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. V THE CHATT We Give All the News as Fast ast Furnished, by Associated Press. :ws Don't Forget pur Allies Need Wheat. SAVE ! Chattanooga, 4 pan. Washington, 5 p jn.London, 10 p.niParis, 10 p.m. Petrograd, 12 p.m. Tokio, 7 a.m. VOL. XXX NO. 234 LATE EDITION CH ATTAIN H )(; A. Tt N N FRIDAY EVENING, AP1UL 5, 1918. PRICE: THREE CENTS SSSTkR OF JAPAN ANOOGANI SHGMFUCANT MOVE- JAPANESE NAVAL FORCES LANDED AT Action Follows Attack Russians One Is Killed and Two Wounded. Force Landed Sirjall, but Sufficient to Pre- vent Further Disorders. , Washington, April 5.Lariding of Japanese naval forces at Vladivostok to protect life and property was reported to the state department today by the American consul there. -' 1 The action followed an attack on a Japanese officer by five armed Russians, who, upon being refused money, killed one Japanese and wounded two others. The force landed was said to be small and only sufficient to prevent further disorders. RUSSIAN EMISSARY TO BERLIN TELLS OF TREATY Provinces of Esthonia and Li vonia to Be Under Russian Sovereignty; . Moscow, Thursday, April 4. (By the Associated Press.) Peter Pe troff, the Russian emissary, who yesterday returned from Berlin with the ratified peace treaty signed by Chancellor .von Hertling and ' Emepror William, tells the Uvei tis, the bolshevik organ, that the provisions of the ratified treaty confirmed the declaration of For - sign Secretary von 1 Kuehlmann during the reichstag's debste that the provinces of Livonia and Es thonia, lyinfl east .'of, the new Russo-German frontier, are to be under Russian sovereignty. A map accompanying, the treaty shows the frontier running- west of the provinces In .question which fact, at M. Tetroff's suggestion, he says, was spe cifically stated In a special document drawn up wJten the. treaty wats rati fied. Only Ratified By Germany. M. Petroft reports that only the peace treaty ,with Germany has been ratinea, the representatives of the other central nnwern beinar absent. They have been officially notified of the ratification of the German document, nowever, anu the exchange of ratified treaties will be made soon. The treaties become ef fective from the moment of the ex change of documents. When the cor respondent asked M. Petroft for further details he declined to give them until after reporting to the government council. He expressed his personal opinion ttot the Ukraine, as a dis tinct nation, was nonexistent, there being no racial differences between the people of the Ukraine and of Russia. Wilson Names Members Board.of Appraisers Washington, April 5. A board of appraisers for the war depart ment to determine compensation for property already taken over or to be taken over later by the gov ernment, and to assist in th draw ing up of war department eon tracts was appointed today by President Wilson. Lieut.-Col John S. Dean and Lieut-Col. R. H. Montgomery, were named on the board,' but it is provided that additional members be appointed. Fifteen Thousand Children Of Atlanta in Parade Atlanta. Oa.. April 6. Fifteen thou sand of Atlanta1 school children marched through down town streets hese today in an educational parade to . v. n . ,,1.114 . r. Hnlnv tn Win SNOW Wllttl. ----- the war. The parade was reviewed kv ciav. Ttnnv and other state and city officials, in the line of march were groups representing thrift .tamnn .lunlor Red Cross and the i n, tori state bovs' working reserve. The latter group "was composed of high school boys who will go to the f,m. thla aiimmer. It included also croups representing the third liberty loan, child welfare and sixteen floats recapitulating all the war activities. ATTEMPT TO TAKE LIFE OF JOHN COOPER Youngstown. O.. April 5. What po lice and members of the family say they believe was an attempt to kill Representative John Cooper In retali ation for his activities In behalf of Representative Irvine L. I-nroot, euc cessful loyalist candidate In the recent Wisconsin senatorlsl election. oc curred last night. Police say a flue In the Cooper home was disconnects, permitting fumes from a gas furnace to circulate through the house. Rep resentative Cooper had left for Wash inston. but his wife, two children and a maid were overcome. Three neiehborV who went to the Cooper home for a call also were over come while tliev were trying to re vive ruerubcrs of the Cooper family. VLADIVOSTOK oif Japanese Officer by MOB OUTBREAK AROUSES WASHINGTON OFFICIALS Gov. Lowdon Calls Conference to Consider Lynching of German in Illinois. Washington, April 5. At.ty.