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Waterloo Evening Courier And Waterloo Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 11, 1917, Waterloo, Iowa THE RECOGNIZED WANT AD PAPER OF WATERLOO AND WATERLOO DAILY REPORTER Chicago April cloudy in probably unsettled In southern portion tonight and Thursday cooler in east and central tions warmer Thursday In extreme west portion 1863 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE A T L 0 O IOWA K 1 N K S D A V A P U I L E L V E P A G E S PRICE THREE CENTS Gigantic War Loan Before House Conscription Fight Ahead E IMS ON GALL BRITISH SPEED IN BATTLE OF ARRAS SURPRISES TEUTONS Sherman Introduces for Million Resolution Wilson Urges Compulsion 5 BILLION BOND ISSUE BEFORE THE LOWER HOUSE Prompt Approval of Measure Is Will Provide ple Funds for War Big Guns Smashed Before They Could Be Demolished by Fire sands of Prisoners Bands Play as Troops Push For- ward Old Glory Flies on Western Front Washington D C April The army appropriation for the existing regular army was passed today by the senate amended so that it becomes immediately available Washington D C April A resolution authorizing the ident to call for teers was introduced today Senator Sherman Republican and laid on the table at his request without debate Washington D C April The war financing providing for in bonds and in treasury cates was unanimously reported for passage today in the house by the ways and means committee President Wilson went to the house of representatives today for conferences Speaker Glark and other leaders ou the war Representative Kitchin assured the president the bond would From a staff correspondent of the Associated Press British Headquarters in Prance via April speed and power of the British assault in what will probably be known in tory as of Arras seem to surprised the Germans So much so in fact that their usual retaliatory artillery fire has been ab- negligible the last two days This is partly due of course to the number of guns captured to which must be added the number knocked out by the British artillery before the actual assault began It is also due to the fact that the Germans have been too busy trying to get their re- maining guns away from immediate danger to bother firing them at the enemy In a German artillery tion east of Arras known as Battery valley could be seen the remains of 24 field pieces today TRENCHES BADLY BATTERED A trip over the lines revealed a condition ot trenches closely approximating those recently evacuated by the Germans in the ley of the Somme Many dugouts remained with only damaged portals but the trenches including all com- lines have been fully battered about So successful was the artillery rier set up by the British back of the German lines that some ot the man prisoners reported they had been without food supplies for four days The barbed wire Ottawa April J stars stripes wont into ot- the first time in the luring the recent entente storming of in to an official dispatch received here today from ian army headquarters in To a Texan who came to Ontario to and is now lying wounded in the the dispatch reads be- longs the honor of first carrying the American flag into battle in he European war into which the United States as a belligerent lias just entered He went up to the assault at carrying the stars and stripes ou his bayonet and fell thus March hi Clintons Loyalty Parade Clinton la April ing for Battery A Iowa Field lery was given new impetus today as I a result of Clinton's loyalty de- i monstration yesterday afternoon in which between and men women and children of all i in the city marched in a j cession two miles in length and i joined in a great patriotic ing Twenty thousand spectators lined the two and a half miles of the line of march Every marcher ried an American flag and the city was decorated with the tional colors The columns broken at intervals by six bands and 15 patriotic floats BIG Belgian and American Envoys Exchange Compliments in Paris Waterloo Plans Finest tion in State for Paul Re- vere Anniversary BRITISH ME I BIG IMS OPEN BASEBALL IN SPITE Maj Gen Wood Tosses Out Ball in New York 0 Look for Good Business GRAND PATRIOTIC PARADE TO FEATURE CELEBRATION Speakers to Appeal to Youth to Answer Country's Call Don Red White and Blue Paris April of tho United Suites into war was celebrated last night hy a dinner ou by committee of tho America n relief Hearing at which representatives of all the lied nations were present II man presided Mr alluding to he immense satisfaction felt by Americans in ut the of an act they had wo passionately desired We had and happily still have at tho head of our government a man who has inspired us with the greatest admiration and the moat complete confidence a man who watches over the of oui country with a conscience and a clearness of judgment equal to any trial we have known Mr spoke with much ing of American admiration foi France and of the joy Americans STLY GIRLS in battling with France for the supreme ideas of law justice and rty The company broke into as ho proposed health of President HV I Minister of Justin ex- pressed the gratitude of for tho hy the clearing house In relieving tho suffering the French people was followed by Twenty-Three Others Missing 125 United Stales Ambassador who proposed this Little whose heroic army fought