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Today's News Printed Today IRTY-EIGHTIIYEAR LEOREGONTOEAmL CEWCT Wt TflTTFR NR ON iN ls iT Sis coming wn m arrears "ppnupvniiD pu adopt lflL Jnnr nr n. nnm, P1HIHE Un TfljT n II AI ELEVENTH HOUR " KUVt YUUK bHAKhtO VERGE OF CAULDRON ? H1S . u n ir s IS GAGE THROWN OUT eat Activity On Austro-Italian Frontier and Declaration Is Expected Any Moment-Long Expected "Spring Drive" of English Is At Last Begun British Hurling Fresh Troops At German Line In Hope of Pressing Tliem Back To Own Line of Defense Borne, April 21. Italy's last word to j'lFtrin expected to taKe tne rorm ot jt ultimatum may como at any time. 'Tlu nntin is roadv for war. Kven He pro-Austrian party has lost hope. It is as costly in human lives as that de li atcfited today that tho government veloping in Belgium, however. The .5 merely niniking time until the select- British losses are extremely heavy, it is id hour" shall arrive. So certain is of- admitted, as tho attack is being direct fialilnm thai the conflict cannot long cd against very strong entrenchments. ..'Jf portpned that the Austrian ambas- Much of the fighting is being done at avhir 1ms wired his brother to prepare close quarters with mining operations li Innliriiick villa for occupancy. playing an important part. '.'jl'pon tho frontier the greatest activ- ,rr is in evidence, i Advance Is General f I Paris, April 20. The fighting de- fly Ed L. Keen. United Press Staff j veloping at several important points is . jj. Correspondent.) i believed today to be preliminary to a London, April 20. After months of j general advance which is to be attempt ailing und trench-fighting, the British led. Tho greatest activity is being shown 'tyring drive" in France a.id Eelgium ! ubout Soissons, Rheims and in the Ar- , i now n renlity. igonne, it was stated in the last cominuu- .r'rom a point near the Belgian sea-.ique from tho war office. st, southeastward to the vicinity ot That the fighting is being pushed Kitchener's army is forcing the i with utmost vigor was indicated by the 'juninus hack. The center of tho at-j enforcement of a strict censorship to- , ytl it oust of Ypres where heavy fight-: day. ,tf in reported. Already the capture j The capture of Roland Garros, the ihii important height known as Hill HO great French aviator, has been explain ',( been reported by Field Marshal lod by the war office as being due to his , xtf"t. Willi frch British troops hav-j motor stopping while he was on a re st arrived in the front, the main Brit-connoitering expedition. Garros endeav lA force is believed to bo attacking on'urcd to volplane into the French lines. Cm running northward from the re-, but landed in ono of the chief German , fuf Ypi'cs to a point beyond Pilken. 1 trenches where he was made prisoner. . fcntire line "f attack, however, ex-j .,.: over a front of nearly 40 miles. French Are Repulsed. To Reclaim, Belgium. I Berlin, via wireless to Suyville, L. I., th neeepted today that the move- j April 20. Renewal of tho German sap m, wtiir.u is referred, to offically as! ping attacks in the Champagne region 'important" the beginning of the at- land repulse of the French in attacks tempt to reclaim Belgium. ' upon positions at other points along the t Hhoiild the present diive of the Brit- battle front were reported by the war ;h succeed in suinyine buck the Ger-i office today. ian from their present portions in; "A French ntack north of Four de itchmm, they would he in grave danger Paris failed," the statement declared. :if being hurled back upon their line of ' Between the Meuse und Moselle there oiiiiiiiiniontioiis. This would he of the is only one isolated artillery fire. A acutest nrsistnnce to the offensive be-, French nltnck nenr Flierv broke down nig directed by (lenenil Joft'ro. and, it j before our artillery fire. " i he.iewil hero, might result in the ex- "Near Croix our troops entered the nlsion ,,! the Hermans from northeast- enemy's main position. The Germans ;m trance its well as King Albert's also stormed nnd re-occupied the vil li" V . . i luges of Ember and Menil in the Vos French Active in Alsace. A French attack against the Sil tAtiemei.v activity is being sown by lacker Heights failed. Our advunce ' '" A where they are di- ubout Ilnrtmannsweilerkapf gained 100 "ig their drive toward the Rhine 1 meters. , tli the greyest etermination. Tho j "The situation on the eastern front Wither h:is improved i that section is unchanged." Seel Company Asks j For Railroad Receiver -1 i'1'"". April The American '"! Car and Foundry company, of Vwersey. today filed a pelition in '"'''"'I "'irt hero asking thnt a J-ner l. nppoiiiied for the Chicago, . bhmd Pacific railrond. 