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GAIN FOOTHOLD IN SOME FRENCH
TRENCHES IN THE ARTOIS
ARTILLERY IS KEPT BUSY
Germans do Considerable Damage in
Argonne Forest.-Russian Heavy
Guns Are Active.
London.-The German are fiercely
attacking the French positions in the
Artois section as well as in Cham
pagne. In the latter district Berlin
reports the captur-3 of a front of about
700 yards, while the French admit
that the Germans have gained a foot
hold in sonic of their advanced
trenches near the Tahure-Sommo-Py
In Artois near HIll 140 which lies
to the southwest of Virny, the German
attacks followed one another in quick
succession, there being four during
the course of the afternoon. Pushing
forward in the face of a hail of shells
and bullets, the Germans, on their
fourth attempt, succeeded in entering
one of the French first line trenches,
which, however, they failed to hold,
being almost immediately driven out
with considerable losses in dead and
wounded, according to Paris.
Northeast of Soissons, a German at
tack, preceded by a bombardment, re
sulted in the capture of a French
trench near the Crony road, but here
also they were thrown out, leaving
their dead on the field.
On the British end of the line there
have been sapping operations and
bombardments by both sides.
All around Soissons the German ar
tillery was busy, preparatory to infan
try attacks; but the attacks did not
eventuate owing to the French use of
their guns in curtain of fire volleys.
. Considerable damage has been done
to German positions in the Argonne
forest by the Frinch. Artillery duels
are in progress in Lorraine and in the
The heavy guns are being actively
employed on both sides in the north
ern section of the Russian front, but
no important changes in position have
In the Isonze regions the Austrians
have taken entrenchments from the
Italians in the Rombon zone, while
the Italian artillery has bombarded
Austrian positions at various points,
especially in the Gorizia sector.
LANSING STUDIES NOTE.
Berlin Note on Armed Merchantmen
Washington. - Secietary Lansing
udied at his home tie text of the
orandum from Ber.i n announcing
intention of the Gekiman Govern
ga ~t to regard armed m jrchant ships
e Entente Allies..a~s war vessels.
rObr-uary 2 . fe wvill discuss the
with T ident Wilson
High Cllas sn-o1aldm f.t
i~iI~0t7 that issued .o
asmom - ..M.)pcted.
Dv- It is considleredl doubtful that an
announcement of the position the Uni
-ted States will take in the matter will
be defined until both documents have
carefully boon digestedl and considl
ered. Between now and that time the
attitude of the government is made
known, the state department may no
tify the representatives of the En
tente Allies here of the receipts of
th'e documents fr-em the Central Pow
ers; so that their government may be
completely informed on the subject.
Ford to Fight Preparedness.
Detroit, Mich.-It has been an.
nouncod that Henry Ford is preparing
to launch a countrywide campaign of
newspaper and miagazinle advertising
against the program for- huge niaval
and military expenditures nlow befort
congress, It was said Mr. Ford' in
tends soon to carry out his announced
intention to devote millions of dollars
to an educational campaign against
war and preparedness which lhe de
clared to be the first step toward
Wilson Close to Congress.
resignation last week has had thre<
tar-reaching results upon Congress, hi
the opinion of administration leaders
When the excitement following the un
~xpected development had subsided
wa apparent that it had clarified the
1egislative atmosphere wvith regard t
to important issues. National de
tense and Philippine independenc
and had served almost magically t
'. bling congress and the presiden
coset together than they had bee1
7or iany months.
A >Help ls Needed.
Ttle Rock, Ark-Bitter feelini
aiit United States army engineer
~' b#nie of published statements ai
trl pd to them that reports of dim
- r~ji tbe food districts of Arkansa
b~d 644~ ~~geate4, was manifesteo
S6ting in. Lake Villagt
tcM.t ~ed by Major West c
d vr commtission, ani
; offrd en
stoe t. 6
GEN. HUGH' tL SCOTT
General Hugh L. Scott, who automati
cally. becomes Secretary of Army
upon resignation of L. M. Garrison
BILLS ARE TAKING FORM
MAIN FEATURES OF THE BILLS
ARE NOW READY FOR
Leaders Discuss Plans With Presi
dent.-Expect Unanimous Support
of the Committees.
Washington.-With President Wil
son personally urging both Democratic
and Republican members of the House
Military Committee to hasten prepar
ations of bills to carry out the Army's
part in the national preparedness
scheme, indications were that the
measures might be ready for the house
within two weeks or less.
