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|.-D.I4/arrt Ads Rcach People
Willi Money to Buy
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T-D News Service Reaches
Every Part of the Globe
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RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1918. ?FOURTEEN PAGES.
WKATIl i:h
PAGE 7
?RAIN
PRICE, TWO CENTS
iCRETARY BAKER!
ETURNS,READY TO
USH MEN OVER SEA
ill Concentrate Every
Energy on Expediting
Troop Movement.
LIEVES POOLING OF ALL
RESOURCES THWARTS HUN
aiscs the Achievements of the
United States and
Allies.
SIT1JI) AM, K.VITM-: FRONTS
ids In Franco in Plain Amrrirnn
KoMirr to Note Treatment
llo.vs Ilcrclvc There.
rrj\ As?ocii?t'i Pr'-- l
r.\?lfIN<;TON, pr11 ?Steeled to
work ah carl of hitn by perronal .
nvledge of conditions at the battle
nta in Kuropr, Secretary Uaker rc
ned to his desk at the War De
tnunl to-night from his trii? abroad
pared to concentrate every energy
exj'.diting the movement of Atner
n fighting rriTi to France.
he War Secretary, it !h understood,
not inclined t > underestimate th"
il that further <!er:nan successes in
prcBent trrrific onslaught agatniit
allied !i:ie might lnvoK* There
no doubt, however. th:s.t he believes
rjuate rioaaurrn t ? he-knia'.e the
1'ian efforr will come out of 'h^
?1 tnK of .ill allied and Amcri'.an re
rcc? under comm. itid of (Jeneral
:h, the srnpre: ss\e French com
ndcr-in-ch Icf.
mi his arrival early to-day at an
ami port. Mr. leaker authorized
< statement:
I .-'turn with a se r.te < pride jn-i con
: at the achievements of the
!te ; ' i ? and alli'i troops abroad
t ?ouM Justify many trip:; a ro: s
v. ater."
Vhatever dirtft information the War
rc'.ary na ? ht\e .. : j the plans of
?irr.il 1 i ? li will be [ r the cars of
?Md? ?.? V. .} in alone.
"here ).a\c b<" n many reports that
r went to Kur j>e tor the
I>o:-o <-f urging unitt' .a*, ion of all
ed annic: under a single coin
ndrr. He had no comment to inako
this point.
"he prompt action of tlencra! Por
ng In placing hi: men at <jcnerai
uhv disposal :j Kt.own to have met
h Mr. Uakrr'f hearty approval.
yi;iiai, 'i imks i n m:it
I'llli: MMTIM. TIIK.NC litis
luring his trip Mr. flake r virited
gland, i'raii'-e an ! Italy, and sa*.v
> battle front's all along the line.
has been ;n the American front
?) trenches under fire; nn-e a Uer
n rhell eiplodcd clo e to his auto
bile. and on .iiotli'r ov :asion he
? od in the window of a battered
.Idlng behind the allied :t;.e to w utell
fh-power missiles come hauling to
ir great cratern in a tield less than
lundred yards away.
vVhen lie reached l'rance the War
Vretary placed himself In the posi
n of an Ameri-an soldier, jus-t .ir
cd at the p al of bin ambition "o\er
vp." !!?? wanted to Know exactly
?at preparations had been made for
! care of the men from the time they
-ived. lie knew what the govern
nt was preparing to do on this Fide,
t of the great matters across the
I'r. he 1 ad only ??old official reports
ttie inadequate descriptions of rr
rn ng o!li err.
Ucginnin.- at the debarkation portn.
\ Uaker and his party, under the
idanco of '.i<-iiera! i'erehing's officer.",
llowod the life of an American sul
r in France Mop by stej>. until they :
rived in an advanced listening post
front of the American lines.
The wholo v.tst project of American
orations ?v as mapped out before the
cretary. It represents ono of the
catest undertakings any nation lias
er engaged in, and even to the man
d?:r who: c hands have passed all the
ans it was amazing because of its
gnc.-s and the thorough, workman
;o way in which Cicneral Pershing
id his orticcrs are doing their great
b.
iTisnnn runsniM;
l> .11A .V I'Olt nil. .loll
Mr. F.aker returned more than over
nfident of the capacity and judgment
General Perching for the great I ur
?n of responsibility he is bearing. I
10 American commander is said to:
s developing and broadening even as
r army lie is building is expanding.'
