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SAVE AND HELP. When you bay a Third Liberty Loan oond you win receive a window em blem bearing your name aad repro iuetion of the Honor nag Past? ft In roer window. HELP WIN THE WAR. Kveiy home and business house la Waahlngton mast be able to diaplay the Third Liberty 1-oen Honor Flag If we ar? to reader onr full duty to our :ountry. ,??'-1 NO. 4186. WEATHER-FAIR; WARMER WASHINGTON. D. C. FRIDAY, APRIL 12. 1918. ONE CENT '?J2SirKr.e? U.S.TROOPS LAND AT VLADIVOSTOK t FLANDERS DEATH GRAPPLE RAGING; HAIG HOLDS FIRM * Fierce Attacks and Counter-Blows Mark Day-White Sheet ?Ridge, Now Drenched with Bloo?>1s Being Held by the Briti?. ENEMY IS AIMING AT RAILWAYS Hindenburg Strives at Several Points to Cut Allies' Communications?Bafljfe Storm Sways. London, April II.?The death grapple between Briton and Teuton on the ****** wik front in Flanders rages on. '"White Sheet Ridge"?an almost ironical surname now that the unions range is once more bathed in blood?was late today still rirraly held by the British. Crown Prince Ruppiecht's shock troops had nibbled ?wry slice? of the eastern slopes last night and early today, but the Canadians in brilliant counter attacks bayonetted these invaders and recovered < very foot of the ridge. Haig means to hold it at all costs, for with it's fall his whole Arras-Ypres ridge must cave in. ?raaeatlerea Afcaadeaed. ?> The German wedges north and south of the Lys have been pushed j her ahead. Armentieres. hopeless- < citrtanked and rocklnc with pois ?js fumes has been abandoned by ? British.* At last accounts th? lat- ? t*?* were holding the Teutons on thid ? ??outheast af ?p*****??? W?Use**?In te. Psora-street Wood, eteeaw-erck. ' ?Jres. Lestrem, Givenchy. any a determined counter attack been launched by the British in last twenty-four hours, driving tha German advanced forces out ofy TlThtEes they had penetrated In tho) Initial onrush. At this moment word comes of a sudden switching of the storm center from the ridge to the Hollebeke-Yprea front. Hollebeke Is essential to the Teuton? in their e'ltort to turn both Yores and the Wytschaete range. It lia? three and one halt miles south east of Tpres and about three miles northeast of Wytschaete village. Meet Mareeroae Fire. The little town is just below the 1 pres-Cornblise? Canal. Not far to ?.he n'orth lies the strategically Im portant HM ?0. There the Canadian machine gunners have been waiting for just such a chance. German storming columns attacking Holle beke deliberately dashed into a mur? ilerous Are both from Hill 61) and the White Sheet Ridge.*? From the distant Toul front come? ihe cheering news of American suc cess. Kight hundred select German troops rushed into what had been planned to be a big raid. It was .?mothered in the American fire. Not a single American casualty occurred. Two Germane were captured. In two other sectors on the French front American co-operating with th?.? ??*reneh frustrated German raiding en terprises, ot the east of Souain. where the Germans are only a little more tlian four miles from the Paris-Ver dun railway at Suippes. and tn the ? 'hemin-des-Damcs sector, northwest of Rhelms. Railway I.tar. Fae'a Objective. Th aim of the German drive in Flanders now stands fully revealed. Hindenburg is proceeding in almost the Identical fashion of his eastern campaigns, especially in Northwest ern Russia. Strategic railway cen ters and subsequently the lines that Tarlaste from them form his chief objective?. "Cripple the enemy's communication system.'* is his "leit motiv" in this whole mammoth of fensive. Having paralysed the Amiens rec tors of the Calais-Paris Railways, he purposes now to put out of commis, aion the stspply lines feeding the British northern armies from the channel ports. South of the I.ys the German wedge is heading toward K. I h une. a vital rail center and important Brit ish base connected with Calais by a double track system. I-pon it the British Arras army relics chiefly for its supplies and reserves. The last forty-eight hours' advance has brought the Germans to Givenchy, within MX miles of Bethune. Tareatealag <~ oaaiaasrirarionas. N'orth of the Lys the German salient with ita spear-head at Steenwerck is aiming at a similarly important rail way center. Ballleuil. a little more than four aalte? northwest of Steen werck. Beyond Bailleull lie Haxe lirouck and St. Ome- on the direct rail to Calala. Thus, by