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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAH
10 PAGES
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 1918
10 PAGES
- VOL. XXVIII., NO. 293
HUNDREDS HEAR FAMOUS
SPEAKER MAKE PLEA FOR
WAR ZONE ORGANIZATION
Dr. Fred A. Perry from Battlefields of France Urges
Support of M. C. A. Red Triangle League as Means
of (Jiving American Soldiers Homelike Surroundings
During Leisure Hours'; Praises Uncle Sam's Heroes
In an auditorium f illod to overflowing with hundreds of loyal Arizonans.
Dr: l ied A. JVrry yesterday delivereed his famous lecture on "Over the Top"
at the local high school.
Dr. Perry, recently returned from the war zone, has spent six months in
overseas war work, and has personally observed every type of modern warfare,
paying special attention to Y. 31. C. A. field headquarters and base hospital
conditions.
The doctor began his address with a few facetious remarks, to which the
perfectly attuned audjence readily responded, generously applaudiing his re
marks on the spirit shown by 1'hoenix folk, and in full sympathy with the
proposed plan of starting a branch of the Y. 31. C. A. Red Triangle league in
this city.
After six months spent In closely observing conditions on the battle fronts,
Dr. 1'erry became impressed with the value of the Y. 31. C. A. work being done
there and believing that were the situation properly placed before the people
of this country, much more good might be accomplished.
He accordingly obtained leave of ob
sciice and came over, and is now en
fr'aged on a lecture tour throughout the
entire union his one object being to
arouse interest in the proposed relief
organization known as the lied Tri
ungle. League.
What League Is For
l)r. Terry briefly outlined the object
of the league, namely, to eon
htruct and maintain suitable headquar
ters throughout the war zone, that the
American boys iniKht have a real
homelike atmosphere in which to spend
their leisure tune. He announced that
early in the fall, a subscription for
this purpose would be asked and urged
that home branches of this organiza
tion be formed, to the end that all
might be in readiness at the appointed
lime. In this connection the doctor
Btated that when the Y. 31. C. A. last
requested a subscription of $33,000,000,
over $03,000,000 was donated.
follow in-" his explanation, Dr. J. C.
Norton of this city was announced as
head of the local branch to work in
conjunction with the Y. 31. C. A. here,
und a plea for membership made. The
fees are $1 per year, 7j cents of this
to remain in the coffers of the home
chapter for the maintenance of the
work in this country.
Refers to Liberty Loan
HeTtipoke briefly of the next Liberty
loan, feeling sure that Arizona folk
would not lower the enviable record
made on the last drive. Between this
and the Ked Triangle subscription re
quested for next fall, would come the
grand Red Cross drive and he also im
pressed the need for most liberal sub
scription to this also.
Speaking interestingly and clearly of
his experiences. Dr. Terry told of his
overseas trip with the first contingent
of Sammies, General Pershing's expe
ditionary force. He told of the won
derful reception received by the boys
In Great Jtriiain, and reiterated the
great moral effect of their presence
"over there."
"I'ntil the United States entered the
great conflict," said Dr. Terry, "the
war was rapidly approaching an un
successful termination. France had
been bled white. Russia was in the
process of disintegration, and Great
Britain had nearly been brought to her
knees by the successful U-boat cam
paign while Italy was virtually in the
position of a house divided against it
olf. Kent asunder with religious and
political troubles.
"Finest of Mankind"
"You ran easily understand, my
friends, the effect of pouring into these
war-devastated countries thousands of
the strongest and finest of mankind.
I tell you. und I know whereof I speak,
that from an almost hopeless situation,
America has turned the tide, and it will
not be long until we shall readily see
wnat it has meant In this great conflict
(he like dimensions of which the
world's history has never known."
