Warren Evening Mirror, September 7, 1917

Warren Evening Mirror

September 07, 1917

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Warren Evening Mirror (Newspaper) - September 7, 1917, Warren, Pennsylvania THIS NEWSPAPER IS A MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR. SEPTEMBER. 1917. PRICE TWO CENTS. LASTSTAND MATE High Tax Advocates Concen- trate on Attempts to Raise Levies on Incomes TO INTRODUCE MORE AMENDMENTS Senate Today Received Bond and Certificate Bill and It Will be Considered Soon Associated Sent. of the war tax bill's income orovisions laising including from was fore- cast today on a preliminary vote of the senate by which Senator i LaFol- lette's -amendment to increase the assessment upon individual incomes to was reiected. 55 Fight Is Renewed. WASHINGTON. Sept. the final vote on the income tax seciion oi ihe revenue bill set for late this senate high tax advo- cates today made their last stand at wealth conscription. They had lost their fight to secure higher war profits taxes- and- concentrated their efforts today on attempts to Taise the levies on big incomes. It was expected that the final vote this afternoon would result in retention of the finance committee's income tax de- signed to bring ic about from and from coiporations. 'the senate conyened .this Senators Hollis and others of the high tax group were prepared to introduce amendments J increases in-the le'vies on incomes. Received Bond Bill Sept. senate loday house 460 war bond and certificate bill and will begin its according to present immediately alter disposing of the pending war revenue Mil. The bill passed the house yesterday unanimously after only three days consideration. Insurance BUI up in House Sept. ad- ministral ion's soldiers and sailors was taken tip in the house today withJhe leaders determined to dispose of it as speedily as possible. Representative Adampon of in charge of the opened the de- bale with a detailed explanation of its provisions. -At President Wilson's request- Mr. Aclamson will seek to have a maximum optional reduced in committee Lo restoi ed to the measure REVIEW OF U. S. TROOPS INFRINGE French President Spent Sev- eral Hours in Camp With American Soldiers General Pershing Presented President Poincare to Troops Associated AMERICAN TRAINING CAMP IN Sept. their British trench helmets and looking very grim and warlike the American troops passed in review before Presi- dent Poincare of the French republic today. They were massed in great solid squares and marching quickly to spirited American music presented a spectacle of unusual martial splen- dor. President addressing the troops said that he had wit- nessed their demonstration with great emotion and felt that events were cvei bringing the French and American peoples closer and closer together. The French accompanied by Paul minister of war and Petain and several other French generals was met at the American field headquarters by Gen- eral Pershing and General Sibert. Today was the anniversary of the birth LaFayette as well as the beginning of tne of the and Presi- dent Poincare said that he had spec- ially selected the date to pay his first visit to the American troops. He inspected several American barracks and billiting quarters in French vil- lages and then left to visit some his- toric spots on the Marne battle field. The French president's reception was marked by democratic simplicity. He was dressed in his familiar blue knickerbocker. suit with leather leg- lings and as a simple blue yachting cap. The review was held on the top of a plateu in American training camp and when President Poincare and his party ar- rived early this morning the troops were drawn up at attention in-regi- mental a formation which seemed wonderfully formidable. Bands stationed' here and there about the reviewing field launched into tne of the Marseillaise as the pres- ident's automobile flying the appeared over the crest ot the steep hill. The review proceeded President Poincare sa- luting the American and regimental flags as they passed. while the men stood at al1 of the officers of the expeditionary force were detached and assembled in semi-circle about the president and his 1'arty. General Pershing stepped forward and addressed them briefly. are being presented a great honor today in the visit of the presi- dent of the republic to which we have come to do our share in the fight for General Pershing said. happens also to be the anniversary of the beginning of the battle of the a day which will ever stand out iu the history of the world. Ii is. on Page Austrians Are Staggering Un- der Heavy Losses Which Have Been Inflicted RUSSIAN RETREAT UNIFYING PEOPLE Press and Public Alarmed by Fall of Urge Drop- ping of Political Quarrels COLLEGES SUFFER BY WORLD WAR Country's Largest Institutions of Learning Will Have a Small Enrollment Decrease in Attendance Will be From Ten to Twenty Per in Number IF WAR IS TO END FOR ALL TIME GERMAN MILITARISM MUST BE CRUSHED Sir Edward Carson Gave Press of England a Says President is Right in Giving No Peace Terms to Kaiser Associated Ens.. Premier Lloyd George in a soeech here today on receiving the freedom of the city that the whole allied cause and the freedom of the world depended