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SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1918—TWENTY PAGES.
OF PEACE PROSPECT
Official Washington Non-Commit-
tal, But Senate Leaders Out-
spoken in Opinion Speech Makes
BID FOR SEPARATE DEAL
WITH BELGIUM NEW FEATURE
Restrictions Demanded Surrounding
Any Discussion of Peace Considered
Press Scornful of Speech and Other
IntPrnational News Service.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 26.—
"No change" in the prospects for pcace
has been effected by Chancellor von
Fleming's ai^peptance of President
Wilson's four abstract and general
terms on which the war may be ended.
The President's requirement for a
responsible German government as a
necessary precedent to peace discus-
sions stands impregnably buttressed oy
the developments of German duplicity
in Russia during the last few days,
and by Fleming's references to Bel-
These arc the only official intimations cit
now Hip Administration tins receiver! t'l-
(iPrman chancellor's speech, it is nrnh-
able that the President himself will (lis
cuss them shortly. Before that time no
Administration officials will permit them-
selves to be quoted. But the concepts out-
lined above were made indubitably plaiJi
In the Senate there was no hint that any
of t.he leaders forsee peace in the cbancef-
Ior s words, as they have pretended to
foresee peace * —
was* no one
GASSED; GF I# i AN
RAID REr lSED
Three Meri Killed, but Desperate At-
tack on Toul Sector Driven Back.
Quick Work Prevents Gain.
By Associated Prf>.«s.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Feb. 26.—'Three American
soldiers were killed and nine badly "gassed" in two formidable gas attacks
made by the Germans on the American positions in the Toul sector early this
morning with projectors.
The enemy also heavily bombarded the American batteries with gas shells,
hut without result.
Only the excellent preparatory training in quickness by the American
troops prevented the projector attacks, the first experienced by them, from
causing more casualties.
The attacks were made within ten minutes of each other and were directed
at a certain wood. Seventy-five eight-inch shells of 80 per cent gas, and
twenty high explosive shells were fired from German minenwerfers. The flight
of the projectiles was traced through the air, the gas shells bursting in the air
and the high explosives detonating when they came in contact with the earth.
Large fragments of shells flew from both missiles.
The gas caught some of the men before they were able to adjust their
masks and overcame others while they were asleep in dugouts.
RUSSIANS SHOW NEW VIGOR
SLOW UP 6ER
POWER VESTED IN PRESIDENT DE-
SPITE OPPOSITION WHICH MUS-
TERS EIGHTV-THREE VOTES.
some other Teuton nt.ter-
various developments there
who would seriously discuss
what Von FJertling had-said.
Here are some of th«° expressions in the
Senate this afternoon :
Senator Overman of North Carolina: "bet
the Kaiser accept, our terms in full or
foixae him to-<k>->o. i have no confidence
in any of the German peace proposlton.-
fceAfttor Lewis of Illinois: "Von Hertllng
indicated Lhat Germany would like peace
with France, England and the' United
States if we will not insist upon the
British and French t?rms. I have felt
for a time -hat Germany desires to stop
fighting tie three nations if she can hold
what territory she has taken and take vet
more. The Von Hertling statement has a
bit, of art in it, for he says what -
many has said before, that she has no
quarrel with our Government, but can not
accept our allies' terms."
Senator Pomerene of Ohio: "I havf no
confidence in the German purpose. We
must fight this war to a finish now or do
Senator Kenyon of low*: "Camouflage;
it will not go- anywhere."
Senator Smith of Michigan: "This is the
psychological moment f« r Germany lo try
r/> make peace. I predicted some time ago
that about February 01 March Germany
would make a peace move. It we accept
this sort, of thing we are lost."
"Senator Lodge of Massachusetts said Jo
faw nothing In the statement to consider.
Continued on Page Two, Colamft Five.
International News Service.
