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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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BRAZIL APPLIES CENSORSHIP
REVOLT GAINS STRENTH
Buenos Aires, April 20.' With air
tight Brazilian censorship clapped
on, reports from Uruguay today de
clared German revolt in Brazil's
provinces near Uruguayan boundary
was growing. Refugees pouring into
Uruguay report fighting between
German rebels and government
forces in Brazil. Montevideo reports
indicated serious-condition of affairs
in probably three Brazilian states.
Rio De Janeiro. Report that Bra
zilian steamer Belem, 1,082 tons, had
been torpedoed by German subma
rine in Mediterranean aroused fur
ther excitement here today. No offi
cial confirmation obtainable. ,
Announcement that German Min
ister Paolis, who has already been
handed his passports, had previously
arranged to depart home on board
steamer Rio De Janeiro, had now
changed his mind and would journey
to Chile, interpreted here as Germa
ny's decision to continue her South
American propaganda work. Chilean
government had been expected to
support Brazil against Germany, but
note received recently on contrary
indicated lack of sympathy with
Brazil.
The Brazilian federation of labor
today notified the government that
its workers will not fight in event of
war, adding that government "had
better employ the many idle work
men than to engage in hostilities."
Dispatches received from Rio De
Janeiro quoted minister of war as de
nying that military mission from
Brazil would shortly leave for United
States to co-operate with allies
against Germany.
SAFEBLOWERS GET $500
Safeblowers got $500 from the
office of the Independent Pneumatic
Tool Co., 1307 Michigan av., early
this morning.
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New York. 800 Americans strand
ed in Scandinavia,
ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP OHIO
STATE CAPITOL
Columbus, O., April 20. That an
attempt was made to blow up the
Capitol building here yesterday
morning leaked out today.
Major P. J. Berryyin charge of the
Third regiment troops here, early
yesterday received a report from W.
H. McCann, Columbus teamster, that
while passing the state house at
5:45 a. m. yesterday he saw a suspi
cious man kneeling before a cellar
window beneath the treasury dep't.
He was driven away.
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ONE REASON INSANE ASYLUMS
HAVE A WAITING LIST
Washington, April 20. Spending
the money at the rate of $1 a min
ute, it would take one person 13,318
years to spend Uncle Sam's $7,000,
000,000 war fund.
Figuring on the basis of that much
money ever being in one man's pos
session, mathematical sharks figured
today.'that if this seventh degree bil
lionaire spent a dollar every minute
he would go broke in the 15,235.
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DEBATE' NATIONAL SPY BILL
Washington, April 20. Espionage
legislation the most drastic ever
proposed for this country-held the
spotlight in congress again today.
Fear that under the bill newspapers
will be unable to criticize any gov
ernment move in war time even
such an incident as the costly Dar
danelles expedition of England-
caused much of the senate dissen
sion. Another clause that brought
criticism was that which permits the
president to declare food embargoes
from any port to any port.
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AMBASSADOR ELKINS ILL
Washington, April 20. Ambassa
dor Elkins at Constantinople has ty
phus fever, probably contracted on a
visit to soup kitchens, according to
a state dep't cable today. The dep't
was advised the case is- mild.
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