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TJIK IU;H: OMAJL, SATUHDAY, MARCH HO, 1U1.".
DISGDSS EMBARGO . AS POSSIBLE ACT America Considers that It Quet tions Have Hot Been Answered by Britain and France. MATTER IS STILL Ilf DOUBT GERMAN CRUISER DRESDEN, SUNK OFF "ROBINSON CRUSOE'S ISLAND' in the South Pacific ocean, 150 miles north of Coronel, where the German fleet, under Admiral Von Spee, defeated Sir Christopher Cradock's British cruisers. The Dresden was of the same class as the Emden, and was the only vessel to escape when Admiral Sturdee's fleet rounded up the squadron off the Falkland islands. ' . The Dansant Fontenelle 6 . .... ,r , 1 1 , j 1 Iff, . 'o , '. f ; .v-v- ' i v '" ' ' i ; , I : ... .. , ; i- - - , - , jU: 1 i WASHINGTON, March !. Tbe 1'nited States government considers that Great Britain and France, In the British order-ln-councll and In the ac companying not en, hare not answered the questions propounded to them as to what warrant there Is under in ternational law tor the establishment of an embargo on all commercial in tercourse, directly and indirectly be tween Germany and neutral coun tries. lea mt Vnrt. It was stated that the American government considers that a blockade Is a question of (act and requires cer tain advices and notifications to that effect, which bare not been given. The order-la-councll. It waa pointed out, did not mention "blockade" nor wm any exact "radius of activity" given limiting th area of operation, the announce ment merely confining It to "European waters. Including the Mediterranean." The belief of high officials Is that Great Britain to' continue Its outlined course will be obliged finally to admit that there Is no legal basis for it action, and that It Is solely a. retaliatory measure. Should such an admission be officially recorded. It might have a vital effect. It was said, on the American Interpreta tion of International law In the future. t fCmbarara. Some officials thought, for Instance, that It no longer could be charged as an unneutral act to levy an embargo on supplies to the belligerents should con gress bestow that power on the executive. It was stated officially at the BUte department today that this government tUI does not know whether the action or the atlleai Is Intended as a legal block ade, er whether tha ordinary rules of con traband and noneontraband are to be tha legal basis for future detentions. On a determination af this question probably will depend, not only the nature of any steps which may be taken by the United b'taUs at this time, but' also the basis for the many claims for damages arising out of Interruption to American com Oieree under tha new policy of tha allies. Declares Chicago Starved in Week if ' Canned Foods Gone CHICAGO. March J-Chlcg would starve ta death la aweett. New York In three days, tf all canned foods .war re moved, G. W. Drake, aworetary ( the Western AsaecUttoa ' Oannara, told the convention of tha Nation at Causers as roc latloa bora today. 'The development of tha canning In dustry ts ao t borough." ha added, "that there can never bo a. famine In America. "In case at war the (tanning Industry uld supply enough canned food to feed the greatest army tha. nation could post stbly assemble. The l,K&O0O,(X)O eana w turn put. annually represent only ena litird af the capacity of the country." There waa not he said, a single au thenticated record of ptomaine polaontnai from canned food In 1,000 supposed cases reported to the association and Investi gated. N. aajaaalvBBVBaWBBMSBMBBBlBXeWSBVSBJB Prof essor Who Sold Mobilization Plans of Italy Sentenced JtOME, March M. (Via Farts i-Prot MenoasL who waa eoavloted la Novem ber of selling to a French agent secret plana for tha attoblllsafloa of tha Italian army, baa been sentenced to a tern of saves .years and sis months la prison aad fine of . franca (B.OSS). Cavalry Sergeant PeUlgtla, who was found guilty' of obtaining tha Information sold by Meoostt, waa sentenced to sis nrs and eight months and, a fine of ;.S0 francs (0,000). " r - .e . VS. f ee' j - - - . f , , -I 4 t 47 ,- f . J.' i'rS rrr f irr -j ' " "J" ' ;- 1',,V.'i'-'-.';'',l.i.,1,. rill Inaugural on Saturday afternoon next from four to six. Tna in the ballroom and dancing if jou will. Your favorite cup, pastries, ices and cakes. Every lady who comes will come ajrain. The reason's plain. Dainty Bervico in surroundings befitting, with just the people you like abont you. M. Charles Mayard, Directeur. One dollar the person admits to Ball Boom and includes Tea. 4 1 