on supremacy at sea and that he was certain it would be maintained. German he had been at great pains to im- press upon their people that the sub- marine figures'given out by him in the house of commons recently were in- accurate. He declared these figures were absolutely correct and that they put an end to all hopes of the enemy to win. The premier asserted that he was absolutely convinced that the German .submarine never would be able to beat down the strength ot the British empire or beat down the hopes of the alliance by meano of all the efforts the Germans could make with the submarine. The premier said that the news from Russia in the last few daj had not been good. He thought when the revolution came that it would nave the effect of postponing but he had expected an through all we must ex- crcise he added. Mr. Lloyd George sa'id that the Rus- sian all brave and patriotic knew that the enemy atte-npt in the Riga region involved the fate of the the fruits of which they would do their best to defnd. Under the Russian leaders were repairing the machine which had broken down and he was confident that in the end they would succeed. I am concerned about the pieivier went not the ef- fect which failure of the Russians Will have on the war but the Jiarrn have on the cause of D. the' It took a long said Mr. Lloyd for oppressed people to gei accustomed to freedom as it did for free people to get accubtomed to op- pression. thing he continued. attempts to sow dissension between our allies and the allies west failed. Germany only decided to invade Russia with the sword because all her other method's and machinations The premier said he repudiated with scorn the that England wae responsible for the war. drew the sword in hoiioi of her pledged he declared. Far from being despondent about the crisis in the eastern Mr. Lloyd George said the people should look forward to Russia with because she would recover and play a game part yet befoic the was over in saving ihe world fiom Prussian domination. as may be the clouds in the Russian he is sun- shine on the banners of the allies in all other theatres of Germany maj boast ner victories in the oast against unresisting but she has her reply in the success of the allies in the west and especially the recnt success of the who has now come into the has never known on this she with hei allif-s will triumph ovei her foe. all there reasons I ask you to be ot si out heart There may be stony paths lo but we will them. Our foot paths may be Associated Although the Austrians apparently still retain a precarious hold upon Monte San their last 're- maining mountain stronghold north- east of the end is in sight for them in this according to Italian belief. General Cadorna's report today shows the Austrians still resisting desperately but staggering under the heavy losses which the incessant Italian pressure of the last few days has been inflicting. This pressure is being maintained and is becoming de- the commander of'the attack- ing forces announces. The Italian reports are invariably conservative and it has been noted that General Cadorna has a habit of withholding an announcement until he is sure of his ground.' The confident tone of today's communique from is considered sig- nificant. According to the strategical experts General Cadorna has only to obtain a secure hold upon Monte San Ga- briele to give him complete dominance of the Bainsizza plateau and the country far to the making it possible for him to push his way into the Chiapovano valley and drive a wedge between the two Austrian virtually isolating the south- ern which directly bars his way to Triest. Several times the San Gabriele peak has been in Italian but the Austrians have battled desperately for this vital position and each time surged back again. There has been no let up in the Italian pres- and it now seems as if the' decisive phase of the battle has been reached. The continued retreat of the Rus- sian armies has not yet caused the Russian authorities to fear seriouslv for according to current but it has for one thing ap- parently had the effect of weakening most of the radical elements in the capital to the necessity of strengthen- ing Russia's powers of resistance. Their newspapers are now urging the dropping of internal political quar- enforcing discipline and present- a united front th eenemy. The retreat of the Russian armies apparently is but encoun- ters between the rear guard and the German advance are now beginning to be reported. This may indicate that the Russians are approaching a line where they will attempt to offer re- sistance. There is comparatively little fight- ing except for artillery and raiding operations on the Franco-Belgian front. German air raids on hospitals behind the lines in France are con- tinuing. In their latest exploit of this nature the aviators picked out camps in a coast village manned by Americans. Unofficial despatches from the front announce that an of- ficer of the American army medical corps was killed and three others were Wounded in this attack wjnjle five Americans were among stricken of the rank and file wounded. Tvo other persons besides the American officer were the victims being in the ranks. German Uhlans In Pursuit Sept