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VOI XLIV NO. 4.'l.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MOUSING, APRIL 11, ' 191ft HVB SECTIONS-FOUTY PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
RODTE FOR ALASKA
RAILROAD IS PICKED
- AND WORK TO BEGIN
Stfward-Fairbanki Line Chosen for
IItvr Government System in
- Yt North it i An
, - nonnced.
EDES TO START CONSTRUCTION
1 Over Million Paid for Property Oter
Which First Stage of Way to
STATEMENT OF SECRETARY LANE
, WASHINGTON, April 10. The
Reward-Fairbanks route has been se
lected for the government railway in
Alaska, Secretary Lane announced
today. The property of the Alaska
Northern Railway company from
Seward, over the first stage of the
Journey, has been purchased for
The government system, the state
ment adds, wll Include a thlrty-elght-
' mtle branch to tap the Matanuska
coal fields. W. CYEdes Is designated
eg chairman of the Alaskan Hngl-
Bearing oommlaaion, which will build
the road by the president's order.
The estimated cost of the entire sys
tem Is given at $16,800,000. Con
gress provided not to exceed f 85,
000,000,. ' T Begrla a aee.
tWetary Leneeeld construction work
would be begun at onoe. and that prob
ably forty miles of tb extension of the
Alaska Northern from Ship Creek would
be completed thtTVear. Construction will
be narrled on unfler oontract. Individual
contractors building separate units of
roadway. In one of the orders signed by
. the president the . Alaskan commission
was Instructed to guard particularly the
health of the men at work, and to adopt
system of compensation f of accidents
similar to that In force on the Panama
The Interior department says in part:
' "The route adopted la known as thn
Susltna route, and extends from Bewerd
on Resurrection bay to Fairbanks on the
fanatic river, j. distance of 171 miles.
This route includes the existing " Alaska
Northern railroad, which runs from Rew
ard through the .Kenai . peninsula . for a
distance of - seventy-one tniiee to Turn
again arm. '. " .' ' ' i'-'-.
Price . ( Heate.
.."This rbute is to be bought from Us
present owners -by the, government for
$1,150,000, SSOO.OCO of which will be paid "on
July 1. U15, and the remainder July 1.
into. . The' contract for Ua purchase of
this, road waa abroad -by 8eceUry Lena
and today approved by the president, sub
ject to approval ef tWe. From ..Tgttt.
again arm the route la to be extended
through the Susltna valley And across
Broad pass to the-Tanaaa river and from
there on t Fairbanks. It is to have
standard guace route. - A side line is to
raa from Mataitusxs, Junction Into the
Matanuska coal field, a distance of thirty-eight
miles-- The road la to be built
with Its present base at Ship Creek, on
rwii'a inlet mnA from this mint it is ex
pected that the Matanuska coal will be
shipped during .the greater portion of the
year. The . grade from the Matanuska
field to Snip Creek Is roar-tenths of 1
wee Ant- . .
chased for a price leas than Its physical
valuation. . as estimated hythe Alaskan
engineering, commiaeion- and by the en
gineer of the Interstate Commerce com
mission. It is to. be put into peratl've
(Continued on Page Two. Column Two.)
, "Roosevelt's Anti
1 Peace Letter is Too
V v ' Hot to Publish
CStCAOO, April 10,-Fubllcatlon of the
fact that Theodore Roosevelt had writ
' tan a " letter "denouncing the " woman's
peace propaganda caused a sharp 01s-
oussion among leaders of the movement
here today. The letter - reposed In the
custody of Mrs. WinienrT. Thomas, seo
,rtary of the woman's peace party, aad
'he refused to allow Its publication.
('There were sentences In the letter that
lit would be unwise to make public," said
pars. Thomas. "Although Roosevelt has
letatd that he would be delighted to have
the letter published, yet I think It unwise
to make It public." A
The' missive which aroused the discus
sion was sent to Mrs. Qeorge Rubteo'of
Washington. One report had tt that the
colonel declared that pacificists In gen
eral constituted a "menace to the future
welfare of the United States."
Tesapemtare at Omaha Testerdar.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Sunday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Fair; not much change In temperature.
Tesayentasw mt Onks Yesterday.
T a. ra.
t a. in.
10 a. in.
11 a. m.
1 p. nt.
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Highest yesterday .
lxwesl yexteiday .
