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OTTAWA FREE-TRADER
Established 1W
OTTAWA JOURNAL
Eitabliihed 1880
FREE TRADER-JOURNAL
WEATHER.
Fair tonight and Tuti-
d.iy.
VOLUME 2.-NO. I.VJ.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, MONDAY. MAY 15, 191s.
riMCE, TWO CENTS.
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of ma si
I II I M I -v II II I (III & 'j, I I I I I I I
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OTTAWA TO PUT III FIB
Oil BUSINESS HSS WITH $75,000 "tCEIVE DpK;
u 'FROM HIGH SCHOOL!
WAR CHEST DRIVE OPENS!
WITH PROCLAMATION
FROM MAYOR
PLAN IS NOVEL ONE
IDEA CONCEIVED IN KENOSHA.
WIS., WILL BE INAUGUERATED
HERE ENDS FURTHER SOLI
CITATION AND ENDLESS COM
MITTEE WORK.
Ottawa today enters a new era ot
war financing.
Adopting; i ho famous Ktnvdia p!.:ti
for plenishing a war chest the city
will from now on ho in a position to
"talk business" with I'mie Sam on
all war enterprises in need ,,'r help
from the people at large.
$Tr,tiO! is to demanded or the com
munity. With ihtr Ottawa war
chesi. will be MiiiBly tilled. Today
sees the drive under way with all tin
niRchltiery well oiled. Citizenry will
respond to the call freely and liberal
ly before the campaign in over lora'
banks will bo holding the $T.',.ei;c
Biibject to the government's cum
inand, or to to the command or iho ..
other enterprises which are constant,
ly are in need of help i,-,,m privu i
sources Thice of four e'onsptcuou
institutions which will hem-fit mule)
the new order or things here are tl.
Red ( ro.jfi V. M. ('. A.. Knight
Columbus and Solvation Army. Roc
reatlon Centers, Stnileago books ait'.'
Defense Council needs will also be
taken care of tinder the new arrange
ment.
The creation of a v:'r tins: grew
out of the Kenosha ilan of consoli
dating all its benevolences under ntn
head. La Salle made a $Io,im.u drive
and tifu.uif.ed itself exceedingly sue
ressfully, $7."..t, nil! answer al
Ottawa's needs and permit of the city
holding up its quota in whaiexer man
ner a demand is mad" or it by any
of the recognized war institutions.
The plan is simple, so simple if
fae' 'he wonder is no one cli.-cov er
ect it utiiil the war was half a vein
Old. Committees will circulate Hire
every nook and rrany of the city
They will hit faciotie.s from top (loot
to basemen's, workshops will he con
ered", prolessionai men called upon
retail stores visited, retired farmer-
appealed to, laundry Rills asked Ir
bilp and so on until every man, wo
man and child in town has been seen
personally by some member o' tlo
drive niniiiiKenient or his represcnta
lives. The thing Is going to he car
rled olT with whirlwind rapidity
No grass is to bo allowed lu grow
under1 feet. No person is going to be
given a chance lo say "no." Tin
committee is al'ler JT'.nnn and is go
ing to net 11. The quicker :hey net It
th.r sooner the drive is over.
Kach person will be asked to rem
tribute weekly, or monthly, as much
as will strain )ieir pocket bonks. The
assessments anion;.' wane earners
will he deduced from their pay and
turned over to headquarter. where
contribution urn gufnod voluntarily
in this manner.
For the past year Ottawa nave will
lugly and in la rite sums to the Red
Cross, Knigh'.s of Columbus, Y. M, C.
A. Salvation Army ami other bene
volence always exceeding its quota
Committees were at work every da
in the week. .Sometimes the snlicitu
lions were Interlocking, causing "not
only confusion, but hardship. Cmlrr
the new arrangement there will be
one monumental drive tor $7.Vmm and
then subscriptions end. They end
the minute there is a $7.'i,hnti guurun
ty for (he rest of 1!HS up to May
V.MO. The money thrown into the war
chest will provide Ottawa meant! of
payini; on twenty-lour hours notice
its quota tov.ard any if ihe Iuk en
terprlses. The quota will be paid
the penny, but no more. This Rives
-I he solicit Inn phase of the war a business-like
phase that was larking tin
til Chairman I'ettit started the lust
Ited ( toss drive under Hie same plan, I
enly on n smaller scale.
