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WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
San Juan. Porto Rican legislature
asks U. S. to open recruiting offices
on island to enlist Porto Ricans.
New York. Stock exchange, at
request of government, making list
of securities held by aliens.
Springfield. Senate passed bill
appropriating $50,000 for taking
military and commercial census of
New York. Wolf von Igel, Dr.
Ernst Sekunna and two Hindusin
dicted for conspiracy to promote, re
bellion in India.
Jersey City. Fritz Kolb, German
convicted of having bombs in his pos
session, sentenced to not more than
live years in state prison.
Washington. Ambassador Page
reports that conditions in Russia
grow less chaotic. Soldiers working
to end munition factory strikes
which have resulted in insufficient
supply of ammunition.
El Paso, Tex. El Heraldo del
Norte, Carranza organ of Chihuahua
City, says country United States for
pygmy (Mexico) may prove a giant
and declares Mexico holds key of an
invaders' entrance to the United
WHEAT AND FLOUR GO SOARING
SCHOOL BOYS TCLHELP IN
THE FARMING LINE
With wheat at $2.35 a bushel and
Flour at $11.70 a barrel, the staff of
life yesterday struck its highest cost
since the latter part of the civil war.
Heavy buying by the allies was given
as the cause on the Board-of Trade.
The fear of. a dearth -or vegetables
whipped almost every local governing
body into the garden-movement. Ac
tions taken follow:
Jake Loeb sprang a surprise when
he dismissed high school boys over
16 and under military age to work on
truck farms near city.
County Sup't of Schools Tobin no
tified township boards they could
take the same . action with their
Saddle and Cycle club offered sec
tion of its swell lake shore property
for raising of foodstuffs. Other clubs
planning the same.
Sanitary district gave 3,225 acres
House of Correction and Chicago
State hospital started growing their
MARTIAL LAW IF .PLOTTING
DOES NOT SOON CEASE
Washington, April 13. German
plots must cease. Martial law will
be resorted to if fires and explosions
in munition factories continue.
There is a possibility that the whole
United States and its island posses
sions may be put under martial law.
In such case German plotters would,
if caught, be shot as spies, after trial
Federal agent will co-operate with
police of different cities in making a
house-to-house canvass of alien enemies-
t search for firearms or bomb
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REPORTS U-BOAT SANK SHIP
OFF CUBAN COAST
Key West, Fla., April 13. Navy of
ficials today were investigating the
story told by C. Peterson of the sink
ing of the British ship Treveal by a
German submarine off Cienfuegos,
Cuba. They would not discuss it.
Peterson, a member of the crew,
who arrived here from Havana, de
clared the crew was landed four
hours after the sinking, being picked
up by a tug and towed to Cienfuegos.
Hailed by the submarine, the Ger
mans launched a canvas boat, Peter
son said, and boarded the TreveaL
Capt Williamson was given ten min
utes to take to the boats. Germans
then sank Treveal with bombs
placed fore and aft. x
Edith Crites, 14, and Beatrice Har
vey, 15, Coffeen, 111., missing. Sought