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12 PAGES TODAY
REPUBLICANS ELECT
HAYS .A.S CHAIRMAN
ADAMS PRO-GERMAN?
Charge of Disloyalty Made Against Iowan, Who Is Can
didate, Followed by His Withdrawal From Eace and
Hays Is Elected; All Members of National Commit
tee Also Eesign; New Members Will Be Chosen.
ST. -LOUIS, Mo, Feb. IS. The Re
publican national committee this
afternoon elected Will H. Ears,
of Indiana, chairman. He was placed
In nomination by John T. Adams, of
I'-wa, and the nomination was sec
onded by committeeman Kins, of
Connecticut. Mr. Adams earlier In the
afternoon announced his withdrawal
from the contest, for chairman.
Got. Goodrich, of Indiana, said he
expected the national committee
would appoint an absolutely new ex
ecutive committee, giving the party
new leadership. He said that after
Mr. Adams became convinced that he
could not be elected, he said he knew
of no better man for the chairman
ship than Mr. Hays, who is chairman
of the Indiana state central com
mittee. The resignation of all the members
of the executive committee was ac
cepted. The committee adopted a. res-,
elation that national committeemen
sbonld fce regarded as heads of the
party In their respective states, and
decided that the national committee
ehould meet once a year.
Charges of DUlojralty Mnde.
Charges of disloyalty made against
Mr Adams were based largely oh a
letter which senator W. M. Calder,
of New York, produced before the
executive committee here yesterday.
The letter was dated In Berlin,
August 31, 1914, and addressed to
We editor of the Dubuque Telegraph-,
Herald. It said that "as America!
has been flooded with lying andj
jr i "leading reports rrom lonaon. rang
bcs sr. petersourg. me wnier wumu
I ke to see nuoiishea in- tne xeiegrapn-
Herald some articles which he was
iv-warding. These articles were the
German white book and "truth about
Germany "
prafiMi Pmi T .ovine Germans.
"I will make the assertion," the let
ter continued, "that there are no more
3?ea:t3 iuius 1,1 - . ,
the Germans, from the kaiser himself 1
tu the humblest cltuen. ana tnere are
no people wno nave progresseu
further In all th&tjs Jest in cultured
fit-nizaMon-
"But Germany In recent years has
surpassed all other countries In Eu
rope in prosperity and she has Inter
fered with the foreign commerce of
C-eat Britain. This Is the principal
reason why the small war party in
England, headed by the arcb-hypo-cV'.te.
Sir Edward Grey, has -nursed
the anti-German sentiment among the
bloody shirt politicians ot France
and the degenerate aristocracy of
Russia. This Is the reason why Sir
Edward Grey, while making a few
plays to the galleries In behalf of
peace, was actually working 24 hours
a day to make certain the outbreak of
hostilities.
Blames Russia and France.
"It Is now perfectly clear to all
of us who have been living in Germany
taat when Russia and France were
secretly planning to make Austria's
determination to punish the Servian
assassins, the occasion for a sudden
attack on the German border, these
two countries were given adequate
assurance that England Would support
them.
"That France has intended to march
her .trooDS through Belgian terrritory
in order to flank the right wing of
the German army, and that she was
to do so with the knowledge and
atinrov.il of Enciand. is absolutely
certain, and that Belgium was a .party
to the understanding is nigniy proo-
,lo
The letter closed wltfi the prediction
that the German empire would not
FRENCH BREAK THROUGH
TO FOE'S FOURTH LINE,
DEMOLISHING TRENCHES
tyt
IsssssssssssiPi9BIbss111!bsb
-.TH the French Army in
W France. Feb. 13. (By The
Associated Press.) In the
course of three successful trench raids
yesterday, the French advanced as
far as the fourth German line be
tween La Pretre and Jlort Mare
woods, in the Woevre district, and
took prisoners belonging to the Ninth
Bavarian and the 94th landwehr dl
visions.
The German entanglements had
been destroyed by the French artil
lery and the progress of the assault
ing column was favored by a heavy
mist.
Am soon as the French reached
the first positions the Germans
opened a sweeping machine gun j
fire si well as an artillery bar
rage, bnt the French penetrated
the shell curtain almost without
casualties, demolished all the
enemy shelters and emplacements
and returned to their own posi
tions with moat valuable Informa
tion. German Raid Is Repulsed.
