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Silver, today-95 5-8; a year ago, 73 3-8c
Tonopah Bahy Bonanza METAL QUOTATIONS 8ilver ..v.... ., 95. Copper .. -23 . Lead . 6o THE WEATHER Toniaht and Wednesday fair; heavy " frost tonight Quioksllver VOL XVII No. 246 TONOPAH, NEVADA, TUESDAY. EVENING, APRIL 16, 1918 PRICE 10 CENTS DIVIDUAL 'BRAY a s a 0 0 E El El 0 0 El 0 tftuah't Production, $1 11,697.533 Dividends, 526,901,164 mm mm CAN ARMY Military UN'S OFFENSIVE BREAKS BEFORE Each Hour Gained Increases Proba bility That End of Drive is Near ,U, aarl' PreaaV WASHINGTON, April 16. Hope that the force of the German stroke toward the channel port has largely spent Itself grow here yesterday as the British lines stood font under re plied shocks. The day's advice indicated again that Field Marshal Haig's men were obeying to the let ter his call for unyielding resistance. The weekly review published by the war department, although It car ried operations only up to last Sat urday, showed that the war college opinion saw then that the German wave was reaching it crest. In al lied diplomatic and military cir cles the same impression prevailed yesterday, strengthened by more ie cent reports from the front. Dispatches indicate that the fiercest fighting is on the northern use of the new salient driven Into the British front north of Arras. The struggle for possession of Native IIS TRYING Til DIICU CilDI IU IUUII I (By AMorltttt-d Prraal WITH TUB BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, April 16. The German are trying a push to the westward toward Hazebrouek. The loss of Bailleul was nut unexpected and its i':ategltal value will not compen sate tor the Uvea It would cost to retain It. llattle-weary defenders were unible to withstand the shock from overwhelming numbers of fresh German troops. The British line fell back, unbroken and in good order, British flyers continue an unceasing machine gun bombing warfare against the enimiy transport and troops, WIN OONHDKNl-K OK FRENCH. it aeeartatfd rreee. NEW YOUK. April 16 Worker of the American committee for de vastated France have won the con fidence of the French people, gov ernment and army, have assumed the full responsibility of guarding the Interest of the village in their working area and are "desperately busy" caring for distressed refu tes, according to cablegram from Mr- A. M. Dick, director of the committee'! WOrk In France, made public here today. INSULTS FLAG. IS SHOT Aaaariatad Pm.i HONOLULU. April IH.C. .1, Wal kfr, a reputed Industrial Worker of the World, Is near death following a hooting by Captain Henry Allen, a "tired seaman. It is alleged that Walker called the American flag a dirty rag and uttered pro-German witlments. PRISONER "RELEASED ,M' ""lBlrd Prrwl SAN FRANCISCO, April 16. corK Collins, who during eight Wars and ten months Imprisonment t San Quentln, resorted to many technicalities to gain freedom, was flensed today at the completion of ki sentence, having failed in an fort to obtain a pardon and the "f'oratlon of full citizenship. CALLS CRIPPLES TO COLORS " kMt.tM Praaa.1 NEW YORK, April 16.--Germany Is 10 pressed for man power that per manently disabled soldiers are re tained in the army and cripples are ''led to the colors, according to "atement an independent Socialist 4(l In the Reichstag on February the Berlin Voerwaerta says. Critics STAND OF ALLIES Kgll.-e nnd towns in that region looks to observers here like an effort by the enemy to force a way behind Ypres and the consequent abandon ment of that place and a withdrawal of a large section of the British line. The Germans were In possession o:' Neuve Kgllse by last accounts, but they hud previously captured It only to be driven out again. Every hour gained by the British In holding on this particular front means Increased probability that the1)' will hold It permanently. Time allows the assembling of supporting forces In sufficient strength to meet any shock. Or should a withdrawal and re-alignment on the bettor po sitions bo Judged desirable, time will give opportunity for the preparation of those positions. It is possible thut the plans of General Koch, commander-in-chief of allied and American armies In France binge upon developments In this nar row sector of the broad battle