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Portsmouth Weekly Times (Newspaper) - February 27, 1915, Portsmouth, Ohio London, Feb. We are obliged. ta say. at once 'that there .can .be no" bargaining on this. says the Westminister Gazette, in're- ..the American BE NO BARGAINING, _'__ ....._ __ r NEWSPAPERS notes tov Great Britain and Germany concerning the situation .which has grown oat of Germany's zone decree. The editorial continues "The presture of our power, is 'a perfectly '.ilegiti-' mate operations of war GOT -many had full warning from her L; own must 'happen if she risked prolonged1 war with' a super-lor sea power By making grain supplies public property "and-stilrinore-by jratting her population on rations, she entitles .us to treat these as contraband "of- ..war. Ori'hor own principle of. limited consumption; the supplies of the civil population could not be increased in the manner suggested.- The would be to leave .-the government largo supplies for military purposes; "Who can suppose, that' if the positions were reversed and Germany were tho sea power she would listen to such a proposition if made by us? It may bo a German necessity to win the war by starving, her popula-.tion, but it cannot be on us to facilitate her scheme of saving her civilian population from liabilities 'which she ately incurred on their be half." S. SEEKS TO HALT RETALIATORY ACTS OF BELLSGEREJVTS Washington, Feb. interest is being manifested in official and diplomatic quar- ters hero in the outcome of negotiations on the part of the Washington government with the Brit- ish and German governments with a view to.ending danger' to American shipping in the retalia- I lory measures of the European belligerents towards each other. The United Slates, through its latest proposals, seeks to secure tho elimination by Gel-many of its naval war zone an'd the adop- tion by the belligerents of a definite policy regarding food to civilian population. Officials here are said to...be somewhat encouraged over the manner in which the proposals have been received by the Brit- ish government which has- sitb- mitted them to her allic-vFrance and Hussia. Unofficial ad vices re- ported Germany as inclined to accept the proposals, although it was said that German officials did not believe Great Britain make concessions. London, Feb. propos als of Washington to Great Brit ain and which iu Lon don arc assumed to embrace the abandonment of Germany's self dcolarod war zone and tho adop lion hy the belligerents of aomo definite policy regarding food- fltuffs for tho civilian populations have noticeably quickened tho public interests both in this coun- try and in Germany in this deli- cate situation. Tlii! British press in general is restrained ill tone, but tile nver- HKC Englishman, plainly .resents what ho considers n hint ill an nt- ionipt to interfero with the wliifi' hlnnltndn of should Great Britain care 1o en- force this with her KUII powers. In the ineanu'liilo Great Hritain still lioKls off from declaring food des- tined to Germany to lie contra- Inincl. Jt is believed, if this step is (liken, Unit it will he postponed until tho American proposal lias been discussed at length. How the British eabinet feels nltoul this matter would appear to luivc been plainly indicated hy tho ulntcmcnls made hy foreign Sec- retary Gray, Premier Asquith and Kirst Lon! the Admiralty Onii-chill, all of whom have more (linn hinted that dramatic' retalia- tory measures might be expected kt iiny moment. Uiulon, Feb. troops have reinvaded Bukowiua re-occupied Sadagora, on the niilrond four miles north of Cairnowitz, according to a dis- liatcli received by the Evening from Mamornita, iu Itu- uinnin. Coluiiilius, Feb. of Hninillon comity dclpgntion shortly before llm convening tlio suasion toilny not to intro- 'lare rcsoiu. Imn fur mljoiirnincnt Jlnrch 19, Itopivsentntivo Ycatnlim present .vwlonlny nnrl Tuos- Tlipy hold the resolution jw introiluction in the curly future, Mirevcr, it Was snid. BECKER ASKS FOR NEW TRIAL Berlin, Feb. "has been made known-up to tho pres- ent time of the conference of Ger- man statesmen last night to dis- cuss the American identical notes on marine warfare and. the food- ing of civilian populations sent by tho United States government to both Great Britain and Ger- many. The meeting was held in tho res- idence; of Dr. Von Bothmann- the imperial chancellor. Among tho statesmen present was Gottlieb von Jagow. tho-foreign minister. GERMANS FORT1F I .Washington, Feb. I the
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