While the French attack was in
progress the Germans attempted a
raid at Regneville in the same dis
trict, bnt were reuplsed with heavy
losses.
This action may have been one
mentioned in the French official
statement of yesterday In which the
number of prisoners taken was given
as 200. The French have been mak
ing many daring raids, nearly all
crowned with complete success.
jloat of tne German raids, on
the other hand, hare been so com
pletely repulsed that even the
German official statements do not
make claims of success, but Ig
nore them altogether.
PrMinuin at Nnrl-lir CnmnalSTOU
Thesn raids, on both sides, are the
ordinary precursors of the opening of
tne spring campaign. j.ne aiueu
armies are learning as much as they
can of the composition of the forces
ooooslte them and of developments
looking to the much advertised Ger
man offensive nDon which the enemy
now relies to auminister tne aecisivo
blow of the war. The Germans are
interested In learning what measures
are being taken to counter the blow,
Premier Lloyd George, addressing
the house of commons yesterday, re
vealed that the supreme war council
at Versailles took cognizance of the
German plans and outlined counter
measures, the nature of wnicn tne
premier carefully refrained from re
vealing.
be- -destroyed- because "the hostile
preparations wmcn nave Deen going
on in France and Russia for. several
years have been too evident and too
threatening for "Germans 0. Ignore, so
they haye prepared themselves and
will successfully maintain- their right
to live and prosper against the whole
gang, of. jjevlliah cpnsplratnrs .who
have forced the innocent masses of
Russia; France and England to fight
against them."
Senator Calder said that the letter
was signed by John T. Adams.
HAYS ACCEPTS LEADERSHIP
OF NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Indianapolis, Ind, Feb. 13. In a
telegram to the Republican national
commute at St. Louis, Will H. Hays
accepted the chairmanship of the Re
publican national committee.
Mr. Hays Is chairman of the Repub
lican state central committee and
chairman of the Indiana state council
of defence.
f BY IBS
i IIE1EH
Faces Second Charge of
Murder as .Result of San
Francisco Explosion.
San Francisco, Calif, Feb. 13.
Israel Weinberg, a jitney bus driver
wos brought today from the county
jail where he has spent the last 19
mouths without ball and was put on
trial for the second time, over the
objections of the prosecution, on a
murder charge growing out of a bomb
explosion here in 1915.
Weinberg was acquitted November
17, last, by a Jury which deliberated
2d minutes, of one of nine murder
charges originally brought against
him.
Entitled To Speedy Trial.
District attorney Charles 11 Fickert.
whose office conducted four previous
murder trials which Erew out of the
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explosion, contended that Weinberg
should not be tried the second time
until the state supreme court had de
cided upon the pending appeal of
Thomas J. Mooney, another defend
and in the bomb murder cases, front
a death sentence Imposed upon him.
Superior Judge George H. Cabaniss,
before whom Weinberg's trial began
today, decided last week that the de
fendant "was entitled to a speedy
trial; that he was not concerned with
the outcome of the Mooney appeal."
Ten Killed in Explosion.
Shortly after 1 oclock on the after
noon of July 22. 1916, occurred the
(Continued on Page 5, Column 6.)
THE WAR AT A GLANCE
COUNT VON HERTLING, the
imperial German chancelor,
it is reported unofficially,
will answer president Wilson's
address to congress In the Ger.
man reichstag' next Tuesday.
President Wilsdn saw a difference
between the chancelor's recent
statement and that of count Czer
nm, the Austro-Hungarlan for
eign minister and declared that
count von Hertling had not with
drawn from his position that
peace should be made on Ger
many's terms.
Facts are known in London, the
Dally News Bays, which bring
closer the possibility of a separ
ate peace between Austria-Hungary
and the entente. Austria Is
sajd to look with disfavor on send
ing her soldiers against the troops
of the United States and Great
Sees "So Peace Ironrrl
Premier Lloyd George in the
house, and king George, in an ad
dress to parliament, asserted no
basis for a democratic peace could
be found in recent statements of
leaders of the central powers. The
premier said he could see no dif
ference In substance between the
recent utterances of chancelor
von Hertling and count Czernln.
, Before the Italian parliament,
premier Orlando has declared that
Italy will fight on until victory
is achieved.
