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SIXTEENTH YEAR. NO. 200.
Wilson for “Untainted Americanism “ CONGRESS ADOPTS ARMY PLAN HOUSE PASSES SHIPPING BILL SI I TO 161, INCLUDING $50,000,000 FOR 0. $. OWNED MERCHANT MARINE Measure Also Provide* For Shipping Board of Five Members VOTE VICTOR v ADMINISTRATION’ Ships to Be. Used As Auxiliaries In of War WASHINGTON, May 20.—The Hay-Chamberlain army bill was pasted by the house today by a vote of 349 to 25 It will go to the president immediately for hit signature. Leader Mann and other Re publicans, who demanded an army of 250,000 men, voted against the measure. WASHINGTON. May 20.—Hy s vote of 211 to HI, the Alexander shipping bill, establishing a ship pin* board and a $50,000,000 govern ment corporation to build and oper ate ships In foreign commerce under ♦he American flag, was parsed by the honae. It la an administration measure which originated in the laat con gress, mainly through the efforta of Secretary McAdoo, but was defeat ed through a bolt of Democratic sen atora. The ahlpping board of five mem bera ia to be appointed hy the pres ident and la to have power to regu late ratea for ocean traffic. It will have authority to build and lease ships and to operate them until five years after the end of the Kuropean war. The Intention la to uae the ahlpa principally In developing routes to South America. In case of war the ahlpa are to be used as naval auxiliaries. The Democrats voting against ‘he till were Olncy, Massachusetts, and Slay den. Texas. Republicans \otlng for the bill were Cary, Wisconsin. Miller, Pennsyl vania; Mooney, Ohio; Karr. P»*r.nsy:- .aula; .Voss, West Virg'nia; James, of Michigan; Norton. North Dakota, Si hall, .Minnesota; Young. North Da kota. Rolato, California. Piiion, South Dakota. Kent, of California, independent, and Martin, of Ixmlstana. Progres sive, r.lso toted for the bill RUMANIA NEAR BREAK WITH ALLIES, IS RUMOR WASHINGTON. May :o —A rumor was In circulation here thin after noon that Rumania la near a break with ihe Allien an the tenult of her recently negotiated commercial treat lea with Germany t nrt Austria. One report, unconfirmed, said that the French minister »o Rumania had beer recalled. The Information in raid to have been contained In a private niens.'.f.e to a brokerage home interested in Balkan affair*. The German aeml dfTIMal new* Agency yesterday declared that the Rukrlan government had taken step.* to learn exactly what wan contained In the treaties negotiated by Ru mania, suspecting that they were- of political Importance. The Berlin agency said the Ru cabin foreign r»fl|ee had authorised .1 statement to this effect. )ETROIT PAIR HELD ON CHARGE OF SMUGGLING NEW YORK. May 20—< harlr* W. ileßekowsky and his wife, Camille, 'fo. 199 R Woodward-eve,, Detroit, vere Friday arraigned before United Itatea Commissioner Houghton, iharged with fraudulently Importing • welry May 9, by the steamship Aiuralne of the French lln*. iIBLET TO WITHDRAW TOTEMS 'econd Mexican Expe *ition to Return With in Few Days THINKS MISSION ACCOMPLISHED bandits Dispersed, Is Belief of Command ing Officer WASHINGTON, May 20.—Offi cial report of Col. Blbiey’a inten tion to return from Mexico to the border reached the war de partment today. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., May 20. Withdrawal of the second American expedition from Mexico to Hoquillas, Tex., will be arconiplisned In a few days Col Sibley belietes his mission of dispersing the bandits who raided Hoquillas and Glenn Springs has been accomplished and he has notified headquarters of his intention to re turn to the border. For this reason, the Sixth cavalry, which withdrew from the first expedition yesterday, will be utilized as a Big Bend patrol Instead of reinforcing the first ex pedition Reports today showed that in the recent brush of the second expedi tion with Mexicans four bandits were wounded and two captured. They had held as prisoner a Car ranza rommanders son. thus show ing they were not allied with the Carranzlstas. The second expedition has dispers ed the bandits, driving them some thing more than 125 miles below the border. Further, If has released Deenters