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Artillery 'Fire - Quickens When
Storms Abate and Several Ob
jectives On West Front Are
. Heavily Shelled J . . a
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-,V COSTJ.Y to;karlsruhe
Ton 1 and a4 Quarter of Bombs
' Dropped On ; Railway k Station
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LONDON, Jariuary 15 (As
sociated Press V Indications
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. carl yv attempt by the German
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r armies to start thetr anticipated
drive Upon various .salients of the
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' fore . the first , of , the -year; by , a
. series, of stortns whiclf haveJol-
lowed . one faat ' upon the . th(r
and made infantry atiacka n im
possibility. Unless further, storms
shall prevent he launching of the
attack! js expected ta occur -soon,
perhaps -f within , the riaeict day or
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ARTILLERY.. QUICKENS : 1 A ' ' VA v 2 II v
.; Official: reborts tV Paris; Ust ;
tfeM'r'iV. quickening: oi 'thelaA - r' " i -rtithrvjc..
Jntolf Pr,r of Viol-' ;T f J? . AVCtCnf -iS
Ciiili: liiAk l.ai LufMieeu! nualll I f. '-Lr'iiLL'i'f',
ccc . tiv i.s uf ,lcti,eiuall,ed
for ; days,' directed 3,at 'ivarioOs
points along tne Champagne Tront
but most especially; to the north
of Louvemont .. '. '
General Haig; jn ,hs official re
port, told of Violent artillery fire
by the enemy and specifically
mentioned the barrages directed
at St. Julien 'and a salient to the
southeast of Hargicourt.
General Haig also reported
that early in the day the enemy
raided a British outpost southeast
BRITISH AIR RAID
,One of the most highly suc
cessful air raids yet conducted by
British aviators was carried ,'on
yesterday upon - Karlsruhe. A'
large number of craft entered
into the engagement the objec
tives being the railway station
and several munition factories at
Karlsruhe and in the immediate
vicinity. One and quarter' tons
of high explosive bombs were
dropped by the British airmen.
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Bursts of flame came from all
irections following use of these
explosives, a number being ob
served from the buildings which
were made the objectives and at
the sidings of the main railroad
junction. Observers In aircrafts
afterward reported that large
fire was started in the, factories
alongside of the railwivjr. ' Photo
graphs which they X6ok con
firmed these reports.
' Efforts were made to repel the
attack by the fire of anti:aircraft
guns and by the enemy's air
fleet but these were without suc
cess arfdhe Britons with few
exceptions, returned within their
own t lines highly elated by the'
splendid success they had
ARE DAMAGED BY FIRE
WASHINGTON, January 11. (As
sociated Press) -A great quantity of
trmy supplies and food supplie valued
at $1,000,000 were destroyed today or
ruined In a fire in the quartermaster
People Ht Home Must Vait fdr
Fuel ven : If uff erinfl js t
tailed But Efforts Are '
;Ti Supply Jhcm ,
' WASHINGTON,' Juwiry' 15 (iii- j
fiifwl trm) Diwctor of .BuilrOBdi
MeAdoo )s BMdinit tt effort t rl
don without kanprlnir tk mbMlutIy
MoecaHiry pr((iM of nf preparation
and military ahipaMnta. H voatoMay
tabliahed a limited priority for nhip.
Himita of ensl to Nfw York Wherd (Ma
ufferid(f from th ih6rta)f hai pr
kapa bwa womt beranM of tb larpor
population tbaro thfta la . other itia.
Thi prforrty af eoal ahipmeatt girt
th fuel tha right of way directly after
absolutely eneatial gorerameat auppllea
and equipment; J.-,v....' " .;.
Fuel Controller OaVfielj lat avenlitf
iesued a ntateroent in connection wlta
tha fuel situation, while ha deplored
tba suffering oixl extreme Utwomfort
la the borne knd place of buaineaa
reMioand by the eoal horU( aad
the complete u pact tin a; of bulnea eoa
ditlon In so matir faetortna aad other
plants, ae declared tnat snipe tarrying
munitions and . snnplie of food ; aail
elothlng ta the soldier over thi aeaa
mast be given full bunker and thi
mu"' " aven if it had to b at
:the erpease of the' people at home.