1 new development in the trouble ''lt"ut of ,. finnneial difficulties ?' Rock Island was met bv an an m filed by attorneys fot the road, .?"". allegations of the peti "asking tor a rei eivershiji. The lie ' ' "lines ,he Dock Island is Li " mo 1. .,,(. fo ,,,,., futmn ox. I " no iii it resources. . ?5' 1 tcr appointed Jacob M. T '."'"ii. loriner secretary of war, and t -lii.lje, president of the Rock . ns ,. ,nrH r t In- rad in re tne peiiti ,vi filed. The re- . .'IcMiim".!,"!, i "n,1,'r h,ml of Mason Says Germans in West Are on Defensive ' J V T. Mason, Former European V 01 tl,e Umud "" 1m ,h,. ' U probable -tyr "'" " reports describing the . H permanently if, fit,, trn i'.'e ,.,'i ",' ,H"at r,illt I'appen in '. "".'Mini Lefore the war V I,..,,. ,h" possibility thft .u,, "Mt develop a new of- .,.i.' aginn.t puri or unon 'torn, " ''in ' M:f ... It. ' f i. to Ttiiiif. 'ut as winter pass '"i-l slnlr U una- t'df '"mi ,,,," """"'' without major i n.i,,, tllf' ciriclusion nmst ' " M Ti '", offensive lloW.'Vpr is nnl lira.i.u hut the Cerium,.,. r,.l.l . '".fl.c I'd a ti (iff...i,. :.. Iff. 1' ll.-i noun. The withholding . r in rii lire 'km .i a element es ' In,,.. , . n' the (lermans Htf i . . ", " """I di,...i;., ii. 'r the nermann have ""nsue, at Soissnns r,f .'snuarT, and the condition of tho roads now per- uut9 the movement ot artillery. It is not believed this fighting toward the eastern extremity of the battle line Hope Is Dead With Bullet In His Temple i .. Long Bench, Cal., April 20. John B. Hope, Jr., aged 22 who said he was the son of a wealthy attorney of Beverly, , Massncluisette, nnd a I'rinreti.n law col ilege graduute, shot himself in the tem ple last night at the door of Mrs. (Sara Fnrrar's home hero, whore he had been staying since August, nud died early to 'day in the Long Beach sanitarium. ! Hope left u letter to Mrs. Farrar, jwrittenin endearing ter;ns. Debts which he had incurred and fuilure to receive , money from his people, together with inn nlloged complicated love affair, are j believed to have brought about despond ency, which prompted his act. When company comes, a woman pals a lot of thiiigs'oii the table that she , knows will nut be tasted. She puts : them there just to be in the way and I make a showing. 1 Ahhoiigh the German military lend ; ers nnve shown wonderful foresight nnd teinnikiible powers of organi'jilion jthey were prodigally wasteful of re iservj iiiiimunition early in the war. Hn were the allies. Both scattered their ,fire instead of concentrating it, and j only lately has the preponderating power or unlimited artillery fire ceo i tered upon n small area been recogniz ed. The Germans and allies both now ;laek ammunition for this purpose. I "lh the lack of ainmiinitiun and the I necessity of sparing life, with n large part of the enemy's territory in their , posses ion and the extreme hazard of jtrenen warfare tne aiieieriniu in jflueme upon the Getmnii general staff, j it is diffi.-nlt to believe that a new Her ;man offensive iu the west will be at 'temped. ro far the German of fensive Is concerned, the war is probab i Iv ende.l in France and Belgium, unless 'and give the Teutons an unexpected and kiv the eTutms an unexpected I opportunity. Supreme Court Hands Down Decisions In Important Cases This Morning I'lion the giuiind that the trial ccturt erre I in refusing to instruct the jury upon the law of contributory negligence and in Btriking out defendant 's plea of same, the supreme court this morn ing reversed the decree of Judge (.'lee ton, of the circuit court for Multnomah eo.inty, in the case of Joe Kusznik vs. the Alger Logging company, and re manded the case for a new trial. This is a case in which Susznik wus award ed a verdict for $l"i,000 damages for personal injuries against the defendant company. The opinion was written by Justice Benson, The defendant is a Portland corpora tion, with headquarters in Portland, but its logging camp is located in the :'tate (tf Washington, near Shamokuwa, where tho pluiutiff had been engaged lo work as a "wood buck" nnd was on his way to the camp to