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II. S. DISPUTES Questions Right of Allies to Ban Commerce Between Germany and Neutrals. t ashington. D. C April 6. The lat ent American note to Greet Britain. .ade public Monday, relates to the B-itish order in council placiug an em bargo on aU commerce between Ger m ,n and neutral nations, , and dis putes the right of Great Britain or her 'lies to make such conditions. To admit it." says the communica tion. ' would be to assume an attitude ' ' tinneutralitv toward the present en- r"ie uf Great Britain which would he on lousiv inconsistent with the solemn obligations of this government in the liesent circumstances, and for Great I -nam to make such a claim would ' for her to abandon and set at nought i i principles for which she has con . ntlj and. earnestly contended in i.iinr times and circumstances." Anticipate Reparation. Tl-e note reviews at length the legal phages of a blockade of belligerent ti ntory and virtual blockade of neu tral coasts. In conclusion the United Mates states its expectation that Great Jntain. alter navmg considered "tne io-,i duties' of serious intemption of A.terican trade." under the order in iiincil. "will take the steps necessary to aioid them and in the event that ther should unhappily occur, will be prepared to make fall reparation for c er act which, under the rules of in ternational law, constitute a violation of neutral rights." The American communication tnter-)i-i's the circumstances under which G eit Britain claims to be justified in adopurg retaliatory measures toward er enemies as "merely a reason for ' rtain extraordinary activities" for h r naval forces "and not an excuse for or a prelude to any unlawful action." Would :ot -Want Illegality. If 'he course of the present enemies of Great Britain," the note adds. "should prove to be in fact tainted by lilecality and disregard of the princi p es of war sanctioned by enlightened nations, it cannot be supposed and this government does not for a moment suppose that his majesty's government would wish the same taint to attach to their own actions." Ambassador Sharp, at Paris, was in structed to present a copy of the Amer ican note to Great Britain to the French foreign office. "The government of the United States," says the note, "assumes with the greater confidence that his majes ty s government will thos adjust their nractice to the recognised rules of in ternational law, because it is manifest that the British government have adopted an extraordinary method of 'stopping cargoes destined for or com ing from the enemy's territory,' which. owing to tne existence or unusual con ditions in modern warfare at sea, it would be difficult to restrict to the limits which have heretofore been re quired by the law of nations. Cant Blockade Central Forts. Mthough the arena of operations Is confined to 'European waters, includ ing the Mediterranean, so great an Vv The candy to give in jjSj-: tlie children he S Mr cause it is whole .S Kg some. jn 31; Oar Sales Agents in B V 1 Paso are 9 In: .Elite Confectionery' Caw 9 i: xll j & Pollani ' M 88: Hurler s Cocoa, like H fitt; Hurler's Candy, m m is Supreme . , jflj t3jr4cAA0S7. J&Jtft?&rj :0S-:io City National Bank' Bldg. $3.00 $3.50 $4.00 $4.50 $5.00 , w days. They are distinctive in style, and fit unusually well. We have a very large assortment of new Spring Oxfords to select from.- MAY WE SHOW THEM TO YOTJ? THORNTON-M'KEEL SHOE COMPANY . Successors to Pew Shoe Co. 221 SAN ANTONIO STREET 8 T area of the high seas is covered and the cordon of ships is so distant from the territory affected, that neutral ves sels must necessarily pass through the blockading force in order to reach im portant neutral ports which Great Brit ain as a belligerent has not the legal right to blockade and which, therefore, we presume she tias no intention of claiming to blockade. The Scandina vian and Danish ports, for example, are open to American trade. They are also free, so far as the actual enforcement of the order in council is concerned, to carry on trade with German Baltic ports, although it is an essential ele ment of blockade that it bear with equal severity upon all neutrals. "This government, therefore, infers that the commanders of his majesty's ships of war. engaged in maintaining the socalled blockade, will be instruct ed to avoid an enforcement of the pro posed measures or non intercourse in :." JK.'S 22? E2SS2 upon neutral trade more burdensome than those which have been regarded as inevitable when the ports of a bel ligerent are actually blockaded by the ships of its enemies." England's Reply Awnlted. With the publication of its note, the American government rested its case. Great Britain is now looked to to make t the next