Hearings have been virtually ended
and it is understood the main fea
tures of the bils already have been
whipped into shape in which it is ex
pected they will receive Virtually the
unanimous approval of the committee.
The scnate committee already has
concluded its hearings on Army bills
and are taking up the work of draft
ing its proposals for the senate.
There also the general outline of
the plan to be recommended has
crystalized in the riinds of the mem
The bills of th two houses it is
expected will %Itdr radically and the
final legislat6n will be worked out
as a co romise in conference.
Progre s also was made on navy
legislatio the measures paving the
way for e nstruction of battleships 43
and 44 a navy yards and providing
for 300 ad itional midshipmen in the
July cla at Annapolis, being passed
by the a nate. They have passed the
house lack only the President's
sign 'ndt. become law. Speaker
Cla ture t with his recent speech
in , in line dvocating that the por
Sekthe house a' Annapolis and West
nnel at both introduced a bill ,to
oint be double ,'ease in the number
ake such an Inc - iiitary academy.
of cadets at the & the House Mil
Chairman Hay o several of his
tary committee and discussed Army
Democratic colleagues Wilson during
plans with President t's suggestioni.
the day at the Preside --
THORNE OBJECTS TO1.
iowa Man Thinks Boston La s
Friendly With CorporatiogLouis
Washington-Charging that '1state
.D. Brandeis as counsel for interg'er
commerce commission in the five N-o
cent advance rate case, conceded et
the cause of the railroads to the fatat
Injury of the public interest, Clifford
Thorne, railroad commissioner of
low~a and an associate counsel in the
rate case, appealcd to thc judiciary
sub-committee of the senate not to
recommend confirmation of Mr. Bran
deis' nomination to the supreme court
of the United States.
Mr. Thorne argued that it would
be very castly to the American people
to put' on the supreme court bench a
man with preconceived notions na to
returns on railroad -Investments in
view of the fact that questions lnvolv
nd in the national appraisement of
railroads now going on ultimnately
would have to be determined by that
Concessions Are Cancelled.
Washington.-A decree issued by
the governor of Aguas Calientes can
ceiling various concessions held by
.American smeltering concerns and
- other foreign interests in that state
t has resulted in a protest from the
' State Department to the Mexican de
i facto Government. The decree do
s igned to increase state andl nationa
revenues, states that the concessions
3 granted by the former "dictatoria
t government" were illegal and in some
a cases had been secured by bribery.
Attack on English Coast.
London-Two women and on
K child were injured when two Germnal
a seaplanes raided the Kentish coasi
dropping bombs. Three missiles tel
on the outskirts of Ramegate and tou
near a school at Broadstairs. Th
material damage is said by the Wa
'Office to have been confined to th
Sshattering of glass. The attack wa
made in broad daylight. At88
e o'clock ,In the afternoon .twQ af
ntanesq we reported app chi tA6
AT WHIE HOUS
PREPAREDNESS ADVOCATES NO%
ABLE TO CO-OPERATE IN
HAVE CONFIDENCE IN WILSON
Members for Congresslon Committees
Agree That Resignation of Garri
son Has Clarified Situation.
Washington.--A new note of har.
mony and co-operation on national de
fense problems was struck in the
nouse military committee as a direct
result of the resignation of Secretary
Garrison of the War Department. It
found expression in the adoption of a
resolution declaring the committee's
appreciation of the confidence Presi
dent Wilson reposed in it and in the
senate. committee as disclosed in his
correspondence with Mr. Garrison.
The non-partisan character of the
feling was emphasized by the. fact
that the resolution was offered by
Representative Kahn of California,
ranking Republican member of the
Members of both the congressional
committees declared that the War
Secretary's withdrawal had brought
out sharply the President's desire that
congress should work out its army
problems in the light of its own best
judgment, despite his personal pref
erence for the continental army
scheme advocated by Mr. Garrison
and the army war college. The net
result, they agreed was a clarifica
tion of the congressional atmosphere
and the assurance of support for the
bills that will be drafted from ele
ments of both the Democratic and Re
publican sides that had heretofore
been counted against the measures.
In substance, it is believed, the bills
will represent an effort to make effec
tive virtually all of the plans of the
war department with tpe exception
that federalization of the national
guard will be sought as a substitute
for the continental army plan.
