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WEATHER FORECASTS. El Paso and West lexis, faux, cooler; Sew Mexico, TODAY'S PRICES Mexican bank Botes, state bills, 918c; pesos, 79c; Meson (old, 5C58He; nadonales, 17H18e; bar silver, H. & H. auotation, 9954c; copper, $2330; grains, lower; Bvestock, steady; stocks, higher. unsettled; Arizona, unsettled. (Food forecast lor Tuesday One wheatlcss meal.) 12 PAGES TODAY EL PASO, TEXAS, MONDAY EVENING. MAY 6. 1918. SINOLB COPY FIVE CBNT8 LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. pemvbhep anywhere e. a month NS ATTACK: ROUT GERMAN I. W. W. LEADER SAY! SOCIALISTS RAISE I FUND FOR DEFENCI Defendant in Trial of 112 Made With the Socialists to Help in Legal Fight; Says It Is Realized That Adverse Verdict Would Kill the Socialist Party. CHICAGO, 111., May . Benjamin Schrager. editor of publications issued- by the Industrial Workers of the World, and a defefndant at tie trial of 112 leaders of the organiza tion for the violation of the espion age art, announced today that an agreement had been entered into with the national Socialist party, whereby that body is raising defence funds for the 1. W. W. "The Socialists now sro providing funds to aid in our defence," amid Schrager. who is one of the chief ad visers of William D. Haywood, gen eral secretary-treasurer. "It is realised," he continued. What defeat by the Industrial Workers of the World in this case would mean almost immediate action by the gov ernment against the Socialist party and then similar action against some of the labor unions. "With this in mind, other kindred organisations have offered to extend aid. A minority in the big labor unions also has favored coming to our aid. but have thus far been un successful, because of opposition from high labor officials." Seym Ceatsafttee in Session. Adolph Germer, secretary of the National Socialist party, when in formed that Benjamin Schrager had stated that the Socialist party was raising defence funds for the L W. W.. said: "The executive committee ot the party is meeting now. There will be a statement later." This was the first announcement of an official nature that there had been Boston Begins Clean-Up and Paini-Up Work) Boston, Mass, May C Boston op ened "clean op and paint up" week with a rush today. The drive to mas the city "spick and span" has the en. doraeaueat or eitsr .pXJlniaaxh! heads ot an eme ana iasprovesseat associations. too tusve. vaJ-nni until the 18th. Last year's trophy fives the city teat snowed toe sect reseats m Hew England was awarded to Manchester, X. H-, with Maiden, Mean, aecasn. &a4 Boston third. FORMER CZAR'S PLACE OF COKFIUEMEKT CKAMGED Moscow, Russia, May 4. By the As sociated tress.) Hienoias Komanorx, the former emperor, together with tbe former empress and one of their daughters, have been transferred from Tobolsk to Ekaterinburg, (IT, miles southeast of Fern on the Asiatic side of the Ural mountains), accord ing to a soviet announcement. The transfer was ordered because of the alleged efforts of peasanta and mon archists in the neighborhood of Tobolsk to promote the escape of the prisonera The announcement does not men- tion the former heir apparent, the: young Alexis Romanoff. ASK CANCELATION OF COMMODITY LIQUOR RATES Washington, D. C May . Western railroads today applied to the inter state commerce commission for can-' ceiation of commodity rates on brandies, cordials, gin, rum. wine and THE WAR AT A GLANCE THE coming of X strong push on the Italian front is herald ed officially from Vienna, which announces that emperor Charles and his military advisers are now on the front. 'In the Trentino and the Tyrol there have been large movements of enemy troops. Rome does not report any marked infantry fighting, nor does Vi enna, 'bat tbe Italian war office notes a great increase in the vio lence of the Austrian artillery fire, especially on the Trentino front, where the new attack probably will come in an effort to force the Italians from the Piave line. Aerial activity in northern Italy is Intense. Emperor Charles leaves his capital for the fighting front at a time when Austria is seething with political unrest. In Bohemia and all parts of his domains, the Liberals are protesting against his action in dismissing parlia ment. It is announced in a pan Genaan Berlin newspaper that the German food department has taken over control of most of the Bohemia." in response to the de mands of the German population." The members of the Austrian cab inet are reported to have resigned. Americas Masy With Germans American troops on both the Toul and Luneville sectors have been more busy than usual with the Germans. Northwest of Toul the Germans attempted to occupy a trench formerly held by the Americans