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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL ' TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR 24 PAGES phoenix,- Arizona, sunday morning, march 10, i9is 24 PAGES VOL. XXVIII., NO. 292 Mil OF MALT! LISTS BIG IT Publisher of Chicago' Herald Is Cheered by Editors When He Says Move Both "Absurd and Cruel" One Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, March 9. James Keeley, publisher of the Chicago Herald, brought prolonged applause from 300 Illinois editors here today by an at tack on the war department's order that only the names and not the ad dresses or names of next of kin of uli.in American soldiers would be given the newspapers. Mr. Keeley characterized the order as "absurd, cruel, infamous and im possible." The editors were the guests of the Innlnois State Council of Defense at a luncheon. Mr. Keeley, in addition to criticizing the war department order as inflict ing the cruelty of uncertainty in- the thousands of homes, remarked that there were alltogether too many pub licity agents In. Washington. Expurgated Casualty List WASHINGTON, March 9. The war department today issued the first of its expurgated casualty lists, containing a lieutenant and a cadet killed in air piano accidents, one lieutenant and twelve men dead of diseases, a lieuten and and 2:! men severely wounded in action and 36 men slightly wounded. Killed in action: Captain Harry McIIeryy. First Lieutenant Louis J. Jordan. Killed in airplane accident: Kirst Lieutenant Krank J. Montgom ery. Died of disease: Kirst Lieutenant Arthur Ward. Severely wounded in action: Second Lieutenant Alex William Ter rell. The war department's order deleting inc. next ot Kin, addresses and dates from the lists, was officially explained louuy as naving resulted from repre sentations of the French government to General Pershing that the casualties as published In this country made ac cession to the enemy valuable infor mation. Senate Wants Information J At the same time the order of the department was brought up in the senate, Senator New of Indiana in troduced a resolution requesting the department to inform the senate why the order had been issued- if snti in formation would not be "inconsistent me interests of the service." ' Senator New asked immediate nflnn tion of the resolution, but Senator Wil liams of Mississippi democrat, object ed and the matter went over until -Monday, without debate. In explaining the reason for his order, My.ior General Peyton C. Marsh acting chief of staff, made public a paraphrase of the cablegram received from General Pershing recommending the change. General Pershing said the French government had called atten tion to the unquestioned valuable in- (Continued on Page Two) -o- THAT E Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK. March . A German account of the reported landing of Japanese troops at Vladivostok in Jan uary confirmed the. . statement that American and British troops also were landed from warships of those nations. The report was contained in a dis patch under Petrograd date printed in the Berlin Tageblatt of January 30. The dispatch, translated from a copy of the Tageblatt received here, reads: "The English, American and Jap anese warships which arrived in the harbor of Vladivostok have landed troops which have occupied not only the harbor but also the entire city. The Russian authorities were presented a note which had been signed by the Japanese consul general at Vladivostok on behalf of the powers which occu pied the city. The contents of the note was telegraphed to Pctrograd." Tells of German Menace LONDON. March 8, Friday. Direct ing attention to the seriousness of the German menace in Siberia and in southern Asia, urging Japanese inter vention and insisting that the German people afford no hope of rising against their imperialistic masters, Lord Rob ert Cecil, minister of blockade point ed out in a statement to the Associ ated Press what already had been ac complished by the Germans in the east. Spreading a large map on the table, Lord Robert said: "Ixjok at what Germany has already done toward a scheme of world con- '"'1 V, 1,n- the ,,orth ne ha taken the rich Baltic provinces over which she purposes to install a German prince !he sent troops to Finland ort ' eluded an agreement which puts the i,uiu ioieign poncy of Finland at her l"'',u"' ln"e steps in the north have practically cut off Russia from fivvcaa LU IIIB ea. Substitute New Plan "Looking further south we find that .ii:mi..uy is in me course of occupy inn vuooo. urn greatest