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The party Is net yet In Wash- Ingten and all Information as to their movements or time es ar> rival is kept secret by the ocn sorehlp. BY GEORGE MARTIN. (Staff Corrttpond«ni United Frees. \ WASHINGTON. April S4 —Frit lah Foreign Secretary Arthur J. Bel feur and President Wilson, heads nf the Anglo-American war confer ences. planned to spend today tabu lating the reoralta of their flrat par ley. Denying themselves to all call era. they spent several hours get ting down to a working haata for the world conference. Money and food were the out rtandlng points for Immediate con sideratlon These have In part been disposed of The British commission backed up the American government‘a cam paign for food production la every word Ita members uttered during the first day of Informal discussion The details of America's drat war Iran to England—which will he some part of the three billion dol ls* loan, bonds for which are about to be offered to tile public, today were to he up for final decision he tween Bee ret ary of the Treasury MrAdoo and lx>rd Cunliffe. governor •I the Bank of England Shipping, logically the neat poln to he considered after money and food, was to he stressed In the for n>Al conferences between nil th<* commissioner* today. Consideration of tbia question con tered In the parleys between Ad mlral DeOhalr, the British wheat • Xpert* and Secretary Daniels yrd American rommarcc officials and f<-ueral shipping board ofßclals. All these points are to be settled only tentatively, however, as no conchy sive action will be taken until the, French commission has arrived and been received Into the Allied coun cils. Preliminary developments In the co-operative war perley today rill tu submitted by Balfour to membar* of the nrttlsh commission, and by President Wilson tr the membe.i cf hia cabinet. This will be the first meeting between the president and hla cabinet since the British i'>mmission arrived. A spirit of democracy and food fellowship marks all the delations tnween the Britisher* and the Americans. The capital s reception •pirit has put the visitors com jMetely at home. This was partlco l mrly noticeable at Preaideat WiL min a “war dlnaer’* to Balfour at ibe conclusion of the Britishers' first working day here The normal White House at ame nt) ere es staaMctm, wbteh ban he-. 4* -A f » *„irt>i markea ’ft- ’t*n4a.. ttn menaefy pleased the Eneliehwen BOY'S NECK BROKEN IN FRAT RITES Earl B. Rice, A fired 17, Near Death Follow ing Initiation EASTERN HIGH STUDENTS SOUGHT Bari B Rice. 17 ygars old. of No. 278 Delrldere-ave.. a son of the Rev. E. ft Rice, Is near death In Harper hospital, while Sheriff Stein and school board officials are endeavor ing to learn the names of Eastern j high pupils who Injured him while Initiating him into the mysteries of a fraternity. Young Rice's neck was broken '.sat Sunday, when the Initiatory ceremonies were staged In a bam outatde the city limtta on Mack-ave., according to stories told the sher iff The youth wna to have been grad uated from Eastern high school this eprlng. Dr C. D Brooks, who op erated on the Rice boy Monday night said that hit chances of re covering were alight Dr. J. Remaen B 4 *hop. principal of Eastern high school. Is assisting In the Investigation. He declares fraternities hava been strictly bar red la Eastern high As nearly as can be learned, young Rice fell from a platform which aaa part of the stage letting for the In illation He struck on his head, and soon became paralysed from his shoulders down. Tile father of the boy has da < iared that he does not wish to prosecute the youths who look part in the unhappy Initiation He de clares, however, that the misfortune which befell his boy should serve as a warning of the dangers of the "frat** activities In schools Mr. Rice formerly was pastor of the Buma-ave. Methodist church and la now engaged aa secretary of the Detroit conference endowment committee, which b raising moaer for the preachers' pension' fund H aeg S*t«ni. PASO. Wabash By I lie m evsry heterday duriee Aarll. chair Cana—» ev. - W MBBOWe se vs DETROIT TIMES WILKINS IS GAINING ON V (IMdltUltdlVl ' e Recount On Recorder Favors Democrat In First Stages FRIENDSCLAIM LEAD OF 15 VOTES Prosecutor’s Majority of 12 On Returns Cut Down to Three In the recount of 17 districts of the First ward Monday afternoon, by the city election commission. Charles T Wilkins made a net gain of nine votes for the recorderahlp. Prosecutor Charles H. Jasnowakl prevtousl yhad claimed a lead of 1? votes, which Is now reduced to three votes. Supporters o? Wilkins have claimed that he la elected by six #>■ on the face of changes made by election boards In several precincts? On that basis Wilkins possesses a lead of IS votes over Jasnowskl. At I SO o’clock Tuesday afternoon the mm mission will resume the re count. Only aftesnoon sessions are being held for the present because City Clerk Lindsay and Corporation Counsel Dtngeman are engaged with the board of estimates, which la winding up Us work for the year Changes made because of the