Mnan 'temperature .
lures from tlio normal:
INornutl tc.inpcrature 48
Kxecesa for the day
Total deftctcnoy s.nce March 1 143
Normal pre lpllallon 10 Inch
J tefldency for the clay 10 Inch
Total rainfall ainnt. March 1 I U inches
. leflclen"'y altut larcli a inch
efuilency for cor. period. 1914... J n h
1 Uoeas fur cor. period, 113. ,....g3 Inches
RUSSIA'S MILITARY nERO General Radko Dimitoeff,
in command of the forces which, after a long siege, cap
tured the Austrian fortress at Prremysl." This is the first
picture of him to reach this country. ' ' ' .'
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GRAND ISLANP BOY ;,
ThOmaa O'Gorman Carries Off Prize
Wheel ia Spirited .Contest in .
V I ., Which Many. Take Part.' l
FAR IN, LEAD OF " COMPETITORS
. t TheBee.b5cycle epntestjhat had
been waged for four weeks ended
Satjarday an Thomas O'Gorman, a
boy residing at 08 West First street
was an easy winner of the wheel,
securing 86,825; votes or more than
fiv) times as many sis. his ' nearest
competitor. . V ,
This wis the second bicycle contest
by : The pee and. the In tefeet, was
state wide among;, the" boys and
j girls, but Thonias O'Oorman being
wire with colors flying and votes .to
'spare. : ... ' '. '- . "
' The countina of the'votes' of the com
petitors In the bicycle contest occupied
all !rtesrdsy afternoon and brought an
army of boys 'and .girls i to The ' Bee.
bustnexs office, but almost from the start
of the count,. It was .apparent .that the
wheel was not to so to any person In the
eftyf None ot them had anywhere' votes
enough to win. : r.
Thomas O'Oorman Is about 16 years 'of
age and In Grand Island be has .worked
in homes and nmnng the businass men.
For four weeks he has Importuned, the
people to save their coupons printed iu
The Bee and turn them 'over to 2 him.
He was popular and hs had the wholo
town woekiitfr for lilm. The result t is
that from now on he will ride a bicycle
that he on by hard work." The follow
ing ihows the standing and the number
secured by the competitors in the race
tot the bicycle: -
Name. Btreet and Citv. No. of Votes.
Thomas O. Gorman, tKtt West nrst. .
' Grand Island 2S.S2S
Kobert Hnilth, t327 South Thirty-second,
Pauline Hhrkett Mermai I
lin Tlmmf, 11S South Twenty--
fifth, Omaha. 4.838
Fern McCoy. UJ6 North Thirtieth,
Willie Green. 1221 South Eleventh.
John tlaeiren, 20U3 At wood avenue.
Rolla Ixjwry. Doniphan l,8a
Catherine Oliver, lwo Houth Tlettn,
I.onard Kemp. Ord .-
I Dorothy loedvni, 44)3 North Twenty
I fourth.. Omaha
Ralph Hallen, Ord
Bradford Illys. Tckamah
Arthur Muggins, 24J1 Fatrtrk, Omah
lrald KlcmlnK. C'olfrlJue
4'hsrlps Hartford. Plaltsmouth
.Granville Thoiuas, Ml CapltAl
1 avenue. Omaha a... a
Dollar. Per Bale
NEW YORK.' April l.-Cptton went up
tl a bale In an active and excited market
in the first hour ot trading- today Top
i figures touclksd S2.M a bale above the
jlow level of yesterday and a new higb
reoord was made for the year. Values
today soared to gig a bale, more than the
low prloea of last December, f An ava
lanche of buying orders saept the mar
ket. Wail street and comuilsalun houses
long-lit heavily and the bis advance in
Liverpool added near sasp to the move
ment. The strength of the slock market
OMAHA GETS MONEY
Senate ' Fanes Sill - Appropriating
4150,000. for. Building in Cjn- i
" y. nection , With: ' University
" :' SchoorofMtfdiciise, : i
DEMs- kEikszir pledge
(From a Staff Correspondent. ) j
. 'LINCOLN. Aprtl 10. (Special
Telegram-y Adjournment of tne
legislature appears close- at hand to
night The sehata was in session this
evening, the flrs't'evenlng's work 5f
the' gessloo. J It undertook, to clean
up all bills on the' sifting file. j
.. The. house, understanding that tha
senate was -going to adjourn, until
Monday, took a recess until that time,
but wtth- the' understanding that tne
members will ippear. Sunday' morn
ing at 1-0. o'clock and "hang around
awhile."". w VT
' Everything , is nearly cleaned us
buthe conference committee . re
ports On the appropriation' bills, but
nobody- appears-to k n ow -Ju st what
will happen to those. Tho gavelmay
fall Monday 'if this' conference com
mittee can get together, but lfinof,
It ls"hard to tell Just when the final
exit will-come." "
. . Owaha'llaapttal Asaurrd.