WASHINGTON. P. C., Feb. 26.—Over
determined opposition Administration
forces won a narrow victory this after-
noon when the House voted to leave rate-
making powers to the President, in the
pending Administration railroad bill. The
count was 00 to S3. A three hour figlH,
led by Representative Sweet of Iowa to
leave rate-making power with the Inter
state CoiDmerpe Coriinvisslon seemed for a
time to have mustered a mujorlty. Debate
'wii# spirited. Representative Lenroot of
Wisconsin charged that the presidents of
all the great railroads were aiding the
adoption bf the section.
Passage of the bill was delayed until
The Lenroot Sweet forces, which have
been working in co-operation with the
Cummins forces in the Senate, are now
convinced that, they cannot, win In thetr
attempt to have the roads retained in-
definitely after the war. They will force
the fight, however.
"There is no need of being squeamish
about this section," said Representative
Lenroot "It is being asked by the grear
railrojTHs and the presidents of all the
j great systems have been co operating with
the chairman of the committee In charge
of this bill, determined to take this power
away from the Interstate Commerce Com
"They are confident that they will be
able to' reach the expert which Presidenr
Wilson must «-a 11 on to help him decide
rate questions. They want those higher
lates established now so that when we
give them back their roads after the war
they will have precedents for keeping them
at the higher level."
Representative Doromtfs of Michigan for
Continued on Page Two, Column Two.
Say Americans Too Lager.
By Associated Press.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE. Monday. Feb. 'Jo.-Details of the
Franco-American raid in the Chemln des
Dames Saturday show that twenty six
picked American soldiers participated after
every member of their battalion had volun-
The Americans moved eagerly to the at-
tack behind a barrage fire, the first nin-
th is has been done by our troops. Some of
the Americans made captures and others
< based Prussian troops through ti'.e
trenches as far as seventy five meters, go-
ing beyond the objectives sought.
The raid had been pianned carefully and
rehearsals were held the day before. Th ■
barrage fire began at o'clock in the
morning and continued until 6:ii5, guus of
all calibers taking part.
The Americans among t*he 100 in the at-
tacking party wene surprised at the pre-
cision with which the French shells fell
and went a little faster than they should
have and were within thirty yards of the
dropping shells when they reached the en
em.v lines. Relief had just been completed
•in the German trenches and officers were
making the rounds. The Germans took
shelter in a dug^it, roofed with rails and
sand bags. A French shell made a dire* t
bit. and the enemy scattered about the
trenches. At the same moment the Amen
cans and French jumped in.
There was 6»ome hand to hand fighting,
but the entire enemy party at this point,
was captured. The raiders < hased the
enemy out of other shelters and along
communicating trenches without catching
any. There was some criticism of the fact
that the Americans were so enthusiastic
that, they went beyond the objectives.
The raiders and prisoners started back
across No Man's Land on schedule time,
but were caught in a German counter bar
rage. One enemy shell wounded five Ger
mans and six Frenchmen, but no Ameri
cans. The prisoners were from 10 to 40
years old. All were Under nourished ap-
parently, but said that food was plentiful
in the trenches. The similarity of their
Letter Containing Lawyer's Advice
to Wilson Co. Vice President on
$15 Donation Read to Trade
CHARGES DUMMY FIRMS
COMBAT SMALL DEALERS
LEADING GERMAN ARMIES
IN DRIVE INTO RUSSIA
Dollar-a-Year Employe of Food Ad-
ministrative Declared to Have Been
Especially Active in Campaign to
Wipe Out Independent Poultry and
Egg Firms' Competition.
Governor's Zone Measure Is j
Favored Because It Is Be-1
lieved to Have Strength ofj
Page Two, Column One.
G. 0. P. FOLD SAYS
WHY THE $10,000? TO KILL VICE IN
A 10.000-SH0T BARRAGE FIRE
Why does the Law Enforcement League of San Antonio, an organization
representing every good citizen of San Antonio, need $10,000?-*
It needs that amount to keep San Antonio clean, to run Vice out of the
city and keep it out.
