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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
Member of Audit Bureau of Circulation ffXTY-SIXTH YEAR ( TRICE TWO CENTS. 10. FRIDAY MARCH 30. 191 7 TWENTY PAGES. ALL KINGS OF ENTENTE NEAR FALL THE Associated Press Leased Wire Report CHAMP CLARK IS NAMED BY DEMOS AGAIN Nominated for the House by itic Caucus. ml r prompt organization of the (u-! when it assepMes Basj there niaj be no unnccN ir delay in hearing President fjlsoit'ti address made by the n," ratio caucus todaj when samp I lark as nominated by rIajiifiii"t! for speaker and the rajr and means coram It if' Jn rif led to report Democratic com- toe me ;n preparation to put 1 state of preparedness, pe of Averting Clash. it h Genx All Put hi Readines. y depa purpos io been council of n Hurry Action. mendations President ice to congress next prepar; ulfiress. tepub u. rat it. means chairman or tithority, without con . f raise immediately e than seven hundred reaat&g the regular ength and calling out onal guard, at war Monday night have been dis Datiiels' an were patroi ORDER ENROLLMENT OF 3,000 FOR LAKES 30. Orders have mtain W. A Mof- fett irai . tsion of 3.000 men to serve ; ' yachts and power boats being : ed for war purposes. Arrange- j were made for the distribution j yachts In the great lakes and a; inary cruise Of three weeks is j STi DENTS TAKE UP TRAIN INC. Pittsburgh. March 30. Seven bun red students at the Carnegie Institute -ganized a per ing association made today to It is proposed ton without de- anent military trail Bd plans were being n drilling at once. l0 mobilize onu hartal A MITT 4 PRIX PATBOLL. Springfield, ill.. March 30. With the rospect of receiving $120,000 from the ent on Satur- Small will be state payroll. Use Force to Get Men for Polish Army Copenhagen, Thursday, March 29 (via Ixmdon. March 30, 9:30 Compulsory recruiting for the Polish army Ik evidently about to be intro duced in the new kingdom of Poland instead of the voluntary system, which dred recruits. Two army corps were man calculations when the kingdom was established. the Orroan paper? a sort of national 30 ARRESTED RIOT AT CHICAGO Over Meat a Protect Against AUSTRIA EAGER TO BE FRIENDLY rnmenl aid t" He Feverish mxious to Retain Good Relations anxious to retain go the United States, t rnendly relations be' and Vienna depends lead peac a v . i and getting perhaps not TO OPEN SPEEDWAY TO TRAIN ARMY MEN - announcement today by the Speedway association. More 'ban fifty profes sional automobile drivers ami a num ber of aviators have notified the asso- PACIFISTS AND MILITARISTS MIX New York. March 30. Deader of the emergency peace federation said today that cancellation of permission to parade in Washington next Monday j would not stop their campaign to in-; fluenee congress against a declaration; of war, although plans for a demon-) stration there will be modified. Thej federation will keep up its effort to; raise $-00,000 newspaper advertising, j The naval training association of the i United States is conducting an active! campaign to offset the work of the or-j ganized pacifists. An appeal seni to the 2.000 members of the association urges them to "telegraph to the presi dent or to your congressman to stand firm for American rights and Ameri can honor at wnatever cost. AVIATOR HOPED TO LEAD YANK FLYERS New York. March 30. -Sergeant James R. McConnell of North Carolina.! the aviator who was killed behind the German lines last week while fighting for the allies, hoped to lead a United States army aero corps on the French front. In a letter just received here he gave expression to that hope, to-; get her with the expectation that he, and Lieutenant William Thaw would j be shifted to the American aviation i service if Washington se;! a force! overseas The entente aviators are looking for, harder aerial fighting this spring, he: wrote, because the Germans said the j Parliament Against Making! Move in Behalf of Peace at the Present. March :50. I:lfi a. tri. i The Swiss parliament decided today by a Mtte of 88 to 22 that Switzerland should make no move in behalf of peace at the present time. This action WM taken after hearing the ma jority and minority reports of a commission appointed to consider the possibility of a peace moe by the purpose of creating an interna tional organization for the peaceful settlement of ail political and econom ical international disputes; secondly, that the bundesrat declare itself ready, either alone or in connection with oth er neutral states, to offer its good ser vices for peace negotiations whenever Time Not Ripe. i litical department, in supporting the for a peace move by Switzerland were wpll meant but that the nsveholoeicai i o i so tiryan I tan j "However." said M. Hoffman, "we are optimistic enough to declare that ler that such eriencing now ording to the BIG DAI BREAKS: ..;!';; enty thousand )ut of work as m No. 4. Which rating in the upper pools of the Monongahela iam is esti- mated at 130,000 am gineers declare that unenl en take from three to four weeks to make repairs The break resulted when roe floods weakened the structure. TURNING OUT 1,000 SAILORS IN 30 