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NORWICH, CONN., TUESDAY! APRIL 23, 1918
10 PACES 74 COLUMNS
PRICE TWO CENTS
VOL LIX NO. 97
EVENTS ON BATTLE
RESUMPTION OF GREAT GER
One On the Allied Lines Near Armentieres, the Other
to the North of Albert
Dent Committee u
ENDORSED ANTHONY. AMENp.
MENT AT SPECIAL MEETING '
BLOW LOOKED FOR ON OLD ARRAS LENS FRONT
The Purpose of Such Attacks Would Be to Cut Into the Allied
Lines of the High Ground That Projects Into the Terri
tory Now Held By the Germans, and Where They Sus
tained Such Terrible Losses In Their Recent Two Frontal
Attacks Since the Savage Attack On the American
Forces at Schicheprey On Saturday There Had Been No
Fighting Out of the Ordinary.
Famous German Aviator Killed.
London, April 22. Captain Baron
von Richthofen, the famous German
aviator, has been killed, Reuter s cor
respondent at British headquarters Re
VOTE STOOD 15 TO 11
A Committee of Five Was Appointed
to Fix a Date For the State Conven
ton and Report Back to the Full
Committee at a Later Meeting.
British Tax on Incomes.
London, April 22. According to an
official statement issued by tne treas
ury the tax on earned incomes up to
500 pounds sterling remains as be-1 New Haven, Conn., April 22. The
fore: 2 shillings 3 pence on a pound, democratic state central committee at
Between 500 and 1,000 pounds sterling a special meeting here today endorsed,
it nas Deen Taisea to 3 snimngs. irom uj to it, tne susan B. Anthony amend
1,000 to 2,500 pounds sterling the tax ment to the federal consitution for wo
will be 5 shfllinga 3 pence.
PRESIDENT STOPS CONTEST
British Budget to
i Largest in History
INTRODUCED IN COMMONS - BY
f CHANCELLOR LAW
CITES COST OF THE WAR
Subscriptions to the eighth ' German
loan total 14,550,000.000 marks. .
; The Snanrak fiAV.pnM.nt - i a H afA
ed to -make Columbus day a national I,
Three hundred and twenty-five men
of Columbia's faculty have gone into
the war service.. - ...
Brig.-Gen. John O. Wiser, United
States . militarj' ' "' commandant at
Hawaii was retired. , , ,
Says the Daily Expenditures of Great tenced to 13 years at Atlanta for
IBritam and Germany Are Practi- I sn-
'eally the Same, About 6,250,000
Letter Read in Senate Expressing Op
position to Chamberlin Bill,
man suffrage. Thirty committeemen
were in attendance at the meeting, but
four had gone out before the vote was
taken. No date was set for the state
convention or primaries, but a com
mittee was appointed to fix on the
convention dat3 and report back to the
full committee at a later meeting. The
respective town committees were au
Events along the battle line Jn!
Trance ana in Belgium seem to be
shaping themselves for a resumption
, of the great German offensive. Bines
!the savage attack on the American
I forces at Selcheprey on Saturday there
has been no fighting of an extraordl
; nary nature along the front, but three
bave been indications that the Teu
; tnns are almost ready to resume the
i sledge hammer blows they have been
! aiming at the allied armies.
' Unless recent operations have been
'Wnts, It is probable that the coming
i week will witness two great turning
j movements by the Germans. One
I probably wfll pivot on the village of
Robecq. northwest of Bethune, on the
1 southern side of the salient driven ln
I to the allied lines back of Armen
! tieres. The other Is expected to de
; velop at or near Mesnil. north of Al
, bert. on the north side of the Bomme
Purpcte of Enemy Movements,
The purpose of these movements
i ill be to cut deep Into the allied lines
Ion each side of the promontory that
i projects out Into German-held terrl
tory and terminate on the old Arras
Lens front. The Germans have at
i tempted two great frontal attacks on
the defenses of Lens and Arras, but
'ther have been repulsed with terrible
Mosses. These losses were inflicted up
' on the enemy before he reached the
stronger allied positions in that sec
. tor. and since the second defeat a
; Festubert and Givenchy, the Germans
! have not cared, to take up the task of
J driving -the-fra-nadiatts from their po
' sitions along Vimy Ridge and on each
'end of that great natural bulwark be
If successful attacks were to be
launched by the Germans at Robecq
(and iiesnlt. the British might be forced
'to withdraw from Arras without hav
fir.g a chance to defend their positions
i there. Heavy artillery fire at both
places has been reported and a local
attack at Mesnil snowed that the uer
mans were capable at that point of re
suming offensive operations.