It needs that amount to assure the Government of our country that San
Antonio's solemn pledges will be kept—absolutely.
That 510,000 is needed because:
There must be an organization spelling BUSINESS—the business of
fighting and vanquishing Vice.
An office must be maintained. Stenographers are a necessity because of
the big volume of work. Records must be kept.
The Law Enforcement League must have a representative to attend every
session of the police court. This representative probably will be a young,
wide-awake lawyer, whose salary monthly will not amount to much but in the
twelve months will represent quite a percentage of the $10,000—for his labor
will be worth it!
Special investigations must be made by detectives or men qualified in
this class of work, not necessarily permanent employes but called in whenever
tbe need arises. These men, of course, must be paid.
The finance committee has carefully checked over all items and pro-
nounced each a vitally necessary expenditure.
And. bear in mind, this is not being asked, and the Law Enforcement
League is not being organized becafise the officials of city and county are not
able or no# willing to enforce the law. but TO PLACE BEHIND THESE OFFI-
CIALS A SOLID PHALANX OF CITIZENS HOLDING UP THE HANDS
OF THESE OFFICIALS IN THE ADMINISTERING OF THE LAW WITH-
OUT FEAR OR FAVOR. GIVING NOTICE TO THE WORLD THAT PUBLIC
SENTIMENT IN SAN ANTONIO HAS CRYSTALLIZED TO THE ONE AND
UNMISTAKABLE DEMAND THAT SAN ANTONIO SHALL REMAIN CLEAN.
When you are approached today'or tomorrow or the next day by a com-
mittee asking you to give towards this $10,000 fund,-do so with this truth in
I AM GIVING .THIS TO INSURE THE SANCTITY OF MY HOME, TO
KEEP THE GOOD NAA1E OF MY CITY, TO PROTECT MY BUSINESS, TO
MAKE CERTAIN THE CONTINUANCE OF PROSPERITY.
San Antonio is for it! The committeemen include the foremost citizens^
men of names beyond criticism, men who voluntarily have offered their services.
Every good citizen is for the Law Enforcement League. Two hundred persons
were approached yesterday. Two thousand dollars last evening was the result.
No committee met more than one "turn down." A remarkable record—San
Antonio's heart is sound! San Antonio's brain is clear!
Two thousand shots against the foe! Eight thousand mSre are needed.
That $10.000—every dollar a shot against the fo«—will constitute such a
barrage fire that Vice cannot live in San Antonio!
Vice—the Vice our Government is fighting, the Vice San Antonio has
piedged our country's leaders it will do away with for good, the Vice that
would do Germany's dirty spy work in our clean, fine young American army—
is like the diphtheria germ. It never dies but becomes a malignant and de-
vouring, enemy when the body becomes slothful and is off guard.
That San Antonio will not permit, thanks to its Law Enforcement League.
There's no middle ground. In this fight there can't be a "No Man's Land."
You're either on one side or the other.
BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. DON'T BE AN ENEMY TO YOUR OWN
COUNTRY AND UNTRUE TO YOURSELF.
WILL H. HAYS ANNOUNCES
TURN OF ROOSEVELT TO
International News Service.
NEW VOItK, Feb. JO. -Colonel Roosevelt,
is "with" the Republican party. Will il.
Hays, the newly elected chairman of tae
Republican committee, made this an-
nouncement today after spending an hour
in conference with the former President iu
Roosevelt Hospital. Chairman Hays de-
clined to divulge any of the details of his
conference with the (Jblonel. contenting
himself by stating that they found them
selves ii full accord on Social and economic
questionr and war question* affecting
politics. Colonel Roosevelt, lie added, was
taking hold of public problems with his
old ime vigor.
> Hays later spent some time with
C ontinued on Page Four, Column Four.
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, Feb. 26.—Testimony to
substantiate charges that the big Chi-
cago packers eliminated the little poul-
try and egg dealers by underselling
them by setting up "dummy" firms,
by use of special railway facilities and
by other unfair means was introduced
at the hearing conduced by Francis J.
