El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 38TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Friday, April 12, 1918 Page: 1 of 12
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EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY APRIL' 12. 1918.
ENGLISH SECTION TWELVE PAGES
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WAVES Of GERMAN INFANTRY SLAUGHTERED BY BRITISH GUNNERS
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Accept. Challenge of V
Produce! Proof as to Who
Took Initiative in Peace Dis-
cussion Referred to by Aus-
trian Premier in Hk Recent
Text of Letter From King
Charles to His Brother-in-Law.
Prince Six tus da Bour-
bon in Which Former Recog-
nized France's' Claims to Alsace-Lorraine
fly Wu-iaie.i Prrsi.
Pins April ii.-tim rollowinr sola wis
"Ones csusht in the corwheett or unit
thars Is no means or stopping rinperor
Chsriss iindci' Berlin's eye i tsblat on
himself tbo lylnr destín or Count Csernln
and thus eotnpeli th Frssob government
to supply ids proor. Herewith Is tlM tsit
or sn autograph letter rammimlrstsd on
March si. An. by Prince sunn da Bour-
bon. IDs- emperor or Austria's brother-in-law
lo rrealdim luliuaiie and roinmmit
rated rmruiKUaltljF with the prima s con-
ssot to las French premier
" 'My dear ftlXlti: TIM ernt or Uw third
mmmUimuínmrnd sr'er"".i So werM.
atoroaebas. AU to motile or my
ro mora closaly unilad man erer In Hi
ommon dei.rmhianon to sstetusrd the
inlasrlly of ilia monarcby at lbs roil even
or rbs beavieat asentiré.
e 'Thanks to tbisr nnioru with tbe gen-
erous co-operation or all nstlonalluae. my
empire amr momrrhy have surraadad in
resumir ina srsvaai
anatilfn for naarlv
Nobody can question tlie
military advantages secured by my troops
particularly hi the Balkan. T
Franca Bbews Uadifatff Brava.
'France nn httr aide haa ahown rorce
rcfiitance and dashing courage which are
uiagniflcdnt. We. all uiireservodlv admire
the admirable Bravery which is tradi-
tional to her anuy. and the spirit of sacri-
fice of the entire French people.
" Therefore It Is a secial pleasure to
inn la note that although for the mo
ment adver-eerlcs. no real divergence of
Tirwe r aepirauous .eparaies many or
my empire from France gnd thai I am
Justified In (toping tdat my keen sympaiiiv
for France. Joined to that which prevail
in the whole monarchy wtil roraver. avotii
a return or ihe slate of war for which no
responsibility can nil on me.
" 'With this lu talud. I beg you n con-
vey privately and uuurfh-ially to Pret-
iienl Fofncalre tlial.l will support by
every means and by etnrilnr all my pr-
soual tufluenca with my allies France' a
just rlalm.s rcganiing AlMce-LorTaliie.
Wants Belgium Hc-torrrt
" l I'twiuiM should he entirely re-estab-1
1 shed In her sovereignly. reiaUihig en-
tirely ber ATrtcan posarss'iotM.witlKHit pre-
judice tn the compensation lte should re
Serbia should oe re-oHlabllslied In in-c 1
sovereignty and: as a pledge of our gtvxi
will we are ready to assure Iter equitable
natural acresi to the iirtallc and also
w me ecónomo- i Miif. r.lnna in Austria
liuiigsry. (Hi her Mde we will demand as
rirlmorrlial ami c-r"ullal rondilliiun. ttiat
Serbia ceaee tn the Diture all relation with
and suppress every aaaoctatlon or group
woo) poitHcai object aims at tlie iilsiuie
graiion or the monarchy parttcuiarly tlie
erblaii political society fterodni ih-brana;
timt harble royally and by every means in
her power prevent any ktmi.of political
agtiatton ellher In Sorbía or beyuml her
iron tiers. u the foregoing dlreclhui and
gtvee assurances thereof under the guár-
ante of th entente powers. .
Pfe Caassarwt mm iMHwIa.
" 'Tha events in Itusala compel ( me to
reseño imr Ideas with regard to that
rnuntrv until a legal -definite govermiieui
Is established there.
" 'Having thus tald my Ideas clearly be-
fora you. I would gsk you in turn after
conaultlng wlih these two imwers to lay
before me the opinion first of .France and
lilgland with a view to thus preparing
the ground for an understanding on the
basis f w hlch official preliminary nego-
tialiong could be taken up and reach a
result satisfactory 10 all. .
Honing tnst inns we win soon be able
together to put a limit to the sufferings
of go raauy million of men and faatUWa
now ntungefi in same and anilair. I
bag. to assure you of my warmest and
most brotherly affection.