K Mi .nlle can rai..e iun,ti'ii) in a
few weeks, 'Ottawa ran do Its bit. in
roiwldeinble less time. The War
Chest proposition hns n special up-
. (Continued on page 3, column 0),
A PROCLAMATION BY
THE MAYOR OF OTTAWA
Acting upon iln advice and sm;
gestioti of tlio various oi .niiat ioiM
eiigagi'd actively in general war re
lief work, an. I after a thorough in
vestigation, 1 am moved to issue tlu
I'olloxving proclamation. I am con
vinced the; citizens nf Ottawa, with
many of whom I have consnlti'd,
will fully approve of my action in
this nutter
This community, like a!! o'her
cominunif ics in the nut ion, limls it
self at this time confronted wil.li
serious problems arising out of the
war. which, so far as we can now
determine, will
of protracted
length. There have been various
uccessftil efforts made to meet the
financial demands for funds of vari
ous war activities such as the Ited
Cross, Y M. C. A . Knights of Col
umbus. Salvation Army and others
of small scope. This city has always
patriotically performed its duty
relative to these various enter
prises. There are numerous organ
izations and committees, and new
ones are constantly coining into ex
istence, for war purposes. The ef
fect of this has been to produce
conflict and duplication of e ffort and
those solicited for funds have found
it difficult to appraise the relative
merits of the various appeals made.
Frequent campaigns in which teams
canvass a community for money
should be abandoned. Various bene
Pi affairs tor war relief purposes,
meritorious though they may be,
should be eliminated, as only a ismall
proportion of tne receipts are avail
able for the intended purpose. The
nmuuiil so expended by the citizens
of the community reduces just so
much the amounts which are avail
able for direct results. The pres
ent system seems certain to break
down and fall to meet the demands
of the future. It is now apparent
that the requirements of the war
in which this country is actively
participating on a large scale, im
peratively demand a systematic,
comprehensive and equitable sys
tem for the collection ami distribu
tion of funds In the' various war ne
e i v i t s which form an esential pari
of the war program of the nation.
Whereas; A sat i-I'actory plan has
been developed and is now in suc
cessful operation in cities in this mid
other counties ihroughont the conn
ry, and his received the1 endorse
ment of civic, labor and business
organizations of this community re
ptesenting each clement of the com
munity, including workers, mer
chan's and n.annl'ac hirers:
Now, therefore, as Mayor of the
City of Ottawa. 1 proclaim that from
Hits time forward 'until further not
ice collections for any ami all pur
poses incidental to the war. except.
Liberty Bonds and War Savings
cainpaius, (which are investments,
not donations'! shall h( made through
an organization to 'he known as the
Ottawa War itelief As ;ocial ion, with
the purpose of forming "Patriots
fund."
Collections shall he made through
this authorized ugemey ami distribu
tions made by the same agency. To
the Executive Committee of this As
sociation all demands for funda lor
pill pose related to the vvu.'- wi! ne
pre-iicp' cd, ami Ihio.ig.i lb" said ex
I'cuiive (ommitioi' all war reiief will
be administered. The said 'ci
live t ion. in '( e tit the Oitaw i Wr
Keli''j Association shall also act as
a board of trustees of the Patriots
fund. As uiaxor of the city of Ottawa.
I hereby appoint the following er
eeuilve committee for the said Ot
tawa War llclief Association:
II 't'ei'ill !,. Ahibecber, to repre
sent the manufacturers.
John I". Iterry, president of Puild
ill'! and Trade Council.
Dennis .1. I'ltnn. to represent fac
tory workers.
Clarence (liiggs. president or
Chamber of Commei-'e.
Reverend Henry F. liber' ami
Reverend John P. Qiiinn. to repre
sent ri'liglous organizations.
Chiirlee II. Kingman, to represent
educational organizations.
L. C. Piiand. president Merchants'
Asiocl it Ion.
AI. F. Schoch, to represent bank
ing 'organization.
(Contlnui'd on page ;:, col. 2.)
