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March on Moscow Freely Predicted
as Result of Assassination of
German Ambassador to Russia
by Opponents of Bolshevikl.
London.—As soon as Emperor Wil
liam hoard of the assassination of
Count von Mirbach, the German am
bassador to ltussia, according to an
Exchange Telegraph dispatch from
ltussia, he ordered Secretary von
Kuelmann to break off negotiations
with the delegates in Berlin.
A strong guard has been placed be
fore the house of the Bolshevik am
bassador in Berlin as it is feared the
populace of the capital will inaugurate
anti-Russlnn demonstrations.
All the German newspapers de
clared the murder of Count von Mir
bach must inevitably have a great in
fluence on Itusso-Germnn relations.
It is being freely predicted that troops
may be sent against Moscow by the
kaiser in revenge for the murder of
his representative.
Fragments of news from various
sources indicate that the assassination
of Count von Mirbach, the German am
bassador to ltussia, was accompanied
by n formidable uprising against the
Bolshevik! in Moscow.
A Russian wireless dispatch claims
that the uprising has now been com
pletely suppressed, and the tone of the
message indicate that the suppression
was accompanied with sanguinary vio
lence, the orders being that all who
showed resistance to the Bolshevlki
should be “shot on the spot."
Treasury Certificates of Indebtedness
Now Being Offered Loyal
San Francisco.—In anticipation of
the Fourth Liberty Loan, which will
probably come In October, United
States treasury certificates of indebted
ness are now being offered throughout
the country. During the intervals be
tween stiles of bonds the government
finances its war operations by the sale
of these certificates, which provide a
steudy flow of funds from the banks
into tlie federul treasury.
These offerings, in blocks of $750,
000,000, with varying dates and ma
turities, will be continued every two
weeks until the latter part of October.
The quota of the twelfth federal re
serve district (comprising the states of
Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada. Ore
gon, Utah and Washington) is $53,000,
000, for each issue. The government
has allotted certificates to every bank
in an amount equal to two and one-half
per cent of its gross resources, which
it may purchase for its own account
and resale to individuals. Certificates
may be purchased by the public
through banks.
t i ,.e certificates bear interest nt the
rate of four and one-half per cent per
annum. The certificates are offered, at
pur and accrued Interest, in denomina
tions of $500, $1,000, $5,000, $10,000,
and $100,OCR*, and will lie paid at ma
turity iu cash or may lie exchanged
for Liberty bonds of the fourth issue.
! New York Publisher Arrested.
New York.—Dr. Edward A. ltutuely,
vice president and treasurer of the
Mail and Express company, publishers
of the New York Evening Mail, was
arrested here Monday, charged with
perjury in a report to A. Mitchell
Palmer, alien property custodian. The
complaint against Dr. Uumely charges
that in making a report to tin* alien
property custodian regarding tne trans
action, he failed to disclose ins rota
tion with Count von Ilernstorff, German
ambassador to tin* United States, and
Dr. Heinrich F. Albert, commercial at
tache of tin* German embassy.
Saves Six Hundred Lives.
Seattle.—After saving the lives nt
more than (100 cannery employes, In
cluding twenty-one men marooned on
an Iceberg for .three weeks, and tow
ing three big vessels to safety, the
United States fisheries steamer Uoose
velt, Captain H. Belrtl, returned to
port Monday from Alaskan waters.
Baker Abolishes War Council.
Washington. — Secretary Baker on
Monday formally abolished the war
council and turned over Its principal
functions to the assistant secretary of
war, General March, chief of staff,
and Major General Goetlmls, as chief
In charge of purchases, storage and
Rumanians Accept Hun Peace.
Amsterdam.—The Uumanlan senate
has adopted the German peace treaty,
according to Bucharest advices.
Must Pay for Race Riots.
Washington.—Payment of #40,000 by
the United States to Greece for In
juries suffered by Greek citizens at
Omaha February 21, 100!), during race
riots, Is authorized by a bill passed
by the senate and sent to the bouse.
