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VOL. XLVI. NO. 237.
OMAHA, THURSUAY MORNING, MARCH 22, 1917- FOURTEEN PAGES.
On Tnl. it Mi.
Km Sti.Hi. JK., if.
SINGLE CO?Y TWO CENTS.
FEDERAL AID ROAD
AND NEW CAPITdL
BILLS PASS HOUSE
Opposition-to Two Big Meas
ures falls in Lower Body
. and Both 4o Through
FORMER CARRIES $600,000
Levy of .67 Mill Provided With
Which to Build Capitol ,
TAYLOR ABSENT FROM CITY
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March v 21. (Special.)
This was sUrely boosters' day in the
' 1ower branch of the Nebraska legis
lature. The federal aid road bill' and
the measure for a wing on the capitol
both were passed.
The federal aid road- bill, House
Roll No. 722. had been amended so
that it carried a special tax levy of .65
of a mill, which is estimated to raise
about $640,000 for the biennium. The
bill went through with such a- strong
support that even its friends were sur
prised. The vote stood 78 for. -with
only 18 against, those against being
as follows: . . .
Auten, Jafoe, Pail, Gorml.y, Howard.
Krich. IvMigh. l,emar. l.tnctt, McAllister,
Mcarw. Allllft, Norton. Odlerinan, i Parkinson,
Ri.arhli-k, .Snuffer, Trft,'e$-,-H.
Aiaent and not voting: Behrens, Fulls,
Harris (Buffalo), Jacobaon, Regan, Seselke,
Shannon, Swanaon. Taylor, Trumbla. 19. ;
' ': Capitol Bill Follows. M
WiOi the good feeling still existing
over the passage of the federal road
bill, the house took up the Richmond
bill for the building of a new east
v. ing to' the state house and put that
over almost as easily, the vote stand
ing 67 to 28, enough to have carried
the emergency clause if it had been
W. J. . Taylor, the bone,nd sinew
rff the opposition, was not present,
having gone to his home at .Merna
on business. Explanation! Were given
of some votes and several changes
from the former vote in committee of
Mr. Tracewell, in telling the house
why he was for the bill, gave as or
reason that the present state house is
a disgrace to the state of Nebraska.
He ridiculed the idea of relocation for
vthe capitol; celling attention to ihe
fact that this is-the only state in the'
union where the seat.of .government
' is named after President Lincoln.
, -.Votes Are Explained. ., ,v
llr7 Lampert pronounced the pres-
, nt. building "unsafe and unfit to rep
resent the people of Nebraska.'" ,
Mr. Good, who had voted against
the bill a week' ago because of the
v unusually - large appropriations in
' sight for this session, announced that
he would vote for it on account of
the fact that bills carrying $500,000 or
more had been reported by; the finance,
committee -in the meantime for in
, Those opposing the capitol bill
Anderson (Phelps), Auten, Axtelt, Behr
pns, Crontn, Dafoe, Dau, 'Ewing Oormley,
' OTeenwalt, Hopkini, Hoatetler, Keegan,
Kuntzen, Koch, Liggett, Ltndberf, MeAllis
' ter, Olaon, Osterman, Relener, Reneker,
Reynolds, Rleschlck, Seudder, Shaffer, Gtuhr,
Absent and not voting: Fults, Harris (Buf
falo), Jacohaon, Segelke, 'Taylor. 5.
Ask Weather Man if You 1
Jleed to Buy Mfie-Coal
Weather Man Welsh, at the federal
building, celebrated the advent of
spring Wednesday morning by an
swering continuous phone calls.
"Will it be safe to wear my new
spring clothes?" one fair inquirer
. "Do you think I can finish the sea
son without buying more coal?" an-"
other person queried.
No complaints were registered on
the passing of winter, and folks acted
upon the forecast of warmer by don
ning new spring clothes.
, . The Weather-
For Nebrmka Unsettled ; colder Treat
Tempentvni at Omah Yeetcrday.
Hour. - Dp.
tU,' 1 7 . m 86
rl 5d 9 u m ;....
-j 10 a. m..... i. 46
iffm L 11 m ow
m r T in..... 63
1 d. m 67
L 2 p. m. 59
F I p. m. 61
o , 4 p. m 62
V s p. m k....63
6 p. m..T ...61
7 p m M
I p. TO 65
N; Comparative Local Record.
1U 7. 1916. 1916. 1114.
