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0tk The Daily Receives Full Associated Press News Service Weather Today Fair, Slightly Colder A Newspaper's Mission is to Print the News.1 8 cts. a Week 2 cU. a C 'lbUhed 1870 YORK. PA.. WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1918. EIGHT PAGES. OPl) MARCH DRIYE TEUTON PLAN GERMAN PRISONER CAPTURED BV BRITISH TELLS OF EXTENSIVE PREPARATIONS U. S. BAITfRIES ACTIVE :ontnt Exchange of Artillery Fir Be-tween American and the Hunt En-my Airplane Busy Over Pershing' Line Taking Photograph and Guag. Ing Strength of Sammies British Headquarter in France. Feb. It (By the Associated Pre). Sometime In March ha been et by the German for at least one offensive on the Brttisn front, according to a German prisoner who has Just been taken. This captive did not know whether general (Tensive operations were intended St that time. The statement of the prisoner ia not surprising in tIw of the intensive preparations that are being- made by the enemy ail alone the front and the remarkably fine dry in- weather which has now continued for many day. Abno mal train movement have been observ ed for some time back of the German . , . j I . .v.? . .,.. i ing their appearance at various points. Great numbers of German soldiers constantly are being drilled in making attack and the artillerymen also are being given special training. Trench raida and aerial scotiting for the purpose of obtaining information continue to be the order of the day by both si mle. who know that b:g events will happen in the near futurw The military activity on the western front i daily Increasing in volume. Th patrol encounters are being carried out by larger .parties than has been the i larger .parties case since .the hard winter set in. and more set is being added to the fighting. ' The British near Epehy and La Bass i have conducted further incursions into j the enemy positions, in the latter region i inflicting numerous casualties On their and machine guns. Likewise north of the Ailette river and in the Woevre sector the French ha-e made successful attacks which have resulted in the capture of nearly three hundred prisoners, A somewhat ambitious attack by the Germans in the Verdun set-tor was put down by the French with severe casualties. American Big Gun Busy Between the Americans and Germans there Ls a constant exchange of artillery Ore and the Americans continue to carry out patrolling maneuvres toward the nmy entanglements. The German evidently are anxious to guag the position occupied by tha American and also to ascertain tha number of men they are employing, for dally their aircraft are hovering over the line taking photograph and making observations. Anti-aircraft guns several time have driven oft the enemy. Although the loan in the activity along the entire front in France end Belgium 1 noticeable there is no indication. yet When the Germans will l--gin their couch heralded general offensive. A German ciptured by the British ears at least one big attack ia due to begin some time in Msrch. Meanwhile large concentration of fresh troops daily re arriving behind the German line and earning out practice maneuvres. On th Italian front the Austrian again have endeavored to test the I strength of the Italian in the Sette Comrounl plateau sector, Th German war offlc asserts that the Austrian carried out a most successful attach here, but the Italian official communication declare that the Austrian col -lumna were torn to pive br the Italian artillery as they tried to gain the southern slope of Mont Basso Rosso and other positions snd tha offensive completely repulsed. Ther waa a considers h increase in the number of aerial attack delivered by entente airmen on German town in January. In all thirty-one of thee raids wer mad according to a German official statement. Karlsruhe. Mannheim. Fretdrirhshaven. th home of the, Zrpelln airship industry, and other towns were bombed. The statement say the entente lost four airplane during these attack. POULTRY FIRM PENALIZED FOR GOUGING PRACTICE Nw Tork. Feb. 12. Announcement that the food license of R. Baft and tB of this city. wholesale poltry and eerg dealers act-need of profiteering, had been revoked for the period - Of the war br the national fnnA iitmln. isration In Wash Ins ton. noon r.m. mndaUon of the federal fod k.m ( of New York, was made to.iria-ht I This is the ma.it drastic ortor . I issued against New Tork food itril.n and wss based upon the charge that the Raffs sold eggs for M cents a do- ! en when the government fixed nrie ' wss cents. i of the government, with the result that ' The order of -revolt at Ion w hl-h ap- I '"rher search of the vault of the paek-?!