Iron Workers Ask Increase.
San Francisco.—Wage Increases to
meet recent advances In the cost of
living are to be demanded for 3(5.000
Iron workers and shipbuilders in the
San Francisco hay region, uecordlng
to an announcement Issued Monday.
French Generous to Prisoners De
spite Brutal Course of
Sight of Long American Columns De.
stroys Hun Hopes of Victory—Live
Like Happy Family in
Prison Camp.
With the American Forces In France.
—France knows that her prisoners in
Germany nre treated badly, hut Ger
man prisoners nre fronted humanely
and even generously In French pris
ons just the same, writes Don Martin
In the New York Herald. I asked
an officer In charge of a French prison
cnmp why this Is. and he shrugged
his shouldws and said merely:
Unless one could see the gesture
mceompnftylng the monosyllable he
would >ttrdly know what meaning to
attnc** to It. It really meant:
“Oh, whet’s the use of being bru
tal to Individuals just because some
one else Is? We wish we could, but
We can’t.”
I have Inspected several prisons.
Some large and some small, and in
CVery one I have fojnd the Germans
fronted quit*- as well as civil prisoners
In normnl times and in many Instances
better. Officers nre not humiliated In
any way. In fact they receive better
treatment, a stranger would think,
than they nre really entitled to.
Prisoners Live Happily.
On a low hill nbout 1,000 feet from
a main road of France stands a prison
—five low wooden buildings surround
ed by two barbed wire fences, with
armed pickets always patrolling out
alde. Here are 200 Germans, many of
them prisoners taken In the early bat
tle of the Somme, but some taken
more recently. They nre all privates
and constitute ns happy a family as
one could find where personal liberty
Is the one thing desired and denied.
The Germans stood at their burbed
fences hours at a time and watched
the endless line of soldiers. When it
was the blue of France that was mov
ing pnst the Germans were not particu
larly interested. They had seen that
for years. They know France always
has had an endless line of everything
needed for wnr. But when they saw
the khaki of America filing or rolling
by for a whole day and then for an
other. and heard the muddy shuffle of
feet through the night, there was a
change In the dull expression of those
German eyes. It was at this time that
I went to the prison to learn what they
thought of whnt they had seen. First
It should be stated that these prisoners
see little of recent developments In
the war. They must form their opin
ions from ruch fragments of conversa
tion as they hear from their keepers
These French grenadiers are pre
paring for a raid on the German lines.
and from whnt they see, ns, for In
stance, from the long, long line of
Americans, the first they had seed.
In this particular prison the new
comers had brought the news situation
up to early spring, blit ns for the big
offensive the prisoners knew only that
there probably would he one.
Americans Surprise Germans.
When I asked if there was a German
among the two hundred who could
speak English, a good looking young
man, with a typical Teutonic mustache,
red cheeks, a glow of health, was call
ed out. He stepped into my presence
like an automaton, clicked his heels to
gether and saluted the French captain.
He told me he was n private; that he
has a home in Lucerne, Switzerland;
that he fought eight months, but was
never wounded ; that he !s In the whole
sale dry goods business in Berlin, and
that he does business with John Wnna
maker, Marshall Field and Stern
“What do you think of all the Ameri
cans you have seen pasr ng here recent
ly?” I asked him.
“I have seen many Americans,” he
said. “I was surprised that you hare
so many in France.”
Another prisoner, less prepossessing
In appearance than the 3rst, was asked
about things in general. He sooke
English poorly.
“I live in Berlin and work in a bank,
hut was in the war for two years.
When the wnr Is over I am going to
Switzerland to live. I would go to
America, but they don’t like Germans
over ‘here any more.”
"Why are you going to leave Ger
For an answer there was a shrug of
shoulders and a half scowl, half sm1'"*.
"Are you satisfied here?”
“It’s a lot bed- r than being in a
grave where a loi of them are.”
