The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 335, Ed. 1 Friday, March 3, 1916 Page: 1 of 14
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VOL. 30 NO. 335.
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FRENCH CLAIM NEW
: HADLNO PROGRESS
Artillery Decimated Teuton Rinks
When They Advanced Again
-BRITISH STORMED HALF MILE
OF TRENCHES RECENTLY LOST
Reported Capture of German. Com-
merce. Haider Not Confirmed.
British Instructions to Armed
Merchant Ships Published.
The Associated Press summarizes
the war situation as follows:
The Germaas have resumed their
heavy offensive in the region of Ver-
dun with the French everywhere
strongly opposing it. While over most
of the front from the east of the
Meuso down in the Woevre region
the German big guns have been ac-
tive around Douaumont the Teutons
launched several infantry attacks of
These the French war office de-
clares were put down by the French
whose fire declminated the enemy
Le Morte Homme the Cote Pu
Polvre and the Douaumont sector par-
ticularly suffered heavy bombard-
ments. BRITISH RECOVERED
LOST GROUND AT YPRES.
Northeast of St. Mlhlel the French guns
have been worked effectively against the
(Jerman positions. In Alsace in the reg-
ion of Seppois a heavy artillery dual has
been in progress.
The British along the Ypres-Comines
yanal have reversed the victory gained
over them by the Germans February 14
by retaking the 800 yards of trenches
which the Germans captured at that time.
The German mine galleries in the
trenches were destroyed and four officers
and 176 men were taken prisoner.
In addition. French guns have destroyed
a German work In the region of Beuv-
ralgncs which lies between the Somme
and Olse rivers.
NOTHING DEFINITE ON
CAPTURE OF RAIDER.
The situation remains unchanged on
the Russian and Austro-Italian fronts. In
Asia tha Russians are keeping up their
offensive against the Turks.
Nothing definite haa transpired with re-
gard to fie report that the German com-
merce raider Moewe had been captured
(Continued on Page Two.)
GERMANS BELIEVED TO BE
PLANNING FRESH ATTACK
Time Required to Hove Up Heavy
Guns Besides .Verdun Activity
Champagne Closely Watched.
(Asiociated Press Report.)
TARIS March 1 6:25 p. m. (Delayed).
The French commanders are expecting a
resumption of the German attacks on
Verdun. They are of the opinion that
tiie Germans finding their preparations
for the first great effort Insufficient are
now assembling the means for a second
attempt. This takes much tinge as great
suns can not be transported with facility
and when damaged they are put of ser-
vice for some time.
The French are not losing sight of the
situation in the Champagne region where
certain activity has been shown and
where it Is considered likely the Germans
may seek to extend the offensive move-
ment. In the hope ft breaking through a
The number of Germans surrounded in
Fort Douaumont according to the latest
Information exceeds 2000.
A French orhr who took part in the
recent night attacks says the Germans
made no less than nine assaults on a vil-
lage held by two French regiments. In
describing these assaults he said the hand
to hand fighting in the darkness was pre-
ceded only by occasional Hashes of search
lights and rockets. He added that the
darkness caused many tragic mistakes
and cited an Instance of where one vlotim
a Prussian officer was found with a bayo-
net thrust through the breast Inflicted
by one of hia own men.
The losses which the Prussian regi-
ments suffered In the furious Verdun as-
saults necessitates a reconstruction by
units and this Is given as one reason for
the comparative calm on the battlefield.
The question of munitions also must be
considered. Despite the proximity of Metx
the quantity of ammunition is so great
that the supplies reaching the front are
pruuaoiy mucn less than tne requirements
GERMANS SANK THREE SHIPS.
Russian British and Swedish Vesaela
(Assorted Prm Heporl.) -
LOND5N March J 11:17 a. m. The
Russian steamship Alexander Wentiel
has been sunk. Eighteen of the crew were
drowned and 11 rescued.
