iWin the W^r
nmi *w». •.ttwts •-.
HONS 10 HOLD
Peace Agreement Forced by
NEW RUSS FRONTIER
Articles Entered Into Leave Much Un
•y.\ settled and Places Berlin in Position
l'::*. to Force
Russian Troops Must Be Demobilized
and Navy Interned for Duration of
Articles of the Russian-central
'powers pact do not go into detail
but domination of territory taken
from- Russia by Germany is assured.
The new Russiarf frontier from
the gulf of Finland to the Caspian
sea is tp be determined later, but
Russia will surrender the provinces
of Erivan, Batoum and Kars—the
remaining portions of ancient Ar
menia to the Turks. This territory
has a combined area of 20,000
square miles and a population of
more than 1,600,000.
Berlin announce* that Roumania
has accepted the German peace
Amsterdam, March 4.—Russia and
the central powers In the peace
treaty reached at Brest-Litovsk agnced
that the war between them should be
nt an end, Berlin dispatches say. The
third clause of the treaty provided that
the regions west of a line agreed upon,
and Which Is t? be delineated later,
formerly belonging to Russia" shall
have no further obligation toward
Russia aijd Germany and Austria will
determine their fate In agreement with
Artlcife four provides-for the evacua
tion of the Anat6lian provinces and
the surrender of Kara, Erivan and
Batoum to Turkey. The treaty con
"Article 5—Russia will without delay
carry out the complete demobllzation
ot her army, Including the forces new
ly formed by the peasant government.
Russia will transfer her warships to
her harbors and leave them until a
general peace, or Immediately disarm
them. Warships of states at war with
the quadruple alliance will be treated
as Russian warships.
"An Immediate beginning will be
made of tho xemoval of mines in the
Baltic and Insofar as Russian power
extends In the Black sea. Commercial
sea is free in these waters. A mixed
committee will be appointed to fix
Activity at Toklo,
Tokio, Yla Shanghai and London,
March 6.—The Russian situation is ab
sorbing the public mind. There havo
been frequent meetings of the Japan
ese cabinet at -which, doubtlessly, tho
entire question was considered most
carefully with realization of the serious
nature of the responsibilities Involved.
|f' Embassies at Helsingfors.
Stockholm, March 4.—The members
of the British, French and Italian em
bassies who left Petrograd last week
now are at Hclslngfors, according to
information reaching the American
.jgpji Germans Occupy Another Town.
-^London, March 5.—Harva, 100 miles
Southwest of Petrograd, has been
^captured by the Germans and the
5"enemy is reported to be continuing his
advance on Petrograd, according to an
•JB&change Telegraph Dispatch from
i**etrograd, dated Monday.
/M TEN KILLED MARCH 1.
General Pershing Reports List of Dead
in German Raid on U. 8. Sector.
Washington, March 5.—General Per
reported to the war department
Monday the names of one lieutenant
privates killed in action, of a
captain, a lieutenant and eleven mfen
severely wounded, and ten men slightly
wounded, all on March 1, the day of
a German assault on an American
Hrerich sector. The name of a lieuten
ant and four men killed the same day
liad beon previously reported.
The dead are:
First Lieutenant Stewart W. Hoover,
Infantry, Bla,ckfoot, Idaho.
William Farr, Milan, P&.
Fred Gard, Crosby, N. D.
Russell A. Murr, Napa, Cal.
Edwferd H. McNulty, St. Louis.
Chris Busch,' Napa, Cal.
Slatftiews D. Souza, Sato Antas.
Claude W. Keller, Glenburn, N.
Lloyd S. Miller, Commerce, Mo.
Frank Midake,'Minot. N. D.
Corporal Homer J. Wheaton, Syra
Private LaWrence A. tacasse, Wo
burn, Mass., were killed Feb. 22.
i: Private Alfred Annunziata, Brook
lyn, haii died from wounds receive^
ton March 1.
