El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 16, 1918 Page: 1 of 12
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Mexican bank notes state bills 918c; pesos 78c;
Mexican jold 5858J4c; nacionales 17ilS!4c; bar
ver HAH. quotation $1.01 H; copper $26; grains
J lower; livestock steady; stocks higher.
El Paso and West Texas cloudy; New Mexico fair;
Arizona fair. (Food forecast for Thursday One wheat-
LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
DELIVERED AXTTCHERE. TOc MONTH
EL PASO TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 16. 1918.
SINGLE COPT FIVE CENTS
12 PAGES TODAY.
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Schwartz's and Plumbs's
For Trophy Cups Given by Liberty Bond Committee;
Schwartz's Men Win On Money Total; Hawks's
Team On Most Subscribers; Banks Not Called On.
L 1 SS citizenship has sub-
is-rfbed $:.9H.0 to tfaa fourth
T.iiert loan and not a bank baa been
a-kM nor has subscribed one dollar
of tils'; amount. The banks have re-'
F;.frdefl liberally whenever called
:pri. l-ut thin time it -nas thought
ilia: th could better aid in the gov-
rnnient in taking1 other securities.
Kobert Krakaoer at the luncheon
.it the Sheldon hotel at noon TVednes-
u i t "This amount was subscribed by
j" individuals 2500 more than sub-
s' r i'Cd to the third loan "
.innu improve on the or-ram-xi'
;.-!' "f the present Liberty loan
unixtre. said R. B. Orndorff chair-'
u l ' E t t-oIy has worked effec-
t .. efficiently and enthusiastically '
fi -i tt e result has been acompIi.sned
MM PASSES HALFWAY POST
FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN RAGE
First Really Encouraging Eeports Reach Washington
and Definite Figures Do Not Bear Them Out; Four
More Days to Attain Six Billion Mark; California
Governor Borrows to Buy Bond of Blind Author.
WASHINGTON D. C Oct. 14. With (total of Liberty bond sales she has
four more days to so the na-imade in the four campaigns by ob-
tion today massed the St0e.00.0M I J? inf. ? subscription from
. - ' ' I Gov. W. D. Stephens of California It
h.uf nay post in the fourth Liberty ; WM announced today.
loan race toward the 3 600000900
before Saturday night.
The first really encouraging re
ports began to arrive today said the
offi ial announcement. These re-
ports carried ample evidence that
the country realized the serious busi-
ness it had ahead during the remain-
der of this week to make the fourth
Liberty loan a success.
Official Flfrares Awaited.
These optimistic reports were not
supported by definite figures show-
ing a sudden swelling of the Liberty
loan total. Early morning reports
were barely sufficient to push aggre-
gate subs-riptions above ?JO.O00.-
unn but officiate said the resnlts of
renewed interest in the loan follow-
nu president Wilson's answer to Ger-
many would be reflected in officials
Tiie San Francisco district now has
a total of t!3OXlO.0M from lM.OSS
bUiTibers. Arizona has 61 percent
of its quota.
-II Keller Sells 1!I7000.
I.os .vnpeles. Calif. Oct. 16. Miss
ilr en Keiier. noted deaf and blind
mtlior. has brought to S19T.090 the
Wilson's Note Irritates
Causes Panic In Berlin
L 'VOOX. Eng. Oct. 16. President
Wilson's reply to the German peace
n'.io produced a most unfavorable im-
p:esMon" in Berlin says a Central
Nrs dispatch from Amsterdanx today.
Th publication of the reply it adds
followed by a panic in Berlin
tanking- circles and on the stock ex-
The German supreme command
the ad. Ire state will come to
Ilerlln at the end of the present
urrk to deliberate on mobiliza-
tion. Cfn cent ration of the na-
tional strenttb and the raisins of
the military asr."
? '"daring Unit every alliedCountry
nil! endorse president "Wilson's note
to ilt-rmany the Chronicle says:
"Ther is no closing of the door of
He-Foliations and yet there is no open-
in ir for a sidetracking correspondence.
There is m the note no pretext for
ambiguity or misconstruction.
PreIdent Wilson .points out
that the acceptance of his terms
means the end if llohenzollerinm
there undoubtedly speak tbe V
mind of all allied democracies."
