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Volunteer Members Astounded by Tremendous
Strength Developed by Administration Forces
-Result, 29 to 98, Greeted With Thunder
ous Applause From Floor and Galleries.
WASHINGTON, April 2S . Adminis
tration forces overthrew opponents of
the administration seloctive conscrip
tion bill In the house on the first vote
today and struck the volunteer amend
ments from the measure.
The vote came on an amendment by
Representative Kahn, who has led the
fight for the administration bill, mov
ing to strike out the volunteer amend
ments inserted by a majority of the
military committee against tho pro
tests of tho president and the army
war college. It assured the passage
of the bill as drawn by the army ex
perts The vote to sustain the provisions
of tho administration bill was 279 to
The volunteer advocates were as
tounded at the tremendous strength
developed by the administration forc
es. When the members lined up to
pass the tellers it looked almost as if
the whole house was about to vote for
conscription. Chairman Dent of the
military committee, heading the vol
unteer forces, finally gave up count
ing the votes. Miss Rankin, the Mon
tana member, voted for the volunteer
system, as did Speaker Clark, and
Chairman Padgett of the naval com
mittee Republican Leader Mann vot
ed for conscription. Democratic Lead
er Kitchin, busy with revenue legisla
tion, did not vote.
When Representative Saunders of
Virginia, presiding, announced the
Kahn amendment had carried, 27D to'
9S, there was thunderous applause
from the floor and tho crowded galler
ies. Debate In Senate.
Debate in the senate today was be
gun by Senator Harding of Ohio, in
support of the administration bill and
also his amendment to permit Colonel
Roosevelt to raise four divisions of vol
unteers for immediate service abroad.
Senator Harding said the amend
ment was not to be misconstruod as
inimical to the general conscription,
which he endorsed.
Favors Volunteer Force.
"It does not under-estimato the Im
pressiveness of our deliberate prepa
ration of an army of a million men,"
ho said, "while laying the foundation
of 10,000,000 more if need be, to say
that an immediate forco of American
volunteers would put now life in ev
en' allied trench and a new glow in
every allied camp fire on every battle
front In Europe."
Senators Curtis (Republican) of
Kansas and Smith (Republican) of
Michigan also endorsed the Roosevelt
plan. Senator Lodge spoke at length
in its favor. "I can see no reason why
men over 25 who earnestly desire to
fight for their country In Franco, if
physically fit, should not bo permit
tod to offer their lives, if they want
"It cannot injuro the principle of
universal compulsory service,' said
Senator Lodge.
Senator Stone of Missouri suggest
ed that former Governor Sulzer of
New York also desired to raiso a divi
sion "If any man by his own personal
influence or weight in his community
can raise a division on this amend
ment," Senator Lodge replied, "I shall
be glad to seo him do it."
Williams for Conscription.
Registering his approval of conscrip
tion, Senator Williams of Mississippi
Bald he favored it for ono reason, bc
causo it will "weed out loyal and dis
loyal Americans."
"There arc ono million traitors In
America, Including a considerable
number of German spies," he said.
"I want to weed out that element. If
they resist draft, they will bo Interned.
This conscription will separate tho loy
al and disloyal Americans."
Makes Two Speeches in Chi-
;i cago Opposes Using Grain
for Alcoholic Beverages.
; ; CHICAGO, April 28 Col. Roosevelt,
(; who arrived hore this morning to
"1 make two.spoeches undor the aus-
C Pices of thd" National Security league,
,' was expected to advocate that no
3 grain be used In the mnking of alco-
j hollc beverages during the porlod of
the war. Mounted pollco, national
guardsmen and naval recruits escort-
y ed Col. Roosevelt from the railway
Btation to his hotel. Crowds on the
f streets grooted him .with cheers.
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Rescuers Fear All of 119 Men
Entombed in Trinidad Mine
Have Perished.
Officials Cannot Explain Ex
plosion Every Precaution
Taken Suspicious
HASTINGS, Colo., April 28. Nine
more bodies, making a total of fifteen,
were found by tho rescue crw which
entered the Hastings mine of the Victor-American
Fuel company mine at
midnight. Tho crow came out shortly
after S o'clock this morning. One hun
dred and nineteen mem were entomb
ed in this mine by an explosion yes
terday and it Is feared all have per
ished. A3 soon as the first rescuers emerg
ed another crow entered the mine
bearing stretchers to bring out the
bodies. - "
Outside the mine, scores of volun-.
teers pressed forward eager to be in
tho next shift to go Insido. Foremen
went about among the crowd picking
the sturdiest and most experienced
"You can't all go, boys," the super
intendent told them.