and Payne, the American captives, taken in the Big Rend raids This, taken with the fact that the Mexican country below the Big Bend is arid at this time of year, leads to the view that no considera ble bandit gangs can long carry on any operations from there. ASLEEP, KILLED UNDERSHOVEL Andrew Krullock Ground to Pieces On Platform of Steam Scoop Andrew Krullock. laborer, of No. 2562 Jeffer.son-ave, east, fell asleep on a platform but six Inches from the bottom of a steam scoop In the LycHstest. yards of the Superior Sand & Gravel Cos.. Friday night, and was literally ground to pieces when the shovel was started early Saturday morning. Krulloek w'us employed as a watchman, and It Is believed fell asleep on the platform about 11:30 o’clock last night. The body was taken to the county morgue and Identified through the efforts of Coroner's Clerk Edward Conely. x Knillork was unmarried and about 40 years old Fraternities of the University of California have been prohibited from building houses coftlng more than $25,000 DETROIT TIMES BOSS COX IS TAKEN BY DEATH Pneumonia Claims Cin cinnati’s One-Time Autocrat HAD RETIRED FROM POLITICS Rose From Poor Boy to Position of G. O. P. Dictator CINCINNATI. 0.. May 20 —George B. Cox, former political ruler of this city and one of the Republican lead ers of Ohio, died at his home in Clifton, early today. Cox suffered a stroke of paralysis on Feb. 2k. and had been uncon sclous since. Within the last few days pneumonia developed and he began sinking rapidly. Mrs. Cox and Jerry Bliss, a close political friend of the former leader, v.ere at his bedside when trie end came. Cox had no chiluren. Cox. born in Cincinnati, April 29, 1853, was the last of the munlripu. bosses. He himself acknowledged the title. From bootblack and butt her boy he rose until he became the most powerful man in the government of Ohio, naming mayors, judges, con gressmen and having much to do with the fortunes of presidents. He took pride In his achievements. In a rare moment of talkativeness he once said: "I t volved Into a boss because of my peculiar fitness. I have never made a dollar out of politics. I have seen to it that the city has had the right sort of men to serve it I have eliminated the use of big sums in election purposes. A boss is not neccasarll) A public cm my." Born a poor boy, (’ox died a mil lionaire. He was forced to leave school when eight years old to help support his widowed mother. From bootblack and news butcher, then tobacco salesman and after he had saved SI,OOO. became a saloonkeeper. At 24 he was elected to the city counctl and soon became Republican leader of his ward. His power wid ened as he "delivered the goods." Following a state ripper bill cre ating a board of public works in Cin cinnati. Cox. at the instance of the governor, had the power to name its members. Ousting the Democrats, he became ruler of the city, hts pow er reaching its zenith in 1890. Several strong fights were made to oust him from power but not un til Henry T. Hunt was elected may or. following grand Jury activities, was Cox’s rule broken. Then he re tired. "I hope they will find another tar get." he said. BRASS THIEF IS SENTENCED From one to five years In Jackson prison was the sentence passed by Judge JefTrles. Saturday morning, on Fred Wagner. 23 years old. of No. 522 Rademacher-ave., who was convicted of stealing S7O worth of brass from the plant of the Detroit Brass work* Scots! members of the Brass Manufacturers' association were In court, Saturday morning, when Wagner waa sentenced. Prtotlno—tfe* plain neat kind—that Is Hskt —Ttales Job Dept.— Mslr 4530. SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1916. “Keep Your Eye on the Canadians Writes Soldier, Who Describes War as “Pocket Edition of Hell' “A pocket edition of hell" la the way Jean Clare, of section "A,” Third Canadian ambulance company, characterizes the war in letters to R K. Bell, of the Frederick Stearns Cos, Detroit. The letters are dated March 25 and April IS. and are sent from some small town In France. In the first he expresses an opinion that they will all be home hy September, for," he says. *1 am beginning for the first time to see the coils tightening around Prussian war madness. Two TEUTON (AS WAVES FAIL TO WIN DAY France and England Bombed by German Bird Man ALLIED AIRMEN MAKE REPRISAL Austrian Crown Prince Directs Alpine Offensive LONDON, May 20.