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VOI VII., No, 1441.
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IIAII.ItOAJI MANAUKItM NAY AJi
A.MHOM LAW llftg'IMOX KH v
STATEMENT HilS BEEH WD
ItooUiorhvude ot Trainmen (VniMtd
TIum ImevpratMMi of tarlatan;
Ultra So Much Right
Now York, Mar. aO.Th Adam
on law decleiou, clearly established
lit right of th government to pre
vent strikes, railroad managers .con
tended, In, a mwttt-today.
A sharp cleavage of opinion hid de
veloped over this question, the
brotherhood chief cunteixtlng that
the ruling of (he supreme court doei
not give the government such power.
Tht Switchmen' Union of North
America, which waa awarded 10
hour' py 'or a nine-hour day by
an arbitration board recently, "will
he taken tare of." when their pret
erit contract, aliened for one year, ex
lilrea, arcorittng to another Rtatement
from the manager' office.
The managers' office authoriaed
the following statement In regard to
the strike Issue:
"The chief IbIm (hat lb eountry
lts gained out of thlt declilon la
Ibat It establishes beyond doubt that
the government, through congress baa
full power to prevent railroad strikes.
The opinion a read by Chief Juitlce
White make It plain that employe
or Intenetsle carrier, 'iMtcauae of the
public character or the railroad, are
affected with public Inter! that
they have no right to atrike and
tie, up the commerce of the country,
than have aoldlora and aallor.
"Thia Mine opinion waa recently
expressed by Judge Clement, mem
' ber of the Interstate commerce com
mission, when he aald that railroad
employe are affected with a public
Interest that they ran no more Ignore
than can the farriers. The Mine
Idea wa expressed by lreldent Wll
aon In a apeech made at Shadow
lawn during the campaign, In which
" 'America 1a never golug to aay
to It Individual you mint work
whether yon want to or not, hut it
la privileged to aay to an organlsa
tlon or persona, yon imit not Inter
rupt the national life without con
auttlng in.' "
SAY WAR EXISTS
Washington, Mar. SO. Certain
member of President Wilson's cab
inet when they arrlved'at the White
llouiie for the cabinet meeting this
afternoon, were outspoken in their
view that a state or war now exists
While saying they believed a dec
laration of war unnecessary at this
time, they were firm In their stand
for preparation for hostilities, .
They Indicated, that when the pres
ident next addresses congress he
would aay a state of war had existed
with Germany since last Wednesday
when the American steamer Algon
quin was aunk, " '
I1M.AMI CITY IV HANim
OK HIWUAK TROOPS
Stockholm, Mir, HO, -llelilngfors
vlty, Finland, I In the hands or Rus
sian troops, following a week-end or
Tlfils. Admiral NJoeton was shot and
fourteen ofnoers aboard warships In
the harbor were killed, according" to
Infoi'iiititlnn 'reaching here tuifay.
I nconririiMHl IUNjrta In London and
In America Hugxeet turret In the
, Kmpir HImw IUmuui Revolt
tandon, Mar. 20. An unconfirmed
rumor waa tpread In financial circle
here today of a revolution In Ger
many. The aame rumor of a revolution In
Germany baa been peralatently In
circulation In Lb United State for
the peat two days. Today It went
m far aa to carry the suggestion that
something bad. happened, to the
kaiser. None of the rumors could
to traced to a definite aonrce, but
all were apparently founded on recent
report Indicating unrest to Ger
many and the possibility that the
sure of the democratic movement
In ItuMia recently might result In
German democrat overthrowing the
autocratlo German military aristo
The United Press received In
quiries concerning rumors about a
German revolution from such widely
separated cities aa Philadelphia,
Cleveland, Montreal and Chicago. The
rumors were spread, like those re
ported In l-ondon, In financial cir
PLAN IS REJECTED
Washington. .Mar. 20. While re
jecting General Currant' peace plan
and propoaal for an envbargo on ship
ments to the belligerents, President
Wilson In hla note to Mexico, made
public today, renews his suggestion
for co-operation among neutrala for
halting the war.
