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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA,- SATURDAY" MORNING, MARCH 16, 1918 10 PAGES VOL. XXVIII., NO. 298 , I AIRPLANES IN ;e By july House Committee Told That Air Program Lags But Enough Machines AVill Be Sent to Protect Line Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON". March 15. Amert- iin built battleplanes will be In France by July in sufficient quantity to Insure adequate air protection of the sectors then held by American troops. This statement rests on the highest author ity and was made tonight with full recognition of all failures and disap pointments that have hampered the de velopment of the air program. Facts and Figures Given Facts and figures on the aviation situation as well as every other branch of the government's war preparations were laid today before virtually the house military committee as yesterday they were disclosed to the senate com mittee. Acting Secretary Crowell again presided at the rooms of the war coun cil at the war department, where the new policy of taking congress di rectly into the confidence of the ex ecutive branch of the government was launched. Kahn Demands Team Work The, comment of Representative Kahn of California, ranking republican member of the house committee, ex pressed the sentiment of the house members on the new policy, lie said it means teamwork by the whole govern ment on the enormous problems that lace it. The figures revealed to the committee, the immediate, current de mands of the war program, and the progress made in meeting them, IV added, made it clear that the country was una wake to the enormity of its un dertaking. Mr. Kahn predicted that great results could be looked for from now on if the weekly conferences with the legislative committees are con tinued. Program Falls Behind It was disclosed to the committee members that the aviation program Is far short of what had been hoped for. Figures estimating the deficiency in percentage that have been quoted, however, were shown to be wrong. No such method of calculation has been evolved. The actual delay can be fig ured only in point of time. The air plane production program in -the United States is today substantially sixty days behind what had been hoped for by the most sanguine officials. The foreign contracts which were to have provided the initial fightnu equipment for General Pershing's air forces are still further behind. There is ever prospect that some of the delay will be made up. Machines in France in July Even should the BO days lost time stand, however, and even though there should be no deliveries on the Euro pean contracts. General Pershing will receive a considerable ' number of American-built planes by July. Esti mates of the time required to get a" completed battle plane from the fac 'ory in the United States to the front have been placed at ninety days. The war department now is concentrating its efforts on reducing that period with bright prospects of cutting it in half. o Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, March 15. In preparation for launching a campaign against adult illiteracy among the American people generally and against Ignorance of the English language among the foreign-born. Secretary Iane today sought the aid of .President funds to be used 'for this purpose by the Wilson in pressing for the passage of a pending bill which would provide funds to be used for this purpose by the bureau of education. The plan is to give special attention to teaching illiterate men of draft age, especially those in class A who may be called to the colors within a few months. Secretary Lane addressed letters to the president and to Senator Smith of Georgia and Representative Sears of Florida, chairman of the congressional committees of education. Text of Lane's Letter "I believe." he wrote, "that the time has come when we should give serious consideration to the education of those who cannot read or write in the United States. There are in the United States (or were when the census was taltcn in 1910 .1.516,163 persons over the years of age who were unable to read or write in any language. There are now nearly 700,000 men uf draft age in the United States who cannot read or write in English or in anv other language. Over 4.CU0.OOO of the illiterates in this coun try were twenty years of age or more. The. percentage of illiterates varies in the several states, from 1.7 per cent in Iowa to 29 per cent in Louisiana. Half of the illiterates were between twenty and forty-five years of age. Over 58 per cent are white persons and of these 1,500.000 are