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   Waterloo Evening Courier (Newspaper) - February 15, 1918, Waterloo, Iowa                             THE RECOGNIZED WANT AD PAPER OF WATERLOO AND WATERLOO DAILY REPORTER WEATHER FORECAST. Chicago, Feb. Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday: so me wbtut colder tonight; continued cold Saturday and Sunday. Courier Established 18X8. ASSOCIATED PRESS LI2ASED WIRES WATERLOO, IOWA. P R 1 D A Y F E B R U A R Y P 0 U R T E K N PAG E S PRICE. THREE CENTS. GERMANS PROPOSE TO OCCUPY P REJECTS TROTZKY 1 PEACE" PUN Drive for Petrograd Decided on at Conference of Ger- man Leaders at Imperial Headquarters. U. S. Ambulance Men Honored by France TO OPEN BATTLE ON NORTHERN FRONT Military Aid to Be Given Ukraine in War Against Bolsheviki; Breach Eastern Front. in Paris, Feb. American ambulance service publishes in its field service bulletin a tabu- lation of Americans in tho ambu- lance and transport sections who have been decorated by the French government for bravery jind other meritorious services. Up to the time the service was taken over by the American army, one ambulance man receiv- ed the legion of honor, 232 re- ceived tho war cross, four receiv- ed the military medal and 17 sections were cited officially. Over Half of Shipyard Army HasEnr oiled Washington, D. C., Feb. More than half of the great number of shipyard workers needed to carry out the country's merchant marine program have been secured in tbe first half of the first week of the na- tionwide enrollment campaign by the United States public service re- serve. This is shown by incomplete returns to William B. Hall, director of the reserve. Mr. Hall pointed out today that to get suitable men is more important han speed in attaining the quota. He emphasized the fact that men are not expected to leave their present obs until they are called upon by he labor department for shipbulld- ng service. London, Feb. resolved to renew1 military activi- l ties against northern Russia. This I! decision is said to have been I; reached at a conference at imper- il ial headquarters, special dispatch- es from'Holland say. The conference was attended by I Emperor William, Chancellor von Hertling, Field Marshal von Hin- denburg, Gen. von Ludendorff Foreign Secretary von Kuehlmann and others. The "no war, but no peace' plan of Leon Trotzky, the Bolshe viki foreign minister, was rejectee at the conference, according to th Amsterdam correspondent of the Daily Express, and as 'Trotzky does not want peace, he will get formed to determine the amount of supplies and to what extent we can give assistance in this respect. As- sistance will be given both technical- y and militarily. Military suppon will be required- if central depots an'd junctions must be protected by ban- dits and the Bolsheviki. It is not a question of a military alliance, but a common organization for the protec Lion of railway service and delivery o grain. CIISTLE IS HILLED IN ft FIGHT FLYING Says Wilsop. Injected Politics Into War Issue by His Criticism of Senator Chamberlain. Famous Dancer Meets Death in Accident to His Airplane Near Fort Worth. 2 French Airplanes Sink Submarine in Encounter __, __ Paris. Fob, encounter between two French hydro-air- planes and a Gorman submarine In tho English channel recently probably rtmiillod in tho sinking of tho U-boat aftor it had been bombed bjr Uio pianos, according to an official announcement by tlio French admiralty. The airplanes wero ou patrol duty over tho chan- nel when they discovered tho submarine on the nurfnce. They attacked it, aftor maneuvering so that tho sun was at tholr backs, and the Hub- marine plunged, but it did not dlmippeur before tbo aviators had suc- ceeded in dropping several bombs on or near the periscope. While one airplane returned to the Imno for more bombs, tho olh- er kept watch and Haw tbe submarine emerge aftor a few seconds with a list to port of 46 degrees. After attempting to right itself, tho submarine again disappeared, only to reappear a third time. Its in- stability, however, increased, and suddenly the observer saw the sub- marine lint still further and sink, HO Lbat even the periscope could not bo seen. SUPPORTS WAR CABINET BILL IN SENATE SPEECH BRITISH IN FLANDERS TWO MURDERERS JML Assails Sec. Baker's Miles [Made 150 Flights Over German i Away" Attitude; Present Lines; Hero of Many Daring System Faulty, Says. J Exploits; Was Instructor. One Reads Bible and Prays in Last Hours; Other Jokes and Plays Cards. Invasion of great Russia, it fs added, will continue, at