El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 38TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Friday, February 8, 1918 Page: 1 of 12
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Watt Taiea Today fair; colder Iti pan-
hantjlr. Tomorrow fair and colder.
flew Mm Ico-Today and tomorrow fair In
south; uQaotfled to nnrili portion; enMar.
Art tone Today and tomorrow fair: cold-
er Friday; to ma bat warmar Saturday.
EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 8. 1918.
ENGLISH SECTION TWELVE PACES
PRICE 5 CENTS
BODIES OF 44 AMERICANS TUSCANIA VICTIMS WASHED UP BY SEA
THE METAL MARKET
Ntw Tor Surer. ...... SMte
Copper (prlca rued by u. S.) )c
Member of G. O. P. Call Con-
ference for Saturday to Con-
sider Request of President for
Plenary Powers ai Dictator in
First Intimation of Drawing oí
Party Lines Since America En-
tered War; Many Democrats
Privately Criticize Revolution-
ary Overman Bill.
By Associated Press.
Waaotntton Feb. 7. A move toward
coocertad Republican opposition or tbe
saw administration bill proposlnc to five
President Wilson blanket authority to re-
organize fov eminent aréneles a speech
In tbe bouse by Representativo O lass or
Vlrtutta denouncing criticism or tba
government and temporary auapenalou
of sánate debate were today's develep-
menta In tbe controversy over war ma
Republican Call Coafrrfare.
A conference Saturday morning of Re-
publican benators the first held alnca
a fba United Blatea entered Ibe war was
called lato today hy Republican Leader
UaUlnger to ronalder the new bUi Pres-
Jiient Wilaon sent to uta Renata j eater
day. Bitter opposition to the measure is
eipreued openty by Republicana and pri-
vately by several PaaaqmaAlp leaders.
Them were twenty-five air'siares on the
y all for the Republican rouference.
Tin RAntihllr-ioK also ennect Joint ac-
gon ou the administration tnoaauraa to
Areata a war nnati-- corporation which
"la being urged by Secretary McAdot) and
upon other administration legislation.
Henatr Hpeeehfi. POstnonrd.
With tba Overman bill injecting a new
and unexpected element into ihe contro-
versy several senators planning ad-
dressee on Ihe military romtnluee'B -war
rablnet and munitions director bills post-
poned tbem snd the eenato held but a
brier session without renewal or the de-
bate. Tomorrow Senator Thomas of Col-
orado. Democrat expects to speak against
tbe committee bills.
In tbe house. Representative Olaaa
praised the administration's war record
and denied Senator Chamberlain's dec-
laration thai the war department bad
broken down. He detailed array achieve-
ments and declared ten times more
troops had been sent to France than had
been expected. .
RepreaentaUve Mason Republican of
Illinois. Who followed Representative
Ul asa tokt the house be admired .Secre-
tary Baker aa a mau who could admit
mistakes and added:
"Por Uod'e sake let's quit righting each
other and rigid the kaiaer." a
i ExamlBBlhiB Behind c.l
"While waiting for Hecretary Raker s ln-
rormatfon lagardlas tonnage available for
tranaportatlon or troops to Eurupe the
símate inllltary committee today resmued
r Its war luqulrv. examining Major (Jenerat
Wheeler acting chief of ordnance and
Ms aide behind closed doors renarding
explosives production. Tomorrow tba
committee will consider general army
legislation possibly bringing up ttie war
rablnet bill. The committee la paid to be
evenly divided on Ibe bill and senator
uainbtriam admitted tonight that uhen
the v ote Is taken because of admlnlstrallon
ii rtiirnre thrown aealnsl tbe measure.
enough votea may be mustered to prevent
lb nemg reponen hi uin pi-mbi--.
When becretery Baker will reappear
before the committee has not been de-
rided. Another public bearing however
i. ..i .
Ing the president to reorganize and co-
ordinate government bureada and agen
win negiu oes 'i ij.
III l'ltl M M Ull .I V-s M'l VhS
VOÍ AOMINIimiATION; SAY 8
WAR raOCRAM Milium.
Hv 4uctaled Presj-.
Washington. Fab. 7. Representative
Class in a speech delivered in the house
todav came vo inn u-bi criae vt
i.irutiiin answered BaS chaires POfttaJnad
In Senator i.tiainberlaln's indictment or
the war department and denied that the
Ametlcan war mariiinu umn mini uuwu.
air niaaa followed .Senator Chamber
Iain's speech point by point and praised
the work of trie administration In each
Instance. He said thai It was (enera!
jrr. whn susri-esled aiinulviii Amerl
ran troops wlüT ammunition from French
raciones "since ii woum m un
avoidable delay the presalntly needed
rargo space me tremendous coil oi amp-
meot." iwieardlna- the machine run co'itroversy
Mit tils asserted that the Browning gun
was elected because experta promuinred
It "the nest macmne gun in uta worm.
