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in This State VOL. LVII. NO. 3 LANSING BITTERLY • ARRAIGNS GEM UNITED STATES, REJECTING PRO TOCOL, CITES "FLAGRANT VIO LATIONS" OF TREATIES. Bitter arraignment of Germany for "flagrant violations" of treaty obli gations was expressed by the United States in the correspondence reject ing the German protocol designed to give Germans immunity conferred in the Prussian treaties of 1785, 1799 and 1828. The correspondence given out by Secretary of State Lansing the fore part of this week, threw the searchlight of publicity on German efforts to hold the United States to a one-sided agreement. The secretary in this, correspond ence sent to the Swiss mjnister, who represents German interests in the United States, declares flatly Ger many has consistently violated all of the provisions of this treaty, com mencing .with the sinking of the American schooner Frye. He makes It plain that in his opinion the actual treaties themselves have been made inoperative by the German actions although the correspondence Itself simply rejects the proposed protocol. In connection with the treaty pledges the secretary says: "I feel constrained in view of the circumstances cited to add that this government is seriously considering whether or not the treaty of 1828 and the revived articles of the troat les of 1875 and 179# have not In «ffect been abrogated by the German government's flagrant violations of these treaties, for It would be mani festly unjust and Inequable to require one party to an agreement to observe Its stipulations and permit the other to disregard them. "It appears that the mutuality of understanding has been destroyed by the conduct of the German authori ties." Throughout the entire communica tion, Secretary Lansing flays German methods. Referring to the fact that since diplomatic relations were sev ered American citizens have been prevented from removing freely from Germany, the secretary declares that this indicates that Germany proposes not to be bound by its obligations to grant that right. WESTSIDERS PUN MANY ACTIVITIES THIS SPRIN6 Propose to Beautify Their District by Growing Roses Extensively. —Prizes for Gardens. Plans for making West Olympia attractive and widely known for its roses will be carried forward by a committee composed of Mesdames M. Rosier, A. S. Caton and L. H. Olm sted, as & result of action taken at the regular meeting of the Westside Improvement club at the Garfield school Tuesday night, when residents of that district became enthusiastic over plans for the extensive growing of roses in their section. Further consideration of the sub ject will be given by the club at its next meeting the latter part of April, when A. S. Caton will deliver « talk on "Rose Cultivation." Among other activities planned by the organization is the improvement of Woodruff park, a park committee consisting of L. H. Olmsted, W. VV. Work and Mrs. T. L. Conant being appointed, while the club also au thorized a committee donslstlng of Rev. J. C. Baker, A. S. Caton and Mrs. W. A. Walthew, to arrange prizes for the best gardens managed hy Westslde boys and girls. The club instructed Messrs. C. A. Mor- TOW, Ernest Stoffer and Roy Huggett to undertake a membership cam paign. Trial of the SIO,OOO damage suit brought by William Thompson against former Sheriff Fred W. Mc- Corkle, for alleged injuries, includ ing paralysis, sustained when Ernest Reisch, an insane man, "ran amuck" In the county Jail a year ago, has heen in progress in the local supe rior court all of this week. The case is similar to the one brought by Fred Kusah, another prisoner in the county Jail at the time, in which Kusah WM awarded $8,00(1 damages. ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1860 GREAT FALLS TEAM HERE. Will Play Senators in First Loral Game of Sea-son Sunday. All the members of the Great Falls, Mont., baseball team are due to arrive tn Olympia by Saturday for their spring training, which is to be carried on at the local athletic park until April 23. Manager Hes ter and several members of the squad, including Archie Byler, who formerly caught for the Senators, ar rived in Olympia the fore part of this week and have been doing light practice work at the park whenever the weather permits. Sunday will see the first game of the season on the local grounds, when the Senators and Great Falls teams line up for a practice work out. Local fans are taking much in terest in the Montana aggregation, and a good crowd is expected at the park Sunday. All the members of last year's local team will probably be in the line-up this year, except Catcher Flagstead, who is training with the Tacoma Tigers. PARALYSIS CLAIMS DEPUTY AUDITOR ROBERT A. CRUIKSHANK DIES THURSDAY AFTER SUFFER ING STROKE WEDNESDAY Stricken with paralysis as he start ed to arise from bed Wednesday morning, Robert A. Cruikshank, deputy county auditor for the past eight years and widely known to res idents of the city and county, died at St. Peter's hospital about 9:30 Thursday morning, after having been only temporarily conscious