Steps toward beginning the drafting
of the measures were taken by both
house and senate committees. Both
will take up the work Monday and it
is planned to hold all-day sessions
whenever the business of the two
houses will permit.
The house committee brought to 'a
close public hearings on army plans
and ordered an elaborate indev of the
voluminous testimony prepared, so
there would be as little delay as pos
sible either in committee considera
tion or the coming struggle on the
floor. Similar steps were taken by
the senate committee.
TROUBLE FOR UNCLE SAM.
No Matter Which Way He Decides
Matter He Will Offend.
Washington. --Diplomatic negotia
tions of various characters soon will
confront the United States as the re
sult of the expressed intention of the
German and Austrian governments to
treat armedl merchant ships of the
Entenate Allies as war vessels after
Apparently it is certain if the tem
per of the Ailied Governments can be
Judged by the feelings of their (lip
lomatic representatives here, that any
attempt by the United States to
change the present rule permitting the
use of American ports by merchant
ships armed for defensiv-e purposeg
will be met by a strong protest. Co'
'espqndence also is likely toto ar
'e United State aam-L'wa~theiow ii
t) ih cincpinga's~nt%"aposition
wamAydfys" iththat of .Germany
and aiso''t-ria regarding the right of
submarines to sink armed ships with.
On the other hand, the United
States itself may take the initiative
should the .Entente Allies impose a
virtual boycott on American ports ir;
the event of this government decd
ing that armed merchant ships enter
ing Amreican waters are ships o1
war, and therefore subject to intern~
No Personal Differences.
New York-Merely a difference it
views and not any friction in theil
personal relations led to the sever
anice of official relations between Lind
ley M. Garrison as secretary of wai
and President Wilson, according t4
the former cabinet officer. As he anm
Mrs. Garrison were leaving the hom4
of George Leary he was asked if ther4
were any personal differences. "Oh
no," lie replied, "nothing personal a
all. It is merely a matter of diffet
once in views."
No Desire to Humiliate Germany.'
Washington .-Secretary Lansing, i
a statement secured here by th
Wolff Bureau, declares that the Uni
ited States has aseld nothing of Gel
r. many dluring the course of the Lus:
tanit negotiations which could no
r Wvith honor and dignity be complie
with. Thie statement was sodght as
reply to an interviqw with the.de
d tiah Imperial chancellor, .which .J
~ as con tehded that to meetJe r4
Soent ( of heUnte
LNDLEY M. GARR1I
Mr. Garrison, who resigned as Secre
tary of War in President Wilson's
Cabinet on account of disagreement
on army plans.
KNOW OF NO OPPOSITION
McCOMBS SAYS NO OPPOSITION
TO PRESIDENT WILSON HAS
Sub-Committee Making Ready for
Conventlon.-Senator Reed Sug.
gested for Chairman.
St. Louis, Mo.-That President Wil
son would be renominated without
opposition was the concensus of opin
ion of members of the subcommittee
of the Democratic National Commit
tee, who met to arrange details for
the Democratic Nationa) Convention.
The committeemen agreed in ad
vance of the meeting not to select a
temporary chairman at present, and
that task probably will not be taken
up until May. Senator James A.
Reed of Missouri, however, is being
discussed as a possible choice, the
co-mmitteemen thinking it would be
fitting that the state in which the
convention is held should furnish the
temporary preaiding officers.
Robert 'Ewing, publisher of The
New Orleans States, was appointed
chairman of the press committee for
tl'e convention and James Preston,
sergeant-at-arms of the press gallery
of the United States senate, was ap
pointed vice chairman.
Chairman McCombs said to news
paper men that President Wilson
wvould be re-nominated and that no
opposition to him had developed in
MORE WORK THAN MEN.
Says Eight-Hour Day Is Serious Check
Washington.--Demands5 of railroad
employes for higher
general tendency h~g8TULx
hour wowr the eight
cheeg , - e eredeprceated as
ao upon the development of indus
cry by Howard Elliott, chairman of
the board of the New York, New Haven
& Hartfogd Railroad, in a speech be
fore the chamber of commerce of the
United States. Ho said such demands
as those recently made by the four
great organizations of railroad men
were but steps in a process which is
continued would raise the cost of liv
ing to new heights and finally result
in conditions much more to the disad
vantage of labor than of capital. Mr.