Raids GruiY Larger
There Is yet no Indication that
military operations on the west
ern front are about to be re
sumed on a large scale. Attempts
by raiding parties are growing
stronger, especially on the French
front near Verdun and in the
Woevre.
Germans to Attack In March
"Sometime in March," according
to a German prisoner, the Ger
mans will attack on the British
front. He did not know If a gen
eral offensive would begin then.
The weather on the British front
continues favorable and the fields
ancVroads are drying fast.
At points along the Scottish
coast the bodies of 164 American
victims of the sinking of the Tus
canla by a German submarine
have been found. Thirty-three of
these have not been Identified.
271 Tuscania Victims Buried;
164 Of Them Americans And
Names Of Nearly All Are Given
A SCOTCH Seaport, Feb. 13. (By
The Associated Press.) Up to
Tuesday night, a week after
the disaster. 171 victims of the Ill-
fated transport Tuscania had been
laid to rest at different points on the
Scottish coast. These were divided as
follows:
Americans. 131 identified and 33 un
identified; crew, four Identified and
three unidentified.
The Associated Press correspondent
cooperated with the American army
officers in obtaining these figures,
which go forward to Washington as
the most accurate and complete Ust
obtainable.
The last 17 at these bodies recov
ered all Americans were burled yes
terday afternoon, villagers again
coming many miles in a downpour of
rain to pay their simple tribute to
the American dead. The bodies were
brought to the burial place-on one big
motor track which was followed
along the route several -miles' long "by,
the squad of 25 khakl-clad American
survivors and the village mourners.
One of the villagers carried the Union
Jack, while an American soldier held
aloft the Stars and Stripes.
Soldiers Sing At GrnVesIde.
At the grave side the American
soldiers sang. "The Star Spangled
Banner." followed by the natives
singing "God Save the King." The
usual military salute was then fired,
ending the ceremony.
Temporary fences have been built
around the graves to be replaced by
a permanent enclosure as soon as the
materials can be brought to these
desolate shores. A British colonel
who has worked day and night since
the disaster helping the Americans
bury their dead, announced that the
people of the nearby country side had
started a public subscription to erect
a monument to the Americans.
Some Are Still Dazed.
There are eight Americans still
here too 111 to leave, several of them
still dazed by their experiences. They
are quartered in nearby farm houses
and village hotels. These men are:
F. L BenefleL E. L. Lystrom, Wil
bur C. Nutt. Boyd E. Hancock. E. E.
Harpham, Henry Schurting. James J.
Colwell and K. A. Gocher.
One American officer and 14 men
are still in a hospital at Glasgow.
List Of Those Bnrled In Scotland.
The following is the first complete
list of Americans now burled on the
Scottish coast. Each body, whether
identified or not. was "given a num
ber. Thus, at a point where 78 vic
tims were burled side by side in a
long trench, the numbers run from
one to 78 in the following order:
T. W. Herman, I B. Beeder, William
C. Keown, I Roberts, Orville Casper,
E. II. Duffy. Paul John C. Wood, W. R.
Johnson, H. E. Page. C. B. West, T.
Turtle. Waller Brown. Clarence W.
Short, H. Stewart, fireman, member of
crew, Raymond Butler, state of Wis
consin; James Logan, member of
crew, G. V. Zimmerman. J. Edwards.
Butte, Mont.; George H. Bernhardt,
Walter Grelllne. William E. Bennett,
G. E. Swanson, unidentified private,
William P. Morgan. G. J. Jenkins,
Charles McMillan, crew: Raymond T.
Hurst, T. E. Lawton, T. E. Davison.
W. Hardey. C. H. Beaner. B. I Weeks,
Henry F. Spiel. David G. Renton,
Julius D. Wagner. William J. Trages
ser. Alflo Li carl, Percy A. Stevens, W.
W. Wright. Marcus B. Cook. G. N.
BJork, John C Johnson. T. T. St.
Clair, Arthur W. Collins. G. Lankenan.
J. W. Cheshire, Gerald K. Grover, Frank
Burns, Milton Tully. Edwin R. Berkey.
unidentified soldier, Philip E. Lei
gand, Curtlss Wlllard Wilson, uniden
tified member of crew, Frederick
Allen, W. Raines. Homer L. Anderson,
Fred M. Linton. J. B. Guerney, J. L,
Pearce, Elmer R. L. Cowan. William
T. McMurray. Samuel A. Pentecost,
Russell F. Bennett, Robert F. War
ren. Ly w. Ozmant. William L Gregs,
L Sims. j. l: Hawiey. w. uattnews.
unidentified soldier. ajnuel F. Riggls.