and which was evacu ated a month ago. The American artillery broke up the German effort, bat further activity is ex pected. East of Luneville. the Germans have been driven from their front line positrons by the American gun fire and a patrol has penetrated so yards into the enemy lines. The Americans met a German party of seven. Three were killed and the others were taken prisoners. AIM Iaiprsve sasirmits In preparation for further enemy attacks, on the Flanders battle field the British and French hav been improving their positions in hw That the Liberty Loan L W. W. Tells of Agreement. Real Patriotism Here Oakland, CaU May . A shabttly dressed little woman entered the State Savings bank here and made her first payment on a M Liberty bond. "My husband and I have only one pair of glasses between us and this money was to have bought another pair," she said as she tendered the deposit. "I don't read much any more, for my husband feels that he needs the glasses during the day while lie is at work, and at night he likes to look over the paper. He tells me the news, though, and I can see that we will all have to get in and help it we want to win." an agreement with the national so-' eialist party. Publishers of literature ased by the I. W. W. shortly after America en tered the war testified again today relative to increases in business from the organisation during the period covered by the government Indict ments. SENATE PASSESBILL TO MAKE L W. W. ILLEGAL Washington. P. C, May fc The bill declared frankly to be aimed against the Industrial Workers of the World. outlawing organisations which use or advocate violence to bring about ""any governmental, so cial, industrial or economic change, during: the war, was passed today by the senate after "brief debate, and went to the house. Man Is Entitled To His Half of Bed Says Court IndiasanBlia. In- Mar f. When a man's, wife tries to monopetiae his half of the bed be may kick her With immenity. "This court wKI held. tkeTkiekW of the wife fWn amen a can is as exercise of saM judge James A. Conus, ot criminal court, in dismissing charges aajii Irmt James Carter. whiaky between Chicago and St. Louis' and various points. In western trunk line territory. REPORT WHISKYBROUGIIT IN BAGS OF GOATSKI Jerome, Ariz- May C New meth od for smuggling whisky has been discovered within a new trunk shipped from Los Angeles and seised at the local depot. Officers say it contained three genuine Spanish goat skin bags filled with what appears to be Kentucky whisky. 16 ALLEGED BOOTLEGGERS. Globe, Aria, May 6. Fifteen indi viduals in Globe and Miami, mainly "soft drink" stand operators, have been arrested for alleged bootlegging and have been held under Siooo bonds in the superior court. COCHISE BONDS APPROVED. Bisbee. Aria. May 6. The Capital Issues Advisory committee at Wash ington nas approved tne zi.uuu.uuo in county bonds voted for improvement of the county's msin thoroughfares. local operations The allied troops, tn an attack between Locre and Drancourt, have ad vanced their line 500 yards on a front of 100 yards, gaining po sitions which strengthen the im portant section of the front be tween Scherpenberg and Mont Rouge. German counter attacks were repulsed with loss. Berlin, reporting on the same fighting, attempts to make out the attacks were made in large force. It says they were repulsed and that the French lost M0 prisoners. On the southern leg of the Lys salient, which is the one the Germans must attack if they wish to connect this battlefield with the one in Ptcardy by wiping out the Arras salient, the Germans have made no further attempts to push back the British from their gains at Hinges, earlier ef forts having failed. The artil lery fire continues most Intense on both legs of the Lys salient and south of the Sonne in Plc ardy. Further safeguarding of the southern side of the Lys salient was effected by the British last night through a local operation which resulted in the improve ment of the British positions near Locon, north of Bethune. Australians Make Dashing Attack It is on the Somme front, north east of Amiens, however, that the most important fighting of the last 24 hours has taken place. The Australians msd; a dashing at tack last night in the important sector between the An ere and Somme rivers and drove their lines ahead nearly a third of a mile on more than a mile front age in the Morlancourt region. The attack of the Australians was so neatly carried out that they suffered only slight losses and inflicted heavy casualties on tbe Germans, taking 150 prison ers. Further south of the Picardy area the French stood off success fully a German attempt at pene tration. The trial was made after a heavy bombardment of the line below Hallles, southeast