-Gen. Gregory took to the cabinet meet ing today a report "bf the lynch ing of a German, Robert P. Prager, at Collinsville, III., last night, for discussion with President Wilson. The government is expected' to de nounce the mob's lawless act and to express the hope that there will be no repetition elsewhere. A brief rep'ort on the lynching reached the attorney-general- today from United States Attorney Charles A. Karcji. , Further details were asked, Officials made plain that they de pi o red The Incident, both because of the wrecx in tnis country ana i so Because it Is feared reprisals may be made in uermany on Americans. Governor Calls Meeting. Springfield, 111., April 5. After long-distance telephone conversa-. tlons today with federal and county authorities at the scene of. the lynching of Robert Prager at Collinsville last night, Gov. Low- . den shortly before noon called a conference of Atty.-Gen. Edward J. Brundage and Assistant Adju-tant-Uejieral Rlchlngs J. Shand in the executive offices to consider the outbreak, which has aroused Washington. Investigate Rates on Petroleum Products Washington, April 5, A general investigation of railroad ratss on petroleum and petroleum products was ordered today by the interstate commerce commission. - The investigation was decied on in view of wide differences in the amounts and percentages of recent rate increases sought by the roads. It appeared, said the order, that an equitable adjustment of rates could be effected only by a general in vestigation covering the whole sit uation. , St Louis-Frisco Train Plunges Through Bridge Springfield, Mo., April 5. St. Louis San Francisco passenger train No. 71 plunged through a bridge between Uoodlund and Hammond. Okie., this morning, killing C. A. Welch, sn ex press messenger of Monett, Mo., and injuring between -twenty-live and thirty passengers. The train was en route from Paris, Tex., to Monett, Mo. Another Test of Worley's Organization (Special to The News.) Bristol. April 6. W. K. Thomas, a Bristol business man who has been active as a candidate for trustee of Sullivan county subject to the demo cratic primary tomorrow, announces his withdrawal. This leaves the contest between John R. Soow, a former trus tee, and YV. C. Gammon, a prominent farmer. Snow is said to have the backing of Senator Parks Worley's or ganisation and the battle tomorrow will be regarded as a further test of the strength of the Worley organisation. Gammon has made an active campaign and seems hopeful of winning. Brandon Declines Prison Wardenship (I Special to The News.) NashVille. April . Prof. A. J. Brandon, of Murfreesboro. today de clined to accept the poaltion of warden of the main penitentiary at Nashville recently offered him by the board of control. He gave as bis reason hla private Interests and his desire to con tinue his work as chairman of the thrift stamp campaign In Rutherford county. CUNARD LINER SUNK IN . , IRISH SEA, SAYS REPORT . New Toik, Anrll 6. The Ca nard line steamship Valeria, a vessel of 5.865 tons gross reg ister, has been sjfnk In the Irish sea, accordln"" to word received here by Insurance interests. The Valeria left Were March 4, With 'cargo for a British port. At the office, of the Cunard line it was said instructions had been received recently that reports-'of loss of steamers of the line must not be confirmed or denied. ! NEGRO SOLDIERS PAY BYHANGING For Murder, of Private Foley. First Military Execution at Camp Logan, Houston.' Houston, Tex, April 5. John B. Mann, and Walter Matthews, ne groes, privates of I company, Thirty-seventh infantry, were. hanged at Camp Logan hare, today for the killing of Private Ralph M.' F.oley, of G company, 130th infan try. The men were hanged from a scaffold erected