Norman C. Crucker, P. A. A'grien, J. J.
Byrge. Fred W. Rudolph. Milwaukee,
wis.; unidentified private. Herman
Rupp.
40 In Another Grave,
At another point In a long grave
are 43 bodies. They are all in coffins
(Uontlnued on Page . Uojnmn G.)
IT ILL IN,
SWS PREMIER
Nation Is Of Necessity In
The Fight to a Finish,
He Declares.
PEOPLE NOW
FULL OF FIGHT
War Loan Is Great Success,
Despite the Defeat of
Last Fall.
LLOYD GEORGE
PACES ACCUSER!
Challenges Parliament to
Form New Government
If Not Satisfied.
London, Eng., Feb. 13. Parliament
reassembled yesterday on tiptoe with
curiosity is to how premier Lloyd
George would meet president Wilson's
latest declaration and the dissatisfac
tion manifested by a section ot the
press and public over the Versailles
council, and also as to -bow far H. H.
Asquith, the former premier," would
respond to the demand of the ex
treme wing of his followers for the
abandonment of the policy of benevo
lence toward the 'government in favor
of active opposition based on disap
proval of the general war policy, and
especially the enlargement of the
functions of the supreme war council,
which has assumed executive powers
In order to meet the great German
blow Impending.
The house of commons was not dis
appointed, for the sitting proved un
usually exciting. It could hardly be
said that Mr. Asquith rose to the ex
pectation of the most eager of his
party, but the temper of a large sec
tion of the members seemed to show
that such tactics would meet with
considerable support.
lias No Patience With Austria,
Perhaps the most notable thing was
the contrast in the speeches of the
premier and the former premier with
reference to president Wilson's
speech. While Mr. Asquith endorsed
fully the president's view, premier
Lloyd George did not even mention
Mr. Wilson's last speech and declined
to see in count Czernin's statement
any nearer approach to reasonable
terms than In count von Hertling's.
Moreover, the premier regarded the
German chancelor's demand that Great
Britain give up her coaling stations
as proving fully that the controlers
of German! policy were in no mood to
discuss reasonable terms of peace.
Will Not Tell About Conference.
Declaring absolutely that he would
not yield on the matter of revealing
more about the Versailles conference
on the ground that it would be reveal
ing military secrets, premier Lloyd
George challenged the house. If dis
satisfied with the government's con
duct of the war. to put another gov
ernment in Its place.
The question of enlarging on the
status of the Versailles council led to
a little scene between the premier and
Mr Asquith and throughout his re
marks about the council, the premier
was subjected to a running fire of
heckling.
Too Much Publicity.
Lord Hugh Cecil, member for Ox
ford university, admitted the pre
mier's speech was reassuring, but
RITISH GOVERNMENT MOUSED.
WILL PRDSEGUTEWAR WRITER
Chancelor of Exchequer Announces in House of Com
mons That Government Will Institute Action Against
Col.-Repington, of the Morning Post, Under Defence
of The Eealm Act; Big Fight Is Back of It.
L'
ONDON, Eng, Feb. 13. Andrew
Bonar Law. chancelor of the ex
chequer, announced today In the
house of commons that action would
be taken under the defence ot the
realm act against Col Replngton.
military correspondent of the Morn
ing Post, for an article which ap
peared in the Post on Monday. The
article complained of was submitted
to the censor, who refused his per
mission to publish it. The article af
terward was published in a different
form without being submitted to the
censor.
Opposition to Government.
Some opposition to the government
has grown up in parliament over pub
lication in the press by military ex
perts and others, on the ground that
they militated against the successful
conduct or the war and hampered
military leaders. It was claimed the
writers were being aided secretly or
otherwise by government officials.
Premier Lloyd George took occasion
yesterday to deny emphatically that
he was in collusion with any publica
tions and that it he had his way,
newssaoers would be very much more
restricted with regard to what they
published.
Northcllffe Papers Involved.
Inquiry was shouted to the premier
concerning the Northcllffe papers.
