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EL PASO, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 12. 1917.
14 PAGES TODAY.
SINGLE CoPY FIVE CENTS.
UT GERMAN ENVOY
u m a si m
Germans and Draft Dodgers, Numbering More Than 30,
Are on Board; U. S. Expects to Find Among Them
Some of the Assassins Responsible for Explo
sion at the Mare Island Navy Yard.
AN DIEGO, Cat, .Sept li. Es
corted by the United StatM war
ship that captured her off the
Liver California coast last Sunday,
tre gasoline schooner Anvil, with more
ihan 3 allege-j draft evaders and
f r.emy aliens on board, arrived in San
1 ieo harbor today.
Examine Suspected Men.
The Anvil was immediately boarded
department of justice agents and
c-jier federal officials. All approaches
to the pier were closely guarded by
Troops and tto person other than fed
eral officers was allowed near the
The examination of the suspected
:r.e-i, it was said, would be started
AR1S France, Sept. li. French
troops last night attacked the
German trenches in the region of
St. Souplet in the Champagne and
succeeded in smashing the first two
German lines and entering the third
positions. All the German troops gar
risoning these trenches the French
war office announced this afternoon.
were either killed or taken prisoner.
British Repel Germans.
London, Eng. Sept. 12. German
I; oops this morning attacked tbe Brit
ish trenches east of Hargicourt, field
marshal Hair; reported today from the
trit4an hMAnnartimi in T'rn n Th
immediately and until the completion assault was launched under cover of
FRENCH SMASH TWO LINES
AND PENETRA TE A THIRD
IN DASH A GAINST ENEMYi
docks, the Thourout railway Junction
and on railway objectives near Ghent.
Several tons of explosives were
"During yesterday forenoon a bomb-
The War At A Glance
of the inquiry it was said no infor
mation would b given out.
Exortrt io Find Dynamiter.
That the United States trovernment
officials expected with the capture of
tne gasoline schooner Anvu Dy an
American warshio off the Lower call
fornia coast to secure some of the men
Implicated in the recent destruction
of the black powder magazine at the
Mare island, caJ-, navy yard, was per
mitted to become known shortly be
fore noon today. Six persons were
killed In the explosion and many
Explosion Due to Knemies.
The investigation made by navy
officials established a strong belief
that the explosion at Mare Island was
rlu to an outside and hostile atrency.
traces of which, however, were hard to
S1LIIIIG GOVERNMENT TROOPS
heavy barrage bat the advancing
waves were met by rifle and machine
Kun nre ana tne uermans were re
pulsed. 31 ore Bom bin jr.
Farther extensive bombing raids
have been carried oat by the British
naval air service, chiefly in Belgium,
according- to the official announce
ment which reads:
"In the last 31 hoars many flight
patrols were carried out by the na
val air service. One of these patrols
engaged two enemy spotting ma
chlnejB, one being shot down and the
machine crashing into the sea and
the other landing- almost intact in
our lines. Two other enemy machines
were driven down during the sweep
by our machines. In conjunction with
a bombing' raid, nine enemy machines
were encountered, five of which are
believed to have been driven down
ont of cofltrol
Toiis of Explosives Dropped.
"Bombing raids were made last ,
night on two airdromes, the Bruges
ILITAUT news is still over
shadowed in importance
by the Russian internal
No further news has come re
garding the reported clash be
tween Komlloffs troops and
those of the government. 35 miles
from Petrograd. It was reported
in late dispatches, however, that
Gen. Korniloff s march on Petro
grad had been checked, his troops
ontmanenvered and their retreat
One unconfirmed report said
that part of the army was sur
rendering. In Moscow the trouble
is apparently accentuated, as
martial law bar been declared
French Gain Ground
Military operations on the
Franco-Belgian front were of a
minor nature with the exception
of a German attack on the
trenches recently captured by the
British near Hargicourt, north of
St. Quentln. This was repulsed
by the British fire. Several suc
cessful raids against the Ger
man lines were carried out by
the French in the Champagne. In
one of these the French pene
trated as far as the third German
ing raid was made on Sparaphelhoek. i
me mourout airuoroe and tne jsngei
ammunition dump- At Sparaphelhoek
bombs were observed to explode
among among the hangars, causing
much smoke and at.Thorout a direct
hit was observed on a hangar. At
the Engel ammunition dump a large
use wu cauMo. i ne Domoing for
mation was attacked by enemy ma
chines and one of the latter was shot
down, smoking and out of control.
