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British and French War Craft Have Moved On U-Boat
Bases at Zeebrugge and Ostend
Two Large Old-Time Cruisers, Laden With Concrete, Were
Sunk at the Entrance to the Bruges Canal at Zeebrugge,
nrl . ThWA One Was Sunk While Passinz In the Canal
At Ostend Two Warships Were Run Ashore and Des
troyed By Bombs Considerable Damage Was Done By
Guns of the Warships to Works on Shore at Both Places
One British Torpedo Destroyer Was Sunk and Two
Smaller Craft Are Missing Along the Entire Battle
Front Comparative Quiet Continues It Is Rumored
That Relations Between Holland and Germany Are
Cabled Paragraphs
British Gain East of Robecq.
London, April 23. The British sain
ed ground east of Robecq, today, ac
cording to Field Marshal Haigs re
port tonight, and improved their posi
tion around Metern. Numerous pri
soners were captured.
The British have not permitted the
halt in the fighting along the western
battle front to keep them inactive.
With their landsmen on the alert,
watching keenly- and waiting for the
next move of the German infantry in
1-Yance and Belgium, British naval
forces, reinforced to some extent by
French war craft, have carried out a
startling and daring manoeuver, which
if it should prove to have been suc
cessful may play a marked part in the
future of the war.
No less objective was sought than
the blotting out by one sweeping blow
of Germany's submarine menace from
the bases at Zeebrugge and Ostend by
the sinking across the exits from the
harbors of large, old-time cruisers,
lden with cargoes of concrete to make
more impervious their removal.
While full details of tha attack have
not yet been received,, the Information
at hand Is to the effect that two of the
cruisers were blown at the entrance
to the Bruges Canal at Zeebrugge and
another was sunk while passing in the
canal. At Ostend two additional war
ships were run ashore and destroyed
by bombs but it is believed they failed
. lully (o choke, the channel.
In addition, considerable damage
was done by the guns of the warships
to works on shore at b; places.
Volunteers were chosen by the Brit
ish admiral in command for the dan
gerous task, and a far greater num
ber of men than could be used in the
enterprise willingly came forward and
offered their services for a manoeuvre
which mieht he successful in ridriine
the waters of menaces which had re
mained impregnable under the shore
batteries, the guns of warships and
the treacherous shoal water outside.
One British torpedo destroyer was
sunk by the German guns and four
smaller craft are missing, while a con
siderable number of casualties on
board the attacking vessels were suf
Along the entire battle front the
state of comparative quietude that has
existed since last Thursday continues.
The only activity, except for small
attacks here and there, is being car
ried out by the artillery. The German
guns have been paying particular at
tention to the sectors around Ypres,
Kemmel and the Nieppe Forest, upon
which "large numbers of high explo
sive and gas shells have been thrown.
North of Albert the British in , a
local attack improved their position
and took prisoners, and additional
captives were made by them near
Robecq an Wytschaete. Attempts by
the Germans to raid French trenches
betewen Lassigny and Noyon were repulsed.
iNorwnnstanaing the lull, there is
expectancy in the allied camps of the
near approach of another great at
tempt by the Germans to break their
lines. All precautions have been tak
en by the various commanders and
everywhere the fronts have been
strengthened in anticipation of further
onslaughts. In both the British and
sno jrrencn armies tne soldiers are
waiting patiently, -confident that 1 J y
will be able to give a. good account
of themselves against the Germans.
Rumor has it that relations between
Holland and Germany are strained;
that Germany has delivered an ulti
matum to Holland demanding teh
right to transmit civilian supplies,
sand and gravel and war materials
on the Dutch railways and canals. In
Holland, it is said, the feeling is that
acquiescence would be equivalent td
Holland's abandonment of neutrality.
Advices coming out from Germany
are to the effect that the German
newspapers are preparing the people
for a declaration of war against Ger
many at an early date by Uruguay
and Argentina.
Says Soldiers and Officers Everywhere
Are Magnificent.
Paris, April 23. Premier Clemari-
ceau, in talking today with an editor
of Liberte, told of his trip along the
whole British and French fighting
fronts from which he had just re
"The impression of absolute ronfi
dence which I brought back with me,'
he said, "makes me forget the fatigus
os such a long excursion. The soldiers
and officers everywhere are magnifi
cent and the British army, notwith
standing the immense effort it is mak
ing, is an admirable spectacle.
v "To see the men covered with mud
come to attention when they learned
that I was there, regardless of their
extreme fatigue,- was a sign worth
seeing. I had to hold improvised re
views all along the roads.
