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JA LJS 1 A AW INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TITITiT I KTIT Y V, A 1 1G PAGES PHOEXIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1919 16 PAGES VOL. XXX.. NO. 7 oi mi UIIL2 UliL ULLW j LEFT H LOAN STILL Hlf Wife Of 158th Officer Kills Former Soldier Less Than One -Third Quota Yet In Subscriptions Are Falling Short Try for Whirlwind Finish toj Get Nation Over the Top. WASHINGTON', May 2. "With only seven working days left, more than two-thirds of the Victory Liberty loan remains to be subscribed. Treasury deps.rtment lhrures tonight showed f l, 417,;:!T,f;00, less th;.n one-third of the I''in quota, pledged. Individual subscriptions in nearly (Aery reserve district were said to be running far ?hort of those in previous loans, apparently indicating tiat the public was not av.:ke to the necessity for raising the full $4.Ml.OO0.ct asked Jf'r in order 1o hiingibc men back from overseas, complete demobiliza tion and c-iro fur those wounded in the service. Ilans were immediately laid and telegrams sent to all state organ isations in the country to make the last seven working days of the campaign productive of sufficient individual sub scriptions to put. the loan "over the top" without calling on the financial institutions and tying up credit. The St. Louis federal reserve district leads the country in having subscribed I.:'. 68 per cent of its quota and two oth er western districts, Chicago and Min neapolis, rank .second and third, re tpectively. The southwest, or Dallas district, was at the bottom when the latest tabulation of subscriptions was made. The amounts subscribed by the fed eral reserve districts together with the percentage of quota attained by each district as officially reported to the treasury tonight were as follows: District Subscription Percentage PRESCOTT. Ariz., May 2. Mrs. Bernice Anderson, wife of Captain David D. Anderson of the 158th Infantry, Arizona's own, today shot and killed John Wilson, recently returned from overseas and then turned the gun on herself. Though seriously wounded, the physicians say she will recover. Police investigating the case stated that Wilson had accom panied another woman to a dance last night, that today Mrs. An derson sent him a message to come to the sanitorium where she was employed as a nurse, shot him and then shot herself. Wilson died al most instantly. Officers stated tonight that Mrs. Anderson formerly was Bernice Wylie, and had lived in Prescott for several years. She married Captain Anderson shortly before he left to join the United States forces fighting overseas. 0 RiSH DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IS RECEIVED IN STATES Denounces Foreign Rule and Declares Irish Republic Was Not Permitted to Be Published Abroad. st. Louts ?H6,:;s:).e-,o 5n.fi Chicago uJu.;,n,T0rt 43.1 Minneapolis .. T5,070.O".u 47.6 Boston 153 :..5.3'o 42.1 Kansas City . . Cl,.S!iO,!0 3.1.S lUchmontl .... "O.337,0r(O 33.4 Cleveland 134.343.0cn 29.8 Philadelphia .. 97.4S4.900 23.!) New York 332,900.010 24.5 Atlanta 34.firiO.500 24.0 San Francisco ..65,257.300 22.9 Dallas 1S324,S50 19.3 Arizona Raises Report SAX FRANCISCO, May 2. Victory loan subscriptions in the twelfth fed eral reserve up to noon todty reached $83,236,750, l.i'ot rty loan headquarters reported. Amounts ae'iipiiy in banks included Arizona, S'iST.TiH'. "Victory" Ship Slowly Mears Home WASHINGTON, May 2. Cased on the official report that subscriptions to the Victory loan totalled almost V. ".00,000,000 the Victory ship, "Crai. " was ordered to proceed to 11 'i latitude, completing precisely onc-thiiu of her voyage toward New York. This will bring the ship off the west coast of Costa Rica. ILL I S. TRQDPS EOffETOBEli OTHER SOTEIII! WASHINGTON, May 2. Determin ation of President Wilson, indicated in press advices from Paris, that no American troops shall continue on German soil for a longer period after the signing of the peace treaty than may be necessary to embark them for borne, is borne out by present plans of the war department which contem plates the return of the entire Ameri can expeditionary forces by September. Pecauselof this General March, chief of smff. is making every effort to speed up the demobilization in this country. An official announcement is 'sued today as to the accumulation of surplus clothing for the troops stated that the estimates were based on "troop withdrawal to bo completed in September." The September date represents esti ir, r.tes by embarkation officials as to the maximum possible sneed in with drawing tr-o entire force in ihirope, in cluding the troops holding the Cob lenz bridgehead sector on the Rhine. If anything, officers believe the move ment will be accelerated rather than retarded. The schedule has been ex ceeded roentiy ar.u in iin:r,iiu? iiknuv lire from week to week with rated monthly movement-of 450,000 men, the best prediction of General March and his aides, bid fair, it was ."