front. PROVIDE HOMES i Hy Aaalnld Prraal LONDON. April 16. A new plan to provide comfortable homes fur discharged soldiers by enlisting coun try people to act as "country hosts" to the army men has just been launched by the Marquis of Sligo. himself a farmer captain in the army, and Viscount Kmitsford, long Inter ested in charitable enterprises. They have formed the " country host In stitution which "hosts" are urged to join. The scheme bus a twofold object. It alms, not only at giving the broken soldiers a lift but also to qualify them for farming work, thus Increas ing the country' food supply. Ilrleriy the plan require the host to provide free lodging and board Tor the man an a good-sized gar den or farm In which suitable light outdoor work can be found for him. The men selected as guests shall he of good character, sober, not suffer ing from any serious ailments and ahle to look after themselves. An allowance of fifteen shillings a week will, if required, be paid direct to the former soldier In return for his labor. RAN OCT OF TOWN. iltjr Aaanrlalrd Priee.i KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 16 Three men employed by the Union Paciric railroad In its shops in Kansas City. Kas., were smeared with yellow paint and escorted from the shop by a crowd of fellow workmen following a liberty loan meeting there today. Fellow work ers declared tho men said: "To hell with the liberty loan." They were led to the gates and told never to return. SINK HUN TRAWLERS (Rr AntrlnHPrni) LONDON, April Ten ucrman trawlers were sunk today In Cattcgatt by gunfire. British ships saved the crews. There were no British cas ualties. Vhe admiralty statement said operations at Cat'tegatt were undertaken by the commander In chief of the grand fleet. MAY tXH'RT MARTIAL SPIES. rr AeenrtatMl Preae.1 WASHINGTON, April 16. The president has stopped the issuance of patents and copyrights to en emles today who revoked authority given Americans to apply for pat ents in the enemy country. Senator Chamberlain Introduced a bill In tended to bring persons charged with violation of the espionage act under the jurisdiction of a military coart martial. Confiden H ' GERMAN SUBMARINE TORPEDOES STEAMER Mr Aeaarialrd Praaa.1 AN ATLANTIC I'ORT, April 16. Four live were lost when the Leyland line steamship Etonian was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine' off the Irish coast on March 25, according to members of the crew who arrived .here today on a British steamer. Two of those killed were American horsemen, the other member of the fire room crew. The vessel was torpedoed shoftly after midnight but did not sink until nine o'clock the following morning. The four men were killed by the explosion of the torpedo. On the same Bteamer was the crew of the American steamship Chattahoochee, formerly the Ger man steamer Sachsen, torpedoed and sunk March 23. The ship re mained afloat for two hours, the men said, and efforts were made to beach -her but without-success. ? The crew was picked up by British trawlers. TORNADO BRINGS DEATH iBv Aaaoelalrd-Preaal DAUAS, Tex., April 16. The tor nado that struck several north Texas counties Sunday night demolishing home and outhouses and crippling wire communications, cauRed at least four deaths, reports last night show. Many persona were believed to have been injured but poor wire service made It Impossible to obtain accurate figures or the extent of the damage. NO ROOM FOR PACIFIST (Br Aeaorlaled Preaal ST. MM! IS, Mo., April 16 William 0 Redfield, secretary of commerce, yesterday declared that this country ha no room for the pacifist, for he must realize that he must fight now for peace; and for the socialist who, should see his Ideals of brotherhood embodied In the nation' cause; but that has no room for the pessimist or the man who deals with public af fhlrs from the standpoint of the "knocker." RESUME TRIAL ( Br Aaaovlated Preaal CHICAGO, April 16. Trial of 113 members of the I. W. W. charged with conspiracy to Interfere with the government's war activities was re sumed yesterday before Federal Judge tandis after a week's post ponement caused by alleged Jury tampering with sympathizers of the defendants. The day was marked by numer ous1 elashes between counsel for the government and the