Along the line of the Lys, southwest
of Trres, on the northern front, there
lias not been any notable fighting, nor
have the Germans again essayed thai
reamng or tne .Belgian line nortn 01
lYpres since King Albert's men smash
ed a great assault on that part of the
Continuous Artillery Duel.
South of Albert, at Vlllers-Breton-neux.
there has been a continuous ar
tillery duel for the paBt couple of days,
and a German attack there may be ex
rrctd soon. On the line held by the
French from Albert south to Montdi
dier and thence east to the old battle
line there has been lively artillery
The attack on the Americans at
Peirheprey, east of St. Mihiel. now ap
pears to have been a carefully planned
operation which had as its object the
piercing of the American lines, or per
haps the splitting of the American
and French forces, which are holding
aMiacent positions there. It met with
arfeat, however, and the line, which
was dented bv the fury of the Teuton
attack, has again been restored.
British Budget In Parliament.
Andrew Bonar Law, ehanoellor ot
the British exchequer, has introduced
hi parliament the budget bill for the
eomlng year, Great Britain s expendi
tures for the period covered by the
measure are estimated at about $14,-
S60,B8fi,000, of which approximately $4,
110,880,000 will be raised by taxation,
leaving a balance of nearly $10,650,-
735,000 to be borrowed, At the end of
tha present year the national debt of
Great Britain will be about $39,000,
000,000, of whleh $, 180,000,000 will be
due to her from her allies. Up to the
present the United States, according
to a statement hy Mr, Law, has ad
vanced about $4,750,000,000 to the en
ashington, April 22. What prom- thnHzftd tn arrsintrt for tha ntimhK.
!sed to be a sensational fight in con- Successors to Committeemen Edmund
grejs over tne proposal to turn ais- a. ciune of East Hartford and Thom-
loyajty ana espionage cases over to ia8 Hewes of Farming-ton, both of
military eounmaruai was nippea in whom are in service. No change in the
the bud today by President Wilson, secretaryship was made and the as-
nampions ot tne pian aDanaonea sistant secretary, A. S. Lynch, will look
for the present at least, when Senator Rfter the work during the absence of
PERSHING REPORTS GERMAN
ASSAULT UPON AMERICANS
It is Understood te Indleeta That the
Americana Sustained Mere Than 200
Washington. April 82. Gr'ral
Pershing's renort on the German as
sault upon the American and French
forces in the Toul sector Saturday is
understood to indicate that the Amer
icans sustained more than 200 casual
ties, snd to estimate that the Ger
man loss at between three and four
It was learned tonight' that the re
port hod 'been received, out war de
partment . -officials refused - to 'make St
public or to comment upon persistent
reports about the aenartment - con
cerning its contents. Secretary Baker
is understood to.be awaiting more de
rails before makinir an announcement,
though he probably, will lay- the in
formation received before tne house
military committee when he appears
tomorrow to tell of his trip abroad.
The Germans claim to have captured
183 Americans and to have killed and
wounded many more, and so far there
has been no official American answer
to the claim. This situation will re
sult in a revival of consideration at
the war department of the proposal
that a daily statement be issued from
the headquarters of the American ex
neditionary forces. The explanation
heretofore given for the Tefusal to
secede to the proposals was that
American troops are part and are co
operating with larger French and
British units and that an independent
American communique would neces
sarily duplicate British or French
It Is jealized, however, that German
claims, unless specifically denied from
authoritative sources, will be regard
ed as statements of fact with inevita
ble resulting anxiety to the peonle of
this country. For that reason Secre
tary Baker Is disposed to reopen the
whole question with General Persh
It has been definitely decided that
as soon as American forces 'in any
considerable number are again acting
as an independent unit, a daily state
ment as to its activities will be Issued.
of tho jurieiary committee, made pub'
lio a letter from the president de
claring unalterable opporltion to the
Chamherlan courtmartial bill as both
unnecessary and unconstitutional.
Senator Chamberlain of Oregon. Au
thor of the measure, announced later
that tn view of the president's atti
tude, ho would not press the bill and
that further hearings on it by the mil.
itary committee would be postponed
Before the letter reached Senator
Overman, Penator Brandeeee. of Con
lientletit, republican, had brought the
suD.ieet perore the senate with a res
olution Instructing the judleSary com.
mltteo to e!ve p. formal opinion on the
legality or tne hill, whleh he denoune
ed sua unconstitutional and contain,
lng "henlous" proposals. ' The Con
neetieut senator declared his Snten
tion of calling the resolution up for
a vote tomorrow.
