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President Issues Probation lik-
; ht in Hotels RestaamitJ CBs
LICENSES' MUST BE TAKEN T
OUT ON OR BEFORE FEB. 4
New Set of Bulei by Conterrvtion
j ' Experti Accompanies Proclama-
;tion All Biken Urfed to
' Associated Prist Report.) '
( "WASHINGTON Jan. 81. License
regulation as applied to bakers Were
extended by President Wilson Ik a
proclanfation Thursday night to lake
la hotels restaurants and clubs which
do their own baking; to Include thous-
ands of small bakers heretofore ex
110 RULES LAID
empt and to cover the manufacture of
bread of every kind including cakes
crackers biscuits pastry and other
t At the same time the president put
under" license all Importers and dis-
tributors of green coffee tojj prevent
speculative prices in' the coffee
All licenses must "be obtained. by
February 4 -when the new . regulations
! Baker already under license are thoae
. who use not leaa than 10 barrels of. flour
a month. Hereafter the low limit will be
placed at three barrels.
A new set of baking- regulations Issued
. byn'the food administration to accompany
the proclamation limits the amount Of
flour bakers may purchase makes
. vnauiges in Hie quantity of Ingredients
other than flour used in bread manufac-
ture and prescribes other changes iA
- BAKERS LIMITED
.f. IN FLOUR PURCHASES.
- Bakers of bread and rolls will be limited
in their wheat flour purchases to 0 per
cant of their requirements up to July 31
' and bakers of other products including
crackers biscuits Cookies cakes pies
fried cakes pastry and sweet yeast
doughs to 70 per cent for the same period.
After February 3 bakers of breads and
rolls must use five per cent of wheat
flour substitutes ana-the amount must
- be increased until they are using 20 per
cent February 21. Bakers of other pnK
ucts are not required to use substitutes'
but are urged to. do .so
An Increase in the amount of sugar per-
inUted in bread manufacture Is allowed
and the present bread formula Is changed
. tt permit the use of any milk In any form
and quantity -provided .-that bread con.
:yx sugar hort.'Mirf feil Wrtr
iu increase ineir consumption OI ca4WaaX&
' beat sugars. TSvf"
to apply the nam "victory tred" to
tbatr .product when It contains a "30 per
- - cant substitute for wheat flour and bak-
i ars of. other products may use the name
when "one-third of the contents consists
of wheat flour substitutes.
' "Victory bread'1 aaj other i'Vlctory"
products may be sold on the two wheat-
lesa days but the suggestion is made
that bakers will find It to their advantage
. to develop special breads containing a
higher percentage of substitution for sales
on tnese aays.
URQEO TO EMPLOY "
A statement 'given -out' with the new
J ragulatlons points out that the food ad-
' ministration will Impose no restrictions on
: ' tha amount of wheat flour substitutes a
baker may use and aU bakers are urged
to employ as much substitutes as possible.
Bakers of products other than bread
and rolls although their purchase of
wheat flour will be reduced to 80 per cent
of their requirements will not be required
to cut their sales and food administration
officials look for that to keep their out-
(Contlnued on Page Three.)
t lAjsociattd Pr'si Report.) e
? The strikes in Germany apparently are
arowlng in magnitude. In Berlin alone
according So press dispatches reaching
neutral countries from Germany 700000
. - men and women have ceased work while
' in Kiel in towns along the Rhine in the
Westphallan coal regions and other dls-
"trlcts in the empire Including Bavaria
tha situation la serious.
It Is asserted that martial law has been
-. declared in Hamburg and other centers
and that In Hamburg the military com-
mander has ordered a cessation of the
. strike and given the added order that fur-
: ther demonstrations of this nature be
Additional socialist leaders in various
. German towns have been arrested be-
cause of tbelr activities in fomenting
Strikes or by reason of their hostile at-
titude toward tha policy of the mlUtarlstio
. 'elements with regard to peace and fran-
i Nunuerous industries necessary to the
prosecution of the war have Tieadijuar-
ters ia towns where stakes are In prog-
reas and doubtless they are 'affected by
them. Notable among - these Industries
are the great ship building yards at Kiel
tha military airplane and balloon plants
at Adlershof the large arsenals ana am-
.' munition works at Spandau and tha great
coal and Iron mines and foundries In the
POO ENABLED GERMANS
TO RAID AMERICANS.