"Tba only prop on which tlte critics
uw imi their case." he said "is I In
fles that the Lewis gun waa Immediately
available while deliveries of tbe Brown-
ing gun will be delayed; and they use
ihia hroken reed tu race of expert testi
mony to the effect that In teata Uta Lewis
gun had utterly railed with American
-The American army ta I ranee has
thousands or machine guna te go up
against the enemy." he paid. t "It la aa
well equipped with guns aa any army In
rurooe-Derbaps belter equipped lhau
tn r!i-ni mrtnv Ami 1 1 o set of malii
leuts should be permitted to deceive ihe
i mMi- ..r ihla country Into the disturb
ing supposition that our rigiitinp rorrea
In France are suffering In equipment of
any kind m
Regarding the health . or soldiers In
camp Mr. las rererred to the rondl-
turns at Soertanburg - C. where lie
... t theae were only four deaths
a sen men rturlna a narlod "f more than
three month. He quoted Major lienerai
O'Hyan as saying thai Ibe atocle oT
twenty -nine men rreezmg an the trenrhee
w aa "the mare ginoertng or a www
Continued on Page Two.)
Apply Today or Regret Tomorrow.
' 1 1 1 '
OF MEXICAN PEONS
Thirteen Citizens of Republic Al
leged Pot to Death in Big
Texas rangers reported. January 31. that
they hid had trouble with a band or
Mexicans at Porvenir veno were supposed
to have been implicated In the Brlte
ranch rpld. They admitted having killed
nrteen or the number. Tim bodies were
taken across the lllo Grande to El Coml-
dor. where they were burled by their
famllien and friend. The United Plates
army had nothing to do with tht affair
and no soldiers were ztear that piece tbe
night or ibe killing. Instead a number or
Mexicans sought and received protection
rrom the military stationed at Everett's
ranch. Reports or tbe rengare' report
ware received in El Paso late last night
from Mu fa.
All inVeMllMlori of tlie a nr of Mito
Mexican clUzens at Porvenir TejSRt forty
miles northwest of Presidio haibeen or-
dered by the alate denartinerit at Wash
ington and la now being made by the
mlUtary stationed in the lila- Rend district
of Tesas where the killings occurred
January IX Tbla waa asked ror by Mexi
can AniDassaoor i anació onnniaa.
According to a report made to Ambas-
sador Bonillas at Waahlnrton bv Consul
Guarne Bengocachen. of 1'resldlo. the
nrteen men were taken from their home
by an armed posse and shot to death. The
reason given was a suspicion that they
had participated In tbe Brlte ranch raid
KtTatta te ftapprm Killing.
Detalla of the wholesale killing were
sent direct to Waashtngton and received
by ihe Mexican general ronaulate here
yesterday. Every errort was apparently
made In tbe Big Bend district to suppress
the atoiy which was unknown to offi-
cials here nnUI yesterday.
The names of the men claimed to have'
been a hot were: Antonio Caatonada
Umglno Floras Pedro Moretea Bibiano
Moretea Manuel Moretea AnUsnlo Oon-
talee Ambrosio Hernán dea Alberto
Garcia Tlburclo J aquas. Romeo Nieves
Serapio Jiuenes Pedro Jtmenea Juan
j imenez Maximlano Huerta and Pedro
According to the report received at the
Mexican general consulate here an armed
and mounted posse of rrvlltene rode to
Ihe Hule river settlement ot El Porvenir
at t o'clock on the morning of January 13
ant started a systeroaUc search or tbe
houses where Ibe Mexican laborers lived.
Men were dragged rrom their beds and.
wiUwjut bavin- been given Ulue to dress
mere led away in their' night rlothes to
un edge of Iba settlement where tbey
were shot to death by the posee.
Others glee ta tSeisre.
Terror stricken the tamilles or the
laborers fled In the night waded the Rio
Grande to El Cornidor. where they ap-
pealed to tba federal commander there for
protection agalntt the posse. Tba bodies
of ihe men were found next day where
they had tallen riddled with bullets.
Tbe wholesale killing waa known In El
reao onry io a tew i-cr n- ao waa car
ruliy concealed rrom the newspapers until
tbe report was received at tbe Mexican
general . consulate. - According to local
meo. the fifteen men shot to dcaUi had
lieeu wearing clothing which waa claimed
hi have been a part of the loot taken frían
tbe SrHe ranch store when It was raided
and looted Oka 1 Manas Say. El Porvenir te
tT FORGET YOUR INSURANCE '
PROTECT YOURSELF AMD TUX FOLKS
Registrants Are Given .
