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PREPARE RESOLUTION WHICH
WILL DECLARE WAR
Washington, March 27. The reso
lution to be introduced in congress
on April 3 immediately after the pres
ident concludes his address to the
joint session -will declare that time
has come when United States must
vindicate decisively its honor and its
It will declare that by the acts of
Germany a state -of war exists and
that congress places at disposition
of president the means of vigorously
prosecuting war, and thereby hasten
ing restoration of peace.
While Pres. Wilson is completing
his indictment of Germany this week,
the house foreign affairs committee
is preparing the war resolution.
The committee will draw the reso
lution along following lines:
That wanton violation of rights by
Germany, her repeated acts of bad
faith and disregard of solemn treaties
have constituted ample cause for war
on our part.
That Germany's acts have been
such as to justify United States be-
fore whole world in resorting to
remedies however extreme.
'mat, wuu anxious desire to avoid
a rupture, we forebore for months to
assert our rights by force in hope
that Germany might yield to pacific
counsel and demands of justice.
That in this hope the United States
That time has come when this
country must vindicate decisively her
honor, right and interest.
That solely by acts of Germany a
state of war exists and that congress
places at the disposition of the pres
ident the means of prosecuting war
vigorously and thereby hastening the
v restoration of peace.
Resolution will authorize liberal
provision for sustaining and increas
ing army and navy.
Spy bills, censorship bill and the
measure authorizing state depart
ment to employ men not under civil
service in District of Columbia for
intelligence work are among legis
lative plans slated.
There is no indication yet that the
president will desire any embargo
legislation at first
That the old Prussian treaty will
be abrogated is taken for granted
from the tenor of yesterday's note to
Germany on the subject
The war department has said pub
licly that it has no plan for "molest
ing" resident aliens if they observe
the laws of the country.
Many Germans, fleeing to Mexico,
are reported unofficially to be leav
ing, not to join a German army there,
but to dodge internment. What will
be done," after congress acts, as to
internment is unrevealed by officials.
RECRUITS SMASH DOORS IN
RUSH MAJ. GEN. BARRY WILL
Sunday night Josephus Daniels,
sec'y of the navy, appealed to "young
men of stuff and ambition" to join
the navy. Last night a broken win
dow and a door partly torn from its
hinges "at the local naval recruiting
station, 130 N. 5th av., testified there
are plenty of young men answering
that description in Chicago. The
wrecked door and window were
caused by the rush of hundreds of
Lieut. L. M. Stevens, in charge of
the local office, expects Chicago to
hang up a record in the number of
enlistments. He can talk of little
else but the war enthusiasm exhib
ited by the Chicago youths. Stevens
is anxious to get men for the aviation
corps. He has been asked by Wash
ington to recruit a full quota.
One surprising feature was the
number of women who appeared at
the office to enlist as nurses and
stenographers. One, Miss Ida Meek,
2242 Jackson blvd., applied for a po
sition as an aviatrix.
There is a rumor current that, the
naval militia may be called to Phil
adelphia, from where the men will be