On the fighting fronts the most Imnor-
tant event has been another attack by. the
German on a amail American post in
-- which two Americans were killed and four
wounded. Another soldier Is believed to
' have been captured by the enemy.
This position on the French front daily
has been searched out by shells from the
J Germans for several days past but Wed-
nesday morning aided by a heavy fog
. and covered by a violent artillery liar-
' rage the Germans decided to attack. It
Is believed that tha German- casualties
were as great as those of the 'Americans
whose cannon and rlfla fire was played
I unatinttagly on tha marauders. .
. FURTHER GAINS
MASI V ITALIANS.
. ; Still further gains have bean made
1 by the Italians against the Austrlana on
tha northern sector on the Italian bat
- tlefront en tha Aslago plateau. In an at
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Fog Enabled Enemy to ShellPosition bf Pershing's
Men in France Two Dead Four Wounded and
One Missing Captain Rescued Man Who Fell
Into Trench Filled With Wato After Being
Shot-Ameridns Retaliated With Well Di-
rected Fire V
(Aisodalei Prtss Report.)
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE Wednesday Jan. SO.-r-An
American position on a certain Section of the French front was raided during
a heavy fog shortly after daylight this morning. The attack was preceded by
a violent artillery barrage. '
Two Americans were killed and four wounded. One soldier is missing and
is believed to have been captured by the enemy.
Casualties have been occurring almost daily for several days on this
sector. It is now permitted to disclose that all the recent casualties given out
from Washington occurred in this sector. . The deaths were caused by .shell
fire mostly shrapnel. '
Last night was fairly quiet throughout the American sector. The usual
number of shells came over doing no damage and there were customary
sporadic outbursts of machine gun fire from both sides at points where the
opposing lines are nearest.
At daybreak this morning the heavy fog which had been enveloping the
whole position and the. country for miles around for several days became still
thicker blotting out all except the nearest enemy positions. At 7 o'clock three
muffled reports sounded through the fog. There were three whistles followed
quickly by three shell bursts. The projectiles exploded on three sides of an
American listening post. Just outside the wire within 45 feet of an enemy
"Then hell broke loose" said one of tho men there. For 15 minutes the enemy
broke hundreds of high explosive 77's around the post and tho surrounding ground
cutting off the men there. Two of them were killed in the first few minutes. An-
other man who was at the post told the correspondent later as he was lying on
a cot in a field hospital that he saw four Germans approaching out of the fog aa
(Continued on Page Four.)
Camp Logan Private Given Five
Years for Killing Corporal.
Affair Occurred in Illinois Last
August When Regiment Was on
Guard Duty Otlrtr Sen-
- tences Fixed.
Private John La Crvita of the 123d ar-
UUery -was sentenced to five years in tha
federal penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth
mafkiiet St avlatton field. BeUevlUe
I Ttfajor General George Bell- Jr. com
mander of the 33d division. late Wed-
nesday afternoon approved the finding of
the general courtmartial headed by Col-
onel Milton 3. Foreman commander of
the 122d artillery. The court found La
Clvita guilty of voluntary manslaughter. 1
tn his official statement. General Betl
" "Upon" inspection of this record it ap-
pears the accused had been made the
victim of a series of persecutions on the
part of the deceased and his associates
and that he had become infuriated by
their taunts and insulting actions toward
Himself. Probably as the result of such
lnfurlation. the fatal shot was fired. Be-
cause of these facts this sentence which
otherwise would be insufficient. Is ap-
proved." La Civita's story on the witness stand
of abuse and Insults shocked the mem-
bers of the general court and won their
(Continued on Page - our.)
of War News
tack Wednesday the Italians again were
able slightly to advance their front north-
east of Col Del Rosso.
In France and Belgium the fighting
continues to be carried out mainly by the
artillery wings of the belligerents the
Infantry activity being confined to small
trench raiding operations and reconnais-
sance. PARIS AGAIN
BOMBED BY GERMANS.
Paris for the first time since last
year has been subjected to a German air
raid. Wednesday night a number pf en-
emy machines flew over the capitof drop-
ping bombs 14 tons of them according
to the Berlin war office. Considerable
material damage was done and some to
persons were killed and SO wounded. One
of the raiding machines was brought
HAS BEEN RESUMED.