No doubt was left in the visitor's
ind of the stimulus given. French i
?irit by the arrival of American light -
g forces in Francc. Mr. Baker was
ven repeated proof of the amazing do
?c-e of comradeship that has sprung
) between the American and French
dilier.s and the Americans and the
v i 1 population among whom they
ovo daily.
When he left for Furopc Mr. Baker
it the. War Department routine from j
is mind. It will take him some days
? catch step fully with what has gone
?rward in his absence, lie is cxpcct
1, however, to face his problems with
new perspective, and oOicinls here
iticipate that the result will be shown
i the nature of his decisions, for to
man lilted with the spirit ot' the
rmy in France there is no room for
etty obstacles or considerations in
ic job ahead.
Three Thountiiid 'I'nkc lKxniiiifin f inn.
ANNA POMS, Ml)., April H].?Three
lousand young men are taking exam
tations at the naval academy to-day,
oublo the number at any previous ex
uiinatlon.
You Must Act
Without Delay!
livery dfvrlupinrnl since our en
try Into Ihp war hns Justified and
proved the wisdom, the Imperative
necessity, of America'* partlelpatloo.
Kverjr tier in an suceeaa nnd every
<<eriuaD failure lisie ihonn how
ncrriaarj' to our imn welfare and
peace, Iioit neceniirj- to the safety
tind pruce of the ?orl<l the defeat
iif Germany l.i. I-Jvery fool of grouud
Hrrin?nT hn.n been forced to ehr up
and every foot of Innd she has ael/.ed
have demonstrated the absolute ne
cessity of defeating thnt sinister.
Intolerable IIiIiik called t,erinanlsin.
(io and buy your I.Ilier ty bond,
that this country may not be ham
pered In its war work. Kvery finan
cial Institution In the rlty Is at your
disposal, and will lielp you by ar
ranging convenient terms.
Place your aubserlptlon nt once!
ONE BERTH IS CAUSED
B? FIRE IN WAREHOUSE
William Croxton, Seventy-Year-Old
N'cgro, Is Suffocated by
Smoke.
SEED STORK BADLY DAMAGED
T. W. Wood & Son Suffer Ixjss Esti
mated at From S 10,000 to -SriO,
OOO, Covered by Insurance?l'ire
incn Troubled With Leaking Hose.
Firemen struggled for nearly two
hours yesterday afternoon with a blaze
which broke ou*. in the four-story
Four!e^nth Strer" w.treh ? "12?"? of T. V?*.
Wood A Hon. S'p'l ii".? le:just at the
elo>e of the noon hour, when prac
tically i>ll of the employees were out.
The lirst alarm sounded at 1 : i U o'clock,
and at ! 0 the pons tapped that the
lire w.io under control. A seventy
year old ii'ir1, William Croxton, of
ices J-! Jariirr; Street, \\ .1 ? arrle'l from
the t' p floor, r.uff >cated from smoke.
Mo d!"d on the sidewalk ,r the corner
of Fourteenth aiid t'.iry Streets be
fore the ambulance arrived. I^oaa i">
value of the building ar.d stock
will mpj'r >xl:na'e H'.'.iOO to i.'iO.C.'f'.
covered by insurance No one could
state the precise or:g n of the tire, but
it waj believed by memb< ry of the
firm that exposed wiring leading frcm
.1 motor u.-cd in an rlcctri- elevator
was the caut-e of the fire. It Is thought
to have started on 'he top fioor. The
idea of a fjorinan plot or an incendiary
lire ia scouted by the firm.
The warehouse and principal offices
of the concern are located at Nos. 11,
i:;, 1 "> and 17 I'ourteenth Street. it
was in the fourth story of No. 13,
which is used as .1 warehouse, that
the blaze is believed to lia\e started.
H. 1'illird. *.vlio. with his daughter,
Eunice, were in the letting room about
1 0VI01 k. ?aw smoke issuing from a
stairway. and hounded the alarm ot
fire. Thomas W. Whittet. a member of
the firm, al.'o stated t!?^t lie j-.aw flame.?
i.-.-uing from a uccond-slory window
of No. 13.
nni.AY i.\ <ii;TTi\t;
M'llMAHS t)> nI.A7.1;
Py 1:20 o'cloc); companies No. 1, 2,
T., 4. 6. 7. ?. and No. 1 and 2 trucks,
wcro at the scene uf the fire. Jt took
from ten to fifteen minutes before
streams of any considerable force or
height were playing on the blaze. The
street in the front of the building was
littered with masses of colled hose,
and trucks ?hi?-h were needed near
Fourteenth and Cary .Streets were
obliged W drive o\er it. At Four
teenth and Main Streets a connection
with one of the fire engines sprung
a bad leak because of the bursting
of the hose. Numerous small leaks
?h'rc bore bur ted delayed the depart
ment. The police from the First Dis
trict r^ped an area from Cavy to Main
Streets and held the crowds within
these iine;?.
