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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 26, 1918
PAGE TWO HOLLAND SMS inns 1 SNAGS Dutch Foreign Minister Is Frank in Admitting His Country Is in Difficulties with Hun Government l Republican A. P. Leased Wire TJIK HAfiUK, April 25. Replying !u r)ui-stiuns from members of the first rliiinibor nt parliament, Jonkheer J. Loudon, minister of foreign affairs, old toduy that no ship would sail from Hullntid before a written guarantee h;id lircn obtained that there would be no furl her seizures of vessels. He said thnl ho had (fathered from an Interview with John W. Garrett, American min is! it. yesterday that the latter sup posed that a written assurance had al eady been given. Trusts Allied Leaders "Tlie intention was that six ships shciV( constantly remain In the ser vice." he paid, "and I have reason to tissume that that number will be ex tended and that Germany will put no disficles in the way. I believe it can be assumed that the allied governments will observe their obligations regarding the rationing of Holland. Negotiations Hit Snag "The negotiations regarding an eco noinir. agreement with Germany are delayed by difficulties. I am unable to give information at present as to the ntnge of the negotiations, but they are not progressing very smoothly, princi pally because, Holland would be unable to export much more than she Is at present.." TIid foreign minister added that he had a written guarantee from England that ships which had left the Kat In dies since March 23, or might leave in the future, would not be sejzed. o ENGLISH RE-CAPTURE VILLERS-BRETONNEUX BY SURPRISING HUNS (Continued from Page One) uounccd that it still was In possession of the allies. The story from VilWs-Bretonneux was most cheerful. To recapitulate the Germans began their attack or Villers- Bretonneux about six o'clock yesterday morning after a heavy bom bardnient, including great quantities of g;ta shells, which forced the British to pull out of parts of the town and hold it lightly. Heavy mists were hanging over the whole region, and. under rnvpr nf this th fZarmona oH vanced, supported by five bulky and leavy armored tanks. Also Operate on South Simultaneously with their attack at Villcrs-yretonneux the Germans also began operations to tho south against the French and north of the River Somme. At Sailly-le-See and Vaire several attacks were repulsed during tho early hours. Tho first drive ngainst Villers-Bretonneux was made with two divisions and this was thrown back. The Germans immediately put two fresh divisions into line and again surged forward, Hy noon the Germans had swung a salient ahout 6,000 yards wide and 4.0"0 yards deep about Villers-Breton-neux and were holding the town strongly. This they continued to do until 10 o'clock last night when the Uritish delivered a surprise counter attack. Germans Are Surprised According to prisoners the enemy had no expectation of further trouble from the iritlsh last night and were sitting snugly in their new position nen i no storm DroKe, At tlte appointod hour the British gunners put down a sharp barrage and tno wriusn infantry drove forward. The attack was made from the south west arid northwest on Vlllers-Bre-tonncux and the two forces drove in toward the eastern part of the town in a converging movement. As a re sult the British have bottled up the town. Tho P.ritish infantry immediately rushed the town and heavy hand to hand fighting ensued, tho bavonet be ing used freely. Six hundred prison cts were taken hero alone and a great number of the enemy were killed. The town was virtually cleared, and today only a few scattered pockets of Ger mans are in the ulaee. Capture German Corps In the Bois d'Aquenne, Just west of illers-Bietonneux, one German offi cer and 40 men surrendered today. In a counter attack a large part of the old British positions about Villers Brctonneux were regained. Today those Germans who still remained in the botllo could not get out, and their comrades were unable to get in through the narrow ncoU to assist 'hem. During yesterday's fighting the Ger mans at one time got as far as Cachy southwest of Villers-Bretonneux and this represented their greatest advance Tho tanks furnished tho most dra matic chapter of the story of yester day's battle. Tlicso tanks, which the Germans employed for the first time were bulky affairs, with heavv armor Liberty Day Store Opens at 12 o'clock Today Buy Liberty ' Bonds smz y ' shop MIK BID IS TO HIS COURSE Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, April