their drive for rail centers north of the Lys, the Germans are threatening to deprive th? British armies at Tpres and northward to th? seat of their communication lines, and south of the Lys they aim to ripple the supply ?system feeding the Mrftlsh forces st Lens, Arra? and Vimy Ridge. By tonight the Tuetons had moulded tlieir I.ys River wedges virtually into ont. Ave miles west of Armentieres above the Lya and ten mile? south west of that town below the river. Th? Berlin statement that up to Tuesday night ?.no? prisoners and '"O guns had been taken In the > ? nis-ntierea did not come as a sur .. ?nice Major General Maurice A t?tmtiuao op tA?A two. , GERMANY HOT OVER AUSTRIA'S I PEACE FEELER Girl May Have to Explain /Msace Letter to Pre mier Clemenceau. Premier Clemenceau s charge that Carl of Austria In his own handwrit ing favored the restoration of Aleace Lorralne to France has created a sen sation in Berlin. The German govern- ! ment, in official diplomatic dispatches reaching Washington last night. Is j reported to have addressed a Eb*rt> note to Vienna demanding that tbe Austrian government either repudi ate or explain the letter attributed to the Emperor. At the same time the American state Department unhesitatingly de nied the Berlin story that America ? had made secret efforts for peace with Austria through a Prof. Anderson. While it is admitted that a Prof. An derson visited Count Appcnyj, the sreat Hungarian nationalist and paci rtst, at the latter's invitation.. before the United States entered the war, officials at the Stata Department made it perfectly plain that Prof. Anderson had * no authority to speak for the I'nited States. It was farther stated that Prof. Anderson merely listened ?o what Count Apponyi had to say. He made a report of this to the State Department but so little Import ance was attached to his activities by officials that they were unable to re call "Frof. Anderson's initial? or his connections. Opinion in Paris is itself held sus pended on the amazing letter attribut ed to the Austrian Emperor, according to official dispatches received here. The way ir. which Germany was forced to acknowledge demands for the French fortresses of Verdun and Toul before declaring war on France Is re garded as a precedent on which the Germans may have to stick by tt? assertion of the Austrian Emperor. It is not believed in Paris mat Clemen ceau, "the old tiger.,- would make such an assertion without ample proof to back it up. Officials at the State Department are Inclined to attribute all of theae peace feeler Incidents to the sort of amateur pacitUts who infested Eu rope before the I'nited States entered the war, and woo, sponsored by belli gerent governments for the informa- ! tion they can gain, have been active I ever since. They are more or leas In I the category of Henry Ford's peat ' project, the work of some of the In- I trrjisvtuDtial Socialists and the activl-1 ties of such well intentioned persons EE Mrs. Norman De R. Whltehouse. They act wholly without the authori ty of the governments which they aa- \ sume to represent. It Is stated, though ' their reporta are usually welcomed . for such information aa they may I contain. Archbishop of York Gets Colombia Degree New York, April 11.?The Most Rev. Cosmo Gordon Lang. Arch bishop of York, received the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, today at Columbia University. The archbishop and his chaplain wer? escorted to the university by Bishop David 11. Greer and Pro fessor Henry Bedlinger Mitchell. The ceremony was simple and Im pressive. This waa followed by the signing of the university roll by : the prelate. The archbishop deliv ered an ?ddTTMS in at, Paul's Chapel | 4 SHIP LINES REQUISITIONED FOR WAR USE President Places Coastwise Steamer Equipment in McAdoo's Control. WAR EMERGENCY SHIPS Boats to Be Used in Trans pert Service, Says Report. Provision to further Increase the movement of American troops to France was made last night when President Wilson, by proclamation, took over all ve??el?, dock?, ware house? and other appurtenance? of four of the largest coa?twl?e steam ship linea ot the United State?. ?'To the end," he explained, 'that a&oh systems of transportation be utilised for the transfer and trans portation ot troops, war material and equipment, to the exclusion, as far a? may be necessary, of all oth er trajfic thereon.". Ship bines He?al*ltleard. The lines are: The Clyde Steam Mr.?'Company, of Maine; the Mal Lury line, of Maine: the Merchant? d. Miner?' Transportation Company, of Maryland; and the Southern Steamship Company, of Delaware. Wharves, piers, way? and all other appurtenance? used by these com panies, will likewise so under con trol of the government. The Presi dent put them all under authority of William G. McAdoo, director gen eral of railroad?. By the terms of the proclamation the director general will probably put all of the vessel?, a good-sited tient,' l?