"The relations between the French
and British regiments are excellent
both as regards the command and the
men. The armies on the western
front materially and morally have nev
er been in such good form. What hns
most raised the confidence of the
French soldiers is the conviction
from their own knowledge of how ter
rible efficacious has been .their rif.c
fire. -r
"Where will the enemy make his at
tack? Towards the north: towards the
sea where the Belgians have just
shown their valor? Towards the Oise
or against Amiens? The last objec
tive will perhaps tempt him again,
but we everywhere are ready."
Against the U-Boats
T, : " i "...
Allied. Naval Forces Presumably Ar
Preparing to Mine' the Belgian and
German Coasts and Back the Mines
With a Heavy Guard.' . .-"
Yesterday Banner
Day For liberty Loan
THE SUM OF $127,123,000 WAS RE
TOTAL IS $1,657,678,800
Messages Indicate That In the Balance
. of the Week the Biggest Outpouring
of .Pledges Since the Country Went
to War Will Be Made.
Washington, April 23. American na
val officers await eagerly the full story
of the successful French-British naval
blow against the German destroyer
and U-boat bases on the Belgian
coast. The impression prevails here.
supported by certain facts regarding
American naval preparations, that a
carefully planned naval offensive
against the U-boats has begun which
is to be pressed vigorously until the
underwater raiders are bottled up or
checked to such an extent that their
operations will no longer be a serious
There is nothing to indicate that the
navy department had any advance in-
Condensed Telegrams
The Dutch cabinet met yesterday in
extraordinary session.
Washington, April 23. Messages
reaching the treasury tonight mdi
cated that in the balance of the week
the countrv will witness the biggest
outpouring of Liberty loan pledges
seen since the nation went to war.
Reports to headquarters tonight pre
dicted that whole federal reserve dis
tricts, states and cities would reach
their minimum goals by the end of
the week and spend next week in
gathering oversubscriptions.
" ' Biggest Sum Ever in One Day.
The first news of the new phase was
the announcement (tonight that $127,
123,000 has been reported today, mak-
Next Friday. Liberty dav. will not be
a legal holiday in Massachusetts.
Duke Frederick II. rnlpr nt tha
German duchy of Anhalt, is dead.
Only German women will be require
ed to register under the espionage
Thomas A. Edison had a second
grandson, born in West Orange, N. J
April 21.
The City Council haa naiud nn nr.
dinance pia'cing Cleveland in the Cen
tral tune -zone. - - . .
Soldiers on guard at Highland Falls,
N. Y foiled a plot to rob the mail
,yuuciies ana a registered bag. .
More than 100,000 boys- between 16
and 20 have enrolled in six states for
iarm wont during the summer.
The Guatemalan Congress voted to
occupy the same position to the beli
gerents of Europe as does the United
Lieutenant Commander . Neuitnn
Mansfield, in-charge of recruiting for
the navy, announced that 78,000 men
are needed,. . ,
Ram Chanda Shot Dead In Court Room At San
- .......
Francisco By a Former Employe . J
Public Ceremony Held by the Child
ren of Lyons, France.
Berlin Advices Say They Are Expected
to Declare War Before Long.
London, April 23. Uruguay and
Argentina are expected to declare war
against Germany at an earlyy date,
according to Berlin advices forwarded
by the Exchange Telegraph correspon
dent at Amsterdam. The German
newspapers have been notified to pre
pare the public for this development.
He adds.
The VadcHand says an agreement
has been reached regarding one point
which has caused friction between
Holland and Germany, but that the
old dispute concerning the transport
of sand and gravel to Germany con
tinues to be a stumbling block. Ger
many desires to resume the practice
of shipping gravel through HollaTid,
but the Dutch government offers ob
jections, on the ground that new cir
cumstances have arisen.
Lyons. France, M qnday, " April 22.
