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   Waterloo Evening Courier (Newspaper) - March 3, 1917, Waterloo, Iowa                             IN THE SPRINGTIME WATERLOO REAL ESTATE is given a good movement by Courier ".want" ads and "Builders' Courier Established 1858. 1868. ASSOCIATED PRKSS UEASEU WIRE. AND WATERLOO DAILY REPORTER FORECAST. March Fair and much colder tonight; cold wavfc- i" east and central portions; rising temperatures in northwest. W A T K H LOO. Cong ress American Woman Heroine of the Lacohia u Foreign Minister in Statement Defends tempt at Intrigue in Mexico, Holding It Justi- ned by Anticipation of to friendly" Attitude of "Treachery" on American nies Receipt of Overtures. j 1 Guadalajara, Hex., March Candido .Agiiilar, the pro- visional minister of foreign relations, today formally denied that the Mexican government, had been ap proached by Germany with the object of forming- an alliance hostile to the United States. The statement ffiven but by the I.raxican foreign minister says: "The government of Mexico has not received in behalf of the gov- ernment of Germany any proposal' for an alliance looking toward I war with the United States." Session, President's Pledge -f riT-irv i i Gift! STIR IN EO ftS 5ES5 Outbreak of Spotted Typhoid in Prison Camp Makes Deten- tion of Men Necessary. Dutch and Danisli Papos .Regard Revelation as Biggest Sen- sation of the War Official Red Tape Blamed for De- lay; Washington Demands Immediate Release. (vl" '-0 The GS Americans who brought lo Gormanv ers on boar' VaiTowdjilp REJOICE AT FAILURE OF BERLIN'S DIPLOMACY Brazilian Press Denounces Car- ranza ;is Tool of Berlin; Say the Chief Will Pav. President to Take Oath at Capitol Sunday] Washington. Man-h 3__.j ('resident. Wilson will iaUo oath ol office Tor Hproml tern; in his room ai the cnpitol ;il ru-on Sun- day, it will bo administered hy Uilpf .Instice White of the supreme court. WUson plans to go to! fdiortly before noon lo: tul therefore decided it; London. March Secretary' Zimmenimnrrs instruc- tions to the German minister to as published in the United States, are admitted" in Berlin to have been correctly quoted, accoiv'l- -ing to. a dispart 1o Reutyr-V from the OHpital hy- way of Amsterdam. The dispatch :quotcs the following telegram received in Amster- dam from Berlin on Friday nnd which was apparently sent by the bureau, the semi-official German news a gene ANTICIPATED WAR WITH THE U. S. "The American press contains reports about instructions, from of foreign affairs to >nunistryv'in., .pity> in.the event that Germany, after the proclamation of unre- stricted submarine warfare, failed to. keep the United These reports arc based on the following facts: After the decision had beca taken to begin unrestricted submarine .warfare on Feb. I. we bad to reckon, in view of the previous attitude of the American government, with the possibility of conflict with the United States. That this calculation was right is proved by the fact that the American government severed diplomatic relations with Germanv socm after the proclamation of a barred zone and asked other neu- trals to follow her example. DUTY TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS '-Anticipating these possibilities, it was not only the but also the duty of our governmentto take precautions in event of war with the United order to balance if possible the adhesion to our foes of a new enemy. The German minister at itexico therefore was instructed in the middle of January that; in the event of the United States declaring war he should offer to the Mexican government an alliance and arrange further details These instructions, by the way, expressly directed the ministers to make no advances to the Mexican government unless he knew For a cer- tainty that America was jroing to declare war "TREACHERY" BY SOMEBODY the American government received information of the instructions sent by a secret way to Mexico is not known. It appears however, that the only must have been treachery' was committed on American Zimmermann, Defending Plot Note, Asserts Germany Had Cause to Consider U. S. Hostile stationed at Fort Delaware. Dei. is 1 being hailed by English and Amen- narns the last woman to K .ira coma. Mrs. the first of j boat by Captain Irvine' Tlse 1 labile (via London Murch -The news ot' thn German intrigue in Mexico