Before telling conditions as he found
Ihem in Kurope, Dr. Terry took occa
sion to severely reprimand the citizens
of this country for dealing so gently
with pro-Germanists and the pacifists
he has come across during his tour. He
decried the freedom with which the
linn espionage system is carried on in
this country, and gave many instances
in which the nation-wide dissemnation
of German propaganda had had serious
effect
"In Wisconsin," the doctor said,
"possibly more opposition, of a subtle
nature, was shown, due possibly, to
that potent agent of the Raiser, LaFol
lette." "Darn" Is Too Soft
Dr. perry saul that previous to the
war, he had been a minister, and dur
ing years spent in that profession had
well learned that "darn" was the
strongest word one in his position
might use. However he stated, as he
waxed eloquent in his denunciation of
anti-American propaganda, that that
word didn't at all fill the bill, but after
hostilities had ceased he would again
open diplomatic relations with Heaven "
(Loud cheers.)
In his description of manv atrocities
perpetrated by the Huns, he graphical
ly described their unbelievable like-
H,T,l lh? loWst anima". anl Pointing
out that to win the war was not the
primary object, but to completely eradi
cate a form of government that would
permit a human mentality to accept
such kulttir K
In a most dramatic conclusion, the
doctor brought the whole house to tears
when he told the story of an orphan
hoy dying alone in a base hospital on
the nring line. Cleverly illustrating bv
this the attempt to lessen the worries
and homesickness of the hoy with the
American contingent away from home
for
the first time.
KILLEO IN AUTO WRECK
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
COLOItADO STRINGS, Colo, March
10. Clarence T. Gibbons, an aitomo
bilo dealer of Pueblo, was killed, and
his wife was seriously injured when
tho car which Gibbens was driving
plunged over an embankment on the
Colorado Springs-Canon City read ten
miles south of here .at 5 o'clock this
afternoon. Gibbons' small child was
uninjured. Corporal C. S. Joi.es of
the army recruiting station at Pueblo
and his wife were slightly injured.
Gibbens was alive w hen the Sccident
was discovered but died while being
brought to this city.
MEXICO'S MINE OUTPUT
MEXICO CITY, March 10. Since
1913, according to figures Issued by the
lepartment of Commerce, Industry and
Labor, gold and silver valued t.t 125,
(Miii.OOO pesos have been mined In Mex
ico. In the same period topper valued
at "10,00.000 pesos has been produced,
and b ad worth 5,000,000 uco
MULLIGAN FOUND
GUILTY 1 ROAD
HOUSE ROBBERY
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BRIGHTON. Colo., 3Iarch 10. A
jury in the district court today found
Frank H. 3Iulligan, former Denver
detective, guilty of robbing 3irs. Irene
Nolan, a Denver society woman, of
jewelry valued at $3,400 in a holdup
at the 31odel road house. The trial
was the first of four cases grow
ing out of the affair. The jury was
out fifteen hours. 31ulligan was al
lowed fifteen days to file a motion
for a new trial. 3'eanwhile he waa
remanded into the custody of the
sheriff and is detained in jail.
31rs. Nolan was robbed of her jew
els at about 7 o'clock on the morning
of January 2 last. According to
her testimony she arrived there with
the Rev. Garret J. Burke at 2 a. m.,
when they sought a telephone to
have repairs made to Burke's auto
mobile. When the affair became
known Burke was relieved of his
parish by Bishop John T. Tihen.
Sometime after the robbery the jew
els were returned to Mrs. Nolan
through the medium of a Denver
pawnbroker. They hod been mailed
by registered letter from Pueblo, Colo.
On the stand Jacob Fineberg, proprie
tor of the road house, and who has
been charged with complicity in the
robbery, testified to a rendezvous he
made with 3Iulligan and Philip Cohen,
another defendant on the same
churge, to negotiate the return of
the diamonds.
Cohen is a wholesale produce deal
er of Sterling, Colo. He is the next
to be triad, according to District
Attorney Samuel W. Johnson. John
son says he offered Cohen immunity
if he would confess and testify against
3Iulligan. but Cohen refused to do so.
Cohen was identified by Burke and
Mrs. Nolan as the man who held
them up. .The state contended 3Iul
ligan planned the affair and that
Cohen used his police revolver.