go to work for the uelenilant when lie was iniured by bein struck with n locomotive operat ing a logging train tor the defendant company. Tw important points of law laid down by the supreme court in this caHe are thnt, although the plaintiff had signed up to work for the defendant he was not actually in their employ un til lie nail gone to work and, there fore, the action for personal injuries did not como under the juiisdietidii of the nsniugton. compensation act. but un der the law governing transitory ac tions: and that, even though the plain tiff paid no fare to ride upon the de fendant's logging train on his wav to work, the company wns resptcisible for any accident which might beiull the plaintiff while a passenger upon its i nun uy consent. MerchsuvtB' Regulatory Act Void. Holding that the net of the legisln turo of 11U3, licensing and regulating commission merchants, is uiiecf-istitn-tionnl in that it clothes the railroad commission with extraordinary powers of regulation and control in the body of the net, no hint of which provisions is given in tne title, llie supreme court tins morning, in un opinion written In justice Benson, affirmed the decree of Judge Davis, of the circuit court for Multnomah county, in which the prose cution of B. II. Levy nnd J. J. (,'nle. under the provisions, of the act, is dis missed. Defendants were found guilty in the district court for Multnomah county und fines of .$25 each were as sessed when appeal was taken to the circuit court. Canton Sentence Affirmed. Ruling that the ndinissinn of evi dence und the court's instructions to the jury upon tho question of corrobora tion of testimony of nu accomplice, were in nil respects regular, nud that, although it is admitted that the minor accomplice is n degenerate he is ce sufficiently sound mind within the eyes of the law to admit his testimony as evidence, the supreme court this morn ing affirmed tho judgment of Judge I'lllkins, of the circuit court for Jack son county, in the case of the state vs. W. J, ('anion, ( anion, the defendant, has been practicing law in Orcgun fur the jinst 21 years, was a prominent and respected attorney, was convicted of n statutory crime upon the person of Kichnrd I 'of finnn. nud wns given an in determinate sentence of one to l.'i years in the penitentiary. CM her decisions today were as fol lows: ,1. M, Tiomev vs. J, T). Casey, appel lator Appealed from Mult noiiiuh coun ty; involving rental of a lease of real estate. Opinion by ( hief Justice Moore Judgment of Circuit Judge Davis in favor of plaintiff modified. Frank A. Pierce vs. Ilertha F, Parks el ,ll. appellants; appealed I'loin Coos eoiiu'y: suit tt reform deed. Opinion by Justice F.nkin: judgment uf Circuit .lnde Coke in favor of the plaintiff iiiiiibfii.il and affirmed. F. F. Smith vs. W. H. Molt, appel l:i nl; appealed from Marion county', notion for the recovery of money. Opin ion by Justice Itcusiiu; judgment of Cir cult Judge Kelly for plaintiff affirmed. Frceu C. I.uve s. I'Mwin I. iliste.lt, upp.'lhint: appealed from Multnomah county; suit to compel specific per form nice of a contract to urehnse laud Opi'iion by McMii.lc; Circuit Judge Davis' judgment lor the plaintiff uf firmed. ' State of Oregon, appellant, vs. Pn t of I'., union, iiividv'ug legality of i rout ling port, former opinimi of court nd hered to. Opinion by Jiiitue Meltrlde; Circuit Judge Coke's judgment for do lendint affirmed. Petitions fur rehearing were denied in .bisie Pnllen, nppcllaut, vs. City of Ktigo.ie: Nye vs. Lincoln County Bunk; Siinii'ksen vs. Hood Hiver (ins & Klec trie -ouipany; Robinson vs. Un k; Tar lor vs. Peterson. GROCER SUICIDED. Watsonville, 'nl., April $1. John W. Stow, .HI, manager of a grocery utore here, committed suicide earlv todav U lbloing his head off after he is said til have confessed to embezzling funds of the firm. Me wns a native of Wat suuwlle and prominent socially. President Wilson Makes Stir ring Speech To Members ' of United Press AMERICA WILL HELP IN RECONSTRUCTION Basis of Neutrality Is Not In difference But Sympathy For Mankind DECLARES MEN ARE SLANDERING NATION Has Complete,' Abiding Faith In Great Body of Silent Americans - BY JOHN EDWIN NEVIN k New York, April 20. An abomin able libel of Ignorance was the char acterization made by President Wilson Uils afternoon of suggestions that America would be divided should it bare to enter the war at the prosont time. In a stirring address before members of the United, Pre:) the president ap pealed for real neutrality. This ls the I i ii , i, I,- '1 'PPKmFNI?'