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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 13. 1917.
PRICE ONE CENT.
AT FOE'S FLANK
Quick Blows Capture Positions
"On Wide Front," General
TWO-MILE SALIENT TAKEN
Germans Send Hurry Call for
Re-enforcements to Meet
LONDON, April 13. Field Marshal
Hal varied the center of his "push"
today and Quickly striking toward
Catnbfal Instead of around VImy suc
ceeded In capturing enemy positions
"on a wide front,"
Wi captured enemy positions at
night on a wide front from north of
Hargfeourt to Metx-en-Coutre, and
now hold Sart farm. Qauche wood, and
Oouxeaucourt village and the wood,"
his official report asserted today.
A special dispatch from the front
received by (he London Times today
asserted that the total of guns cap
tured from the Germans so far In the
British offensive Is now more than 160.
BT WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS.
WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES
AFIELD, April 13. Another mile of
the Hlndenburg line was captured by
British forces today. The positions
lay southeast of the Cojeul river.
Their, possession by General Hale's
troops more and more threatens
the vital point of the Germans around
Simultaneous with this advance an
entire salient two miles In width and
nearly a mile in depth came into he
hands of the British,
Further to the south the British
averaged a mile gain on a. front of
approximately five miles. Including
Gonzeaucourt, in their sweep.
Canadian troops rere steadily ad
vandng from VImy ridge today. They
occupied trenches to the east of the
forest on the eastern slope of the
ridge. At Souchez, 110 prisoners,
nine machine guns and one trench
gun were captured.
Desperation stalks behind the Ger
man lines. The German army chiefs,
astounded at the tremendous unceas
ing strength of the British smash, are
using prisoners of war to dig trenches,
thus relieving -a few more German
fighters whI awaiting re-enforce,
ments. The enemy also Is using non'
fighting auxiliaries of the array to fill
up its depleted ranks.
Chauffeurs Wleldlag Gons.
Scares of captured trench defend
ers today were transport drivers and
assistants, chauffeurs, bandsmen, and
other auxiliary service men who had
been pressed Into service around
F&mboux and Hyderabad redoubt,
where the British smashed hardest.
One other bit of desperation was
seen In the repeated and fruitless
attempts by German airmen to fly
over the British lines and learn
where Haigs mighty blows might
next be expected.
A swarm of British airmen pa
trolled the air. Fantastic battles oc
curred almost hourly today as the
German flyers were literally swept
out of the sky.
Among prisoners taken today were
many Bavarians. They were bitterly
denunciatory of the German leaders.
The Batarians claimed they had been
hurried to the Arras sector to relieve
the Saxons, and had not been told of
what they would have to face.
Prisoners Pressed Into Service.
Russian prisoners who escaped to
allied lines today, told how they had
been forced to dig trenches at the
point of the Germans bayonets, per
mitting the soldiers to be hurried a
few hundred yards further to the
front to tight.
Orders have gone out all alopg the
lines of Halgs smash to German com
manders to "hold at t-ll costs." be
cause four army divisions are coming
NAVY TO ASK VOLUNTEERS
Expected to Call for Sailors for
"Period of War."
After the Navy reaches Its au
thorized war strength of 87,000 men
It will probably call for volunteers
to serve for "the period of the war."
Under the present sjstem of en
listing men for the rrgulsr term,
however, recruiting Is on the up
grade This month 4.R71 men were
obtained while for the last two days
the recruiting officers brought the
number up C35 and 3S0 a rather
more encouraging showing than the
recent ilgure or 100 a day.
The navy has asked that Its au
thorized strength be inO.OOO, but with
the various reserves, the number
would stand at 19,OO0.
Officers To Build Up Aviation Arm
of U. S. Army.
Two high racking officers of the
British Royal Flying Corps and the
French Aviation Corps have been de
tailed to War Department duty here
to assist General Squires, chief signal
officer. In building up the American
aviation service as rapidly as possible.
Sixty million dollars Is contained In
the war budget estimates for the
RECRUITING TOO SLOW
Present Rate Would Require Six
Years for Army of 1,000,000.
It would take more than six years
to raise an army of 1,000,000 men If
recruiting were to continue only at
the rate marking the ten days follow
ing the declaration of war
In that time 4,355 men were re
Previously tbe average recruiting
had been 225 men a day.