(PtJjawd) i ii in i.-
TIM nobs ad-i-
tleaaa Asked I Ktglala.
-Count ciernln. having re-ognied by
tola note nf April 8 the eiiaence of tbla
negotiation due to the kituajfve of a pnr-
sonave r 'a rank far above hit' the Aus
trian governn.flnt now ta summoneti to
rlvn an ejoiaitatii-u of trie atfuu.i
avowed by II and ten the deUUs of Ua
eawversaitóo or Ita oe legates
ai frraiAN kmBTWI
FRKM II MmtUM
v Aasnrtaied Presa.
VMMon. April it He position of xmnl
haeraan tha Au-tn -Hungarian foreign
mtnister. la said to be mnrb leas aacar
slave hla recent speech and tbe publica
t on or a I rem ii offh lal statemeol that
Fniperor Charlea roosiaered the FrenyU
demand for Alaace -Lorr-aine Just accord -mr
to n KicBangr Telegraph diMaich
n owi copenitagcn.
There to growlag diftsati 'faction hi Ger
many wrtn imperial Chaucalior voi
HerUtaur and r o ret ait tisrretarr vm
hueBBaaaw gad efforts are being made to
lepiace vm ueruiug who nr. von neii
recicb. former vice chancellor.
It Austrian eaBtMasy in Bertlu of1
ciallv denle Iba Frenen statement at
tributad to Ewperor Catarles but doe not
J h""t that there wa avr any ttfJ1 of
(ONaWaa rata ta!)'
1111 . 1 . 1 "
1 DIGGINMN : "H
sL jRP mmmmW a BBa
DEATH OF PRAGER
On Recommendation of Coron-
er'a Jury Saloon Porter and
4 Minera Taken in Cui tod y .
By Associated Preaé. . '
Coiiiaaviiic HL. April m n.e cor-
oitnr'a Jury which investigated Uiu lynch-
ing liere last I'rtday of Itobert V. Prager
alleged German syuipattilaer at the clone
of. the .Inquest kudght recommended lhat
five men be hotd charged with murder
in connection with the hanging.
Tlie men ordered iteld by the Jury are:
Josepb nieesi Wesley Beaver llifbard
Dükfs. Eoid Elmore and William Brück-
meter. The Jury bruna lit lu 111 verdict at G:fO
Rlegel yesterday la alleged to bav
appeared at the inquest anp to havu con-
fessed lhat he was the leader or the mob
wbtUi itangeil l'raggr. He ta a Colliaiv-
- ni- miner ami formerly was m lite
Luiisd mates army froMi whlt;h b re-
ceived an honorable discharge lu hla
statetnent at lite inqneat he Is aald to
have implicated Wesley Beaier otto
oi war Mini moo aiocuiiipaiotrti imn to
the hast'llietit of the lly hall on the ntortt-
Mg of thf banglajt. in a siaieinent t
ticWK(apenneii. hefutc he was exainlued
by tlie coroner he I said to futv aa-
serted that in knew tbe names of per-
aona Who partirliiated m the hauglug and
was prepared to submit tlictr names to
the proper authorities.
Ocoles Parti clgattoa) a Hanging.
l ea .r. g saluuti porter here also testl-
field Ml lite luanas! but la aaitt to Itave
denied that lie look any part In the lynch
ma except vu rarry vmm nn iu ioocss
as Prager was being tnarclted bi hla deatlt.
iMikes. Blntore and Brockmelrer ge imn
era wbo live here.
Iininediatetv aner the inry broughi in
ii" verdict coroner Lowe began the pre
((ration of warrants tor tlie arrest of the
Baver wis erre ted at 6; it o'clock.
Tbe warrants a i econmieni led . h
Ihe Jury's verdict rharg Ui ineu Willi
ie murder ol lTfr.
uses t FhaBg I r slim).
neaver si" ai id ihiiic saason an
afternoon end until a few moments be
forv the Jurv brouttht tn lis verdict- He
liad been called back tn the inqufwt end
given an otnuiiii tiv rhaoge ut leaii-
motty tsblrii l.- gave veaterday prior l
Hi gel's llegad confeaeioti- He merely
reiterated bis furmer denul of partict-
Tne b'stliuoii-. which h. freen made
public has made hut slight mention or
l-ukev LIiiium- ami Hi ' mfi - tvccortl
tng (O tlie statement of Ms or J. H. sn k I.
tuks was in the crowd that gathered at
Ihe cltv ball wheie Prager w - roo
flimd. lie la said to have asserted that
be had a brother who died hi the army
service tn I ranee. Broeknieier t- a-
serted to have totd the coroner' Jury that
h was in tbe crowd at the ntrhall. but
bañara) of Ismanevs Md not follow Km
mob when It escorted i'ragv aUlde tbe
Iowa First Stale to
Complete Loan Quota
By A-M isld tflBMa
Chican April Iowa is the first state
to nit Its quota uf the third Liberty loan
I the seventh federal reserve district II
waa oTiteiaur annonncotf tonight.