in an arroyo just within the limits of the camp.' It was the first military execution since the camp was established here. . ' , Six officers of the hospital corps, who examined the bodies, declared death was practically Instantaneous. Foley was fatally stabbe'd while guarding Mann and Matthews, who had been assigned the task of clean ing up rubbish about the camp. The two negroes escaped, but were recap tured and tried before a court-martial. The death sentence imposed by the court-martial was approved by Presi dent Wilson. , FATAL EXPLOSION ON NORFOLK LINE STEAMER First Mate, Assistant Engineer . and Negro Fireman Killed. Cargo Scattered. Norfolk, Va., April S. j-Manus Klnsey, first mate of the steamer Annie, of the Peoples line, plying between Norfolk and North Carolina points, and James Howdy, assistant engineer, were killed In an ex plosion, that almost completely wrecked that vessel at Elizabeth City, N. C, to day. A negro fireman, whose name could ribt be learned, was also killed, his body having been found in the wreckage thla afternoon. Although no one definitely knows the cause of the explonlon, It Is believed the vessel's boiler blew up. The cargo was scattered over a wide area. Vienna Reiterates Czernin's Peace Story Amsterdam, April 5. An official announcement made in Vienna to- ' day reitaratea -.. assertion of roreign Minister Czermn, which waa 'denied yeaterday by Premier Ulemenceau, of rrance, that a conversation concerning peace has beenaheld between Austria Hungary and France. Wilmington, N. C, Gets Concrete Shipyards Washington. April 6. Selection of Wilmington, N. C, as the site ef one of the shipping hoard's new concrete shipyards was definitely announced today by Chairman Hurley. Three mitll and four large con crete tankers will be built at Wil mington, Mr. Hurley said, to be used in the Mexican oil trade. The yards can e built within sixty days and Immediately thereafter construction of the ships can be gin. The emergency fleet corpo ration will build the new yard, which will have three ways. Fuel Administrators' Hold Conference (Special to The News.) Nashville. April 5. I,. S. Knead, as sistant federal fuel administrator for ape united States, conferred here today with county fuel administrators from all parts of the state. He explained miautely all the purposes of the gov ernment In the .matter of distribution oi coai ior mis year ana told or ar rangernents being made for better transportation facilities to the end that coal may he moved more readily than mas done last winter. He said the fuel administration had met and overcome many difficulties, but that many other vexing problems remained to be solved. Mr. Snead said that Dr. Garfield Is a very practical man and Is making pood as head of the fuel administration. Thirty county administrators attended today's meeting. NEW YORK STOCK BROKER . HELD IN $50,000 BAIL New York. April 5. R. 8. Davison, a. stock broker. Indicted with Marrv Bmlaskl, of r.edondo Iteaih. f'nl.. and Louis I. Jiniiings in connection wyh the sale of $10O."0O of slkged worth. Iea stock of the Htsndard Film In dustries, was arrested here today end held in 1 54,000 bail for trial. MASSED GERMANS PRESS FORWARD "'. A : ' ' 4 -y. 4ssasssssaassjse On Front East Amiens Brit ish Take Up Positions Near Villers-Brettonneux. FOE IN REPEATED ATTACKS Between Luce and Somme Rivers- Thrown Back for Most Part With Losses. London, April 5. 'The British have beerfc pressed back a short distance on the front east of Amiens te positions east of Viller Brettonne'ux, the . war office an nounees. The Germans hurled bodies ef troops against the British between the . Luce and Somme rivers, mak ing repeated asssults. For the most part the enemy was thrown back with losses. The' statement follows: "Between the Luce river and the Somme heavy fighting continued yes terday during the afternoon and eve ning: till a lat'e hour. The enemy em ployed strong forces and delivered re peated assaults on our positions. "These attacks were beaten oft with loss to the enemy, but our troops were pressed back a short distance to posi tions east of Villers-Brettonneux (about nine miles east of