Biack 8ea por. and thnt she has insisted that Russia cede to Turkey all ports at the east end of the Black sea. Her evident ri. sign is to substitute for the Berlin to Bagdad railroad a new avenue to the' r-iiai uj irans-aucasis and northern Persia. In the execution of this design Germany moreover, has had, conscious ly or unconsciously, tne assistance and co-operation of the Bolsheviki. "You have only to look at the mr to see what a tremendous scheme of conquest Germany has undertaken Having been thwarted in her plan to comiuer France, this is the second string to her bow and for the mo ment the whole German people seem to be barking the new imperaJistic scheme. The military control of Ger many Is paramount and unshaken. German democracy is docile and servile The allies must adopt every means in their power to frustrate Germany's designs in the east." GERMANS HEAR JAPAN LANDED TROOPS BERGER AND FOUR OTHERS INDICTED Indictments Against Candi date for Senatorship in Wisconsin and .Fellow. Socialists in Trouble Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, March 9. Victor L. Berger, former congressman from Wisconsin; Adoiph Uermer, national secretary of the Socialist party; Ir win St. John Tucker, a Chicago So cialist; J. Louis Engdahl and Wil liam K. Kruse were indicted by tne federal grand jury today, charged with obstructing recruiting, encour aging disloyalty and interfering with the prosecution of the war. The indictments, returned February 2. but withheld by District Attorney Clyne, charge 26 overt acts. It is charged that those indicted conspired to violate the espionage act by speeches and articles printed in cer tain publications. Two of Men Are Editors Engdahl was former editor- of the American Socialist, official organ of the national Socialist party, which was discontinued last September after it had been deprived of its second class mailing privilege. At present he is editor and owner of the Kye Opener, a Socialistic publication is sued in Chicago, and Kruse is ed itor of the Young People's Socialist Magazine, also published here. Berger Is Active Pacifist Mr. Berger, who is candidate foi nomination for United States senator from AViBConsin on the Socialist ticket, in announcing his platform this week said that if elected he would work for the passage of a resolution by congress directing the president to summon the warring countries to an immediate armistice and peace conference. His platform also calls for the withdrawal of American troops from Europe to procure absolute "se curity for ' this country." , The Wis consin senatorial election will be held April 2. Seymour Stedman, counsel for the National Socialist party, Is sued a statement tonight in which he expressed the view that "war profiteers and monster capitalists are most interested in this prosecution." Socialist Party On Arial "Apparently it is considered neces sary to place the American Socialist party on trial," said Mr. Stedman's statement. "If the truth comes forth as a result of this -case, I believe the public will realize that the war profit eers and monster capitalists are the most interested in this prosecution. I believe the evidence will show this prosecution to be an attack upon working classes, a political action, a tragic proceeding in viewwf the tens Organized Labor Protests At Death Sentence Given Mooney Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW Y'ORK. JJarch 9. Organized labor of New York City and the met ropolitan district united today in con demning the conviction and sentence of Thomas J. Mooney, as "a mon strous injustice" and in demanding for the San Francisco labor leader a new trial for the part he is alleged to have taken in the "preparedness day" bomb explosion July 22, 1916, in which ten persons were killed. Amid cheers, resolutions were adopt ed at a mass meeting in Union Square characterizing Mooney's prosecution as "the result of a conspiracy so flagrant that it has been denounced by the judge who presided at the trial and by the attorney general of the state, who asked the supreme court to re voke it." Determination to seek intervention by both state and federal authorities in Mooney's behalf was registered in the resolutions. A committee "repre sentative of our entire citizenship" is to bo appointed to bring them to of ficial attention. Cockran Calls It Crime W. Bourke Cockran, chief counsel for Mooney, detailed what he termed hi client's "persecution at the hands of conspirators who. are opposed to ocgan lzed labor on the Pacific coast. 'Shall this heinous crime against civilization be permitted to be con. summated?" he demanded. 