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earnest effort to, do its share in the
work of the nation.
Among the activities of yesterday
and today were :
Mobilization of submarine chasers.
Call to all reserve and retired
officers of the navy in Chicago.
Preparations for further call to na
Arrival of Paul M. Warburg, chair
man of the federal reserve bank
board, to confer with local bankers
on war finances.
Call for experienced signal corps
men and telephone and telegraph
workers for army service.
Arrest of several spy suspects.
Illinois Manufacturers' Ass'n offers
factories to president for war use.
Home guard of police department
Hospital units of Red Cross order
City employes cautioned not to
criticise government or president.
Y. M. C. A. preparing to raise a
tund of $300,000 for gifts to soldiers
ALL MARRIAGE RECORDS ARE
BROKEN 360 UP, TO NOON
Chief Clerk Lewis Legnar and all
the. assistants he could muster were
swamped in the marriage license bu
reau today by the unprecedent de
mand of lovelorn or war frightened
swains for marriage licenses.
Up until Jl a. to. today, 360
licenses had been issued, smashing
all previous records for licenses is
sued in a like time. Each prospec
tive bridegroom insisted that they
thought that "single men go first to
war" had not stimulated their love
MAKE ANOTHER ARREST
ALLEGED INDIA PLOT .
Accused as a plotter against Eng
land in India for the German gov
ernment, Gustave H. Jacobsen, a real
estate dealers at 4200 N. Hermitage
av., was taken into custody last night 1
by secret service agents He was re
leased on bonds of $25,000.
His case was continued until
According to the information filed
against him, Jacobsen was a mem
ber of the ring commissioned to start
an uprising against English rule in
The arrest of Jacobsen is the
fourth in this plot. Dr. Chandra
Chakraberty, Ernest Sekuma and
Heramba Gupta were taken in New
York city a month ago. Albert
Wehde, Dhidendra Nath Sen and a
man named Sterneck are now being
Jodh Singh and George Boehm
were sent to India to foment trouble,
according to advices received by the
government. Singh was captured
there before he had a chance to start
the planned uprising. -
BERLIN LOWERS BREAD RATION
Berlin, via London, April 7. The
bread ration will be reduced begin
ning April 16, it was formally an
nounced today. On the same date
the meat ration will be doubled and
the price reduced, the -government
paying the difference in price.
NAVY TAKES RADIO STATIONS
Washington, April 7. Shortly
after noon today the navy dep't com
pleted the task of taking over all the
commercial radio wireless stations in
the U. S. and its possessions.
In all 56 wireless stations hereto
fore used for commercial purposes
are now under complete con'trgl of
the U. S. navy.
MEXICO CITY QUIET
Washington, April 7. Communi
cation re-established today between
Mexico City and Washington re
vealed no fighting in the Mexican
capital and did not confirm tfre re
port that Gen. Carranza had been
imprisoned, it was stated at the state