*1'0 tn* transportation of ? roop? and material? abroad. Ola I? -tb? secood great transport?t to?) ' -nove that has beef, made ?????f>?? "for war emergency In government operation. Tra?? M.vi?? Faster. Troops ate already moving to I France three time? as feet aa mili tary experts at one time con?_eivod to be poMlble. La?t night'? action it was confidently expected will re sult in almost an immediate increase in the number going over. The proclamation becomes effective at 12:01 ?. m.. April 13, and witbln twenty-four hour?, it is expected, many vessels heretofore engaged in carrying tourist parties up and down the Atlantic Coast, will be undergo ing transformation Into drab gray transports. Operation of the lines under thc ili COKT1SIED ON PAGE ??11?.? 3D.C.SH0PS ORDERED SHUT BY FOOD HEAD Violators of Flour Rules Must Stop Business for Two Days. Issuing orders for three busims? houses of Washington to close their doors today and tomorrow, Jlarcnce Wilson, food dictator of the l-Cstrlct of Columbia, yesterday struck the first blow in a campaign against alleged violators of the food laws of the Dis trict. On the stand of the pastry depart ment of Con-well's grocery store In the downtown district, today and to morrow, a sign with the legend: "<:io?ed by ?Order of the Food Ad ministrator," has been ordere?! Ile played. _iot F.aouaK Sabstltntes. This i? the result of alleged use of too much wheat flour and nit enough wheat substitutes in the making of pastries. J. G. Schuerger. proprietor of a bak ery at 213 Ninth street, ?outheaat, and 1. Tlinkle. another baker, whose shop is at IKS Seventh street, northweat. are the other two alleged vociatore of the food laws. Mr. HlnkJe haa been or dered to cut out production entirely during today and tomorrow, and Mr. Schuerger will be allowed to make only 300 loaves of bread to fill a con tract with rhe Marine Barracks. A'l other production iri hfs'shop has be? ? ordered stopped. Mr. Wilson declared yesterday thst this waa but tbe first of a series of drastic steps to be taken 111 the Dis trict to insure observance cf the regu lations of the food administration. Other Places Watched. Several other business bouse? of Washington, according to the food ad ministrator, have been committing minor violations of the food regula tion-, and If improvement is not ?m medlately noted, they will al.o fir.d themselves punished. Added to the charge of too free use of wheat flour and loose observance of the flour observance rules, Mr. Wil son stated that In these cases .he charge of clearing too large a margin of profit Is made. Red Ciw fiaiiwii Safe. Richmond. Va.. April 11.?Henry >?. Anderson, head of the American lied ?.'roes Commission to Roumanie, and thirty members of the . ommls?ion aire safe at Kola, a city in Rusarian Lap? land, several hundred miles ?rojp BESSARABIA TO JOIN RUMANIA, IS VOTED Council Favors Plan, 86 to 5, Berlin Report?. Oppressed Atistrian Nations See Only Salvation in Split Empire. A ase lerdeas, April 11.?Bassaara- ? klau Jaartloa with HamaBla la re ported la Berlin dlspatehe? which ?ay the Beeearablaa reaaell rated | id that ?Een. se lo 5. Illasaesabrrnaraat Oaly The dismemberment of the Aus? tro-Hungarlan empire Is declared to be the only hope by which the Toles. Serbs, Rumanians End Bo hemians can attain their national rights and ambitions, in th? Agree ments reached at the consjTess of Oppressed Austrian Nationalities just concluded in Rome. Th? result was announced In an official Ital ian cable received here last night. Agreement was also reached at the Congress between the Italians and the Jugo-8lavs. whereby these two interests will not conflict whea the peace settles the fate of the shores of the Adriatic. The agreement readied by the Aus trian nationalities was as follows: "Every people proclaims It to be its right to determine its own na tionallty and national unity and com plet?