Many tons of explosives were dropped.
"From all these operations all the
machines and pilots returned safely."
50,486 ACCIDENTS DURING
YEAR IN TEXAS, 139 FATAL
Austin. Texas, Sept. 12. During the
fiscal year ending Auc 31. 1917. 50 4SS
accidents were reported to the state
accident bos.d. according to a state
ment issued today. Of these. US acci
dents were fatal. Within the same
period 9178 claims were filed and the
companies working worklngrmen's
compensation paid out 3459.728. not
including H7,UJ paid for medical
Has Less Success Than
Ribol in Effort to Form
BREAK UP PLAN
IIOUSK TO START CONFERENCE
OX AVAR TAX 3IEASURH
Washington, u. c. sent. 12- Con
sent of the house to send the war tax
Mil to conference to adjust the diffi
culties between tbe two branches of
congress was sought today by Demo
era tic leader Kitchin. Senate eon'
ferees already have been named.
Prospects were that the house
would acquiesce In Mr. KItchln's re
quest and that the conference would
start Its work late today. Although
the senate and house are widely apart
on tne income, excess prozits and sec
ond class mall matter provisions of
tbe bill, Mr. Kitchin said the outlook
for an agreement soon was bright
Xlembovsky, Selected by Kerensky as Commanderin
chief to Eeplace Korniloff, Declares His Allegiance
to Korniloff; "West Front Army Seems Cemented
to Korniloff; Other Troops Are Divided.
LJ Maj. Gen. Bo Bruvovltch has
-- been appointed commander In
rbief of the Russian army in succea-f-.on
to Gen. Korniloff. Gen. Klem
bovsky, .commander of the northern
army, has now definitely chgBiprijsrl
Kormlsffs catiae-Klemboyakjr .was (
first named as coml'Mhsate chief
succeeding KornDjSff. 3S6
The army of Gen. KeABoff operat
ing against the capita isV believed to
consist of the following:
Several Cossack regiments, tbe first
-aalry corps, "the savage division;'
Te-cke-Turkeman horsemen, a so-
dUed "striking battalion," of picked
rr.cn organized to fight against Ger
nr.nv. socalled Korniloff battalion,
ra lroad and sapper units, heavy artillery-
of four diiislons and some bat
teries of light atillery. All the troops
:-,r under command of Gen. Klimoff,
farmer commandant of a cavalry
F1 Kb ting Is Reported.
Gen Kornilofrs march toward Pet
iorrad continues. According to a
t-tatement circulated at the winter
palace, but whi"h has not been offi
cially confirmed or denied, the first
collision between the troops and tbe
government forces already has taken
;lace. the followers of Korniloff hav
ing besrun the hostilities by bombard -ir.E
government positions with heavy
The texts of Gen KornlloffSs proc
lamations are Dublished here today.
The first, dated at Mobile, de
nounces premier Kerensky's descrip
l.cn of Vladimir Lvoffs mission as
untrue end declares that Korniloff
tiiii not send Lvoff to Kerensky, but
that Kerensky first sent Lvoir to mm
with the aim to create trouoje
"Russian men." continues the proc
lamation, "our crre&t fatherland is
perishing. The government under
pressure of the Bolsheviki majority
of the councils, is acting in full ac
cord with the plans of the German
general staff. Overwhelming con
sciesness of the impending ruin of the
fatherland compels me in this menac
ing moment to summon all Russian
men to save perishing Russia. All In
"fhose breasts beat Russian hearts, all
who believe in God. let them flock to
the temple and pray God to- perform
n preat miracle a miracle of saving
Proml.es Democratic Government.
