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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1916, Salt Lake City, Utah                                THE TRIBUNE IS NOW 75 CENTS A MbNTH HAVE IT JEUVJERED TO YOUR ADDREsl THE WEATHER Tuesday and Wednesday partly cloudy cooler north portion cooler Wednesday Salt Lake Metal Selling Lead 700 Copper cathodes VOL XCn NO 166 The Tribune Want contain the announcements of inves tors tenants managers and many others SALT LAKE CITY TUESDAY MORNING MARCH 28 1916 ENGLISH IMS Blow Up German Works and Capture First and Second Line Trenches Along a Front of Six Hundred Yards at St Eloi TEUTONS CHECK RUSS OFFENSIVE Muskovites Use Great Numbers of Men and Vast Quantities of Am munition in Unsuccess ful Effort to Break Through Line 16 CENTS HpHOMAS J PENCE secre A tary of National Demo cratic committee who dies after long battle with pneu monia Attacks Upon Sussex and Englishman Place the Administration in Close Place BREAK WITH TEUTONS THOUGHT POSSIBLE Secretary of National Demo cratic Committee Suc cumbs to Pneumonia Special Cebla by Amusement with Loadon Daily Telegraph and International News Service LONDON March on a front of 600 yards the British today drove in the two outer lines of the n salient at Sv Eloi south of Ifpres infantry attack was launched explosion of a series of nes which shattered the German trenches and buried many of thede fenders Heavy casualties were in flicted upon the Germans both by the mine explosions and in tho subsequent infantry fighting The British have made themselves masters of more than onethird of a mile of strongly organ ized positions at a vital point on the German line where it juts into the allied front Following their occupation of the first two lines of trenches the British opened up a heavy artillery fire on the German positions in the rear This bombardment is still proceeding ac cording to tonights headquarters re port Dashing Infantry Assault Tha German official report issued early in the day admitted the de struction of 100 yards of the outer trenches at St Eloi by mine explosions This initial succesa of the British was closely followed up by the dashing in fantry assault of this morning Further to tho east the Germans during the day attempted to storm the French defenses in the outskirts of Manconrt between the Somme and the Avrc The Paris midnight communique says that the assaults failed com pletely The Germans prepared for the at tack by an intense bombardment and launched strong forces against the French advanced positions in the out skirts of the town The French in their dugouts which been strengthened during tha long of the winter until they are almost impervious to sholl fire waited until the Teutons sent forth their infantry Then they poured forth a shrapnel and machinegun fire that broke up the for mations of thd assaulting troops and sent them back to the cover of their trenches Bombardment Slackens North of Verdun the Germans kept up their systematic bombardment its intensity increasing as the hours passed For some hours prior to dawn and dur ing part of the previous day the ar tillery firo had diminished until it ap peared that the Germans had finally exhausted huge reserves of shells which had been accumulated for the Verdun offensive In the Bsrlin headquarters report this morning it was explained that the slackening of the fire was only temporary bnt no reason was given It is believed that the longrange gunfire and aerial bombardments of the French have so damaged tha German railways behind ths battlcfront that difficulty is being found in bringing tip supplies British Work Havoc e French report says Between tho Somme and the Vvre in the neighborhood of MaucourL Hfter an intense bombardment tho Germans attempted a sudden a WASHINGTON March J Pence secretary of the Democratic na tional committee who had been ill for several months as a result ot pneumonia died at his homa hereearly today President was deeply shocked whentold ofMr Pences death and ex pressed deep regret With Postmaster General Burlesqu and Secretary Tumulty Mr Pence had directed all the detailed political the administration since tookoffice Pence probablyjhiujas vxtensiye Jtn acquaintance the country as any man who ever occupied an official posi tion with the national He waa one of the original and after the last election was offered several important government posts He declined them all however and became assistant to the chairman of the national committee in charge of permanent head quarters here At a meeting of tha com mlttee here last December Mr Pence was chosen Its secretary r Mr Pence was a friend of President Wilson and was the daily companion of the presidents secretary J p Tumulty and of several prominent administration senators For mariy years he was Wash ington correspondent of the Raleigh N C News and Observer which is owned by Secretary Daniels of the navy department Because of Pences protracted ill ness W H Hollister aecretary of Sena or Btone recently was appointed assist ant secretary the national committee and was designated by Mr Pence as act Ing secretary Mr Pence will beburled tomorrow at Raleigh N C his birthplace The body escorted by a notable party of friends and associates of Jlr Pence was taken to Raleigh tonight President Wilson and many government officials and members of congress called atihe home here tonight The pallbearers will include Secretary Daniels Governor Craig of North Caro lina Senators James of Kentucky and Hughes of New Jersey Secretary Tu multy and Dr Gary T Grayson the presi dents naval