Eliott's speech came at the close of
the first day of the national chamber's
fourth annual convention which is be
ing attended by by more than 500 dele
gates from every state in the Union,
John H. Fahey of Boston, the presi
'dent, addressed the opening session,
appealing to business men to do some
constructive thinking and to become
less partisan in dealing wtih great eco
Heavy Fighting in Galcia.
London.-Hl-eavy fighting has broker1
out again in East Galicia. All along
the front the artillery has been very
active. The Russians succeeded nortil
of Tarnopol after repeated attacks ir
penetrating the Austro-Hungarian ad
vanced infantry posts, but wei'e eject
ed from them later on, according t<
German Communication Acceptable.
Washington.-President Wilson an<
Shas cabinet have gone over the la
test proposal of Germany for a set
tlement of the American government's
demands concerning the sinking o
t the Lusitania. While soire alters
tions in the form of the agreement
which will require its 'rotardhee t'
Berlin again, must be made1 they ar
regarded as minor 008,#2 .~4optim
* urm still prevails that tlhe tdilt'over.
FAILURE OP ADOPT
THE CONTH 8 EME.
BRECKENRIDGE .AL8 UITS
President Wilson Accepted ResIgna.
tion and Will Probably Take Per..
sonal Charge of Affair.
resigned because President Wilson
would not "Irrevocably" support the
continental army plan, and because he
opposes the administration's program
of setting a definite time for Philip.
President Wilson accepted the res
ignation but has not selected a suc
cessor. The president himself prob
tbly will take personal charge of the
administration's national defense plans
Assistant Secretary Breckenridge
also resigned as a mark of loyalty to
his chief, whose views he shares. The
president accepted his resignation.
Both take effect immediately. Ma
jor General Scott, chief of Staff of
the army, automatically becomes sec
retary of wa ad interim.
It is known that one of Secretary
Garrison's principal reasons for his
conviction that only a Federal conti
nental army instead of a reorganized
National Guard should be the main
military dependence of the nation was
his belief that some day the United
States may be called upon to defend
the Monroe doctrine and in that event
he foresaw that the Nationdl Guard
might not be .available for use outside
of the United States before a declara
tion of war.
Upon that contention, on the one
hand, that the continental army or
ultimately universal service was the
nation's only reliance,' and the posi
tion on the other, that no one plan
could be upon Congress, President Wil
son and his secretary of war parted
Mr. Garrison's resignation was a
complete surprise to official Washing
ton generally. He made no personal
explanation. Several hours before
the official announcement he had
boarded a train with his wife for New
York and word had been passed at
the war deportment that he had gone
for an indefinite stay.
The acute differences of opinion
which led to the break began early in
the year when opposition to the con
tinental army plan began developing
in congress. There had been indeft
nite rumors of the possibility of the
secretary of war leaving the cabinet,
but they never were countenanced In
official quarters. The secretary every
where was regarded as one of the
strong men of the administration upon'
whom the president leaned in the diffi
cult situations, both domestic and in
ternational, which have marked his
The circumstances which led up to
the resignation are detailed in the
secretary's correspondence with the
president which was made
the White House. The y
letters disclose, bel idnth the
training, or mdta h
a mill a iization and .control of
.ar reserve should be under im
-aed~Iate Federal direction, but is not
"irrevocably or dogmatically commit
ed to any one plan." He wrote Mr.
Garrison that he could not force any
specific plan on Congress and added:
"I must welcome a frank inter
change of views and a patient and
thorough comparison of all the meth
ods proposed for obtaining the object
we all have in view."
Mr. Garrison's contention that only
the plans of the war department could
be considered seemed to the president
"wholly unjustifiable." Mr. Garrison
considered "reliance upon the militia
for national defense an unjustifiable
and imperiling of the nation's safety."
In resigning he wrote the president:
"It is evident that we hopeleuslty
disagree upon which I conceive to be
PresIdent to BusIness Men.
Washington.-President Wilsop told
the Chamber of Commerce of the
United States that America needed a
real scientific tariff board and he
thought it was going to get It; that
it needed a real merchant marine, and
that it was absolutely necessary some
beginning should be made at once to
get that too; and that had it not been
for the effectiveness of the Federal re
serve law as a business preparedness
measure there was no telling what
commercial disaster would have over
whelmed the United States.
