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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 15, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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TORNADO COULD NOT TAKE
AWAY HER SMILE
A tornado that tore through New
castle, Ind., killing 21 and doing
$1,000,000 property damage, carried
away all belongings of Miss Swaim,
stenographer, except her nightgown
and her smile. She expressed joy at
being left alive.
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BEER GARDEN CONVERSATION
BASIS FOR PLOT SCARE
New York, March 15. A group of
Germans, sitting around a table in
a Brooklyn beer garden discussing
Fort Hamilton and Fort Totten,
started an alarm Wednesday which
resulted in the mobilization of a mo
torcycle nd machine gun guard on
the land side of both forts.
Police Commissioner Woods said
persons who overheard discussion of
the alleged plot to "capture" the forts
reported to Capt. Cooper at Fort Tot
ten and he requested mobilization of
police.. Wood dispatched Deputy
Comm'r Scull and Capt. Tunney
with a squad of detectives to Brook
lyn to investigate. They found no
evidence of a plot and the' police
guard was withdrawn.
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GERARD REACHES WASHINGTON
. REFUSES TO TALK
Washington, March 15. Ambas
sador Gerard reached the end of his
7,000-mile journey from Berlin to
Washington at 1:15 yesterday and
.his party was met at the station
by a large crowd of cheering spec- m
tators, friends, relatives, government
officials and newspaper men.
Immediately upon arrival Gerard
was given a memorandum from the
White House, suggesting that he
continue to make no comment what
ever on the German situation until
after he had transmitted his full re
port to the state department and
President Wilson.
Gerard was as closely guarded as
the president when he alighted from
the train at Union station, a large
number of secret service operative's
being on hand to accompany him
during his stay in Washington.
Gerard reiterated his million-time
repeated phrase: "I've kept talkless
for 7,000 miles, so I'll have to keep it
up a little while longer."
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SOCIALISTS TO CONSIDER WAR
PLANS AT BIG MEET
The national executive committee
of Socialist party has called special
convention for April 7 to consider
what policy the party should hold in
case the country goes to war.
This was an emergency measure
necessitated by the sudden gravity of
the situation which now confronts
the country. The committee said:
"If war should break out, our par
ty must present greater fidelity to
principle, greater unity of purpose
and greater solidarity of action than
ever." t
The jungle fowl, found in Austra- ,
lia, builds a nest in the form of a
great mound, sometimes measuring j
15 feet in height and 150 in circunv j
f erence.

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