?! P flt-4l TXi-'Kmrlii I ' VtlkMW ias.totf, fafr-ttiAiJ . . i . i. -.ia . , . , 'the Turkish forts, ran within range of duty of America hjeoaid to think of .l,,, ),,,,! torpedo which America before E uwpj. The rea tost ,,,.,,,, ,?,. vessel, one of or neutrality, the prMldmt declared,: , , unk ,,, .,.. was not to ue sympathetic with one f , , ,,,,.,, , v,, ,,.,., H ,,,,, side or the other but , to get ready to ,.-,. Uw ,,. aid both Hldm w)in the time arrtvod. mid. ;Uw denounced, the publication of fns 'eporti such aa the recent Turtle Bay atones regarding; v l.i ii a u v.u .w - n--- -is T.,n... n,.(ivitli.s on th M.,lr coast, which ho said could not be de- fended. The president spoke in part aa follows: "I am dooply uratlfled by the gen erousness you have accorded me. It makes n e look back with a touch of regret to former occasions when I have stood In Uils place and enjoyed i greater liberty than Is granted me today. There have been times when I stood on this spot Mid said what I really thought and I pray Ood that tliosa days of Indulgence may be ao-l corded again; nut i nave come nere (Continued on Page Hii.) The Weather Oregon; Fair to night ami Wed nesday; cooler east portion to u I g h t ; westerly winds. I'M trVff VuffS) S aB Insurance Policy Cannot Be Revived Upon Death Bed of the Insured "The assured cannot take chances and miike default during good health and nftcrwaids, when death threatens, come fcirwnnl with the arrearages and claim the insurance. None the less, un der such circumstances, can the bene ficiary ut the eleventh hour take up a project which the assured has aban doned nud expect to profit thereby," Tims saying, the supreme court re versed the decree of Judge W. N. (la tens, of the circuit court for Multno mah county, in the case of May V,. A. Ilartman und others, vs. the Nntioiinl Cinncil of theh Knights and Ladies of Security, in which the pinlnliffs were given judgment for iflOOtl upon u policy held by their mother in their favor in said fraternity. In this case it wns shown thnt the mother had failed to pay her dues for two months, und that when the mother took sick with typhoid ami uremia and was lonfined to Hie hi, pital, the daugh ter paid up the arrears on the policy, hind, ufter death of the mother, at tempted to collect the insurance. The opinion was written by Justice llur nett. State Jurisdiction Ovor Saloons. Thnt the issuance of ull saloon li censes by municipal corporations nnd powers given municipalities by the home rule amendment to the constitu tion are still subject to the conslitiitiun and ciiiiiinul laws of the stale, even though it reads: "the voters of every city anil town ure hereby grunted ex clusive power lo license, etc.," the su preme court, ill un opinion by Justice Knkin, this morning affirmed the con viction ol rntz hit sen ot the crime of selling liquor to u minor in the cir cuit court lor ( lackainas county, he lute Judge Campbell, und held that his honor ljccu.se was utitomnlicallv can celled upon such conviction under see lion 2112 of Lord's Oregon laws. In this case the court also held that the foreman or member of a grand jury may be properly called as a witness for the purpose ot identifying the de lend. ml. Loudon, April 20, The herois f volunteer crews of two British patrol boats which steamed into the Dardan elles and destroyed the submarine K Ifi that the English vessel might not full into the hands of the lurks, wns re corded by the admiralty today. Con trary to the claims ol tne nuns tnnt the K-l.'i was sunk by their gnus, the admiralty declared it was demolished by the two patrol bonis when it was seen the position of Hie submarine was hopeless. . i i., .1... I III1 I'. IO mil lisnnie llir-im- nil- niiiinn ftT making a dive. I'nder the fire '"' ll' ''.'"'ki"11 ""' "'";" nun un uiniiiMin nu, u..,,... salvaged and placed in serviceable con dition. The patrol Imals llica pot nut, and, though subjected to 2011 shots from mini wiih lout in tin' prrl'imiim-)' of Hi" (Some wives spend a lot nf lime re nume nivi-s njii-iei i i"i "i i , i i.... I, ,. 