"The president regreta that?, how
ever dealroua be may be of co-operating
with Oeneral Carransa," aays the
note, "In finding a solution of the
world problem that I Intruding It
self upon all countries, he la unable
at the present time to direct bis en
ergies toward the accomplishment of
the lofty purpose, of the president
elect (of Mexico) In the way sug
gested by his propoaals. The presi
dent would not be understood, bow
ever, aa desiring to Impede the pro
gress of a movement leading to the
resumption of peaceful relations and
would not, therefore, wish the Mex
ican government to feel that hla In
ability to act In the present stag of
affairs should in any way militate
against the attainment or the high
Idnala of General Carransa by the co
operation of other neutral govern
ment In the use of their good of
fice and friendly mediation to bring
about the end of the terrible war
which la being waged between the
great powers of Europe."
At the outset of hla note President
Wilson called attention to the break
In relations with Germany and era
phaaixed the Oerman-Mexlcan-Jap-aneae
plot recently uncovered. The
reason for mentioning this affair Is
taken to mean that Carransa, despite
aeveral request, has never disavowed
hla aympathy with or knowledge of
These circumstances make It Im
possible tor the United 8tatea to par
ticipate In Carransa'i proposals for
joint ' neutral mediation at present.
As for placing an embargo on ship
ments to the allies,' the note points
out that allied control of the seas Is
the only reason Why munitions can
not reach Germany and that the
United States Is within Its rights In
furnishing supplies of food and muni
tion to the allies.
NKW itl'hWIAN RVIJd TO ,
IIH IUOCOUNIZKD IIY V. H.
Washington, Msf. 10,Th United
8tate government Is preparing to
recognlie the new rule established
by the Russian revolution, It waa said
today, s soon as the new regime
definitely formulates Itself.
UKRMAMi ItKVASTATK PLACK
IIKKOKK IIKTIIKATINU AH AL
THE 1IDB USE MM
Torch la I'sed to Uretmy Churches
and Monumeata, and Only
Rlarkened Knlna Remain
By W. P. 8imms
With the British Armies la France,
March 20. Historic Peronoe ia now
a heap of rubbish. A deliberate sys
tematic, unreasoning policy of de
tructlveneea waa thoroughly carried
out before the Germans abandoned
The aixteenth century church, once
the pride of the town, la In ruins.
National monuments were destroyed.
Moreover, such destruction was not
the work of British or French shells
for their target waa only the Ger
man barracks. It waa the work of
the Germans, moatly dynamite.
Looking over the smouldering
rum 1007, i laiiea to una a single
sneit note in the streets or what
once was Orandepler and yet tbe
fronts or all the buildings bad col
lapsed In explosion from wkhln.
fOtbert were still nUulnf.""?r " "
Nothing wa left by the Germans
except starving cats, empty bottle
and filth. One German algn board,
left prominently displayed, carried
the admonition "'Don't get angry."
Nothing waa left anywhere except evil
muck and auoh obvlona booby trap'
aa rum lar, cabinets and helmets
tilled with explosive cleverly con
trived so aa to explode when picked
up or opened.
Peronne is as complete a ruin aa
was Tpres. The Invading British
troops found a dummy efflgy of Bri
tannia propped up In the Orande
plao. R. W. Clarke returned thia morn
ing from a aeveral day' business
trip to Portland, where he met Fred
Morris, who la at the head of the
Rogue River Water company.
WHh the French Annie Advanc
ing from Roye, Mar. 20. One hun
dred and sixteen square miles of ter
ritory, burned black and rent with
wanton explosions, ha been the prlte
wrenched from the Germans by the
French In the one little district from
around Cbaulnea to the Olat. H Is
merely a part of a vast ter -Story .e
patrlated toy the French troop after
hot pursuit of a German retirement
that for precipitate haste resembles
the retreat from the Marne. This
116 mile, however, i typical of Ger
man ruthlesenes retreat.
It ha been a retirement by the
German marked by wanton destruc
tion and devastation exceeding even
that of the original German Invasion.
Traveling over th highway In every
dlrertlon on the 11 mile front around
Roye, Chaulnes and th lAuse today,
one finds roads everywhere blown
up, tree and fence cut down, houses
and all other buildings rased and the
very land Itself damaged to a great
an extent a possible,
Roy, ths Urgent city yet re-taken
from th Germans In the French ad
vance, waa not burned as was Ba
paume, prlie ot th British forces,
tout It, was thoroughly mined and
blown up. Th city looks aa though
It hud been stricken by an earth
POIK AUK HtfCAPTlBKU. UCT
TKX AUK RKPORTKI) STIM,
AT unRimr "
n lEM ISULi HAVY TO
Police Itellev AUempt Part ot Move
ment by Otfuum Sympathisers
Philadelphia, Mar. 20. Ten Ger
man Bailors from the Interned Ger
man boats In the league Island nary
yard are today at large, according
to the belief of polios her. By patch
ing up conflicting stories of four re
captured men, the police were led
to the belief that 14 tried to swim
their way to liberty In tbe icy waters
Police here believe the attempt to
get away waa not confined to the
men themselves nor even to tbe can-
tains of the crews,' but that It waa
part ot a general movement on tbe
part of tbe score of Philadelphia
Germans or German sympathisers to
liberate tbe men. This belief is up
ported by tbe fact that a number of
name were found on the four men
who, were recaptured and who are de-
Utaed .beta, barracks ot.tfi sao
yard today, Buffering from expoanre.
