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Wilson Asks Use ot Force; Laconia Sunk
The, Omaha Daily Bee Want-ad Night Service to 10 p. in. Tyler 1000 THE WEATHER Cloudy; Colder VOL. XLVI NO. 217. OMAHA, TUESDAY. MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1917 FOURTEEN PAGES. Da Tralat. it MoWt Nsani StanSs, lie., M. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS." TWELFTH ANNUAL AUTO SHOW GETS WELL UNDER WAY Million-Dollar Motor Car Expo sition Opens Under the Most Auspicious Circumstances in History. GIVEN UNQUALIFIED 0. K. Even Those Who Saw National Shows Take Their Hats Off to Omaha. CROWD IS A BUYING ONE Omaha placed its Unqualified stamp of, approval on the twelfth annual mo tor car exposition, which opened at the municipal Auditorium yesterday under the most auspicious circum stances that ever attended the open ing of an Omaha automobile show. That the 1917 exposition easily sur passes any and all of its eleven prede cessors was the verdict of every per son who was on hand to inspect tne (littering array of shiny new cars. Kvm those who had seen the (Treat national shews at New York and Chi cago had to admit that Omaha s show, although not so large and pretentious, does not have to take a back seat for anv of them. Even the most critical observer must confess that the Omaha display is a most complete and exhaustive one. Apparently nothing is missing. On all sides are luxurious limousines, dainty coupes, sturdy touring cars, snappy runabouts, nifty cloverleafs and racy speed cars. Every- single one of the sixteen standard models are exhibited and the potential buyer, no matter what his taste may be, will find at least one car to his liking. There are over 200 machines valued at over $1,000,000. Crowd Is Large. It -wasn't found necessary to call out the police last night as it was a couple of timeB in years gone by when complimentary tickets for the inaugural night were distributed with a lavish hand, but the crowd was a substantial one. At 9 o'clock, when the crowd reached its maximum, one mind it mitt task to move ud and down the congested aisles whh'-anjr degree of freedom. ' One very noticeable fact about the crowd last night was that it was what the dealers and exhibitors call "a buying crowd." It seemed that al most everybody there was vitally in terested in motor cars. There was, of course, a number of the curious on hand for the first opportunity to give the show the visual forward and back, but the percentage was unusually small. It was an unfortunate dealer, indeed, who didn't add anywhere from a dozen to a score of new "im mediate prospects" to his list lat night. The decorative scheme of this year's show was the inspiration for many enthusiastic exclamations of delight, especially among the fair sex. The decorations were carefully worked out this year so that they would be effective without taking up a needless quantity of valuable exhi bition space. The predominating col ors are white and green, which blend harmoniously with the brilliant and highly-polished machines. Illumina tion is all overhead, the floor lights having been eliminated entirely, and the effect is very striking. Basement Is Surprise. A surprise was in store for those who visited the basement. It isn't merely a basement this year. It is called the Palm room. In the past commercial trucks have always been exhibited in the basement, but this year the room was needed for pleas ure cars. So the basement has been dressed up just like the main floor and palms and ferns and colors have been distributed so lavishly one wouir! hardly believe it the same old (Continued en ran Two, Column Seven.) The Weather Vor Nebraska Cloudy; cold. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday, 1 fl Hour. Dejr. cC&Dfi Its:::::::::: 3 ST a. m.-i 24 ft a. m 22 L. 9 a. m 21 rn 10 a. m 21 IF-O ":::::::::: iLggeL- L 1 P. m I! p. m 21 6 p. m 24 . t d, m 23 7 p. m 22 8 p. m 21 Comparative Local Record. 1917. 1118. 1915. 1914. HlK-lK'nt Yeiteratly ..29 H3 34 40 Lowest yoftterd&y ... 20 19 29 26 Mean tempera lure .. 24 26 32 32 Precipitation T T .04 .00 Temperature and precipitation departure! from the normal: - Normal temperature ......4 27 PeflWenry for the day..,, 3 Total xoftw ilnca March 1 ISO Normal precipitation . ,02 Inch lftclency for the day 02 Inch '.Stat rainfall since March 1. .17.50. . Incite deficiency since March 1 11.11 Inches Deficit ncj for cor. period, 191S.. .96 inch Deficiency fqr cor. period, 1914.. ,11 lach Reports from Stations at V P. M. Station and State Temp. High- Rain-1 of Weather. ? p. m . est, fall. ! Cheyenne clear 28 . 34 .00 1 Davenport, cloudy .... 6 40 .00 Denver, clear 38 48 T Dps Moltien, cloudy .... 22 2R .On1 Lander part cloudy 4,... 30 34 .00' North Platte, clear .... 