LONDON March I 11:17 a. m. Lloyd's
agent at Blyth reports that the British
steamship Thornaby waa sunk by a mine
MTuuivnuLtM Aiarcn z (via London
65 " It has been learned that the
nweuian BiBKiimr nnippia waa sunk about
100 yards Inside the limits of Swedish
RITISH RELEASED TEXAN.
Ulrlo Parker Brownsville 'llor Was
LONDON. March I. I ll p. m.-.Tjirig
Parker ot Brownsville Texas 'who has
been Interned since last June near Edln
burgh today Was ordered released ' by
tha British govern men t. Parker was Hutu
of tha scnooner Gypsum Empress which
called at Greenock where Parker want
shore waa arrested as a German and
sent to the detention camp Thf Amer-
ican consul at Edinburgh satisfied him
selt that .farker was an American riti.
sen but efforts of the stae department
- to secure papara proving ima were irult-
U.ir Th RpMtafc liithAHIlM k.- ..
Anally decided to release him Without
aocumenutry eviaence. . . .
Separation of Southern Branches From Frisco Sys
tem Carries With It Establishment of General
Operating Offices iitThis City Former Offi-
cials Retained and Their Authority Extended
WHAT HOUSTON WILL GAIN.
Transfer of management with J. 8. Pyeatt president from 8t .Louis and
Naw York to Houston.
Establishment of general headquarters of new system In Houston.
Liberation of Texas lines from receivership within sixty days.
Material increase of general office force.
Location of purchasing agent in Houston.
Divorcement from the old Frisco system.
Establishment In Houston of separate offices for the Frisco system with
Sam S. Butler as general southwestern
Merger of New Orleans Texas and
and Mexico Into one line operating
Houston as the central point.
Purchasing Invoices to be made
Ing In expenditures with this city as
Maintenance of headquarters in Houston of general counsel in the person
of Frank Andrews.
Reorganization of the New Orleans
Texas and Mexico and the St. Louis.
Brownsville and Mexico into one Joint line
means much to Houston.
Heretofore there has been a complete
organization of outside agencies repre-
senting all the lines composing the Frisco
group. Considerable significance is at-
tached to the fact that these agencies
will be entirely separated as soon as the
changes can be made.
A matter of still further importance is
that with Mr. Pyeatt as president of Ihe
entire system the management will be
transferred from St. Louis and New York
Aside from the general increase in the
departmental offices this transfer of au
thority means that the purchasing In-
voices will be made through the Houston
GERMAN RAIDER WAS
Wireless Said It Might Be Moewe
Off Coast of Brazil.
Another Report Indicated Vessel
Was Teuton Cruiser. Boon.
Prize Taker to Trinidad
(Attocimed Prut Report.)
BUENOS AIRES March 2. Press dis
patches from Montevideo say that a
steamer arriving from Europe inter-
cepted near the coast of Brazil a wire-
less message stating that British cruisers
had captured the German auxiliary
The Moewe It Is said was taken by
the British cruisers to the island of Trini
The American steamer Santa Barbara
has arrived In Montevideo her captain
announcing that a French cruiser which
put out from Dakar on the west coast
of Africa encountered a German raider
name not given and opened fire on her.
Under cover of darkness the German ship
got away. She was however damaged
by the French fire.
NAME OF SHIP TAKEN
NOT ENTIRELY CERTAIN.
There Is some doubt however as to the
Identity of the German vessel reported to
have been captured. Another version of
the account Is that the vessel in question
Is the German cruiser Roon.
The Moewe first came Into prominence
with the recent arrival at Hampton Roads
of the British steamship Appam In charge
of a German prize crew. She brought
word of a mysterious German commerce
raider the Moewe which had captured
and sunk seven' British merchantmen
and admiralty transports In addition to
capturing the Appam.
Dispatches from the Canary Islands late
last month reported the arrival of the
British steamer Westburn with a German
prise crew on board said to be from the
Moewe. According to these reports tho
Moewe continuing her activities after
the capture of the Appam and the seven
other British vessels between January
15 and February 9 sank five British
steamers off the coast of Brazil.