"I. Gen. Korniloff. son of a peasant
And Cossack, declare to all that 1 re
rrjire. nothing personally, nothing ex-c-pt
the salvation of mighty Russia,
and I swear to lead the nation by thej
road of victory over the foe to a con
stituent assembly through which the
nation will decide Its own fate and
choose the organiaatioa of Its po
litical life. But I shall never betray
Russia into the hands of its tradi
tional foe the German race, or make
the Russian people the slaves of Ger
many. I prefer to die on the field ot
r-onor and battle rather than to wit-
Sept. 12. ness the shame and infamy in Rus
"Russian people! In your hands
rests the fate of our country."
In the second proclamation Gen.
Korniloff declares he is suDDorted by
all higher commanders on the front,
denounces the government as lncas-
aAA ad4mftA at ttniM aner. lade-
tedarea that in order- to I
veil its -anfittfass the government Is I
emt counter revolution.
Manlfestors Not Circulated.
Trie nrovlslonal srovernment has.
under the martial law regulations,
prohibited the circulation of Gen.
Kornilofrs manifestoes or tbe pub
lication ot unofficial ness concerning
military measures taken against the
Alexander Guchkoff. the Octoberist
leader and former minister of war
and navy, who after leaving Petro
grad last Saturday joined tbe Kornil
off movement, has been arrested, lie
is now under guard at Pskoft
Moeeow Stays Loyal.
All elements in the population of
Moscow, according to reports received
here, emphasize assurances of support
to the provisional government which
have already been given by the mu
Petrograd is said to have sufficient
provisions to last four or tve days.
Part of Korniloff Forces Surrender.
Members of the Kerensky govern
ment have informed tbe Associated
Press that while they were unable te
report tne nnai overthrow of Gen.
Korniloff. tbey are optimistic con
cerning the general situation. Uncon
firmed reports say that a part of Gen.
Kornilofrs army is surrendering to
Ueniklne nnd Crdelll Arrested.
An official announcement says:
"The superior officers everywhere
are acting in agreement with the rev
olutionary commissaries of tbe gov
ernment and the committees at the
front. Gen. Den i kin e. commander of
the southwestern front, and the whole
of his headquarters staff have been
arrested. Gen. Erdelli, former mili
tary governor of Petrograd. who dis
obeyed army commands, has also been
arrested, together with several mem
bers of his staff.
-The Baltic fleet with its officers.
has unanimously placed Itself on the
side of the provisional government
Kornlloff Troop. Deluded.
Only small detachments of troons
have been moved toward Petroirrad
by Korniloff. Through deception they
have remained deluded regarding tbeir
position. Tbe further advance of these
echelons has been arrested and the
bonds between them broken. Indi
vidual units of them have sent dele
gates to petrograd with the request
that they be furnished with orders
to arrest those commanders who have
(Continued on Page 1, Col. 2.)
U-Boat Destruction Is Well
Held Down But Demands
London, Eng., Friday, Sep. 7. (De
layed by censor.) It Is learned here
that the entente governments have
agreed that the shipping situation is
the most serious problem of all those
faciag-tha entente at tfeenbeajta-sfas-'
I ase'ttaii'Mi -vctatet- f tbe Wa S
every tsfiort will be made during tbe
coming months to impress tne people :
of England and America Kith the fact
that the greatest effort of the whole
war win be necessary to solve It. A
government official Informed The As
sociated Press: i
"As Britain's great effort of the
first year of the war was to create ai
huge army; as her great effort for the
second and third years waa to create
an inexhaustible supply of munitions,
so the great effort of the fourth yeai
must be, not only in Great Britain but
also in America, to create a merchant
navy to replace the submarine losses
and supply the constantly ' Increasing ,
I.T-Boar"War IVell Destrieted.
"There is no disguising the fact that '
the shipping situation is serious. Do '
not misunaerstand me tne snipping
Problem of Cat's Tail
New York. Sept. 12. Why does
a cat have a tall? Ponderous
scientists and savants are seri
ously considering this feline
quality. One scientific paper
says: "No one can gainsay the
fact that a tail Is a useful orna- -ment.
