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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 24, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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GUARD PRESIDENT WILSON
EVEN BY TELEPHONE
To be sure of Pres Wilson's safety
each guard at the gates of the white
house has a telephone box from
which he may call for help, if needed,
by being' connected direct wih the
president's special detective heac
quarters.
5TUFFs?LQSE
.SLEEP OVER?
DOORNOBS? HAVE BEEN
IN USE SINCE. ZGB.C
SPIES SEEK TO ENTER AMERICA
GERMAN SOCIALISTS SPLIT
Copenhagen, April 24. Berlin is
thronged with Turkish troops en
route to the western front and
stirred by Socialist peace talk, ac
cording to information from German
capital reaching here today.
Despite bolstering of western front
revealed as necessary by drawing in
of Turkish forces, the Berlin public
is being fed on "victory" stories-by
Berlin newspapers and the German
staff.
' All information from Berlin indi
cates tacit encouragement if not ac
tive aid extended Socialists' peace ef
forts by German government. Aim
is encouragement of peace party
among Russian Socialists. German
Socialists are also aiding the govern
ment in denouncing the general
strike.
Reports of meeting of general com
mittee of German Social Democratic
party, received today, quoted Philip
Scheidemann as declaring:
"We attempted connection with
neutrals and with the Russian Social
ists, but the newspapers made our
work difficult. Our effort is toward
general peace. But if a general peace
is impossible, we shall naturally ac
cept a separate peace. But we must
not be too optimistic."
All dispatches emphasized wide
split between two Socialist factions,
Scheidemann branch, now devoting
its energies to peace work, and the
minority faction, now concentrating
on demand for democraticzing of
"Germany's government and on fur
thering the general strike.
There has been a great influx of
Germans to Copenhagen recently
and the American legation has been
extremely busy in anti-spy work. A
number of German spies" have been
discovered here, trying to go to
America. All are .being closely
watched and none permitted to sail.
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Ex-Mayor Harrison, now in Brazil,
says he will organize volunteer army.

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