Another Chance to Sign
Registrants In district No. t. city ot
El Paso will not be examined etarilng
today as previously 1 announced and
those who have not yet secured ques-
tionnaires will be given another
chance to sign documents before tbey
are finally rlaaslfled in the first di-
vision the board announced. Date of
ctajnliiatlon will be set later while
registrants have until Saturday even-
ins o call on Ihe board for question-
naire fn this connection the board
lies Issued the following ewarnlug to
"Warning Is hereby given to all
registrants in local board No. 9 clly of
El Paso lhat they must call for their
questionnaires not later than aturda
or tbla week; failure to do so Wlu
automatically place them In class one.
take away their right or appeal and
subject iii-iii to Immediate induction
Into the military service of the united
States Tbereforr. in order to avoid
arrest and other Inconveniences regis-
trant are urged to call at onc at the
orrice of local board no. 9 room pi
chamber of commerce building brtng-
tmr Rielr registration carda wlUi them
and they will be given a quesUonuaire
to rill oat. Tbla Is an Important mat-
ter and requires immediate attention.
UNITED STATES TO
CONTINUE TO SEND
TROOPS TO FRANCE
Men to Go to Battle Front as
Fast as Ships Become Avail-
able Says Dai ae 1 .
By Associated press.
Baltimore Feb. 7. Subrnarlncs or m
submarines the United States will eon
ttnue fearlensly to send troops to Frame
declared Herretary of tbe navy Daniels
tonight referring to the torpedoing of
ua luacame in an win
Qreaa at the Usui
more rresa club.
"Just aa fast aa our ahlpa can carry men
to Europe Uiey will gu." continued Mr.
iMmieu Rial aa fast as they are
equipped tbey win be sent and ships will
rmrry tin in and no man bving will ever
again see the day when our goods will
be carried aeróse tbe AUantlc except Ui
ainps riyiug the flag or the United Htatea"
Molden A. Evans president of tbe BalU-
more Dry Dock company in an sddreaa
Prfeending tbat of fteretery Danleta. ln
slsted tbat the government must make
drastic urna to regulate tbe wages ut labor
and tba boors or work: he also aant ahin
building plana or tbe government rould
never be carried out under exuding labor
"It lias ien given oui." said Mr. Kvans
"that rtKjjim ions of over-aeaa atitpe will
be ronstrticted in I9ta. i regret that these
very rosy stories have been sent out rrom
vtaaumgton. mere are a lot or -ira.
"In tbe neat 10 daye tbe BalUiuore Drv
fiock company will nava contracta ror
aeujQun.oou ror aniña tu a work in addi
! tion to retir work mnat be completed in
I lata and tvm. To complete all toe work
' iT tlx á-nw-mmcnl II will take an nianiM
nai' ine me nave n ran i oe ouiif
We have got tu do tbe beat we can and
use every ounce or energy.
"Tbe gwervgacM baa failed in Its duty
e Page Two.)
WOMEN OF GLOBE
FORM SELVES INTO
Start Training end Will Hold
rhemael ves Reedy for Any
Duty Demanded of Them.
Special to the Morning Tllpea.
Globe Arlg.. Feb. 7.Globe women
have organised a battalion ol death
patterned arter the famous legion r
Russian reiufntne mlliurlsts. and an-
nounce' that Just as soon as they havo
completed their training they will be
ready ror any duty their country may
deaire of tbem to perform not barring
a hand to band conflict with any or
.the kaiser's forcea. First organization
Blepa were perfected today under the
direction of Major F. M. Johnson pas-
tor of tbe Episcopal church and de-
tached army chaplain when twenty-
five womep al gned up. They a re :
Freda Eckman Emmetlne Thorns s
Virginia wentwortli. Nadtne Iligdnu
Eleanor Maldonado Belle Maldonado
Louise Dunruther Ann Urelner June
Hord. Sarah Gaur Lou Bolton Ruby
Moss Marlon Reid Agnes Glbb Anita
Collins Marvel WlghUnan Bonita Ml-
Vts Marie William Helen Carew
Irene Grase Florence Dennis Myrtle
Grabe and Leo ta jMuints.