Imagine a cat without a
taiL The cat without one Is a
Again, what use has a healthy
child for a cat without an appen
dage? We'd have to rewrite all
our Joke books. Yet. some cats
do not have this tender attached,
aa wit a ess the Mam; cats. Yet
Manx cats are not generally boo-
or vtm 'AsaarfesA ITtfi .am of
Natnral History, the tall was a
necessary organ, for tbe aquatic
and araablHons ancestors from
which the high animals are
descended. When they took to
terrestrial Mfe and to walking on
all fours the tail became more or
But, why does a cat have a tail?
EL PASD'S MEN
AYS DEAD MAN
Ssd Recess oT'e", Controler of Currency Says
N. Y. Banker Robbed
Client of $300,000.
Washington. D. C, Sept. 12. J. B.
Martindale, president of the Chemical
National bank of New York, who died
last July, was an embezzler and for
ger to the extent of about $300,vM.
according to a statement issued by
through an increased success of the
German submarine warfare. As a
matter of fact, the German subma
rine war Is being held donn very well
and the average sinkings show no in
crease eithelr in number of ships or
tonnage. The sinkings in the At
lantic main routes are now very low,
and the greater proportion of the
sinkings occur in out of the way
spots, indicating either that the sub
marines have been forced afield or
that a large number of them are op- "TT V.C " W,"
eratint? J controler of the currency Williams
SENATE VOTES TO DRAFT ALIENS
WASHINGTON. D. C. Sept. 12.
Drafting of all aliens in the
United States except German,
others exempt by treaty, and those of
countries allied with Germany, who
nave resided in this country one year,
is proposed In a Joint resolution
passed today by the senate and sent
to ths house. It is estimated that
more than 1,000,090 aliens would be
Under the resolution by senator
Chamberlain, of Oregon, chairman of
the senate military aff2irs committee,
subjects of the allies or neutrals
claiming treaty exemption, would be
allowed to lea e the courtry within
S'j days. j
Draft I.HTT Tneqnal.
Inequality of the operation of the!
draft law because of exemption of
"rgtj iJiupvrugiiB oi aliens in many
districts were cited by senator Cham
berlain to show the need for his reso
lution. The pending resolution by senator
McCumber, authorizing the president
to negotiate for drafting aliens in
this country had failed, he said, to
bring results, and senator Lodge as
sailed the administration for not tak
ing independent action. Few senators
were present during the discussion
and there was no record vote on tbe
Could Put Germans to Work
Amendments adopted would permit
the use of aliens of Germany In this
country for other than military pur
poses, would provide that In future
drafts credit shall be given for ex
cessive proportion In the recent draft
due to the exemption of aliens and
provide agains: expatriation of Amer-j
leans who have joined the allies. I
Demands For Tonnage Increase.
"But the total available tonnage Is
shrinking slightly while, on tbe other
hand the demands for tonnage from
ail directions are increasing tre-'
mendously. Where three ships were
needed a year ago, four are needed
now. France is very short of coal, one
of the vital necessaries for winter.
Italy is short of coal, and the short
age ia so serious that It is causing
the Italian government tne utmost
concern. For all these shortages
there is only one remedy, namely.
Mn.it Transport American Troops.
"But a -still more important demand
for tonnage comes from America.
whence the entente's great reserve of
men must come tnis winter. Tne
necessity for tonnage to transpon
the American army and keep then
sunnlied is nerhaDs the most lmoort
ant feature of the shipping situation.
Jlnut uulld fleets of Milp.
So. tbe entente statesmen have ar
rived at the conclusion that the win
ning of the war may depend on the
new effort which will be demanded ot
Eneland and America this winter, an
effort to push quickly to completion
more qulcKiy man ever attempted Be
fore fleet upon fleet of ships to
carry the sinews of war to the fight
"Avoid Ice Water,"
Hetty Green's Rule
New York. Sept- 12 The health
rules of Hetty Green, known In
her lifetime as tbe world's rich
est woman, are public property
today through the tax transfer
proceeYUngs brought against her
estate. Here they are:
"Don't drink Ice water.
"Keep out of draughts.
"Don't stay up all night."
In rolling up her millions Mrs.
Never speculated In Wall street
Never lent money on call or in
Got along without an office or
an office force.
Exercised great caution in
Never encouraged tbe public to
regard her as a money lender.