32 38 ,0 Omaha, part cloudy.,., 21 29 T Puablo, cloudy . 44 CZ .00; Rapid City, cloudy , 24 28 .01 H-ilt Luke City, cloudy., 36 44 .10 Pant Fe, cloudy 48 64 .00 I Sheridan, cloudy ...... 2 At .02 Sioux City, clear 18 20 T Valentine, part cloudy.. 29 28 T T Indicates trace of precipitation. U A. WKI.RH, Meteorologist 23 Omaha Farm Loan Bank Directors Named by General Board Officials G. Odell Is Only Omahan Among Six Men Selected for Land Bank. D. P. HOGAN IS PRESIDENT (From a Staff Correspondent.) Washington, Feb. 26. (Special Telesrram. Speculation has been general in recent weeks as to the- personel of the farm loan bank lo cated at Omaha. Today the federal farm loan board nnounced tjie fol lowing ppointments for the federal land bank of Omaha. ITr.ld.nt and director, 1). P. Boon, Masnena, la. Vic President and director, J. M. Cnrey, Cheyenne, Wyo. Herniary and director, F. O. Odell, Omaha, Neb. Treasurer and director, E. D. Morcom, Sloul Falls, H. I). lllrerkn-. Warren C. Baker, Mltrhell, 8. D. Registrar and attorney, M. L. Corey, Hastings, b. Who Hogan Is. D. P. Hogan, president and direc tor, of Massena, la., has been for years a student of rural credits in this country and abroad, as well as of all phases of agriculture pertain ing to his section. He was formerly a member of the general assembly of Iowa and has done much to creeat public'lnterest in the subject of rural credits throughout the state. He has been a practical farmer and for the last twenty-five years has continu ously owned and operated farms' in Iowa, Nebraska and Idaho. For twenty years he has been actively en gaged iir banking, specializing in large farm loans; is now president of the Farmers Savings bank of Mas sena, la., resigning to accept this ap pointment. j. M. Carey, vice president and di rector of Cheyenne, was formerly gov ernor of Wyoming and also served as senator from that state. He was a successful lawyer before moving p Wyoming in 1877, where he has large cattle interests. Mr. Carey introduced the bill which admitted Wyoming to FLOOD BILL GIVES YflLSOMDTHORITY Measure Introduced Empower ing President to Arm Mer chant Ships. TO BE CONSIDERED TODAY Washington, Feb. 26. After con ferences with democratic and repub lican leaders Chairman Flood of the house foreign affairs committee in troduced a bill late today authorizing the president to arm merchant ships and use "such other instrumentalities as necessary"' toprotect them on the high seas, and providing for a special bond issue Of $100,000,000. The bill was referred to the committee which will consider it tomorrow. At the same time the senate'! foreign rela tions committee will consider the president's tentative draft of a similar measure stiunuueu uy luurman Stone. Sentiment generally in the house seems to be that if the legislation proposed limits the president to arm ing ships or supplying convoys, it will carry. Republicans particularly, however, oppose any attempt that might be made to give the president blanket authority, which would In volve the country in war. Chairman Flood said that the bill would meet this, objection: The president, he be lieves, has no desire to be entrusted with power to make war. From republicans and democrats Lwho have been pressing for forward acuun in mc situation tnerc were vig orous nods of approval. The element classed as pacifist heard the address in silence and when it was over re frained from expressing themselves, saying they were "thinking." To the very end of the address there was no applause, but when it was concluded there was a storm of cheering and hand clapping. Senator Simmons, chairman of the finance committee, said he believed $500,000,000 would be sufficient at this time and that it might be provided by an amendment to the revenue bill before the senate. Some republican senators declared they did not "want to sign a blank check" for the president, and predict ed a filibuster against legislation he requests for the purpose of forcing an extra session of congress. Those republicans expressed a view that the president's attitude was not sufficiently definite. They woiild not say, however, that an extra session, which they regard as imperative, Would be used to fight the legislation the president requested. The view taken by democrats is that the president has made no un reasonable request. ' Over Fifty Millions For Control of Flood's Washington, Feb. 26. A bill ap propriating $45,000,000 for controlling floods on the Mississippi, and $5,600, 000 for similar work on the Sacra mento, in California, was passed to night by the senate by a vote of 40 to 15. . It already had passed the house. Everybody goesQ roAuxoJhow? ft. statehood and is author of the act" which has aided largely settlement ot the state. F. G. Odell. secretary of Omaha, is a native of has