The Telegraph describes president
iI.oti"8 note as "one of the hardest
Big Sales Follow El Paso
Song's First Offering
THAT general interest is being centered on the city's song; "El Paso Is
calling. Calling You was made evident Tuesday when the song was
placed on sale at the Kress store by large sales. Not only was the song in
strong demand locally tut many mail orders were received from various
places in the southwest. Apparently the new song has leaped into popu-
larity upon thf. first day presented to the public.
Dr. B. F. Jenness who wrote the lyrics for the song and Bert Beyer-
stedt who is composer of the melody have received many compliments dne
to the fact that the song is declared to be symbolic of the city. Both in
words and music the song has given 1 Paso a distinction all its own.
An attractive title page drawn by a local artist Benjamin Tipton em-
blematic of the city's surroundings and with a scene from the city in the
center gives the necessary color and localism.
The song sells at the Kress store for 10 cents the copy. Mail orders
postpaid will be filled for 15 cents. The net proceeds from its sale will be
donated to the Rescue Home.
Teams Race Neck and Neck
with an ease and in a manner alto-
gether desirable. The committee
thanks everybody concerned the ex-
ecutive officers the captains team
workers and all who have so ably
contributed in bringing- the result.
Thank Gen. Ilombrootc
"Especially It Is desired to thank
Gen. JJ. Hornbrook. district military
commander for the invaluable aid he
has rendered the committee and for
the enthusiastic interest he has shown
In the movement. Also it is desired to
express the appreciation of the com-
mittee to Smith Witham. director of
publicity and the several stores in
the city who liberally donated ad-
Trophy Cuds Are Given.
Tbe Hlsson cud for the largest
number of individual subscribers se-
cured by any team was awarded to
team number 10 captain G. t . liawKS
(Continued on pace column 4.)
Carrying out a precept he expressed
in a proclamation last Monday that
borrowing to buy bonds was laudable
the governor borrowed the money to
make the subscription he said.
Pershlnir t'rges Buying Bonds.
New Tork Oct. 16. A cable mes-
sage from Gen. Pershing urging peo-
ple to bay bonds which has been re-
ceived here says
"We have tolled cheerfully against
the day of battle and the spirit that
has urged us on has been the determi-
nation to he worthy of those whom
we left behind when we crossed the
seas. The news of America awake of
the national spirit more strong more
unified more determined thrills us
all It is the knowledge of that spirit
which makes us certain that our peo-
ple at home will stand behind us as
tbey have from the beginning so that
we may return soon to you. the vic-
tory won. Buy Liberty bonds to your
utmost and make victory sure.".
Philippines Over Top.
The Philippine islands have over-
subscribed their quota of $6000000
and expect to exceed it by 50 percent
before campaign closes according to
information received today by the New
York agency of the Philippine Na-
hitting communications ever given
out under the form of diplomacy."
"Decisive Political Blow.
We are much mistaken if it does
not prove the decisive political blow
at the system which made war.
Approving president Wilson's reply
to the German note the Daily Express
"It Is a clear and unequivocal re-
ply. " While the kaiser"
remains the kaiser there can be no
peace. The Germans must choose tor
themselves. They can have WHhelm
The newspaper also adds that the
junkers mast be removed from power.
Allies Won't Be Fooled.
The allies will not be fooled. There
Is no chance of success for a ma-
neuver which would temporarily re-
move the kaiser while junkers re-
mained masters of the army and the
The Daily News says:
"President Wilson's reply goes with
shattering force" and directness to the
heart of the business. Kalserism has
made the earth a shambles and
kalserism must go. That ishe core
of the reply.
"It is the most momentous decision
of world policy ever uttered and it
has behind it the embattled strength
ALLIES RUSH ON IN FLANDERS; '
BRITISH TROOPSENTER LILLE;
YANKS SCORE NEW ADVANCES
PARIS Francs. Oct 16 British pa-
1 trols entered the southwestern
suburbs of Lille this morning-.
The German extreme right wing
Is being threatened two re and more
the nllled wedge In Flanders
Is driven deeper. The enemy re-
itanee seems to be ulackenlnc
In Flanders and It Is said here that
Important results max be seen
within a few days.
