El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 38TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 18, 1918 Page: 1 of 10
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. Weather Forecast
Watt Tnts Oenerally rair Saturday
Mew Mnlro - sturdsv mil imdtr filr:
not much rhsnr In kmirmurf.
Arlinna Sainrdty and Sunday fair; not
miirh nanee In lemperiture.
Give Uncle Sam your O. K.
I so he can give the kaiser the
K.O. Buy W S S.
EL PASO TEXAS. SATURDAY MAY 18. 1918.
ENGLISH SECTION TWELVE PAGES
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BRITISH TROOPS ANNIHILATE HUN GARRISON IN BRILLIANT DASH
to Strengthen Allied Fighting Line
Press Dispatches From France
Give First Intimation That U.
S. Reinforcements Had Ar
rived at Battle Front; Nan
Troops Take Up Position Be
hind r uins; Line.
w. s. s.
Sammies to Be at Once Brigad-
ed With British Division in
Reserve Army Thereby Re-
leasing Seasoned Veterans for
Service in Trenches and Oth-
. s. a.
By Atsocltted Prcas.
Washington. May 17. Lvldence of the
aucxess or emergency measures to bring
Airricsn man tower to tho aid of the
rftnrh and British armies In repelling the
t.. mum drive ram today with the an
iiniiiii'rtnriit that American Iroons liad
readied listidcra anil gone into Irátnlñif
behind the Brillan linea there Official
press advice that the fust contingent of
tha torrea to be brigaded rur training
and operations with the British artov bad
arrived soldiers rroni Oouerai Pershing's
army have hern In line with the French
and British In rront of Atntmia cor stabs
tune but the decision to send additional
forces from this country direct to lb
British army was made after the yreal
Herman drive launched March fl wan
well under way. Leas than two months
lias been required to ret the first of these
troops across the aea Into position.
Size of Ceauageat U llhbeld.
.Nothing Is available at the war depart-
ment to Indicate the identity or numbers
of the men In Flanders. It Is probable
however that the national army regiment
reviewed recently a Londjii by klag
George la Included.
The Infantry and machine run units of
the dlvlalon to which that regiment waa
attached probably ronatllute tbls first
Mu' i n mi force to appear In the Flanderi
Brlseded Hllh Br sen r Divisions
The man II la noted are describing at
being "in training " In me British aune
That Is taken here to mean that tin y are
being brigaded with Hritlsli divisions m
reserve and will get their final seasoning
liilck I v through tnis close tssociaiini
with the Mi in
veterans miras i greaves . rr p . n . '
I no? a'IjCh'CaS H0S Ftrst HéQt
6 brrrron? trTaSE Prostrolhn of Season
sault Is reuewe.
probable Uiat the
be employed on
The Immediate result of greatest
pnrtanre probably Is that the battalions
or nrill.su troops itispiaceii m torse to
ilslons liv the Americans will be avail
ii hie to rill other divisions In lull strength
or for the organization of new British
divisions aa (General Helg derma beL
w. a. a.
III IMIIi.l RMLINf. FOB Will HI K
mi. i 1 1 mil BHITIHH VIEW.
Bv Associated Press.
I on. May 17 The Associated Press
baa been riven the following summary
of tin military situation as represenUug
the considered opinion or the iiiinsn gen
"The situation on the western front
has been quiet during the past week ei
i est rur minor I anting operations In
which Ibe allies on the whole bad Iba
"The momentum or the Germans In the
opening spring ofTanalve baa been ei-
liended. but It la Hear that they ara now
boiling up lor another big effogt.
I he longer the Hermans wait the more
men they can put In from divisions which
have been resting and rerunning and tr
tbey wait only a little longer they will
bs able to resume the offensive on the
same scale as before when tbey opened
on a front of all milt -
"But they raiuiol wait loo Ion-. Tbe
sits iv atraaos of Americas reinforce-
ments is romuig faster.
' -The Hermans still pretend to treat the
Americans aa negligible but Iba German
start does not underrate tisana If aba
Herman aurr bad not taken Ibe American
army seriously. II I duubtrul whether
tbey would hazard tbelr whole tulure on
ibe dangerous ripstlitul or a aprmg or-
rsnalve this year.
