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GERMANS THREATEN TROUBLE
UNLESS SENT TO THE FRONT
New York, Aug. 6. Ten thousand
stalwart Germans, members of the
army reserve, threaten trouble for
the German consul general If he does
not find some way for them to get4o
9 tlle front. They are besieging the of
fices here and gathering at the
i leamship piers in Hoboken demand
ing that the Vaterland carry them
across the ocean. Their sentiment is
warlike. They refuse to admit the
possibilities of the cabled stories of
German reverses. They flaunt pla
cards in the faces of all other na
tionalities and wear ribbon badges
bearing Bismarck's famous words:
"We Germans fear God but we fear
nothing else on this earth."
The German embassy at Washing
ton has been asked to take up the
plans for getting these reservists
home and orders have been tele
graphed Germans in other cities to
wait instructions before starting here
to report to the colors.
HOUSEWIVES DECLARE WAR ON
New York, Aug. , War was de
clared today by 700,000 housewives
of the United States and Canada on
dishonest merchants and producers
who have taken advantage of the
present European war situation to
raise prices on foodstuffs without
cause. The action was taken by na
tional headquarters of the House
wives' League of America.
Through Mrs. eJnnie Dewey Heath,
Q who conducted the successful egg
boycott last year as national president
of the league, the United Press was
asked today to send the following no
tice to the organizations in more than
"Call meetings immediately to In
vestigate foodstuff prices. Investigate
from eevry angle, we must protect
consumers against dishonest dealers
who are raising prices because of the
LOCAL' WAR BRIEF& '
Mrs. Potter Palmer in Paris. Says
she'll be Red Cross nurse.
State department asked to. seek J.
V. Steger, piano man, and family, last
heard of in Germany.
George Reynolds, Chicago bank
president, says U. S. misses rich trade
because of lack of ships to transport
Chicago packers are holding pre
served meat supply for high war
prices to come later.
One thousand Frenchmen pledge
lives for France. To leave within
Monster mass meeting last night
of Frenchmen at Frontenac Hall,
Oregon av. and Loomls st
Germans to have copies of Rev.
Alfred Meyer's speech printed and
distributed over city. Blames Eng
land for fighting.
German women, 80,000 strong, plan
to raise $1,000,000 to be given to poverty-stricken
May be months before stranded
Chicagoans can be brought back to
U. S. Lack of vessels cause.
Lester Aranberg, U. of C. student,
predicts uprising of Poles against
Russia. War is opportunity.
German consul in Chicago afraid to
ship reserves. English ships menace.
Baron Von Reiswitz, German con
sul, sayB Americans are not mistreat
ed in Fatherland. All safe.
Many federal employes are idle be
cause of war. Custom house workers
are hard hit May lose jobs.
Chicago jobbers say winter wjll
bring glove scarcity. Leather Import
ed from warring countries.
WANTS U S. TO LEAVE MHXICO
Washington, Aug. 6. Gen. Car-
ranza, constitutionalist leader, haar
ran nested the United States "in n.
friendly way"' to withdraw the Amer--ican
fleet from Mexican waters, state
denartment. officials stated tndnv.
Orders directing return of the Amer-..
icanjsquadton were cottsldered, . ." j