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I ^ i m t?v nn?nn li Eii inn uunnu 1 BLOW IT HEM GRAFT its New Tariff Schediles to go Into Effect When Reported. [TECT JEW TAXES ress Companies And IV Poster Advertisers Ai- . t' lege Discrimination. WASHINGTON, May 12.?The new Tariff Commission's first act has been to recommend legislation expected to K - ' save to the Government millions of , dollars In revenue. H The commission proposes that all Hi the customs Increases proposed In the Hk * .war tax bill shall become effective Hy . from the date of the report of the H, .'olll to the House. Thus the commisHt slon proposes to stop the usual pracH tice by Importers of rushing in great Hp t identities of products on which they H khow duties are to be raised. 1 H . Consumers the Commission says alH ways have bought products at increasH ed, rates. . ; WASHINGTON, May 12.?The genH eral attack on the war tax bill continH Tied today before the Senate Finance H Committee. Scores of manufacturers H and representatives of other taxed lnH " teresta protested against the house bill. ; ' Taxation of parcel post? packages I - u-as advocated by Representatives of H lailroads and express companies who , croteMfj^ft would only be fair to tax packajai sent by parcel post whioh H competes with express companies. The H advertising of taxes of the bill were at ^aelted by fi. A.: Frost of Chioago rep- ; (HT^s?ntlng poster and outdoor advertls- i H" *%j5toterests. The tax he asserted die- > " ettmlnatee against poster interests by exempting newspapers and magazines , H Advertising "The bill posting Industry" , 11^ "DO 5&1Q * Will U6 yinuitbauj' yuv vui> v>. j business and the Government will lose the revenue calculated. The tax should J he distributor over newspaper and || magazine advertising. ' ! 1T | Arrangements Are Being j Completed To!>' Monongahela Valley Traction company engineers are today completing I the arrangements for the electrifica! tion of the Helmick Foundry company plant on the Belt Line. The Helmick company is now installing new and i modern machinery which will be eleci ri/.oiiv nnAratfid and are making to (planning their foundry and machine 'shop bo that electric energy will oper| ate all hthes, etc. [ The decision of the Helmlck company to ''<lo It electrically" was has. tened by the scarcity of labor. It has been found true by a number of lo cal manufacturers that a proper electrical Installation and tbe Introduction of various electrical devices has made it possible to keep up with orders. Russian Radicals j Wont Join Ministry (By Associated Press) PETROGRAD, May 12.?The execus| live committee of the Council of Work,1 men and Soldiers' delegates has doId elded by a vote of 23 to2 2 not to participate In the formation of a coalition y&: government . The question will be referred to a |yj plenary meeting of the council. It la - understood that ministries of muni * -- -? i?l *- - *.nrt tions, lEDOr ana reuei wut ue ureSESft , In the coalition government Bf Attack on Zebragge Ki?fe'' . (By Associated Press) K$j|i&NDON, May 12.?Flashes ol light KpijUaating another aerial attack on Zewngge were observed between 8 Hfiud 1 o'clock this morning a Reuter Mifsnatch from Flushing, Holland, re i,alor heavy and continuous gun fire heard from the west It is beBHieved a naval engagement was In prog' M^M-aaJ - v; Sij'*'- .-' t : t<irti4,t.**i; ^.t'ijr'Wjift I |"|. M-.im rn IN .' ' ." MEMBER A880CIATED PRE8I IS so Ex-President Taffs Son Joins The Artillery (By Associated Press' WASHINGTON, D. C., May 12.? CkarleB E. Taft. the 19-year-old son of former President Taft, lias enlisted as a private In the artillery. Taft Is under legal age and it was necessary to obtain the consent of his parents. Robert Taft, another son of the former President, failed to obtain admission to the army on account ot bis eyesight. L?____?____ Hfiliwis MOSEVELT TROOPS Conferees Instructed to Have Amendment Restored to Bill. WASHINGTON, May 12.?By a rote of 215 to 178 the House today after a stormy debate voted to instruct its conferees on the army bill to restore the Senate amendment to permit Colonel Roosevelt to lead a division to France. The bills as agreed upon by House and Senate was taken up in the House with supporters of Colonel Roosevelt's proposal to lead an army division to France conducting the fight to have that provision put back in the bill. ' Despite the Colonel's request to his friends not to delay the passage of the act Representative Anthony, leading the debate on the Republican side moved to recommit bill to the conference committee with instruction to remert It. 