-aid to be more than reassuring. NEW YORK, May 3. Supreme court Justice Cohalan received from Sean T. O'Kelly, the representative of the Irish republic at Paris, a copy of the declar ation of independence adopted by the Irish republic parliament publication of which has been suppressed in Ire land. This is the first copy to reach this country. The text of the declaration reads: "Whereas, the Irish people is by right a free people, and, Whereas, for seven hundred years, the Irish people has never ceased to re pudiate and has repeatedly protested in arms against foreign usurption and, "Whereas, English Title in this coun try is, and always has been, based up on force, and fraud and maintained by military occupation against the de clared wjll of the people-, and, "Whereas, the Irish republic was proclaimed in Dublin, on Easter Mon day, 1916, by the Irish republican army acting on behalf of tne Irish people, : and, "Whereas, the Irish people is re- solved to secure and maintain its com ; plete independence in order to promote I the common weal, to re-establish, jus i tice, to provide for future defense, to insure peace at home, and good will with all nations and to constitute a na tional policy based upon the people's will, with equal right and equal oppor tunity for every citizen, and. '"Whereas, at the threshold of a new era in history, the Irish electorate has in the general election of Dcember 191S, seized the first occasion to de clare by an overwhelming majority, its firm allegiance to the Irish republic: Declare The Republic Now, therefore, the elected repre sentatives of the ancient Irish people n national parliament established, do, n the name of the Irish nation, ratify the establishment of the Irish republic and pledge ourselves and our people to make this declaration effective by every means at our command; "To ordain that the elected repre sentatives of the IrisTi people alone have power to make laws binding on the people of Ireland, and that the Irish parliament is the only parliament to which that people will give its al legiance. TTc solemnly declare foreign gov ernment In Ireland to be an Invasion of our national rights which we will never tolerate, and we demand the evacu ation of our country by the English I garrison; I "We claim for our national import- ance, the recognition and support of i every free nation of the world, and we j proclaim the independence to be a con dition prcedent to international peace ! hereafter; ! "In the name of the Trish people we j humbly commit our oestiny to Al ' mighty God who gave our fathers the 1 courage and determination to perse ' vere through long centuries of a ruth ! less tyranny, and a strong justice of j the cause which they handed down to j us, we ask His Divine Messing on this, the last stage, which we have pledged mli I ourselves to carry through to freedom." I THEATER STP'KE IN EUENOS j BUENOS AIRES, h;.atprs of Hlktuis A: close today because o- May 2. Twenty j -; wore forced to " mi "dors strike. fEWS EPITOPE DOMESTIC Cables are returned to p'ivate own ership and operation by govern ment. Victory loan is landing; but one third quota subscriber. Plan to have all the A. E. F. home by September. Lcs Angeles mayor Is acquitted of graft charge. Copy of Irish declaration of inde pendence arrives in tnl3 country. LOCAL Only one-fifth of city and county quota in Victory loan is record last night with but few days of cam . paign remaining. Eight thousand people visit trophy train. Central Arizona Red Cress confer ence meets today. BOMS S-MOCH CHANGED ARE YOU WEARING THE BLUE BUTTON? k0M&$ fe00m fit? wwM Jm W mi I I j y 1 0ir Nor. & IvsHVMOT jj : Seven Divisions I In Victory Loan I Parade Monday j Plans Are Being Made for the Biggest Demonstration of ! the Hind Ever Held in Phoenix Vehicles of Every j Kind Are to Be Barred from Line of March Occasion to Ee One to Be Remembered,-This Being Last Loan. MSt I fi!lfS DEFENDED M ' GHEMBDT Republican A. P. Leased Wire 'WASHIXGTON', JLaj- 2. Increase of intrastate telephone toll rates by the postmaster general was defended, in a brief filed by the government to day in the supreme court in connection with pending appeals from South Da kota and Massachusetts courts. The state authorities in their appeals have contended the increase was an undue inteference with their police powers. Arguments in the proceedings will be heard Monday. The government brief declares the suits instituted by the South Dakota and Massachusetts authorities to rc strain the postmaster general from increasing the rates were in reaiity brought against the United States without its consent and should be dis missed. The government also con tends that in taking over control of the telephone systems of the country the president "placed them in the hands of the postmaster general as his representative