Witnesses be-fore the senate military
committee, including representatives
of various branches of the government
have urged transfer of trials of spies
and disloyalists from the civil to the
military courts as tho only effective
means of dealing with the menace and
preventing a wave of mob violence.
London, April 22. Andrew Bonar
Law, chancellor of the exchequer, in
introducing the budget in the house
of commons today, said it was the
largest in the history of the world, and
he desired to present the situation as
briefly as possible.
? His anticipations as to the assist
ance given to the allies by the United
States had been fulfilled. Despite this
assistance, the British loans to the
allies in the past year were 505,000,000
po.Unds sterling. The United States
had advanced to all the allies &50.O00,
000 pounds sterling. ;
; . ' Britain Self -Supporting.
J'lt is only necessary for us," said
the chancellor, "to lean on the United
States to .the amount the other allies'
loan to the United States.- In other
words, we are self-supportine."
?'I have made certain suggestions re-
FINISH FIGHT IN SENATE
OVER THE OVERMAN BILL
President Wilson Has Sent Word For
-.; fl . pfm j,
Washington, April 22. The senate
settled down today to a finish , fight
on tne Din proposing blanket author
ity for the president to , reorganize
government agencies is prosecuting
No compromise," was the word
sent by President Wilson in a letter
to Senator Overman of North Caro
una, sponsor of the measure. ; Debate
was resumed by supporters of the ad
ministration, while opponents demand
ing specific exemption of the Inter
state Commerce Commission and cer
tain other permanent bureaus from
changes prepared for further efforts
to force amendments.
In his letter to Senator Overman,
tne president said:
"I thank you with all my heart for
standing by the bill which bears
your, name without any compromise
or any Kind.
Senator Overman afterward declar
ed he would oppose any amendment
or the pending measure and felt con
You Must Dei Your
Our soldiers have taken your, burden of
fighting, on their shoulders. They are re
presenting you in the! trenches. This is
; 4your war as much as it is theirs. Make
your dollars help therri. 1
Can you; do less than invest in Liberty
Bonds? No soldier in France says "I can't."
He says "I will." Prove that you are a
good American and j - " '
James Elv Miller, aradu'ata a? Yalii.
long reported missine in France was
killed in action on March 9, in an air
cattle. - - -
The Deutschea Journal, a German
newspaper of New York controlled by
William T? TJ . , . .
;a.uuii. . .
Ferdinand Mitchauser, of Queens,
was held in $1,000 bail, charged with
selling liquor to sailors at a Brooklyn
Navy Department officials " stated
that reports indicate vice conditions
in .Philadelphia will be improved with
in two weeks. . -
John T. Emple, for many years a
prominent tigure m democratic poll
tics of Fort Plain, N. Y., died at-the
age or. ss years.
Walter Guion of NapoleonyHle, La,
was named by Governor Pleasant, to
$11 the unexpired term of the late
senator . Broussard.
The City Council of Worcester,
Mass., has voted to give good Ameri
can names to all streets in that city
uearing uerman names. .'
EOfflilORffltD TO llt i
To Aid the Liberty Day Celebrations and Boost the
Sales of Liberty Bonds
M'ADOO SENDS TELEGRAM TO GOVERNORS
Official Reports to the Treasury Last Night, Covering Busi
ness Up to Yestenky. Morning, Gave the Total of,Loan
. Subscriptions as $1 ,4S0,555,5C0 Hartford, Springfield
and Chelsea, Mass., Have Reported Oversubscriptions-7- -Connecticut
Has Disposed of 58 Per Cent of Its Quota
Connecticut Banner Winners Yesterday were: Hart
ford, Windsor, Portland, Lyme, Hadlyme and Wethers
field. ..-'"jr .'. . 'i.
According to an official announce
ment at Geneva the neutrality of
Switzerland was violated 5Stj times
up to the end of January.
r ne Liberty Loan Ball, en route
from Buffalo to New York on its Lib
erty Bond sale trip, was the center
of attraction at Fort Plain. '
Miss Freida Carlson, a young girl,
of New Britain, was ,instantly killed
by a Hartford bound train in Plain
vilie after 1 o'clock yesterday.
The former Dutch steamship Ryn-
dam now in United States service was
fired for the third time in two weeks.
An investgation was ofJered.
Secretory Patrick B. O'Sullivan of
Derby, who is an ensign in the naval
, Resolution Adopted.
