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VOL. XIV. NO. 60.
PPRTLAND, ; OREGON SUNDAY' MORNING, MARCH 4. 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
By an I nf ormal Ballot Upper
House Declares for "Full
Power" Measure Sought by
President; Official Vote Not
Expected Before Noon. !
Lasts through night
Jones, Cummins, Norris and
. La Follette, With Six Other
, ."Sympathizers," Seek to
Prevent Vote on Bill; Hitch
cock Leads Fight for It.
By Robert J. Bender. .
Washington, March 4. (U. P.)
(Sunday.) With startling sud
denness, after two hours of dreary
filibuster tactics by Senator Gronna,
the senate at 3:25 ; o'clock this
morning, with .Ollle Jamea in the
chair, pushed aside all extraneous
natters to call a showdown on the
"armed neutrality" bill.
After a cutting of parliamentary
proceedings, 'Senator Hitchcock, in
charge of the bill, moved Its im
mediate consideration. Opposition
from Myers and Clapp was swept
. aside by rigid ruling from the
"I wish to say," said Hitchcock,
''that all senators who can be
reached, eicept twelve, want to vote
On the bill which will give the
president power to deal with the
International -situation and show
thV: world that the congress of the
United. .ff$ats upholds him.
. "I h are a paper signed by S3
senators 'who would ."" tS'Tft favor
of giving the president this power
were it not foj the 12 who blocked
Where the senate had been de
serted five minutes previously, at
' least 75 per cent of the member-'
ship were In their seats by! this
- time. i
UltcncocK continued: We niir-
- pose to show that nine-tenths nAThrill of PatriottStTI StfiReS
the senate 4b willing and anxious
to vote on this bill. Wo can show .
nd hereby . place on record also, j
so that the country may know
nine-tenths of the senate want to
uphold the president. j By Carl D.-Groat, i
"And-we also want to show that I Washington. - March 4. (U. ".)
the nine-tenths who are so willing (Sunday) Dignity, levity, pathos min
are; prevented from carrying out gJed tonight as the" second session of
their desire by twelve ?sena;tor3. ( 1e' sixty-fourth, congress droned its
"This informal vote is 83 to 22. life sway., dignity being the senate por
' Twelve Of the 22 are .opposed to tion: Jevity at times, sadness at others,
the extent of blot-king the bill." marking tbe house-session.
i The senate, long winded and serious,
Washi-gton, March 4. (U. P-) (talked and talked.
Bunday.) By an Informal vote ( Thv. house. less serious about itself
the-United States senate has de- and the things it did. 'injected a whoop
Clared itself, at least four to one,
In favor of "armed netttrality."
Owing to the senate rule" which
permits unlimited debate, however.
It appeared unlikely that any of
ficial, vote on the "fultf power"
measure sou gbt by President Wil
son could be secured before ad
Jonrnment of congress at noon
The sentiment of the senate was
btitned 'Xy means of a manifesto
passed through the chamber and
llgned by members of all parties..
This will be formally read into the
record sometime before' noon. .
i Crgaslsel TiliBuater Waged. .
A organlied filibuster, conducted
ctirely through the night by a few
io-cild ''Independents" Senators
fones,' Cummins, Norris and La Fol
lette wit it six other "sympathizers
nrolleri nn the li.t .r,r,,.
Mpable of accoraDllshine defeat f th-
nesoiuuon ny taixing it to death,
Early In the "night the strength of
' this , rilihuser. developed. Democratic
vleaders struggled o offset it by com-
(Cooclnrtd oa Ptk Two. Coloms One.)
Included In THE SUNDAY JOUR-"-tNAL
today is a special 8-page sec-
, tion .(Section 5) devoted to a
r classified business directory of
( Portland and the neighboring cit
ies or uregon taty and Vancou
ver. In this directory represen
tative, men and firms in all lines
of activities are listed, together
with their addresses and tele
phone numbers. The preserva
tion of this section is suggested
for ready reference.
In To ng
Body of Elderly Chinaman
Found Following Shooting;
. Affiliations Remain Mystery.
Seattle. Wuh., March 5-tt P.)
Marking the second death in the Seat
tle end of the, coastwlde -Chinese tone
war, the body of an elderly Chinaman
Saturday afternoon .in a corridor of the
south, and Kin street, following a
shooting in the vicinity. There were
three bullet wounds in the body.
