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San Francisco. British steamer
Eequoya, just arrived from England,
reported sinking German U-boat off
Cornis coast In battle with diver,
one of Sequoya crew was killed and
New York. American line steam
ship St. Louis, first American armed
passenger -vessel to make round trip
through submarine zone, reached
quarantine here today.
Washington. Without discussion,
bill providing for punishment for de
struction of war materials passed by
Lqndon. American Ambassador
Walter Hines Page conferred today
with the Cuban minister to Great
Britain, Gen. Garcia.
Washington. Bill authoriizing the
government to operate all wireless
stations in United States and posses
sions introduced by Chairman Pad
gett of house naval committee today
at request of Sec'y Daniels.
Samokin, Pa. First shooting by
placing of federal troops on guard in
hard coal region occurred here today.
Stanley Shilkoskie disregarded a na
tion guard's warning to halt. Fa
tally wounded. Stanley Linclaskie
was shot through left leg, severing
an artery. Both will die.
Washington. Supreme court to
day affirmed W. Va. and R. L courts
which had indictments against al
leged conspirators to corrupt con
gressional elections in 1914.
Des Moines, la. Gov. Harding to
day appealed to women of state to
aid in increasing and conserving the
food supply. He will issue procla
mation to be read in punblic schools
asking pupils to start gardens.
London. Winston Churchill, first
lord of the admiralty, wants allies to
postpone big offensive till 1918, so
that with mighty soldier and indus
trial aid of America quick and con
clusive victory would be assured.
GERMAN AIR BOATS ARE WOT
MISSING THEY'RE LOST, SAYS
By William Philip Simms.
With the British Armies Afield,
April 9. British have inaugurated
aerial warfare on a scale hitherto un
dreamed of, even in this greatest of
German claims that British have
lost their air supremacy spurred a
certain English air general to reply
"If the English losses appear high,"
he explained, "it is because the pres
ent fighting is of an undreamed-of
scale. The German boast of numer
ous planes downed is therefore easily
explained. We are fighting practic
ally always above the enemy's coun
try; therefore a' vast majority of all
our casualties are behind their lines.
"While we frankly admit the num
ber of our machines whfeh are mis
sing, the Germans say none of theirs
is missing. This is probably true.
For even if they lost two to our one,
none of theirs is 'missing.' They are
actually 'lost' i because they have
crashed down inside their own lines.
"As long as we are able to carry
the fight to the enemy, meanwhile
keeping him away from our lines,
none can truthfully say that we have
lost the supremacy of the air."
AUSTRIA TO FOLLOW KAISER
ON REFORM PROMISES
London, April 9. Emperor Karl of
Austria will follow Kaiser William's
announcement of liberal internal re
form promises, according to a Rome
dispatch to the Evening Star today.
Among other concessions the dis
patch said semi-autonomy will be
granted to principal Austro-Hunga-rian
provinces, including Trieste.
RICHARD OLNE-Y, FORMER SEC'Y
OF STATE, IS DEAD
Boston, April 9. Richard Olney,
secretary of state during Cleveland
administration, died late last .night.
He has been ill for some months.