- to all Raff store said it was ' rr trr evidence in the federal understood the "Rfr n r io ,. i r-oultrv dealers or New Vorir .. v. dering an as-reement between the poul- ! dte ,h ,nr" Jda;es of the t'nited try dealer and the food admimatra- I P'1'8 circuit court of appeals will re-tion." ! view the case and pass on the validity THE WEATHER ) i Forecast- Gnerl!y fair and lightly colder Wednesday; Thursday fair. Here's wher m hit the trail that means slim eats. Meatless, porklesa, vwheatlets and heatles days have prepared us for t'l worst that Lent can wish on us. In th elden days, th Lenten season waa esrvd more atr I c t I y man now. rj. vout folk wort bu r 1 1 g underskirt from Aah Wednesday to Easter. Many of us now r lucky to hav underskirt f any sort. Pity th boarding house dw I I r In Lent. Thr will b lss ata en hi platter. Already well Hooverlred ha will now b B )-- Too Com nim bath Vv awMit-C Tmt Lentenizad. When If all over he I likely to look Ilk ,i apcok. Boarding houses art atrong for th Lenten diet. Lent Is a season of profit for th prune-Joints. Shrove Tuesday anj no fastnacht cake. Not even a flapjack. Surely was flapjacktess day, Maggie. What'll be th next less to go on the lt list? TEMPERATURES YE3TERCAY Maximum, 52; Minimum, 25. t i WB"','' siwtsa e GEN. MARCH'S SON FALLS Young Flyer Sustains Fractured Skull; Slight Chance of Recovery Fort Worth. Tex.. Feb. 12. Second lieutenant Peyton C. March, Jr., eon of Major General Peyton C. March, sustained a fracture of the skull this afternoon whn his airplane fell at Tallffero field. He ia said to have small chance of recovery. Philadelphia. Feb. 12. Peyton C. March. Jr.. injured in an airplane fall in Texas, is 1 years oM. He was a student at Lafayette college at Faston. Pa., when the war started. Being; too young to Join any branch of fthe miliary service he became a member of a hospital unit at Allentown. Pa., and later when hi aire permitted he joined the aero service. 4 AMERICAN FLYERS KILLED Two Lieutenants and Two Cadets Fall oir Training Fields Lake Charles. La., Feb. 12. Lieutenant L F. Plumer. of New Rochelle. N. y... was killed at Gerstner field, near here, lata to-day in the fall of an airplane he was piloting. Accord ins; to statements by army officers at the camp, Lieutepan-t Ilum-roer" airplane suddenly plunged head first to the ground while he apparently w attempting- a landing-. It fell about 100 feet. Lieutenant Plummer was married, but because of his wife's illnnas word of his death was sent to hi father at Mount Vernon. N. T. Lieutenant Egbert McKean. of Ran- ta Ana. CaL. was killed In a similar accident near Jennings. La. Lieutenant Charles R. Cumminajs. who waa Injure 1 when McKean'a machine fell, will recover, it was announced. Memphis. Tenn.. Fab. 12. T. C. Rogers and P. B. Cooleiy. flying cadets, wero killed at Park Field, th army avla- tion camp, near Memphis, in the collision in midair to-day of the machines in which they were making practice flights. They were flying at a height of about 150 feet. Kogers home wss in Prarl Grove, Ark., and Cool ey was from San Jose. CaL BAKER SUBMITS FACTS Confidential Data on Transport Facilities Handed to Senate Committee Washington. Feb. 12. Controversy over American war efficiency and reorganization promises soon to reach concrete form for action in congress. The senate military committee inquiry which began just two months ago virtually waa concluded with the submission by Secretary Baker of confidential Information regarding shipping facilities About the same time it became known that President Wilson, unalterably opposed the committee's bills for a war council and a munitions director, plan to begin tomorrow a aerie of conferences with member of congres. Republican and Democrats calling them to the White ' house to discus legislation giving him . power to . effect such reorganisation as he desires. The bill tha president had Senator Overman introduce last week and which he taiked over last night with Senator Overman and r1"nator?esan - probavbly -will " bw amended by the Judiciary committee and soon brought before the senate. Renewal of the senate debate -whlcu has been suspended for a few days, ls scheduled for neat Thursday, Senator James, of Kentucky, an administration spokesman, giving notice today that ho would speak then on "America and her rational defense." He will be followed Friday by Senator