German cavalry has been In success- ful engagements with Russian rear guards at points as far as forty miles to the east of m following up the retreat of the Russians northeast- ward from the lower army headquarters announced today. Americans Killed LONDON. Sept. Germans yesterday oade an aerial attack upon the American hospitals occupied tjy St. Louis and Harvard contingents p-'tuated in a coast village. one of the American army medical soldiers and wounded UUPC others Associated NEW Sept. of decreases of from ten to twenty per cent in the number of students at eastern colleges this fall due to the war have been made from the regis- tration lists and number of under- graduates from each college who are known to have according to an announcement made here today. In some instances the reduction will be so great .that a curtailment of courses has been deemed advisable. At New York which had an enrollment of about last between and are expected this fall. Fordham University expects a de- crease of at least 10 per cent in stud- ents. About 20 per cent of the upper classmen have enlisted. The incoming of a large freshman class at Columbia University is ex- pected to make up for losses through nlistnient in the upper classes. New courses in military science will be offered at Columbia this yeai. At Princeton registration figures show a probable decrease in the num- jer of students of about a while at Harvard indications are that the reshman class will be about normal size. The at Harvard ast year was which it was saul might be reduced this year by At Yale the authorities are expecting the smallest registration in a decade. Probably not more than students vill be in attendance when the fall term opens as against a normal year oE about Hundreds of upper .lassmen at Yale already have teered or been drafted while a de- crease of 200 in.-the numbei of fresh- men is expected. At Cornell University it is said preparations are being made for only about two-thirds of the Usual num- POST MORTEM REVEALS MURDER Widow of Millionaire Was Shot While Taking Drink at a Spring Associated Press 5 Sept. A post mortem examination of the body of Mrs. Maude A. widow of James C. late Chicago whose death resulted from a bullet wound near N. August in- dicated that Mrs. King was in the opinion of Coroner Peter M. Hoffman. The examination was con- ducted late last night by order of Judge Kersten of the criminal branch of the circuit court. The verdict of the examining phy- sicians entrance of the wound was about two inches forward Of the cen- ter of the behind the left ear. It showed no signs of burns nor now- der indicating that the revol- ver was a considerable distance from the head when Mrs. King's death occurred early in the evening of August about two miles from after with Gaston B. her counsel and business A. Bingham and Alfred a brother of had started for an automobile ride. The shot WdS nred when she and Gaston Means had left the car and stopped at roadside spring to get a drink. Ernest negro testified at the Concord inquest that he had been ordered to take the car some distance back on the road when the party discended at the snnncr. PENNSYLVANIA GETS MORE ROAD MONEY Renter's corresponded British headquarters in France telegraphs to- day. FKKXCH 3nS i on Page Sept. resignation the Ribot ministry was decided I upon unanimously after a cabinet meeting this morning. President Poincaire has asked the premier i and his ministers to withhold their i resignations until the nresident i and the mergers of the chamber of deputies have returned to Paris. j The presidents of both chambers i have been summoned to Paris bv i telegraph. 0---------------------------------------------0 Associated Presj.j Sept. ment of to the states from government funds to aid m the con- struction and maintenance of rural post roads in accordance wiih the fed- aid roads was announced to- day by Secretary Houston of the de- partment of agriculture for the year ending June 1919. The law calls for apportionment of for 1020 and for 1921. The amount to the various states for New Penn- sylvania. and Vermont 128. This is the third apportionment under the IVILL AKSKSAL AT COST OF .MILLHKSS Associated Sept. com- mandant of the arsenal announced today that the war depart- ment had apportioned six million dol- lars for extension of the plant and installation of machinery to meet war demands. Four thousand men will be put on the job at once and n is expected to complete the work some time next spring. MONEY TO AIDJJ.W. Feel Sure Documents Taken in Raids Will Reveal Startling Disclosures WET OR CONSPIRACY WAS NATION WIDE Every Possible Effort Was Made to Hamper U. S. in Its Preparations Associated Sept. and disclosures made to officials here n connection with the seizure of 1. W. W. documents throushout the country it vas said that there has existed or some time a nation-wide conspir- acy to hamper the government in al- most eveiy conceivable way in carry- ug on the war. Opposition to the draft burning of some of the so-called labor disturbances and attempts to curtail production in war reports wore all part of the same alleged conspiracy whose prime mo- ive was thought to be the crippling of the government's activities in every possible