The advance of the allies Is from
two and one half to five miles on a
3 mile front. On the right the Brit-
ish hold Menln and Wervicq and hare
Court rai almost within their -an
The evacuation of the great Industrial
centers of Lille Roubaix and Tour-
coins: seems inevitable. On the left
the Belgians are aDDroachintr Thnn-
rout 12 miles from Bruges and within
H mil... nf Tl.. l.
0 miles of tbe Dutch frontier.
There are signs that the Ger-
mans realize the days of their oc-
cupation of Delirium are num-
bered. They have beimn th wnL
of destruction In western Bel-
Klnm. Acrordlne to Information
reaching Farts the Germans are
preparing to get out of Bruges
and Ghent and even Brussels.
French forces last night captured
the village of Acy Romance within a
mile of the important railway junc-
wu Vx Hcinei in. me cnampagne. the
war office announced today.
ine trencn made some further
iivcss io me nortn or sissone while
between Sissone and Rethefi they re-
r.. a tiuient enemy counter at-
tack near St. Germalnmont
I Americans Make Gains.
t "a5unSln u. C pet 16. Sub-
talus on ootn sides of the
Meuse against stubborn ...i..... .
I a reinforced enemy was reported to-
"""- "rsning m bis com
munique for Tuesday
The dispatch follows:
tionary Forces. Oct 15:
"Our troops today continued their
attacks on both sides of the Meuser
encountering stubborn resistance
from a reinforced enemy. East of the
Jfeuse. French and
I have gained ground. -West of the
i ne n8hting has Increased In
violence and our troops have made
SS. tantul sains including hill N'o.
-s. which changed hands three times.
;Vc have broken tthe Kriemhild-
fatellung at new points where our
men closed with the enemy in a series
of hand to hand encounters. In which
they cook prisoners."
Allies Now Hold Menln.
With Allied Armies In ' Tlelr.lr.rr
Oct. 15. (Associated PresO Umln
has fallen. Allied troops are a mile
east oi nouiers and advanced patrols
are. accordlng'to latest reports Tues-
day within a mile of Conrtrai. The
Lys river has been crossed between
Comines. which has been eontured.
and Warneton. Reports indicate that
anouier crossing -or-tne- Lys nas been
eiieciea at wervicq.
Sonth of the sone where the
mod spnttered allied troops nre
flKhtlna- their way forward
through the rain and the mist and
over sticky ground the enemy
has begun a withdrawal. His
troops are being moved backward
from Pont A Vennln nnd Berelan
.and from the RoUeghem front.
Here British patrols have reached
the outskirts of Neurchin.
Everywhere the Germans are fight-
ing rear guard actions with large
numbers of men involved. The bat'
tie is being fought in a continuous
rain which makes the fighting in-
creasingly difficult. Troops storm
of civilization and the sanction of de
mocracy in every land. No more
kings in spinning armor must be tol-
erated on this plane.
Max to Make Decision..
It Is expected that the German chan-
celor will make a decision today on
the matters contained in president
Wilson's latest note says a dispatch
from Copenhagen to the Exchange
The German newspapers point
ont the message adds that pres-
ident Wilson' note had the ef-
fect of a cold donch on the hope
for peace engendered by his first
Some of the newspapers comment
on the note in the sharpest terms and
with unbridled words adding that the
"language of president Wilson now
has become excited after the confer-
ences he has had with the allies.
En dish Text Rep rod need.
Paris. France. Oct. 16. The original
English text of president Wilson's re-
ply to the German note was presented
by the Temps yesterday. This Is the
first instance in which such a thing
has been done by a French newspaper.
Parts Press Approves.
Enthusiastic approval Is given
president Wilson's reply to Germany
by the morning newspapers today.
The Figaro says president Wilson's
depth of thought and staunch loyalty
no longer permit the Germans to
compromise with defeat. It adds that
It puts the question of German
morality with singular force and that
is the question which divides the
The president the Petit Parlsien
says seeks to prepare the separation
of the German nation from its pres-
ent rulers and if he succeeds. Prus-
sian militarism will be dead.
Wilson IVote Reaches Berlin.
Basel. Switzerland Oct. 16.--PresI-dent
Wilson's reply to the German
peace proposals reached Berlin at
noon Tuesday. Jt had not been given
to the German public however up to
S oclock last night.