'No, never," chorused the more than 2500 persons who had assembled. As soon as the California supreme court certifies' to the trial court its de cision of March 2 to refuse a re-trial of the case, Cochran indicated that a motion would be made asking that PITIABLE INCIDENTS Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, March 8. Numerous piti able incidents are reported from the scene of Thursday night's air raid on London. The eighty-year-old sister of a special constable was found alive under the wreckage of her home sev eral hours after the raiders had passed. She was finally dug out after oxygen had been administered to keep her alive. The aged woman had refused to leave her home when her brother went out to warn a neighbor of the approach of the raiders. A few mo ments later a bomb struck the house. In another neighborhood a young woman died as the last piece of the wreckage of her home, under which she had been pinned, was removed. She had been discovered trapped be neath the debris five hours previously and kept alive by stimulants, but her injuries proved fatal. Another girl In the same house, who was extracted after several hours work survived her injuries. At noon yesterday a woman died in a hospital in the outskirts of London from injuries she had received through a bit ot wreckage crashing through the roof of her house. A large nursing home, full of pati ents, was among the damaged build ings, but the occupants escaped injury. o EVACUATION ANNOUNCED Republican A. P. Leased Wire PETROGRAD, March 9. A .decree signed by Premier Lenine announces the evacuation of the state institu tions at Petrograd. The people's com missioners are leaving today for Mos cow, which is to be the new Russian capital, at least temporarily. The commissioner of education, M. Luna charsky. will remain In Petrograd as the representative of the government and will be invested with extraordi nary powers. MARK LONDON RAIDS Victor L. Berger Peace propagandist indicted on counts. 26 of thousands of Socialist boys in the national army. "Socialists consider this an attack upon the freedom of speech and the right of a minority to convert the majority. You may rest secure in the opinion that these defendants will prove themselves innocent of the vio lation of any law of this government. Tells What Socialists Believe "Socialists are the one class of cit izens who believe in a lawful, or derly change through education and political action. They are presump tuous enough to believe that the pol icy of the government in war and out, the attitude of the president in war and out, are subject to criticism. "Socialists the world over have op posed war and the system that makes war inevitable. We do not consider opposition to a condition or a policy as equivalent to breaking or vio lating the laws "of the country." The reason for the suppression of the indictments was not explained at the district attorney's office. "The government felt that the an nouncement should be made at this time to develop other angles ot the case," Mr. Clyne said. Besiles public utterances, Berger, as editor of the Milwaukee Leader, a socialist newspaper, isj alleged to have been responsible for articles appear ing in the publication which, it is alleged, are In violation of the es- pionage act. Judge Griffin, who sentenced Mooney to be hanged, shall nolle the conviction because "there' is abundant evidence ! that the testimony was admittedly per jured. Cockran said there is a law giving the lower court authority to do this. Should the request be refused, he de clared Judge Griffin would .be "taking shelter behind a miserable technicality" which would show the judicial system of California to be "more mindful of technicalities than of- human life." Display American Flag The meeting began with the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner." The platform was decorated with an Ameri can flag. Charles O. Shay, international presi dent of the theatrical stage alliance, presided in the absence of James P. Molland. president of the New York state federation of labor, who was said to have been unexpectedly called to Albany on legislative matters. The meeting was under the auspices of the Cent Federation Union of New York and vicinity. , During the addresses, women wearing ribbons labeled "the New York coun cil for San Francisco labor defense" circulated through the crowd collecting money which is to be used in further ing Mooney's fight for a new trial. Shay said: "The Mooney frame-up" was the most flagrant miscarriage of justice in the court records of this or any other country." Anton Johannsen, J. Goldstone and Selig Schnlberg, labor organizers who came from San Francisco to attend the meeting, reiterated the charges of Mooney's supporters that his convic tion was "based on perverted testi mony and trickery." Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, March 9. Poor handwriting of men in the milirarv or naval service is largely resnon- sible for a two weeks' delay in the distribution of government checks for the February pay allotment and fam ily allowances, to dependents. The last checks for families of sailors and members of the marine corps and coast guard went into the mails to day, but checks for the - army will not be started until Monday and it will take two weeks to complete the task. The previous plans of the war risk insurance bureau had been to send out the last February checks today. The delay resulted from the neces sity of disposing of a great mass of correspondence caused principally by illegible signatures or addresses in the applications- of soldiers and sail ors. Whenever a name or address could not be deciphered, it was necessary to send a query through the regular military channels. This process required thousands of let ters and the work of a big office force which otherwise would have been writing checks. BRITISH MAKE RAID Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, March 9. Numerous raids are being carried out by the British forces on the French front, while there also has been increased firing by the heavy guns, the report from Field Mar shal Ilaig's headquarters tonight says. NEPHEW OF SENATOR ' Republican A. P. Leased WJre DES MOIXKS. Iowa, March 9. Cap tain Harry C. McHenry, reported killed In today's list of war casualties, is a nephew of Senator Albert 11. Cum mins of Iowa. His wife and mother lived in Des Moine .. . , POOR WRITING IS CAUSE OF DELAYS I IE IN GRAHAM CDUMTY'S JAIL No Violence Offered, Men at Safford; Tom Powers Shot in Eye, May Lose ' Its Sight; Jurisdiction Up Republican A. P. Leased Wire GLOBE, Ariz., March 9. Tom Sisson and John and Tom Powers were taken into Safford at 4:30 o'clock this after noon secretly in an automobile and under heavy guard. They were imme diately placed in the county jail where they will be held until it is determined whether they will be charged with murder under the state or federal laws. They are the slayers of Sheriff Frank McBride and his deputies, Mark Kemp ton and Kane Wootan. In the event that they are tried and convicted of first degree murder, the anti-capital punishment act in Arizona will save them from the gallows. The prisoners are apparently indif ferent to their fate, according to a telephone message from R. D. Smith, clerk of the superior court of Graham county. The only regret they expressed was over the killing of Kempton. They said that they believed him to be Howard McBride, brother of the sheriff. Three Sheriffs Escort Men Guarding the prisoners on their ar rival were Sheriff Stewart of Graham county, Sheriff Slaughter of Greenlee county, Sheriff Schiber of Grant coun ty. New Mexico, and Under Sheriff Carl Foster of Graham county. A demonstration against the men was feared, but the people of Safford restrained themselves, and it was stated at a late hour that there was little fear of a lynching. The shooting arose over the fact that Deputy United States Marshal Frank Haynes of Globe, assisted by the Gra ham county officers, sought to arrest the two Powers boys as draft evaders. Sisson aided the youths in the fight with the officers, as did their father, who was killed in the battle that oc curred at their mountain home in Rat tlesnake Canyon. . Talk Freely of Flight The prisoners talked freely of their flight from the posses, numbering more than 1,001) men. They said that they were on foot from the time they aban- done their victim's horses between Rock Creek Canyon and Turkey Creek on Friday, February 15, five days after the battle. When they left their cabin they made straight from Turkey Creek across Cottonwood Canyon to Prieden Canyon, the head of which they crossed. Then they crossed the head of Rucker Canyon into the head of Horseshoe Canyon, where they camped for four days. Crossing the San Si mon, they entered Skeleton Canyon where Sisson formerly owned a ranch, This is in the Guadalupe mountains. From that point they made their way south, going by Hachita and crossing the border. Unable to -find water south of the border, the outlaws turned to the vi cinity of Hachita. About two miles north of the international boundary, some