In the meantime. Mr. Crulksbank was 42 years old and had made bis home in this coun ty since 1889, when the family set tled on the farm on Chambers' Prai rie. where they continued to reside until his father's death about seven years ago. Surviving are the widow, the stepmother, Mrs. Jennie Crulk shank, and two brothers, Dave and Al, of. Hood River, Ore. The latter arrived in Olympia late Thursday. Mr. Cruikshank was first appoint ed to the county auditor's office April 1, 1909, by Lewis J. Morrison, then county auditor, and had served continuously in that capacity since. He was a member of the Thurston county game commission for two years, was quite active in Republican politics, having been secretary of the county central committee for several years, and was also secretary of the local lodge of Odd Fellows. For a year prior to going into the auditor's office he had been engaged in the launch building business, and for several years before that had been employed as stenographer by the old Olympia Brewing company. Prior to that he had taught school in various districts of the county for several years, and this work and his later work in the auditor's office had given him a host of acquaintances and friends throughout the county. Following the first stroke of pa ralysis he suffered Wednesday morn ing. he showed some improvement and in the afternoon, regaining con sciousness, attempted to arise. In doing so he fell and struck the floor heavily and did not regain conscious ness afterward. His condition grow ing worse, he was removed to St. Peter's hospital Wednesday evening. Brlght's disease added to his suffer ing and hastened his death. Surviving are the widow, the step mother. two brothers and a half brother living in San Francisco. The funeral arrangements have not been announced. Hall fltalri on Statutory Charge*. Another development in the con troversy between Forest D. Kegley and W. E. Hall over the sale of some property took place Tuesday when Superior Judge Wright appointed T. J. Kegley receiver for Hall. The latter is now in the county jail in lieu of $5,000 bail, having been ar rested in Seattle the latter part of last week on a statutary charge pre ferred by D. A. Aseltlne. He was brought to Olympia by Sheriff Qif ford Saturday. "HEW TO THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY." OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1917 NATION'S INTEREST CENTERS ON SPECIAL SESSION OE CONGRESS Whole Country Eagerly Awaits President's Address and Recommen dations—Advance Reports Indicate Assembly Will Declare a State of War Existing and Will Authorize Government to Pro ceed Vigorously to Defense of American Rights Against German Aggression. Interest in the international situation now centers in the special session of congress which convenes next Monday, to which President Wilson will present the details of the strained relations between the United States and Germany and is also expected to recommend a definite course of action by this government. Because of the fact that Monday will probably be required to perfect the organization of the house of representatives, including the election of the speaker, it is not expected that the president will address the body until Tuesday morning. What form the president's recommendation will take is not known and" it is reported that he will not put his address into final shape until the last moment, because of possible changes in the situ ation. The general opinion at the national capital is that the most likely program to be adopted by congress will include a declaration that a state of war has existed between the' United States and Germany for some time because of Germany's depredations upon American ship ping on the high seas, an authorization for the president to use the armed forces of the nation to protect its rights, the granting of a large credit to the government to carry out its policy, passage of cen sorship and espionage bills and provisions for the employment of additional secret service agents. With army, navy and industrial preparedness measures to meet German aggression going-forward as rapidly as possible, President Wilson and his cabinet are taking up consideration of what further steps may be necessary after congress acts. Likewise members of the foreign relations committees of the two houses are drafting resolutions which will be put before congress for its decision immediately after tbe. president's address has been delivered. Press dispatches from the national capital say that the proposed resolutions will declare that by the acts of Germany a state of wtir exists and that congress places at the disposal of the president the means of vigorously prosecuting the war and thereby hastening the i estoration of peace. Present plans of the committee, it is further reported, contemplate drawing the resolution along the following Mnes: . that wanton violation of the rights of persons and property of our citizens, committed by Germany, her repeated acts of bad faith and utter disregard of solemn treaties have constituted ample