.In Chicago niHsscnuions stiff ere. I
wnp. d tad till tonight ouly W.-oujasi
jw vm trtvrsw a tne oaj s prvgress
Mexican Commander Talks
With Colonel Langhorne;
Agrees to Stop Sniping
Conference at Santa Nino Ford May Lead to Better Under-
standing Between American and Mexican Military
Forces Operating Along Rio Grande.
Officials and Employes of San
Are Keleased and Keturn to fcj Paso; Declare
They Were Not Mistreated.
By Asaoriated Press
narriM gajur rag April it. -vu si
erra Signed.) A parley between Amer-
ican and Mexican commanders was
held late today at the ftanb Mno
fotd tliree miles from hrre. Colonel Ma-
rlucz Huh rimmandr of Hetican fed
eral lorccH opposite itere and tkilouet
neoige T. Langhorne. commanding tlie Big
Bend dlslrlri uh-i under a coltouwood
ic on 1 1 if American side of the Rio
Grande and dlscusad the situation on lha
sector of Hie Hig Bern) border. Colonel
um informed colonel lughome he had
given instructions lo his men not to fir
across the border fur any' cause and de-
iled lhat any of his soldiers had fired
lainiinr that if .siiIpIiir- had nn-orred It
iiiii-i have been done bv civilian lltluv in
ihe district opposite here who were known
io nave arms ne loin t.omuei i.ajigmiiri
lohiuui was moving Inward OJInaga
ami had slopped at ihe ?eu Juan mines
for HippiLe being comiiletery without
rirovlsioua for ihe lour distanee march.
Hh aipedllionary column numbers 400
man having marched overland from
amala in a. where the troop detrained
i. pon their arrival there rite column will
prnreed against the Villistas rorces In the
Ohuaaa district unon their arrival at
1 Omega. Am iriy over the eafety of Hire
niiiericwi I'liinin oi inc ran jmho oorn-
was relieved late today when they were
releaseo ami permitted to aeiuni to th
Anierian aide. .
I irs v w ere Charle Ambrosios. Howard
Welch and Roy Peak. W. T. Uwraioa
another American miner who was detained
aiso rrns'". Min ine nao Juan oiiiciaix-
Tbey war not n.lstried Uiey said. An
effort Is now being made by f-olqnel r.aog-
iKtryie to have the Meilcatu wounded yes
lerday at the Manto fdno ford brought
her for niedlcgl tregltnenL
IfflOMI I WOHOaiNK AAN t gCAitHL
(.1 M Ii I UAHUA TAX IT VVgJL
At a i "iifiTntrr held on Hie Ameiican
side of ta ttio flrand between :olonel
''''i" i . Laagborne ignited Statee army
ami Andres (i (wgrcla. Meihan consul gan-
ral ycaaerday. at the Han Juan mute ford
srveo mile from i --i i llam occk. Teggg
arretaffeniavrU were ert e( w hereby a
dim oiiiinuaiH m. .tupping across the
liter in an - M. -aiiio nimt is
hoped for. ilooel langhorne nent a note
acrngs Ut border Wednesday and Hig
ronfeience was arranged- An agreetneni
vaa iwaDgdM ibal th Antwrtcan force
would not fire across the border eieept
to teturn tbe rtra of Mlpira.
a.- oi ding to W. T. Day army T. M. C
A. s'-rrctary. sao reiurned from lisa arene
f Hie eonfeaiv-e late yesterday several
iruopa or Mesicati moimied men were
progressing up -the river from Canto Nfno
American trooMi that crossed tbe bordi-f
in poisnit of bandits have returned to tbe
Aiuwhau side ii waa elated.