The new organisation ror Uie pres-
ent and during Its training will serve
as an auallllary or tile local Red Gross
ehaper upon Uie title of tba "Globe
Women'a Battalion or Death." There
Is a poaaltilllty. Judging from the sen-
timent at today's meeting that the
name may be chanaed laler to Urn
"Globe Women's Lealon or Life." Ar-
ranirementa liave been made ror the
seriirlur or khaki uniforma ami
Major Johnson who Is also heed of
the Globe Home Guard will instruct
the women In Uie manual of arms
stretcher drill etc. Tbey neve
started on a membership drive and
feel confident or having too on tbe
roster within the wees. In their
platform they aimounee that they will
be at all tunea ready to take the place
ot men in any service tbelr country or
their hornea may require. Tbe or-
ganisation Is the first of Its kind In
TO PROTECT HOLIHFH CEAIM.
Waahlnrton. Feb. 7. He r retar y Lane to
day recommended to congress enactment
or a urn ueaigneo inriner to provecí sot
diera sauors and marines In the war who
before entering tba service bed initiated
desert clalma on unaurveyed landa roel
clatme water oower iermits. canal ria-hta
of way. preemption claims ni colorado
and Montana and other ctaitm initiated
under special lawa and ihjI t?overed by ex
laUng legislation. Tbe present law pro
tecta homesteadera and deaert laitd i-omi
anta aa well aa those having mining loca
ItSfl ASTtlXSRV lsUIMM.
By Associated prosa.
Washington Feb. 7. To aneed up exoan
cum and tralnlna of Held arllllerv real
us nrivsuier unerai win am n. hiiow
been called to Washlnartoa far detail to
labe geneaal staff In a position which in
erreei is mat or ciacr or rtehi artillery ai-
inougn no legal author ly eil!s Tor tlial
poat. He will supervlee the dlatrlbutlon of
uameo ariinerynten amona me new re
' runs and the uiiiueRou of artillery ma
ARMY TO BE
Secretary of War Baker Order
Commanders of Training
Campt to Grant Such R aquesto
From Municipal Official.
Whenever Same Is Possible.
Deep ' Interest of Country in Its
Soldiers should Be Gratified
by Exhibition Reviews De-
clares Statement; Men Show
By Associated Press.
ashingiou. Fab. 7. Troops or the reg
ilar. national guard and national army
divisions will be available for parades or
reviews In towns or rttiei near their
training centers to the fullest pogalble
tent und'r an order issued today by
Secretary Baker. Division and other com-
mandare are directed to grant audi re
rpjesta from municipal orrieiais whenever
military necessity w:i permit.
Tlte senetary'a memuranduni addreased
to the chief or staff aald:
"Reporta whleli tome to t(e densrtment
rrom tbe regular annv ustlouaj guard
and national army caaVsaa show the re-
MaiKaMe htitirovainant wbh-li has been
made in the physique bearing and spirit
oi too muii caueu 10 inn eoiors.
" i he country his a doeti Interest In Hi
rofdlara and Is pntltled to aee litem In
tlv lr military organizations whenever an
ot'ponuniiy can oe nriereq wnnoui
laying their trclnlng.
"I would therefore be alad to have von
Is-ue a general order to all rom mandara
Ahrtlng them to avail themselves ot op-
portunities for reviews and narades in
reniDgnfj and larger units in rities near
i it u ai-vcrsl camps. I he commandr-i
Mioind ne tauttoni'd not to add an uu
necessary bBfOjiW In Ihe railroad trans
l orlaUoii facilities of Uin cnunlrv hv
takhur iroopa on railroad jnurnevs. Tiul
whenever.lt can be otherwise arranged It
ia o'-Miai tc.
Out Waahlnalon'H Rlrthdav.
Under the aecretary'a order It wilt he
pmname mat the soldiers will be exten
sively engaacd In parade work on Wash
TRKAHt aV Dl I'tH I MKM ct Mis
OUT DI E HI l'l Mil Ms OK
h(H.DIEni AMI SAILORS.
By Aftsorlated Preaa.
Washington. Feb. 7. -seerelarv MeAdon
repotted io the aenabi today that check
du) denendetds of soldleis and sailor
under tne war risk act In riovcmlwr anil
December havn been aetil and lhat those
due In January will have been mailed out
bj reoruary ia. Tne report was in re
sponse to a resolution offered by Henatoi
Ifltcbcrck n the senate military commit
tee who aald coiiiplainis hail been re
celvt d that the checke had not oven
The aecretary'a report allowed lhat. as
has been announced previously more
than half of all aoplh atlona for coniPen
Ration for ueucudcuta came rrom men
Who were round to have no dependents
and :n au"h caaea iki allotmenta were
There were 710 'MM audi rasea out of
iii".im appin iiiiiiio. av Jinn wrrr ruauc
In 4M.U0O cises the checks ror November
and Iiecemhf-r iotaliug iaBOOnoi.