7BSTUDEUTS WILL
I
LIST OF GRADUATES ANNOUNCED,
TODAY BY . FACULTY COM
MENCEMENT EXERCISES TO BE
HELD THURSDAY NIGHT.
Seveiity-six Students will be gradu
ated from the Ottawa '.'owuship High
school in the class of is. The forma! (
I L'l adicit inn itvi'i-i-ii.d util t... i,,.t.i tin
I humbly evening in lb.- school au
toi ium.
Dr. Herbert I.. Willet of the I - n i
versitv of Chicago will deliver tne
; ommeneeinent aildre-ss. Dr. Willet
.poke in Ottawa last summer at tne
Chautauqua. His appearance on that
oicasicn is one that will he reine-m-
beri'd
for a long time bv the people
who heard th
not-d Chicago eduea-j
lor Dr .Willet is a speaker of great!
do'iuetico, with great personal mag
.ictisni.' In addition to Dr. Willci's address,
the high school orchestra will fur
nMi music and Miss Oladys KUiot will
sing.
Tin' students will be a very attrae
(ive sight again this year in their
;ray caps and gowns.
The complete program for com
nencemi'nt, will be:
America. Orchestra and audience.
Invocation.Very Rev. John Quinn
Patrol of the Hed. White and Blue,
Pollison -- The Orchestra.
(a When the lloys Come Home,
."peaks.
lb) Knitting, liisher.
Ic Dixie. Kniniett---(Jbidys Klliot.
The Last Spring, tirieg.
National Defense March- The Or
ht's Ira.
Address by Cr. Herbert L. Willet
)l the 1'niverslty of Chicago.
(a I Rule iirittania.
(b .Marseillaise.
'cj Star Spangled Panmr.
Oladys Klliot.
Pre dilation of Diplomas.
Class Song. j
The members of the gradual i.rJf ;
class are: j
Rachel Hall MradNh.
'Coia Inielda Hradley. ;
Howard llradshaw.
Louise Carmen lliicbtier. ,
Cora Marie liurdiek.
Leo N. Cardozo. . ,
Irene Not a Clark.
Ite-ittfice Connaway.
Maitland Coope. '
Oale Kdward t upping.
llany Hanifi n Costello. S
Joijfph I). Dougberty.
Kdward Lawrence' Dv.yer.
Pessie K. Katori. I
Kstlicr Doroiby Kliert.
(iiace Wil.-on Kdv.aids.
Corda Marie KlIiiiLen.
Klsie Helen Knged.
liaie Ksmoiid.
Albeit. .Limes Kinley.
Sarah Angelino Fowler.
Lydia li. Fraikiu.
Chester K. Kruland.
Clair Mvin Oaard
Kdward Clarence Caul.
August A. (lit bier.
Oladys K. (Ireen.
Vernon C. lliulb-y.
Margiii'riie Patricia Haley
Lohl Mae Hall.
I.ucile firan' Hansen.
Martha Kllen Hayward. .
Hubert J. Ililliard.
Kltmr P. Ilittet.
Helen Klizabeth Hotl.
Paul A. Hollaway.
Oirin Willtird Howe.
Floyd Hoxey.
Hoberi Jacks.
Kathryn Ann Job-t.
(iirtrude Kiiz.iibelh Johnson,
Fri'derick J. King.
Charles Stephen Kleiber.
Rudolph L. Klein.
Howard R. Knapp.
Pearl Louise' Laee-.
Carl K. Meikenstoik.
Helen Ruth Me ice",'.
Helen Louise Mllligan.
Mauley Arthur Motley.
Fram is ( '. Moss.
Joseph Daniel Miilholland.
Ruth Arabelle Mullin.
Ann Louise Neitney.
Kiniur'.t Krwin O'Donnel.
I.tielle A. O'Kane.
Ktlna I.ucile Ostrauder.
1. allele Violet 1 1' Peterson.
Laura lone Pool.
'Karl T. Itee-e.
Dorothy Klizabe-th Kiilor.
Chfitles F.ilwiircl Rett?.
William t.i'llov Rose iicians.
I'e llcia Marlcin Rude.
I William ( hupple Sanders.