Heney before Samuel A. Tator, examin-
er for the Federal Trade Commission
W. F. Priebe, who is ?aid by Mr.
Heney"to be drawing a salary from
Swift & Co. while serving the Gov-
ernment on the Food Administration
for $1 a year, was accused of being
especially active in the campaign
against the small dealers.
Mr. Heney also attempted to show that
the packers lobbied in State capitals dur-
ing the consideration of laws to better
labor conditions, that tiiey sought to in
crease negro help In the packing plan's
and that, in general fought again. r all leg-
islation for the good of the worklngmen
In one instance, according to Mr. Heney.
the packers had made a donation to be
used at a church bazaar to Mrs, .1. ,T Hea
ley, wife of an arbitrator for the Illiu d?
Industrial Board before whom disputed
. ases of working men's compensation ev-o
"If might he advisable to make some
kind or a contribution to Mrs. Hea ley. I
would advise about, $K*i worth of our prod
ucf." read part of a letter written bv Ji.
A. Cien brieh of the Wilson A Company le-
gal department,, to v. D. Sklpwortli," vie*
president of the firm.
In instructing the wholesale department
to deliver $l.ri worth of goods to Mrs.
Healey. Mr. Skipworth wrote that he want-
ed the donation to appear as large as pos-
"1 think an assortment of preserves
would make up a larger package than any-
thing else,'' he suggested in his niemrt
charges that five big packers. Armour
Se Co., Swift \ Co., Morris A- Co., Wilson
& Co., and Cudahy A Co.. work together
in handling the labor question and in op-
posing unfavorable legislation iu Illinois,
Nebraska, Kansas and other States were
made today at the stock yards wage arbi-
tration by Attorney I rank P. Walsh, rep-
resenting the employes. He read a dozen
letters recently taken from the packers'
office flips by Attorney Francis J. Honey
of the Federal Trade Commission, in
proof of his charges.
These letters were also introduced in
the Federal Trade Committee hearing to-
.lames K. D'Horn, general superintendent
for Armour A- Co.. continued his testi
mony by giving reasons why he considered
Continued on Page Two, Column Two.
PROS ARE DETERMINED ON
URGING ACT FOR DRY TEXAS
Governor's Message Quietly Re-
ceived in Both Houses—Argu-
ment Advanced That Soldiess'
Protection F'lan Within State's
Constitutional Police Powers.
Special Telegram to '"'tie Express.
AUSTIN, Tex., Feb. 26.—The note
of patriotism, the argument of public
necessity and the appeal for States-
manly action in Governor Hobby's
plain brief message were echoed i-n
both Houses cf the "War Legisla-
ture" that convened today in special
session. But another very prominent
note of that message, the Governor's
disapproval of the enactment of statu-
tory State wide prohibition under the
public circumstances which surrounded
this session and in view of the Na-
tional purpose for which it is callcd
was echred in neither House.
'i'be documentary address from the exec,
utlve office urging the ten mile zone law
as preferable to statutory prohibition for
all Texa^, on considerations of legal ex-
pediency as well as mllitarv necessity, had
scarcely been put out. of sight in Ibe House
when Representative 11. L. Templeton of
Collingstn-ortb County presented a State-
It was referred to the committee on
liquor traffic, vrhere it is likely to remain
permanently, ft:- the large prohlbllon ma-
jority in the House will have* a concerted
generally signer! State-wide measure of
their o^n by virtue of a caucus agreement.
