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More Militiamen Are Released From
Border Service by the War De
partment Wisconsin and lo(wa
Soldiers Ordered Home.
El Paso, Tex., Fob. 12. Frlvnto
Charles Euton of Company L. Flflli
Olilo Infantry, unci Sergt. Karl Klsou
hart of Company K, Fifth Ohio Infan
try, wcro killed when tho Golden State
Limited train of tho Bock Island lino
from Chicago struck a motor truck In
which they wore riding downtown
from Camp Pershing.
I'rlvato Rudolph J. Smith of Com
pany K, Fifth Ohio Infantry, and Pri
vate Dan T. Tooiney of Company L,
Fifth Ohio Infantry, wore so haUly In
jured that they were reported to be
In a dying condition. Ton other mem
bers of the Fifth Ohio Infantry wore
seriously Injured. Among those wore:
Private A. J. llochl, Cleveland; Pri
vate II. J. Clark, Cleveland; Private
Daniel DIukwoII, Clevoland; Private
Dan Ray, Conneaut; Private Floyd
Rugnr, Conneaut ; Private Grant Itood,
131 Pnso, Tex., Fob. 12. It was an
nounced nt military headquarters here
on Friday that orders had been re
ceived from tho southern department
for tho quartermaster's department to
prepare for the movement -of National
Guard troops to their home stntcs. ,
San Antonln, Tex., Fob. 12. Tho
Second Wisconsin Infnntry left hero
today (Saturday) for Fort Sheri
dan, to ho mustered out of the federal
It will be the first regiment to on
train under a war department order
for resumption of the homeward move
ment of slate troops.
Additional schedules for departure
from tho border arranged to dato are:
Second Virginia Infantry, from
Brownsville, February 11; squadron
Iowa cavalry, Llano Grande, and Iown
field hospital and ambulance company,
Drowusvlllc, February IB; Fifth Mary
land Infnntry, Eagle Pass, February 14.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 12. MaJ. Frank
L. Wells received orders on Friday to
continue mustering out members of
tho Thlrty-secqnd regiment nt Fort
Only "Overt Act" of Clear-Cut Hostll.
Ity by Germany Will
Cause War.
Washington, Feb. 8. President Wil
son wunts a perfectly unjtcd country
behind him when ho Buys tho word
that will causo congress to declare
It Is for this reaBon that tho Insist
ence of tho administration Is that the
overt net which brings war shall be
ono of clear-cut hostility und of un
questioned violation of our rights.
It can bo said that tho accumula
tion of proof is that no cabinet ofllcer
or other high olllclal of tho govern
ment believes that Germany la to exer
cise n restraining hand on her subma
rine commanders.
Declares Policy of Washington and
of Jefferson Is Not Applicable
to Present Conditions.
Philadelphia. Feb. 8. Tho policy of
Washington and Jefferson with refer
ence to entangling alliances and tho
theory that America "has been favored
by fortune with splendid Isolation,"
were declared to be utterly Inappli
cable to prosont conditions by former
President William II. Taft, at n dinner
hero under the auspices of tho League
to Enforce Peace.
Prohibition Measure Will Take Effect
In the Hoosler State In
April, 1918.
Indianapolis, Feb. 12. Governor
Goodrich on Friday signed tho Wright
prohibition bill, which will make In
diana dry In April, 1018. In the pres
ence of many prohibition workers tho
governor attached his signature to tha
Merchant Submarine Is In German
Port, According to Bremen
Bremen, Feb. 85 Tho merchant sub
marine Deutschland has not started on
Its third voyago to America, ana re
mains In n German port.
Nw Life In Leak Inquiry.
Washington, Feb. 12. New life sud
denly was Injected Into tho 'leak" In
quiry by the testimony of George B.
Chlpmnn, a hroKer, that certain mem
Iters of tin house of representatives
dealt In stocks with him.
i - i
Gees on Shipping Board.
Washington, Feb. 12. President Wil
son nonilunted' Raymond 11. Stovens of
Handolph. N. II., to bo n member of
the (pdernl shipping board for a term
of five years. Stevens succeeds Ber
nard N, linker of Baltimore.
