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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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GERMANS SURROUND FRENCH
TROOPS NEAR VERDUN
London. French troops holding
village of Rogneville 7 miles north
west of Verdun are almost two-thirds
surrounded by Germans. They may
be forced to evacuate before many
hours. " -
Jaris reported Teutons shelling
Regneville with greatest violence
from newly "won position on east
bank of Meuse. Under cover of
heavy bombardment Germans were
making repeated efforts to bridge
river in loop south of Ragneville.
German division that stormed Hill
265 on northeastern spur of Goose
Hill have made several attacks
against French positions higher on
slopes. Artillery is being brought up
in preparation for heavy assault
against Goose Hill and Dead Man Hill
to east
On east bank of Meuse German
guns directed heavy cannonade
against French front yesterday after
noon. Paris. Heavy artillery fighting
continued throughout last night on
both banks of Meuse. Situation on
Verdun northern front remains un
changed. Berlin. Village of Forges and
Regneville and the Raben and Cu
mieres heights captured.
Berlin. 1,000 yards of trenches
captured from Russians northwest of
Tarnopol.
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BITUMINOUS COAL MINERS TO
GET WAGE INCREASE
New York, March 8. Half a mil
lion bituminous coal miners of four
states today were to be formally
granted wage increases aggregating
$17,000,000 a year, on ratification of
wage agreement by operators and
union representatives. After weeks
f argument behind closed doors
joint sub-committee reached agree
ment at midnight. This was to be
presented to full conference today
and agreement signed.
Following disposal of bituminous
controversy, anthracite miners and
operators were to meet today in at
tempt to arrange two-year schedule.
Western Pennsylvania bituminous
miners receive an increase of 5.39
cents a ton, Ohio and Illinois 3 cents
a ton, and Indiana 3V cents a ton
under the agreement
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PRESIDENT, WITH FREE HAND,
TO SETTLE SUB QUESTION
Washington, March 8. President
Wilson with hands freed by congress
was prepared today to proceed with
diplomatic negotiationsfover subma
rine warfare.
Prompt action in controversies
with both England and Germany was
forecast While seeking more definite
assurance from Germany that her
new submarine campaign against
armed merchantmen will carry out
pledges in Lusitania and Arabic
notes, administration will investi
gate England's alleged secret orders
to merchantmen to attack subma
rines. Satisfaction over house votes yes
terday killing McLemore warning
resolution was evident in adminis
tration quarters. Final vote late yes
terday of 276 to 142 tabling the now
celebrated document, the president
felt conclusively demonstrates to all
Europe that congress stands behind
him in his negotiations.
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LANSING BUSY WITH ALLIES AND
GERMANY
Washington, March 8. Ambassa
Von Bernstorff today left with Sec'y
Lansing memorandum on question of
submarine warfare versus armed
merchantmen. Understood to be ex
planation of German armed mer
chantmen proclamation.
London, March 8. Anglo-French
joint reply to American note of pro
test on mail seizures was dispatched
to Ambassador Spring-Rice at Wash
ington today. British reply to Amer
ican note on blockade controversies
was completed today and will go for
ward in next maiL

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