move, and her course is awaited with the Jceenest interest in official and diplomatic circles here. While the American note does not ask a reply, president Wilson told call ers he expected one. The president de scribed the American note as not being argumentative. The president said he was awaiting further information about the case of Leon C Thresher, drowned in the sink ing of the British ship Falaba by a Ger man submarine. War Is Good At Times, Says Educator-Diplomat New York, April 6. Far from being altogether horrible, war is tne most rational thing that can happen at times, said Philip Marshall Brown, pro fessor of international law at Prince ton and former minister to Honduras. He addressed the annual meeting Monday of the alumni association of the Auburn Theological seminary. Professor Brown declared that Toy denouncing the war the clergymen are in danger of being "thrown off the track." Continuing, he said: "War is not brought on by the evil in men's hearts. Will Italy go into this war if she does go into it, from evil passions? Certainly not She will gn into it after careful consideration and to accomplish certain definite ends. It is not from malice that men in war fire at one another, but for a national idea. It is a sin to call war a horror. Men go into war actuated by a wonder ful spirit of self-sacrifice." "Any sentimental ideal propagated for oeace hurts the whole movement of Christianity." he continued. "Chris tianity is in the hearts of individual men and you should not try to run the universe when immediate cases are crying for solution. We have had labor warfare at home in West Vir ginia and Colorado. What have you done to keep xjeace here What are vou doing to keep peace in New York? Would we intrust that task to preachers"" SCIENTISTS URGE BRITAIN TO MAKE COTTON CONTRABAND London. Eng.. April S. Because cot ton is used m the manufacture of am munition, eminent scientists is Eng land, heeded by Sir William -Ramsay, are urging the government lo place cotton on the list of absolute eoifera band. The government has so far de clined to act. The Standard, tn an editorial on the American note, complains of -the su pineness of the government in this connection, which. It supposes, is out of deference for the United States, and says. "If the British government thereby hopes to avoid offending the United States it has little luck, for It is not with regard to these matters that pres ident Wilson is insistent. He protests against shadowy and ineffective claims much more than against the severe en forcement of undoubted rights." GERMANS EXPEL PINCHOT, U. S. ENVOY, FROM BELGIUM The Hague,- Netherlands. April 6. German authorities have expelled from Belgium Gifford Pinchott, former chief forester of the United States, who has been acting as a special agent for the state department in Belgium. Mr. Pinehot reached Antwerp, Bel gium, but was not permitted to pursue his work as American commissioner and deputized special diplomatic repre sentative. j The German authorities objected be I cause Mr. Plnchofs sister is lady Allan Johnstone, wife of the former British, minister to Belgium, who is still in the diplomatic service. It is believed the department will as sign Mr. Pinehot to other work In the war zone. ' " White Pine screen doors at Hines Price them. Advertisement. Even with hard usage Our Men's Shoes look well. The well defined lines are there built into the very foundation, and held by the best of materials to the end of their wearing ss I SHOFii American Arrives Here Af ter Escaping Safely from the Turkish Frontier. After having crossed Russia from the Turkish frontier, escaping, but II hours before the town where he was living was captured by the Turks, Pierre Hines. of El Paso, arrived here Monday. Mr. Hines left El Paso two years ago to take a position with the Caucasus Copper company, which owns a large property near Batoum, located a few miles in Russia from the Turkish xronuer were fo?ced TeV7hVm?n"eTsa,d Air. nines. ".Reports I have received racer ;t raeai from the district latelv are but meager but I understand that the town of Batoum was partially burned when the Russians retreated, and that the Turks finished the job. The town has recent ly been recaptured by the Russians. Russian Short of Guns. "The Turks in that section were well equipped and appeared to be a good fighting force. The Russians I saw there and in Petrograd were all well equipped except that they seemed to be very short of guns. At Petrograd I have seen full regiments leaving the city without euns. "I crossed Russia and left for Eng land across Norway and Sweden All through Russia the people are enthusi astic about the war and are supporting the government in every way. The edict against the sale of vodka