"Just 'before "adjournment this evening
the legate paseed the Omaha hospital bill
and it will now, go .to the governor.. It
rails for 'an appropriation of 1160,000. The
it&Liwit ui f iov.wv, iivm
received twenty-two votes for .and
against.' t' negative votes " being
irman, Bygfand,-. Or ace, Henry anil
Robertson. Dodge. Douthett, Kohl and
Shumway were absent I .1
- Helping- Deans Keep J'ledgr.
The. Beat public warehouse bill passed
the' house this afternoon by virtue' ot
republican votes, many ef the republi
cans In explanation of. their voles de
claring that they desired to help tha
democrats .'lefcep one .platform pledge
made the people. I
"Other bflls passed "In the house were:
S. F. 164 Relieving the supreme
from f urnlnliln'i writttm nDlrilona .
In cases involving new Utws'or reveree.1. 4
H. K. Wl Authorising Omaha board of
e.dupatlon to Lcnnlt the use of school
houses for public meetings.
In the senate: ' .
H. U 29S lowa-Nebraaka state hounJ.
arv cummliMiion. ...
, H. It tf.l Hiate budget system.
H. 1 H. 77 liJ&user election ballot law.
Makes (he ballot ia' blanket form thmn
columns wide and with squares for proas
to 'left of names.
II. R. .-, Hunter-Prohibits Interfer
ence with poles or iiivs ot tlephone or
telephone or with messages over same.
II. R. 431, PalmerlVmitts Justices of
the peace to .collect fees In advance.
Short Measure Milk
x Bottle3 Are Siezed
bOB ANOELES, Cal.. Arrll la-Seventy
thousand milk bottles, worth fcU.OOO, have
been roiidcmnad arid 'seised In the last
two weeks for being short measures by
J. E. llaratiian. city 'seller of weights
and measures. Hsraman said wly that
a shortage of front 1 to per cent was
dUcovered In each bottle confiscated. .
! CD KMIP IflAIIITP
WIFE WHO STAYED
Court-Martial Frees French Army
Officer Slaying; Spouie Re
futing: to Leave Him.
RE FEARED TO BE CASHIERED
Woman Persisted in Remaining;
After All Ordered Not to
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WRECK
Herall, an officer in the" French cav
alry, was tried by court martial to
day for killing his ylfe at Com
plegue last November because- she
persisted In following the army to
be near him, In direct violation of
orders -Issued by the military auth
orities and was acquitted.
When Captain Herall was' sent to
the front, his wife,. to whom he was
he was stationed at Complegne and
went there ' to visit him. The
French commandevs in chief had
just Issued a circular' prohibiting all
Officers. and soldiers from receiving
their wives during the campaign,
with Captain Herall and thoughthe
his wife to return home, she continu
ed to postpone her departure.
. A second warning was given the
captain with no better result and
when a third warning came he was
told be would be cashiered unless
Madame Herall Immediately left.
This she refused to do and the cav-
degratlon, shot .and killed the worn-
an. . V .
- For some time after the crime,
Herall was a mental and physical
wreck and It was feared he would
not survive. Recently . however,
the captain recovered and was turn
ed over to the military police by hos
pital . authorities for the trial by
court martial which was held today.
Defend Alleged Spy
-Using Invisible Ink
"LONDON,"" April "10. Anton Kupferle
who' was recently arrested by the British
authorities and Is being held for trial -on
the charge et plonae, says he was born
in German In JSS4 and. that he became a
caturnJlacd American citisen la Brooklyn
In 1912. He also says that when in Amer
ica he 'cvas a salesman.
' . Kuemferle being indigent, , the crown
has designated the ' attorneys for the
American consul general' to defend him.
