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HOUSE IS READY TO PASS
GIGANTIC DEFENSE BILLS
Washington, Feb. 7. The house
today was ready to pass defense ap
About $15,000,000 has befen added
so far to the navy bill, -which orig
inally totaled $350,000,000. A separ
ate bill by Chairman Padgett of the
naval committee asks an appropria
tion of $150,000,000 for immediate
completion of warships a total
prospective navy bill to date of $515,-
Immediately after adoption of the
navy bill the house is to consider the
army bill, so far totaling $248,000,
000. The prospect is that this will be
During an hour's enthusiasm the
house yesterday inserted $1,250,000
item for machine guns.
1,150 MEN JOIN ARMY AND NAVY
IN RECRUITING CAMPAIGN
The war fever brought 1,150 men
to the army and navy recruiting sta
tions of the city yesterday, anxious
to join a military unit and partake in
active service, if it is to come.
A loop parade of the Great Lakes
naval training station jackies will be
pulled off tomorrow through the in
fluence of the Navy league. This as
sociation has hired Cohan's Grand
theater for a demonstration at the
end of the sailors' march through
CHICAGO AND THE WAR
Jane Addams sent peace message
to German women.
Prof. -Martin Schutze, Chicago
univ., says German-Americans will
be loyal to U. S.
Many Red Cross units being or
ganized. 457 aliens applied for citizenship
papers; 385 were Germans.
Ass'n of Commerce is taking sup
ply census of country.
Rumored that government will
commandeer coal supply.
London. Swiss minister con
ferred with American Ambassador
Walter Hines Page and formally took
over representation in London of
German affairs, heretofore handled
by U. S.
San Francisco. Naval officers are
searching for Lieuts. Walter Sauer
beck and E. Pretzell, German officers
from interned German cruiser Geier
at Honolulu, paroled to Capt. W. W.
Gilmer, commandant of twelfth naval
district, and who recently disap
peared. New York. Steamship Cretic of
White Star line added to list of trans
Atlantic vessels headed for danger
zone outlined by Germany. She sail
ed yesterday. Included in passenger
list were six Americans.
Champaign. Facilities of Univ. of
Illinois offered to use of government
Philadelphia. Chas. J. Hexamer,
pres. Nat'l German-American alli
ance, membership 3,000,000, says he
will -'stand firmly behind United
States if there is war.
New York. All ships of Standard
Oil Co. held in port pending develop
ments. The Hague. Demonstrations
against scarcity of food held in Am
sterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam.
Bread card system now in effect in
Bridgeport. Well-dressed man
who got $2 a day as watchman for
Gas 'Light Co. and lived at good hotel
arrested as spy.
London. Count von Bernstorfl
granted iron cross with white ribbon
New York. Geo. Sylvester Vie
reck has changed name of his week
ly, Fatherland, to The New World,
and says he will support American
Waukegan. Power plant and
wireless station at Great Lakes naval
station guarded by barbed wire
charged with electricity.