WAR BRINGS U. S. BIG
Out of the war with Germany,
the United States Is likely to
emerge with a powerful merchant
Today, In connection with the
plans for the construction of a vast
fleet of cargo ships under the ship
ping board. It developed Congress
probably would appropriate large
sums for the project
The original appropriation of
30,000.000 Is expected to be Increased
to 1200,000,000, or perhaps more.
At the same .time, the Govern
ment Is encouraging private ship
Declare Grand Jury Proceeding
Was Violation of Their
Asserting; that their constitutional
rights were Invaded when they were
compelled to testify before the
grand Jury, five out of the nine
Washington milk dealers recently In
dicted for alleged conspiracy to In
flate the price of milk, filed pleas
In abuatement In the District Su
preme Court today.
The five are William A. Simpson,
J. J. Bowles. Harry L. Alden, Wil
liam R. Selecman and John W.
The. Dleaa declare that the indict
ments were "Illegal. Incompetent
and Improper because they were
based on testimony Improperly pro
cured from the defendants when they
were forced to testify. I
The milkmen outline the evidence
on which the Indictments were based.
and declare that no unlawful con
spiracy has been proved.
Attorney Matthew E. O'Brien rep
resented the defendants. Attorneys
Henry E. Davis and Roger J. White-
ford, representing John W. Gregg
and Harry L. Black, Jr., announced
that they would file similar pleas.
KEY BRIDGE BIDS ASKED
War Department Advertises Specifi
cations of Piers and Abutments.
The first steps toward acutal con
struction of the Key bridge, across
the Potomac river, between George
town and Rosslyn, were taken today
when the War Department adver
tised for bids for constiuctlon of
Bids will be opened April 30, at
noon in the office of Col. C A. F.
Flagler, engineer officer In charge
of the bridge construction. In the
In detailed specifications to builders
bidders are advised that the present
project calls for construction of four
river piers and two Inshore abut
ments. PLAN TO USE SEIZED SHIPS
Officers Discuss Disposition of Ger
man and Austrian Vessels.
Plans to make the seized German
and Austrian ships a part of the Amer
ican merchant marine were discussed
today at a conference between Secre
tary McAdoo and Chairman Denman,
It develoDed Mt the rnnf,r,nr. that I
there are three wajs by which the
United Mates may take over the nine
ty German vessels and fourteen Aus
trian ships. They are Seize the ves
sels as prizes of war. requisition the
ship under the right of eminent do
main, or let Americans purchase the
Each of these means was thorough
ly gone Into at the conference, but no
definite conclusion was teached.
Chairman Denman said
Veteran Sea Fighter Succumbs At
His Annapolis Home.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. April 13. Corn
more John B. Collins, U. S. N., re
tired, died at the Naval Hospital here
last night of chronic nephritis.
Hs is survived by a grown son and
daughter, who live In Annapolis
Commodore Collins was appointed
from Louisiana and graduated from
the Naval Academy In 1ST0. He went
on the retired list In IOOU.
Senate Committee Would Allnw
Combinations for Export Trade.
A fsiorable report was ordered today
by the Senate Interstate Commerce
Committee on the Webb bill for the
promotion of export trade.
It Is Intended to allow exporters to
effect combinations of selling agencies
without regard to the anti-trust laws,
proided there Is no restraint of tr.ide
Opposition to the bill exists because,
it Is feared by somo In Congress that
it would jindermlna the Sherman law.
MAY ASK KROPOTKIN BACK.
LONDON, April 1.1. -Russians were
planning today tourgi that the new
provisional government Invite Prince
Kropotkln, the aged revolutionist
leader, exiled In London for a quarter
or a century, back to Russia.
THE SECRETS of the HOHENZOLLERNS
Begins In Next
Bulgarian Legation Officials
Admit Probable Truth of
COME FROM MANY SOURCES
Allies Expect Turkey to Follow
in Seeking Separate
Informal peace "feelers" now being
launched by Austria-Hungary and Bul
garia in Switzerland are "doubtlessly"
to determine what would be expected
of these countries if a. formal peace
move was put forth. It was learned to
While declaring that no word haa
come from the home government for
some time, officials attached to the
Bulgarian legation here today admitted
that reports of peace moves aro prob
The present overtures, they believe.
however, are wholly Informal, and are
designed, for the time being, to ascer
tain. If possible, what terms certain of
the central powers would have to offer
before any formal move is made.
One thing that gave strength to the
reports, these officials said, was the
fact that the "rumors" are now coming
from all quarters.