Never dealt with the public
a result of investigations made by his
office. The controler said Martindale
took the money from the account of a
wealthy depositor. The bank has ar
ranged to make good the entire sum,
the controler announced.
The statement said Martindale had
been president of the bank since De
cember, 191. and prior to that he had
been for a number of years its vice
"The loss." says the statement, "will
be charged out of the band's undi
vided profits, which at the present
time amount to over l.tOe.MS, after
charging off the 300.000.
Money Shrewdly Stolen.
"The suspicions of the bank's offi
cars were aroused while Martindale
was absent from the bank, ill in
hospital, shortly before his death. The
money was not stolen directly from
the bank, but was obtained by manlp
ulatlng the deposit account of :
wealthy depositor for whom Martin
dale acted as financial adviser and
trusted agent. Lnder president Mar
tindale's instructions, the statements
of this depositor's account were ren
dered by the bank periodically to
Martindale and he then manipulated
them before submitting them to the
"The method by which Martindale
obtained most of the money was by
withdrawing money from this denos-
itor's account either through a forged
check or by a 'debit slip' signed by
himself as president.
Forced Pass Book Bntrles.
"In explaining to the depositor at
the end of each month these with
drawals, Martindale's plan was to
inform tbe unsuspecting depositor
that he had placed the suras so with
drawn from the Chemical bank to the
depositors credit in a certain trust
company in New York city, one of
whose depositor passbooks he had ob
tained and In which be would enter
up In his own handwriting as deposits
wita tne trust company tne amounts
of money which he bad withdrawn
from the Chemical National bank.
Forged Demand Xotes.
'He also forged the deoosItors
name to certain demand notes to the
extent of about 380,oeo, which amount
ne also got from the Chemical bank
and personally appropriated."
All Equipped and Settle
Down to Work; An Ad
venture on the Road.
By ROGER BROWN.
Camp Travis. San Antonio, Texas.
Sept. 12. Well, we're here, and ev
I always understood; that a canton
Bss li i r ii , rtt rroH ectro-g -gf -ha ts--hxteed.
I believe -MMK-ts tke correct xHSHOom.
Bat this oants-Bment Is a great deal
more lficela. garx-tees. It is a huge ssr
of wooden bulUfngfc da painted, to M
sure, but substantial and with a loot
of permanence. It" lias an enormous
area, and is located Just northeast of
Ft. Sam Houston. The barracks are
two stoned, with wooden awnings
above tbe windows; and in huge, un
oartitioaed rooms each heated with
an immense cylindrical stove, the cots
of the recruits are arranged in long
The food but I'm a soldier! The
"chuck" certainly surprised me. Im
agine, eggs at SO cents a dozen lis
that liKht?) are served to Uncle Sam
I fighters! But I'd better begin at the
! We eot in Sunday morning at a lit
tie after 6. Julius Alberts and I lined
our men up on the station platform.
ana prepared to storm tne iuncn room
for breakfast. But shortly afterward
an officer appeared, who looked as if
he might have mislaid sucn a detach
ment as ours, and he announced that
we would oreasiast at tne camp, we
piled into a huge motortruck and were
whirled: out to Travis.
llntr at the Camp.
Here a number of formalities were
gone through with. First we were
brought before an officer in a long,
low building, where we turned our pa
pers over to him. He selected four
men for the artillery, some cooks and
Baiters ana an automooiie xnecnanic
from our group, and then directed the
lieutenant who had met us at the
train to take us to the depot brigade.
There we were issued a mess kit
apiece, a mess Kit is an ingenious
little outfit. It consists of a large
drinking cup with a handle that fits
around it, an aluminum dish about
half an inch deep, with a cover held
down by a long, folding nandle the
cover may be used as a plate the
dish, when the handle is elonKated,
serves as an excellent frying-pan
Knixe, iorK ana spoon, ah tnest
things are of aluminum, very service
able and easily kept clean.
Dors Are Aselcmed.
After breakfast we were given our
pnysicai examination, l am sorry to
say that my own examination was
very poor so noor that thev over
ruled my application for the artillery,
dashed my secret hopes for qualifying
for the next officers' training camp.
ana raaae out an application lor me,
requesting that I be detailed to the
medical department as a typewriter.
w nat an ignominious end to my aspi
rations for shoulder bars!