Hiiheat yeaterday ...63 6 38 26
LoweaU yesterday ,..16, 49 31 14
Mean nmperature ....O 56 16 30
Precipitation 00 T. .01 T.
Temperature and precipitation departure!
from the normal at Omaha alnca March 1,
and compared with the lait two yearn:
Normal temperature ', ..30
Rk-ceea for the day ., .'...10
Total deficiency elr.ee March i J
Normal precipitation .04 Inch
Deficiency or the day '..,.,.. .04 Inch
Total rainfall ilnce March 1...U.2I Inchea
Kxcesa ainc March ., ,47 Inch
Deficiency cor. period, 1116...., ,74 Inch
Sxceae cor. period, 1916 ,, 83 Inch
Report from Station at 7 P. M.
Station and State w Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7 p. m.. ent. . fall.
Cheyenne, clear ,..,.,. B0 ( 63 .00
' Davenport, clear ....,. 64 68 - .00
Denverrcleaf S (f ' .00
Dee Moines, clear 66 , 60 .00
Dodge City, clear 62 6 .00
Lander, cloudy . .. ., ... v .88 42 .00
North Platte, clear 60 61 .00
Omaha, clear 2 .00
Pueblo, ' clear 62. 66 .00
Rapid City, part cfoudy ,..60 64 .
Salt Lake City, anow 36 . 48 '. .16'
Sfinta re, clear 5 64 .00
Jhettdan. anow I..... ......30 43 .01
8toux City, pat cloudy 1$ 80 00
en tln. cloudy t..ii 64 . .0
"X" Indira tea -traca of precipitation. ,
U A. WELSH, Meteorologist. '
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ALLIES RETAKE ..
' .50 MORE TOWNS
Paris War Office Reports
N Rapid Progress in Pursuit
' ot Fleeing Germans.
repulse a Surprise raid
London, March 21. The capture of
forty more villages on the front in
France js announced from British
French Hake Progress.
Paris, March 21. Rapid pr6gress is
"being made by the French in pursuit
of the retreating Germans, the war
office announces. Impotant gains
were made on both tides of the Laon
road, 'ten villages being captured.
After a severe fight iu which heavy
losses were sustained, the French
carried Savriennois castle and the vil
lage of Jussy, about nine miles south
of St. Qucntirr, Skirmisher between
French cavalry and German detach
ments occurred on the Ham-St. Quen
tin road. South of Chauny the French
are occupying the Aillette line and
consolidating their new positions.
German surprise attack in the Cham
pagne was repulsed. -
Stormy Weather Continues. '
London, March 21. The stormy'
weather, with severely cold winds and
frequent snow squalls, Vontinued ijutf-
lng the night tn the regiem over which
tne 'British armies in France are fol
lowing the retreating Germans.' Al
though these conditions add to the
discomfort of field campaigning, Rou
ter's representative at the British
headquarters, telegraphs thev have
had no 1ad effect on the sdrface of
the ground, which in the newly oc
cupied area remains quite practicable
for movements of horse and foot
troops and guns.
Notwithstanding, the work of .de
struction which the Germans are car-
jyine out as -thev withdraw, the Brit.
lysh troops find shelter in the villages
tney occupy. A large proportion of
tne nouses nave been gutted, but in
most oases the walls .remain standing,
so that cover for troops is provided
' Send Civilian Back. ' '
Many places which the British have
taken in the last few days contain
civilian inhabitants and it is reported
that the Germans in evacuating the
towns and villages on the line of re
treat are sending civilians in consid
erable numbers back instead of tor
ward, so that they will not have so
many mouths to feed, i ' ,
The correspondent- reports - tliai
fhef joy of the eivilians at their libera
tion from German x rule is pathetic
and that, instead of leaving provisions
for five days for the civilians, as was
reported," the Germans took the last
loaf from the inhabitants before burn
ing the villages. Apart from the large
proportion of the original population
left at Nesle, the greatest number of
civilians found iij one place thus far
is 400, in Bouvencourt.
No important engagement or
marked change in the line is re
ported today. The Germans appear"
to De tailing DacK more rapidly and
offering less resistance to British.
tyessure between Ham and Peronne,
but turther north their retirement is
uemg cnaracierizea oy more stun
born opposition. In places between
Arras and Bapaume the advancing
British troops are being met with
vigorous machine gun fire, apparently
designed to coveT the retreat of the
German rear guards, inasmuch as the
German machine guns are withdrawn
when Jjiey come under the fire of the
Fighting was reported yesterday
afternoon near Blangy, a suburb of
Arras, which the German front line
trenches skirt, and it appears that the
pivot of the great backward swing
has not reached that city. South of
-Peronne British patrols may be seen
entering smoking villages as lar as
seven miles east of, the Somme. '
Germans Withdraw Jforthtrn Line.
