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Pres. Wilson today began -work on
his message to the "war congress'
of April 2.
Senators and representatives of all
faiths are wiring in pledges of-.support
to the White House.
Among those responding to de
mands for aggressive action against
Germany are members of "little
group of wilful men" who filibust
ered in last congress.
Owing to present situation, it is
believed the fight for organization
will be short-lived in the house.
Some pourse of action, may be agreed
upon by leaders before April 2.
The attention of officials and dip
lomats was today directed sharply to "
internal developments in Germany.
With reports of increasingly serious
food riots and growing restiveness
among German people came rumors
of possible peace moves, emanating
from Teuton quarters.
Comment of entente press was
also read with an eye to distinguish
ing any earmarks of a general weak
ening all through Europe to the pres
sure for peace.
While confident that entrance of
United States into the struggle will
probably serve to materially shorten
the war, officials believe it will be
July before first, if any, real strides
toward peace are registered.
The Russian situation is being
watched closely. For many months
there have been elements at work in
Russia of which United States was
aware and which, had they been
successful, would have created al
, most insurmountable difficulties in
path of this country's entrance into
Revolution disposed of these sin
ister elements, but concern is held
now that there may be still further
movements among the more radical
The order to arrest the czar has
created uneasiness here, but full re
cognition will be accorded new Rus
sian government as soon as it Is es
tablished beyond a doubt upon a
The navy will bear the main bur
den of war. While an army undoubt
edly will be raised, military men Bay
that this will not be an overseas
Navy is pushing contractors to the
limit and for most part Is receiving
most earnest co-operation. Destroy
er bids will be opened Saturday, in
advance of scheduled time.
war break briefs'
Boston. Attempt to. blow up the
house of Dr. Hugh Cabot, now in
France in charge of Harvard medical
unit, made on night of Jan. 29. Kept
secret until today.
London. Understood that Dutch
government will not allow armed
American merchantmen In Dutch
New York. Women's section of
Mayor Mitchel's committee on na
tional defense urges women to dress
economically and practically with no
regard for style, as country may be
called upon at any minute to make
Washington. Civil service com
mission listing skilled workmen who
would be willing to work in navy
yards and apsenals in case they were
New York. First naval hospital
base of American Red Cross, Brook
lyn, told to hold itself in readiness
for active service. '
Baltimore. Gov. Harrington orders
out two companies of militia to
.guard railroad bridges over Susque
hanna river at-Havre de Grace.
Albany. New York assembly by
135 to 8. vote urges congress to" pase
universal training legislation.
Boston. 250 enlist in navy in a
day here. v
Washingt9n. Work being speeded
up on all aircraf ts being built for the