'l'wo hours of debate of that proposal was agreed upon. ' Chairman Cent of the Military Com mittee objected to any change in con ference report, although he originally sponsored the. volunteer amendment. "We went into that conference Instructed not' to Insert the Roosevelt amendment by a House vote of 176 to 106 and we stood by our instruction said the chairman. "1 can't understand how men who voted against on the volunteer system in the House can turn round and advocate the systems of some special person. "If you take an exception you are going against your own declaration." In eliminating the Roosevelt amenlment, the conferees, he said had carried out the expressed declaration of both the Houses of Congress." Representative Anthony declared that it would be impossible to meet the request for troops immediately which he> believed Marshal Joifre hail made of the War department unless resort was had to the services of 100,000 latriotic Americans who stand ready to enlist under the banner of one great American competent to lead such an army, "Joffre," he said, "has told tho War department?and we know It to be fact despite expurgation of his statement?that a force of von unter.rs could be raised here and with one or two months training here could be sent abroad and after four months this training in Europe they could be trained and sent to the trenches. Representative Sherley, interrupting, declared Marshal Joffre had told him trained troops should be sent. "Is the general staff in favor of the Roosevelt amendment?". demanded Representative Britten of Illinois. "I do not know as to that but I do know American people favor it," replied Mr, Anthony. He added that Colonel Roosevelt wa sthe man for the command of such a division and brought laugnter and jars from the Democratic side. Ice Cream Cones Make Great Hog Feed (By Associated Press) CHICAGO, May 12.?A new food for hogs has been found In the shape ol Ice cream cones. Recently Edward and Nelson Morris, packers, purchased several tons of broken lots of conet from manufacturers at $26 a ton and feeds them to hogs as an experiment Corn costs from $1.60 to $1.70 a bush el and the Ice cream diet not only proved a saving of money but It pro duced a superior class of hogs accord' lng to the Morrises. Thoughts. Thoughts are springs of action. Thi secret of the highest human blessed' nees Is found In the mastery of one'i thought habits. As compared wltl such an achievement, gold Is but drew diamonds but rubbish. 7 I The Illplble Class. MUty?>T would only marry 3 mar who has lived and suffered," Bffly"I suppose what you-taat Is rwid ower." ge In The West IIP' ^ r r T j k FAMiONT.WESTV ml mm RIJUU BfllRIIVII ** SUCCESSES ON THE ITS FIELD Germans However Say That Their Attacks Were Hurled Back. SOME (MS III EAST British Report That Turk Army Has Retreated to Mountains. Telling blows were struck by the British at the Hinderburg line last night and today. Near Bullccourt where the main Hindenburg line had been pierced a further successful thrust was made by General Haig's troops. This was pushed home despfte desperate efforts which had been n-.aut during the last few days to compel the British to relax the unceasing preseura nn thid vital Unfit , Bute vu Mttu > ?? > *???... Further north beyond the Scarpo end along Arras-Cambria road ground was also gained. The purpose of the attack was comi pletely attained the London ofticiai statement declared. The German concentration of men and guns here has evidently not been able to prevent General Halg pressing ahead when he was ready toward the Drocourt-Queant i switch in the Hindenburg line protecl, ing Oouai, one of the chief nerve centres of the German front in northern France. Several hundred prisoners were taken by the British in these operations , which': official report characterizes as very successful. On the Aisne and Champagne from, the French are keeping up a destructive, artillery fire and harrowing the Germans by outpost attacks. Less energy is displayed by German I artillery along the line held by the French the .only