of Amiens but the French fire ef fected a complete repulse of the enemy effort. HUNS FIRE ON BANNER OF MERCY GERMAN PEACE EMISSARY HAS POOR SUCCESS Leaves England To Report There Is Nothing Doing In the Peace Line. FORMERDUTCH WAR MINISTER Is Understood To Have Made No Progress Along Any Line. LONDON. Engl, May S- Germany's peace emissary, according to the Dally Mail, has been busily working here but has made no progress in any direction. There Is reason to believe It says, that the German agent who has been- reported to be a Dutch financier, returns to Germany to re port that there la nothing doing. Former War Minister. A Central News dispatch from the Hague says tbe Dutch Intermediary is reported to be Jonkbeer Colyn. former minister of war. Germany's Proposals. The sroDosals made bv Jonkeer Colyn, the dispatch from the Hague reports, are said there to have been as follows: 1. Germany to renounce all claims in the west. 2 Restoration of Belgium. 3 Alsace-Lorraine to be autonom ous, within the German federation. 4 The status in the east to remain ar at present. 5 Austria to make certain conces sions to Italy in the Trentino. ( Balkan questions to be solved by an international conference. 7 Al colonial questions affecting Africa and Asia Minor to be settled by a conference of all tbe belligerents. w uaiiusiiy xo noanovn ail caun to ner xormer unineee t acecramie or Ktacchiin, bat tn exchange to receive certain economic concession la China An worms'- I'm- Ulrers. roretsa secretary Han our iota met Smje4prtSPlBBsaBejdajt thsA. .Qx pea offers .fctt be made recently bv the enemv. He added "There is m repracestative of a neutral naMsn in this country who hast made fSatktlve, or informal sug gestions of peiace negotiations." Jonkbeer Colyn went to England last week at the head of a mission whose purpose was said to be to ex plain to the British the difficulties caused by Germany's demand on Hoi land, concerning the transfer of Ger man materials across Holland to Bel gium. Mrs. Potter Palmer, Social-Leader Dies; Honor Legion Member Sarasota. Fla, May S. Mrs. Potter Palmer, of Chicago, is dead at her winter home here. Mrs. Palmer who was born In Louis ville, and was the widow of Potter MRS. POTTER PALMER. Palmer, of Chicago, where she was a social leader had nen 111 some time. several days ago her Tamlly was sum moned and medical specialists came here from the north1. She died last night. The bodv TvllI be taken to Chicago for burial leaving here to morrow. During the World's Columbian ex position. Mrs. Palmer was president of the board of women managers and visited Europe for the puropse of in teresting foreign governments. Later she was appointed by the president of the United States as the only woman member of the American com mission to the Paris exposition. She was the possessor of a membership in the Legion of Honor awarded by the French government. For years Mrs. Palmer bad spent her winters at her borne here which is considered one of the most beauti ful In Florida. When Potter Palmer died In 10!, Mrs. Palmer for years devoted her time to the management of his estate, which was valued at 8,00.000. In recent ears she spent much time traveling abroad. 9fn German Socialist Reveals Plot To Check Democratic Spread In Kaiser's Army AMSTERDAM. Holland, May 6. A sensation was caused In the relch stag by Gustav Noske. an anti-government Socviallst. when he read s circular denouncing the democratic parties' in tho reichstag. which has been circulated in the -rmy. The cir cular aays: "There la nothing more intolerable than the democracy of the democratic parties of the reichstag who wish to enforce peace in renunciation by pro voking strikes and secret demonstra tion. In democratic countries, money plays the chief role. Today, anyone who does not do his utmost to nip the democratic movement In the bud is PRESIDENT ORDEHS INOUIRY OF AIDGDAFT Directs the Department of Inquiry Into the Allegations of Graft Made by Gutzon Borglum and Also o Alleged Pro-German Influences. WASHINGTON, D. C May 4V-A de partment of Justice investiga tion of the charge of graft In air craft production made by Gutxoa Borglum, the scalptor. was ordered today by president Wilson. Bolrglum's charges or pro -German influence also will be investigated. Demand for a criminal investigation was made la the senate recently. The aircraft situation has brought repeated charges of Inefficiency on the part of those la charge of It and demands for an Inquiry prompted president Wilson to name an Investi gating committee headed by Snowden Marshall. About the same time the president authorized Borglum to make an investigation. ' Revert Contents Leak Oat. Bolrglum's report never ' was ma4 pahtle formally, although enough of w - thsit -the' eesnvesV:-haa' made charges aas.in.t chose in coutrel and had ul, leged there was graft in prodtictseB ox plane. Suggest Criminal .Action. The senate became so stirred over the situation that it demadded a crim inal Investigation and in debate as the subject senators asked that the senate military committee renew its Inquiry with a view to learning if criminal prosecutions should be brought. A majority report by tbe commit tee some weeks ago charged that gov ernment officials had kept the public in ignorance of the real state of af fairs and recommended a one man aircraft control. Subsequently presi dent Wilson put John D. Ryan in charge of production. Investigation by the department of Justice was asked of tbe president by Howard Coffin, formerly chair- Francis Says No Americans In Ross Plot Bolsheviki Demand For Re call of American-French Consuls Ignored. Moscow. Russia (Sunday), April 2S. (By The Associated Press). Bolshe viki demands that the American and French consuls at Vladivostok be re called have brought no official state ment from ambassador Francis and French ambassadors Noulens. The definite demands made by foreign minister Tchltcherln were coincident with the arrival of count von Mlrbach, the German ambassador in Moscow. Regardless of the strong pressure put on the entente embassies in the last few aeeks to recognize the soviet government, which is msklag fall use of the Siberian incident, the position of the embassies remains unchanged. The Bolsheviki demands on ambaa sanor Francis were: First, the removal of John K. Cald well. American consul at Vladivostok: second, investigation of his part tn the alleged negotiations with tne Ameri can legation at Pekln, and third, the attitude of the American government toward the soviet republic Denies Amerles ns Involved. Ambassador Francis has sent a communication to the Bolshevik trov eminent regarding the alleged parti cipation ot Americans, French and British in a Siberian counter revolt plot' In connection with which the Bolsheviki put plainly the question of the recognition of their government. The American embsssy, the: note says carefully scrutinized the documents submitted by the Russian sovernment. In the American viewpoint the docu ments falls t6 show any connection of American officials In these plots. The American embassy, the ambas sador continues, interprets the docu ments to show only that persons plan ning a counter revolt contemplated asking the assistance of consul Cald well, admiral Knight and the repre; sentatives of the allies In Pekln. in' eluding the American ambassador, but failed to show either the consumma tion of the hopes or the revolutionar ies In this direction, or that the Americans participated or promised aid in any way. It is deemed unfortunate In the present state of Russian interna tional relations, that such fllmsv charges should arise. Is Finished, Help !'WmMkl worklng for the eneuy. He Is not working for true freedom and equal ity, but in the Interests of a gang of international rascals. "July IS. 19M, the date of the relchstaCs notorious peace resolu tion, will live for all time as a para gon of German small minded nee. " Circulated Among Troops In Ukraine. The semi official Cologne Gasette says the pamphlet has been circulated only among be forces of Gen. von Elchhorn, In tbe Ukraine. The government controled Lokal Anzelger. on April 28. printed a pho tograph showing Auatro-Hungarian troops manning a machine gun on the front ot a locomotive drawing a train load of soldiers engaged in forcing Ckranians tov surrender their stores' of food. i GIFT CHARGES Justice to Make Thorough man of the aircraft board, who de clared be requested it that the repu tation of innocent men might not be ranted by charges that have been Borglum Dispensed With. At the- same time the order for in vestigation wai announced, president Wilson's correspondence with Gutxon Borgia m. the scalptor, who made an invesiigarJoa of the Aircraft produc tion situation, was gives oat at the white basse. It dlaclaeed that the president last moath advised Borglom he never considered him an official Investigator ami practically Jlsus i! of his service. Tells Thomas Probe Ordered. The president wrote senator Thom as, of Colorado, today, informing him that he had ordered the department of justice investigation . following the wMn-s roquan rrraay. -umr in lhmr.wwr east ike rmiln f those -R-h4e acthmc have fee. j feetty rsgnhu; said Mametass be pro- lecxea ami tne gain, if there Is any. definitely lodged where it should be lodged." The president's Correspondence with Borglum began last December, when the sculptor, after having first called on secretary Tumulty, who made a report to president Wilson, received a letter from the