Despite the efforts of the police ds
i partment, both the identity and the
tone affiliations of the dead Chlneso
"remained a mystery.
Congressmen as 'America'
Is Sung by AH. .'
0f laughter now and then; while anon,
as the hour? stretched toward morn
ing, it , turned sentimental in the sad
ness of irood-byes. " .
Iate last night the Tiouse sang Its
farewells, recessing at 12:53 a. to.-until
Behind them was 1 a strain of real
sadness for Representative .. ,Mike"
Conry, crippled eong leader of other
days of dying congresses, had gone In
They missed him as they hummed
out the tunes he loved "Ajuld Lang
; Syne." "Home, Sweet Home." "Mother
Machree" and many others but they
knew that good-natured, whole-hearted
"Mike" Conry would have had. It thus.
And . as the chorus died down from
several hundred throats, a quartet
from the press gallery, above, took up
the refrain of old-time songs that gave
a tug to the heart-strings.
- It seemed a bit strange, this body
of men, political enemies, turned sud
The air of sadne&s vanished; a thrill
of patriotism Sitruck through, the aa
nibly and all stood solemn aa In tha
closing singing they struck up "Amer
Over on the senate side the usua.1
last minute throngs watched a drag
j Bled group of staid and solemn men.
1 The floor was littered with scraps of
paper, like a i stock exchange at the
end of a big market day.
Outside both house and senate gal
leries, streams of inaugural visitors
lined up for-hours, awaiting the priv
ilege of a seat where they could, see
the representatives from their homes.
Atop all this moving stream of his
tory in the moulding, -the capltol dome
stood forth white and paJe ' In the
atreainers of searchlights, while Lib
erty, crowning the dome 'In: bronze
silhouette, looked down on the din of
talk and fight and filibuster. ;
Water Power Ml
Washington; March 3. (IT. P.) The
shields water power bill was defeated
tonight when , house, and . senate , eon-
lerees railed , to Teach an agreement
on us provisions.
The, bill would have provided regu
lation, ror water power on government
reserve - - r
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i MARK HOUSE CLOSING: giiici ams
.11 I1HII Hill I I HI IV. 1 Pace, .''yf.-' J .-. -s
ir IUI1 I I 1 1U I I Bill W - ; . -T .. I Sh.sW M
3 RESIDENT W ILSON,
"' who, today will be sworn
; in to succeed himself as
president of the United States,
and Chief Justice White of the
supreme court, . who ' will ad
minister the cath.
Far. .U -.-... OV' tV
Bensto to-Apvr .firmed Tfaottallty.-
Frwidant to Jh lniannM 'Today.
; 0riHT WmM Ji(x Plit
Tuu &crnor Attcoked.
-. Wemsa Zillad By Ants. -,
8.- Senate JUibciUr- Fretractel. '
. 3. (4tb CcbrTMi in Beview.
. 4... Pprinr to Briar Carna te Weat Fraat.
- Bureau-lAcataa atiasins Soldiara.
B. BaatmeBt of Cos Bay tAnda Sonsat.
' DvmociraU Katain Scoata Control.
' Oermaaa Kenow Stand hi Weat.
Portlan to Cflot-rato Inauraratioo. ;.
7 lnatirujation Facta sad Featurea, '
.- Irate Mother Score County Oerk.
Bcial Ereat in Court CaUed Oft.
9. .Ma.e Trapa Simple to Con'troot. - j.
Liuton tract Vrr& for Bifla Baa(a?
10. - 15.0tO Fee for Attorney Whipple.
a ' Colombia Seeka Kore Kacornitisa. f',
11. American , Cnurcbea Ehow Cain. . s
Earinaia to Give Concert. ; "
Franoa Care for War Kefnraee.
12. ,: Bakar to lumu Mining fUitmt
It. 'Orercn Cit to feta en if ire Truck.
- V H. C. A. Leaden Confer at Salem.
i. B. sen car to Work for Koad.
,- On C. Chapmaa Siacnaaes Lefislatnre.
15. . OrMTrn Artillerymen' Accurate.
Wbcleaie Tkefta Vncorancd.
Facifiet Folic Buinous.
FMternal Koto. .
! Value of Exunpt' Projerbea Souaht.
sfccnoN rnvoi, pages
Sporta Kewo and Dtnaip.'