aide and physician FREE SUGAR IN 1920 IF THE SENATE WINS Substitute for Repeal Bin Is Adopted In Caucus of Upper Democrats Continued oa Pago 1wo Before Diplomatic Relations Are Severed Senators and Representatives Will Have Their Sav LESS HOTED Stories From Border Fail to Pan Out and Administra tion Is Unhampered for Time Being MORE TRUCKS FOR ARMY PURCHASED State Department Consider ing Carranzas Proposed Protocol but Will Press for Use of Railways WAITE MAKES CONFESSION KEPT TILL TODAY WASHINGTON March Senate Democrats In caucus tonight voted to substitute for the houaa resolution re pealing the free sugar clause of the tariff act s resolution extending the present duty of 1 cent a pound until 1920 The vote on the suVstllute which was rec ommended by Democratic members ot the finance committee was 23 to 7 Senators Eroussard and Ranedell of Louisiana vigorously opposed the substi tute declaring that n fouryear extension was no assurance to Ixulsiana sugar growers and producers and that it would H T rreTllocratc senators voted with the senators It wa pre dicted that there would be n renewal of the sugar fight wben the senate proposal was returned to the house for concur IOWA MULCT LAW REPEAL IS UPHELD Zsge the Scott county ds upholdi ir Jnterests will now carry the case to the supreme court of The law was attacked by three Daven port saloonkeepers representing the Iowa Liquor Dealers association The decision of Judge Donogan grants a permanent Injunction against the men WASHINGTON March all evidences indicating that the EflUsh chan nel steamer Sussex carrying American citizens was the victim of a torpedo it was stated authoritatively hero tonight that if a German submarine made the attack the Imperial government would disavow the act punish the submarine commander offer reparation and satisfy the United States that the act waa in violation of instructions Thus It seemed tonight that the Issue might narrow down to the of whether the United States would be willingtc accept such a declaration from the Berlin government President Wilson is awaiting with deep concern the receipt of conclusive evidence not only in regard to the Sussex aboard which asveral Americans narrowly escaped death but as to the sinking of the British steamship Englishman One American Life Lost One American latest have been lost the Englishman down It waV Intimated at the Mate has In Its possession Information sufficient to war rant the making of an Inquiry of the German government as to whether any pf its submarines fired a torpedo at the Sussex or the Englishman The president holds the opinion that all the details available should be at band before definite action of any kind Is tak en He described the situation to callers during the day said no decisive step would be taken pending the receipt of the additional facts May Go to Congress It Is known that the president is serU ously considering going before congress and laying the entire question of subj marine warfare before that body Certainly he will communicate the sit uation fully to congress before taking any definite steps which might lead to the severance of diplomatic relations All phases of the situation probably will be discussed at the cabinet meeting tomor row Official expression of the attitude the administration was avoided today but high officials made no attempt to mini mize the situation which will confront the United States If It Is established con clttslvely that a German submarine sank the Sussex an unarmed peaceful passen gercarrying vessel In violation of the rights of humanity the principles of In ternational law and tho solemn assur ances regarding the conduct of submarine warfare which have been given to the United States by tha central European powers Reports Sent to White House President Wilson was In constant com munication with Secretary Lansing during the day and all reports received from consular and diplomatic representatives were sent to the White House as soon as they were received Among the presidents callers was Chairman Stone of tho senate committee on foreign relations Count von BernstorfT the German em bassador who It was stated during the day was chiefly responsible for the re tirement of Grand Admiral von Ttrpltz has been out of town for several days but Is expected to return to tho capital tomorrow He probably win communicate with Secretary Lansing sjon after his arrival The discovery of a number of fragments of metal aboard tho Sussex including a largn piece of bronze found by a French naval officer has bcert reported by Em bassador Sharps at Paris The naval of ficer according to the stsuo department dispatches says the piece of bronze IB a part a torpedo Relies Upon Experts It Is realized that the testimony of a French naval officer would be regarded as biased by the German authorities and the department is relyingupon an expert examination of the other pieces of metal to establish whether they were parts of a German torpedo So far as is known the state depart ment has cot yet heard that anyone aboard the ship saw tho periscope of a submarine near the Sussex but state ments to the effect that the wake of a torpedo was seen are understood to Save been marie Tho state department how ever withheld much of the information re ceived from diploma He and consular rep WASHINGTON March of senate Republicans to take any ac tion at a conference today on the Mex ican situation left the administration unhampered in dealing with the proh lem The conference was called to consider steps to force the dispatch of additional troops to the border for patrol