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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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nd twists around Rheims 10,000
prisoners and quantity of supplies
Meantime British forces have not
stopped force of their own dme Like
a skillful boxer Gen Haig todaj
jammed British forces mile closer to
Le Catelet and-mam line of German
communications between Cambrai
and St Quentin
In neighborhood of Epehy we
captured Tombois farm and at night
gained ground along spur northeast
of Epehy station taking a few pris
oner he reported t
way from Faygt two miles;
north of St Quentin, to Epehy, 11
miles north British now established
withm two miles of St Quentin-Cam-brai
high road Road in artery giv
ing life to German forces at St
Quentin and LaFere Once it is cut
the cities must fall
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Christiania, April 17. Germany is
shortly to issue to neutrals a state
ment of terms on which she consid
ers peace negotiable, according to
reports from sources identified with
German official's plans Is not be
lieved there will be many concessions
from unofficial outlines of Germany's
demands at time of Von Bethmann
Hollweg's peace tender last Decem
ber lt2JMH
Scandinavia is center of Ger
many s peace efforts aimed at Rus
sia That Teutonic officials are
bending every effort to realization of
their hope of separate peace with the
new provisional government at Pet
rograd is apparent
American diplomats formally ad
vised that German government is be
hand pseudo-Socialist movement for
Von Bernstorff, prime apostle of
peace propaganda work, has been se
lected as German ambassador to
Sweden purelv in line with this Rus
sian effort Meanwhne German
propagandists of lesser caliber spread i
reports of Germany s desire for
peace, carefully avoiding, however,
anv statement of terms
1,400 "jackies" leave fpr east to
dav 500 army recruits left Chicago yes
terday Lyon & Healy will pay employes
who enhsL l
Army and navy recruiting grow
ing heavier '
Illinois Univ. "medics" had com
pulsory drill
60,000 German-Methodists pledged
loyalty to U S
2,000 have resp6nded to president's
plea for army of gardeners
Chicago bond houses offer to han
dle gov't bonds without cost
200 Bohemian recruits will leave
todav for lefferson Barracks, Mo
Marshall Field III. will be in-Chicago
Thursday to enlist in I N G.
Col Roosevelt will talk war when
he speaks in Stockyards amphithe
ater Dr. A. Burton, Standard Oil expert,
says gasoline supply will only last
one year '
Western ad men will distribute
20 000 000 copies Wilson's industrial
New cavalry regiment will proba
bly be started here to take care of
over-rush of applicants to First cav
alry Simon O'Donnell, Building Trades
Council, urges universal training
1,800 Univ. of Chicago co-eds of
fer services to country
.Helena, Mont Wreck of steamer
Chicago, which sailed from Milwau
kee Jan 21, 1895 and had never been
heard of since, picked up by fish nets
ten miles off this port
Ne.w York Sarah Bernhardt
must undergo operation for infected
kidney Her recovery doubtfuL

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