Aitomokllea and Gocd RoaUa,
Heal Eitat and Buik.inr,
Want A4r '
Maxketa aa4 Finanoe.... - u
Maria., u . , "
SECTION THREE 13 . PAGES
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Z. la Vaudeville.-
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S. Photoplay Kawa.
J. Illnttd Jlowa Sovtew.'- .
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Additioaal Saeiatv sad Wemaa'a Claea.
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Beaoty Cbav-By Lillian Saaaall.
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SECTION VrVE-S PAGES "
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(Tlotioa Xayariae.)' ;
SECTION SEVEN -4 PAGES
. - f (Comis.)
Four Americans on
Stricken Ship, Safe
London, March I. (TJ. P. -Four
Americans were rescued from Ufe-
boata of the British steamer Belgier
and landed today by a French scout
ship. The ship waa torpedoed by' a
submarine on i February 23, without
any cajrualtles among the crew.
xnw iour . Americans ; wno were
among the crew were: . ..
- Isador Frank, Percy Craig. Dewttt
Stevens ana uaniei uatliff. v
i The Belgfer was a steel screw steam
r of 488 tona. owned by firva nd
- . - " j uj nu
Gylsen, LAd and registered at London,
Mexico to Tell
Word of Plot
All Officials in Mexico City Say
Press Dispatches Only -
Mexico City. March 3. (U. P.
Mexico Cfty will 'Inform all nations
that no proposition was received from
Germany to make warjon the United
States in event of hostilities between
that country aad Germany.
while the . greatest interest' was
manifest in the statement thai For
etgra Secretary Zimmerman had tent
a letter to Minister Eckbardt hers,
suggesting" war by Mexico, officials
were unanimous in statins no such
communication was received. From
Guadalajara word to this effect came
from ' Foreign Minister Agullar, with
the additional statement that all
countries or the world would be so
informed. Officials here declare they
know nothing; of the plot outside of
the information carried in press dis
OF TEXAS' GOVERNOR
! " "
esolution Introduced. In Leg
islature .Charges Violation
of Banking Laws,
Austin, Texas, March's. (I. N. S.)
Attempts on the part of the enemies
6f Governor Ferguson .to besmirch his
character culminated today in one of
the most exciting scenes witnessed In
the legislative ' halls . since reconstruc
tion days In 1876.
Representative Davis of Van Zandt
county Introduced a resolution for the
impeachment of the governor on
charges growing out of his transactions
with the Temple State bank, whlrh he
founded and -of which he was president
up to the time he was elected .governor
The impeachment resolution charges
violation of the state banking laws and
other acts which the reputed author of
the resolution says makes Ferguson
unfit to continue as governor of Texas.
The governor upon Invitation ad
dressed the, house of representatives,
and after castigating his enemies In
forcible language, made this proposi
tion to the reported author of the reso
lution: Tf you prove tfcae -charges I am
unfit to be the governor of Texas and
will resign: if you do not provn them
you are unfit to represent the people
of Texas in the legislature and should
resign ana nti before this bodv
statement that you are liars and have
wilfully slandered the governor of the
state." v ,
Personal collisions .between the
friends of the governor and the ad
vocate of the ; impeachment narr. .ly
were averated on several occasions.
The impeachment resolution Is set
for z o'clock Monday afternoon.
Hurt in Auto Crash
' 7"" - ;":--
Washington, March 4 (Sunday). -T.
N. S.) Chairman Flood of Virginia and
Representative J. Wtllard Ragsdale of
South Carolina, of the foreign affairs
committee of the house, were Injured
shortly taefore S o'clock-this morning,
when an automobile In which they were
leaving the capltol collided with a tax
lean. Both congressmen were hurled
from the machine. - Flood's right . ear
was almost severed when he crashed
against the windshield and? be) waa otn
erwlse severely -bruised, Ragsdale was
; inuiuuiij v u v auoui tae lace ana BUI-
fered from shock.
x sto- i
TAKE OATH OF
Absolute Simplicity Will Mark
Ceremony at Noon at Cap
tol Attended by Supreme
Court, Members of Cabinet
TAKES PLACE MONDAY
Soldiers to Line Pennsylvania
Avenue for First Time Since
Pays of Lincoln.