I
EXPLANATIONS !Jgg
I HNi, j
Tv1 SrtKtj) fr I
I ,0 w,Sk$ i
r
OTTAWA BOARD TO INDUCT SE
LECTS INTO SERVICE AS MEN
QUALIFIED .FOR .SPECIAL GAS
AND RAILWAY WORK.
Calls lor enlistment under the
Na ion's Want Cobrtnn we're made
about four weeks ag.i. The enlist
ment closed April 27 with is enlist
ments with the Local Kxemptinn
Board. Tin so enlistments were lot-
warded to Springueld, and from there
to VN'ashing.on. I). C. Only the hme
lieen accepted. The
'.ecu oidertcl to sent
ca' Board has
under ibis call
one gas plant worker to Washington.
D. i.'.. and four railroad men to Fort
I'.enjamine Harrison, Indianapolis,
I nil, May 17. Oilier boards have been
calle upon to till ihe other wants
listed in April
Van B. Heci. of Mendota; Klincr
W. Schutte, of Marseilles; Roy u.
Luce, of Marseilles and ( hiirles Nie
hc.lson of Ottawti are the railroad
men who w ill leave on Frida ior
Fort Benjamin Harrison, hub. and
Henry J. Boi-alor!', of Mendota v. ill go
to Washington, as a gas plant worker.
INCREASE DRAFT TO
CORRECT QUOTA ERROR
MADE FIRST CALL
pt inglicbl.
board miotas
! been changed
1 1 hcKcnson. It
M'ty I.". - State lirat!
for Mav 2.". call bale
by Adjutant denr-ral
w.is neci'ssarv the
jOeneral said today, because of errors
. made In appon ionnien's of Hie lirsl
quotas. The toial however remains
the same and notices of the com et
illicit men . s haw been sent lo all
! boa I (Is.
' Anion..' the counties at'iVc'ed by tlo
! new (plot, i it n 1 1 the number of no n
jthey will be e xpected to furnish e i
', Orumly Countv v2, Kankakee non
I La Salle Board No. 1, lt'L'; No li
i and Board No. II. 111.
OTTAWA COUPLE HAVE
ONE SON THERE; OTHER
ON HIS WAY OVER
j , telegram has bei'-n received b;
J.Mr, and Mrs. Michael Svanmil from
J their son. Charles Scanned, from Camp
' Ft. ton, New York, where he has ai
'rived from Camp Logan, Texas lb
lis a member of the l:!:'nd C S lit
jlautry, Machine Onn Co., Prairie Di
i-il li, a id has been slatiotii'd at
Canip Koran until sonii'tftne duritiL' the
! past wi'ek.
I Mr and Mrs, Scnnnei's other smi,
i William J. Siiinnell. of the1 1 1 1 Fir
.si. n erf Heavy
ill Frame for
Tank Service, has b
about six weeks.
Kc i,.,etb Sapp t
Paul ILc hard Schmidt.
Ina Mabel Snow.
Chester ( i'Cpler.
Louise Dec lailde Fill.
Vim a Curtis Vcraiti.
Krina A. Wilihcnt.
Franc is Kuu Wilson,
(li-aee Marie Wit-. on
William Wood
Kmiitii (' Zirkel.
ISMS IN GAS FILLED HON
. HOUSE
i-ii ir 1 1 1 1 i i riiTpn rtrn nninnn i iinn
Vt WILL hNi tK KLV. Wm LAUUo
i
SPECIAL BRANCHES YOUNG IN ABOUT
W P DEAD BODY OF
: . t
All
LARGE CROWD GATHERS AT HIGH
SCHOOL TO ATTEND PARTING
TRIBUTE TO TWENTY-THREE
SELECTS ON EVE OF DEPAR
TURE FOR TRAINING.
The High School auditorium was
puked w'sterday afternoon when (I 'd
speed exercises were held for the
'selects who left today for Jefferson
, harrae-ks to enter armv life. Patriot
im was a' high heat during the e-eric-es.
An address apropos of the
occasion was delivered by Rev. C.
. Briggs, in which he paid high
tribute 10 the xoii.ig men who were
guests of honor at th" occasion.