Tbe Americana mil have to buy their
espértente but Aluerli ens are good bust
ras men and ran be depended on to buy
in tbe cheapest market and sell si rbe
dearest pin e Tlie British alsff Is coon
fient thai tbe Amertrau army will make
good and that Ibe American nation will
never let go until Iba end "
Ttjooe ar nkw katuui abut
tnaiVI IN H IMS Bh ASI A BUt
BBW.AOKU tSTTB Ban fat.
With the Amaru aa Army in r resaca. May
17 Troop ot ue n
i.atr armed within
Britlih forrea ta
now romplcun Ibelr trauung lu we area
..erupted by tbe troop which are blocking
the path or tne Herman to tbe rkaBSII
Tnesr soanmasder already has rom-
Wended sjBtrtcss tares to Oat trasteaste
Tha nrlús?' o( rn'srs and aseo who art
Vneinbtg the saw force say lb Imtrlftaai
re t.r me npast .).."'
i.i ne a u.asl " "e"t anouut aa I
STEEL PLANTS NAY
BE SEIZED UNLESS
Production Must Be Speeded Up
or War Plana Will Ba Ham -pered
w. a a
DRASTIC ACTION IS
w. t. a
Government Control Bitterly
Opposed by Steel Men Who
Say Situation Is in Hand.
I. a Be-
By Associated Prest.
Washington. May 17. tin eminent oper
atlou of tbe ateel tullís of UuV couiUry
industries board and the Amen
and Steel Institute rails to agree on steps
to Increase prodtirtlon ror government
and the allies' need.- and rosirici non-
chairman Baruch and his enter aids
J. Leonard Beplogle director or ateel
supply and Alexander legas chairman
or the required ants division of tbe war
ministries oosro. aro uunersiuou to oo
prepared to ask 'resident Wilson to take
drastic tcuon tbe moment Urcy aro con-
vinced that that Is tbn only way to get
increased sleel production.
Kllilallnn llrllt ills-.
The steel men understand the situation
although Uta subject has been considered
so dellrale by orrirtals that II has nut
been touched on In the conferences.
That serious consideration has beeu
given commandeering developed today
although II waa said such action would
be taken only as a laat resort to meet
an Impossible condition.
Despite the cloak or secrecy that haa
been thrown around the activities ot the
ar industries board Iti handling the steel
question. It Is known that most members
if tne rjoara. nut partiruiany sir. itc-
plorle reel that the steel anortase Is
real and not merely s matter ul ruel and
Ttier are said to hold mat drastic cur
lailiueut of all lesser Skseullal industries
taave i aterí uppeaiuea.
Any move toward control will meet
Willi determine opposition rront tne ateel
men and even rertelu ofriclals of the war I
making tgenrlrs who are said to believe
to a negreo tu "buiraett it ususi
Big Interests nutnblv the passenger
automobile manufacHurers already are
preparing to right rurther curtailment of
tbelr Industries which the war industries
board Is known to hav
Irirrercnces or opinion arose in today's
conferences ts to what the steel needs or
tbe government will amount to and al
whether there Is a real shortage. N
Beplogle. who Is director or sleel supply
ana an auittorny on steei proaiiruon re
Iterated his contention thit unless Im
mediate steps are taken to protect the
steei ana pig iron resources in a tew
months America will be seriously ha
ered In 111 war preparations.
Steel Hen Ueay shortage.
The. steel men took Issue with this and
Insisted If they were given runt rarlt
aa to aU needt. meant could be round to
At lb result or tbelr request ror detm
eti information the joint t uininiitee
demands manufacturing ranlltlra com
inercia! consumption and me need
draat'c Industrial curtailment.
w. a a
Cy Associated Press.
:hlesro. May 17. The first heat pros-
tration or the year waa reported here to-
day and proved ratal to a teamster who
fen rrom his wagon and rrartured hit
skull. Tbe highest temperature wn s
drgreet. Strong breezes late In tbe day
followed by a bit of rain sent tbe mercury
sUH AM PILOT kllXKJr.