under the broad power given him by the resolution, to manage as he saw fit," and they thus were in effect added to the postal ser vice and "became as much a part of the means of conveying news or communi cation as the mail. The brief denies that state police powers are "impaired or affected by not submitting the rates fixed by the officers, of the United States to state control," because not only the police regulations of the state do not affect rates made by the government itself, but the police power does not extend to such a schedule. "The public," the brief adds, "has acted and fixed ,the rate when the pub lic officer of the United States fixed it." The government contends that state public utilities commissions were never authorized when created by the states, nor since, to deal with the rates of public utilities operated by govern mental agencies. Navy Airplanes All Set To Try Atlantic Trip Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, ' May 2. At 11:30 o'clock some morning in Newfound land," the navy's trans-Atlantic sea- j planes will start on their, flight of not i less than IS V, hours to the Azores, it i was learned at the Rockaway point naval air station today. This means that the three planes, the NC-1, 3 and. 4, will travel all of one night and .will not alight before five or six o'clock the morning after they depart from Newfoundland. Sixty destroyers equipped With powerful searchlights, will sweep the heavens with continuous swinging beams ail night so that during the hours of dark ness the air pilots can find their way along a path of light, with a "lamp post" approximately every 50 miles. For daylight reckoning huge num bers will be painted on sides of vessels so that observers in the planes may check their course. Flying will be at a height of about 1,000 feet. Eestimates available tonight are that each machine will consume about 6D0 pounds of gasoline an hour at the start, but that by the time the Azores are reached fuel consumption will have dwindled to something like ?,G9 pounds n hour, the difference being at tributed to lightening of the load as the gasoline is consumed on the pas sage. 0 GABLES RETURN TO OWNERS By WASHINGTON, May 2. Only about thirty five per cent of the more than 22,000 men composing the 43nd (Ram bow) division, as it returned from France, were members of the original division as organized at Camp Mills. New York. Practically all of these men, it was learned today, have been wounded or otherwise incapacitated during the months of service. They had been re turned from the hospitals and rest camps to the division and when it re ceived orders, for home, a special et- fort was made by the division staff to get together all the original Rain bow personnel who had survived the rigors of the campaign. The intense activity of the division during the fighting is shown by the number of replacement troops which passed through its muster rolls during that period. This number is placed by officers of the division at approxi mately 67,000 men against the full war EUROPE At a Glance By the Associated Press WASHINGTON, May 2. American cable lines taken over by the govern ment in November were restored to private ownership and operation at midnight tonight by direction of Presi dent Wilson. The turnback was with out formality. Since December New- Witli seven monster divisions, representing almost every society, organization and business house in Phoenix, the big Victory loan parade will start at 7:30 Monday niuht. Washinirton street from Third avenue to I Fourth street will be thoroughly patrolled by the Phoenix : Police Reserves, and no automobile, motorcycle or rehi j cle of any kind will be allowed in that area from 7 p. m. i until after the parade is over. I The division, under command of Lieutenant Colonel j E. P. Conway, will be headed by the Victory loan massed i band of 70 pieces, and will include a detachment of the loSth infantrv, now en route to Phoenix. Then will come j Parade Marshal Colonel J. H. McClintock and staff, the ! allied colors, service men, Spanish war veterans. Civil War veterans, police reserves and floats. Many Women to March The second division, oommandetj hv Mrs. L. If. Charmers, will consist of women's organizations constituting th largest marrhing body of women ever seen in Phoenix. This being a walking parade. Mrs. Chalmers requests the members of the division to appear in white dresses. There will be 18 organi zation represented in this division. Th Red Cross motor corps will act as aids. The schools of the city in charge of Superintendent John D. Loper. the In dian school band, the cadets and stu dents of the school in charge of Super intendent John Brown will make tip another division. Then will come the labor organiza tions with T. J. Crooff in charge, the Pioneer band and civic bodies, mar shalled by City Manager Avery Thompson, and the various commercial, and