WA8 TRAMP SHIP
FITTED WITH GUNS.
A vigorous search for the Moewe was
bejpin by the British admiralty. The
Moewe was reported to be tramp steam
ship fitted with guns for preying upon
commerce of the entente allies.
The German cruiser Roon was said tow
have escorted the Moewe when the lat
ter captured the Appam. A report that
the Roon had been captured by the Brit-
ish cruiser Drake off Bermuda was pub-
lished last month but subsequently was
The island of Trinidad Is one of the
British West.Iridles oft the coast of Ven-
ezuela. FOUR MORE SHIPS SUNK
Crews of Smacki Victims in Horth
Sea landed in Lowes-
croft ' . - (AutUtti Fntt ortj
' LONDON March . I.-The sinking of
four more vessels waa reported today.
The crews of three British smacks
landed at Lowestoft "Their vessels are
aid to have been sunk In the North sea
The Italian ship Kllsa also la reported
to heva been Sunk. . .
Mexico and St. Louis Brownsville
from New Orleans to Brownsville with
through Houston general offices result
general offices resulting in a much great-
er expenditure of money in this city.
The plan also carries with it arrange-
ments for Increasing the authority and
jurisdiction of all the departmental heads.
JURISDICTION WILL BE
The authority of the departmental
heads at present extends to the Louisiana
lines only but their jurisdiction will be
automatically extended to the Texas lines
according to the arrangements as soon as
the latter emerge from receivership.
Detail work requiring about (0 days will
be consumed in completing the plans for
taking the Texas lines out of the hands
of the receiver. This work is a legal
necessity before authority for manage-
ment of these lines can be transferred to
tiie corps of officials sw In charge of
the Louisiana lines.
On his arrival Thursday from New Or-
(Contlnued on Page Three.)
CARMEN SYLVA OR
QUEEN MOTHER DEAD
Noted Rumanian Woman Famous
for Love of Woo is and llusic.
Would Not We6 She Said Until
She Could Be Consort of King
ylong Devoted to Phil-
anthropy. (Alienated Prtts Report.)
LONDON March 2. A Bucharest dis-
patch received by Reuter's Telegram
company by way of Amsterdam says the
queen mother Elizabeth of Rumania
(Carmen Sylva) died this morning.
The pen name "Carmen Sylva" by
which the Queen Mother Elizabeth of Ru-
mania was most widely known was chos-
en by her In expression of her love for
song and the woods. She was one of the
most charming figures in the courts of
Europe and practically the only one of
recent generations to gain fame as a
In her own words she was born "far
from a throne" for although she was a
Princess of Wied one of the many tiny
principalities with which Germany
abounded her youth was that of an ordi
nary robust country girl who learned to
cook and sew and who romped In the
open with her companions at the village
school. She was born December 29 1843
and in her childhood she showed pre-
dilection for the poetical fancies that had
such an Influence on her later life. She
absorbed Innumerable fairy stories and
with some of her own imagination added
she delighted her playmates with her
fancies. At home she received Spartan
training and with a father who was an
invalid for life and a brother who was
incurably 111 she experienced many sor-
rows and hardships.
FEBRUARY DRYEST MONTH
IN RECORDS OF BUREAU
Precipitation Lowest in Period of
26 Tears According; to Local
Weather Department. .
February was the dryest month in tne
history of the local office of the United
States weatWir bureau according to Its
monthly meterologlcal summary which
Covers 2 years.
The precipitation for the month this
year was .03. The deficiency as com-
pared to other Februarys Is just Hi the
average being 3.48. In 1911 only of all
the other years has the rainfall been ex-
pressed by a fraction leas than 1. The
figure was then .80. The greatest amount
of rainfall for February was In 1908 when
there was 9.01 inches.