The, children of Lyons in a public
ceremony today expressed thanks to
the children of America, especially the
15,000 000 who are members of the
American Red Cross. The ceremony
was held in the Palace Bellecourt.- the
city's Central Square, where 3,000
school children filled a hollow square
formed tjy 6 000 inhabitants' gathered
to welcomethe - American. -Red Cross
party headed by H. P. Davison. Every -boy
carried an American flag and
every girl a French tfi-color.
In unison the children recited a
French poem expressing gratitude to
the children of America. On the re
viewing stand were Mr. Davison, Eliot
Wadsworth, James H. Perkins, Homer
Folks, Dr. Palmer Lucas, Dr. George
Vincent, Mayor Herriot. the military
Governor of Lyons and the prefect of
the Department of the Rhone. - Mr.
Davison thanked the children in the
name of America.
The American Red Cross child wel
fare exhibition, which opened in
Lyons on April 9, received 72,000
visitors in the first nine days.
Will Provide Safe Place
For Your Bonds
A Farmer was in the office of The Bulletin
and re marked he would buy some Liberty y
Bonds if he had a 'place to keep them.
Inquiry was made and It was learned that
the Savings Banks are not only willing to
keep the bonds for such people without .
' . charge, but already have thousands of
them, for safe keeping, giving the pur
chaser a receipt. ' .;
Don't Fail To Get Your Bonds
For 25 Years General Manager of :The
Associated Press.
They Are Described in a Diplomatic
Dispatch From France.
Washington. April 23. Serious food
riots In Galicia are described in a di
plomatic despatch today from France.
It says:
"A telegram from Vienna to the
Muenchener Neueste Machrichten re
ports that in many large townB of Ga
licia riots Involving bloodshed, took
place last week because of the short
age of food. At Cracow these riots
were particularly fierce, causing the
deaths of a number of people. The
troops charged into the crowd. The
disturbances have now spread to Eas
tern Galicia. morez particularly in
Lemberg and Tarnople. The number
cf casualties in the civil population is
also high."
N'ew York, April 23 In honor of
Melville E. Stone, for twenty-five
years general manager of The Asso
ciated Press, the' members of that as
sociation made their annual meeting
nere today an occasion for paying tri
bute to his services. The meetine al
so mas marked by an appeal by Frank
B. Noyes. president of The Associated
Press, urging the editors to surraort
President Wilson in the prosecution of
the war.
Mr.. Stone was presented, in behalf
of the board of directors, with an il
luminated volume entitled, "M. E. S.,"
"His Book," a work intended to set
forth in permanent form, the record
of Mr. Stone's services, life and activ
ities. Members tts The Associated
Press had also caused to be insert
ed in the book, . in loose form, what
were described by Mr. Noyes as "very
beautiful impressions of steel engrav
ings," being twenty-five $1,000 Liber
ty bonds, "millenium milestones'' as
it were of each twenty-five golden
The Krupp Works' in Germany em
ployed more than. 110,000 persons in
reDruary, ana 126,000 are now em
ployed there. ' t
According to reports at . Zurich,
-,ouni zernin, wno registered, as
Austrian foreign minister, may be en
voy to Jtserun. .
Max Eastman, editor of the suppres
sed Masses, on trial for violation of
the espionage act says, "Loyalty has
no middle ground.
German authorities in Belgium is
sued a decree directing the finances of
tne flemish and Walloon districts be
administered separately.
A readjustment of the aircraft' pro
gram was decidedly, on definitely by
President Wilson. Secretary Baker)
was oraereu to carry it out.
Syracuse ministers declared that the
churches will be unable while the city
remains- "wet" to co-operate in food
saving, as requested by Hoover.
Across the Room, Over the Heads of Attorneys, United States
Marshal James B. Holohan Fired the Shot That Killed
Ram Singh, the Murderer, Breaking His Neck Soldiers
and Deputy Marshals Rushed to All Exits With Drawn
Revolvers and Order Was Soon Restored The Trial,
Which Is of 32 Persons Charged With Conspiracy to
Foment Revolution In India, Has Been Marked With
Animosity Among the Defendants. 1
Production of Bituminous coal for
the week ending April 13 totaled 1
630,000 tons, showing an increase of
17 per cent over the previous week.
By the Mtmum of Natural History
Is So Used In Japan.