The Northcllffe press has been called
instrumental in elevating premier
Lloyd George to power. The answer
Is perhaps contained In todays an
nouncement by Bonar Law, since the
Post, for which Col. Replngton writes,
is a Northcllffe paper.
GER1AIWME
ITH 11C?
Three Civilians Killed and
Five Wounded; Artillery
Combat Is Heavy.
Pails, France, Feb. 13. There was
fairly heavy artillery fighting last
night in the nelshhorhood of Plnon on
the AIne front, says today's war,oI-
flee statement. Northwest of Reims
the bombarment also was lively. Ger
man aviators last night threw bombs
on Nancy, killing three civilians and
irounding five.
said that the weakness of the gov
ernment lay In the existence of co
incidences between utterances in the
press and certain lines of govern
mental action. He hoped the govern
ment would not hesitate to suppress.
If necessary, even tne most influen
tial Journals acting contrary to the
national interests. Admiral Sir Meux
invited the premier to get rid of his
private secretaries and also the press
which was hanging around his neck
like an Albatross."
Denies Halg la Dismissed.
At one point. Andrew Bonar Law.
chancelor of teh exchequer, interpos
ing to deny that field marshal Halg
or Gen. Robertson had been dismissed
or resigned and being closely pressed
by a heckler, added:
as isr as 1 Know.-
SRIP SIR
INCENSE SPAI
Cabinet Meets to Consider
the Duca di Genova and
Giralda Incidents.
Madrid, Spain. Feb. 13. The Italian
ambassador to Spain called upon the
marquis de Alhucemas, the Spanish
premier, late yesterday and gave hlra
all available Information which had
been collected by Italy regarding the
torpedoing of the Italian steamship
Duca di Genova. The ambassador re
quested that he be given whatever de
tails the Spanish authorities have and
was Informed that the Investigation
at Valencia had not yet been com
pleted. The Spanish cabinet met to
day to consider the sinklns of the
Duca, di Genova and of the Spanish
steamship Giralda.
A dispatch from Madrid on Feb. 9
said that the Italian steamship Duca
di Genova, of 7897 tons had been to-
pedoed only a mile off Murvledro
beach, on the Spanish coast. The
Spanish steamship' Giralda was sunk
Jan. 29. A protest against the sink
ing was presented at Berlin by the
Spanish government on Feb. 8.
T"k OlIE. Italy. Feb. 13. Jintnus
Kiastlc applause and cheers for
America, met the declaration Of
premier Orlando at the opening of
the parliament today that the war
situation was growing better, due to
help from the United States in replac
ing Russia-
Premier Orlando reviewed the Ver
sallies conference and pointed out
that so far as Italy was concerned
the continuation of the war was no
longer a matter of choice, but neces
sity. Also, he said this fact Is nder-
stood by all patriotic Italians who
are now willing to wage war to the
bitter end. Regarding Italy's alms
the premier declared that they were
unimperlallstic.
"AH she wants," premier Orlando
declared, "Is her own and no less, and
she can wish, for no more than the se
curity of her national boundaries by
land and sea and also the fulfillment
of her national unity.
It Is materially seen how Italy's
people view the war question by the
fact that the unfinished national loan
already has brought In 3,500,000,000
lire, and It will within a fortnight be
double any previous loan all this
money despite our defeat last fall.
Italians are determined to fight until
victory."
Swiss In U. S. Urged
To Support Peace Aim -
Of President Wilson
New York. Feb. IS. Because the
United States is concentrating its ef
forts on war, Swiss residents In this
country have decided, it is announced
here, to defer "until a more suitable
time" the movement to establish In
the United States a branch of the Neu-
velle Soclete Helvetiaue. an organl
zation which aims to promote the sol
idarity of the Swiss people at home
and abroad.
Swiss citizens and - those formerly
Swiss are urged that they can best
render service to Switzerland "by
conducting themselves as good citi
zens of the country whose hospitality
or legal protection iney enjoy, ana
they are advised to "devote their pub
lie sDlrit to the supnort of the Ameri
can administration and the attain
ment of the magnificent world-peace
aims or president Wilson."