Bunk" ' other ships, he said, might
I wit,.lmt tha roadurt of tha
WB, ?lullt om flrt ,u the ana
h H and the nation fight-
, in g force must be kept (applied with
all requirements which will add to the
efHrieney of the service of the United
States 'ia th war. ' ;. v ,,
- Ia the Middle West aad parte of the
East the storms had generally abated
yesterday, and transpertatttro was being
rAuaicd on 'delayed schedule. Cooler
weather had.foltovfVd the storm la the
Middle "Atlantic aad. ' New England
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Large Number of Bricklayers Will
;; Be Serit To Work In England
and litter To I Continue Con
; strticuon Work lq France
WITH THE AlfEBICAN ABltT IN
FRANCE. January IS (Associated
Press) Extensive - training quarter
Will be established .ia: England .and
France for a corps of several thousand
mechanic to repair and care for the
machines of American arimen. Wash
ington ha been asked to send to ling
land, 1300 bricklayer and carpenters
and also a large number of laborer
for 'construction work' at the training
quarters. Yhen the work in England
ia completed the construction men will
come to France to build quarters here.
It is inadvisable to mention tha
number of men who- will be trained
ia England. It is sufficient that the
army is determined to have more than
enough effiicent men available, for
America 'a success in the air will de
pend primarily upon thi corps of me
chanic. . Flying school for Italian aviator
are to be established via the United
State for two purposes first, the
conditions In certain sections or the
United State are better than in Italy
and, second, the utilisation of training
aeroplane and equipment in the Unit
ad State will save the tonnage in
volved in transportation to this side.
Expeditionary headquarters has rec
ommended that the American govern
ment provide for the construction of
schools, the manufacture of aeroplane
' " engines on iiauan moueis ana tne
.feeding and hoesing of skilled pilots
atudent. , Ih expense is to be
met ty Italy at prlee to be determ
ined later. It ia arranged to have the
programme become effective la the
middle of 1918: -
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Officer Who Takes Life Says
Made His Own Reason
CAMP FUNSTON, Kansas, Januury
14 (Associated Press) Capt. Lewis B.
Whliler, of Halins, Kansas, was found
dead yesterday, having shot himself
with a rifle and hi death partially ex
plain the mysterious robbery of the
army bank on Friday night, when bau
dlts killed four men guarding the bank
and took money and Liberty Bends.
Captain Whlsler loft a note for a
woman, saying he had meditated nut
nide for a long time but had had no rea
"Yesterday I made myself a reason."
he wrote. His suicide occurred follow.
Ing the lssuanoa. of an order that all
eaptalna should report to headquarters
and have their finger print taken. The
sole survivor of the fight in the bank
had said that one of the bandits wore
the uniform of a captain.
SUSPECT WAS BAND!
HONOLULU, IAWA!I iTtRRlTORY,"
'V-XFprmerly Representative pf Sixth Massachusetts District.
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. WAeiilNOTON, January I5r-(A ssocla bail. Press) Major Augustus P.
Gardner, wko resigned hla seat in nougress, where he represented the sixth Mas
sachusetts congressional district, in order to give his services to the country in
military capacity died in Camp Wheeler of pneumonia yesterday, the war de
partment fennouaoed last night, ...
: Long before the United States entered the war Bepresentativ Gardner was
a earnest aad coastant advocate of preparedness. He constantly urged Investiga
tions of condition of tha army and the navy and hi speech? before eommiueos
of eonirres. on tha floor of the house and before commercial organisations were a
constant reminder to the people of the
neea or preparation and a spur to sober
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three years and niore he was the leader in the house of representatives for pre
1 In tb Cuban Campaign Gardner served efficiently and came out of the Span
ish American War with the rank of Colonel, lie was therefore well posted ou
army needs and his studies pave him an insight Into needs of the navy that was
but little Short of hi acquaintance with army affaire.
In Mar last he resiirned his seat ia ronsress and entered the military survive.
While his aonrse was recognised as highly commendable there was still dee)!
regret that he should leave legislative labor at n time when the country wa
called upon to put into effect the policies which he hud so lung and so fearlessly
advocated in the face of stroug opposition.