By Associated Preaa
Norfolk Va May 17. - Knslrn CaJvIn
Crawley 11. 8. naval reterve. of St Louis
wss killed at the Hampton roadt naval
operating base air school here today
when a seaplane be was piloting struck
a pile tn landing-
Killed 3 Arizona Officers
Get Life Terms in Prison
v. t. s.
Powers Brothers and Thomas
tional Man Hunt Lasting Weeks Following Triple Slay-
ing Found Guilty of First Degree Murder.
W. a- a.
are John Powert ami i liornas Slaaoii
ware found guilty by a Jury la tha
district court uaie today oi stsratar
in tbe rirtl degro i. i kiln: g three
The trial began Monday. I ' inter the
stale law roavlrUon on a charge of
first degree murder i arrie with II a
peaally of Ufa Imprisonment capital
pmi.iiutaii hawing been abolished In
. Btfer (J trisar.
Tha crime for alms John and Tm
Powers and Toa Alstons wave eon-
vleted wss the murder of Sheriff Mr-
brlde. Luster Sheriff Mart temp ion
atad Ceoulv Sheriff Kane WouUn of
Hi ahem llssBlf. it Use lowers borne In
naje.susa canon uraaatn
lor the an
for railing . ragdaU
..in. a lu aunt'
í'ü Isr I- .vdts- I II Mil
w. a t .
Hun Artillery Subjects U. S
Lines to Terrific Bombard-
ment Lasting More Than
Forty-Five Minutes During
Early Hours of Morning; Op-
posing Airmen Active.
w. a a
Troop Movement Behind Teu
ton Lines Reported Normal
With Little Indication That
Enemy Is Anxious to Renew
Offensive Operations With
By Associated Press.
Wllh the American Army In France
May 17. The wbol American sector on
ttie I'lcsrdy front was subjected to a
heavy bODibsrdmetit early this morning.
Tit rannonade continued for I minutes.
There wat much aerial activity yesterday
and today with a bright tun and Utile
wind. But there were no further Indica-
Hons that the enemy was preptrlng to
renew the offensive. On this rront troop
movements behind the tinman Hues are
Two German observations baloons ettt
of Mont Uldler were brought down today
uy a t rench airplane
AUKRKAM A VIATOBH SHIM. MOWN
ENEMY PLANK IS I PI I. HrXTOB.
By Associated I'reat.
Willi the American Army In France May
17. American aviators tn the section
northwest of Tou brought down another
uerman a i plane tms morning
lull details or the actum have not been
reeelved. It appears however that l.lett
tt riant Kdward Itlckettbacber or Columbus
fihlo answering an alarm shortly after
tla.vliglil. encountered three enemy planes
He attacked them and shot one down three
kilometers inside the enemy Hue
Lieutenant lUrkenbacher formerly an
automobile rarer was decorated with the
French war rross on Wednesday. He as-
sisted in bringing down a Herman airplane
In enemy territory' Iwo weeks ago. '
ACTIVITY OT AMKBJCAN PATBOLS.
By Associated Brest.
Wllh Uie American Army In France May
17. The Hermans opposite the American
sector northwest of Tout are resorting to
infernal machines In an effort to cheek
the activity or American psirots members
of which go out every night In roam Mo
Man's I. and. and even Herman land lrtu-
slly al will.
A member of an American patrol stepped
on a bartuleas looking wire near the oer-
uiati lines yesterday and a bomb Home
dlstely eapioded In the center of lire pa-
trol group. It had been planted by the
i ne inemners or ine patrol eimer en-
tered or were aaslap-d Into tn abandoned
Wench near by and Ih soldiers prepared
Hermans did not come out.
ict.ntiir.ied on Pair Two. I
Sisson Captured After Sensa
tn throw up hit hands
As bt was
implying the doer at tbe house
opened and one or tha Posers boys
opened fire. In Ih etebauge of sleds
followed McBrlde and W notan were
killed kesnpton kicking in tbs rear
door ul Uie bouse was killed by Sit
l sutured After KesseUsnal law
The moel rtiuarkabl man kual In
Uie history of southern Ariaont fol-
lowed practically every peace officer
In the section of the stale hundreds
of rlvllians itoasetnan and toiled
aaf military fores parUi ipauag
outlaws evades all traps and cor
duns however and escaped tatto
Mauro where they were spprthtatlttl
saw taken into tustedy by I'nlted
Kutes soldiers s few miles atulb of
the Una The case was Used al CHI
tea. UrertuW county whence II wss
lakeu on a tluuige or teoue frota
sraB napsraaYk mummi BafarB.
