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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 10, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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American country, is considering,
some kind of pronounciamento that
is expected to call forth from each of
the 26 American republics an avowal
of co-operation in squelching for all
time pernicious Teutonic influence in
this hemisphere.
The government is preparing a
"white book," which will reveal Ger
many's plots. If "needed" it proba
bly will be published to stir an al
ready awakened people to real dan
gers ahead.
Looming out and above the war
cloud, however, is tremendous pos
sibility that peace may be just
around the corner.
Germany is hard pressed for food.
The fact is admitted by her leaders.
It appears to be a race between
war engulfing the two nations and
starvation swallowing Germany.
This government itself has no in
tention of making a war declaration;
Germany must force war, if it comes.
Meantime . American merchant
ships desiring guns, with navy gun
ners, can get them for the asking.
Navy department has yet to issue
instructions as to how gunners shall
act, with respect to submarines
whether they shall shoot at sight, or
wait for an obvious offensive move.
Armament is for defensive pur
poses only, hence, it is assumed that
instructions will be to fire only in
real defense.
In view of Germany's oft-repeated
plan to sink everything in sight with
out warning, it is expected matters
will come only too quickly to point
where United States gunners must
act as the allied gunners now do
ahoot first and inquire later.
Washington. Pres. Wilson late
yesterday issued a call for an extra
session of congress to assemble
'April 1G.
Calling of extra session came im
mediately after government's an
nouncement that it would proceed
at once to arm American merchant
vessels, finding president had such
authority without act of cpngres.
Buenos Aires, March 10. Peru is
aflame with rebellion of seriousness
not realized until today when infor
mation smuggled across border to
evade strict government censorship
detailed fiercest sort of fighting in
Lima, the capital, Cuzco, Callao and
Arequipa, in which many persons
had been killed and wounded.
Admiral Graus of Peruvian navy
and his son have been assassinated.
Peruvian warships have been dis
mantled by government to prevent
their seizure by rebels. Government
house in Lima is surrounded by cor
don of troops and it is predicted that
president will resign.
No information obtainable here as
to reason of-outbreak.
Buenos Aires, March 10. If the
United States is planning to seek
concerted action among all American
republics to cleanse American hemi
sphere of German activities she is
likely to be rebuffed hotly. A major
ity of Latin-American republics will
resent such a plan. From reliable
source here it was learned today that
Argentine government would be in
clined to make "hot answer" If the
United States "offers advice" regard
ing German plotting.
. Pan-American unity is not visible
from this viewpoint of South Amer
ica. Several republics are distinctly
pro-German. Some are pro-ally.
Most of them are not pro-United
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The Building Trades Council last
night voted unanimously to end the
strike that has stopped work on the
new union station and work will be
resumed Monday. Simon O'Donnell
and other leaders of the unionists
signed the peace agreement that will
rush "the big West Side terminal to

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