short of interfer- ence with military and naval opera- ionR. The investigation begun by the fed- eral grand jury at Chicago in connec- ion with Wednesday's raid on I. W. W. offices .throughout the country will into all phases of alleged conspir- Ten thousands of checks and other in the possession of federal authorities will placed be- ore the grand jury at Chicago or other grand juries which later may nvestigate ramifications of the alleged It was intimated today that the theory is that 1he alleged conspiracy was entered into in Chi- although its operations extend o virtually every section of the United States. In the light of reports recently made o officials the numerous in- stances of opposition at widely scat- tered points to the draft law were part of the general alleged conspiracy and were prompted by virtually the same set of men in almost every in- accorded through a large num- ber of lieutenants. Burning of wheat iclds and attempts to bum spruce forests in the Pacific it was thought were but another phase of the alleged conspiracy. Dozens of sporadic attempts to cripple war in- dustries by strikes and acts of violence are regarded as a third phase of ihe general alleged conspiracy. Publica- tion of articles designed to create anti- war sentiment or anti-ally were a fourth it is thought. The entire investigation will bn conducted under the personal super- vision of William C. assistant attorney-general who will make daily reports to Attorney-General Gregory. the money from to finance the manifest activities of the movement undei investigation is a subject into which the grand juiy will devie deeply. it is point to a German lund from which money was lavishly supplied for work of thfe alleged conspirators. United States attorneys m many sections'of the country were making a minute study ol the.documents taken in the lecent raid. Mr. Fitts declined today to comment on the federal activities in connec- tion with the I. W. W. raids further tban to say that reports from all sec- tions were SOLDIERS KILL BY BAJVDI'LS Sept. were received here last night of the defeat and practical annihilation of a body of 100 soldiers in an encounter with bandits near Villa Garcia. Only a few wounded soldiers according to report. The soldiers were .acting as a train escort from San til lo and Monterey. Jt'KKXCK JJL'DOET IS ix SIZE Sept. budget com- mittees of the chamber of deputies have commenced an examination of tlic war credit demanded for the fina three months of 1017. The total amounts to the hishest since the war began. o--------------------------------------------o. I THE 1VEATHEB I It is an old saying that no question is ever settled until it is settled right. Compromise or the choosing of the lesser two evils only prolongs evil itself. Thus we find two great forces in the and struggling today simply because Right- will not compromise with Evil. In Pennsylvania the accepted law of the State vests the granting of license to sell in the discretion of the court. Until it is licensed the saloon is an outlaw. The license simply legalizes the outlaw. The license is merely a compromise with Evil. The aim of all good government is the destruction of out- lawry. The constitution of the United States puts it establish insure domestic provide for the common promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our The whole influence of the liquor traffic is opposed to this aim of government. The saloon is also a curse socially. There is no institu- tion in existence and there never has been that has wrecked so many happy homes as the saloon. It tears apart husband and converts marital vows into of sends the husband to the wife to the wash tub and the children to institutions of charity. Such is the ex- perience of every community touched by Booze. Primaries for the choice of an associate judge will be held in this September 19. Will the wise citizen seek to place in this responsible office a man who has a keen of his obligation to the people who elect and the fundamental claims of the Constitution that he will swear to and who has the highest courage to live up to his highest and best convictions concerning good govern- ment. If the liquor traffic is the greatest menace in our as has been frequently asserted by leaders who know whereof they then will not the good citizen place its destruction second to no other not even to kaiserism. The time has to strike. There can be no compromise with booze. MAY REFUSE TO VOTE CREDITS FOR THE WAR German Clerical Center Party May Cause Trouble in the Reichstag Sept. The statement that the German 'foreign secretary Dr. von is in favor of a negotiated Is made in a despatch to the Frank- furter Zeitung from Vienna which city the secretary recently i o o llofusc Credils Sept. The CJnrical Center pai'ty in the German it is understood from reliable German in order to prevent the initia- tive in the movement for parllamen- .ary reform from falling InU the lands of the will back up firmly the declaration Mathias L'rz- the party intends mak- ing before the reiclislag says Renter's Amsterdam correspond- ent. The party il is con- templates a retusal to vote iho bov- ermnent credits if its demands are not acceded to In his declaration Hcrr it is believed