'The possibility of a German with
drawal in the region north of Arras,
extending' into Belgian territory, is
forecasted in a Cfntnal News' dispatch
The dispatch quotes a correspond
ent in northern France as reporting
that the Germans are developing
greatr activity from a ppint north of
L"a Basse canal to a point past the
Franco-Belgian frontier, whiciv he
says, "seems to indicate a withdrawal
of salient lines, - In the direction of
Lens and Douai heavy explosions are
continually heard.. ,
"The same patrol activity which
preceded theVetreat of the southern
front," he adds, "is now observed
north of Arras."
Invitation to Tall$ . -At
Lincoln in June
Oyster Bay, N. V March 21.
Theodore Roosevelt announced to
night that he had accepted an invita
tion from the Commercial club of Lin
coln, Neb., to be its guest at the cele
bration ot the semi-centennial ot Ne
braska's admission to the union, to
be held at Lincoln, June 12, 13 and 14.
He wilt deliver the principal address
at the, celebration. ,
Woman Fatally Burned
-. -While Using Gasoline
Smith .Center, KaAi., March 21.
(Special , Telegram.) While i Mrs.
Florence Fargcy of Lebarton was
cleaning clothes with gasoline today
a vessel on the stove containing some
of the bit exploded and she was en
veloped in flames. A chance caller
put out the fire, but not until Mrs.
Forgy was Jfatally burned and the
home ruined. ,
RIOTS BREAK OUT
111 Ull I VI
frontier - RegimelV Are Be-
ported to Have Left for the
Capital to Preserve
v ' Order. '
Five 'Munitions Factories , in
Dussoldorf Reported Scenes
MEN DEMAND MORE TO EAT
London, March 21. Reuter's Am
sterdam correspondent reports that it
is rumored that serious riots have
broken out in Berlin in connection
with the scarcity of food.
A dispatch from OMenzaal, Hol
land, says persistent rumors are cur
rent of great rioting in Berlin. The
"Frontier regiments are1 reported to
have left for, Berlin to maintain or
A dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph company - from Rotterdam
says: - . i
"Our frontier correspondent under
stands that five munition factories in
Dusseldprf have been the scenes of
strikes during the last ,forty-eight
hours, in protest against the small
rations entailed by the reduction in
the meat, bread and potato allow
ances introduced last week, ihe
workers refused to resume work un
less the food rations are increased."
Omaha Women Go to"
Annual Meeting; of
D. A. R. at Fremont
Delegations from Omaha and Major
Isaac Sadler chapters, Daughters of
the American Revolution, left yester
day afternoon vfor, Fremont for the
annual state conference, which opened
with a banquet last night.
Mrs. George Thacher Guernsey,
Kansas state regent, accompanied her
sister, Mrs. Charles H. Aull of
Omaha, Nebraska regent, to the con
ference. Mrs. Guernsey is a candi
date for the second time for the of
fice of national president general.
! Mrs;- Fir G. Drake of Beatrice 'is
name'd as the most probable candidate
for the state regency, election for
which takes place Friday.
Omaha women in the party were
Mesdames F. R. Straight, A. K. Gault,
Mary Shipman. F. F. Porter, John
Speedie, William Archibald Smith,
Hugh McCulloch, E. E. Stanfield, R.
A. Newell and Miss ' Ruth Ganson.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Curtis
Observe Golden Wedding
Reynolds, Neb., March 21. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Curtis of Hubbell, Neb., celebrated
their golden anniversary today at
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis came from
Tennessee fifty years ago and took
up their homestead near Tate in Paw
nee1 county and lived there for thirty
eight years, and then moved to Hub
bell, where they have resided for the
last twelve years.
The anniversary was eelebrated in
the Methodist church at Hubbell.
Rev. Earl D, Sims of Lincoln, Baptist
state avengclist, officiated at the serv
ice, which consisted of old religious
songs, scripture reading, prayer and
remarks. Five daughters and their
husbands and children, two son's and
their wives and children, forty-eight
descendants, were present, besides
four brothers and sisters et Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis, and their children,
n old-fashioned wedding dinner
was served at the church.