The resolution endorsing the suffrage
Resolved, that the democratic state
central committee does hereby endorse
the Susan B. Anthony amendment to
the federad constitution enfranchising
women in .the United States, and urg
es formal action thereon by the Unit
ed States senate." '
The resolution will be sent to the
Connecticut senators at Washington.
Its adoption followed arguments for
such action by a delegation, consisting
of Mrs. T. S. McDermott of New Ha
ven, Miss Katherine Ludington, presi
dent of the Connecticut Woman Suf
frage association, Mrs. Nancy Schoon
fident of its passage with votes . to J' P Jffi
GERMAN WOMEN DESIRE
TO RETURN TO GERMANY
They Aro Seeking Permission of New
York Port Enemy Alien Bureau.
LABOR IN IRELAND TO
New York, April 22. A rush of Ger
man women to the New York port
enemy alien bureau seeking permis
sion to return to Germany has follow
ed the publication of the regulation
requiring enemy all tin women to regi
ster, it was announced today.
One of the applicants today was
Sladam Margarete Arndt-Ober, a con
tralto, who sang at one time at the
Metropolitan Opera House under the
name "Margarete Ober." She said she
had lost her position here but hoped'
to secure an engagement in Berlin.
Her applicatiori has been referred to
Madam Ober was dropped from the
list of Metropolitan opera singers,
along with other German artists, when
German opera was striken from the
repertoire after the declaration of war
She brought an action against the
company for breach of contract which
still remains undertermined.
400,000 TONS NORWEGIAN
8AILING SHIPS CHARTERED
By the Shipping Board Principally
For 8outh American Trade.
Washington, April 22. The shipping
toaxd has chartered 400,000 tons of
.Norwegian sailing ships. They will
be put Into non-hazardous trades
prtnctpaJly with South America - re
leasing ships for war trades.
The silling vessels will supplant
bout one-third as much steam ton
nage, the difference being due to
slower speed. Some of the chartered
ships are as large as 5,000 tons ca
pacity and all or them are of steel.
The chartered ships will be allowed
tit fnlfill existing contracts, most of
which expire soon, after which they
will be directed in their trade ac
cording to war needs. Control by the
hjpping board will result in lower
tales 10 shippers and more effective
handling of lh ships through the
handonment cf th- "tramp" method
spare. He conceded, however, that
the vote on exempting the Interstate
Commerce Commission and possibly
other bureaus from its scope would
be very close. A canvass of the sen
ate is in progress.
In today's debate Senators Fletcher
of Florida, chairman of the commerce
committee, and Shields, of Tennessee,
a member of the judiciary committee.
which reported the bill, urged passage
of the measure as a means of cent
ralizing authority and speeding up
war operations. They declared the
president is responsible for the con
duct of the war and should be given
necessary authority he asks.
Dublin Trade Congress Decides
Abstain From Work Today.
Dublin. April 22. Following the de
cision of the Trade Congress here on
Saturday, various trade unions have
met and have generally accepted the
decision and have determined to ab
stain from all work tomorrow as a
protest against conscription and as
evidence of their purpose to resist it.
Dublin householders this morning
were told by bakers and milkmen that
there would be no deliveries tomor
row. . Tramway and transport work
ers' organizations have decided to stop
wont, as well as engineers, carpen
ters, tailors, drapers' assistants,
blacksmiths, etc. Railway men's or
ganizations, said to number 20,000. in
cluding station masters and clerks,
have come to the same decision.
So far as trades union labor is con
cerned, to prove its able influence over
its members, tomorrow will be a gen
eral holiday. No previous attempt to
stop tramways and trains has ever
completely succeeded in Ireland, but
this is the first time any such move
has been able to rely on high eccles
iastical and political approval. The
event is not a strike in -any ordinary
sense, but is a demonstration with a
Sixteen king s council, Including two
of the three sergeants-at-law. have
issued a statement approving and
adopting the declaration of the Cath
olic hierarchy on conscription.
MILITARY IN CONTROL OF
PRINCIPAL IRISH RAILWAYS
TO MELT INTO BULLION
350,000,000 SILVER DOLLARS
of New York, which appeared before
the committee, and a spirited debate
by committeemen. The resolution was
offered by Committeeman Patrick H.
Brady of Bridgeport. William R. Pal
mer of Oxford led the opposition while
George M. Landers of New Bnain,
Judge C. Geary of Waterford and Ar
thur C. O'Keefe of West Haven spoke
The committee which will determine
the date for the state convention con
sists of George M. Landers, New Bri
tain; William R, Palmer, Oxford:
Judge' Geaj-y, Waterford; Judge E. P.
0'Mara: New Haven, and Arthur C.