Captain John D# von HoltSen'dorfC,
fieldutillery, Brunswick, Ga,, and First
:•'.* ,',f V'- -:.'
Lieutenant Ralph II. Blukn. Sapuipn,
Okla., and tho following privutea wore
severely wounded on that date:
William Richtcr, Chicago.
John L. Bray, Drum, Ky.
William F. Woodhouse, Conway, A rlt.
Jacob T. Lemmens. Newnru. N. .i.
Warren M. Bowen, Morrlstown, Ua.
Kcnnard H. Hill, Bates. ArU.
Demctrlc O. Hatzidakls, San Fran
Willie-L. Itotnlnft, fcllni, N D.
Mnryan (iuwllk, Chicago.
JIfirry E. Oranpo, GordonsviUe, Tenn.
Tho slightly wounded wore:
Corporal Thom.is 0. McCabe, Brook
Shclilc Moxloy, Lnurel \Springs, N. C.
Bruno Urban. St. Louis.
William A. Konnn, Orange, N. J.
Willlo Brocklenmn, Council Grove,
Oscar Pflcnstercr, St. Loula.
Ralph J. Meyer, St. Louis.
Curl Larsen, Ram Bonholm, Den
Steve Janlcek, Chicago.
Ilenry Klnst, St. Charles, 111.
Corporal Arthur C. Trayer, of Free
port, NT. Y., and Private John Lfons,
of Cedarhurst, X. Y„, were severely
wounded Feb. 27, and Corporal Robert
I A. Eddy, and Private Henry Kerr, of
Willingford, Vt., were slightly wound
jed the same day.
General Pershlnjr also reported that
Private Cecil D. McKenry. of George
town, Tex., died froirl gunshot wounds
I received March 1. Private Wallace
Hatchard, of Columbia Falls. Mont.,
'died March 3 from "traumatism by fire
AS WAR MEASURp
Domand of Prohibition Party Voieed
by National Chairman Virgil Hin
ahaw at National Convention in
Chicago, March 5.—AT demand for
Immediate nationwide prohibition aa
a war measure was voiced by Virgil
Hlnshavv, chairman of the prohibition
national committee, In an address
opening the thirteenth national con
vention of that pa,rty in .Chicago today.
More than 1,000 delegates were In at
tendance. In part Mr. Hinsbaw said:
"11 all the prohibition forces of this
country will pull together we can se
cure. war prohibition within ninety
daye. That is one of our Jobs, but It
is not the' job of the .prohibition party
to do it all by Itself. The time has
arrived whep we should beseech tho
150,000,000 church members and In ad
dition reach out after every labor
union, manufacturers' organization
and- farmers' organization 'In America.
"We want prohibition for tho period
of tho war, but we also want It per
manently. Already seven states have
ratified the prohibition amendment.
Wo will take it for granted that all
dry states will ratify it. In that event
we must win seven more wet states.
Seven wet states which we believe we
can win are Nevada, Wyoming. Flor
ida. Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri and
Texas, There are others we should
win, namely, California, Wisconsin,
Delaware. New Jersey and Vermont.
Even old New York, Massachusetts,
Connecticut 'and Louisiana are by no.
mean* hopeless. Germany has even
gone so far as to prohibit the use of
gs»ln for the production of beer. That
Is the greatest attack she could have
made against the allies."
Enactment of a national bone dry
law in ninety days was demandoed as
a war measure at a special convention
of the prohibition party.
E. E. Lobeclc, of Alexandria, Minn.,
the only prohibition state senator In
tho Unitod States, was elected tempor-.
ary chairman of the convention. Olln
S. Bishop, of Utlca, N. Y., was chosen
secretary, and L. F. Jeanmene, of Chi
MILLS TO INCREASE OUTPUT.