ten miles south of Hachita, they saw a squad of six soldiers approach ing them on the flank. Believing a larger number might be approaching from the other flank, they decided to surrender without making a fight. Thomas Powers May Lose Eye SAFFORD, Ariz., March 9 John Powers, Thomas Powers and Thomas Sisson, who were captured yesterday by an American cavalry patrol eight miles south of the Mexican border, were brought here late today by Sher iff Stewart of Graham county and locked in a cell in the county jail to await trial on a charge of killing three Graham county officers on February 10. All three of the prisoners are foc-r- sore and weary, and Thomas Powers is suffering from a wound in the left eye which it is feared may necessitate its removal. The wound was received in the gun fight on February 10 when the three officers, who sought to ar rest the Powers brothers as alleged draft evaders, were killed. Sheriff Stewart was notified last night by Captain Hugh Mitchell, com- (Continued on Page Two) WAR REVIEW OF THE DAY Republican A. P. Leased Wire While Nikolai Lenine, the Bolshevik premier is bendtig every effort to in sure ratification by the Russian con gress, to meet in Moscow, March 14, of the peace treaty signed with the central powers, his colleagues in uoi shevik authority are dropping away from him or are being dropped by him. The latest to go is the man who by virtue of his post as spokesman has been more in the public eye than Le nine himself Leon Trotzky, the com missioner of foreign affairs. Rival Revolution Starting Meanwhile, there are reports from Russian sources through Copenhagen that a movement by the social revolu tionists, launched at a Moscow confer ence has as its aim the ousting of the Bolshevik government and the repudi ation of the peace treaty. A large ar my, with Cossack support, is being or ganized in the Don district, it is de clared. , Petrograd has announced the signing of a "peace" between Russia and Ru mania. Under its terms Rumania is to evacuate Bessarabia. This is the Rus sian province which Rumanian troops invaded last fan. Raids Preface Battle . j The British front in Flanders has become the chief field of military oper ations within the last 48 hours. Pass ing from the stage of trench raiding, which has ruled for several weeks past, the fighting in this area now has en tered upon a more active phase. The Germans have taken the initi ative, launching attacks upon fronts of approximately a mile each on two oc casions. In both they sustained heavy casualties and in neither did they gain any ground. Americans Face Liquid Fire On the American front northwest of Toul a German patrol was driven off largely through the vigilance, and promptness to open fire, of an Ameri can sentry. An attempt to attack the American lines by means of liquid fire was broken up by an American pa trol. Paris has again had a visitation from German air raiders whose bombs caused some .damage and loss of life. Berlin declares the raid was in reprisal Tor French raids February 19 on Treves and other German r.itia", ARIZONA VISITORS THRILLED BY WORK OF ARIZONA'S OWN Give Talk Tdl Dr. Fred A. Perry, the most force ful speaker on war topics who has yet visited Phoenix and whose ad dresses have stirred this community as those of no other speaker have, will appear at the high school audi torium at 3 o'clock this afternoon under the auspices of the Phoenix Y. M. C. A. Dr. Perry speaks of the things he has seen. He spent five months on the front in France. He possesses the two faculties, - so infrequently combined, of observing and of de scribing what he has seen. He is an instrument for carrying the mes sage throughout a country which yet imperfectly realizes that it is at war, The meeting today is open with out charge to all. Secretary Sexton of the Y. M. C. A., has issued a general invitation to the people of Phoenix to be present at the meet ing today. SHE SAW LITTLE Dnring the afternoon a woman pass ing by the river, thought she saw a small child on a log drifting down with the current. Ahead of the log she be lieve she saw the overturned body of a wagon. She immediately sent word to Tolleson for help but when rescuers reached the river they could find no trace of the child. It is feared that a bad accident may have taken place fur ther up the river. Flood waters in the Salt River reached their crest at the Center street bridge at noon yesterday, remained at this high mark of S.8 feet for about eight hours and then gradually began to fall. The big swell was due to flood waters pouring down from the Verde river. . All