Zo. Aftar a . day of congratulations from democrats and republicans from both houses and many conferences with his political and personal intimates. Speaker 'lark an nounced tonight that he would not de cide until tomorrow whether he could resign the speakership chair to accept Governor Gardner's proffer of the sen atorshlp to succeed the late Senator Stone of Missouri. The house gave Speaker Clark a demonstration as he entered the cham ber, democrats and republicans ap plauding. Among the house democrats today the talit was that in event of Mr. Clark's acceptance senority rule would probably would prevail and majority leader Kitchin would become speaker. Senators I'nderwood and Hardwick and many house members urged the speaker to accept. Mr. Clark told them he was puzzled as to what he ought to do. Republican house leaders assured Mr. Clark that if he accepted the sen atorship the republicans at this time would make no fight to elect a republi can speaker in his place. Senator Reed and others told the speaker his acceptance would insure the success of the democratic party in Missouri at the fall elections. Yesterday Mr. Clark indicated some what emphatically he did not propose to leave the house, but today under the pressure brought to bear, he evi dently was seriously considering Gov ernor Gardner's olfer. CELEBRATE WHAT? Republican A. P. Leased Wire MOSCOW, Wednesday. April 24. (By The Associated Press) The coun cil of workmen's and soldiers' deputies today voted to hold a solemn cele bration on May 1. All offices and stores were ordered closed on that day. The whole city will be draped In red for the holiday. Monuments of members of the old regime will either be removed or covered with revolution emblems. o PART STRIKE SETTLED Republican A. P. Leased Wire WACO, Texas, April 25. The gen eral strike of 2,000 workers, repre senting every labor union in Waco which went into effect last Sunday at midnight, in sympathy with strik ing street railway employes was of ficially called off late today. The street car men's strike, which began March 9, is still unsettled. EASTMAN BEFORE JURY Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, April 25. Determina tion of the guilt or innocence of Max Eastman and three associates of com plicity to balk operations of the military draft law by publishing anti conscription matter in their magazine The Masses, was left late today in the hands of a Jury which had been hearing testimony in ths case in Federal court here for more thaa a week. o VENIREMEN EXCUSED Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, April 25. Twelve venire men were excused today from service as Jurors in the I. W. W. conspiracy trial before Federal Judge Landis. Ten men have been accepted tentative ly by both sides and today's efforts were made to fill the remaining two places. o CAPTAIN WILLIAMS DEAD Republican A. P. Leased Wire HIBBING, Minn., April 25. Captain David Owen Williams, commander of Battery B, One Hundred Twenty-fifth Field artillery. Camp Cody, Deming, N. M., died last night in the army and navy hospital at Hot Springs, Ark., of Bright's disease. TWO FIREMEN KILLED Republican A. P. Leased Wire COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 25. Captain F. W. Hundsdorfer of the city fire department was killed and Fireman J. B. Reilly and C. T. Moore were badiy injured tonight when the fire truck on which they were riding to answer an alarm was overturned in an effort to avoid a collision with a street car. The truck was wrecked, but the car was not damaged. and guns. The British tankB, which were thrown into the action to offset the German monsters furnished the first tank engagement in history. The main clash between the tanks came when the German engines attacked two smaller British tanks. As might be expected one of the British machines was disabled. The other was being hard pressed by four or five of the big enemy tanks, when one of tho larger British tanks, which had observed the fray from the distance, came rushing up and engaged tho Germans. It was a battle royal. The tank guns blazed furiously and shelis crashed and glanced from the steel armor in every direction. The British tank fin ally got several shots home on one of the Germans and put it out of action. This disconcerted the others und they fled, leaving the British tank with its smaller comrade in possession of the field. FLAG PARADE TO MAKE LIBERTY'S DAY WORTHY ONE (Continued from Page One) Indian school cadets MaJ. S. G. Gehranger. -inirh school cadets Major Bailey. Girls of high school Patriotic league. Form