B-utrne Net . Ma If Fir tMfJettst
Of tu. .o i. at. ..ii.. baal it is hi SSeWoyeal
Iwtt spans ol the Bork Island railroad
SHE TEMPTED ME'
ACCUSER OF MISS
LUSK TELLS COURT
Dr. David Roberts Husband of
Slam Woman Takes Stand
n Eternal Triangle Trial.
w. a s.
COURT BY DENIAL
MB a a
Girl Defendant Breaks Down
During Recital and Falls Sob-
bing Into Father's Arma
Hv Associated Press.
Waukesha. Wit.. May 17: Dr. nsvtd
Boberts took the witness stand today as
the accuser or lirace l.usk on trial charged
wllh the murder of bis wre.
"She tempt od ine" was the burden of all
"Oh. that Is not true." the defendant
cried as she struggled front her seat.
Hire asked me tr I loved her and I
answered that I honored and respected
her." he swore as he hsred the story or
their relations rrom the time they rirei met
al tbe home of a mutual friend In July.
I t uniil he found Ills wire dying wnn
two bullets in per body In the little Draws
house Miss l.usk made her home three
Wants Him le Tell Wile.
want you to tell mn that you lore
me morn than anyone rise in tne worm
and I want you to tell Mrs Huberts so."
he testired she said to him at one of their
meetings which hfd barn sought by her.
"I said absolutely ho and the struck
me In the fare at hard as aba could" he
later he told of meeting her In Chlrtro
and Milwaukee hotels and produced let-
ters she had written to Idm and one writ
ten by her Pi Mrs. Roberts which be had
Intercepted before Ms delivery.
"I have begged him to go In you and
tell you the situation frankly rnr I htrr
relt that you are a big enough woman to
desire bis happiness" tbe letter to Mrs.
lumens re so
"ir ho doet not i;n onotigli ror nip to
i that. It li T who have been masle tne
liylhinr then 1 am trrald 1 sbltl call
Im to account.
"Wouldn't u have Been much simpler tr
Instead of intimidating your husband ynu
bed faced matters frankly Slid squarely
and given him his freedom when you lost
rus conrinence ann an?
"It Is he who has been made-not truth
rul and I who have lost my one and only
repuPitlon that ynu might keep your
throne. It really Isn't quite fair It Itr"
Tells of Aliened Ihrrsls.
In rune 1I7 be testified she demanded
that he meet her In a Milwaukee hotel and
he did so only after she had threatened
to tell hit wife or their relations anil
make a case for Attorney Cockney."
At this meeting be said the produced a
revolver which afterwards was litentiried
as the one with which site later shot hit
wire tnd herself and polntlug It It bis
"I will shoot you dead II ynu do not
your hand on that Bible and swesr
von love n.e and U-IH tell voor wife
Dr. Boberts said that lie compiled. The
book upon which he look the oath was one
of the i id. on Bibles supplied to hotel
Met Her al Church Supper. -After
his ftrst met ting with Miss l.usk
Dr. noberls said he met her seversl limes
al church iioners. In March ivc. be
said he called her on tire telephone to
ssk her assistance with a book bs wss
writing on animal diseases.
The same day he said at her request
he went to her orrp e B discuss the sub-
JecL As lie waa hating he declared Hist
she told him "that ahe had been expecting
a letter from a sweetheart In Milwaukee
ami that It made her mad."
"She then asked me ir I loved her"
he testified. "When I said- 'Miss l.usk.
I honor you and I reaped you' she said
'I don't care to be honored or respected.
there are otnrr tiiinss that I warn ' I
aald' 'What do you want" and ahe asid
I want you to lake me to Chicago for a
noon time.' I aald: 'rou would have a kit
or respect ror a man ted man w ho would
take you to Chicago ror a good time
She aald: 'other people do those things
ana i non t see ens am Basra "
Misa l.usk l ir. trilles Gear.