New York. April 2i. Seaweed is re
commended as a useful food in Am
erican homes by the Museum of Na
tural history which has opened a food
exhibit in this city. A placard sets
forth that while one of the principal
factors of Japan's food supplies sea
weed. "Yet this country, with superior
resources, has entirely ignored this
valuable product and allowed to go
to waste a very useful food."
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Selenineff.
Greenwich, Conn., April 25. Mrs.
Elizabeth J. Seleninoft, 79, widow of Al
exander SeJeninoff, former. Russian
consul in Nw York, died at her home
here todar. She was a native of
Georgia and was known for her phll
snthropic work. Before her husband's
d-ath she lived many years n Jtus-
Over One-Third of the 1488 Cities and
Towns Have Exceeded Their Quotas.
Boston, April 23. Reports in the
hands of the committee indicate that
nearly one-third of the 1486 cities and
towns in New England which were as
signed quotas already had over-sub-ecribed
and made claim to honor flacs.
Seventy-four townc were added to this
list today. Included in the number to
which honor flags were awarded were
Forestvitle and Tariff ville. Conn., and
iNorth Kingston, R. I.
Blue stars representing 100 per cent,
over-subscription were awarded to
Higganum, Conn., and Ashburnham
and Bedford, Mass.
Bank reports tabulated at the head
quarters of the federal reserve district
representing -subscriptions actually
completed included:
Connecticut New Britain. $1,039,000:
New Haven. $2,984,000- Waterburv,
$1,607,000. Rhode 'Island Providence,
Correspondents Quote General Luden
dorff As So Stating.
New York, April 23. Peace for Ger
many, according to General Luden
dorff, chief quartermaster general,
rests upon the fighting on the western
front and necessitates severe battles
fought to a finish. These statements
were made to correspondents at Great
Headquarters on March 12 and report
ed in German newspapers, which have
been received here.
"The final fighting in the West" he
said, "Cannot be compared to the
fighting in Galicia or in Italy. The
enemy has a powerful reserve army
at hand which he may move on his
splendidly laid out railroad system as
he sees fit. But, however, heavy
fighting . may be, the battle must be
fought out because, without it, peace
is not attainable.
Arrested in Washington When He Ar
rived There to Discuss His Naturali
zation. -
Washington, April 23. Fdererick C.
Miller, the German mayor of Michigan
City, Ind., was arrested and locked up
as an enemy alien when he came here
today to discuss with federal officials
the prospects of completing his natur
alization. He took out first papers be
fore the United States went to war.
Was Socialist Candidate for Governor
of New - Jersey.
Philadelphia, April 23. The United
States circuit court of appeals here
today handed down an opinion sus
taining the conviction of Frederick
Krafft in the federal district court of
Newark, N. J., for violation of the es
pionage iaw. Krafft. who was social
ist candidate for governor of New
Jersey, was sentenced last August to
five years imprisonment and $1,000 fine
hy Judge J. Warren Davis for alleged
seditious utterances. .
It is Understood Germany Will Grant
Safe Conduct to Ships.
Berne. April 23. Switzerland's ne
gotations with Germany for the safe
conduct of American grain appears to
be reaching a favorable conclusion. It
is understood that Germany ' will
grant safe conduct to all ships carry
ing, in addition to the American or
other flag, the Swiss flag and marked
plainly with the inscription "Schweiz."
formation as to the operations at gee-
prugge ana sienu. j.v is jmiuu. uuh
ever, that officials here have been an
ticipating developments iji the anti
submarine warfare within the next few
weeks that would establish a definite
check on the U-boats. American co
operation iff this effort is being ex
tended in various ways which cannot
be disclosed. ,
Bottling Up U-boatc.
" It has long been the belief of many
officers here that much could be done
toward bottling up the U-boats at
their source their bases on the Bel
gian coast The means to this end
suggested have been. many, including
mine fields, increased number of light
surface patrol craft, new detection de
vices, aircratt and submarines. All ot
these and other elements enter into
whatever plan of operations the naval
supreme council has formed.
Raids Put Through With a Dash.
The raids on Zeebrugge and Ostend
were put through with a dash and en
terprise that demonstrated the high
spirit of the allied naval forces and
the eagerness of officers and men to
get into the fight. The operation is
the most daring attempted by the al
lied sea forces in some respects dur
ing the war and the fact that landing
parties were successfully put ashore
and the survivors re-embarked in the
face of German batteries and troops
shows, officers here say, that nothing
should be viewed as impossible until
it has been tried out.
