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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR JilU Governor Hunt Proclaims Friday Morning Holiday For Phoenix Because of Plans Made bv Committee Supplementing my proclamation of April twenty-third, since it ap pears that the plans of the Women's Liberty Loan Committee of Phoenix had already been for mulated and cannot well be rhanged, I hereby urge that in the iity of Phoenix the morning of April the twenty-sixth, 1918, be observed as a holiday instead of the afternoon, as suggested in the Proclamation. Dated this 24th day of April, 1918. GEO. W. P. HUNT, Governor of Arizona. 1'lnns arc now practically completed for th" great flap; parade on Liberty Day. tomorrow. Some minor changes were made in the order of the parade by committees yesterday and several fea Hires for tin day's demonstration added. One of these is an address to I if delivered at the Y. M. C. A. stadium at the close of Die parade, by Judge A. C. I'.aker. The parade itself in Its corrected or der is us (fellows: Col. .lames It. McClintock, grand mnislial:aiile.s, W. (1. llartranft, Lamar Cnbh, Frank Stewart. Vic J-lanny. Indian School Band Military division ('apt. J. L. Alexander, marshal. I'hornix l'nlice llesrves Col. C cJuUcy. V'nial School Cadets dipt. K B. V. M. Iri'fh. Ihirh School Cadets Major Bailey. Indian School Cadets Major S. G. llehrnnger. Form on block west of North Seventh avenue. High School Band Spanish War Veterans. dinner American or allied soldiers and xailors. American or allied soldiers or sailors now in service. Ticcruits called to the colors. I'ov Scouts organization. Citizen marchers, carrying flags. Form on west side North Seventh avenue. North of Washington. Grand . Army of the Republic t 'on fc.de rate veterans, VVotucrfs Uelirf cores. I ;iughters (,f the Confederacy. Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary. In aatos; form on west -side North Seventh avenue, north of Adams: aide, M. I linrkhead. Automobile Division l.rrov C. .lames, . marshal. I'ioner hand of . I'hoenix. Stale, county and city officials. Form on east side South Seventh avenue; aide. Kd. Rudolph. Phoenix Fire Department, Chief Wright. I'orm on west side of South Seventh avenue. niilsidc cities and districts, form on Mhcr North, or South Sixth avenue; iide. J. .McAleer. Fraternal, religious, charitable and (Continued on Page Six) ED TO I Republican A. P. Leased Wire . .IKFFKRSOM CITY, Mo., April 24. Ouvernor tiardnrr tonight tendered to Champ Clark, speaker of the house of representatives, the appointment as senator to succeed the late William J. Stone. The governor announced he had sent the following telegram to Clark: "1 have the honor of tendering to you appointment as senator to filL vacancy caused by death of senator Stone. I hope to have early adirice of your ac ceptance.' Clark May Decline WASHINGTON, April -J4. Speaker Clark tonight received the telegram l rum. Governor Gardiner offering him the appointment as senator to succeed the late Senator Stone but declined to discuss it. The tendering of the. office In the speaker had been expected bv many members of the house of repre sentatives, but they do not believe Mr. Clarke will surrender the speakership to accept it. o SABOTAGE FELONY Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, April 24. Warning was given today by Attorney Gen eral Gregory that acts of sabotage or destruction of any property which which might result in interfering with the wars conduct now are pun isliable under the new federal sa botage act and that the department of justice plans, severe action against vieistors. ONE BIG BOAT SUNK Ito.MI-.. April 24. One steamer of nunc than l.r.oii tuns and one steamer! ..f less tonnase were sunk during the Meek rmliog April 2', aec"i.l;t.g in the ! of' I. i:l st;i(ciiiciit nn nsf;es by nunc Ml marine issued tonight. TTtn IT FORMATION OF FRJDAr PARADE IS MADE PUBLIC' I CHAMP GUI ASK SUCCEED STONE 12 PAGES Holland Near Breaking Off With Bodies Republican A. P. Leased Wire AMSTERDAM, April 24. The Helvolk announces that the Ger man minister to the Netherlands has left The Hagu for Berlin and that the Dutch minister to Ger many is on his way from Berlin to The Hague. HUNS HIT SNAG AMSTERDAM, April 24. The Berlin correspondent of Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant is inform ed by a person in authority that difficulties have arisen in the nego tiotions between Germany and Holland and that the negotiations are not making headway. The Hague correspondent