exception being the Verdun region where violent gun fight.' ing in the neighborhood of Avocourt II wood is reported. I Nothing spectacular occurred in I connection with the British campaign ! I ,n Mesopotamia since early this morn j >ng, but the official statement issued at London today reports important clearing operation by the British. The Turks have now been driven out of virtually all lowlands north of Bagdad falling back to thu Jebel-Ham rin range GO to 80 miles from that city. BERLIN, May 12?German troops operating in the Cerny region on the Aisne front forced the French back yesterday at Bovelle ridge, says today's army headquarters statement. Fifteen French and British aeroplanes were dropped down on the western front during the day, it is announced. Fighting developed today between Acheville and Queant on the Arras battle front the statement reports. The British it is declared were repulsed or thrown back in attacks made last night. The fighting is contlnu1 ing at the Roeux railway station. GERMAN ?I OF HI KITTLE I They Claim They Destroyed a British Destroyer May 10. BERLIN, May 12.?The admiralty ; announces that a British destroyer was sunk in the engagement May 10th be, tweon German light lorces and British i cruisers and destroyers. The German account of the sea fight [ says the Teuton vessels reduced their . speed to allow the British ships to , come within range and later advanced on the retreating destroyers which were speeding to join the distant cruisers. The Germans ceaBed firing the statement adds as the British vessels ( disappeared. The British admiralty announced 1 Thursday that a scouting force of light 1 cruisers and destroyers - had sighted i eleven German destroyers while cruising between the Dutch and English coast, that morning. The British squadron pursued the Germans but were unable to overtake them. 1 it was said the German destroyers ' were seen to have been hit by British 1 Gre and that on the British side one man was slightly wounded, Virginian Is Read, ^ V;.- ... ''4 '^, 7est Virginia's Greate&JNewn IRGIN1A> SATURDAY EVI till ITHHl I'llLIIMnl ,V'X-C.Tft"-IWiJS; A / ?jl )t?1M^^ I 1' t Hi | y|y^ f y I mh I E^^^hhI I j^?MBl j iiilElT IK HID DISI. Owner is Patriotic and Does Not Want a Cent of Rent. If j ou are full of patriotic ardor and also a desire to join the back to the laud movement, but lack the land and also money with which to buy or lease It, here is the opportunity of a lifetime Out In Wlnfield district there are 4G likely acres the use of wnich you can get free. There absolutely are no strings, to this offer .eicfept that; you must be able to impress the owner with your willingness to stick and you must agree to grow corn. The land belongs to J. F. Ritchie, who3e business address is the National Bank of Fairmont. Mr. Ritchie's purpose in making this decidedly un usual offer is purely patriotic. Ho believes that this year the tract in quesUn rt.orla fr? nrndilPA food ' (1UJI S1IUU1U uc uutuv -V r | and that com is the proper crop to grow. He is so situated that he cannot either do the (arming himself or superintend the work o( others, so iu order that the land be not fallow he is willing to turn it over to some one who will plant and cultivate it?and he won; charge a cgnt in the way of rent. liiiN PERSONNEL IS OUT : Socialists Represented on It By Charles Edward Russell. WASHINGTON, May 12. ? Official announcement of the personnel of the American Commission to Russia marked a forward step in President Wilonn'a offnt-f in thwart; Germany's In OUil u wuwi w , _ trigues for a separate peace with the new democracy and .to hold the provisional government fast to tbo cause of the world against Prussian autocracy. Headed by Elihu Boot, with powers of a special ambassador, the personnel of the commission was chosen with special regard to conditions in Russia and the character of the new government. ; The commission will be accompanied by a large suite and will depart from the United States at an early data by a route which will not be published in advance. Tho personnel of the commission is as follows: Elihu Root, of New York, chairman. Charles R. Crane, of Illinois, Chicago manufacturer and business man. John R. Mott, of New. York, general secretary International Committee of Y. M. C. A. Cyrus McCormlck president ot the International Harvester