DAYS at the rate of almost 1.000 a month are being turned out at the Great Lakes ceived at an average rate of t0 The course of training, usuall months, has been reduced and th are being sent to sea as rapii they can he made fit A class o! f 450 will leave tomorrow for "somewhere in the east." Preparations are being made for the training of short course units com posed of students from a number of mid-west universities. OTHER ROADS JOIN BIGGER RATE MOVE railroads at a meeting here today de cided to join eastern, western and southwestern railroads In requesting JUDGE IMPRISONED IN VOTE FRAUD DIES Leavenworth. Kan.. March 30. -Eli H. Redman, former circuit judge and one of the men convicted in connec tion with the election conspiracy at Terre Haute, Ind.. died here early to day in the federal penitentiary, where PI PILS TO SHOW PATRIOTISM. Pittsburgh. March 30. More than eighty thousand public school pupils in Pittsburgh will assemble In their claaarooaai next Monday at noon and sing patriotic songs as congress con- SWISS DEFER TAKING STEP TO HALT WAR Two British ZZtanZl Mex Bandlts !Sa subjects, H. T. Bucking- cashier, named led bv bandits Banncrman, March 9, a -scngers also report that terror has prevailed for man influence. The oil fields lie be tween territory occupied by Carranza troops and the forces of Zapata. Buckingham and Bannerman were killed lollowing a demand by the ban dits for $1,500 and their discovery that the safe contained only $1,300. Buck ingham had been in Mexico 2fi years. il camps hav'1 e March 9 and it is be I is little prospect for im sumption. The men who i storv to Galveston said ir names were revealed. lieved there is little kiile : y as Delay Occasioned by ( tearing ( hannel JteTcals Reason for 1 iner Orduna Being Overdue. nam liner orduna was stopped on the Irish coast by a British torpedo boat destroyer and ordered into the nearest port while the north channel was SW( vealed by the ship's officers as the Upon arrival in the Irish port, her officer? s,aid. they found 27 other ships bad tut in there, including one Ameri can ship. Two vessels had fallen vic tim of the mines, they learned. . The mine sweepers worked twd days clearing the sea of the menace, de stroying more than one hundred mines. Mininster of Navj Says It Has ( ome Up to Expectation Better Future i Predicted. ment to the reichstag main committee, as reported from Berlin. Vice Admiral von Capelle, German minister of the navy, said all expectations regarding the submarine war had been realized. The total of tonnage officially re ported as having been sunk in Febru- stroyed in spite of unfavorable weath- There were the best prospects for the future, he asserted, all the more because the number mhmarines in creasing con- tly and because these craft were ys becoming more efficient. V. A RT FA IX I Hi: CAUSES DEATH. Galesburg, 111.. March 30. Pike G. oss, aged (51, a merchant of Dewis wn, died of heart failure, according Official War Reports BRITISH. London, March 30. (3:35 p. m.) The capture by the British of the town of Ruyaucourt, about eight miles east of Bapaume, is reported by Reuters cor respondent at the British headquar- the correspondent telegraphs. "Our in fantry' is now in contact with the whole new German front from Arras to a point about six miles southeast of leriin. March 30. A further with .wal of German troops on the Pe- ronne-Fins road is announced. Canadian troops made four attacks last night east of Neuville St. Vaast, the war office announces. They were repulsed with heavy losses. FBEHCB. since the beginning of the German withdrawal has ended for the time be- night was calm along our outpi says today's official report. "Yesterday we took Ruyaulcourt, Wireless Press: German troops yes terday breached the Russian line along the Oginski canal, but were dislodged by a counter attack, according to to day's war office announcement. The statement also tells of an attack 13 miles southeast of Baranovichi with asphyxiating gas. during which the German artillery bombarded the enemy's trenches with shells charged with chemicals, but does not give the MOREGUARDS ORDERED OUT FOR SERVICE Several Additional Regi ments of Troops m East ern States Called. Washington. March 80. Batter ies F and F of the Tenth Held artillery. Connecticut National Guard, were called into federal service today by war department orders. No explanation of the call was made by (he department, but (hey probably will be used for po- the 23rd try. New Xew Yor ! 