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HEBREW TRADES TO
JL F. L
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, March 10. The United
Hebrew Trades came to the rescue of
Tom Mooney, California labor leader
convicted of murder at a mass meet
ing here today. Socialist orators made
fiery speeches in his behalf, but de
nounced with almost equal vigor Sam
uel Gompers and the American Federa
tion of Labor. There were no indica
tions that the breach between the two
labor organizations has been healed.
"We stand for something more than
the mere organization of labor," de
clared Frank A. Sieverman. "We stand
for social and political revolution in
this country and that's way they fear
us. We have met here today to de
mand that Tom Mooney shall have a
new trial. Don't worry, my friends.
Your Tom will never be hanged. Why?
Simple because the socialists, revolu
tionists of America, are behind him.
"We ask no aid from organized labor,
from Samuel Gompers down. We ask
no publicity from the capitalist press.
We ask no favor from the Wilsons, nor
the Judges of the courts nor the prose
cuting attorneys. But Tom Jlooney
will never be hanged. Three powers
are paralyzed when socialism makes a
threat and socialism and revolution are
behind STooney."
A similar stand was taken by tho
other speakers.
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SA.V FRANCISCO, 3Iarch 10. All
of the 176 persons aboard the steamer
Admiral Evans, which was wrecked
yesterday on the Alaska coast, were
landed at Juneau today by the
steamer Sophia, according to word
received here.
When the Admiral Evans, accord
ing to reports, piled up on the rocks,
a huge hole waa opened in her hull.
The engine room was immediately
flooded.
Carrying several hundred tons ot
cannery supplies and a number of
cannery workers, the Admiral Evans
sailed from Seattle, Wash., March 4,
for Alaska ports. Her tonnage was
2393 and she was launched in 1901.
For several years she has been in the
Alaska trade.
FIGHT OR 10 EY
DENOUNCED
SHIP S B
U
MMS ME RESCUED
HI PLAN
FAILS: RESUME
IF K1NITIES
American Troops Are Now
Occupying Front Sector;
Teutonic Forces Sweep
ing Kapidly Over liussia
Republican A. P. Leaseu w irej
WASHINGTON, 31arch 10. Ger
many's sweeping Russia is described
by the war department's weekly mili
tary review tonight as another futile
attempt on the part of the Germans
to shift the center of gravity of the war,
which still remains on the west front,
where the Teutons face the French,
British, Italian and Belgian armies and
the ever-growing American' forces.
There, the review says, lie the key
positions of the war.
The American troops now occupy
trenches at four separate points, and
as was recently disclosed, in the prin
cipal sector, their front is four and a
half miles long: They have been con
stantly engaged, the war department
says and the scope of their activities
is being constantly extended.
Nothing is found in the situation by
the department to indicate that the
Germans have abandoned their plans
for a great offensive in the west, and
it says the allies, while assuming an
alert defensive, are content to let the
enemy break himself again against
their impregnable line
Intense air activities during the week
are noted, with the statement that 214
enemy aircraft were brought down on
the western front alone, while the allies
lost only 66 machines on all fronts dur
ing the same period. The enemy loss
on all fronts is placed at 273.
The review in part follows:
Into Heart of Russia
"In spite of the fact that 120,000
square miles of Russian territory have
been invaded during the past three
weeks and the enemy now is sweeping
forward into the heart of Russia and
has reached a point within 70 miles of
the capital, nevertheless the center of
gravity of the war remains in the west.
"The Germans have for the past
three and a half years done all in their
power to upset the center of gravity
and shift it eastward. This explains
the successive blows struck in Russia
and later in the Italian theater.
"Notwithstanding the diversions of
the minor campaigns in 31esopotamia,
Palestine and the Balkan front, the key
positions of the war are France and
Flanders.
"Here the strategic situation re
mains relatively constant.
"The enemy is completing the re
distribution of available forces.
"There are some new units flowing
into the lines in the nature of replace
ments. "Nothing in the situation should iead
us to estimate that the Germans have.
abandoned their plans of a major of
fensive in the west
Two Principal Axes
"Considering tactical dispositions, we
note that the enemy has developed two
principal axes of activity, the one
pivoting on Rheims, the other in Al
sace In front of Luneville.