The meeting opened with the sing
ing of America and closed with the
Star Spangled Banner. The inveea
Hon was pronounced
,hy Rev. ,1. T.
Lutheran chunii
address by Dr
lis remarks utg-
Mueller, pastor
of the
pillowed by
.1 V. I'ettit,
a brief
WOO HI
( I (lie jieople to do their bit at holm ,
while the boys were anay giving up
i heir a,i lor their Ibig.
in his address R.-v. ISriggs s.'cul in
part :
onng Hem. I co igfi.tnlate vou
Fuel.' Sam ha.; designated you aineuig
the iiuini.cr of M.'b'ct young men ot
tl.is gieai nation lo whom lie com
mils the present safety and future
prosp-rity of oar spletKlid common 1
wealth. Hod has h1m chosen .vou ffmi
among t
Mower of
sous ol men, as t lie 1110 : t
h" world's manhood, to light
agail.-t the enemy of till' little ciiil-1
dreii, the old W'linou. and the sacred-in-!
itut ions of c ertain small nations
..f the earth ulm-f doma'.uis have le-cn
eb vast. ite. ! anil depopulated, and
Wilit-.e people I.IIVe been Still'VCl. lb"
i:raib-d and enslaved. (I b.o'.v my own1
lieiirt yearns ;o go with you into this
great Una! strugi;ie for liberty u.-.d
hutnatiity How ery gladlv would I
cirri ;i soldier's kit bag. -loop in a
olduT's tt nt. fi ed on a soldier's f. Mi
ami 1:0 oxer the top with you 10 ha-t-'ti
l!,i da ol toial viciorv lor li' irioei aev
for 1 he w olid.
My ines.cigo this aiiermion is me
pi im.11 ily to please this y - .at audi- .
ene e. Neil ier is I' to be all hi at oriea I
eilnn ili.it may call for tile llpjiails"
..I ilr.. considerable cotieouie of in
lelloW 1 -iti, ells Ka'lier ;ittl 1 ple.isi.'l
!.. 1 oine before "i as 11 c 'hfl tt'.in colli
I ..1 1 t ic w ho cherished i h I Oppoi I II I
i' 10 h.iie a io art I" In art talk wi:h
the pb iidi I boys wlio leave II- loiuor
re 1 ix atiit.l 'Ii" tears iifl'l 1 hc-efs of their
I ; a mis. ;i ml w bo in a few days will be
ctig.igi-d in major operations thai shall
make glorious Hie ht-toiy of this fair
feplllrli' ill her li'iil t b . n to the solu
Col, of I he IIIOsI St 0 pel, dlllls pi'Oilf III
! Il.ll II. I s I el' .U 'I' d I lie I.I'h',11 of
mankind
S;nc' this is .-sunday. the "ttrtet ?rit
S.i 'cli itli. and our ow n iiioticin Moth
er-' Sunday, and since I stand before
oii a- a minister el the ciospel I do
not apol.iitl.'a' I'.r elclivetinc , h u-:
sermon M , .Vt 1 the inli ie. gi v ' 1
( olitiuui d on pagf II, 1 ol '1 )
RLlflfJ SUHS ARE
SET FOR ASSAULT
London, May I 3. All ihe news from the wes
tern front indicates we are on the eve' of great
events, said the evening Mews today. "Our scouts
I 1 iL.l iT -
a
'FOREIGNER BELIEVED VICTIM
OF ACCIDENTAL ASPHYXIATION
, -WAS GUEST AT HARRISON j
WOMAN FINDS BODY.
I
I
I
Inexperience w ith the use of illtinii- j avoid detection are in place for the
nating gas is believed responsible i "l,,st t i,nl' tll;" tnt' Teutons are
,, , ,. ,. , ... . .-about ready to strike. Just where
lor the death o! l'nink Brovet agwl : , ,, .,, . , .
I ike blow will fait cannot be ioretold.
... an Austrian laborer at the Federal, Two Ka(8er, at Murder Meet.