on block west of North Sev enth avenue. High School Band Spanish war veterans. Former American or allied soldiers and sailors. American or allied soldiers or sailors now in service. Recruits called to the colors. Hoy Scouts organization. Tank. Citizen marchers, carrying flags. Form on west side North Seventh avenue, North of Washington. Grand Army of the Republic Confederate veterans. Women's Relief corps. Daughters of the Confederacy. Spanish War Veterans auxiliary. In autos; form on west side North Seventh avenue, north of Adams; aide, M. L. Burkhead. Automobile Division liProy C James, marshal. Pioneer band of Phoenix. State, county and city officials. Form on east side South Seventh avenue; aide, Ed. Rudolph. , . Phoenix Fire department, Chief Wright. Form on west side of South Seventh avenue. Glendale float. Outside cities and districts, form on either North or South Sixth avenue; nfde .T. AfeAteer. Fraternal, relisious. charitable and social organizations, form on South Fifth avenue; aide, J. P. Lavin. Red Cross section Roy S. Goodrich; form on South Fifth avenue. Liberty loan and patriotic workers form on North Fifth avenue. State committee. II. J. McClung; county committee, J. R. Loftus; city commit tee. Lamar Cobb. Women's section State committee: Miss A Hce Birdsall; county committee, Mrs. G. B. Schuller; city committee, Mrs. L. H. Chalmers; Mrs. C. W. Har ris, Mrs. Otis E. Young, Mrs. H. H, Braxton, Mrs. R. E. Moore, Miss Har riet Hurler. Mrs. I. LaChance. War Savings societies Harry R. Tritle. James C. Dobbins: aide, H. T. Duffy. Individual Automobiles General individual section for indi vldual automobiles, form on Washing ton street, west of Seventh avenue, as far west as needed; aides, Bert Brown, W. E. Ferguson, W. C. Mills, A. W. Galpin, R. D. Roper. Organizations and machines snouia be in position ready to move Dy iu o'clock. Owners should be impressed with tne importance of decorating machines with national colors but without dese cration to flag. Parade will be on Washington street from Seventh avenue east to Second street, north to Adams street, west to Second -avenue, north to Van Buren to Y. M. C. A. stadium. Automobiles will run eastward to Fourth street be fore turning north to Adams. Spanish War Anniversary Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the declaration of war against Spain and 20 years ago today the national sentiment was at such a height that the people would have subscribed liberally to a bond issue if one had been offered. But it wasn't offered then, so that those who were then denied a chance to show their patriotism may do so today. There is much more cause for excite ment now, and a real need of money. Saturday Night Pageant Plans are practically complete for the pageant tomorrow night, officially known as the Allied Nations pageant. There will be in line of march floats representing the nations and several other floats of an appropriate nature. The National Float will be repre sented by Miss Clara Hazzard, assisted bv the Misses Eleanor Lewis, Henrietta Olney, Ethel McDermott, Ruth Gold berg, Ruby Pascoe, Feme Johnson, Lois Leecraft, Josephine McDavid, Pa tricia Tharaldson, Ethel Burtte, Ruth Thomas, Marcella Gandy and ejght High School cadets in uniform. Al San dige in an Al Jolson stunt and the so ciety buds in popular patriotic song chorus will complete the entertaining corps on tho United States float. French Float Tho French Float is arranged by Mrs. Francis Redewill, assisted by sev enteen young society matrons and sev eral French military men. Joa.n of Arc will be a distinctive feature, Mrs. Cass Redewill In costume on a white charger accompanying the float as the French Maid. A musical entertainment will be progressive throughout the evening, those taking part in the chorus in cluding Mrs. Warren McArthur, Mrs. Charles McArthur, Mrs. S. J. Ross, Mrs. P. K. Lewis, Mrs. Win Wylle, Mrs. W. O. Sweek, Mrs. Ernest W. Lewi s, Mrs, Anton Beeger, Misses Merta Work, Lil lian Kronen, Mary Wheat and Dorothea Blair. British Float The British float will be featured in three divisions by Mrs. Robert Wallace Craig who will represent Brittunia and her colonies through Mrs. Donald Dun bar, Mrs. J. II. Kinnev, Miss Jean Mac Donald, A. R. Gatter, Chas. McArthur, Thos. Law, Joe Dalton and A. H. Dav idson. Scottish dances and music will be the entertainment of the evening. Afro-American Float The .colored people will picture thirty children on a gaily decorated flag with tho Colored Male Quartet furnishing a continuous musical program until mid night. Mrs. Phoebe