America Maying Great
Impression In Denmark
Conenhasren. Denmark. Oct. 16.
News in which America and president
Wilson figure Is absorbing all Interest
The president's answer to Germany
was-puDiisnea in Copenhagen tonight
I Continued n Pace 3 Column 4.
ing ahead lose their fnntlnr- In fh.
Sne.S'?-S.a -kln theirlD Flanders. Oct 16. (Reuter-s.)
knees. The wounded returning from
...c .iwui re piasterea witn mud.
Troops Storm Cnerne.
CUerne has been alnrniaJ n n .1
taken and the Belgians have captured
. iu" are east and
north of the Bevern canal and are
Tuesday's alns have further turned
the German lines both north and
south of the area under attack and
the -enemy retirement reported from
the soutlfward Is the result Further
withdrawals on a broad scale may be
expected unless the weather continues
so bad a? to prevent further advances.
The enemy Is showing signs of great
nervousness and mnr fl.
plosions are reported. Elsewhere
along the front British forces are
gaining but their progress has been
merely to straighten the lines and to
carry out consolidating operations.
fining neienrcs Encountered.
Enemy defences of treat strength
were encountered during the day by
the British. There were trir.ri en
tanglements of great depth and in-
numerable pill boxes which had to
There waB an imnresslv crcn. .
Roulers when the place was taken. A
French major gathered the rescued
Civilians and German nrienneec
Miuuuu a ua nerea piano in the square
and as the shells screamed overhead
he played the Marseillaise.
Bid yon ever hear that be-
fore r he asked the people of the
The civilians cheered themselves
Roulers was in good condition af-
ter the German retirement Bast of
the city the Ingelmunster road had
been crossed. It appears that -the
enemy withdrawal southward of the
area under attack will Involve the
whole Lille salient Definite Infor-
mation has been received that the
Germans destroyed Spanish and
American rations worth JSO.Ooo francs
before abandoning Roulers. The civ-
ilians there ceased rejoicing over
their liberation long enough to show
the French troops where there were
some enemy mines which were de
signed to destroy a large pari of the
town 'iney also revealed tne ntoing
places of some Germans.
Last night's reports indicate that
the French had managed to get
through the German lines. It is said
they have reached Lyctherfelde and
now are probably beyond that place i
Soil Products Exposition Opens
Tonight; El Paso's Exhibit Is
Attracting Favorable Attention
KANSAS CITr Ma Oct- 16. As only
two other exhlbUsbesldes tfctwy
El Paso were in place this morning In
the International Soil Products expo
sition the opening was postponed un-
til tonight. The United States gov-
ernment display and the exhibit of tbe
state of Nebraska were the only oth
er exhibits ready this morning.
El Paso's exhibit booth was com-
pleted last night with the exception
of the placing of the display of fruits
which are still in cold storage. They
will be put In this afternoon In time
for the opening tonight. They have
kept well in cold storage and all of
the forage arrived in good condition
also. It will be the largest exhibit of
its size in the big exposition and the
exposition will be the biggest and best
ever gathered outside of a world's
fair notwithstanding the handicap of
an influenza epidemic througnout the
Papers Tell of El Paso Exhibit.
The Kansas City papers have been
most liberal In their space. Today the
Times gave notices to only two indi-
vidual exhibits. These 1 were Ne-
braska's and El Paso's. The Nebraska
exhibit occupies five times as much
space as El Paso's but in a less fa-
The Journal gave considerable ref-
erence to tbe El Paso exhibit and in
printing the notice that El Paso went
"over the top" in its Liberty loan
quota the Journal added quite a little
In Diet Yield
To Ref o?i7i Plan
Strike Final Blow At Anti
quated Prussian System
Copenhagen Denmark Oct. 16. The
last obstacle to the reform of Prus
sia's antiquated three class franchise
has been removed by the adoption
Unanimously of the following resolu-
tion by the conservative faction of the
In the hour of the fatherland's
greatest distress and in realization
that we must be equipped to fight
hard battles for the integrity of the
fatherland's soil the conservative
party of the diet considers It a pa-
triotic duty to lay aside all internal
conflict and be ready to make heavy
sacrifices to attain the ends in view.