All Danger of Great Rail Strike Over
Considerable Bitterness Shown
at Conference.
Chicago, Feb, 10. Tho switchmen
connected with the Brotherhood of
ltallroad Trainmen will not strike.
After n conference which lasted late
Into tho night, representatives of both
sides announced (hat all differences
had been settled and tho railroad
managers had conceded the points de
manded by tho switchmen. The four
grlovnnces presented by tho union
men were adjusted In the first hour
of tho conference, but the union olll
cials ndded the eight-hour day and the
tlmo and a half for overtime demands
to the claims already submitted.
The committee from the Managers'
association protested that they had
no formal notice of tho wage and time
demands and (lie union oillclals with
drew their demands Just before the
meeting adjourned,
"Everything bus been adjusted,"
said James Murdock, vice president
of the Brotherhood of ltallroad Train
men. "We toltl the mauagers how
much we desired the eight-hour day
and time and a half for overtime, hut
we did not forco our demands. Tho
strike vote is now nullified. Ask Mr.
Hannauer for tho details."
"We have reached a satisfactory
agreement with tho men," said George
llannauer, chairman of tho managers
"The danger of a strike is passed."
Dispatches from New York stnted
that in case of a general strlko the
government was ready to take over
the management of all the railroads
Involved. This plan would not. have
been opposed by tho rail chiefs, ac
cording to New York and Washington
Considerable bitterness was mani
fest In tho conforonco, the railroad
managers charging tho yardmen with
seizing on the International polltlcul
crisis as an ndded leverage In their de
New York Institution Continues Their
Pay in Neutrality Plan Dur
ing Break.
New York, Feb. 8. Fifteen Get
mans employed In tho foreign depart
ment of the Guaranty Trust company,
one of the largest banking organiza
tions In tho country, havo been given
link-Unit o leave of absence with pay, It
was announced, pending tho outcome
or tho break between the United. States
nnd Germany. An olllcor explained
that this action was taken "for reasons
of neutrality," and that no reflection
on the character of the men wns
New York, Feb. .). A private cable
gram received here reported the safe
arrival of the French liner Touralne nt
Berlin, Feb. 0. All Dutch norts have
been closed by the Dutch ministry of
murine, says a dispatch to the Over
seas News agency from Tho Hague.
London. Fob. 0. The Amsterdam
HaudeUhlnd announces that a nnwur-
ful bomb loaded with nails and brok
en glass, exploded on the steps of the
stock exchange there at eleven o'clock
at night. No damage was done and
no casualties resulted, the newspaper
Loudon. Fob. 0. Addressing li moot.
lug In London, John Hodge, minister
or labor, said he thought he was giving
away no secret In saying that at the
rocont conference between representa
tives of tho entente allies the determi
nation had been arrived at lo tennlnuto
tho war by the end of summer.
Fulton to Box Willard.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 12. An agree
ment for a ten-round IioxIiik bout be
tween Jess WIHnrd, world's heavy
weight champion, and Fred Fulton, at
Madison Squaro garden, Now York,
March 20, wns announced here.
Wilson Adds to National Forest
Washington. Feb. 12. President
Wllsou has signed a proclamation add
Ing to tho Whitman national forest In
Oregon 50,000 acres on tho divide be
tween tho John Day, Powder and
Burut rivers.
Declares "Threats Only Serve to Steel
Determination" Germany's
Peace Offer Impossible.
London, Feb. S. King Gcorgo In
opening parliament said that tho re
sponse of tho nllles to tho Invitation
of tho president of tho United States
outlined their alms as far as could he
done nt present. The king ndded:
"Threats of further outrages upon
public order and the common right of
humanity servo to steel our determina
tion." The opening of parliament, always
picturesque, was shorn of much of Its
color and pomp. The peers wore none
of tho customary robes and regalln.
Tho king was clad In a khaki uniform
and all tho lords and members of tho
house of commons who are entitled
to wear either khaki or navy blue fol
lowed tho example of tho monarch.