like the Spartan ots of old at the pass of lae tho able to defend but for a brief its territory helped con- M He Belgian ter in reply Gentlemen let us bend very low great nation today gives humanity the most beautiful and proudest spectacle it is possible to conceive to 150 Injured 8 Fatally Some Blown in River Gain Quarter Mile on Front Berlin Reports Heavy Fighting be passed Friday without The war department's plan for raising an army by selective con- scription was the principal sub- ject discussed at the conference Both Mr Kitchin and Speaker Clark told the president of sition in live house to conscription but said they did not know how strong it was The president earnestly urged that the entire war department plan be accepted by congress In- were that he would con- to insist upon the war de- plan as drawn altho sentiment appeared to be ing for putting a provision into the measure under which an effort would bo made first to raise the army by volunteers Chairman Kitchin introducing and reporting the house an- that it would be called up Friday for action The report on the states that the committee deems it advisable to authorize the bond issue at this time in order to provide immediately ample funds to meet such expenditures as are authorized for the national security and de- fense Interest is not to exceed per cent and the leaves the of the bonds to the tion of the secretary of the treasury If at any time prior to Dec 31 a subsequent series of bonds are sued at a higher rate of interest honds issued under authority of tho protecting the German positions were obliterated and only stray strands could be seen here and there on the first line The the wire cutting was out by the artillery was a in the speed of the infantry in the attack BANDS ACCOMPANY ADVANCE The zest of offensive warfare could be felt in all parts of the British front today Troops were swinging forward with bands playing gay tunes The Scotch troops behind their pipers were particularly for not even their tudes of nearly three years of war have caused them to discard their kilts Out over the ground airplanes while beneath them were tanks at rest The tanks had done splendidly out especially in attacking strongly wired points with which the artillery had not dealt Some German anti- tank guns were captured Machine guns and trench mortars were taken in such large numbers that they have not yet been counted CAVALRY TAKES HOWITZERS A cavalry corps had the unique Pittsburgh Pa April For tho first time in 20 years the major league baseball son opens today Wagner Altho Wagner has re- fused to make any statement his that he has de- to retire from the distinction howitzers of capturing two big They charged these guns in the open killing several members of the crews before the others rendered A German motor trans- port column was captured intact It had expected to meet German troops at a certain point British instead but encountered The drivers said that when they left Douai there was no idea that the attackers had ed so far Thousands of German prisoners could be seen along the roads today Some had little round caps and ers were wearing the great coal tle steel helmet Altho the intense London April British captured the village and heights Monchy-le-Preux early this morning according to British official ment The village of La Bergere was also captured and satisfactory gress is reported being on er parts jof the ADVANCE QUARTER-MILE London April troops yesterday advanced north at the lage of in the of Cambrai to the extent of a quarter of a mile along a front of yards and consolidated this gain during tho night telegraphs Renter's from the British army headquarters in France The message of the correspondent North of the village of we pushed forward toward Cambrai to the extent of a quarter of a mile along a front of yards and con- this gain during the night Northwards our patrols are ad- to the belt of forest which runs along the whole of the steep eastern slope ridge The splendid success of our of- fensive has created a most ing situation and one which is fraught with tremendous ties The enemy has been forced back upon the pivot of his previous retreat in a manner which creates a dangerously sharp salient at this spot Indeed a glance at the map gests that there is a distinct out- flanking of the German northern pivot as it existed before the present fighting FIGHT ON CAM BRAT ROAD Berlin via April Since early morning today says the German official statement fighting between the British and German forces developed on both sides of the road and between and Queant The German statement adds that fighting activity in a limited area act may be convertible into bonds bearing the higher rate ARMY STEAK Washington D C April ports on recruiting reaching the war department up to today indicate that the regular army will soon reach its peace strength of enlisted men and until the president issues an order regiments cannot be brought up to war strength nor can new units be formed Work on the army reorganization continued day by the house military committee which arranged to hear Baker Maj Gen Scott staff and Brig Gen Crowder judge cate general again in explanation of the administration plan The senate expected to reach a vote today army appropriation which failed to pass at the last session BOND ISSUE APPROVED Washington