Amiens), which they now maintain. "North of the Somme the enemy's artillery has been active during the night' in the neighborhood of Bueriuoy and in the SScarpo valley. Hostile concentrations early this morning In the neighborhood of Albert were en gaged by our artillery." Duel in Scarpa Valley. London, April 5. Th Qarmans concentrated troops early this morning near Albert, the war of fice announcea. British artillery took them under its fire. In the neighborhood ef Buoquoy and in the Scarpa valley there was ac tive artillery fighting during the night. FIGHTING OVER GREAT AREA. London, April 8. The Qer mans thi., morning attacked the British WorHer on a wide front from Pernaneourt, a few ml south of Albert, to Moyennevlll. north of the Somme, aeoerding to statement . pupusnea - py tn Evening Standard. , The chief points of attack, the newspaper says, ware Daman - court, Menin, 6aumont-Harriet, Briegury and Moyennevill. The Germane were repulsed with heavy losses except at Dernan court, where they made a alight gain. There has been no sttaok south ef the Somme so far to- day, the statement says. The Germans, who yesterday re sumed tlielr attempt to reach Amiens and to separate the Anglo-French armies and who stilt are fighting for their objectives, have, according to official reports, thus far failed to widen the salient which la necessary for their security. The Teutons have, however, made some slight advance on the direct rond to Amiens. Both the British and French offl. clul statements admit sllghtwlthdrs w als south of the city of Amiens, but on both wings of the battle front the entente allied troops have succeeded in repulsing all German attacks. Eng land Is calmly watching on the limps the result of this latest offensive and every scrap of news about It Is rend eagerly. Difficulties Obvious. "Our difficulties and those of the enemy are fairly obvious," says the ntanuara. "vc are suffering from a very heavy blow dealt to Gen. Hough's army. The enemy on his side finds that tho salient created through tha local success Is . too narrow for his purpose. A good m.ny rcoile no doubt experienced a certain dlnau- f 'ointment that no great reaction on he part of the nllla followed the ex haustion of the German effort. it should bn remembered that the battle Is only In Its earliest stages and noth ing would pieaxn mo enemy com manders bettiT than a premature em ployment of the reservrs." Prager Caused Arrest And Internment of Alien St. l)uls. April B.-rlt waa leurned to day that Itnlii rt Proaer. Ivn lied at 'olllnsvllle. Ills., last night. In Anrll 1917. caused the arrest and Internment of John Polil. who boarded at the same home as Pnigrr. Pohl waa arrested on a diHloyalty charge. Hoon after the Lnlted Htat.s entered the war. Prager. trton a baker In HI. IOuls. was granted a permit to enter nil Imrred sonr to sk employment, tie did not give no tlce of his rMinoval to Collinsville. Charles tt. w ith whom Piager noarili-d fmm Ieernier, 11. until April. 1917, si. hi today that Piager. though a ladical soclallat, drclsred when this country entered the war, that "he wan all for t He Cnlted Ptati s." 1mX summer, saiT otto. Prager attempted to enllht in 'he Pullet! Htates navy but rejected because he hsd a glass FAIR, SAYS BILLY 'POSSUM Rave up your dollars, for. man alive, tomorrow's the dsy for the liberty drive; and a bond In the hand Is worth two In the bush when It cotnes to stop ping a big Hun push. The weather? Fair totujU and Saturday, ansci. PLAN VACATION STAY FOR 50,000 PARIS CHILDREN Tarls, April 6. The Ameri can Ked Cross Is making ar rangements In co-operation with a committee of Parisians to send 60,000 children of thla city to a provincial center, where they will be cared for during the summer school va cation. SECOND DRAFT MEN CALLED SOON Governors of States to Be Ad vised Shortly of Mobiliza tion First Large Number. Washington, April 5. Orders for the mobiliatlon of the firit large number ef men of the second draft will go out te the governors of the states very loon. Fifteen thousand men of the second draft are now mobilizing and the April call about to go out will represent probably more than the month