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MANY PROMINENT CHICAGO
PEOPLE THREATENED WITH
DEATH IN LETTER
Death for a score of industrial
leaders, public officials and women
was threatened in a letter received
by the Chicago Daily News today.
The letter, which, according to a
W Daily News reporter was signed C.
Croon, 43 Homan av., marked for
death: J. Ogden Armour, Nelson
Morris, J. P. Griffin, Fred W. Upham,
Leonard Busby, Mayor Thompson,
Chief Schuettler, Julius Rosenwald,
Judge Landis and seven women.
' All will be killed within 10 days,
Judge Landis in open court, it said.
"I was at City Hall a couple of
days ago to kill Schuettler, but
changed my mind," it read.
"I have 11 Savage automatic re
volvers, 300 rounds of ammunition,
4 Smith & .Wesson revolvers, 100
rounds of ammunition, 3 Winchester
rifles, 800 cartridges.
"In a few days Chicago will listen
to music it will never forget."
Philadelphia. Harry Thaw ad
judged insane by alienists who ex
amined him in sanity inquiry started
by his mother.
Pittsburgh, Pa. Three rivers re
ceding after reaching high stage of
23 feet and remaining stationary at
that point for several hours.
Pekin. Chinese government ex
pected formally to announce China's
break in diplomatic relations with
Tokio. China's decision to break
with Germany is partly upon Japan's
advice. Japan and China may there
m fore be regarded as completely in
" accord on China's future plans.
New York. A glass eye, artificial
arm and wooden leg are not bars to
chauffeur's license in New York,
Judge House ruled.
New York. Wanted: A house with
15 rooms and four baths for Billy
Sunday to live in while he's in New
WHEAT SITUATION TAKES NEW
LEASE ON LIFE, THANKS TO
RAIN AND SNOWI
Snow and rain last night and to
day through the winter wheat belt
saved the winter wheat crop from
what seemed certain ruin. A drought
which had lasted nearly all winter
was broken. It means millions to
the American farmer. Precipitation
was general throughout the Missis
sippi and Missouri valleys.
The North American continent
must provide the world with the ma
jor part of its bread in 1917-8, and
the good wheat news comes at a
valuable time. A general shortage
of wheat had been predicted for the
Wires from Nebraska, Missouri,
Minnesota and other big wheat sec
tions are very encouraging. Not only
has the recent rain and light snow
put new life into the present crop,
but it will put soil into fine shape for
.PREPARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
GUNNERS ON MERCHANT SHIPS
Washington, March 13. Instruc
tions to American navy gunners re
garding their conduct in defending
United States armed merchantmen
from German submarines in Ger
many's barred death area are com
pleted and approved and will be is
sued "whenever needed."
Sec'y of the Navy Daniels drew
the orders and then in two confer
ences with Sec'y of State Lansing
made some changes, believed to be
Daniels, who announced today
completion of the instructions, de
clared they would be secret and said
he had control of the situation so
that the contents would not be made
public from any source.
Canonsburg, Pa. 17 men trapped
in one of mines of Henderson Coal
Co. at Henderson when two explo
sions partially wrecked interior of