white bouse saying tne president was much disturbed by his -views of the aircraft situation and naked him to be more specific in his criticism. Ask Borclnm to Tell AIL In January the president, after con I erring with secretary Baker, invited BorgMm to lay the whole matter be fore tne war department and gave him the advantage of having a member of Dillon Urges Irish To Keep Up Opposition Declares Unity Will Defeat Irish Conscription Within Two Weeks. London. Eng, May 6. An ti -conscription speeches were made from the same platform by John Dillon, na tionalist leader, and professor Edward Devalera, head of the Sinn Fein, yes- I terday, at Ballaghadereen. in Dillon's constituency of East Maya Good humor and enthusiasm .characterised the demonstration, attended by 15,000 persona. i Mr. Dillon said if the Irish kept united and determined for another two weeks, they would defeat conscription. I It was an atrocious form of oppression I to try to compel a neople to fight fori a country not their own. He person ally epposea conscription, wnetner In Great Britain or in Ireland, and be lieved It was a great blunder to danart from England's settled policy against CTmsrutBory service, especially wnen it was not to defend the soli of Great Britain but to send huge armies to the continent Professor Devalera said his follow ers were united with those of Mr. Dll ion to defeat conscription. Irish Regard Naming Field Marshal French As Conscript Threat London. Eng.. May S. The aonoint. ment of field marshal viscount French as viceroy 01 Ireland, announced Sun day, came somewhat as a surnrise. It was known that the government was experiencing considerable difficulty in iinaing a successor to oaron wtm borne and that this was the reason for the delay In announcing officially the appolntmrnt of Edward Short t as cniet ot secretary which was known unoriiclaliy many days ago. No one. however, anticipated such a purely military appointment as the celebrated field marshal. , viscount French Is of Irish extrac tion. He has a seat in Ireland, Is col onel of Irish regiments and a popular figure in the country, but that Is hard ly likely to reconcile the Irish people to bis appointment for they will see in It nothing but a threat to put con scription into effect. I Wl sbt Kino. wrote tne nrnlJait I , . -w- DISREGARD RED CKFLiS Persistently Bomb Rocke feller Institute Hospital, Wrecking It. RED CROSS FLAG WAS CONSPICUOUS Dr. Alexis Carrel Will Re establish Hospital In Paris. pARIS. France, May (. The hospital A established near the front by Dr. Alexis Carrel, of the Rockefeller In stitute, has been persistently bombed by German aviators and now Is almost entirely- destroyed, despite the fact that It constantly flew a flag bearing a hHBi red eras and was further Identified by an immense white cross marked as the lawn. Two Doctors Weunded. The wounded were successfully re moved early In April, tbe only victims of the bomhteg being two doctors who were slightly injured. Dr. Carrel will iaatal tbe hospital In Parks or the lllMH secretary Baker's staff detailed to aa al ain Ia mnhiag nn facts. "Xvery facility of Inquiry will be placed at year disposal." the president wrote the sculptor, adding that n ait ferenea of judgment remained, he would be glad to have a report from Borglum. British Air Squadron Brines Down 106 Enemy May C. A wounded aefc from France re- aqjuadroa operating In seder aw We Amiens I front less: probably nets a ord bv Itrtnsrhur down IM enemy- ma chines ha six weeks, including SI on one day. LYNCHING OF PRAGER ANGERS GERMAN PAPERS Amsterdam. Holland. May C The lynching at Collinsville. His. 3ast month of Robert P. Prager. a German. 'who was accused by the mob which nangea mm ot aiioyaiiy. nas luxu riated German editors. The Zeltung Am Mlttag, of Berlin, calls upon the German government to make strong representations to Washington, re minding the American government that Germany holds a number ot American prisoners upon whom re prisal might be taken, "so as to pre vent the lynching of Germans In America from becoming a fashionable sport" NORWAY'S WAR LOSSES INCREASED BY TEN SHIPS Washington, D. C May C Ten ves sels, aggregating lt.704 tons and 20 seamen were Norway's war losses during April, the Norwegian legation here was Informed today by a cable gram from the foreign office. The Apffi totals bring Norway's losses due to the war to 75ft vessels, aggregating 1.115.51 tons and the lives of 1M seamen. In addition to about 70 men on 53 vessel missing, two-thirds of which are declared to be war losses. WEEKLY REVIEW BY WAR DEPARTMENT IS ABOLISHED Washington. D. C May C. The war department's weekly review of the military situation has been abandoned and announcement of secretary Baker's new plan for