native-born whites. Great Economic Loss "I heg you to consider the economic loss arising out of this condition. The federal government and the states spend millions of dollars in trying to give information to the people in rural district about farming and home mak ing. Yet 3.700.000, or ten per cent of our countryfolk cannot read or write a word. A people who cannot have means of access to the mediums of public opinion and to the messages of the president and the'aets of congress, can hardly be expected to understand the full meaning of this war, to which they must all contribute, in life or property or labor. "It would seem to he almost axio matic that an illiterate man cannot make a good soldier in modern warfare. Until last April the regular army would not enlist illiterates, yet in the first ilraft between 30.000 and 40,000 illiter utes were brought into the army and approximately as many near illiter ales. They cannot read their orders posted daily on bulletin boards In camp. They cannot read tneir manuel of arms. They cannot read their letters or write home. Thev cannot under stand the signals or follow the signal corps in time of battle. ILLITERACY AMONG ADULTS CAMPAIGNED AGAINST BY NATION MURDER OF 150 JAPANESE IN SIBERIA CRISIS WHICH MAY BRING INTERVENTION Republican A. P. Leased Wire ' LONDON, March 16 (2:15 a. m.) Maximalists in Siberia have murdered ' 150 Japanese at Blagoviesht chensk, capital of the Amur province, according to report printed in the newspaper Hochi Shinbun Friday and for warded by Reuter's, Limited. CASUALTY FAR BIGGEST YE7 SENTB Y PERSHING More than One Hundred Names Cabled of Men by General and only Half of Those Which Come are Made Public Names of Those Slightly "Wounded Far Exceed Any . Other Section Killed in Action Comparatively Few Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, March 15. More than 100 names were contained in the casualty list cabled the war department today by General Pershing, but only sixty-two were made public tonight because of delays in checking. Al though the list was the longest yet re ceived from France in a single day, the number of men reported killed in action was comparatively small. The great majority of the names were of men slightly wounded. The 62 names made public were di vided as follows: Killed in action, 4; died of wounds, 3; died from accidents, i; died of dis ease. 5; wounded severely, 4; wounded slightly, 42: "wounded" 2. Fifty Names Withheld The nearly fifty names withheld contained those of several men killed in action, but most of them were of men slightly wounded. The names announced follow: Killed in action: Privates William Ellinger, Marshal II. Jarrett. Joseph E. White, Joan De Posta Molles. Died of wounds: Sergeant Leroy W. Miller; Privates Ted A. Butler, Carl Larsen. Die By Accidents Died of accident: Lieutenant Richard H. Whitner, Pri vate Edwin C. Todd. PRESENT HIE AND 10 INSTRUCTORS OF NORTHERN NORMAL NOT TO (Special to The Republican) FLAGSTAFF, March 15. Dr. R. H. II. Bloome,' president of the Northern Arizona Normal school, assistant Prin cipal Edward F. Honn, and O. D. Thorpe, head of the Unglish depart ment at that institution, it is reported, were notified today by E. T. McGonigle, secretary of the board of education of the normal school that the board at a recent meeting, had voted not to con sider them for re-employment. Tl)e meeting was held on March 9, when C. O. Case, superintendent of public instruction and president of the board of the school, went from Phoe nix to Flagstaff. It riad not been an nounced that the selection of factulty for the next year would be considered at this session, but the matter was taken up to the extent of eliminating the three men named from considera tion. E Refusing longer to be made the in-' nocent tool to further the sale of stock or securities of various enterprises in Arizona, the state corporation commis sion yesterday took drastic action to prevent such schemes in the future. Ingeniously worded advertisements have been placed in the newspapers by concerns urging the sale of their stock or securities, it is stated, in which it has been made to appear that the par ticular stock has the endorsement of the members of the corporation com mission. By a resolution passed by the com mission yesterday, it was made imper ative that all companies selling stock in this state under permits issued by the corporation commission and all concerns that in the future receive such permits and which advertise such stock or securities for sale must place at the head of the advertisements a plain statement to the effect that the corporation commission