The name of Richard Stein waa
found on one of the captured sailors.
The names of five other Philadel
phia, Ave German-Americana In Jer
sey CRy and nine In Hoboken were
also found on the captured men. It
ia believed by local officials that these
addresses were given the would-
fugitive to Indicate places' of refuge.
These names and addresses, kept
secret by the navy yard officials, will
be turned over to government agents,
whe will Investigate tbe sue pert a.
An Investigation Is also being mad
today ot the cutting of a trolley-red
wlr near the navy yard. Thia wa
don shortly after tbe men made tbelr
escape. The broken wire prevented
trolleys from League Island moving.
A feed wire which furnished light to
a restaurant Just outside the navy
yard waa also myateriousty cut.
THE WESTERN FRONT
quake. The German before they
left, mined the street corners In such
a manner as not only to cause great
crater when, the explosive were
touched oft, thus blocking the streets
but also caused the collapse of all
buildings on the four corners. '
The whole city of Roye was thus
mined to Impede the French advance.
But the date which the German comr
manders had fixed tor the evacua
tion had not arrived before ' the
French forces rushed in. Their sud
den and unexpected ' appearance
caused the Germans to touch off their
mine at 4 o'olock Saturday morning
and without any warning. to the
civilian population. Inhabitants of
the village were hurled from their
beda; great craters forty feet wide
and some thirty feet in depth were
blown In the principal streets.
In these great holes tumbled the
principal buildings of the city. The
magnificent town hall, with a score
of others, la a mass ot ruins. The
quick arrival of the French enabled
them to cut wires In many places
and save some of the buildings. 1
For two years the troops have 'been
all but tmmovablo In trenches, Now
this Inaction has disappeared. They
(Continued on Pag 4)
Neither Britiak rsjsjA
Maintain AduMS'Lali, tagLVl
,.-.. Qirmawn r-
treat on u rm m (Uowed
op Perceptibly lovV Wip;chi
from the pre WtriuaJttr, lb4
Brmm iront suit i wg
oe aunouieo w iwrmj .miw.,
wa also posslbklt HaalB Mm t'he
Oerman were w mAHJ. 1fM
or weir long-PW"" Motion.
Despite thetMtbtv ,ttwlM
up or tne uerau wni, j.t Mtt.
nsverthelee. inpmti mmlivr.
ably, tne aispitaii an.
Pari. Mar. nVtri-u'
deaplto bad weta mi - nx-iioi
of all meaas (I WB.m, t
reported by tit ftw 004 in state
ment todar 11 Hi rittwA,Bes 4to.
French troot. iw ll olhn wlt1l
the enemy throiriotl UJ timititi.
Tl. . J lit MB
, v uiuivui. uriacMsa are
mw4m AmahuI V,nImL
rdun tbe wan
offle reported ttpttla w Mrr
loose to tb mar of' V., fl,iM .
tacks lamched wtenl llra
Avaacoart wenl Ml Hill (Qgj JM
, , . . r-. rs.;, s)1K r,
lorin memontlUi ihi uu W
Kitchener wai null ll , u .loiw,
speech In th bem ol a w (0Dlal9.aa to
day by 'ormwPNBlwajM,,,,,,,
asMKtaie or "a, s, j, Mi wl(h
1 ' m ti 11.1.M .
uw iwraiwr nr imJBiN,iii.:
blamed for, ui l)iulM(1, CUt.
, Asqnlth. Mm blca( bluK ao
report of th wiliiHiaJil0 thUjh .
cently declared, after 11
V Hi iBWStiEV
nun ui uw iomsa,erllrl8e,
there was lack t o e(K)rdi:aia.tioIi
among Englairi coiWUor,; . thll
Kiwnener aimpiN uxmm nuchL with.
out proper cmhrnon 'j
Winston Cburtllll, u , w 1ord of
the admiralty, iuiImUJi blamed.