It waa al tin point that Miss l.usk
lesped to tier reel wlUt Ihe IranUc denial
wnicii eiectrined tne courtroom. Arte
staring airtight at the witness fur a mo
mrnl. wills tear rilled eyes she turned
and sank sobbing Into her lather's arms
Later on cross examination Hr. Bob
ert lii train describing Ihe incident aald
mal he had also lold her "I am a ttranrer
to you and you are a stranger lo rae. ff
you wall a year you won't want to go in
Chicago with me
In telling or Ibe events llnmadlslely pre
reding the traredy. Dr. Boberta told of t
visit mane to nit nous on tne eve or tne
stlooUnr He tald Mitt l.usk asked him
ir he hid lold hit wife aa he had sworn
to do. and be said that he had not hut
at he would al once.
Alter walking back through tbe park
with her when be succeeded in Indui tnr
her to return to bar boss tbe wltneta
ant trial ne went in his wire and lold her
the! "Ml as l.usk baa asked use to tell you
was saa is iniasuswo wiui me
Mrs. BeherU Btiirat.lt It I fits Strl
At s result Ms. Roberts derided that abe
wouia see astas cual alona na aald. de-
spite bla efforta to arrange a sttHlnr
through another woman who wta a friend
of the two. and tbe tetit day went In the
Mint' home Shortly alter ward hit wife
t ailed Mm on the Ulpbona and asked Mm
lo come over. When bs srrlved ahe wta
iinronaclout wllh t bullet in rear hein and
died t fw minute liter
Near Uie end of Uie session whrn he
was telling or rindUig the body or bis wife
be broke down and tobbed
On direct ottnalntBon. although in-
structed by lb court that be need not
answer que. lions which ntlgbl tend to In
rriuuuste Mu.srlf lt Huberts lold. In ti-
tall of hi relations with Mies Luak and or
tsvsnl meeUoss with bsr hi Milwaukee
and I Sir ago hotels
(SUeS la Mass
on . ross Matulnallon he gsve Ml age
U i and bis occupauuu aa I manurartui
leeuried that Mtat I
ol tier lou.Pnl p
sight has bata latest it the Una
ir notes; is wis sattMl ass wttnest
aland aaWMttltstJy by tat Male Isle in tbe
wurniiaf a liatón after two nhyalrians had
le lifted thai Mlaa Luek. rros nwtrnntioai
of bsr ttaanicl l-flswisr ine ahouiuit.
istgbt I save been kaeass M the Bat.
In lb rrcrwoed aiartriass war assay
cbrMrea and sever aj bebtea.
Court adkHiraed wMb Itr flute-its etui
i í : a ' 1
l . Í3b eTlTTfjti
Wr-...1HI llBtBSSjsajtjtJJBttB i 1 ay IV '
Total of Third Liberty Loan
Exceeds Four Billion Dolíais
Loan Most Successful One Offered by United States Both
in Point of Number of Subscribers and Amount Real-
ized Says Secretary McAdoo in Announcement.
By Assoitated Press.
Wasltlnglon Nay IT - I he total of the
Third l iberty loan Is Ml7.uityi
over-tuhscrlptlon or M per cant shnvi
three billion sought. The nsaiaMi
subscribers wis about itksi.ii Kvery
ledersl reserve dlstrlrt over-sims rineii
the Minneapolis district going m 171 per
cent the blgliest and the Mew York d's-
Irlrt to IN per cent tin lowest.
In snnounelng these rigures ctlsv. 11
treasury ciplslneil Hist the tuUI tnsy be
hanged sllghllv by Islet- rrno.'ls I
federal reserve bankt.
McAdoo Ceaajratulates Country.