- independence. "Second, Every people knows that the Austro-Hungaiian monarchy fa the instrument of German domina tion and a fundamental obstacle to the realisation of it? rights to free development and self-government. "Third, The Congress recognizes tho necessity of fighting against the com mon oppressors." Tke AirffWfK. The Jugo-Slav-Itallan agreement waa aa follows: "The unity and Independence of the .li?no-Slav nation is considered >T vita; importance by Italy. The delivery or [ the Adriatic sea and Its defenses from ? any enemy ts of capital interest to the two peoples. Territorial contro versies will be amicably settled on the principle of nationality and in ?such a manner aa not to Injure the vital in terest of the two nations, an Interest which will be taken into account at the peace conference." M- Bene?, the Bohemian delegate, dec?an d that the reault of the ion? gress will socn be felt in Austria. ENEMY GUN LOCATER INVENTED BY ARMY Scientific research has developed a new and powerful method of warfare for the I'nited State?. ? serles of delicately attuned In struments, which have already proven successful In practice, will enable American fltshting force? to determine the precise location ef any enemy gun within a distance of ten miles. 1 This was revealed here tonight by I William - rC. BedEetd, Secretary ef '???aDiiuere?. In an a"?ou???aai at the -Na ilon? Conference at AmeHcan Lec turers. * He said that the instruments regis tered the velocity and the direction of shell?, and that by mathematical computation it was possible to re turn Are that would ?core a bulls eye practically every time. The War Department, he declared. haa conducted exhaustive experi menta at Indian Head, a naval train ing ground near Waahinfton. One hundred tests were made and sheila were fired at a distance not less than Cour miles. In each instance the tame ? and- direction measurement* Riven by | the Instruments war? perfect. TUla ?raa eat_?blisheA ??.? the aetivu l ..:?? of gunner*, who scored perfect ? hite every time at the ??enemy's" field I pieces. The shell?, according to Mr. 1 Redfield, strack within a radins of ! twenty-flve feet of the "enemy'? bat | teries. U. S. ASKS FRANCE TO ! RUSH OFFICERS HERE Follow-in*; an extended confer ence last night between Maj. ?Jen.' Peyton C. Marcii, acting; chief of i staff of the American Army, and : General Vignai, military attach? of Ihe French Embassy, a request was cabled to the French government by General Vignai asking that as many French officers as possible be hurried to the I'nited States tn .-peed tip training at the National tiuard and National Army canton ments. "The action was taken" explained General March. "In furtherance of our efforts to hurry along the send ing of Ameritan troops tc France." The experience of General Persh in? ha? been that the Ameritan troops after reachins France are able to learn much quicker under the instruction of French officers who have been trained by four years of strenuous fighting*, in all j phases of modern warfare. Furthermore it is pointed out that 1 by ?ending the French officers to this country, it will be post-it hie to ?jive the men more advanced train ing much earlier in the game, and enable them to go to the front al most as rapidly as they reach the other wide. HYPHEN SOCIETY VOTES TO DISSOLVE MEMBERS Philadelphia. Pa., April 11.?By a unanimous vote of the delegates to the special congress of the Nation al German-American Alliance, it was decided today to disband the organ isation. The delegates also voted to donate $10,000 of the Alliance funds to the American Red Cross. The formal dissolution will take I place tomorrow afternoon In the as sembly \\slII of tb? Philadelphia Turngemeinde. Today's meeting, which was held behind closed doors, lasted nearly four hours. Representatives of ten States were present and three oth- j ers were represented by proxy to , make a quorum. The decision to disband was an nounced in the following statement given out after the meeting: **It was the sense of those pres ent to dissolve the alliance but the action could not be taken until tomorrow, as some financial mat ters, had to be finally settled before effective dissolution could be taken." Max Henrich!, editor of the Ger man Sunday Gaiette, of Philadel phia, the only non-member pres ent at the meeting, said after ad journment: ?This settles the National Alli ance. The members realise that public opinion is against the organ isation and wish to show their pa triotism by dissolving. Every mem NAVY MEN REFUTE NAVAL BASE STORY Assistant to Daniels Says Rumor Has Real German Flavor. Declaring to be absolutely false a story sent out yesterday by a news service to the effect that the United States had acquired a naval base In the Aiores, Assistant Secretary of the Nasry Roosevelt lut night branded the article aa being identical with a re port recently ctftjuUijd ?9 0_uB?n ber is for disbanding-. They know that their connection with the Al liance throws suspicion on their patriotism.'" The State? represented at the meet ing were Pennsylvania. Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey, North Dakota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Rhode Island. Minnesota. Nebraska. Texas and West Virginia. The last three were represented by proxies. The resolution providing for the donation to the Ked Cross was intro duced by John Tjarka, of Baltimore. It waa adopted unanimously. That the German propaganda In the ; United States was directed by officials in Berlin with the assistance of strong organizations of German-Americana in this country was the statement yes terday of a witness called before the Senate committee which is consider ing the bill to revoke the charter of the German-American alliance. John F. Coar, a professor in the T'niversity of Alberta, Canada, was tho witness. One of the objects of the Ger manistlc Society of America, as de scribed by Prof. Coar, waa to keep the United States "benevolently neu tral in the event of war by Ger many against England and France.' The society operated In this coun try through the Deutscher Lehr verin, the German-American Al liance and the German Lutheran church schools. PORTUGUESE DIPLOMAT CRITICALLY ILL HERE Vicomte d'Alte Stricken with Noted Physician Summoned to Doctor. Vicomte d'Alte, the Portugese minister, is lying critically 111 at the Emergency Hospital in this city, where he has undergone a sur gical operation. M.ij. James F. Mitchell, of the Medical Reserve Corps, one of the leading aurgeons of Washington, who waa under or ders to aail, wa? recalled to perform the operation. Vicomte d'Alte Is the dean of the Washington minister?. U? cam? mtlt&lBmv ~ ' U.S. RUSHES FOOD SHIPS TO HOLLAND Dutch People Facing ?Se vere Shortage in All Eatables. U-BOATS CAUSE WATT Refusal of Safe Conduct by Germany Causes Delay in U. S. Program. Special measures have been taken by the War Trade Board to rush food to Holland. Three vessel? have been authorised Immediately to load . H.4W) tons of grain and proceed with It st once to the Netherlands. Te Raah Order?. Thi? step Ik in addition to the mear- ? ure? for rationing Holland provided ? in the President'? proclamation tak-1 ing over the Dutch ?hip?, except that the grain now put on rush orders will be charged against the supply provided in the President's procla mation. The rush order? w?re Is sued in order that there mas' be no suffering in the Dutch republic through any delay caused to the > carrying out of the term? of the President'? proclamation. Thl? de- l ?pite the fact that the shipment of ! food to Holland has hitherto been held up by German threats to tor- j pedo Dutch ?hip? because of the j selsure of the vessels of that coun- ' try by the t'niti-d States. A state- j ment from the War Trad? Board ' ?ays: "In view of the growing scarcity ' of food In Holland the War Trade j Hoard today authorized immediate ? shipment of two ?hipload? of grain ? from thc t'niied State? to Holland. ' "The Dutch government has been ' notified that two specified steamer? now In ??> man water? may at , once load tin? ?:sin and proceed to eh. .Veti-tri???*?. Opllwa I? ?ah??.late. "The Dutch government may at ita j option Mil?.*! it ut?? for the steamers ? ?-?julvaleiit tonnage from steamers ? which have reached American ports ' since ihe Jate of ihe President's proc lamation taking over the Dutch ship ping and which therefore remain un der Dutch control. *'A third steamer now In southern waters has been authorised to lift main from Argentine for immediate transport to Holland. It i? understood that ?tcamcrs of equivalent tonnage will leave Holland simultaneously to replace thc ship? from this ?ide. "The three cargoes in all will amount to 14.?tra? tons and are in advance CONTINI BD OX G??'