It was suggested today that the re
cent raid against trawlers by British
ships 'was a part of the general plan
for aggressive action. The . German
light craft were engaged in" mine
sweeping. By their destruction, the
German U-boats and heavy craft were
excluded from the portion of the sea
where the engagement occurred until
other ways to remove the mines could
be provided. Presumably the allied
naval forces now are preparing to
mine the Belgian and German coasts
thoroughly, backing up the mines with
a guard of heavy ships to beat off the
German fleet should it come out, and
with numerous smaller craft to drive
off or destroy mine sweepers that at
tempt to clear lanes for the U-boats
Block Entrance of Canal.
The sinking of concrete laden ships
in the entrance to Zeebrugge canal
might shut in destroyers and U-boats
based there,, and allied craft would
keep watch to prevent the removal of
the obstructions. If the channel was
not completely closed at the first at
tempt, further efforts are to be ex
Since the raid shows the German
coast defences are not invulnerable, to
some officers this action is looked up
on as forecasting the possibilitv of an
attempt to force a landing in the rear
or tne German lines, thus turnine- the
flank of the whole German positions
m J-landers. That possibility has been
discussed widely ever since the dead
lock of trench warfare began.
ing the total obtained in the entire
country, up to the present $1,657,678,000
or 55 per cent, of the three billion
dollars' minimum. This is the largest
sum; ever reported 'iri one day.' ,'
Enthusiastic' Messages.
- Enthusiastic messages from over all
the country tonight told of house-to-house
canvasses by .committees, of
street sales, of office soliciting, and
other intensive methods intended to
press every citizen into endeavoring
hie utmost to heip finance the war.
At headquarters tonight was a ten
dency to believe that by the end of
the week, the total reported would be
near $2,600,000,000, and that the, three
billion dollar mark would be reached
early in the final week.
'Reports from New York.
Reports tonight show' that New York
city and New York state each hats
subscribed 45 per cent, of its quota,
and Fairfield county, Conn., and the
twelve northern counties of New Jer
sey 54 and 61 per cent., respectively.
New York state has subscribed
$367,748,600; twelve northern counties
of New Jersey. $44,064,900, and Fair
field county. Conn., $4,870,450. New
ark, N. J., with a percentage of 69,
leads in percentage all cities that have
not obtained their quotas.
The Chicago district leads all dis
tricts in honor flags actually awarded
with a total of 1.64S.
Wisconsin was reported to have ex
ceeded its quota otday and the city of
Milwaukee has oversubscribed IS per
Demand 75 Cents an Hour and $1 an
Hour for All Overtime.
Providence, R. I., April 23. Two
hundred coal trimmers employed in
unloading barges at the waterfront
coal yards in this city struck today
for an increase in wages. They are
now -getting 50 cents an hour and
their demand is for 75 cents an hour
and $1 an hour for all overtime. The
strike has practically tied up the coal
business of the port.
"If we unswervingly continue the
U-fooat war we can attain a peace
with England which will assure the
coast o Flanders to the GcijMan
Navy for all time. We need this for
the assertion , of our' power on the
sea." Admiral von Tirpitz.
Mrs. Mary - Early McKean died at
Nashua, N. H., at the age of 101. Her
only surviving relative is a grand
Mrs. Rose Pastor Stokes of New
York was indicted by a federal grand
jury at Kansas City, Mo., on thre
counts or violation of the espionage
act. - -. - '.'- i v-i ' i '
Yiyi!V, M anninflfc th jevehth sofivot
Governor ' Manning of South Carolina,
announced he was going to sell his
business and join the army as a pri
vate. x
The bodies of three young men were
recovered and-those-or two others are
being searehed for in the wreck of the
Southern Railroad train near Athens,
Tenn. . . ,
Second Lieutenant Dinsmore Ely of
Chicago, formerly of the Lafayette Bs-
cadrille, died Sunday from injuries re
eeivea . in an . airplane accident in
France. .
San Francisco, April 23. A sensa- i court since the trial opened, immedi-
cionai climax to the Brolonered trial ot
thirty-two persons charged with con
spirinp to Joment revolution in India
was furnished today when Ram Chan
dra, Hindu publicist and revolution
ist, was shot to death in federal dis
trict court by Ram Singh, a former
employe and fellow defendant. While
Singh still- pressed the trigger of his
automatic pistol, he, too, was shot and
killed by United States Marshal
James B. Holohan. who fired across
the room over the heads of attorney-?.
