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"Resolved, by tho senate and
house of representatives of the
United States of America in congress
assembled, That the state of war be
tween the United States and the im
perial German government which
has thus been thrust upon the United
States is hereby formally declared,
and that the president be, and he is
hereby authorized and directed to
employ the entire naval and military
forces of the United States and the
reserves of the army to carry on the
war against the imperial .German
government, and to bring the con-J
flict to a successful termination all
the resources of the country are
hereby pledged by the congress of
the United States."
The house foreign affairs commit
tee met informally during the fore
noon. Chairman Flood announced
that with the appointment of the Re
publican members this afternoon he
would call the full committee and
proceed to consideration of the war
The house met at noon with
scarcely more than 100 members in
their seats. Important conferences
delayed most of them.
Blind Chaplain Couden, in a prayer
ringing with patriotism, invoked
Divine assistance "in the momen
tous days that are to follow."
Sen. Hitchcock, Nebraska, intro
duced the amended administration
state of war resolution with the fa
vorable report of the foreign rela
tions committee this afternoon.
Hitchcock asked immediate con
sideration of the bill. LaFollette ob
jected, demanding under the rules
that the bill go over for the day.
The session of the senate from the
time. "LaFollette objected to imme
diate consideration of the war meas
ure was more pointed than polite.
Martin said he thought it unneces
sary to allude to "the tremendous
consequences" of the bill. He asked
LaFollette to withdraw his objection.
LaFollette said Martin was trying
to lecture him and said he had the 1
right under the rules to ask for. one
"I ask for the regular order," Mr.
President," he said, and sat down,
grim determination on his face.
Martin Jumped from his seat In a
"I had no idea of delivering a lec
ture," he said. "I have the right to
call attention of the senate and sen
ators to the tremendous consequenc
es of the resolution involved." k
"It is quite unnecessary to call my
attention to the consequences," La
.Follette retorted. "I insist on the
"The resolution, of course, goes
over under the rules," Martin said,
with resignation, "but I have the
right to comment on the. resolution.
"There can be no comment on the
resolution," ruled Vice President
"I do no't believe the senate ought
to proceed to any other business
while this resolution Is pending,"
"I move that the senate adjourn
until 10 o'clock tomorrow."
Galleries and senate broke into a
storm of applause at Martin's words,
a rare occurrence in the upper body
Here are the measures that will be
shoved through congress within a
few hours after the war resolution is
The army appropriation bill, carry
The general deficiency bill, carry
The bill to supply merchant ships
with arms, carrying $100,000,000.
The sundry civil appropriation bill,
The military academy bill, carry
The espionage bill.
Amsterdam. Central powers are
planning a new peace offer, the Ber
lin Lokal Anzeiger stated this after
This news comes at the same mo
ment a meeting is going on at Ger-