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THE BEND BULLETIN
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BULLETIN r 1
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FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH GERMANY ENDED
President Announces Decision to Secretary Lansing this
Morning; Gerard Ordered Home, and Von Bernstorff
Will Leave Washington at Once; United States Has
Been Making Preparations for Several Weeks Pastj
WILSON DECIDED ON
Is Ready to Sever Diplomatic Relations
With Other Central Powers
GREAT CONSTERNATION AROUSED IN WASHING
TON BY EXECUTIVE'S ACT NAVY YARDS
ARE PLACED ON WAR BASIS.
f By Robert J. Bender,
(lly t'lillisl Vrt'H In Tho Hull)' itullcllii.)
WASHINGTON, I). C, Feb. 3. President Wilson has
definitely decided to break diplomatic relations with Ger
many. He called Secretary Lansing to the White House
this morning and announced his decision. The President
' addressed a joint session of Congress this afternoon to
.announce the break.
Friendly relations between the United States and Ger
many are definitely ended. Ambassador Gerard has been
ordered home, and von Bernstorff was given his passports,
to enable him to leave at once for Germany.
' The actual declaration of war depends on Germany. It
was learned today that the United States has been rushing
preparations for several weeks.
President Wilson decided on the break yesterday morn
ing but delayed the announcement pending final settle
ment of all details. He is ready to break with the other
nations of the Central EuroDean alliance, if they wage un
restricted submarine warfare. The news of Wilson's
action has aroused the greatest consternation at the cap
The Navy Department has issued orders that all out
siders be barred from the navy stations. The League
Island navy yard has been placed on a war basis. The
American liner St. Louis, scheduled to sail to Liverpool
today from New York, cancelled the sailing.
Von Bernstorff was handed his passports at 1 :57 o'clock
, this afternoon. He announced that the Swiss Minister to
the United States would represent German interests here
, after. He refused to answer questions, saying, "I am only
a private citizen."
The departments of State and Justice,. arc cooperating
to halt bomb plots. Officials conferred today and instruct
ed all Federal district attorneys to watch suspects care-finly.
Senator Thomas introduced a resolution in the upper
House, authorizing a $500,000,000 bond issue, to enable
the government to prepare to fight.
In his joint address before Congress, Wilson first re
viewed the whole situation,
. icon-German diplomatic correspondence following the
torpedoing of the Sussex, and then announced that all
diplomatic relations were severed on account of the new
submarine order. He charged that Germany "deliberately
withdrew her solemn assurance given in the imperial
. government's note of May, 1916."
He said, "This government has no alternative consistent
: with the dignity and honor of the United States, but to fol-
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iuw me courtic vyuh.ii it ucvioicu m upm, wuuiu ue
followed unless Germany abandoned her submarining
! methods." v
j He asserted that he could not make himself believe that
Germany would be effected by the abandonment of sub
marining methods, or that Germany intended to abandon
the ancient friendship and solemn obligations to this coun
try and kill American citizens on the seas. He asked all
neutrals to follow America's course.
'if American ships and lives are to be sacrificed, I shall
take, the liberty of coming before Congress again," the
rrosldont mated, "to ask for author
Uy to use any means necessary lor
tho protection of our soamen. We
can do nothing loss."
It is believed that ho meant ho
; would sanction and doclnre war. Tre
mendous cheering on both sides of,
the chamber and gullory followed
jhia speech. .Socrot service men sitr
irtnmdod the ProBldont during his ap
pearance before Congress. Tho Jus
tices of the Supremo Court hoard the
'upeoch. Tho diplomatic and exocu
tlVo gnllorlos wore jammed, and the
nltuntlon was most tonso.
I'rosldont Wilson wont directly af
tnrwnrrt Into conforonaa with Secre
tary of War Baker, and Soorotary of
'ithe Navy Daniels. The Stnto, War,
and Navy building was cloaod to all
" Spain will handle American dip-
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reading portions of the Amer-
It wns nnnouucml this mornliiR by Guy II. Wilson, contractor anil builder of the Ilend high school's now building, and Superintendent F- Tliordarsoa
that tho high school students will occupy their now study home on Mlcoln's birthday. Tho above Illustration shows tho architect's drawing of the struc
ture, as it will appear when all the units are complete. At this time, only the east wing and main auditorium have been erected. Th structure lsj
considered to be one 61 the most modern of tho ono story school building In tho state.