been a resident of Neb jr. - 1883. He was formerly ediffir of Nebraska farm magazine ancLie a suc cessful farmer, being widely known as an agricultural economist and writer on agricultural affairs. Mr. Odell's Record. Mr. Odell was active in the propa- ganda for rural credit from its incep tion and has long ben officially con nected with agricultural organizations. For several years he was chairman of the legislative committee of the Ne braska farmers congress and a mem ber of the executive committee of the Farmers National congress of the United States. He served as secre tary of the Nebraska Rural Life com mission, chief of bureau of agricultural statistics for Nebraska, and at present is executive secretary of the National Conservation congress. E. D. Morcom, treasurer and "di rector, of Sioux Falls. S. D., has been for thirty-five years identified with the growth and development of the Da kotas, even antedating the division of this territory into two states. He has traveled extensively through these two states and is thoroughly familiar with land values and agricultural needs in his section. Baker and Corey. Warren C. Baker, director, of Mitchell, S. D., is an agriculturalist and extensive owner of farm lands. He is actively engaged in practical farming and is well informed on the needs of the farmer in the Eighth land bank district. N M. L. Corey, registrar and attorney, of Hastings, Neb., is a graduate of the law department of the University of Nebraska, and has successfully prac ticed law for ten years. He was twice elected county attorney; was president of the State bank at Clay Center, and is now receiver for the First National bank of Sutton. KUT-EL-AMARA IS , TAKEHM BRITISH Announcement of Capture of Place on Tigris From Turks JKade by Bonar Law. MOSLEM. ARMIES RETREAT London, Feb. 26. Kut-El-Amara has been captured from the Turks by the British forces, according to a statement made in the House of Commons today by Andrew Bonar Law, member of the British war council. The Turks are in retreat toward Baghailah, twenty-four miles to the west of Kut-El-Amara, pur sued by British cavalry. Mr. Bonar Law announced that as a result of the operation on the Tigris river front all of the lurkish posi tions from Sannaiyat to Kut-El-Amara have been secured and tjiat the town ot Kut-M-Amara automat ically passed .into the hands of the crmsn, Official Announcement. The official announcement regarding the capture of Kut-El-Amara follows "From reports from the commander of the Mesopotamian expeditionary r . t .f .1 xorce ine course or operations on tttc Tigris during the 24th was: The pas sage of the stream at Shumran on the 23d, was rapidly and effectively exploited. During the following night our oatrols Dusffed lorward boldly. maintaining close contact with the enemy. Early the next morning the ridge acrojs the neck of the peninsula was in our hands and it became evi dent that the enemy was in full re treat in the direction of Baghailah twentv-four miles west of Kut-El- Amar. Turkish depots and stores at many points were in names anp a strong rear guard, supported by ar tillery had been disposed to oppose our advance. Cross the Tigris. "Bv 8 o'clock in the morning strong force of cavalry had crossed the Tigris and at once maneuvered to gain the flank of the Turkish line of retreat. Throughout the day both our cavalry and infantry were heavily en gaged inflicting severe and as yet un known casualties to tne enemy. "In the. meantime our successes at Sannaiyat were further pursued and our infantry proceeded to capture and secure in succession the Turkish fifth line defenses, the Makhailat and the Suwada positions, finally reaching the Ataba- Marshmagasis. Work of Aeroplanes. Throughout the fighting our air; plane squadron co-operated, with in valuable results, frequently using bombs and machine guns from mini mum altitudes. "In two days' fighting we captured 1,730 prisoners, including at least one Turkish regimental commander and four Germans; four field guns, ten machine guns, three mine throwers and a large quantity of rifles and am muniton. As a result of these opera tions the whole of the enemy s posi tions from Sannaiyat to Kut-El- (Oontlatwd on Van, Two Column Four.) 01 39 LINER LACONIA v nu nnnAPi AOI oUDotA -0FF IRISH COAST Cunard Passenger Ship, New York to Liverpool, is Re ported Torpedoed With out Warning. SEVERAL PERSONS MISSING Ten Americans Among Hundred Passengers and Twenty -Members of Crew. i DETAILS NOT AVAILABLE New York, Feb. 26. The Cunard line announced at 1:30 p. m. that it had received confirmation from the British admiralty of the destruction of the Laconia and that its advices stated there was only one casualty thus far known. It was torpedoed last night, the line announced. ' Twenty-six Americans, six