any rate until Petrograd is occupied by German troops. ARMISTICE AT END A dispatch to the Daily News from Rotterdam ,says that the Germans take the view that Trotzky's declara- tion, tho it did not.end the war, au- tomatically ended the armistice1. (The armistice expired Feb. 14.) The Ger- mans now consider that they ..have a free hand and .mean to use the op- portunity. This, according to the correspond- ent, does not mean necessarily that the Germans will immediately try to reach Petrograd, but more probably that they will support the Ukraine by force of arms. The Germans, he says are carrying on. an active propaganda in the Ukraine for the purpose of sug- gesting to members of the rada that the new state is endangered by .the i Bolsheviki. It Is declared that this i is all part ot Germany's scheme for OF PBCHIR STIRS TMIJS; MTH Linn County Institute Turned. Into indignation Foliow- ing Kaiser Speech. PRESENT PUTS ILL LICENSE II Chicago, Feb. "Ammu- ition" Wheed, slayer of two persons in the Win slow Brothers' payrol" robbery last summer, and Harr: Lindrum. slayer of Patrolman Tier- nan, were hanged from the same scaffold here today. The men spent their last hours in widely contrasting ways. Wheed read the bible, prayed and declined breakfast after a sleepless night. Lindrum snored lustily for six hours, played cards with .his guards and, remarking that his last breakfast ought to be a good one, ordered ..steak, pie, fruit, French Washington, D. C., Feb. Fort Worth, Tex .Feb. 15.--CapL President Wilson was charged with, Vernon, Castle of the kngllah rojal deliberately Injecting politics into flying corps was killed this morning the controversy over war efficiency while flying 15 mllea west of tort by Senator Weeks, a Republican Worth. member of the military committee, Castle, in trying to avoid a cadet, In a speech today vigorously swerved his machine beyond his con- Ing the war department and other, trol, fell and was unable to rig lit branches of the government. himself. The cadet waa an Ameri- Supporting the military can but was being instructed by the tee's war cabinet and munitions dt- British. The accident happened rector as a constructive, non- close by the Benbrook partisan effort to aid and not cadet was uninjured, rass President Wilson in unifying MACHINE PAJOLS TO WORK America's war force, Senator Weeks Castle's plane was near the ground detailed delays and difficulties of arut ne was in the front seat in- the government's military prepara- atructing the cadet instead of in the tions. He declared that lack of a rear wnere the instructor usually Held. Tho Cedar Rapids, la., Feb.. Rev. John M. Driver, a pastor of the People's church of Chicago, who cre- ated an uproar .at the convention of the Linn institute yesterday by his address extolling the Tirtues of the kaiser and the Ger- man people, was roundly denounced at a patriotic massmeeting of 800 teachers here today. Led by Miss Lulu B. Secrist, county superintend- ent schools, several teachers spoke on the loyalty of the teachers of this county and scored Dr. Driver for bis admiration of the kaiser. fried DIE IN 7 JlINtJTES Death in' both cases was by stran- gulation, each dying in seven min- utes. :Wheed's last words were: "I beg pardon for my sins. God bless you Lindrum .in a clear voice said: "I arn> innocent." Later as the noose was being ad- justed the hangman, to "Make it tight. Fix it right." Only the -witnesses required by law were present. STORY; OF CRIMES entral body to make and direct all rides. Had he occupied the rear seat of the government's' war plans la would not have been injured. argely responsible for present past troubles. BLAMES PRESIDENT he saw the danger of a colli- sion with the approaching plane, Castle undertook what aviators In his charge against President know as an Immelman turn. The Wilson the senator said: plane failed to respond. War Trade Board to Take Full Control of Exports and Imports Tomorrow Steps Taken to Save Ship Tonnage for Trans- porting Troops and War Sup- plies. Washington, D. C.. Feb. n. new proclamation today, President Wilson placed all exports to all coun- tries under license by tho war trade board after tomorrow. The proclamation also applies tho license system to all imports and thus places tho entire foreign com- merce of the 'country under tho 11- j censo system of the war trade board. It is ono of the steps of. reducing ocean carriage non-essentials to release ships for transportation of troops and war materials. "Not a .question indicating The accident occurred at the alr- OlSXY 50 FEET