Food Administration Returns Them to
90 Per Cent Basis.
.Chicago,sMarch B.—*I)he millng divis
ion of the food administration today
Issued orders provldigs for Immediate
Increase in the output of flour. The
order notifies flour millers that they
may return to a W per cent basis. Tho
mills were first put on a 90 per cent
schedule, then cut to a 75 per copt, and
are now back to 90 per cent.
OFFERED FOR SALE
Business Intsresto In New York, In
volving Millions of Dollars, to Be 8old
Privately—Holdings Include Invest
ments of Countsss von Bernstorff
New York, March 5.—Eenemy prop
erty ln business concerns, Involving
millions of dollars, ^[111 be placed on
sale in private, beginning today, It Is
announced by the general business de
partment of the alien property govern
or In this city.
These concerns include many varie
ties or business enterprises—dye fac
tories, steel and Iron plants and es
tablishments owning large holdings ln
cotton, iron and steel. These concerns
are paid to hold business properties
aggregating in value aboi^t $700,h)0.
The stock halve pot been invoiced but
it is said they will "run into millions."
The holdings Included tho invest
ments of stocks and bonds of Countess
von Bernstorff, formerly Jean Lucken
meyer, of'New York, amounting to
$500,000. Much larger properties, in
cluding the Hamburg-American/ lines,
ha.vc also been taken over.
Anti- Fraternity Law Upheld.
Des Moines. March 6.—flowa's antl
hl&h school fraternity law was fur
ther sustained by the supreme court
loday ln siibtalning thfi action of the
Cca' %toine* school board in .expelling
students from the West high school.
VOLUME FORTY-FOUR MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1918
Attack on Front of 1,200
Yards Scorcs Material
Artillery Disperses Large assembly of
Teutonic Troops in Sector North
west of Toul—Americans Being Pick
ed For Awards of New Medal of
Honor—List of Those Decorated by
Intense artillery duels continue
an the western front. In the Ver
dun sector a French surprise at
tack at the Caionne trenches car
ried the attackers forward 600
yards on a front of 1,200 yards*
to the German fourth line. The
French took 150 prisoners.
American artillery has shelled
effectively a large assembly of
German troops in the sector north
west of Toul.
Once more tho American troops
holding the sector east of St. itihiel
In French .Lorraine have proved them
selves more than a match for the
Germans. Another of the numerous
sudden strokes the Germans have been
launching recently on American posi
tions was driven in last night, appar
ently wiLh considerable forco, as the
attack was of such character as to
merit notice in today's French official
iicsldes repulsing the nemy attach,
tho Americans on the Lorraine front
were active in patrol work, In which
they to .£ prisoner a number of Ger
P^rls, March 5.—A German attack
on trenches held by American forces
In Lorraine was repulsed, the flBYenci
"war statement announces today. Am
erican. patrols in the same region took
a number of German prisoners.
The official statement tonight says:
"Bast o' the .Meuse we carried out
In spito of violent opposition a sur
prise attack cn a large scale against
tho enemy trenches at Caionne. Our
troops' penetrated an extreme depth of
600 meters at certain points. In the
cotirse of the attack the enemy counter
attacked against 'pur left flank. He
was repulsed after a sharp ilght in
which he ruffered heavy losses. Tho
enemy lost many prisoners, 150 having
been counted up to, this time. Our
losses were extremely small.
"Northwest of Besonvaux we repuls
ed an enemy surprise attack. In upper
Alsace the artillery activity was very
great. Wo checked east of Largltzeu
an enemy attack."
PICKING MEN FOR MEDALS.
Americans Are to Be Decorated With
Great Care—^M en Honored by Franoa
[By tho Associated Press.]
With the American Anniy in lYance,
March 4.—The first Americans to win
tho new medal of bravery ^n action
probably will bo tho men who partici
pated in Friday's flffht with the Ger
mans ln the Toul sector. Among them
doubtlessly will be some. If not all the
men, decorated yesterday by Premier
The' fighting records of the" varlou*
soldiers are being compiled and on
these records recommendations will ba
made by the_ general commanding
The data will be carefully gathered
so that no one will be honored merely
for doing hlo duty.