The peace conference at Brest-Litovsk
again Is in session although no details
yet have come through. Bavaria now has
a representative among the delegates who
will watch the proceedings in behalf of
King Ludwlg wbo is declared to have
viewed with serious anxiety the previous
course of tha negotiations.
Reports have It that the king of Ba-
varia Is In favor of a "security peace."
In Finland the. revolution goes on with
fighting between the White Guard rep-
resenting the government and the Red
Guard the revolutionists. Unofficial ad-
vices coming through Stockholm report
sueoessea everywhere for the White
In Russia tha bolahevtkl troops in-
vesting Kiev have forced the Ukrainian
defenders of the city to Capitulate.
The losses to British shipping last
week by mines or submarines were nine
large and six small vessels which in the
aggregate is seven vessels more than the
loaaes In each of tha two preceding weeks
British casualties reported during the
month of January totaled 71.017. They
ware divided aa follows;
MM" of wounds: ' Officers '5.
"Wou.?de.l or missing: Officers-: 1I0S
e n?1- JaJ5urI C;ultles show a 'Slight
felling off from those reported during
December whlchreached a total ot 7I.M7
TWENTY KILLED IN .
AIR RAID ON PARIS
'Fifty Others Wounded by Bombs
: Dropped on Capital.
French Antagonists Battled With
German Raiders High in Air.
One Enemy Plane Ii
(Associated Prtu Report.)
PARIS Jan. Jl. Twenty persons were
killed and 60 wounded in Wednesday
?'SBl atr rn. w-a in.giiaB rWvty
Tha anaounceinent follows:
"First information indicates that four
enemy squadrons crossed the lines north
of Complegne prbceeeding toward Paris.
Thanks to the extreme Clearness of the
atmosphere the machines went able to
remain at a very high altitude. They
threw projectiles over several Paris sub-
urbs. Then they flew over Paris Keeping
for the most part to the right bank of
the river and dropped almost all their
bombs In a. few minutes.
-Several bombs failed to explode. bu
others found victims -chiefly women and
children. Two hospitals were struck.
Several buildings were seriously damaged.
"Some 30 French airplanes went to
meet the enemy. Several combats oc-
curred to the north in which one Ger-
man machine was downed."
The raid lasted about two hours. The
night was mild and clear. The streets of
tho city were soon filled with orowds of
curious persons who watched the raiders
and their French antagonists. At inter-
vals bursts of machine gun fire were
The French airplanes carried bright
lights so that the gunners manning the
ground defenses could distinguish them.
The German aviators signalled each other
with rapid flashes. (
Explosions of shells and bombs con-
tinued for two hours and then gradually
died away. At. 2 o'clock the sirens sig
nalled that all was clear.
PARIS Jan. SI. One of the German
machines which raided Paris was brought
down. The occupants of the airplane were
Wednesday night's attack on Paris was
the first since July 27 of last year the
German raiders having been checked by
the strength of the Paris defenses. nie
construction of new German high flying.
Bitwuy u fiuea iiuwcver iea to resump-
(Continued on Page Three.)
Phone Company Goes
To Court for Raise
lAsscctoted Press Report.)
FORT WORTH Texas. Jan. Si. The
Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone
company went Into federal court Thurs-
day morning in an effort to Invalidate the
city ordinance which preventa the com-
pany from raising Its rates February L
Thia case will serve aa a test for other
Texas cities where a similar change In
rates Is asked.
Up to Telephone Company. '
(.Houston Post SpeciSl.)
SAN ANTONIO ' Texas Jan. 31. The
citizens' committee of five appointed' to
co-operate wltn the city commission In
settling the telephone rate controversy
was reported Thursday by W. M. Mor-
gan' chairman to. be at rest following
the conference with Mayor Bell Wed-
nesday at which time responsibility for
Initiative in the matter was put up to
the officials of the telephone company.
Mr. Morgan stated Thursday night tnat
nothing was known aa to the next move
to be made au4 that temporarily the com-
mittee was waiting the action of the
. Denies Paris Rumor
(Associated Press Report.)
LONDON. Jan. SI Replying to a ques-
tion in the house of commons Thursday.