"The members of the party believe
that a far reaching radical revision
of the Prussian constitution will not
adrance the welfare of the Prussian
people but are. nevertheless prepared
to abandon their opposition to the
eaual franchise in Prussia in ac
cordance with the latest decision of
their friends in the house of lords in
order to assure a harmonious front
against the outside world."
Madrid. Spain. Oct. 16. (Prenta
Asociada). Constitutional guarantees
have been reestablished by the cab-
inet. There has been a modification
of the rules of censorship by the gov-
ernment. Tbe cabinet has authorized
the floating of a loan of 299QH)0
TiRITISH Armv Headouarters In
Belgian cavalry this morning was re-
ported to be within a mile of tbe Im
portant railway center of Thielt
That town is only about 15 miles
southwest of GhenC
Belgians Advance Itapldly.
London. EngVOct 16. The Beiglan
army under king Albert Is advanc
ing rapidly along the Cortemarek-
Thourout road. The fall of the Bel-
gian town of Thourout whose capture
was prematurely announced unof
ficially yesterday. Is expected almost
Gains of ground by British patrols
during last night in the Doual-Lille
sector are reported by field marshal
xiaig in nis omciai statement today.
Tells of rirst Days of Drive.
Describing the first davs of the new
offensive In Flanders the correspond-
ent of the Mall at British headquar
ters writes as totlows:
The German front line was
held stronirly. The Bavarians ad-
vanced in the face of a British
bnrrnce and calmly set np Ihetr
machine guns. They did nil that
vtas asked of them hut they met
a division which. In Its charge.
went clean through aad around
the enemy and reached the Roul-
ers railroad before the German
upports could arrive.
"Highly valuable ground was thus
taken at the outside and bigger ob-
jectives were thrown open. The ene-
my has put the most and the best of
his men in the front ranks and when
these were forced back the British
had much less trouble In advancing.
German forces at Wervicq and Menin.
which guarded the right of the British
attack apparently made only alight
resistance and surrendered at once.
The canal was behind them and when
the British artillery had destroyed
the bridges the enemy troops felt
that thay were being sacrificed and
ran toward the British lines.
Many Towns Threatened.
"Before the end of the first day all
the principal Industrial towns In west-
ern Belgium were being threatened.
To the north the Germans along the
coast are also In peril. During the
day. there was plenty of evidence that
peace was expected by the enemyand
that this expectation was operating
toward lowering the morale of the
German forces. The issues of the bat-
tle are immense and are already visi-
ble on the field."
the El Paso Statue of
El Pasoan Given CI a nre of publicity.
W. I. Drummond. directing head of
tne international sou products expo
sition and chairman of the board of
governors of the International Farm
congress today announced the ap
pointment of G. A Martin of El Paso
as director of publicity for the two
nig events. Through him. ail the or-
ficial statements and programs will
be given to the Kansas City press and
he was given charge of looking after
arrangements for the accommodation
of the reporters who will cover the
convention and the exposition.
Naturally El Paso's display is In line
for the limelight as the El Paso booth
is the new convention press headquar-
ters. Wrltenn for EI Paso.
The Kansas City Journal of Mon-
day October 14. had the following to
say about the El Paso exhibit and
"Bringing an exhibit from the El
Paso chamber of commerce to the In
ternational Soil Products exposition!
opening in Kansas City on Wednesd-
day. G. A. Martin and Rowland Har-
well arrived In Kansas City last night.'
among the first on the ground for the
"This exposition was held two'years
ago In El Paso when both the Inter-
national Irrigation congress and the
International Farm congress met
there as they are doing here this
week. Two El Pasoans are officers
In these congresses. George R. Le-
Baron Is a member of the executive
committee of the farming congress
and Capt. R. F. Surges Is a member
of the board of directors of the irri-
gation congress and a former presi-
dent -of the organization. Mr. Le-
Baron will arrive In Kansas City on
Tuesday. Capt. Burses i now in
France and will not be here for the
conventions or the exposition.
Will Remain Through Con Ten lion.