—German seaplanes raided the east coast and the county of Kent at 2 o'clock this morning. The war office announced that one per son was killed and two injured by German bombs. PARIS. May 20. —The greatest aerial activity on both sides was re- 1 ported in today's official statement from the war office, announcing un successful German attacks on the Belgian front and in the Cham- , par \ but no infantry fighting at Veiuun. | One of the raiding planes was brought down near thi Belgian coast, the war office announced, in dicating a thrilling pursuil hy Eng- I lish planes, in the darkness above the channel I.lent. Navarre brought down his eleventh German aeroplane which fell behind the Fn nch lines near Chattancourt, northwest of Verdun, i Both German occupants were cap tured. This was the second 'plane i brought down by Navarre In 24 hours. Lieut. Nungeesen brought down' his fifth German 'plane which fell in the Forge* wood. Three other j Get man aeroplanes fell behind their own lines. The attack on the Belgian front j was made by German groups which attempted to cross the Yser la-tween i i Steenstnif te and lletaas. The ad vance was checked b\ Belgian Infan 1 try fire. | In the Champncne. (he Germans sent great gas clouds rolling down. ! upon the French lines in preparailon for an attack. The foret German troops appearing behind the gas clouds were nut with such a hot Are that no further attempt to ad- j vance was made. West of the Metiso, the Germans H ontlnnrfl ,n I’acr Klevea.l FEAR ALL LOST ABOARD MIRA None, Reported Saved From Steamer Torpedoed Thursday MARSEILLES. France. May 20.- None of the passenger* or crew of the French coasting steamer Mira were saved when she was sunk aa the result of a torpedo attack in the Mediterranean on May 16, according to reports received here, brte la be lieved to have carried a large num ber of passengers. more months will decide whether they have reached their high water mark or not. We have the guns, and stiells for this summer, so 'on with the dance.' “Outside of artillery activity things are pretty quiet on our front. Occasionally the aeroplanes drop a few bombs, but never with any great effect." In the second letter he says: "The unit has moved nearer the front. Though not In shell range here, we (Continued on Page Kleven). TRAGEDY ENDS LIFE ROMANCE Leslie Williams’ Hopes Blasted When Wife Dies of Burns STARTED FIRE WITH KEROSENE Pair Had Just Finished Paying For a Home In a little cottage out on Krupp-st. on the west side, a nlne-monthH'-old babysits in its hign chair gurgling and cooing in the language of baby land. In the next room lies the charred remnants of all that Is hu man of her young mother. She was burned to death In the K:iclien of her home. Saturday morning. Little Zadahelle Williams is too young to realize that tragedy has en- | tered her baby life. Her grief-strick en young father, however, knows that his life hopes of having a little home of his own, where together with his young wife he would bring up their child in peace and comfort, | have been blasted. Leslie Williams had Just finished paying for u cot tage home on the west side into which he hoped to move within a few days- The tragedy, which brought the culmination to a romantic six years of married life, occurred at i»:30, Saturday morning. Mrs. Williams, who was 2k years old and pretty, was In the kitchen preparing break fast for her husband, who hnd not yet gotten up. Wishing to hurry the fire with which she was preparing ihe morn ing meal, she started to pour kero sene front an oil can upon the hot coals. There was an explosion and Williams, wakened from his sleep by his wife's screams, found her in the middle of the floor, her cloth ing in flames Snatching bedclothing front the bed he attempted to smother the blaze, but the young woman, suffer ing agonies front the painful bums, fled about the kitchen in a frenzy. In a moment her mass of splendid golden hair, which reached to her waist, took fire