ThcSe attorneys are -the ones who de
fended Carl Hans Lady,, a German lieu
tenant, who had lived In New York and
Omaha and who was executed in the
Tower of .London, after .having been
found guilty by a court-martial en e"!iargs
of! having communicated with the enemy.
' Kuepferle Is charged with having writ
tan and signed his own name to many
letters to persons' on the continent, con
veying Information concerning the move
ment ef British . troops. The Information
is alleged to have been written , with in
visible Ink between the lines.
; NEW YORK, April 10. Anton Kuep
ferle, awaiting trial in London - on " a
charge of 'espionage, may be the man
;known by that name who left Brooklyn
five months ago for London, after, tell
ing his acquaintances and friends that
be was going Into business In London.
.August Schlosser, a relative of the
Anton Kuepferle known in Brooklyn,
said he -was about 80,, a bachelor and
well- to-do. -He was born, in Baden, Ger
many, and became naturalised about four
years ago. ' He was In tha woolen busi
ness In this city until hs left for London
about Xive months age.
Schlosser said the United States gov
ernment would be asked to look after his
New Charge Against
Los Angeles Chief
. LOS ANQELKf", Cal., April lO.-Charlee
El Sebastian, chief of police, who was
indicted several days ago on the charge
! 'nd'e' se
j of ving
of EaMh 1
contributed to the delinquency
Berkln, a minor, was indicted
: am loaa'r Ior rseo onenses against
Victoria Dosparte. delinquent girl. Ulss
uespane aiao was tnaicien. Tne cnarge
' asalnst her Is oerlurv. -
Miss Desparte told Judge Taft of the
superior court yesterday that the previ
ous statements she made against Pebas
ttaji were false. The grand Jury, how
ever, went ahead and Indicted the chief
and then Indicted the girl.
Strike of Dockers
at Birkenhead Ends
LONDON, April 10. The formation of
a dockers' battalion, ooupled with the
threat of the executives of the unions to
suspend the strikers, had the anticipated
effect at Bliktnhead today and the
week-end strike of the dockers eollspsed.
After refusing for six wuki to work
overtime eoon Saturdays, the men have
given In and practically the entire body
is helping today to relieve the freight
ROCK ISLAND MINORITY
LOSES FIGHT IN COURT
CH1CAOO. April M-Judge Carpenter In
the UniUd Btates district court today de
nied an Injunction restraining the annual
meeting of the' Chicago, Rock Island A
Pacific railroad from be Inn held in this
city next Monday. The application was
filed yesterday by minority stockholders,
who asserted that they bad been hin
dered ia their attempt's to gain Proxies.
German Official Report Asserts
. All French Attacks Repulsed
The official war
10. H Via Tindon.V
offlce ststement of
The booty taken at Drel Orachten (In
KalRlum)t was increased to S officer,
123 men and 5 machine guns.
"In Champagne, north of Beausejour,
our troops evacuated trenches taken on
April 4, which were destroyed yesterday
by French heavy artillery. Trench at
tacks in this district were repulacd.
"Battles' between the Mciiae and Mo
selle continued with the same fierceness.
Nur the the vUIbko of Fromesey and
Oua1nvlll oast of Verdun, whh-h the
French report had been takun by them,
no fighting has taken place up to the
present time. The villages are Mtuatod
in front of our -poaltions.
'Between the Ome ami thn hoighla of
the Meuse, the French suffered a heavy
defeat yesterday. All their attacks broke
down under our fire. In the Combrcs
hill they ohtnlned a temporary foothold
In certain of our outer line trenches, but
were partly driven bsck again by a night
attack. Thee battles continue.
"Attacks agaliiat our poxltlona north
PUBLIC THE JUDGE
IN LABOR STRIKES
iu-uttscnnitt Says it is Final
Arbiter of. All Industrial
- Disputes. - .
HARKIMAN 'AIDE OS . STAND
CHICAGO. Aprlf 10,-Jullus - Krutt
sohnltt. first asslntant to the late E.- H.
Harrlman, and himself one of the lead
ing railroad authorities of the Country,
today .expressed to the I'nlted States
Commission on Industrial Relatione the
opinion that the only solution of labor
I troubles Is the designing ot a. vehicle
through the public, "which Is almost al
ways right," shall decide the merits of
"One of the duties of this oommletlon,"
said Commissioner James O'Connell to
Mr. Kruttnchnltt, who was the first wit
ness at today's sesaion, "is to ascertain
the causes of industrial unrest and to
recommend a remedy If possible. .What
Is your opinion?"