furnishing the nation with adequate and authentic news of American troops In France is expected shortly. JAPAN DENIES MACHINE GUNS PUT AT VLADIVOSTOK Mascow. (Sunday) Anril 28. (Bv the Associated Press.) Official denial has been made by Japanese consul Uyeda to the Russian foreign office, to rumors that the Japanese are plac ing machine guns in Vladivostok. Will You Help Nurse To Save ihe Lives Of Five Hundred Soldiers? Every nurse seat to the war xone by the American Red Cross saves the lives of -0 men. according to American, French and British army officers. It costs money to send to France the thousands of brave and patri otic women who volunteer for this heroic duty. Will you go into your pocket for money with which to pay or help to pay the expenses of one of these women? If you willA rou will prove yourself an Amer ican citizen of the first caliber. The American Red Cross will tart a campaign May 10 to raise tl00.000.000. a part of which will be used for the expnses of the nurs ing personnel la France. That will be the time for you to prove your American cttiienshlp. the time for rou to help save the lives of the soldiery who are fighting for the very existence of humanity. When you subscribe to this fund you will be helping to sav'e those soldiers just as much as the nurse who goes "over there. Bring Up mMlU. TssBeat ADVANCE 2000 YARD FRONT AND CAPTURE 150 PRUSSIANS WORK DESPERATELY TO HP iff IB INTI LINE Allies Advance Their Lines and Occupy Many Import ant New Positions; Berlin Claims the Repulse of Anglo-French Attacks and Says 300 Prisoners Taken. yiTH tbe British Amy in France. May 6. (By The Associated Press) Last mgbt the incpreabie Aastranaas gave the Gerataas wot and southwest of MoriaBCOOrt, between ihe Aocie and the Somme rivets, asother drubbing and advanced tbe entente Ere to a depth of 500 yards along a front of 2000 yards. The enemy offered Mroag resistance, which was entirety to tbe liking of the hardy Australians who inflicted heavy casualties and came ba-k with more than 1 50 prisoners. Tbe losses of tbe attacking troops were slight. FRENCH REPULSE ATTACK. " ' Paris, France, May 6. After an intense Dombardment tbe Germans last night attempted to carry oat a local attack near Aachai fans, southeast of Amiens. Today's official statement says tbe enemy was repulsed completely. TTITTH the British Army in France. VY (Sunday) May i. (By the Aa - sociated FresnO Lack seems to be going igalnst the Germans along the crucial northern battle front Sunday stm found the Prussian commanders working desperately to whip their or ganisations into shape for a renewal of the delayed offensive, while the allied forces, aided by the weather, continued counter operations which which are. most disconcerting to an enemy planning against time. . German .Psnas. Upset. It was quite apparent the Germans intended axsafber assault In Ffaadesw Ttrsa)T mo nl mi but the anasig)- ments wave srpeet by a combhuittae of event. There were the allied op ra heavy rate, which, converted the ground into mod flats over which It was difficult to move either Infantry vr artillery. There was also confusion arising froaa wholesale relicts and tbe arrival of strange troop in the German are. Tbe allied artillery has been main taining an incessant bombardment of enemy territory, and Friday night, be fore the projected German attack, the French and British gunners played havoc with the German preparations. The allied troops also have been car rying out local operations which im proved their lines and upset enemy schemes. ' Allies Oeespy Important Positions. Yesterday the allies occupied a large number of important positions at various points along the front of' 4000 yards west of Kennel The British also made an advance ot 5M yards along the front of 100 years northwest of Locon. thereby gaining a number ot positions which had been contested many days. This morning the Germans tried to regain some of these positions, but were repulsed. An enemy sttack yesterday morning in the Locon area under cover ot a heavy barrage likewise was smashed. On the southern battle front the British last night near Sailiy-Le-Sec advanced their line in a minor oper ation without casualties. The Ger man prisoners taken in all these local engagements made a considerable total. United State Men Inspire AUtes. The spirit of the allied troops re mains at the highest pitch. They know that every day's delay la Itsslf a victory for them. Each 34 hour that slips by makes America loom larger on the horison and bring the much needed overseas troop nearer tne oattie lines. Enemy Mallbag Tells Secrets. Interesting comments ny German civilians have been furnished from an enemy raailbag captured by the Brit ish on a section of the F lander front