BUILT FOR YOU TO ENJOY. ' ' U.S. PROBES MUELLER AFFAIR Department of State and Justice Take Prompt Action Following German Protest TREATY VIOLATION CHARGED WASinNOTOX, March 10-On reretvln a protest from the Oerman embassy, the Department of Btata and Justice today toolc 'prompt action to ascertain the clr cumstajKa Incident to the service of warrants on the German consul, Dr. Wit helm Mueller, and his assistant at Seattle, on charges of conspiracy. At tha request of the Htata department tha bureau of Investigation of the De partment of Justice telegraphed Its Seattle asent to look Into the case and make a complete report of tha facts to Washington. The German embassy pro tested to the State department that Muel ler, the consul, and Rchula, his assist ant, were arested In violation of a treaty between Qormany and tba United States. SEATTLE, Wash., March 1ft Another complaint that treaty rights of Germany had been violated by Am rips n officers was made tonight bp Dr. WUhelm Muel ler, German consul at Seattle, who waa technically arrested yesterday on a state warrant charging conspiracy to bribe an employe of a corporation. - Dr. Mueller, through the German em bassy at , Washington, . complained, that state officers had violated treaty right In Invading his office. Further violation of treaty rights, this time by federal offi cers, was alleged tonight by Dr. Mueller, who declared that on Monday custom of ficers boarded and searched thi, Hamburg-American finer Baxonla, Interned at Kagle Harbor, sucroes Puget Round from Seattle, without notifying him. , Tho captain f the Baronla reported the matter to tlw consul today. Senior Captain F. M. Dun woody of the Vnlted State coast guard service, said to night that no search of the Baxonla had. been made. (Tie explained that Captain Benjamin tachtenberg, commanding the coast cutter scout, whtlo calling at Eagle Harbor on his regular rounds, ha.l boarded the Baxonla to make a "social call" and that there had been no thought of searching the vessel. Jim Hill Says Eoads : Arointhe Last Ditch AT. FAUI Minn., March la-Railroad of this country have been driven "to the last ditch and are no longer able to compete with each other or anyone else," James J. HU1, railroad builder, told the rallroada committees of tha Minnesota house and senate lata today at a Joint hearing on the bill before the legislature to Increase the railroad pasaenger rata la thla state from cents per mtla to l4 cents. ( ATTACKED BY TWO CORPS Investment of Prsemysl a Gigantio Undertaking Upon the Part of the Ruisiam and Allies. GERMANS HOLD THEIR POSITION (Correspondence of The Associated Press.) FETnOGRAD, March 18. -Borne Idea of the magnitude of the undertaking In volved In the Russian Investment of Frtemyal may be formed from the state ment that the circumference of tha for tress amounta to aeventy-flve miles. The portion of .the Russian army which la necessary for the mere operation of sitting tight In this spot la therefore largo enough so that if released it would have a very material Influence on field opera tions. It ts estimated that st least two full Rustrian army corps, together with a large force of cavalry and heavy ar tillery, are mobilised by the investment of Prsemysl. The srrsngement for the Investment of the fortress are almllar ,to those em ployed for the defense of a river line. The extent of the front is too great to admit of a continuous line being oc cupied in adequate atrength to resist at tack at every point by rrieans of troops actually on the spot ,The object of In vestment la to prevent supplies and re inforcements reaching the garrison, and to confine tha latter within ' tha outer girdle of forts. . This object Is attained by surrounding tha fortresa .with) a Una of outposts, 'which remain constantly on tha alert to (detect by mean Of recon nalsnnce, any offensive' movement on the part of the garrison. The actual resistance to any 'offensive movements from within the fortress is offered by reserve bodtea of troops, which are held In readiness at convenient points In the rear of the HnS of Investment. By thla means the number of troop absorbed In the Investment of the fortress Is much reduced. When contrasted with the speedy fall of fortresses In Pelglum, the prolonged defense of Prsemysl may am extraor dinary. Liege, Namur. Maubeuge and Antwerp were eubdued by Investment. The Oermana brought up artillery of ex ceptional power, by which they put the artillery of the defenders out of action and destroyed tho defense The Rus sians have, no guns