"The allies, while assuming an alert
defensive, are resting content with al
lowing the enemy to break the strength
of his assaults against their impregna
ble line.
"The morale of the French and Brit
ish forces has never been better.
"Our own forces have been con
stantly engaged. T.he scope of. their
activities is being daily extended. The
number of our detachments in the line
is increasing. We now have troops in
the trenches at four separate points.
"We now hold four and a half miles
of the battle front in our principal
sector.
On Scouting Missions
"Our patrols are continuously out on
scouting missions keeping in close
contact with the enemy.
'In our Toul sector the Germans are
carrying on extensive preparations,
continuing to bring up fresh units, and
accumulating material apparently with
a view to undertaking more extensive
operations.
"During the past seven day period,
the Germans conducted no less than
20 hard driven raids along the French
front. The greater part of "these were
repulsed without difficulty.
"Along the British front the British
continue to hold the initiative and
drove lorward a series of success
minor raids along the Ypres salient as
well as at many points southward.
"The Germans made raids into the
British lines at a large number of
points.
Hostile Raids Increase
"Along the whole sector hostile raid
ing is increasing and during two suc
cessive nights the Germans undertook
were more than mere raids.
"In the Italian theater heavy snows
in the mountains are preventing fur
ther operations.
"Advices indicate that the enemy
contemplates taking the offensive in
the mountain area possibly in an ef
fort to debouch through the Val Laga
rina into the plain. We may look for
increased activity in this theater which
will, no doubt, develop spontaneously
when preparations have been com
pleted and weather conditions are
more favorable.
"In the meantime. Italian forces have
now fully recovered from their losses
of the campaign of last autumn."
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SEAPORT
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
STOCKHOL3I, 3'arch 10. The ex
pected landing of German troops in
Finland is reported to have been ef
fected in the neighborhood of Abro, a
Finnish port opposite the Aland islands
and 100 miles west of Helsingfors
The invading detachment is said to
be composed of 2,000 infantry and a
force of artillery No official , con
firmation of the report has been re
ceived. A dispatch from Stockholm dated
31arch 8 said that about 2,000 German
troops and 300 horses had been landed
on the Aland islands from" two German
battleships and that several German
transports were anchored at Eckcroe.
GERMANS REPORTED
TO IE LANDED AT
Fin
Etswairdl Clukaddl
By Slkosnl Fir
Oisifaips' Cupftur
LORDSBURG, N. M., March 10.
Sheriff Frank Shriver of Grant
county has announced he will claim
the rewards offered for the capture
of John and Tom Powers and Torn
Sisson, the Arizona outlaws who
were captured south of the interna
tional line Friday afternoon. These
rewards amount to $5,600.
The' cavalry officers and soldiers
who made the capture are said to
have waived their interest in the
reward in favor of Shriver, who
claims to have located the outlaws
south of Hachita, N. M.
AID WIN
WITH THE A3IERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, 31arch 8. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) A small American
patrol early this morning met an en
emy patrol in No 3Ian's land near
Chemin des Dames and fired on the
enemy A sharp skirmish resulted, the
accurate firing of the Americans caus
ing one enemy casualty and undoubted
ly three others. The Americans re
turned to their lines without a man
being scratched.
The troops on the Lorraine front at
the same time suffered an extremely
heavy concentrated bombardment.
Northwest of Toul the enemy fired
nearly a hundred gas shells into one
of the American battery positions in a
short space of time, but not a single
man so far has been sent to a hospital
uecause or me rapiaity with which cas
masks were adjusted.
American artillery blew ur an enemv
ammunition dump. The heavy shells
dropped there resulted in a flash, fol
lowed by flames and great clouds of
smoke. The American artillerv also
shelled heavily the enemy's first and
second lines.
American snipers have been especial
ly active during the last twenty-four
hours, one sharpshooter killing a Ger
man who was walking in a parapet,
while other sharpshooters were suc
cessful in hitting other Germans who
showed themselves. Enemv automatic
rifles were espeeialv active lasr nit
and early this morning, but did little
damage, i hre is normal artillerv
activity today.
