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FOMLELY UNTITD STATES AMBASSADOR TO GERMjANY THE ROR. JAMES W. GERARD.


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AsIr explaining what action a war with Germany woud necesitae, President Wilson aid in his speech to Congress : “I take the libesty of suggesting, through several executive departments of the Government, for the consideration of your committees, seasures for the accomplishnent of the severat objects I have mentioned. I hope it will be your pleasure to deal with them as having been framed after very careful thought by the branch of the Government upon which the responsibility of conducting war and


saegurding the nation will most directly falL.” Mr. Daniels and Mr. Baker, as heads of the ighting services departments, have been two of the busiest men in America since the possbility of war aro. Mr. Gerard left Berlin in February when diplomatic relations with Germany were severed by the United States. In the patriotic demonstration at the Opera in New York, he took a leading part, calling for cheers for the President. Mr. Lansing, at eminet lawyer became Secretary of State in June 9gr5.



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