There are now stationed on the bordar
near fort Hancock a considerable fore of
cavalry aad infantry There appeared to
! about ton a ras ad He leans uppoattw Hi
A (ompanying the American force It the
V. H. c. A. miipust aubftnotiil with mo
tbHi picture outfit end alblei4- equimnt.
lu cliarge uf Kev. Hub Mltchehoore ol
Uie aimv V. M. c A.
secretary WT f. I'jy rqsn to Kl Pgao
Usi slight lu cuoapawy wiu tare cngMem
and a Heslaaai rafáawe. Hr. issy stated
Juan Mine Taken Prisoner
Tuesday night for the ohiiers within wo
yarda of the Menean border and that a
hkshall game was staged hy Hie men yeg-
The heller was eiprraeed that tlm coti-
rerence between colonel Lenghbrn ami
Consul (ieneral Garcia will serve to .inn
inste fortín i drsiurhanees lu the vicinity
of -Fort Hancoek. Truno movctneiiti on
the Mollean side along itm river toward
fbe northwest began yesterday ami it la
believed they will be coniiiiu
AHKHH tM MINKBN RKI.KANI.il
Ml 111. 1 1 HN Ml ti. FABO.
Four American held as hostages hy
Meiican federal troops Wednesday aftei
uooii at Hv Han Juan mine in Mevien. up-
Mrlte Harris spur eaal of i nri n um ... i
gad who were freed Ui-diiendav ulghl
relunied lo I. J Paiw Thnrmfay They were
Charles Aiiibrostous auiritihudcMt: How-
ard Welch civil nngim-er; Roy beak mas
tec inechauin and W. H. Lawrence an
Tim four men were taken at the mine
Wednesday noon by lederals ibey slated
but mere not mistreated in any way. They
were given plenty to eel and in ihe even-
ing after a demand by (Monei T. lng-
mrtie commander or Ute F.ighm cavalry
were sent over ibe river lu a warm end
came to Kl Paao.
Remarks made by Uteic guanls w ie to
ibe erre t mat mey would be abut lu lb
t. torn I nr. but it la supimsad that this was
aid m a jobRir way. The i-au Juan mine
Is owned by Kl I'aao hitereste. It ia rouf
and one hair miles inland and Is opoalle
Harria spur east of fort Hancock.
It waa reported yesterday lhat no Meg-
han had been kilbd between Veleta and
IWky Ford Wednesday. The flnl reporte
were thai two Men- sn- lia i leen kiih.1
riordlng lo another report one Meilegn
and a mala waa killedT Th who
fired on American soldiers were believed
io be smuggler
HUMS Bet LTV L0VW4.
By AsJtoCiatBd Fres .
leOndon April II. A Cernían minofi
wiih aavaral transports is reported prhav
arrived hi Lovlsa midway between Hei-
sbirfoi a and vuorg. Finland at cording to
a Reuter dispaarb from Pelrograd. Th
squadron rente from the dlrrcllon or Rev a!
mi a smaii rorce waa said to ha.e
and occupied Lovlsa.
Governor Hobby Names
Sixteen Cowboy Scouts
to Work With Army
Special to tit Hortiuiir Times..
AusUn Tel. April fl-iinv-rnor
Hobby at Hie request or stale fcenaior
' laude R Hudspeth and Représenla-
Hv a. M Dudley of Kl Faso today
appointed sixteen cowboys as seouta
to co-operate wtlh tin- f nlted Htale
fWty gad stale rangers in ibe protec-
tion of the life and proftcrly uf tn
Mas Iran border. Tne scouts will et
In the earn eaperftv as rangers. Tbay
bate p. -en ordered lo f I Paso whr.
after organisation tiey v.oi proeeed
to cover men terripfty eitendlng from
ierra Blanca to Presidio.
. Holds Saloons Musi
Close Monday Night
rtiwlil to the Morning; Times
Austin. T April tf. MM to tbe
ethtenr of some Hills confusion m
to tbo ume tha ten-mile cone prohibí
tion tew become effective. Attorney
ineral (noney today Issued a ruling
tint saloon may operate itnttl . p.
M. tun it'"". Monday. April iX
The law read i Uiat Um art shall taka
ffect from and after April 11. tWA.
This language la conetrtied by tha at-
torney general lo mean that tha law
goes into effect one minute alter mid-
night Monday lindar exiellng Uw
Rnvrrninir The opatitnr and rloinr r
aooni Utoaa plarea aro roqtitra! to
rloHt. at :tn p. m.. nun Unit whlrh h
i" tirw Unto.
U. S. GUNNERS
Germans Attempt a Thrust
Against Sammies Northwest
of Tool Just Before Sunrise
and Ara Hurled Back by Ef-
fective Fire of Artillerymen
Ry Associated Prsg.
With tbe American Anuy In France
April 11. The Hermans attempted an at
tack against tha American poaltlona north
west of Toul Just before sunrise yester
day morning and were completely re
putred. Two Oerman prisoners said the
Miamv piauixd lb attack with a focrn
of HUO men- but that It waa stopped In
JU full slrength by tbe effective Mre of
the American artillery.