At the British and French embassies
the peace reports are attributed to dis
contented classes who are wearying of
the war and trying to establish soma
basis for peace. Belief was expressed
In these circles that If Bulgaria auea
for a separate peace Turkey will Im
mediately follow suit
Only National Jeopardy Will Force
War, Says Ambassador Naon.
CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va., April 13.
The Argentine republic will go to
war only when her national dignity
and the Integrity of "her Institutions
Is Jeopardized, Ambassador Naon de
clared 'today In a Founders' Day ad
dress at the University of Virginia,
"Resort to arms has never attracted
the Argentine people." ha aald, "agd
If they have more than once been
comDelltd to accent It as. an IneXorr
labis.apd Jneyjlable . necesaitr.i-Uisjf ;
aVevn,o'T'd6"nirr'so"-either to seek 'a
benefit or to procure an advantage,
because they have never conceived
any benefit or advantage which could
spring from the misfortune or from
the prostratlom which war entails."
The ambassador paid a warm trib
ute to "the Illustrious founders of
the American Union," amon, whom
he described Thomas Jefferson as one
of the most brilliant. "From them,"
he said, "our heroes got the most pro
found political inspiration "
After the exercises Ambassador
Naon was the honor guest at a
luncheon given by the members of
the faculty of the university.
SOCIALISTS URGES PEACE.
Hungarians Oppose Use of Troops
Against Russian Liberty.
AMSTERDAM, April 13. Hungary's
Socialists have adopted resolutions
strongly urging peace, according to
dispatches from Budapest today
The resolutions recite the desire of
the Hungarian people for an end of
the war. and particularly protest
against the use of Hungarian troops
against Kussian liberty or "any at
tempt to revjve Czarlam"
CUPID SCORNS THIRTEEN
Couple Get License Under Whole
Galaxy of Omens.
Roy S Lane and Miss I.nura E.
Simpson are courageous souls.
They got a marriage license today,
Friday, the thirteenth, under the fol
Thirteenth license Issued.
Number of license, 7S.0I3.
Page of marriage license record.
The bride has thirteen letters In
Thirteen separate entries were
made In the record book by Col. Wil
liam A. Kroll, the license clerk.
The minister denlamated to perform
the ceremon. the Rev. Alfred Stew
ard, has only thirteen letters In his
name exclusive of his title
Lane arrived at the licence lount
er at 11 13 a. m.
The groom gave Ills age as twenty-four
and that of Miss Simpson as
twenty one Rut the only way you
can get thirteen out of that I to
subtract eleven from his age hiio
eight from her's.
Government Sends Aliens From Bal
timore to Philadelphia.
BALTIMORE. April 13 Officers
and irew of the German ships Khein.
Bulgaria, and Nei-kar. seized by the
Government a week ago, will leave
ttday for Philadelphia. The Immlgra
tinn authorities probably will take
then. In the fImii-at,i- lMmln..n..
Count Ernst von Heltzendorff
Late Personal Adjutant to the German Lrown Prince
Voluntary Restriction of Output
Proposed by Committee- of
GREAT SAVING PROMISED
Vast Quantities of Grain Might
Be Conserved, Congress- "
men Are Told.
Voluntary restriction of liquor
manufacture during the war was of
fered before the Senate Agriculture
Committee today by a, committee of
distillers, representing the largest
liquor interests in the country.
The distillers presented a. plan to
cut down demands for s;raln 16,000,
000 bushels, per year.
The present output of distilleries
and breweries In the country requires
approximately 0,000,000 bushels of
The committee waa beaded by Joseph
Beber, president of the National Dis
tillers and Wholesale Liquor Dealers'
Under the plan submitted, a Fed'
eral tax would be Imposed uponTna
terlala used In the manufacture of
liquor. Such a tax, they told the
committee, would have a tendency to
lower production and force out of
bond the reserve of liquors.
An expert who accompanied the
committee asserted such a plan would
save at least fifteen million bushels
of grain In a year.
The distillers' committee pointed
out that to shut off production of al
cohol would be Impossible; that enor
mous quantities of alcohol are used
In munitions manufacture, and that
at least 25.000,000 gallons of alcohol
annually Is necessary for medical and
Industrial purposes; that thousands
of persons would be thrown out of
work and great hardships would re
sult from any aevere restriction on
the manufacture of alcohol.
