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U. S. WARSHIP FIRED ON BY U-BOAT
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This is the torpedo boat destroyer
Smith of the United States navy,
which was fired on by a German sub
marine off New York the first shot
of our war. The Smith is of the "M"
class, built in 1909, is 288 feet long,
and displaces 700 tons. She speeds
282 knots and is armed with five Im
pounders and three 18-inch torpedo
tubes. Her crew is 87 men.
GERMAN PARTY HEADERS QUIT
IN AUSTRIA SIGNIFICANT
Berlin, via London, April 18. Re
signation of Austrian minister of
commerce, Dr. Urban, and of Dr.
Von Barnreither, minister without
portfolio, announced in Vienna dispatches.
Great significance may be attached
to these resignations, since ministers
were members of German parties.
Is possible that German and Aus
trian censorship is concealing consid
erable anti-German feeling in Aus
tria. Reports from sources not affected
by Teutonic censorship rumor that
Austria is seeking separate peace.
DID NIEBEL HAVE A "BUN" WHEN
HE NAMED BISCUIT BLONDE?
Now comes the biscuit blonde!
When John C. Niebel was placed
on trial for bigamy yesterday before
Judge Crowe, Mrs. Louise Bergman
testified that he introduced a young
lady a biscuit blonde to her as his
wife, while the wife who is preferring
the charges, Mrs. Anna Wendorf Nie
bel, is a small prunette,
KEEP YOUR GOATS AND PIGS
TIED IN THE PARLOR'
To aid in the conservation of food
and in Chicago gardening plans,
Chiefohuettler issued an order to
day to police captains to enforce or
dinance passed in June, 1914, which
prohibits stray animals roaming
about the city.
Heretofore cows, goats and other
animals have destroyed gardens and
wasted much vegetation. The pres
ent food situation demand this cus
tom be stopped.
The ordinance provides that mules,
horses, asses, oxen, goats, pigs and
other animals should not be permit
ted to run loose. Chickens, geese,
turkeys, etc., must be confined on
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END CLASSES, SEIZE LAND, PLAN
Petrograd, April 18. Abolition of
classes and titles and seizure of all
lands belonging to crowd, church and
monasteries to be given instead to
the peasants is plan favored by coun
cil of workmen and soldiers. Equal
suffrage for men and women also