re count gave Wilkins two more votes In the first district, seven In the third, three In the sixth, one in the ninth, two in the tenth, one in the twelfth and two In the fifteenth, a total o fIR. Jasnowskl gained two votes In the second precinct, three In the fifth, two In the thirteenth and two in the sixteenth, a total of nine. All errors so fsr in the recount have been clerical and due to differ ences of opinion between members of the election boards ss to what constituted spoiled ballots A recount of the votes cast for Dr. John S Hall and Mrs Carrie Church Ooatdyk la being made at the same time. In the 17 districts of the First ward Dr Hall made a net gain of S3 votes, Mrs. ,Obst dyk’s lead, according to the canvass figures, was SI The office of commissary general of supplies and purchases was creat ed during 'he war of the revolution by a resolution of congress dated July It. 177&. and on the recommend ntloti of General Washington, Jona than Trumbull, of Connecticut, was appointed to the office. fHsitse «a* nw *mi ni»*—»ne# •- TUm JUS ihw.—M«ia sank TUESDAY* APRIL 24, 1917. The Girl Hm Left Behind Him 1 f V w . I v I ■ 1 ■ Vs J ' ' ' ts jx ;' , y*C'* *■ "'X *%■ \ '' r ; : W» r /, /“ x ; '*' ► v ?> /vl-", -- - m Ik * ■ •You know for whom this brave ytiung graduate of West Point Is go tag to fight when he steps on French soil. He was one of the 139 graduate* of West Point last week, and she went there to him get his diploma. Both consented to pcae for this photograph if their names would not be published, and that promise Is hereby kept. She was the prettiest girl at West Point that day; everybody, including the graduate, admitted It. and when he reachss Europe he will be flghlnf: for that girl In particular and many more like her. ITALIANS OPEN GIG OFFENSIVE Dispatch From Rome Indicates Carso Drive Is On ROME. April 34.—The battle in the Carso la becoming Increasingly violent. Dispatches from the frs«t today indicated a terrific fire from the Italian artillery and enlarged on the splendid morale of the Italian irodpa. Gun Cmdorna war quoted as expressing tha utmost confidence There have been aeveral Indies tiona reeeatly that Italy was shout to start a great offensive In the Carao and the dispatch above ap parently bear* oat this belief, altho the Italian censor apparently does not permit direct statement to this effect Prior to the start of the British drive early In March, Swiss reports declared Field Marahal von Hlnden b*rg was massing great bodies of troops on the Italian front, presum ably preparing for a German drive, but recently It la believed most of these men have been transferred back to the western front to aid In opposing the Ffsnca Rritlsh offen sive ertslls*—«*• elate Beat kla4—tSat Is rtgto-OIBM Jab Dev*.—Mala 4SJB. BBS R tl.rot H S ANT* HOI ND or ooi.r wit* wit.eow WASHINGTON. Apr. !«. —Brit ish Foreign Pecratary Arthur J. Balfour today .xpr.su.<l the ho ps that h. might ba challenged to OS round of goJf by President tV||*on. It Is thought the two Interna tional diplomats will drop th. war plan dlecuaslon sometime within th. n.xt 41 hours long .nough to see which Is the better man with th. maahle and putter. BORDERERS 6ET BIG SEND-OFF AD Windsor Turns Out To Bid Farewrll to 241 tt Bat talion, Tuesday Windsor laid aside Its usual ac tiyltlos Tuesday morning and de voted ita time to giving a heart felt farewell to the Two Hundred and Forty-first battalion of Scottish Bor derera, who entrained at 9.30 for overseas service. Schools and bustneaa bouses were closed and practically tha entire civilian population lined the streets as the hare-kneed trooper* marched from the armories to the Grand Trunk depot. Children sang patriotic songs, and relatlwe* and Mends struggled with tears as the farewells were aaid. Tile battalion Is in command of Lieut-Col. Walter L McOregor, and was recruited In Windsor t NE YORK—Catherine Anthony and Boardmsn. social work era. were held under S2OO ball for pasting placards saying "Thou shall not kill” beside recruiting poster*. PrlaHaa—«S. gbala eeat MoN—4bet to right—tiwm Jeb r>«rt— w*t» ma THRUSTING FORCES SLOWLY AHUM j TO GAIRS DESPITE UTMOST EFFORTS! OF TEUTONS TO CHECK THEIR ADVAn ED. VINTON Elß">k U J <WB oruiLfui*. Actor Dies In Temple, Presenting His Famous Dog, “Buster” WAS VICTIM OF HEART DISEASE Highly Trained Canine Mourns For His Master Ed Vinton, known to vaudeville patrons the country ower. and prr ilcularly In Detroit, the city of his liirth. Is dead, and among the chief mourners today Is “Busier,” the dog which was Vinton’s partner In his % net. Vinton's end came suddenly and (spectacularly He toppled over on the stage of the Temple theater dilr- Ini; th* evening performance, while he was putting the willing Buster" thru the - tricks that have .enter talned thousands upon thousands of theater goers. The actor and hts pet had gone thru their remarkable dancing paces. lb« house became dark, and the spo'llght flashed upon mas and dog. Vinton took one backward r.'ep, and collapsed The rnrtaln uss rung down, and before medical nid could be summoned, Vinton hau