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OIIIUHBHf ' FINDINGS AS TO ; WHEAT PRlfes ; m IW DANGERD SinPPWll
nwoiiyiliyiilffli dreadeddisease weht cRAsiise j ofn flmcitl loll IMIirMy MI:Ii
UEa H VI lyl lj Lnl JL New-vnrir"71T .,,,' Peace Talk Causes Slump In 1 Ai,y Ttime. B 'I I I B 1 kll IT I W - il I
Cature of Rumanian Town of:,
Buzue By Teutons Presents
MAY HAVE BROKEN
NEW LINE DEFENSE.
Russo-Rumanian Armie May,
Be In Danger of a Flanking '
Movement Peace Devel-
opments Now Await Con
sultation By Allies.
urtner developments regarding the-
peace invyusai vzeiiuauy anu ner
allies await consultation and decision.
of the entente governments before
lie nil action will be taken.
Probably nothing definite can be!
expected before next week when Prem- deliberately murdered. his wife for the
im Lloyd-George will take the occa- primary purpose of collecting insur
sio!) of his appearance in th House auce on her life. The" 'Carroll county
oi" Commons next Tuesday to f-tke a grand jury has indicted him on five
statement. The Premier, who has counts, strangulation which caused
been ill, is improving and, according death, shooting with the right hand,
to today's indications, will be able to shooting with the left hand, strangula
make his postponed statement regard- irv" and shooting and murderous as
ins: the new government at that timv. --"Jit. 'The accused man, in his cell
Possible serious consequences not in the Ossipee jail, clings to his story
only ter the Rumanians but for the that he was in Boston when his wife
Russian army is implied today in the was murdered in New Hampshire and
benm uiBpaicnes leuing or tne cap-
t i T . . 1 - 1 n . -
tnre C the Rumanian town of Buzue.
Jiiiitary writers had largely assumed
it to be the Russo-Rumanian mtention
tt make a defensive stand along the
1!uzue river in an easterly direction
and not far from the southern border
of Moldavia, Rumania's northern prov-
ln trkine the town of Buzue it
would aDDear that this would break
the important defense of the whole
Russo-Rumanian line along the west-
em Moldavian mountains and the
Russo-Rumanians would seemingly be
siresstad been laid by military corn dfn twice ot the neck and secur- ents ol persons who died of cancer,
montators on the importance of this ed in a sluare ot was Preserved, that disease 1s not iiered-tary.
iine to the Russians as it had been The sku11 had been crusned by a blow . "The possibility of heredity in can
pointed to as one necessary to be or blows and the body had been par-jeer as generally been studied by 4-
held if the Russian front in the south-
em Carpathians and even in Galicia 1
was to bo preserved. Moreover it
1:; - been indicated that a falling back
of the Russian front north from Mol-
da via beyond Galata, would open
Bessarabia to possible invasion by
the Teutonic armies.
Berlin reports an abortive offensive
by the French in the Verdun region.
An attack made in an attempt to re-
take positions lost by the French on)
Hill Xo. 304, west of the Meuse, was
repulsed, it is declared, as were as-
saulis on the German positions on
Topper Ridge near Fort Hardaumont,
east of the river.
The situation in Greece is still in-
Vr.llt.,1 in Mnntn Ofnnc Q T-o to ho
laken by the entente to prevent the
Greek government sending large
forces where they may be in a posi
lion (o constitute a threat to the Ma
"(Ionian forces of the allies, accord
to advices through Paris.,
Petrograd's official statement ad
mits retirement of the Russo-Rumanian
forces in the vicinity of Buzue, but
does not concede the capture Of the
town by the Austro-German troops.