His death at this time,' before he had
for actual service ou the fighting
public a well as to his former legislative
LONDON; January 15. (Associated
Press) Of thirteen standardized mer
chantmen of the new largest and fast-
eat type, constructed especially to meet
the -danger of .submarine warfare dur
ing the year 1017, only one waa de
stroyed by submarines, It was an
nounced la thelioi e of common yes
terday by tha admiralty. It is claimed
this . shows the submarine to be com
paratively Ineffective against vessels
of the new type, designed for speed
as well as for carrying capacity and
the heaviest losses fall on vessels of
older and antiquated type which have
not sufficient speed to save themselves.
WAS Ifl NO TON, January 14 ( Asso.
o is ted Press) That au American
trawler operating in the dangeruu 'u oldler enptured by Germany,
mine fields of the European waters has Stephen . Loughmao has identified fain
been sunk was the new cabled today I u Harry a one of the captives. He
to the navy department by Admiral I captured in a struggle tin No
Sims. He also reported that no cas- Man's Land No ember 23 and the pic
ualtie occurred in the sinking, the tures were originally published in Ger
crew being picked up shortly nftir the 'man papers to encourage the Teutons
disuster. at home.
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unpreparednesa of the country. for war,
thought on tne consequoucea wnich
the opportunity to leave the training
frout will bu a noun-e of regret to the
MANY ARE KILLED AS
TRAIN LEAVES TRACK
HOUSTON, Texas, January Jt (As
sociated 'Press) Twelve to eventeeu
persona, perhaps more, and all white,
were killed early this morning and nine
others badly Injured as1he result of
the derailment of a northbound train
of the Houston & Tei4s Central line.
It was a. passeuKer tain and had left
-Houston for Dallas late Sunday.
The accident oeurred at a switch,
sis miles south of Breeand, at three
twenty -five a. pi. Two steel coachc
directly behind' the mail car wore
crumpled iuro a nliapele mass of
wreckage- aad it was the passenger
board these w bo made up the toll of
Thrf .rescuer worked in the dark
with torches, placing the iriue reported
Injured abonrd an express oar, which
wh( immediately started for the near
FATHER RECOGNIZES HIS
i SON IN GERMAN PICTURE
CHICAGO, January 15 (AsMo. iute.l
1'rens) Through a picture publihhed
iu a newspaper Ihtc of the first Anu-ri
Wants to Resign
As City Hungers
ZURICH, January 15 (Aasocla
ted Press) Evidence of how s'erl
onily beset for food are the 'Ana. i
lrn filter through to tha outside
world from time to time. Much fa
Instance occurred yesterday when
mesxages rereived f rum, Vieana told
of disaffection in the municipal cabi
net at Vienna snd threats of mem
ber to resign Iwcause of their-trou1
hie groalng from the aeute food
xhnrtsire nt the Austrian ranltal.'
t . L'tterlv dlseouraaed hv 'the la
f rressing problems with which 'they
Sure confronted, these- reports 41(1,
the members of the council. aisclaiin
any 1 further responsibility for' the
feedin.' of thr city aad insist they
Wi!i - refuse to serva logger ualeM
they be' relieved of soch reeponsi-bllity.-
. :It'i alf the eitUeas of . Vienna
are this winter feeling the pinch of
hunger as never before Despite
L reports that crop were .improved
over lost year, for many commedH
tics supplies ore reaching Vienna In
'immllor qunntltie than Jsst, year.
Trices are higher bat that l not ab
important as tb inability, to ecura
( fnvid of any kind ia sntHcleat qnan'
riiie so ibst ncs ana poor are un
iergoing similar deprivations.
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Sunk But Own ;
Wri-t't -3 I low i S,w,...i-inei
Helpless Sailing Craft
ATLANTIC 0OBT January :.
With the .berthiufi of a Frhh steam-
diip it became kaown that the German
U-boats a few k weeks ago sank tre
schooner In )he war tone, .Two pas
scngers, Captain, Andrew Knudea aad
William Kr Morgan, of tit American
schooner Buby, witnessed the sinkings.