of whom were cabin passengers and twenty members of the crew, were on board the Laconia, from New York, Feb ruary 18, for Liverpool, with seventy five passengers and a crew of 216, when the vessel was sunk .by a Ger man submarine. One casualty, as yet unidentified, was ofhciaally re ported by the Liverpool office of the line to officials here. Names of Americans. s the names ot tne American pas sengers aim tneir anurcsses as given by the line here, and confirmed in part by relatives in the United States, are: Floyd P. Gibbons of the Chicago Tribune. Mrs. F, E, Harris, wife of Lieuten ant Colonel Frank E. Harris, United Statets coast artillery corps, stationed at Fort Dupont, near Philadelphia. Arthur T. Kirby, Bainbridge, N. Y. Mrs. Mary E. Hoy, Chicago. Miss Elizabeth Hoy, Chicago. Rev. James Wareing, registered from New York, but said to be from Norfolk, Va. The mAmericans among the crew were signed here to take the places of others whose terms of service had expired or who had failed to appear when the ship was ready to sail. The men were recruited mostly from ship ping offices and gave New York and Brooklyn as their places of residence. They were stokers, coal trimmers, wipers and seamen. News of Cargo. Wihel details of the cargo of the Laconia are withheld under a recent ruling of the customs officials, it was learned at the offices of the company that the following items were among the principal commodities carried: One thousand bars of silver, 40,000 bushels of wheat, 2,843 bales of cot ton, 1,408 boxes of fresh fruit, 3,000 tons of shell casings and other war supplies and V.OUU tons or provisions. It was positively stated by officials of the line that there were no explo sives on board. ; In addition to cargo and passen gers, the Laconia carried 5.000 bags of United Statets and Canadian mail, 1,300 sacks of which had been trans ferred from the American liner St. Louis. The Laconia, sailing on the same date. the-Holland-American liner Ryndarn returned to port after being turned back from her voyage to Rot terdam by the submarine menca.e had on board nine of the Ryndam's pas sengers. Had One Defense Gun. The Laconia, when it left here, was armed with one defense gun, mount ed aft. The report that the ship was torpedoed at night and without warn ing indicates that there was no op portunity to use the detense gun, according to officials of the line. The Laconia is the second ship to be sunk of the former Boston-Liver- oool service of the Cunard line. A sister ship, the Franconia, was sunk last October in the Mediterranean while in the British government serv ice. Both vessels were taken over by the British admiralty soon after the war began, and the Laconia was for a while used in the service of the government as a transport. It was only recently restored to its owners for commercial purposes, and the trip on which it was sunk was its third after coming back to the service for which it was built. Several of the officers in the steward's department on the Laconia were on the Franconia when she went down. The registered gross tonnage of the Laconia was 18,150. Its length was 625 feet and it had a beam of seventy-two feet. Designed for high class passenger service its fittings were models of modern marine archi tecture. No steerage passengers were on board the ship and those not Ameri can were mostly English or Cana dian, many of the latter being on their way to England to engage in government service, or returning to duty after leavesof absence at home. , A list of twenty Americans in the crew of the Laconia on lite in the (Continued an Page Two, Column Three.) Richardson Farmers Testify in Rate Case Several farmers from Richardson county were examined yesterday af ternoon by Deputy Attorney Gen eral Dexter T. Barrett when the hear ings were resumed before Special Master Gaines in the Missouri Pa cific 2-cent rate case. They testified as to land values in Richardson coun ty along the right of way. The case will be continued this morning, Lommissioners flail and I Western league team, it was an Wilson appearing for the coinmis-1 nounced last night. Members of Ihe sioii, and Deputy Attorney General Denver team have been requested to Barrett for the commission and state, report for training on March 25. In All Its CIVIL SERVICE BILL FOR OMAHA PASSES - - Senate Unit for Measure Change System in the Metropolis. . to BANKS BID 70S FUNDS (From a Stafl Correspondent.) Lincoln, Feb. 26. (Special.) Civil service for employe! of the city of Omaha to be administered by a civil service commissioner, received a boost this afternoon when the bill, which was introduced by the Douglas coun ty delegation, wa.s. passed by the sen ate by a vote of 29 to 0 with the emergency clause. The senate spent most of the aft ernoon on third