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Doardlng ships found their machinery
had been disabled.
JOHN BULL MAY BULL SOME
WHEAT OUT OF ARGENTINE
Buenos Aires, April 6. England
has put powerful pressure on Argen
tine to force raising of wheat em
bargo. It was learned on unimpeachable
authority today that British govern
ment has threatened an embargo on
coal as reprisal a'gainst grain ban an
nounced by Argentina.
Greatest alarm was manifest
among Argentina officials today.
They were hurriedly making another
inventory of republic's food supplies.
It was known, however, that without
British coal all railroads, all" ship
ping and all industries in nation
wduld be paralyzed. Argentina could
only survive with grea test privation.
Situation so far has been conceal
ed from Argentina public, officials
not desiring to reveal government
JESS MAY FIGHT THE KAISER
10 ROUNDS ENLIST? NO!
"When Jess Willard's press agent
choses'to put over a publicity yarn
the U. S. war dep't should not take
him seriously. A few days ago Wil
lard busted into print by announcing
his willingness to "do or die for his
country." He would lead a regiment,
Yesterday the war dep't instructed
Capt. Kenney, in' charge of army re
cruiting here, to offer Jess a place in
the recruiting service at $144.46 a
month. Capt. Kenney looked for
Jess. Couldn't find him.
Note Jess gets $1,000 a week
from a circus.
St. Paul. Fire "destroyed 3-story
plant of Paris Ladies' Hat Mfg. Co.
Springfield, III. Private bank bill
will be reported out by senate com
mittee .next w.eek. As it stands it
provides that Chicago banks must
have $100,000 minimum capital after
1919, $200,000 after 1924. Fight ex
pected. Asbury Park, N. J. Fire starting
in natatorium burned nearly three
blocks in center of town. Loss
BLAST AT HALSTED AND LAKE
INVESTIGATED BY HOYNE
An effort to lay the blame for the
West Side gas explosion where it be
longs was started by State's Att'y
"We are trying to find out who is
responsible," declared the state's
attorney late last night. "There is
no doubt that the explosion was
caused by a broken gas pipe, but
whose fault this was we have not de
terminedi" Henry Goldstein of Elgin, a plumb
er at 810 Lake St., went into the
basement of he restaurant -a few
minutes before the explosion came
when his companions smelled gas
and asked him to investigate.
"I'went downstairs with an elec
tric flashlight and found that the
service pipe was split. But the gas
was so thick I could hardly stand it.
So I left the basement and phoned
the gas company to send out an in
spector. Then the blast came and
that's the last thing I remember until
I found myself in bed."
The list of dead was set down of
ficially as follows:
William Auer, 2820 S". Union av.
May San Fillipo, 19, 816 Austin av.
Alex Chibukos, owner of the res
taurant Casimer Broesonski, 1452 Cleaver
Earl Gordon, 609 Randolph st.
The list of injured was placed at
about 60, with several near death.
Wm. M. Harrison wants divorce
from Edith. Charges indelity.
Virginia Rogers wants divorce
from Henry. Non-support charged,