business organizations, under the direction of Dr. John Dennett. Jr, will come next. All the fraternal organizations wil1 be seen in the parade and probably all of them will have floats. Floats will be entered by many of the business houses which, however, will not make use of them for advertising purposes. All persons who desire to take pari . in the parade or to be represented b- floats and have not yet been solieite-1 are asked to communicate with W. ('." Hornberger. telephone 1654. All fraternal organizations that have not already done so are earnestly re quested by the parade committee to get info touch at once with City Man- ILOS ANGELES MAYOR I ACQUITTED BY JURY ! OF ALLEGED GRAFT! Republican A. P. Leased Wire LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 2. Mayor F. T. Woodman, on trial here for sev eral weeks on charges of having ac cepted a bribe to protect vice condi tions, was acquitted tonight by a Jury in the superior court. Mayor F. T. Woodman of I An geles was indicted March 21 by the grand jury on a charge of asking, re ceiving and agreeing to receive a bribe to protect vice. ! It was charged that the mayor had I agreed to accept J25.000 from George ; Krown and George Henderson in re turn for allowing them what practically i would have been a monopoly on the ! operation of certain illegal resorts in ' Chinatown and other districts close to I the business section, without police nn.ir.-ij. ivii. , . . , , The $25,000. it was alleged, was to ! f """"""" ,.,;,T in t mnnth.v installment t the parade as a body. comb ttniion, president of the Western f jorn.i r.lf., nf the j"5 000 it wasl Phoenix has seen Liberty loan pa I'ninn Teisrenii rrmm:,nv hsw ht.cn '. ' . . .. '.. rades. thrift stanrD parades and many directing head of the cable service by ' XTTn" XK but irwm neveragain ; ' ' h ' utter next Jionuay nignt see a victory nail, U. I'JlIlltri lie" yint was accused of receiving it in behalf of Mayor Woodman for tils mterset and under his direction. As a part of the alleged conspiracy appointment of the postmaster genera! Beginning tomorrow, however, Clar ence H. ilackay, president of the Com mercial Cable company, will resume his former duties with that comnanv. Mr JiacKaj was removed by the postmas- j for the protection of vice, the indict ter general because of his refusal to co-operate in government efforts to unity all trans-Atlantic service. Postmaster General Burleson during the day received another telegram from Mr. Mackay requesting the return of the Postal company's kind line. Bur leson replied as follows: "Replying to your telegram of ves terday and today, yofa are advised "that my telegram to you of the first instant disposes of the matter so far as the postmaster general is concerned." Denver Raise is Stopped DENVER, May 2. Steps were taken by the city of Denver today to bring injunction proceedings in .the courts to nvoi-onf th Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph company from putting ferred at length with Premier Orlando. Aside from discussion by council of three of minor articles of the peace treaty, Friday in peace conference cir cles in Paris was a quiet day. Like wise at Versailles, where the German delegates are waiting tne peace terms, there was little activity. With the controvers between Italy and the council of three still unsettled and the Chinese delegat;on reported to be disposed to protesl against the award of Kiao-Chau to tne Japanese, Belgium now is declared to be dissatis fied with the terms of tne peace treaty as regards her territonat desires in Germany. Apparently no great attempts are being made by the council of three to bring about a reconciliation in ideas with the Italian delegates. The French ambassador to Italy, however, has con SAN FRANCISCO, May 2. Restora tion to private ownership of the Pacific Cable running from San Francisco to Honolulu, Guam the split to Tokio and Manila, had no physical effect upon the cables. "As far as operation is concerned no effect was felt, in fact nothing ocurred in our offices here in the routine of handling the cables when the govern ment assumed ownership control," said Supt. W. I. Hearn of the Postal Tele grahp company, controlling cable com pany here. "We were not even notified." Supertintendt Ileum reported the cable delay to Tokio as 106 hours, due i to the pressure of business. The cable from Guam to Manila was broken a week ago. into effect increased rates announced yesterday. Today's action came as a surprise, as the mayor was quoted yes-1 terday ss saying the city would take no action. Mayor W. F. R. Mills today instructed James A. Marsh, city attorney, to pre pare the papers necessary for bringing an injunction suit against the tele phone company. The mayor is anxious for early action so that the telephone controversy can be disposed of before he retires on June 1. Almost simultaneously with the an nouncement from the