The commltee authorizing the an
nouncement Includes Frederick Dos
senbacb, director of the official Infor
mation bureau of Switzerland In this
country, and H. O. Amann. president
01 tne Swiss scientific society or New
DE FE AT U BOATS
1
, 1917 CONSTRUCTION
IS 1,163,474 TONS,
BONAR LAW ASSERTS
W
REGISTER BY TONIGHT OR BE
INTERNED, GERMANS WARNED
Washington, D. C Feb. 13. Regis
ter by tonight or be Interned. This
is the situation which faces unnatur
alized Germans in the United States
who have not registered with the po
lice or postmasters. The department
of Justice today issued a final warn
ing to those who have not registered.
Reports indicate there are many Ger
mans in Eastern cities who remain unregistered.
AUSTRIA MAY MAKE A
SEPARATE PEACE IS BELIEF
London, Eng, Feb. 13. According
to tne loooy correspondent of the
Dally News, facts are known which
bring the possibility of a separate
peace between Austria-Hungary and
the entente allies much nearer.
Great reluctance, he says, is mani
fested in Austria, toward the prospect
of fighting with British and American
troops on the western front.
EGG DEALERSTPROFITEERS,
LOSE LICENSE DURING WAR
New York, Feb. 13. Announcement
was made that the food license of B.
Baff & Sons. Inc, of this city, has
been revoked for the period of the
war. The company Is a wholesale
dealer in poultry and eggs. The or
der was based on the charge that the
Baffs sold eggs for 51 cents a dozen
when the government fixed price was
46 cents. The food administration
revoked the license.
FOOD ADMINISTRATION
WILL BUY PINTO BEANS
Denver, Colo, Feb. 13. The 1917
crop of pinto beans will be bought
by the federal food administration at
a prlCQfOf 8 cents a pound, recleaned
basis, according to announcement
here last night by J. B. Lamson. of
the food administration. The bean
growing sections of New Mexico, Col
orado. Wvomtntr. Kansas nnrt XAhrsq.
ka are affected by the arrangement.
Maizes Knitting Record
Woodland. Calif, Feb. 13. It
takes F. H. Pierce, manual train
ing teacher in the grammar
school here. Just three evenings
to knit a sweater for a soldier.
Pierce is proficient In knitting,
purling aqd repeating, and al
ready has made several pieces for
"the boys." He learned the art
while an invalid.
SHIPS TOTAL FAR MORE
THAN TONNAGE OE SHIPS SO
Construction in 1918 Is to Be Very Much Greater, It Is
Announced, While, in Addition, the United States
Is Expected to Contribute Several Million
Tons to the War Uses of the Allies.
LONDON, Eng.. Feb. 13. During the year 1917 there was built in
Great Britain 1,163,474 tons of shipping and 170,000 tons were
secured abroad, Andrew Bonar Law, chancelor of the exchequer, announced
today in the house of commons.
This is far greater than the total destruction of British ships by sub
marines or mines. It is the admiralty's answer to the U-boat challenge.
Shortages of shipping now are due to the immense tonnage necessarily diverted
to the United States army for transportation of troops to Europe, for supply
ing them with provisions and materials and for the transportation of other
materials for construction work in connection with the United States, army's
camps and communications in Europe.
The figures given by Bonar Law are the first to be made public and
refute the German claim that Great Britain was being reduced to impotence
because all her shipping was being destroyed by the German submarines.
Announcements heretofore have stated that construction of shipping this
year would be, much greater than that of last year- In addition, the United
States is looked to produce several rmllion tons of ships before the end of the
present year. Some of the new American merchant ships already have been
commissioned for service and are making regular trips.
Families Of
Soldiers Are
Cold, Hungry
Allotments Held Up Cause
-Suffering, Red Cross
Reports Say.
Repcrts from various army officers
are Teaching Red Cross headquarters
here that on account of the new in
surance law. which is holding ur the
pay of the soldiers, there Is a. great
deal of suffering among those who
have families. An officer, brought in
word Tuesday of three such families
huddled together in one small house
trying to save fuel and of many oth
ers who were In want of food. It Is
said that some of the soldiers, have
not received any pay for as long as
three months.
The committee of the local Red
Cross society known as the home
service section, of which Mrs. S. P.
Skinner Is chairman, has had a notice
posted on the bulletin board at Fort
Kllss, directing any soldiers who have
bad difficulty on account of failure
to receive their family allotments, or
wno wisn information In regard to
the new law. to call at once at th
headquarters of the Red Cross society
in the Roberts-Bannst' building. A
worKer rrom the borne service section
is there all day ready to receive ap
plicants for help or to give informa
tion in regard to allotments.