The trial started November 20 and
th-s case went to the jury tonight.
Belief that Ram Chandra had di
verted to his own use proceeds from
property which Ram Singh had turned
Over. for use in the proposed rerolu
tion is said by federal officials to have
prompted the shooting. .
Trial Seethed With Excitement,
The trial since the opening has
seethed with excitement and animos
ity among the defendants to such ar.
extent that all were searched for
weapons daily when entering court.
The T rated States district attorney.
John W. Preston, had - finished his
closing argument, which Mrs. Preston
was present to hear. Just before the
shooting Judee William C. Van Fleet
nnouncng that he would charge the
iury in the afternoon, had left ths
bench and entered the chambers, and
spectators and lawyers rose to leave
the room. . At one side of the bar sat
the defendants, clustered together.
nd the opposite side, bv the jurv box
Marshal Holohan watched - proceed-
ngs. - .- - .. '
i......f. Stery, of. theTragMy.
Ram Chandra" rose " and started
across the room. Ram Singh also rose
and rfised his pistol and began firing.
Ram Chandra staggered forward and
fell dead before the witness chair with
bullet in hia heart and two others
n his body. At the same moment.
Ram Singh fell. Holohan, a man of
great stature, had shot once with his
arm high over his head, so that the
bullet should clear nearby counsel. The
shot broke Ram Singh's neck.
Soldiers Blocked Exits.
Soldiers, who Have been on duty in
George Tukesbury, a private of
Camp Meade, - Md., shot himself
through the heart and died Instantly.
He feared arrest for overstaying his
-Pope Benedict will make ' another
peace move as soon as the westetn of
tensive has assumed a new phase, savs
the Neueste Machrjchten of Munich,
Food shipments to the civilian popu
lation of allied countries will be sus
pended ten days to allow , 3,000,000
busnels of grain to be' sent to the
Belgians, i - '
The Governor of Idaho is reported
to have stated that 90 per cent of the
I. W. W. men were foreign born and
70 per cent, can neither write not-
read English.
Announcement Made by Governor Hol
comb Last Night.
Hartford, Conn., April 23. Governor
Marcus H. Holcomb announced tonight
that Friday of this week would not be
made a Connecticut holiday, although
it would be observed as a Liberty day
as requested by President Wilson. The
governor in deciding not to proclaim
the day a legal holiday said he was
actuated by two reasons.- One was that
he had no authority under the law,
and the other that as most of the
communities in the state had reached
or were about to reach their allotted
bond quotas, there was no occasion for
a special holiday to make drives.
Suggested at Conference of New Eng
land Retail Shoe Dealers..
Boston, - April 23. The wearing of
low shoes the year round as a means
of conserving leather was suggested
at a conference of New England retail
shoe dealers here today. - Better care
of footwear also was urged.
H. B. Scates, president of the Massa
chusetts Shoe Retailers' association,
under whose auspices the meeting was
held, said that on Sept. 1st the govern
ment would limit the height of shoes
to eight and one-half inches. Colors
also will be ' limited. .. . , -
Higher shoe prices were' predicted
by Charles H. Jones, president of the
Commonwealth Shoe company, because
of increased wages, the cost of grain
and diminiehing of herds. . -.
Secretary Baker Made His First Ap
. pearance Before House Military
Washington, April 23. No plans for
increasing- the army beyond its present
authorization, nor for raising the ages
in the draft limitations were presented
by Secretary Baker today in his first
appearance before the house military
committee since his return from the
western battle front.
Mr. Baker indicated that the war
department was not considering in
creasing the forces beyond , present
equipment for transportation and sup
ply, but added that he might appear
later with some recommendations.
Every responsible officer of the al
lied armies, with whom he had been in
contact, the secretary told the con
gressmen, had only one idea ofc, the
outcome of the war and that was a
complete victory of the allied arms.
For Himself , and His Secretaries
Come, to Washington.
Dublin, April 23. The lord mayor
of Dublin announces that he ' had ap
plied to Foreign Secretary Balfour for
passports for himself and his secre
taries in order that they may proceed
to Washington.