The Americana lost men by being taken
prisoners. One of tbo tierman pYtsonera
died Isler of wounds.
i ho attack was the heaviest yet made
on an American force. Brilliant work by
American gunners dispersed Ut Oerman
wifgntfT Before they reached tha wir en
tawa laments and those of tha enemy who
got it no ta wire were -counted far
with machtu gun and t ifie lire.
Ihe Herman attack came aner A violent
artuiery bombard met) t of' Hire days. A
large number or the enemy1 are believed
to liar been killed or woundad during
Ihe attack which continued for nearly
For 79 hours berorn ihelr errdn the
Oermans had been riling gn lnc:reaalng
number or shells gt iba American poal-
tlona and making ostensiva use or gas
shrii- At noon yesterday Uie enemy be
Saa a harraasltnr fire against od of our
-tn. in- points and kept it up tbroughout
Um night dropping hundreds of aballa
or nil calibers on both lent and rear pn-
clHans. Tlie American artillery replied
vigorously the men In some balterlea
Working with luHr gaa masks on ror two
or three honra at a atrett-h.
About - o'clocB ibis morning Herman
Uiranirymeu hi th front line signaled
Uteir batteries for a barrage anid Blarted
for the Amerlran front line The Ameri-
can gunners laid a counter barrage al-
Ihe aitackers who waro especially
trained for Uita operation were selected
from among the best men In Hire regi-
ments. They went preceded by shock
Platoons but the Auierlcan barrage
caught them before Ibey were able to
reach our wire entanglement.
A torriric fire aaamai Um advancing
eriamy waa kept up by Uie American
balterlei. Tbe Germans probably aur-
farad severe ccauaJlle. a several tynlles
wer seen hanging across the barbetl
wire after the etwrny r II red. Hie attack
waa made In a heavy morning mist bul
Um American gunners did wonderful
work considering? the poor visibility.
As aoou gs the American barrage lirted
American Infantrymen cllmtied rrom their
abltrs and aitacked ihe enemy with
heavy machine gun and rifle Tire driviug
back Uto who had not been dlapersed
by Um artlliry in
i bo attack waa roUowed by a violent
artillery dud which was sllll going on
at a UM hour tonlrhi.
ALL IIMMIIllWI I VI Mil II-
OF I It i I Pl Mili AT UIBFOSAt
mr AMKHItAM ASMV.
By Associated Prvaa.
Fart (WdndgyK April to Th min
lairj of public Inalruclioti has piied at
tfie diapoalHon uf Ibe American amy all
tba education! rarliuies or f ranc. Thi
utioubcefavaat waa inad today at g
luncheon to Ib rectora or the K ranch
universities given By Jantes Macen Hyde
at Um Aiaarican university.
Th offer of tbe ministry will be uiu
lied fey Um army through a commiltae
of UM Young Men a christian aseoeiattoo
according to a plea preparad by Um Rev.
Anson I'bclps Hiokes of Yale. Mr. Stokes
ei plained to -lb rectora at th rjuat
of Hr. llyda that It waa to Intent loo to
próvido aoldlers hi lb United b let eg be
fore they came to France with eapaeiaUy
prapafrd pamphlets dealing with FraacB
Ideáis and French history so lhat on ar-
riving in Franc tbay asay know at sort
or people they are coming among.
Special courses will be arranged art
French universities in language history
art and other subjects for aoldlars. par-
ticularly during in long period of 'de-
mote: lUai loo which may regair a year
or awe after the conclusion of Ik war.
thus French culture wut fee carried back
to Um United states.
James keroey and Hugh Gibson. rur
sanung th ocaaaitt on pub be Htfor-
netton. war pretu-nt at lb luncheon.
Hr. Olbaon ouiliau d the object aad pars
i-t.se of ate sprtMdlng o mrormatioo
througlMmi France iiiaaagyalBa Anterhj-a
part in Um war ami about her army Hr.
Kenicy has i rapa red ( w uos llhisiratad
teafhii Tor distribution by euttMrHM of
fSS .wJgJstry of ptibllc Itutruciluni
uHvuguoui scuvou in riauoa.
Don't Give Aid to Enemy
by Shackling President
Pleads Arizona Senator
Arizona Senator Comet to Defense of Executive When De-
bate on BUI to Authorise Reorganization of Nation's
War-Making Machinery 1 Resumed in Senate.
By Assoi-ialed rrcaa.
Walilnion. April It.-naairlrtion or
Mm president n po-pr in renriraniiitiir
ffnvarniiietU arénele tn the ndlitary
' -inii! i - inn- u and other war maklnir
branrhrs was advoiated and ouposej
ttHlay waan the senate resumed dá-
bale on tii overman reorfanliatton
bin. laid ande week for passsre of
sedition lef itdation.
