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WAR IS BEGUN TODAY 2 SHIPS SEIZED HERE U. B.* customs gu»«T« seized tha Hamburg-American freight er Sasoma. and the German •ailing vessel Steinbeck. at Eagi* harbor, across the bay from Seattle, at 1:30 a. m. Fri day, an hour and a half after l the house voted to go to war with Germany. B Their captains and crews Bare brought to Seattle and in the government de- station at the foot of at. action followed lh« ro ■i of rode orders from Wash ington. I>. C. t by Collector of Cus- Iduii Roscoe Drumlirller. | Flrat War Act Here Custom* g'la'ds were placed ahc*«>* the veasel* to protect them ftbe action waa slmultaneou* with of all 'ierrnan ships In all HMiiraa ports. ■ It waa one of the first acta of ■fe and the bottom* will probably ■ into *TV I re. captain K"rani Heifer, and the II members of the crew, who hate lived aboard lbe freighter since •he waa Interned here at the be ginning of the war. submlt'ed to lheir arrest without protest. No crew haa been aboard the Stein beck. but her fai.taln. Johannes Wohlers. with his cat. who have held down th" watch, mad* no protests Ships Wilfully Disabled These men had al! been taken in to custody the afternoon qt Febru ary 5. after it was learned that the Saxonia's engines had b»en wil 'fulty disabled, almost beyond re pair. A great h-»le was bored in the cylinder*. Vital parts of the engine were disconnected and. with the blu» print*, thrown overboard Members of the Saxonla crew, held by the government, are Chief [Officer Ernest Manann, Chief Kn Arnold Hustedt, Paul Gllle. HVtln Jensen. Otto HchneMer. £orenco Lao. Fritr Korth, Julius lungnitch. Rico Jaeger. Gustav Prank Minute and Jakob ■^Rchle*. were held af the detention station for almost a wt<ek early in February, and later permitted to return to their ships on order* from Washington. Captain Is Calm Captain Heifer, former ltontenant 1n the Austrian navy, took hi* ar rest aa a matter of rottrw. Ilia men were more excited. The work of the customs «Piards .was quick, and they accomplished the seizure with no difficulty. Machinery Damaged JACKSO WILI>K, Fla., April The German merchantman Frieda was seized by I' 8. cits torn* authorities tht* mornln* Her crew wan removed by immigration authflrltler. Machinery or the ship had been badly damaged ADVERTISING MANAGER'S DAILY TALK 16 PAGES TODAY 1 rhnrk foil of fh« • »rv i offaringa of Maaf tla'a baat and ll%»ai a«or»a In making tip mr Hafarrtay ( atv.pplng lint, you certainly rgnnoi afford to overlook tha a<la You will ; aava monay and you will rhooaa (rum tha b*at and fraahoat a»o< ka of good a Wt*n<l«rd Furnifura fo Pa«« 2 <>rofa Rankin <<> Pag* 3 M A (lottateln Furniture fo. Paga &j Tha Rbodaa Co . ... 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Call for State Troops Expected Today Men you sea in uniform on the streets today—whether it be the blue of the naval militia or the olive drab of the Na tional Guard —will probably all be called for service by the president before night. Only the one regiment of Washington militia Infantry has already been mobilised for fed eral eery Ice. The order* expected today would summon 550 naval mili tiamen. 1,100 Coast artillery men. Troop B. cavalry, from Tacoma, and the Signal corps, ail part of the Washington Na tional Guard aystem, to the col. ors. These men have all been kept In uniform and ready for the rail dur hi* the last v eek Their order* LABOR MEN DEMAND FLAD OVER TEMPLE Declaring themselves Americans and determined to have a flag on the l*abor temple, even If Secre tary I>uocan oppoaed It. the mem ber* of Ixjcal No. I*. Stage Work er*. held a lively protect meeting Friday morning, and at the con clusion thereof marched In a band. Home 10 strong, downtown to pur chase an American flag Chairman Frank Gates of the finance committee declared that the reason no flwg wan displayed was because Ihe old one watt worn out. an/1 there «u no money for a new one