"I have observed a great many strikes,
and In the 'end public opinion decides
justly, as a rule," replied the witness.
"No strike that I recall ever succeeded
with public opinion against It. The great
American publio settles them all. - The
older I , grow the more I am convinced
that the task of settling labor troubles
Is the task " of keeping the public ' In
formed. - '
"The establishment ot a machine for
the purpose should be comparatively
simple. There Is a publicity clause In the
Canadian arbitration law, and the
Canadians have machine for Informing
the publ'ft Impartially ot the' merits of
labor disputes. The Canadian public thus
officially becomes a board of arbitration
in all such cases. I do not favor com
pulsory arbitration; It "has been a failure
in New Zealand, where It waa tried out
for some years. .
"It was public opinion - which decided
the strike Of 1BU In favor of the railroads.
The board of mediation and conciliation
at Washington seems a move In the rlgjit
direction, but machinery for getting cor
rect and impartial Information to the
great arbitration publio la needed. .
"The government now centrols the rail
roads, their earnings and even their ex
penses. It Is only right. that labor dis
putes which may Involve the railroads
in additional expense shall be referred to
It, so that, among other things. It may
point out where money for Increased
wages Is to come from."
History of Strike. ,
'.'Prior to the strike of 1911," said Ur,
Kruttschnltt, "our relations 'with our
workmen were pleasant. In May, 111,
however, we heard that te shop crafts,
meeting at Salt Lake City, had decided
to federate. We were Informed of this
later and federation officials asked for a
conference. We replied that we had con
tracts with tha industrial crafts and were
prepared to deal with them as, we al
ways had done. This wag not satisfact
ory to the federation. I saw Mr. Kline
and Mr. Franklin of the men.
"I told them that if the men felt that
they must have the federation or trouble,
I did not see ow the Harrlman lines
could avoid the. trouble, I said that If we
accepted their plan we would have en
tered Into an agreement with so strong
a body that the companies would,. be
helpless. We would be unable to resist
any demands ot the men. The grievance
of a tinsmith in New Orleans might 4e
enough to tie up every mile of our .lines.
Calls Demaade I areasoaable.,
"They disagreed with this view and
asked us to compel our men, within
thirty days to loin the federation. The
federstton was to govern sppreticeshlps
and physical examinations and the look
ing Up of records of applicants for work
was to be eliminated. Some of our older
men said the federation was the plan of
young hotheads, but that If there was a
strike the old conservative men would
have to join It."
"The strike," continued Mr. Krutt
schnltt, "arose from a total disregard of
the right of the employers. I said. that they
wouldn't try to carry their plan Into their
own homes, to forbid their wives, for
Instance, to dismiss an unsatisfactory
"I have done hard physical work myself
and I sympathies with tha men. For
thirty-thre years I got along nicely with
my fellow workmen, but the demands of
1911 were too unjust to be tolerated."
Cargo is Burned
Nill.ES, April 10. VU Paris, April
10.) Six thousand bales of American cot
ton aboard the steamer San Ougliemlo,
were destroyed In the harbor here today.
The loss Is estimated at l.OuO.OuO , lire
(IXA.QUO). Firemen, customs guards and
troops were unabls to extinguUh the
i flame before the cargo was ruined. The
San Qugllrlmn, un Italian au-amer of
S.OuO tons, sailed from Galveston March
IS for Oenoa and Naples by" way of New
of Ft. ailhlrl also were entirely without
success. Minor advances on the front at
Atlly and Apremont were repulsed. En
gagements at Fllrey were ot a les lively
ehsraoter, probably on account ef the
heavy losxes suffered by the enemy. Two
machine guns were captured by us.
"On the front at Remenauvllle and In
the forest of Le ITetre all French attacks
were repulsed. On the western border of
Le rretre foreat the enemy finally lost
that part of our portion which they
penetrated at the end of March.
"A repeated attempt to wrest from us
the., vlllago of Keaange La Oramle, south
west of Chateau Ballnea, was psld for
by thn French with the loss of a com
pany, which waa completely, routed, while
two officers and 101 men remained pris
oner In our hands.