during yesterday and last night the roar of the water could be plainly heard in the southern part of Phoenix and in quiet sections all over the entire city. It was the highest water recorded since the flood of 1916. when the gauge at Center street reached 17 feet. No damage was reported at any of the bridges along the course of "the Salt river yesterday or last night. ' The Verde river was reported by the government as very high, reaching 25 feet at Fossil creek Friday. This swell was the cause of the big water at Phoenix yesterday and last night. The water in the Verde came near the high water mark of 1916. The government reports the Agua Fna and the Has sayampa rivers as receding. The same condition is reported for New River. with the ford near Glendale passable to strong vehicles by ten o'clock yester day morning. The Gila river was up five feet at Florence, in the channel, and up three feet at Kelvin gauge. The weather bu reau forecasts that this water will reach luma sometime Mondav niphr Great interest is takfn in this ap proaching swell by people of the Yuma region because of the probability of it breaking irrigation dams there. The weather bureau reports that United States army engineers are stationed at the diversion dam below Ytima, where water is taken for the irrigation of the Imperial valley, these engineers ready to dynamite this dam should the Gila flood waters become too menacing. o DECLARES STATEMENT Republican A. P. Leased Wire PETROGRAD. March 9. The Bolsheviki paper, Pravda, declares that in spite of the conclusion of peace the Germans did not suspend hositilities in the Gomel-Novo-Zvb-kov sector. They advanced here in order to gain stragetic advantages for the consolidation of their front. ' o- ATTACK AIRPLANES Republican A. P. Leased Wire BERLIN, Friday March 8 (via Lon don). "On Thursday night," says an official statement, "London. Margate and Sheerness were attacked with bombs by several airplanes. Good ef fects were observed." WOMAN BELIEVES Around the World With the Associated Press CASE GOES TO JURY DENVER March 9. The case of Ed ward Allison, deputy sheriff on trial here accused of the murder of Mrs. Margaret Manning, was given to the jury late tonight. ' FIRE OVER LINE EL PASO. March 9. Mexican sol diers fired across the border near Co lumbus, N. M., today according to a re port received at military headquarters. No one was hit and 'the American pa trols did not return the fire. JOY RIDE SERIOUS SOCORRO, N. M., March 9. A joy ride on a hand car resulted in a col lision two miles north of here late last night In which John Shannon, section foreman, and Francisco Armijoe, a boy, were dangerously injured. CLAIM SUCCESS BERLIN, March 9. (Via London) Troops of Crown Prince Ruppecht on the Flanders front yesterday brought in numerous prisoners after lively re connoitering, says the official state ment issued today by the German gen eral staff. GRAND DUKE FREE PETROGRAD, March 9. It is stated in the newspapers that the Bolsheviki government has granted complete free dom to Grand Duke Michael Alexan drovitch, who has been under arrest at his home. Emperor Nicholas on abdi cating, designated him as regent. GERMANS ON ISLANDS STOCKHOLM. VWrtow Mirnh Great Review at Camp One Feature of Day Flag Is Presented Phoenix Man Speaks for New Regiment (Special to The Arizona Republican) DEL MAR, California. March 9. Ar izona's own regiment, the 158th infan try held the center of the stage today and the men in this regiment and their officers are certainly a great credit to Arizona. At 9:30 o'clock the regiment assembled to receive the flag pre sented hv the Arizona Sons of the American Revolution to tne inspiring music of the regimental band led by Conductor Etzwiler, including the fa mous mule march composed by Gungle, another Arizona man. The regiment assembled on parade and was reviewed by Governor Hunt and party, after which Miss Theda Bara, the chosen godmother of the regiment, and Dwight B. Heard were escorted to the front. Mr. Heard presented the flag to Miss Bara for the regiment, who in turn handed it to color sergeant Charles L. Jones of Phoenix. The whole regi ment and the visiting party then sa luted and the entire regiment passed in review before the party at 11 o'clock. The 2,300 enlisted men gave a spe cial entertainment to the visitors, in cluding the presentation of a locket to Miss Bara. Holliday Presents Locket ' Robert Paul Holliday, formerly of The Republican, made the presentation address. Miss Bara in her response was visibly affected and the whole af fair was tense with real human