"Mr. Martin will remain through:
both conventions and until the close
of the exposition being a director in
me .i j.-aso cnamoer or commerce and
of that organization.
was here in
June with El Paso's delegation to the
Rotary convention being president of
the El Paso Rotary club. He will re-
spond for Texas on the roll call of the
International Farm congress. Be was
a director In this organization in
ms. 1910 and 191L
"Mr. Harwell is county farm demon-
stration agent for El Paso county and
collected the eshlbit which Is being
brought to Kansas City. He will re-
main during the nresent week. His
I duties compel his return to El Paso
at tne end of the week.
What Irrigation Can Do.
" 'We are showing only articles raised
by irrigatIonBaid Mr. Martin. The
Rio Grande valley above and below El
Paso Is one of the most productive
In the southwest. Two hundred and
twenty-five thousand acres of land
are Irrigated around El Paso by water
from the Elephant Butte irrigation
dam 115 miles north 61 El Paso con-
structed by the United States at a
cost of $10000QOO. We have bronght
fruits vegetables and gratns to show
what El Paso county produces. We
are ehowlrig principally fruits how-
ever and think we will have one of
the very interesting exhibitions in
Convention hall this week.
"Mr. Martin and Mr. Harwell say
that El Paso has been In the throes
of an epidemic of Influenza but that
it is being fast eliminated by quaran-
tine and the suspension of the schools
the closing of theaters and churches
and even the banning of open air:
meetings. The number of new cases
was decreasing rapidly when the EI
Pasoans left home on Saturday."
chairman of the publicity committee! I"'"'"18 .ofSe.!S?eJ2S?5l5
PRAGUE STRIKE'HOUSE WILL PUSH
DMPS JTO IBILL FOR ENLARGED
mimm iMILITARY PR
Bohemians Mae. Protest
Against the Exporting
Work At Austrian Gun
Plant Suspends; Insur-
rection In Ukraine.
PARIS France Oct. 16. Meetings
called by the Czecho-Slovak coun
cil at Prague to protest against the
export of foodstuffs from Bohemia
resulted In a general strike which Is
developing into a revolt according
Uo dispatches from Zurich to today's
Paris newspapers. Martial law has
been proclaimed throughout the
country and German and Hungarian
troops are occupying Prague Pilsen
PIsek and Tabor.
The dispatcher report that the
movement ha spread to Sferavla.
and that there has been flghtlnff
at Drnnrt the capital Olmntz and
Skoda the latter the seat of the
big AnstiVan gnn plant where
work Is amid to have been sus-
pended. Machine guns. It Is added have
been posted In the principal streets
of Prague and artillery has been put
into position. The population it is
declared is In no wise Intimidated
and there 1 reason to believe the
people have arms. It Is reported
that fighting is going on in Prague
Kevolt In LiKraine.
Copenhagen. Denmark. Oct. 16. In
surrection is spreading in the Ukraine
and recently spread enroughout. the
entire government of Podolla accord-
ing to dispatches received by the Po-
lltiken. At several places. It Is report-
ed that the German are siding
with the rebels. Several thou-
sand troops are declared to have
hoi ted the red flas near Ekater-
1 no lav and to hxve killed their
officer. They now are marching
on Kharkov to Join the revolu-
tionary soldiers who hold the
A peasant force of men well
qe armed with machine guns and can-
H!i rfi0hr"is moving on Poltava.
PREMIER OP nUXGAUT
POSSIBLY -ttllX RESIGN
Amsterdam. Holland. Oct. IS. TVer-
kele. the Hungarian premier hinted
in a recent speech that It was pos-
sible he soon would resign. It was
in the course of this address that he
stated that it was Hungary's- atti-
tude toward Austria that has mate-
rially changed and Hungary must be
represented at the peace conference:
He made it plain however that he
did not mean that Hungary would
conclude a separate peace.
Supplies Cannot Reach
Section of Alaska and
Famine Is Threatened
Seattle. Wash.. Oct. 16. Because
storms damaged the power schooner
Ruby and forced It to return without
reaching: tbe iiushKoKwim river sec-
tion of Alaska with a cargo of sup
plies several thousand miners and
prospectors of that section are threat
ened with famine before winter fairly
sets in. aceordlne: to the liusys mas-
ter caot. . a McAInlne.
Capt. SlcAlpine recently arrived
here. The Ruby was the only ship
sent to the Kushkokwlm section last
summer and it is believed to be too
late for another vessel to make the
trip this year. The district suffered
a slight famine last year four white
men aRd about 35 natives dyinf of
starvation before supplies arrived.