The average temperature for the month
was exactly the same as last year or (8
degrees. This however. Is warmer than
the mean for 25 years which Is tt.i de-
grees. The hottest day was February 11
at 80 degrees and the coldest waa Febru.
ary I 'it degrees. On February SO the
greatest range oi temperatures prevailed
varying 19 degrees. The highest tempera-
ture was 74 and the lowest 49 degrees.
DECISION OK APPAM BEACHED
Verdict Withheld Until libel Ac
tion Is Decided.
lAssaciated Preti Retort.)
WASHINGTON March 1 The state
department sent to Count Von Barnatorn?.
the German ambassador its decision In
the case of the British liner Appam which
was captured by a German raider. An-
nouncement of the contents will ha wltn.
held at the request of counsel for the
vnrnrnn uTernawnu penning S Oectslon
In the libel action brvugV by agents of
me origin! anon owners in tne leaeral
jwitt a. KiaWaIIt ..... . ' '
AGREED ON FIRST
Would Provide Mixed .Army of
ONLY 170000 SOLDIERS
TO BE IN REULAR ARMY
Remainder to Be National Guards-
men and Training Camp Grad-
uates Senate Committee Also
(Astocialed Presi Report.)
WASHINGTON March 2. Final
agreement was reached by the bouse
military committee late today on its
bill for the increase of the army and
it will be reported unanimously to the
house early next week. In round
figures the measure would authorise
the formation of an army composed
of regulars national guardsmen and
federal volunteers with a total peace
strength of approximately 700000
To provide for a maximum strength
of 170000 fighting troops for the reg
ular army for a mtnlmum of 425000
for the national guard within five
years and for organization of federal
volunteers through an extension of
a summer training camp idea. It is
estimated that 100000 men can be en-
rolled In the latter force.
The bill retains provision for organisa
tion of industrial and technical reserves
behind the fighting lines and authorizes
the creation of a board of officers to con
trol an industrial mobilization in time of
war or imminence of war.
The senate military committee expects
to vote finally1 upon Its army bill tomor
row and It is possible the first of the
preparedness measures urged by President
Wilson will be placed before both houses
of congress Saturday. Arrangements to
expedite their consideration already have
Upheld Navy's Efficiency.
(Anociated Presi Report.)
WASHINGTON. March 2. An encour
aging report on the condition and effi
ciency of the nation s sea . forces was
given the house naval committee today
by Admiral Frank Fletcher commander In
chief of the Atlantlo fleet.
In Individual fighting efficiency. Ad
miral Fletcher declared zhe dread
noughts of the United States led the
world while in the skill of Its officers
and men the navy had no reason to fear
comparison with that of any other power.
Describing some of the things the navy
is doing In the light of lessons on the
European war the admiral said one ship
of tho fleet recently had hurled seven out
of 42 huge projectlvels through a target
20x60 feet at a range of eight to nine
miles or 16000 to 18000 yards. The
longest ranges used In naval engagements
of the European war thus far he said.
were 16000 to 17000 yards.
WOULD KILL HIS BABY
GIRL WITH POLICE AH)
Child Defective Father Sought
Legal Sanction for Proposal
to End Its Life.
(Anocioled Prtu Report.)
DES MOINES. Iowa. March 2. Charles
Cleveland a laborer today asked the
chief of police for assistance in killing his
2 months old daughter.
Cleveland spoke with discouraged ear
"Chief" he said "won't you tell me
how I can kill my baby so It won't be
against the law? Maybe you'll help me
so It will be all right like that baby In
"What's that? Say It again" gasped
"You see" went on Cleveland "this
baby hasn't any regular mouth at all and
the doctors say that she might not ever
be able to eat regular food and chief
she has fits all the time and my wire she
does nothing but cry ail the time and
she's sick. So I asked the doctors to kill
the baby but they wouldn't because they
said the police wouldn't let them. So I
came to ask If you'd help me to do It all
At Cleveland's desolate home the city
physician found the baby In convulsions
and the mother In hysterics. He Instruct-
ed that both be taken to a hospital. He
said It would be impossible to operate on
the Infant during tne convulsions.