Damage Suit lot Loss
Of Life Is Being Tried
Fairbury, Neb., March 21. (Special
Telegram.) A $25,000-dollar personal
injury1 suit against the Rock Island
railroad for the death of William
Hammond near Fairbury on October
29, 1914fengaged the attention of dis
trict court here today. The action
was brought by Calvin Chapman, ad
ministrator of the estate of Ham-
The prosecution allegss that the
Rock Island was negligent in allow
ing a thicket of dense weeds to grow
up on the crossing and obscure the
view of passers byj
John T. McLean and Hoer C.
Emery, engineer and fireman on the
train, are also defendants in the ac
Fireman Is Killed When
Train Wrecked in Indiana
Fort Wayne, Ind., March 21.
Charles Moat of Toledo, O.. fireman.
was killed,- and several passengers
were siignuy injurcu mis aiternoon
when westbound New York Central
passenger trjin No. 19 ran into a
freight wreck, near Waterloo, Ind.
Thar following, passengers were in
jured: H. M. Moffett, H. A. Valen
tine, both of San Francisco; F. A.
Fisher, Antwerp, S. D., and Dr. F. F.
Rake, Norway, Me, '
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Baum
Visiting in Washington
x ' , (From a Stall Correspondsot.)
Washington, March- 21. (Special
Telegram.) Mr. and Mrs. David E.
Baum and daughter are in Washing
ton, guests at the New Willard.
through a shifting of the program
John A. Munroc, vice president of the
Union facihc, will not take the stand
in the valuation investigation now
going on Mjcforc tomorrow and pos
sibly not bclorc friday
T Fair Warning
. ' --'...
U. S. NOW PASSING
THE VERGE OF WAR
Nation is at the Point Which
Usually Follows Break in
Diplomatic Relations. , -
PLANS FOR MOBILIZATION
Washington, March 21. The United
States now actually comes to the point
which all the history of centuries in
dicated must necessarily follow the
severance of diplomatic relations with
Germany, February 3. '
When the president on that day
handed to Count von Bcrnstoff his
passports and notified congress that
he had severed diplomatic relations
altogether with the imperial German
government, the United States was
nlsr,1 in a nncttmti urh.r. all .ha
precedent was pressing it toward war. J
All official Washington openly ac
knowledged that nothing less than
Germany's abandonment of its newly
announced ' campaign of submarine
ruthlessness could prevent it and no
one here supposed that Geimany
would change its determination.
All the allied nations openly gave
indications of their belief that the
United States soon would be involved
in the war and the possibility was rec
ognized in Germany before the new
submarine campaign was announced
when Foreign Minister Zimmermann,
working through , Count von Bern
storff and the German minister in
Mexico, attempted to unite Japan and
Mexico in an alliance tto make war
on the United States. ,
' Will Mobilize All Resources,
All the resources of the United
States industrial, as well as military,
are speedily being mobilized to place
the nation in the fullest state of readi
ness for any eventuality.
For the present the responsibility
rests with the navy, which is arming
American merchant ships, placing
rush' orders for submarine chafers,
spending $115,000,000 by special au
thority of congres to hurry the naval
construction already under way, ad
vancing the graduation of classes at
Annapolis, protecting Americanhar
bors against invasion by German sub
marines and marshalling the industrial
(Continued on Pas. To, Column Two.)
American Bark Brown :
-Brother's Long Overdue
Lorrrfen, March 21. The American
bark. Brown Brothers has been post
ed as overdue. ,
i The Brown brothers sailed from
Brunswick, Ga., November 13, last for
Trodn, Scotland. It was last "re
ported as having been spoken on De
cember 16, about midway between
the Newfoundland banks and the
Azores. The bark, of 870 tons gross,
is owned by the American Shipping
company of Brunsv ick, Mei
Washington, March lorpedo-
ing oi ll.c orwrg.a sicamc. y-
enger, with one American aboard, by
a German submarine on March 14
was reported to the State department
today by Vice Consul Krogh at Rot
terdam. "The Norwegian steamer Daven
ger, of Bergen, Norway, New York
to Rotterdam,- cargo barley, one
American aboard, 'Rohet Leroy
Bragg, Angels Camp, California, sec
ond steward," the dispatch says, "was
stopped by gunfire, torpedoed and
sunk by German submarine afternoon
of March 14, North Sea, thirty Miles
north Hinder lightship. All officers
and crew saved after seventeen hours
DEPOSED CZAR AND
New Government Declares
Them 'Prisoners and Orders
, Them to Tsarkoe-Selo.