It is new .permissible to give tho
names of the officers and men decor
ated yesterday by Premier Clemen
ceau. They are:
Lieutenant Joseph Camby, Brooklyn,
N. Y. Lieut. William Coleman,
Charleston, 8. C. Sergeant Patrick
Walsh, Sergeant William Norton, Pri
vate "Buddy" Plttman, Brookyn Pri
vate Alvln Solley, St. Louis.
The sergeants havo been in the army
for many years. Sergeant Walsh for
merly lived In Detroit and Sergeant
Norton ln Arkansas. The privates
distinguished themselves by running
thru the German barrages to deliver
The artillery officers. Sergeant Dler
dorff, vhosu home is In Georgia, and
Lieutenant Greene will receive the war
cooss. Both are now in the hospital.
Lieutenants Canto and Coleman
went out in "no man's land" in day
light nnrt took German prisoners, Ser
geant Norton killed a German officer
and two soldiers. Sergeant Walsh took
command of a detachment in front of
the wire entanglements when his cap
tain was- killed and continued the light.
Tr6phy For Washington.
A German machine gun Jn perfect
condition may toe sent to Washington
as the first American trophy. It was
among the moss of material dropped
hastily by the enemy when he retired
from his ineffectual 'attack oh tho
American lines last week.
The weapon, with several belts of
ammunition, is now ln ^possession of
Intelligence officers. ,~
"Trench Fever" Experiments.
Paris, March '5.—Sixty enlisted men
of tho United States sanitary corp*,
all from Now England, now are serv
ing as hosts to normal cr infected lice
or have received injections from blood
ofsoldterH known to have been suffer
ing with trench fever. They are be
ing used In experiments in the Ameri
can hospital camps. The disease of
"trench fevuj" Is not fatfll.
Scarcity of physicians In the nrltlsh
army prevented the ro.vnl army nied
Irnl corps from studying the rau.se »f
the disease. The American Red (.'ros.i
decided to undertako the utirvoy.
With the approval of General Per
shing a call for volunteers was made.
i*ixty men were selected, A comfort
nbly walled hospital and a complete
laboratory equipment has been provid
ed by tho Red Cross.
Hoover Was Hero.
Washington, Mireh 5 —The depart
ment officials are certain that the
"captain of the West Point 1917 class"
referred to in dlspntches describing
the unsuccessful German attack on
American trenches near Toul was
Lieut. Stewart W. Hoover, of Black
foot, Idaho, whose name appeared In
the casualty lists reported by General
Pershing last nlffht. Lieutenant Hoover
was a member of the West. Point class
graduated ahead of time In May, 1917.
Australians MtrHA Another Raid.
London, iMarch 6.-jr"AustrallHn roop«
carried out a successful raid last night
against the enemy positions at Warne
ton, capturing a number of prisoners
and two machine guns," says today's
war office report. "A hostile party
which attacked one of our posts was
reputaed after sharp fighting.
"Yesterday our patrols brought In
several prisoners south of St. Quentin."
ADVANCE TOWARD PEACE.
.ansdowne Finds von Hertling's Speech
London. March B.-In the view of the
Lord Lansdowne notes that the
German chancellor regarded tho speech
made by Viscount' Milner, on Feb. 21,
as more conciliatory than that recent
ly made by Walter Kunclman, former
president of the board of trade, and
speech are selected or comment First,
Lansdowno Interpret* this as a small
,dent S0 8
ciples. This, says Lansdowne 18 all|been
right ag far as It goes. Tho third point
l„a?Ct .°.r I
Intimation that Germany does not
material passage In the papal note on transferred to regiments In
which von Hertllng apparently replies service.
is that Germany evacuate Belgium.
British Repulst German Raiders.
of St. Quentin,
Disloyal Soldier Sentenced.