Cleveland, O.—One of the
least surprising thing to be
seen on the streets of Cleveland
now Is a taxicab driver calmly
sitting in a taxi at Its stand,
purling and dropping, wniie sox
and sweaters develop before
your eyes. But the drivers are
girls, for Cleveland Is rapidly
getting a large proportion of its
P day drivers from the other sex. p
OOOOOOCOO w o -o* o-o
Italian Invents Canned Lightning
Capable of Destroying
Trenches of Enemy.
Claimed Invention Could End War In
Thirty Days and Allies Could March
Unchallenged Into Berlin.
Tests Prove Its Value.
Rome.—The kaiser’s dream of vic
tory and world supremacy may be
blasted out by “canned lightning,” a
terrible death engine Invented by an
Italian scientist. Dazzling swords of
Are. more deadly than are highest ex
plosives, followed by annihilating ex
plosions. are capable of destroying en
emy trenches with one blinding flash,
according to his claims. Mine sweep
ers equipped with this device could
fire mines thousands of yards distant.
On the land, “canned lightning" could
be used to form a most successful bar
rage and could wlpAut the defenders
of German trenches with unerring cer
The scientist Is credited with hav
ing discovered n means of concentrat
ing and reflecting electric rnys In such
a manner as to produce the results de
scribed. It Is reported that this In
ventor has proved to representatives
of his government that electric cur
rent can be concentrated and directed
in rays.
Tests Held on Banks of Tiber.
In describing the results of these
tests, held on the banks of the
historic Tiber, F. II. Randall, writing
in the Illustrated World, says that the
scientist was asked to burn through
a three-inch plnnk of hardwood. In
an Instant, the writer says, the plank
was seared and broken as If It had
been broken by lightning.
Officials then asked the scientist to
explode two bombs, one hidden along
the bank of the river and the other in
[ the bed of the stream. Within ten
minutes the bomb along the bank ex
ploded. It required a much longer
'time {o explode {he other bomb, but
! this, too, was finally accomplished.
I The entire outfit used by the inventor
| was placed on a single small barge.
An approximate idea of the power
j of the arcing electricity may be ob
1 talned»by watching an electric furnace
at work. It will cut the hardest steel
like putty. To flash such a flame
through an aeroplane, submarine, bat
tleship or a trench would leave a to
tal wreck. Mines placed In the North
sea by the Germans could be elim
inated, and mine sweepers could de
stroy oil of these hidden terrors of the
sea located within thousands of yards
of the ship.
In a graphic description, Mr. Rand
nil points n picture of what would
happen with this machine In notion.
Every enemy airplane or any fleet of
them would fall to earth, a crumpled
wreck. At the touch of a button, a
holt of electricity would suddenly
shoot forward with Incredible speed.
A few scarred parts would be all that
was left of what had been a soaring
airplane a few minutes before.
A scout could lurk with his deadly
weapons, connected with the gener
ators and concentrators behind the
lines, In shell holes or craters In “no
man’s land.” When the ' enemy
charged he could sweep the whole line
as It passed, annihilating ench succes
sive wave of advancing Germans.
Mr. Randall says thnt he can’t say
that this has been done or will be
done, but he don’t dare to suggest thnt
it cannot be accomplished. Light,
heat and rays of other kind can be
reflected. He concludes by saying:
“Once this problem Is solved there
will be no war. If the allies were pos
sessed of equipment that would permit
the arcing at a distance of powerful
electric currents, the wnr would be
won In 30 days and allied troops would
be marching unchallenged Into Ber
They All Came at Once to a United
States Soldier Now Serving
In France,
Dallas, Ore.—Mr. and Mrs. I. N.
Woods received a letter from their
son, Laird Woods, recently, and In It
he stated that he had just received his
first mall since arriving in France.