Andrew Bonar Law chancellor ef the
exchequer said the assertion that the war
aims of the-entente powers were to' be
drawn up by a conference sitting la Pa-
ris waa incorrect
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iAstocUHt Prtm Retort.)
WASHmaTON. Jan. SL Quick re
taliatory measures irere forecast here
Thursday night UJm answer of the
United States aa4 the allies to Spain's
interfetenoe 'with the shipment ot
goods across her frontier into France.
In fact certain Spanish ships now tn
American porta ready .to sail are be
ing held up pending it clearing 'of the
situation althosgh the war trade
board in a formal statement Thurs
day night denied that vessels under
the Spanish flag generally were being
kept In port.
The American goverment is partic-
ularly concerned ttt the situation be
cause of large orders placed in Spain
by General Pershing for supplies for
the American army. It holds too the
chief weapon to fores 4 lifting 6t an
embargo placed by Spam since Spain
draws heavily on the. United States
for foodstuffs. The war trade board.
which issues export licenses and licen-
ses for bunker coal ta its statement
"It is not correct that Spanish ships
are being generally held up by means of
refusing- bunkers or otherwise. It is ex-
pected further clearances will be granted.
Each case Is dealt with on its own facts
and In a few Bases bunker licenses have
been withheld as where a ship has been
loaded In whole or In part with commodi
ties to which export licenses could not be
allowed under the policy of the trade
No comment othei than this statement
was to be had officially at the war trade
board offices concerning the Spanish sit
uation.. Allied officials have been given
no end of perplexlty'by BpaW
Although not so situated- geographically
as to ship supplies readily into Germany.
charges have been made that goods from
Spanish Morocco have gone through the
Swiss port ot entry la fraaee into flwlU-
edand and thence into Qermeny. Oiaraes
Mao have been made Uwt-Shf Qerwaajpir
apam to communicate With -the central
A considerable element In the Spanish
government it Is well known' is German
In its leanings and officials in Washington
express no hesitation in intimating that
this element is in a large measure re
sponsible for the present trouble. The
official reason given for" the blocking of
General Pershing's orders is said to be
that the Spanish railroad system has
brokeh down and that it is impossible to
handle goods destined for France.
; WrXSOHSALD: "BOAT
j CAN NOT BE OVERSET"
I Associated Press Report)
COLUMBUS O. Jan. 31. Gov-
ernor James M. Cox Thursday sent
the following telegram to Presi-
"Just sit tight in the boat. The
reaction now concreting will over-
whelm those whose politics has eft-
J gulfed their patriotism."
2 President Wilson sent the fol-
J lowing reply:
5 "Thank you heartily for the mes-
2 sage. You may be sure I shall sit
2 tight for the boat is sound and
2 nobody can overset It. '
Associated Press Report.)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 31 East Texas-
Friday portly cloudy; slightly warmer in north
portion. Saturday unsettled veather.
West Texas Friday generally fair; slightly
warmer in the Panhandle; cclder in south for.
tion with freezing temperature ttt night. Sat-
urday generally fair.
Louisiana Friday and Saturday partly
cloudy; not much change in temperature.
Foracatt for Homtoo md lcnlty Friday aa-
ettkd; sot mucb qfiauce I" temperature.
Temperature eitremea ami prtclpltatioa at
Houston eudlnf January 81. 1918. S p. aa
Maximum S: minimum 29; preclpttatlOB none.
Atmospheric preasurr at Hoot too at 5 p. aa.
80.20 m lavel rf.idlun.
Sunrise T:12 a. m. ; aunaet 5:W p. m.
ComparatlTe record at Houston for January 31 :
191 S. 1S1T. 19111.
A s. m
10 a. m.
3 p. m
S p. m
p. m. bo par (rut.
. . . as
-7 a. ra.
SS par cent:
Meeting ef Mothers' Club at Hawthorne
School at 3 p. m.
Meetlna ef Crockett School Mothers'
Club at School at 3 p. m.
Key theater: "Spirit of 17."
Rex theater: "Broadway Love."
la theater: "Eyes of Myetery.H
Liberty theater: "Women and wittf."
Quean theater: "Wolvaa ef tha Kail."
" Crewa theater: "The Heart ef a Lion."