GENERALS ARE ARRESTED
, London, March 21. The Russian
government has ordered v. at the de
posed eniperor aijd his Consort shall
be regarded as having been deprived
of their liberty and that they shall
be brought to the Tsarskoe-Selo,
Reuter's Petrograd- correspondent
telegraphs. j ,
; , Appeal Made to Army.
An appeal to the Russian army has
been issued by the provisional govern
ment. The proclamation, which is
signed by Premier Lvoff and Minister
of War Guchkoff, says:
"The people will be able to carry
through successfully the reorganiza
tion of life at home provided they are
well defended against the enemy out
side. The government is certain that
the army, mindful of this fact, will
maintain its power, solidarity, disci
pline intact, and will do its utmost
to bring the war to a victorious end."
The orthodox clergy at Kiev, Rus
sia, has recognized the new govern
ment, Reuter's Petrograd correspond
, Commanders Are Arrested.
Governor General Gondatti of the
Siberian province of Amur, and Gen
eral Mes'tchenkoff, commander of the
troops there, are reported to have,
The duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
has been arrested and brought before
the Duma. The house of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
is German. Duke
Charles, a cousin of the-grand duke,
was naturalized as a Russian a few
days before the war began. '
General Baron Fredericks, wfio was
Emperor Nicholas' minister of court,
has been arrested at. Gomel, being
apprehended at the railway station
and lodged in a hotel under guard.
(Baron Fredericks was on the im
perial train with Emperor Nicholas
at Vishera, 125 miles southeast of
Petrograd, whep the emperor learned
of his deposition. Gomel is in south
ern Russia, near the Black Sea coast.)
Vancouver Police Chief i
Is Killed by Drug Fiend
.Vancouver.B. C, March 21. Three
were dead here today as the result of
a shotgun and pistol battle last night
between tne ponce ana a man tney
sought to arrest. '
Germany Said to
Entente as to
London, March 21. - A dispatch to
the Times from The Hague asserts
Tne di8patoh ,. ,,at prom.
nent Germans have recently visited
Holland and Switzerland under in
structions to try and ascertain what
the present attitude of Great Britain
is toward a possible cessation of hos
tilities. Ihe emissary sent to switz-
erland is said to be a leading Ger-n
tnnn hnsin nun anrl aiip nf th
emissaries to Holland a high official
in me ucuiiaii war sci vtvc.
The latter emissary, t disclaiming
authority to speak for the German
government, is quoteu as saying that
the Russian revolution 'has entirely
changed the situation, that Germany
could no longer claim thar it wished
to free the Russian Baltic provinces
IN CONGRESS LIKELY
Early Call for Extra Session
Finds Both Parties in
; .J, , . Predicament, f '
SOME MEMBERS ARC ILL
i (From a Staff CorrasfioltdBnl.t . "'
' Washington, . March 21. (Special
Telegram.) Stirred by -the call i of
the president for an extra session two
weeks earlier than first proposed, con'
gressmen today recognized that they
face the question of declaring war on
ucrmany. . ,
That a declaration of war or recog
nition that a state of war exists is at
i)i Us t a certainty, is the prevailing
view among such senate and house
leaders as are in the capitol. Plans
for the organization of the house of
representatives are on the way.
The earlier date will tind both the
democratic and republican leaders in
an embarrassing position.' The situa
tion augurs for a bi-partisan organiza
Democrats 214, republicans 214, in
dependents 5, will be the party align
ment (on paper) when the house con
venes. Indications are that not all
the members of the house can be
present and sickness may play a part
in the organization, just as death has
done already, i "
In moving up the(xtra session
date the president has made it im
possible to fill the seat1 of Congress
man Conry, , democrat, before the
house meets. '
The Conry vacancy election is to
be held in the Fifteenth New York
district on April 15. A democrat will
be elected in this district, but he will
reach Washington two, weeks after
Congress convenes. . .
Congressman Gordon Lee of Geor
gia is ill of pneumonia. It is prob
able he will not be able to vote en
the organization call. I
Congressman Ebenerer Hill, a Con
necticut republican, is also ill, but he
hopes to be able to report for du'y
; Mystery surrounds the exact where
abouts of Congressman James R.