and she fell to the floor, dead. By this time the entire kitchen w-as a mass of flames, and the hus band. rendered almost insane hy the sight of his wife burning tip before his eyes, rushed front the room, his hands and face blistered hy the blaze. Snatching Jhe bahv front the bed in a front bedroom, he fled to the home of a neighbor next door Firemen who responded to an alarm saved the house front destruction v and found the charred body of the young mother on the kiteheu floor, where she had lain with the kitchen a raging fumaee of flames. The tmglc death breurht to an rr.d s romance that started six years ago in Owosso. Mich, lister Wil <<nntlnia-4 Pace Pleven). Wkfß Vna Are Reedy fn talk clothes, allow us to show you Ra Man tine. 259 Wood war<l -ave.—Adv. Printing—(be plain neat hind—that la right—Tl Men Jah Dept—Mala 4531. WHAT SHALL WE GO WITH OUR POWER? MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION BEFORE AMERICARS, DECLARES PRESIDENT HUGHES IS FAVORITE INOREGON Shows Tremendous Strength in G. O. P. Primary Vote RIVALS LEFT FAR BEHIND First Twelve Counties Overwhelm Burton and Cummins BY UNITED PBEBR. PORTLAND. Ore., May 20. Charles E. Hughes, of New York, Justice of the supreme court of the United States, was the overwhelm ing choice of the Republican* of Ore gon as presidential nominee, on the face of early returns today from yes terday’s state wide presidential pref erence primary Scattering incom plete returns from 12 counties indi cated that Hughes had carried the s?ate over former Senator Burton, of Ohio, and Senator Cummins, of lowa, by a tremendous majority. These returns indicated that the New Yorke r had received more votes than Burton and Cummins combined. Early figures give Hughes 8.693; Cummins, 2.890; Burton, 1,865. It was estimated that 00 per rent of the total registration of 250.000 had been cast at the primary. The count promised to be very slow. On the Democrati< side, President Wilson had no opposition. Cummins and Burton were active candidates. Both did some cam paigning in the state. Hughes was a candidate against his own wishes. He asked ihe secretary of state to tak** his name from the ballot, but the supreme court derided that the official was not compelled to honor the request and it remained, be cause the petition of nomination was signed by 1,300 voters. See Hughes As One Logical Candidate D I SITED PKEBH WASHINGTON, May 20 Justice Charles E. Huglus today received without apparent excitement news of Ms overwhelming triumph in the (Contlniinl on I’our KlevenO. THE WEATHER llslrnlt nital vlelnltyi Snluriln? night mill XantOn.v, rlmnfi, proliaMv min i luirnim moderate aontherly winds. I.ower Mlchlunni North portion, Inerr anlnit rlottrilne** and prohalile rnln and nnrmrri oonth portion, rloo<l> aod prohahtr rata. 0 pper l.aheat Moderate eant to Month w lodM i InrreMNlnir rlortflneM* Natordn) nlahtl Sunday rain and w armer l.ower l.akfMi Moderate wind* he* rotnloK eant and MoothenMti fair **n»- orda* nlahli Monday Inereantna oloudlnrMM and nnrmrr, prohahly rnlo on l-Trle. TOIMVW TKM I*l*lll 4TO OR US. « a. in 17 in a. nt 5H 7 n m lit It a. m fWI s a. m ... .XU 13 noon ...... Ml ft a in .Vi I p. m ...... an tllahr»t temperature tbla date la pn»t 13 yearm. NT, In mill lo**eat, 34, On IMKt. One year nan fodayt II la heat tem per* f ore. 33i inneat. 401 mean. 4*| rtoudy »»eat her with .IN larb of rala. The aoo aeta at Ti.lfl it. m. Saturday aad rtaea Monday at RttMl a. nt. The moon rlaea nt 11 iHN p. m. Sat urday. The Prohibition party relebrwfes Its fortieth anniversary this year, having been formed In 1876 as the successor of the Temperance party. Noted Actress Urges Peace % i m uA % ANNA HfcLU. This pietute shows Miss Held in the regulation uniform worn by wo men in the service of France, at the front, where she has served as a nurse. She Is in I>etr< It to fill an engagement in the Temple th< ater and wili speak in the Detroit Board of Commerce. Tuesday. She is a strong advocate of peace. PAYMASTER AND S4.6B4MISSING Simon J. Murphy Cos. Employe Writes Note To Wife Before Leaving After he had written a note to his wife saying, "I can item! it no longer. I am going away." Emerson A Gordon, of No. 270 Pelvldertvave., paymaster for the Simon J. Murphy Cos., Penobscot building, disappeared, Friday afternoon, taking with hint $4,684.20 that hd had drawn that afternoon from a Detroit hank to meet the company's payroll. John 11. Emmert. vice-president of the Simon J Murphy Cos., on Sa‘- urday swore to a warn,it before Jus tire Stein, charging Oortl *n with the larceny of that amount. In the envelope in which he rent the note to his wife by messenger, Gordon enclosed fen s.'