s pro portion of the 800,000 men who are pre viously has been announced will be called during the remaining nine mnrtths of the year.' To call the 800,000 in ecinnl monthly Increments would mobtlse them at about a rate of 90,000 a month. How ever, there Is no assurance that this will be a fixed figure, because the flow of the men will be determined by the needs of the army In France, As Gen. Pershing may call for specially quali fied troops an average of 90,000 a month may be much exceeded or much decreased. ' , It has been announced that the men would be drawn as gradually and In as small numbers as possible so as not to Interfere with Industry or agricul ture. It Is possible this plan will bo followed. The need of Increasing the American forces In France, wever, te meet the German drive In ffie west Is likely to result In calling the men 'faster than first supposed. ' For that reason the April quota, undoubtedly will exceed Its normal average. In fact. If the need Is pressing the entire 800,000 might be QNlled In much' less than the nine months originally plnnned. Cotton Men Consider , Stabilizing Prices Washington, April 5. A meet ing ef repretentativea f the cot ton induatry and the -price fixing committee of the war industriea board was called today tor Wednesday, te take up tha ques tion of stabiliting prices. Daughter of New Yorker Victim German Shell Washington, April 5. The name of Mme. imtrcll, dsughter of George M L, Ingraham, of New York, was added today to those-of the Americans killed and Injured when a church In Paris was destroyed by fire from a Herman long-range gun, Moth of Mine. I ut- reil'a legs were broken, according to a dispatch from Ambassador Hliarpe, The arnbasiuidnr's dispatch anld that the president, of Franca, members of the ministry snd silled and neutnil dlplomnts attended the .jneral of the counsellor of the Hwlss embassy and his wife, killed In the church, and heard a funeral oratlnn denouncing methods of warfare. KANSAS CITY TAKING STOCK FIRE DAMAGE Kansas City, April 6. Confront ed by a loaa that might extend be yond the first conservative cell mates of $2,500,000, the wholesale diatrict, aituated in that part of the city known aa the wait bot tom!, at the confluence ef the Kaw and Mietouri rivers, today began to take atock of the damage wrought by a fire which laet night deatroyed three city blocks ef buildings and damaged mere or leea many others. Thomna P. Klshlve. chief of police, who with fire department olficlals at first scouted lbs Idea that the tire was of Incendiary origin, today said that reporta to him Indicated the fire bad "started In several places at the same time" and that he would makn an In' vestlgatlnn. He said he had no his. tlve Information that the Die was In. tentlonallr set. It was pointed out that the fire was carried so rapidly by a strong wind tbst It possibly gave rise to tha tdra that It broke out In several places simultaneously. No wsr materials sre stored or being manufactured In the dintrlrt. It Is said Rulldlngs occupied by eighteen biml ness concerns were destroyed. l he tinctures themselves were mainly of minor value. It waa said, but the con. tenia of several were valuable. HIx firemen were Injured, none ae. rlouslv. and Mcholaa Htefrl. 10 years old. was run over snd killed by a flre msn'a motor rsr. The old Astor bouse, famous years ago when the I'nlon utatlon was lo cated In the west bottoms, was one of the buildings destroyed. This morning, ofnt lnls of sn tinder- writers' sssoelatlon said. It still wss Impossible to ohtain more than a rough estimate ef the tone, vihlrh they placed at from IJ.eoo.Ooo to 5.00.0n. POLICE RAID OFFICES I. W. W. IN SPOKANE Hpokane. Wash.. April S Police to. day raided the headquai ters of the J .umber workrrr and Agricultural Workers' unions of the Induatrtal Workers of I he World here and took fifty men to police headquarters and aelxed all books snd literature In tec I Calls Photographers Gen., Orowder Gives Men Registered in Draft Chance o Volunteer for Air Service. Washington, April p. A call for 400 photographers registered in the draft te mobilise at Madison bar racks, Ssckette Harbor, N. Y., April 