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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 07, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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Washington, March 7. Unified by
national crisis senate probably will
alter its ancient rules, while house
may organize along virtually coali
tion lines.
g Modified cloture a change in
rules so that a measure cannot be
talked to death is likely to pass the
. senate. -Such alteration as senate
sentiment now- favors will probably
give power to check debate by a
two-thirds vote.
Havana Direct evidence of Ger
many's aid to Cuban rebel cause de
clared to have been uncovered in ex
amination of, papers found after the
arrest of Dr. Luis Octavio Divino,
liberal leader, and two members of
Cuban congress. Police say a pro
clamation signed by revolutionary
leaders was found which contained
statements that "Germany has prom
ised aid."
St. Paul. Private P. L. Scharfen
berg, Co. L.; First Minn, inf., convict-
ed of treason and sentenced to five
years at Leavenworth. He wrote his
mother in Germany, ridiculing U. S.
army, attacking Pres. Wilson and as
serting 10,000,000 Germans in United
States would revolt in case of. war
with Germany and flock to aid of the
Attempting to provide Germany
with U. S. military information was
specific charge against Gopher
guardsman. His letter was. inter
cepted by British censors and re
turned to Washington.
"Pres. Wilson will soon be out of
the way, all right," the letter said,
but did not explain.
i v Amsterdam. Sens. Stone and La
Follette lauded by German press as
representatives of ""the best spirit in
America." German press regards
filibustering senators' stand as prop
er in stemming "Wilson's unreason
ing ambition" and in voicing sober
sentiment of American people "who
do pot propose g pin insanity of
war." .Bitter comment made on
Pres. Wilson's inaugural address.
Rome. An "impudent fraud" is
what Italian newspapers call Aus
tria's note to U. S.
Washington. Latest house plan is
to distribute committee assignments
and even patronage equally between
Republicans and Democrats.
St Louis. Sen. Wm. J. Stone hard
hit in resolutions passed by several
Democratic ward organizations.
Branded as traitor and asked to give
account of his action in not support
ing Pres. Wilson's armed neutrality.
Each organization endorsed Post
Dispatch editorial which said:
"Lack of cloture rule- is not the
only flaw in the United States sen
ate. There is another there is
'Gumshoe Bill' Stone.
"Resignation from chairmanship
of the foreign relations committee
and from the senate would be the
most becoming act of Stone's ca
reer." This is Sen. Stone's home state.
Men and women residents of the
Seventh ward who don't like the in
trusion of Fred Lundin-Barney Snow
politics into that neighborhood are
circulating petitions to run Aid. Mer
riam as an independent candidate
for re-election.
Among those who have been
working with the petition are Mrs. J.
Paul Goode and R. M. Ashcraft. W.
R. Fetzer, the Snow candidate, is
protesting against the petitions in
letters sent to all registered voters in
the ward.
County Judge Scully today grant
ed the Merriam forces a recount. It
will start tomorrow morning in the
election commissioners' office at 10
o o
Copenhagen. The Frederick VIII.,
hearing former German Ambassador
von Bernstorff, expected, q reach
here Saturday,

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