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NO. 4186.
ONE CENT '?J2SirKr.e?
Fierce Attacks and Counter-Blows
Mark Day-White Sheet ?Ridge,
Now Drenched with Bloo?>1s
Being Held by the Briti?.
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
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. ,
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
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
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 |
President Places Coastwise
Steamer Equipment in
McAdoo's Control.
Boats to Be Used in Trans
pert Service, Says
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
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
Operation of the lines under thc ili
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
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
_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
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
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.
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.
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
"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.
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
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
?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
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
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.
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 ~ '
Dutch People Facing ?Se
vere Shortage in All
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 '
"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
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
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
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 ??*}
Valuable Stores Threatened by
German Sympathizers--Ameri
cans Will Protect Interests
of the Allies.
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.
$260,000 FOR
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
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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 _ _ _?
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