47th regiments of infan rk guard, and squadron A, avalry, also were ordered mustered into federal service for sim ' ilar duty. Orders were being prepared today calling out additional guard forces in ! several eastern states. They contem plate adding at least two regiments of infantrv to the 50,000 guardsmen al ready added to the federal service for Declares Hollweg in Speech Before Reichstag -If it Comes I . S. is .Responsible. . ''Germany never had the slightest in i tention of attacking the United States j of America, and does not have such 1 intention now. It never desired war I against the United States of America, and does not desire it today." was the j declaration made, by the German im i perial chancellor. Dr. Von Bethmann I Hollweg. in a speech in the reichstag The chancellor made important ! declarations concerning Germany's asked the chancellor in speaking of Ithe relations with the United States. He then proceeded to answer the j question be reviewing the cause which ! led up to the German use of submar i ines in unrestricted warfare. Declares I . S. Responsible. Declaring that Germany had under i taken unrestricted submarine warfare for its defense, nr. von Betnmann-j Hollweg said . I "If the American nation considers) ! this a cause for which to declare war j i against the German nation, with which j I it has lived in peace for more than I i one hundred years; if this action war-! rants an increase of bloodshed, we j j shall not have to bear the burden of responsibility tor it." PROHIBS TO RAISE MILLION FOR FIGHT a pian to raise 5 1 ,000, 000 will ne made at a banquet held here tonight by pro ; bibition forces in starting the new con vention to make all the state "dry ter ritory." The new drive for prohibition ' follows the motion of the state legis lature in refusing to pass the bill re i ferring the license question to a ref erendum. The pian of the "dry" leaders is said to call for the expenditure of $250,000 ! for newspaper advertising. $250,000 in j employing workers in the campaign in ! Chicago and $500,000 for the downstate : campaign. ILLINOIS CENTRAL NAMES NEW CHIEFS I Chicago. March 30. The Illinois Central has announced a number of important appointments effective 'April 1. They are: . K. wnnams. terminal superin tendent, with headquarters in Chi cago. Louis B. McCabe, superintend ent of the Minnesota division, with headquarters at, Dubuque, Iowa. Henry J. Roth, superintendent of the Indiana division, with headquarters at Mattoon, II. William Atwill, superin tendent of the St. Louis division, with headquarters at Carbondale, til. Wil liam J. Leahy, superintendent of freight service, with headquarters at THE WEATHER Forecast Till 7 P. M. Tomorrow, for Kock Island, Davenport. Molin and v trinity. j Increasing cloudiness with probably ; showers Saturday; warmer tonight j with the temperature above freezing: J colder Saturday afternoon or night, j Fresh to strong south shifting to west ! winds. Temperature at 7 a. m. 36: highest ;yesterday. 54; lowest last night. 34. i Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 7 miles i per hour. Precipitation, none. j Relative humidit; at i p. m. today i a. m.. i S : at 1 p. Stage of water, last 24 hours. J. M SHER1E Drol.Ofc.LSt. i Ship Sunk Is Not Allowed , March 30. The crew of the German submarine which shelled and sank the American steamship Al gonquin without arning in British waters on March 12 refused to let the freighter go down with the stars and stripes flying, according to Captain Xordberg of the Algonquin. The cap tain and 25 of his men arrived today to an American port on the Cunard liner Orduna from a British port. Captain Nordberg's stor: other essential details to accounts of the loss of the ided no abled inquin. He confirms dispatches that said he and his crew were denied aid by the U-boat's captain. 800 RESPONDED i Organizer of Brotherhood Says All i But About 2tK) Walked Oat Bead Refuses Demands. Springfield. II!.. March 30. About ; eight hundred of the more than one thousand employes of the maintenance i of way department of the Chicago and Alton railroad responded to the strike call Wednesday evening, according tot R. E. Clodfelter, grand organizer of j the brotherhood iiere today. The 00 1 employes here are out, it was said by i road ofiieals today. Demands of the employes for an in- 1 crease in wages have been rejected. j Chicago, March 30. Officials of thej Chicago & Alton railroad today placed j 'he number of men on strike in the! maintenance of way department at not to exceed 300. At the road's general offices it. was said that the strike was not hamper ing operations and that only 20 men quit work on the northern division, Chicago to Bloomington. On the southern division, Bloomington to St. Louis, 110 men were reported out and Koodhouse to Kansas City. ! GERMANS REFUSE TO JOIN PATRIOT RALLY Chicago, March 30 German-America b s asked to identify th big patriotic rally j day night and reft ncago were es with the 1 for Satin et do so be cause the committee in charge could not tell them the nature of the reso lutions which the meeting would be asked to adopt, was revealed today by Kmil C Wetten. secretary of the com mittee on arrangements Mr. Wetten declined to disclose the names of men on the ground that it THAW CIVILLY DEAD IS COURT'S DECREE Thaw, having been adjudged insane by a court of law, i.