cause for war on our part. , That Germany's acts have been such as to justify the United States before the whole world in resorting to remedies however ex treme. , That, with the anxious desire to avoid a rupture, we forebore tor months to assert our rights by force, and continued by amicable ne gotiations to seek redress for wrongs suffered, in the hope that Ger many might yield to pacific counsel and demands of justice. That in this hope the United States was disappointed. Time Has Come for Deoisive Action. That the time has come when this country must vindicate de cisively her honor, right and interest. That solely by the acts of Germany, a state of war exists between that government and the United States, and that the congress of the United States places at the disposition of the president the means of prosecuting the war vigorously, and thereby hastening the res toration of peace. The resolution will also authorize liberal provision for sustaining and increasing the army and navy. Administration Opposes Declaration of War. Pressure to have the United States declare war on Germany,| coming from certain influential political sources, will be resisted in administration circles. Canvass of leading members of the senate and house foreign affairs committee this week indicated that there is no sympathy with such a move apparent at present. Members believe that the United States can best serve the in terests of its people by declaring, through resolution of congress, that a state of war exists entirely through the acts of aggression of Ger many. Administration officials declare the president has not the slight est doubt in his mind that at the present time Germany actually is making war on the United States, and he will tell congress so. The only matters not decided, they say, are those of policy. There is the highest possible authority for saying that unless Germany before next Tuesday completely reverses her present sub marine stand—a possibility which everyone is agreed is utterly re mote and improbable—President Wilson will present to congress the complete record of German crimes, against the United States, and will say in unmistakable language that these offenses constitute acts of war. And the president will ask congress to offcially recognize this fact and take the proper steps to meet it with the army and navy. Incidentally, administration offcials who are handling the legis lative problems say that, while it is true several senators will oppose in the initial stages a declaration that a state of war exists, they will—with one single possible exception—support the war measures as soon as the majority is on record to that effect While the president is of an "open mind" insofar as the receipt May Declare State of War Exists. Provisions of Proposed Resolution. President's Course Predicted Continued on Page Eight. PRICE FIVE CENTS LOGGER INSTANTLY KILLED. Bordeaux Employe Victim When Struck by Falling Limb. While engaged, with another workman, In falling a tree at Camp 4, Bordeaux, Andrew Pearson, a logger employed by the Mason Coun ty Logging company, was Instantly killed Monday afternoon when struck by a falling limb from anoth er tree. Coroner Jesse T. Mills, af ter investigating the accident, pro nounced it unavoidable. After the tree upon which the two men had been working had fallen Pearson jumped back on the spring board to get some tools that had been left there, when a large limb fell from a nearby tree, striking him on the head and killing him instant ly. The body was shipped to Seattle Tuesday, upon instructions of a sis ter living there. WEATHER IMG WORK IT smrnns DELAYS PLANS TO LAY KEEL— MUCH MACHINERY BEING INSTALLED. Stormy weather of the past two weeks has made it impossible for the Sloan Shipyards Corporation to lay the keel of its first big motorshlp, as it had planned, but the work of con structing the company's big yard has been going forward rapidly In Bpite of the weather handicap, the building for the mill is nearly com pleted and much of the machinery la installed. Phillip D. Sloan, prealdent of the corporation, who haa been in New York for the past month, is due to return to Olympia the latter part of next week, having expected to coofc- plete his business in the Eastern me tropolis yesterday. President Sloan is reported to have signed a number of new contracts, but no official an nouncement concerning these is ex pected until his return. His'brother, Joseph A. Sloan, who is also identi fied with the corporation, has been a frequent visitor to Olympia this week. Yard Half Completed. The office of the corporation, which has been located temporarily in the mould loft at First and Wash ington streets, will be moved into the new building at the yards, prob ably next Monday. The yard is at present about half completed, diffi culty being encountered in obtaining suitable piles, and It is said that an other month will be required to fin» lsh it. Three slips have been completed, however, and the keels for as many boats will be laid at the first oppor tunity. *The timbers for this pur pose