WAR WOULD LEAVE
IN BUSINESS WAY
Finance anil Induntrlra Nwd Krur
No Immediate Effect, Drxturo
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That tho sovurlng of diplomatic
relation between tho United Stalm
and Germany, will leave Ucnd prac
tically untouched, from an economic
standpoint, was tho unanimous opin
ion of mnn representative of bunking
and Imlustrlul affulrs, who wore In
terviewed today. Business will bo
III no way effected, wan their belief.
From a financial standpoint. Bond
need have no apprehenBlon even In
event of actual war according to E.
M. I.ara. cannier of the First National
hunk. "We haven't really felt tho
effect of the Kuropean war, aa yet,"
ho aald, "and this would acem to
Indicate that tho effect of a war In
which our own country might bo In
volved, would alao be alow. In reach
ing uh, I ea no reason why public
confidence should not remain undi
minished, for with tho federal re-
serve system, there la ample facility
for taking care of all Immediate
needs. There la no cause for alarm
for some time to come."
Harry K. llrooks, of the Brooks
Scanlon Lumber Co., aaw no change
for the local lumber industry as the
result of President Wilson's an
nouncement.' "There is no Immediate
apprehenalon to be felt," he said.
"It la difficult to predict what com
plications might arise in the future,
but at present,-conditions should re
main unchanged. Wo have no fbrelgn
trade, and the domestic demand will
A. J. Kroenert, of the Bend Flour
ai.na. stated mat he expected no
luiiueuiato uiieci locaiiy, Dut con
sidered It too early to venture an
opinion. "Wheat wont up In Chicago
four cents today," he said, "and If
any change is noted In Bond it will I
ho In the way of a greater demand
and higher prices reflected from the
eastern markets. There will cer
tainly be no adverse effect." .
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DINING ItOO.M lKtX)RATIOX8
Philip Brooks, of Vancouver, B.
C, owner of the Pilot Butte Inn, ar
rived in Bond this morning and will
romain for soveral days overseeing
many of the details attendant upon
tho completion of the now hotel.
The Interior work Is now well
along toward completion. Carpen
ters are busily engaged In placing
the beam construction, all of which.
has beon artistically stained- and
burnod. Painters today are decorat
ing the main dining room, which ac
cording to Mr. Brooks, will be known
as the Rainbow room. The selection
of this name comes as a result of the
choice of the colors of the rainbow
which are tinted on the cornice close
from border service as a member of
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BEND HIGH SCHOOL TO
PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON.
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From painting by Seymour Tnomaa.
(Iili-f Kxcrutive severs diplomatic relations with Germany and prepares
for possible war.
REACHES HIGH PITCH
: (BrUniUd Pros to' Th Dsllj Bulletin.) '
COPENHAGEN, Feb. 3 Berlin
dispatches reported the greatest ex
citement throughout Germany before
the break of relations with the United
paper, Tldente, said, "Germany
agrees that the worst period of the
war has arrived. Zeppelin raids will
To Pick Dodge Car Winner
LIST OF CANDIDATES
Miss Francis Steidl, Bend
Miss Mabel Bixby, Prineville
Miss Lucile Parsons, Redmond
Miss Ruth Bayley, Tumalo
Miss Cora Bates, Bend
Mrs. Mable E. Lara, Bend
Miss Edith Masten, La Pine ....
Mrs. J. A. Eastes, Bend - -Miss
Cosina Mueller, Bend ....
Judges of the Contest.
P. M. NASH, Superintendent of
Schools, Redmond, -
GUY LA FOLLETTE, Editor
Crook County Journal, Prineville.