"Cold and Cleartag Monday."
Washington. March S. (U.
P.) A ray of hope from rain-
laden clouds for fair weather
for Inauguration day reached
thousands of anxious visitors
who are in Washington tonight
waiting to see President Wilson
officially inducted into office.
. After a day of sodden, dreary
weather, the weather man an-
nounced tonight: "Cold and
The last spike was driven in
the grandstands tonight. Last
minute flags and strips of
bunting flow from windowa.
Washington. March 3. (I. N. 8.)
Absolute simplicity will mark the sec
ond Inauguration of Wood row Wilson,
which will take place at noon tomor
row In the president's official room In
the capitol. Just off the senate corri
dor. This ceremony will lose nothing
In Impressive dignity by its extraor
dinary lack -of display, for grouped
about the president at the moment of
his assumption of office for the ensu
ing four years will be the members
of the supreme court of the United
States and his cabinet.
The oath of office will be adminis
tered by Chief Justice Edward Douglas
White. President Wilson will repeat
after the venerable jurist the solemn
obligation which the oath conveys. At
the end of the brief dialogue he will
press his Hps upen the open pages of
the-littler Bible which Ms personal
possession. . '
The presldeht will motor to- the cap
ltol early" la, the tday as his presence
there will be necessafy lrr vte-v of the
expiration ot the -present cfnaress fo
meet, the floej of resolutfouf aad bills
that will require his signs 1 4 "e.
: When the oath Is taken he1" will
motor back to the White House and
rest for the formal ceremonies- of to
morrow, the great parade, the delivery
of the Inaugural address, the repeti
tion of the oath before the multitude
assembled In the capltol plaza, and the
formal induction of the vice-president.
which will precede the great outaoor
Tonight inauguration visiters are
pouring Into Washington by every
train. The hotels ere filled to capacity
The streets have taken on a holiday
air despite the dismal downpour of
the past two days and the lowering
clouds which envelop Washington to
For the public ceremony of inaugura
tion on Monday extraordinary precau
tlons for the safety of the president
and the heads of the government, who
will participate with him, will be
taken. For the first time since - the
Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln,
cordon of soldiers will stand guard the
entire length of Pennsylvania avenue
from the White House to the capltol
These guardsmen will be the Twelfth
and Sixty-ninth New York National
Guard regiments, fresh from eight
months of duty on the Mexican border.
Spokane Farm Loan
Bank to Open Soon
dree tors "Probably Will Xs XTamed
This Week; BSay Be la Opsratlom
Vext "BContb; McAdoo Hot ComUag.
Washington. March 3. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAU)
Announcement of the names of the
directors of the Spokane farm loan
bank will be made- early the coming
week. It is believed, and the organisa
tion date fixed a short time after, so
that the system may be put into oper
ation next month. The delay has re
sulted from the pressure o Ljslnc
of some members of the board. Fall
ure of congress to make appropria
tions, should it occur, will not affect
the situation, as money for Inaugurat
ing the system Is already fully pro
Some members of the federal board
will attend an organisation meeting at
Spokane. Secretary, McAdoo was un
able to make the trip with the board
to the Pacific coast when the hearings
were held, and he had hoped to make
this trip, but said today that it ap
pears' Impossible for him to get away.
The member who goes win direct or
ganlxation, of the Spokane and Berke
The directors thus far have been
named for the Columbia, New Orleans.
Wltchlta and Omaha tanks. The
Wichita district Is expected to be first
under way, and the making of loans
there within two weeks is predicted.
Montanan May Be President.
Scokane. Wash.. ' March S. The en
tire capital of $760.0041 of the Spokane
farm loan bank has been apportioned
bv the treasury department and is now
available, awaiting organization of the
bank. Farmers throughout the north
west v are perfecting associations.
through the medium of which loans
will be made. Daniel G. 0Shea of Red
Lodae. Mont., ex-state senator of Mon
tana, is said to have been agreed Upon
for the presidency -of - the Spokane
bank. : ' - - - . ' -. -.:
The directors and Other officers -wi
be selected from the various parts of
the four states included la the district
R. ALFRED ZIMMERMAN, German secretary of
foreign affairs, whose attempted? justification of Ger:
many's efforts to line up Mexico and Japan against the
United States has injected a new feature into the already com
plicated international situation that in no way makes for relief,
of the prevalent tension. Prediction of his early retirement
was made yesterday in a dispatch from Amsterdam. -
MADLY DRIVEN AUTO
IMS WOMAN'S LIFE
Youth Unfamiliar With Car
Plunges. Along Thorough
fare; Victims Mowed Down
Injuries received In an. automobile
accident at Tenth and Washington
streets early yesterday afternoon re
sulted in the death, at. St. Vincent's
hospital last evening, of - Mrs. J. L. I
Green, one of the four victims 01 toe
headlong dash of a big touring car.
driven, by a boy. .through the cruaa
of pedestrians crossing the street.