Thla la Ihe most successful loan
United mates has offered both in number
of subscribers and lit the mt regí
lied." sshl s ereturv MeSOOO m a state
menL "I rongralulale the country on
this wfiuip-rrul result uiiuu is iiretuts-
evldenre of the strength pat tolism
and determination or Ibe Ainrrlrtn peo
"Thla grtst result was irhlrvod not-
withstandlnr the fact that the tountry
lias been rtiieu upon to pay since tt.e
colli! l.lhi-lty loan and W aun tut lu ling
tbe month of June income and i tress
proflta isaes lo the amount or appr
niatelv txiaat.otai.iaai. which will link
total smoiint lurned Into Hie tressury or
the linn -d Stahss rrom such tsies slid the
Hunt l.lbertv loan of about 15 nun -
Total lubicrlplsons to Ibe second losrf
were yiie.isaiasi. ana trie enmuiii sc
repied was at.smxirkiion. pledget lo Ih
rirsl losn rsn sJtove rj.non.issj.tsai bul the
loin wu limited Pi .ouniiiai sub-
scribtrs Pi Hi second loau numbered
about D.uxvioo and to Ih flral loan
kubarrlpllens fey lllslrlt l.
in rords by districts ire tt follow! :
k ansas CUy.
St Loull . . .
Allounent Hubscrlbtd. Pel.
I lot XI w lad.ast.ato I7t
I h ladt It loa .
Cleveland .... aw asa ant sjbbj
Jew fork . . ows 1 AHÍ
. s. Trees. . i7.nt.ito
The sitbscripUtms ti crina ttS
treasury ware those sent dfrect to
orrtr ala eaplalued mat on
total substitutions of Ibe secor
reeded those of Uie thim Is that during
ihe last days or the teound when It wu
spltareui id loan was neavinr ovar-sun
saflBld. anata eoenoratloo! end hanks se
siring lo masa Mi eurobaass doubled
at lubacriDllons they actually meant to
isae snowing trial oiny nan tne over
subscriptions would be taken
PITISUUI ATT LB VKB WAB PBOBJC
in - II Mt HI AlOrUCJi
rCNATB BV CCWBBMISB.
May n.-NesotleUons lor s
enaaassssassas hadar naVsBieasd ttsnu areas
i sed lo be a ni traed balde tn uie senate
over the resolution objected m by Prial-
driil WIIsaii lor rurlher war luuulrlea bv
tbe aeneie luilllery cotumilUe The reao
lullun went over until Monday wllh the
leader or both racllous predicting that
asi at dat Mil would be agreed upon w u m
would permit the eoanndltee lo proceed
wllh II inquiry Into sutv alaui wlUi
out disregarding tbs wishes of Ihe presl-
t lestprteniae proposals developed In pn
vite cunrrreivcs tfler luruml suhuiiaalou
Bs sen nor Thasspiuu
tunuouuu ssssuiasw tat
Stf&MO SXt l
A NATION'S PEACE
' mf: 11111
i mmmm i
iricstlona by the majorily or the mm
-etuiior Thompson wss Joined liv Sena
tor Jones or New Mr It o lu del ist ing
Ihe! the resolulloii retuslus a dragnet
proposition rnr "wholesale inquiries1' re-
gattlless or their necesslly.
Karnest representtlluus were made prl
vately pi adinlnlatratlon leaders hv those
supporting the resolution with Ihe re-
quest thai they be conveyed lo the presi-
dent heron Moudsy Hist there Is no ul-
terior purpose to launch a general In
qulry inbi conduct of the war as sug-
g'sted hi s slstetiient sutlior.ied during
Ihe diy hv the presidí til
The principal controversy now seems
lo be over eulliorlzlnr military tub -00 re
minees piopixeii pi consider alreraU
ordnance and other phases or war prepa-
ration during the cominr recéis or con-
gress Adniiiiistrstiiiu leaders nnatend
sin h Inquiries ni ght be drtgged iluiig ill
summer. CMiipromlse smendtiienls t n
latlvely ariepled by supporter of the
i hand. "nam resolution would substitute
I tmillrr sum than the litimsi Biiihurlteil
fnr the commttleet espeuses.
WAB I ISAM I CIMiroHATIOr TO III
BKAIIY III M ski I.IIAN Til BS.
hl.MIAI. IMH si'llllt.Si sons
By Assoclatetl Press.