duty In the face of official advices denying alarming reports however and of Gen eral Funstons apparent confidence that he has enough men for any pres ent emergency the Republicans ad journed with aone of their leaders agreeing that there was nothing to dp but support the administrations plans at this time Official adVices confirmed press dis patches teliing the physical difficul ties encountered by General Funston in opera tion frithput the use 7of railroads While there shortage of food or other supplies for the troops at the front cavalry mounts already are on short Bakers Statement Steps to meet tho situation have been taken by Secretary Baker as there is no indication of an early agreement on the pioposed protocol providing for the use of Mexican lines by American troops Mr Baker issued this state ment late today All information the department has from the border shows conditions to be quiet land the excitement of the last few days somewhat allayed We have no dispatches indicating actual conflict between American soldiers and any forces of any kind in Mexico The expedition 5s of coarse mov ing fdrward and so lengthening the Hue of communication For that reason General Funston has requested and the department has purchased two auto truck equipments comprising fiftyfour cars in all Aeroplanes Needed In addition to that General Fun ston tells us that additional aeroplanes will be of service both in reconnais sance work and in carrying messages from the advance colomn to the base Columbus Of the aeroplanes al ready there two have been destroyed Others have need of replacing parts bnt two of them are in actual contin uous service The department is now negotiating for the purchase of addi tional aeroplanes bat neither the rinm Continued or Page Two VILLAIN FLIGHT American Cavalrymen Are Close Upon the Heels of the Outlaw Chief and Are Attempt ing to Force Him Into a Corner Before He Reaches the Mountains MEXICANS KEEP OFFICERS POSTED Eighteen Civilians Killed and 21 Wounded Two Planes Brought Down LONDON March 2S a A semiofficial dispatch from SalonikI saya that flve German aeroplanes bom barded SalonikI early Monday As a re sult of the raid eighteen civilians were killed and twentyone wounded the lat ter Including a Greek official attached to the finance department Tho Germans lost two aeroplanes one s brought down near Lake Amotova berr been determined Wireless communication is reported to be intermittent becausa of the static conditions in the electric field there For this reason additional importance is given to the request for large aero piano facilities Plenty of Aviators Tho secretary said the destruction of two srmy aeroplanes had not been ex plained as yet to tho department Four of the remaining machines on the were under repair leaving onlv two ot the ongusal eight in actual sef vice The army tag plenty of EkiJled aviators to operate the machines that will be Mr Bakeradded Eo said ihst while the Aero club haf volunteered the services of its men and machines tho law forbade their accept ance i The negotiation of a protocol cowing use of the Mexican railways and other matters beyond the border e a delay today with the Carranzas suggeatlonn as to oea tlone and additions to the plarT worked out by Counselor Polk of dc Ellseo Arredondo Mr Arredondo handed tha communication to Secretary Lansing who refused to comment There are indica tions however thai the suggestions will require considerable study and posS further Interchanges with General Car dor WiTi Press for Concession General Carranza desires to delay plytne to the request for the use of cer tain Mexican railroads until tha protocol has teen agreed to bnt the state depart ment will press for prompt disposal of the rcqupst as a separate issue It Is realized that a week or more may nass before the terrrc of tha protocol canbe put In final shape and the necessity for Oonttnuod oa Two ATHENS March 26 9 a in via Paris March 27 a Dispatches SalonikI say that the frontier actlonc which had hitherto been considered mere ly as tryingout operations on the part of the Bulgarians and Germans are now as suming the character of a general attack against the advanced lines of the allies Considerable vigor la belngr displayed and heavy artillery is being employed on both Bides It Is said that In both milltary and diplomatic circles of the Teutonic al lies there is a belief that the longprd phesied effort to drive the allies into tha sea has begun but It Is pointed out that official circles In Athens at least are not In a position to be accurately In formed In entente circles here while the Importance of the increasing activity of the Bulgarians and Germans Is not minimized there lg a general conviction that they do not seriously Intend to at tempt to capture SalonikI IMMIGRATION BILL TO PASS HOUSE TODAY Literacy Test Remains in Measure ty Overwhelming Majority Is 225 to 82 WASHINGTON March Immi gration bill with Its literacy test provi sion Intact will pass the house prob ably by tomorrow night The literacy test barring with a few exceptions all aliens over 16 years old physically capable of cannot rend the English language or some other language or dialect was ap proved today by the house working as thecommittee cf ths whole by a vote of 2J3 to presaged the passage of the bill by an overwhelming majority despite tho record of presidential vetoes of several similar measures on account of the literacy teat unsuccessfully Offered during the day Expunged From Record VTASH1XGTON March house today cxpunsed from the Congressional Record tho Vituperative end denuncia