does not rec ommend for purchase the stock or se curities of that corporation thus ad vertised. The resolution is as follows: "Whereas, Chapter IX, Title 9, Re vised Statutes of Arizona, 1913, Civil Code, prescribes the manner and form for the- conduct of the business of in vestment companies, and vvhereas. paragraph 2263 of said chapter provides that every permit DEATH LIST LESS T Republican A. P. Leased Wire HARRISBURG, Pa., March 15. Two dead and more than a score injured is the result of the crash of a landslide against the Cincinnati express of the Pennsylvania railroad early today. Miss Lena Esther Palmer of Morgantown, W. Va., and Mrs. Vera Ravenscroft of Pittsburg were killed. The force of the slide which includ ed big boulders, knocked two sleeping cars containing upwards of B0 people over three tracks and blocked the main line for hours. . ... -f CORPORATION ON FACE TO IN 1 FEARED LIST IS Died of disease: Corporal Charles M. McChord; Pri vates Ernest Edwards Edmund G. Holmes, Einar Reiholt Moller, Joseph M. Yorkes. Wounded severely: Sergeant Otto C. Lesch; Privates R. C. Camick, William G. Carroll, Bugler Howard U. Parker. Wounded: Lieutenants Louis W. Ross and John W. Apperson. Many Slightly Wounded First Lieutenant William P. Bledsoe, Lieutenant Granville M. Burrow, Lieu tenant William C. Dabney, Sergeant Carl Kahn; Corporals Lewis Dagg, Jacob Klein, Frank Phillips, Ebner Werner. Privates Bernie Baldwin, Fenley S. Beeler, John Beran, Perry C. Bradfield, Frederick J. Cairns, Noah W. Cox, Joe J. Czapa, Frank J. Danko, Warthy O. Davis, Arlo E. Dibble, Jacob O. Dillcnberger Clay W. Dukes, Olaf Evenbye, Harold R. Gerhart, Archie Falhgren, Phillip Goldstein, Henry Kessler, Mike Klachko, Benjamin F. Mercer, Max Myers, Dominick P. Nog ri, Hjalmar G. Nelson, James J. O'Shaughnessy, Angelo Pagotto, Joseph F. Potrovic, Joseph Richter, Theodore Ross, Frank Rzeznik, Itenry F. Schwal bach, Alvin Smiley, Percy J. Turner, Harry F. Weidman, Clare E. West, Emery E. Wilcox. ED The matter of dispensing with the sen-ices of Dr. Bloome has been dis cussed generally in Flagstaff for some months. The board at its organization meeting after Governor i Hunt made his new appointments, voted not to remove any of the present faculty of the institution during the present term unless serious charges were preferred and proven against them. The board of education issued no statement beyond the bald facts and no reason is given for the refusal to consider the three instructors for po sitions in the Normal school's next semester. Mr. McGonigle did not make any statement as to the probable succes sors of the three members of the fac ulty and it is not known whether or not any persons have been chosen to take their places at the next term of school. granted in conformity with the pro visions thereof shall recite that the corporation commission in no wise rec ommends the stock, bonds or other se curities to be offered for sale by suoh investment company, and "Whereas, it is possible for the ad vertisements of investment companies to be so cunningly and ingeniously phrased as to virtually nullify the spirit and intent of the above proviso and make it appear that this com mission recommends the sale of its stock, and "Whereas, in the Interest of the pub lic welfare we believe that advertise ments capable of such misinterpreta tion or misonception should be prohib ited, therefore "Be it resolved, that, effective at once, all investment companies now operating under; permits heretofore granted and all companies hereafter given permits shall carry in bold type as the first paragraph of every adver tisements published in the newspapers or other periodicals or printed or writ ten and circulated in any manner whatsoever, the following statement: , " 'Arizona Corporation Commission Permit No. . ."'The Arizona Corporation Commis sion does not recommend the stock, bonds or other securities offered for sale by this company.' "By order of the Arizona Corporation Commission." FIFTY HORSES ARE Republican A. P. Leased Wire COVINGTON, Ky., March 15. Fifty horses are dead of poisoning in Cov ington and many more are expected to die out of a government shipment of 726 horses from Camp Grant, KockrorU, 111., consigned to Newport News, a. Dr. L. E. Crisler, veterinary surgeon, pronounced the death of the animals to be due to belladonna and croton oi poisoning. He said he believed the poison. had been placed in water given the horses in Covington. Government authorities are investigating. BE RETAIN II MUST TESTIFY ENDORSEMENT BY ARIZONA POISONED ROUTE ACTIVITIES OF SIT Si CO. IN , PlITICSSHOI Packing:. Probe