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These arc the facts: Great Britain
never got an army until she began to
conscript one. Up to the-time that
she yielded to the inevitable and
adopted conscription she had not
made a single military movement
from Mons to Kut that was not a
b blunder and a failure. From the time
she adopted conscription she has not
made a military movement that was
not a success.
Because when she adopted univer
sal service all men knew that she
meant business, that all must serve
alike, that she was fighting with all
her strength to win, and that there
were no slackers and no skulkers at
If the simple souls of Capitol Hill
have their way we shall go flounder
ing along in the same swamp in
which Great Britain was mired for a
year and a half.
A volunteer army? Oh, no, good
mutts. What you really want, you
know, is an army equipped with bows
and arrows. That is what they used
to fight with in your geological
epoch, which was a little this side of
the lower Silurian.
P. F. OF L. REFUSES TO ENDORSE
' " FOOD EMBARGO
The embargo question again came
before the Chicago Federation of
Labor meeting yesterday and con
sideration was postponed.
Delegate H. Arnold of the painters'
union presented a resolution to con
gress asking an embargo on food
stuffs to the allies.
. There was considerable debate for
k .and against the idea, but it was fin
ally referred to the executive com
mittee. Conscription of large incomes to
pay the cost of the war was advo
cated in a resolution passed unani
mously."1 Sec'y Edward Nockles of the fed
eration told of the frame-up against
Jhomas J. Mooney, labor organizer,
condemned to death in San Francisco
for tlie throwing of a bomb during
the preparedness parade last sum
mer. Nockles said that the arrest of wit
nesses who admitted the prosecution
framed the evidence against the la
toor man was expected at any time
and impeachment proceedings and
trial for the district attorney of San
Francisco was promised.
WAR BRIEFS BY.WIRE
Petrograd. Gen. Michael V. Alex
ieff definitely appointed commander
of Russian armies.
Mexico City. Mexico will remain
neutral, Gen. Carranza said in ad
dress to new congress.
Amsterdam. American guard
ship Scorpion interned at Constan
tinople by Turkish government.
Washington. Six scientists on
way to Europe to co-operate with
scientists there is studying war prob
lems London. Movement started to
make next Friday "American day" to
celebrate appearance of stars and
stripes among allied flags.
Minneapolis. Minnesota State
Fed. of Labor adopts resolutions
pledging loyalty to U. S. during war
and endorsing similar stand of A. F.
Washington Young men who
have married since April 2 will be
first called to military service if re
solution sponsored by Rep. Britten;
Illinois, is passed by congress.
Washington. Wage" earners will
be given full legal protection "in in
terest of both maximum production
and human conservation" during
war, Sec'y Daniels promises.
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' KANSAS WHEAT SAFE
Topeka, April 16. Snow, followed
by rain, fell in many parts of North
ern and Northeastern Kansas today.
Rain in some sections is bringing out
wheat, which it was believed had
been1 entirely killed-.