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SEA TTLE SHIP IS SUNK: NO WARNING
Mexican Treachery Expose to Hasten McAdoo Asks lor Hons Bond Issues and Increased Income Taxes to Care for War Budget PLAN FOR 3-YEAR WAR BY ROBERT J. BENDER t'fiited Pr*s« Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. April 5 — The government today took its first active steps in prep aration for war. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo asked for about $3,400,000,000 for army and navy expenses. Secretary of the Navy Dan iels asked that the navy per sonnel be increased from 87.000 to 150,000, and the ma rine corps from about 17,000 to 30.000. The amiv. McAdoo said. would require and the urj 5192.53ft.7M In addition to regular HIMMt. Heaiites the sum* mentioned. Daniel*, thru McAdoo. inked an $l7j.*jj.T6l to be avill able until Jane, ISMS, to car* for he additional personnel of (be •avy and th» marine corpa. The estimate In blanket form railed for the money for rallltar) • ipendltures under the war depart i lent necessity for the national de tense for each and every purpose connected therewith, to be expend ed by the secretary of *ar under mch regulations as the president may prescribe, to be Immediately available i.nd to remain available until expended. ' The department of Justice coln (identallv asked a deficiency ap propriation for the bureau of In formation work of $."W,OOO, The roast Wuard service sougtit 4*00,000 wherewith to extend Ita communratlon for the national de fense. Plan Bond laauea This vaat sum will be raised thru bond Issues The rate of Interest on the bond* l< to be around 3 or per rent. " he federal reserve board, as pre viously planned, will have charge of the taak of contemplated Is "%ues. as well aa of financing all war expense*. The«e met* became known today after Senator Simmon*, chairman (Continued on page 5) PENFIELD TO LEAVE VIENNA WASHINGTON. April S.—Ameri can Ambassador to Austria Prnfleld will leave for Waahlnicton tomorrow, April «. the «tate deportment an nounced today. The department refused to say whether I'enfJeld's return would In> permanent. The American em hwiy, It was stated. will reti.aln open, under the charge of at tache* ADVERTISING MANAGER'S DAILY TALK HELP YOURSELF There's a daily feast or bargains in the advertis ing columns of The Star. Every one of them means a chance for you to SAVE MONEY. To "cash in" on them you must read the ads care fully and then ACT on the opportunities when you find them. Start to day if you haven't al ready. The best offering of Se attle's best stores appear regularly in The Star. THE FASTEST GROWING PAPER IN THE NORTHWEST LA FOLLETTE SCORED IN SENATE FOR ANTI-AMERICAN SPEECH WASHINGTON. April 5 — Amid a scene of profound solemnity, with statesmen vot ing in impassioned tones, the United States senate passed resolutions declaring that a state ef war eaists between America and Germany, when the matter car*e to a vote late Wedneslay n ght. There were enly sis dissent ing senators —La Foliette of Wisconsin. Gronna of North ANDERSON GETS BIG CONTRACTS ("apt John Anderson. president of the Anderson Shipbuilding cor roration. Thursday closed an aicree rnent with representative* of Nor wegian shtpplns Interest* f r the construction of three larK- wooden vessel* at the company - * new on larced yard* at Houghton. a>'n>i» I.ake Washington The contract*. Capt. Anderson aid. will be *iKti"d in a few daya l,ake Waahinnton. If expectation* o' the corporation work out. will ► hortly become bi Imstlltw a *cene of shipbuilding activity a* the Hl llott bay waterway*. BELGIAN RELIEF SHIPS TORPEDOED LONDON. April s.—The Bel gian relief Trevler ha* been torpedoed and *unk by a aubmarlne off Scheveningen, according to a Ymuiden dia patch received here today. Twenty four member* of ttie i-rew have been landed *afely, eight of them wounded. The Trevler wan a steel acrew vi ssel of 3,00« tonH, built In I»U7 end registered at Antwerp. Hhn wait owned by Antwerp /.