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IRISH WANT GEORGE TO DO IT,
AND BLAMED QUICKLY, TOO
London, March 8. For first time
since he assumed premiership, Lloyd
George faces a bitter minority 01
opposition in House of Commons.
Division, long expected, comes over
rish home rule. Yesterday's debate,
bitterest in months, resulted in
formal withdrawal from sitting of
Irish nationalists as protest against
form of settlement suggested by
Lloyd-George, which 'is that home
rule could be had by any part of Ire
land desiring it, but that coercion
would not be employed to force
Nationalists were to meet today in
conference to decide whether to for
mally quit the house or continue in
commons with a policy of active op
position to the premier in an at
tempt to force a general election.
GERMAN ACTIVITY INVOLVES
PERUVIAN NAVY MEN .
Washington, March 8. That Ger
man activities in South America have
been so far-reaching as to Involve
officers and men of the Peruvian
navy in plots to raid allied commerce
in the Pacific was learned officially
WOW! OODLES OF SPUDS FOUND
. Information gathered by food in
spectors into the high cost of living
will be sent to Washington. It is
said 5,532 bushels of potatoes were
found in a basement at 310 River st
nhicaeo mav be the scene of a prou
test by housewives paralleling the
New York outburst against the food
hogs. A meeting to consider a plan
to march to the City Hall will be held
In Weyer's hall, Milwaukee av. and
Rockwell st, this afternoon.
SLESSINGER APPEARS IN COURT
Ben Slesslnger, pres. International
Ladies' Garment Workers, appeared
in Judge Baldwin's court today. Ex
plained he had been in Montreal,
Can., to help straighten out' strike:
difficulties. Slessinger is to be .asked
whether he incited strikers to picket .
Will deny charge. Hearing this after
noon. o o
bryan tells views on clo-.
ture and Arming of ships
Miami, Fla., March 8. Following
are the salient features of a copy?r
righted interview William Jennings
Bryan gave to the United. Press on
the situation in the United States:
"I am against filibustering.
"Is there anything treasonable in
desire to have congress in session?
"Objections were not to giving the
president authority, but related to
language employed. t
"Public has such complete con
fidence in president, congress would'
not hesitate to confer upon him any
power he could himself use.
"But president can't ride o ships
or handle guns.
"The gunners will be under the
immediate direction of ship owner,
who may have large pecuniary in
terest in landing contraband cargo.
"A law should be enacted with
holding clearance from any belliger
ent ships carrying American pas
sengers to Europe.
"Why should our government per .
mit the United States to be drawn'
into war by the folly of any Amer
ican citizen who so disregards his
country's welfare as to travel upon
a belligerent ship."
TO PROTESTH. C. OF L.
Maplewood Housewives' league
will protest high ' cost of living at?
Weyer's hall at 2:15 p. m.- Adolph
-Germer and Walter Huggins speak-
Emilia P. Sandberg presides.
The league issued this pleaJ
Madam: How will you feed your,
family if the price of food continued
to advance? Many families are now
starving whose incomes are $12 ft
$15 a week. A serious problem faces
you. Act hefore it is too late. - Join
your voice in protest.