Thero were other Innovations In
keeping with the time of war. Tho
Imperial escort consisted of olllcers
of tho overseas fighting force. Tho
royal gallery In tho house of lords
was set apart for wounded soldiers.
For tho first time In tho history of
parliament the Importance of tho for
eign press wns recognized by tho al
lotment of seats In tho press gallery
to correspondents from allied and neu
tral countries.
The weather was clear and crisp and
ns the roynl procession pnssed from
Buckingham palace to tho houso of
parliament crowds lined the streets.
William B. Carllle, Weil-Known Insur
ance Man, Named by the
Chicago, Feb. 12. William B. Car
lllo, a well-known Insurance man, wns
appointed postmaster of Chicago by
President Wilson. Mr. Cnrllle's name
was suggested to President Wilson by
Senntor James Hamilton Lewis. Sen
ator Lewis had blocked tho confirma
tion by the senate of President Wil
son's first nominee for tho place, Dixon
G. Williams.
Mr. Carllle was born In Lebanon,
Ky., January 21, 1870. When ho was
twenty-three years old Mr. Carlllo
married a. prominent society girl of
Memphis, Tcnn., Miss Virginia Fon
taine, lie has had a spectacular rlso
In the Insurance field. In 1S00 ho was
made Inspector of agencies for tho
Mutual company In tho United States
and Canada. In 1911 President Wil
liam A. Day of the Equitable Life As
surance cbmpnny announced tho ap
pointment of Mr. Carllslo to an ad-'
mlnlstrntlvo ollico of Ills concern. He
acted after that In a supervisory ca
pacity for tho Equitable company
agencies throughout the United Stntcs.
Victims of Dynamite Factory Explo
sion In Germany Mostly Women
Blast at Louvaln.
Amsterdam, Feb. S. A dynamite
factory at Schlchusch, near Cologne,
wns blown up on January 27, causing
tho death of 200 persons, mostly wom
en. An explosion last Thursday on tho
railway between Alx-La-Chapello and
Louvaln caused tho death or Injury of
2G Belgian workmen.
Only Five Saved When British De
stroyer Hits Mine In the
English Channel.
London, Feb. 12. A British torpedo
boat destroyer of an older type, the
British admiralty announced on Fri
day struck a mine In tho English chan
nel on Thursday night and sank. All
of the olllcers and crew except flvo
were lost.
More Guards for CapltoL
Washington, Feb. 12. Tho senate
rules commltteo decided to recommend
the employment of r0 additional po
licemen to gunrd tho capltol against
bomb plots, feared as a result of tho
German crisis.
To Raise Newspaper Postage.
Washington, Feb. 12. An Immediate
increase from 1 to 1 cents a pound In
tho postage rates On newspapers and
periodicals for this year and to 2
cents n pound next year Is provided
In tho post-oltlce appropriation bill..
Efforts to Put City of Washington In
the Prohibition Column Rouses the
Residents to Bitter Battle Lower
Houso Must Decide.
Washington. For many days hear
lugs have been conducted before the
house committee of the District' of
Columbia on the Lewis bill for gov
eminent ownership of the telephone
system In tho District. Tho intention
of the promoters of tho bill was to
test government ownership of tho tele
phone system In the city of Washing
ton, which Is coincident with the Dis
trict of Columbia, with a view pos
sibly to more extensive territorial ac
tion In the future.
Representative Lewis of Maryland,
who Is tho father of this government
'ownership proposition, will leave
congress on March 4. It has been his
desire to secure affirmative congres
sional action during his term of of
fice. This specific government owner
ship proposition probably will come be
fore congress again, but the word Is
that It has little chance of enactment
Into law. at tho present session. The
hearings therefore are held by the
proponents of tho measure to be at
present valuable merely from the edu
cational point of view. The opponents
of the measure say that there will bo
no chance to pass It at the next con
gress becnuse opposition to It will be
strengthened In tho new body. The
country must take Its choice between
tho two sets of opinions on the sub
ject. ThO District of Columbia which, as
has been said, means the city of Wash
ington, has been deeply Interested ever
since congress came together In two
propositions, either ono of which If en
acted Into luw would affect material
ly the business Interests und the resi
dents of the district generally. Wheth
er they would affect them beneficially
or detrimentally Is, of course, entirely
according to tho viewpoint.
