"The enemy has delivered a fairly
spirited bombardment in the region
of Dead Man's MIL
"East of the Meuse and In the
Woevre district the night passed with
relative quiet
At Eparges the explosion of a
German. nine caused us no damage.
"In B( forest of Apremont our ar
tillery Japs shown activity and it has
been eitwaelous in combatting the
trench guas of our adversaries.
Capture German Position.
"In the Vosges. we have captured a
email German position.
"In Belgium, during the day of
AprU 23 and the nigbt of April 23-24,
French aerial sauadrons bombarded on
(two different occasions, the railroad
station of Wyfwege, east of the forest
laf Hputbulst. On the first occasion,
ill, and on the second, 18, shells of
lioer Tre mrown aows.
mi missile, lilt their objetf-
?. All our lrBlns returned un-
. French Attacks Jtepuiseu.
Berlin. - GsrmaRj. April 24. French
attacks on the Gernum lines in several
sectors of the Verdun region have been
repulsed, the .war office announced to
day. The' chief French effort was
directed against the vicinity of Thiau
mont farm, but it broke down In front
of the German trenches.
Floods Compel French Rvarnatlon.
German forces were compelled to
evacuate newly won trenches on the
Langemark-Tpres road on account of
high floods which made the consolida
tion of the positions impossible, accord
ing to the statement issued Sunday by
the German war office.
50,000 Parcel Post
Packages For Holland
Go Bac To Senders
New York. April 24 Six hundred
bags of parcel post matter, comprising
probably more than 50.000 separate
packages mailed for distribution In Hol
land are to be returned to the senders
in America because the steamship com
panies will not carry this mail, owing
to the British seizures of parcel post
The British authorities contend that
the parcels might reach and benefit
the central powers This mall has ac
cumulated in the foreign branch post
office here since November, 1913.
Paris, France, April 24j "Some per
sons have dared to say 'that France
did not appreciate the brotherly af
fection and inexhaustible kindness of
the Americans," writes professor Vic
tor Bascher. of Sorbonne university,
in a long article in the Petit Parlsien,
reviewing the work of various Amer
ican war organizations In France. "It
is a monstrous calumny," he added.
"The truth Is that France's grati
tude excels American charity; that she
will never forget the sacred debt she
contracted toward her sister republic
that the links binding the United
States to France, always close, are
strengthened by our gratitude and that
henceforth more widelv than ever, our
schools and hearts will be opened to
American citizens "
Paris, France, April 24. There Is
now an American flying squadron of
aviators attached to the French army.
It comprises more than 30 American
aviators, equipped with the fastest
and best airplanes obtainable. The
squadron was made up by the French
war department taking the Americana
out of other squadrons when it be
came demonstrated there were enough
Americans to form a squadron of their
A number of the American aviators
have been cited In official orders for
gallantry in action.
London. Eng, April 24 A hostile
airplane appeared over Dover this
morning and was attacked by British
guns. It was driven off and dropped
no bombs.
Berlin, Germany, April 24 (by wire
less to Savville ) About 60,000 carloads
of corn has been sent from Rumania
to Germany and Austria during the last
three months, the Overseas News
Agency says. It Is reported from
Bucharest that next week will be begun
the forwarding of 140,000 carloads re
cently so'd bv Ilumanta. The news
os.0nf.i. Rlfltps tho rtrlttah wm llnnble
to obtain even nair or the su.uuu car
i loads of corn they desired to purchase.
Answer To Protesting Neutrals
The War At a Glance
AGAIN there is a comparative
full in the Verdun battle,
the infantry on both sides
remaining generally Inactive. The
French have been nibbling away
at the German line Just, west of
the Meuse, however, and report
making further progress in a
hand grenade attack northwest of
the Caurettes wood.
London reports that a hostile
airplane appeared over Dover this
morning, but was driven off by
ten antl aircraft guns, and dropped
no bombs.
Berlin reports the failure of
French attacks northeast of the
Avocourt wood region, near Dead
Man's Hill, and in tho vicinity of
the Thiaumont farm.
An Increase In the artillery fire
all along the western front Is re
ported by the German war office.
Berlin, Germany. April 21. CBy wire
less to Sayville, L. I.) The Austrian
city of Trieste has been raided by a
squadron of seven Italian airplanes
Bombs dropped from them killed nine
persons, wounded five and destroyed
a monastery.
The raid-is reported in the follewln;
official communication issued at Vien
na under date of AdHI 21:
"Seven Italian airplanes dropped 23
bombs on Trieste yesterday afternoon,
killing nine civilians, of whom five
were children, and wounding five voth
ers. The Salesian monastry. In the
aha pel of which 400 children were at
tending divine service, was destroyed
By this attack th nBj forfeited
ejfer rtfchl t h3,lfl 1BSLMJ!.
TTfce nertfiern endV'jil
snJlft iKa-gBssrf-aHi
Kin tfia CAl ,-TaaAA .
Italian atBcBSTfe "feSSsee!.
losses of the ettemy were very heavy.
The Italians ahso failed In attacks in
the Sugana sector and is assaults
afainsfouT line west of Sperone "
New Xork. April J4. Fred Cozzens.
nn Imnftrter nf this city, asserted on
his arrival here today aboard the
French liner Itochambeau, tnat he had
witnessed the entraining at Marseilles
two weeks ago of a force of Japanese
soldiers, 200 strong. He was positive
the troops wore Japanese uniforms.
Paris, France, April 24. The Ameri
can situation absorbs the press to the
exclusion of other topics and secretary
Lansing's note either textually or in
copious extracts appears in the most
prominent places. AH the morning
papers generally express the belief
that Germany will try again to play
for time, and that though president
Wilson is proverbially a man slow In
anger, he will not budge an inch from
the position he has taken.