Ayer. Masx, March 5.—'William Nim
ke. of Torrington, 'Conn., a sergeant at
Cajnp Devens, was given a thirty year
sentence today for unpatriotic utter
ances. He was tried by a general
court martial, Feb. 6.
TWO PARTIES IN CONVENTION
Nationalists and Prohibitionists
Chicago, March 5.—The national
conventions of the prohibition nnd the
national parties met here today
to formulate policies for tho cam
paigns during the year. The national
party was organized here last October
by representatives of the prohibition
ists, progressives, loyal socialists and
single taxers. The national and the
prohibition parties have a number of
purposes ln common, notably national
prohibition, woman's suffrage and pub
lic ownership of public utilities.
ACT GIVES HUNS FREE HAND
IN IN APRIL
Believed Next Contingent
Will Move to Camps Early
AMENDMENT TO LAW
HOLDING UP ORDER
Provost "Marshal General Prepares
"Important Announcement'' With Re
ference to Summoning of Troops
Preparations Made to Call Remain
ing Negroes Certified for First Draft
Aliens Not to Serve in France.
Washington, March 5.—Tho provost
marshal has prepared an "Important
announcement" regarding tho next
draft. It Is believed the next contin
gent of drafted men will move to
camps early in April.
Tho order for tho draft Is held up
by pending ainendnu-nts to the draft
Marquis of Lansdowne, expressed in a
letter to the DSllly Telegraph, the re-] Preparations have not been mado for
cent speech "of Chancellor von Hertl-jthe summoning of tho remaining!
ing, makes a perceptible advance to- negroes certified under the first draft
ward peace. Lord Lansdowne believed,
the speech may be regarded as a kind
of "rejoinder to pressing announcement) only half of them were sent
recently made by the Versailles con- training camps. I
ference. Inadvisabllity of sending these men!
.000 and 80,000 of these were!
to southern camps and fear to «end I
them to colder localities are given as
the reasons for the delay.
Escape Service (n France.
Officers and men In th« army who
aro ot onemy Iiat,onam l|Ut wh
Lansdowne seems by implication to,i0yaity j„ not questioned, will not. be
agree with Count von Hortllng. detailed to servo on tho battle front.
I'our poln of the chance lor
The war dL.piVrtm0nt has ad tcd
Is the chancellor's wish for an Intimate .ending the men to duty in Insular
meeting of the belUSforents. Lord,
the treatm-nt of 8UCh CRB8
pos8fls8lon8i rolca8lng me ln
r6gimentl! who ctm
infermal meeunr ^^sons autnorxzea,
A recent ca3e of that klnd war that
that peace can be discussed on tHoi|n
cast upon his loyal but
(lpcldcd by Gen(
would greet joyfully and
LondoitT March 0. "Under cover of. Many Broken Bones Result From Col
considerable artillery bombardment at lision of Interurban Car.
dawn today a hostile raiding party at-! Boone
tacked our trenches west of
nays the official communication issued
here tonight. '"Tho attack was com
pletely repulsed after sharp fighting
wherein we captured a few prisoners.
Many casualties were Inflicted on tho
enemy during his withdrawal to his
own lines. Another enemy party, injuries.
which approached our lines northwest
also was driven oft
Dodge baserter 8ent to Prison.
Onmp Dodge, March 5.—Demetrius
PapaKeorge, a national nrmy private
from Duluth, Minn., was sentenced to
fifteen years imprisonment at hard
labor in the Kort Leavenworth peni
tentiary on charges of desertion, it was
gladly in an International court of Chaplain Feinler therefore was s.n t"
arbitration. Lord Lansdowne saysjback
this statement may be welcomed. Ishafter. Hawaiian islands.
think of retaining Belgium, together oGrman
with the chancelor's reference to thejfttUod
papal note. He points out that the!
