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If The Tim cm prints it. The Time* believe* it. SKVIONT K K N I M Y K \K. N (). 8 :j. NEW TEUTON MINE LAYERS SOW DEATH IN BRITISH SEA LANES ALLY BELIEF GERMANS ARE HUNGRY, BIG FACTOR IN REJECTION OF PEACE Conviction Is Based on Most Authentic Reports REPORT STIFFENS ENTENTE STAND Reply to U. S. May Give Detailed Version of Facts By ED L KEEN. (Ri*f! Correspondent Ur.ttfd Press.) LONDON. Jan 3 Authentic om rial information aupstant: iting pre - report* of the leriouenrsa if Inter nai condition* In the ('• ntr.il I’ow ere mere instrument,tl lh the Allies' decision to turn » <l* af ear to peace plea?. it woe believed here todnv *h:« be l.'ef trill be strongly reflected in the phrases with whfih England and h« r Allies miir answer President Wilson s note. Tb • reply mas aid to be lully druftnl today. It* dis patch is imminent. In the light of official information the Allies are ail the more con vinced that Germany's peace pleas were put forth Ir. a spirit of despera tion, despite bombjirtir utternmes from the Italeer and his official*. He iatl.se of thi* they are *ll The more determined upon rejection of uni peace suggestion*. not only from their enetnUs. bur from neutral friends The Central Powers are no* believed *o he threatened alih uor< *t of a populai • In inadeq ate ly provisioned mil tired of wai const an i drama. FORI) EMPLOYES RETURN TO WORK Ford Motor company employ* about .12,000 of them returned ti work Wednesday morning after h;r log been laid off for th* las' 10 day* lairing the holiday* ibo it 10.000 men were kept it work in the repair department and in I* partmenta that were behind in their work. The big factory was clos'd temporarily to relieve the < ar .tn I fnel shoring* as much a* possible. Pretty Storking Model Slain in Philadelphia 11 Mrs Orac»* Colbert Robert* u pretty widow of 23, who • yuctut.- ha* hern s* n thousands of tlm In lh»- advertising of a r« rt.»ln mak< of storking*. *ii»t slain In her honu* In Philadelphia. Sunday night. IVr 3,1. The photographs <>f v»om*t v<i> well known Philadelphia njon wen found In her apartment, and th u these the police an* trying lo Iran* th*> slayer, who escaped. so far as known, without having been seen by ■nr one. WILL WIPE SLATECLEAN ON MEXICO C ommission to Report Abandonment of Protocol Plan TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN SOON Rise of Villa Gives Washington Some Uneasiness BY CARE />. UHOAT. ( orrenpondent United Press) WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.-The American member* of the Joint Mex lean peace commission will leave the path clear for the American govern men' to withdraw its troop* from Mexico minus a protocol signed by Carranza. I When the American* resumed sea v th Chairman laine today, 1 I’',, > had practically agreed on the t dlov mg course hr i, tn nil Carranza and Prosi ■ l*-lit Wilson that 'h* \ eoulj fra ms no n»*w trooi> withdrawal protocol and that the Joint sessions are r|e ed Second, perhaps to lcaw a loop i*. f i t h>* c onfer* ma to ret-um* discussion of 'uhj**cts involving Mex nan pr i|( i lion of live* and prop irn 'Otith of th* boundary aft* r the troops are out War department plans for with drawing th* troops are not ’lnline dlate” with the emphasis on “Im mediate hut then* whs every rea son to believe today that "very aoon" ifter the Join' session* are oii*B*d. the administration will order Grn« r«l Pershing back to the border tnd th‘-n relieve some more militia forces, units* In ..the meantime t, r'l'm Mi xir.tn conditions, already badly dear ted, become menacing v* i il> iirking steps to compose a troul.lens - ituatlon. ailmlnist ration official privately express fear that Villa is fast getting the upper hand in norihern Mexico and that th* t arrarxa r- vim* will crumble unless h quick uplift conn s in this