expired. Death wa* due to heart failure. Vinton was abou' NO veers old iind during his early years In Fb trolt he served as in altar boy and Inter as a choir boy in old St. Anne's church The kindly feeling the man had for his little trick doa is one of the things which the vau devllle folk like to talk about. Instead of ruling with a whip. Vinton made his dog do marvelous/ feats by giving a few softly spoken orders Buster" reallted as well as ac tors and actresses on the Temple hill, that death had overtaken Ills master, for the after being iHken from the stair, lay trembling and whimpering In a dressing room while stage hands tried vainly to rpiiet It. Vinton's widow and other rela U\es arrived in Detroit Tuesday, f om Buffalo. NEW YORK Federal Judge May er awarded a movie company Si,- 000,000 damages against Henry Ford because he attacked a him railed "The Battle Cry of Pea re." Ford can file an answer and re-open the case within 20 days. BANDITS RELIEVE MOVIE MAN OF DAY’S RECEIPTS Lloyd L. Hook, proprietor of th* "Your" theater at Forest and Mt. • , " ' - • \# ‘ irCC ta Oi* t . CADe r *» .4, U*>. . gun U. S. TOLD RUSSIANS WILL FIGHT “Will Make Any Sacri fice Rather Than Separate Peace” PLEDGESENT TO WASHINGTON WAB.HLNTFTON, April 24.—Russla is no more likely to abandon the war without achieving her object than Is the I'nltcd States," accord ing to a telegraph report from Rus sia.. received Monday by the state department The telegram, riven out by tha state department today said: ""11)* revolution will expedite the defeat of Germany and ueot of a general peace, permanent and universal. It was the charge that 'he Imperial administration planned a separate ptace which caused Its overthrow. The prompt recognition accorded Russia by the United States could not have come at a more opportune moment and V*v* encouragement and help to ;he council of ministers and their 'upportero. "President Wilson’s thrilling aliu siou to the Russian revolution In h*s address to congress has made a deep and lasting Impression on the Russian people It has been translated Into Russian and 1s to be given widest possible circulation 111 pnmphlet form for free distribu tion "Th* American form of govern ment is the model of th* Russian people and the participation of the United States has Infused In them a congdent spirit and a firm deter oilnatlon The Russian army Is un equaled in numbers, uncxceelled In courage and led by commanders of rhll'tv and patriotism It is hacked bv untouched resources. "If Americans are Incensed the intrigue ag<l plots by Germany in th*!r midst, Russians have cause for like resentment and will make nn> sacrifice mth*r than conclude a separate pesee.** NOON IN DETROIT; ONt CkTIK. Enemy Now Rdykg] On Machine ta - -- Nests • 35'1 ATTACK IN NEW j SPOT V» HTV*n» Point ' LONDON. April 34.—Th# MOM# 1 stag* of England's great prtah. MW | on. ta developing th* fi err set fig£fr> J ing of the war Front dispatched 1 today emphasised tha fact that 0M | element of surpri** now ao longer | enter* f lnto th* attack* of Iky J men: that th* enemy has boon <pr*> \ paring for desperate defense no Mi 4 than the British force* during tha , week have been planning for over* ■ whelming attack. But deep fee the German defense, steady galas an* bein gregistered by FleM Marahal Haig’s troops The line frtim Oppff down thru riouvain, 801/y, Rsaafv and Hendecourt, on which the light, ing Is now proceeding. 1* pruMdi nary to the so-called "Wotaa Ugd" of th* Hlndenburg defenses atarik Ing at Drocourt and running down thru I tel. \ltry, Hombluilt. Wtwr nljrny. to fa front of Queant. Along this preliminary line, th# Germans have changed their de fense tactics Having seen how th# . terrific Ftrltlsh artillery pulverise# ’ carefully constructed trench work#, the enemy apparently la not attwiagftc. ■ ing the use of the elaborate undar* I. ground systems aa formerly. la* stead, greet number* o * men ar# scattered In irregular formation Iw rated at natural harrier*, la shall hole*, all armed with machine guns. * Meanwhile the German artillery h#l' ’ all the front a> caravely ranged and is able instantly to set up a ''urtafcl ] of fire against advances! t’apfur* of Oevrell* Inaerted a wedge In the Oppy line, but hecaua# of the very nature of the sew 4s- j sense scheme of the German army j such a penetration of the german lines Is not comparable to th# smashing thru of a permaneit front. Dispatches received early today hinted at momentum being under way for a drive at some other point on the British front than In thm I.ou*-I>ouaM’Hnibral sector. is more than now half en veloped by the British sdvmnea. If Haig chooses he ran occupy the coal city with probably a smgia 1 blow 1,104 ARMED SHIPS, IT. S. PLAN ’ WASHINGTON, April 14 - -Mor. j than I.AW m*r ham ships are to bn h rm*'d by the United States. This j became known Monday whea fisur* 1 tarv Daniels submitted to rongread*"j a supplementary estimate for fid.- 000.00 cto provide arms anti mini nitlon for 1,104 merchant ship* German trade unions since the Imp ginning of the war hare loot fid pm < real of their mi-mbera.