reading, passing, the Adams bill for the return to banks of state guaranty fund after voluntary liquidation and also the Hushec Adams bill requiring banks to bid on state funds. The former passed by a vote of 22 to 8 with the emergency clause, but the latter failed with the emergency clause and finally passed without it, the vote standing 19 to 11. since congress has been memorial ized to make publiciquor tax receipts in dry states, over the protest of Senator Mattes and others, they sena tor himself proposed a resolution at the opening of the senate this after noon to require that data on income taxes he turned over by internal reve nue officers to the revenue officers of the state. The plan is designed to get at tax dodgers, for whom Senator Mattes, in senate speeches, has indicated a pro nounced abhorrence. The resolution will go pn the table a day, under the rules. The other passed were: R. V. 118, Wtlaon, Dodge charter amend ment for cttiei 6,000 to 20.000, drafted hy city attornevn durlnc recent Devttia Htlffa- tion In nuureme court. Bill Increeeee power oi mayor ami council, increasee e&ianea ana ellmlnatei red tape In creation of paving rilHtrlcta. Kmersenoy clauae. Fanned, 20 to 13. 8. V. 41. Neat, Nemaha-Orantina euetody of minora at discretion of court, If no di vorce li granted In auch autta, Faaaed, 2ti to 2. S. V. 214, Clmppell, Mlnden Act to au thorise counties to establish county fairs, either by county boards or by vote of peo ple. Also to buy ground for fairs. Passed, 29 to 0. 8. F. T, Beal, Caster To notify unknown heirs by publication. Paused, u to 0. S. F. 100, Howell, amended by Robertson to repeat voting macntno law, rassea :t to 4. S. F. 17, ' Lahnem, Thayer Prohibits watering stock In private trough without owner's consent. Passed, 20 to 0. H. B. 40. Llrrett-Norton Bill for car distribution on basis of relative amount of buslncas from each shipper. Passed, 22 to I, with emergency. , ' H. it. 17, Thomas-Walt Permitting cities, counties and village to. establish forest areas. Passed, 20 to 0. II. P.. 2, Morlarty'e amendment to Nor ton's constitutional convention bill, slnioll fylng languaKe and eliminating "whereas" clauses. Passed, 20 to 0. does to house for concurrence on amendment. ' Fourteen in Crew of " French Airship Killed Berlin, Feb. 26. (Via London.) Fourteen men were killed by the de struction of the French airship re ported in yesterday's official, com munication to have been- brought down by the German defensive fire. The official report says: "The Frenclv airship brought down on Friday niglit was set ablaze by our anti-aircraft fire. It fell in flames near Wcelferdingen, west of Saarge- mund (in Lorraine). When it lauded the ammunition which it carried ex ploded-. The crew, consisting of fourteen men, were killed." Denver Team Signs j Catcher Ernest Pike Denver. Colo., Feb. 26. Ernest Pike of San Diego, C'al. has been signed as catcher for the Denver Glory TEUTONS BAG FIVE " MILLIONS OF TONS Germany Gives Figures on En tente and Neutral Shipping ' Sunk of Condemned. !1WS UP TO FEBRUARY FIRST 4 '' ' ' - ' . ' ' . .''','" Berlin," Feb. 26 (By Wireless to SayviHf). Merchant shipping aggre gating 4,998,800 tons belDiiging to en tente and neutral nations has been de stroyed or condemned as prices by the central powers since the begin ning of the war, it was officially an nounced today. ' v - Apparently this total covers a period up to the end of January,, 1917, only, as no figures for tRe present month are given. The official state ment reads: "During January last 170 merchant ships of hostile powers, with a total of 3J6.000 gross tons, were destroyed as a result of the war measures of the central powers. Of them, ninety one vessels, with an aggregate of 245,000 gross tons, were British. Be sides these, fifty-eight neutral mer chant ships, totaling 103,500 gross tons, were sunk on account of carry ing contraband for the enemy. "The total loss in shipping for the mouth was 228 vessels with a total of 439,500 gross tons. .Since the beginning ot the war 4,357,500 gross tons of hostile mer chant shipping has been destroyed. Of this 3,314500 tons was British. "In addition the sea forces of the Central powers have sunk or con demned as prizes 459 neutral vessels, or 641,000 gross tonnage." Orleans, American Freighter, Passes Through War Zone Paris, Feb. 26. The .'American freighter Orleans has been signaled entering the mouth of the Girontle, according to a Bordeaux dispatch to the Havas agency.' The Orleans will dock tomorrow morning. The Orleans and the freighter Rochester were the first American vessels to leave the United States for Europe after diplomatic relations wilh Germany were seSered. Both ships sailed from New York on Feb ruary 10 for Bordeaux unarmed. They cre said by their