7i, .i.ir huslnind's. sbaiids. ft THE WAR LINEUP. Ilnly rilimiitiim to Austrin especteil at u 11 y time. Accepted govi.rniiieul only wailing for cleo(i.i hour to enter the war. lieruiany Hupping operations renewed in Champagne region. French main positions entered at one point and enemy's at tacks all sections repulsed. Hit uution east unchniigeil, Kngland Proiniscl spring of fensive of the British in pro gress. ( enter of attack east of Vpres where impoilunt gains al ready made. France (Ireutest activity about Hoissoiis, Khcims und in the Argonue. Believed fighting preliminary to general of fensive. Turkey Two Turkih torpedo destroyers sunk by Kas-inu niiiics'niid Turkish - fleet ma rooned in Black sea. If you are hy of enemies, forgive a few of your friends. Barnes Submits Evidence Before Noon Luncheon And Roosevelt's Attorney s Admit Alleged Libelous Statements-Surprise Is Sprung When Colonel Is Called To Stand-Calls Him "Arbiter of Nation's MoralswWit ncsses Tell of Highway Frauds, Padding of Payrolls, Demoralization of Penal Service, Etc. By BOND P. OEDDES. (Unitod Press Staff Correspondent.) Spracuse, K. Y., April 20. " Prove ' your charges! ' This was the gag.; of battle thrown down tulay by the forces of William Itaraes, Jr., who is suing Colonel Theo dore Roosevelt for tf.Hl.OOO libel diiin nges. Barnes evidence was virtually all sub mitted before the luncheon recess. At- torneys for Roosevelt Bilniitted ull the facts in connecfiiii with the alleged li - bclous statements, in which the colonel accused Barnes uf being n political pal of "Moss" Murphy of Tainnianv Hall. After it was announced y the de fense that Colonel Koosevell probably would be tho first detense witness In the alteriinni the Humes lawyers sprung a surprise by culling the colonel to the stand. Those walchiug the case believe Hint the olonel will attempt to meet the challenge of attorneys for Barnes, who told the jury thai if was up to House volt !o prove that Humes wus "in al liance with crooked business and crook ed politics." "We will now call upon this man, this power, (his arbiter of the nation's morals, to prove that slaleinenll " yell ed William M. Ivins, . attorney for Hani -s. Battery Replica. Hn iscvclt 's legal battery immediate ly met the issue. "This is a fight for decent govern ment," roared the colonel's lawyer. "The nltnck of b'ooscvclt wns not made against individuals but against the sys lem." I! was anticipated thai, in support of this assertion, sensational political disc'iisiircs would lie made. Agcnls (!' big ol t K it figures were said to lie in (he court room. Listens to Criticism. liunsevelt listened intently to Ivins' oiitidstus of himself. When the nlleg cd libelous stutcnicnt wns rend, the col unci bobbed his head continuously ill omphalic approval. The defense complained to Justice Andrews ubout Travis' refusal to pro French Women Not Fickle Is Declaration to World By Henry Wood. en the diameter of the (lennans, but Paris, April II. (Hy mail to New l make Hie world know and love the York)- The world is in know ill least real character of Hie French woman, is thai Hie I'rein h women of today is not what the comuiillee plans. As yet it a mere creature of "pleasure, of has not made puldjc whut will bo its coipicttcry, and of perdition." , method of campaigning, but it has 'fins is the decision just taken by II established peiuinoent headipiarters and committee composed of the leading wo- invited mil only Hie women of France, men of France. Amongst ils uii'iiile'is but French women in every country ill are Madame Hiiynioed Poiucare, wile the win Id lo join In the crusade. of the president j Madame Alpr.oni Dnndct, w ife of the yrcut wnior; I The French authorities are hnving a Madame Itcnn Vi.inni, wife of Hie great deal loss difficulty in locating prime minister; .Mndniuc Didciisie,1 Herman spies than they are in finish wife i.f Hie minister of foreign nff.iir.': ing small boys who persist In running Madame I smille Pll'iuuiurion, wife nl iinnv from home nud joining the troops the giciil, l-'ii' n ' L nslionomer; Mad mi.' at the float. Recently tho number V"tor Aiikiigiioiir, w'fe of ibe minister who have gone I,, save "Iu piitrin" has of i mi. ne; Mad'ine Juliette A lam: becom,. so great, Ihut speciul guard I'll M:i"inse of Ciimiv; Coiiuless Urol- lime I i placed at all the depots to i'l.hlc, H e duchess of I'es mid a do"ii others whose names are eiinallv prom- i , - - liiient. I A worldwide crusade o bdmlf of llie good reputation of the I'rciicli old I'.diuonil Lioret, who lived in the women is to be begun