In 15JXM1 cases. Mr. M Adoo said nav
io- ni has been made Impoaalble iwcause
oi iniompiem iuiormaiion luriuneii
llw aiipllcatioi c while tfi.ono checks h
not been delivered owing to lack or
Ml '-oi I) KXPMRIH HIIUH
MARnKD WKERLV DMIlKtsK.
By Associated Presa.
Washington Feb. 7. Net void exporta
nave uecreaanii 10 less man f.tw..ooo a
eek one-tenth of tbe outward movement
last líctober. under the Innnence of Tin-
governments HrenaS restrictions. For
uve five weeks ending January la accord-
ing to the federal reaerve bank report.
net exports wcrn 91189000. This waa
aboul hair the i ate of the precediug
Importa were sj.o;ioo mainly rrom
anana. Neaico ana nouin American coun-
trlea and exporia were ... i !' chiefly
to Mexico manada and Chile.
For the year IB17 ttie net movement or
grid luto Ibe lountry was spm r-a.i' a
compared with m3Wi&i tnr luift and
SéSOjssoo In iff. Thus the country's
gain in gull stocks since Auguat I 1914
has been 9!nu7ir.uou
M MIKN THAW t.lVKM KAWT
TM4T mm - it '.i UAH um s
IIVkRCOMK: Mill CASH MOMM.
Hy Associated Preaa.
Washington Feb. 7. Sudden thawing
weather today brought prospects of ex-
pected roller to railroads or tbe blizzard -kUirkeu
ease 1 1 could not recover in-
stantly (com Ibe prolonged bitter cold
hovr. and coal transportation atlll was
lar twlow normal.
Reports 1 1 the railroads and feul sd
miHistrators said many unties were not
supplied with uupty cars snd lhat traffic
was tied up so badly in Uta principal rail
centers that It would take a week to re-
store in the sesue degree of order that
prevailed last week.
Labor was more plentiful today how-
eVer and loading and unloading opera-
tions went on faster In moat of Ihe
Iteporca from a. If Siulih regional di-
rector ol railroads in Um east said yea
ierdaye freight movement was about Si
per cent below normal and tMs applied
Pi coal aa well as to general Trriabt. tttale
fuel adumiiatralora reported that reserve
slot ks or cosí liad disappeared In many
ceses and that luduatrtea were prepared
10 shut down unless shipments were
Colonel Roosevelt's Condition
Considered Extremely Hopeful
By His Attending Physicians
By Associated Press.
rfew York Feb 7. CoL Theodore Roosevelt waa resting easily tonight in
iionaevcH hospital where he was operated on yeaterday lor fistula and absceasea
In both or bis cars.
Tbe physicians in attendance upon the rormer president In a bulletin laiued
at 9 o'clock tonight aald they were "very hoperut about his progress but were
unable to say poaillvely unlll tomorrow whether further operatlona would be
The bulletin follows:
"Dr. MarUn and Dr. Duel! consulted over Colonel Roosevelt at I o'clock. They
found that the active symptoms from the acute inflammation of his Internal ear
were subsiding without any untoward effect Tbey feel very hopeful conrerning
tils rondlUon but are unable to say unlll tomorrow whether further operations
would be neceseary."
A sudden development or Inflammation In the lrrt ear waa responsible For the
hurried calling of a consultation or specialists during the day. Tbla resulted in
the issuing of a statement which In effect characterized the colonel's condition
as "serious but not critical."
After baving undertaken a minor operation for fistula al 4ils home In Ovsler
nay aboul a week ago Colonel Roosevelt came to New York that he might be in
closer touch with bis physician. Tueaday night at his bolel he was seized with
a secondary hemorrhage and Wednesday on the advire of Dr. Walton Martin
underwent another operation for llalula. Shortly afterward a spertallat also re-
moved an abaceaa rrom each or his ears. Altogether the operations lasted a few
mlnutea lesa than two hours and Wednesday night waa paaaed by the former
president In comparative ease.
Today however the attending physicians dtacovered the development of In-
flammation In the Interior ear. but aald Tor Uie present nothing would be dono
except the maintenance nr a careful observation or the patient.
In a suite near the colonel's room are Mrs. Itoosevell. Mrs. Nicholas Long-
worth and Mrs. diehard Derby. All the members uf the colonel's ramily are opti-
mistic aa to hla ultimate recovery.
During the day Uiere were scores or callers at Roosevelt hospital among them
George W. Perkins osrar 8. Straus and John Purroy Nitchel former mayor or
New York. None of tbem waa permitted to aee the colonel Mrs. Longworlh doing
the Miking ror the ramily. In addition scorea or notea and Inqulrlea rrom
throughout the country wen' received at the hospital during; the day. Flowora
and baskets or h mi were also delivered there for colonel Roosevelt.