of the Handelsblad says that the ques tion of the transport of sand and gravel and the use of the railway line throughLimbourg depends en tirely on the intentions of Ger many. The correspondent adds that the Dutch government will firmly observe neutrality, what ever happens. FIRST WAR STEP WASHINGTON, April 24. Washington was without any of ficial information tonight to throw light on the situation between Ger many and Holland and officials and diplomats could only speculate on reports that Germany had de livered an ultimatum to the Nether lands government demanding the movement of war supplies through Dutch territory. In the Amsterdam report that the Dutch minister has departed for The Hague and the German minister is on his way to Berlin apparently the step short of break ing diplomatic relations has been taken. R. L. Morton, I. W. W. leader and candidate for congress on the Socialist ticket in 1316, and W. F. Burleson, I. W. VY. leader and associate of Morton, both widely known in Arizona copper camps, were indicted yesterady by the Federal grand jury which charges them with obstructing the draft, "in aid of a certain foreign government, to wit, the Imperial German government." Hoth were arrested at Cottonwood, below Jerome, and will be arraigned before Judge Sawtelle in the Federal court today, provided it is possible for tin m to be brought here in time for court by Harry Carlson, Deputy Uni ted States Marshal at Jerome, who made the arrests and procured the evi dence which led to the indictments. Basis of Indictments . Morton is charged with violating Section 22, title njne, act of June 15. ISlfi, namely, "having possession of property intended to violate a penal statute of the I'nited States. Burleson is charged with violating Title one. Section 3. act of June 15, 1917, namely, "making false statement w ith intent to interfere with military and naval forces." The indictment against Morton al leges he "did unlawfully, knowingly, wilfully and feloniously have posses sion of and control over certain prop erty, to wit, a certain book entitled. "War What For?" The indictment slates the book was written and pub lished by George Kirkpatrick and de signed and intended for tise as a means of violating penal statutes of the I'ni ted States. Kxcerpts from the book objected to and mentioned in the indictment in clude these: Excerpts From Book "We do not want other people's blood and we refuse to waste our own." "For thousands of years the ruling class have bled us pale. All cannon have always been aimed at us by us.'' "We did not see. Our eyes were blinded by our own blood; our minds were paralyzed w ith lies." "But now we see. Now we under stand. And therefore we now stand erect in self respect. Now in sincere fellowship we extend the right hand of brotherhood to all the working men and to all the women and to all the children of the whole world, anil to all these we promise: The Coward's Creed "We will not fight." "We refuse lo plunge bayonets into one another's breasls." "We refuse to slay the fathers of tender children." "We refuse to, murder the brothers and lovers of women." We refuse to butcher the husbands of devoted wives." "We refuse to 'hurrah' over victories that break the heart and blind the world with tears." "We refuse the cheap role of armed guard as the salaried assassins in the service of the plunder-bloated coward ruling class." "If the masters want blood let them cut their own throats." Burleson Indictment Purlesuu is charged also with hav ing in his possession this same book. He is indicted on three counts, all in cpnnection with the distribution of c opies of this book to one Isa belle At wood and others. In the first count the Indictments states: 'To nmmote I the success of the said enemv of the I'nited States in rxul nar, convey false statemenls as af-irsai.l. contrary to the form of the statute in sucli rase. (Continued on' Page Two) Til LEADERS WW 1DICTED PART I I AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURS" OPPDSITIflNTD ill Tucson Votes Not to Take Part in Demonstration: Da vies Acts; Governor Stephens States Stand Republican A. P. Leased Wire Tl'CSoN", April 24. By a unani mous vote, the Tucson Central Trades Council tonight declared in resolu tions, that "no strike, or other action which will impede or delay war prep arations will be recognized or en forced by this council." The strike proposed by the executive committee of the Arizona federation of labor May 1. as a demonstration against the alleged persecution of Thomas