McMillan's dancing icadenty Panelno
Maleetle theater: Vaudeville matinee
Price theater: Vaudeville cantbiuiuja
after neon and night. .v-.. .
Coxv theater: "Musical comedy and el.
tures continuous attamooa and night . .
"inryi rvn fLAji n r rirura"aar romooi
TO' BEND TOHE A
Great Work Remaining
Executive in Message to Conference Said We Fight Once More Battles ;
of the Revolution Strale Now is to Keep National Life From Siriis
ter Mlaence of European MonarchieSe
(Associated Press Report.) '
1 WASHINGTON Jan. 31. In
ers' conference at IJrbana I1L President Wilson said he thought statesmen on both sides of the water y
realized that the culminating crisis
The message which the president intended to present personally
days ago was delivered by President James of the University of Illinois. Recounting the aggressions
of Germany the president said;
"We are fighting therefore as
if the war of our own revolution had to be fought over again; and every man in every business in the -United
States must know by this time that his whole future fortune lies in the balance. 1
Our national life and our whole future development will pass
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Hirrifi f iirmiii 11 wr. in iiijl win.
pledge your lives and fortunes with
Culminating Crisis of Struggle Has Come. ) '
"You will realize as I think statesmen on both sides of the water realize that the culminating t
crisis of .the struggle has come and
tennine the issue."
The president recalled that farmers fired the first shots at Lexington that set aflame the American
revolution for libertv and expressed
spicuously stand by to win the war. He said the farmers did not want themselves exempted from mil (-
itary service as a class but that the attention of the war department was centered upon the task of .'.
interfering with farm labor as little
would find their labor much less
The President's message in
Strike Menace' in Germany
Opinion in England Is That Reports Are Exagger
ated in Order to Influence iingineers on llyde
and Other Centers in England and Pacifists in
(Auociated Press Report.)
LONDON Jan. 31. All dispatches received in London Thursday mornlns
show that the strike menace In Germany
official telegram from Berlin saying
While the opinion prevails in some Quarters In England that exaggerated
encQuats .at 4he statKe have .been elrctOated. bytfce Oerinan veramen n
drdtT tft .sfbtsaiss U engineers m the
who have threatened to lay" down their tools unless the government gave
satisfactory guarantees that It open
the entente countries generally there
considerable stoppage of work in important war industries.
The strike which was begun in Berlin
chiefly because of dissatisfaction over tho
delay in carrying" out .the Prussian fran-
chise reform has more or less spread
throughout the provinces and according
to a Hamburg socialist paper a state of
siege has been declared in that city and
Its vicinity where strikes have occurred
in the Vulcan Shipbuilding works and the
plant of Blohm & Coss. The. strikers'
committee which was formed in Berlin
with representatives of the. two wings of
the socialist parties as members of it has
foi'mulated certain demands.' But gener-
ally speaking an early peace without ant.
nexation seems to be the greatest desire
of the workers who threatened reprisals
for the arrest of their leaders'. These re-
prisals according to one report hae al-
ready cemmenced throughout the country
owing to the refusal of Herr Walraff min-
ister ofthe Interior to meet the strikers
and hfe action In going Into conference
with Lieutenant General Von Stein" for"-
mer Prussion minister of war and now
commander of the home forces possibly
with a view of suppressing the strikers
by military force has further angered the
men and women for the latter also In
many cases have gone out.
The Oertnan" press generally condemns
the strike and warns the strikers thai
they have gone the wrong way about get-
ling an early peace and are instead harm-
ing their own country. Some of tha
papers however blame the government.
(Associated Prtss Report.)
NEW YORK Jan. 31. A correspondent
of the Associated Press who was stationed
at Berlin until America entered the war
and who recently returned to the I'nltM
States from Copenhagen where he went
after the outbreak of hostilities has writ
ten the following statement of the effect
strikes In German cities is likely to have
upon the production of munltionsT"
"Strikes at Aldershof the Berlin suburb
menUoned In Thursday's dispatches will
affect one of the important centers of the
German military airplane and balloon in
dustry. Important war" chemical works
specialising In the manufacture of -n-
stltuents for munitions also are located in
the Berlin suburb which was the scene
last summer of a disastrous explosion.
