General News Notes Of The Day., Daily Racing Form, 1917-04-07


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. War between the Inited States and Germany !w-maae an actuality today iinundiatidy uiion President WiN. ms approval of the war resolution adopted by a Vote of 373 to M by the House a few minutes after three oclock Friday morning. This action set ill motion the governments newly planned machinery for mustering military, naval and economic forces into an aggressive war against Germany. The resolution passed the House in the same form as adopted by the Senate on Wednesday night. It decl.-r.ed that a state of war exists and directed the President to employ all the naval and military forces of the Inited States and resources of the govrnment to carry on war to a successful conclusion. A summary of the war as announced from European capitols follows: Petrograd reports further progress against the Turks and the occupation o: two more towns. General Mauric;-, chief direct.. r of British military operations, says British ae.l Russian patrols are in touch with each other in Mesopotamia. Petrograd reports terrific fighting on the eastern front and admits heavy losses on the River Stokhod. Germans gain temporary success in in northern Galieia. but later were driven from captured positions. One American ship, two British, one Norwegian and two Belgian relief ships reported sunk, with Americans aboard four of them. Events transpiring on the advent of Atnerici into the world war were as follows: Preparations made to raise an army of 1,000.000 men as soon as nos-sible, 2.000.000 within two yars, by nnivers-il service. President approves plan to increase personnel of navy and its auxiliaries to 197.000 men. Fifteen hundred Americans in London indorse war step by President Wilson and also senates action in backing him. War budget of over .500.0UO.rJO offered iu congress and passed Friday. Germanys 1,300,000 mercantile fleet, which has been interned here since the outbreak of the war was seized by the Inited States Friday at New York. There were twenty-seven passenger liners, freighters and sailing ships in the fleet, among them the Vaterland, one of the largest and finest passenger liners in the world. Conscription may be resorted to by Congress in an effort to get enough men to equip the naval and land forces with the full quota. Unless the volunteer forces are large enough, the conscription methods will be resorted to. High freight rates have interfered with Hongkongs exports of fireworks. About 8250.000 worth of these- supplies are purchased annually by dealers in the United States. Miss Jeanette Rankin, the only woman member of Congress, voted no on the resolution favoring war with Germany. After giving her vote, she nearly collapsed.

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