defense. LABOR MISSION DEPARTS. si tmrtoiMl Preee.1 NEW YORK. April 16. With a message to the British government and people that American labor Is loyally behind President Wilson In the prosecution of the war, the British labor mission which for two months has been touring the United States has departed for England. HEAVY DAMAGE ( By Aaandatrd Preae) TORONTO. April 16. It Is esti mated that $750,000 damage was dono by ' the fire in the plant ot the Harris Abbatoir company in the stockyards. Half a million dollars worth of foodstuffs were destroyed. The police are investigating a re port of mysterious explosions that preceded the fire. GRANTS REPRIEVE Itv Aaoetatd Preaal SACRAMENTO, April 16. The gov ernor has granted a thirty day re prieve to Wong Hong, who was sen tenced to hang on the nineteenth at San Quentin for murder In connec tion with a San Francisco ton g 'war. COTTON BREAKS BROKER. 1ST taaoriafrd Preaal NEW YORK, April 16. Gay Schaffer, a leading flour broker has announced bis failure following an other severe break In cotton. The Initial break wa equivalent to S5 a bale. Oil CONFIDENT Of THE OUTCOME tHf Aaaeelaled Preae.) ATLANTIC PORT, April 16. Sec retary Baker returned to America on one of the largest steamships which flew the German flag before the United States entered the war. He started for Washington Immediately. He said: "1 return with a sense of pride and confidence at the achieve ments of the United States aud the allied troops abroad that would jus tify many trips across the water. He said this was the only state ment he cared to make until he re turned to Washington. Those with Baker said there was complete op timism and confidence "among the entente ieoples that the war will be won. Inquiries of newspaper men for an opinion on the Irish situation, the aircraft production and the appeal of Arthur J. Balfour for America to hurry troops to France were unanswered. He expressed "deep regret" regarding the death of Senator Stone which he learned of for the 'first time today. VLADIV0STOCK INCIDENT Sir A Morlal r Prrasl LONDON, .April 16. -Lord Robert Cecil, minister of blockade, answer ing a question In the house of com mons yesterday, said: "No assurance has 'been given that the British and Japanese troops will be withdrawn from Vladivostok as soon as order is restored, but it is hoped that the Incident will soon be closed." MAY 8END FOOD Br Aeaoelaled Prea.l NEW YORK, April 16. The Atlan tic division of : the American Red Cross announced here yesterday that it had been granted by the German war trade board an exclusive blanket authorization for the sending of food, letters and money through the Ameri can Red Cross to American and al lied soldiers in German prison camps. BEGIN HEARING (Br Aeaoelated Preaal KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 16. The Interstate commerce commission's hearing on the question of railroad rate increases from New Orleans and other gulf cities began here yester day before Wilbur La Roe, Jr., at-torney-examluer, and Henry B. iiarmes, examiner for the commis sioners, Is expocted to continue for several weeks. WOODEN SHIPS TO GO (IIt Aaanrlatrri Preaal WASHINGTON, April 16. Wooden shipbuilding will be curtailed for steel con-itt in tion, after the present program h completed on suggestions mado by experts to officluls of the shipping board that the 3500-ton wooden ship (is economically expen sive and that all engines and boil ers are needed for steel ships. FRENCH CAPTURE GUNS llr Aeeeclased Preae.l PARIS. April 16. During heavy ar- tillerylng last night In the neighbor hood of Montdidler the French cap tured machine guns and also pris oners near the Oise canal. A woman was killed and two people wounded by the German long range bombard ment of Paris last night. Premier Clemenceau returned last . night from the battle front where he has ,peen getting in close touch with condi tions. He was favorably Impressed with the situation. NO AGREEMENT. WASHINGTON. April 16. The state department announced today that the test statement made at Vologda by Ambassador Francis made clear that the landing of Japanese and British at Vladivostok was not In pursuance of any inter national agreement. It waa merely for the purpose of protecting Jap anese and British interests. The