O'Keefe of West Haven.
A call for 1,190 draft registrants of
grammar school educated with some
technical training was made by Pro
vost Marshal General Crowder.
Entertainment of soldiers will be
considered almost exclusively by the
Drama League of America at its an
nual convention in Washington.
' - -
i Prevost "Marebal General Crowder
advised the Senate Military Committee-
that- 2 000, men will be placed in Class
1 from which all future calls will be
NEW YORK RESERVE BANK
Dublin Police Removed Arms and Am.
munition From Gunsmith Shops.
London. April 22. The military
authorities have taken over control
of the principal Irish railways, the
post offices and telephone exchanges
according to the correspondent at Cork
of the Daily Chronicle. It is added
that the police on Saturday removed
all -arms and ammunition from gun
smith shops in Dublin, where it is
reported that similar, autfjn will be
taken thoroughout Ireland., . ....
Bill Authorizing It Is Ready
Washington, April 22. The admin
istration bill authorizing the melting
uuu uuiiioa oi. aov uuu uuu suver dol
lars to pay trade balances, was passed
by the house late today without
amendment. It had been passed by
the senate and now goes to the presi
The bill provides for the retirement
or silver certihcates concurrent with
the melting of the silver dollars and
for the purchase of silver at not more
than $1 an ounce to replace that melt
ed. This section of the measure
virtually fixes the price of silver. Set
tlement of trade balances with silver
was determined upon in order to con
serve the gold supply.
To supply currency to take the place
of the silver or silver certificates with
drawn from circulation, the federal
reserve board is authorized to issue
federal reserve bank notes, based on
the security of United States certifi
cates of indebtedness or of United
States one year gold notes.
NEGRO HANGED IN
n Increase of $17,673,600 More
Than Saturday's Total.
At Lexington, Tenn Had Shot and
Killed Sheriff W. E. MoBride.
Lexington, Tenn., April 22. Berry
Noyes, the negro who shot and killed
Sheriff W. ,E. McBride near here last
Saturday, was hanged in the court
house yard tonight by a mob. The
sheriff sought to arrest Noyes for vio
lating the state prohibition law.
Later his body was dragged through
the streets to the scene, of the killing
of the sheriff and burned at the stake
tonight. . .
The negro was located late today
by a posse in a wood hear here and
after barricading himself resisted his
pursuers- until his ammunition had
been exhausted. No one was injured
in the exchange of shots.
'The ncsrd shot and killed Sheriff
CacBnae Saturday. " -
New York, April 22. Subscriptions
to the third Liberty loan filed with the
New York federal reserve bank
amount to $390,612,600, of $17,673,400
more than the - total reported at the
close of business. Saturday, according
to an. official announcement made to
night. " This total represents the result of
thirteen actual working days. The ag
gregate at the end of the thirteenth
working day in the last campaign was
With the half way mark reached in
the drive, less than half the official
quota of $900,000,000 for this dis
trict has been subscribed, and it will
be necessary to raise $92,448,950 a day
if the voluntary goal of $1,500,000,000
is to be reached.
New York city has raised $283,259,
500, or 42 per cent, of its allotment.
The rest of the district has subscrib
ed $107,353,100 or 46 per cent., with
totals and percentages for the sub
districts divided as follows;
Loner Island outside of New York
city, '5,161,850 or 95; northern New
Jersey, $31,457,800, or 58: Fairfield
county. Conencticut, and Westchester
and Rockland counties, $9,926,700, or
Among the large subscriptions re
ported unofficially in this city today
were one of $3,400,000 by the Cities
Service Company and Henry L. Doher
ty and Company, jointly, and another
of $1,000,000 by the Cuban American
Announcement that the banks of
this city have completed a $100,000,000
pool for the convenience of small in
vestors, to enable them to buy bonds
on the partial payment plan, was made
by the committee tonight.
gardlng advances to the allies," continued-
the chancellor, "which, if
adopted, will lessen our burden con
siderably without in any way increas
ing the total obligation to the United
Revenue for Last Fiscal Year.
The revenue for the last fiscal year,
he said, was "07,234,565 pounds, a
large increase over the preceding year.
The chancellor Considered It possible
that alteration of the arrangement
with the United Slates In the method
of making advances would result in
loans to the allies belnsr reduced to
300,000,000 pounds sterllnR and to the
dominions 50,000,000 pounds.
The additional taxation proposed,
said the chancellor, would in the full
year be equivalent to 68 per cent, of
the ante-bellum revenue from taxation.
The financial strength of the country
after three years of war was amazing
testimony to the financial stability of
Germany's Daily Expenditures.
