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Police dealing impartially with dem
onstrations. Survey of damage done to German
property indicated there must have
been some lives lost.
Damaged buildings included Ger
man club, Kaiserhof hotel, German
legation, German consulate and of
fices of German newspapers. Under
stood Germany will demand repara
tion. Argentine Socialists today adopted
resolutions urging peace.
Rio De Janeiro. Brazilian federa
tion of labor adopted resolutions urg
s 3 a 9 9
WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
San Francisco. Japan does not be
lieve there are any German subma
rines in Pacific.
Mexico City. Carranza denies
statement by P. C. Knox that he ever
asked American intervention.
Washington. Sec'y Daniels today
announced all licenses for shore
radio stations are suspended during
Milwaukee. Milwaukee county
Catholics pledge loyalty to govern
ment at meeting of parishes. Arch
bishop Messmer drew the pledge.
Jefferson City, Mo. Penitentiary
will farm 750 acres with convicts.
Expects to raise 21,000 bushers of
potatoes and all foods needed at
Washington. Senate today adopt
ed unanimously conference report
on urgent deficiency bill, making
available to president's use at once
5100,000,000 for national defense.
Immediately sent to house.
"ANYTHING GOVM'T WANTS','
BRYAN TELLS WJLSON
Washington, April 16: Wm. Jen
nings Bryan today personally told
Pres. Wilson he is "for anything the
government wants in pushing the
war to a quick and successful end."
During a conference with the pres
ident at the White House lasting half
an hour, Bryan said he was willing
to serve on firing line or anywhere
else the president wants him to
He said he had but one specific
thing to urge wartime prohibition.
If government thinks there ought
to be universal military service or f
conscription, or any other way of
raising an army, Bryan will get right,
behind whatever plan the govern-
ment suggests and do everything he
can to make it a success. ,
Bryan will begin at once as a "re
cruiting officer" and tour the coun
try, making speeches urging civilians
to offer their services in furnishing
supplies of every kind.
SCRIPPS FOR. BOND ISSUE AND
HIGH INCOME TAX
San Diego, Cal., April 16. E. W.
Scripps, the newspaper publisher, to
day denied that the American com
mittee for war finance, which is con
ducting a campaign for a "pay as you
enter" system of war financing, had
any authorization for placing him on
record as opposing a government
"The use of my name by any per
son as opposing a bond issue to meet
the urgent financial needs of the al
lies or the United States is unauthor
ized," said Scripps.
"Not only am I not opposed to such
bond issue, but I strongly favor it. I
also strongly favor the levying of an
income tax, particularly on the in
comes of the rich, to pay off 'these
bonds and to pay. future war ex
penses; and I also favor good pay for
"I have every confidence in the
president and his plans for directing w
the nation in the war with Germany
and believe that it is the patriotic
duty of every citizen in or out of of
fice to stand by the president."
Father T. V. Shannon, editor of the
New Wolrd, urges closing of cabarets
during war time.