company. Samuel R. Bertron, banker 01 ?ew York. James Duncan, vice president American Federation of Labor. Cnarles Edward Russell, of New York, author and socialist Major General Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff, United States army. Hear Admiral James H. Glennon, U. S.N. Seeln* Things. It's safe bet that when Aladdin nibbed his lamp and saw what he saw, he rubbed the other one to be sure he I want dreaming. There Are No Da SNDjiG, MAY 12,1917. flu ich Are Using In th * iSfili no m am 4 __________ Minneapolis Market will Not Follow Lead of Chicago. (By Associated Press) CHICAGO, May 12.?The ssttiemeut price (or May wheat, wiped (rom the Board of Trade yesterday as a speculative option, was fixed |t $3.18 a bushel today. The price committee of which James A. Patten was chairman, met an hour before the opening or-tfrii board and fixad ttporr $3.18 as' titer proper price for 'he reason that this was the figure established by competitive bidding at the close yesterday. The process of July and September were little disturbed by price fixing on May. July opened >4 to 3% cents lower at $2.49% to $2.46 and September one to three cents down at $2.16 to $2.14. MINNEAPOLIS. May 12.?The board or directors of the .Minnesota Chamber of Commerce at a special meeting today decided to continue trading m May wheat. The board after considering the action taken by the Chicago boaro of Trade decided there was nothing in I he Minnesota situation to necessitate similar action. KANSAS CITY, May 12.?New trad ing in May wheat in the Kansas City Board of Trade has been discontinued - * *1 nilAniarl undo' the terms 01 msuiuuuu nuu^wu today by the board of directors. It was explained that the action was fatten solely as a patriotic move and with the idea of co-operating with the government in the national crisis. ctiisils" AGAIN KNOCKED OUT i -? Prohibition Has Been Proposed As Amendment for Espionage Bill. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D C-, May 12.?The newspaper censors tup provisions were stricken entirely from the administration espionage bill today in the Senate by a vote of 39 to 38 on motion of Senator Johnson, of California. After the censorship clause had been stricken from the bill Senator Kirby Democrat, of'Kansas, introduced an amendment providing for a definite and specific censorship under tha supervision of Secretaries of War and Navy, and that was defeated 65 to 5. Prohibition against employment or use of cereals, grains or other edible things in: the manufacture of beverage liquors during the war and one yeai aftor was proposed as an amendment by Senator Cummins Good Roads Day Becomes Garden Day HARRISBURG, Pa., May 12.?"Good Roads Day" proclaimed by Gov. Brum baugh for May 24, in a proclamation is sued last February, was today changed to "farm and garden day" by the Gov erncr. The people are'called on to devote that day to food production and tc work In their own gardens or go out and assist their neighbors. id Pages, This Mei Sunday* ' "*k' "* ?*:;' '* >.. >* _ ,:-'i- *'h' ; TODAY"? NEW8 TODAY IN IINITFn Ill UIVI1LI/ e Big Drive ti ' gj^<^fy, ^ Copyright Uaderwood & Underwood llo niRlKli da; AT I GUARD CAMP i llo Parade and Guard Mount if Weather Permits To- 1111 as morrow. i thi CO) Because of the cold and unpleasant condition at camp there will bp no yj; parade this afternoon and only lnfor- 801 mal guard mount. Tomorrow, If the M weather conditions permit, the parade vith review and formal guard 'M mount will-take place. 1' Only rontlne matters are occupying 1 the time of the soldiers at Mobilisation camp and these ire all being done in closed and wanned tents. Fire are kept bright .where cotal is us- pa! ed and the large gas meter can be en heard spinning 100 feet away. tot Lile Watson and Henry Ross, two ed wdll known young men of the city at have joined the guards with head- f0i quarters company. They will don un- he forms today or Monday. Lile Watson tic bas been employed at Hartley's men's of ] store for several years and Henry | Ross at Arch Fleming's on Monroe be ' street. Recruits from outlying dis- bu tricts are coming in faster than wa pected, all young men claiming that ert Inasmuch as they must go anyhow, ly they might as well join their home a state units. lot I Tf SING FIT FOR " ARTI-BOOZE LAW ? . ' " ' pri ? tb< Senators Bent Upon