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cuabequence ot this retirement tne ,
usMj-Kumamans turtner soutneast
Wallachia, along the Jalomitza,
ultimatum, according to news agency
dispatches from Athens,
of this-latest entente
The terms :
Greece have not been given out
But Danger to The H-3 Is NoC?Tt8 of e cottage, which
Attempts to Rescue
VKun-ka, Cal., Dec. 15,
r!il(' il-3, in which twenty-five enlist- quantity of kerosene at the cottage on
men and two officers of the Small's order. The theory of the Iros
rniieci states navy were imprisoned ecution is that ' Small strangled and
for seven hours yesterday, while shot his wife to deathand then devis
pounded disabled in a heavy surf ed an ingenius scheme, by a lighted
n the beach near Eureka harbor en- candle or other method, to set the cot
lIance, was still intact early today' tage on -fire hours after his departure.
fts far as could be seen from the The investigators claim to have dis-
sea was smoother during the
nisht and hope was expressed that J
stranded diver would be hauled
Catk into deep water.
uvlTl&EEgGft&Rnr& use mmpRTHSW i&mvmmmN& -)aribd : are- twaniuG
TO TRY BROKER
FOR WIFE MURDER
Famed Trial to Open In New
Ossipee, N. H., Dec. 15. If Freder-
ic "Ii. Small, .former Boston brokpr ia
found guilty of wife murder when he
& Dlaced on trial herfi ten davs
the will be recorded 'as one of the
of--most cunningly planned crimes ever
! chronicled in New England.
The State accuses Small of having
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mev crime must uave ueeu cum-
mitted by tramps. !
The scene of the Small murder was
. - --.
the summer home occupied by the
couple m a sparsely settled locality on
the shore of Lake Ossipee. The first
intimation of the murder was when
the cottage was found to have been
idestroyed by fire. Whil it was ap-
Paent that the fire was set to cover
the -T-irriQ tVi a otfomnf failml ntilv Ki.-
T T " ,": "
?ere woman dropped, with the 'burn-
mg noor into tne basement, ana tne
loa f .'
uauy ournea wuue on a ueu. j
Mr- Small hatt left his cottage at
4 p- m" six nours before the fire was
discovered. He went to Boston on a
business trip, leaving his wife alone
in the cottage. x He was reached by
telephone at his home in Boston and
immediately returned to the scene of
his wife's murder to assist the au-
thorities in clearing the mystery. The
same day he was taken into custody
Dy the sheriff on a charge of murder,
Before his arrest Small said he
WOuld give $1,000 to the one who dis-
covered who killed his wife. He
said he Knew no one wno nan any rea-
son for wishing ill to his wife or him-
.... . . .
self. Previous to the recovery of her
body he had suggested the possibility
111 i t t !! 1 tli lirt nr. nrh
lUHl 1YIIS. OlllCtll S 1lUlUllig XiaU U6UU
. -lQ ,1 i front of
a fireplace, as was her custom. i
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two mile fron l iZe vmage of Mount-
ainview. It was the only occupied
place in the vicinity. Mr. Small, who
retired from active business several
years ago, bought the cottage and with
his wife had lived there for most of
the 3-ear. The fire which destroyed
the house gained . considerable head-
mov hofnro it was fJisroVftrfid bv the
villagers arriving from a distance,
were "unable to extinguish it. Several
hours elapsed before the ruins cooled j
Small's arrest the au-
thorities have "been at work gathering
made "against him. One of the -first
facts brought to light was that a joint
policy on the lives of Mr. and Mrs.
j Small for $20,000 had been issued, by
j a Boston insurance company last-Jan-juary.
It is also aid that in Small's
bag, left in the- hotel room in Boston,
occupied by vthe accused man the
night of the murder, were found the
insurance papers, together with an
itemized memorandum ; showing the
At the preliminary hsaring one of
the village storekeepers of Mountain
view testified that on the day before
the fire he had deliverd a considrable
covered' evidence that the interior of
the 'cottage had been saturated with
Oil, so that it was only by the merest
chance that all of the evidences or tne
murder were not destroyed by the
study of original insurance statistics
indicate cancer is neither hereditary;
nor contagious, according to. a paper I
presented to the Association of Life'
Insurance Presidents here today by;
President Arthur Hunter of the Ac-i
tuarial Society of America.
Atter referring to the annual toll
nf it ..u
cer in the United States. Mr. Hun
"No sooner do we become interest
ed in the wide prevalence of a dis
ease like cancer than we begin to
wonder whether it is contagious or
hereditary. Such questions must be
tin the minds of hundreds of thou-
sands of relatives of persons who
ave- died from this disease and of
others who are suffering from it.