The mall consisted of 84 letters and
six packages. Young Woods together
with several other Company I, boys of
this city, were left behind In a hospital
In New Y’ork when the Oregon troop*
sailed for France, and he sailed on a
later date but never caught up with
the regiment.
He was finally assigned to a com
pany In the old Montana National
Guard nnd is serving with that regi
ment somewhere near the fighting
front in France now.
Landlords In Seattle Are Appealed to
to Remove Signs From Their
Seattle, Wash.—"No Children Al
lowed” signs must be removed by Se
attle landlords from their properties,
according to J. W. Spangler, vice pres
ident of the Seattle chamber of com
merce. He has Issued an appeal to
rooming house proprietors, hotel men
nnd owners of rental properties, de
claring that owing to the scarcity of
qunrters for shipyard workers and
others engaged In war work the situ
ation in this city Is becoming alarming.
This French Poilu Is Regular
Bride Taken Prleoner and Horribly
Abused by Hune, Escapee to
Tell Story.
Purls.—Guyon’s n retailor fire-eater.
. He has been cited six times. He wears
| n croix de guerre nnd a medallle d'hon
, neur. He captured a German mitrail
leuse single-handed. He went out alone
tn No Man's l.and to bring back a
wounded comrade. He’s been wounded
himself four times.
\Vh *n be Is back of the lines, ofT
I duty, he helps n Y. M. C. A. secretary
; bund out writing paper to his com
rades In a foyer du soldat. But It
Isn’t active enough for him. Since
August. 11)14, he doesn't seem to need
to rest. When he Isn’t In the trenches
he works off Ids surplus energy cuss
ing out the wo* the war is run be
cause he Isn't In active service every
There are a lot of polios like Guyon.
Get them ten kilometers hack of the
front and they growl and roar all day.
Put them In the trenches and you sim
ply can’t hold them In.
Probably a story lies back of most
of them just as one explain* Guyon.
When the war broke out Guyon had
Just married. He and his wife were
living In a little town up near the Bel
gian border. Of course he was rnlled
and left for the front. For more than
a year he did not hear from his wife—
not a word. At last he received a let
ter from her, mailed In Paris.
Sh$ had been tnken prisoner at the
time of the Invasion and deported in
to Germany. After a year of horrible
suffering and abuse, she escar.ed into
Holland and got bock to F.ance by
way of London. At last she reached
Paris and went to work In a munitions
factory, where she Is still working.
Guyon told his story to the Ameri
can y. M. C. A. secretary with typical
Fren h calmness. His fury agnlnst the
| Bodies he puis into action In the
! front line.
Oklahoma Man Gives Up Gold Pleca
He Has Carried for Thirty.
Seven Years.
Tulsa, Okla.—”1 have carried this
gold piece with me for thirty-seven
years, and 1 have resisted hunger and
temptation to spend It, and have al
ways kept It ns a treasure. However,
Uncle Sam needs it now, nnd I willing
ly let it go so It will help to bring vie
tory to the American arms.”
This was the statement of W. II.
Martin of this city as he deposited a
$10 gold piece at the post office win
dow and asked for some baby bonds.
Fine Cotton Crop,
New Orleans, La.—Reports from
practically every section of the South
indicate the yield of cotton will he
heavy this season. The staple selling
at around 30 cents a pound In the
seeding season stimulated planting,
notwithstanding the fact that In muny
localities a plea was made for the
planting oi mure food and feed crops.
French, American and British Troops
Have Been Busy the Past Week
in Driving Enemy Back.—Italians
Going Forward.
London.—It Is assumed by expert
military observers that the Germans
are about ready to being another drive,
the most desperate of the war. What
ever Its magottude the drive Is apt to
be the decisive action of the war.
Whether it be on a wider front Ilian
the offensive begun May 21, when the
enemy, all things considered, made his
most powerful effort of the year, or
whether It be of more limited propor
tions, the results should determine
which way the tide Is turning.