ambassador's statement said no Americans were landed. It was issued In denial of reports that Francis had said the Incident waa due to an agreement. Has ensive ALLIES DESTROY AIRPLANE IRKS (B Aeaoclated Preaal GENEVA April 16. Fire caused an enormous loss Saturday to Zep pelin and airplane works of Manzel near Frledrichshafen. The plant was destroyed, according to reports and also vast quantities of raw materials. Two Zeppelins and forty airplanes were destroyed. The number killed and Injured is unascertained because of the military preventing persons from approaching the scene. Fre quent explosions, apparently of gaso line tanks and Hydrogen cylinders caused a panic in the town. Flames damaged several houses. TRACTOR RECORDS I Br AaMortatrd Preaal LONDON, April IB. New English records for tractor ploughing were set in the annual spring tests at the new government "tractor school cf instruction," at Mossley Hill. Two types of light tractor plow of the model adopted by the British gov ernment as most suitable for Brit ish requirements, worked for twelve consecutive hours In the tests. The ground was a light soli and the tractors were required to pull I lour furrow plows, the depth of the furrow being six Inches and the land fairly level, but slightly rocky. The work accomplished by the plows averaged 11.75 acres each, and the fuel consumption was 2.46 gallons per acre. The engines were run continuously for the" ' allotted twelve hours. AIRPLANE MAKES RECORD. istr aaalald Preea.1 BUENOS AIRES. April 16. Lieutenant Cendelaria of the Ar gentine army today crossed the Andes by airplane from Zapala, Argentina, to Curico, Chill, a dis tance of 180 kilometers. The ma chine crossed the mountains at an altitude of 3,200 meters. This is the first recorded cross ing of the Andes by airplane. On Juno 24, 1916, a ballon operated by Captain Zuloaga and Engineer Brad ley crossed the Andes from San tiago, Chile, to Uspallata, Argen tina. ITALIAN FRONT QUIET. (Br Aaaoelafed Preae I ROME, Italy, April 16. The of ficial statement issued by the war office tonight reads: "Slight and desultory artillery ac tions developed today along the front. In the Loggt basin one of our petrols attacked a machine gun emplacement, destroyed Ub garrl son, and captured the gun. One of our reconnoltering parties took a few prisoners in the Ornic valley. On the Asiago plateau we repulsed enemy patrols with hand grenades. North of Cortellazzo we dispersed strong hoe;ile detachments." WHIP PRO-GERMAN ( Br Aaaoelated Preaa TULSA, Okla., .-.pril 16 "Knights of Liberty" led John Kubecka, a Ger- man-American, to a . secluded spot north of the city today, tarred and feathered him and he was given fifty laphfcs. Kubecka is alleged to have invaded the Intimacy of a home sol dier called in the draft and to have nede disloyal remarks. CHARGED WITH MURDER is Am 'lei 1-reae.s HONOLULU, April 16. Captain Henry Allen, a retired seaman was lodoy charged with the murder of S. J. Walker, the alleged Industrial Worker of he World, a pro-German. It is al.eped he shot Walker after he cursed iho flag. FIND BOMBS I Mr AaaaflalwS Praaa.1 MILWAUKEE. April 16. Two bombs were found today near the residence of District Attorney Ses bel. Theye were removed before any damage waa done. It is believed they were placed to revenge the prosecution of eleven Italians con victed of rioting at Bay View in September and sentenced to long term. GERMANS FALL EASY VICTIMS 10 COURAGE DISPLAYED 01 SAMMIES Young Soldier Unaided Brings Pris oners Into Camp Shouting "Kamerad" I Br Aaaoilated Preaa.) WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY X FRANCE, April 16 The German at tack against the American positions on the right bank of the Meuse, north of St. Mihel Sunday wa made by a force of 400 picked troop who were recently brought there from the Rus sian front. Although the Americans were outnumbered more than two ;o one, they completely repulsed the enemy, driving him back to hi own trenches. The known enemy casual ties Include 64 dead, many wounded and eleven prisoners, besides a num ber of wounded who were dragged back to the German lines by their comrades. . The Germans expected to deceive the American by appearing In fro it (if the trenches and speaking French and English and also by