Hanaior Aahurst. or AMiona. i)em
ocrat. pleaded that no aid or "n
fort be riven to the enemy by shack -Itnr
the American commaitder tn-
rhlef. He declared President Wilson
the moat potent nrririal tn "all
lirim-ndom. ' and the spokesman lor
"Yet" he continued "this man.
who has dainonstrated his treat ca-
pacity for public affairs . and has
moved wtut iirmrrinr precision in
matters or world wide import Is not
to he Misted so say some senators -with
the. power of trams terrina cer-
tain bureau ofriclala and chief rlerka
rata Henalar Leads) Attack.
senator Smith of ueorcia. Tomo-
rat. lad Dm attack on tlie adinlui
trstton measure dorlarlnr lhat while
there la no lack of ronftdance In
President Wllaun he should not bo
liven auUitirtly to disturb tha Inter-
state commarce ronmlsaiou federal
reserve board federal trade cotnml-
alon or other aaencies of the civil e
istiiishments. lie said ho ravored ariv -mik
th" prealdent more power over
II. S JURIS
American Force in Control of
Dock.; Action fcjtpecled to!
Have Rsassoring Effect In
Ruatia and Check German
Talk of Japanese Invasion
By Assnclated Press
Harbin Friday April American ma
rines Imvo been landed at Vladivostok
aa wall as Hrlttgh and Japan foreot
according to advlcea from that pigre.
I he Americans are its control or thn
docks whil the Japanese ar guardlttg
tin railway and ammunition depots.
l.andUig or Amaricen marines at Yladl
vostok is etpected to havu a reassuring
effect in Russia. With Americans Join
Dig ihe British ami Japanese naval rorces
In niulccHiiv life and the vast stores
war ma rials belonging to fhn allies at
Hie siberiau port iiih enterprise is given
ii .11 - t I s 1 1 1 1 1-1 u n I i i in a I 'liai a tar u lililí
it Is lielieved here sbgnbl quiet fears ti
the uussiamt arousea nv iteruiau sngifes
Hons lhat a Japanese Invasion has been
Since the altitude of Hie lulled Htaies
Is nefllted Willi hating stayed Ihe pro
posal ror real Japanese intervention n
sberia to check German imToenrn. par
lhiiatioii by Aiiierlcans Is ruunted itu
lo emphasltA thn purely local character
or an operation undertaken to protect lire
and proierty where- litem is no com-
petent ItUMSian autlioiily to amorce or
rvo details are available aa tn the num
bar or marines landed. In 'act the n4vj
department Imilght had not lieen offl
rially lufoniied of ihe landlnr. IhouWt
American wairdiips are af Vladlvosbk ami
the slep was not unci pec led.
I i Ml III M OtrS I tMMM. Ill
JAPW HI BMIIIM IN HUM OYt.
Hy Associated Fresa.
Hoacow April II. The esrllem -lit over
Uie Japanese landing at Vladivostok is
rapidly subsiding and Hie Moscow new
papers His evening are genersllr Inclined
lo Ihe bcii r that Ihn Hmldeid will he set
lied locally and that the Japanese and
Kngllh will withdrew. The rpreeuia
Uves of tbe allied countries railed at the
foreign ufrice today snd conferred with
i foo Trotafcy Holshevikl minister of war
snd marm. ami SifcnUi l eniue Hie pre
inier. They ralle ratad aasursnces that
th lamiina at viadGo-tok was solely on
lies raapotislblllty of the Japaneso admiral.
Over Rio Grande Ordered
Closed for Four Days
By Asaociatad Preas.
Legle i'aes. Tetaa. April 11.- Interna
llonal bridge between Ihe tinted Hpjtes
asm si cm n win us eioaen lout nays I
week beginning nest Sstuidav. and hold
art of passports will be admitted only uit
Tuesday. Thursdays and Haiurdays under'
lato department orders rrcectved by
American omsui nincger m riearaa i
aras. irfipoMte her bdar.
This scUou was taken. Consul Blocker
slated because of lb abue or pasaporta
prlviiegwa and also as a precaution against
spy acUvIti- The order. Mr. Blocker
said eirsri tne wnote Menean twrmr.
No taavttl iMtween tba two muñirle will
ne periniiieu gag Monday vvediieaoay Fri-
day and Sunday not even lor rtilgious
Ar'erD Mexico Officer
Acquitted of Murder
SfMClal to UM Morning I une .