Templeton's bill Is an "independent." He
also introduced bills on the five subjects
of war legislation embodied In the (inter
nor's call and message, the ten mile zone,
the anti bootlegging or license regulation,
the sale or gift of liquor to soldiers, the
solicitation of commercialized vice among
men in the armed services of the Na-
The Governor's message, which was re
ceiyed with quiet attention by both the
Senators and the Representatives who had
previously applauded and cheered the least
reference by President Decherd and Speak
cr Fuller to the. Governor's object In call-
ing this session, gave these reasons for
urging enactment of his ten mile zone
recommendation In preference to State
wide prohibition and other anti liquor
prohibitions which have lately been sug
gested on both sides of the Capitol as
"war measures," compatible with the exec
'I am not unmindful of the fact that as
a means of accomplishing the results here
sought, many people advocate statutory
Photo by International News Service.
GENERAL VON EICHOKN,
commanding one of the German armloa
low sweeping eastward into Russia.
Troops under General von lOichhorn's com
niaml have crossed the frozen sound fro: 1
Moon Island and captured Leal. Haspa',
IViuigal and Lemzal. They arc pu> ling
FAVOR OF NATION-
FULLER BELIEVES IN STATES
RIGHTS BI T SAYS NO CONCERN
SHOULD RULE COMMONWEALTH.
Tnnttnord on Pa** Thrwe, fftlomn Two.
ROLL1S OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SAYS
IT AIDS 'CORPORATIONS,
BUT NOT FARMERS.
Infernat'enal N«*ws Service..
WASHINGTON, • I'. I'.. Keb 2(1 .I\l-t
as soon as the war finance corporation
bill was brought to the Senate floor to-
day. senator Hollls nf New Hampshire
fired the opening howitzer against it.
"It's a capitalist's bill." he said. "It
authorizes aid directly to firms and cor-
porations I want it to help farmers a*
well as financiers."
"We were told last summer not to hate
high income tax so that capitalists might
have capital for business purposes. S*»
we have small taxes and large borrowing.
"The result is Ve are now asked, to
finance private business beoause capital
Ists have not money for private business.
Yhey are spending their incomes at Palm
Reach and the Government must flnan «•
senator Simmons, chairman of the Fi
nin' e Commitlee. made an explanation of
th«» nen measure this afternoon.
' I have read tbe evidence and I could
not find any report* of great Industrie.-
appearing t*»fore the committee and ask
inng for relief." commented Senator Kel
logg of Minnesota.
"Thev did not come. I assume, because
tbe wii was satisfactory to tbem.'' replied
Bed Covering Sails Bring
U. S. Chaser Safe to Port
Little Vessel Weathers Terrific Storm
and Succeeds in Crossing Atlantic
After V oyage of 39 Days.
Internationa' News Service.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 26.—Lgft alone and helpless in mid-ncean
when her engines became disabled in a terrific gale, an American-built sub-
marine chaser hap reached the other side of the Atlantic after being at the
mercy of the seas for thirty-nine days. Secretary Daniels made this announce-
ment late today.
The chaser had been turned over to the French government and was
manned by a French crew. t
The safe navigation of the tiny craft into port is officially recognized as
one of the most remarkable naval achievements of the war. The feat was
accomplished by rigging up a sail from bed coverings. Running before the
wind a speed of two or three knots an hour was made under thia means of
A corrlpass was the only navigating instrument on board the vessel. The
commander of the crew was forced to estimate his positions. A shortage of
rations aggravated the hardships before port was reached.
The chaser and other units of the convoy were overtaken by storm on Jan-
uary 15. The little boat became separated from her escort and being adrift
as the result of her engines- breaking down, the mountainous waves tossed her
about like a cork. She was soon out of sight of other ships.
Staff Special to The Kxprepf.
AFSTIN, Tex.. Feb. 26.— State wide pro-
hibition was offered as a measure in the
House at the opening session of the body
Thm bill, offered by II. 1, Templeton, has
two sections only besides the usual re-
pealing clause of contradictory legislation.
The measure was automath ally referred to
the Committee 011 Liquor Legislation with-
ft provides that it shall be unlawful In
this State for any person, firm or corpora
tion to sell any spirituous, vinous or i'i«lt
liquors or medicated bitters -.ipablo .»t
producing intoxication except for 4nedi.-.-
nal. sacramental and scientific purposes;
and that any person who shall violate the
act shall upon conviction be punished by
imprisonment for not less than two nor
more than ten years.