capable of being transported In the field that are at all able to compete with the guns of the fortresses of Prsemysl. Hence, they have been restricted to the slow proceea of Investment; and as Praemyel was well supplied with food and ammunition. Its resistance has been protracted, and the end Is not yet In sight. The place was originally Invested early In September. It was relieved about October 10, but ths repulsa later Of the Austrian enabled the Investment to be resumed, and It has been main tained for the last four months. If if a in style BERG'S Have lu If BbRO'S havt it it's m stye. 3 Ihizn, the 'New Spring Styles Await Your Inspection New Hats, New Suits. New Gowns Are Here to Meet Your Every Requirement "THE PRETTIEST LINE OF SUITS IN TOWN" Said One of Our Enthusiastic Customers Today, i and we bar been told tha same thing scores of times tVa last . ' week. Ia silks or cloths or combinations ot alls and cloth, wa . have an endless variety and still each one Is Individual. Wa have never shown a prettier line of suits, nor on more reasonably priced. Wo specialise Saturday In suits, at the following price 1 II U l-V 1 I 'l T 17E 25! 27 3(E $32i Hals Spring a e e $4.98 A S9$cial group of new hemp sailor and tailored helmet shapes, t -aarrolnxly trimmed with ribbon tow, ftnwera or stlckups. la all tba new st:a4es and btack-and-"VJ'a eMcts. gpaclal at $4.08 rww a S-msa ei is s ,m SATURDAY SPECIAL Spring j Hats, $2.50 For cds day only, tailored hemp sailors or round turbans, daintily ; t i mined wUtt qutlU or flowers. A 'ul Ubla full of these terrain leaders. Spring Coat Special $12.50 Stylish, 'aunty spring coats, in gabardine, covert or poplin. In all tha sew colors and every 1st style. , New Spring Waists ; $2.98 New crepa da china or georg ette ere pa waists, in flash, white, malxe, sand and putty. AU new styles, for one day only. New Silk Dresses $14.50 Crepa de chins, rrepe meteor and silk poplin, in tba saason'a best models and In aU the new spring; colors. ' Saturday Night Special T 100 TO SiOO $3 Silk Petticoats, $145 choice 1 33 i Yvxvv l. " 3 i tl sV T " Lru . L el , . .Tel ,i HOTalTONTLNEiJLE Spring Opening wr W -. - - r n i Saturday, March 20 Copyrighted, Hart pchaffner Announcement Spring of 1915 Men's and Young Men's HighestQualityClothing You are extended a niost cordial welcome i n s p e c t, compare, try on, examine to your heart's content whether you wish to buy now or later. THIS Announcement of our readi-" ness to serve you in all sorts of good things to wear, may be con sidered an invitation to you to come and see how well we've made bur preparations. If every man and young man in this community isn't stylishly dressed in the best clothes made, at prices that afford real economy, it will not be our fault IVe Have - the Qoods Here, H ! 1 Copyrighted, Hart Bchaffner Marx Styles used in this ad are the Varsity Fifty; Five, a marked favor ite this season. Hart Schaffner & Marx Covert Overcoats for spring wear are the real thing, all the best shades are here for your inspection." New creations for spring. The most perfectly styled clothesyou can, find. Beautifully tailored, of fine foreign and domestic fabrics, ready to wear, at prices anybody can afford. " The soft, quiet, rich tones of the Glen Urquhart will appeal to nearly everybody. But some may want the more brilliant tartans, shepherds and club checks or new stripes. Broad assortments to choose from, you'll like the prices, too, -from $15.00 up and at $25.00 special values at any price you choose, the best values you ever saw. Ready For the Boys, Too The Boys' Department is overflowing with good things new styles and fabrics that will please the boys, at prices that Hayden's are noted for. Most all suits have two pairs of knickers and both are lined with good strong twill, the most serviceable and stylish clothes for boys we have ever shown, the assortment is immense. Glen Urquharts in all shades arid combinations, tartans and club check, stripes of all kinds and plain colors. Priced at $2.95, $3.95, $4.95, $5.95, $6.95, $7.50, $8.50, $10.00 and $12.50. 1 Boys Reefer Top Coats, at $1.95, $250, $3.50 and $5.00. Wash Suits at 59c, 89c, 95c, $1.50 and up. SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY iiSr ' $3S2 As an inducement for boys to get their confirmation and communion suits early we offer Saturday an all wool blue serge (color guaranteed), two different style Nor . folks, full cut knickers, which are lined; ages, G to 17 years this offer is for one dav only Saturday, $3.50. N , SI