However, the doctor was very kind
about it. He explained to me that I
couldi never stand the training In the
artillery, but that I would have
enough drill in the medical denart-
ment to build me up so there might
be a possibility for getting a transfer
f tin AeflMare tralnln. n mn t. t -
W. W. Schoof. of the E. P. & S. W.
has been assigned to the headquarters
company as stenorapher; Mills Aw
brey. ot Scott White and company, and
J. E. Hines have gone, tenmorarilv.
at least. Into the artillery. The rest
oi us are so far unassigned.
Praise Army Work
Practically all day I have been tvn
ing examination blanks an unmill-
tary occupation, but very necessary"
no doubt and I have Just seen my
first wounded man. He dived from a
tree at the swimming hole and hit
his head on a rock. He was brought
in a tew minutes ago, drenched with
blood from head to heel, and the sur
geon io dressing his head now.
All the boys are anxions to erst uni
forms, and we expect to get them
tomorrow, wnen company A Is filled
up. The temporary address of the El
Paso contingent Is company A, Fourth
battalion, depot brigade, national
army, Cam- Travis, Ft. Sam Houston.
Texas. It mlgbt be safer to address
President Poincare 'Ass
Painleoe to Try Again
And He Consents.
PARIS. FRANCE. Sept 12. Paul
Painleve, minister of war. has
announced that he has been un
able to form a new ministry to suc
ceed that of M. Ribot, owing to the
11th hour withdrawal of the Social
ists. Albert Thomas, minister of mu
nitions, and M. Varenne.
Will Try Again.
M. Painleve went to the Elysee pal
ace at 1 oclock this mornlnsr. where
he was Joined by M. Bourgeois and I
otner statesmen with wnort he naa
conferred at the ministry of war. He
returned within an hour and an
nounced to newspaper men that pres
ident poincare nad insisted mat ne
continue his efforts to form a cabi
net and that he had asked for time to
think over the situation.
It is understood Prof. Painleve will
again try to construct a ministry.
Soelallata Thwart Him.
Prof. Painleve's first combination
proved even more abortive than did
tnat of 11. Kibot tne retiring premier,
and collapsed from the same cause,
the exigleactes of the Socialists. What
these exigencies are is not exactly
Thomas and Varenne Withdraw.
Prof. Painleve had Completed his
list yesterday afternoon and his suc
cess in formincr a ministry was re
garded as a foregone conclusion. At
10 oclock last night the new minis
ters assembled at tbe ministry of
war. At II p. m.. Albert Thomas, So
cialist member of the war council and
minister of munitions, and deputy
Alexandre Varenne. who had been
named minister of public Instruction,
left the war ministry. In reply to
STER UT BERLIN
S TO BE RECALLED TO HIS HOME
inoulries they said:
-It is nothing but a little differ
ence which certainly will be setUod
in narr an noor. -
Went to Meet Socialist..
Sweden Is Also to Be Called Upon for Explanation and
Recall of Swedish Minister, Who Passed the German
"Sink Utterly" Messages; German Charge, Count
Luxburg, Missing; Passports Sent to Legation.
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1-dVesaUesv chanted I code as Sweefisa 6)6Tnatic memttgtmASZi
ttwto watch the I
the boys Individually in care of the
Y. M.-C. A. Anything in the way of
"eats" or reading matter will be ap
preciated by us. I wasn't requested
(Continued on psge 4. column 5.)
Wv the Socialist T
A quarter of an hoturlatar the two
saying to reporters: .
-"We withdraw forfefsBrtelyi an ac
count of the generar eomwltlon of
ramieve Announces Failure.
The other ministers elect contin
ued their deliberations. Shortly be
fore 1 oclock this morning- Prof.
Painleve received the newsnanennen
"I was charged by tbe president
with the task of forming a cabinet
of national union, which should com
prise the elements belonging to sll
parties. As the result of incidents
arising at the last moment the union,
which I had expected, failed. Under
the circumstances I am miner to the
president to relinquish the mandate
which he confided in me."