'There seems little to support the
view that cancer is the-result of eon-i Prices varied as much as 5 cents in
tagion. Twenty thousand applica- the same instances in' different- parts
tions for insurance were -reviewed of the pit. The opening range for
and it was found that in 488 cases May, the chief trading option, spread
one only of the parents of the appli- all the way to $1.58 to $1.63. Waves
cant was stated to have died from of selling -accompanied the exciting
cancer and in four cases both par- break in " values.
ents were stated to have died of What chiefly sent the price down
that disease There were 122 times ward was the .' statement authorized
as many cases in wliicn one paient
had died of cancer as of tfcose in
which both narents had died of that
winch both parents had died of that
disease. There could hardly be a
stronger test than the case of hus-
band and wife."
As tn hprPi.iv Mr Rnntor sid:
w , - .
"My first investigation- consisted of
cases of nersons insured in six com-
panies, both parents having died of
ranwr nrW to rtntP of anniifntion for
. r - -
insurance. Of 472 grandparents of
the insured, the cause of death was
given in 234 cases, of which two were
from cancer; the cause of death was
stated in 184 of these as 'old age,'
the average age at death of which
was 2. In 72 of the grandparents
tVio naiico nf Jootf was Tinf known hilt
CT iKK ' V W "I;
62; m 155 cases neither the age nor
tne cause, oj aeam v , j,
experiments on animais. in tne case
of human beings there has been no
previous attempt, so far as I am
aware, to investigate the problem in
families where there has evidently
been a cancer strain, if such a thing
exists. In the present investigation
one of the groups consisted of cases
in which both of the parents had died .
from cancer; and in another of the
groups, a parent, and a brother or
a sister of the policyholder had died
from that disease. It might be ex-(
pected, therefore, that if cancer werej
hereditary it would be shown very;
1 1 :n V. 1 4" m J 1 ini4a t- F Vi r-i c -1
tsivmiy m iuc wmuj xciuo i .x
persons but this has not appeared,
"Men and women who are in anxj
iety of mind on account of the ap-1
TPWATH Tl fR III I VM, 1 1 1 I III I I I tli CLLILCO H .T I
or immediate lamiiy, may aismiss
such anxieties as there is no statis-
tical evidence at the present time
xat the disease of cancer is trans-
mitted by inheritance in mankind.
of Decree Not Made
London Dec. 15. The Greek gov- ton and the surrounding territory, injior tne most suDScnptions win get tne
ernment has accepted the ultimatum this time a question of very great im- most subscripions and win. "Asking
presented by the entente allies, says portance to those women who are con- i the most people" is really an effica
a dispatch! from Athens to the Central testing in the Dispatch's Great Prize Jcious prescription for success. - Of
News Agency. ' i Contest will be settled. This is the course, getting as many friends as pos-
The ultimatum to Greece was pre-' question "of who will win the $60 dia- ible to help in soliciting subscriptions,
ted yesterday aitd expired at 3
There are indications
that the terms were agreed to, but
so far the British foreign office has
received no news of the acceptance,
The coming trial promises to be one.Ple. The First period of the contest
of the most sensational ever held in
ro.t tmpw TTamnshire. No
nllonM f vpmiP. has been asked bvUt the end of the first period the extra
Small's counsel, and he will be tried;
.u- r.t imneo thrPA
in tiie udoiijcc v.iit. 1
miles - from the scene of the murder.
'h FLOUR DROPS IN PRICE. letting, dui tney wm wso oe wunuug w
Minneapolis Minn., Dec. 15.- i secure the high first period extra ; votes .world .of work in similar length of promised to cease depredations , brlng about consideration of thepro
Minneapoi , , 9- . ,QT1, iT1Kre tTlpir R11oSS in th race time. There' are few ways-in which; upon American property and dis-;DOBaI President WUsoa.will be left to
'The best grade, flour dropped 25 4!and insure their success in the race
cents a barrel today, first patents
H being quoted at $9. or $1.50 a bar-,
rp.i rbelow the high mark touched
a month ago.