Brings Out Interesting .Facts With Regards to Methods of Packers' Campaign Work Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, March 15. Alleged ef forts of Morris & Co. to evade certain tax assessments in Oklahoma; alleged efforts to defeat the Borland resolution which provides for investigation of the packing house industry; the retaining of former Senator Bailey to oppose the suit of the state of Texas to oust the packers and some of the troubles of Swift & Co., with the sale of bad eggs were among the features of the federal trade commission's meat inquiry today. The principal witness was M. W. Borders, who for fifteen years was counsel for Morris & Co., and for the last 18 months counsel for Wilson and company. Personal Feeling Shown During four hours, in the course of which some personal feeling developed between witness and Francis J. Heney, attorney for the commission, Mr. Bord ers added no material information to the records. He identified a few of the persons referred to in letters read by Mr. Heney, but his memory failed him, he said, On many points. At best, when has previous knowledge of transactions was shown in the correspondence, Mr. Borders, unembarrassed, said that the letters spoke for themselves. Take Fancy to Assessor According to the letters, Morris & Co. were anxious to be on friendly terms with whomsoever was elected assessor at Oklahoma City, where they had erected a plant in competition, Mr. Borders said, with the Armour and Swift plants at Fort Worth. Texas. They were threatened with an assess ment of $1,000,000, or $500,000 more than the year before, and gave much consideration to the forming of a vil lage with their own village government on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. A letter of November 4, 1916, from Mr. Borders to H. H. Hutchings of Oklahoma National Stockyards com pany, remarked of the two candidates for assessor: Play Both Candidates. "I do not believe that Carrico will want anything but support but Offutt will need all that he can get. In any event I want the friendship of both of these men so that we will be with the winner, and I want you men on the ground to be sure that this is brought about. It appeared that i90 was expended in the assessors campaign and that after some discussion as to pro-rating it the sum was deemed so small that it was charged against Oklahoma City Stock yards company. Knowledge not Specific Mr. Heney tried to gain from Borders admission that this was only part of the expense, but the witness, disclaim ing specific knowledge, said large sums never were spent, and that Mr. Heney in tne end wouia rind that the "90 rep resented tne entire expenditure. Mr. Borders' memory was hazy as to the alleged connection with the Texas ' (Continued on Page. Two) o i '' WAR REVIEW OF THE DAY Republican A. P. Leased Wire That peace terms have been offered Great Britain by Germany may possibly be inferred from several significant statements given out Friday. Lord Robert Cecil, British minister of block ade, when asked if proposals "had been received for a peace at the expense of Russia," answered that "no such proposals are being considered or will be considered." A little earlier in the day an Amsterdam dispatch quoted Field Marshal von Hindenburg as say ing that "the entente has shown an unresponsive attitude toward Ger many's peace intentions and the great German ffensive utf there, go on." ' ' "i Later in the day uenerai von L,uaen- dorff, the German quartermaster gen eral was reported as -saying: "Since the enemy is not inclined to make peace, he will have to fight, and this fight, will, of course be the most tre mendous of the whole war." German Is Confident General von Ludendorff continued: We are stronger than the enemy as regards men, material, aerial forces and tanks. Everything in fact, of which he boasted is standing in readiness on our side in the greatest abundance." It is admitted that offers of peace have been made to Serbia by Austria- Hungary and Bulgaria, but it is stated that Serbia has absolutely refused to consider them. . Ratify Treaty in Russia? The treaty of peace submitted by Germany to Russia at Brest-Litovsk, which makes Russia an outpost of the central empires has either been rati fied by the all-Russian congress of Soviets, or its ratification apparently is . imminent. Holland stands in a perilous situa tion, according to the German news papers, which are printing editorials, evidently inspired, on the taking over of the Dutch ships by the United States and Great Britain. "Drastic measures" are advocated if Holland "gives way" to the allies. v Organize