at ouee. The line de Fublaiiies at M"iu, lie went world ill large is lo be tuughl that she-to revenge himself on thn "bodies" Is all thai ii woman should be, and fur having wounded his brother. The especially the lieiilrnl nations in the imte he left to his mother reads: present w,ir arc to bo taught to love "Mum ma; II is not worth the while and respect her. l or the crusade is a lo try mid find me, us I have gone to direct oilier i,f Hie war. I Hie front. Rei ulier that a French- With their husbands, brothers,1 mini must ulwnys die for France. I fathers und sous dying In the trenches, have gone to revenge Leon. Adieu." for "la pntrie" the women of France, declaie Ihey have been slung to Hie' M. Vnlery lllnbit, son in luvf of ipiiek by Hie Impression sprcmi abroad Pasteur, has just upend a hospital at that they are unworthy of the men who Heuilly fur soldiers rendered blind dur are thus nobly dying for Fiance. This lug the present war. The number of impression they declare is nothing less these is declared to be far greater i than a part of the campaign which lieiuiiiliy has curried on the worm over to the detriment of France. Fspecinl- ly lh"V insist have the llermuns sought eer where to instill the Ideas that the French woman of today Is a lucre "be, lug of lightness and decadence.' I n support of I hose charges against the Hermans, the women of the commit tee have elected a vast minntitv of literiituin diffused they insist by Cor many in all parts of the world. New agencies, sobi.iriv iiewspniiers, cor- respondents, pamphlet writers and even private correspondence are a few) Those fur whom a cure cannot be or- of the ana which they insist Hermany fected will be taught an occupation and has employed to this end. positions found for them where they A couut'er organir.nlion, not to black- will be self supporting. l4 Iduee the documents. Andrews did or- der their production, but said that an- other effort should be made to obtain thein. lie expressed a willingness to issuo an order for the production of any elate records that might bo desired, if all other menus of securing them proved futile. Council for Barnes did not object to the production of tho evb den.'C. Continuing his opening statement to I the jury, Attorney Ivins traced Moose- velt',i career to show the great force ! behind the alleged libelous chargo against Barnes. "Koosevell," asserted Ivins, "be came the greatest arbiter of opinion that has ever been known in tho United Wiites.' ' Ivins recited Barnes' npHisition to Colonel Roosevelt iu the republican na tional convention in Chicago in 1012 anil declared the colonel 's defeat there, hud caused "inallce." Because of Roosevelt, Ivins said, Htuto Henator j Harvey llinmiin had procluimvd his In- iiepi'iiucnce or names. "A statement of the truth is not libe'ous, " un id Ivins, in accepting the issue of justification und tho truth rais ed by Colonel Roosevelt's reply to Humes' suit. "Hut that do's not give the privilege to defame," Ciibmcl Roosevelt, after looking over n n i n 1 1 ii-1- of legal papers, gave close at tention tii the statement of Barnes' counsel, nodding nnd smiling Interested l.v dining tho rccilul. Barnes did not change expression. Jiiili"!' Andrews indicated during the, morning that he might rule out some of the testimony to be offered by the defense iu support of its plea of justi- tication. He sunt 1 but while some of ( , olonid's evidence might bo admis sible, other purls of it might not bo. Opening the battle for the defense, Attorney William II. Van Benschnteii said Hint Humes denied Roosevelt's right lo light for decent government. Example of Work. As an example ol' the work of tho svst"iu which Van lleiischoten said (Continued on pngn ait.) prevent their departure. Hue of the lalcsl to elude these ttnol , , , , , i i , I prcsiiiuiibl v to reach th front where he has nnl yet I n locate,; is Pi-year. than any one up to the present moment nas supposed, Aside from hundreds of cases of blindness brought about through direct injury to the eves, it has been found Unit even more oases develop la an 111 lirect wav. These come from frag ments of bursting shells which strike Hi blieis nt the buse of tho spinal column, The injury to Ihe uervus there brings n bou I blindness. It is especial ly this class of cases thnt M. Vnlery- Kadot will undertake to pruvlde for at j his hospital. He already has 2.)l) cases.