mayor's office, came a statement from the state utili ties commission that a conference oil members of the commission and of ficials of the telephone company today was productive of an agreement of the telephone company to request Post master General Burleson to give tele phone subscribers receipts for amounts of the Increase so that in case the United States supreme court denies .the legality of increases. The sub scribers might receive their money in a refund. TO ACT AGAINST RADICALS The soviet . movement in central Europe seemingly is fast approaching its downfall. Munich,, eeat of the Bavarian soviet, which was known to be surrounded by government forces of Premier Hoffman, is reported unof ficially to have been recaptured. In Hungary, the forces or King Ferdinand of Rumania, with the monarch at its head, are about to enter Budapest, while Bela Kun, foreign minister In the Hungarian soviet, continues to make overtures for a cessation of hostilities by Rumania and also ty the Czecho slovaks and Jugo-Slavs. Advices from Moscow say the Rus sian bolshevikl governmmt has sent an ultimatum to Rumania demanding evacuation of Bessarabia. Forty-eight hours have been given the Rumanians to comply. The Spanish parliament has been dissolved by King Alfonso and new elections set for June i. according to reports received in London from the Spanish capital. Mackay Reinstated NTfW YORK. May 2. Clarence H. Mackay, president of the Postal Tele graph and Cable company announced tonight that he had telegraphed an other proposition to Postmaster Gen eral Burleson. Early in the week he asked the immediate return of the Postal lines to the company but this was refused j'esterday on the ground that it would give an unfair advantage over the Western Union which would remain under government control. Mr. Mackay's latest suggestion is that the ment charged the mayor caused tne appointment of Sergeant William Hackett as head of tne so-called "purity" squad whose duty it was to suppress various forms of vice. Brown and Henderson were indicted on a charge of bribing Mayor Woodman at the same time the true bill was voted uruinct tho official. I The indictment followed an investi gation by the grand jury under the di rection of Thomas Lee Woorwtne, dis trict attorney. A number of city of ficials testified. According to the mayor, the entire affair was a political plot designed to prevent his re-election, as he had just previously announced his candi dacy. Mr. Woodman furnished bail in the sum of $10,000 and employed coun sel. Pressure was brought to bear upon him to resign or ask to be sus pended as mayor pending the outcome of the trial, but he refused to do so. After a spirited debate tne city coun cil voted to allow him to discharge the duties of his office. Mr. Woolwine charged the police de partment was being used to intimidate j state witnesses ana to emDarass tnei prosecution. He issued an appeal to : the citizens asking the?r co-operation j in furnishing any evidence they might I have in connection with the case. I The defense charged that the dis trict attorney had plied certain wit nesses with liquor and otherwise had improperly conducted the investigation which resulted in the indictment of the mayor. An important factor !n starting' the investigation were telegrams alleged to have been sent the mayor by Karr from Sacramento. The mayor, after his arrest made two of these public They urged him to "make a shift" and that if he did not do so, "it means grief." The prosecution contended the loan parade and those in charge of it are leaving nothing undone to make it something to be remembered. Members of the Great War Veterans asociation will take a prominent utu in the parad. Every soldier, sailor and marine who will take part in tb" parade is urged to communicate such fact to the Great War Veterans asso ciation. On the opening day of the Victor? loan a strictly military parade was held and a splendid representation of the veterans of the great war was in formation. It is the aim of the war veterans to assemble a greater num ber of service men for this occasion. A postal card has been mailed to every man registered. But to those who have not registered and to those who do not receive cards attendance is urged through this medium. Soldier Sailers Marines! Be at your club rooms, 10 War Work build ing, at 6:30 p. Monday, May 5, in uniform. Sailors in white and marines in service green. CORPORATIONS FACE TX jim pwwi 'd "V ueot(im)ay) WASHINGTON, May 5. Retrnus filed by corporations for the taxable period July 1, 1918, to June 80. 19T. under provisions of tne law of 191?. will be used by the bureau of Internal revenue in assessing the new capita I stock tax. for which regulations were issued today. All corporations. Joint companies and associations, foreign and domestic, en gaged in business in this country are subject to the law unless specifically exempt. All corporations are held to bn eneraed in businesv find liable to '...;.