tory11 Inserted the leave to print privilege by Representative Esavis of Texas In a speech on Texas politics Amen chorused the house ts tha vote was taken Representative Bavls sprinkled aQ the debates with Brother to Say Whether Prisoner Ad mitted Slaying Knowledge That His Own Countrymen Stand Ready to Betray Him Causes Precipitate Flight of Bandit No Fighting Is Reported Up to Date CASAS GBASTDES Chihuahua Hex ico March 27 by wireless to Colum I bus N is flying the By International News Service NEW YORK March Arthur Warren Waite made a statement this afternoon In his prison room at Bellevue hospital to his broth er Frank A Waite In which he Is reported to have confessed themur der of his millionaire fatherinlaw John E Peck When he left the hospital the brother would only say that the accused prisoner statements prevlously maae to members of the family and DIs trfct Attorney Swann Later a representative of the Watte family Informed Judge Swann of the new statement Judge Swann said ha would receive the statement tomorrow morn ing Dr Watte has been on the verge of a full confession for two days ever since memories clouded by selfadministered drugs began to come back to him What Is your opinion of your broth ers mental was asked of Frank Waite Admits Brother Confessed There is something wrong some where replied the brother VDId he make a confession Yes replied Frank Waite and then he added quickly Do you mean at any time That Is what we mean Of eourca he has Did he confess anything this after noon He considerably amplified some of the facts he has already narrated to me You understand I dtdlnot say what this con fession was Ho may have confessed he was Innocent Bat you didnt have that sort of a confession In mind when you first men tioned a confeoston did you No I did not answered the brothar But you must getthat through the reg ular channels I think I now know my brothers entire connection with the Frank added that counsel had hean employed today by tha family Had Deadly Bacilli The statement of the accused dentist to his brother concluded a day of shifting developments The crescendo was reached when the authorities discovered proof that Waite had In his possession during the psriod embraced in his alleged crime deadly bacilli capable of kliline a regiment Some of thess germ cultures tie secured at tha laboratories of tho Cornell uni versity medical college A more sinister revelation came with the identification of Mrs ITargarat Hor girl with tho bland brown as a companion of Waite whsn he pur chased the poisonous cultures This Is the woman who was registered undean assumed name as Waltea wife at the Hotel Plaza counsel Harold UTS movinx picture singer the district attorneys otftce lo An unobtrusive man sat to ante CConttnoed on cording to army reports received hew J today the rapidity of Ms flight is pro cipitating the American pursuit All arms Voi the service are being used iai an attempt to force the bandit into a corner The Mexican residents of this sec tion which has been ravaged time and time again by Villistas are freely lag information concerning his flight4 supplies armament and strength to the American military authorities While much of this information hag been too indefinite to be of value it is pre stuned that the knowledge that Americans are kept informed aa to his movements has influenced the bandit chieftain to the greatest haste in retreat Although the United States troops are following closely in his prake so far it is stated no fightizg has taken place NEW BASE FOR THE PURSUIT OF VILLA S IS ESTABLISHED HEADQUARTERS OF AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE Coloiita Ian March 26 by aeroplane to March J 3 Perahlng announced last night the establishment of a new the pursuit of Vina Tho second base Is much nearer loca tion where the bandit Is reported In pra dpltate retreat than the old at field headquarters The headquarters it Is presumed will be maintained as an Important link in tie supply station system the chain of bases forming a strong military line readily defensible reaching a distance into the interior of Mexico which Is consid ered remakabla considering the fact that the army has had less than two weeksto bridge deserts mountains and mgiy mllao of barren lands without the benefit of any railroad communication Hones and automobiles have done the work and success thus far been attained by the ability of the American cavalry ta travel fatt and fur oh light rations ao customlng themselves as they travel not only to a semljiatlrs diet but also to dif ferent climatic conditions No Word of Complaint Several cavalry organizations have ovit for considerably hiore than a week after a stait madoon a little beef tail coffee and rice or beans Not a word of complaint come bade from these trooper Not a sign has been received at bead quarters that they havo anywhere fal tered Reports here give good causefor belief thus far the American troop ers havs proven themselvesthe superiors In speed and endurance over the famous Villa bandits There is moreover confidsnco that cavalry wlH continue Its good ork for at least two or three by which time It Is possible that ncrvr organisa tions canbe thrown Intothe The headquarters officers are all the morn pron of the cavalry s record they began the most recent phase of case after one of the longest and hard est an Americjan cavalry has made The men still In camp here Crowing Impatienceto mount and start southward Into the altitudes tvhere they know cold 5sbitter and the shfcltw oa   

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