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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 18, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
Winnipeg. Private W. Burrows,
4043 Carroll av., Chicago,, wounded
in Canadian attack of Vimy ridge.
Berlin. People here hope for sep
arate peace with Russia, hut are not
confident it can be brought about.
New York. War given by Mayor
Mitchell as. reason for order closing
saloons and restaurants with liquor
licenses at 1 a. m. '
New York. British .P. & O. steam
er Karmala, 8,983 tons, sunk on reef
after beiag shelled and torpedoed by
U-boat. All on board saved.
Ne'w York. Equitable Life raises
rates $70 a $1,000 for insurance to
men in military service. Is in addi
tion to recent increase of $30 a
$1,000.
Washington. No surprise that
Geo. Bakhmeteff, Russian ambas
sador to U. S. since 1911, has cabled
provincial government his resigna
tion, as he was close member of old
imperial regime.
New York. Church bells will toll
from nearly every New York and
New England steeples tonight in
commemoration of ride of Paul Re
vere and to mark beginning of
"Wake-Up America Day."
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WALL ST. ALARMED AT WILSON'S
FINANCIAL METHODS
Washington, April 18. Wall street
much perturbed over proposed meth
od of floating $7,000,000,000 bond is
sue. ,
J. P. Morgan and other financiers
of country are in Washington today
attempting to have present floating
plan modified so as to show a little
more consideration for the "street"
Their fears are:
That appeal for popular subscrip
tion to issue will result in many small
and even large investors in stock un
loading to purchase government
bonds because they are exempt from
taxation.
LOCAL WAR NOTES
Recruiting officers believe U-boat
attack will stimulate enlistment.
Russell D. Hill, Lake Forest, gave
$30,000 yacht to government
Crane Co. will engage military ex
pert to train 210 men of office force.
Northwestern "U" co-eds will wear
.cotton sacks until war is over.
Rumored that E. N. Hurley may be
chosen head of American munitions
com'n.
State board of health announced
that enlistment of medical students
would not interfere with their credife. '
Capt E. A. Evers will close Illinois
naval reserves' training ship, Com
modore, within few days and leave
for east.
Rudolph Muller, German reservist,
now in custody, told of plans to oper
ate German aeroplane factory in
Mexico City.
Franklin K. Lane may accompany
Roosevelt to Chicago April 28 for a
speech. Reported that Wilson favors
Roosevelt's war talk.
Househojd science teachers of the
board of education will start econ
omy lessons they hope will reach into
every home. Want to eliminate waste.
10,000 prospective officers will be
placed in army camps for training
May 8. Fort Sheridan will have two
camps, one for Illinois, the other for
Michigan and Wisconsin.
Ulrich Haupt, 5035 Winthrop, Ger
man subject and director of German
theater, Bush Temple, and wife and
child have disappeared. Rumored
that federal agents had been seeking
him.
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A., B. AND T. ANGLING SECRETLY
FOR SEPARATE PEACE
London, April 18. Reports per
sist that Austria, Bulgaria and Tur
key were all angling for separate
peace agreements with the entente
through secret emissaries. Move is
said to center in Switzerland. No
confirmation obtainable. t
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