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Nation has prepared self for in
President himself has determined
to follow literal wording of his re
cent speech to ask only means of
protecting American lives. He will
keep upon Germany the burden of
actual declaration of war.
Work of neutrals to stave off war
between United Stages and Germany
continues. Ambassador Von Bern
storff is expected' to aid in his home
land in keeping this peace.
Neutrals appear to fear Germany,
Jience are acting cautiously.
UNIVERSAL ARMY TRAINING
BILL UP IN SENATE
- Washington, Feb. 10. The uni
versal military training bill was re
ported favorably to the senate today
by Senator Chamberlain. The bill
provides that every male citizen of
the United States or those who have
declared their intention of becoming
a citizen shall undergo military or
naval training for a period of s:x
months during the year in which he
becomes 19 yfcars of age.
Following this period of six
months' training they become mem
bers of the citizens reserve until the
age of 28. During this period they
may be called by the president one
day each year for inspection.
, .SOCIALISTS PROTEST WAR
Four other halls in the neighbor
hood were necessary to handle the
overflow from the anti-war meeting
held at Hodcarriers' hall last night
under the auspices of the Socialist
Aid. Kennedy, Aid. Rodriguez,
Adolph Dreifus and other protested
against the United States becoming
involved in a war with Germany or
any other power. Big biz was ac
cused of being behind the present
condition. Illness prevented Eugene
V. Debs from attending the meeting.
Peace meetings are planned for the
SLUGGERS CRACK HEADS IN
JANITOR STRIKE, REPORT
Two striking janitors were beaten
up at the Republic bldg., State and
Adams sts., last night. The skull of
one was fractured. They say detec
tives employed, apparently, by the
building, did the job.
The Office Janjtoress' union will
hold meets every afternoon at 4
o'clock, beginning today, at 230 N.
Clark st. The women janitors have
struck at every building where the
men janitors have struck. They want
$1.70 a day.
The janitors will hold a mass
meeting Sunday, 2 p. m., at Musi
cians' hall, 175 W. Washington st,
at which the' strike committee will
New strikes have been called at
the Schiller, Dexter, Union Bank, Ad
vertising, Republic, Chicago Savings
Bank, Westminster, Willoughby and
North American bldgs. and the Ma
Philadelphia. Celebrated German
prize crew that year ago brought
British liner Appam into Hampton
Roads, after running gauntlet of the
British fleet, interned at League
Island navy yard with 700 other Ger
London. The German submarine
which sank Peruvian sailing ship
Lorton recently in Spanish waters
flew French flag, according to wire
less messages intercepted here.
Norfolk. Reported that 20 allied
merchant vessels which have been
assembling off here will sail today
for war zone ports, accompanied by
convoy of British warships.
Salt Lake City. 10,000 Navajo In
dians will enlist if there is war.
Washington. House rules com
mittee killed plan to give president
power to commandeer shipyards in
time of war, issue $150,000,000
bonds to hasten naval construction
and buy Wright-Martin aero patents.