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terials of war and serve incidental
needs of nation.
Provide full equipment for navy in
all respects, but particularly with the
best means of enabling it to deal with
Immediate addition to army of
500,000 men, chosen upon principle
of "universal liability to service."
Authorize additional increments of
equal force as soon as they may be
needed and can be handled in train
ing. Extend adequate credits to govern
ment, sustained as far as possible by
Exercise care in our own prepar
ation in order not to -interfere with
practical duty of supplying materials
to nations already at war with Ger
many. WHAT THEY THINK IN OTHER
LANDS OF WILSON MESSAGE
Buenos Aires, April 3. Pres. Wil
son's war address was received here
with interest but no particular en
thusiasm. Newspapers, officials and
politicians have adopted a cold atti
tude toward United States policy
an attitude apparently based on ap
prehension lest South American in
London. Great jubiliation in all
allied circles over Pres. Wilson's mes
sage. What was particularly pleas
ing was promise of "full-sized war"
by United States andpecially the
pledge of liberal financial co-operation
1,100 members of Illinois naval1
militia ready for war duty.
Recruiting officers report increase
Sixty-seven nuns, members of Holy
Family of Nazareth order, asked for
citizenship papers. Want to act as
CHICAGO WAR NEWS
Pres. Wilson's message to congress
to be discussed at patriotic mass
meeting at Auditorium theater to
night, under auspices of National Se
tfi curity league. Henry L. Stimson,
Rear Admiral R. E. Perry, Louis N. j
Hamerung and Frederic K. Coudert
Railroad managers say roads are
prepared to move troops.
Recruiting officers to make
speeches at loop theaters!
WILL SIE2E INTERNED SHIPS IF
New York, April 3. 600 customs
inspectors, supported by torpedo
boat destroyers cleared for action,
today guarded the 27 German self
detained vessels in this port, prepar
ed to cope with any trouble growing
out of state of war with Germany.
At first hint of action of hostility
by any of vessels' crews or word
from Washington, Collector of Port
Malone is prepared to seize ships.
Seizure of vessels here is expected to
result in similar action simultaneous
ly in all other American ports where
German vessels are tied up.
If German boats were pressed into
U. S. service they would be paid for
af tec the war.
28 PERISH WHEN U. S. ARMED
LINER IS TORPEDOED
Paris, April 3. 28 of crew of the
armed American liner Aztec were
still unaccounted for today and hope
was abandoned for their safety. Az
tec was torpedoed at night when a
heavy sea was running. Nineteen of
those aboard, vessel, the first armed
American merchantman to fall vic
tim to German submarine, were
picked up by a French patrol boat.
Official reports today said Aztec
had no warning of attack. Torpedo
struck ship squarely amidships, in
flicting vital wound and immediately
putting wireless out of commission.
Lieut Fuller Graham and 12 blue
jackets, the gun crew aboard Aztec,
were all saved, according to first re
Sixty-seven nuns asked for first
citizenship papers yesterday
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