First two, and at the height of the
blaze foven, streams were played upon
the building. The extension truck lad
ders and equipment were used effec
tively when once gotten into opera
tion. Heavy streams were shot into
the upper windows of the building from
the front by nicn on the trucks and
from the streets. In the rear two
streams were directed from the lop of
an adjoining building into the blazing
building.
The government warhouse. rec?ntl.v
located at 141" C.?ry Street, in the
!>re\vrv. Hughes & < "o. Building, which
ii n:cd for storing supplies for the
iiviation section of the signal corps,
v. :?s guarded by soldiers while the
near-by building was ablaze.
Shortly after i; o'clock the crowd was
alarmed wlie-i th<*y saw Captain J. F.
Finnegaii. of Steamer Truck No. 7,
with James (iianotti, of No. 2 Truck,
and Conroy Thompson, of No. 4 Truck,
bearing the body of a man from the
building, lie was carried to the corner,
and Captain A. Sherry, of the First
l'olicc District, ordered the ambulance
called. I'olicemcn administered lirst
aid to the man. Upon the arrival of
the ambulance Dr. Ilinchman said that
he had likely been dead when carried
from the. building, lie was found on
the fourth lloor. where he had been eat
ing his lunch when the blaze started
A burn on his left wrist was the only
external injury. The body was claimed
by his son-in-law. and following a
viewing of it by Coroner Whitfield it
was turned over to an undertaker.
It( II.DING UK( KNTI.Y
Hi;.norn;i.t.;i> at somh c ost
The structure in which the fire oc
curred was recently remodeled for tho
purpose of conducting the distribution
of seed and grain on a larjio scale, :?"nd
it was estimated that loss of the build
ing alone would approach JlL',000.
Water did much damage to grain and
garden seed of all kinds stored in
No. 1">, Building No. 11, which is used
(Continued on Sccond l'agc.j
SEEK 10 SPEED OP
LOCAL BONO SALES
Presidents and Directors of All
Banks in City to Meet To
Morrow at Noon.
CITY IS FALLING BEHIND
But Virginia Is Leading All
States in the Fifth
District.
Presidents and dircc'.or3 of every
bank and trust company were hist
nit?tit ?"isk*_d to attend a general meet
ing of the Richmond Liberty loan corn
mlttce at noon to-morrow at the Cham
, ber of Commerce. o-.:ti;ne plaits for
the active prosecution ?*," the campaign
In this city. I; is expected thai the
drive will U" given great impetus as
n result of this meet in -. Slightly
bette-r proi'.-ess reported unof
ficially yesterday afternoon by the
banks, and Richmond v.as said to have
sub.-cri'.rd about 30 per cent of its
quota of bonds.
Kflforts wire made by the local com
. mitt^o to tabulate subscriptions al
ready revived by the banks ami trust
companies but this was found to be
impossible. It was announced, how
e.er. tha* beg.i.nlng this afternoon the
proprt-j-s of the drivo here from dav
to day will be made public. Th?* re
sults of each day's work at every bank
will be announced, the figures show
ing what percentage of its allotment
cach bank has placed.
I C.i:\tjHAi. ai*pi:ai. to am.
I.VDLSTRIKS TO St IISCItIRK
W;th a cneral appeal to a!l indus
try to subscribe t > the loan, and to
11 rS' their employees to help in the
drive, the committee expressed belie*
yesterday afternoon that many sub
scriptions would be entered from now
until the campaign closes May 4. Ef
forts in Richmond have been directed
towards ??<-UTin? as many subscribers
to the loan as possible, and the plan
;3 meeting with som^ success. Jt js
this fa-', however, winch is hTpir.g
the total of subscriptions here low.