The landing of 1,000,000 Americans
in France has given the allies more
confidence than they have had at any
time since last March. Although there
are only 250,000 of our men holding
sectors of the battle front our reserves
will give the allies numerical superi
ority In the next battle, it Is believed.
The allies have attempted to disar
range the enemy's plans by a process
of "nibbling.” In reality the nibbles
have been rather large bites. Their
object has been to ascertain where the
enemy Is gathering his forces, to se
cure “Jumping off places" for the next
tights and generally to weaken the
In this task French, American and
British troops have been engaged.
Southwest of Solssons the French made
several attacks, gaining ground each
time and taking hundreds of prisoners.
The most pretentious action of the
past week was carried out by the Aus
tralians, assisted by some companies
of Americans at Le Hamel. It was
in the nature of a surprise attack.
Many tanks had been assembled back
of the lines and had been sent forward
at night. Instead of preparing the
way with artillery fire of long dura
tion, the Australians opened lire just
two minutes before the Infantry “went
over the top.” The bombardment from
hundreds of guns was fast and furious,
but the main feature of it was a bar
rage of smoke shells. Behind tin*
clouds of smoke the tanks and infan
try pressed on. The Germans kept up
a steady machine gun lire, but were
shooting at random because they could
discern no targets. Finally, when the
targets appeared, the Germans were
dismayed to find that they were op
posed by land warships of steel. It
was hopeless to combat them with
the machine gun and they retreated
In Italy the Roman soldiers, con
tinued their “cleaning up" process. In
the mountain region they recaptured
Monte di Valbella and ^the Co! del
Itsso after fierce flghtlng'and took sev
eral thousand prisoners. After re
storing their positions In this region
they attacked eastward thereof in the
Grappa region, gained ground and
took many prisoners.
The Czecho-Slovak (Bohemian)
troops operating in Siberia are said
to have defeated the Germans and
their allies, the Bolshevik!, at Ykntcr
Finnish and German troops are said
to be marching to attack the allies and
Russians who are guarding supplies
on the Murinan coast.
Encounters Live Wire in Millrace and
Meets Instant Death.
Ogden, Utah.—William M. Byrne,
chief operator for the Utah Bower A
Light company at Riverside, met death
Sunday in a most singular manner.
Byrne, with Henry Moore, another
power plant operative, entered the mill
race connected with the power plant
on a ruff. A wire carrying 1120 volts
was thrown into the stream and Im
mediately some tisli catne to the sur
Excited, Byrne Jumped into the
water to seize an especially large fish,
and was stunned by the electric shock
he sustained. As he threw one hand
out toward the raft, he touched a
charged wire und was electrocuted.
Walkout Called Off Upon Solicitation
of Labor Secretary Wilson.
Washington.—Tin* commercial teleg
raphers’ strike has boon postponed
pending action b.v congress to give the
president authority to take over the
Action to this effect came late Sun
day evening after Secretary of Labor
Wilson at the Instance of President
Wilson had made special request of
S. J. Konenkump, International presi
dent of the Commercial Telegraphers’
Revolutionists March on Kiev.
Moscow.—An army of 75,000 revo
lutionary troops lias begun a march on
Kiev, according to delayed dispatches
received here from that city, (ier
mnii forces are retreating before the
Smokeless Day Suggested.
Portland. — The Oregon prohibition
party adopted resolutions calling on all
men to observe one "smokeless day”
each week and to donate the cigar and
tobacco money saved on that day to
the lied Cross.
Miladi’s Toilet
Everything for your dressing
table, traveling kit or automobile
tour. Toilet sets, manicure pieces
or completely fitted cases and rolls.
We have the handy things you
need. Prices are modest.
50 splendid used cars- Buicks. Oldsmobiles. Na.
tionals- 1250 to SHOO. Guaranteed first class
running condition-easy terms If wanted by
right parties. Write for detailed Itst and descrip
tion, Used Car Dept..
Randall-Dodd Auto CoM Salt Lake City
Eskimo* Said to Be Making Gratify,
ing Progre** as a Result of Mis
sionaries’ Teachings.