Allied Shipping The allied maritime transport coun cil, formed at the instance of the American mission to England and France, led by Colonel E. M. House has held its first meeting and an nounces that it will organize all allied shipping so that tonnage may be used In the most effective, manner. Spirited fighting ts reported along the French fronL In the Champagne and Lorraine sectors, the French have won local successes, German official reports admit the loss of ground in Champagne before heavy forces of the French who are apparently able to hold the ground they have gained. Along the British front the artillery fire has grown in intensity in many sectors and there have been lively engagements between raiding parties. The Canadians have carried out an other raid southeast of Lens. The Austrians report that Italian po sitions on Mount J'asubio on the mountainous section of the Italian hat tie line have been blown up and that Austrian forces have occupied the ground. ' No ted Banker Dies Suddenly At Residence v ; x JAMES STILLMAN Born in Texas Became Head Greatest Bank in Land of Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, March 15. James Stillman, chairman of the board of the National City Bank and one of the most famous bankers in the United States, died of heart disease late today at his home in this city. He had been in poor health for several months. Mr. Stillman was born at Brownsville, Texas, in 1850. He began his business career in New York in 1871 as a partner in the cotton pommission house of Smith, Woodward and Stillman. He was elected president of the National City Bank in 1891 and continued in that position until 1909 when he was made chairman of the board. He was a director in many rail roads, financial and insurance cor porations.' For the part he took in floating bond issues during the Russo-Japanese war he was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun by the emperor of Japan. o ST. P Republican A. P. Leased Wire ST. LOUIS, March 15. Approxi mately 300 garment workers, mostly women, employed by the Elder Manu facturing company, went on a strike today, their organizers anounced, fol lowed the refusal of the company to accede to the demands of the Garment Workers Union for union recognition, the closed shop, the eight hour day and wage increases of 20 to 40 per cent Organizers asserted 200 more em ployes of the same company would not be at work tomorrow and that 1,500 workers in four other establishments-) are prepared to walk out if the demands of the union are not met within a reas onable time. Slow progress has been made in ad justing the differences of the other strikers in this city. Department store clerks have completed almost three weeks picketing of the five large de partment stores without their demands being met Workers in tobacco plants, wholesale hardware stores, munitions factories, chemical workers and retail grocery stores still are out. LAST STAGE, BELIEF . Republican A. P. Leased Wire WICHITA, Kas March 15. Federal authorities tonight believed that with the indictment here today of 35 alleged members of the I. W. W. they were en tering the last stages of their campaign to rid the Kansas oil fields of anti-war workers. The indictments charge dis loyalty, insubordination and interfer ence with the war. With one exception all of the men named in the indictments are under ar rest or are interned for the duration of the war. The defendants under arrest probably will be tried at the Septem ber term of court, it was stated. D M WORKERS STRIKE TO N CAMP I AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RUMANIAN CABINET FALLS LONDON, March 15. A Reuter dispatch from Jassy, Rumania, says the cabinet of M.-Avereseue has-resigned. , APPROVE FRENCH BUDGET PARIS, Wednesday, March 13. The chamber of deputies, by a vote of 460 to- 5 today approved the budget for the second three months of 1918. , MYSTERIOUS VISIT BUENOS AIRES, March 15. Luis Cabrera, Mexican finance minister, who came to Buenos Aires in Janu ary, ostensibly as the head of a Mexican delegation to 1 a neutrality conference which was postponed be fore his arrival, will return to this city from Paraguay Sunday. ADVANCE IN CHAMPAGNE PARIS, March 15. In the Cham pagne region west of Monte Carnillet, the French have regained trenches which the Germans had occupied since March 1, according to an of ficial statement issued today. The French brought back 42 prisoners and two machine guns. VILLA FOLLOWERS KILLED BL PASO, March 15. Twenty-five Villa followers of a band of 30 were kined at Rodeo, Durango, on the Nazas fiver Saturday, when 200 fed eral troops surprised