connection, however, it be ramo known todn> that Carranza's diplomats, Including Ambassador ft* signat* Arredondo are returning lrotti tiic United States. Central and h tilth \tnorica and Europ* to M"i- Ixo for a conference which will inaugurate a n*-w commercial policy, for the r> puldle Arredondo himself clnltris he will return Imre ||** may, hut usually reliable information is h.tt he will be mad*-minister of foreign affairs om*- time tn th<- future ami that In any event he is done with th*- posi tion of ambassador to the United States. Cm TO SPEND $600,000 FOR A NEW PARK SITE Purchase of 100 ceres In Wrorse t< " n hip for ftiuo.oou was rwutn m*'tid< < l> tfie trunnion council I trk ami hunt* verd committee, fut ility alt moon, and Ihirk Com t o iop-r I )»isi v la directed to In r bide in th* budge* for 1017 a re sin st for i bond Issue f.*r this .mount T 7 , *TTu< f Th<'luiu a th** Eminent* and several other farms an«l lies he i tween Port ft. and th* Iwrolt river It includes Pontiac Point and Is trav e rat'd bv thr*** branches of th** f.corse rivei. Mayor Mam andl o*h * f member* of tie* new hoard of ♦ stf ninf**K viapfd the proposed park in the morning f*rl*«l|nB —tb* plain neat ftrtol—that »• right—Times Jnb ttrpfWnln tajo DETROIT TIMES —-< WHAT ARt 1 ' \ YOO FlfcHTlfUi Tor ? I >—■ ■ . 1 4 . AUTO HITS POLE; YOUTH IS KILLED Neil Flattery Victim of Accident Wednes day Morning WAS RIDING ON RUNNING BOARD Driver, Son of Aid. Walsh, Not Held by Police Standing on ihe running board of an HUtomobil* tilled with members of the Campion college basketball team, Nell Flattery. 21 years old. of No. !>g Davenport at., was fatally in jured Wednesday morning, when be was crushed against a telegraph pole which the side of the autonio bile hit. The accident occurred at 12 4T. o’clock and Flattery died In the receiving hospital an hour Inter The automobile w» driven by Walter Walsh. No 130 Sixth at., son of Aid Joseph Walsh, and a Cam pion student Walsh we ink* n to U nnllntiril on !*■■* *1 lot Detective** Mother Die*. Mrs Catherine McPherson. moth er of Detective Llert MoPher*nn T <1 led Monday night, in her home. No 234 Vermont at the age of 74 years. Mrs VtePhe-son had been u Ifident of Detroit for the bust 4 1 ' year* Billie Burke, Famous Actress, Will Tell in The Times How She Will Raise Her Daughter BV IDAM MeGLONE GIBSON. The sun glinted thru the window* of beautiful Murkerre-d, Millie Hurke’a home on the Hudson and roomed to f**sl with lingering fond ness on the oojiper lork* of the young mother binding over the has rlnet of Fioren* Patricia Hurk**- 7d*gfeld “People get surh queer Idea*,” said Millie Hurke, following ray qiiee WKI)NKS I) A Y , J A MARY .*l. 19 17. THE ANSWER SEEMS FAIRLY APPARENT DRAFT LAW WORRYING PRESIDENT Conscription Joker in Military Bill Is Disliked WILSON WILL TRY TO SECURE REPEAL Gives President Abso lute Power to Fill Army Ranks « Hu (HLSOS OARDSER. WASHING iON Jot. ... A lark of team work b't'v**ii President Wil inn and B*cret:iry oi War New;on It. Baket i- indu.»t*d mi th*• pub liratlon of Ctreuiar No. 21 carrying regulation*- <-ov*-iing conscript ion lr> Una; of war. These regulations would c.*ll into active‘ service all male *-itUens b*- tween th* aKSi of 1* rid l.> The carry out the provisions in 'Jo* H*> Chamberlain law uhlch President Wilson described during the recent campaign iw< "much to** *w****plug In t'Tnis'' and for the repeal ol which he promised he. aid Th* eor scrlptton paravrapli is known a- <le ”lla>d*-n Jokt-r - ’ and n*u< 1 .i .1 sc*ribf>d hv Representative I Piddle Ttm AT AT alia ma a"*i tb>~ M-cret in official Washington." It was passed wlfliniii debate or if is mission and without ♦h * * fenowiedr* *-\*'n of (h*- rn*-mb»*i of th<- mm: ■- O unlliitinl on P*if Twnl a* tr* whether h* would give up the stage now *’l am going hack to the stave.” she said. "It h my work In which I have l»ren successful. Y«hi Mould hardly isk Mr Zic-gfidd to glv** up his w*>*k ini s«'ttl dov n to noth ing hut horn*- and riiV>th*r and baby MnntlnneH on I'm* TWo.l W*r*i» tnernl nnd Tiirhlvk llnlhs for men and wuitkti **j<> n ail night. —Adv. VICTIM IN FIGHTWITH 2 ROBBERS Man’s Coat Slashed to Ribbons by the Hold-up Men POLICEMAN GETS SUSPECTS LATER Hatters Down Door of House Where They Take Refuge After battering in the door of the home In which they were hiding. Patrolman Otto Fischer, Wedne *da> morning, arrested Joseph Suttle, 20 years old, and Andre* Stef*. 