Mr. Bonar Law said that Germany's
daily expenditure was 8,250,000 pounds
sterling, practically the same its thn
British, but the German total did not
include various charges borne by the
central governments here, The total
German votes of credit amounted at
the present time to 6,200,000.000
Total Taxations Levied,
Assuming that the German estimates
would be realized, the total taxation
levied by the German government
would amount to 395,000,000 pounds
sterling, as against 1.044.000.000 noundn
sterling In Great Britain. This was
not enough to pay the interest on the
war debts accumulated. - The German
balance sheet reckoned on the same
basis as the British would, with the
interest on the sinking fund, pensions
and pre-war expenditure, be 720,000,
000 pounds sterling yearly. With an
additional permanent imperial revenue
or izu.uuuouo pounds, it would make
their total additional revenue 185.000.-
000 pounds. This amount added to the
pre-war revenue brought the total up
to 335,000,000 pounds sterling, showing
a deficit of 385,000,000 pounds.
"If that were our position.'' he add
ed. "I would say that bankruptcy was
not rar distant."
Without a dissenting vote the House
resolved that certain ' language used
by George Creel, chairman of Public
Information was "Impertinent and not
The oollier Glen White, of 3,700
tons, launched Saturday by the New
York Shipbuilding Corporation for a
Boston concern was taken over by the
German Tax Imposed on Masses.
The German taxes had been almost
exclusively indirect, or imposed on
commodities required by the masses
or the people and not upon the weal
thier classes, who control the govern
ment, and upon whom the government
is airaid to put extra taxation.
Mr. 'Bonar Law declared it was the
duty of the government to levy as
much taxation as could be borne by
the nation without weakening it In
the conduct of the war. The exoess
profits tax would not he increased, be
cause if it were the government should
not get more money and might get less.
He intended, however, to stop the
leakage in that tax.
Many business associates and per
zonal friends In Hartford and from
other plnees attended the funeral ser
vice for Col. Cleorge Pope at his late
home In Hartford,
Director of Shipbuilding Schwab
made a flying trip to Philadelphia from
Washington and In ten minutes com
mandeered nine floors of a building
for a headquarters.
Sir William James Bull will submit
to Commons a resolution extending
the aVe limit for unmarried women
for work of national importance to
range from 19 to SO,
An order was sent by tha Bolshe
vik! government to Vladivostok to ship
machinery, machine tools, explosives,
shells and metals concentrated there
to European Russia,
General Pershing In a message to
the American theatre people told them
he would appreciate any service ren
dered through the Y. M, C. A. for the
United States soldiers,
Edward Putnam, who escaped from
Jackson Prison, Michigan, In 1816, and
went to uanaoa ana .enustea in tne
army returned to the prison a cripple.
He was wounded at Vlmy Ridge.'
Washington. April 22. All governors
were asked today by Secretary Mc
Adoo to declare next Friday a state
legal holiday, as President Wilson has
proclaimed in a national holiday to aid
the-Liberty day celebrations, by which
it is 'hoped to boost sales of Liberty
bonds well along toward the three
billion dollar minimum.
j Jifst as the nation's offerings of Lib
erty dollars passed 1.500 000.000 today,
the St. Louis and Minneapolis federal
reserve district managers sent word
that they had exceeded their subscrip
tion quotas of $130,000,000 and $105,
Telegram to Governors.
Secretary McAdoo's telegram to
"The president by proclamation has
designated Friday. April 26th. as Lib
erty day and has made the afternoon
of that day a 'holiday for , all federal
employes throughout the . country
whose services can be spared. Tne
success of the Liberty loan is so vital
to the nation that it is the first duty
of every citizen to support to the ut
most the financial measures essential
to the effective and successful prose
cution of the war. The observance of
Liberty day by the people of each
state in the union will immeasurably
stimulate the sale" of United States
Liberty bonds, the subscriptions tc
which will. clote on May 4th, 1918. ''
The co-operation, of- the governors
Of thst-vario4w-a.tatei.jof hjjuntet-is
lnqispensa-Die tc tne proper observance
Of Liberty day and to the successful
completion of the third Liberty loan.
May I not beg that you will by procla
mation designate April 20th as Liberty
day within your state- and to make
the afternoon of that day a. legal holi
day if it is in your power to do so.
If it cannot be made a legal holiday,
will you not urge that stores and all
public places be closed on the after
noon of that day and that the people
in the cities, towns and country dis
tricts join in appropriate ceremonies.