Mrs. Skinner Is asklnc: for volun
teers to help In this work. She said
at least la more memDers are needed
for this committee work.
Ohio Clothiers Ask
Fixed Prices on Wool
Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 13. A resolution
asking that the government prohibit
speculation' in clothing by fixing
prices of wool and cotton Is expected
to receive the indorsement of the
Ohio Retail Clothiers" and Furnishers'
association convention.
Many merchants are being forced
out ot business, it was said, by the
uncertainty of present conditions in
the trade and by the necessity of op
erating on limited capital.
The clothiers likewise are expected
to Indorse a plan for renewal ot pres
ent styles until after the war. Soma
eay they are carrying 50 percent more
than the usual stock, having bought
heavily because "of a reported dye
shortage and wool scarcity.
U.S. Artillery
Clears Enemy's
Forward Lines
Trenches Are Too Hot For
- ThecEnemy to Occupy;
SmpVrsKillefJOE
With the American Annies in
France, Feb. 13. By the Associated
Press.) Aside from Increased aerial
activity, the American sector baa been
normal for the last 24 hours. Harass
ing artillery fire and patrolling opera
tions have been kept up but there
have been no dashes.
The American gunners are said to
be growing more accurate dally. They
have been especially effective In reg
istering an the roads and light rail
ways back of the enemy lines. So ac
curate has been the shrapnel fire
against the first lines of the enemy
that they are now nearly abandoned,
the Germans keeping only a few men
in them. In a sector such as this the
Germans seldom man their first lines
fully, but opposite the American po
sitions they are reported to be keep
ing considerably less than the usual
number in the trenches.
A number of enemy snipers and
sniping posts has been reduced still
further by the American sharpshoot
ers, machine gunners and artillery
men.
Airplanes were overhead every
where today. The enemy late in the
day sent over a considerable number
of machines in battle formation. They
were met and driven back by a Frenob
squadron.
The wounding ot three men by- acci
dent was reported today, constitut
ing the only new casualties.
POSSES STILL IX PURSUIT
OF SHEIUFT-S MCItDETtEnS
Tucson, Ariz., Feb. IX Posses to
day were still in search for John and
Tom Powers and Tom Sisson. mur
derers of sheriff McBride of Graham
county and two deputies. There were
reports that the outlaws were in vari
ous parts of southern Arizona, but
the most definite Information seemed
to place them somewhere near San
Simon.
ARIZOXA LEADS DRIVE
FOR JUNIOR RED CROSS
San Francisco, Calif, Feb. II. Ari
zona leade California and Nevada with
55 percent of Its schools showing 190
percent membership In the Junior Red
Cross.
California is second with 3S oercBnt
Nevada has enrolled 15 percent.
Learn How To Conserve
Food To Help Win War
SUPPOSE, Mrs. El Paso Housewife, that you were immediately called
upon to put into practice many of tie regulations now applying to
cooking in hotels and restaurants I Could you intelligently carry
them out!
What will you cook on meatless days? What wiU yon serve on wheat
less days? How will you handle to porlless dayt How will you save
sugar, fats, beef, pork, wheat, and many raw materials needed in the
prosecution of the wart How will you save money in your household to
invest in Liberty Bonds and Thrift Stamps? How will you save to sup
port the Red Cross, the Y. II. C and other necessary organiiations?
How will you save fuel in your cooking that the ships that must cross the
sea may have coal in their bunkers? How will you meet these and many
other questions- that are at present up for solution? Upon the individual
depends the future of the nation. You are a soldier in your work.
If you desire assistance in solving these perplexing questions, attend
The El Paso Herald's Annual Cooking School from February 23 to March 2,
inclusive, in the auditorium of the Woman's club building. Mrs. Edna J.
Evans, expert in domestic art, will conduct the lectures and.demonstrations,
and this year will confine herself to the "Conservationiofftoods. Mrs.
Evans needs no introduction in EI Paso, this being thafourih consecutive
year she has had charge of The Herald's Cooking SchooL It is all free,
and every woman in El Paso is cordially invited to attend.
El Paso Mast Keep Busy At Washington If We Want A Cantonment H

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