22 'ears old, on a charge of robbery while armed. The officer alleges that he saw the two non rob Pont tniek Clendkk of No 22! Parkinson »! vt., at 1 30 o'clock Clwidak w«a halted by two men at Parkinson and St John's ves Ono of the itinn flourished a knife The other strimk Ciendak on the law. knocking hint to the sidewalk Coat Cut to Ribbons. Fort dollars wh* taken from t'lendak. vrho fought so dr pentely tacit the robber witii t-he knife be sbt-bfnr *t him (TWidak’s coat was i lit to ribbons, but he was not in mred Patrolman Fischer mn around the nrner as the hold-up men and their ' ictlni were struggling The robbers fled, and Fleehor pays he saw them I enter a house at No. 2* Knor«ave ■ He found Suttle and Rfotg hiding ln-j ! he place *>fter .'oirlng an entrance, | lie declares. Th 1 two prisoners were identified by Clvndak. ft Is hole ved i they fhr»w away th* « t>l**r tn< tey jas they fled The money has not been recovered. Vena It. linn*. »f No. Rmi ftrrornf «’*•. I»M Jn*tW llHilrr i*«i utm that W R. Hogan, >r \>, , s i h blird-ava,. had Induced her to u ve hire an r|*»<'trb *»utr niotiljc ,e #.** change for at < lota To told h-r h* field In the Fordmon* Park subdi vision. tnnt<a<l of possess'na al * tots, Hogan hwd htit two. on which he had onid < rly I*o. atie declared \nd still worse. Hogan h id smash ed up her automobile h*f. re she was able to replevin It ihe trsn*. action took |>la<*e Tten. i .loath* Richter rendered tudtrrnent tn her favor, returning her the machine PERFECTED SUBMARINES, CARRYING NIVENS, PLACE INFERNAL MACHINES IN HARBOR MONTHS AND CHANNELS GERARD AND NOLLWEG IN CONFERENCE Believed the Chancellor Outlined Reply to Ally Rebuff NEUTRALS MAY GET NEW NOTE Sword Must Answer Entente, Is Public Opinion Bv CARL W ACKERMAN. (Stuff Correspondent Untied Press.) BEK UN, Jan. 3. \ lengthy re port was cabled President Wilson to day by American Ambaanador Gerard, following a conference which he h«dd with the Imperial chancellor, Von Befhmann Hollweg. When Gerard was asked what th** chancellor hud euid he replied; ’Tx)t* of Interesting thing” It waa authoritatively understood that the American diplomat and Germany’s chancellor talked, among other things, of the \Mies' unfavor able reply to Germany’s p»*ace prof fers German newspaper* are a unit in viewing th** Entente's note as only answerable thru force of arms. “If is not vet decided what tlie government will do," an Id the Cologne Gazette, "hut it is not Im probable that Germany will .igain precisely d< fine its view* in a direct message to neutrals. Editorial comment and opinions of the general public today were in «rensinglv emphatic in the belief that Germany should now answer with the sword the rejection of peace by the FTnt*n*e As outlined in United Press dispatches yester day it was held that Germany had set her position clear beforn the world by offers of peace; these be ing flaunted by her enemies, Ger many's course is now clear. x Tf;e language of the allied reply has created not only surprise but anger that peace should h* cast aside on such s iperflcial phrases The Kreuz-Zeltunc ealls It "an in stilt, to which the sword can he the only answer " A War Nurse at the Age of Five f % i •■•'V •■• .. ~. / /SK. . i . ■**W.tV ' “i•«•!:< • .