Gardner is assisted by Mrs. Ellie Stearns and Miss Jessie James in the management of this float- Chinese Float The Chinese Float promises to be one ot tho most picturesque in the pageant Yee Sing and Mayor China Dick with the co-operation of Selim Mich'elson are arranging a typically Chinese pic ture with Chinese musical entertain Indian School Tho Indian School accompanied by the Indian School Band will occupy two floats, and at the conclusion of the parade will be stationed in the City Hall Plaza where the playlet "Spirit oi Jjcmocraey" will be produced In the nana pavilion. Japanese Float The Japanese will enter a Japanese scene with Japanese women and chil dren in national costume in a flower decorated float under the manage ment of O. Saito and M. Hayashi, of me Japanese colony. Greek Float The Greek float will be represented by charming young girls in Grecian costus; those having the arrange ments in charge are Milton Stamatis, Chris Sanichas, John Georgouses and Aiex tiounls. Italian Float The Italian float is unique and ar tlstic after Venetian lines. Domonick Donofrio is preparing this represen tation. ELECTRICIANS STRIKE Republican A. P. Leased Wire ST. LOUIS. April 25. Asserting that gnevances left to a federal conciliator had never been adjusted, more than 1200 employes of the. Wagner Electric company walked out today" and de clared they would be followed by hun dreds of other employes at various p.ants. The company is engaged on government contracts. REDMOND LEAVES ESTATE Republican A. p. Leased Wire LONDON, April 25. John Redmond the Irish leader who died recently, left YOUNG I TO AT L Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, April 25. An amendment offered by Representative Hull of Iowa and adopted 119 to 81, provides that men registered under the bill directing the registration of young men reaching the age of 21, shall be placed at the bottom of the classes to which they may be assigned. liie house sustained the military committee in striking out a provision of the bill as it passed the senate which would exempt from registration those eligibles who have entered med ical or divinity schools since June 5 last. 'Representative Kann of California, ranking republican on the military committee, told the house the proposed new registration would place from 500,000 to 700.000 new registrants available for military service. In that connection he recalled that Germany recently called into service its class of 1919 consisting of approximately 550, 000 men. Chairman Dent of the military com mittee, opposed the amendment of Mr. Hull. Mr. Kahn also opposed the amendment and declared there are thousands of young men now under 21 who volunteered at the beginning of the war and who now are serving .in France. o Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, April 25. A shell fell today in the manufacturing quarter, drop ping in a workshop where a dozen young women were lunching. None of them was injured. Another shell broke through the roof of a dwelling and burst in a room where a woman was sleeping. She was se verely wounded and taken to a hos pital, where President Poincare visit ed her. o The public utilities hearing before the state corporation commission, which was announced to take place this morning at 10 o'clock, has been changed to 1 o'clock this afternoon on account of the Flag parade during the forenoon. This hearing is one of the most Im portant ever scheduled for the state commission. It is in the name of the Arizona, Gas, Electric and Power As sociation and asks for permission to add a surcharge to all bills because of abnormal conditions and the excessive cost of fuel and labor. The public is invited to attend the hearing. SL AT THE ROTARY CLUB This is ladies day at the Rotary club. The program says there will be a meeting extraordinary." It will be at the Central school building. John Z. W hite, of the Henry George lecture bureau, will talk on the single tax. Grace Manners Brougham, Guy Man ners' sister, will talk. As a welcome to Mrs. Brougham it is suggested that Rotarians bring their wives. If a Ro- tarian's wife is going to attend he is requested to notify Secretary Shedd at once. SELECT LEADERS IN E Miss Wingfield, county chairman of the food conservation committee, urges a full representation from the county in the food drive. Any school district or church organization that has not selected a leader is earnestly requested to send a representative to the "officer" training camp" opening at the Congre gational Parish House on Willetta street on Saturday morning or to com