Senate Passes Dry Bill.
Tho Lewis hill for government own
ership of the telephone lines In the
district held the center of Interest In
tho house, while prohibition for the
district held the center of Interest in
tho senate. The upper house has
pnssed the measure forbidding the
sale and manufacture of intoxicating
liquors In the capital city of the coun
try. The house commltteo now Is con
sidering tho same measure.
Tho sonutors cither have cleared
their skirts or besmirched them, ac
cording ns men view the thing, by
their action on prohibition for tho dis
trict. Today tho upper house men
say, "It Is up to tho lower houso men,"
and so tho prohibition bill has been
sent over to tho mercies of the repre
sentatives. It perhaps may go without
saying that this prohibition bill has
stirred tho city of Washington as few
other things hnve stirred It for a good
many years.
Prohibition In Washington Is u war
like subject. The advocates of dry
legislation are as militant ns any sol
diers In Europe. The same word can
be snld concerning tho ndvocntes of a
continued wet season In this city of
legislation. Words wcro not minced
In tho hearings which the senate com
mittee gave on thls subject nor are
they being minced In the discussion In
tho corridors nnd committee rooms of
tho house. It is a hattlo royal, as
someone has put It, between the black
bottlo and the water wagon.
Debatmg Grayson's Promotion.
Tho scenes of tho other days
havo Just been re-enacted In tho
United States senate, although this
tlmo thero has been more red fire,
to say nothing of thunder and Hashes
of lightning. The senators have been
discussing, with more thnn usual of
theatrical accompaniments, the nom
ination by President Wilson of Gary T.
Grayson, United States navy, to bo n
medical director and n rear admiral.
As everybody knows, Doctor Gray
son has been tho naval aid and per
sonal physician to tho president ever
slnco Mr. Wilson came Into office.
More than this, he was for a tlmo a
medical adviser of President Taft.
Doctor Grayson Is, comparatively
speaking, a Junior ofllcer of tho medi
cal corps of the sea service. Tho
prosldent promoted him over the heads
of 115 navy doctors to the post of
medical director and rear admiral.
It is not the Intention to enter Into
questions affecting Doctor Grayson's
fitness for the rank to which he has
been promoted, nor tho policy which
would Jump ono mnn over tho heads
of others of much longer service, but
only to say that whenever promotion
by selection occurs there always Is
trouble for tho nominee, the nominator
and the senators who must confirm the
Roosevelt Didn't Promote Wood.
Thero Is ono curious thing which
has accompanied this case of Doctor
Grayson Into tho limelight. The In
stant that the young surgeon was
named for high promotion, not only
Washington, but tho entire country
said: "Well, didn't Theodore Roose
vclt do the Bnino thing to Leonard
Wood, who was n Junior doctor in tho
medical corps of tho army?"
Yoars of service ns a Washington
correspondent tenches men tho truth
cf tho old saying that it Is hard to
Mtch up with a falsehood. It Is prob
able that nine-tenths of tho people or
tho United States who know anything
nbout the ease nt all bellovo Implicit
ly that Roosevelt, when he wns presl
dent, made his personal friend. Cap
tain-Doctor Leonard Wood, a brigadier
general of the lino in the American
urmy. Captain-Doctor Wood of the
regulnr army, who nlso at the time
wns n colonel of volunteers, wns pro
moted from his captaincy to n brlgn
dler generalship of the regulars by
William McKlnloy, In February. 1001
Theodore Roosevelt, when ho was
president, did tnke two captnlns of
the army and make brigadier generals
out or them. One of them was the
present MaJ. Gen. Jofin J. Pershing.
who commanded tho expedition Into
Mexico, and who bus Just been or
dered hack Into tho United States,
Thero wns something of nn uproar
when tho then president promoted
Pershing because of the fact that the
cavalry captain wns Jumped over the
bends of some hundreds of superior
officers. There was a I'cason, however,
for Pershing's promotion.
Speculation About 1920.