Wsshington. Mir 17. The governmenrs
hair billion dollar war finance corpora
tioii win it- reaiiv ui make loans on net
aaaery war mdiietrlra as uum aa pie si
dent w. latin haa leaued a nrorlimallon
directing it u proceed. This will be
done in s few diya.
reeiors or uu t oinortl on were sworn
In lodsv. anil elected w. P n. iianiiov
who ts governor of the federal reaerv-
board vice chaiineii and general manager
or Hie lorttoralliiri. Hhannan Alien rot
ii oiiUnued on Pera I wu
MAYOR'S RED CROSS PROCLAMATION
w. s. s.-si
Through the American Red
making friends for all eternity.
scribed last year all but $10000000 have been expended to
help heal a bleeding world's wound. Another great drive
for $100.000000 it now necessary of which Paso's allot-
ment has been fixed at $50000 and May 20 to May 27 inclus-
iva hat been nationally designated as American Red Cross
NOW. THLRtFORL. I. Chas. Davia Mayor of the City
of El Paso hereby proclaim May 20 to May 27 as American
Red Cross Week and most earnestly appeal to our citizens
to enter upon the work of raising our quota with an enthuai-
atwic resolve to again "go over the top." The American Red
Croat relieves suffering and bring succor and hope not only
to "OUR BOYS" but to their dependents at home and to the
stricken people of devastated Belgium Northern Franca and
our other allies Its glorious work is unlimited and must ba
continued until the militaristic system of Germany is buried in
the sepulcher it deserve. Assist the coirunittees in every way
possible. Give liberally and give cheerfully.
SEND YOUR DOLLARS TO THE FIRING UNE.
Witness my hand and the official seal of tha City of El
Paso tbis 17th day of May. A. D. 1918.
Attest; CHAS. DAVIS.
J. F. Dawson. City Clerk Mayor.
15 TROOPS FIRST
ARE MUSTERED IN
Eleven More Are Practically
Completed and Will Be
Taken Into Service Soon.
w. a a
NO FIELD OFFICERS
HAVE BEEN NAMED
Work of Recruiting Various
Units Up to Full Strength
Is Being Pushed.
special to the Morning Times
Houston. Tetas May 17. Tbe First bug
ado Tetas rsvsliy. haa already enlisted
no men who nave psssed rigid phytlrsl
laminations. twenty tronps hate tiren
itiaterril mn. slate service and II are
i a. in n louiplelril and will bu mui-
led licit week. The Flral rerlinehl.
known uiuirrn'iajTy aa the floualon regi-
ment has ala troops mustered with live
Pi be mustered neat weak. Tbt Hecond
tegimoiii. Ira Antonio hat only four
Iroops already mustered. The deshuesa
In which Hie squsdron In San Antonio Is
being recruited probsbly accounts Tor Uie
o. .o i number nf Iroops mustered. The
Third regiment Ween and Austin has
'Conunuen on Pag lam
Croat the United States is
Of the $100.000000 sub
General Half's Troops Rush
Enemy Position North of
Merris Practically Destroying
Defending Force; Few Escape
Fury of Assault by Hurried
and Disorderly Flight.
Successful Night Raid on Cer
man Front Line Trenches Is
Also Carried Out in Neigh-
borhood of Beaumont-Hanrf
el in Which Limited Num-
ber of Prisoners Are Cap-
tured. w. a s.
By Assoclatetl Press
I tiini. ui May 17. "We carried oul
a successful raid lsl nl0hl la Ibe
nclahbnrhimd ul Beanmoat-Mainel
and rspttired s few prisoners" say a
I h id Mtrahkal Main's roassaualcallea
issued this morning.
"This nno mini i hostile peat north
Of Merris HIS rushed by our troops.
It s nil ire firrlsun wis killed ar
"tin Ihe remainder r Ibe rroal there
It nothing lu report beyond artUlery
atiliit.t fey both sides."
w. . s.
lit 1 1 li tut nun. mu in s i itn s
15 BIN PLANKS; Ol IIP.HH Htl.XT
un III T ni i on I nol
By Aaaoclaled Prest.
With the British Almy In Prince May
une British luía nle alone up to J o'clock
tn the iierriooii had destroyed ir. Her-
man planes anil had driven sit olherj
down nut or control according h unnfil.
al hut ii'ltstilc figures which Ihe eocrcs-
. li lent learned. Smi St ICSSt rtVi! other
hostile nisililntt were sent crashing; down.
lodsy Is anolhrr perferl day and It I
tain In see many Hitler clashes ui tho
t lili I. NT AIIIII I KBV I li lt I IM.
