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THE PRESIDENT MAKES VEILED
THREAT TO GERMANY
Washington, Feb. 25. Senator
Gore, immediately on senate's con
vening this afternoc$n;-introduced bill
to make it illegal for Americans to
travel on armed vessels in time of
war, and resolution warning Amer
icans to staff off such vessels.
Washington, Feb. 25. President
Wilson today asked congress not to
break course of his negotiations with
Having done this by letter to Sen
ator Stone, president took matter up
again this morning in conference
with Speaker Clark, Democratic lead
er Kitchin and Chairman Flood of
house foreign relations committee.
Postponement of action on resolu
tions to warn American off armed
merchantmen was probable upshot of
President gave no evidence of hav
ing modified his position as outlined
in his statement to Stone that this
nation would "have in honor no
choice as to what our own course
should be" if Germany should kill or
injure American citizens in her pro
posed campaign against armed mer
chantmen. This was uniformly in
terpreted today as notice to congress,
to American nation and also une
quivocally to central powers that he
is prepared to break off diplomatic
relations with Teutonic allies if their
new U-boat warfare endangers Amer
Argument by Speaker Clark, Dem
Chairman Food of house foreign af
fairs committee today failed to move
President Wilson from his policy to
The president emphatically told the
house leaders he would not budge
from his plan of insisting that Ger
many, recognize, every. American
Mattoon, III. Burglars broke $200
window to gain entrance to First
Presbyterian church. Got $1.48.
I MERELY COMMENT
If you want to enjoy spring poli
tics; Pick your partners for a fight
By the way, Mayor Thompson isn't
running for anything just now.
He merely wants aldermen nomi
nated who will come running when
they hear the dinner bell. -
That's all bunk the talk about the 4J1
Rowe-Eaton rumpus hurting woman
Just look at the male persons
they haven't killed man suffrage, and
Lord knows they've played rotten
But it's duck soup for Deneen,
West et al and they're worse than
the Thompson-Lundin-Pugh bunch.
And Carter Harrison is enjoying
the game from a seat in the bleach
ers. The OUTS always enjoy the trou
bles of the INS.
By the way, are Chicago cabarets
half so hotten as Chicago politics?
O yes, a Chicago boy has achance
to become president BUT,
What a chance if he has to wade
through Chicago politics as a starter.
Talk about preparedness
What a lot of mud the politicians
saved up for this scrap.
The Socialists appear to be the only
one? not split clear up the back by a
And Aldermen Rodriguez and Ken
nedy are doing great work for the
people of Chicago.
But why bother about an alder
Better judge him by his conduct as
a public official.
BITS OF NEWS
Jury almost completed for trial of
Wm. Lorimer in La Salle Street bank
case. May begin testimony tomor
row. New York. 30,000 members of
shirtmakeirs, boys' waist and ironers'
union on strike. Want higher wages
and abolition of sub-contracting.