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GERMANY DISCLAIMS BLAME IN
Washington, April 11. Wilson's
cabinet convened today with few ex
pected facts concerning recent sub
marine operations in hand.
German foreign officereport, dis
claiming responsibility, was believed
to have been handed Ambassador
Gerard today, but direct word to that
effect had not come from Gerard.
London. Under most tremendous
hammer blows in history of world,
French line is holding firm in great
battle raging about Verdun.
Wave after wave of Germans are
rolling up against French barricades
on the 6-mile front northwest of Ver
dun. French are driving back Ger
man legions in savage hand-to-hand
fighting on southern banks of Forges
20,000 Germans were killed or dis
abled in first 48 hours of Verdun at
tack. French losses ahve been very
Throughout yesterday Germans
Berlin. More than 36,000 prison
ers have been captured by Germans
since Verdun offensive began Feb. 2L
London. Increasing fears felt
here today for safety of Gen. Town
shend's force of 10,000 troops, be
sieged by Turks at Kut-M-Amara in
Townshend ,has now been cooped
in by Turks for exactly four months
and it is believed his dwindling sup
plies are rapidly reaching point of
exhaustion. Official dispatches report
failure of relief expedition to break
through Turkish ring and indicated
floods are seriously hampering ad
vance of relief forces.
Berlin. French positions north
east of Verdun captured in fighting
southwest of Fort Douaumont On
east bank of Meuse French counter
attacks south of Crows Forest were
Paris. Attacking Dead Man's Hill
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small fragments of French trenches'
in furious fighting last night, but at
every other point in fighting were re
pulsed. o o
BELIEVE BOMB EXPLOSION WAS
First election trouble of today was
scented when a bomb was exploded
early this morning in the saloon of
George Murphy, 55 W. Austin av.,
in the 21st ward.
The front of the place was torn
out, but no one was injured.
Murphy is taking part in the bitter
struggle between John F. O'Malley
and Francis Becker.
He lines up with O'Malley and Jim
my Quinn, who are opposing Becker,
Thompson candidate, indicted yes
terday on charges of collecting graft
from saloonkeepers and dive owners.
The argument today at the polls
of the city is to see which factions
will be in control of the parties in the
With the Republicans, the Thomp-son-Lundin
bunch will do battle with
the Deneen forces, who have been on
the outside of the City Hall since the
late Mayor Busse moved.
The Thompson-Lundin faction
have the advantage of a heavily-laden
payroll of Thompson voters and
workers, but have an undivided press
With the Democrats it is different
Rogef Sullivan, the gas and biscuit
man, whose crowd cleaned up the
Democratic end of the aldermanic
elections, will try to take another fall
out of the Harrison-Dunne end of
The voters will indicate their
choice for the party county, state
and national committees. And a
chance to show their presidential fa-
vorite will be given.
Jas Franche, 'Duffy the Goat," was"
today arrested at the Revere House "
polling place, 21st ward, by detectives
from State's Att'y Hoyne's office. He
was wearing a John F. O'Malley "
badge ami earned- loaded revolver -