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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 30, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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form of universal military training is
kw of officials who have followed
events closely.
.Military men who know. something'
of policy ahead declare that war may
be bitterest Ujiited States has ever
seen and hence they argue thai, uni
versal law ought to be applied. "
Pacifist element in congress will
be swamped beneath a patriotic
wave, according to unofficial can
vasses today. Congress will uphold
Ti es. Wilson to last ditch, it now ap
pears. Hollweg's speech, trying to cast
burden of responsibility on United
States, indicated tone of fatigue. It
was regarded as showing fqr first
time a lack of the chancellor's usual
. "punch" a sort of resignation to
fate.
Moreover, interpreters here said
message was insincere, especially as
regards his statements with respect
to Russia and China.
"We never meddle with the in
ternal affairs," said Hollweg and
Washington answered:' "Look at the
Zimmerman plot."
In case of war, congress is expect
ed to authorize at least 500,000 men.
It will doubtless head what for years
it has disregarded the war depart
ment appeal for supplying adequate
reserves of ordnance and supplies. At
least Sec'y Baker will demand that
Navy will undoubtedly ask among
other things more hydro-aeroplanes.
KAISER GIVES ONLY PROMISES
SOCIALISTS GAIN GRO.UND
Amsterdam, March 30. For first
since start of war a note of doubt
as to Germany's future has crept into
Reichstag speeches.
Member Spahn in debate today
following, Imperial Chancellor von
Bethmann-Hollweg's speech said lie
"hoped Germany was prepared to
fight a new and powerful foe." So
cialist Member Noske bitterly cen
sured Foreign Sec'y Zimmermann's
Mexican-Japanese scheme against
rica and declared "Prussian sys
tem of government must be abol
ished." "Germany must not be considered
a reactionary country," Noske de
clared. Spahn asserted that all entehte
rulers now sit on unsafe thrones.
"Even in Italy," he said, "a revolu
tionary spirit is seething and the
king is tottering on his throne."
Although, dispatches from Ger-
many indicated approbation over
Hollweg's "no compromise" attitude
on submarine warfare, expressed in
his formal speech of yesterday,
there were various reports here of
widespread discontent over his fail
ure to announce promised electoral
reforms. Hollweg was quoted s de-
claring time was not yet ripe for such
reforms, since greater part of Ger
many's voting population is in the
trenches.
Socialistic nlans are train i
adherents in Germany. Russian rev
olution ana apparent success of com
pletely democratic government there
have created profound imnressinn
among German public. That Ger
man leaders toreeee menace to their
power in such unrest was indicated
in reports of various efforts to tiln-
cate by promises.
WAR BREAK NEWS
, ,,a
New York. Jewish regiment will
be raised here bv Sam'l TIntPrmvpr
and other Hebrew financiers in thn
event of war.
Washington. Police refuseri npr. '
mission for Emergency Peace VpA 's
parade planned for Mdnday and for
local patriotic parade Saturday.
Copenhagen. 22 neutrals brought
to Germany as prisoners on com
merce raider Moewe, including one - At
American, released.
New Orleans. La. Cablegram tn
agents here said Portuguese ship
Argo, 1,488 tons, had been topedoed
and sunk. Had nine American ne
groes in crew. Message did not tell
where sunk or fate of crew.

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