Other liquor measures also were offered
by Mr. Templeton. <»ne provides for the
ten mile zone, as recommended by the
Governor, one for making sale without a
license a felony, and one prohibiting tne
giving of liquor to a soldier or war em-
ploye. He offered also a bill carrying out
the Governor's anti vice recommendation
other bills introduced at the opening
session were merely the ones for nii,-
tingent expenses of the session and the
mileage and per diem bill The former
calls for $16,000 and the latter for $fi0.t)00.
As expected, the proposed ratification of
the Federal amendment on liquor traffic
was made the subject of joint resolutions
at the beginning of the session. Three
Continued on Pa*e Three, Column Three.
Americans Prepared to
By Associated Prc?s.
PETROGRAD, Feb. 26.—(British
Admiralty per Wireless Press).—
"Germany has formally refused to
grant an armistice and German de-
tachments continue to advance," says
an official statement issued today. "Re-
sistance thus becomes the principal
task of the revolution."
International News Service.
AMSTERDAM, Feb. 26.—Russian re-
sistance to the German invasion has
stiffened all along the northern front
and the menace to Petrograd has
whipped the workers in the capital out
of their apathy into an eleventh-hour
rally for the city's defense.
So determined was the stand of tho
red guards in the face of the German
advance during the last twenty-four
hours that it elicited indirect praiss
from the Be&Iin War Office today,
the official bulletin referring to ''our
A violent hatllr tvas fnujht hefnre th«
mrarJiu-.s fiUa|iv j'suov. trto mil»»
southwest of l'rtrograrl. Evidently iu th*
belief they would have the same Walk over
they have ha.I hitherto, tbe Uermans bad
sent only light fop-es ahead to enter thw
vlty. These were met by red guards thac
fought desperately and even drove them
tt.'i'H until finally fotvd to yield to thu
weight of the Herman main units. A similar
romhat took |ilaro before the fortress or
Itfval fell, (in the tjermati right, in Vol-
hynia. Holshevist troops also Infiirted n
lonslderabie reverse on the Invading ad-
vance guards before leaving the town of
Knlenkovit'-h in their hands.
At the same time things began to stir
In Petrograd. With the fall of Pskor
every faetor.v whistle in the capital joined
in a chorus of alarm. Thousands promptly
laid away their tools to shoulder a rifle.
The former Indifference whs supplanted
by ardent *raj. Every one realized that the
Germans were now only an eight hours'
Continued on I'nge Two, Column Five.
$240,000,000 COMPANY'S J
HEADQUARTERS HERE j
The Expre-s Auvtin Bureau. ^
AUSTIN. Tex.. Feb. 26.—Permit ^
to do husine?s in Texas was granted
toda; to E. I. Ou Tont de Nemours
& Co.. of Wilmington, Del., manu-
facturers of explosives and chemi-
cals. The capital stock is $240.-
000.000. Texas headquarters will
be at San Antonio, A. B. Duffield,
A report that the chaser was missing
was the only word of her until today, when
Secretary Daniels received a cable messag"
telling of her safe arrival in a foreign
The boat had virtually been civen up for
lost with her entire crew of anout twentv
Secretary Daniels and the officials at the
Navy Department were highly gratified at
this practical demonstration of the se*
worthiness of the American built submn
rine . h irers. Full credit was given to th-*
French 'tew. but the fjiet that a 110 fo-
• rait. ;ie|ple.-.« and adiift. could success-
fully ride out a terrifi- mid Atlantic g»|e
leaver nothing to be said in behalf of the
The storm which separated the ehascr
from h» r e>cort was one of the worst on
record, it was officially reported to the
Navy Department. -
According to one navy 4rfficer. this is the
C«atiaued mi Page T% L C*huu> Seven.