More than fifty French war crosses
(Continued on Page Two)
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WAR REVIEW
OF THE DAY
Republican A. P. Leased Wire! I
Newton D. Baker, the American
secretary of war, has successfully
passed, through the submarine zone
and reached a French port.
The continuation of the patrol at
tacks by the Germans all along the
western front in France and Belgium
indicates that their line having been
heavily reinforced, the day is not
far distant when the entente armies
and the American forces will be
asked to withstand thrusts of a more
serious nature.
Gauged by the firmness of the Brit
ish, French and Americans in meet
ing the enemy assaults in the last few
days, and the feeling of optimism that
prevails from headquarters staffs to
the men in the trenches a warm re
ception may be expected by the enemy
when he launches his attack.
, On Swiss Frontier
In the past fortnight from Belgium
to the Swiss frontier the Germans
have essayed minor attacks in nearly
all of which they have been beaten
before they reached the entente
trenches. Where a footing luckily was
obtained, the German tenure of the
position generally was short-lived, for
counter attacks expelled them.
Everything in the way of modern
warfare even all the cunning devices
of "frightfulness" which the German
mind has invented, not omitting
liquid fire has been tried against the
Americans, but nowhere has the en
emy been able to dent the front held
by General Pershing's men. On tnu
contrary, the Americans have an
swered all the German offensives with
a spirit of great bravery and, al
though they' have suffered some cas
ualties, they have made the enemy
feel the effects of their guns and
rifle fire. One thing that has been
apparent in all the affrays that have
occurred in that strip of territory be
tween the trenches known as No
3Ian's land is that the Germans do
not like coming into hand-to-hand
enesunters with the Americans and
invariably give ground in the face of
their vicious do-or-die attacks.
In Northern Italy
As in France and Belgium, the ac
tivity along the entire fighting front
in northern Italy is heightening, and
here also the patrol engagements and
the artillery duels seemingly signal
ized the approach of bitter fighting.
Doubtless with the spring thaw the
enemy will endeavor to force his way
from the mountain regions out upon
the plains of Venetia and also to cross
the Piave river and from a junc
tion with his northern armies.
Here, however, the Italians having
been reinforced by the British and
French, sanguinary encounters may
be expected.
From Russia
Little additional information has
come through concerning the situa
tion in Russia as regards either
Great Russia, Little Russia or East
ern Siberia. Reports from Sweden
say that a force of German infantry
and artillery has invaded Finland
landing at Abo from the Aland is
lands. The Cossack leader, General
Semanoff, is endeavoring to put down
the opposition of the Bolsheviki along
the Trans-Siberian railway in East
Siberia. The Japanese foreign min
ister has declined in the diet to
discuss the subject of Japan's inter
vention in Siberia.
British airmen have successfully
bombarded the Daimler motor fac
tory at Stuttgart, where for a long
time the intensive manufacture of
airplanes and airplane motors has
been in progress. 3Iunitions factories
and the railway station also were
bombed during the attack, which was
carried out in broad daylight
IU SHUSH ON
NO MN'S LAND
TWO KILLED IN
TORNADO
FOUR INJURED
Main Farm Houses Are
Wrecked; Property Loss
Will Rim Into Millions;
Towns Almost Destroyed
VAN WERT, Ohio, March 10. Two
persons are known to the dead, an
other is reported, four persons are
in a local hospital injured, between
25 and 50 farm homes are completely
or partly demolished and scores of
barns and outbuildings were blown
down by the tornado which swept
this county last evening.
The loss in the county is estimated
at from $500,000 to $1,000,000. The
tornado first struck at 3Iiddlefoint,
traveling northeast across Harrison,
Pleasant and Union Townships.
Reports received here today say
that Continental and Holgate, Ohio,
were not wiped out, but that much
property damage was done there by
the tornado. No lives were reported
last at either place.
The. known dead are:
Rex Lea, aged 12, of Middlefoint,
Harrison township, who was killed
instantly when a barn was blown
over, and Mrs. Charles Gree, also of
Harrison township.