In addition to saving 15,000,000 bushels
of grain, the committee Intimated, a
heavy tax on materials going Into the
manufacture would divert from forty
to fifty million gallons of molasses an
nually to food channels.
MAY DARKEN RESORTS
Daniels and Benson to Confer On
.vfetyJl'MSure.y - .
'SfcretSry orthVNavy tlsfejBplanVfjoTrtprrelhraftpealnfithe -debate.
to confer today with Rear Admiral
William S. Benson, chief W naval
operations, as to the advisability of
the Navy Department's requesting the
local authorities of the seashore re
sorts alongt he Jersey coast to dim
their electric lighting displays during
the period or the war.
While there Is at present no appre
hension among the officials as to the
likelihood of these places being at
tacked. It Is realized that It might
become necessary to take extraordi
nary precautions along this line, 'Just
as the English coast resorts were
compelled to lake.
Unless the President decides to Is
sue a proclamation declaring martial
law, which the Department of Justice
Is understood to have urged as a
means of better enforcement of the
laws against plotters, the Govern
It is stated, has at present no power
to regulate the Ilghlng of the shore
reports Mr. Daniels expressed confi
dence today, however. tht If a re
quest Is made of the local authorities
on the basis of military necessity It
will be complied with.
DOVES OF WAR OFFERED.
Pigeon Fanciers Volunteer to Pro
vide Communication Facilities.
An organization of owners of car
rier pigeon has offered the Govern
ment trained birds to supplement the
signal, axlatlon, wlreles. and tele
Experiments on a small scale hate
been made by War Department of
fleers on the Mexican border.
"It la practically to train well bred
bird to return to their lofts from a
dlsttance of 1,000 miles." sad a pigeon
fanrler todn "My opinion Is that the
President will accept our offer as soon
as we demonstrate the feasibility of
the scheme "
Three Regiments to Be Organized
and British Offer Aid.
MANILA. April 13 Governor Gen
eral Harris has Issued a rail for the
immediate formation of three regi
ments nf national guards with a total
of l.non men.
Memliera of the Ilritlsli colony in
Manila are offering their services for
Insular defense dut.
TUMULTY OFF FOR REST.
.Inseph P. Tumulty. Secretary to the
President. left at noon today for Jer
sex (Uy for a few days' rest He was
accompanied by his secretary. War
NO GAME TODAY.
PHILADELPHIA. April 13.- Tndayslnew Russia. Is the opinion of Prof,
game between the Athletics and the
Nationals waa called off at noon he I
cause of rain, which fell alt morning. I
BILL OFFERED AUTHORIZING
WILSON TO SEIZE RAIL WA YS,
TELEGRAPHS AND PHONES
House Cheers, as Kitchin -Introduces
Measure for $7,000,
SEEN AS PERSONAL TRIBUTE
Applause Regarded as Answer;
to Rumors of Plan to
While his colleagues on both sides
of tbe chamber -applauded. Congress
man Claude Kitchin, the Democratic
floor leader, walked to the welt of the
House ahortly after 11 o'clock today
and presented for Immediate consid
eration tbe seven billion dollar bond
Tbe applause for Mr. Kitchin was
regarded as a personal tribute to him
following rumors that because of his
vote -against the war resolution laat
week there waa an effort to depose
him as Democratic leader. Such move
ment haa made no headway.
Kitchin told the House at the out
set that the bill he presented was the
greatest bond Issue measure ever pre
sented to a legislative body In the
history of the world. ,
Vote Expected Sooau
There waa no discussion of the time
for debate, but tbe expectation Is the
bill will go to a vote late this after
noon or early tonight. No -disposition
exists on either aide to prolong
pie discission and Leader Kitchin
aald be was gratified that the epochal
bill came from tbe Waya and Meana
Committee with a. unanimous, report.
"This blI" represents tbe most
momentous project ever undertaken
-Ibr. the United' States," said the ma-
This bill contains authorisation for
the largest amount of bonds ever
provided for In any iatxlsiative body
In the history of the entire world.
The bill comes to you with the" unan-
Imoua vote of every member .or me
Ways and Means Committee Demo
crats, Republicans, Progressives.
There waa no partisanship about it.
Terms Are Simple.
"The terms of the bill are simple.
We propose, to issue five .billion dol
lars In bonds and two billion dollars
additional In Treasury certificates of
Indebtedness, the latter maturing in
one year from date of Issue.