Reporta re oived by the re.ntral com
mittee of t e Fifth District yester-'
day showed continued activity in every
'.on. The grva* drive is now on in
.ea..._ . and the. results are encourag
ing County chairmen are reporting
that people in every ^tatc are aroused
to the duty before them, and that sub
scriptions are fairly heavy. .Many are
. ior email amounts, but it is believed
that the district's quota will he raised
several days before the campaign H
closed !f the activity of the past few
days is continued without abatement.
Returns made by post cards to the
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
show subscriptions to be slowly climb
:-g. and a greater number of bank*
are now reporting. Tabulations made
? ast night show that about .".0 per cent
of th* banking institutions in the dis
trict ,ir" reporting to the reserve bank."
\ IIH.I MA leads IV
1* II'TH IIESEIU C DISTRICT
\irg:ni:t still leads in tlio total
amount subscribed to the lean, with
subscriptions aggregating ; 5M 75.05".
Maryland Is second and the district of
' olumbia is third. Governor 'Jeorge J.
>'eay announced the following figures
showing subscriptions received through
>C3terday:
.\'o nf /;<-r-o-t- s-jb
Marylnnd * ' * }??? *eri?>e.i.
;if Iff
NoVth Vjft,?,',?* :: W. Kl
Carolina ... u. j?c '
? *OtH if? 1 f<0 I 1, ?? r ? ? r\ t a
n*portc<J Mon l iv 7... 1 Il3TT^T^O
r<aln n.091.5^0
touvs C()jimitti:k
pi.axs i)i:.Mo\sTavtio\
Kichniond'.s women's committed lias
planed :i great demonstration this'
afternoon in the Capitol Square to help
in the drive. C'ne machine-gun sec
tion from Camp !^e. with twenty-one
rrc-it and o:ic oflicer, will show how
these jruns are used in actual warfare,
while the Boy SVout "tank." which was
used !n the thrift parade several weeks
ago, will also be demonstrated.
The exhibition will begin promptly
at 3 o'clock, and will continue for sev
eral hours. The tank will crawl over
the. slopes r> f the Capitol grounds,!
while at intervals the machine-gun
operators will give demonstrations of,
this deadly war implement. Major*
itcncral Adclbert Cronkhite. comman
der of Camp l<ee. wired the commit
tee y< sfni .y afternoon that the Three
Hundred and Nineteenth .Infantry Band
would accompany the machine-gun sec
tion to Richmond. and will give con
cert" ilurig the afternoon.
Mrs. ?'.eurge .1. Seay. chairman of the
women's committee for the Fifth Dis
trict, issued an appeal yesterday for!
all ni'Mi who .ire working for the sale!'
or" l.iberty bonds, or who wish to par-'
ticipate In the drive now being con- ]
; ducted here. to attend a general mee|-|
ing to-morrow afternoon at i o'clock;
in tho auditorium of the Jefferson'
Hotel. Many matters of importance!
will be discussed at this time, and it
is hoped that every woman in the city
i who is interested in the movement will!
| attend the, meeting.
INSL'ItANCK MH.V TO
filVK ASSIST.WCK IX OHIVF.
Plans for the assistance, of Rich-,
mond's insurance men in the drive for!
the sale of the bonds will be outlined
this afternoon at a meeting of the Rife;
I Underwriters' Association of Richmond
The meeting will be held at I o'clock j
, at the Business Men's Club. John K.!
Branch, chairman of the Richmond '
i committee, will he. the principal;
! speaker. It is expected that the in
I sura nee men will lay plans for a gen-t
oral city-wide canvass for Hie sale of
I bonds, in order that Richmond's allot-1
mcnt may bo raised as quickly as,
possible. ,
The local committee announced yes
i (^Continued on Fifth l'agc.)
Great Steelmaker Appointed Di
rector-General of Emergency
Fleet Corporation.
WILL BE GIVEN FREE HAND
Position of General Manager
Abolished at Suggestion of
Man Holding Position.
(ftv \fc."Oc!atc<! 1
WASHINGTON. April 16.?The build
ing of the great merchant marine
which will transport American men
and resources to the battle front was
entrusted to-day by the Shipping Board
to Charles M. Schwab, steel maker and
shipbuilder, who becomes director
general of the Emergency Fleet Cor
poration. with unlimited powers to put
through the vast building program al
ready under way.
"Mr. Schwab will have complete su
pervision and direction of the work
[if shipbuilding," said an ollicial an
nouncement issued from the White
House after Mr. Schwab had been there
to confer with President Wilson in
company with Chairman Hurley, of
the Shipping Board; Charles Piez. vice
president and general manager of the
Fleet Corporation. and Bainbridgo
Colby, a member of the board.