On Herschel island, where the sun
shines continuously for eight weeks In
summer, the Eskimos hnd a sun dunce,
not always clothed In the garments of
propriety, a writer In an exchange says.
They had an Idea that when the sun
came hack Its movements were direct
ed by an Invisible power, but they hnd
no tangible conception of a God. They
hnd no belief In a future life, either
of reward or punishment. Today they
are religious, truthful, kind to their
children and to the nged. They are
ambitious to learn; they are practical,
extremely Industrious, sanitary In
their habits, well clothed and well
housed. Insanity Is unknown, but tu
berculosis Is common.
They whale In summer nnd trap In
winter. They are clever In trading,
good workers on lnnd, water and Ice,
and take excellent care of their house
hold effects. Tools, If broken, are
neatly repaired. When on Hersche!
Island or at Fort McPherson, they eat
the white mnn’s food with great rel
ish. In summer they eat their fish and
blubber raw and In winter frozen. They
like food cooked, but It Is a matter of
Indifference to them. They will bur
ter for the white mnn’s food, eat a
hearty meal of It, and t-hen go out and
eat blubber and raw fish us dessert.
The contents of a deer’s stomach they
i consider a great delicacy.
Preacher Serving In Y. M. C. A. “Hut"
in Training Camp Find* His
Duties Many and Varied.
If there Is a notion that Y. M. C. A,
work In the camps consists In selling
stamps and handing out pocket testa
ments, let It be dissipated at once.
One preacher, serving In a hut In a
New Jersey camp, reports that he hns
done almost everything under the aun
except preach.
He has built fires, swept floors,
j looked after hundreds of packages of
i laundry, umpires basketball games, or
| ganlzed a glee club, stage-managed n
| circus, sold Ice cream at the canteen.
, and driven a flivver ten miles and
back three times a week to provide
' said cream. lie has written letters
home for boys who could not write,
and he has taught those same boys
their first lessons In the English Inn
| guage. He has been a repository for
| hundreds of heart secrets, and he has
served as trustee for the care of as
many ns thirty Liberty bonds at a
Perhaps oddest of his many tasks
was one that came his way on a wild
and stormy night In April, when the
master of arms nt the military station
entered the "Y" hut after taps, carry*
Ing a red box under his arm.
“Say,” said the master of arms,
“we've (tot a lot of T. N. T. mines
stored at the stntlon. Here's the det
onators, In this box. There's consid
erable lightning around, and It Isn't
safe to leave these things close to the
mines. Would you Just ns soon take
care of the box over night?"
The Hod Triangle man slept that
night (or tried to sleep) with enough
high explosive under his cot to blow
him half wuy to heaven.
War Prisoners to Form Club.
A dozen llrltlsh prisoners of war
whs had escaped from Germany met
at a dinner recently given In London
to celebrate their escape. At this din
: ner It was decided to form a club,
membership of which was to be con
fined to those who have succeeded in
making their way out of u prisoners’
of war or Internment camp In Ger
many. The site of the club premises
has not yet been settled, but the club
will certainly be the moat novel thing
of Its kind In London.
Tack Window Shades.
When the window shade falls off
the rod take a shoe string, or any
kind of strong tnpe and put the tnclr
through It. No matter If the children
pull on It or the spring breaks, It
will not tear off again.
Tiger* Fond of the Water.
Tigers nre extremely fond of bath
ing. In a zoo, If n tub be provided,
they will eagerly make use of Its fa
cilities for ablution. They are first
rate swimmers, and In former days It
was reckoned at 8lngn|s>re that they
“ate a Chinaman n night,” swimming
across from the timlnland to get him.
But They Don't Deceive Many.
“Some men," said Uncle Khen.
“makes portend dey’s gettin' wlsdoru
when dey’s only loafin’ arouud in
dulgin’ delr curiosity.”

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