them in camp according to - information' brought CONGRESS OF SOVIETES IS FOR RATIFICATION EVEN IN FACE OF WILSON NOTE GIFTS TO SOLDIERS ABROAD TO BE CUT TO DONE IS ORDER Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, March 15. Unnec essary articles sent by relatives and friends to American soldiers overseas are taking up so much transportation space that drastic curtailment of the parcel post privileges to the fighters in France will be necessary unless the public co-operates in decreasing the volume of this clasp of mail. The postoffice department in making this anouncement tonight, said a trans port reaching France this month car ried, beside 751,980 letters, 335,840 pieces of parcel post and newspapers, the whole taking up 12,000 cubic feet of space, although weighing only 121 tons. The parcel post packages and newspapers filled nineteen French rail road cars, badly needed in France for war purposes. To Inspect Packages An inspection of the packages for the soldiers, the statement said, showed that two-thirds of the articles are on General Pershing's canteen list and sold to the soldiers virtually at whole sale prices. Other articles found in cluded a bouquet of flowers and a baby outfit as well as a bottle of whiskej and other unmailable and -dangerous matter such as matches, solidified al cohol and cigar lighters. "The question will have to be an swered by the relatives of the soldiers," said the department's statement, "or it will of military necessity, be answered drastically by the authorities in France charged with the responsibility for the success of the war. o- .s. CALLED BY DEATH (Republican A. P. Leased Wire BURLINGTON, Vt., March 15.-Gen-eral Theodore S. Peck, president of the Society of the Army of the Potomac, died at his residence here today. General Peck was identified with military affairs in this state for many years after the civil war and was a leading member of patriotic societies. Theodore Agnes Peck, novelist, in his daughter. L Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, Wednesday. March IS For the week ending March 9, says an of ficial communication dealing with ship ping casualties 887 merchantmen en tered and 1,031 left French ports. There were no French vessels of more than 1600 tons sunk by mines or submarines during this period. Four vessels of less tonnage, however, were sunk. No fishing vessels were sunk. o Republican A. P. Leased Wire DUBLIN, March 15. The passengers and crew of the steamship Rathmore, which collided with a trawler in St. George's channel Friday night had many thrilling experiences. One of the survivors says he and several others were in a boat which capsized. He swam about for an hour before he was rescued. Two women and several soldiers held on to the sides of the boat until destroyers came up. Most of the passengers were below deck at the time of the collision, but hurried up when the Rathmore was. struck on the port beam. Except in a few cases, the passengers were well behaved. The men adhered to the rule of women and children first when the boats were lowered. here tonight from ' Chihuahua'' Citv by American passengers. The fight occurred last Saturday. BREAKS WORLD RECORD CAMDEN, N. J., March 15. Ralph Greenleaf of Monmouth, III., estab lished a new world's pocket billiard record for a continuous run in com petition on a regulation table when he won a 150 point game from James Lanagan here today, '.with. an. un finished run of 137. The former record of 138 also was held by Green leaf. LET HIM FALL" AMSTERDAM, March 5. "I stand or fall with the bill - for the equal franchise. I have pledged my word and never in my life have I broken it." . Thus Count von Hertling, the imperial German chancellor, is quoted by a report in Berlin as having re plied to a question regarding the chancellor's intentions 'in the event of the Prussian franchise bill being rejected. , . RICHARD NORTON, DEAD ST. LOUIS, March 15. Richard H. Norton of Troy, Mo., a member "of the fifty-first and fifty-second con gresses, died here today. He was 69 years old. Norton won his nomina tion to congress by the flip of a coin, which - broke a deadlock in a district convention. In 1890 he de feated Champ Clark, for the nomi- '.nation, GENERAL T CK FRENCH LY FOUR SMALL BOATS COLLISION ON'ITER THRILLS PASSENGERS Russian Faction Says That Peace with Germany Will Be Only Temporary Big Aid to Huns not Expected Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, March 15. The decision of, the all-Russian congress of Soviets at Moscow to ratify the German peace terms was reached after receipt of President Wilson's message to the