SHIPPING BOA It U COVIHUI.S
3IO.MUV A NI> POI.ICIi;S
"Control of policies, which includes
decisions a.i to the number, size and
character of ships to be built, with
the millions appropriated by Congress,
still will rest with the Shipping Board.
Mr. Pie*, at his own suggestion, re
linquishes the position of general man
ager of the fleet corporation, which is
abolished, to g;vc Mr. Schwab a free
hand. Mr. Murky remains chairman
of the board and president of the Fleet
Corporation, in charge of policies: Mr.
Piez continues as vice-president of the
board, attending to administrative de
tails of construction. Including the
placing of contracts, and Mr. Schwab
will organlr." an" carry forward the
work of putting the ships into tne
water."
Mr. Schwab Is the fifth man to he
put !n charge of the Shipping Board's
tiuilding program, but his appointment
was attended by none of the friction
which marked some of the previous
changes in management. The sugges
tion for the appointment of a practi
cal builder of national prominence
came this time from the Shipping
Board itself, and Mr. Hurley chose Mr.
Schw ab.
SA I'll II 'ICES OWN INTEniiSTS
'i'O ACCEPT POSITION
Mr. Schwab was In Washington all
last Sunday conferring with Mr. Hur
ley, Mr. Piez and other?. East night
Mr. Hurley was at the White House
far more than an hour outlining the
tiep.s proposed to President Wilson,
who gave the chairman's suggestions
unqualified approval. Announcement
? f Mr. Schwabs appointment v. ks n-.j'ie
ifier he had been thanked by the Pres
ident for sacrificing his personal in
terests and Inclination to accept the
poult ion.
His salary as director-general of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation was not
one of the things which Mr. Schwab
discussed while in Washington. Offi
cials professed to-night not to know
what lie \sould be paid, but it was
believed he would become one of the
K.'nall army of "dollar-a-.vear" men who
;ire contributing their services to the
country during the war. The White
House announcement said that Mr.
Sclnvab virtually had been drafted In
the emergency.
PASHA PAYS PENALTY!
EXECUTED FOR TREASON
Worked .Mnnjr < onfldrnre <?nmcs, and
l.ntor Brought Huge Fund
to I'nltfd Mnton.
l'ARFS. April 16.? Bolo Pa^ha to-day
paid the penalty for his troason to
Prance, when he was executed at Vin
CCII IK'S.
Pasha was born in Marseilles. Early
in life h* began working confidence
Sanies. Later, after Ik-ins convicted,
he went to Spain and operated a oafe.
Mo noM married a wealthy widow, and
became a wine agent. When th<- war
broke out. Pasha became confidential
agent for the Egyptian Khedive.
I.ater he came to America, having ob
tained 10,000,000 francs from the
Deutsche Dank of Berlin. Thit. money
was deposited in nine American hanks.
He was arrested September 1017,
for receiving money irom Germany for
u?*t? in pe.ict propaganda, France later
took possession of him, and convicted
him of high treason February 4, 101S.
Ten days later lie was sentenced to
pay the death penalty, liis appeal was
denied by the Court of Cassation on
April ". Three days later bis plea for
a new trial was rejected, and on April
S President Poincaro refused him
clemency.
"TANK" RECRUITS WANTED
Nru York Start* Ilrlu for 'I'wo Tliou
nnn.1 to Drive to Kerlln?Men
Prom eighteen to Fort jr-Fife.
tRy Associated I'roj,.)
NKW YORK. April 1 tl.?With the
slogan. "Don't Walk to Berlin?RUlc
in the Tanks." a new "drive" for C.000
United States tank eorps recruits was
started here to-day. Recruiting ofli
cers say tank corps men have an op
portunity to see active service in
France more quickly than those in any
other branch.
Men from eighteen to forty-five years
are accepted.
Mnn-Power lllll Carried.
IiO.VDOX. April 1 ?>.?Tilts third read
ing of the government's man-power
bill was carried to-night by a vote of
co) to ioa.