wuso.d a sensation here. It JK regarded as a stroke of great good I'orhme for the cause of the entente T he delay j.s for j !tm' its immensely st.rctiKthening the hands of President Wilson. The Amsterdam Iiundclsblnd speaks i of von Hernglorlf's "cnixv intrigue' 8 vising him closing- hours of congress. Wilson has decided lo lake in front confined in i, rn win, tho capJtol w oath or as ;tl no s lie ceremony been Republican Leaders Consent to Passage of Emergency Naval and Armed Neu- trality Measures.' LAFOLLETTE FIGHT MAY BLOCK VOTE Mujusbodo says: black magic of contemplated. invitations for! at the enpil.ol have' members of Mr. Wtl- will he with him, ad-; on liills passed in the 1S-V is in ton eli Americans and if there is break of ,hc disease among bill of health win be is. .ary reasons. A> Span- and Ihc Kofterdam I set.-ret diplomacy beats anything hith- AIr' has decided erto seen. Now that the cards are oa'" ;LKain on Monday I _ _ Measure May Fail to Thru; Extra Session Spring Probable to Finish Program. in HM> oW- ISOEFENDiTSIN the frontier inside a week WI'V CONSULS DIOTAIMJJ) Hie four American consuls SirayBlrcd "ner the Vi between Germany the United States are still here government is awaiting i tinonle ai in appointments Rrp Von Hoetzendorf, One of War's! Michael Boyd and 12 Aids Leading Figures, Retired by an Imperial Decree. Prison Term and Fine for Boycott Activities. i tier, any London. Charles of March Austria has Emperor dismissed sudden transfer of ials and the customary uc overcome suggested e advisability of remaining- in Germany rath- being detained at the fion- aw-aUing; assurances that their hc frec inn n officials still here ry C. A. Da mm. order- on the table the German game, in- S stead of being grandiose, appears j merely srotesijijo. The diplomatic i i trump card is beaten and its player j loses the gam'e." iSKJCS IMI'LO.MATIC DKKKAT The Amsterdam Van Den Dag judges the'failure of the German maneuver a diplomatic defeat of far i reaching consequences, which will do i immense harm to Germany now and 1 especially iu her fviture relations; j with Ameriea. The Hague TsMeliw f.'onrant referring to Germany'.'; j i "double game." nfiks if it hazarded "this wildest move because it felt cornered now that it was confronted by a new This paper, in the light of the present revelations, inci- j j dentally congratulates European neu- trals on their wisdom in holding! aloof when President Wilson invited i J'hem to support his action against. j Germany in regard to the unrest.net- ed submarine campaign. ClfANClK TOWARDS JAPAN of the capitol just before he delivers his inaugural address. PRESENT EDBTBILL Amendment to Postal Makes Shipment of Liquor Into State Illegal. Washington, D. -The armed neutrality bill was run- rung a neck and neck race with time m congress today. Democrat i leaders were aiming- to get it thru somehow before the session ends .at noon tomorrow, but were not entirely sure of the position of the opposition. It was evident on all sides that j the situation had forced other lee--' lislafcion into an eleventh hour jam where much of it would be i sacrificed. Measure j Washington, D. C., March 3 [President Wilson has no intention Field Marshal von Hoetzendorf, Aus- -The Copenhagen (via London J. March trian chief of staff, according to a Jury Center's by way j _ The defendants are C. Innes i Const business agents "of' of Amsterdam. Baron Strauze'nber succeeded von Hoetxendorf i ____ luuruoers ot The oeen one of the leading military fig-i and maintenance of a ures of the dual.kingdoiu for a nurn-j alleged that acts of v.nn i i bpr nf onri __ )___._.... "y ILLS 01 vandalism. Brown. Mannheim to ber of y an by Ulc outbreafc of thejiifacturers who from obtaining .of strikes, and kopt outside i present w., News while agro really "revealed a plot' when it told that the United States last year suggested to other Ameri- news republics common action against Germany and her allies. Thw Foreign Secretary I L" 'hc asked by a staff member of the Prensa Berlin (via -wireless to -March following -was given out today by the Overseas agency, (the official German Overseas News Agency about tbe English report that "a German plot had been revealed to get Mexico to declare war against the United States and to secure Japan's aid against tbe United States. Secretary Zimmer- mann answered: J