cadet wag R His ou- ly Injury is a" black eye. Castle never regained conscious- ness but died in the field hospital, 20 minutes after the fall. Concussion tisanahlp had been raised until, th'e drome at'Benbrook. president deliberately interjected po- litics Into. by are attack upon the chairman of "the committee (Senator Chamberlain of'-Oregon, and the committee It- self, and calling to the White House many Democratic party leaders, not for consultation purposes, but to in- sist that a discussion of this ques- tion on the floor of the senate be pre- vented if possible. Have we come to such a pass that the action of the most important committee In con- gress at this time is to be forbidden by the president." BAKER A PACIFIST Referring to Secretary Baker, Sen- the brain was the Edward "Ammunition" Wheed was i ator Weeks said after praising many convicted of the .murder Allen and Louis Osenberg, Barton army achievements: express i "Neither do I wish to unjustly cause. Capt. Castle belonged to the Eighty-fourth royal flying corps squadron. The plane waa> only 50 feet above the ground and was going rapidly. The plane with which the machine was threatened was just rls- BOARtV'S STATEMENT The following explanatory state- ment wag issued by the war trade board: 'The president has today issued 8 British War Craft Sunk by Foe London, Feb. British craft which were hunt- ing submarines have been sunk by a raiding flotilla of enemy destroyers, it is an- nounced officially. After having sunk these ves- sels, seven of which were drifters and one a trawler, the enemy destroyers returned rapidly northward before they could be engaged. The de- stroy raid took place in the straits of Dover, the official announcement states. 100 BABIES DIE IN FIRE ATWNEM Fifty-Two Charred Bodies Recov- ered From Ruins of Mon- treal Institution, _ v .HEROIC EFFORTS BY SISTERS SAVE MANTi Victims Were Little Ones Only Few Days or Few MJonthg Old; Seek Mowing. two proclamations which come effective tomorrow. ing. The Immelman turn in whicli payroll messengers with money for the Winslbw Brothers plant, 4700 West Harrison street, and Harry Lindrum was convicted of murder of Capt. Castle met death was named aft- er Lieut. Immelman, the German fly- er who downed many allied airplanes before being shot1 down himself, ac- cording to flying officers. criticize the head of the war depart- 1 "it is a combination turn and a ment. He has had to deal with a j twist while said an aviation will be- Thc pur- pose and effect of these proclama- tions are to subject to control by li- cense the entire foreign commerce of the United States and from and aft- er Feb. 16, 1918, no commodities may- be exported from this country or im- ported into this country except under license. "The president has heretofore is- sued several proclamations control- ling certain exports and Importsv The military situation and tho tonnage situation have made increasingly aP- parent tho necessity of instituting a complete and thorogoing control of all our exports and imports. NEED SHIPS FOR TROOPS The transportation of our armies RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESS HOURS LIFTED FEB. 18 multitude of questions, the disposal officer. "CapL Castle evidently tried j to the maintenance of a "Cedar Rapids is no place for Bill John Tiernan, a patrolman. Thompson's pro-German propagan-! Wheed, armed with a sawed-off dar" Miss Secrist said. "We were im- posed on yesterday by a Chicago speaker who apparently belongs to the same pro-German club as Mayor breaking up the former Russian em-j Thompson, consequently it is up to pire with a view to extending her own power and influence over the new whom it is posing as pro- tector. UKRAINE BATTLE NEAR It is certain that the Bolsheviki are now moving troops against tho Ukraine, a Berlin dispatch to tho Koelnische Volkszeitung says, and the central powers do not intend to shotgun, held up Allen and Osenberg, Aug. 28, when they were in front of the plant. Blowing off Allen's head he turned quickly and struck Osen- of many of which meet my approval, j to dive under and around the other "If I were to criticize the secre- i machine but was too close to clear tary personally, It would relate to his his own." temperamental relationship to the i FOR AIR STUNTS continued flow ot the supplies and munitions needed to maintain them in fighting trim requires the use of every ton of shipping which can pos- war. Doubtless he himself would Castle was wounded but once in 1 sibiy De. devoted to these purposes. admit that he is a pacifist by nature, j