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GERMAN CAPTAIN ARRESTED ON '
PLOT IMPLICATION CHARGE
Los Angeles, Cal., March 9. Al
leged to be connected with plots to
destroy Welland canal and other un
neutral acts, Capt. Alfred Fritzen,
German officer, was arrested today
by agents of the dep't of justice at
Alhambra near here,
d Officials say specific charge
against Pritzen is implication in Wel
land canal plot, but 'his recent activ
ities in Mexico, Cuba, San Francisco
and elsewhere are being investigated.
Fritzeh admits he was in Cuba, but
denies he was there to stir up trouble.
There is suspicion among officials
that he has knowledge of plots to
destroy property in New York and
vOn March 30, 1916, federal granji
jury here indicted Fritzen, Capt. Yon
Papen and Capt. Tauscher, Von Igel
. and Covain on charge-of setting on
foot a military enterprise. Claimed
they procured dynamite for purpose
of blowing up Welland canal.
TO RENAME STONE FOREIGN
Washington, March 9. Senate ad
journed at noou today until noon
Monday to permit steering commit
tee to give undivided attention to re
' naming senate committee. Sen.
Stone (certain to be renamed chair
man of foreign relations committee,
account "senatorial courtesy."
Berlin, Sayville Wireless. Berlin
er Tageblatt in editorial toIay pic
ture Amerioa. as "feefVil benificiarv
at the deathbed of European civiliza-
' tion," and assails Wilson lor abrupt
change pf front from his speech of
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CLOSE pLEN ELLYN SCHOOL
The Glen Ellyn high school has
been closed for three days because
of fumigation due to two cases of
scarlet fever among pupils. Resi
dents of the suburb deny three
schools have been closed because of
g. scarletina epidemic.. i
TO CONSIDER CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT NEXT WEEK
; Springfield, HI., March 9. The
'house today made the constitutional
: convention resolution a special order
of business for next Wednesday
morning. The resolution has already
.passed the senate..
The report was current about the
house that Gov. Lowden will make a
short address before the house
Wednesday in favor of the resolution.
He will point out to the assembly
men that Republican members are
pledged by their platform to support
the resolution. It also is understood
a Democratic leader will make thfc
same plea to the minority.
. Supporters of the1 resolution insist
it will receive 108 votes, or six more
than necessary to pass it.
Both houses adjourned until 5
o'clock next Monday afternoon.
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LATE . BITS
Christ Rohrer, 1615 Orchard,:pa-
roled convict, arrested. $10;000 worth
llevea stolen, nonrer won t umt
I Negro bandit got $7 and jewelry
1 from Maggie Bird? 3215 Wabash av.
ell's restaurant, 1229 E. 47th.
Gunman got $5 from .Harry Ftn
kelstein, saloonkeeper, 251 N. Pau
lina. Ira Bonde, Minneapolis broker,
held as alleged member of auto
thieves' trust, released on bonds by
NEW WAY TO KICK OFF
Tokio, March 9. Lieutl Sawada, .
military aviator, fell in machine tu
death today. Investigation started
.'to confirm reports that he took thl$
. kneans to commit suicide.