"The situation In the Voegvs was un
In the eastern theater: Tim Uuntans
had no luck with their attacks to the
east and to the south of Kalwara. They
everywhere were repulsed with heavy
losses. Otherwise the situation In the
eastern arena was unchanged."
Troops Which Austria Had Intended
to Use in Offensive Attack Sent
to Italian Frontier.
RUSSIA IS AGAIN SOUNDED
GENEVA, April 10. (Via Paris.)
Austria has abandoned the id eg ot
launching a fresh offensive move
ment against Serbia, the Tribune says
It has learnedfrom an absolutely re
liable source, and will remain strictly
on the defensive in order to send ad
ditional army corps to the Italian
The same authority Is quoted as
asserting that It was decided at
Vienna to sound Russia on the sub
ject of peace terms, but that It is Im
possible to know what the result has
been. , ' ....
f'uptare Artillery..;.' .
The Husslans made Important, captures
of artillery and war munitions In - the
recent fighting In the - Carpathians,' ac
cording to dispatches to Swiss .newspa
pers. In the county of Saros alone tliey
took two batteries of twelve-Inch mortars,
four other batteries of different calibers,
twenty quick flrers and TOO shells for the
twelve-nch guns. ' ,
Rawta saa A aatria Negotiate.
MILAN. April f.-(Vla Paris, April 10.)
A special , dispatch from Petrograd. to
Cecolo saye,. that tha Insistent, reports
heard In the Russian capital of negotia
tions for a separate peace with Ausaxla
are baaed upon -the supposition that
Qallclg and probably some . other terri
tory would be exchanged with Russia
tor guarantees of preservation ef' Aus
trian Integrity tn the Tranaylvanlan prov
inces. Sentiment In favor of a separate
peace with Austria Is said to be Increasing
Iowa Dems Will Not
Go Dry with Bryan
: OES MOINES, Ia.. April 10.-Sserstary
Bryan will., not run the democratlo party
In Iowa on, the liquor question," was the
declaration of Senator Hagermann, demo
crat, today In an Impromptu debate be
tween democrats In the Iowa senate, on
his "local option" bill. The local option
bill waa defeated by a vote or SO to 11
Senator Hagermann's declaration was
In reply to a statement by Senator Clark
son, democrat, and author of the mulct
law repeal bill, saying the Iowa branch
of the democratlo party will refuse longer
to be the "spigot of a beer barrel," and
praising the stand of Secretary Bryan
tor iiis temperance stand in a recent
lntter to a member of the state democratlo
, "We will part company with Secretary
Bryan on this local option issue," said
Senator Hagermann. "The principle will
be In the next state platform."
Young Man Killed
In Accidental Way
MlTCHULiL, 8. D., April 10. (Special
Tolegraiu.) Qeorge .W. Wlnaer, son of F.
11. Wuisor, lawyer and city aldermaa,
lies dead as , the result of an accident
Going Into the basement of the boms
of his brother-in-law, Dr. O. a. Kimball,
a few yardsIlstant from his own home,
to borrow some tools,' he took down a
revolver from the wall. It Is believed
that the gun was accidentally discharged
la his hands. He was almost Instantly
killed by a bullet whloh passed through
his body. Hs was 2S years old and widely
known ovsr tha state. He waa a student
in the University of Wisconsin until a
few weeks ago when called home by 111
GREAT CROWD ATTENDS
CHADRON, Neb., April VWBpeolaJ Tel
gram.) Winners In the northwest Ne
braska declamatory contest tonight were
Oratorical-Firet Donald Baboll, Chad
ron: second, Gussle Oraeff. Valentine.
Pramatio Pint, Fred Petersen, Craw
ford; second, Iucy Metiger, Valentine.
it, I'rudenoe Macumbsr,
d, Hardin Van Nepre,
The first prises were gold medals and
the second gold pins. Tha first prtae
winners will represent $hls district tn
the state contest in May.
' Music was furnished by Mrs. O. 3.
Bwetgert and by the pupils 'of Miss Hen
rlessey. -'Hxtra trains were run from east and
west, bringing In hundreds of visitors.
The judges wore: Prof. Anderson of AUt-
sr.ee, Prof, nichart of Hot springs. S.
P.. and M(a Alma SUckblberg of the
Capture of Lei Espargtt Gires Them
Key to Plains and: Puts Heavy
Pressure on Northern .
