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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 07, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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Home guard of police department
being formed.
Hospital units of Red Cross order
ed ready.
City employes cautioned not to
criticise government or president.
Y. M. C. A. preparing to raise a
fund of $300,000 for gifts to soldiers
i and sailors.
MAKE ANOTHER ARREST IN
ALLEGED INDIA PLOT
Accused as a-plotter against Eng
land in India for the German gov
ernment, Gustave H. Jacobsen, a real
estate dealers at 4200 N. Hermitage
av., was taken into custody last night
by secret service agents. He was re
leased on bonds of $25,000.
According to the information filed
against him, Jacobsen Was a mem
ber of the ring commissioned to start
an uprising against English rule in
India.
The arrest of Jacobsen is the
fourth in this plot. Dr. Chandra
Chakraberty, Ernest Sekuma and
Heramba Gupta were taken in New
York city a month ago. Albert
"Vehde, Dhidendra Nath Sen and a
man named Sterneck are now being
sought.
Jodh Singh and George Boehm
were sent to India to foment trouble,
according to advices received by the
government. Singh was captured
there before he had a chance to start
the planned uprising.
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AUSTRO-HUNCARY HAS BROKEN
WITH U. S., IT SEEMS
London, April 7. Austro-Hungary
apparently has broken relations with
the United States.
That Foreign Minister Czernin had
instructed Ambassador Tarnowsky
at Washington to demand his pass
ports was reported from The Hague
and in dispatches from Basle to the
Paris Le Matin. Latter said Austrian
papers had formally announced the
alignment of Austria with Germany
against the United States.
Hague dispatches said American
Ambassador Penfield had been for
mally given passports and that the
Holland government would probably
represent the interests of Austro
Hungary in the United States. Was
reported that Turkey and Bulgaria,
other members of central powers' al
liance, would shortly announce sev
erance of relations with America.
Count Tarnowsky has never been
formally recognized as ambassador
to the United States. He has been
cooling his heels in Washington for
a month or more, waiting for United
States to receive him formally as a
diplomatic envoy. There was no of
ficial explanation, but it was intimat
ed that Tarnowsky was not accred
ited because America was waiting to
see whether Austria approved Ger
many's submarine policy.
American government had noth
ing to say when Viennese govern
ment several days ago announced
Ambassador Penfield was leaving the
capital for a three months' vacation.
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BRAZILIANS CLAMOR FOR WAR
ASK FOR U. S. ALLIANCE
Rio de Janeiro, April 7. Brazilian
government today requisitioned for
government use entire fleet of Com
pania Comercto y Navigation "for
purpose of national defense."
The German and Austrian lega
tions were put under guard.
Public excitement is at high pitch
agajnst Germany and apparently
favors Brazil's alignment with United
States against Germany.
Fresh flames were added to this
fire of indignation against Germany
with additional details received from
captain of steamer Parana concern
ing that vessel's destruction by Ger
man submarine.
The commander declared there
was no warning of any kind and that
the torpedo struck his vessel about
midnight, presumably on Wednes
day. The fourth engineer and two
firemen were killed by the explosion
and a majority of the Parana's crew

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