J. Mooney, is declared to be "without reason or justification and will cause delay and perhaps disaster In war preparations." Telegram From Gompers 1 he council incorporated in its resolutions and endorsed a telegram from President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor to President McCoy of the Tucson Trades Council declaring the attempt to incite the proposed strike was not only "violative of the laws of- na tional and international unions" but "is repugnant to the rights and in terests o the workers themselves," Gompers also declared that the at tempt to incite a strike was danger ously prejudicial to the lives of our sons and brothers fighting in France." The agitation, he declared, "can only react against Mooney." Davies Opposes Strike EISBKK, April 4. Declaring President Samuel Gompers of American Federation of Labor spoken for the trades unions in that the has the matter of IhcMai' .first suspension, Hywell Davies. United States labor administrator for Arizona, in a state ment issued here today, expressed the hope, that there would be no general strike in Arizona as recommended by the state federation of labor as a protest against the execution of Thomas J. Mooney at San Francisco. Mr. Davies' statement follows: 'President Samuel Gompers has spoken for the trades unions of the country in the May 1 suspension. It is needless to say that the depart ment of labor endorses a broad and patriotic stand and it is hoped that all trade unionists everywhere, will follow the advice of Mr. Gompers. J lis patriotic labor policy in these trying war days is doing more to better in dustrial relations between employer ar.d employe than has been possible for several yfars. It is to be hoped therefore that no trade union man will do anything to discredit the ef forts of their national leader or that will discredit their national organiza tion May 1." Mr. Davies is the representative of the department of labor in agree ments between Arizona labor .and op- (Continued on Page Two) li CITY IN Republican A. P. Leased Wire LIMA. O., April 25. Three, fires, breaking out simultaneously in the Lal-e Krie and Western shops fccre last night had virtually wiped out the J50W, 000 plant and still were raging early this morning. Water pressure has been cut at some unknown point, while federal agents report that hose was cut in two places with a knife. One man is being held by the police. One fireman is in the hospital uncon scious, a workman is seriously injured. Fire Chief John Mack was badly cut and several others were injured. Look Like Incendiary Another fire, breaking out in a dis tant part of the town still is burning. Homes of several foreigners are re ported afire. The railroad shot) fire followed a blaze at the same place two hours ear lier in the evening, loiter, railroad of ficials say, flames were i'scovered at three different places in the plant. They spread rapidly. Ten to fourteen locomotives-urgently needed in war work, n new train of troop coaches, just completed in the shops, and many other coaches, as well as a. score or more of box cars were destroyed. Ten thousand dollars' worth of Lib erty bond subscriptions were burned in the office of the shops. . Three firemen who were missing for more than an hour after being trapped by falling wallg. dashed through the surrounding flames early this morning and escaped with only sl'tgh iarns. o HUN PROPAGANDA Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, April 24. The German newspapers say that last Sunday Paris was in panic, the theaters were closed and the streets were in the I hands of mobs. On that dav the i Opet a Combine took in the equivalent ! of Sl.TiCio fur a performance of "Ma.' I nun" in the afternoon and about the , s.'nie ma nn' nniouut ' in the loi cvc "Contes do niiig. Hoff- WPITEST SIMIING SUSPICIOUS FIRES BIO DAMAGE UME GAIN Battle Line at Opening of Drive DUNKIRK W, OlXMUDe CCUJM " A t.nu.e,v . i OAILLEUL HAZEpROUCK J(r A5MENTIER.ES ft MEBVILLE J TOUR.MAY LENS U ' DOUAI VALENCIENNES AftftAS yDFAMPOUX BOISLEUX Jy If CAM BRA I HEBVTECNE I If ' , LE CATEAU J?AL8ERT PEttftONEi. AMlfNS) ' V fixr-f -rri - . ;: . IJ t - VST.qUENTIN . JTHANGARC? CHAULNE.S" UCASTEL II HAM f m6$ Cfl MONTPIDIE& ' L-nEfeE MBNIl5L m FRESNIERES CHAUNVT w FER I LASSIGNY Vv I II - -Tu. CLC c. ns i CUI Dotted Line Shows Battle Line of March 21 When First of Hun Offens Was Started While Heavy Black Line Indicates Battle Line of Today. OFFICIAL STATEMENTS ENGLISH Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, April 24. Field