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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 3

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BRAZIL TO BREAK RELATIONS
WITH GERMANY TODAY?
Rio De Janeiro, April 10. Brazil
will sever diplomatic relations with
Germany some time within next 24
hours. An authoritative source was
quoted early today as declaring for
mal announcement would be made
beforfc night
Pres. Braz' decision to take this
step followed formal report from the
Brazilian minister in Paris corrobo
rating in full story of the captain of
the Brazilian steamer Pararia as to
circumstances of sinking of that
vessel by German U-bQat
It is expected that Switzerland
will assume charge of Brazilian in
terests at Berlin.
Minister of Marine Alencar or
dered a speeding up in B,razil's naval
preparations and great activity in na
tional defense was otherwise indi
cated. But the official governmental
hope is that there need not be actual
war declaration unless Germany
gives additional provocation.
Public, on other hand, today ap
parently regarded diplomatic break
as preliminary step to war.
o o .
ENGLAND EXPECTS CASUALTY
LIST WILL BE LARGE
London, April 10. England was
prepared today for vast casualty lists,
i but steeled to sacrifice by knowledge
that Field Marshal Haig's sledge-1
hammer blows have cracked steel of
German line around Arras and his
wedge seemed likely to split enemy
front still further apart v
British are operating over front of
close to 50 miles. It was on section
of nearly 15 miles' frontage that
Haig yesterday struck his mightiest
blows.
Not only was taking of Vimy ridge
hailed here with satisfaction on sen
timental grounds, but it was pointed
out that domination here destroys all
home of Germans' favorite plan of
nut-cracker tactics, Vimy ridge being
swivelled junction point
, London. Repulse of all German
counter-attacks in severe fighting on
Vimy ridge reported by Field Marshal
Haig today.
A little further penetration of the
German line on this 12-mile front
and Germans will be in gravedanger
of having their flank fumed. Front
dispatches today carried rumors of
vast plan of retirement by Teutons,
indicated in wholesale' burning of
villages from Lille to around Verdun.
Germans must keep their line
straight. "Kinks" are dangerous.
With British Armies Afield. There
is every reason to believe that by to
night great British smash will have
netted Field Marshal Haig 15,000
prisoners ' and between 50 and 100
guns.
Amsterdam. Berlin today an
nounced official confirmation of the
death of Prince Frederich Karl, aviator.
- " WAR BRIEFS
a
Washington. Arrest and impris
onment will be lot of aliens who in
sult or desecrate 'the American flag.
New York. Mrs. Waldo Pierce,
who owns an aeroplane, wants to or
ganize women's flying corps for the
army.
New York. Government seized 14
Austrian ships in U. S. ports. Have
total tonnage of 62,687 and value of
$1,918,622.
New Yerk. Defining issue as war
between liberty and Prussianism,
Sen. Elihu Root demanded that all
Republicans stand behind the presi
dent Washington. Shipping board's
program of building 1,000 wooden
ships of 3,000 or 3,600 tons each to
meet loss of tonnage by submarines
O. K.'d by Pres. Wilson.
New York. Seven men at Martha
Washington hotel, maintained for
women, are going to be out of jobs
tomorrow. Girls have learned how
to run the elevators and are going to
take their places.

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