WOUNDED MAN MADE FIRST
STATEMENT SINCE ASSAULT
Henry Winktlnun told District
Attorney Crooker He Was Struck
Down From Behind.
"A jnan hit me on the head from be
hind" was part of a verbal statement
made to District Attorne J. H. Crooker
by Henry Wtnkelman Thursday.
While Wlnkelman'a condition Is greatly
Improved yet he Is not able to tell
connected story and It probably will . be
several days before he can talk to a con
His physical condition Is rapidly Im
proving and It Is the belief of the attend
Ing physician that his recovery Is as
sured. He probably will be removed to
his home early In the .coming week.
' Judge Crooker said Thursday that he
regarded Winkelman'e condition' as se
hopeful that he did not expect te questkm
him further until the case .was oalltd for
trial hs oeiieves .winaeiman will be
able to tell complete story by that time.
Fiery Debates in Congress I
RESOLUTION BEFORE CONGRESS
ON WHICH TEST VOTE IS ASKED
Following is the text of the reso
lution Introduced by Representative Jeff:
McLemore of Texas and now pending
before the committee of foreign affairs
which President Wilson wishes to bring
to a vote in order that Its defeat may
show Germany congress Is not opposed
to the president In his policy toward sub
Resolved That the house of ' repre
sentatives of the Sixty-fourth congress
of the United States do and it hereby
solemnly does request the president to
warn all American citizens within The
borders of the United States or. Its pos-
sessions or elsewhere to refrain from
traveling on any and all ships of any and
all of the powers now or In future at
war which ship or ships shall mount
guns whether such ships be frankly
avowed a part of the naval forces of the
power whose flag It flies or shall be
called a merchant ship or otherwise and
whether such gun or guns or other arma-
ment be called "offensive" or "defen-
sive" or In case American citizens do
travel on such armed belligerent ships
that they do so at their own risk.
That when the president of the United
States or the secretary of state shall
come Into possession of the actual
memorandum of the German government
containing photographic facsimiles of al
leged secret Instructions Issued by the
British government which alleged secret Instructions
"defensive 1 armament for merchant shins" shall be
that so-called "defensive armament for merchant ships" shall be manned and
directed by naval officers and men of the navy of Great Britain and that such
so-called "defensive armament for merchant ships" and such naval officers and
men shall be as far as possible concealed and disguised when in neutral waters and
ports with the evident Intention to deceive the president of the United States or
the secretary of state shall at the earliest
memorandum of the German government with such facsimiles of alleged secret
Instructions of the British government and with all appendices whatsoever to the
speaker of the house that it and they may be laid before the house for Its full
information and for Its assistance in performing Its duty and function of guarding
the welfare' of the country and its citizens and for its assistance in performing Its
constitutions! duty of advising the president of the United States with regard to
That the house expresses the determination of the people and government of
the United States both to uphold all American rights and to exercise care con-
sideration and wisdom in avoiding action which tends to bring American citizens
and American Interests Into the zone of conflict where the passions of war are
BURLESON PROMPTED WILSON'S
ACT FOR POLITICS IS ALLEGED
Vote on Warning Resolutions Will Stop Repub-
lican Criticism of President's Foreign Policy
and Will Also Embarrass Political Enemies of
Houston Post Staff Special.
WASHINGTON March 2. In President
Wilson's Insistence that congress vote
down overwhelmingly the principle em-
bodied in the McLemore resolution seek
ing to warn Americans off of armed mcr-'.
chant ships of belligerents it Is not dented
In circles very close indeed to the presi-
dent that there is a vist deal of politics
President Wilson in his conferences
with house leaders has not refrained from
calling their attention to the fact that
this Is a campaign year. This can mean
only one thing and that Is that lie is
hopeful of placing the republicans where
they will hive to vote for such a resolu-
tion as he demands or table the Mc-
Lemore resolution and when they have
done this they will be in a position where
they can not adversely criticise Ills hand-
ling of the European questions in the
coming national campaign.