Over the Top.
chaplain of a!
regular regiment and who went to!
with his regiment. He had been
tho nrmy S
r00IlriKs of French authorities must
l»o considered and no man of enemy
oo-operate nationality should
in hl« fnrro* I
tf) dul at Fo
Many regular nrmy non-commls-^
and privates are of 1
Austrian nnd hnve
t0 taUe out nfltuniIl7atlon
paperfl Such men aro Ir
INJURED IN BOONE WRECK.
March 1.—Tito following are
I/cns. the most seriously Injured n« the re
sult of tho interurban collision hero
yesterday, ln which three men wero
Ben Robinson, Cnrroll, loft log hrok
en, hip cut and bruised.
Martin Donaldson, Boone, lnternnl
William Cress, brakemnn, Boone, leg
Joe Van Meter, Ogdcn, leg broken,
Austin Holms, Lindvlllo, hrtilsed.
Harry Davis, motormnn. Boone, hip
broken, arms crushed nnd cut.
Trench Practice Proves Real. Injured.
Fort Worth. Tex., March 5.—Trench Grant Beals, Boone, Internal Injuries,
practice beenme so real at Camp Bowie. U. A. Roso, conductor, Boone, broken
Monday afternoon, thnt Major Lloyd arm and braised fpce.
Hill, jvas shot thru tho leg and his John Zurn\
foot broken. Ho will be in the hospital Juries.
Charles Dugan, Boone, left leg bro-
Simpson, Harcourt, leg
Bernnrd^ rteilly, Boone, bnck Injured.
Kichurd Foes. Boone, bnck and legs
Iwalt, Napier. Internal in-
Robert Kylies, Boone, lega injured.
T. S. Powers. Fort Dodge, motorfnan
train No. 4, Internal Injuries.
William Prang, Fort Dodge, con
ductor train No. 4, bruised.
George Todd, Browndale, Mlnnl., arm
broken nnd bruised.
C. A. Brown, agent's helper at /Cclly,
logs broken. Injured InternaIly,
Dr. S. Runyan, Sioux City, bruised
Vera Hanson. Boone, bruised.
E. J. Young. Boone, motormnn Kxtra
J. J. Klrby. Boone, bruised nnd cut.
Louis Erlcson. Boone, bruised.
Allen Kelly, Boone, back Injured.
J. B. White, Boone, lnternnl injuries.
Tressa Partcllo, Boone, face run! head
Ursula Engler, Boone, eye and face
George Heaps, Jr., Boone, head cut.
L.^H. Markley, Boone, nock and head
Pete Peterson, slight Injuries. I
J. T. Gleason, Fort Dodge, bruised
Mrs. Leslie Mnckey, Boone, bruised.
Avalanche Crushes Military Train.
Geneva, March, 5.—The heaviest
snowfall of the reoest winter in the
Swiss Tyrolese Alps has occurred' injured, broken face.
during tho last twenty-tour hotirs. The|
snow is from three to six feet deep an» Hawkeys Wrestler Win.
Is still falling. One avalanche cut an Special to Times-Republican.
Austrialn military train in two south. Iowa-City, March li.—Iowa defeated
of Botzen. Twenty-six officers and mcnl Indiana last night in the annual wrest
werc killed. 'lln* tournament, 11 to 10. The Hawk-
J. M. I^arson. Odebolt, hips nnd legs
7y j»* r™-W|
NEWS OF THE DAY
Run rLses 'March 6 at 6:20, set* at 6:5#.
Iowa—Snow n,i id colder tonight,
V.'ednesduy unsettled and cold wave
Btrong northwest winds.
Kungc of tomperature at Maraball
town: Monday. W and 35 Sunday.
49 and 33 March 4, 1917, 1« above »nd
2 below. At this morning, 40 yes
(icrmans to 'Hold Ilusslan Territo'
Japan Given Free Hand In flllv
French CJaln in New Drive.
Next Draft to be In April.
Amerlrnns to lie (Jlvrn Hero'
PAGES TWO AND TH'
Soft Corn Converted Into Pork.
Decrease in State Butter Output.