D C April administration authorizing bond issue of which will be loaned to the entente allies was laid before the house today as approved by the ways and means committee with prospects of prompt approval by congress The also contains a provision living the secretary of the treasury cold continues only a few had over- coats They are a docile lot and somewhat surprised their captors by carefully sorting themselves into their respective units before being registered and temporarily caged Smaller cages were provided officers Four of the latter have been in furious rage ever since they were taken They were in a for- ward observation postal they said ajid saw the inFantry coming back from their front line but had no idea that they were actually retreating Their anger was due to the failure of these troops to give them warning so that they too could flee New York April the national safety valve for pent-up enthusiasm and tense nerves took the field today before the nation at war Tho approval of the military authorities is evidenced by the fact that Maj Gen Leonard Wood open the American league season here by tossing out the new hall at the Polo grounds National league games are uled at Chicago Cincinnati and Brooklyn The opening game at ton with New York in this league wag declared off because the grounds are covered with snow The season in the American league will start with games at St Louis Detroit delphia and New York The er promises to be generally fair but temperatures remain too low for conditions Club owners expect a fairly season but admit that re- and attendance probably will be cut by the war They are aged however by the fact that the game flourished during the American war and that the tional league games In Canada last summer were well attended CHICAGO OPENS SEASON Chicago 111 April jor league baseball season of 1917 was inaugurated here today by the Chicago and Pittsburgh teams of the national league an added attraction being a parade on the field before the game of several companies of al by the brass band from the great lakes naval training The Chicago Federation of cians made a protest to Capt W A Moffett commandant at the naval training station against the ance of the sailor band in the park Waterloo will commemorate the anniversary of Paul famous rido with a big patriotic tion at the Armory next Wednesday evening Just 142 years after tlic Boston patriot rode thru the country making his appeal to patriotic to take up arms in defense ol the country prominent speakers will appeal to patriotic young men in vicinity to answer to the call to arms DEMONSTRATION Mayor W R Law has completed arrangements for tho use of the Armory and will name a committee to take charge of the plans for the within a short time This committee will meet this week to ar- range for a monster parade speakers and other preliminary plans Efforts will be made to make this the biggest patriotic demonstration held in the state All patriotic will be invited to while school children ternal organizations and similar will be invited to assist in making the patriotic tion a AWAKEN PATRIOTISM purpose of tho meeting is not man TO IS Blaze Extinguished Before Damage Is Done Two Strangers Sought WILL FOLLOW BRAZIL IN Explosion of Bomb by Time Clock Blamed Perpetrator Died With Victims Thought only to urge young men to enlist but it is being called to awaken the patriotic duty which they owe their country Efforts will be made to have inent military and naval men present to explain the needs of the country in line while others will point the way for all to assist the ment in this crisis It is possible arrangements will be made for a reproduction of Paul Re- vere's ride while other patriotic tures are being planned Nearly every city in Iowa has held or patriotic demonstrations and local members of patriotic believe that Waterloo can surpass all other cities in a of this kind Waterloo is one of the few cities in Iowa having two companies in the Iowa national guard while scores of young men from this vicinity have enlisted in the regular army and navy during few months DECORATE CITY Efforts are made to have the city decorated with the national colors and business houses will be urged to display American flags not only on this occasion but every day during the present crisis Clinton la April surrounds a fire discovered late last night In the armory of Battery A First Iowa field artillery In tho ton coliseum The fire was before material damage had been done Discovery of the blaze was made by a national guardsman confined In the hospital section of the armory who left the building temporarily Returning he was halted by two strangers but eluded them and to tho building ho found n fire had been kindled dently but a few moments before The armory was placed under guard for tho night find efforts are being made to locate The strangers who stopped the guardsman Chile May Also Sever Relations Rio Janeiro Thinks guay Stays Neutral Rio Janeiro April is ex- in diplomatic circles here that other South American nations will soon follow tha of Brazil in severing relations with Germany The Chilean minister is continuing Chester April explosion I he result ot a plot conceived in mind of a demon a high of- of the tion corporation i lint for obvious reasons he rould not permit the use of his This official said concluded this