In making this decision which has
coupled with It undoubtedly a sincere de-
sire to be left alone by congress In his
diplomatic negotiations the president has
seriously embarrassed many of the dem-
ocrats In congress. The men upon whom
the president made his unexpected de-
mand this week believe that many of
them are therein called upon to jeopardize
their political lives.
8AID BURLESON WOULD
EMBARRASS OPPONENTS. '
It is common talk in the cloak rooms
that Postmaster General Burleson en-
gineered the president's sudden change of
position on the submarine boat warfare
These members point out that a ma-
jority of the men supporting the Mc-
Lemore resolution are enemies of the
postmaster general and that he had a
partial poll taken of the . house and de-
cided last Monday that the warning reso-
lution could be easily defeated and by
that action he would embarrass members
out of sympathy with him.
In this connection It is alto suggested
that the absence from Washington of
Chairman Henry of the rules committee
who Is campaigning in Texas waa made
strikingly prominent In the president's
letter to Congressman Pou. The postmas-
ter general Is backing Senator Culberson
for whose seat Henry Is contesting.
Unquestionably a majority of the dem-
ocrats in the house believe the Interests
of neutrality and future peace would be
advanced without the surrender of any
rights or prestige on the part of the
United States it Americans were officially
warned against embarking upon armed
Unquestionably a majority of these
democrats do not believe the international
situation la one particle more serious than
it has been at any time since the Lusl-
tanla disaster nor do they believe a grave
crisis of new character has suddenly
srlsen. But despite these views none can
say what the flnal outcome will be but
the odds are largely In favor of another
White House victory over congress.
thev will ee eacripicbo.
Candor compels the atalement that the
country at large should net blind itself
to the szrge element of politics which
enters Into the present extraordinary sit-
uation represented In this clash between
President Wilson and congress. ' .
The republicans are) looking tor the best
a Wilson Victory
.iipi.ii mi mmtmmmmmtmmimsMm
direct that so-called
used offensively and
possible moment transmit such actual
to be Rotten out of it for them politically;
some of the democrats In congress feel
they have been sacrificed politically to
make a Wilson holiday and It is not
lose majeste for me to say that there Is
a large modicum of politics being played
at the White House.
It Is the political equation which is so
difficult of solution which accounts for
the game of delay being played ly con-
gress and the evident determination on
the part of the president to force speedy
The country will register the flnal de-
clsipn next November and In the mean-
time can rest reasonably assured that this
country will not be Involved in the Euro-
pean war unless It Is this same game of
politics which will have to assume 96
per cent of the blame for that needless
In the house today there was an un-
doubted stiffening of the determination to
support the warning resolution and efforts
were made to bring about further con-ferent-es
with the president In the hope of
smoothing away present differences of
opinion but there waa little hope ex-
presved of a successful outcome.
MOW THEY'LL VOTE".
So far as the Texas delegation is con-
corned more than half of thn representa-
tives today expressed a desire to vote
for the warning resolution but owing
to the uncertainty as to the form in which
the question will finally come before the
house refused to be quoted.
President Pope of the Texas Farmers
union today wired all the congressional
delegation as follows:
"The organized farmers of this State
are opposed to keeping an open sea to
travelers and tourists unless we can also
keep an open sea to cotton and farm prod-
ucts. The farmers of this country want
a flag that will protect the man In the
furrow as well as the man on the ship
favor an open sea but object to any
policy that discriminates."
It was not doubted tonight but that the
senate will vote tomorrow to table the
Gore resolution warning Americans off
of armed merchantmen and then this ac-
tion will be used as a club to force the
house into line.
Senator Bheppard explained today that
It would have been Impossible to bring
about this action in the senate had he
not blocked the agreement offered yester-
day to exclude ajl business before the
senate until a flnal vote was reached upon
the water power bill.