Marshal Haig reports that the Germans have taken Villers Bretonneux. The text of the statement reads: "About 6:30 this morning after a violent bombardment the enemy attacked our whole front south of the Somrrie and the French on our right and was repulsed. , "Later in the morning- an at tack on our positions in this sector was renewed in strength, and although repulsed with loss on the southern and northern positions of the front, made pro gress at Villeres-Bretonneux, where the fighting has been se vere throughout the day. By ev ening the enemy had gained possession of the village, and the fighting was continuing. "Other attacks by the enemy i this morning on the north bank of the Somme and north of Al bert were repulsed; we secured a few prisoners. "By a successful local opera tion carried out this morning northwest- of Festubert, a post, captured by the enemy in this locality on the 22nd, was regained. The hostile garrison offered strong resistance and lost heavii. We captured a few prisoners and four machine gums. "Early in the morning the enemy delivered a strong local attack, without success, against our new positions .east of Ito becq. (Our line . was . maintained intact and 84 prisoners were left in our hands. Additional prison ers were secured in successful minorenterprises in the forest of Nieppe and in the neighborhood of Meteren." o Republican A. P. Leased Wire SAN FRANCISCO, April 24. The killing in the court room yesterday of P.am Chandra, one of the Hindu de fendants, by Ram Singh, another de fendant, who in turn was shot arid killed by United States Marshal J. B. Holohan, was planned April 4, ac cording to the federal authorities who conducted an investigation today. On that date, the officials said. Ram Singh purchased the pistol with which ho killed Ram Chandra. The investiga tion into the killing will, be continued, - Oil A II IS 10 PLANNED nnrr 9-; 1010 ATTA GERMAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire BERLIN. April 24, (Via Lon don.) "There is nothing new; to report by the war office tonight. Statement is Obscure BERLIN, O'ia London), April 24. "On the battlefield of the Lys .and the Somme, the fighting activity was limited to local ac tions," says the official communi cation from general headquarters today. "To the northeast of Bail leul we captured Vleugelhoek hill by storm and took a number of French prisoners. West of Bail leul we .repulsed British attacks. "Strong enemy advances north west of Bethne were frustrated in our advanced post line. Forefield engagements at many points on tfie remainder -of the. front re sulted in the bringing in of pris oners. "Troops commanded by General Von Der Gollz have taken the railway junction at , Kh uvinge and Riklimyaki, Finland, and es tablished communications with the Finnish army north of Lakhti. In the Crimea, troops under the com mand of General Kosch have leached Simferopol." The reported presence of Ger man troops at Simferopol marks the cutting of the railroad con necting the fortress "of Sebastopol with the. mainland of Russia. Simferopol is 35 miles northeast of Sebastopol. PRICE IS SET ON JULY 30 BASIS Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, April 24. A de cision of the government to fix the price of raw wool on the basis of that prevailing July 30 last, probably will be announced at the conclusion of conferences to be held tomorrow In Boston and this city. Wool dealers met in Boston and the growers in Washington. While no official admission is made that the government has decided thus to control the raw-wool market, it was learned definitely today that the basic price has . been settled. The only question to be determined now is whether wool clip will be com mandeered by the government at that price, or the wool merchants and growers will voluntarily agree to ac cept it and supply army, naval and olyil requirements on the same basis. WOO 12 PAGES MAI Germans Hammer at Front Door of Amiens But Are Held In All But One Spot; Gain There Mile. (Associated Press War Summary Received A FTER THREE WEEKS preparation in the Somme, during which ime they' launched an offensive in Flanders, the Germans have resumed their hammer ing at the front door of Amiens. F or daws there has been heavy artillery firing along the northern sectors of the Somme salient, and finally the German infantry began their attempts to advance on the line passing Yillers-Bre-tonneux, Hangard, Hailles and Castel. British Withdraw from One Village The first attacks were repulsed but subsequent at tacks