after- noon showed that a bomb from a shell in the plant by one ol employes caused sion anil the loss of at least 1 1C lives Probe Attempt to Blow Up Bridge CONVICT ESCAPES THREATENS LIFE lola Kan April and railroad officials continue here today their investigations of the activities of the four men arrested under the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe road bridge near here last night and who were alleged to have been ing large quantities of nitroglycerine The police continued to for two other men who were believed to have escaped last night when the approached the bridge Women's Clubs in Biennial Session Chicago April Murphy north of the river Scarpe yesterday at Farbus and effected no change in tho situation Yesterday afternoon the German announcement declares the British after violent artillery firing brought forward strong forces on both sides of the road for fresh attacks but they were repulsed with heavy losses BIG BATTLE Paris April artillery fighting continues over the front be- tween the Somme and the Oise says today's official communication The probable battery selections for I also known as Jack King and as today were Vaughn and Elliott for I Patsy King sentenced to the state Chicago and Mamaux or Cooper and penitentiary for a term from one C G Holden Gets Army Commission CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX Washington D C April lowans were given appointments as commissioned cers of the United States army today They Clinton G Holden Waterloo pointed captain re- serve corps Edgar Davis Villisca major In reserve corps First Lieut Charles W lagher Company A engineers Iowa national guard appointed second lieutenant in regular army and signed to Fifth field artillery Congressman Green ed today as a member of the ways and means committee the most powerful committee in the house re- his place as fourth ranking minority member BELGIAN RELIEF WORKER GETS TREASURY POSITION Washington D C April Oscar T Crosby of Warrenton Va was today appointed assistant tary of treasury Mr Crosby was re- cently connected with the American Commission for Relief of Belgium and in charge of the work in and northern France RIOTS IN BULGARIA MANY KILLED BY CAVALRY Fisher for Pittsburgh ST LOUIS AT CINCINNATI Cincinnati O April St Louis and Cincinnati National league clubs opened the season here today Meadows for the visitors and Mitchell for the locals probably will be the opposing pitchers ATHLETICS MEET SENATORS Philadelphia Pa April Washington and Philadelphia met in the opening game of the American league season here today The op- posing batteries probably Bush and for the and Gallia and Henry for the tors DETROIT OPENS SEASON Detroit Mich April and Cleveland today opened the son James and Stanage was the able battery selection for Detroit and Bagby and O'Neill for Cleveland SOX AM BROWNS CLASH St Louis Mo April cago and St Louis teams of the American league are scheduled to open the baseball season here this afternoon Batteries as announced i last night Chicago and Schalk St Louis Hamilton and Hale year to life escaped today from the Joliet prison by climbing a wall Wrhen he was sentenced two months ago by Judge David M ers on conviction for robbery he swore vengeance in court and ened to escape and kill Judge ers A deputy sheriff has been de- tailed to guard the judge HERE'S GOOD NEWS COLD STORAGE EGGS GONE New Orleans La April servation and education formed tures of the discussion at the session of the biennial council meeting of the General Federation of Women's Clubs here today Miss Mary E Parker of Cleveland chairman of the tional department spoke on the needs of the country ing more public schools and increased support for them in cities and rural districts Mrs John Dickinson man of Chicago led the discussion on conservation his conferences with Dr Lauro ler the Brazilian foreign minister FOR TUB ALLIES Rio Janeiro April demonstrations are growing umw the city The of the entente uro everywhere and tho streets are raders France ant1 land and Down many The crowds In front of German establishments and hoot H is said that the majority of the Herman ships which were seized had been wrecked by their crews ARGENTINA TO ACT Washington D C April official advices announcing that zil had decided to break off diplo- matic relations with Germany and that Argentina would support the sition of the United States ence to Germany were received here early today Brazil's action occasioned no prise in official and diplomatic circles here as such a course had been ex- In the caso of Argentina however it was not made clear whether her step meant that she would merely break relations or de- clare war URUGUAY NEUTRAL Montevideo Uruguay April The Uruguayan government today sued a decree of neutrality in the war between the United States and Germany and between Cuba and many GERMANY SAYS LITTLE Copenhagen via April Chester Pa April lists of the fatalities from ions yesterday at the shrapnel ing plant of the Eddystone tion corporation at North near here place the number of dead at 116 the majority of them girls and young women Between 125 and 150 men women and girls were injured eight being so burned and torn by shrapnel fragments that death was momentarily expected others employed in the structure which was blown to missing Some of the victims company of- believe