Sum Government Must Pay
Railways During 1918 Now
Unofficial Computations Based Upon Interstate Commerce
Commission Reporta Indicate All Rom Lamed
Close to One Billion Last Year.
By Associated Press.
Washington Feb. 7-Rallroada in
1917 earned about aoM.ooo.ooo. wh rh la
near the amount tba government will
have to pay tho roads tbla year as
compensation under national opera-
tion. This w as indicated by figures on
revenues expenses and income of all
roeds earning morn than ainoo.oou )aat
year available today in unofficial
computeUona baaed on interstate com-
merce commission reports lor eleven
month and an estimate for December.
The sum the government will have to
nay the roads under the bill pending
in congress Is estimated at Mmffl
by chag-man Mmllh of the. sánale com
mlttee baving tbe railroad hill in
May rare lie Hell.
Figures ror 1917 show that if railway
Income continues tn decline aa it has lit
the last twelve months the government
will raro a 'I'M' n in making Its com-
pensation payments augmented by in-
creases In wage and the ronctenily
rte'ng coat or materials and supplies.
on the other hand the railroad ad-
ministration hopea to be able to rut
operating expenses sufficiently and
economize on charges necessary only
under cnmpeUllve condllluna to orfset
the declining Income.
In December the lact month under
private operation rail earninga de-
clined according to early reports from
railroads. The averaae reduction of
income waa naUmaied at m per cent
cauaed by the eyer-moun tig cost of
operations doubly Increased hy the
btier winter weather or December to-
gether with a sudden drop in reve-
nueg resulting from traffic congestion
Coa pared With Other Years.
Compared with estimated Income or
i'j'.H.uui m m last vear the Drures for
1916 were .ob7ku.isst. ror I9ir 7irv-
470.000 for tUt t :::. i".'-' Slid for IV13
Self) MO 00(1.
Last year the total revenues from
railway operations were ijuh.ooimhsi
and operatinr expenses were a.'..i.
ooouou leaving a net revenue of SI .177.-
000000. From th's were deducted
Sri7Mjojno taxes and minor items or
uncollectable revenue to compute tbe
net income rigure. which is compara-
ble In a general wav n the baals of
government rompensstlon. Tbeae fig-
ures will be increased about 4 per cent
by addition of reports from numerous
small roads having operating reve-
nues of less than 11000000 a year
whose records are nut Included with
ihe reports or standard claas I roadi.
The reason lor the decline In net
Income laat year Is shown graphically
hy the report. iperailug revenues
were to per cent greater than the v
r.vMva-m nf toiA but ei penses ran
more than HO per rent above the si.
i .1000.000 mark of Ihe year previously.
Nearly all items or expense ware
higher. Wage increases are esümaled
at to per cent. Cost or coal train
supplies and repairs went up by
bounds with wlalch the immense re
GO OVER THE TOP WITH
SERGEANT GUY EMPEY IN
SUNDAY MORNING TIMES
If possible more Intereetlns than anv that baa preceded It. la this
woolt'a tnatatlment of Mergeant Arthur Uuy aCmpey's thrilling narra-
tive of life In the front line trenches) on the weotern battle Une which
la appearing exclusively In thla nectlon In the Hunday Mornlns Tlmea.
The aerseant deala with uncanny adventuree around a Uetenlns poet
whit h le tho aceoe of hand to hand encounters by ttlsht with the
treaoheroua and desperate foe. Herseant Km pay a native born Ameri-
can apent eome eishteen montha In the Brttlah army and was finally
invalided homo after he had been wounded eoven time.
Thla week's Potash and Perlmutter Is a scream. These quaint
philosopher dlacuaa the fuel shoftasw and Dr. Oarfteld's order for
workleaa Mondays especially with a view to Secldlns whether tho
order la calculated to make tha American people 'ansry with the
tlerman or ansry with the fuel admin let ration. Aa ueual the ques-
tion la decided right.
Other feature. Including Herbert Kssufman "Polly and Her Pals."
"llmplea." aa wall as a number of. signed article by writer of nav
tlonwlde fame lo addition to th news of the world tha nation tho
atate the city and tit Bl Pao Houthweat handled In th usual Time
style will make th Sunday Morning Time on of th beat papere
ever leaued In thla section.
THE MORNING TIMES
Flrat Now First Always
ceipt! rrom freight and other revenues
did not keep pace.
Much Travel In 1917.