H. E. ALLEN, Brooks-Scanlon Co.,
The gentlemen above have signi
fied their willingness to act as judges
of The Bulletin subscription contest,
and on the, evening of Monday, Feb
ruary 12, they will point the hand to
One of the ladies In the list will
be the proud owner of a Dodge car.
Which one it will be will be decided
by the Judges, after the compilation
of the returns on the closing day.
With only four days remaining of
the double vote offer, the different
candidates are redoubling their ef
forts and pouring in subscriptions to
BE OCCUPIED FEBRUARY 12.
TORPEDOED AT SEA
(Br United Pros to Tbt Dilr Bulletin.)
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. It to re
ported that the American steamer
Housatinlc has been torpedoed and
has been sunk. The nature of the
affair that caused the Incident has
not been learned.
The Bulletin list.
Promptly at the close of the double
vote offer the judges will install
In The Bulletin office a ballot box
which will be locked and sealed. The
key will remain in the hands of the
Judges and the box at The Bulletin
office, and each candidate will make
her report of the last few days on
report sheets furnished at the office
expressly tor that purpose. The re
ports will be placed in the ballot box
by the candidate or her representa
tive, and In no case will assistance
in the preparation of the report be
given, beyond the original instruc
tions. What Ihe reports show will be
known on,ly to the candidates, no
one connected with The Bulletin
having any information on the subject.
AS WA 00 S
NEW YORK IS WHIRL
WIND OF PATRIOTISM.
Warships at Philadelphia and Nor.
folk Train Guns on Interned
German Vessels Guards
are Placed on Bridges.
( Br United Press to The Dailj Bulletin.)
NEW YORK, Fab. 3. The stock
market boomed today on receipt of
word of the President's action. The
unexpected turn caught a Gennaa
house selling short in anticipation
of a severe break in quotations. Wall
street is flag-bedecked, and the en
tire city is a whirlwind of patriotic
Special guards have been estab
lished at bridges and city acque
ducts. Customs officers and agents
of the Department of Justice have
prepared a definite plan of action
In the event of hostilities. The na
ture of the plan Is not divulged.
RAIDERS GUARDED t
(Br United Preaa to The Dmilr Bulletin.) .' !
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3. Tho
dreadnaught North Dakota trained
its guns on the German raiders Prinx
Eltel Friedrich. and Kronzprini WU
helm today. . Officers of the dread
naught said that it was merely
GERMAN STORES BURN
(Br United Pren to The DmUr Bulletin.)
NEW LONDON, Feb. 3. A carga
of stores here, awaiting shipment om
the Deutschland, is burning. The
fire started immediately after the
diplomatic break with Germany was
APPAM IS WATCHED
(Br United Preu to The Daily Bulletin.) '
NORFOLK. Va.. Feb. 3. United
States afficials seized the Interned.
German prize ship Appam, here to
day. Dozens of representatives of
the navy "and of the Customs De
partment boarded the steamer. A.
revenue cutter trained its guns on
SOLDIERS HEAR NEWS.
(Br United Press to The Dailr Bulletin.)
COLUMBUS, N. M., Feb. 3. The
news of the break was flashed to
General Pershing today, and the
army camps were electrified. It was
officially declared that preparatory
orders have already been issued.
WILL SERVE TO A HAN, IF CAIJ.
IS MADE J. 8ALZMAN, FOR- '
MERLY OF REGULARS, WRITRS
If war is actually declared with
Germany, following the diplomatic
break between that country and the
United States, ex-soldlers whs are
living in Bend will offer their ser
vices to a man. This was the state
ment this morning of J. Salsman,
Spanish-American war veteran, who
was enlisted in Company I, Four
teenth Regular Infantry.
"There are a number of Spanish.
war veterans In Bend and the vicin
ity," he said, "and while I have not
conterrod with any of them as yet,
I know that every ono will be ready
to anBwor the call to arms, if it
should go that far."
Mr. Salzman has received no word
as yet from army headquarters, but
It writing today to Major Welch, of
the Oregon . National Guard, to as
certain if he can be of service in any
we.y-1-. , .... .... . '
Ray DeArmond, rccontly returned
READY FOR WAR
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