No U. S. Farm Loan
Bonds Marketed Soon
Washington. D. C Oct. 16. Federal
farm loau bonds will not be offered
for marketing In the near future. Itf
was announced today by George W.
Norris federal farm loan commis-
sioner. "The proceeds of the bonds sold In
June will take care of the loaning re-
until nearly the end of the present
calendar year he said "and in pur
suance of the general policy of cur
tailing and regulating security offer-
ings it Is probable that such bonds
as the oanKs may nave occasion 10
sell in the early part of next year
will be taken by the United States
treasury- These bonds will there-
after be marketed by the treasury at
such times and in such amounts as
the secretary of the treasury may
PLAN A TWO CENT
TAX ON BANK CHECKS
Washington D. C. Oct. 16. A
stamp tax of two cents on airbank
checks is provided for in an amend-
ment to the war revenue bill adopted
by the senate finance committee
which is revising the house draft.
Directs Fire Fighting
From Air;.Sai)es T.N.T.
Washington. D. C Oct. 16.
Bight million pounds of T. X. T.
were saved from destruction dur-
ing the recent fire at the Gillespie
shell loading plant at Morgan. X.
J. by an ramy airplane which flew
over the wrecked works at an alti-
tude of 1060 feet and directed the
fight against the flames. The war
department announced the feat to-
day disclosing that the plane was
piloted by Lieut. Cyrus P. Smythe
with MaJ. II. I. Armstrong as observer.
IR'S CEASELESS PR0SEC0T1
IS All OF THOSE BACKING BILL
Immediate Consideration Given Military Deficiency
Bill Carrying $6345755000 Reported Wednesday;
Plan Contemplates Army of 5000000 In France by
July; Would Make 36 'Billions Provided In Year.
WASHINGTON D. C- Oct 16. Im-
mediate consideration was given
by the house today to the military
deficiency bill carrying $63(5755000
reported by the appropriation commit-
tee to provide for the enlarged war
program during the coming nine
months. Leaders say the measure will
be passed tomorrows
"Ceaseless prosecution of the
war la the nnderlylac: taooght
bark of the bin" said chairman
Sherley In submitting: his report.
'This Is a measure providing for
the prosecution of the war with the
utmost vigor and dispatch" he added.
In its preparation no consideration
was given to recent peace events. Xo
money has been denied that Is be
lieved necessary to carry on the war."
Measure Is Reported.
' The military deficiency bill carry-
ing JSH5TS5 for the enlarged war
program was reported to the hocse
today by the appropriations com
mittee. It provides J6.15:.05:.94O for
the army; $187S17M4 for the navy
and 7M.Me for family aUowances
of soldiers and sailors.
An army of about 5009000 men
0 divisions In Prance and IS In
training at home by Jnly 1. next.
Is what the new prosram calls
To prepare and maintain It the
amount now proposed Is sought. In
addition to trU40.oM.M6 provided by
the annual army bill and fortifica-
tions MIL It will bring the total 'of !
To Win In Field
Austrian Minister Says the
rJulgars Action Hastened
Basel Switzerland. Oct. 16. The
central powers found themselves no
longer able to hope for a military
dedsioa In their favor and Bulgaria's
demand for peace only hastened the
presentation of their peace proposi
tions baron Burias. the Austro-Kun
garian foreign minister declared in
i recent statement to the foreign af-
fairs committee of the Hungarian
delegation at Vienna.
"More Bloodshed Useless."
"Although toe central powers have
been able to face the new military
situation." the foreign minister said
"it must be stated that we cannot
hope any longer for a decisive success
by arms while oar adversaries are not
sure of their power to crush our re-
sistance. Hence farther Meodehel Is
LOCAL HGHTINgIn ITALY
IS FAVORABLE TO ITALIANS
Rome. Italy. Oct 16. The text of
the official statement issued at the
war office today reads:
"There has been considerable local
fighting from Lake r?nrri n h
Brenya valley. Our artillery has car-
ried out effective bombardments In
the Lagarlna valley and the Arsa val-
ley. Patrol encounters favorable to
us have been fought at Concalaghl
and in the Arsa vallev. On th.
plateau reconnoitertng parties entered
pwbi ana returned wlrhnnt
Cut Oat Peace
'THE El Paso county council of d-
1 fence issued the following proc-
"At this time there is grave dan
ger in peace talk and we urge all eit.
izens to religiously discourage same.