.? TWO. SHIPBUILDERS WAITING FOR STEEL PLATES Supply Director Replogle ?Says Slow Transporta tion Causes Delay. Slo?? transportation ef steel platos from the mills to the shipyard? is holding up the ?hip construction pro gram of England as well as of this country. In spite of the fact that present production is greater than ?t any other time in American history. This ia brought out in testimony given by J. Leonard Replogle, di rector of ?teel supply of the War In dustries Board, before the Senate Committee on Commerce. The tes timony wa? given in secret a few days ago. and the committee made it public yesterday. Allies Supplied steel. The testimony reveal? the fact that Oen. Pershing s??cured KV.-XO ton? ?>t steel from the British government un der an agreement that ."?0O.O0O ton? were to be retimed in the form of ?.hip plate?. There has been great ielay .'n getting these plates for shipment abroad. It was also shown that wlvle ?52 per cei.t of the st??el has left the rr.ills ouly 3 or 4 per cer.t had been received at Hog Island, where the largest gov ernment contracts are being tilled. Mr. Riplogle denied that the *-tcei ??nils have fallen ?own in production and declared that the bii,?;e.s: factor In the delay was the failure of the trans portation systems tj get the steel to the mills. Time has also b_*n lost by the policy of the Shipping Board In ?ending ?teel to be iabncnieil in plant? f?r removed from the ship yards. Some of the?* fabricating plants *ire at Minneapolis. Kansas' City, Chicago, a? .' as far west aa Omaha. It was explained that the Shipping Board believed time would oe saved by having the work done in these plants where the cost is less than in plants farther west. Mr. Replogle declared that In time of war the Government should not have permitted such a thing to be done: he said it not only occasion?^ loss of time, but was an enormous factor in traffic congestion. He said the eastern mills were not over crowded and that ship plate? had been given absolute priority over every other tit of steel .orp-truotion. The effect of the Garfield fuel order upon production of ship plates was ?W2H1?1? ?? Imam ??*} U. S. MARINES ON RUSSIAN SOIL TO GUARD SUPPLIES Valuable Stores Threatened by German Sympathizers--Ameri cans Will Protect Interests of the Allies. THE PRESIDENT IS DETERMINED Understood to Have Sanctioned Joining with Forces of England and Japan as Real ?, Precautionary Measure. : 10 ?*#?? American marines ha\e been landed at Vladivostok, according unofficial advices received here last night. Although officials of the State and Navy, departments had no licial confirmation of the reports up to midnight, it was admitted that information ot this kind has been expected. It is understood here that the American force will work in co operation with Japanese and British marines already landed at the Siberian seaport to preserve order and protect the vast quantities of war supplies stored at that port. MEETING GIVES $260,000 FOR LIBERTY LOAN Residents of District Show Their Loyalty by Immense Bond Subscriptions. Two hundred ?nd sixty thousand dollars' worth of liberty honda wer*1 subscribed at mld-perf-? -ice rail: at Keith's Theater last night. Predric J. H a skin, well kiio?u writer. started a full half-hour stream of subscriptions to thr Fiase. The first lot contained only J"-" and ll??*1 subscriptions. but when the stream was swelling into a torrent several &** subscriptions were an nounced. Hoga? Mart? It. Waves of applause broke over th? house at th*- announcement of At torney Frank J. Ho-gnn. who declar ed that he would take il-'UL?' worth of bonds. "Who dares to mat?, h this?" he challenged. The waves of chfer* shook the houi*e when Gen. .\nson Mills answered tho ?-h?llense with a subscription for $G. >?? end issued a second challenge to a?\one in the audience to match this. John Poole stood up at this mo ment. He held up his hand an?, the houi** subsided. "Give me $3<>*,w*?? worth of the.se bonds for tbe Fed?, ral National ? Bank." was all he ?aid. The uproar which gr< | thia ?a* the climax of the even.up. -Not until Mr. Poole had been escorted to th* platform and mad? hort speech was order restored. Mr. Poole told the audience that the local quota of tU.MM?-? would be doubled. In his opinion, and that the city would win an honor flag with a big blue star in the center. Mutter Will Aid. Mme. Sehumann-Heinkc. world-re nowned contralto, will ascend the tabernacle platform from whi.