Prices on The Chicago
BREAK WAS AN
nr'o T;,iw C M-
tions' Disarmament Was
The Direct Cause of
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ed down in values today on account
of peace talk. First sales showed a
fall in some places of 8 5-8 cents a
bushel, May wheat touching $1,58
cents, as against $1.66 1-4 to $1.66 5 8
at yesterday's finish.
by the German embassy that one of
the most important subjects for dis
im , S.,"' L II
cussion at a peace parley would be
Within an hour losses had been wid-
Caed to 10 5-8 cents a bushel. . M
m.M , ,J
iv utai. iiuiuuivu .J j.--o wii tut; uiualHK
out of accounts. 4 which marcins hart
; - -
compared with prices a; month ago the
1 2 ii ir -x
iuai nci was uuwu iuuio man o ceillS
a bushel in December deliveries. -
FINAL ESTIMATES OF
Washington," D. C, Dec. 10.
. i.. . . . . ... . s .
mai estimates oitms year s pro-
auction ot tne
farra Qrops an
Wheat 639,886,000 bushels.
Oats 1,251,992,000 bushels.
Tobacco 1,150,622,000 pounds.
Cotton 11,511,000 bales.
p. . , D . rrr j c .
diamond King Uttet ; and h irst
n . V T T w-iiVV
reriod Ot Contest Will Liose
In 5lX Days Work at lhlSend- Tne one wno works the hardest
Time Will Have TWp DU- tne next few days to win the diamona
-X- $685 Overland Automobile. i
- Ford Automobile. 1
-" Carolina Beach Lot. -Y?
$100 in Gold. .
$50 O. K. Mystic Range. -Sfj
$40 Sellers Kitchen Cabinet. 1
I $25 Wrist Watch.
I Two $60 Diamond Rings. j
' 4f ,
ing to be important and eventful to!rule that always can be depended up-
ja number of the residents of Warning- i
mond ring which the Dispatch has
offered to the candidate who turns in
the most money oh NEW subscriptions
me most money on in a, w subscriptions
between Saturday, Dec. 9th, and Fri-
.day, December 22nd, at 9 p. m. - I
In still another sense, these few
-will come to a. close at the same time
as the Diamond Ring Offer Dec. 22
days will be important to same peo-fing
votes on each $15 club.will be reduc-icient reward for the time and effort
PiU and contpstants who nitr.h in and! spent. It would justify a contestant in
ittii w th oil V10 i hoort nnH ctronirth
from now until Dec. 22 will not only
nui a vvitu nu buvii i. muu Diiiubi.u
working to win the $60 Diamond
.for one of the big prizes. T
. Efforts put forth during the jnext
;few days will have three distinct ad
vantages it may win the diamond
ring, it will secure the highest Vote
Rome, Dec. 15. Notwithstanding
jthe presence of the Pope, respect for
;cr fear .of whom is supposed bo far
to have saved Rome - from aerial :it
1 ; tacks, it is now taken for erranterl that 1
the Eternal City with her countless!
monuments and works of art may soon !
oettacKe by Austrian aviators
The Ita -."C-Uitary authorities have
been activelA4ged for several
months preparirjfcyjrrotect the city
from a raid, with i&orate signal
system arranged by WS JVTarconi
. it'i nil . ii . x-i -
the approach of enemy" aei5planes.
'The Roman newspaDers recently 'nub-
lished notices that the alarm would i
consist of five cannon shots, with the j
usual ringing of church bells as
signal that the danger was over.
While so far ?t Has proven impos
sible to prevent sporadic attacks on
.London, Paris, Venice, and other cit-
les, arrangements have been madp.
that may at least prevent the escape ! etteville and Wilmington, to see Secre-
of the raider who attacks Rome. -fPhei.tary Daniels tomorrow morning and
city is favored by two low mountain urge the advantages of Fayetteville
ranges between her and the Adriatic for the location of the armor plate
sea, a. distance of 125 miles. But Plant. Mr. Godwin and the Fayette-
i , , -
ould the aeroplanes escape the coast
guns and the anti-aenal guns planted
on these mountain tops, the advanc-
jing aeronauts vill still find in their
path numerous sauadrons of Italian
mo sill 4 ii sin rpU I :i is ' .
""V?. city itbu JS armea
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with numerous high power search-
ivhtc anrt .q nr ,o nrin i mm r, ' I ' u
ci1 ia-1 6uuo. iuc idui-
US Seen Hills of Rome including the
Capitoline above, the Forum, have each
i-. , - .
