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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 04, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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believe they will be first expedition
ary force, leaving newly trained men
as home guard until second incre
ment of 500,000 is trained.
Maximum and minimum age limits
of men for first is expected to be 18
and 23.
Pending raising of America's army
this government is making prepara-
tions to ship unlimited supplies to al
lies including not only money, but
particularly food and munitions.
Greatest prpblem is admittedly
getting supplies to entente ports.
Hence big problem before navy,
according to navy officers, is creating
effective means of combatting the
U-boat
Naval co-operation between United
States and entente allies has, already
been planned in detail, which is nat
urally secret.
The National Defense Council
Pres. Wilson's advisory war cabinet
is in daily session, methodically
working out details of mobilizing re
sources, plans of economizing in all
of these resources and means of
hastening supplies for army and
navy and the allies.
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AUSTRIA FORCING SUBMISSION
OF NEW PEACE PLAN BY
CENTRAL POWERS.
London, April 4. A new peace
move by the central powers, forecast
in extracts from the semi-official
newspaper Lokal Anzejger carried in
United Press dispatches yesterday,
has been forced by Austria's de
mands, according to German in
formation received via Holland to
day. The declaration was made in these
dispatches that in the forthcoming
announcement Germany would make
a "worth-while offer." Presumably
in the belief of close observers of
German and Austrian conditions, the
Teutonic officials now realize they
must make great concessions from
the attitude adopted in the previous
peace feeler.
According to the German belief, a
peace offer at this time would appeal
particularly to the new Russia, now
re-organizing and now anxious to
transfer its activities and energy
from the work of war to the work of '
reconstruction.
THREE MILLION $ EXPRESS
ROBBERY UNCOVERED
Charged with the theft from the
Wells-Fargo Express Co. of $1,000,
000 worth of package shipments in
Chicago and of $2,000,000 worth ad
ditional in other cities, six men and
a woman are being held by the Chi
cago police today.
Those in custody are: Alex Poff;
Anna Poff, his wife; Jas. McHugh,
Edw. Hayes, Elmer Larson and Alex
Neville.
In' raids last night police recovered
$15,000 worth of loot at a West Side
"fence."
Seriousness of the losses became
known when United States secret
service agents were enlisted by the
express company to assist in uncov
ering the "leak."
All the men arrested are switch
men for the St. Paul railroad. They
are said to have had duplicate keys
to express cars in their possession.
According to special agents work
ing under L. J. Eldridge of the ex
press company's detective force, a
number of arrests of others alleged
members of the "trust" will be made
today.
o o
A SLAM ON BIRMINGHAM
John C. Kornmayer, 5256 Calumet
av., in suit for divorce filed today,
says his wife on Jan. 26 told him she
was going for a visit in Birmingham,
but a few days later was arrested in
a raid on a disorderly flat at 308 E.
42d st.
London. In view of improbability
German press will be permitted -to
publish text of Pres. Wilson's speech,
it is stated the allies are considering
a plan of distributing it broadcast
over Germany by aeroplane,

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