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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 23, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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GUNS NEEDED IF SHIPS SAIL,
SAYS AMERICAN LINE
Washington, Feb. 23. If the navy
department will furnish defensive
guns and gun crews, the American
Line will keep its ships running on
regular schedule through all the bar
fe red zones on the seas, submarines or
no submarines. This, in effect, it be
came known today, was what P. A. S.
Franklin, president of the American
Line, told Sec'y Daniels during their
conference yesterday.
It was learned at the navy depart
ment today that President Franklin
told Daniels he had tried to get ar
mament from private corporations
and had failed.
Franklin also told Daniels that
even had he been unable to get any
one who could shoot them, unless
the navy department came to his
rescue.
There was every indication today
, that this government has no inten
tion, immediately, at least, of com
plying with the American Line re
quest New York, Feb. 23. The Italian
liner Gieuseppe Verdi, delayed since
last Tuesday, sailed from New York
today for Naples and Genoa. She had
aboard a general cargo and in addi
tion 500 horses for the Italian gov
ernment. Two hundred steerage
passengers and about twenty cabin
" are making the trip to Italy on board
her. ,
SEEK SAFEBLOWER IN MURDER
ON HAMMOND ROAD
Chicago police today continued
their search for Harry Stead, police
character and alleged safeblower,
hoping he might shed some light on
the identity of the young man found
murdered on the Hammond road
Tuesday. Crooks who make their
hunting ground the cabarets on West
Madison st are also sought
Louis Archambault, a tailor, 2254
Madison, identified the clothing as a
guit pressed by him last week; Police
believe the dead man may have been
Harry Garbutt, a West Side chauf
feur. A picture of the dead man is
said to bear resemblance to Clarence
Strubel, alias Jack Lillington, friend
of Stead, who is also missing.
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U-BOAT BLOCKADE ENDANGERS
CAUSE OF THE ALLIES
London, Feb. 23. "Gravest meas
ures are necessary, otherwise there
will be disaster," Premier Lloyd
George declared in commons today,
discussing shortage of British ton
nage. The premier asserted that enor
mous sacrifices will be required from
the British people to achieve a vic
tory. Such sacrifices, he held, would
test the national grit.
"We must find ships to bear iron
ore at all costs," premier asserted.
Continuing Lloyd-George proposed
to dispense with all non-essential
imports, including timber.
In addition to timber, Lloyd
George announced that importation
of tomatoes and fruits would be pro
hibited. Lloyd-George announced a mini
mum wage of 25 shillings weekly to
agricultural laborers.
The premier also declared that a
guarantee of certain minimum
prices, to be in force for some years,
must be made to farmers.
Tokio. Japanese government has
decided to arm all merchantmen des
tined for both American and Euro
pean ports.
Paris. Spain likely to formally
protest to Berlin against use of her
territorial waters as submarine bases.
Number of bouys said to have been
discovered in harbor of Cartagena to
which were attached submarine
parts and supplies. Collapsible boat
marked "U-19" discovered off coast
Halifax. Frederick VIII. lying at
railway pier here, having been moved
down harbor from Bedford basin
Object seems to be examination ol
ship's cargo,
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