Mrs? Green succumbed at 6:45 o'clock.
Death was due to interaai injuries.
Five ribs on the right side were frac
tured and one of these is tbougbt to
have punctured the lungs.; causing In
ternal hemorrhage. A'fracture of the
right1 wrist and other minor injuries
were 'also sustained.
Raymond Abst. 17-year-ld Franklin
hla-h school student, who drove tne
machine Is at liberty on kls own rec
ognizance, but he will be held before:
the Juvenile court. 1
Tlctims la Hospital.
Two other victims of the accident
are Still in tne nospuai- iney are
Mr. Green, who is suffering from seri
ous bruises, cuts and shock, and John
Anderson, 11 years old. son of the care-
laker of Rlverview cemetery, who is
also cut and badly bruised. -
Mercedes Wallace. 6-year-old niece
of Mr. and Mrs. Green, was also taken
to the hospital, but was apparently
not nurt, and is now with relatives.
Coroner Dammasch announced ' last
night that he would hold an Inquest
Monday night at 7:S0 in- room 30 of
the courthouse. An attempt will be
made at that time to fix the blame for
Abst hired the machine 'at the City
garage, is Tenth street. Accompanied
Ly Henry Simmons. 1113 Grand
avenue, the two started for Columbia
university, according to Abst, to col
lect a bill of 15. . . '
Witnesses say the machine Was
driven at high speed south on Terpen
street, and Abet, in bis statement 'to
Deputy District Attorney Delclw. said
that, instead of slowing up for Wash
ington street, he "tooted" his horn, ex
pecting pedestrians to get out of his
The traffic was too havey. and Abst
sought, at the last moment, to apply
his brakes. Unfamiliar with the type
of car he was driving, his foot could
not find the brake pedal, and the car
went' crashing into the crowd. -
So great was the speed of the ma
chine, witnesses .assert, after five pe
destrians had been bowled over, that
the automobile ; hurled clear across
Washington street, a distance of 60
feet, and was only stopped 30 feet
south of the street line.
Of the five persons knocked down,
three did not get up. Passing automo
biles picked them up within a mlnutg
and rushed the victims to the hos
pitals, the Greens and their niece go
ing to St. Vincent's, while young An
derson was borne to the Good Samari
tan hospital. "
Boy Makes Statement.
Abet made no .attempt to escape, al
though his companion disappeared, and
was taken - to - headquarters by Ser
geant : Wade - and Patrolman Burke.
There he made a complete statement
to Deputy District ; Attorney - Deich,
FINE VHEAT ELEVATOR
OPENED AT PENDLETON
Promise' Is Made That New
Plant Is Only Beginning of
. - By Marshall N. Dana.
Pendleton,- Or..' March . With a
prayer, a. cheer -and the unfurling of
an American flag above Its lofty top,
the farmers 120.000 bushel bulk grain
elevator was dedicated at Pendleton
One hundred and fifty grain growers,
who Jointly subscribed $11,000 for the
big reinforced concrete structure as
evidence of their determination' to
abandon sacks to use the modern bulk
handling method exclusively hereafter,
and to control their own shipments,
celebrated th event. In company with
townspeople, growers from other east
ern Oregon . communities and port and
dock officials from Portland and As
. wnen xne ponderous switch . was
thrown into connection and the wheels
ot the plant began to whirr. It was seen
that with electric power the convey
ers could - taep. wheat at the rate of
2000 bushels ah hour simultaneously
from the O-W. R. tt 1. and Northern
Pacifle cars, wagons and the old fiat
or sack warehouse, mechanically clean
lag and smutting the grain and pouring
It into six, tanks, each 91 feet deep
ana lT' reet in diameter and divided into
18 bins j for x, various varieties and
Mechanically, too. the grain thus
put into storage may be delivered at the
same time to both the railroads.