>o lulls, ac cording to the police, who now arc engaged In a country wide search for the missing paymaster. He Is believed to have gone In the direc tion of Chicago. A Chance to Make Money Flint, Mtch., now offer* the small Investor what h*> missed tn Detroit —a chance to make real money through buying close-ln property at low prices and easy term*. Flint's rapid growth and prosperity I* the talk of tne country. Why not Investigate? Write or telephone for literature. The National Taind A Construction Cos., DO# Free Prea* building Phone Cherry 111.—Adv. ONI CINtl Wilson, In Deft Phnuwi: Indirectly Hits at T.R. URGES LESS OF MATERIALISM Says Melting Pot Haa 1 Outgrown U. S. and Is Now the World BY ROBERT J. BENDER, ( Stuff Corresponds.t United Press,) CHARLOTTB. N. C . May 20. “Untainted Americanism” waa Presi dent Wilson's answering cry today to Theodore Roosevelt’s insistent da rn and for ’’Americanism.’* Speaking to a tremendous crowd gathered here to celebrate the one hundred and forty-first anniversary of the signing of the Mecklenburg declaration of Independence, be sprufig his phrase amid rccifest>Uß cheers. "What kind of a Are are you going to keep burning under the melting pot of America to turn out untaint ed Americanism?” be asked of tbO descendants of the Irish- American patriots who signed a declaration of independence more than a year' bo fore that signed by the American colonies in 1776. Mayor Kirkpatrick, despite ap peals from the crowd to sit down, occupied 20 minutes introducing Gov Craig, of North Carolina, who presented the president. The prett dent was cheered for five minutes, "I do not know whether I can In terpret the spiiit of the occasion,'* be said. "But it is necessary for ua to take counsel as to Just v hat it to ve wish to celebrate. “There were only 3,090,000 people n the United States wheq tho Mecktnburg declaration was made; now there are over a bundled mil lion But the same elements were present then that are present now. The United States always has been in process of being made and there always have been the same ele* menlx —a high anti handsome pas sion for human liberty. "This country has devoted prac tically all of Its attention tn past years to the material side of Its life. It is now a great deal more Important to determine what we are to do with our power. What kind of fire are you going lo keep burn ing under the melting pot of Amer ica to turn out untainted Ameri canism" “While we were In the midst of this process there came this great cataclysm of war. Almost every nation in this world became In volved In the great struggle. What are the elements that brought about this struggle? It is a competition of standard national traditions and national policies. Members of the same and different nations were growing closer to each other. While these processes of fermentation and acquaintanceship were going on, men were getting to know each other better and now the melting pot Is greater than America. It ia the world. “Now there is room for a co-ordi nation and co-operation of Interests. These blendings bring to the fore necessity of getting together and tnkimr counsel. Here in America we should take pride in the spirit which prompts all the world to got together in terms of co-operatJMl and peace. "Now the world otifalde AHi Dried is asking what are you going to do with your power? Are you going to transform It Into force for ponoo ; and the good of the root of oodotpf Isn't It the sign of o new ago thaf the world Is about to fall hack on the moral Judgment of mankind?** The French have a process of making a sweet flour from fried sugar beets. The subeUuM* whoa complete contain* 12 per coat of pure nutiimenL