OUTBREAK OF LAWLESSNESS IN
COUNTY CLARE ALARMS
MAJ. fi. W. LITTLEFIELD PUR-
CHASES THROUGH PRESIDENT
VINSON, $225,000 COLLECTION.
The Kxpress Austin Bureau.
AUSTIN. Tex . Feb. Maj. (i?orge >V.
Llttlefleld. banker and cattleman of Aus
tin. today purchased tbe famous private
library collected by the late John
Wrenn of Fbieago for a ca.-h consideration
of and donated It to the Fnlversitj
of Texas. Negotiation* looking to the i*
quiring of this library have been in
progress for the last few weeks and were
finally concluded in < hicr .» toda\ «nd
money paid over by Piraldent H. F Via
son. who left Austin last Saturday for
Chicago for the special purpose ot wind
ing up the transaction*. Pr Via ton car
ried with him tbe personal check <.f Major
Llttlefleld for the sum of whicu
he endorsed over to the trustees of the
Wrenn estate as the purchase price of the
This collection of books U said to con-
tain many of the rarest volumes of authors
of the Elizabethan period in the world.
This period of literature began about *V»u
and covered a span of about sixt y j err*
It is one of the most valuable donations,
from a literary point of vie v. th it I ;.s
ever been made to educational Institu'
tlon in this country In fact n i> -ill
there [* u<> library, private or public, tl.it , »
contains such ;in arrav <.f pre. ions hooks , S
of the Kllz.ibet'ian era * thai wl , h
prises the Wrenn collection. This tibrjry
consists of ,VMW) volumes, practi ally uM
of which are said to be in an almost per-
fect state of preservation.
Negotiations for the pu*-< ha^e of the
library were conducted quietly for the
reason that it was feared that there might
Continued en Page Three. Column Foot.
By Ass-vMatfrj Pr*ss.
LONDON, Feb 26. The outbreak of
lawlessness In bounty Flare, Ireland, if Is
announced officially, rendered necessary
Sunday the sending of additional troops
to the county to assist the police. County
Clare has been deebired a special area
under the defense of the realm act,
Hecrnf st Moments In London newspapers
of all shades of political belief that law •
lessne-s u;i-. spreading alarmingly in the
wc$t and south of Ireland, were supple
mented today by the Times Dublin corre-
spondent. who says the government will
have to take a prompt and firm step at
Tbe law fs Ignored In Clare, Sligo, Koa-
Tontinued on Tage Four, Column Six.
WAR NEWS IN A NUTSHELL
(ierman Chancellor, while feubftrribiag
"fundamentally** to Wilson's four gen-
eral peace principled. In Reirh«tag
xpeerhe*. bases l.eroutnv'* attitude In
the main on military micre«*i»ei»; aims to
split entente and antagonlie public
opinion against Lnaland by singling
her out a» •'imperialistic.•*
Russian defense suddenly stiffen# all ,
along northern line. Germans take ,
Psknff and Reval, but after »tubhorn ,
battles, occupy Kolenkowltr, in Vol- i
h>nia, after sharp fight inc. P*k«»ff had 1
been temporarily retaken by Red 1
Drive on Petrograd expected to fttop
after complete occupation of Baltic
borderlands. Holshevist soldier* refuse
to fight, but workers organise defense ,
of capital. Germans at Pskoff eight
hours' rail trip from Petrograd.
S Trotxk> reported defiant, definitely
S out of Maximalist government- Leulne*
J) who *wnng government t« snrfender
/ vote, insists it was onlv fsn'te. hot
) predicts revolution in Teutonic empire*
? »nd throughout Europe.
fighting on %m«rirau
Raids elsewhere oa
( sectors in France.
to meet Sammies
S west front.
Russians g«*e up Tretibond, big Bt
>ea pon. after !»• >ears* oc«-upati
J Turks eater cM> . !».»stematle evacuation
s of Turkish Asia Minor trrriteriea
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