<*(•> Maata. of Antwerp. NEW At ill 5. The Del Klan relief ship Fi isten h» been mink In the North sea near Hotter dam, according t« cablegram re lelveil here todiy by the commis xlon for relief In Belgium. It In believed «he atruck a mine. WITHIN TWO MILES OF ST. QUENTIN NOW PARIS. April s—"French troop* made reconnaissance on the ground <irth of (Jaui-hv and Moy during the night as fur a* the Herman linen, which they found occupied in force," declared today's official statement. describing the closing In «>i) St. Qnentln. The report alao detailed Intermittent shelling east ; ad went of the Homme, • Herman counter attacks on the 'iont from I.affanx to Marglvnl , attack* northwest of Helm* ■ ♦'era all repulsed. The Seattle Star THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS VOLUME 19 "Hoch der Bob!" Dakota, Norrit of Nebraska. Lane of Oregon, Stone of Mir souri and Virdimin of Mis sissippi—all of tha "willful twelve" who defeated armed neutrality In ths last congress. The vota stood 82 to i. Action followed a day of out -1 ur*ts marked li> patriotic fervor, and s speech by l.a Kollelte. which was denounced aa only worthy of i Herr Von Bethwsnn Hollweg. | Jess VVillard Is Ready to light Against (iermans WASHINGTON, April 5 — J»»a Willsrd. world'* heavy weight cHjmoiOn, i* ready to leave the ring and enter the trenches at the president's call. H* aent a telegram to pretldent Wilion today at fol low* : "Dear Mr. President: I will fight. When do you want me? "JtSS WILLARD" FLOOR LEADER WILL VOTE AGAINST WAR WASHINGTON. April 5 Major Ity l-ead"r Kitchln will vote against the war resolution. Me announced thl* afternoon that he ht.d reached thl* decision and al*o that he would Hpe.ik :-S«lnet the measure. I will vote against the r<'*olu Hon," he *ald. "J hate to do It. but " and he waved hi* hand mid walked away. BRITISH-SLAVS IN PERSIA BEAT TURKS 1/)NTX)N. April f> — English and iliiHMian troops In Meiiopotamla haw- I'ffpr ted a Junction, anil IVr Ma h»M bean cleared of all Turk lull forces, (Jen. K. H Maurice, In ( liar*e of military operations, an nounced today. The llrltlah anil lliihhiu 11 h tame in contact nl Kbanlkan LABOR PLEDGES SERVICES; NATION MUST BE UNIT—6OMPERS C*i>p> rig ht, 1917, by th* Nrw*pap»*r Knterprlse Association, Despite our every endeavor, war wii inevitable. Under these con dition* It becomes the great task of the American labor movement to demonstrate to the world that democracy can be effi cient In war, even as it Is In peace. Tin- rnciro democratic rniinfrl<-a of the world have dlwkah proved (liism«p|ve* the moot efficient and pro greaalve in Ihe pursuit* of pearn, tiit *va* flrnt d«-iti<m titrated l>y the American colonic* when Hi y broke iiwh.v from the leading hlilmkm "f Ureal llrltiiln. It In iiow our duty to allow the world that In war alm> the Kami- Hiiperlorlty can be maintained In thla movement to make democracy effi cient in war. the labor movement muat take a leading part, even a* It ha» played the lead in every other democratic movement In the world a history. DEMOCRACY CAN BE EFFICIENT ONLY WHEN IT 18 UNITED. When there la dlacontent. dln*atl*facit<>n nnd discord wltliln t| l( SEATTLE. WASH. THURSDAY. APRIL 5. 1917. Scnilor Will,inn* had ricxrlalrd l.i Kollette for hl» pacifist «|wech —«n address which. Williams said, would have done credit to Von Hethmann llnllweir Silence greeted the momrntom dec talon. Im Kolletto said hia nay" firmly and le-IHHerently Stone half hearted about hi*. e«pe< Ully a* he hod announce! thai from now on (Continued on page Si MISSOURIAN IS TORPEDOED; ALL WASHINGTON. April 5.— The American ateamer Mi* aourian, with 32 Americana aboard, ha* been torpedoed and sunk without warning in th* Mediterranean, according to a diapatch received by the atate department today from the U. S. conaul at Genoa. All on hoard were saved. Tin- ills natch did not state where or on what dale the torpedoing oc curred. The An erlcan ll.iw nilan ateamer Mlsaourlan. reported Thursday Mink lit the Mediterranean o ean >vat» once on the run between Seat tle and Hawaiian porta and made Iter last call here April R, 1914. SAILED FROM NEW YORK NKW VOIIK, April 6.—The Tre vlpr Hailed from New York for Rot terdam February 20 with aaaur uncea of aufp conduct thru the aub marlnp danger zone, It was stated loday by the cominlaalon for rpllef in HelKluni Slip #u* laden with a general food cargo. The < - o:,imlwion hail received no word of thi» ship's €l«*ntmotion BY SAMUEL GOMPERB ABOARD SAVED BY CARL D. GROAT Jf' (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, April 5.