-"Spandau where the strike also is re
ported spreading. Is the site of one of
Germany's big arsenals and a center for
the manufacture of ammunition as well as
of electrical plants devoted to wsr work.
"Spandau and Aldershof differ from the
usual German industrial centers in that
large numbers of men of military age.
killed workmen exempted from military
service because of their greater -value in
war plants are employed there rather
an the women and youths who make up
a high proPrtin of Germany's Industrial
army tn war time. These men of mature
age and politically active are largely en-
rolled In the ranks of the radical socialist
Krty under riaase ana Loeoour ana
re been restive and dissatisfied . with
the government for a long time.
'The Spandau workmen formed tne
backbone of Germany's first political
strike during the war. called as a protest
against the conviction ofUebknecht the
radical socialise- member of the reichstag
and held out' the longest of any strikers
during the April protest against the re
duction or tne oreaa ration ine opanaau
riVivtnrrnnrtvriiVi" ira"ia t
Before Country Made Emphatic By Nation's Chief ;
a message to the natien's farmers
of the war had come and this year
truly for the liberty and self government of the United State 'at -ff
X. ... : .UnnfA i n A nmrm
vvc uiusl win luciciuic auu v v.
those of the rest of the nation to
that the achievements of this year
the hone and belief that American
as possible and he believed that
seriously drawn upon than in the first.
'full was as follows : .
Increased Wednesday even a semi
"only an Inconsiderable extension
Qyde and other jgeaters In Engrand
negotiations as well as the pacifists lit
must have been and still is a very
strikes lasted almost a week after the
other strikers In the Berlin region bad
HAVE JOINED STRIKERS.
"Conditions of the present German polit-
ical strike are significant in that for the
first time the leaders of the majority or
'tame' socialists under Scheldemann are
aligned with the radical socialists. Dur
ing the strikes occasioned by the trial of
Liebknecht and by the reduction ot the
bread ration in April 1917 the whole in-
fluence of Scheldemann and the other ma-
jority socialist leaders were thrown
against the walkouts and they co-operated
wholeheartedly with the government
in inducing the men and women to return
to work. Majority socialist endeavors
were also primarily responsible for the
failure of the general political strike which
radical socialists attempted to launch' on
May 1 1916. Now Scheldemann and hia
assistants are represented on the general
strike committee with Hasse and other
leaders of the radical element.
"This change of heart on the part of
the 'government socialists' apparently has
been Drought about by the spirit shown by
the government In the Russo-German
peace negotiations at Brest-LUqvsk; in
the treatment of the Prussian franchise
reform and also by the swing of the social.
1st masses away from the moderate pro-
gram of the Scheldemann forces to the
radical 'stop the war at any price' de-
mands of the radicals.
"The desertion of thousand formers and
even of reichstag deputies to the extrem-
ist wing lias compelled the moderation
socialists to shift to the left and align
themselves in the strike movement in
open and ..pronounced opposition to the
government-' on an issue having an ap-
parent bearing on the further prosecution
of the war."
(Associated Press Report.)
"LONDON Jan. 31. Only a few tele-
grams have arrived in Copenhagen fiom
Germany an Exchange TelegrapVi dis-
patch from the Danish capital says and
news is scarce owing to the fact that
most of the important Berlin newspapers
have not been published.
The military authorities in the Berlin
district according tot. the Berlin corre
spondent vf the Copenhagen Polltlken.
have prohibited all meetings convened to
discuss public questions as well as work-
men's meeting and demonstrations.
Fifty thousand workmen have ceased
work at Klo. The strike is now general
(Continued on Page Four.)
Poll Tax Receipts
Close to Normal
Poll tax receipts and exemptions Issued
at various points throughout the State
according to returns not all complete
wired The Post late Thursday night show
in some Instances an increase when com-
pared with last year's -essaaea. Tarrant
and Orange counties exceeded ail previous
records. The large number ot men en-
tering United fit a tea service IS held re-
sponsible for 'the falling off shown in some
localities. . The report follows:
Kayette county ....
Jefferson county ...
San Antonio (city)..
'X dollac a day ean be saved by reat
many families. .That weM mean 7 .Wr ;
Savings Stamps at tiw iM! of yMn - -
presented Thursday td the Farm-:
s achievements would decide it '
until attacked by a cold several
under the sinister influences f7
ciinll nrn . T riAAl nrlt- q.I '
auaii vvaAi. x ii.va iiui ajn. tou . fcvi. wv p.-
the accomplishment of this great
on one side or.th6 other must de-iTi-s.
farmers will willingly and con- l i
in the next draft the farmers.:..