The rescue crew reported the fire in
tho mine was out and that work of
repairing damaged portions and clear
ing fallen rock coal which partially
blocked the air passages was proceed
ing rapidly.
Hopes Some May Live.
G. F. Bartlett, president of the Victor-American
company, said he believ
ed some of the men had a chance for
their lives, because among those en
trapped were sevoral trained in res
cuo work. David Reese, safety inspect
or for .all the Victor-American com
pany's properties, was In the mlno
making an inspection when the explo
sion occurred. He Is belloved to have
boon lost,
"Wo cannot explain the explosion,"
said Bartlett "Electric lights were
used in the mine, no miner was per
mitted to have electric caps for firing '
blasts, and all blasts were fired by a
shot firer. The mine was frequently
inspected. Every precaution was tak
en to make it safe."
Lesllo E. Hubbard, attorney general
of Colorado, and an assistant arrived
this morning to Investigate rumors
that tho explosion was the act of an
alien enemy and to probe into condi
tions touching the observance of mine
safety laws.
Suspicious Circumstances.
"The condition of the mine lends
some color to the theory that tho ex
plosion was of an origin that you don't
think of," said General Hubbard.
In an explosion In tho same property
in 1912 twelve men wore killed.
Besides Mr. Hubbard, James Dal
rymple, stato mining inspector; Joe
Basoni, Italian consul, and a deputy
inspector went into the mine tills
morning. Basoni 1b looking nftcr the
interests of any Italians, among tho
entombed miners. i
Fire Bogs Makea Report.
Mr. Hubbard said:
"Tho fire boss, who inspected the
mine yesterday morning, coming out
throe hours before the explosion, says
In his report on file at tho office, tho
mino was in excollent condition then
and that ho would not bo afraid to
carry a lighted flame in it.
"Tho men coming out report thore
was ovidenco of an explosion. There
can be no explosion without gas or
tho actual setting oft of something.
This leaves actual design in the ex
plosion." Plenty of Financial Aid.
James F. Moran, of Pueblo, presi
dent of this district of United Mlno
Workers union, through tho local un
ion said that all financial aid neces
sary would bo supplied as needed. Mo
ran said all the entombed men were
members of tho organization. Tom
Jolly, who was a member of the res
cue crow coming out this morning,
gave the following account of his ex
periences: "Wo did not got In much farther
than the fourth north entry (about 5,
000 feet), which was as far as the
shift before us wont. In the fourth
north sntry wo found tho bodies.
Some of them wore crushed and some
had not a mark on them, just dlod
from the gas. Wo did not identify-any
Two Long Lines of Destroyers
Drawn Up Across the
German Submarines Constant
ly Keeping Vigil Off
LISBON. Portugal. April 28. (Corre
spondence of the Associated Press.)
Tho harbor of Lisbon has taken on a
distinctly naval aspect sinco Portugal
entered the ranks of the entente allies.
Off Commercial Square, which corre
sponds with the Bauery in Now York,
two long lines of destroyers have been
drawn up clear across the broad en
trance of the Tagus. The long black
hulls of the destroyers are so close to
gether that at half-tide they swing
at anchor broadside toward the sea,
almost touch ing, and presenting a
double line of batteries pointing off at
the German submarines darting along
the coast.
But Lisbon feels secure against an
enemy attack by sea, for besides the
double lines of destroyers, ready for
defense or quick sortie, there are
cruisers and gunboats with steam up,
and' back of them tho big land forti
fications on both banks of tho Tagus,
rising on high terraces and presenting
a semi-circle of massive stone fronts
topped with lines of heavy guns. And
besides these land and sea defenses
there is the feeling that the British
fleet Is not far off and presents a pret
ty solid barrier against the German
fleet bottled up in the Kiel canal.
Heavy Steel Net.
When tho British naval commission
visited here a short time ago still an
other naval defense was devised and
has sinco been put into execution. This
Is a heavy steel not extending clear
across the channel leading from Lis
bon to tho sea. This can bo lowered
at stated intervals for Uie passage of
commercial traffic. But when in posi
tion is Is not only a bar to subma
rines, but any which venture near It
are likely to be caught and held In
Its meshes.
Portugal Feeling Pinch.
Portugal is feeling the pinch also,
In being cut off from a supply of coal
from the Cardiff coal mines, and in
having its supplies of fish cut off.
Coal has gone up to S37 and ?40 a
ton and is so scarce it cannot be ob
tained at any price. The normal price
Is about ?7 a ton. Besides the de
rangement of domestic heating and
cooking and the misery caused to the
poor, the lack of coal is proving a se
rious menace to factories, railroads,
tramways and the heating and lighting
of public places, hotels and theatres.