"The terms and conditions of the
bonds, that Is, their maturity, denomi
nation, and method of payment, are left
to the discretion of the Secretary of the
Treasury and the President, except that
It Is specifically provided that the bonds
shall bear Wt per cent interest and shall
not have the circulation privilege.
"Three billions of the proceeds of
these bonds are to be used by the
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WAR DEPARTMENT GUARD
Detachment of Separate Battalion
Placed at Building.
The State. War and Navy building
was placed under heavy military
guard today when a detachment of
thirty armed and uniformed soldiers
of the First Separate Battalion. Dis
trict national guard, was stationed
In what Is now the center of the na
tion's war operations. The men are
commanded by Lieut. B. D. J3od.
The first work assigned to the mitt
tary guard today was to watch all
Eery lsltor admitted to the
building after establishing that he
had legitimate business to transact
with an official of one of the three
departments was placed In custody
of one of the District guardsmen and
remained under escort until his errand
FRANCE NEEDS WHEAT
Wants It Worse Just Now Than
Money, Munitions, or Men.
PARIS, April 13 More Important
to France Just now than money or
munitions or men at the front is
American wheat Prom an official
source It was learned today that the
most pressing problem in France now
Is for this grain It was estimated
thst America had been apprised of
this Immediate need.
RUSSIA TO STAND SOLID.
CHICAGO, April 13 Thst there is
absolutely no chance for the Germsns
Jn pet ji nenarete neaen nm t tli
Samuel N Harper, of the Unlversltyl
of Chicago, one of the foremost
American authorities on Russia.
WAR ZONES CREATED
ON U.S. COASTS .
Defensive sea areas have been
created by Presidential proclama
tion around all the Important har
bors and other coastal points
throughout the United States.
A circle with a radius of from
two to ten miles or more has been
drawn at the chief harbors, and
special regulations prevent ves
sels from entering pr crossing tbe
area except at certain times, and
then only after their Identity has
been fully established.
New Warning of German Sub
marine's Presence Issued by
Naval Officer on Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 New
warning of the presence of German
submarines In the Pacific was Issued
to shipping men today by Capt. W.
W. Gilmer, commanding the Twelfth
United States naval district. The sec
ond warning set the location of the
auoinarlnes more definitely, assert
ing they have been seen near the
"Reports from reliable sources,
which appear credible, indicate that
German aubmarlnea are In the Pa
cific, probably off the Mexican coast,'
It is understood the second warn
ing was issued because steamshlpmen
generally did not seriously heed the
first warning. Observers who are
familiar with navigation or the Pa
cific waters believe- the U-boats, If
they prove really to be In the Pa
cific, are bound for the north
ern route from SeatUe and Vancou
ver to Vladivostok, over which huge
shipments of munitions have been
aent to Russia.
Holds Anything Possible; -'
--Peopu-trtrTne-'stmrt' lets trot like
ly It Is almost Impossible that Ger
man submarines could have reached
the Pacific," said Gilmer, "but I say
nothing Is Impossible In these 'Mara.
The tremendous cruising radius of
tne new U-boats mskes It easily pos
sible that they 'might have gone
around the Horn."
Sinking of a Brazilian ateamsbip
named Grupy or Jacuby was rumored
from several sources today, but could
not be confirmed.
Death of Thomas Rundres. reputed
to be a German spy, who has lately
been In the United States, caused a
sensational rumor today of poisoning.
Who had administered the poison was
A visit paid to Foreign Minister
MuIIer by the Dutch minister caused a
report that the envoy had shown the
Government a cable from his govern
ment that all Inhabitants had been
ordered to evacuate northern Hol
land, presumably because of a threat
of German Invasion.
Dispatches from Sao Paulo today
reported serious outbreaks there In
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DEFINES STEPDAD'S RIGHTS
Court Holds He Should Not Spank
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 13.
John I. Williamson, sitting as special
Judge In the circuit court, ruled that
tne steprather acquires no right to
spank his stepchildren. He denied a
decree to Simeon Walker, a carpenter,
who sought to divorce his wife, Ethel
Walker admitted considerable fam
ily trouble arose over his desire to
correct the seven-year old daughter
of his wife
In this day and age It Is very aues
tlonable whether fathers have much
right to spank their daughters." ruled
the judge "We have outgrown very
largely that method or punishment
When It Is done It ought to be the
I motner s duty. It Is reDus-nant to
'j 'very sense of decency that a step-
rather should have this privilege with
children not his own"
Form War Committee to Co-operate
With Home Government.
