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WAR BRIEFS BY WIRE
London. Spain sends Germany
ultimatum on U-boat ruthlessness.
against organization of food ration
ing occurring in all towns.
Springfield, III. Local police are
searching for man who early yester
day morning fired two shots into the
powder magazine of powder plant
near this city.
Buenos Aires. Free-for-all street
fights lasted all riight after big neu
trality demonstrations. Neutrality
supporters outnumbered and out
fought the pro-wars.
London. German propaganda now
centering in democratic Russia to
such extent that mob was prompted
to attack American embassy, caus
ing apprehension here.
Rome. Pope Benedict informed
by papal nuncios that general strikes
in Germany and Austro-Hungary ap
proximate revolution and that gen
eral revolt to back up demand of the
people might develop.
Geneva. American consuls from
Prague, Triest and Fiume arrive here
and say that Emperor Carl is trying
to detach his country from German
influence and that suffering in Aus
tria is so severe that a separate peace
would be welcomed.
London. Col. Bullock, Canadian
army, former Chicago clergyman
working with influential aid to have
all Americans in English, French and
Canadian armies transferred to one
division which would wear American
uniform and fly American flag.
BAKERS TRY TO STOP STRIKE
Two conferences at the Grand Pa1
cific hotel are booked for this after
noon to try and settle the bakery
wagon drivers' trouble. One will be
between bakers and teamsters in the
trade and the other between bakers
and the .dealers.
OVER FOOD CRISIS
Amsterdam, April 25. New anti
government Socialist party in Ger
many precipitated tumultuous dis
turbances in yesterday's meeting of
Socialist Ledebours, one of organ
izers of new party, charged that the
government was responsible for food
crisis in Germany. He demanded that
reichstag discuss whole situation and
government's mal-administration on
Wednesday. Amid tempestuous de
bate the resolution was injected.
Later Berlin advices declared the
reichstag would not meet again until
Gen. Groener, chief of munitions
dep't, was quoted today as testify
ing before service commission that
German authorities were "deter
mined to suppress strikes, regardless
Socialists charged that strike of
munition workers at Spandau was
due to bad administration.
WAIT LLOYD-GEORGE'S WORD
m ON ERIN IRISH HOPEFUL
"London; April 25. England is ea
gerly awaiting Premier Lloyd
George's promised announcement to
the house of commons on the Irish
question. There were increasing in
dications today that the whole home
rule problem might be settled by
some hint from America.
The spirit of conciliation in the
Irish settlement has undoubtedly
been greatly advanced by dispatches
from British newspaper correspon
dents in America detailing American,
views on Ireland.
ENGLAND GETS COIN
Washington, April 25. Sec'y of
Treasury McAdoo today handed to
British Ambassador Sir Cecil Spring
Rice a treasury warrant for $200,
000,000, Great Britain's first partici
pation in the $7,000,000,000 was
finance funcL. ,