GERMANS CAPTURE
STRATEGIC TOWNS
Must Raise $120,000,000 a Day
to Reach Mark of Three Billion
[By As 'j' idic 1 I':o?? J
WASHINGTON. April 16.? Nine
dnys of l.llierty loan cnnipnlsniiiK
have brought lint subscrip
tions into t Ik* hnnds of liunk* mid
trust companies throughout the
country, nnU rrmalni
to he raised In the sixteen remain
ing wurkinK dnj? hrfore liny If
the t>:i,()lXI,UUil.<MM) iiilniinuiu I* to he
rcachcd.
This menn* nn aurnct subscrip
tion of for each day, In
cliaJIiik Sunday*. 'I'lie rnie in the
past has been Innrr, nt(houi;li to
days reports covering yestcrdny's
business added J?l .17(0114,.HIM) to the
totul.
The Mhcrtjr loan drite Is having
no depressing effect on rrn r nn tines
Klnmit sales, and latrr n stimulation
of snlen of the suinller securities Is
l?okr<d for. About it day
is reaching tlie Treasury from snle
of savins stamps.
Portsmouth Man Member of Cyclops
Crew Who Securcd Discharge
?t Rio Janeiro.
SHIP PROBABLY BOMB'S VICTIM
Officials Deprecate Circulation ?>r Re
ports Tending to Kctlcct on Lieu
tenaiit-CoinmaiKler ti. \\ . Worley,
in Charge of Ship.
washINGTON. April D>.?Search was
started to-day by the Navy Department,
to ascertain the whereabouts of J. M.
Mulvey, a member of the crcw of the
missing United Stale* collier Cyclops,
who. it was learned by officials, prob
ably obtained his discharge while the
ship was taking on her cargo of man
ganese at Hio de Janeiro.
Aa far as the department knows.
Mulvey, whose home is at Portsmouth.
Ya., is the only member of the s-hip'd
,-rcw now alive. For reasons which the.
department has not yet learned. Mulvey
wanted to be discharged when the ves
sel got to the Brazilian port, and orders
to that effect wore sent to the com
mander of the Cyclops from New York
in tunc for him to have received them
Ik fore the Cyclops left Rio de Janeiro.
February f>.
Th? case of Mulvey is of special in
terest. in view of the published state
ment that Lieu tenant-Commander G.
\\". Worley. who commanded the Cy
clops. was born in Germany; that he
had adopted the name of Worley, but
that his real name was Wichtmann.
Department officials to-day deprecated
any attempt to cast doubt on the
loyalty of Worley. and declared that
the slight records concerning him in
the department show that he was born
in San Francisco in September. lS.'.fi.
The prevailing belief continues to he
that the Cyclops was the victim of a
bomb secreted in her cargo or in her
coal bunkers, although a few naval
officers stand by the idea that the ves
sel may have been capturcd by a tier
man raider.
THREE AVIATORS KILLED
IN TWO AIR ACCIDENTS
Plane Crmhes to IOnrth In Tnil Spin.
W lilie Another Mnrhlne Drops
200 Feet.
I By Associated Presa I
HOUSTON. TLX.. April 1 ?Three
aviators, lieutenant Roland J. \\ inter
ton, of South Boston. Mass.; lieuten
ant Leo John Nugent. Washburn. Iowa,
and Cadet Forest Dean Jones. Wor
cester. Mass., were killed and Cadet
Maurice seriously injured in two air
accidents at Islington Field (Amer
ican) here to-day. A third accident
occurred late to-day. but there were
no fatalities.
Lieutenant Wintcrton and Cadet
Jones met death in the same machine,
which fell several hundred feet- They
were doing camera work near Webster
when their plane crashed to earth in a
tail spin.
Lieutenant Nugent was killed and
Cadet Maurice seriously injured in a
second accident, the. machine in which
they were flying having suddenly
dropped from a height of about -"?!
(eet. Maurice is in the ticld hospital,
and may die.
CONGRESSMAN JONES LOW
Member* Family ll?u llern Called
to IIla Bedside to Await
the Knd.
WASHINGTON. April 10.?Late to
night the condition of Representative
William A. Jones, who was paralyzed
ten days ago. was so grave that he was
not expected to live through the night.
He is slowly sinking, and death is ex
pected at any hour. Mr. Jones suftered
another paralytic stroke late last night,
and since then his condition has been
extremely critical. His family is gath
ered around his bedside to await the
r till.
Srcrfllirj linked Air Trip.
WASHINGTON, April K>.? Secretary
Daniels was a passenger to-day with
Lieutenant Doherty, a naval aviator,
in a twenty-minute flight over the
capital. A scrvice hydro-airplane was
used.