-h Billy Sunday recently blazed forth his cam paign against the devil in Washington. Sunday afternoon and evening, to lend her voice in support of the third lib erty loan drive, it was announced le*>t night. The first meeting will be held ?t 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Details of the later meeting will be announced today. A summary of national reports, or dered nightly on the progress of the drive by Secretary McAdoo. last night CONTINUED OV PAGE TWO. JURY INDICTS FOUR FOR PRAEGER HANGING Lynching of Alleged Pro-German Followed by Indictments. Collinsville. III.. April 11? Tb? coroner's Jury return??! a verdict tonight flnding Robert Paul Prae ger met death by hanging by a mob and recommended that Joe Riegel. Wesley Beaver. Richard Dukes. Jr.. Wm. Bookmir and Enid Elmore be held for murder. FIRE CAUSES $2M,0M LOSS. Ogdensliurg. N. J.. April 11 ?Fire In the plant of the New Jersey Zinc Com pany caused a loas of about ?Qflo.ono .The concern was engaged in Govern ment work, and many pattern? aad I much machinery was? destro)ed wMb UtfOM tatua ImU-BM. ? Report jib ft?? Take?. According tb ihe unofficial m?vtee* received the Aiurrictm have aleo taken pos.sead.o-n of aevetai Raseiau sfcipa in tbe harbor at \ la4.Yoa.aft_. - | Deportment oBcwU irete ?nabla ** I .U1411 o reaao? for inte, unless I ? in- faicaii com mande ? had teaaon 1 believe that pro-Geiman ci-?a. ^fefe^ I perhaps German officer*, ?ert in ft!*? f session of the vessels, intending to f? Ilo ?e-i as r?H_kri Kver since the d.sturbante? ft? Siberia became acute and tha proa? ; pe? t of Japanese intervention grew i imminent, it ?as learned unita of ?tke American Asiatic squadron hav? ; been in the vicinity of Vladivostok amaitine development e. Ha?e Bee? Wallis?. Th?? Japan? < mai in? >. irbl-~ii ?rrc to? fli-t lo be landed. arte?1 'as a result of an attack on Japa ? neee otixen* and the killing ?f a ? Japaaeaa aailor on sin.re leave. ' j Win ? ih?* British s-vn nni< nt d?? ?ide-d also to land m .-.rim*?, the *it | nation took on an mn 1 nanuna I as* . -p* ? t thai led to the helief ?n tVinh? [ Hilton that <u ? 'tent?? in p-dicv --? tb?* part of this ?_;.? ?-mirent io m-ards the matter ?-f interventi*?* ?Aa? not unlik?l>. Tt.?.- belkf m ?? stienpthrned alien i*r<-?idem W ? *-on in his war annnersaiy addre-?? tn Baltimore, laid enip!<asia on tt? grow-mg menaee of Gormen *?? Rio?sion in the Kar Ka m snd the nec*-e*lty for <ornbatin;r the Ge ex pressed its bovtHitj tow ards in>' To what extent the lnte>t d? velop ments a ill lead to ?non ambit ion* nuli; hi-y Mop** will depend in larva measure 011 the progress of events is. ? Russia. It ?? assumed (hat overt acts ? of .some kind were the lmrocdia.e t cause of the Atn-rncan landing, hut J I it has lik? wipe h-pt-n ^u?j*n that Eleo I general situation at Vladivostok h ?t* been cr?tica'. I'lflii AM. Further inland ?the activities of pro* < ?erma ? elements. led in many in stances by German officers who weia prisoners of war. have become increas ingly menacing Gi a* 1 Hrtiain hss msde small effort to conceal her alarm over the menace which ?he believed the situation holds out to her India? possessions. I_?st weak the allied governments, t? prepari Russia and the wo. Id fcr an f teps 1 hey might ft nd ? e-ce-?* ly 1 o make, assured the mvi..,.* thai their intentions arar? enur-ly fnendly and in the interest of l.uisia httrwelf. Recardh-as of this, however, the Bolshevik. ?;o\ eminent has fimikly ; expresses. Its hostility toa wards inv : intervention, and yesterday s -dis patches showed ?fcsis the leaders of thst government had aaked the iSovi-at* ... aatctia? a postponement of Russian demobilization in ? h w of the Japan?.?e Unding at Vladivostok an? ; the possib-llty of a clash with Japan. IRON WORKERS QUIT TYING UP U. S. WORK Shop Employes ?I Norfolk Seek Increate in ^age*?. Norfolk. Va.. April 11 -lion ?o?*l ei? eniplo>?*d in maun? i-iiw.?. re pair . p? alone the Norfolk wairr front oday laid down then tool?. tying up important rep?ir *?oi* t? government vesjeel? The? demand ?n increase in ?see.? cents to II cents an hour All of the privately awatd marine railways here air affect???!. ??_., 1? ir portlng that the entire foice of me? employed In the Ironworking trades had ?juit work. J. p. Campbell, chairman of the lrenworkera' wage committee, said no ?trilie had b?*en called, ?nd that the ironworker?, b.d ?neirly ?st* worVinK pending the ?????? ef s new wage ??-ale with the ? m ployera _ _ _? __?? em?* JU? to tot ttnoiemL -