George - L. Record, candidate for
United States Senator from New
Jersey, declared himself for the Fed
eral prohibition amendment and wo
man suffrage.
The prolonged drouth in the section
about Ballinger, Texas, is retarding
farm work and may force the removal
of many farmers, as stock watw is
getting scarcer ;
A targe iron ore smelter will be
built in New Orelans by the owners
of the great Barringer ore fields in
Texas, as soon as the city gets
natural gas supply.
The newspaper Nichi-Nichi of Tokio
printed an article which claims that
there is an association of spies from
Korea 'in Siberia. It says they were
paid German money." ,
; President Wilson signed the sabot
age bill carrying penalties of $10,000
and thirty years imprisonment for de
struction of war materials ' or . inter
ference with war industries. ,.-'
Six valuable dogs owned by Harry
Rushton, wealthy dog fancier or As
bury Park were found dead from poi
son today, at 'Woodcrart Kennels,
One dog was valued at $5,000. .
Mrs. M. Schrader of Los Angeles,
Gal., seen in the company of . an officer
at Fort Ogelthrope. Ga., and arrested
by Department of Justice agents, was
released after it was proven she was
not an enemy alien.
Fred Jones, a negro, charged with
pro-German agitation among Sump
ter County negroes, was brought to
Birmingham, Ala., for safe -keeping,
after officers rescued him from a mob
of whites and negroes at Eppe, bent
on lynching him.
Walter Cooperider, . a Farmer, '
. Tarred and Feathered.
McPherson, Kan., April 23. Walter
Cooperider, a farmer living nine mrles
soutrAvest of this city, was tarred an
feathered last night because of alleg
ed remarks, said to have been sa
by him. . His father, T. J. Coooerid
Per. 90 years, old, who hag been bed
rjdden for years., was forced to kiss the
ately blocked the exits. Judge Van
Fleet hurried back into court, ordered
all defendants taken into custody .and
the courtroom cleared. Then he . be
gan an investigation which developed.
he said, at the afternoon session fir
court, that Ram Singh had obtained .
his weapon, in the course of a brief re- .
cess in the morning session, when he
had wandered out into the corridor
for a moment. "
Investigations tonight ran alomt
many lines, including the possibility
that other defendants knew in advance
that the shooting was to occifli
At Singh's first shot, the court- ,
room was thrown into confusion. Sljp':
tators, defendants, counsel and .oth
ers in the room darted for cover, ov
erturning chairs and tables in their
fright. , 1.
Soldiers and deputy marshals rush
ed to all exits with drawn revolvers. ;
Order was soon restored. '
The double shooting was the first in
a San Francisco courtroom since
Francis J. Heney was shot in the
cheek during one of the graft trials
ten years ago. ::
Rim Chandra was perhaps the most
widely known Hindu in America after
the departure of his associate, Har
Dj-al. who jumped bail here when ar
rested on charges of violating neu
trality and fled to Switzerland. Chan
dra got all the news he wanted for
his paper from India and said he did
it through copies of the Koran, mark
ed peculiarly. Native censors -would
not touch these books, he said, and ap
parently - nobody . else understood the
system. . . .
Chandra-, was 5.4 .years- olSt and-was--in
Peshawur in the- Punjab.. He was
educated in British India schools and
did some newspaper work in India un
til 1907, when he was arrested for se
dition. From India Chandra went to Japan
and thence to Seattle, Washn:. where
he remained a year and met Har Dyal.
He arrived here in 1914 and started his
paper Ghadr. In 1917 he was reported
to have been deposed as editor but he
kept on publishing a paper he called
the Hindustan Ghadr.
The case went to the jury at S.03
o'clock tonight.
Max Shaftel, a Baker, of Ansonia, Sold
. Flour at Excessive Prices.
Ansonia, Conn., April 23. Max
Shaftel, a baker, was iound guilty to
day of various violations of the fed
eral food regulations which included
selling unlawful amounts of flour aat
excessive prices, selling w!1eat without
requiring the purchase of an equal
amount of authorized substitutes and
of having too great a supply of flour
on hand. The hearing; was held before
the federal food administrator for
Connecticut, Robert SeovHle, who, at
its conclusion, ordered that Shaftel sell
no more flour and buy r 3ne without
due permission from the food administration.
