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   Eau Claire Leader (Newspaper) - June 1, 1917, Eau Claire, Wisconsin                                8 PAGES to morrow wanner to morrow THIRTYSIXTH YEAR WISCONSIN FRIDAY J0NE 1 1917 MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS A THREE ARRESTED ON CHARGE TRESTDENTT LOSES FIGHT FOR PRESS GAG Italians Halt Triest Drive to Consolidate Gains and Move Up Artillery DANNUNZIO IS HERO OF DESPERATE FIGHT Emmanuels Forces Wipe Out Austrian Column Attacking San Giovanni Associated Press War Summary In the Champagne region or France Petains forces counterattacking heavily against lost positions reestablished their former front in its entirety Between Soissons and Rhelms there has been a continuation of the spirited artillery duels on var ious sectors The intense fighting along tnt southern portion the Austro Italian front has apparently entire ly ceased for the moment the probably consolidatingposl tions won and bringing up guns for further operations in theircampaign There has been a renewal of ac tivity by the Italians in Albania and several villages have been taken Eastward on the entire Macedonian front artillery duels are in progress An indication of the heavy fight Ing during the month of April is given in an official British state ment of casualties during this per iod showing that 112233 British soldiers were killed wounded or made prisoners Included in the officers DAnnunzio Battle Hero UDINE Italy May Aus trians in attempting to recapture San Giovanni came into terrible handtohand fighting with the Ital ians Among tie Italians was Gab riele DAnnunzio the poet and play right whose example animated the soldiers in a heroic straggle which ended in the annihilation of the en emy The poet DAnnunzio was the most prominent of the prowar leaders when the issue of war on peace was being debated in the Italian parliament CHEER EMPEROR CHARLES AT OPENING OR REICHSRAT Banker to Pay Baby Kidnappers Ransom SPRINGFIELD Mo May 31 of Springfield stayed up tonight while J H Keet wealthy banker toured Green county in an automobile to meet and exchange S60OO with kid nappers for his 14monthsold son Lloyd who was stolen last night Keet received a letter this morning telling him to take a certain route over the county late tonight The letter said he would be met somewhere on he trip given the baby for the The letter said the baby would lie killed if an at tempt to arrest the kidnappers was made Lynching of the kidnappers if they arc caught is openly dis cussed MEET PLEDGES I TO OBifTIJE Wire From ExSenator Works Says U S Wars Without Reasonable Cause House Rejects Amendment Add ed to Espionage Bill in Con ference NO FURTHER EFFORT BY WILSON EXPECTED NEW YORK May of a report of Its committee on American liberty which pledged to objec tors to the conscription law and reading of a telegram from fqrm Thirtyseven Democrats Join Republicans in Vote feating Proposal WASHINGTON May 31 The ad ministrations fight for a war cen sorship on newspapers was lost in congress today at least for the pre sent when the house refused by a vote of 184 to 144 to accept even the modified censorship section written into the espionage bill In conference The senate already on record as opposed to a censor ship and leaders in congress do not expect any further administration effort to enact one in the immediate future Thirtyseven democrats joined the republicans voting for the mo eriTOKSf Stares Senator John D ing theirpartys caucus decision Works of California in which he said We dishonored ourselves by declaring war without adequate o reasonable cause were features of the afternoon session here today of the socalled First American Con ference on Democracy and Terms of Peace Several speakers severely critic ised the government one declaring that within the last 60 days we have completely transformed our government andthe people have had nothing to say about it so far have they been removed from con trol of their government Norman L Thomas addressing the meeting Conscription and the Conscientious Objector charg ed that the attempt to force a man to fight Is worse than the imposi tion of chattel slavery U 8 Agents Present On the speakers platform and in the audience were attaches of the office of the United States district attorney and scores of agents of the department of justice A circular was distributed among the audience announcing a meeting on tiotu disregard voted In the negative The bill carries important modi fications of the spy laws and au thorization for the president to lay embargoes In war time but most of the controversy regarding it has centered about the censorship pro posal URGES KEEPING DOWN PASSENGER TRAFFIC WASHINGTON May a step in Us campaign to increase fac ilities for moving freight and troops the railroad war board today noti fied the roads that it does not ap prove the holding of conventions at the present time to stimulate passen ger traffic ST PAUL LIBERTY LOAN DRIVE BEATS MARK SET AMSTERDAM May opening of the reichsrat In the grand hall of ceremonies in the imperial Hofburg at