tbe aujed service and then but slight- For example even now he Is oppos- j He was an advocate of the air berg a fatal blow with the butt of the ed to universal training and I gervice as the means of winning tho gun. With as booty he es- 1 not divorce myself from the con- war hut always doubted the possibil- of the fruits of their lately concluded peace. The newspaper adds that it "probably has been decided at the conference at imperial headquarters to resume operations on the northern Russian front for the'protection of the Ukraine." STRATEGIC PEACE Amsterdam, Feb. with the Ukraine waa made not only so that the central powers might obtain any unpatriotic stain which may blot this institute. This is our opportun- ity to convince the public that we do not harbor any love for the enemy as Dr. Driver told us we should." Other speakers were equally as se- vere on Driver. A Red Cross -move- ment, which was not listed on the program, was launched, and the sale of thrift stamps and the latest gov- ernment financial plan were indorsed. Driver spoke at an institute at Monticello last night. Before he as- cended the platform he was warned by the mayor that there must be nothing pro-German said. Driver was inclined to argue the point but the mayor informed him he had or- ders from the federal authorities and he would be arrested if he per- sisted. caped after a long chase thru the streets. Included in the money taken was a considerable amount .of gold coin. Thru a with whom Wheed was endeavoring to exchange the gold coin, the police learned of Wheed's hiding place at the home of his mother in Thomas street. Going there to arrest him the police found the home barricaded and turned into elusion, based on his own testimony, that he has been inclined to plan for prosecution of the this condition has to some degree per- meated the ity of returning from Berlin in safety in the event of raiding that city. His This demand must be met, and If it becomes necessary to curtail our ex- ports or imports, these are measures which are forced upon us by the critical tonnage situation and the ne- cessity ot availing ourselves of every flying in and about Fort Worth was j possible means of maintaining our as famous as his dancing, for his i armies in France. stunts in the air had held thousands 'The limitation of exports Is nee- basis that we are miles away j Of soldiers and civilians spellbound j essary. also to conserve the products from the front, instead ot hastening i day after day. would exercise if our borders were the battlefront." of this country for the use of our own preparation with all the vigor we Castle was one of the most poplilar I people and the peoples of the nations aviators ever here. Discussing his death ofllcers of One of the notable features of i both the British and American forces associated with us in tho war; wo Normal business hours will bo re- stored Monday, Feb. IS, under an order issued late yesterday by Charles Webster, state fuel admin- istrator. Only an unexpected cold wave or blizzard will prevent the order from becoming effective. In his order, forwarded to mem- bers of fuel committees over the state, Mr. Webster says: "In order to conform with Dr. Garfield's order suspending heatless Monday and to conform with rules and regulations of other states, I deem it to the best interests of the state of Iowa to rescind the early closing order of Jan. 28, to take effect on Feb. IS. This does not affect the Garfleld Thursday and Sunday lightless night order. "Kindly impress on the consuming public that notwithstanding the favorable weather of the past few days, the fuel situation has not im- proved materially except In a few communities. "Rigid economy in the use of fuel should still be practiced. A few days of blizzard and cold weather would again put us In a very serious condi- tion." J. E. Sedgwick, chairman of the Waterloo fuel board, had not received a copy of the order today. He said, Montreal, Fob. ruins of the Grey firesrwept west the bodies of more children were recovered this fore-- noon, 62 the death toll of the tragedy which visited'the Institu- tlon last night. The, heroism of the sisters, who were nursing soldiers In- valided home from overseas fighting, averted greater loss of life. Nearly crippled and -women, wounded military men and only a tow weeks old, were enabled to escape thru the valiant efforts of the nuns. The origin ot the fire has not been determined. SEARCH IS JCEPT TTP Montreal, Que., Feb. 41 charred bodies ot babies already re- covered Irom the smoldering rains of the west wing