, armed: i The postoffice department has had
The Janiculum Hill, which domi- considerable trouble with Ligon and
xnates St. Peter's church and the Vat- over six months ago demanded he re-
iCan, the Pope's residence, has several sign- -Thef- matter was patched up
guns planted on' its brow. The Vatic- then, but has come up again and Ugon
ian is protected by another set of'nas resigned. , 1
guns near the Castle Sant 'Angelo, the Congressman Britt returned I hereto-:
.1 . , , ... flav frnm RallS'h wbprA ho hflJ hPTI
&u"" ttUU maruie iomD Duut.ior.
" A.fZ' . ;r',; , , -
the people of Rome for their own safe-
ty, it is-(certain, however, that a bomb
dropped anywhere inside its limits:
could . hardly miss destroying some
work of artin the world's richest mon-i
values and u may insure tne victory
in the case of the Grand Prizes at the
COB P R CI IV I
iiu&, win xiut;ist.tiiii ' uave given ner- n"cs i x w o jwiuvo xuau
'splf a onnsirlpmhlo artvantneo in tho'earlv in the afternoon, but the market
I raco fnri nno nf t)io flronH "Wine. TV..
preserve the lead to be the winner. at
Six days is not a whole lot of time.
In fact it is so short a time that not
a minute can be let go by unprofitable,
without inviting de'feat for the con
testant's cherished hones. Success m
Luc juni.caL i&, yuieiy iiuu siuupiy,
matter of work. Some may think that
luck may have something to do with 1
it, but it hasn't. It is work not hard
work, but constant, which' wins every
' time and all the time. There's one safe :
on it is, that the contestant that asks
ana getting suuscripuuns ior me umg-
er periods of-time, -are also, important,
but that is comprehended m the ask
-u, xo -
'advantage gained, the prize should eas-j The selling came from all quarters.
.,ly be wcn for it is only necessary t0the out-of-town element being a con-
ing the most people" prescription. p-
. The woman who wins the 1 diamc mdland West Indies Central father
nng in tne nezi sia uays wm ue
paid for the work at the rate of
r,.;,i rnr. wnrir ot v,o ,ot0 r,t I
$10 a day. - The one who keeps up the
pace and win 3 one of the Grand Prizes
will be paid many times greater than
this amount. This is surely a magnifi
- ... . . , . i jj
fiiiTT.infir in rnn Riinrfi ome. ii necessdrv.
'to gain either of these exceptional re-
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warns, it is many times ereater tnaui
the salaries paid in the industrial
a person's efforts for the next eight .
davs could be more profitably spent
than in the campaign for the Dispatch
prizes. , . j
(Continued on Page Eighty I
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imn flfimriTniii rni irv
ARB TO APPEAR
Will Help Fayetteville Land
The Armor . Plate Plant If
(By George H. Manning.)
Washington, D. C, Dec. 15. It has
been arranged by Congressman God- (
win for Senators Simmons and Over- ,
man and all the North Carolina con-1
gressmen and a delegation from Fay-
, ,TT., . . . ..
yille and Wilmington people believe
the North Carolina location has won-
derful advantages and will insist the
navy department officials fully investi-
gate North Carolina's proposition be-
Ji,Uinn n r.in
".umg a one.
Congressman Godwin today recom-
menaea acpomimeni ot -i i . rnquay
i i . n 1 1 -n
postmaster at Islington to succeed ing today either at the : V
J. E. Ligon. "or Statn DenartmenL
; . ' . .
Further Slump Takes Place on
New York, Dec. 15. The stock
market experienced another feverish
session of violent liquidation, being
attributed to continued apprehension
over the effect of possible peace on
Ithe earnings of" munition, steel and
I kindred concerns. Losses ranged from
3 to 12 points under yesterday low-
st quotations, with 32 1-2 ror Beth-
lehem bteei. it was the third severe
downward movement since Tuesday.
nnntirmeri pvtrpmplv spnsittvp.
siderable facto British aggression
again contributed to the enormous of-
ferings, which taxed the machinery of
In the opinion of some observers
the peace developments served as an
PTfonsp pathpr than n rpason for nart
u'"-- ""f wi ,
It is pointed out that the market be-
came top-heavy as the result of large
and unwieldy bull . accounts, which
made it easily susceptible or voluner-
able to untoward events.