According to the Matin, M. Thomas
rerasea to collaborate in the cabinet
because the retiring premier, M.
Ribot. remained in the foreign office
When the new ministers assembled
last night M. Thomas said:
Claims Ribot Is Ineffective.
"We cannot agree to form part of
a cabinet which includes M. Ribot
At a moment when we refused our
support to M. Ribot as premier and
foreign minister on account of his
home policy, which we Judged too in
dulgent and" because of his foreign
policy, which we considered ineffec
tive, we could not collaborate with
him while be holds that same port
folio of foreign affairs.
"Besides, premier Painleve did not
keep us advised as to the negotia
tions lookine to the r11hAraMA
luuot consequently we are un
able to deliberate on this question
with our party. I cannot then, per
sonally continue In the esblnot nrfth.
uui consulting tne opinion of my
Both Prof. Painleve and M. Varenne
sought to dissuade M. Thomas from
leaving the cabinet but after a sharp
passage between the two Socialists
they both left the war ministry, went
to the ministry of munitions and laid
the situation before th rilmfM
The delegates upheld M. Thomas and
mauicin tne two ministers to with
draw from the cabinet
NEW ARIZONA ELECTRIC
POWER PIANT IS RUNNING
Jerome. Ariz.. Sent 12. The non
electric generating plant of the Ari
zona Power company, at Tapeo sta
tion, three miles north of rIarViii
on the Verde river, has started Tho
new works will add 1.M horse power
to -roe nyoro-eiectnc supply secured at
Fossil creek oo the midde Verde.
habit ot transmitting them in the
same way that he transmitted diplo
matic communications for other gov
ernments notably British and French
The British minister then denied that
the Swedish legation had ever trans
mitted any messages for him.
Argentines Angry at Sweden.
Hundreds of students took part in a
great demonstration last night. Th.
marched through tbe streets waving
flags and shouting: "Passports! Pass
Ports" The demonstration was anti
Swedish as well as anti-German
Mounted patrols are guarding tbe
city. Serious disorders are threatened
It is resorted an explanation fro
aweaen win oe demanded and that the
Swedish minister may get his pass
U. S. Minister Inquires.
Stockholm. Sweden. Tuesday. S-pt
11 (Delayed) Ira Nelson Morris, the
American minister to Sweden, isited
the foreign office here this afternoon
at the request of foreign minister
landman and the two ministers con
served for an hour regarding the
transmission of German cipher teie
fnuns by. the Swedish minister at
eseu Seems Wronei
IX. The state -
i xoeosvn orrrce
SUIUlleu' hare where the facts
beea weU known for a long time
1ST dlqletnat avtjl nttiM.
the Stockholm foreign office. Luxbnrg f ,fi .?? eglV?mtnt
informed Rmnnr of the raiiiiur o3 h" matter witn Swaden in isn.
. laasurances were etven bv the Swe
ed they either be allowed to pass by
the submarines or that ships and men
be "sunk without leaving a trace."
He made various other references to
submarine warfare and to the dispute
then being waged between Argentina
and Germany with regard to tbe de
struction of Argentine shipping by
U-boats. In this connection. Irxburg
referred to the Argentine acting for
eign minister as a 'notorious ass."
Stvedun Jllnlstrr Stands Pat.
The Swedish minister here has de
nied knowing anything about the Ger
man messages, saying ne was in tne
UENOS AIRES. Argentina, Sept
The foreign office todary,
after detailed consideration of
the sending of displeasing messages
concerning Argentina by count Lux
curg, the German charge d'affaires.
through the medium of tbe Swedish
legation to the Berlin foreign office,
sentto the German legation passports
for count Luxburg. The German
charge will bo required to leave the
country forthwith, it is understood.
He is absent from the legation and
efforts to locate him have proved un
availing. When last heard from, the
German charge was understood to be
on a vacation In the foothills of the
May Recall Minister at Berlin.