People traveled more in 1917 tban In
the year previous but tne inrreefW.
revenues did not gn Car 111 rounteract
ing the steadily declining Income. War
caused an immense Increase In haul-
ing and from rre'.gnt the roads ie-
i elved most or their revenuee.
These revenues are eatltuated at t?-
auS(aw09o. aa compared with
000000 m the banner net Income year
or I9S Passenger revenues warn
sjioooOouo as compared with I7fat-
uuo.iion Ina year beroro. Receipts rrom
mail were actually smaller than in I9ie.
espite iim red that Um bulk or mall
transported waa much greater. Only
r.N7nfl.(00 was received from the gov-
ernment nn Hi' account nearly '.
000 leas than in ISIS. The reduction Is
attributed to the readjustment or the
basis of payment from weight in space.
Iiernipt rrom express companies for
hauling tumped rrom 9090Xsj in 1916
Io 91060011 ejMl In 1917.
For maintenance of way and struc-
ture railroads apent ll&r.ooo.ooo about
af9oonooo more than the year bernre.
For maintenance or equipment the cost
was aeoir.ono.orin as compared with
aw7.9looOO In 1916.
Rig Item ar Inrreaar.
The biggest increase cam In so.
called transportation ripeuses which
no hi 1 the prlnrlpel ilenis or train
nperallnna. This amounted Io
0004J00 or ni.ooo.oou more than Uie II
1Sooo.aon figure or ivi6. A government
eommiastnii estimated Um added rinan-
cial wage burden on railroads tjauaed
by ttie Adamson act at 961 000000 most
or which Is included In treneportaCou
epeno. other wags Increases am
spread out las nearly every axpenao
In addition tn short hauling and
common use uf fee'.liuea Ibe govern-
ment hopes to wrci big sevingn this
leer by eliminating expene or trarrio
solicitation sgeucles maintained hv In-
dividual roads under the competitive
system. This expense constltulea a
large part or Uie e6fttou00o Item
classified lnrellmed reports or 1917 as
Taxes in 1917 showed a sudden In-
crease in Uie last three mouths when
railroads efe able to determine for
the rirst t:me approximately what
their war taxes would be. They be-
gan In 8eptember Io figure on Uie In-
creases in Uietr tax ercounte and
theao jumped rrom 117000000 in August
to an average or grj.ooooo in each or
the latter months.
Freight Receipts lacrease.
other corn part sons by mouths show
ihsi beginning '11 Msy freight receipts
increased rspldly. as the government
was building rantouineota and stimu-
lating big war industries. Although the
aovernment was given rates aversgihg
40 per cent lower than rales to pri-
vate shippers this traffic proved
pmritahle because II waa In lar
quantities. Freight revenues readied
Jhe peak I11 October amoutiiiua then to
(Continued on Page Tno.)
PICKED IIP 15
All Mutilated Beyond Recogni
tion and Tags Boar No Non
bars So That Identification la
Impossible; Will Be Buried in
Unaccounted for Now Placed at
5 7 by Unofficial Reports; In-
cident Arouses Army and
Navy Men to New Determina-
tion to Crush Prussian Pirates.
Dy AmocUImI Prei.
An trt r-orl !'. 7. me bsdln
nf II mt thn mls.lnfl 101 vlellmn nf
uin Tuaranln dlkutrr w.r. u.nhrd 11
InSay nn Ihn rorka IS antlaa from ISn
ansa nf tha InrHdnlaf. All wars
AaMriaasa aaS ilirir badlas atara mull-
latatf brond rrrafstttos. A sstSsUo
fraliira (s lhal allhnnali Utn Aanrrlrasa
wars tata no tSrntlUratlnn ntisiSnra
han bran pul nn tbrm brrauaa thrao
Amrrlran. had ant aa yal barn aulsn-
ad to drftalta army nails. Tbarrfora
Ibrra la nn way to MaMIfy Ibrm and
Ikry will bn burl4 In sas erata.
SABS Of six imi im. wRtCHACB
ON CALM . ALONO llilll
Sy Assorfslai Prraa.
Aa In. i tjjrt. rrb. 7. -A anas rf swffi-
llir w rarkua on Ihr calm nark ill thn asi
alón II Trini) ros.t inarkn tila rrsve of
tha 1 u.oranla. ttio rifal Mnirlrin Iroop
iranaporl slink hy a Orrmin submarine.
A taw i.. ii... 0f the one huiKirsn tnsu
wm penalien have bean washed aahorr.
anil some or the injured now in hospitals
are eiperled Io aurctunb. Tht aifriTV-
or. numbering ;ai. are quarurett in
hotel hoinrs and nonpltils tlont tho
north lrl.il meat.
ffuntvura Leste Tor Belfast.
