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leader, introduced a resolution mov
ing adjournment until 3 o'clock.
"I understand there is a Strong
possibility that the house may com
plete its organization by 3 o'clock
and that it is the pleasure of the
president to address them as soon
as the organization is completed.
Therefore, I move that the senate
take an adjournment until 3 o'clock."
The resolution was adopted when
the senate had been In session less
than fifteen minutes.
THE WAR PRAYER
The blind chaplain of the house of
representatives asked for Almighty
influence in the "present crisis which
has been thrust upon us."
"Diplomacy," he continued, "has
failed; moral suasion has failed;
every appeal to reason and justice
has been swept aside.
"We abhor war and love peace, but
if war has been or shall be forced
upon us, we pray that the heart of
every American citizen may thrill
with patriotic feeling that a united
people shall rally around the presi
dent to protect the lives of American
citizens and safeguard our independence."
NO ARMY TO EUROPE NOW
Washington, April 2. Pres. Wil
son's "war message" to congress
awaits only the organization of the
There is no immediate intention of
sending an American expedition to
Europe. Belief is that entente allies
now need money and ammunition
more than additional men. These
material things, together with co-operation
of American navy and ag
gressive moral support, are regarded
as first steps to be taken while coun
try prepares a great army for possi
ble future use m Europe
Burglar wounded while robbing
home of H. C. Grifllth, 8001 Indiana.
WAR BREAK BRIEFS
Petrograd. "We cannot shake
hands with German people until they
rid themselves of cursed Hohhenzol
lerns," declared Vice Pres. Shobelefl!
of the duma, in speech today to pa
triotic mass meeting.
St Paul, Minn. Sen. Gronna of
North Dakota is speeding toward
Washington today prepared to cast
his vote against any measure which
would involve the U. S. in war.
Baltimore. 4,000 storm theater,
stop David Starr Jordan from speak
ing and break up pacifist meeting.
Police had difficulty keeping pre
paredness demonstration in streets in
meeting turned into riot in Forest
theater when speaker said he didn't
believe In America.
Sheboygan, Wis. German-American
citizens who held referendum
here vote against America going to
Sandusky, O. Lester Koutz, mili
tiaman on guard, shot, probably fa
tally, tramp who did not obey his or
der to halt
APRIL IN U. S. WAR HISTORY
April 19, 1775 .Revolutionary war
started by Battle of Lexington.
April.13, 1860 Ft Sumter, Char
leston harbor, bombarded, beginning
April 9, 1865 Gen. Robert E. Lee
surrendered at Appamatox to Gen.
Grant, ending Civil war.
April 25, 1898 Pres. McKinley, in
message to congress declared state
of war with Spain existed.
BITS OF NEWS
Wilmette basements flooded when
water main broke. .
James Zirzillo arrested for killing
birds In Evanston woods.
5.000 city employes, affiliated with
Building Trades Council, believed
ready for strike.