municate with her during office hours. The headquarters are at the W. C. T. I, building, 227 West Monroe street. The telephone number is 1559. The of fice hours for this committee are from 4:30 to 5:30 in the afternoon and from 10 to 12 on Saturday mornings. ARCHBISHOP BETTER Republican A. P. Leased Wire ST. PAUL, April 25. It was an nounced late tonight that Most Rev. John Ireland, Roman Catholic arch bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, is "resting easy." o E- IS There is to be a joint meeting in the Riverside-Murphy school districts this afternoon In the Murphy school when Hon. George Stoneman will deliver a patriotic address. Liberty punch will be served and patriotic music enjoyed. It is to be a meeting to boost for the Liberty bonds and it is expected the attendance will be notably large. The meeting will last from 2 to 5 o'clock and is sure to prove a most in teresting one. Every PackageYou Eat P05TT0ASTIE5 Saves the Wheat BOTTOM S UN INJURED Hi LDMGEC111 UTILITIES HEARING AFTERNOON I QfETOSAV FOOD RIVERSID i m IETI TODAY SIP HELD ON BAIL OF 31 ,500 J. O. Shipij, driver for the "Auto j Transfer company, who shot W. A. j Laird, representative of a wool house i in a dispute over a bill, will bo given his preliminary hearing in Justice De Souza's court at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Shipp is in jail unable to furnish the $1,500 bail placed by the ' court. Report from the Sisters hospital at midnight last night w as that Mr. Laird whose arm was amputated as a result 1 of the bullet wound, was "doing nicely." j o ; FLAG OF SEEDS IS A window which is attracting more than ordinary attention is that of the Arizona Floral and Seed company on South Central avenue which displays a large American flag. Unlike most flags which are being displayed during these times, this one is made of dif ferent seeds and is truly a work of art. The flag which was planned and made by A. W. Leifgreen, manager of the company, is four by six feet in size and is perfect even to the exactness of the stars. The red stripes are of red milo maize seeds while the white is of feterjta seed. The blue field is wrought with Mexican corn and peanuts clever ly form the stars. In another part of the window is a large showing of garden tools, at the foot of which is the inscription written in milo maize seed, "Implements of War." Ann t1, Courtesy to Our Soldier Boys Emmim imm inn yswyfyit-yfv.g3. I 1 mm w :-;r..V,W,3 I I will close during the The Soldier Boys' Farewell Parade BEAR IN MIND Bears Are for the U. S. A. and Liberty Bonds Buy them now. We have, have you? THE BEAR DRUG STORE l " PEG. US. PAT. Of An All-year-'round Soft Drink for the Bluejackets Our boys in the navy enjoy their Bevo. The esteem in which it is held by the entire Navy Department is clearly indicated by the fact that it is sold and served on all U. S. ves nW'TTilI Manufactured and bottled exclusively by ! ap3f$ 1 I I n4xjwi Anheuser-Busch St. Louis .. !H fUlj 1 Anheuser-Busch TODAY Tills store will be closed from 8 a. in. till 12 Open for business 12 m. till G p. m. THE t FIRST GLASS TO PR AESTHETIC Dl The advanced class in Russian tech nique and aesthetic dancing of tho Wickersham academy, will make its initiative appearance and debut next Saturday evening nt the academy. These girls have worked faithfully and enthusiastically for the past two months, for the sheer pleasure wJiich is "WHO'S YOUR NEIGHBOR?- An all-compelling forceful picture. sels and in training camps. Afloat or ashore, you will find Bevo unusu ally refreshing, good and healthful. Soft in the strictest sense, but a thoroughgoing man's drink. Try it by itself, or with a bite to eat. Served everywhere families sup plied by grocer. Manufactured and bottled exclusively 1 STETSON BARRET CO. Distributors PHOENIX, ARIZ. erty Day BEST ALWAYS' 3T. MCA WA1WN6TOH derived from correct and intelligent motion, executed in accordance with music. In consequence, they have sev eral numbers nearing completion and one in which they will make their first appearance, which from all apearances is perfection itself. It is a pastoral Mazurka and as daigty as Dresden china. The class includes. Miss Lila Die bold, Miss ' Jean Cox, Miss Marjory Baker, Miss Murial Belt, Miss Fayra, Denisc, Miss Dorothy Goff. o GUILD POSTPONED MEETING The. Trinity Guild, which was to have met this afternoon, has postponed its meeting until 2 o'clock next Friday afternoon. warning that means everything . to "you, your family, our soldiers and their future. See it at the Empress Sunday. 1 an estate oi o,7S6 pounds.