were received this week, and with the installation of the machin ery in the mill and improved weather conditions, the actual work of ship building will begin shortly. Setting tfp Machinery. Superintendent J. C. Arnold and a crew of about 60 men have been busy this week setting up the ma chinery, two of th# big saws being set and the big compressor being assembled. The compressed air and water pipe lines an• being run, and a crew of electricians has been put ting In the necessary wiring. The company's huge locomotive crane, to be used in handling the large timbers and material generally, arrived Tuesday afternoon. It weighs 80,000 pounds. Greater activity than for some time is being displayed at the plant of the Olympia Shipbuilding com pany, where 200 men are now work ing on the three auxiliary schooners under construction. The company is rushing the first boat to completion as rapidly as possible and expects to launch it next month. County May Help City. The county commissioners, city officials and interested residents of the city are attending a meeting at the city hall Friday morning, when final action is to be taken on the city's request that the county pay a large portion of the cost of construct ing the new bridge aoross the Dea Chutes river on West Fourth street. The city's request for financial as slstance was formally presented to the commissioners Monday by Mayor Jesse T. Mills and others. Publish Contir jly . £ P .V ATM r "4= «r WHOLE NUMBER 2953 MILITIA IS GALLED FOR POLICE DUTY NATIONAL GUARD OF 18 STATES, INCLUDING WASHINGTON, MOBILIZED. Every precaution against German spying or German ruthiessness with in the nation is being taken by the government. To guard against such things is the main reason behind orders calling oat militia regiments, including the Sec ond regiment of Washington, which was ordered out by Governor Lister about 11:30 Sunday evening upon direct orders from Secretary of War Baker. The mobilization of the reg iment at their home stations at Seat tle, Tacoma, Centralia, Walla Walla. Aberdeen, Mt. Vernon, North Taklma and Spokane, was completed Monday noon. The regiments of California. Oregon, Idaho and Montana were called out at the saiqe time. Governor's Official Statement An official statement issued by Governor Lister said: "It Is probable the regiment will be used for tbe purpose of protocting postal, commercial and military channels in the state. The regiment will be directly under thiß control and subject to orders from Hugh L. Scott, major general, commanding the Western division of the United States army." National guard regiments of It states were called out by Secretary Baker at the same time Tor general purposes of police protection against possible Interference with postal, commercial and military' channels and instrumentalities." The total number of men in these regiments la 25,000. While theae forces stand guard over arsenals, munition plants, ship yards, docks, big bridge spans and public buildings, the navy is crowd ing its recruiting, raising the addi tional men authorised when Presi dent Wilson signed the order making the maximum navy strength 87,000 men. Army la Reorganised. This strength will be increased to 100,000 if present plans art carried out by congress. While these war like preparations proceed, the army has completed a reorganisation into six departments. Reorganisation •Of the country into six army depart ments, Instead of four, was ordered that the work ahead of the army may be the more readily accomplished than undqf the present system, it was stated. The military arm of the govern ment proposes to take n* chances with German Intrigue*. The Zimmer* man-Mexlc&n-Japanese plot and oth ers convinced the nation to the extent to which Germany could—~and would —go. Now that war grows dally nearer, the government naturally foresees the possibility of trouble within the nation, aimed at sj&ch vital things as plants constructing ships or munitions. Give Up Local Compaay. Plans for the organisation of a national guard company in this city, as started last week, were given up this week on instructions from guard officers that no more un'ts would ha formed in this state, but that the present companies woold be enlisted to their full quota. Recruiting Is going forward rapidly in all parts of the state, under the direction of na tional guard officers, and a call for 1,000 volunteers to fill the ranks of the Second regiment to full war strength has been issued by Major Lemuel Boiles, assistant adjutant general, who is in charge of the mobilization. A number of Olympic boys have responded to the enlistment call, among them being Claude Hiberly, John Craig, Neil McKay, Sam Bur rows, Jr., Lawrence Rollman, Ar thur Lounsberry, Onno Hendrlck son and Frank Lang. The recruiting locally was In charge of Lieutenant Flagg for several days, but was tak en In charge Thursday by Captain Bert C. Ross, who was to hare bad charge of the local company If It had been organised, when Flagg was called to Tacoma to attend a confer ence of Washington Coaat Artillery officers.