Vienna today was solemn andbrilliant The entry of Emperor ot the NoConscription league Saturday night next Expert stenographers attached to 073 720 the office of the United States at torney took reports of all the speeches Peace Opportunity Now Resolutions declaring that an ST PAUL May Pauls liberty loan subscriptions tonight to talled more than more than above the amount apportioned the city Local workers tonight set their goal at Todays subscriptions totalled 250 MORE MEN ORDERED CHPDIHAN HJKI btltKIUAN CAN THESE MEN SAVE THE NEW RUSSIA FROM ANARCHY Some of the men who are running the new Russia Seated extreme left Premier Lroff extreme right M Rodzianko president of the duma Standing extreme right M Kerensky and at his side Col Engelhart Russia is still balanced on the edge of anarchy and it Is the task of these men Ho save their country from being pushed over into the abyss most noted member of the new gov M Kerensky Is perhaps the jit was owing to his iBfluence that re publican institutions were so speed ily adopted He is minister of war eminent since he is a republican of an advanced type It Is stated that and declares that he will enforce Iron discipline in the army 39 ID TOIL DF GUILTY IS PLEA OF MINISTER ARRESTED FOR SEDITIOUS STATEMENTS TweatyfiveL Vietfeis in Marble Hill 14 in County of Wayne ST LOUIS May re ceived by the GlobeDemocrat to night from its correspondent at Marble Hil were that at least 25 persons were killed and more than 100 injured at Zalma Bollinger county in the tornado that struck there Wednesday The correspon dent said he obtained his estimate from a doctor who had just return ed from the stormswept section Wayne County Devastated ST LOUIS Mo May teen persons were killed and scores injured in a tornado that devastat ed Wayne county Wednesday after noon according to a telegram re ceived tonight The above reports bring the total number of dead in Wednesdays tor nadoes in Missouri and southern Il linois upto 78 GERMANS STAND IN LINE ALL NIGHT FOR PERMITS NEW YORK May that the time had been extended to jJune 9 several hundred Germans j formed in line in the federal build i ing early today anxious to make i application for permission to live MINNEAPOLIS Minn arraigned before tnited States Commissioner Howard S Abbott la to today Rev Charles L Lchnert pas tor of the Central German Meth odist EpicOjial church who vraa arrested on charges of making seditious statemcsrits gnttty and was bound over to the October grand jury Rail was fixed at Rev Jjehnerts was accused of being the author of letters sent to the local liberty loan commit tee paying I hope President Wilson will be shot before this war is over Go to and be sure to take President Wilson with you DrLehnert was born in Minne sota of German parents 39 years ago He is married and lias four children Publishers on Proposed Levy on Their Business With WASHINGTON May further trimmingof the JlSOOjOOO 000 war tax bill the senate finance j committees revision work today P1GE OF TELLS reached the stage of detailed draft ing with completion of a measure aggregatingaoout 11500000000 nest Wednesday orThursday in prospect Several new sources of revenue were drawn upon today some of the house taxes re duced and further substitutes were adopted In an effort to agree upon sea equitable tax upon newspapers magazines and now transported for one cent BTH PLOT Trio Open to Death Penalty If Convicted Leader Is Native American GREATSTOCKOF POSTERS SEIZED Three New York Students AJso Under Arrest One Son of Prominent Educator COLUMBUS May of treason a capital offense werefiled by United States District Attorney Bolin tonight againstthree men who with several others were arrested here during the day in connection with antiregistration plotting li Each was held under bonds to await preliminary hearing Saturday Those charged with treason are AMMON A HENNACY aged 24 a Junior last year at Ohio State Un iversity t HARRY E TOWNSLEY aged 43 a printer CECIL W BAILEY aged 26 me chanic i Vv Hennacy the alleged brilliant posters some four teet wide and ten feet long was confiscated In a raid on Hennacys residence by United secret service agents Itwas report ed the posters were printed in the Munsey building In D C and sent to Hennacy by express The plot officials was organ ized to induce young men of military age all over the United States to ig nore the presidents proclamation ordering registration for conscrip tion next Tuesday stated that the plot ap peared to be well financed and well organfed Arrest Three in Xew York NEW YORKMay today took action here seainst in alleged conspiracy to other publications defeat selective draft legislation in I New York Three pound the committee today arrang ed for a general conference Satur day night Chairman Simmons and other members will meet represen the Royal Italian Envoy Given thusiastic Reception by Senate youths from Columbia unverslty and a young woman a senior at Barn ard college were arrested and held by a United States commissioner for examination tomorrow Th defendants are Owen Cattell of James McKeen Cattell of nnnortuniv