To sroups lrrt rlsd In lulsflt i lotlilns
or Ballast by rail and llienee by boat I
i.usland. Tha Mirvivora are ssrred tbat
no one atw ihe wake or loam is the tor-
pedo ramo toward the vessel.
It wss a blark nlrht and no alarm raaie
from any one or ttie nrteen lookout
rhe torpedo' ti iirk the Tuaranls a vital
blow amlflanipv in ihe boiler room and
there waa a mofried eraeh which told
uvervone what had hapMued.
The possibility or bauir torpedoed wta .
dltmitjttl almost dtlly since the Vessel
tan Ilia Amerlran shores. Several bun-
tfrad young lumber jacks t-om uie
soutliwesi and I'anrir oast tat.-s ware
eaiin their ovenmt meal al lhr time
M disaster orrurred. Ilundreds of
oiner Aaterlesri mxips were waiting for
IlKlra when the general alarm sounded
aalae Alaras for Snet Urtllrs.
raise alarms had barn sounded for boat
7irry '" lri Sll knew
that this one was genuine. ornear.
ilmulrl liistriK-liori.a lo the men. Many of
it!!!!! i.1r! I"'f.l! yu"""'- sasUat
their brief milllary tralmnt they ti.
Played wnrirrriil roolne.a as they
marrhed lo their boat Malluns. r3
i ""!"""' nolnnr rr.rmbllog
t.? 1V: '" '" c" eas
;.l 7". "' "'" ""sness on the pan or
ÓÍ..V .'ií' raunfiera as th n took a
heavy Hit is -ur!....rd. and thry shit
ii.HUMV' '" "hl"' 't'f cl.ing tor
ÍSu !"!. Dul " " 'r!raos
nUafJ orflrrr. . t- crew who a.l
ir tírr"""1 -"
aama Haw rrrlsronr.
Hurvlrora do nol sgree I in whether
Uie submarine emerged after lorpaduftlg
ro.".r"í!.r Sc'r' "r "'" '"'l''" f
fleers saM Uiey . the ptruicopt and
connllit lower once. 1
A Uny trawler which remained with the
Tuscanl to the laat. Mw a small fire
break out amidships s the reseat ' bark
eppreird to . break In two. with a In.. nor
sound she dlsaiiprareil lieiieath Ule water
Most of the crew who lost Ibelr lvte
were killed III tire etploslon In Ihe holler
riHirn. one or Hi. survliori of ihr riislne
room form said tha second rnglnerr
he ked th.- Klr! of the vessel art"" Urn
Impart hv thrown. in. SEX
to full. "
This probably saved many lives aa oth-
erwise me vrssrl would havo plowed on.
in;.. I. nn the life boat davits as hapiwnrti
III the rase of the l.uallaula. i7. r .-
remarkable escapes was that of a fireman
who had walkerf lo the uper deck to get
a drink of water tie never saw bis Mlow
i r. i i.'r Brings la I Irst Land
rhe first Iraw er load r .nnio... sr.
rlvod In iron four houra after the disaster
and the laat eight hours afterward On
trawirr reacuad Ule record iiuoUmt of Mt
and all were Americana Ttu.
the wtrm pralaa or the British roiumodora
hare. Many American omrera and prl-
ralea were ras.-ued while swimming about
.mi on wnicn io rung.
A row Of the l i ill 1.1 mil .Sim hut
they lisd on thalr lira balls whlrh' thry
nan aept ose al hand throughout tht
Moat of Uie Americana wera lost
Ihfoua-h tbe i. i Miii.'. .ii. 1. 1 .i. I. ...
alsrbosrd. wblrb caaaed faulty launchliw
of tha lifeboats
The isrruieii loriicito struck Ihe Tua-
ranu a ltal Now aiiildahlps rtusins bar
i . -. u umi iiusro.
vessel aupa Baas. '
llislrail Of lilowllia rmu.r.l In tills
faalUon as n.-t vessels do irlnler tbs
i irruinalanre.. ihe Tusranla stotiiied dead.
A ahlver ran through tier sod she bneled
ovio at a dangerous Itvel. Tba list tn
starboard so elevated the lifeboats on Urn
port aloe aa to rainier ibein pracurslly
Qsal asa. tod only t few or Uie basta oa
U-at sols wars launched.
Tas first or laeae alruett tas star tin -
r i rol y. ospalalng and Ihrnwlnr the oc-
. olíanla loto the sea. After that several
boats ware launclied aucreasfutly but
Ilia vessel's list became more peHlooa
ana toras ot Mat tata who trying to gel
Into the beau trots Bar starboard aide
(Umunuto a Pus Two.) 1
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