Styles Fashions Vogues
All the newest creations approved by Dame Fashion will boJ
displayed during J
Houston's Third Official-
Retail merchants Florists and Automobile dealers will1 all
contribute to the success of this big event. ' '
For All Houston Watch for Special Aimounccmcnt
WARNING TO STAY I
OFF ARMED LINERS
WILL BE DEFEATED
Senate Pledges to President by Big
Majority and House likely :
RUMOR WILSON WANTS WAR
GIVEN UNQUALIFIED DENIAL
Senator Gore's Beport of President's ;
Alleged Conversation Precipitat-
ed Most Sensational Debate of
Many Tears in Senate. . '
( uojiy isuj ptiopotsy) ' r
WASHINGTON March 2. Out of ;
a aay s aeveiopmeni in rregiaeut .
Wilson's fight with congress crowd-
ed to the utmost with elements of the
sensational and dramatic the admin-';
istration forces in the senate tonight k
emerged with pledges of enough
votes to kill once and for all Senator
Gore's resolution to 'warn Americans .
off armed ships of the European Del-
ligerents and demonstrate that con- "
gress stands behind the president la
his negotiations with Germany.
Action in the senate it is believed
will be followed promptly by stifling k
of sentiment in the house against tho
president's foreign policy. " '
In one of the greatest nonpartisan
debates the senate has seen in years '
Chairman Stone of the foreign rela-
tlons committee declared he waa not .
in accord with the president Sen- .
ator Lodge the ranking republican
pledged his support to the president's '
determination to secure to Americans.
their rights on the high seas and Sen-.
ator John Sharp Williams Just from
a sick bed delivered a withering deV :
nunciation of the president's oppo:
VICTORY IN HOUSE VT.
ALSO PRIOICTEO. .- 'J
The senate adjourned until tomorrow ; '
at 11 o'clock when the administration
leaoers pian 10 Dnng up me uvcv nwu" t.
tlon and Uble it disposing of it Anally
as an ombarrassement to the president hi ' .
his conduct of diplomatic negotiations
with Germany. They have found that not .
more than 23 votes can be mustered
In the house where the president waa .1;
fairi with further rielav. the nromlsa of j
administration victory in the senate gave "
signs of breaking up the opposition and .
the leaders were confident tonight of sim- '.
liar action there.
While the senate debated there came ' 1
news to the state department from Berlin
which convinced officials that the dlssen-T V
sion in congress was being used dellberi '
ately to weaken the president's hand in
circulated In the German capital as--;
having; come from Washington declared
that congress stood Ave to one against
he president. s
uui Ul Mid BtTiin lb ucuaic lAiuo urn . .
which for the moment threatened toOTer'
shadow the real features of the contest ;
and probably disclosed the basis for tfce
agitation at the capltol. '
TALK BY PRESIDENT. ' i
n . i-ii i. . t-t -: '
rapt amazement related a story that ' -President
Wilson at his conference with
leaders a week ago had decided that Oer-
many'a Insistence on her position In the
submarine controversy probably would f '.-''
result In a breach of diplomatic relations; .
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by war; and that "a state of war might
not be of itself and of necessity an evil
to" this republic but that the United !
States by entering upon war now tnlghjt
be able to bring It to a conclusion hr
midsummer and thus render a great serv
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Senator Gore claimed he did not say V
Ihm jitorv was true but that (t ram te 3
mill mill buvii m iuiii.uiiiiii.g ul leoil ;i
mnnv and such marks of triith thAf h '
did not feel that he could discharge his
duty as a senator and withhold it.
Chairman Stone of the foreign relations
committee at once replied that the presi-. i
dent never had stated to him nor in his '
hearing that he believed or In any way i:)'
eniertainea tne inougnt that war between '; '
the United States and Germany would b '
dtsirable or would result In good to the
United States. Whe the White House
heasjt what Senator Gore had said this
statement was issued:
"When the attention of the White
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