"The German government has circu
lated among neutral nations a semi
official note which commits it to noth
ing," says the Matin. "We learn that
the Berlin press insists on the serious
ness of the situation and that it Is
hoped a solution will be reached, com
patible at once with national dignity
with the rights of neutrals and the
principles of internation law, and
not unfavorable to the vital interests
of Germany.
"That is the whole program and we
are curious to see the literary produc
tion which answers to such varied
London, Eng, April 21. A Iteuter
dispatch from Amsterdam says:
"According to a Vienna dispatch tho
Austrian newspapers consider that
president Wilson's note creates a
serious crisis be'tween the United
States and Germany. They argue that
f (resident Wilson has abandoned an
mpartial standpoint for one in favor
of the entente powers, and believe that
German "s reply will correspond to
German dignity and rights."
$1,000,000 TOWARD LOAN
Athens, Greece, April 24. Premier
Skouloudls lias offered to subscribe
$1,000,000 to an internal loan If one
is floated. This news appears to be
the correct version of a former report
that the premier, who Is a man of
great wealth, had given 11.000.000 to
the stato outright, that amount being
roughly tho sum due the families of
the mobilized troops and unpaid on
account of an emptv treasury.
Lonuon. Eng , April 24. Fighting has
been resumed in Egypt where several
British successes have been reported
recently. An official statement says
two engagements occurred Saturday
in the Quatia district The British re
pulsed one attack at Dueldar. The
force holding the village of Quatia was
compelled to withdraw after a sharp
Wants To Placate 'America
and at Same Time Satisfy
Demands of People.
Chancelor Returns To Berlin
After Conference With the
Kaiser at Headquarters.
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 21
Confidential dispatches from
ambassador Gerard at Barlin
indicate that Germany will make cer
tain concessions to the United States
in response to the note demanding thv
1 immediate abandonment of present
methods of submarine warfare.
Whether the concessions will be euf
ficiently broad to meet the AroerUiu
demands appears uncertain. Howevr r.
officials reflected an air of boptf i
nesa tor amicable settlement of ,n
3fnst rleaite notk Sides.
Ja received broWimatloBS that
I fhn Rurmatt overnraefit; will go to
f gTeat lengths to preserve friendly re
lations Wltn ino vmieu owi, mw i
understood to have gained -his Impres
sions from officials of the Berlin foi -eign
office, including foreign minister
von Jagow.
The Berlin government is. confronted
with finding a way to satisfy the Unit
ed States without arousing the elemtnt
which Insists upon a relentless subma
rine campaign.
Mr. Gerard's dispatch, of a luli'v
confidential nature, was receivtU uu -ing
the night;
Ilrply Is Coming oou.
The reply itself.it is believed, will le
presented to the ainoassador l Wed
nesday or Thursday at the latest ami
be laid before president Wilson bv Sat
urdav. This belief was furtiiei
strengthened bv the receipt of unoffi
cial advices from Berlin indicating that
the German government had decided
upon its reply to the American note. It
was added, however, that the nature of
the forth coming communication was
known only to the highest officials.
Germany Has Itenched Ueclslon.
Berlin, Germany. April 2S (via Co
penhagan to London. April 24.) The
imperial chancellor. Dr. von Bethmann
Hollweg. returned to Berlin this after
noon, which would seem to Justify the
assumption that the empire's responsi
ble leaders at headquarters have fin
ished consideration of the Americas
note and reached the decision concern
ing Germany's reply. What this reply
will be is naturally unknown to an
but the highest officials.
Germany Won't Weaken Campaign.
Germans of all parties, even those to
whom the idea of a rupture between
Germany and the United States Is most
distasteful, agree In feeling that the
governnient must refuse to weaken Its
means of warring against Great Brit
Ain, (Uthough this should mean a
breach with the United States.
A faint note of optimism is sounded
by the Vorwaertz, the organ of the So
cial Democratic part , but other papers
speak openly of "an unavoidable
Think 1". S. Doesn't Support Wilson.
A striking feature in connection with
the whole matter is the fact that Mis
press almost unanimously speaks of
"Wilson's note" and only in exceptional
cases of "the American note."
Most of the papers disregard reports
showing that congress Is supporting
president Wilson and the Post declares
that Mr. Wilson by no means "has a
safe majority behind him."
"Wants Victory of Might."
The Lokal Anzleger speaks of Presi
dent Wilson as "a short-sighted man,
desirous of the victory of might, which
will be American's greatest enemy In
the future," and declares that he is
"trying to place a false halo on his
own head."
The Taglische Ilundschau passes even
the Aages Zeltungs customary bitter
ness In Its attack on president Wilson
and the United States and speaks of a
breach between the two countries as
"a virtually accomplished fact"
"U. S. Is England's Ally."
"President Wilson's ultimatum," It
says, "shows that America has decided
now Is the time to openly go In the
ranks of Germany's opponents, and
America's demands seek to prevent
Germany from striking England, whose
pro-ally America ia"
"Merely Bracing the Entente."
The Tages Zeltung, In another typl
can Ileventlow editorial, declares:
"It is slgnlclcarit that the American
note came colneidentally with the Eng
lish cabinet crises, the French depres
sion because of losses at Verdun and
frustrated Italian and Russian offen
sives. "America could, ir it had wished,
have sent just such a note at any other
time. Its arrival at this time has the
appearance that Washington1 decided
because of England's political state and
the military situation on the continent,
that it must now come into help and
cheer them up We fear that Its sue
(Contlnurd on pace 12, Cot 1.)

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