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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 06, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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home gardening projects such as de
scribed by Carl Vrooman, assistant
secretary of agriculture, through the
Uuited Press, have been given fullest
Rio de Janeiro, April 6. Brazil
may declare war on Germany.
Official announcement today of
sinking of Brazilian steamer Parana,
killing three Brazilian citizens,
aroused most intense anti-German
feeling here.
"The situation is most grave; a
declaration of war against Germany
may be declared," declared Foreign
Sec'y Muller today.
It was generally expected today
that Brazil would seize, all German
ships interned in her harbors and
immediately proclaim hostilities
against Germany.
There was intense anxiety today
as to how situation would be affect
ed by presence of 500,000 Germans
in Brazilian state of Rio Grande.
Information here today indicated
that Bolivia would probably follow
I Brazil in declaring war on Germany.
New York, April 6. 91 German
ships lying in United States ports
have been or will be seized today by
the government. -Vessels represent
total tonnage of 594,696 and are ly
ing in nearly every important port.
At New London marines took
charge of North German-Lloyd liner
Willehad and put crew of 365 under
"' heavy guard.
At Hoboken several ships, includ
ing huge Vaterland, and at South
Brooklyn piers German sailors were
removed from their ships and were
taea, it is believed, to Ellis Island.
Five German ships valued at $12,
000,000 and with crews totaling 300
were seized at Boston.
Liners Rhein, Neckar and Bulgaria
yerg taken in charge at Baltimore ,
! Officers were put on parole and per
mitted to go to a hotel. Marines
took charge of crews. Marshals oh
boarding ships found their machinery
had been disabled.
San Francisco. Interned German
ships Serapis, Ottawa and Atlas were
seized early today by Collector of the
Port J. O. Davis and the crews were
tcken to Angel Island for detention.
Philadelphia. 40 United States
marines today boarded the two Hamburg-American
liners in port here,
the Prinz Oskar aftd Phaetia, took
control of the ships and took them
to Gloucester, N. J., the immigration
Wilmington, North Carolina. Two
German merchant shjps, the Kiel and
Nicaria, in port here, were seized by
federal authorities early today.
Jacksonville, Fla. German mer
chantmen Frieda Leonhardt was
seized by United States customs au
thorities this morning. Her crew
was removed by immigration author
ities. New Orleans. Federal authorities
arly'today seized the interned Ger
man steamers Breslau and Andro
media. Hoboken, N. J. 27 German ships
in New York waters have been seized
by the government, Collector of the
Port Malone announced as the last
of the crews of the ships docked hero
departed for Ellis Island.
During the morning the Hamburg
American line ships lying at Hobok
en piers were formally seized by the
government and armed guards
placed aboard.
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Washington, April 6. The United
States will wage war with the un
stinted and co-operative backing of
the greatest transportation system
in world history.
The American Railway ass'n .
spokesman body for 97 per cent of
the country's 250,000 miles of rail
lines has offered the war dep't itg

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