Almost without exception references are made In the letters to the stop page of leave and the parcel post from the front The tone is resigned rather than recalcitrant One letter from Berlin dated April 25 said: "Peace does not seem to be coming along as we fondly hoped. All this in the west is too wicked for any thing. Four years of it now and no sign of the end. We hope every day it will come to a decision and the British will be driven into the Xorth sea, but they stand firm." "We have such a scarcity of shoes In Ettllngen It is Impossible to get them. It there are any In Belgium, please send me a pair," says a letter dated at Ettllngen on April SS. "Are you not coming home on leave soon? How much longer Is It going to last?" reads a third letter. A note from Rhumsrringe dated' April l says i "The mustering of the 1(20 class Phelps-Dodge To Buy Supplies Here Large Purchases Are To Be Made 'THE Intention ot one of the largest and richest concerns tn the seathwest 1 to largely Increase Its expendttaree la Kl Paso t shown by the eaeabsa; or Ihe Phelps-Dodge Supply company at SS Martin swIMtag. This efHee. of which the function trill be to buy a arrest part of the minras and smelter suppttes ased by the corporation, vrttt be In charge of J. H. Packet. The Phelps-Dodge company has large retail stores at Deewte, Cllftea and Blsfcee. Arlsena, and at Tyrone, X. M. and mines or uwHccs at the asset named, and Morenet, as well as eiber large tntereat In Setv Mexico and Arlaona. Mr. Puekett. who has been la the Mueller (apply basinets for 31 year, comes here front Xevr York, a does ah his assistant. H. F. Worth Is Ete. "We are going to bring oar families iter." said Mr. Paekett Meaday, ua hope to become good and teyal eittseas of El Paso." War Stamp Quo LINE ON T ONDOK, Sag-, May (. 1 Li line ha been ad vane -Tbe British line ha been advanced os a con siderable front between, the Somma and Ancre rivers west -southwest of Morlancourt, aays the official state ment from field marshal Haig's bead quarters today. The British positions tat the neigh borhood of Locon and the La we river, on the southern leg of the Lys salient in Flanders, have been improved as the result of local fighting. The statement reads: "A successful minor operation was carried out by as hut night between the Sooune sn& Ancre rivers, wert Southwest of Maruuieoort Our Use In thhr locality has been advanced on .a ..rnirsjhVraysm- front is anile of strong opposition from the enemy, whoso lossi were heavy. Over ltt prison ers, two machine gun asm a trenen mortar ware captured by rsr troops. Our own casualties were slight "Local fighting took place last night to our advantage in the neigh borhood of Looon and the laws river. Oar positions in this locality have been improved. "On the remainder of tbe front the situation ia unchanged." Berlin Claima 39 Taken. Berlin. German. (Sunday) May 5, i V IXHRDIL cicpuisv Ul A111U- ' French attacks on the Flanders bat tle ffent is reported in the official announcement by the war office to day. More than S0O prisoners are reported captured. Increased artil lery activity south of the Somme is announced. took place here last Friday. Most o.' them were accepted." German Tanks si Failure. Further details are now available from various sources regarding the new German tanks, some of which made such a poor showing at Villars Bretonneux on April 24. The machine weighs 45 tons and is so unwieldy it Is unable to negotiate broad trenches and cannot move over gTOund torn heavily by sheila. The tank is pointed at both ends. It is approximately 23 feet long, nine and one-balf feet bigh and 11 feet high. The armor la ot a poor quality of steel and varies :- thickness up to 30 millimeters. A direct artillery hit will put one out of action and they are also vulnerable to machine gun and rifle fire at va rious, points. The armament consists of a 3.3 inch gun forward, which fires high explosives and case shot and six heavy machine guns, two on each aide and two In the rear. It is equipped with two 100 horsepower four cylinder poppet valve engine;, with an electric starter, and one man can control and drive it easily. Its top speed o good ground is ten miies aa hour. A crew of 19 is carried, con sisting of one officer, three gunners for the forward gun. two drivers, two mechanics, ten machine gunners and one signal man. Farmer Took The Hint Cameron, Wis.. May (. Al though he Is said to have refused to buy any Liberty bonds or heip in any way toward the war, Al bert Heyming, a farmer, is now the owner of three See Liberty bonds and has also given some money to the Red Cross. A big crowd of loyalists from various parts of the country gathered near Heyming' home and he decided to donate to the cause of patriotism.