-,' .Qf.n.,, .v. inn:Kn. - - I 1. .. ' ... ..... YFJJ ! e al the head of turity sad. ! n,TtteT sSx motion or ZV- t the same time so both The mayor necIared Kerr's mkning i Hability ; . i,, miii nui uw ne 1 special taxes, ern Union could compete with us before CHINA DISSATISFIED Hoctor had no gun when he left on strength of .,00. lowaru the end of fatal ride, is testimony ct trial. me iig-iiimg. miu, L rue Phonix business propjrty sells for men sent forward is replacement were ?1,760 a front foot. original members of the Rainbow St.ite fair grounds finally chosen as division, who had recovered and re landing place for aerial circus. j turned to duty. Republican man goes iy riding in: The last elements of the 42nd ar whippet tank. I rived yesterday at Newport News. SAN FRANCISCO, May 2. An nouncement' that James Brennan, a former deputy district attorney, has been appointed a special investigator and prosecutor by District Attorney Fickert "with full power to proceed against all radical elements here" was made by Fickert today. Brennan be gan his duties today. Brennan prosecuted TYarren K. Bill ings, co-defendant o( Thomas J. Mooney in the prepareoness day bomb cases here. Billings was given a life sentence in the penitentiary. PARIS, May 2. (B ythe Associated Press) The Chinese delegation to the peace conference issued a statement this afternoon with regard to the de cision of the council of three. concern ing Kiao Chau. The Statement says the decision, of theconference virtually substitutes Japan for Germany in Shantung and adds to the Japanese rights in southern Manchuria and gives Japan practical control of North ern China. "The Chinese delegation cannot bit view the decision with disappointment and dissatisfaction," the communica tion concludes. its owners ai companies coum co.npe.e u., m.siness was not c1ear t0 him nor did he at uiiciuMieiiiu. r.m.i.... uic mi- , (..rh jmnorl inrc , tl tr, -r you took possession said Mticki.y s tele-i he trial was held berore Superior gram, they should be able to do so Vrjlnk a v, JLPT,, while we have received nothing. They J '' cXZ'-Jl rT S .m t w,,m. ,.r,mnHtion with ot Matthew A. Schmidt and David us sooner or later any way unless you are able to establish a monopoly of telegraphic (fcmmunication in this country which I believe impossible." 0 10 LVTROOP S- TAKE THE WARPATH : PARIS, May 2. Seventeen thousand Jugo-Slav troops Monday night at tacked Carinthian troops numbering 4,000 in the sectors of Arnoldstein, Vil lach, Rosenbach and Rainer, says a Vienna dispatch to Zurich. The result of the operations was that the Jugo-Slavs by Tuesday evening had passed six miles beyond the de marcation line fixed by the armistice. The Jugo-Slavs Wednesday crossed the Drave river at several points and cut the line to Arnoldstein and Klagen furti preventing communication be tween German Austria and Italy. Caplan. convicted of complicity in the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times building. Besides the district attorney, W. C. Doran, chief deputy, and Deputy A. H. VanCott were active in the prosecution. The mayor was represented by Cap tain John D. Fredericks, chief of coun sel: Byron C. Hanna, Arthur Veitch, LeCompte Davis, Jud R. Rush and E. E. Leighton. HUNGARY SOVIET TOTTERS of whvh this is one. become due on the first day of Jaly in each year or on commencing busi ness. The tax Is payable in advance. The tax does not apply to any cor poration which was not engaged in business during any part of the fi nancial year preceding the year for which the tax is due. A corporation owning a railroad, controlled and operated by the govern ment is exempt for a given taxable year only in case it does no business during such year. o ' VIENNA, May 2. The appeal of Bela Kun to the Rumanians and Juga-SIavs to cease their operations against Hun gary and agreeing to accept their terms if they halt their armies, is interpreted here in bolsheviki circles as a prepara tion for the capitulation of the Bela Kun ministry. GIVE OUT HUN CABLES PARIS, May 2. (Hnv.is. Presi dent Wilson, David Lloyd George and Premier Clemeceau have settled the question of the German underseas cables. The decision was reached that the cables were spoils of war and be long to those powers which took pos- i session of them. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY New German attacks flare up south of the Somme against wearied British troops. Flanders battle lulls as Huns rush fresh divisions to renew attack on faltering allied troops. Artillery duel revives along hard pressed front above Sotssons. Germans secure stronger hold on Russian food stock by surrounding of Sebastopol on the Black Sea. Allies still hoping American aid will arrive in time to stem the Hun avalanche. SUBSCRIBE NOW TO THE VICTORY LIBERTY LOAN WHAT YOU WCULD HAVE PAID FOR VICTORY THEN.