Of the four injured in local hos
pitals, only one, Charles Rike, Is be
lieved fatally hurt. Six members of
the Showalter family, in Harrison
township, were seriously injured when
their home was demolishe"d. Reports
last night said the"-family had been
killed.
The tornado played queer pranks.
Hundreds of chickens were entirely
denuded.
Boulders weighing a ton were lifted
from fields or creeks and carried
many yards.
Damage in Seneca County
TIFFIN, Ohio, 3Iarch 10. A tor
nado visited the west and middle por
tions of Seneca county early this
morning, causing thousands of dol
lars worth of damage.
Many buildings here w ere . carried
from their foundations and set down
in adjacent fields.
In Hancock County
FIXDLAY, Ohio, Inarch 10 Dam
age estimated at $200,000 was done
in Hancock county when the tornado
swept through l)ere last evening.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
A3ISTERDA3I, 3Iarch 10. Replying
to a message of homage from the East
Prussian diet. Emperor William, ac
cording to the Tageblatt of Berlin,
telegraphed :
"The province of East Prussia is
especially dear to my heart. In this
war it has made great sacrifice and,
therefore, it will more gladly acknow
ledge the hand of God as now shown
in the east. We owe our victory
largely to the moral and spiritual
treasures which the great philosopher
of Konigsberg bestowed upon our
people."
The great philosopher of Konigsberg
referred to bv Emperor William was
Immanuel Kant, who was born in 1724
and died there in 1804.
STRIKE THREATENS MILLS "
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
FALL RIVER, Mass., 3Iarch 10 The
throwing into idleness of 30.000 textile
workers, with a resultant halt in the
manufacture of goods for the govern
ment, was dependent tonight on the
outcome of efforts to prevent a strike
of the stationary firemen in the 100
cotton mills in this city. An eight-
hour day at present wages and a closed
shop are demanded.
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SON BORN TO EMPRESS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PARIS. 3farch 10. A son has been
born to Empress Zita of Austria at
Baden-Baden.
ATTH BUTES
SUCCESS TO FAMOUS
ISO
Around the World With the
Associated Press
DEWEY OPPONENT DIES
A31STERDA3I, 3Iareh 10. Admiral
von Diederichs, commander of a Ger
man squadron off 31anila during the
Spanish-American war and who
clashed with Admiral Dewey, the com
mander of the American squadron in
the Philippines, is dead at Baden
Baden. INJURED IN AIRPLANE
DAYTON, Ohio, March 10. 3'ajor A.
D. Smith, South Carolina, TJ. S. A.,
San Diego, Cal., experimental labora
tory here, is recovering from an aero
plane accident in which he figured
yesterday. The plane fell while he was
piloting it through a series of maneu
vers inside the airdrome. He suffered
injuries to his legs and chest and lac
erations about the face and head. His
injuries were not serious, though he
was taken to a local hospital for at
tention. ACCEPTS RESIGNATIONS
MADRID, Saturday, March 9. King
Alfonso today accepted the resignation
of the entire cabinet headed by Mar
quis Alhucemas. The king has sum
moned to the palace the heads of the
different political parties, Antonio
Maura, the conservative leader; ex
Premier Eduardo Dato, Count Ramo
nes, the liberal leader; Juan de la
Cierva, the minister of war, and the
Duke of Alba.
REDMOND FUNERAL HELD.
KINGSTOWN. Ireland, Saturday,
3Iarch . The body of John Redmond
arrived here this morning and was
AIRPLANES RAID PARIS
13 KILLED; 50 WOUNDED
IN ATTACK
Twelve Squadrons Pass Over French Capital Before
Put to Flight By Defensive Aircraft; Commander
of Teutonic Forces Is Killed With Many of His
Men In Spectacular Battle; Americans Participate
L Republican A. P. Leased Wire
, PARIS, Marth 10. It now is reported officially that 13 persons were killed
and fifty wounded in Friday night's air raid.