HAVANA. April IS. The American
Club of Haana ha organized a war
emergency committee composed of a
group of repreaentathe Americans to
whom matters connected with the var
can be referred
Ever American possessing knowl
edge that In his estimation will he, of
allte In the l!n,rnmnl la rannaf
. imnart aurh Inrnrm.ilnn t .
committee, which will art ihm.h
.. -.. ..u...... 1 . .
aith the Am.rlmn .mhnrlii..
The purpose of the committee ts to
act oulelly but effectielv for the irnort
lof the United States.
Begins In Next
Adamson Introduces Measure
for Drastic Action Dur- Vs
. Inn War. t
ASKS INCREASE IN I. C,
Eleven Members Now Sought
for Commission by the
An administration till empower
Ing the President to take possessfoi
of and operate during the war all
railroad, telephone, and telegraph;
'tinea In the United 8 tales, and to
draft into the military service ih
employes of such utilities, was In
troduced In the House today by Con
gressman William G Adamson. ctialr-i
man of, the Committee on Interstate)
and Foreign Commerce,
The President approved the bill last
night; and will make It a part of the
Administration's war legislation pro
Provision for Increasing the Inter
state Commerce Commission from
seven to eleven members is Included
In the Adamson bllL Last session,
it waa proposed to increase the Com
mission to nine members, but the.
new labors incident to the prospec
tive railroad conscription, and rate
matters make a larger commission
Not since lit:, when Abraham Lin
coln was given authority to comman
deer railroads In "the suppression of
the rebellion" haa it been, proposed to
give the President such sweeplnc:
powers- .as are bestowed in the bill
Ke may take over "in whole or in
part" the propertyf-of-comwoRf car-
Martial law In the operation of alt
railroads and the handling of com
munication by telephone or telegraph
la virtually -established at any Umo.
the 'President deems .the step neces
sary. Property taken over under the ac'
Is' to be turned back to Its owneri
after the war period. The Interstat
Commerce Commission shall the-i
make awaraa for damages and allow
Two-Hear Confei'tnce. .
It was learned today that Presi
dent Wilson sent for Chairman' Adam
son last Sunday and a tWo-hour con
ference was held between, the Presi
dent and House leader. The Presi
dent askd for the preparation of r.
far-reaching bill which would give
the Chief Executive authority to mee
any emergency regarding transport:-,
tlon and communication during tho
period of the war.
Mr. Adamson returned to the Cap!
tol and quietly began the draft of th
bill along the lines agreed upon a'
the conference. The bill was com
pleted and sent to the White Houii
for the President's approval. It wai
returned with the O. K. of Mr. Wll
son last night, and becomes one o
the major measures of the war pro
gram. To Draft All Men.
Not only Is conscription of railroad t
and telephone and telegraph lines ait
thorized In the bill, but the Presidei
Is empowered "to draft Into the mil
tary service of the United States an '
to place under military control an
and all of the officers, agents and em
ployes of the railroad, telephone o
telegraph companies' whose lines at
so taken Into possession."
Officials who refuse to turn ov
property and employes who resist tU
military draft are subject to sever
The first three sections of the bl
are a rclntroductlon of the propose '
legislation of last session relating t
an increase of the Interstate Cin
merce Commission and th division
of Its work among "a many dlvi
slons as It may deem necessary " Th
change made Is that for an ln.reis
of four members Instead of two. u
originally planned. Then follow
seven section containing the ne-
matter for enl-.mandeerln,- all com
Guilty of Misdemeanor.
It Is provided that any person wh
shall. In time of war, wilfully ret'lo
or retard, or aid In restricting or r
tardlng, the malls of the United
States, or the free movement of th'
Interstate commerce of the Unite'
States, or the M-derly movement i
any train or part thereof, shall b
guilty of a misdemeanor
This section applies not only t
those who may engage In a railroa-'
strike, but to fhe enemies of th
United States who may seek to err
barrass the movement of trains In th
There Is little doubt of the approvs'
by Congress of the bill drawn by llr
Adamson after his conference with
the President. The bill Is one of th
major measures of the war period am!
Is practically limitless In Its ramlflca
When He Can Arti
The President may exercise I e
great power bestowed "In case tr
actual or threatened war, Insurrec
tlon or Invasion," or whenever the
transportation of the troops and sup
piles of the United States or th