of the Grey nun- nery, swept by fire last night, -work- men today continued their search, for other possible victims. Omclala of the institution .were unable, early to- day to give a list of exact number of missing but they prob- able loss of life The fire, the cause of Vhich is at- tributed to defective electric wiring, started in the dormitory of Creche, where there were chil- dren, mostly babies rof a few.days or a tew weeks old.; Nuns and nursing sisters made heroic: efforts to save the children. .The flames.and IOBB ot ife were confined to this section of the nunnery. There were more than, 1.000 in- mates of the nunnery. HAD INMATES All the Inmates 9f the great build- ings except the children-are bellered. to have escaped. They, included nuns, nurses, sisters, wounded "or sick soldiers from overseas, aged, sick or crippled men and :-women to the number of almost a thousand. _ When the flames were dlscorered in the west wing the alarm was quickly given and all those able, to help themselves fled to safety. The heroic nuns places of and the sick and wounded as well, as the in- fants under their charge. The children were housed In section of the building where the fire started and the spread so quickly that it waa impossible to save them all. SOLDIERS ESCAPE INJURY None of the soldiers' suffered In- jury, altho nearly 200 of them -wen quartered in the building. The ages of the Inmates of the nun- however, that he probably would be j nery ranged from two or three days acquainted with the plan of to almost a hundred years. a way as to aid. as far as possible. operation before tomorrow. Some i rpne inmates were housed those countries to the south which BUrprisc Was expressed at tlie action jn another section of the nunnery a veritable arsenal. For two hours j present situation." Senator j commented on the fact that he occu-____ _____ t....._ .........._............. Wheed held 200 officers at bay, he-; Weeks contended. "Is the virulence pied the front seat of the plane, i always depended upon us; we j Webster 'in rescinding the or-! a'nd woiw fore he was finally captured. In the j used in attacking those who favor which is unusual for an instructor. must also dispose of our surplus in der Jan 2S, for it had been pre- bv the flames. Is-vnfr Ml T ffi W j i _ _T_ _ _ T _.A_.4-._.nlfOTin n rt Jt T- -Jci ft _ ft i 11 1._______ L V. not immediately menaced long fight three police officers were wounded. Wheed was tried before Judge John J- Sullivan in the criminal court and prosecuted by James A. O'Brien, an assistant state's attorney, early in the committee's plan (of centrallza- i Ordinarily the teacher is in the SUCh a way that Germany and her Dieted that the hours would not he tion.) They are referred to as plot- rear seat wlfere he watch the j aiiies derive no benefit there- restored to normal before April 1. ters. mischievous meddlers and even as servitors of the enemy." cadet better and where he is in less j frOm; and we must secure for oiir- I The fliel situation in Waterloo has danger from a fall. foodstuffs, but also to effect a breach In the eastern front, it is indicated in DEYOE .ASSAILS TALK Asserting that' Is is "physically j trol the machine better from that po- pijcs urgently needed, .impossible" for the president to in-i eitlon and can control the cadet in INVO November. He pleaded insanity as dlvidually co-ordinate and direct all the event he gets excited and promulgation a defense. Wheed once served six government's functions. Senator i ens to wreck the plane. Why Capt. j }aTnations does no iraor-a T r> t n o Vvt T M K I-7 _ _ I 1________ M 1C years in the Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.. addefl. a dispatch from Vienna. A statement Des Moines, Feb. M. bills. from a well informed source dealing peyoe, state superintendent of public KILLED A. PATROLMAN J.-L xx.-. np 4-Y. A T> T I inRtm 5 Ar> n T-To T-T-TT T.inHTMiTn   not-1 years ago as a teacher of modern to avoid withstanding the shipping I dances. When the .war broke out without and tended too much to ex- He was tried before Judge Kickham cxise those responsible for the ScanloH and was later sentenced to Supt. Deyoe said. "I kept asking my- I be hanged Dec. 12. He was granted serf all of the time the man was an appeal to the state supreme court, j speaking whether or not he was j but that tribunal refused to review spreading German propaganda. He said once or twice that Germany may the case. The date for the hanging was finally set for Feb. 15. Lindrum. be wrong and finally he said Ger- like Wheed, alleged insanity in