. ' r -
ftm very sorry indeed that I can not t
I be present in person at the Urbana con-
ference but in the circumstances. It has -.
seemed impossible for me to be present
and therefore I can only send you a ver'A:'
earnest message expressing my Interest
and the thoughts which such a confer ; v
ence must bring prominently Into every' V
mind. .; j-
"I need not tell you for I am sure you ; jv
realize as keenly as I do that we are as - -a
nation. In "the presence of a great task ;
which demands the supreme sacrifice andt
endeavor of every one of us. We can give -everything
that Is needed with the great- .
er willingness and even satisfaction be- ;
cause the object of the war in which we l
are engaged is the greatest that free men. .
have ever undertaken. It is to prevent
the life of the world from being deter- I
mined and the fortunes of men every v. ...v-
where affected by small groups of military
masters who seek their" own interest and ' '
the selfish dominion throughout the world " .'
of the governments they unhappily for -tha
Tqu wm saH heed to pe convinced that '
It wajieoBsary for us aa a. free teoplv.;."
to take part lri this war. It "had raised its '
evil hand against us. The rulers l Oer.' V
many had sought to exerolse their power -v
In such a way to to shut off our economic --.
life so far as our Intercourse with Europe '
waa concerned and to confine our people v. - -within
the western hemisphere while the?
accomplished purposes which would have k ".
permanently Impaired and impeded every ' -process
of our national life and haW put'-'
the fortunes of America at the mercy of y
the Imperial government of Germany. ; ..
"This was no threat. It had become a ' ;"
reality. ' Their hand of violence had been -A':
laid uoon our people and our own property - '
In flagrant violation not only of Justice .v
but of the well recognised and long stand-.
Ing covenalfts of International law and
treaty. We are fighting therefore as truly ' '-
for the liberty of and self-government ot
the United States as If the war of out
own revolution had to be fought over : y.
again. Our national life and whole eoe .
nomlo development will. pass under the
sinister Influence of foreign conflict if We
do not win. We must win therefore and '
we shall win. " i 1
"You will realize as I think statesmen .
on both sides of the water realise that
the culminating crisis of the struggle hag
come and that tho achievements of this
(Continued on Fag Four.) f
British Lost Fifteen
Vessels During Week
Associated Ptss Report.)
LONDON Jan. 31. An increase in
British shipping losses Is shown in the;
official summary issued Wednesday night.'
which reports the destruction of nine ves-
sels of 'more than 1400 tons and six ot
lesser tonnage. . ':
The official statement fpUows: '
"Arrivals 2352; sailings 2309. 1
"British merchantmen 1800 tons or Over
sunk by mine or submarine t; under 1(00
tons 6; fishing vessel 1.
"British merchantmen unsuccessfully ;
attacked ." '- - '".';
The sinking ef IS British merchantmen
exceeds by seven the total for the prferl ' -oua
two weeks in both of which six large
ships snd two small ones were lost. The v.
admiralty reports of both January t and '
January gave the sinkings as 21 mer . .?
thantment In each case of which It meat ;
ured more than 1800 tone.-
iBaasaaii i r r
Attack on Zeppelin
Works Is Reported
(Associated Prus Repott.) " ' 'V'
ZURICH. Wednesday. Jan. SO A treV'
mendous explosion accompanied by gun fire
and followed by a huge column Of "
tire was heard in the direction of Fried
richshafen this morning a telegram re '
cetved ' at St Gall from Rosenberg on
Lake Constance reports. The explosion '
probably was the result of an aerial afe "f i
tack on the Keppelln works at Friedrlcbia -
shaferu . . i '
Baker Cancelled . . t
(AssociaUd Press Report.) '
WASHINGTON. Jan. II. Interest ef - '
H. D. Baker a brother of Secretary Ba
ker "in an airplane plant -at NIlea Ohio"
which had lost government contracts ;
came up Thursday before the senate mm ; '
tary committee at its inouiry Into tha
Secretary -Baker ordered the contracts -
; -i A'.
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