were blown into the Delaware river so that an exact culation of the death list may never be possible After making a tion W M Wilhelm general ager of the munitions plant said this afternoon that are dead as a re- sult of yesterday's explosion six dead have been identified but the remaining so ly mutilated that Identification is most impossible Between and 60 injured persons remain in the and of these eight are so hurt that they may die CONVINCED OF President Alba B Johnson or the Baldwin Locomotive Works changed his theory that the Eddystone sion was due to an accident after a visit today to the plant He now agrees with Samuel M president of the Eddystone tion corporation that plotters caused the explosion Altho we have only tial evidence Mr Johnson said looks as if some one touched off a bomb or a time clock with an sive attached I have become con- after a the Guards With Families Must Quit Service German press has so far passed over the South American almost comment Dis- patches regarding the possibility of Brazil and other Latin-American re- publics joining the allies are given as little prominence as possible Suspect Bomb in 2 Elevator Fires London April in eral towns in Bulgaria is reported in a Reuter dispatch from the French headquarters on the Macedonian front In Sofia German cavalry is said to have charged the rioters many casualties In some cases the dispatch reports ian troops have taken sides with the manifestants Washington D April Practically the entire stock of eggs held in storage thru the winter was Chicago guardsmen April 11 National who have families de- Minneapolis Minn April of the fire which ed two elevators here Monday night and damaged three others was ed rapidly today by federal authorl- ies to determine whether the fires pendent on them must leave the starting at almost the same were of incendiary origin time Small exhausted March 1 only 3.200 j issued by Maj Gen Thomas H of metal resembling the vice regardless of any desire to re- of a bomb were found in the according to an order remaining from the five million cases held last Aug 1 the federal bureau of markets announced today WILSOX TORPEDOED AMERICAN ABOARD SAVED Washington D C April Sinking of the Wilson liner Salmo having aboard one American who was was reported to the state department today by Consul Frost at Queenstown ry commanding the central ment ruins of one elevator and turned over to the WAR INSURANCE Albany X Y April j to permit fire insurance companies to write policies covering loss from Harvester Mild Havana lOc Cigar t bombardments was signed by Gov NOTED POLITICIAN DEAD Chicago April Pease for years a well known leader in Re- publican state and city politica died today at St Luke's hospital after an of nearly a year He is vived by a widow and three children Smoke Diamond Joe 5 cent cigar Good to the last puff advertisement advertisement 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 3230 a copy ot paper will be sent After o'clock tele- No 2 Whitman today The measure is a part of the state's preparedness BEGIN GRAIN PROBE Chicago April federal grand jury's investigation of grain prices began today A truck load of books and other records were taken into the crind jury room Germany Stops Mail and Wires to U S Berlin April 10 via London April has stopped all mail service both direct and indirect between this country and the United States Telegraph service also has been stopped Farm Talk Plans to Increase Crops St Louis Mo April of inducing farmers by a campaign of publicity to increase their age of grain and to produce a normal crop of cotton and other staples in order the demands that ably will be made on the United States while a state of war exists with Germany are being discussed by editors and publishers of farm journals in session here today The meeting was called by tary of Agriculture Houston gates from journals representing more than readers have accepted the invitation stone officials that the catastrophe could not have occurred by accident The Chester police have released two suspects father and son named Cohen arrested last night The Chester police say that if the sion was the work of plotters ever caused it must have died with the rest Samuel M Vauclain head of- the munition company We are unable to account for explosion in any way other than the act of some maliciously inclined person or sons FOUR PROBES WAY Four separate investigations were begun federal state and municipal and an inquiry by company officials Gangs of laborers guarded by pickets worked until an early hour today clearing away the wreckage of the F building Work was ed as usual today in all departments except the box loading and shell base departments which were housed In the ruined building The plant be in complete operation on April 24 it was announced San Felice a Great Cigar WEATHER FORECAST EASTERN IOWA SO HOURS FOLLOWING 7 A M TOD AIT U S Department of Agriculture Weather Bureau forecast until 7 p m The Nebraska area of low sure has advanced to the upper lakes region attended ty cloudy er without mu ch tion Another disturbance beginning has west gulf states The temperature has risen ii the east and south and fallen iu the northwest An area of moderately gh re Vi th cooler er from th e n orth west to this section night or Thursday
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