yelling "gas." The deception, however, was ooi discovered and cost the enemy dear ly. The American casualties were comparatively slight. Numerous stories of individual bravery poured in headquarter yesterday. A young Italian, born in BERLIN CLAIMS VICTORIES llr Aaaoclatrd Preaa. t - BERLIN. April 16. The official communication from general head quarters says: 'On the. Lys battlefield hand-to- hand fighting frequently developed. "Southwest of Neuve Eglise, as well as between Ballloul and Men-is, English machine gun nests were cleared and their operators made prisoner. Enemy counter attacks launched from Bailleul and north west of Bethune broke down with heavy losses. "On the battlefield on both sides of the Somme the artillery duels re mained within moderate limits, the weather being rainy "Eastern theater: After a vigor ous encounter with armed bands, our troops which landed in Finland, sup ported by detachments of our naval forces, entered Helslngfors." WALKING TOWARD JERICHO llv taam-latrd Prraa) JERUSALEM, April 16. Fif teen hundred Armenians, survivors of the many thousand of victims exiled by the Turks two and a half years ago to the wilderness east of the River Jordan, have been found making their way toward Jericho, the town recently captured from the Turks by the British. HUNS PAY DEARLY llr Aaaarlatrd Preaal WASHINGTON, April 16. Twenty five tralnloads of wounded passing through Aix LaChapell nightly at test the price Germany Is paying fr-r the western advance, according to a dispatch received by the state de l.!irt'nent. The hospitals at Aix la Chapelle are overcrowded and the wounded are lodged in the schools and pub lic buildings. There Is a dearth of medical supplies and no morphine, it is reported that the morale of the Gorman troops Is not good except among new levies of the very young. TODAY AND A YEAR AGO. 0 . Official readings of the ther- 0 mometer by the United States observer at Tonopah: d 1918 1917 5 a. m 30 .21 9 a. m 36 24 12 noon 47 32 Maximum April 15 50 34 Minimum April 15 28 19 Relative humidity at soon today, 42 per cent Force a Pennsylvania coal mining town, killed one German and captured three. He saw eight German walk ing in a communication trench ahead of him and, although alone, he shot and killed one and ran ftfeor the others, capturing two and wiund ing some of those who escaped. He thon returned to the American H ie and turned over the prisoners to non-commissioned officer, and coolly asked for a match. The officer jokingly aid: "I'll give you a match If you brl it; In another prisoner." The Italian, who Is only five fe -t four Inches tall,, went back over the parapet. He returned in less than five minute walking with drawn bayonet behind a six-foot Oenxtin who was yelling "Kamerad, Kame rad." A few minutes later It was reported that ten Germans were lying In a mactiine gun nest in No Man' Land. The Italian started for the spot alone but he was ordered back by the commander of the unit, who later sent a detachments of men to rout out the enemy which they did. 0 AND TAKE BAILLEUL (Br Aaaoclatrd Preaal LONDON, April 16. The German have captured Bailleul. The British are falling back to new positions north of Bailleul and Wulverghem. French German attacks are develop ing in the neighborhood of Wyt schaete. The German attack north west of Vleuberquin has been re pulsed. Three picked German di vision, not previously engaged In battle, assaulted Bailleul. The Brit ish captured a number of prisoners In minor operation southeast of Robeoq. VLADIVOSTOK QUIET (Br Aaaovlaled Preaal TOKIO, Wednesday, April 10. Official advices from Vladivostok say the city Is calm. The Japanese are not replying to the occasional night shooting of snipers. The Japanese have taken over the protection of the French consulate, and the Japan ese foreign Office has announce J that there is no confirmation of the Tetrograd dispatch that the Bolthe vtki government has ' pnclainvj! a state of war In Siberia and ordered the Red Guard to oppose the Japan ese marines. BUTLER THEATRE TO-NIGHT A Play of Thrills Star In Dual Role GLADYS BROCKWELL In "THE MORAL LAW" Also Ford Educational Weekly Always Good TOMORROW , WILLIAM FARNUM n "WHEN A MAN SEES RED" A picture that ha thrilled the. entire world First Night Show 7:15 P. M.