President Wilson hns not yet
taken tho oath of office for his
second term ns president of the
United States and yet already busy
speculations are circling round, like
tho busy whisper In the schoolroom of
tho "Tho Deserted Village," concern
ing who's to bo who in the noxt presl
dimtlal campnlgn.
Perhaps It seems Incredible that
tongues already nro wagging concern
ing tho prospects of this man or that
mnn for high preferment nt the con
ventions which will meet three years
from next June, but such Is the fact,
and there Is n reasou for It. In nor
mal clrcumstunces, of course, It Is not
to ho expected that Woodrow Wilson
will ho a candidate to succeed him
self and therefore and thus early It Is
that the "busy whisper" concern Itself
with the candidate or tho candidates
for tho next Democratic nomination.
So far as the Republicans are con
cerned, they feel an Interest nlready,'
and a talking one, In the possible can
didate who, three years from next
summer may be expected to lead the
assault against a Democracy en
trenched for eight years. Tho new
Congressional Dictionary has Just been
issued. It will be the last directory
to contain nil the names of the mem
bers of the present senate and house.
With the coming of March 4 there will
be a new directory carrying tho bur
den of n good many nnmes.
Are They In the Directory?
Now the Congressional Directory Is
lugged Into the presidential gossip
matter because history shows that In
most cases this book has carried the
names of the two candidates to be
pitted against each other in the presi
dential race.
Some may say that Woodrow Wil
son's name was not In the Congres
sional Directory at the tlmo that ho
was talked of for the presidency more
than four yenrs ago. It was. The
names of thn governors of the stntcs
appear In tho Congressional Directory,
nnd it does not tnke much of a mem
ory to retain the fact that Mr. Wilson
wns once governor of New Jersey.
The nnme of Charles E. Hughes was
In the Congressional Directory during
all the time that ho was being nnmed
as a probable Republican cnndldate
and during nil tho time that he re
fused to break silence on the subject
of his desire or lack of desire to enter
the contest. Tho Congressional Direc
tory carries the nnmes of the chief
Justice and the ns' slate Justices of
tho Supreme court.
Some studious person who has
looked over tho new directory Just ns
It has come from the press has discov
ered that only two men have seen fit
to put In their nutoblographles fur
nished for the book the fact that they
were candidates for the nomination of
their parties for tho presidency of the
United States Speaker Champ Clark
(Dem.) and John W. Weeks (Hep.).
Some of the Possibilities.
In tho new Congressional Directory,
however, are to be found the names of
a good many men who hnve received
votes In either the Democratic or tho
Republican nntlonnl conventions for
the nomination for the presidency.
Thomas R. Marshall, vice president of
the United Stntes. was n favorite son
of Hooslerdoni In tho days of tho con
tinuance of the Baltimore convention
of 1012. Oscnr W. Underwood, Dem
ocrat, of Alabama, not only wns his
stato's favorite son, but he received
n large, number of votes In tho conven
tion. There nre other Democrats In
the book who likewise received sup
port for the nomination for the highest
ollico In tho land.
Now we turn to the Republicans and
we find Senator Lawrence Y. Sher
man, who received the great majority
of the votes of Illinois on the first bal
lot at the Chicago convention last
summer. And there Is Senntor Rob
ert M. La Follette of Wisconsin, who
has figured In natlonnl conventions ns
a candidate several times. With them
are Senntor Borah of Idaho and Cum
mins of Iowa and some others.
A momber of congress the other day
called tho congressional directory
tho "Book of Fate." He said that
somewhere within It, In all human
probability, wan the name of the next
president of the United States. This
may not he, of course, because some
mnn may spring Into prominence nnd
power In the next three yenrs nnd car
ry away the banner. But the chances
are, perhaps, that the name of the
president of tho United States who
shall succeed Woodrow Wilson Is con
tained In this book of fate and book
of tho future.
Dally Thought.
He travels safe and not unpleasant
ly who Is guarded by poverty and guid
ed by love. Sir Philip Sidney.
Neutral Crafts to Be Warned Enemy.