Shaftel, who is a licensed baker, was
not 'found to have violated any regula
tion pertaining to his trade.- He was
defended by Mayor David Fitzgerald
of New Haven.. '
Blossom .Harris cf New'York Arrested
' ' in Bridgeport.
Bridgeport, Conn.; April 23. Upon
the request of Lieutenant Thompson of
the New York city police, Blossom
Harris was arrested at the home of
her mother here, today, in connection
with a charge of failing to return an
eight months old child which she had
borrowed under pretextof using it in
a moving picture show. Miss Harris
denied that the child belongs to Miv
Kathenne Rossy, the claimant, and as
serts that it is the child of Mrs. Rob
ert Carr, now dead and that she had
promised to care for it. Possession of
teh baby was secured at a day nur
sery in whose care Mrs. Rossy had
piaced i for the day.
American Minister Suggests Necessity
of Suppressinq the Outlaws.
London, April 23. An American
named . Love has been captured by
Chinese bandits in the province of
Shantung, according to a Reuter des
patch from Peking. The American
minister to China, it is added, has
suggested to the Chinese government
the necessity of appointing an official
with powers to suppress bandits and
rescue foreign captives.
In the last seven weeks, five Ameri
cans have' been reported captured by
bandits in China, On March 11, Geo.
A. Kyle of Portland, Oregon, and E. 3.
Pursell, American engineers, were rob
bed and taken captives by bandits in
liunan province. The bandits were
pursued by Chinese troops and on
April 1 Pursell was rescued. Kyle te
still missing.
-Miss Katherine Schmidt and Mrs.
Stanley M. Dixon. American mission
aries, formerly of Springfield, S. D.,
were capt-ired by bandits near the
Kaingsu-Shantung border on April 8.
A body of troops was sent out and the
women were rescued unharmed the
same day. z.
Sergeant David E. Putnam of Newton,
Mass., One of the Men Hondred.
Paris. April 23. The French gov
ernment has awarded the War Cross
to Sergeant David E. Putnam, of New
ton, Mass., a member of French Es
cadrille No, 156: William A. Wellman,
of Cambridge, Mass:, of Escadrille No.
87. and Phelps Collins, of Detroit, a
member ot tne laiayette escadrille,
Collins was killed on March 13 in an
aerial combat. Putnam, Wellman and
Collins enlisted id the Foreign Legion
early m tne. war and fought in the
trenches for a long time before joihing
tne aviation service.
Torpedoed French . Steamer' Bearing
Diplomatic Despatches.
Washington, April 23. News of the
torpedoing in Spanish territorial wa
ters , of the French steamer Provence
was contained in diplomatio'despatches
today from France.' The vessel enter
ed the port" of Palamos. Catalonia,
badly damaged. The .Spanish press,
the despatch said, is incensed over tho
J incident.
Paul Kirsch and Arthur Mathiai Ar
rested at Torrington.
Torrlngton. Conn.. April 23. Paul
Kirsch and Arthur Mathias, two Ger- ;
mans employed in a local bakery, weie
arrested today by Chief of Police
William E. Nevin and held for the '
federal authorities on a charge of vi-
olating the terms of their permits.
The men were seen coming out of a ,
saloon and attempted to run away :
when they saw the officer approaching
Two other enemy aliens, who were or"
dered to report this evening for vio-i
lating their permits and who' are te
that the officer was. looking for them,
will be detained when they appear to
night. There have been several com
plaints' here recently of glass being
found in bread.
Wounded Americans Want to
There and Fight It Out.
An Atlantic Port, April 23. 1
would rather stav here and fight -ft-out."
This is the answer wounded.
American .soldiers give when asked if
they desire to be sent home, accord--ing
to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers of.
New York, who arrived today after a:
visit "to France as representatives of
an American relief committee.
"The boys over there, want letters
C 1 ,, - , I . . . .1 1 . IT
iii, m ill,,,,.' 1.11.1 ! , .i.iiiiii. ii.
is almost pitiful to see their disap-:
pointment when their mail arrives ancl
there is no-letter from the United
States of America. Don't wait for the
boys to write: they are busy and oft -v.
limes they are where they cannot
write but they can read and they.,
wanf to feel thev m-e - rpmpmhpriwl

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