feeling. Addresses were made by Governor Hunt, Dwight B. Heard and .Adjutant General Harris and with both instru mental and vocal music including a cornet duet by two players, the meet ing closed with a distribution of pic tures by Miss Bara. who also prom ised to send each man in the regiment a charm. A movie of the morning ceremonies was taken for presentation to the reg iment and will probably be shown in Arizona. The guests were then enter tained at dinner by the officers of the 158th, the decorations - being a very clever arranged combination of the new Enfield Springfield rifles and the na tional regimental and company flags as the delicious dinner was served for the 300 present. Famous Arizona Band The Arizona band, the most famous n the whole "Sunshine Division," gave a concert concluding the splendidly played overture to llliam Tell. At 2:30 o'clock, with ideal weather conditions, the grand review took place ied by General F. S. Strong and his staff including many French, English and Canadian officers -who, after pass ing the reviewing stand where Gover nor Hunt of Arizona and Governor Lindsey of New Mexico with their par ties were located dismounted and joined the reviewing party for an hour and a half. The wonderful new army composed of both volunteers and drafted men, and with every branch of the service represented, swept by the stand, a great demonstration of how a demorcracy once aroused can build a great and efficient army. . Army Men Praise New Army Old army men commented on the ex cellent allignment, time, and general arm. The enthusiasm of the vast crowd of nearly 30,000 spectators was intense and the great patriotic spec tacle reached a climax when toward the end of the review as the supply wagons with their wonderfully teamed wagons and the motor ambulances were passing the stand a squadron of eighteen Curtis biplanes flew across the fields like a flock of huge birds and gracefully sailed back and forth photographing the giant- view. The whole day was an inspiration to the hundreds of visitors from Arizona who Xeel that they have now a more vital interest in Arizona s great regiment IN FIR OF LOYflLT) Republican A. P. Leased Wire MISSOULA, Mont., March 9. Fol lowing an address by Dana Reed. representative of the United States tooa administration here last night, -',uuu .Missoula people adopted with out a dissenting voice resolutions call ing tor decisive action against "all those who fail to uphold or strive to breat down the arm of the govern ment in this supreme crisis of th nation. The resolutions ask that "every per son who by act or word seeks to dis courage in any measure the effect iveness of the armed forces in the field, the enlistments at home or th production of war industries may find swift justice, even to the extent of summary execution. About two thousand German troops. M norses nave oeen disembarked on the Aland island from the German bat tleships Westfalia and Rheineland. Several German transports are anch ored at Eckese where the German flag has been hoisted. AMERICANS SAFE WASHINGTON, March 9. One of Ambassador Francis" telegrams from Vologda, dated March 5, and received today says all Americans there are well and he -tells for the first time that one of the attaches of the embassy was left behind in Petrograd. The ambassador did not say who the attache was. ADOPT SHORT BUDGET AMSTERDAM. Friday March 8. The lower ' house of the Reichrath adopted four months provisional bud get after a speech by Dr. von Seydler the Austrian premier, in which he de clared the government adhered to the principle of the right of the peoples of Austria to self government within their own territories but not beyond the frontiers of the country. . CHANGE THEIR MINDS OMAHA, Neb.,' March -9 The Church of God in Nebraska has decided to abandon its life long policy of non resistance to war and will teach its members that organized government is right and that when war attacks the country, the church should assist in its defense. Leaders of the church in Ne braska were before the federal depart ment of justice yesterday explaining its MONTANA PEOPLE SEASON IH EAST OPENS; TEN ARE KILLED Twister Travels Yan "Wert County, Ohio, Bringing Death and Damage in Its "Wake; "Wires Torn Down Republican A. P. Leased Wire LIMA, Ohio, March 9. First reports trickling in over crippled wires lato tonight indicated that at least ten persons lost their lives early tonight in a tornado which swept over north western Ohio, centering in Vanwert county, on the Ohio-Indiana state line. Great Damage Is Done COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 9. Two persons are known to be dead, many are reported injured and thousands of dollars worth of property damage was done tonight by a tornado which cut a swath through northwestern Ohio. , . The center of the storm seemed to have been in Vanwert county, al though serious damage has been re ported between Lima and Findlay. Continental, Ohio, is reported to have been almost wiped out by the high wind, and' the towns of Van wert, Defiance, Middlepoint, Convoy and Lima are reported to have suf fered heavily. Jantoria, Bluffton; Ot tawa and other towns between Lima and Findlay are reported to have been hit hard. Telephone and telegraph wires are down and railroad and interurban traffic has been so interferred with, that indications are that the loss of life "probably will not become known before, tomorrow. . The tornado, a quarter of a mile wide and which cut a path more than 0 miles long, struck Harrison, Union, Hoaglin and AVashington townships in Vanwert county. Several houses were demolished. Known Dead Are Two The known dead are: Mrs. James Geyer. Harrison town- ship, Vanwert county. Rex Ley, aged 22, Middlepoint, Van wert county. Several injured persons have beei taken to hospitals in Vanwert county. conditions west of vanwert are said to be critical. Farmers are re ported to have started out to hunt victims in the ruins of houses which were blown down. It is reported that the towns of Holgate and Halmer, Ohio, west of Leipsic, have been virtually destroyed by a tornado. Appeals for imme diate help have gone out to adja cent cities. At Least Two Killed LIMA, Ohio, March 9. Traction ofj ficials tonight reported that towns and cities in several surrounding counties have been struck by a wind storm of tornado velocity and that in Millepoint at least two per sons have been killed. A number of homes and farm buildings have been wrecked. One family in Vanwert was wined out when their house was blown down by the cyclone this evening and sev eral houses were blown across the Pennsylvania railroad tracks, accord ing - to reports to the Ohio Electric Railway dispatchers' office here. Con ditions west of Vanwert are criti cal. Farmers have started out to hunt victims in houses which were blown down. Town Is Wiped Out FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 9. Four persons are thought to have been killed and several injured in a cyclone which swept over Vanwert county, Ohio, tonight. It is reported here that Continental. Ohio, has been wiped out by the storm. It also is reported that the towns of Holgate and Halmer, Ohio, west of Liepsic, have been practically de stroyed by a tornado. Appeals tor immediate help have gone out to the adjacent cities. The Pennsylvania dispatcher here was informed that four persons were believed to have been killed by tha storm at Riehey, a few miles east of Convoy, Ohio, tonight. Pennsyl vania trains are tied up at this point. Tornado Quarter Mile Wide VANWERT, Ohio, March 9. A tor nado a quarter of a mile wide and covering a path more than twenty-miles- long swept through Vanwert (Continued on Page Two) HEAVY WALL FALLS OF Republican A. P. (.eased Wire WINCHESTER, Ky.. March 9. Twelve persons were killed, 10 of whom were children, 23 persons so severely injured, it was found necessary to re move them to the Clark county hos pital and about 30 others were less seriously hurt here tonight when the walls of a burned building adjoining a moving picture theater collapsed crushing in its roof. Six of the 23 injured taken to the Clark county hospital were thought to be fatally hurt. The majority of these as well as those not so seriously hurt were children several hundred of whom were crowded into the theater when the crash came. The wall which collapsed was also used as one wall of the theater - but projected considerably above the roof of the theater building. When it col lapsed a part fell on the theater's roof. The wall's collapse at the same time removed the support from under the roof on that side and it crashed down into the theater. . The greatest force of the fall was en oif i RESULT spent upon one section of seventy-five seats and it was here that, all of fho fatalities and serious injuries occurred. A. considerable number of persons seat ed in other parts of the house, however, were cut and bruised by flying pieces of timber and stone. The first result of the crash was a panic in which the hundreds of chil dren and a small number of grown per sons struggled to reach the entrance. Apparently no one was hurt in this rush which easily swept through tha '