The government has sought to remedy
the situation by reducing the lights in
the streets, extinguishing all lighting
at an early hour and advancing tho le
gal time by one hour so that people
will get up earlier and live more in
the daylight.
FRANCE. April 2S. (From a staff cor
respondent of tho Associated Press.)
There is an Interesting report cur
rent hero that Field Marshal von Hln
donburg came to tho German positions
opposite tho British lines on tho Ar
ras front just after the Easter Monday1
attack and was much wrought up over
tho conditions which he found there.
Tho field marshal is said to have been
particularly annoyed by tho German
withdrawal from Lens, which then was
under way, commanded that it be
stopped and Issued orders that there
bo no further rotreat until he per
sonally gave tho word.
This statement seemed to coincide
with the sudden stiffening of German
resistance about Lens when it looked
more than ten days ago that the city
would be given up within a few hours.
Tho flreB lighted In Lens two weeks
ago still aro burning and It seems
there will bo little loft Intact by the
time tho Germans arc finally driven
The British continue to take many
prisoners, all of whom continue to pro
foss absolute faith that the submarine
warfare will bring victory to Gorman
arms. Some of them also aro confi
dent that Russia will make a separate
peace. It Is evident that the German
higher command is assiduously culti
vating these Ideas In order to keep up
tho morale of tho troops. The prison
ers also appear to be convinced that
Flold Marshal von IHndenburg either
is or was preparing a great offensivo
on tho western front.
Whether duo to a shortage of their
own cannon or not, it has been re
cently discovered that tho Germans
still aro using on this front guns cap
tured from the Russians moro than
two years ago. These guns will not
stand a rapid fire, however, and aro
good only for five or six rounds aploco
n day.
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of them. Wo spent most of our time
setting up brattices so as to get good
air to the crow that followed us. "We
found little fallen rock."
Troops Belter Prepared and
More Willing Than Be
fore Revolution.
Terms Proposed by President
Wilson Meet Favor With
the People. i
PETROGRAD, via London, April
28, 8:40 a. m. Minister of Justice
Karonsky told a representative of the
Associated Press today that not only
is the army better prepared and more
willing to fight than before tho revo
lution, but that the factories are put
ting out moro ammunition than at any
previous stage of the war.
Regarding peace the minister said
"Russia wants peace on the terms
proposed by President Wilson. The
revolution and the entrance of the
United States into the war have
somewhat changed the objects for
which wo are fighting. We want
peace restored without annexation or
indemnity and favor a conference with
tho allies to determine how this can
be attained."
Socialists Stay In France.
PARIS, April 28. The administra
tive committee of the French Social
ist party has decided not to send del
egates to the International Socialist
conference in Stockholm, May 15. The
decision was made by a vote of 13
to 11.
Spain's First U-Boat.
MADRID, via Paris. April 28. The
first submarine of the Spanish fleet,
the Isaac Peral, constructed in the )
United States, has arrived at Carta '
gena, escorted by tho cruiser Estra
madura. nn
Ulv HiLiiuil LiliLj
Germans Violently Bombard
East of Auberive, But Are
Thrown Back.
French 175 Cannon, 412 Ma
chine Guns and 119
Trench Cannon
PARIS, April 2S, noon. Heavy ar
tillery fighting occurred last night be
tween St. Quentin and the Oise and in
the Champagne, the war office re
ports. On the Verdun front the
French raided German trenches and
brought back prisoners. Since April
16 the French have captured 175 can
non of all calibres, 412 machine guns
and 119 trench mortars. The num
ber of prisoners has reached 20,780.
The statement follows:
"Between St. Quentin and the Oise
there was heavy artillery fighting dur
ing the night Skirmishes occurred
south of St. Quentin. Near Laffaux
the enemy attempted without success
a surprise attack.
"In the Champagne the artillery
fighting was severe. After a violent
bombardment the Germans attacked
east of Auberive but were thrown
"On the left bank of tho Mouse, one
of our detachments penetrated the
German lines in the sector of hill
No. 304 and brought back prisoners.
"Sinco April 16 French troops have
captured 175 cannon of all calibers,
412 machine guns and 119 trench can
non. "The total number of prisoners has
reached 20.7S0 "
Big Jump of Twelve and
a Half Cents Starts
Morning Trade.
CHICAGO. April 28 High price
record smashing continues today in
the wheat market. Opening trades
showed a maximum jump of 12 l-2c
a bushel, July options touching S2.36
as against $2.23 1-2 to $2.24 1-2 at yes
terday's finish. May went to $2.75,
a rlso of 5 cents above yesterday's
topmost point.