on- the same will demand the immediate ml.ro.luc- tion of a government responsible to the reichstag and will thai. Alsace-Lorraine itself shall decide the question of its allegiance. WOULD OPEN JHE RIVER TO WARREN Boatmen's Association Hard Work on Plan to Make Allegheny Navigable at LETTERS ARE READ AT GENERAL'S TRIAL Russian Charged With Treason Said to Have Been Enter- tained by Kaiser Associated Sept. 6 At today's session of the trial oi Gen- eral former min- who is accused of high much time was devoted 'to corres- pondence between the defendant and Prince designed to show their intimate friendly relations and to the testimony of the former min- ister of interior Makaroff and a certain Colonel Eremin. Both Makaroff and Ereinin told of having warned Souk- honilinoff about alleged suspicious acts of Miasoievoff. Colonel Eremin testified that he told the de- fendant that Miasoievoff while in Ber- lin received much attention from Em- peror who frequently invited him to breakfast and dinner. The witness said that Sotikhomlinoff was not impressed- saying that there was no proof against Colonel Miasoievoff. MORE NEW YORK TROOPS GO SOUTH WASHINGTON. Sept. Forecast for western i Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday probably showers and gentle southeast to south. winds. 45 lowest since 6 p. highest. 60. NEW Sept. for the movement of additional units to the southern training camp at Spar- S. C.. were expected to be received from the war department to- according to officers of the fed- eralized National who said 1hey had been informed there would be a in the sending of soldiers south. The general understanding in mili- tary circles today that some of HIP iroops will entrain each day from now until the entire command either is at the training camp or on its wav there. This would it was that the soldiers would go south at the rate of about a the first units under this arrangement probably leaving tomorrow. A total of officers and men departed fiom New York yesterday for tho camp. conditions were not fav- orable for the sugar and corn crops in the Union of South Africa in the last year. The corn crop will be 10 per cent below due to a much increased the sugar produc- tion will slightly exceed the totals of other Sept. for a. monster demonstration and mass meeting at Tarcntum in which the entire Allegheny Valley will partici- pate are being worked out by tho Allegheny River Boatmen's tion in connection with its annual vention scheduled for Sep- tember 29. Efforts are being made to have every Chamber of Commerce or Board ot Trade between Pittsburgh and N. represented at Tar- en turn. On the afternoon of .the day all visitors will be with a free steamboat excursion Tarentum Lock and Dam No. 3. The boaft will pass through the lock and a government engineer will explain its value in making the river navigable for heavy H is the aim of the Allegheny River' Boatmen's Association to hold a cele- biatlon in connection with its meet- ing that will properly commemorate Ihe Secretary of War's decision that'1' all low or obstructive bridges across the Allegheny River must be razed remodelled. When all bridges have been altered to meet the height of 51 feet the river will be open to free navigation by every type of steamers plying the Ohio and Mis- sissippi and three-decked passenger and excursion steamboats will become common sights in the Allegheny Val- ley.- Coal will be transported in barges both up and down tho and the sand business will develop by leaps and bounds. The Standard. on Page BRIDGE WORKER FALLS INTO RIVER Lifeless Body Was Recovered Twenty Minutes Later Jdines a resident of Gladd lost his life in the river at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He was employed as a carpenter wittt the bridge but as they were short of men m the concrete he was asked to help out. He wak engaged in assisting to push a car oC concrete from the mixing plant the south shore to the third Walking in the middle of the with a man on side of ho was seen to fall backwards ancj slightly to his right. His body went over the edge of the walk and into .six feet of all harroened so quickly that the other two men push- ing the car had no time to realize what was transpiring. They saw his body just before it struck the and said that he seemed to be kick-' ing. They say he made a strange noise .iust before he fell and whether he suffered a stroke of some kind not is not known. He was in the water twenty utes and his body was recovered with- in six feet of where he went into tho river. His body was removed to tha south shore of the where Dr. F. G. Haines worked over him the use of a pulmotor for minutes. As soon as the doctor ammcd 'he man he pronounced him but stated that he would make a try with the pulmotor. It was a1 hopeless task and the physiciau watched in vain for any sign of life. This afternoon a post mortem ex- amination was conducted at the state hospital and showed that the man met' death by drowning and a death cer- tificate was issued accordinsrlv. He was a man about 40 years of leaves a wife and three children. One son was drowned six years ago at Glade. toasters ancf other novelties would make large sates in Brazil if they were reports Consul S. T. Leg af Rio ;