He spoke by special po. pmigion of
Premier UoydOwii. . ,
The npoech ntu iflnnftj"Ur i., -vei.
tlon ot certilt iitW lw wtlioa. of
WHKAT PRODtXTKM fasnv
Wsshington, Mar. "-l&o.-ProcaluctloD
of wheat In Arimtin. kMrtl ,a lna
New Zealand for 1III-" U8.1I1J was JO
per cent beloviomil,' ',lai wcorcllng to
a cablegram tolwtormi,,, ,( CTOp .
ttmates or tit uwiiiC3iisutllt tjeptrt
ment here todty,
The productaoltfcft wheii Ir these
countries for that prlolirM vum 535 .
174,000 busliHi Bau, mouint Is
17.7 per cent below th ; mj,e hrff, ay
New York, Mar. 10. .11 20.-Cspt.aln U
P. Borum. ol lie AM-TOn,,, steamer
City of Mempkli, imlUunk Siturday by
a Oerman iMiirlae, ,.,( bll Ba,.hf1
Glasgow. He lolh.il tie local office
of the Hbv.ii g( 4 m ,Mas tflfp.
noon. ' 1 4
The cable mil
"MemphlinikHth. 8hll., botU
separated during Ihe wiM ,Rhti Tllrw
boats conuimm 4) nan m reported
landed Irish tout, mi n,Mlf nl)
malnder landed Oluio isig0Wi Ti-ylngto
asseluble cm, MJroiMrm A werlosn
Th above tlemiaiffl Blii-ted ill
members of ikimtoro t th Memphis
are safe. ,
VO NEW PBVELOPMKST8 15
MCAUXOS WITH GERMABTT
SIMCB SrXBAY ' '
So AdditkMud Orders Have Bom I.
to Ifovy. DestsMansa to
Waahlagton, Mr. 20.-lTher baa
been no obange In th International
staatte atneo Bonday: - '
Tala waa on ot two lone fane
that could b lenrned (oHowlaaT a
two-hour and twenty miaul aessioa
or th cabinet with Prosldent Wilson
thia afternoon. , '
Th seeond fact wa that no addi
tional order war Issued to taay
department along epeed-up or defease
plan against Gorman anbaarin
Only one cabinet member would
ay word a to what weighty mat
ter ot Inrportanc to th nation wr
djacossed esUad the cabinet row
doors, and be wa uatnowlty reticent
even ia giving Hi two facts be did.
Despite a silence unparalleled by
cabinet member atne too atat of
war.- there was a aral tlrtat
mV ImporUnt annuemeit Bnigkt
bo fortbcomlng.,tonlght. from th
White Hon as to President Wilson's
view and polleie In tbe international
Before they lR th eioa alF
cabinet member were bound to utter
secrecy. .j... iv-
Before leaving; the room a few of
them peered cautiously out from be
hind tbe green screen leading to the
hallway. They hesitated as the saw
a f ormidabi array ot newpanof man?
but after a tew minute delay they.
trailed out on by one, worming their
way past visitor and forcefully re
fusing to give ' any statement con
They woatd not Indicate even
whether .President ..Wilaoa hinwelf-
mlght have an announcement to make
or whether there would he aa extra
session earlier than April It.
Petrograd, Mar. 20. "Tbe pro
vincial government which today hold
Russia's deettny in It hands, will,
use every energy with the unanimous
consent of. the nation and will effect.
a opeedy victory,", declared Foreign,
Minister Mlllukoff today. "Russia
overturned in a tew hours a power
detested "by everybody. This feeble.
but tyrannical power, which, waa In
capable of securing food for the peo
ple or of organising tor the future,
and which was using all the country'a
strength to vanquish the enemy now '
occupying our territory no longer ex
ists. ,. ,
"The problem now confronting
Russia are Immense. She will have
to rebuild the whole political edifice,
and In so doing, she will enormous
ly strengthen her moral force to or
ganise and obtain a victory."
KKOKIUL (nVFUTALH HOIJ
RHIPMKXT OF CANNKD BKANS
Portland. Mar. 20. Three hun
dred cases of canned bean consign-'
ed from Sacramento to Boise are held
here ,.nder federal auspices. , . be
cause, It la charged, the manufactur
ers substituted a cheaper product.
86ya beans Instead ot navy bean
wet used, It 1 alleged. 1 ''