Later May wheat at "Winnipog foil
15 cents, nfter notice had been given
that any member of the Winnipeg ex
change would be suspended for trad
ing without orders and that the Brit
ish government was not In tho mnrket
for futures.
Quotations In Chicago dropped 10
centB from early high figures.
Liquidation sale became general aa
tho result of tho Winnipeg news, and
were increased by word that in Omaha
no more trados In May wheat would be
Leading Fight in
House for Draft
Representative Julius Kahn.
Representative Julius Kahn of
California, ranking; Republican mem
ber of the house military affairs com
mittee, is leading the fight in the
lower nouso for the administration's
Belective conscription bill. "I do not
believe tho house will care to assume
the responsibility of overriding tho
unanimous judgment of trained mili
tary men at home and abroad," says
Representative Kahn.
Amendment to Army Billan
Ironclad Prohibition Rule
for Army.
WASHINGTON, April 28. In its
first vote on the army administration
bill today the senate adopted a most
drastic prohibition amendment, mak
ing it unlawful to sell or give any
liquor, wine or beer to any officer or
man in uniform or knowingly furnish
liquors to any person in the army.
Americans Must Know Things
First Hand Play War May
May Be Costly.
French Officers Fear Growing
Stale Before Getting
Back to France.
WASHINGTON, April 28. The mil
itary section' of the French mission,
headed by Marshal Joffro, during con
ferences continued today, with rcpre
sentalives of tho war department,
warned the United Statos that active
participation in the war without abso
luto preparation and previous contact
with field operations, would invite
enormous losses. This became known
today after Eralle Hovelaque, general
counselor, speaking for the mission,
had outlined a statement to be made
tomorrow by Marshal Joffrc to tho
American press.
"You must realize," said M. Hove
laque, "an army cannot be trained in
this country. Americans should know
these things first hand and what war
really is before they go into it on a
largo scale. Unless America has ac
curate knowledge of real war condi
tions instead of play war it may cost
you much. You will bo surprised how
rapidly tho conditions change. Lieu
tenant Colonel Romond, who probably
knows more about artillery than any
man in Franco, said to me only yes
terday, 'I am afraid of getting stale
before I got back to France.' "
WASHINGTON, April 28. Lord
Northcllffo, the noted British publish
er, his offered the output of his print
paper mills in northeastern Canada, to
American newspaper publishers to re
lievo the print paper situation. Tho
output of the mills is 60.000 tons a
year, and a sufficient factor to proba
bly break tho present high price market.
cleared except the closing out of old
contracts. Fifteen minutes before tho
close hero nearly all gains for the day
had been wiped out and July wheat
was buck to $2.25 1-2, with May at
Fiercest Imaginable Fighting Is Under Way
Germans Bring Up Fresh Divisions and Allies I I
Face Strong Forces and Well-Organized ' I
Trench System. ' I
Ex-President Delivers First
I War Speech Before National
Security League. ,
World Facing Shortage of.
Food People Not Waked
Up to Vital Significance.
CHICAGO. April 28. Col Theodore
Roosevelt, after an enthusiastic recep
tion here today, delivered his first
war speech at a noon luncheon given i
by the Chicago branch of the National
Security league.
Tonight he will deliver his principal ,
address at the stockyards ampitheatre,
, which scats 13,000 persons, in his
, luncheon address, Colonel Roosevelt,
urged that the use of grain for the
manufacture of alcoholic drinks be
prohibited for the period of the war.
Ho, urged obligatory military training,
the expansion and improvement of the
navy and assorted thaUan expedition
army force should be sent to France
at once. Present conscription plans,
he said, would deny service to many
men who wished to volunteer.
"The world is facing a shortage of
food," declared Colonel Roosevelt
"Soon wc In this country shall face a
shortage of food. Therefore let us use
all the grain we have for food and
not for intoxicants. Now that tho war
is on. lot us forbid any grain or corn
being used in the manufacture of in
toxicating liquors Let the government
i help the farmer by mobilizing labor if
necessary and tell our young men that
it is a case of farm and arm.
Unprepared for War.
"During the last two years and a
half of peace we have been foolish
enough not to prepare for war; now
that we are at war, let us avoid tho
further folly of failure to prepare for
tho great tasks of peace. We need
thorough-going military preparedness.
It must bo based on thorough-going
economic preparedness. Both alike
must be based upon spiritual prepared
ness, the making ready of the national
"As yet our people are not waked
up to the vital significance of this
war. This is because at the moment
we are safe behind tho British fleet.