MSa -Also rrsmlsed.
The hulk grain elevator at Pendle
ton la the biggest achievement of Ore
gon wheat farmers in their organized
movement .' for modern efficiency In
moving their crops, and in extending
tneir influence over tne marketing.
Coincident wlth the opening came
the semi-official announcement that
the farmers have only begun, that very
soon they Intent to build and operate
a mill And to Increase the elevator's
R. O. Earn heart, president of the
Farmers Union Grain agency, which
had the hulk elevator built, presided
at the ded!s,tion. Rev. R. E. Oornail
offered the grayer, W. W. Harrah, one
of the directors of the agency, told bow
the farmers happened to get into the
elevator business. ,He said that he
went east andVbegan boasting aboat
Umatilla county s great wheat ranches.
the SO mule teams needed to operate
the multiple-plows, the big modern
harvesters and - threshers, only to be
brought- to earrn with the comment
that the production methods were very
gooa, out. inai as long as Oregon in'
-sisted on dressing each - two bushels
of wheat in a suit of clothes the state
would be halt, a century behind the
times. : .. . .-.
It was then he found that only the
Pacific northwest and Australia: were
persisting in the antiquated sacking
of grain and only, from Pacific north,
west ports were cargoes ---still being
loaded in sacks. ,. .v. ' . , .; -,
Again he repeated the warning given
(Ceacladed oa Page Twelve, Cola ma Tva
Editorial Comment in Berlin
on American Reyelatons of
Foreign Secretary Zimmer
man's Plans Indicate Unity
in Public -Opinion. . v
ONLY, IT IS DECLARED
Lokal Anzieger Contends That
, Sensational Reports From
United States Warranted
. Belief That Attack on Ger
many Was Planned.
By John Grandeiuu , fr'
Berlin, March 3. (U. P.) Ger
many supports Foreign Secretary '
Zimmerman's explanation that Qer
many's move for a Mexican-Japanese
alliance against America was ,
Editorial comment toaay on the
American revelations ot Zimmer
man's plan,. together with , ZIm- i
merman's explanation, made public "
through the official press agency,
indicated unity In holding Germany
was not exceeding her right la
such a plan a plan specifically
advanced as not to he carried out .
unless A merica d eclared - war'? ,
The press and public alike agree '
that America's course prior to ths
break In relations gave Germany
ground for taking precautionary
measures those measures to be
come effective only on America,
entering the war against Germany.
Berlin newspapers' held that Zlm- -raerman
had aptly -eta t4 ths clr
cu Distances and, f unasallbly pre
sented Germany's position; In.- bit '
statement., ' - . '
The vomment of the Berlin Lo
kal Anteiger was characteristic ot ,
this general view., The editorial
said:- -1 ' - - .-
rrank SxpUaatiea lass. -
"With beneflelsl fra-nkoess. the Ger
man government sets forth its essen
tial explanations against the tendency
of sensational reports from America of
he precaution which the, government
took and to which it was not only dip- -
lomatlcalty entitled to take but- which
was Its duty to take, to meet a
The foreign secretary's statement, as
announced by the official press bureau.
contained these statements; -
-I fall to see how such a "plot Is In-,
spired by unfriendliness on our part. It ,
would mean nothing but that we would .
use means universally admitted in war .
In case the United States declared war.
The most Important part ot the al
leged "plot' Is its conditions and form.
The whole plot falls to the ground la
case the United States does not declare
war against us. nd if we reallyy as
the report, alleges, consiavreo tne pos
sibility of hostile acts of ths United :
States against us, then we realry had.
reasons to do so." U . -
Minister Quotes ISeport, - .
Continuing, the minister quoted a
report In an Argentine newspaper: -
"How America has suggested to other
republics common action against Oer-.
many and her allies'' a plot "which ,
was apparently hot conditional in .the
least." He also quoted reports of an
American newspaper man wbo said:
The United States was waiting only
for the proper moment in order oppor
tunely to assist the entente," and that
from the beginning of the war Amer
icans really participated In it by put
ting the resources of the United States
st the entente's disposal and that
Americans had not declared war only
because they felt sure that assistance -
by friendly neutrality would, during
that time, be much more efficient for
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