Hiiver City. X M Anru ii it took a
Jury just iw'ive mUiules In Ihe district
conn today tv return a verdict ut ac
tilinaf In h case of tbe stale vs. Oscar
alnvliie former special officer al llut
ley charred with the murder of igiMcm
vwm a lauorer. nainvm ahot ami
killed Velarde when tbe latter raitd
arraal. lb akumtlaar tafclna nlae In lima
Urn mtliury esubli.ohment than the
bill provides but by spectrin desta-
nallou. In a long speech rhamptonlnr tha
bill. Senator Lewi. o( Illinois Demo-
cratic whip declared conaret.-s should
rive the president any iower n
deems necessary to successfully
prosecute me war.
"Any who are afalnst any measure
that the president d'msnds as nec-
essary to win the war"' tie said "are
antnst the president
Believes President Has Authertlv.
seuatnr Lewis aaid he believed the
.president now has authority to make
hanires in tovernment departments
without leg Istatlon hut that the pre
Ident has orten been -i for
eierrlstnr aHeied dictator'al or lite
ll powers tlurlnr the war and tiist
aurh rrtlirlsin should be avoideti by
Vlvlni- nun the -i ii. statutory au
thority he desires.
senator f.iuiiinlns or Iowa. Repuhtt
ran wh has vigorously opposed tlie
measure interrupteq in surresi that
under its terms' ihn pres Ident could
appoint a 'deputy president" trail -for
all his authority and virtually re-
tira. Ranaior Lewis said this wai
not i tart but suirreled thai Ihn
Interstate commerne cofnm.eslnn. r i
ral tratlo conunisaton ami rcderal rc
serve hoard could he abolished ami
their i km. i - conaoltdatrd in a
board or business finance and trans
Honator Meed of Missouri Demo-
crat avain spoke in opposition.
Oil u. s.
Leading At Untie and Gulf
chip Une to Be Unified Under
Government Control .Satur
day New ToimsRc to Be As
signed to the Coal Carrying;
By Associated Praia
Washington April it - Leading Atlgntlc
and Gulf steamship lines will ha uniried
Katurday under ronind of the railroad
President Wilson bv proclamation to-
day t tittimandeered the Clyde MaTlory
Men hanis' and Miners' and Hauiben
steamriiip lines and assigned ihem P Um
supnrvishui or Hlfeclor General McAdon.
wIki alreatiy has contrtd or ihn railway-
owned lines the Mr rail Kid Dominion
riouihcrn Pacific Rattimuiq sieam Packet
nun i.itcsapeaan maillSUIp i oioi jiili't .
S3 VfaaeU Affected.
This aclinn aihts stvly ihre roanlwiae
vessels averaging a.trfti um each to iim
ftirty-elght other coastwise ships aireatlv
under got eminent management making a
toisl or 111 vessels aggreggUug tieaMy
lOJtoo tons. ThHa will be aislgned io
earryiug coal and other materials h
iween Hampton ho. ids and Hew Kugland
coitmi rrom Hie miuIIi to New Fngiand
and oilier trame which will rosuli in
relievlug rail Iran spor tallón.
Te Re t sed t Carry t eal.
One or the first slaps of Hi govern-
pient wilt be to place a greater number
or tlif ve-sr)s in the cog) carrying trade
between Itamploii Roads and New Kllg
laud to provide ror a reserve or fuel ror
Tbe president speclHed tbat Ihe rn.
panics are to be compensated at a "Just
Mrr-rMnj?Mi'.Vr'ir K' ? gree-l ui-on
"ouHnuwl on' Pag fwoTi
Tha Soldier Pledge. HU Life. Il I. for You fsfjj.
to Pledge Your Cash That His Sacrifice '
May Not Ba m Vain. fiSk
Ocputr (imrrnor l edersl
IN I His rrctnii of .ant tllauncos and pestttful life
I a raallsstloti of the arar anal all that It mean has
"saw la aw a IIUlo suurr akiwlr Ulan la I ho (Teat
insists like a atsat awakeattM; from ulveii. ins
Noautweat la reallslna tin- iart which ronfriaiu X.
It la reach ns funh foe Ha vreapnas simI ii.. blow
hl. li It will -ink. within the nest few week! will
lie fvtt r flermanr.
I in m I. last one phaae of tlie Mharlr Luan ap-
lieal whh'h ralla fur entihaala at the tuoaar.il. The
liersMi who made on. o. last rear and now lias that
moner tn ihn bank and who arrsustes to turn the
ase of - tlie moner over lo the ajorertraseut by ha -Inc
1.11m ti Bond hi flotas; an . v. -ll-.n thins;. Hi I
on: Cl.ltMiN WHO PI.KDGICH Hit )lt Ml.il ft -rim-:
iMiuii ani rnoriTH to tiik . i i k n
MKNT S1K DOISti AN 1 I N ill I I I it ohm.