The SI. I,mils district continues
to lend ill prupvrtlun of totn] quoin
nulifirrllinl, with per rent, and tUe
New lurk district holds first place
in ugxregnte of subscriptions with
S27r?.ISMM<tO.
The Atlanta district li Inst on the
lint. but report* from there Indi
cate flint many communities have
stnrt"J campaigns late.
Mnnngers for the St. I.onis dis
trict nttribute success there mainly
lo the Inrgr numlier of indivliinsi
nil iisrri lirrn,
llregiin and ionn, rviilch have been
contesting for the honor of being
lite lirst Slate to subscribe its qnotB,
to-day opened n nevr phase of rival
ry by reporting almost simultane
ously that nil their counties had
gone o>er the top. Oregon reported
bating uimde this record by last
Saturday night, bofrerer, and from
lorvn eame the message that the
last of Its counties bnd oversub
scribed at 1:40 this afternoon.
LOYALTY OF FOREIGN
BORN GIVEN PRAISE
Senate Prorceds to Knact Measure
Granting Citizenship
to 123,000.
WOULD NATURALIZE A M E X S
Amendment Would Deny Citizenship
to Teutons Who .Are Permitted by
Law to Perjure Themselves to He
tain Prussian Citizenship.
[By Associated Prc?j ]
WASHINGTON*, April 16.?Loyalty of
American citizens of foreign birth and
blood was praised to-day In the Sen
ate during brief debate which pre
ceded passage of the House bill amend
ing naturalization laws to meet war
time conditions, and especially de
signed to protect 123.000 technical
enemy aliens in America's lighting
force who would bo subject to execu
tion as traitors if captured. The bill,
which now goes to conference, also
provides for naturalization of aliens,
upon satisfactory proof of loyalty, who
were prevented from completing their
naturalizations l?y the nation's war
declaration!5.
Senator llardwieh. of Georgia, chair
man of the Senate Immigration Com
mittee. in charge of the bill, told the
Senate that th^ bill was designed to
| separate loyal from disloyal German
Americans, of whom, he said, the great
mass are most patriotic, by permitting
naturalization of those whose loyalty
is unquestioned or adequately demon
strated.
An important amendment adopted,
proposed by Senator Ixjdge. of Massa
chusetts, would prevent naturalization
of Germans permitted by German law
(?> perjure themselves and retain their
German citizenship. The German law.
Senator Lodge declared, is a "villain
ous" dual citizenship provision, and in
vites Germans to commit perjury in
securing American citizenship and pass
as Americans.
POSTPONE ACTION ON BILL
CHANGING DRAFT BASIS
A\ ill fie Amended In Accordance With
Suggestions Made by (irn
ernl t'rondcr.
[By Associated Press. J
WASHINGTON. April 16.?Final ac
tion on the bill changing the basis
of army draft quotas from State pop
ulations to the number of men in class
one i;> being postponed temporarily,;
?Chairman t'hrtmberlain. of the Senate
Military t'ommittee. explainer! to-day.
because of the amendment adopted by ,
the House providing for allowance of
credits to States in future draft calls'
for men already furnished, including
those not of draft age. I'rovost-Mar-'
shal-Gent-ral Crowdcr, it is said, while""!
approving the peneral principle of the
Motive r.niendtnent. desires a modifi
cation to p revent escape from military
duty of men or draft age.
WEARS TAR AND FEATHERS
Owner of l.oul.ilann IMnntntlnn Clmrged
With Befiming tu Hut
l.ilierly llontin.
I By Associated Press |
VICKSRUKG, MISS., April 16.?Wil
! liam A. Hunter, agetl sixty-eight,
owner of a large plantation near
Newellton, La.. anil reputed to be
wealthy, arrived here on a train this
afternoon wearing a eoat of tar and
feathers, which lie said had been ap
j plied by a number of citizens of
Tensas Parish, I.a., mi which Newell
ton is situated. He i. ?.i?i he had been
accused by Tensas citizens of refus
i ing to buy l.iberty bonds. Hunter also!
wore a placard bearing the wordr?: j
"Uisloyal to the United States," which I
ho said had been placed on him by the!
mob.
(?ermuiiK ('nils Ilnlf Million Men.