15, was tent out to fifteen tates today by Preveet Marshal General Crowder. They will be put in the air servioe. . . The photographers will be asked to volunteer for the work, but If enough registrants do not come forward some will be Inducted Into the service. The quotas Include: Florida, 25 men: Georgia, 25: North Carolina, 25: South Carolina, 15; Tennessee, 25, and Virginia, 25. Want Auto Mechanics. A rail alao waa issued for 2,825 registranta to be given a two months' course In automobile driv ing and repairing and other tne chanlc.il work, Ivenl boards of Connecticut. Massachusetts. Michi gan, Kentucky, Missouri and Texas were directed to furnish them. Any registrant may present him. self for Induction up to April 12, but after that period no more vol. unteers will he accepted and If a hoard a altottment Is .not filled. It will proceed to select In sequence of order a sufficient number of qualified men from class one. ARRIVAL 'GERMAN FLEET THREATENS RUSS SAFETY Finnish Town Occupied Entry Protested as Violation Brest Litovsk Treaty. Petrogrsd. April . nv the Asho elated Press.) Two German warships !"TttLtlT?0,b0;',', h"v1 1"m,r'1 troops In rinlunri and occupied tho town of Kknes, southwest of llelslng tors. Heverul Itiisslnn warships. In eluding four submarines, were power less to prevent tho entry of the tier mans Itno tho harbor of llsngo, and the sailors sunk three of the ships In the naroor to prevent their bn pi ure. Th commander of the nsltlo fleet hsa sent a communication to the Herman com mender concerning tha'dnrmana' alms and protesting against the entry of Herman warships us a violation of th iiresi-i.Hovsk treaty, winch guaran lien the sscurlty of the lluskiaii fleet The arrival of the Genua n flert off the Finnish roast threatens the safety of (he Russlnn fleet at Kelslngfors, wnicn for lark of an Ice-breaker, h been unable lo reach the navnl base at Kronstndl. The fleet Includes two armored ships, a dl 'lion of torped noa la and "suMnurlnes. An anil-soviet uprising arnon Ih Ural Cossacks In southeastern Russia Is reported. BAKER'S VISIT TO HAVE LASTING INFLUENCE i - On Anglo-Franco-American Re lations, Comments London Dally Mail. London, April 6. The reeeit visit of Newton 0. Better, the American secretary of war, the Daily Mail says, was a historic one and will leave a laeting Impres sion en Anglo-Amerioan relatione, as it wsi then decided that Amer ican reglmente should be brigaded with Brilub and French troops en the weetern front. Premier Lloyd Heorge, the Mall aays, iictiuulnled Secretary linker with the situation and rxprrsnrd the lively de sire of tho Hrlllnh government for the Immediate employment of tho Amr lean lighting forces. Hncrelary Maker was much Impressed and went . to Krnm-e the next day and anw Hen. Pershing. 'The American commsniler-ln-rbief," dils the Dally Mall, "In that spirit of soldierly generosity and sportsman ship which characterised him In his subsequent pronouncement to Hen. Koch, assented iinbrsltatingly. "To Hen, Pershing belongs the credit for the prompt adoption of thn scheme now In effect." ' In conclusion thn lially Mail says: "It only remains to be said that the American troops st the diaosul of Unn. Porh are seasoned veleians of the reg ular L'nlted Htates army. They are troops of the same hardy fibre as the Immortal Krltlsh first hundred thou sand." , Resigns as Counsel in Probe of Packing Trade Washington, April 5. rsncie J. teney has reeigned aa eouneel for the federal trade commission in ita inveetigatien ef the pack ing industry. Officials of the commission ssl.l Mr. Heney had completed his work. the results of his investigation having been turned over to the commission for compilation by Commissioner Mur. dock. A reHirt will be limit to Presl. dent Wilson as soon aa possible. Mr. Henry left Dim commission Aditt t to return to California where he will be a randldate for governor. The commission still has several In vestigators in the n..il. working on various angles of the parking Inquiry which have not been elrared up. IRISH CONVENTION ENDS . LONG DELIBERATIONS London, April I. The Irish ron- t ntinn whit h baa been dlwussing the question