SUCCEEDS FUNSTON AS MAJOR
GENERAL IN U. S. ARMY
President Wilson has promoted
Liggett to become major general to
fill a vacancy made by the death of
Gen. Funston. Liggett was briga
dier general in the army since 1913
and has done praiseworthy duty in
NEUTRALS MAY TRY TO SETTLE
U. S. GERMAN TROUBLES
Washington, March 23. That
neutral nations may renew their pre
vious offers to assist in "straighten
ing out difficulties" between the U. S.
and Germany was suggested at the
state department yesterday.
Several neutral diplomats called
on Sec'y Lansing during the fore
noon, but none claimed to be taking
part in such a move.
When Germany and the United
States broke relations a number of
neutrals then offered their services
to "do anything we can to prevent
This country, however, will nego
tiate neither with Germany, directly
nor with her through neutrals, until
the imperial government has with
drawn its U-boat decree and renewed,
its pledges to the United States.
DANIELS SOUNDS CALL FOR
NAVAL RECRUITS NEED 74,500
Washington, March 23. The navy
needs 74,500 men and needs them
Sec'y of the Navy Daniels sound
ed an unofficial call for that number
today in an appeal to the press to
One of the first requests- on con
gress when the April 2 session be
gins will be that 100,000 men the
navy mximum be authorized as an
increase to the navy.
Recruits are being rushed through
the naval training stations post
haste for immediate duty with the
fleet. The navy department an
nounced today that it has suspended
the requirements for five months'
training for recruits in order to man
the fleets with all possible speed.
BOSTON STORESUED FOR $5,000
FOR ELEVATOR ACCIDENT
It was during the Christmas shop
ping rush in the Boston store. The
shoppers crowded around an'elevator
door. As soon as the door was
opened the car filled. There was a
shriek of pain and terror that star
tled the shoppers that packed every
aisle on the floor.
Chris Ebbole, in court yester
day, filed suit for $5,000 against the
Boston Store. His attorney, L. L.
Bauer, says his hand1, arm and shoul
der were crushed by the heavy doors
of the elevator cage when they were
slammed shut before he was com
pletely in the car on Dec. 18.
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