--- "civilly dead" and cannot be tried for crime, was the dec laration made today by James Gay Gordon of this city, representing the Thaw family in the hearing here to- AMERICA LIKENED TO OYSTER BY COBB be known as the vigilantes to encour age patriotism was organized last night at a dinner at the Harvard club attended by writers and artists. Irvin S. Cobb, one of the speakers, likened the Cnited States to a "large, juicy oys ter without a shell, just waiting for some one with a fork to come along." WOMAN POUND OT GITI.TY. Denver, Colo., March 30. Mrs. Stel la Newton Moore Smith, wealthy so ciety woman, was found not guilty to day of murdering her chauffeur hus band, John Lawrence Smith. Latest Bulletins New York. March 30. Tempor ary embargo on telephone service extension throughout the eoaatry, in order to hold in resene facili ties that mai be needed by the irov eminent, may become aeees--art, it was announced here, toduv. Havana. March St. Virtually all the soldiers and Chilian compris ing the rebel forces of Kigoherto Fernandez, in Oriente prevhiee, between 500 and C00 in number, surrendered today to Colonel Va rona at (.uantanumo. Des Moines, la.. March 30V The tirst Whit more "hems dry" bill to bt. considered in the house was passed today without debate. 79 to 14. The bill prohibits the adver tisement of liquor in the state through any medium. London. March The liirures for British -.hipping laeaee from submarines and mines in the tirst Is days of December and in Jan uary. February and March were rien as fellows today in the house ei commons j the admiralty. December. 3t: January. "26; Feb ruarj. 66: March. 5i. SO DECLARES PARTY CHIEF IN REICHSTAG Rulers of Allied Countries Tottering on Thrones, German Asserts. Berlin. Thnrsday. 'via London, March 89, IStM p. m.i In the debate in the reichstag today Dr. Peter Spahn, leader of the Cath olic centre party, said that the monarchy of all the entente na tions were tottering on their thro nes. those who had been forced to leave their countries would cer tainly have been dethroned hail they remained. Eve the Italian throne, he asserted, was unstable. If it came to blows with America Germanv would be found ready. Gus tav Noske, a socialist leader, asserted that. Prussia's political system wag doomed. Washington, March 30. A revolu tionary movement, which resulted in the calling of a general strike, was directly responsible for the suspension yesterday by Spain of constitutional guarantees, according to an official dispatch received today by Ambas sador Riano from Madrid. Revolt Broken Up? The dispatch follows: "A manifesto having been published by representa tives of the workmen's union, pro claiming a general strike without fix ing a date and clearly with revolu tionary purpose, the government has suspended constitutional guarantees, after having arrested the signers or the manifesto. Absolute tranquility reigns all over Spain and the govern ment trusts to the common sense of the workmen and in the effectiveness of the measures adopted to preserve public order." Madrid. March 30, fvia Paris, 2:25 p. m.) The Spanish government has established a censorship to avoid the dissemination of alarmist news. Ab solute quiet reigns in all provinces. WILSON WRITTEN TO AGAINST TRAINING Lovejoy, secretary of the National Child Labor committee and member of the legislative committee of the Amer ican Union Against Militarism, today made public a letter he had written to President. Wiison urging him to resist pressure to include compulsory mili tary training and service among the subjects scheduled for consideration at the special session of congress. "I do not see why the present na tional defense act. with its provisions for the training of 300.000 young men a year on the volunteer basis, should not be given a fair chance to prove its merits before the country abandons it for conscription," wrote Mr. Lovejoy. JURY PROBES DEATH CORDOVA RESIDENT (Special to The Argus.) Cordova, 111., March 30. A coroner's jury yesterday returned an open ver dict in the case of the death of Daniel T. Pinneo, a resident of Cordova for 43 years, who was found dead in bed by his s n the Pinneo farm south of j here. Heart las the cause I in Princeton, trouble was attributed The deceased was born Iowa. Jan. 19. 1847. Surviving him are his widow, who is now in California, visiting relatives; four sons, Roger and Peter of Seat tle, Wash.; William of Los Angeles, Louis of Cordova; two daughters, Mrs. W. T. Lochart of Seattle, and Mrs. Derlie Tindall of Alaska. A brother, J. K. Pinneo of Port Morgan, Colo., and a sister, Mrs. George Curtis of Cor dova, also survive. GENERAL REVISION OF RATES APPROVED n, March 30. -General re eight, rates on fruits and from southern states to d middle western markets, bring rates to a parity from other producing se - vision or I vegetables northern ai in order t with those j tions, were approved today by the in i terstate commerce commission. Car load and less than carload rates on about forty-eight kinds of fruits, mel ons and vegetables are involved and j 447 rates are increased. 332 rates are I reduced and 37 rates left unchanged. SPIRIT OF '61 IS YET IN EVIDENCE; HERE'S SOME OF IT i Newark. N. J., March 30. Andrew 'Miller, a young farmer who is on his way today to join the United States marines at Charleston, S. C, walked '25 miles to enlist because be had no j money and was too proud to beg a ride He told the recruiting officer: "I was working in a field when a fellow came along and said the Ger jmans jpere bombarding New York. I : droppef my hoe and didn't even wait to get ay wages. I don't need a uni- 'orm. .41 1 a gun.