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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 07, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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London, April 7. Heavy loss of
life feared in sinking of Peninsular
and Oriental liner Simla reported in
government service as transport in
Mediterranean, east of -Malta.
No official statement has been is
sued by admiralty and Simla's own
'ers thus far have no confirmation of
press dispatches.
Six of crew of steamer Vesuvio, re
ported sunk last night, were drown
ed. Thorougfh search by patrol ships
has failed to discover any more sur
vivors of torpedoed liner Zent, sunk
with loss of 50 lives.
Petrograd. Russian troops now
advancing on Turkish Black sea port
of Trebizond from both east and
south. In engagement south of Tre
bizond Turks were driven out of for
tified positions which were occupied
by Slavs.
In Black sea naval fight Russian
submarines sank Turkish steamer
being convoyed by torpedo boat and
11 sailing ships laden with coal Rus
sian battleship bombarded at long
range former German cruiser Bres
lau, now Turkish Midullu, which fled.
Destruction of German airship
southwest of Dvinsk and capture of
Galician village of Svetkavtze re
ported. Great aerial activities on northern
front, Russian planes bombarding
German positions and Germans drop
ping bombs along Gen. Everet's front.
London. French three-master St
Hubert torpedoed and sunk.
London. French position at Beth
incourt, greatly imperiled by surrend
er of Hapcourt to Germans, was un
der terrific bombardment all day yes
terday. Germans apparently were
preparing to concentrate in heavy
smash against this salient as next
move in their new drive northwest of
Paris. Germans launched heavy
attacks against Bethincourt salient
last night, after violent artillery pre
parations. In attempt to crush in
southeastern side of salient, Germans
penetrated French trenches on Beth-incourt-Chattincourt
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Washington, April 7. The United
States government is absolutely con
vinced a German torpedo struck the
channel packet Sussex. A statement
from Berlin is now awaited as to
Germany's intention. In the light of
this fact the administration does not
purpose to wait long.
These facts were made known to
day as the president's cabinet gath
ered at the White House to consider
the situation.
The evidence in the hands of the
governmentit is said, is conclusive,
though its exact nature is not re
vealed. How large a part is played
by the report of the military and na
val attaches on their investigations
at Boulogne is not known.
The state department had no offi
cial ,word substantiating Berlin re
ports that Germany desired further
details regarding the Sussex case
and it is hinted such a request, if
made officially, would not be looked
upon kindly.
It has been indicated so strongly
in recent days that the government
is preparing to break off relations in
the even proof against Germany is
conchisive that many officials do not
see the possibility of Berlin declaring
herself in a way that will avoid this
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Officials of the Northwestern uni
versity today will decide whether to
prosecute or forgive Franklin K.
Jackson, alleged absconding cashier
of the college, who left' a wife and
two children and fled to California
shortly before a shortage of $19,000
was discovered in his books.
Jackson was to be taken before the
school officials today and tell his
story. ,
A. U- .ltvtt&

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