his defense. He was on parole from the Pontiac prison when he shot Tiernan. which has failed to deliver coal. notT j both of the Castle's became Interest-j pose upon our exporters and import- withstanding the xinbotinded ooal i ed in war work and Mr. Castle took ers no restrictions except those in-> supply we have; which has been re-j up aviation. volved in the accomplishment of def- sponslble for a failure to protect our j He was granted an aviator's pilot inite necessary objects." soldiers against sickness and furnish j license by the Aero Club of America, them with suitable clothing. j Feb. 9, 1916. after having made a many is wrong. Efforts will be made, it was said, to prevent Dr. Driver from filling other 1 At the criminal courts building it speaking engagements in the state. AMERICAN FT.AGS TO REPLAOTC SHAMROCKS ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY Chicago, Feb. flags instead of Irish shamrocks will he distributed at the annnal reception and hall of the United Celtic American societies of Chi- cago this year on eve. Efforts to obtain shamrocks proved unavailing on account of trans-atlantic shipping condi- tions. It stated that fifteen or more years have passed since the death sentence has been imposed fpr the murder ot a Chicago police officer. We are the inventors and lead- satisfactory record in test flights ers in airplanes and yet we have no j Newport News. Va. He was horn in I airplanes. We have the greatest i Norwich. England. May 2, 1887. i steel works in the world and yet we SBRVKI> IN" FI.ANDKKS I have few guns. We lend the world I Castle had made over 150 flights' in automobile manufacture, and yet over the German lines and was the we are just commencing to obtain i hero of many exploits in the war motor trucks, and worst of all. the His work had been especially Drink Buck. "First for Thirst." (advertisement) system we have is responsible roroa'tne Flanders front ami covered a camp hospitals not having heat, wa- period of nine months. He came to tpr nr spweraee." Fort Worth last October along with If, thru error of the carrier boy or other cause, this paper should not be delivered at your home by 6 o'clock, please PHONE 3330 and a of Paper will be sent. Phono calls nvust reach this office before p. m. ter or sewerage.' Altho praising effort? of the vrnr department toward reorganization. Senator Weeks said Edward R. Stet- tinius. the civilian surveyor of pur- chases, is In an "impossible posi- tion" and that the administration "i? throwing away an opportunity to make an effective organization" by rejecting the plan for a munitions director Lord Wellesley. JOINED BRITISH SKRVICE His right. Blythe. Soon aviator license he sailed Bound for Cuba, Is j Damaged in Crash j An Atlantic Port. Feb. American passenger steamer which left here yesterday returned today with a large hole above'her starboard amidships. She was in collision shortly after midnight with an unknown steamer, the fate of (CONTINUKD ON PACK TEX) frnm VAW bound for Cuba. The collision oc- irum curred a dense fog. The pas- senger ship was hit. by the bow of the other vessel whose anchor was San FelJce, a Great Quality Cigar, torn off when they separated and left a hole made by the collision. Italy Prepares for Another Foe Drive Rome, Feb. Diaz, commandcr-in-clvief of the Ital- inn army, in an interview in the Giomalo d'ltalia, says now that the eastern front does not threaten the central empires, Italy must he prepared for ;t new Austro-Germnn effort against it. "It is impossible to he added, "when may occur, much depending on tho weather. Rut in the two terrible winter months of November and Decem- ber the enemy's intention to break thru was In vain before the resistance of our soldiers, who realize they aro defending our soil and our homes." says, saw anything in the chancellor's remark but an ironical interpretation ot President Wilson's principles, which "if logically carried out might prove inconvenient to Ameri- ca's allies." It adds that evidently the speechmaking oh freedom of the seas, instead of removing misunder- standing. is creating new ones. There- fore, it declares, a direct discussion is preferable. Berlin Papers Hint Roumanian Amsterdam. Feb. newspapers of Thursday evening in- timate that peace negotiations with i Roumania are about to be opened. They say altho, no official communi- i-cations have been issued it may as- t sumed that Roumanian negotiators 'who will first discuss a prolongation of the armistice have, arrived place agreed upon,   

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