OTTAWA, April 16.? David Lloyd
George, the British Premier, announced :
I in the. Houro of Commons to-niglu that
the passage of the man-power bill la |
I imperative, as Germany has Just called
' up a further oOO.OAO men to the colors,
says a neuter dispatch received from
London. k
MV LARGE PARI
OF MESS1NES RIDGE
IN TERRIFIC FIERI
Fresh Masses of Troops
Hurled Against Tired
British Defenders.
BITTEREST STRUGGLE
WAGED IN FOUR TOWNS
Key to Yprcs Sector Will Give
Germans Commanding Po
sition for Drive.
TK.V n IX T R a W li K R S SUN Iv
Prussians Claim Amorican Positions
at St. Miliiel AVoro Taken by
Storm and Hold.
fRv Associated 1
Germany's mighty effort on the bat
tle field of l-'landers has won new suc
cesses. According to the latest re
ports. the important strategic towns of
Bailleul. Wulverghem and Wytachacte
are in i-jcrinan hands, and, more im
portant still, the Teutons have carricd
a large part of Messincs ridge by
storm.
Probably there has been no more
bitter struggle during the war than
that waged along the battle line
through tho towns of Bailleul. .Veuve
Kgli.se, Wulverghein and Wytsehaete.
Xeuve l-Jglise was taken Monday, but
Bailleul held out until fresh masses
of Herman troops were hurled into the
fray, and charged repeatedly on the
tired defenders. The same story might
be told of Wulverghem and Wyt
sehaete, while the battle for Messlncs
ridge must have been frightful in its
intensity.
The Hermans have not attempted to
advance their wedge further into thft
British lines, for no new attacks on
Merville and further west have been
reported. They have devoted their
sole attention to the work of widening
out the salient and striking: at Messines
ridge and the railroad running about
six miles north of Hailleul. Messines
r!dge is the key to the Ypres sector,
and its possession will give the Ger
mans a commanding position in start
ing a new drive.
MAS nil'OimXT IICAHIM.
on miiitih;ii\ nA-rri.i: Kno:\T
The successes of the Hermans in the
last day have an important bearing on
the campaign on the northern battle
tront. If they are continued, thero
niu. t be a British retirement from
pres. and possibly for some distance
further north, while the cutting of the
railroad passing through llazebrouck
would be still more serious for the
British.
So important are the points won hy
the Hermans that the British must he
expected to counterattack at onoe in
an effort to sweep the Invaders back
into the lowlands once more. \U ac
counts of n,c battle along this, line
speak of the small British forces which
attempted to withstand the attacks by
heavy legions of Teutons which were
brought up fresh for the assault.
There is higher ground just to the
north of Railleul and Xeuve ISgliae
from which the British can still con
duct a stern defense. Merville i*
standing tirm, in spite of terrific at
tacks made against It. while along the
southern side of the salient there have
been no engagements reported. The
same condition holds true in the sec
tor beforo Amiens, where there has
been only artillery duels. Raiding op
erations in which both sides hava
taken the initiative are reported from
the F rench front |n Champagne.
Ill: 1(1,1.V I I,A IMS C'APT I'll E
or amkrkax positions
In spite or the reports from the
A *iir riran front that German attaokv
*re have been utter failures, a report
-in Merlin via Amsterdam says that
flic American positions near St. Mih'.el
were taken by storm by the Germans,
who held them against determined
counterattacks. It is probable that th?
German report deals with the battle in
which the Americans administered a
round heating? to special shock troops
brought tip by the Germans to take tlic
American positions.
Ten German trawlers have been sunk
ip the Kattegat, the narrow strait be
tween Jutland and Norway, by a F.rit
ivh fleet. The survivors of the trawlers'
crews were rescued.
The operations in the Kattegat, the
statement says, were undertaken by the
commander-in-chief of the grand fleet.
The statement follows:
"The commander-in-chief of the grand
fleet reports having undertaken to
sweep the Kattegat on April 15. Ten
German trawlors v ere sunk by gunfire,
their crews being saved by British
ships. There were no British casual
t ies."
111.I.IK VIC NAVAIi RAID
PIIKSAGKS IIIG nATTI.E
Still more significant seems the form
of the British announcement which
cotnes ttt a report from Vice-Admiral
!>tr David Beatty, commander-in-chief
of the grand fleet. This would appear
to indicate that the grand fleet Is out
and possibly presages most important
naval developments.
The operation wa' undertaken yes
terday Cor the purpose of sweeping

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