is being strictly enforced and heavy fines are imposed for bootlegging. Wine and beer can be nurchased in Petrne-rari but in Moscow nothing stronger than cider can be secured. Travel is com paratively easy and there is little red tape. Get Provisions via Sweden. "Practically everything that comes into Russia in the line of provisions is brought to the Swedish frontier and then has to be transported 14 miles by sled until the government railways are reached. The government, howeyer, has a large force of men building a rail road across this 14 mile gap. "Crossing to England we saw float- ' ing mines but made the trip safely. Even along the coasts of neutral coun tries lights are extinguished at night. We saw a number of British subma rines near the English coast. "Wake l,p" nt Graveyard London is much the same as It was before the war except for the troops and the hundreds of Belgians. The signs calling for recruits are still prominentl displayed. There was one S'B1 '."J.8- DiS church graveyard which read 'Wake Up. Your King and Country Need You." . "Leaving England we were convoved to the open sea by torpedo boats. The life boats were nnslung so that they could be used at once if necessary. England, however, does not seem to be worried about the activities of the Ger- uuin suomarmes. On the boat with Mr Hines was Dr. Frederick Stark Pearson, head of the Mexico North Western railway. It is expected that Dr. Pearson is soon com ing to El Paso to inspect the railroad. ITALY BELIEVES TURKEY IS TRYING TO END WAR Rome. Italy. April 6 In suite nt - rious official denial from some of the belligerent nations that preliminary ! steps have been taken to conclude peace, especially b Austria and Tur key without consulting Germany, the report that Dlavid Paah Turkish min ister of finance is now in Switzerland on a xoissioA ol peace, finds credeaee here.. It is pointed out that DJavtd Pasha was one of the first Turkish envoys to undertake at Oucy, Switzerland, the conclusion of an Italo-Tarklsh peace and that he conducted his preliminary negotiations by roundabout methods through neutral diplomats. While he has denied emphatically that he is at present engaged in a sim ilar mission, it is considered here that this denial should not be taken too se riously, because he scarcely could ad mit at this time that his government seeks cessation of hostilities. Similar denials were made by him when h first undertook the task of bringing about an agreement between Italy and Turkey. GERMAN OFFICER WHO ENLISTS IN FRANCE IS CONVICTED Paris. France, April 6. Four year imprisonment and a fine of JSOv has been given Wllhelm Schoonberg. who at the beginning of the war enlisted as an Alsatian la the foreign legion, giv ing the name o Willy Shoborg. The court martial claimed to have es tablished thatjSchoonberg was a native of Drmstadt. Germany, instead of Al sace, and that' he is an officer In the German' army. GERMAN FUNDS IN RUSSIAN BANKS WILL DRAW INTEREST Berlin, Germany. April S. German bankers, who had large balances with itusstan banks when war broke out will not even lose the Interest on their money. A commission appointed by the Russian finance minister to decide on the matter has recently ruled that me nanus mere are to let the interest on. this money accumulate till after the war. when both principal and in terest are to be repaid. CRUISER GOBTIBX HITS JUNE. DAMAGE IS OT RKPAIRED London, Kng.. April 6 Refugees from Constantinople, Turkey, according to a dispatch from Salomki. confirm the report that the cruiser Goeben, for merly of the German navy and now a Turkish warship, was badly damaged by striking a mine In the Bospborus. She returned to her dock with a 17 foot hole which the German workmen have not been, able to repair properly on account of a lack of steel plates. They filled the hole with 35 tons of concrete, but this cracked on the first trial. The refugees deny the story that the Goeben's guns have been dis mantled. White I'Ine screen doors at Price them. Advertisement. Hines. JPETTE S&wxek Seasons" Clove A tni V smart carfcfarti glove that is washable. ' Stylish, comfortable, hygienic The latest shades; grey, stone and chamois, also white and black. For men, women, and children. Name in oair; Ask your dealer S every pP ffiffi JFMk JZZiT MW ALL r Get the Spirit of the B. P. O.E. This is Elks' Week and there'll be something doing of interest every day and eve ning. Tomorrow, Tuesday evening, the instalation of officers; Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the Big Minstrel Show at the El Paso Theatre; Saturday the Aviation Flight, at Wash ington Park. Such things as are required by Elks, their families and friends for these occasions can be most satisfactorily suppSed by the "Ponular " V : m , If Every Community Understood what this store is trying to do in the way of serving you in the important matter of clothes; and if you really knew what we know about the quality, style and character of Hart Schaffner & Marx Rogers Peet Company and Fitform" Clothes u we'd sell all the suits that are sold in this town. " Because the clothes are right; and the service is sincere. At $25 we offer un usual values in suits for Spring. Other Suits $18 to $40 John B. Stetson Hats in all the newest styles for Spring. All desired shades and shapes. Prices range from $4 to $20. NEW STRAW HATS OF ALL KINDS. Ask to See the New Silk Shirts Manhattan. Kinery and Xofade in the most wonderful assortment of attoactive patterns the "Popular' has ever shown. -! S4.00, SEE OUR ELK WINDOW ON SAN ANTONIO STREET. MEALS AT 25c EACH SATISFYING Xew York, April 6. Recently Miss Annie S. Feck, mountain climber, author, explorer, Mb game shooter, announced that anyone could live on 25 cents a I meal; that she did it, and managed to eP healthy ana strons enough to sur. mount lofty peaks and make muscle wearing ascents. Now several shop girls and factory employes have cor roborated Miss Peck, as is shown in evidence taken before state investigat ing committees, when the girls quoted Hiss Peck often and said her menus for :? cent meals were practicable and sat isfying. RUSSIA BARS EXPORTS OF CHICKENS DEAD OR ALIVE London, En-. April 6. In order to conserve hr supplies of food Russia ha prohibited the export of poultry, dead or ahe The "Poultry "World" stitts that ill available supplies of ixmltr1. in Russia, are being collected and shipped to Finland for preserva tion in cold storage In normal times. Kncland import TPonthlv nearl a in 11 ion iif.Il.it s -Rorth of Kusian hens til ' ii kns- mnn -ANNIE SsJEECK TELEPHONE LINES LEAD " y I Y Man in This $5.00, $6.00, S7.50 and $8.50 IT. S. WAR OBSERVERS WILL LEAVE GERMANY Washington. 1) C. April S To avoid friction, the fue United States army officers detailed as war observers in Germany, have been recalled. Secre tary Garrison stated the officers were recalled because their mission was fulfilled. It is said, however, the American of ficers have been much embarrassed by a tendency on the part of some of those with whom they must come In contact to criticise United States on various accounts relating to the war. The effect has been to hamper the ob servers and open possibilities of per sonal unpleasantness which might lead to international complications. FRENCH OFFICER KILLS WIFE WHO FOLLOWS HIM TO WAR Paris. France, April f. Capt. HeraiU an officer in the .French cavalry, will 1- tried by court martial Saturday for f killirr his wife at Complegne because -.'.e , erst red in following the army to ! n ar ium. i For some time after the killing. He rail was a mental and physical wreck. It was feared that he would not survive, but recently be recovered and was turned over to the military police b the hospital authorities. GERMAN BALTIC FLEET CUT OFF BY OWN MINES Copenhagen, Denmark, April . It i reported here that the German Bal tic fleet, returning from a Russian expedition, has been cut off from its base by its own mine field. The mines were broken loose by a storm. It is reported that the fleet has retired between the islands of Gothland and Oeland until the sweepers can clear the passage. COUNT ZEPPELIN SCORES HIS AIRMEN SHARPLY Homanshorn. Switzerland. April S. Count Zeppelin Is not satisfied with the manner in which his airships are beina- handled. He has cabled his engi neers and the captains of the dirigibles now at the Zeppelin works at Fried richshafen and criticised thera on sev eral scores. He said he believed an attack upon London had been delayed unnecessarily. A MEDICINE OF MERIT A proprietary medicine, like every thing else that comes before the pub lic, has to prove its merits. The law of the survial of the. fittest applies in this field as in others. The reason for the tremendous success of Lydia B. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is because it ha been folfilling a real human need for fortv years, so that toda thouanrN of American women owe their health and happiness to the marvelous po-wer of this famous medi cine made frum roots and herbs na turt si remol f..i Romans 'lis Ad iff Jiff )y4 If Jfm 11 villi TO THE "POPULAR" CALL 3300 XXtra On Sale Wednesday Only Women's Low Shoes $2.25 Just about 100 pairs of odds and ends of women's low shoes of the $330 and $4.00 grades have been assembled asd marked for quick dismissal. These are assorted leathers, lasts, styles, and sizes. AM are very desirable but because they are short lots we shall dispose of thera at this phenomenal price while they last Pair $2.25 V.. All Linen Sheeting 85c Very firm