"I have requested the organizations
co-operating in the Liberty loan cam
paign to do everything in their.power
to encourage patriotic demonstrations
on that day and to promote the suc
cess of the Liberty loan. Hay I not
also -suggest that In your proclamation
you request the mayors and other lo
cal governing authorities to make it a
special point to co-operate in their
several localities to celebrate Libertv
Darnels Sends Radio Message.
To- promote Liberty day, Secretary
Daniels today abandoned plans for
making Wednesday a special navy
Liberty loan day. He sent a radio
message to all ships, shore stations
and naval camps all over the world,
suggesting rallies and the gathering of
Jffleial reports tonight to the treas
ury. . covering business up to this
morning, gave the -total of loan sub
scriptions as $1,490,555,1500, but offi
cials said it , was certain that reports
today's work, wouid send the amount
for beyond $1,500,000,000. Among the
subscriptions by districts announced
District. Subscription. P.C. '
Boston $122 861,600 49
Philadelphia ..' 112.354.5fXt - 44
New York .. 390.612 600 43
New York Has 42 Per Cent
New York city has rolled up $2S-3,-259.500.
or 42 per cent, of Its quota:
New York state has contributed $34i,
608,000, or 42 per cent.,- and- northern
New Jersey $41,539,000. of 58 per cent.
Cities' proportions of quotas sub
scribed were announced as: Newark,
N. 'J 68: Jersey City and Buffalo, 28.
The- claim of Utah of having passed
the 100 per cent, mark was officially
recognized by the treasury today.
. Chicago district headquarters re
ported today that 1,600 honor flags had
been awarded to communities, giving
thia district the record. In the Cleve
land district 498 communities have
won flags, and in the Philadelphia dis
trict S8. Pennsylvania, outside- of
Philadelphia, has subscribed $43,556,
000: Philadelphia. $55,571,000; lower
New Jersey, $8,393,000, and Delewire,
$4 832.000. .
Madame Sohumann-Heink today'ac
cepted invitations to sing at Liberty
loan rallies in Harrisburg. Pa.. April
27. and in Philadelphia April 28. So
licitor General John Wv Davis arranged
to speak at Bethlehem, Pa., April 28.-
LIBERTY LOAN FIGURES
, . FCR NEW ENGLAND.
Oversubscriptions by Hartford, Spring
field and Chelsea.
Major-General George Barnett ' of
the Marine Corps announced that men
who have become 21 years old since
last June should accept the opportun
ity to Join the Marine Corps, as It
would be their last.
Over 100 automobiles were destroyed
by Are of unknown origin at the
garage of the Syracuse Motoj- Sales
Lu. A stranger naa meea ibli iu
guard the garage during the tempor
ary Illness of the watchman.
Morris Weinstein, an Austrian,
broke through police lines at the
parade of the new 69th New York
Regiment and shouted: "To hell with
America. He was sent to the
psychopathic ward at Bellevue.
The German-American Alliance of
Connecticut has dissolved. The funds
on hand will be divided between
Charity organizations, in which the
organization had interest, mostly in
the form of war savings certificates.
WOULD PLACE FINANCIAL
. BURDEN. ON UNITED STATES
Fur Buyers Big Liberty Bonds.
St. Louis, April 22. At the opening
of the annual April fur auction here
today, at which 350 buyers were pre
sent, pledges for $700,000 in . Liberty
Bonds were made before fur sales
Reginald McKenna Would Have Great
Britain Finance Only Itself.
London, April 22. Reginald Mc
Kenna, former chancellor of the ex-f-heauen.
applauded Mr. Bonar Law's
reaflly great effort and. in the course
of some mild criticisms, urged thr the
United States should take over from
Great Britain the burden of financing
the allies, while Great Britain con
fined its attention to financing itself.
.Mr. Bonar' Uw interposed to say
that that .was the kind of arrangement
he proposed" to adopt.
Two additions to the passenger list
of the missing naval collier Cyclops
were announced by the navy depart
ment. They, are: Gunner Chatfield C.
Stanley. U. S. N., Chicago, and Car
penter John M. Groff, U. S. N., Grand
SEDITION BILL READY
FOR FINAL ACTION
Proposes Twenty Years' Imprisonment
and $10,000 Fines.