Merchantmen Ordered to Be
Sunk On Sight
Copenhagen, Denmark. Little hopo
or expectation prevails In Boriim that
war with tho United States la avoid
able or that a modus Vivendi recon
ciling tho.policlos of Uio two govern
ments can bo found.
There now is a deslro on tho part
ot tho authorities aud a vast bulk of
tho people to avoid actual hostility la
any way consistent with the general
lines of the present submarine policy,
but only in such a way. Accordingly
Instructions were given, so The As
sociated Press has been reliably ln
formed, to submarlno commanders be
fore they started on their February
mission, to take tho safe side when
neutral vessels, particularly Ameri
can, were in question, whenever pos
sible. Enemy merchantmen when recog
njzed as such, were ordered to bo
sunk at sight, but neutral merchant
men were to bo warned when such
action In their Judgment was consist
ent with tho object of tho campaign
and the safety of tholr Bhlps.
It Is realized, however, after ther
prompt and resolute stand taken by
President Wilson, that theso orders
could only be pallatlvo and only de
fer, not avoid, an ultimate break.
Also that If President Wilson stood
by his announcement that tho destruc
tion of American lives or ships would
bo regarded as an act of hostility, a
casus belli must como sooner or lat
probably sooner on account of tho
numbers of Americans on enemy
ships. Moreover thero was the discre
tionary naturo of the instructions to
submarine commanders who wcro in
formed that while the careful course
toward neutrals was recommended
and desired, they would not longer be
subjected to punishment for departing
from their former procedure of warn
ing, if they found this advisable. It
Is considered that the only possibility
of tho avoidance of hostilities would
result from a modification of Its stand
point by ono or the other side and so
far as could be judged from the posi
tive declarations of Alfred Zimmer
man, the German minister of foreign
affairs, and other officials before Urn
Associated Press correspondent's de
parture from Berlin, thero was no
probability that Germany -would give
way this time or abandon the ruth
less campaign now started.
Gorman-American relations again
and again havo passed through crises
apparently almost hopeless, but thl3
time the crisis Is more difficult than
the former ones and even the optimist
can scarcely see any peaceful egress
out of tho Impasse.
Will Arm Merchantmen.
Washington. American ship own
ers who havo been holding their ves
sels In port becauso of Inability to ob
tain guns for defense against sub
marines probably will have tholr dif
ficulty solved In a few days. Strong
Intimations were given in official
quarters that, while tho government
will not actually arm merchant craft
or even formally advise arming, a
way will be found to put weapons nt
tho disposal of owners who desire la
prepare for defense against illegal at
tack. . Tho German proposal delivered
to the state department a few days
ngo that means bo discussed of pre
venting tho break In relations from
resulting In war apparently has
struck no responsive .cord here.
Austria Would Avert Break.
London. Reports from Vienna re
ceived at Tho Hague and transmit
ted by tho Exchange Telegraph Co.
say that tho Austrd'-Hungarlan gov
ernment Is negotiating with Ameri
can Ambassador Penfleld over tho
question of allowing Americans to
travel unhindered In tho Mediterra
nean, hoping thereby to avert a sev
erance of relations between Austria
Hungary and tho United States.
Liners Won't Sail Without Warships.
Now York. Unless tho Unitocl
States government provides convoys
or guns and gunnors to protect its
ships, tho American lino, owners of
tho steamships St. Louis, St Paul and
other liners, will not send, them
across tho Atlantic.
Sweden to Look After Prisoners.
Petrograd. David IL Francis, tha
American ambassador, has been in
formed that Sweden is to take over
tho Inspection of the Gorman prison
ers of war In Russia.
Offers to Guard Border.
Salt Lako City. C. L. Christonsen
of Monticollo, Utah, who says that ho
has been an Interpreter among the
Indians for forty years, wrote tn finv.
ernor Bamberger that ho would enlist
10,000 Navajo Indians to protect tho
Mexican border in case of war,
Bids for 500,000 Uniforms.
Philadelphia. BldB for taxtlln
terlals to provldo armv unlformq tnr
more than 500,000 men wcro asked
by tho Schuylkill arsenal. Total ex-
ponaituro is estimated at $15,000,000.