I We sin against our children If we
fail to prepare our whole national
strength for the protection of the re
public." oo
PARIS, April 28. Premier Prieto
of Spain has announced that he has
received official confirmation of an
attack by a Gorman submarine on the
Spanish steamer Trlana. and has ad
dressed a strong protest to Germany.
AMSTERDAM, via London. April
2S, 11:30 a. m. A Warsaw telegram
says that Gen. Count Szaptyck, hith
erto commander of tho Polish legion,
has been appointed governor-general
of Lublin. He succeeds Gen. Karl
Kuk of tho Austrian army
RIO JANEIRO. April 28. Adolph
Paull, German ministre to Brazil, left
Rio Janeiro last night with his staff
for Uruguay. The Dutch minister took
ovor tho charge of German interests
in Brazil.
Guatemala hands
german passports
WASHINGTON, April 28. Guate
mala has broken off diplomatic rela
tions with Germany, handed to the
German minister his passports and
canceled the exequaturs of German
consuls there.
Official advices of tho break, com
ing from tho American legation In
Guatemala City, say President Estrada
Cabrera assigned as the reason far his
act his desire to stand with tho United
States in the fight for democracy and
,the preservation of international law.
Another smashing drive by the Brit- H
Ish on the Frenchc front was begun ' H
today and General Haig reports an ad- H
vance north of the Scarpe. H
In tho northern sector of the great H
battlefield the French are keeping up I H
a heavy artillery flro south of St. H
Quentin all around the curvo in the H
line into the Champagne. 1 H
The French seemingly have com- H
pleted the count of the prisoners and H
booty taken in tho recent fighting on H
these fronts. They captured 175 can- H
non of all calibers. 412 machine guns H
and 119 trench guns. The prisoners H
total 20,780. !
FRANCE, April 28, via London, 2:30 i M
p. m. (From Staff Correspondent of I M
the Associated Press). Another at- H
tack was launched by the British ear- ' H
ly this morning. The blow was struck H
on the front between the Scarpe river H
and Lens, on the ground over which H
some of the most desperate fighting H
has occurred since the British in- H
auguratcd their offensive on Easter j H
Mbndaj'. The struggle now in progress H
is very bitter. Tho Germans, in an- ' H
ticipatlon of another British effort had . . H
brought up reinforcements. Fresh ' H
German divisions have been identified I H
by the British. ' M
In today's drive the British faced a I H
, well organized trench system protect- i H
' ed by wire entanglement and held by H
strong forces of Germans. The artll- H
I lery preparation which had been in l H
progress for several days did much I jH
damage to the defense works, but ' H
there remained many troublesome H
strong points between Roucx, just i iH
north of the Scarpe and Gavrellc. I IH
North of Gavrellc satisfactory pro- jH
gross was made so far as could be IH
judged and early in the day prisoners IH
were being brought back. South of M
! this place the British got on toward '
Greenland hill, taking a trench north M
' of Monchy. H
' It is reported that the British have IH
( occupied the town of Arleux and half M
of Oppy but furious German counter H
attacks arc developing and the situa- M
tion is one of surging changes. The M
fiercest imaginable fighting is under i IH
way for the wood west of Rocux. IH
The weather is favorable. The j IH
airmen are active. I M
British Open Big Drive. H
I LONDON, April 2S. The British H
J have opened an attack along several j
miles of the front north of the Scarpe IH
' river, the war office announced today. ! 'M
The British troops are making good H
I progress in the face of considerable I H
' opposition. H
i oo im
I Important Transport Point j H
West of Algiers Badly Dam- H
aged Bridge Demolished. H
BERLIN, April 28. "A submarine l
has successfully bombarded the har- H
! bor works, important for transports, H
1 near Gouraya, west of Algiers," says H
an official statement issued toda. H
j "Ono loading bridge was demolished IH
I and another badly damaged." H
Gouraya lies on the Algorlan Med- H
, iterranean coast, sixty miles west of H
Algiers. H
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All Travelers and Postal Ser- H
vices Forbidden, Prelude to M
Important Military Move. H
ZURICH. Switzerland, April 28, via IH
Paris. 4:50 a. m. The German-Swiss H
frontier has been strictly closed to all H
travelers and postal services. No IH
German newspapers have arrived sinco IH
Wednesday. This is usually the pre- H
ludo to an Important military move. jH
oo H
MEXICO CITY, April 28. Newspa- H
pers todav print expressions from Gen- IH
oral Carranza reiterating his declara- IH
tion of Mexican neutrality and his re- H
solve that he -will do everything pos- H
sible to maintain that neutrality. H

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