"Just aa president Wilson has -
fused to discuss aa armistice while
the enemy remains on allied territory.
so we snpuia. discourage In our midst
as long as conditions are as they are
today anything that is not In terms
"To encourage .peace talk is to
weaken our brave army and the army
of our allies -as well as the morale
of our citizenship. Our army at this
moment Is engaged in the most In-
tense fighting that the world has
ever witnessed and we must back
'We urge that a coniolete under
standing of the principles for which
we are fighting should be understood
by alt as this is the best security
appropriations and authorizations for
the year to tse.000000.000.
Gen. llareh appearlne before
the committee when the bill -tram
drafted described It as the maxi-
mum rffort' for m definite xoaxl-
He pointed to the moral effect of
such a measure. "It Is the best prop-
aganda In the world for Germany"
he said "because they cannot keep
their people from knowing that the
United States Is putting these billions
of doil'rs Into this war. It is a con-
crete tangible thing and Is very Im-
portant from that standpoint They
know they are becoming Impoverished.
They know they are getting dawn to
bedrock and here Is a nation throw-
ing its whole strength into It"
War Salvaa-e Commission.
Legislative features of the bill in-
clude a section authorizing president
Wilson to establish a war salvage
commission which would recommend
to congress disposition of property
acquired by the government during
The powers of the shipping board
will be increased so as to authorize
extension of the facilities of ship-
yards dryrocks. marine railways and
Authority Is granted to the war de-
partment to use J250.MO in develop-
ing agricultural activities on land
controled by the army.
BIc Sunt ior Ordnance.
More than half of the total amount
carried In the bill Is for the ordnanc
department to permit the ordnance
needs until December 21 MM to be
planned by the war department
The new urogram calls for 14 u
new guns for the increased art.!erv
The Neville ordnance plant na-
PH tabor?. Pa. will be Increased so r
will provide for the entire coast ar-
iuwj was oi me navy.
GALL IN OVER
Crowder Says 2399000
New Registrants Will Be
Called by July.
Washington. D. a. Oct 16. Draft
calls for men who have passed their
SIth birthday are expected to begla
about March J. The approximate
date of the first call was disclosed to-
day by publication of testimony by
provost marshal Gen. Crowder before
the house military committee.
Gen. Crowder told the committee
:H. newly registered men be-
tween 18 and" IS will be called before
July 1. The calls for general service
will be divided as follows:
Crowder Outlines Program.
October. 31S.0M; November. ;o 4.000
December. 1S7.5W; January. 117500
February. 2H.0W; March April May
and June. 344.000 each month. These
men win supply both the array
the navy and marine corps.
In addition. 10.040 men for limited
service will be called each month.
FIRE DESTROYS OIL DOCK
mm Or $1500000
Seattle. Wash Oct 16. Thousands
rront hills here and watched flames
destroy a big Great Northern Rail-
way company on dock.
Blaring nil nuii ... ... - - .
Sound water around the dock and
halted attempts or tugs to puil out
two Jaoanes. lln.rc . .
joining dock. One liner was damaged
o'?iWas esUma'e at about J1.500.-
lauro was UDKnOWn.
Talk: Post Un
"The El Paso county council or d. -fence
u-ges upon every citizen of f;
Paso county the duty of makuis
himself or herself thoroughK ac-
quainted with the 14 points of peace
as well as additional points brougM
oot recently by president Wilson
his several addresses before con-
gress. 1n strong terms the president has
made It clear to the enemy what our
terms are and every neans should be
employed to educate our people of 71
Paso county as to their fail signifi-
cance. "Tvnowledse is power." Fullr cog-
nizant of the terms for which we ar?
flghtine:. fully confluent In the Herht-
eousness of our cause we must pur
sue onr war actjiltles with redoubled
enertry and determine that the o7a
nace we will acce-t is near Iknark
The nrn.-lamati.-m - sianed hi- Tr
Cooley chairman and George Tt T-e
ore Bonds You Buy The Fewer Amet
ican Boys Need Die; " Chip In Now
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