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maintain the integrity of its sover
eignty, so that the course of national
existence may not be interrupted."
STATE DEPARTMENT EXPECTS
GERARD TO LEAVE BERLIN
Washington, Feb. 8. The state
department today declared that while
official messages have brought in
formation telling of Ambassador
Gerard's virtual detention in Berlin,
it expects matters undoubtedly .will
be adjusted at once. Information
reaching the department also told of
other Americans being delayed.
WOMAN TESTIFIES ON LEAK IN
Washington, Feb. 8. Mrs. Ruth
Visconti, "the woman in the case,"
went on the witness stand this after
noon before the house committee in
vestigating the "leak" on Pres. Wil
son's peace note.
A big gallery was disappointed
when Mrs. Visconti demanded the
committee go into executive session
because she did not want to reveal
"certain names" publicly. The re
quest was granted.
WAR TALK DRIVES AUSTRIAN
AMERICAN TO SUICIDE
Gustav Gepischke, 48, -cut his Austrian-American
hyphen today. Since
the beginning of the strained rela
tions between the United States and
the Central European powers Ge
pischke has been torn between love
for his mother country and loyalty
to his adopted land. But the prospect;
of a clash upset hjm. He shot and
fatally wounded himself in his home,
3154 S. Racine av."
LEAKING GAS KILLS TWO
Leaking gas, the apparent cause of
the 14th place tenement tragedy, is
given by the police as the cause of
the death of George Finnell, 23, and
John P. Brennan, 27, in their room
at 1132 Adams st today. The men's
bodies were found in bed by the
Geo. Mears, who has served 18
years in Joliet prison, escaped today.
"Jackies" from Great Lakes naval
training station paraded-in loop to
day as part of campaign to gain re
Joe Mudloff, 1624 Indiana av.,
stabbed and wounded in war argu
ment in saloon at 1308 Wabash av.
Michael and Jos. Longo, brothers,
Peter Leffler, 40, freight handler,
and his wife, Minnie, 37, killed by
gas in home, 3551 N. Halsted. Mrs.
Anna Meehan, 70, Mrs. Leffler's
mother, overcome; may die.
NATION-WIDE RAILROAD STRIKE
MAY BE STARTING HERE
A nation-wide strike of the four
trainmen brotherhoods may be one
result of the differences between
switchmen of the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen and 19 railroads
W. G. Lee, president of the B. R.,
T., says: "If the switchmen of Chi
cago go on strike to enforce their de
mands that present rules be lived up
to by the railroads they will remain
on strike not only until their present
demands'are met but until the 8-hour
day is given them."
It is known that brotherhood mem
bers are displeased at the slow prog
ress being made in Washington to
secure for them the 8-hour day, for
which they were ready to go on
strike last summer. They -feel that
had not congress meddled the strike
would have been over and their 8
hdur day secured six months ago.
Judge W. F. Chambers of the fed
eral coard of arbitration arrived from
Washington today to attempt to
effect a settlement between the
switchmen and the Sante Fe, Bur
lington, St Paul and New York Cen
tral roads, with whom the differences
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