Russian people as suring them that America would take the first opportunity to help them regain their complete sovereignty and independence. A message received at the state department today from American Consul Summers at Moscow said the president's message was delivered two days before the Soviets met. Little Direct Bearing Official expression here today in dicated that America and the allies expect the action of the"' congress to have little direct beanng on the gen eral Russian situation. It apparently was believed that chaotic conditions will continue in Russia for a long time to come, even though the Ger mans make every effort to re-establish order and re-organize the coun try's industrial and agricultural life. Officials here were deeply inter ested in a dispatch from Moscow, which said that the Russian factions declared that peace will be temporary only and that Russia will gather herself together with a new social istic army to resist the Germans. The fact that only slightly more than half of the delegates expected to at tend the congress were reported as voting also caused comment. America and England Agree '-' The attitude of the American gov ernment toward any German move toward a general peace at the ex pense of Russia is directly in line w-ith the expression of Lord Robert Cecil in the house of commons, that even if such a proposal came from Germany it would not be considered. War department officials are iot convinced that the Germans are ready to undertake a big offensive on the western front, despite advance notices sent out from Germany. i Whatever Germany's program, how ever, America and the allies, it' was reiterated today, are in the war to win, and their stand against a pre mature peace is as strong as it has been at any time in the past. ? Disagreement in Germany WASHINGTON, March 15. Serious differences between the German civil government and the military leaders over the plan of the general staff to annex the Russian Baltic provinces are reported in an official dispatch based upon German "newspaper reports re vived here today from France. The dispatch says: "A crown council at which were present Emperor William, Marshal Hindenburg. Count von Hertling- and , many notable personages has been held to deliberate upon various ques tions relative to the conclusion of peace with Russia, to the offer made the em peror of the ducal crown of Courland and finally to the affairs of Rumania -and Finland. It appears that serious differences have' arisen between the majority of the reichstag and the gov ernment on one side and Great head quarters on the other. Question of Annexation "These divergent views concern dy- (Continued on Page Two) o TROOPS ORDERED TO SCENE OF RIOT IN IDAHO MINI CAMP Republican A. P. Leased Wire SAN FRANCISCO. March 15. Ma jor General Arthur Murray, command ing the western army aepartment an nounced tonight that he had ordered troops dispatched to St. Maries, Idaho, where rioting was reported between citizens and members of the Industrial Workers of the World. General Murray declined to say how many troops were being sent or from, what point. I. W. W. Mob Is Formed ST. MARIES, Ida., March 15. W. M. Nelson, former secretary of the local branch of the Industrial Workers of the World, was taken late today to Coeur d' Alene for trial on a charge of criminal syndicalism, following an al tercation between Sheriff Noland and a crowd of Industrial Workers and sympathizers in which the sheriff was knocked down several times and badly beaten. Information that a change of venn had been granted on motion of the state in Nelson's trial, which was to have been held here today, caused the formation of a crowd of about 200 persons with the purpose of delivering Nelson from jail, the sheriff said. Armea guards quickly surrounded the rioters and Nelson was taken without opposition to Coeur d' Alene. DELEGATION BACK FROM WASTED TRIP Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, March 15. The Swedish delegation which attempted to mediate in Finland returned to Sweden on Wednesday, the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Copenhagen reports. Mayor Lindhagen of Stockholm, who was chairman of the delegation, tvaa arrested by the Germans on the Aland islands and imprisoned until an officer of the Swedish-warship demanded his release, the advices state. Mayor Lind hagen reported that the Aland island now were completely under a German military dictatorship. The Vasa correspondent of the Af tonbladet sends a report that a train with. 400 of the Red Guard on board was blown up near Rautous and that ' xany of the troops were killed.