Why their vessel was not destroyed is
still a pazsle to thorn, for they wt
becalmed . eighty -five mile from the
French coast when the others were&
The Buby finally was able to proceed
on her way and made a .French' port,
where ahe discharged a Mrgo -of lum
ber. It had taken her four month to
get the lumber: from New Orleans to
France, . nd the long silenc' caused
many persona1 to feel certain ahe had
been lost. - Owing to navy regulations,
sailing craft are cautioned not to enter
the barred son for the time being, so
the Rsby will rest peacefully at. a port
iu Faince. t-
other story of submarine' waa
brought to an America port yesterday
hi a Spanish essel. . Georira Wedd
ed, first officer of the American
steamship Aeteon, formerly thelGekman
steamship Adamsturn, who war- on of
the sixty-five passengers, said that the
i-rew had suffered many hardship after
the torpedoing of the vessel November
24, as had been previously reported by
cable. The Aeteon was only two days
out from a French port when,' without
wsrning, .the torpedo struck her, said
Mr. Wedelated. The captain and crew,
numbering , sixty-four men, with - the
twenty gunners, took to the open boats.
A storm cam np and these four boat
were separated. The one that Mr.
Wedelsted and seventeen other men
were la drifted for two day, when a
Spanish steamship picked them up and
took them to a Spanish port, where
they later heard the other boats had
leea discovered and that no live were
Mr. Wedelsted reported at once to
th office of the Vnited States Ship
ping Board at the port where the Span
ib vessel arrived.
LONDON, January 15. (Associated
1'ress) Casualties in the British
armies in all of the fighting zones ma
terially Increased last week over tha
week preceding, numbering 6000 mora,
a shown by the report issued yester
day afternoon by the government.
In the week which ended last Satur
day night there were killed or died
from wounds 117 officer and 5140
enlisted men. Wounded aad missing
there were S04 officers and 19,409 men,
a total of 24,9410 as compared with
1,088 during the week preceding.
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ported To Be Showing
LONDON. January 15 (Associated Press) Germany, and Aus
tria arc now the ones threatening to withdraw from the peace
conference at Brest-Litov.sk and to launch a renewal of the war.
against Kusshi. Following the renewal of the Bolsheviki objections
to the German terms, as voiced by
ister rrotsky. the delegates of the
menacing m their words and have
delegates that the matter of carrying on the negotiations further
does not rest entirely upon the views of the Petrograd spokesmen.
ASSUMES THREATENING TONE f
The attitude of the. Central Powers, as" expressed for the benefit
of the Russians, is summarized in an interview printed in the Col
ogne Gazette of Saturday, credited as being tbfc views of high tf
ficial'at Vienna. This official is quoted as saying:. ' .r . ' .;)
. "The Central Powers find themselves today, in a most enviable
military and economic position;'" Therefore.w'e propose to give Rus"
sia neither time nor opportunity to carry on mnch further, her bolicy
of deceit .. "
"If the Russian delegates to the peace 'conference cannot find
their, way clear to make satisfactory arrangements for ,4ie signing
of a peace treaty and find this way promptly we will break OlT the
pourparlers and throw the responsibility for the result of the break
-directly . upon .Russia." . '''V;' ' l ' t - "! -k''Y -' .