—-Reading what he declared to be unpublished portions of the Zimmerman letter, seek ing to align Mexico against the United States, Rep. Millar of Minnesota in the house today declared the plot iih eluded the establishment of submarine bases at Mexican ports and orders to German reservists to go to Mexico and attack U. S. border. Miller is a member of the house foreign committee. Hit revelations of the additional details of the Zimmerman plot came during the. discussion on the war resolution, which occupied the day, following the senate 82 to 6 vote for war last night. The reservists were to quit the United SUAs, go into Mexico and attack the border with the Mexicans. « Moreover, he declared that German reservists are "»w making munitions in Mexico, while in the last few days ships have delivered munitio. ' cargoes on the west coast I Mexico. Villa. In- declared, la surrounded |.\ German offlrera who hare Uken control of hi* band. Miller said ('arratuu. too. I* dom inated by the Gorman* Hp declared that a flood of Uer inn (none t* being poured Into Mexlro at the present time. Miller solemnly |olnted out that the Mexican menoce. with it* (!er nan tlnne. 1* grave, and warned that we tiiuat pass thin reaolutlon now or haul down the flats for ever " Ilia revelation, atnitllne the whole houae. came In the midat of se\ernl pacifist speeches. and xvhlle Majority Leader Kltchln was reported to he making up hi* mind r« to whether to speak again*! the -eaolutlon. There was no question late to day about the ultimate o'Jtcorre In the hou»e. It will vote, prob ably around 11 o'clock tonight, for war. The president is ex pected to sifln the resolution as soon as it can be sent to him. The unpublished portion of the Zimmerman note, as reve.il ed by Miliar, follows "Agreeable to the Mexican government, submarine bases will be established at Mexican porta, from which will be sup plied arms, ammunlton and sup plies. All reservists are ordered Into Mexico. Arrange to attack , all along the border." I The IKWH today took il|» the !•»! auks of democracy, itn |io»pr In crippled and dissipated. The greatest obstacle to the demonstration In America of democracy'* superior efficiency li the fact that there are strong forces at work In this country creating dissension and distrust of the very government behind which we must unite if our pur poses are to bo attained. 11l pointing out these forces which are making for distrust of gov ernment, I do not refer 10 the propaganda of any enemy country nor to the nioiitlllUßx of misguided ;iglliitoi'N, hut to TUOSIC POROUS, Ah n'AYS INi.MtC VI- TO TIIK I'KOI'I.K, which, under cover of this crlt , leal time in which we ate now living, are attempting to deprive the [ people, mid particularly the working people, of their moat fundamental lights mid to Impose upon them much of what Is worst lu the most ' hated autocracies of Europe. In my opinion, the unwarranted pronouncement of the supreme i court, virtually legislating, so far as It can legislate, for the establlsh i inent of compulsory arbitration and enforce*! service, has already done | much to make the task of democracy in Its preparations lor national e'e ilenre difficult. It has awakened lu the minds of millions of workl.ig ONE CENTrO^V,',^'" | tie cry am! prepared lo make wannanlty. against Oermany a reality within 1!4 hour* or less, following the K2 to 6 vole for war In the senate 'ast n Ik lit. The liouic wen( Into "committee lof lh<> w hoi* on (hp state of the ; I'nlon" noon after convening, bnt.g --| lug tip the Mate of war resolution (or debate Chairman Klood oi-cned i the dlscusßion House *iw>eche*. Jlerv with patriotism. called u|mn member* to haaten passage of the state of war resolution. Some pacifism developed, but there wan no quealion a* to the ultl iiiht#• outcome a heart* support of President Wilson and passage of | (he reaotutlon. Flood Starts Speeches | Chairman Flood of the foreign af fairs committee railed up the Mai ! resolution at 10:15, and (he mem ! tier* proceeded to consider It. We are h groat nation," oaiil