PARIS, Saturday, 3Iarch 9. Ten or twelve squadrons of bombing aero
planes participated in the German raid on Paris last night, according to of
ficial information. The -casualties were nine killed and thirty-nine persons
wounded.
One of the raiding machines was destroyed. An official statement says an
aeroplane of the Gotha type was found in the forest of Compiegne, where it
had fallen while returning from the raid on the capital. The machine had been,
demolished and its crew of four burned to death.
Some of the raiders came by the way of the Valley of the Oise, others
followed the route of the 3Iarne, while still others came from the direction of
Greill.
An official account of the raid says the alarm was sounded at 8:37 o'clock
Friday evening and was preceded by cannonading. French artillery opened
fire at 8:54 o'clock producing a violent curtain of fire from all military posts
in the regions north and northeast of Paris which was maintained without in-
terruption until the raiders departed.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, 3Iarch 10. The
war department gives no indication of
yielHing in its determination to with
hold the home address of soldiers
killed or wounded, or Who die of
other causes in France.
Basing its position on the objec
tions the French government made
to General Pershing against the
American method of issuing casual
ty lists, the department intends to
meet objections in congress and from
the public with the answer that the
old system betrays valuable military
information to the enemy, and the
fact that nearest relatives of sol
dires are officially notified hours be
fore they could get the information
from the newspapers.
The committee on public informa
tion maintains its stand that " the
mere names of soldiers, without home
addresses to identify them to neigh
bors and friends, or prevent confus
ion with other men of' similar name,
are so devoid of news value that it
will not issue the lists. Therefore,
the lists will continue to be issued
once a day from the office of Ad
jutant General 31cCain.
Pointing out that the French pub
lish no casualty lists at all, but mere
ly notify the relatives, war officials
gave as their explanation of the
move that the enemy by scanning
the complete casualty lists as they
have previously been issued is en
abled to piece out a fair idea of the
identity of the troops confronting
them.
Will Be Notified
Although, under the new plan, rela
tives will be notified and officials
expect publication of names of troops
will find their way into local papers,
it is felt that the publications will
be widely scattered and that the task
of assembling the names from aJl
the newspapers of the cauntry and
consolidating them into military in
formation would be such a tremen
dous task that from the aspect of
a spy system it is practically im
possible. In the smaller cities and towns it is
assumed that the mere mention of a
soldier's .name will lead to ready
identification and publication without
a great effort, but in the great cities
this is accounted well nigh impossible
unless relatives themselves notify the
newspapers as they receive telegrams
from the war department.
Warning to Public
In promising to quickie send official
notifications to relatives; however, the
war department is careful to warn the
public that it must not identify men
bv their names alone, because there
are many similarities of names in the
arm v. I nless a mans relatives nave
received an official telegram concern
ing him, the department says, they
must assume that some other man of
the same name is referred to.
conveyed by a special train to Wex
ford, where" it was buried in the 1am
ily vault. Fully 30,000 people, who had
come from all parts of Ireland, fol
lowed the coffin from the station to
the Church of the Immaculate Concep
tion, where the requiem service was
held. Among those present were of
ficers of the British and American
naval service.
WILL NOT TALK
TOKIO. Saturday, 3Iarch 9. Vis
count Motono, the Japanese foreign
minister, was questioned today in the
house of representatives by the leader
of the opposition concerning the mobi
lization of the Japanese army. The
foreign minister refused to be drawn
into a discussion of the subject.
SOLDIER'S WIDOW LOST
AN ATLANTIC PORT, 31arch 10.
During the voyage of an American
steamship which arrived here today
from Bermuda, the wife of a 3Iajor
Thompson, who was killed in action
while fighting in the British army in
Europe last year, is believed to have
jumped overboard. She was last seen
at midnight, March 2, the day the ves
sel left Bermudo. Her friends said she
had suffered from melancholia. .