-. ••- \ ' 1 :• j . ' " > \ •» 1 y * r_£***' • - v i 1 n j, ; «r 0 .. ' *.• ■ • 1 /," nn Five years of age and a war nurae! That ia the record of 6>eter Joy. tittle daughter of O'. 0 A. MacDonald, who conduct* a hoap'tat In England Thla picture ahowa tha "baby nu'-ae” In Red CroM uniform attending a wounded sailor. AFTERNOON EDITION DETROIT TO HAVE G.O.P. CONVENTION Pariy Decides to Hold Spring ftleet Here Feb. 15 LEGISLATURE NAMES OFFICERS W T ayne Rice to Head House, Morford the Senate LANSING, Mich.. Jan. 3—At a meeting of the state central com mittee of the Republican party late Tueadav afternoon. It waa decided that the G. O. P. spring convention will be held in Detroit,. Feb. 16. Date and place were set without discussion. State Chairman John D. Man gum d**clarod In favor of returning to the plan of selecting national commit teemen by state conventions and county committee* by county con ventions instead of permitting the voters to select th*-m. Mr. Man gum charged that interference of the national organization In state affairs operated to injure the party in Michigan The committee set the new repre sentation bast* for delegates to th** state conrentton at one delegate to each 2TiO vote*, which will give Whyne county an increase from 210 to 30fi votes and materially reduce several other counties, including Kent, which will have only 71 voti>s instead of SI. The convention will consist of 1,34* delegates, instead of 1,407 1n the pa*t The former basis of ren re.sen*atlon was one delegate to 180 votes Republicans In the senate and bon*** caucused and adopted a slate of officer* which will he ejected to day. ns follows; Renat** President pro tempore. J. Gee Morford. Oavlord; *erg«wuit-«t arms, T>r. William T Shaw, I,an sing secretary. Dennis E. Alward. f*1»;-e; committee on patronage. Scott, Roberts, Foster. Fovert and Wood House —Speaker. Wayne C. Rice, II utillnn.il on rm. Inr*. I TN DETROIT: ONE CENT. Dutch Captain Tells How Ship Narrowly Escaped NEW WARNING OF RAIDER SENT German Warship Is Once More Reported at Large NEW YORK. Jan. Sw— Report* « new German submarines, capable of laying mines while submerged, and anew report of a mysterious German raider roaming tho Atlan tic, wore brought here by the Hol land American liner Nieuw Amster dam. New York shipping circle* attach ed additional importance to reporta brought by the Nieow Amsterd am, in view of fears expressed in Wash ington, of a resumption of ruthless submarine warfare and n break wl*h Germany. They regard tho mine layers as Germany’s answer to tho Allied attempt to isolate Germany. Capt. Jan Baron today declared he had not only been warned to avoid regular steamship lanes on hts trip from Rotterdam, but had barely escaped destruction in the harbor of Falmouth by a mine. \ trawler. Just abend of the Nimtw Amsterdam. Rnron said, disappeared In a gevser of water, undoubtedly the victim of a mine. The liner en ter'd Falmouth in /he wake of •x trawler, traveling at very low speed. The mine Is believed *o have been planted bv a G' rinan sub marine. Baron said it wns the belief of many seamen that Germany has perfected a tyi»o of submarine, fitted with a special air chamhe" thru which a can ascend nnd lay mines These he declared can he anchored H» expressed a htr ther holies that mines of this sort have been laid in nil English har bors. even In the mouth of tho Thames. Baron said he had received dallv warning- from the Gape Race wife less station on hts trip to this coun try, telling him to he ( n »he look out for a Oermnn commerce raider 450 feet long and 45 feet beam will one funnel and two large masts ft was said she was equipped with long range gun® and to; i nio Cubes. Two ships reported to have spiled for this country within the month have not |>ecu heard from since they lef* port They are the liners Voltatri ami Gcorgle, both large vessels Other smaller ves sels ar> overdue.