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speediest of German undersea boats,
overhauled Woodfield after short
chase and sent out a boarding party.
The Woodfield's crew attacked the
submariners as they clambered upon
the deck and engaged them in a knife
and pistol duel. The steatoer's crew,
poorly armed, were finally overcome
after 8 sailors had been killed and
London. King George today sign
ed government conscription bill. The
measure becomes effective Feb. 10.
London. British steamer Belle of
France sunk. 19 Lascars members
of her crew missing. 22 landed.
Paris. German Zeppelin made an
other attempt to raid Salonika last
night, but was heavily bombarded by
British artillerymen and driven off.
Believed dirigible was hit.
CABLES NIPPED U. S. MAY BE
CUT OFF FROM EUROPE
London, Feb. 3. Seven of Eu
rope's cables to America have been
mysteriously put out of business. For
more than a month they have been
lying at the bottom of the ocean,
temporarily useless, while remaining
ones are overburdened with great
mass of communications passing
daily between the two continents.
Satisfactory information is unob
tainable here, but it was rumored to
day that a new type of German sub
marine, equipped for cable cutting,
may be working off Europe's wester-
-Two French cables, stretching
from .Jrest ior 3,000 miles to Cape
Cod and Miquelon, it is rumored, have
been snipped off French coast Sev
eral other lines working from Ire
land to Newfoundland and Nova Sco
tia, over which much of business be
tween London and American cities
passes, are reported to have been cut
Daily lectures on "Theosophy" from
now till Feb. 13, Besant hall, 116 S.
Michigan av. Week days, 8 p. m.;
Suns., 3:30 and 8 p.m.
IDENTITY OF RAIDER WHICH
CAPTURED APPAM MYSTERY
Washington, Feb. 3. The Appam,
brought into Norfolk by German
commerce raiding crew, is war prize
is official view of United States, Sec'y
Lansing announced today.
Newport, News, Vo., Feb. 3. With
British liner Appam docked at New
port News today and unloading pas- Qfy
sengers, mystery deepened regarding
Germany's new masked marvel, sea
raider which captured British ship
and sank 7 others.
Captains of 4 British vessels trans
ferred to Appam strenuously insisted
today that raider is converted fruit
liner Ponga and not the Moewe.
Lieut. Berge, commanding German
prize crew which brought Appam "
here after his weird dash across the
Atlantic; Prince Von Katzfeldt, Ger
man embassy counsellor ,and other
Germans positively insisted raider is
Release of Appam's passengers to
day, except her crew, 12 British mili
tary men and German prize crew of
22 with 20 other Germans found pris
oners when Appam was captured,
brought flood of details of new sea
Before leaving the Appam many of
the passengers, even the British,
thankd Lieut. Berge and the prize
crew for the courteous treatment
given them during their imprisonment.
SUSPECTS HELD IN SHOOTING
Two suspects in the shooting of
Policeman John Aylward of the
Grand Crossing police station were At
captured today by Sergts. Trafton
and Bowler of the detective bureau.
The names of the men were given
out by the police as Wm. Riley, 1139
S. Halsted, and Wm. Hartel, 1342
Mohawk. They will be taken to the
Presbyterian hospital in an attempt
at identification by Aylward.