Tvith the interpretation given for in- stance, by an American newspaper- man Edward Price, in Berlin and London, who said that the United States -was waiting only for the prop- er moment in order assist the entente. Constantiiie's Grain Ship U-Boat Victim London. March Tel- egram company says the steamship tons gross. tioned by ti were found guilty. members, also on motions .v will fix the penalties IS LKAOKR Michael J. Boyle'is trial. have theBe hv   T- -i sent fo Germany bj the Onilcd States on Wednesday. Glad Rites to Mark Death of Old Congress U. C.. .March larioiiB scenes probably will raark final hours of tonichi'K oongress- in the The startling revelations regard- ;r; ing Germany's intrigues in Mexico which come, as the National Tidene says, like a bomb explosion in the international political situation, have recalled attention to the attitude of. a certain section of the German press j during the last few weeks or even months. Thc wrathful tone of all ref- i to Japan after the seizure of Kiait Chau has long since given way f.o less hostile reference and from the moment when the entry of the United States .into the war became a possi- bility because of the submarine issue, the idea of an attack by Japan on America was taken up by several German newspapers. AVAR'S BKJCJKST SKXSATIOX ment to that ot taking any action that would j bnng on war with Germany unless i congress is summoned in an. extra i session. This was communicated to the senate late today by repre- repre- PresitJent Wilson today signed the I sentatives of the president who postofT.ce appropriation bill contain- I takes thp Jf tne stlon Ing the "bone dry" prohibition pro. vision. that if no, extra- The "bone dry" provision of the postal bill is far-reaching. At least 1 4 states which have pro- hibition lawa. but do not prohibit the importation of certain quantities of vt. ii 01 liquor for personal use: will be made Session- ordinary crisis arises it will not be necessary to call an extra session before late in the spring, and then only to pass any appropriation bills which may fail at the present bone dry by the new law. The president today continued ef j, ijiesiuent today cont State legislation, recently passed, Torts to persuade Republican lhe t0 lo the passage of needeHp: jpropnatton bills during the present The bill prohibits delivery in session. These senator? present the w I I liquor advertising in states which prohibit such advertising TOW A NOW TJONB DRV their argument that congress should remain in session because of the Ger- j man situation was not logical because been torpedoed and sunk by a Ger-! man submarine. i New Zeppelin Burns During Speed Trials; GRRMAS POSITION j stated that Americans from the "You understand that it is irapos- 1 beS'nning of the war really parttci- l for me to discuss the facts of this 'revealed plot' just at this mom- end and under these circumstances. 1 therefore may be allowed t.o limit my ansver to what is said in the English reports, which certainly are not in- spired by sympathy with Germany. The -'English report expressly states that Germany expected and wished to remain on terms of friendship with the United States but that we had prepared measures of defense in case the United SVat.es declared war igainst Germany. T fail to see how a 'plot' is inspired by unfriend- liness on our part. It would mean pated in it by putting the immense resources of the United States at the i entente's disposal, and that Amerl-jHn. on speed trials at Ghent he carried an umbrella, loosely fold- eel. into which those submitting to i contributions while' standing casual- 1> at the bar of thc saloon where ho made his headquarters. Boyle rose to power in ion whrn it: is alleged, he drove out of business Tnh nral 376" OT T r -iu was business agen? )Vnote Crew Is round that the stat-' -UIR of limitations had run out ,againsr Nichols, and he afterwards Defame the principal witness for thp prosecution. ine on Us way with old tirno sonps One of the singing leaders of past years will be missing. Rpprpanntaiive Conry of New York, who died here was one of the best tenor the assembly. the impromptu program oc the sespion's end in the senate. -n logical oecause DCS Monca, March went he naturally would take no action bone dry today, regardless of what i fading to a declaration of war with- action may be taken by the the