4 RUSSIANS ALSO ISSUE WARNING r f '
In the gme "qt bluff, the , Russians 6pened the play tsterday
by solemnly warning, the German delegates-of the possibility of a
renewed brpac ietwen Russia land crniany ' if thef 'government
offce) latter peTsited'. in Remanding Jlie right to Vx-cupy Cottrlnr 1
and other of thet Baltic districts and islamLs.. Miti-. a it i-t'n ,
tiatiotis at Bre'st-tyitovsk means that' -Gerniany has tnodiiied her ini
tial demaryls for tfrritoryv.- '.;;'' b-.. 'r .: . '. vV '
Ah eiarly despatch from Petrograd states that the armistice be
tween Russia and the Central Powers has been renewed, this time ,
Until February 18. T Russian delegates will return to Petrograd
today 'to confer further with their government'' When the negotia
tions are resumed, the peace missios will assemble at Moscow. "
; BOLSHEVIK! PRESS CLAIMS, SUCCESSES '
The Bolsheviki official press agency yesterday announced a fur
ther victory, for the government troops against the1 Cossacks of the
Don, the Kaledin forces having been driven completely out of. the
valley of the Don, which the Bolshevikl troops have occupied. ;This
advance gives the provisional government control of a most import
ant coalfield. '.'.;-'
Following the lead of Berlin, the Austro-Hungarian' govern
ment yesterday officially recognized the new government of the Fin
nish Republic, Emperor Charles formally receiving a Finnish dele
gation. ' - H 4. i '.j'
LABOR LEADERS TO
Supreme Court Calls Upon Heads
To Answer Contempt Charges
WASHINGTON, January 14. (As
sociated Pres) -President Frank
Hay and fifteen other officials aad
leading members of the United Iron
Workers of America were today or
dered by the supreme court to show
cause why they ahould not b declared
in contempt of court for violation- the
court's injunction restraining the rep
resentative of tb -union from at
tempting to organise employes of the
Witehmann Coal and Coke Company
of Wheeling, West Virginia.
lhe court ordered the m.ners' offi
cials to appear . in court at noou on
March 4 and show cause why they
should not be adjudged guilty of con
tempt ot the supreme court and of its
authority and jurisdiction and be pun
The court has already handed down
a decision declaring it Illegal for
unions to interfere evith the contract
ual relation of employer and employe
by attempting to otnanize employes
who are under contract 'to their firm.
not to become union member. Thi
decision was handed down only a few
weeks ago. The United Mine Workers
are said to have disobeyed the ruling.
AMERICAN ARMY NOW HAS
OWN MILITARY POLICE
I'AUIS, January 13 ( Associated
Press) The American army now has
its own military prolice in Paris and thn
principal American military center in
r ranee. They have just made their ap
pearance lu Place de L'Opera wearing
the regulation uniform with a black
arm badge with the letters M. P. for
"military polio" in red.
This makes the third police force
operating In Paris, the British army
having had its special military police
here for som time.
WHOLES UMCER u 4?M 'J.
Premier, Lemne and Foretgn Mm-. r
Central Powers are xiecoming
sharply intimated to the Kussiaii
OPPOSES PLANS F03 ;
General Barnett Objects. To In
terference With Marine Corps
WASHINGTON, January 13 (Amo
elated Press) Strong opposition to the
proposed cabinet office of sooretary of
munition waa voiced before the aenat
investigation committee, the committee
ou military affairs, by Oen. George Bar
nett of the Marin Corp, provided the
power to purchase munitions and op-'
pile which it proposed to confer opoa
sucb official would iaferf ere with th '
purchasing system of th marine corps
which he claimed waa highly efficient
and giving eminently satisfactory .re
sult. , , ' ', . ( . . ' .'
Since it has bn reported by rep-,
reutative who called in the Proei- 1
dent that he la opposed to the creation ,
of the proposed aw department soma '
of those who wer previously openly in
its favor are abandoning . the plan..
Among these, it wa reported yester- A
day. is Daniel Willard. ehairnoae. at.
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MOTHER OF COLONEL' FAY ; v
KNITS MANY SWEATERS
8 A Cfi A MENTO. ' Jaii , ci 1 1 S '21 ' A ' ' V
thouitk . seventy three year old, Mr.'! '
Mattia A. Fay of San Diego, mother'-' '
of Lieut. (Jol. Herbert R. Fay, assistant '
adjutant general of California, already,
has knitted thirty-eight sweaters for
American soldier. For a period ; C :'
three days before Christmas she knitted
a sweater a day, the last one in 11 V '.
hours. . , .
Mr. Fav was the "war bride" tt
Lieut. William W. Fay of . tha Thir- ' 1
teenth Massachusetts volunteer lu
1801, and eh served a a nurse at
the batf.l fVAnft HMnn k.. kHUK.M.l -
- - --wh.w.hk aaw pvhpii
back to health , after ba had Wn
wounded lu the battle of Anttetaiu.
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