13 FEBRUARY 1915, Page 2

The Note to Germany similarly cannot be discussed with advantage

till the full text is published, but we observe the statement by the Associated Press that its main object is to obtain further elucidation of the German minatory statement as to neutral shipping and submarine attack. Though couched in very friendly terms, the Note is said to make it clear that an attack upon a vessel flying the American flag before it is definitely ascertained that the use of the flag is fictitious "would be gravely viewed and- might produce serious complications." The Associated Press intimates that further representations depend upon the German answer