London.-The Amsterdam Clourant
-states that the Prussian casulty list
-numbered 120 to 429 show 19,889 dead,
Swounded and missing and Prussian
lists numbered .430 to 489 show 18,
-349 dead, wounded and missing.' The
total Prussian losses are computed
by this newspaper as 2,877,378. The
SGerman milit4ars slosses include also
835 3ieto of casilties of Wurtemburg
f oticee, 247. babatian lists, 248 Saxon
lists, 89 Z'W1 .ljts And' some ligts
donattfdelt~an cdre and ndad.
Says a glassof hot watep a nd
phosphate prevents illnes
and keeps us fit.
Just as coal, when it -burns, leavs4
behind a certain eAtount of ticorc.
bstible material in -the form of naii sh
s, the food and drinic taken day afte
day leaves in the alimentrys canl a
certain amount of Indigestible muate
ri1 ino~t eplet~sly 6liminat
ed trOm the system each day, icro
food for the mill'ions1 Of ifaateria NNwih
infest the bowels. om tISa W- i
lft-over waste, toxins and ptome 1n
like poisons are formed and :ak i
into the blood.
24en and women w4o can't get rol
Ing righti must begin to take 1nsid
baths. Before eating breakfast each
morning drink a glass of real bot w i
ter with a teaspoonful of limi s -
phosphate in it to wash out r, -.
thirty feet of bowels the previousi dt.,
accumulation of poisons and w u
and to keep the entire alimntiy
canal clean, pure and fresh.
Those who are subject to sick hb!al
ache, colds, biliousness, constip. ito
others who wake up with bad
foul breath, backache, rheumatic i ot -
ness, or have a sour, gassy stomac(h1l
after meals, are urged to get a.quwtr
pound of limestone phosphate w
any druggist or storekeeper, arvid b.
gin practicing internal sanit
This will cost very little, but is r i
cient to make anyone an enthitas
on the subject.
Remember inside bathing iso
important than outside bathing. 1w.
cause the skin pores do not arabl
Impurities into the blood, causing m
health, while the bowel pores
Just as soap and hot water clee
sweetens and freshens the skii,,
hot water and limestone phos
act on the stomach, liver kidneys v-(1
"What is that horrible looking
they've got stuck up in the midi
the public square?" asked the
man of the landlord of the- Pun
"That sir," replied the landlor i.
the statue of Silas W. Punk, the I
who founded Punkville."
"Founded Punkville, eh? Wc a
that's the case he richly des'
what the artist did to him."
"Pape's Diapepsin'" fixes s
sour, gassy stomachs I
Time it! In five minutes all tf
distress will go. No indigesti *,0,,
burn, sourness or belching o
or eructations of undigegted o . e
dizziness, bloating, or fiu breath.
Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its
speed in .r~ nuipset stomachs.
It is 'urest, quickest and most cer
9. nd igestion remedy in the whole
world, and besides it is harmless.
Please for your sake, get a large
fifty-cent case of Papo'sJ Diapepsin
from any store and put your stomach
right. Don't keep on being miserable
--life is too short--you are not here
long, so make your stay agreeable.
I~at what you like and digest it; en
joy it, without dread of rebellion in
Pape's Diapepsin belongs in your
home anyway. Should one of the fam-.
ily eat something which doesn't agree
with them, or in case of an attack of
indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis or
stomach derangement at daytime or
during the night, it is handy to give
the quickest relief known. Adv. .- +
As a Speolal Com'pliment.
"My ma's gope downtown to pay
"Pooh! The man cqomes to the house
to collect ours."
SAGE TEA DARKENS GRjAY
HAIR TO ANY SHADEC TRY IT!
Keep Your Locks Youthful, Dari
Glossy and Thick With Garden
Sage and Sulphur.
When you darken your hair with
Sage Tea and Sulphur, no one can
tell, because it's done so naturaliy, so
evenly. Preparing this mixture,
though, at home is mussy and-trouble
some. For 50 cents you can buy at
any drug store the ready-to-usie tonic
called "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur
Hlair Remedy." You, just dampen a
sponge or soft brush with it and4
draw this through your hair; taking
one small strand at a time. By morn
ing all gray hair disappears, and, after .
another application or two, your hair
becomes beautifully darkened, glossy
and luxcuriant. -Yol will also dis
covpor dandruff Is gie and hair has
Gray, faded hair", 'though no dig
grace, -Is a' sign of old age, and as we
all 4esire . youthful and attwactiy p
ea ,' get busy at, once wih y
eth' 8ae and Sulhui and loo d~r
'to r4law4' di