owners to be load ed with noncontraband. William Cahill, Former U. P. Superintendent, Dead William Cahili, formerly superin tendent of the Union Pacific and a resident of Omaha many years before he went west, died Saturday evening ilv Los Angeles, a few minutes alter he had partaken of his dinner in the usual manner. Acute indigestion was the cause of death. He was 51 years of age is survived by a wife. He was superintendent of the Missouri, Kansas Be Jexas com pany at Smithvillc, Tex, He left the service of the Union Pacific two years ago. ' J nomas Lalnll. only brother, re sides at 807 William street. He de parted for Los Angeles on Sunday, British Advance on Ancre Two Miles Loudon, Feb. 2(i. The British ad vance alnng the Ancre river has at tained a depth of two miles and ex tends along a front of about eleven milt:;, according to the official rcnort from British headquarters in France j tonight. . WILSON ASKS FOR POWER TO DEAL WITHGERMANY Executive Bequests Authority of Congress to Declare a , State of Armed Neu- j trality. ,t TALES TO JOINT SESSION President Hears News of Sink ing of Liner On His Way . to Capitol. ' ARM OR CONVOY SHIPS Washington, Feb 26. President Wilson appeared before congress at 1 o'clock this afternoon and asked for authority to place the United States in a state of "armed neutrality" to re sist the German submarine menace. Continued invasion of the plain rights of neutrals on the high seas, further sacrifices of American lives and ships, the intolerable blockade of American commerce almost as ef fectual as if the country were at war have taken the plac" of a dreaded "overt act" which was expected to shock the world and have, forced the president iuto the next step toward war. President Wilson, asking to be em powered to take whatever steps are necessary, which includes the arming of ships, the convoying of merchant men by war vessels, or what other steps are necessary, made it plain again that he-wanted peace, but not at the price 'of American jives and rights, or by driving the American flag from the seas. " ' Hears of Sinking of Laconia. News of the sinking of the Cunard liner Laconia with Americans aboard was received here as the president was on his way to address congress Although without details, its graver possibilities added emphasis to , the president's words, 1 Congress is expected not only to authorize the president to use the armed forces, of the couMry, but also to provide money., ' 1 Once-before in the infancv of the republic a state of armed neutrality J-'t' was proclaimed tcr check predatory violence" upon American rights in the war between France and Eng- ' land,, but did not result actually in war for the United States. . ... (Whether another' armed neutrality will mean -wan depends on whether Germany realizes that the United States is ready to protect its neutral rights by whatefer means are neces sary. . .)!'- .-, With a fiftll realization of the sol emnity of the occasion, the president took his action today with the calm confidence that congress and the country will stand behind him. The grim-faced body of senators and. representatives who less than a month ago heard the p-csident pro nounce the words-which announced a severance of diplomatic relations with Germany an act which in all the history of first-class nations always has led to war heard today in tense silence and grave attention the words which carry the AmericT republic a step further in its stand against ruthless-, sacrifice of neutral rights and lives and a step nearer war if it must be. , President Wilsou ' arrived at the capitol just before . 1 o'clock and promptly at that hour stepped up to the clerk's desk in the hall of the house, where both branches of con gress, meeting in special joint ses sion, were assembled before him. Proposes to Arm Ships. 1 Devoutly expresiing the hope that it would not become necessary to "put armed force into, action," the presi dent specifically asked for authority Ko supply American merchant ships wuii, ttciensive arms, : wun tne means of using them" and. to "employ any other, instrumentalities," a well as a "sufficient credit" to enable him to provide, "adequate means of protec tion." This, without being specific in terms, was a request for the use of the army and navy and the necessary money to make them effective. Behind the right of Americans, the president declared, he was thinking of the rights of humanity, but through it. all he proclaimed to the world a policy of peace, if peace be possible. He disclaimed thinking of war or steps that might lead to it and de clared that the American people wanted to exercise none but the rights of peace. , "No course of my choosing, or of (Oontlnnfld on Pnrn T( tfy Columa On?.) 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