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U. S. NOT YET DECIDED WHAT
ITS BIT WILL BE
Washington, April 17. America's
part in "big push" hurling German
troops back from their long-established
lines in France, keeping Teu
tonic commerce off the seas and ar
tt raying republics of world against the
kaiser will be under discussion here
within 24 hours.
Food and fighting forces are yet to
be really mobilized, but all efforts are
being directed toward single goal.
Arrival of British and French war
commissions here expected today or
tomorrow. Senate expected to pass
quickly war bond bill, making avail
able gigantic loan to allies, as well as
providing for America's finances.
High commissions of England and
France will be housed in two man
sions in select part of Washington.
Placing them in private houses was
due to desire to shield both from cu
rious and from possible cranks.
In congress sentiment on test
votes in house military committee
shows majority favoring stronger
provision for volunteering than ad
ministration bill already provides.
Opposition to selective draft idea,
idea however, will be overcome, ac
cording to confident predictions of
close congress observers.
U. S. STEEL TAX $437,000,000
GARY DON'T OBJECT
New York, April 16. Proposed
government war taxes on corpora
tions will cost U. S. Steel Corpora
tion $437,000,000, according to esti
mates by Judge E. H. Gary, chairman
of board of directors, presented at
stockholders' meeting in Hoboken
"That other laws will be passed no
one at present time can doubt," he
said. "Burden whidh will be im
posed upon corporations and indi
viduals will be large. I am sure no,
loyal citizen, can object, providing
there is fair and equitable distribu
tion of the burden,"
WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
Stockholm. Government reiter
ates Sweden will remain neutral.
Washington. Biil authorizing the
president to requisition merchant
ships in time of war introduced in
Amsterdam. Prof. Wygodzinski,
Bonn univ., predicts "catastrophal
collapse of whole American agricul
Washington. Mexico City branch
office of Berlin, according to diplo
matic reports passing through here
to European capitals.
Washington. Bureau of experts
to study and stimulate invention of
means to combat submarines pro
posed by Sen. McCumber.
Philadelphia. John Wanamaker
and employes of his New York and
Philadelphia stores offer all resources
at their command to Pres. Wilson.
London. W. D. Gregory, director
Brussejs office of American commis
sion'for relief in Belgium, say report
that Germans seized relief stock at
Lens is untrue.
Washington. Federal publicity
bureau announces there will be no
effort to withhold information ex
cept as in judgment of press itself
would be unwise to print
Ottawa. If there is wheat short
age in U. S. this year it may be had
from Canada without duty. Canada
today put wheat and flour on free
list, automatically making similar
Canadian exports to this country
duty free. g-J
Applications for wedding licenses
fell to a normal number yesterday.
The rush is gone for good, county
TWO MORE BREAK WITH US?
Zurich, April 17. Report received
heer today declared that Turkey and
Bulgaria have formally broken off re
lations with the United States,