Plate, whose lifeless body uas round1 London, May l!i,--The predicted
early Sunday mornine in a gas-lillcd ! double drive on the western and Italian
loom at the Harrison House, c orner ! battlefronts which may result from the
of Main and Walnut streets. J conference of the Kaiser and Emperor
,,,, , . , . , , ,, i Charles, of Austria, at German head
Urovet, who hai stopped at the liar-i ... ,,, , . ,
quarters, probably will be the greatest
...-wu ...,u.,c o ooe ... , ,oni,e,- m-i
.casions, Kept hatch xvtih two c'ciunirv
casions, kept batch with two country
. Bui Saturday night because of the
ilislcment weather and the lateness
ot tlie hour he .started for the sett le
! uient xvest of town, sought and was
given quarter: for the uighi at room
ing house.
At ti;i'i o'clock Sumhi.v rooming af-te-
she had arisen Mis.; Mary Pies
kouich, the landlady, was attnic'ed
by the odor of gas in the hallway.
Suspecting that something might have1
hapi-iied to Brovet, Miss lieskovil ch
opened 'he door to hi- room and was
driven bac k by the Mroim odor of gas
w hl'ii ;- hot I roiii I lie room.
I'.ravi'l's bo.ly la cm the lied gatiied
only in underwear. From appear
allies Mists lieskovilch sa al ' I In o et
looked as tilo he was dead. Dr. S. K.
Parr was hurriedly summoned and
alter an investigation c the body 'u'o
11. aimed the man beyond human aid.
The gas jo was open full wide when
M ss I'll skovil. h I. 'liked into 1 ll"
room, while the window was tightly
closed A .pt urine cs indie aled I ha 1
Biovci had U'it'il to turn Ihe jet off
' and in doing -0 b.ad givi-n it a full
! Mill pel ll.it' ill--, lite llis Id esi a Ill
cler full pro-sure That he did not do
tic' tin odor before falling a.- leep is
t lie' only ihiiiL' t!i;it gives rise to the
belief thai linnet mtitht haw 111 ne
.1 .'.e-s!til attempt :ii suicide.
The dead man xx a -i a n sidetii of 'be
I'niieil States for a number ol wars.
He c ailie to Ottawa about ett'hteeti
inontlir- ago lioiu Texas, where he has
an uncle and 'wo cousins I'esidiii
Ie nils known as an induati'i ais
j worker ;W the Federal Plate i!!a-s
iiliiiii and Saturday morning alter a
niiiit turn in the tactory. but lii
1 1 tends in -a'od spiril.- and m;iIi..'
any ini ,niai iott he in" nie, I 1 nd
his life. For ibis reason I'.o-e xxh'i
ivllllW llllll life inclined to belii-le 1,'s
eatlt 10 !
il.
B'e el
lar s Ti
III .oeiel
11 Ottawa
tie
11 en'ife
I 111'
or a.
ii a !
Ill bet I"..
( 'or. .11. 1 I'hai !
in:- Mi.- Pb s'
plied lor a r
Sat'itday inght
.ItilUIX
s I ill
III It c 1
H.'ll
Slu
D.'Pi
. nt. 1
i in
ap
bout I- 1
k
as-l).el him to
tlie 0e
-Me -aid
h.Cl-e o
-IOI1-.
a. ipia in 1 1
I 1 s.
i ll. , ,
w ;i' t h:
he ha I b e 1
: hoik was beiiid
eeli ,1 -li'-sl .11 ll I'
I w 11 fiii tin 1 in , ,1
lie t nought lie was
U one 1
he -aal
ll It,
! '.'as bum
'lied a
t oller s in l 'i t
ih t o' .11 cidei.tal d.'.rh afi' r 'I e ui
que-1 at I Siiilex 's I tide!'',' k Ml I 'a -lots,
llli'llli'i !'. ot' tlie j.iX w I. I'.
V. Yoc key. R M Riciia nlsi.ti VVil-ni
Dwxer, William Rhoad.. W'ii-.iiu
I'.aile.. and Hanoi Fp'v. rab:
tlive''s Giaduation Audrey.-..
leO'.:e lirtlbe. boohkei p." '' 'le
lir-t y,.lion.il Batik in Ottawa, fiii
'.ol'tui I' I e.ieher of Ilia ' If lil.it - al'.1
I m v ru iu Hi.' SllUilH r I"- a I't
'1 i-'i - 1 1. l nt h " 1 '-1 t III ' a , v .
ed li oralioti iit tlie 1.1 a. lit 1' iell -el
. i i' . ll' Whit.ikc r 011 Mav p.
s.iKew uiai ine ene nv
concentrations are near
ing their completion.