of home rule for sev eral months concluded Ita delil-er. aiions lexis v. itya the Central " Sewa aUWfe RUSH PLANS FOR OPENING DRIVE 100,000 Bonds of Third Lib erty Issue to Be Ready for Saturday. LEGISLATION COMPLETE For Floating Loan Public Urged to Keep Bonds Bell ing Lowers Market Value. Washington, April 5. Final preparations wero being rushed to day for the opening tomorrow ef the sale campaign of the third liberty loan. Directors ef the drive announoad that 40,000 ef the bend already had been turned out y the bureau of engraving and print, ing, and It was estimated that 100,- ' 000 will be ready by tomorrow. Heresfter the bends will leave the presses at the rate ef 800,000 te supply the wants for caih sales and immediate delivery. Legislation necessary for floating the loan was completed yesterday when the house accepted minor senate amend ments to the bill authorising the Issu ance of additional bonds And President Wilson approved the measure. i Announcement of the complete plan of the new loan was made earlier In the day by the treaaury department. , Buy and Keep the Bonds. Liberty loan speakers and campaign wotkara have been Instructed to urge ,,. ... , , . , . " the public not only to purchase, but to keep liberty bonds. To buy and then sell tlieni, It Is declared, Increase the country's war burden and tends to de preciate the market value of bonds. Urgent appeal also will be made to subscribers to wear liberty bond but tons and to display window cards as a means of promoting other sties. rSitrrflary McAdoo was notified to day that the supreme board ef direc tor of th Knlajit of Columbus bad authorised A liberty loan subscription of $100,000, the largest to far reported from any organisation. , . i LOCATING RUSS FLEET Bolshevik Government Takes Action Enemy Ships at Odessa. Ivndnn, prll 6. The bolshevik government is anxious to learn th whereabouts. of the Kuaslan Hlark sea, fleet, according to a wireless state ment sent out from Pelrograd Thurs day, The statement, which la signed by Naval Commissary Bukasovltch, follows: To Hablln, Fleet Commander, Sehaa- topol: "Wire ua position Illack sea navy. especially aa concerns Odessa, Nlko- layev, liatoum and Trehlsond. W huvs no recent Information as to who Is In possession of those places." A Prtrograd dispatch to the Dally Mall dated Wednesday ssya thst Her man steamers have arrived at Odessa, Herman banks, tho dispatch adds. srn reported to have offered th Rus sian government a loan of 1,000,000,000 i utiles, tn be guaranteed by tha rev. nuea of th Northern and Siberian railways. Suspend, Bombardment v" In Deference to Sw& Amsterdam, April 4. A Berlin official statement today say that th bombardment ef Pari waa suspandsd on Wednesday becaue of th funeral ef th counselor f tb Swie legation in Paris. M. fttrohcllir. counselor of th lega tion In Paris, was one of the worship. m In thn Paris church strbek by a hell from the Uerman long. range gun on Hood Friday, and with msny others was killed by the explosion, Germany has already expressed regret for th caih of M. Htrohelin to the Hwlss oreign office st Heine, if there waa a suspension of tb Herman bombardment because of th ounselor's funeral. It was not on tilt h Included the entire day of Wednesday, as Paris dispatches - ported the resumption of th boin baidment Wednesday morning. Extensive New Areas in Brazil Given to Cotton Washington, April 5. IVspite a toss of l2T.Ouo.o00 in the 11T cotton crop of llrazlt. owing to the ravagea of the pink boll worm, extensive new areas have lren planted this season by the prevailing high price and a large crop Is exiKt'ted. according to consular dls patches received tottsy. Agricultural Inspectors (:ave been appointed to su pervise the disinfection and distribu tion of cottonseed. In the slate of Piauhy the boll worm caused a lose of e ..e-thlrd of the 1917 crop. In (Vara the loss was two. thlrda of the crop, amounting to 1 10. 000.000. MACON NEGRO HOTEL BODY TO BUY BONDS Mscon. Ga.. April S The Negro Hotel asoctatlon of this city has subscribed for S!,500 worth of liberty bonds, snd the negro Knishls of Pythias for Jjth) morth, Tn subautpUOOS Wtft fiaabe -'