I'nfttor Kxpones Nonpartisan league,
(iernrd May Address Teachers.
War News and Comminli
Camp Dodgers Stnrt InlenHlvn Train
Ituss-Jap Question Raises New
Mrs. Persons, Patriot.
Very Few Brood flows Slaughtered.
The General Business Field.
Topics nnd Iowa Opinion.
PAGES SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN,
County Lets Bridge Contract,
Annunl "T. W." Campaign on Wed
New iMnrshalltown Club Secretary
Delinquent Draft List Turned Over
Oener.il nnd Brief Cltv 'News.
Markets and General:
Prospect of Snow Lifts forn.
Increased Firmness In Outs.
iHogs Sell Lower.
Farms Srarrr at $10 Pr Acre.
eyes won two events on decisions and
ono by a fall. Tins lloonler» won both
both their matches by falls,
DECRIES SECRET DIPLOMACY.
Henderson Declares Foreign Affairs
Must Be Openly Oitcutsod.
London, Alurch 6.—The campaign
for the next general election already
has begun. Arthur Henderson, fortner
member of the war council nnd secre
tary of tho labor pdrty, addressed &
meeting last night ip kaetliam. mak
ing a strong appeal for the abolition
of secret diplomacy u.nd a league of
ilio suld that before tho war began
tho people hail trusted foreign affairs
to statesmen und diplomats and were
now pnying for their mistake. Tho
peoplo must be on guard against the
The object of this meeting Is to per
fect a stavo organisation out of -MR
local chapter- which nre organized in
the state of Iowa.
All of the officials of tlio national as
sociation are here nnd Incoming trnlns
are bringing ln more detonates. Organ-I
Izlng of committee* nnd getting or-j
ganlzed constituted todny's nrd*r of
The election of officers and
selecting a meeting place for next
year will bo ln order WVdnesdny
STUDY "NON SIN KA BLE" CRAFT.
Naval Experts to Determine Practica
bility of New Device.
Washington, iMnrch board of,
naval experts, headed by Rear Ad-j
mlral Wlnterhead, Secretary Danlelsj
said today, Is making thorough study!
of the non-slnknble tanks, put aboard
the former Austrian liner Lucia, and'
will report on Its practicability forj
general use In the wnr wipe.
Tho Lucia Is equipped with huoy-j
nncy devices. Naval experts ore dlvld-l
ed to somo extent as to tho success
of the device.
INVESTIGATE FAIRFIELD FIRE.
Blaze Which Destroys Wago Works
Believed Work of Firebugs.
Fairfield, March 15.—Authorities to
day are endeavoring to determine the
couse of a fire last night which caused
the destruction of the Turney wagon
works, of this city, with a loss of $60,
The comoaany recently had received
orders from the government and It
starting the 'blaze.
NEW YORK WOM€N VOTE.'
Exercise Franohlse First Time at
Congressionsl Elections. I
New York, March 6.—'Women today
were casting their first votes In New
York stato. The elections were in
scattered congressional districts In
Brooklyn, and in New York City.
Weather For IoWs»#*pS
Snow Tonight CoU
FREE HARD III
ttente Nations in Agree
ment to Stand Back of
BRITAIN, FRANCE AND
ITALY IN ACCORD
Washington Bsllsvss Military Aotivity
by Japan ia Imminent—China May
Act sa Protector of Frontier en
Whioh Japan Do«» Not Border—
Paris Announces All Allies Ar*
Agreed as to Pelioy.
Japan, report* indicate, will aot
soon to protect the allies' interests
in eastern Siberia. Press dis
patohea received tn London say
that the British, Frenoh and Ital
ian ambassadors in Tokio have or
will immediately ask the Japanese
government to take whatever Mo
tion it deems necessary to pro•
tect military stores at Vladivostok.