The stage worker* re fused to listen to hint, and angrily demanded that a flag be bought. Gate* consented, and, marching In double file, the a tag" worker* went Ifltr the flag. BY CYNTHIA GREY The War-God ha* decreed "To arm*!" And the bravest and be*t have answered But harken to another call grip ping In It* appeal, nation wide In It* *cope. It I* the call of WOMAN TO WOMAN. It I* the call, not only for organizers and speakers, collec tor* of the ever-needful *llver and gold, but for the old fashioned quail jflcatlon* of the old faahloned v om |an. together with the modernism of |th« modern woman. The Seattle Star THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS VOLUME 19 SEATTLE. WASH , FRIDAY. APKIL 6. 1917 were to rush recruiting to war strenKth. which would Increase the naval mtlltU from 660 to 760 men, and raise the strength of the Coast artillery to 1909 men. This ha* been i«artlally accom pllshed a.id Ik ctlll going on. These nival militiamen, with companies In Seattle, Kverett, Ta coma and the Orav* harbor coun iry, will probably be utoiiiHsed to <iav or tomorrow and Immediately taken to Uretnerton To Lay Mines They will go thru a period of training there Fifty naval militia men and seven officer* have been ct the navy yard a week, living aboard, one of the fighting ship* The naval militia will be absorbed in the navy, a* individual*. Horn" oi' the m*.n will no doubt be ati NO DECISION MADE ON JOINING OF JAILS Prison reformer* talked and talked about the proposed consoli dation of the county and clly Jail* Friday morning, In the mayor* of fire. The county commle*loners, the sheriff, the chief of police and Coun cilman Hoi ton. special council mm mittcjfMrian, listened and ever and anon explained the matter* fully. No action wa* taken. LLOYD GEORGE SENDS MESSAGE TO U. S. LONDON, April B Stating that ■ he spoke at the Instance of the Im perial war cabinet. Premier Lloyd i George today *ent a stirring tile* sage to America, recognizing her cn trance Into the war. Call of Woman to Woman Finds Response in Seattle It I* the call to woman to take a] place beside men, doing her part And the women are responding, not only with their knitting needles and their 'ewlng box, but with all the power to nerve that is In them. • . * In thl« city enthu*la*m 1* spread ing like wildfire l>owti at the National League for | Woman's Service, and the Red ;<To t headquarter* In the Cobb I building lire all the activities of a II tirultlujt tUlion. Seattle woinon AMERICA'S ANSWER TO KAISER tioned ah- ard tt.e older vessel* to rsslst In mine laving. t'oast artillerymen. "ho are the fellows you see on the street with red cords on their hat*, will no I'ouht be dispatched to the fort* I'liardlne I'llget Round Hut definite orders a-« to movements of troops are not permitted to lie published. Tell 'Cm by Cords The infantrymen, already mobll ln"l. 'an be d.Mltititl'hed by the blue cord i on their hats, while the i nvalry cord Is yellow. Regular army officers stationed I ere as Inspector* and Instructors •f National Guard forces expect that ord«rs will be Immedately Is sued bv "lie gr\« mmeiit to call s|l tile National Guard forces of the country Into service, and recruit tl em. with the rcßiilat annv mills MARSHALL SIGNS WAR DECLARATION WASHINGTON. April 6.— The war resolution was formal ly reported to the senate as having been passed by the house and senate and signed by Bpeaker Clark, at 12:10 to day. Every seat In the gallery and every seat in the chamber was filled, at the official met senger from the houte entered jutt after the chtpleln't prayer, end announced: "A meshage from the house of representatives." There w in nn audible InUiklm,' of breath. The crowd i of representative* and their clerk* slid the govern- have taken the order to I'UKPAHK in dead ea r !',a*t. What have YOU done? What are YOU doing? Or what are YOU going lo do? At Ihe Ited Cross headquarter* women and glrla have been pre par Inn