The ussten who aara. "IT II. I. PrSCII Ml-:
PW.KTTY II Mill TO Ml IT I 111. SI 1-1) Ml Ss
BUT BV KCONOMY ANU HARD WOHK I CAN
M t S M.I rr." THAT I KItsON IH I III I HI K
BUY I llll H I V HON lis NOT ONI.T OUT OC
VOUH MHFM'H. BUT OUT Or" YOU It roveom .
YOUK I l l nil s Kin ni i si i Mil i;
MOVI IIS. Ol'll HOI.111 II.S Mil. I l l I.I.I M.
Till III I It i s PUSOCK YOUK l l.l tsi ill s.
YOUR I I l ItlKK. Unuerutk.- On- (owument
tarsal of uaranent ror a bead or au auiouut which
weans lau-ruVri to pajr for St. You will gain asru-
laUr. asnrsUr aad flnamtuH
W S.X W as
S -Ski Ta UI f-
Ccsmparattivcly Few of Enem?
Survive Terrible Execution of
Machine Cuna and Rifle of
Defenderá; Field Guns Harasa
Retreat Until Enemy Disap-
pears in Mist.'
Sanguinary Fighting Continues
Around Ploegateert Wood and
Eatnire. Where Attackers
Have Thrown in Reinforce-
ments; Ii-- nil of Battle Still
By Associated Fres.s.
Ottawa. April 11.-Telegraphing rrom
British headquarters In trance this even-
ing. Renter cor respondent says.
"The situation In I lander Is regarded
today as Tairly well m hsnd but Hie right-
ing continues mi a heavy scale and Is like-
ly lo continue What aticcaag the '.cr-
msns sent ved devrluned oui or an ed-
vatire in Um center of the original froirt
of aliack. helped by ibe uiistv weather.
Thn territory which Hr enemy avvrrau
was very sparsely poputsiad by civilian
and as regards ihe chsracier or ih coim-
try u i- n barren gam. Moreover the
eiirmy ccrinniuntcittloh are lcugheiisl
aJoti lonr tracts nr clay.
'TTM weal her had hningved and nt th
o tuock thla mottling Ute mimiiv toado g
forniiiigMe gitgck aioimt noilehrgr.
' ishiint of great in! tuliy foHowen
Maaaag or the etieiiiy advancad m wavfs
over the heat y ground flanking Roose-
beek msklug a great largei for Hie ririo-
mrh and machine awn which wro'ufht
what Is desgtihed ii terrible execution.
compatativcly rew of the enemy got lu
grips with ihe defeiidei-s and "veiiiually
ih alUt'-k wat o.nipirtelY repulsed the
slraggllllg repent being t l lowed by Ih
Geld gun uhlil thi; enemy dlappcartd
lu tha iiUsc 1
'Around fioegsiecit wontl and Ealailrr
Ihef has been ctnirimmtis fighting but
the results are not yt known ih en-
emy has brought up more reserve .-a
we have also thrown In reinforcement.
"NnrtBweat of Armmliere in h dl-
recitou of Ploegstcerl large bottl'M gt
German Infantry are reported by our air-
men ns missii g. Mini iv heevifv ' .n-eu-Jrsted
there u n(he cvacuailnn itr Arrnm-
Here rauled out verv suciaaslul tiring
on these bodies. The enemv H "t atlarfipl
ins- io press our m um T ti vhote
piai n is a vast pu or mustard
Mil -HOOieirj V l. i.Jn. -
Uiu release front
SmATIVE fjt lifT cimnis UN
I Ml M II I MOM UklNh Xi I IX I
Ry Associated Presas
inlaws. April it.-J- iteiative qmci pre-
vails from Hangard in Rayon " says Hnn-
ler's correepondeiit at frettch headquar-
ters In Franco .in a diapapii sent to-
uighL " '
"Tha Kreticb." he ci.rrespondnt sdd
"csrried out a -Mian infantry artack at
'irivesnes chateau hicaliy improving
Ihelr (roniUoii in lin- park.
" I in? guns are irtlxa on hoib std4
flloiig the whom rront. rim I'teriuans
have done litttn trench digging. The
enemy arc mor actuó hm ara
showing Utile tm l tun lion to lake the or-
tensive rhlerty pairoiimg uieir own Ido
of the rroni In povwirij groups or a
oulhiiind on Page Two. I
ItAwnrj llsnk. IMUsk los.
mmm. T-" JDSt
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