Making ^ It Part Of Espionage be Act. f(By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, May 12.?"Within (]. ' one year," said Senator Cummins In offering his prohibition amendment In Qf the Senate today ,' if we may believe gr the people who are beBt informed the oil people of .this country and countries ab with which it Is allied will ba starving ne They may have enough to sustain life mi i but not enough to sustain strength to sh i make them a vigorous fighting force, or Either we will, have to do without an 1 booze or without bread. I am In fa- wl ' vor o? doing without booze." - Senator Galllnger, Republican leader, bald he was In favor of tb? prohibi- th tlon amendment and. quoted from sta- h< tie tics to show that seven billion bar- tic 1 rels of food were Used annually in man- mi ' ufacture of liquor., If this Is true, said mi he, "It is nothing short of a crime for to the United'.States to sit Idly by and al- Mi low enormous conscription of food sup- mi ' ply In manufacture of liquor which la iDi 1 Injurious to people. "There is a similar amendment now - pending to the food conservation bill ga which, has been Introduced," objected th Senator Overman, "and proper place tn for amendment Is there." to Senator Curtis, Republican, said he wi was In favor of the Cummins amend- ha ' ment and it should be attached to the w< espionage bill. 11c Simula la an fmnnrionf ftmfllldmflnt." hfl luw *o au uuyyimu. ? ??? 1 he wild. "It will save millions of bush- ce ' ela of grain for manufacture- of bread sa ; and other foods. cb | ell Suicides. F? i Records are said to show that the th > tendency to suicide Is more prevalent ln I among the educated and brealthy than t0 among the poorer and middle classes. nc ms Much to the 1 .i PRICE THREE CENTS STATES IPERCOU OF I MAlf P0PUA1HM fl OF MILITARY AGE H ew York State Alone Will Have to Provide Over |i Million. 10 iiTinp/9 ttsburgh Will Have 67,2QC WASHINGTON, May 12.?Ten mlV iject to the selective consCrlptW!!'? July 1 within ages agreed upon In i conference report on the War da | the census^ bureau announced Ux "his number of men between aged >\ 21 and 30 inclusive represent very lated population of between 103 mil' is and 104 million on Jjriy 1, 1917, g eau estimates New Tork state will ve 1,068,000, Pennsylvania 874J100, n the eight cities which, hare ^ ^ od' " d ;n completely remodoled and addl- I the most modern in the county. : Besides the depot building a nun* j lit in the town. On the block which constructed, and across tne street handsome new brick buslnes build; is well on the way to completion. - j (By Associated Press) yjil CHICAGO, May 12?The most tional advance In the history, of the j esent crop If not In history marked | b trade in wheat today when netgl ins ranging from 2? to 31 cehtSigj :re scored In the July and Septem* 1 r options. ' 1 'j Angelina Thomas and Helen Thorn*! the Gypsy camp near the city were I anted fortune tellers' license at the?) ;y hall this morning. They will visit I, out the city telling the tired. hMfiffl ss man's wife Just how to wear diajnds and where to get the prettUwtiB awls. They will also say wb^tuigl iiui me nuHuaiiu is wurm a iimim d whether he has other women with ;;i 10m he divides his attention!. i. >. v ; A new fireman has been adifa4;$|| 3 city's payroll. It is Bin Clayton. I ) will be stationed at the centeal/jtlffl n. The East Side fire department^ ived to its East Side quarter! 'IttmM irnfng after worrying Mayor Boweaffl death to let them go there. Blll|S >rgan, Andy and Shaw dont caren ich for the municipal building, it be-M f too close to the main office^?^ Ahmed Abod! of Arabia and Mor-I . s--'i I | gel h 11 ntown, Vlfllleatne ciiy tier* u uiuua ? Is morning for a license to srtHltOBM the city. He stated be was vunHj pay (4 which was all he had bnt K is told that the license he WQUftjl vo to take out cost $8 and besides ht;'J tuld have to pay |8more for ootnp^ ense. He tried to give some of hifH autlful laces away for half th^BH nse price and finally got dlsgusteqM ylng the city wonld not get th?M ance to buy any of his goods f M ;y clerk refused to give him a 11*'m nse at half price. This worried ifl rt Kern so much he told AhhujaflH e desert good day. Ahmed then dQc^l his Jeans and produced enough ColnM choke the Kiel canal and bought 1' TiJwl MiliNiiwnfW Ait* a i ft! I