Flank of Germans.
ST. MOTEL IS NOW IN DANGER ;
Southern Flank is Threatened by
Advance of French from the '
TEUTONS IN COUNTER ATTACKS
The Day's War News
OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS of to
. day ladleate that tha fla-atla In
Fraaee which started aa Moaday
with a French attarlc between the
Mease Moselle rivers has Se- '
relooed ( at desperate straggle
aloag eonsldsrahle portion of
tho wester Croat.
At STRIA Is reported to have aba
domed Its ram pa I an ngralas Serbia,
operations which were the tassaedl- -ate
eaose af the georral Earoaeaa
Rt'SSIA Is said to hare made laa
portaat restores of grows war .
iilttoii la ho ratroothUas.
POPCLAIt AGITATION la Italy' ee
eerolaar the attltade of that eoaa.
trr has laerooaed to a pel at which
has aeeeasltated eaere-etlc aetlon
by 'the authorities to preveat dis
orders. FRK.tCII aalllagr vessel from Loadoa
for New Tork has beea saak by a
Oernaaa aahwarlao off the Sale of
LONDON, April 10. The French,
with the capture of Leg Eparges,
have obtained one of tbe main
objects of their advance to tha
southeastward from". Verdun. . Tha
position. at Las ftparges dominates
the plains of tha Woevre and its oc
cupation by the French Is announced
officially. Progress from , Verdun '
means heavier pressure on tha north
ern flank of the Germans holding. St.
Mihiel. while tee southern flank is
threatened by the French advance
between Pont A Mousson and the
Meuse. . ... .... ,
In the southern part or thii rn-i .
operations, the 3ermans am'dallvertng at-,
most continuous, aountee attacks; They
have made fifteen assaults on one point.
It . Is evident that the French 'are iot
only . attempting to eantun j. uihui
which always has been a danger point
since ns wedge waa driven into the Una
ef the allies, but are at the same time
seeking to aid' Russia bv imnntm. ,.
withdrawal of. German corpg for the re
lief of the hard pressed Austrian and
German forces In the Carpathians.
Kumora that Austria is about to con
elude a separate peace grow In number'
and persistency every dav. The.
accompanied by evidence that Italy "Is
snowing increasing uneasiness ' over the
American Legion -
Prepares to Extend
- Its Organization
NEW TORK. April 10.-K. Ormonde
Power, president of the newly incorpor
ated American Legion, announced tnrfv
that tha advisory council of the legioe
is senaing out to BOO prominent cltlaens
carefully selected from the various states.
Invitations to become advisor mK.
of the organisation. The advisory mem
bers will constitute the voting force of
the corporation, who will not ef neces
sity, possess special ouallfloatinoa
active service in case or war. as sailed for
by the legion as a prs-requlslte for en
rollment , . '
The advisory eounell' la
Jacob M. Dickinson, Osorge von U Mayor,
.rrvman n. Newberry. Hllhu Root. Theo
dore Roosevelt, ' Henry I eHlmson and
Uike B. Wright
In a pamphlet which tha leVir, vin
distribute throughout the country . tt la
emphasised that the legion "merely. ool
leots. co-ordinates end makes' Instantly
available" for the national defense such
material aa already exists. .
Plan Rival Mass
' Meetings Sunday
ROMS!. April t.-TVTa Parti April M.)-'
Both the parties whloh favor the inter
vention ef Italy m the war and those
which favor a continuance of neutrality
have made preparations te hold mui
meetings Sunday throughout the coun
try, but the police hare forbidden such
gathering The leaders In both move
ments, however, Insist that the meetings
will be held either privately or ia public
squares. The authorities already are ar
ranging police and military measures to
UNIONISTS ARE URGED TO
GO DRY AS WAR MEASURE
CHTOAOO, April M. Chicago labor
unions Who were facing the possibility of
extensive strikes within the next week,
were urged by their officers today te
adopt prohibition as a "war measure."
Circular letters were sent to all members
ef the Building Trades organisation, ad
vising them to "to on the wagon." Axel
Ales, business ' agent ot the Lathers'
union, explaining the project, said:
"No strike was ever won at' a saloon
bsr. Besides we must be very rsreful of
our conduct because the public has been
educated to regard union men as potential
sluggers and btghbindsrs."
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