has been created for i FORT SHERIDAN Ill May in the ones about forts opportunity has been created lor TwQ hundred and thirty more appl y yajdg and arnories and uruiitiiiv A uv cu j t i cu auu tun IJF uiui c Charles was greeted with three enbringing the war to an end in the cantg were ordered tod to rt thusiastic hoclts which were remanner most favorable to the peo1 ag som ag ible t the reserve Mated when he took his seat on the Pje n all lands and calling upon officers trainl c here Of ihe Sen throne under a red and gold the JJn ted States government to isnumber 9Q afe from wisconsin and g sue a definite and concrete stateMlchlgan Registration showed the camp was short 194 men of the 5000 quota Eyen when informed of the May princeof Udine head of the Ital ian war mission on the floor of the senate today delivered a message to the American people in the name of King Victor Emmanuel welcoming the entrance ofthe United States exinto the war as the final moral tativos of the publishers and OostoRlce deprtment Publishers in Protest CHICAGO Mav 31 Y psychologist LHKAUU Auy ji Kesomuons and a plofessor at Columbia C E protesting against the proposed tax phiiiins of mintnw MI on advertising matter in newspapers p v 3Dd M8S aad iigafnKt the proposedincrease in rjh 3rtter postage affecting newspapers were r are membsrs of the adopted at a meeting of the Inland Antfnnlitarism league canopy i tension in time a majority remainjustification of the cause for which Rousing cheers greeted an7 ment of its war alms and its terms of tho omnornr that he neace were adopted at tonights nouncement of the emperor that he was firmly determined to exercise bis solemn prerogatives always in a truly constitutional sense also when lie referred to the heroic achievements at the front and again when he emphasized the point of free nationalities enjoying equal rights within the monarchy and standing firmly There were cheers too when ne spoke of our faithful German ally At the close of the speech the pres ident of the house of demities called for cheers The call wafe responded to in such a deafening fashion as to drown the national anthem that was being played HOARDING TO PUT UP PRICES MADE FELONY IN SENATE FOOD BILL WASHINGTON May Ing storing or destruction oi food fuel or other necessaries of life to limit or affect prices would be a fel ony under an amendment to the gov iriimefifs first food bill adopted in peace session Thousands of people were turned away from the meeting at Madison Square Garden after that great am phitheater had been filled Several hundred extra policemen were on in the vicinity and two fire en gines were stationed nearby in read iness for any disorder The meet inghowever was entirely free of any signs of violence The resolutions asserted that the Russian provisional government in repudiating all Imperialistic purpos es had cleared the way for peace negotiations on the basis of no for cible annexations no punitive in demnities and free development of all nations One of the speakersdeclared the police had confiscated ft number of pamphlets appealing for members and funds lor the conference whifca were to hare been distributed BRITAINS FOOD DICTATOR LIMITS PROFITS ON MEAT ernniefil the senate today without a record Several senators protested that the nrovision was too drastic and would nrevent legitimate storing to equal ize markets but all efforts to modify It failed WEATHER YESTERDAY temperature 60 Temperature at 6 p m28 Precipitation 23 WILSON SUBSCRIBES FOR LIBERTY BOND Presi dent Wilson today joined the ranks participants in the liberty loan by subscribing for a bond Writing to Secretary McAdoo the president said May I not send you personally my subscription to the liberty loan I make with great satisfaction and with the wish that it might be a great deal larger Leading Canadian railroad men and bankers among those who notified the treasury formally today of liberty loan subscriptions LONDON May Deven port the food cpntroller has Issued orders regulating the sale and of meat The order prohibits ed in line until their cases could be heard Investigation of the appli cations already filed began today Many remained in line all night MADOO REVISES ITINERARY FOR SECOND LOAN TOUR WASHINGTON May itinerary of Secretary McAdoos sec tour for the been revised and lative resales eliminates jobbing as follows transactions and sHnalates what profits shall be permitted to retail ers COPY OF WAR MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO REGISTER CHICAGO May copy of President Wilsons war message will be given to each reg isters for the draft on June 5 in Chicago It was Three hundred announced thousand today copies have been obtained for distribution through the Illinois division of the womans committee of the Council SOUSA TO FORM MARINE BAND OF 300 PIECES At New York June 4 Boston Jtine 5 Detroit June 6 St Louis June 7 New Orleans June 8 Bir mingham June 9 Louisville and Cincinnati June 11 and Pittsburg June 12 The original itinerary was con fined to New York and Eastern cities While there is every Indication that Che loan U