It was officially announced here
that if Germany failed to disapprove
count Luxburg's actions. Argentina
would recall her nunister at Berlin. If
the Berlin government disapproves of
Luxburg's course, the status quo will
la Ms disaazefcesu sent
ode as SweSb (Mtaut
Mil. SM JMA.i.Hi-
and transmitted, to Berlin by way or
NO PLOT TO
Inquiry Into Death of Rich
Widow Discloses Startling
New York, Sept 12. Assistant dis
trict attorney Dooling. who is in
charge of the Investigation here into
tbe death of Mrs. Mauda King, at
Concord, N. C. announced today that
after an all night examination of pa
pers and correspondence belonging to
Gaston B. Means, he bad found suf
ficient evidence to warrant indict
ments for grand larceny against one
or more persons for alleged looting of
The assistant prosecutor said he
had found In Means' effects a paper
upon which was an agreement
whereby Means was to receive $50.-
wv m cave i no new will of Mrs.
King's husband, which is now up for
probate, got through successfully.
Means was business manager for
3irs. ning ana was a witness to her
death on August Z. by a pistol shot
Mr. Dooiina was accommni.H tn th
criminal courts building from Means'
apartment here by Alton Means, a
Dromer oi uaston. and by Henry
Deitsch, Afton's fatherlnlaw. who
were expected te be hef r,r ,-,,-,?
assurances were given by the Swedish
zoreign otnoe.to the British minister
at Stockholm and by the Swedtsb
ministers in London, it is declarer1.
that the use of Swedish diplomatic fa
cilities for the transmission of Ger
man messages should cease. There
was no limitations of reservations o
any sort, it ft stated.
Won't Recall Minister.
The Swedish foreign office. In j.
statement issued yesterday evenia?
declared it would- not recall its min
ister at Buenos Aires, declaring he
had not been to blame for any mes
sages sent by the German charge
II S. RESCfJ!
Would Have Been in Dis
astrous Straits Without
London. Eng.. Sept ii. Andre-
Bonar Law. chancelor of the ex
chequer, speaking today at a luncheo-..
given by the Km aire Parliamentar.
association to Medill Mccormick, con -gressman
at large for Illinois, said
"In everything connected with the
military arm the Germans have show n
remarkable results, even genius. Bat
in dealing with questions of buma.i
nature they have repeatedly made
mistakes which have been the salva
tion of the entente allies. No mis
take they have made will be so grea:
in Its consequences as that whic'i
drove the United States into the wa
. "The Germans lately." Mr. Bonar
Law continued, "have been sayins
that the entente was reiving on the
tnelr last ho
want to SSV to von that - ret.
on the United States.
"As chancelor of the exchequer. I
am readv to rv v--i nAV - u. . :
should have been sorry to have ha i
I?, aJr lx months ago. namelv. that
Without the TTnitAtfi s'),tM- i . - t
assistance, the allies vouht nave been
in disastrous straits today."
Bill To Require Drafted Men's
Consent To Foreign Service Is
Denounced By Senate Committee
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept 12.
Denouncing the introduction
of such a proposition, the
senate military committee today re
ported adversely senator Hardwick'a
resolution which would provide that
the consent of every drafted man
must be obtained before he is re
quired to perform foreign service.
The committee, the report says, be
lieved the draft raw Is constitutional
and that every man drafted Into the
national array can be used abroad.
The situation arising out of this spirit
of opposition to the selective draft act
Is serious, says the report "and taken
In connection with the unrest amongst
the civilian population growing out
of commercial and industrial condi
tions, stimulated in some cases, doubt
less, by pro-German sympathizers and
proigandlsts. places our country in a
Situation of extreme perl! at a time
when all should be united tn a common
Draft Act Is No Violation.
"It Is the view of the i.Mmm:.idA
that the selective draft act is neither
I violative of American tradition nor of I need
the constitution and entertaining thi
view the committee feels Justified m
saying that there ia no necessity f,
suoh legislation as that proposed
either on the ground of expediency or
Bffeet Is Bad.
TTbe psychological effect of calling
In enestlon an act the nHnHnw n.
I which. It seems to the committee.
nave oeen sustained t tbe courts of
the country, is bad and the tendencv
of It all Is to impair the military effl"
rtency of the men who are already in
the service and of thise ho mav vet
be called to sere in this ttoie"o.'