centered about Yillers-Bretonneux, have caused a British withdrawal from this village, according to a report from Field Marshal Haig. This marks a German gain of about a mile. Yillers-Bretonneux is about eleven miles directly east of Amiens and is on the northern end of the latest fighting front. It is situated between the Somme and Luce rivers and, while it is flanked on the south by low lying ground, it is backed by rolling hills to the west and northwest. Line Elsewhere is Thought Holding The fighting on the rest of the front' where the Ger mans have resumed their drive toward the allied base of supplies in.northern France has not, so far as known, re sulted in any nothable retirements on the part of the allies. ihe German official report issued on Wednesday was silent as to events in this sector of the front. Attack Is Just as Was Expected An attack on this particular part of the line in the Somme region had been expected and it is probable that preparations to meet it had been made. The British lines held firm in this region during the last days of the initial drive, while the Germans were able to forge ahead further south until they reached the village of Castel, about three miles from the railroad running to Paris from Amiens. Recently a French counter offensive at Castel won back considerable ground and it was evident that unless the line further north could be advanced materially the Ger mans had little chance to make important gains in their operations to the south of Amiens. Savage Attack Made Near Ypres This new drive has been made at the same time that another blow has been struck at the British and French lines northwest of Ypres. Savage fighting is reported at various points along the line from Bailleul to Merville. and Berlin claims that heights to the northeast of Baileul have been stormed. Coincident with these attacks, there have been assaults on the British forces near Bethune, along the Lawe river, but these have been repulsed. "U"-Boat Base Attack Results Known Some of the uncertainty ish exploit in attempting to brugge and Ostend has been cleared up by observations carried out by aviators. Grave damage was done to the mole at Zeebrugge, while the hulks of sunken steamers art said at least partially to block the channel leading out to sea from the port of Ostend. On the front in r ranee, Somme salient, there has been little fighting of- an unusual nature. . ' Holland-Hun Trouble Is Obscure The situation between Germanv and Holland still is obscure. It has been reported that a virtual ultimatum was delivered to The Netherlands government bv Berlin. but this is not as yet known The Hague insist that Holland will not depart , from her attitude of neutrality. 'No War Declaration As Yet Congress, which has been considering a declaration of a state of Avar Avith Bulgaria and Turkey, probably Avill not take any action in the face of opposition on the part of President Wilson. It is said that the safety of Ameri cans in both countries has caused the president to indicate that hostilities should not be declared at the present time. DESPARATE ASSAULTS E Republican A. P. Leased Wirel PARIS, April 24 The battle on the whole front sbuth of the Somme and on the Avre lasted all day and still continues, according to the war office announcement tonight. The Hermans gained a footing in the woods to the northward of Hangard-en- Santerre and also in the eastern outskirts of the village, whioh the French are desper ately defendir". Several enemy assaults were shat tered near Hailles. and attacks at Sen ecat wood and Hill No. also failed. The statement says: The Official Statement ' An intense bombardment of the Franco-American positions south . of Al l I N LI VOL. XXVI I L. NO. Kis CK over Republican A. P, Leased Wire) as to the success of the Brit seal up the harbors of Zee- with the evcoi.tirm nf tin. to be a fact. Dispatches from MADE UPON FRENCH E the Somme and on the Avre was fol lowed by a German attack carried out all along this front by considerable forces at five o'clock In the morning. The efforts of the enemy Vere directed against Hangard-en-Santerre, the re gion of Hailles and Senecat Wood. "South of the Avre the battle, which lasted all day, continues at the present hour. It was particularly stubborn in the region of Hangard. After a series of furious assaults the enemy suc ceeded iti gaining a footing in the wood north of -Hansard as well as in the eastern outskirts of the village which SOUTH OF TIE S01I (Continued on 1'ase Two) , wM. .. . tO-& . . .