progressing satis factorily assurance must be made doubly sure said Secretary Adoo today the allies are fighting Tho message breathed confidence in ultimate vic tory and placed stress on the ne a perverted German science and philosophy The prince said Europe had been plunged into the war xvithout any justifying motive perhaps without any motive at all beyond the will of a small oligarchy and that lit tle guiltless nations with master pieces of art and treasures of in dustry within their territories hru been barbarously sacrificed Of the entrance Daily Press association here today URGE MERIT PLAN FOR ee are Antfmi pamphlet of this organization on file at the federal district attor neys office claims that it has mem bers at Yale Harvard Princeton ENLISTING U S EMPLOYES and other colleges throughout the jcountry Miss Parker is executive ATLANTIC CITY N J May 311 secretary Plans fur rfcrnltjng under A cf the text of the alleg merit system thf hundreds of thous ands of civil service employes that ed documents made public by th federal authoi J 4 II n k I LJ tl 1 U l IW1 LA1O TV a 4 cessity of destroying the prestige of were before the executive commit tliR government needs for the war Mcs contains the assertion We Ice of the national civil service rc Icnn IcRgnc for consHlpration at a meeting here today The league Is cooperating with the counsel of national defense A report drafted yexperts of lragi0 recommends that the Inittvl will approve the action of anyone who refuses to register for con seription Americans Abroad to Enroll WASHINGTON May the legal machinery of the govern ment was operating today to stamp out agitation against the draft the Mates civil service commls war department took up another sion he given an immediate appro phase of the matter dealing with f than the status of American iintrn to discharge its Increased duties of the tnstfd j nnd that new machinery to supple States he said mrnt the commission be created In You bring us the sacred rec ognition that we are right You bring us moral confidence and the conviction that our cause is boly The prince was received with great enthuslasy by the senators to whom be was Introduced by Vice Presi dent Marshall He appeared in the the council of national defense full dress uniform of a naval ran and was accompanied by the other leading members of the mis sion NAVY WILL NEED 600000 MEN BEFORE END OF WAR CHICAGO May United States navy will need 600000 men before we are through with this war said Captain W A Moffott May commandant at the great lakes nay William A Hoffett commanding the al training station in an address naval training station at Lake before members of the Press club Bluff said tonight that John FhHof Chicago today lip Sonsathe bandmaster who be continued has listed yesterday had been enrolledauthortzed an increase In the today as first lieutenant Sonsa anstrength of the navy to 150000 men nonnced when enlisting that he purfont I think four times this number posed forming a marine band of 300 will be needed before we are OPEN PARIS HOSPITAL OF AMERICAN RED CROSS PARIS May Poln care and Madame Poincare formal ly opened today the American Red Cross hospital of Paris organized Dr Joseph A Blake its purgeon inchlef and supported by the Am erican Red Cross President Poin careconferred the legion of honor upon Dr Blake The hospital has 380 beds and is admirably equip ped One hundred wounded sol diers already are under treatment in the hospital AUSTRIAN SOCIETY ASKS FOR INDEPENDENT POLAND COPENTIAfiEN Ma tional convention of Austrian Poles foreign countries held in Cracow during the Whit suntide holidays unanimously en dorsed a resolution of the parlia mentary Polish club calling for a reestablishment of free and Inde pendent Poland with access to the that international regulation of this question would constitute a guar antee of lasting peace Secretary Baker called upon Brigadier General Crowder Judge advocat general of the army for an opinion as to the effect of the new law upon Americans ot mili tary age residing abroad Many Americans Of military age now abroad have been eager to en A and diplomaticand ebrisular of ficials have been authorized to act as registration agents Department officials also made it clearthat they would back up to the full extent of their authority the efforts of local officials in the NEW RUSS GOVERNMENT ORDERS BIG MONEY ISSUE PETROGRAD May pro visional government today approv ed a proposal to raise 2000000000 rublea and take steps for securing for the treasury the supply of paper money which already has be come end to agitation against tba draft The arrests made during the day throughout the country were in ac cordance with instuctlons sent from Washington Through the commit tee on public information General Crowder appealed to the press of the country today to give promin ent place daily to an outline of the essential tacts in regard to the registration process Political Committees to Aid In a joint BtatetjKmtv issued to day from their respective party Continued oa Pago 2   

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