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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 06, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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resources down to the last flat car,
if necessary, to speed the assmbling
or men at arms, present and prospec
tive, it was announced today.
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LOOSE AMERICAN FLEET. WHEN
PRESIDENT SIGNS ORDER
Washington, April 6. As the pres
ident's pen scratches off the signa
ture to the war resolution some
time today, wires and radio waves
radiating from Washington will flash
innumerable orders loosing Amer
ica's fleets and forces against the im
perial German government. For 24
hours mobilization and countless
special orders have awaited the final
word.
MEXICAN FEDERAL NTROOPS
MOVE TOWARD BORDER
El Paso, Tex., April 6. Sudden
movement of Mexican government
troops toward the border today in
the states of Chihuahua, Nueva Leon
and Coahuila is believed by federal
authorities here to portend hostile
action against border settlements,
despite the explanation offered by
Carranzista officials that the troop
movements are part of a campaign
against the bandit forcres under
Villa.
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HELD FOR THREAT AT WILSON
Indianapolis, April 6. Department
of justice agents .today arrested
Christian Luecky on the charge of
threatening bodily harm against the
president. Luecky is alleged to have
stated that if he could get to Wash
ington he would kill the president
PERIL YANKEE FIREMAN
Washington, April 6. The un
warned torpedoing of the British
steamer Cannizaro, carrying an
American fireman, William S. Jones
of San Francisco, was reported to the
state dep't today by the Hull, Eng.,
consul. No lives were- lost
FRITZEN PLEADS GUILTY
New York, April 6. CapL Alfred
A. Fritzen pleaded guilty in U. S. disL
court today to having conspirea wiui
CapL Hans Tauscher to blow up the
Welland canal and was sentenced to
IS months in the federal penitentiary
at Atlanta, Ga.
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MAYOR SAYS EMPLOYERS CAN
HELP BY BEING FAIR
WITH EMPLOYES
Mayor Wm. Hale Thompson this
morning called attention to the fact
that the big employers of Chicago
have got a big share to do right hero
at home, along the war lines.
"We all know that this war means
tremendous increases in taxes and
food costs. Prices have not really
begun to go up. The feeling has al
ready been shown in many cities
against the price of living.
"If the working people do not gat
increases sufficiently large to meet
the living cost there will be terrific
suffering. It is up to the employers
to do their best for their employes."
The mayor discussed the war
question further. "Now that war
has been declared," he said, "the
most important thing is for congress
to grab control of the food supply.
Now is the time for real prepared
ness against the tremendously high
prices, which are bound to come.
Charity begins ,at home. America
should be considered ahead of Euro
pean nations. The war means that
there will be a big increase in taxes
and food cosL"
Thompson was asked what he
thought of Bill Mason voting against
war. Said he didn't exactly know,
but that the election of both Aid.
Kennedy and Johnson, Socialists,
showed that there was some strong
feeling against war.
Springfield, 111. Private bank bill
will be reported out by senate com
mittee next week. As it stands it
provides that Chicago banks must
have $100,000 minimum capital after
1919, $200,000 after 1924. Fight expected.
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