Heprcweuiativp Mairison. a demo crats leader mi the committee "Wi tt lory in Its history ami priceless liprttiiK<\ 1 refute to believe that \w liavr ilpflpiipratpil In our noil'.mil Idpaw, that \vp hnvp forgotten the (pachtnKH of our father*. and »r" not now willing to fight for those i rin < Iplea they vo courageously defend <<l and upheld in thp parly history of the country. To Defend Fundamental Right* "Wp are koliik to war in defcrse of our Iniidanipntal rlghta and for preservation of Hip rights of lui LAST EDITION Even »oTie of the "willful" senator* (tated that, one* the country it declared at war, they will do their utmoit to aid the United State* in every way po*tib'e. Thi* ought to be a hint to fe« local 2*4 individual* TH« weather foreca*t i*: Bhower* tonight and Friday. 1 "If (here be In Ihla body or else where citizens who object to the course we are embarking upon. I suggest they address themselves (o Kaiser Wllhelm, IW>thmann Hollweg. the reli hstag and the author of that remarkable sample of diplomatic : kultur, the Xlmnierman note. At the outaet (he house developed a temporary wransle over the dis position of (he (line for debate. Iteuresentatlve Cooper, pacifist and funking republican member of the foreign committee, argued against party control of the time, lie opposed giving up any of the de bate time allotted to him. by virtue of his |iosition. to republican mem bers in favor of (he bill. When de late started Speaker Clark surren dercil the chair to Mepresentative Pit tgeralri LANSING DIPLOMATICALLY DENIES IT WASHINGTON. April 5.-Becie larv of State Lansing tliis alter iioon denied Keyn sentatlve Mill ers declaration in the house that 'lie Zimmerman plot note contain ed Information to the effect that Germany had arranged for siibmn rlne and naval bases on the Mex ican coasts and that arrangements had been made for German reserv ists to att ick the I'nlted States all along the border Secret#')' l/mslng apparently for diplomatic reasons" denied men tliruout America ti distrust of the Instrumentalities of governnent which it will be difficult to eradicate WIS OK Til 10 I.AHOR MOVKMKNT liAVE PLEDGED Ol R SELVES TO TIIE DEFENSE O'OI K COVNTRY. We are ready to expend our last ounce of energy, to shed the last drop of our blood if It ii necessary, for the defense of the republic. We will not turn from our tasks. Hut we will NOT meekly accept the burdens which they would put upon us, nor stop at the obstacles which they are putting In the road toward the creatlim of an efficient democracy. Russia was obliged to stop in the midst of her warfare to throw off the reactionary and sinister forces which had Inter fered so grievously with her militar/ efficiency and democratic progress. Surely the American people should be not less conscious o? their rights than the Russian people, and I am convinced that II occasion arises they will prove themselvee able to deal effec tively with would-be tyrants at home, while maintaining a stal wart and unbreakable defense aaalnst the enemy abroad. Hood stirred the house when te said: "War is being made upon our count rv and its people. Our ship* are sunk. Our non oombataant cttV tons, including men, women and children, are lieine foully murdered, our merchantmen are denied the freedom of the s«'as. "I'nder such circumstances ther* is but one course for the govern ment to pursue, and that is to go to defense of Its people and honor the nation. There Is no'choice as to our course We are compiled by the acts of the (ierman Imperial govern nent to enter iuto this most colossal war. . Representative S.'egel said: "I come from a people that for thou sands of years have been taught to love peat e. I cannot shut my eyes (Continued on page 10) ,' he truth of the statement. Miller said, when Informed of I^nslng's at t ion "The text as I gave It Is the sub stance of the unpublished portion of the note," said Miller. "1 will ray that it came to me from a man "ho felt the world ought to know ■'bout it at this time. You can readily cee th.it Mr. I.anslne would not want to admit It, inas t ticli as it Involved Carranza and nrobnbly tiie povernn ent wanted to pet the pood* on him before pro , i ecdliK further."