Mann, republican candidate for
speaker. Mr, Mann and Congress
man McKinley of Illinois, another re
publican, left for the West Indies a
Inquiry at the offices of Congress
men Mann and McKinley today
brouglib the response -.that their
whereabouts is unknown. If is un
derstood strenuous efforts are. now
being made to locate the republican
leaders by cablegram.
New Peace Terms
and could also consider handing back
Poland to Russia under some form
of autonomy. He is reported as add
ing that he believed the revolution in
Russia made it-possible for Germany
to discuss ..terms more favorable to
the entente. . v ,
- Another visitor tov -Holland, con
tinues the correspondent, sought to
learn the attitude of the entente and
the United States toward some gen
eral scheme ot autonom; tor the
races of Europe, especially in regard
to Austria-Hungary. The corre
spondent says that although the com
missioners claimed they were not
traveling on behalf of their govern
ment, theit journey would have been
impossible under existing passport
regpl-tiuns without the connivance of
10 CONSIDER WAfi
ACTS OF MANY
Extra Session Summoned for
April 3 to Discuss Grave '
v Questions of Na-
. tional Policy. ' '
WILL RECITE OVERT ACTS
Cabinet Members and Other
-Officials Take View State , -of
War Already Exists.
WILSON OUTLINING TALK
London, March 21. "According to
private telegrams from Berlin to the ,
Amsterdam Bourse, it is expected that
a state of war with the United States
will be an accomplished fact within
forty-eight hours," says a dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph company
from Amsterdam. "American journal
ists in Berlin, the dispatcn aacis,
"have been warned to this effect, by
the foreign office." , . '
"Washington, March 21. President
Wilson, recognizing that Germany
practically- is making war on the
United States on the seast today
called congress to assemble in ex
traordinary session April 2 to deal
The purpose of the' session now
called two weeks earlier than the date
HI K a. BCi, ma .Miiuuiivvu ... .
dent's proclamation, is to consider a
communication trom tne cniet execu
tive on "grave questions of national
The president in his address to con
gress will detail hjjw Germany prac
tically has been making war on the
United Suites by the ruthless destruc
tion of American lives and ships on
the high seas in contravention of all
the laws of nations and humanity.
. ) Prompt Action Expected.
Congress then is expected to pass a
resolution declaring that a state off -war
has existed between the United
States and Germany for some time.
Such a resojution in itself will not -be
a declaration of war in a technical
sense, although practically it will
amount to the same thing. I
As a consequence the Untied Slates
will take further steps tjj.protrttJtji.
interests cm the high seas and else
where against the warlike acts of Ger
many and whether an actual state of
war will come to exist in its full sense
will depend oh the future acts of the
imperial German government.
Twb Hundred Americans Killed. ' '
Since last Sunday, when three
American ships were sunk off the
British Isles in quick succession with
loss of Americans lives bringing the
total number ot Americans lost ,
through German submarine opera
tions to more than 200 the president
and all his advisers have recognized
that a state of war existed. From all
parts of the country have come calls ,
for the immediate summoning of con
gress in extra session.
Although the president, by the pro
visions of the constitution, must leave
it to congress to make the practical
declaration of war, such advices as
have come to the White House from
members of congress, , governors of
states, public officials and many hun- '
dreds of citizens have contained state
ments of support of such a policy In
its fullest sense. -
The cabinet, which urged the move .
upon tde resilient at yesterday's ses-
sion, is described by its members as
having been more thoroughly united
than it has been on any other ques
tion that has come before it. ' ,
. Text of Call.
The president's proclamation lo
"Whereas public interests" require
that the congress of the United States
should be convened in extra session
at 12 o'clock ndon, on the second day "'
of April, 1917, to receive a communi
cation concerning grave matters of
national policy- which should be taken
immediately under consideration,
"Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wil
son, president of the United States v
of America, do hereby proclaim and
declare that an extraordinary occa
sion requires the congress of . the
United States to convene in extra
session at the capjtol in the city of
Washington on the second day of I
April, 1917, at i 12 o'clock noon, of'
which all persons who shall at that
time be entitled to act as members
thereof are hereby required to take .
notice. . v
"Given under my hand and (lie seal
of the United States of America, the
twenty-first day of March, in the year
of our Lord, one thousand, nine hun
dred and seventeen, and of the in
dependence of the United States, the
one hundred ind forty-first," j
President Wilson's decision to call
congress earlier than the date first
(Oontlnaad on Pair. Tw., fcoluma On..)
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