for the past few week*. The plnce* buzzes from morning until night with the hum of machine*, the i llcli ot lieeflleu. There lire lit pre*- cnt members In Seattle, mul the local branch wants lo bring the [ti>tal up to in,"too. Some of as are going to fight; some are going to pay; gome are going to fight and pay, too. But all of us should show our colors. Let us wear them on our coats! Let us put out flags on our business buildings and our homes! Let us txrrn this town into a riot of red, white and blue! i The local parade committee requests every employer to close shop to permit em» * ployes to participate in the Saturday night demonstration. Show your colorsl up to full v»r strength They do not e\|nrct any volun teer unit* wilt be orgsnlMd until congress arts on the matter. Will Take a Year Then one of the problems will lie to train 'h» real citizen armies. This. It Is predicted, wiil prevent the dispatch of troops to Europe ■ii-mii"!' *1! our trali,ed soudieiH-en li«-le<l m< n ai d commissions! of ficers- -wo'lld be needed lo whip the green troops Into shape. 'Ihev estimate th.it It take* 11' months of hard work to make a teal soldiT out of a ttrwn citizen Haven't Enough Ships Puppllei am' equipment would i htive to be nssrmhleii Ships would have to be built All the ,-hlps In America, .ind all that will be built and cnmtliicd within a meat official* banked deep behind •he senators' <!t>*k* shifted nerv ously. The home t.iemenser iui es corled to the vice president'* desk and *olemnly delivered the porten lou* paper. I: v. as Immediately handed back to Marshall, who had wrung his hnrvl* mrvoutly for a (Continued on page 5) TO TELL OF RIOTS Annalls* Ruegg. prominent social worker, will tell of her trouble* in Germany during ihe bread riot*, to night at Stevens' hull, Westlake snd Fourth ave. "Society women, working women.) university girl*, high school girl* Seattle women from every walk of life are going to do something to 'help' the country," declared Mr* , VV Infield Smith, slate chairman of the National League for Woman'* Service. "Already we have a caVal ry department of :'.fl voting wijtien, l aside from wlrelcst operator*, lillotn, expert marknuten. aviator* and navy recruits." *ald Mr* Smith. "For months the women In Anier ii a have been watching with tennej ONE CENT IN "mcat*iTi'" year, it hits been figured out. would not be sufficient to transport and ke«|i feeding an an army in France. That I* why local nrmv men es tlmate that tl.eir job lor the next i-ar will br> training citizens Into it eal fighting ii>a< ltlne unless troopr. alt ick u* in ro*f the border. MATTHEWS HAS NO REPLY FROM WILSON li Mark A Matthew* ha* re ielved no reply yet from President Wilson, to whom he telegraphed yesterday that ho wss willing to Klve hi* ser*fes whenever and wherever he might be needed, on the battle linn or aa chaplain. "TILL THE SOIL," IS URGED BY LISTER Citizens and county ami city of ficials will meet Saturday morning to l»y plana for carrying out the suggestions of Oov. Ulster for In crr«slng the amount of food grown 111 the county. I-Uter Issued the proclamation Immediately after war wan declared, and County Auditor Wardull called the mating at once. The governor calls attention to the need of co-operation If every foot of land I* to lie placed under cultivation, and suggests that com mittee# he appointed in all school districts, to direct the raising of vegetables In the dim riot. "THE SOCIALISTS have no In tention of supporting any other country than (lie United States," declared Victor L. Merger, al St. l<otils Thursday. | Interest the struggles and accom plishments of their sisters In blood l laitied Kurope, and In the present crisis of our own country we are moved by an earnestness of endeav or which has resulted In the forming of Ibis league To the peace loving women who blanch at the horrors 'of war and militarism, ami who are held In tin' grasp of uncertainty, J wish to say: Our spirit of preparv.