quality round thread linen sheeting, 72 and 90 inch widths. Eftpeeiallv good for skirts, suits and dresses or "Popular1 peeial Yard OOC (Limit S Yards to a Customer.) FANCY WHITE GOODS 25c Lace cloth, voile, striped organdie, crepe plaids and novelty stripes; wowierfttl values OP Yard AUC Our Children's Section Os the Seaoad floor offers abundant stocks of sew wearables for the warajfSr isjsnths. Kffeetive sew styles that every mother will ap preciate CHILDREN'S TAILORED DRESSES pf fine quality linen, poplin, French gingham, chambray and Hitejie. White and colors; a woBderfal assortment of styles designed by American fashion creators. Prices are moderate, rangmcr from $1 to $4 CHILDREN'S CREPE KIMONOS In sizes 1 to IS years .50c to $1 Jast Yesterday Several Hundred New Blouses easae pouring is. Fresh from stylo eeaters of the East. As new and Springlike as one can imagine. Ne woman will want to ones this spea did showing oa Wednesday. The high-low Beck, deni-nritiiary models prevailing in this very aew and very complete collection of eac broidered voiles, organdies, crepe da chines. Georgette crepes. Sosae , charming styles are fashioned of creamy silk shadow fece over flesh colored chiffon. Many simple but very modest models in white and the ne colors. A most interestisg col lection of the newest models ranging from a simple, tailored blouse to the most elaborate land. Special values at$155, $2.95, $455 aad op to $15.00 Your Grandmother's Remedy for Purifying the Blood And Renovating the System u the Springtime ASK FOR SCLPHBRB TABLETS. 'What was grandmother's unexcelled remedy? Haven't you heard of it? Tea. yon have! It was sulphur, cream of tartar aad molasses. The main trouble with it was its nausejus taste. A modern method puts the cream of tartar and sulphur into a, sugar coated tablets and mixes them with herbs, roots, etc making a wonderful tonic Mood purifier and system cleanser. Just try Snlpherb Tablets (not sufebur tablets), oat Salpherb re member the name and get the tablets In sealed tubes at Sc per tube. Grown-up people and children who don't feel well, who are consti pated or sluggish, or who have pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers and the like; can soon rW the system of these impurities by taking- this good old fashioned remedy in modern form. Their action satisfies or money Is re funded by the Prescription Products Company, Dayton. Ohio. A frea trial sent to any address. Buy of any well-stooked druggist Adv. Ausirians at Przemysl Tore and Concealed All Flags Before Surrender Petrograd. Russia, April S. A. re markable feature of the surrender of the Galician fortress Prsemysl was the fact that not a single Austrian flag was captured, says the Russky Slevo. The secret of their disappearance was discovered, -this newspaper says further, through the confession of Slav war prisoners whd arrived at Kiev. They said that the night before the surrender all the flag's were torn into strips. These strips were numbered and distributed among Individuals who hid them in the lining of their coats and caps. They were required to take an oath to restore them upon their release from captivity, so that the flags might be reconstructed, thus airing the regiments the right to a turtner corporate existence. A search of the prisoners revealed many such fragments of flags. In the handle of a bag belonging to Geo. Thomasehi a flag was found intact. HOLLAND WARNS WORLD NOT TO MISUSE HER FLAG 'Washington. D C. April C The Netherlands government has notified the United States that any foreign ship misusing the Dutch flag or using other means to make a pretence of possessing Dutch nationality will not be allowed to depart from or pass through waters under the jurisdiction of The Nether lands. RRD CROSS KXPRRTS WILT. PIflHT SRRVIW TVTKIIIS New Tork. April . The Italian line steamship Duca d'Aoata. sailing for Naples, carries nine samtarv experts composing the American Red Cross uinitar commission whkh will en deavor to conquer the uphus fever and oth-r dread diseases tt idemic in Serbia " Special! J PLAIN WHITE FLAX0N 12c For dreaicB, underwear, aprons and shirtwaist; 3$ inches wide; as loos; as 300 yards in feet Yard ldC CHILDREN'S COATS Sizes 2 to 6 years. Silk, satin, poplin, shep herd cheeks and gabardines. A special showing of new ones this week $1.50 to $16.50 SKIRTS FOR GIRLS NewFreflch and Storm Serge Skirts and black and white shepherd cheeks; some with pockets and in suspender ef fects; sizes 8 to IS years. Priced at $255, $3.45 and $355 Free Circulating Library for Boys and GirlsBoys' Dept., Second Floor. TEXANS RESCUED BY WONDERFUL REMEDY Flad Swift Relief From Ailment of learn Standlnic With First Dose of Treatment. 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