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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 10, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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BLOODY DEVOLUTION IN PERU
PRESIDENT MAY RESIGN
Buenos Aires, March 10. Peru is
aflame with rebellion of seriousness
not realized until today when infor
mation smuggled across border "to
evade strict government censorship
detailed fiercest sort of fighting in
Lama, the capital, Cuzco, Callao and
Arequipa, in which many persons
had been killed and wounded.
Admiral Graus'of Peruvian navy
and his son have been assassinated.
Peruvian warships have been dis
mantled by government to prevent
their seizure by rebels. Government
house in Lima is surrounded by cor
don of troops and it is predicted that
president will resign.
No information obtainable here as
to reason of outbreak.
Buenos Aires, March 10. If the
United States is planning to seek
concerted action among all American
republics to cleanse American hemi
sphere of German activities she is
likely to be rebuffed hotly. A major
ity of Latin-American republics will
resent such a plan. From reliable
source here it was learned today that
Argentine government would be in
clined to make "hot answer" if the
United States "offers advice" regard
ing German plotting.
Pan-American unity is not visible
from this viewpoint of South Amer
ica. Several republics are4 distinctly
pro-German. Some are pro-ally.
Most of them are not pro-United
States.
"TOO OLD" TURNS ON GAS
Prank Roman, 88, felt keenly the
tragedy of old age. So he ended it
today in his daughter's home at 170G
W. Harrison by turning on two gas
jets. His son-in-law, Frank Clark,
said he was sensitive "because he
was too old to be of any use to the
world."
AMERICAN MARINES OCCUPY
CUBAN CITY
Havana, March 10. A detachment
of American marines was reported
here today to have occupied the city
of San Luis, 30 miles distant from
Santiago. It was expected the Amer
ican forces would remain there until
arrival of the Cuban government
troops from Palma Soriano. Then
they will return to Santiago.
The Cubans following Carlos Mi
guel de Cespedes, colonel on the
staff of Gen. Gomez, went to the war
garbed in their tuxedo evening
clothes, and were captured and
brought into the penitentiary here in
those habilaments.
BURN MILLS AND CROPS AS
REBELS SCATTER TO HILLS
Havana, March 10. Havana with
out confirmation of report of capit
ulation of Santiago by rebels today.
Occupation by federal forces, with
out a fight, would not be surprising,
as rebels plan to break into small
bands to escape encircling govern
ment troops.
Destruction of property by insur
rectos continues unabated. Pres.
Menocal personally is loser of $700,
000 invested in plants which have
been destroyed.
Officials claim proof that destruc
tion was ordered personally by Gen.
Gomez, rebel chief now awaiting
courtmartial.
Northwestern Univ. students voted
against hazing of. lower cjasnien,
SPY SCARE IN LOOP
The federal building was visited by
the spy scare today when the detec
tive bureau turned over to the dap't
of justice a foreigner, named by ru
mor as an escaped sailor from one of
tive bureau turned over to the dep't
of justice officials would make no
public statement.
New York. 4,000 attend peace
meeting of Emergency Peace Fed.
Cheer Germany and subscribe $4,000
toward $50,000 fuud for peace propa.-

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