It is believed in Washington
that military aotivity by Japan is
imminent. Need of Jspaneee so
tion is feit since the signing of
peace between Ruesis snd the cen
A belated dispatoh from Peking
says that the Russian foroes are
menacing the frontiers of Chinese
Turkeetan. German agenta have
been aotive in thie territory at
tempting to arouse the Moham
medans against the Chinese.
London, March S.—The Evening
News' says the question of Japanese
intervention In Siberia ha* been
settled and that all the allies, as
well ae the United States, have
agreed to permit Japan to mqve
Washington, March fc—'The
United States new Is In aoserd
with ths allies on the question ef
permitating Japan a free hand In
intervention In 8lberia, it became
London, March S.—It is understood
according to a Heuter dispatoh from
Toklo that tho Japanese government
l« oxtrnmely well lnformod of the de-
repetltlon of tho fntal policy of Uussla.i velopments In Siberia, but at present
It is highly improbable, ito declared, j'» adopting a policy of watchful walt-
that the war can be ended by a de
cisive Prussian military triumph. It
might be ended, he eald, by a process
of exhaustion. A third alternative—a
process of conciliation—thru socialism,
to obtain a people's pence, he nald.
Ing. Jnjpsn Is careful of arousing loyal
Hecognlslng also that China is en
titled to consideration as a protector
of tho frontier on which Japan does
not actually border, Japan, the dls-
That did not moan a surrender to thei psteh says, probably has agreed with
enemy nor a peace at any price, nor
thnt people nre willing to condone Ger
What the policy of conciliation
rmant was the destruction of militar
ism not only In Germany but every
FORM STATE ORGANIZATION.
First Meeting of Iowa Society of Equity
Held at Waterloo.
Rpeclsl to Times-Republican.
Waterloo, March 5.—Between ill) nnd
HOO Iowa farmers are attending the first
state meeting of the American Society
of ICqult.v, which convened here at 0[
o'clock this morning.
China on a plan of prompt co-opera
The foreign office has reoelved nrw*
of the esfe arrival at Heislngfors of
tho British embassy staff.
Given Free Hand.
Paris, March 5.—Significance Is at
tached to the meeting ot the foreign
affairs committee of the senate this af
ternoon. tho understanding 'bsir.# that
the Russian situation as It affects the
fsr-enst was under discussion.
While the committeemen ss a mat
ter of ,-ourse declined to make known
the exoRt terms' of Premier Pinehon's
speech. It'^wns understood that it now
seems certain that all the allies are
In agreement to leave to Japan th»»
task of Intervening In Mnnchurla and
No Agreement, Saya Lewis.
Washington. March B.—Dlscuaslng
possibility of Japanese action In 61
berin. Senator Iewis. of Illinois, today
In 'he senate declnred there was no
agreement hetween the United States
nn( on th| BubJoct
NO LIQUOR TO SOLDIERS
Philadelphia Club Nr.t To Serve Men
Philadelphia, March 5.—An under
standing has b»en reached by Francis
Fisher Kane. United States district at
torney, with the clubs of the city
which maintain a buffet, whereby no
uniformed member of the country's
nghtlng forces will be served with
Ikiuor. The further ruling whereby
the serving of liquor may not be al
lowed to parties In which uniformed
soldiers appear, was made and the en
tire party accompanying a soldier or
sailor will be forced to "go dry."
No Profit In Counterfeiting.
Washington, March 5.—Rising costs
of metals work at least one benefit to
I are largely responsible for the marked
decrease In counterfeiting the past
year. "The "non-precious" metals.
from which bogus coins are made have
become so precious that the margin in
counterfeiting has been greatly cut. 5
Other reasons for so little counter
felting la said to be because of the
large number of men taken ln the drrfft^
and men who once resorted to counter
feiting now And plenty of work.
Becomes Mother at S3.
Special to Tlmes-Bcpubllcan.
Shenandoah. March 5.—Mrs. Mlltott
Vln*ant. of this county, is mother i^t,
the age of 53 years. She Is the wife of
fttrn'T The father of the baby #lrl
is 71 years of 1
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