Another important-factor is the at- cause Germany has repeatedly, refus
titude of local banking interests, ed such suggestion even to the point
which expressed disapproval of furth- it was aid, of threatening to withdraw:
er market excesses 'and was shown from the second Hague conference if
by sharp scrutiny of peculative stocks the subject was pressed. : - S. ;
and loan. ' More of the neutral European dlplo-
United States Steel was again the.' mats have asked their governments to
outstandfng feature, almost 400,000 authorize them' to assure President,
shares changing hands before noon Wilson of support in any move deslgn
at an extreme loss of 4 1-2: There ed to bring about consideration not tho
xoaa oToatpr wpaVnpus in Tndus-
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selu-;"" - 7". . .7. .
international raper. saies totaiiea
VILLA READY TO QUIT.
El Paso, Texas, Dec.
Francisco Villa, through . repre-
- - t, - ,
tares to the United States and hasf
continue killing Americans " in
Mexico, it was announced today
by government. agents here. .,
No Action Until Lloyd-George
j i ''. Has Had His Say In House
I : of Commons
Had Always Fought DisarmaL-c
ment Notes; Ready ; to Go
Forward Lansing Confers .
With The President-Neii-v
- ... - . . .1 "'. ' . ', I".'',."
trajs Busy. . v.l v' ;';
Washington, D. C., .Dec! lS.-rPres-
ident WHson vrill probably not Anally ,
determine on any formal stip In con-
nection with the T peace proposal of ,the
central powers until after David Lloyd :
George, the British prime minister, :
has spoken in the House or commons .
Tuesday. ' 'v ';V -''- '.'j';".
In the meantime through then Amer-
lean diplomatic representatives in the
capitals of the entente powers the AnJV
1 A 111 i' 1n
ericau Buveruuieui w "
, , . . . . . . ,
touch with the situation. ,
ino iormai comment was iorincom
- . . . . .
. . , .
It is known to be the view of most v
cab'net members that the American '
government 8h0ttld move cautiously '
go as tQ do nothing that will Imperil '
its influence for peace. President '
Wilson is known to- attach great im-, '
portanc0 to . the possibility, of estab-.
.... . .. . '.- . 1 . " ' ' .'
rshlng an association to maintain
BftJasrlMay :Wfore.i foe Leagued id
In the same speech , the - President
I said the American people believed "
firmly in every people having right to
choose the Bovereignty under which :c
they shall live and that the small
states of the world shall have the .
same respect for their sovereignty and
for their territorial integrity that the .
great and powerful nations expect and
insist on. -
j secretary Lansing early today held
. hiS flrst personal conference with "
President Wilson since the peace pre
of the central powers was made ,
pubiic. He said the formal note from
Germany and Austria-Hungary might 5
gQ forward befpre night and that as
Drobablv the President would take no .
lndependent action until after Premier
D vW TJovd-George had spo"ken.v the
note probably would be accompanied ,:
onl b a formal note of transmission.,
After nJg conference with President .
'Wilson Secretary Lansing said the ;
pOSition of the American government '
1 - j
naa not ueeu uuuujr ueic4.iuwu uu , ,
..... . . ." j . r. ' .'
tnar rnn note irom 1 urnev uau not
indications that while .
th prPRident would still await for. ex
nroaainn nt thp ottltnde of the en-J
t . ... f t kI ftny formai'
11 '. '
!$tep ne had up his mind sufQ.'t
clently on hls general policy tb-d!vf-'
lt withthe cabinet ' ' "
. .. . . -
' n. . . . . . ... m t '
man embassy tnat at least partial ais-
armament would be one of the thinss
taken up at the peace confernece at-
tracted the widest attention , among
government officials and diplomats. It
was accounted doubly interesting be-
offer directed to peace
rpasons thev decline to permit' dis-
closure of their Identity. If is tinder-'
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be developed by the respective - cabi
nets and rules.
Among the neutrals the view lsttav
fleeted that thesupport of President
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fold. The neutral diplomats are t cer
tain that the weight of the ; collective
opinion and wishes of the , neutrals.
neaded by the United. States, will -
ner.essariiv aemana tne greatest con-
8ideration and should Joint action hot
act on his own initiative later. J
The German, embassy, is without ad
ditional advices of any kind - today..
Count von Bernstorff made( no appoint-1
ment to see Secretary Lansing.; . 1;