co-operation of t.ure and regardless whether anv president was represented further action at all is taken, accord-i feeling deeply the implication back ing to officials of the state depart- the effort to force an extra session ment of justice, who asserted that! He desires the important appropria" he signing by President Wilson, of I bills passed at this sesgion so Ihp nncsttil.Kill w T-> IP__-_.. at; sesson the postal vbill. with the Reed "bone that if an extra session is forced Smoke Diamond .loo, QOfl to the last pis IT. London. .March new Zeppe- _ i v.. i i o Crt-Uirni 1 TiJT T-k rsJsHSHSS ing that time much more efficient received by Telegraph, company the Exchange y way of Copen- ,VOT, this Amer-i crew of the Zeppelin perished reported the facts their airship 8nd that two exactly we were at a loss to judge in satisfactory fashion, since we were more or .less completely cut off from communication with the United -who witnessed the disaster were rested and taken to Germany. U. S. HOSTILE But tbere were other facts w birb nothing but that we would use means But tbere were other facts w birb universally- admitted in war, in to confirm this and similar the United States fleclared war. RBASOX TO EXPECT WAR "The most important part of assurances. Everybody Knows these facts and T need not repeat them. _____ .--------the (CoxrnsruED alleged plot is its condition and form The whole 'plot' falls flat to the ground in case the United States does not declare war against us. And if we .really, as the report alleges, consid- ered the possibility of hostile acts of thewUnited States against ws. then we really had reasons to do so. ox PAGE TWELVE Naval Bill toConference; Hope for An Agreement Washington. D. C.. March naval bill, carrying ?535.000.000 and C. I.. Hampton, former business business agent of   the Ximmermann note to Mexico. O It was said that under the present i For a while, it was said it looked says "In spite of the ingenuity i statutes, both state and federal im-ias tho the administration's efforts to of tho Mafliiavnllis of Germany it is i portation of liquor into the slate in Ket action on the army appropriation beyond doubt that tho proposition to anv manner and for any purpose i oiil' the mHitary academy bill and. a make Gen. Carranz.a a tool of Berlin j w5th the inception of and few other important measures would is fortunately unsuccessful. Tbe du- sacramental, is illegal. i he successful, but finally two or three plicity of Carranza hn.s been oppor- 'of the Republican leaders would not nt5 J] Bernstorff Named consent to such an arranse- f or the Reichstag engaged in an intrigue against the' derstood that the foreign situation I nited States and from which tho i Amsterdam f via London) March" i Wils the PrinciPal subject dealt with 9; witK the s XXSK from consenting tho invitation of Argentina." A Kpoca "hi (his intrigue which might rovrr with blood Ameri- can Foil, thc egotipm of (Ion. Carran- za is an rHct. Carranza would not hesitate to ?et all America on fire. The energetic attitude of tbo United States in demanding satis- factory explanations proves that Car- ranza's infamy may cost him dear." to the Telegraaf. Stnokc El Tovar. 5c cigar, (advertisement) VtiTT, SHIP'S SAILINGS. Madrid (via March 3.__ The cabinet has decided to prohibit transmission of news concerning the movement of merchant, vessels to and from Spanish ports. El Vcrso. a groat. lOc Cigar. GKORV DEARER; IT'S DUE TO PATRIOTISM. New York. March dealers say that the great de- mand for "old glory" since the beginning of Germany's unre- stricted submarine warfare has caused a temporary shortage of supply and increased prices 25 per rent. Wooden and steel flag- poles also cost from one-third to one-half more than a year ago. THREE mULS Washington, D. C., March (legislative situation in congress to- day, according to the most optimistic estimates, indicated that senate Re- publicans had determined to limit ac- tivities [or the remainder of the ses- sion to the following: Final passage naval appro- priation bill. Approval of the house reso- lution for a j bond issue. Enactment of armed neutral- j ity bill. H Republican leaders, however, without assurance from Senator Follette. who may oppose the neutrality measure. orrosK OTHER MKASURKS Republicans were determinedv   

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