Ill nihil It IN BI.HKIN HI II VI I I s
SUM III! -l Of AM1LNS).
By Associated Press.
Paris May 17. Violent arUllcry righUng
In tbe region of Halles southeast of
Anions is l (.ported lu today's .III. lit
The amiouncemrul rollowi:
"inning tho night there wit t violent
Uouiharilinrnt in the region of Millies.
"Near Mesnll-St. tieorges we repulsed
a Herman raid and took prlsonei - N uiu
or i:anny-Miir Mal (southeast of Moot-
didler) French detachments penetrated
tin Herman line at m( puim hnngiug
back to prisoners including an uiricer.
"mi Ihe eoutherii bank or Ibe iilsc Oer-
mail attacks on small f reueh posta in the
ioi ui v arrimes were broken up liy our
shl passed lu ipntt.'
H 1 1 Nil II II N ' Ul Mill u I Ml s TO
IKVIPT l.l It 11 1 Ns TO III M tt
BAI Ti g. IS e-BANUC.
Wllh the British Army in I rant r Thurs-
day. Miy p. Ine iliies in -till waitltag
lur int. I Marihal von iituiieiiburg to
show his hand. Mo more magullo nil
weather could ne imagined than has fa-
vored the western rront in Ihe laat tt
hours. Bui even thla bs brought no
change in tho military situation Tbe
'.crinan- i ouilnue to remoiu cnmpiriuve-
ly inactive in ibe sunbaked demises and
were It not for the grumbling of the '
guns Ihe i ton. Is or dust along the lines
or tiauspoii snil the night or sirplmes
winging thru way across the ballle lone.
It wuuld be hard lo realise pial a war
was going on.
Notwithstanding Hits there bis been no
relsaallttti or lltn tcualou which ha. .
isp'd along Hie Hunt lor imiuv dav n
Hied that the enemy inav atrtke al
uiur t et unity no one tloiilda trial
an siubllhiiis utrenslre It In preparation
and the tune necessary to complete thu
plans must have sboul run lis rom se
Hubs it parla (.raed Thrust.
Ihe delay Is in ttseir au stMeit todies-
Hon mat the neat Heiniau push is lo b
one of great magnitude and rircent
Thla tint ballle may easily be Ihe crucial
une for Ihe Uermans umloul.irdly wUI
alletnpt out e mule to smssh entn- iy
tin .us ii the allied lines.
II the (lerinans again rail lo srhleve
their sun and ill along tin- rront there
la ii.leiice that they vs ill lha d h nd
tug lorci will reel easy rtucr iiHtie. lor
they believe thll ir the iiieniy annul
l.ieak through Una lltu he will nav
played his last high trump ir he Is held
again. II will be the beginning ot Ihe end
lor Ihe ceulral powers military npri-u
this textuisriion the
lo Ih rescue. Is
ruiphaaiied II Is n it Ihtl
wing man power the allies will be
able to resume Hie intensive ami reclaim
tbs land overrun by Uie invaders -
e la being plaretl out hrrc on Ul
help or the Hulled Mttlea In deluding tha
riniahmg blow ene bolda ihe balance oí
power anil Ilia prospects are being dit-
russed eagerly ihrougitnui lib length of
the line. Everywhere there la the great-
est conridence lit America uu uie part
or allied orinéis and men.
Thongkb ..ii America.
Ai the curiespoiHivui of the vs.. lausd
Press Irsvels up and down Ihe ironl ha
ta besieged cunstantlv by Iriendjy litsfjMta-
ee a lo bow Aaatrlriti pi . pal ah n.
intBlBS slum VtHiieimies Bums It s
iitere is no mipeiieorc ttlllteia at
II . . i. . i
im . . acs. j ti .aw a . ..
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Black, James S. El Paso Morning Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 38TH YEAR, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 18, 1918, newspaper, May 18, 1918; El Paso, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth199659/m1/1/: accessed May 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at El Paso.