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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 17, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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'to have been approached by J. P.
Morgan in. regard to the immense-war:
loan. But .the senior Kockereuer
showed clearly that he ia dead set
against being a partjto promoting
the bloodshed.
In reference to the .Wall street re
port that financing the warwas en
abling Morgan to take from Rockef el
ler the title of "the richest man in the
world," this question was put to
Rockefeller:
"What effect will it have on con
ditions, if Morgan negotiates this billion-dollar
war loan for the allies?"
Then instead of answering directly
he recited this:
"A wise old owl lived in an oak,
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard,
Why can't we all be like that bird? "
Today a man, very close to Rocke
feller, stated authoritatively that on
one occasion Rockefeller had been
approached by Russian agents with a
deal involving $50,000,000 and had
turned them down.
Foreign agents whb visited Cleve
land recently in an attempt to enlist
Rockefeller's financial aid in the war
have been barred from Forest Hills.
Shots from a revolver in the hands of
an attendant at the Rockefeller es
tates halted an automobile in which
one agent tried to dash through the
guarded entrance to reach the oil
king.
CUT SIZE OF ALLIES' LOAN
New York, Sept. 17. The Anglo
French loan appears to have shrunk
to $500,000,000 over night There
was an impression in financial circles
early today that it had decided to cut
, the "touch" on America in half dur
ing lengthy and secret conferences
held by the commission and heads of
the great banking interests last night
It is understood that the indebted
ness will be in one form straight
bonds of England and France Joint
ly, without collateral security, but
haying a priority over every other
.form of national indebtedness,-, In
xluding alLwar loans ..
HOYNE GIVES PERSONAL O. K.
TO BACKING TEACHERS,
State's Attorney Hoyne'was in the
city and personally gave Bis O. K.U)
his assistant, Frank Johnston, joining
with the Teachersi- Federation?' in t
fighting the Loeb-Rothmannile o'.A
the board of education. This -was
Hoyne's statement to newspapermen
yesterday. t
A school teacher has a sidelight on
how the Tribune, plays Jts own game.
This teacher had "a paragraph in a
Tribune letter saying she is anJSast
ern Star, Teachers tfederationls.run
neither by tJathaUcsnor'Protestante,
and the religious line-up dpesTnpt
hold within the federation. All of ner
letter was printed in theTrib except
this one paragraph.,
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AUSTRIAN THREATS PUT NEW
LIGHT ON SITUATION
Pittsburgh, Sept 17. Despite
statements from Vienna that the
.Austrian government is not seeking
to cripple American industries, offi
cial warning to Austro-Hungarian
subjects that death may be their pen
alty for aiding in manufacture' of
munitions for allies was published to
day in Austrian and Hungarian news
papers throughout Pennsylvania.
Baron Lother Von Hauser, Austrian
consul here, admitted it came from
his office on instructions from Vienna
and Washington Austrian embassy.
Washington, Sept 17. Govern
ment officials were not prepared off
hand to assume any attitude con-
cerning publication by Austro-Hungarian
consuls in the United States a
of warnings that Austrians and Hun- w
garians incur heavy penalties, pos
sibly death, by working in American
plants which make munitions for, the
allies.
o o
Philadelphia.. School -children-given
half holiday result excessive
heat

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