<Y ness doos not stand for mllitnrir 5.41. hut for Protection, Prosperity uid 1 l'eace. M LAST EDITION The nation la united. The debates are over. Unity ii now demanded. The weather forecast: Tonight and Saturday, ahoweri. WILSON SIGNS DECLARATION; SHIPS SEIZED WAR DEVLOPMENVS Navy ordered mobilized. Vice President Marshall sif/ned the war reso*S»< lution at 12:13 p. m. Exactly one hour later to the second, Presi dent Wilson signed his name—at 1:13 p. m. Thirteen is President Wilson's lucky number. The house passed the jo'fnt war resolution at 3 a. m. by a vote of 373 to 50.. Ninety-one German shifts seized in American ports. Two seized at Eagle Harbor. War proclamation issued by president Wilson backs plans for army of two millions. WASHINGTON, April <>.—War was declared at 1:13 this afternoon. \t exactly that hour President Wilson signed the joint resolution passed by the house and senate, declar ing a state of war between the United States an<f Ger many. An hour before the resolution was signed by Vice CUBAN HEAD SENDS WAR MESSAGE \!.\\ Y( >KK. April <». —President Menocal olf C üba «-cnt a to the Cuban congress requesting tbat a state of war Tie declared to exist between Cuba and Germany, according to a table received by the official I üban |>re»> bure.tu here today. President Marshall, at J 2:13. These were the last for malities necessary to make the United States an ally of Hngland, France and Russia in the world war of democ racies against autocracies. Im These acts followed the passage by the housei-373 to 50 —of the joint war resolution at 3a. in. ' The first act of war, the seizure of 91 German ships in American ports, came swiftly after the vote in the house. FLASH SIGNAL TO NAVY DEPARTMENT As the president, a-J.'lxed liis signature lo the document. Lieut. Commandw Byron McOtindle#* signaled across the street, to the navy departmcut. that war Was formally on. and orders were flashed out from the government wireless to the ship* at sea and to the fort* of the I'nited State*. Simultaneously evu ry steam whistle in Washington and on the I'otomae river, near hy, was opened wide, and their screeches could be heard In every corner of the capital. While the ink «u« still wet on the historic war resolution, met (Continued on page 13) 91 QERMAH 7,HIPS IN YANKEVI PORTS SEIZED IN HURRY NIOW YORK, April 6. —t'nited States armed fcices seized nl) the German ship* In all American ports today. It was America's first act of war. In i>orts on. every coast of the lulled Statei, proper, and In island possessions, marines or bine jack ets went a OOard the enemy ships early toda>". made numbers of the flerman cfr»s prisoners and took (C'intlnued o npaje 5) 34 KILLED IN B. G. MIHE EXPLOSION VfcKNIK, B. C„ April « An ex plosion took place at Coal Creek last night ami has added 34 names to the death roll from that camp. The explosion occurred al 10:20 In No. 3 mine, which is in the same locality as No. L', ami No. i east. READ STAR WANT ADS CITY CHEERS ITS BLUEJACKETS Bluejacket* from Vncle Sam's Pacific reserve fleet, carrying com plete arms, and headed by the Puget Sound navy yard band, swung down Seattle's streets this noon, while the cheers o finspired cltlzenH pro duced the wartime atmosphere. the cheers of Inspired citizens pro gram to stimulate navy and naval militia recruiting, but it was a mora pretentious pageant than the earliar demonstrations. Members of the Women's auxil iarv of the Navy league, wearing middy blouses and sailors' capo, were In the Hue of march. They are the. sisters, wives, sweet hearts and relatives of Washing ton's naval militiamen. They have banded together to keep In touch with the citizen-sailors after they have Joined the battle fleets. Already these women have sewn ditty bags, and will work out a reg ular systp n of correspondence. Red Cross workers, ton, took part in the parade, which was arranged by the I'lks" recruit',us commit tea, headed b> Hen Sworn.