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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 21, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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USE SOLDIERS TO PUT DOWN BREAD STRIKES
GERMAN WORKERS REVOLT FOR FOOD
Amsterdam, April 21. 20,000 mu
nitions workers in Berlin and Span
dau are on general strike today in
protest against reduction of bread
ration.
Scores of conflicting rumors as to
strike include number of reports of
great violence.
Great force ot strikers said to .have
revolted at Magdeburg and tried to
burn public buildings.
According to this report, troops
were called out to restore order-and
killed and wounded several strikers.
City is now Jn state of siege.
Not even promises of increase in
allowance of meat and potatoes has
been sufficient to offset curtailment
of bread supplies. Workers have
sized upon this as not only logical
time in which to express demand for
more- food, but to demand more pay
and reductions in hours.
That Germany's leaders recognize
seriousness of general strike and a
hint that it may be more grave than
reports here have indicated, evi
denced today in appeal which Field
Marshal von Hindenburg dispatched
to Gen. Groener, chief of munitions
branch, urging that "every strike,
however small, may be means of un
justifiable weakening of our defen
sive forces and is inexcusable crime
against men in the trenches."
Extraordinary efforts apparently
being made by German government
to restore order and to suppress
news of internal situation. Two days
ago government let it be known
through official news channels that
entire strike "was settled."
Rome. Revolution imminent in
Hungary, according to Vatican ad
vices today. As result of disturb
ances, Budapest and 25 other cities
and towns had been proclaimed in a
state of siege.
Copenhagen. 60,000 workmen at
Berlin still restating efforts of gov-
ernment to end general strike. 3,000
workmen at Nuremburg said to have
joined in strike. '
Deutsche Tageszeitung declared
today that Imperial Chancellor Von
Bethmann Hollweg refused an au
dience with deputation of strikers
from Spandau, who hereupon voted
to remain out indefinitely. i
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FULL GRAND JURY PROBE OF
ALLEGED MOONEY "FRAMING"
San Francisco, April'21. Arrange-
ments-for a complete grand jury in
vestigation of the charges of "fram
ing" the Mooney bomb murder case,
made by P. E. Rigall against P. C.
Oxman, were made today following a
meeting of the' grand jury last night
Meanwhile Att'y Gen. Webb an
nounced today that he would appoint
at once a special representative to
supervise the investigation. The
probe has been set for Wednesday
night or, if not taken up then, for;
the following Monday night
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MERKLE BOUGHT BY CUBS
Fred Merkle, first baseman, was
today purchased by the Cubs from
Brooklyn. He may be in the game
at Cincinnati tomorrow. President
Weeghman intimated he had paid a
big price for the man who failed to
touch second. i
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TELEGRAPH BRIEFS I
New York. Mme. Bernhardt con
tinued to show slight improvement,
physicians stated.
Pittsburgh, Pa. Nick Fellis, Hun
garian, instantly killed, three others
fatally injured, when dynamite ex
ploded at Superior Fuel Co.'s plant
at Russelton.
Washington. Will H. Parry, Re
publican member of federal trade
commission, critically ill and death,
said to W only matter of hoursr
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