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rore house. Appears inevitable now
that bill will be thrown into -conference
before final action is taken on
it. House will vote on its bill, which
includes volunteer feature, next
Monday. By terms of the measure
the president would be authorized to
call for 500,000 volunteers, and, if
that fails, to resort to selective draft
ing; or if the president desired he
could put draft system into effect im
mediately and issue no call for volun
teers., This plan shifts whole respon
sibility for any conscription onto the
Senate may reach vote on its bill
which is only slightly changed from
one president wants before tomor
row night and administration feels
no doubt as to its passage in Upper
While respecting individual view
points of those who oppose selective
draft, Pres. Wilson is understood to
feel that this is not an opportune
time for prolonged discussion of de
tails when it is vitally essential to
welfare of nation to raise an army
For that reason it appears likely
there may soon be something in the
nature of a blase from the White
House to jar congress into action.
The president is expected to resort
to his usual method of putting up to
the country the question of support
on measures on which he and some
members of congress diger.
Nothing is contemplated along the
lines of his "wilful twelve" excoria
tion, but when he speaks it will be to
let country know that those respon
sible for delay on army bill are
jeopardiding safety of the country.
With completion of work on army
bill in sight, emergency war program
is nearing its end and congress is
again talking adjournment.
Many believe session can be ended
by June 1.
PLAN FOOD CONFERENCE
Mayor Thompson yesterday invit
ed .the,, majors of 3,00, .cities Jfl Jthe,
middle west to a food conference to
be held here April 27. Several af
firmative responses were received.
GERMANS IN S. AMERICA PLAN
HUGE INTERNAL REVOLT
Buenos Aires, April 19. Brazil's
great German population in at least
three states has revolted.
Dispatches from Montevideo (Uru
guay) today asserted Teutons are
well armed even with some artillery
and plentifully supplied.
, Rebellion apparently centered in
Brazilian states of Rio Grande, Para
na and Santa Catharina. German
population, male and female, in this
section has been estimated at 500.
000. Brazil has strict censorship in
force and it was impossible to obtain
complete .verification of revolt-.
From start of Brazil's crisis with!
Germany apprehension had been exn,
pressed as to republic's very large
Unjguyan dispatches today de-
clared Germans had already at
tempted to dynamite railway bridge
at Santa Maria.
Government of Rio Grande prov
ince said to be concentrating most
loyal troops to oppose rebels at Porto
Alegro. Uruguay massing troops on
frontier, fearing Germans may in
vade Uruguay. Brazilian Germans
were known to have been preparing
to move against Uruguay. Their
preference was for occupation of
Chile, which country is rich in ni
trates and, therefore, desirable in
war, but Chile was too great a dis
tance from their base.
GERMANS TREATED O. K.
Just a hint and a few kind sugges
tions have been the treatments given
suspected German sympathizers by
the federal secret service bureau
since war started. Hundreds have
been taken into custody in the past
two weeks. Several stores of dyna-
mite have been, confiscated