Note For over two weeks allied
airmen and other observer have re
ported much activity behind the Ger
man lines while the Cennan artillery
continued to bombard with great fury
scattered sectors along the Pii'urdy
and Flanders bat tlef routs.
llimlenburg's divisions were badly
shattered in the fighting southeast of
Ypres and east of Amiens late In
April and it was expected that the
considerable time would elapse be-
I fore be would be in a position to re-
)js ,,, thnts
t.
It is now indicated, however, that
he Herman guns and troops most of
which have been shifted at night to
,,,w , he wari a(.,.0rding to AnistPr-.
; dam advices today,
j The supreme Austro-Orman effort
is lo be concentrated on these fronts,
i ii was stated.
' A Berlin newspaper Interprets the
'meeting as meaning that Austria and
Hermany are now resolved lo stick
together to the end.
A later dispatch from Zurich mint
ing a (lefman newspaper on a modi
fication of the Austro-OeruiHii alliance
more favorable to (iermany said that
the act would result In a community
of interest in a matters.
To Hold Americans Back.
Washington. May Kb The mystery
creaied by the statement from Ottawa.
Ontario, and altribu'ed to the British
war cabinet, that the American army
will not le utilized by the allies until
it becomes a complete and powerful
force" 'was heightened this afternoon
when Lord Reading, the British 11111
'.Kissador made the statement "diame
trically opposed to ai information re-
ix fi by me."
"I am quite in the dark as to the
origin of the statement. At present
ail 1 can s.iy js that I am convinced
'hat the doeiitiieu! s have not been is
sued with the knowlediie of the prime
ui'nis'er or the British war cabinet."
U. S. Three Lick 12 Boches.
With ihe American Army in France.
May l.". Three snericuns ;n a cer
tain point in ihe Luneville sector
crossed No Man's Land with the ob
ject of ferriting out an euieniy's snip
ing nest from xvhb h several Ameri
cans had been killed. They erieolllil-
I red a Herman otlieer and txvelve
men and despite the odds attacked
killing the elbci r and four of the men.
They iook he ullicer's papers and re
tire I a Herman re-inforcements were
c.,'i'ii!i' up The papers contained the
. in ",y' ; code and other valuable in
forum ion.
Petrograd Starving,
I.e. b.u. May 1 i. - "Count er lvvulti
M.." is ne ginning to raise its load in
II I- :ia 1 1 1 ci 1 inn discontented and st,i,v
nt:; masses ai;.iinsi th" sfcviet-,." said
Ml news dispatch from Moscow 'odav,
'qitot'tig :h" Bolshevik! premier. The
. prein ier slut e incut w a
'a telecr.im sent bro.oi
i on; a tied in
1 si and up
ck.'ii 1'i.iro-
pealing
1'fai
11 ic.
Artibrry Active.
M.ix t ' ' The ,,! , :.ery 011
s w as ,,, ' 1 v.- ,e sec ei al
if h an i -.."iii .1;' 'hi Awe
he Fr te ii v at otlice ,m-
1 l.l ' pel,, ll'.l'ed til'1
l a. s i,.,f b t N.i'ii..-t:v cap-
o .;!,
; c 1 1 ti
r . v 1 r,
f cm.
1;. '-iii
i ui in; ; 'x !,: prs .nie : The cnemv
,1 " ' 111 p' '1 a t . I T.I il, ' lie ret lull of St
I I e. l't ;' jok" lb',1 II lllldel' Dlf fire.
SIX KILLED DURING
ILLINOIS TORNADO
11
rrisluirg, Hi., May I ! Six p'r
ate rcpor'ed ta'ailv itijurc'il and
'Mis
muni
hi'ti.
'it is s
llooll.
s eii.cis,v nur' toitay in a
ate I tab.'. nan which swepl
111 of llhtioi xes-erdiiy after-

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