Washington, April 22. The sedition
bill, proposing twenty years' impris
onment and $10,600 fines for acts and
utterances of disloyalty or acts de
signer! to obstruct the army draft or
hoerty loans, was made ready today
for final action by congress. Senate
and house conferees reached an agree
ment on the legislation recommendin!
ajl the' broad provisions added by the
.Boston, April 22. Today's figures
from New England on the third Lib
erty loan showed Maine in the lead
with subscriptions representing 59 per
cent, of its quota, while Connecticut
has. disposed of 58 per cent.. New
Hampshire 57 per cent., Vermont 56
per cent., and Rhode Island 52 per cent
Three large cities, Hartford, Conn.,
Springfield and Chelsea, were in to
day's list of communities representing
oversubscriptions. Hartford had been
asked to take $8,171,000 worth of bonds.
Springfield $6,701,000 and Chelsea
$-753.000.. Local leaders in each city
notified the general committee that the
mark had been passed.
7 384 Honor Flags Awarded.
Three hundred and eighty-four cities
and towns in the district have called
upon the committee for honor flags
awarded for oversubscription. Today
the committee sent out 77 of these
banners. Among .the banner winners
were: Connecticut Hartford, Windsor.
Portland, Higganum, Lyme, Hadlyme'
The largest subscription included in
today's ttoal was by Brown Brothers
& company, bankers, who notified the
committee that one-third of their pur
chase of $3,000,000 was to be credited
to be filed later tonight, representing to the Boston reserve district.
NO STRIKE YET ON THE
CASE OF T. J. MOONEY
But Seattle Central ' Labor Council
Has Voted For One Day Strike. .
Seattle, Wash.. April 22. No strike
In connection with the case of Thomas
J. Mooney has been ordered, labor
leaders said today, but about a month
ago the Central Labor Council adopt
ed a resolution calling for a vote on
the question: of striking in casa the
Mooney case is not settled by May 1.
Officials said the intent was to vote
on a strike of one- day's duration. '
GOMPERS SAYS IT WOULD ,
BE VIOLATION OF UNION LAWS
Any Strike or Protest Against Alleged
Persecution of Mooney.
NINE EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS
IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA..
Caused Damage Estimated at
Half a Million Dollars.
Los Angeles, Calif.. April 22. Nine
earthquake shocks, severe in inten
sity, which began yesterday at 3.37 p.
m., and extended over a period of
thirty hours, appeared tonight to have
completed their work of destruction,
having caused property damage
roughly estimated at half a million
dollars. . ,
After thirty hours of waiting, no ad-,
dltional reports of heavy damage had
been . received from all of southern '
California, which suffered most, or
western Arizona and Utah, which'were
Hemet and San Jacinto, twin towns
of the broad valley between the San
Jacinto and Santa Ana ranges, were
1 1 1 j . . .
i' di i wrcthca jn tneir uusincss sections
Washington, April 22. Announce-
Pointer of WashinXn VbSZ El" 400 odd hom :
tie labor leaders were proposing
general strike in protest against al
leged persecution of Thomas Mooney
and others convicted of bomb plotting
at San Francisco, resulted tonight in
a statement by Samuel Gompers. pres
ident of the American federation of
Labor, declaring any attempt to In
cite such a strike would be in viola
tion, of union .laws and repugnant to
the rights and interests- of workers
themselves and would react against
a i di.,. i j .1 m
TENTH KEEL LAID
HOG ISLAND SHIPYARD
There Are Now Some 23,300 Men Em
. ployed at the Yard. -
Philadelphia. April . 22. The tenth
keel of the merchant marine fleet be
ing built at the Hog Island shipyard
was laid today. Francis T. Bowles,
assistant general manger of the Emer
gency Fleet Corporation in charge of
work at Hog Island, being present
when the first piece of steel was plac
ed on the ways for the steamship
Mr. Bowles said that steel is coming
to Hog Island in large quantities and
that the eleventh keel would be laid
probably within the next three days.
There are 23 300 men now employed at
dollars here, railroad water tanks at
several points, building fronts at Ban-
Ping and elsewhere, irrigation reser
voirs and canals and countless chim-.
neys suffered from the shocks.
August Collins, who was ill and
died from nervous shock, according to"
tne coroner,' and Frank E. DarnelL
killed by a fall from a pier, during a
panic, were tne only two deaths. A
score of persons suffered injuries, but
in most cases they were not serious
MILWAUKEE COUNTY OVER
TOP IN LIBERTY LOAN:
Population is Largely of German Extraction.
Milwaukee, April 22. Milwaukee,
county, the population of which is
largely of German exhraction, went
"over the top" In seven days, the
amount subscribed to the third Lib
erty loan, as announced this afternoon
being $16,700,000, or more than $2,000,
000 above Its quota. -
A petition was submitted to the
Mexican Secretary of Industry and
Commerce for permission to exploit
exist around mnsenaaa Bay. Lower;
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