RULERS TO CONFER
A31STERDA31. March 10. There
will be a conference of the sovereigns
of tne central powers and their allies,
Turkey and Bulgaria, immediately af
ter Easter, according to the Hungarian
newspapers. The meeting will take
place at Sofia or at Constantinople in
consideration of the age of the ultan
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WITHHOLD DATA
-01 CASUALTIES
BY GERMANS
Sixty-one defensive airplanes from
the entrenched camps of Paris took
the air. A large number of enemy
machines were repulsed by the aerial
defense and did not succeed in reach
ing Paris. These machines were
forced to drop bombs in considerable
numbers in open fields and in the.
suburbs.
Although the raiders came in larger
numbers than on any preceding raid,
the bombs dropped in the inhabited
districts were far less numerous and
they did very little or no damage.
President Poincare visited the places
where bombs had fallen and spoke a
word of encouragement to the people
whose homes had been destroyed.
During the raid on Paris, French
aviators near the front, who kept in
constant communication with the capi
tal, took the air and bombed the air
domes from which the enemy ma-
chines arose.
The American Red Cross mobilized
105 men at the first warning and ten
cars sped off to points where bombs
had fallen.
GERMAN LEADER KILLED
GRAND HEADQUARTERS OF
THE FRENCH AR3IY IN FRANCE,
Saturday, 3Iarch 9. (Evening Preced
ing Paris Raid, by the . Associated
Press.) The commander of the Ger
man airplanes, which attempted to
terrorize Paris, Captain Fritz Eckstein
and three companions, one of whom
was an officer of the emperor's white
cuirassiers from Potsdam, were killed
when their machine crashed in the
Compiegne forest. It is questionable
whether the commander ever reached
Paris. .
It is believed that most of tho
bombs the machine carried were
dropped after it was hit, during the
course- of its trip, but several were
still attached to the airplane when the
correspondent saw it lying half buried
in the earth. Two of the - aviators
were underneath the motor and- the
other was nearby.
The German machine was of the
latest model. It was built at Fried
erichshaven. The wings had a stretch
of SO feet.
Ten or twelve squadrons participated
in the raid, proceeding toward Paris
by three different routes in successive
waves. The remarkable effective co
operation of the anti-aircraft batter
ies, the defense escadrilles and the
searchlights prevented much damage
and stopped many of the raiders from
reaching the capital.
o
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TO HAVE Y. MIA,
NEW YORK, 3Iarch 10. A nation
wide plan to preserve the morals of
workers in war industries by provid
ing them the same social opportunities
afforded American soldiers here and in
Prance was announced tonight at tho
international headquarters of the Y. 31.
C. A.
Y. 31. C. A. huts will be established
within six months near most of the
munitions plants and shipyards of the
east and it is expected that before the
end of the year huts will spring up
over the entire country. 31oreover, the
Y. 31. C. A. -will offer to put trained
secretaries in every large industrial
plant.
The plan, it is was stated, was com
pleted at conferences under tho
auspices of the committee on work in.
war industries of the war work coun
cil. The department of labor was rep
resented at the meetings, which were
attended also by labor leaders, em
ployers and social workers.
The announcement said these social
centers will contain "not only refresh
ment and recreational facilities, but
gymnasiums, shower baths motion pic
tures and everything else required in
such centers."
PARIS, March 10. The American
secretary of war, Newton D. Baker,
has arrived at a French port.
WASHINGTON, 31arch 10. Upon
hearing of Secretary Baker's safe ar
rival in France through the Associ
ated Press dispatch from Paris, the
war department tonight announced
that the secretary's visit is purely
military and not diplomatic and is
for purposes of inspection and per
sonal conference with military of
ficials. Mr. Baker is accompanied by
3Iajor General William 31. Black,
chief of engineers; Lieutenant Col
onel 31. L. Brett and Ralph Hayes, his
private secretary.
WASHINGTON, March 10. No of
ficial report on the secretary's ar
rival has been received. The departs
ment issued this statement:
"It is expected that not only will
Secretary Baker visit the American
headquarters, but his inspection tour
will cover construction projects, in
cluding docks, railroads and ordnance
bases, now tinder way back of tho,
American lines.
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PLANS
SECRETARY
BAKER
REACHES
FRANCE
of Turkey, it la said.
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