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s MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE 1
ANCIENT SENATE RULES
Washington, March 6. Pres. Wil
son probably will not attempt to arm
American merchant ships now, un
less big loophole is found in laws
which he says bind his hands.
A senate Democratic caucus will
today start discussing a cloture
M move, asked by Wilson to prevent
' such a situation as killed his armed
If some reform of ancient, hide
bound rules of senate can be ob
tained, Wilson will call an extra ses
' sion to try to put over his armed neu
trality measure. There is no ques
tion as to its passage with rules al
tered to prevent filibustering. But
there is grave doubt that senate rules
' can be remolded.
Some southernehs are strong
against cloture plan for fear it might'
be used against them later that Re-
publicans might pass a measure pro
viding use of federal troops at south
ern balloting places. Single weapon
against this measure, touching black
and white questions, has been in past
times a filibuster.
Amsterdam. Austro-Hungary, in
official declaration to American Am
bassador Penfield, puts blame for
submarine policy of central powers
upon Great Britain for her alleged
violation of international law in ille
f gal blockade.
! Tokio. Japan knows full well
where her true interests lie and
would be "committing an act " of
sheer madness if she attempted to
violate her plighted faith with the
allies," said Field Marshal Count Sei
kl Terauchi, premier of Japan.
, A WILSON REAPPOINTS OLD
r W CABINET FOR NEW TERM
Washington, March 6. President
Wilson Monday reappointed his full
1 cabinet for another term.
The names "sent to the senate
were: Robert Lansing for sec'y of
state; William Gibbs McAdoo, sec'y
of the treasury; Newton D. Baker,
sec'y of war; Thos. W. Gregory, att'y
general; Albert Sidney Burleson,
postmaster general; Josephus Dan
iels, sec'y of the interior; David P.
Houston, sec'y of agriculture; Wm.
Redfield, sec'y of commerce, and
Wm. B. Wilson, sec'y of labor.
HINDU AND GERMAN INVOLVED
IN REVOLUTION PLOT
New York, Mar 6. Dr. Chanader
Chakieberty, Hindu physician, and
Dr. Ernest Sckunner, German, are
under arrest at New York police
headquarters, charged with "setting
on foot a military expedition against
a friendly nation." They will be ar
raigned today before federal author
ities. The two 'admitted that they had
received $60,000 from Wolff Von Igel,
alleged German plotter. Object o
plotaccording to police, was to start
a revolution in India. The-connection
of a Chinese, who is said, to have
agreed to get munitions into India
from China, is being investigated.
Yorf Igel is now on Frederik VIII.,
homeward bound with Count von
Bernstorff, having had his $25,000
bond under a conspiracy indictment
released day before ship sailed. He
was held, along with Hans Tauscher,
Krupp agent in United States, in con
nection with Welland canal plot
Since departure of Bernstorff
there have been reports of a $2,000,
000 propaganda fund 'left here, to be
used by German agents working for
some unknown new chief.
STENCH OF DECAYING HUMAN
FLESH CAUSED RETREAT
With the British Armies in France,
March 6. One reason why Germans
retreated along Ancre was because
they were fast becoming garrison of
gibbering lunatics. Their position
had becbme more hideous than scup
pers of hell. Mud bottomless in
places and the ceaseless pounding
of the British guns had turned their
positions into stench-pits too horrible
for human nerves to- stand.