Week, of Massachusetts, a Republican member of the military committee, in u?port of the bill for a war cabinet and munition director. Chairman Chamberfaln. ot the military committee, announced late today that Secretary Baker probably would not be recalled again for questioning by the committee, hi detailed statement on the shipping aituatlon bring regarded as making it unnecessary. Secretary Baker, according to committee members submitted complete ln-fornatkm regarding availabje American tonnage and propped of securing ton-re for transportation and supply of Amer'ean forces sent abroad. Ioubc remaina In tha commit tee. however. Chambtrlaln said, as to whether M. . Baker's information supports his statement that the prospect wer not unpromising for putting a million and a half American soldiers in Europe this year. Mr. Baker in hi statement reiterated the opinion that but two ton gross, or J.C tona net, are required to maintain each man In Europe. Senator Hitchcock recently asserted five ton per man are necessary. Although the secretary' data will not be made public. Senator Weeks is expected to make a genera statement n his speech challenging rm of the conclusions. COURT DELAYS VEEDER SEARCH Chicago, Feb. 12 Attorneya for Henn' Veeder. general counsel for Swift and Company, today filled a writ of error and ohiwned a supersedes from the Inited fate circuit court of appeals in itvi COVfriimmt a search warrant case over ,ho Protest of the legal representative trade commission a Investigation will ; delayed until after March 1. On that of the government's writ issued unnir the search and seliure section of the espionage law. SAYS BOY KILLED WOMAN WHO STOLE FATHER'S LOVE ) i Henderson. Ky.. Feb. 12. Marjorie ) I Jenkins. a schorl girl of Clay. Ky.. questioned by th authorities here to- j ! day, totd a circumstantial story whicu Heber ( j apparently implicates her fiance. Hicks, in the death of Mr. Joey Sparks. a young widow, whose body was found last week burled in a livery stable at Clay. Misa Jenkins, according to the authorities, said young Hicks had confided to her that he had put the young widow "out of the way" because ehe was wrecking his mother's life and at the same time exhibited two rings which he said hed been given to Mrs. Spark by his fsther. Jacob Hicks. Both' father and son and two negro mplo f i of the liven atabio conducted by the elder Hicks who had been here for safe keeping were taken to Clay to- j day for an examining trial ice to Hotel and Heataaraajt Proo-rletora. Pro- At a meeting of the advisorv committee it was decided to change thr-last ruling on a meatless meal each to a meatless breakfast each day; from 8 to 10 A. M Those desiring to comply with the food administrator's rulins- will sign the agreement at the local food administrator's ofe9 Kth floor. Security, Title and Trust Bldg. Signed. Advisory Commmtttee. Dry CleaaiauK, ScotirtiMT and Preaalnat Tork Pressing Club, 2 W. King St. tp wJ .t SAY GERMANY GAINS LITTLE AMERICAN MILITARY SHARPS DISCOUNT ADVANTAGES FROM RUSSIAN BETRAYAL FOOD SUPi'LV UNCERTAIN Crippled Railroads Probably Will Be Unable to Meet Task 1,600,000 War Prisoner Who . Might B Released Are Mostly Austrians Few Fit for Immediate Service at Front Washington. Feb. 12. With the opening of the great campaign of 1913 on the western front apparently within slht, military men hero examined today with profound interest tha situation created by the signing of a peace pact between the central powers and the new l"k-ralne republic and the derlMon of the Bolshevikt KuasUn government to stop fighting and demobilize the army. These events on their face would appear to et free enormous German forces for the impending battle In the West and also to furnish new sources of food supply for the Teutonic allies, but many factors detract from the advantages the cc-ntral powers may derive. One of the threats against the western front dwelt upon in public discussion ls the fact that presumably 1. 300.000 prisoners of war held in Russia would be released to strengthen the German army. The fact Is said to be, however, that the great majority of the soldiers captured by the Russians are Austrian not available for ' western front operations by present indication. Most of the others are civilians or enmp followers of one kind or another, and so far as known only a amall number of German troops were captured on that front. Any men from the prison camps are regarded na of doubtful military value for some time t come, as the Russians, unable to feed their Own soldiers, hardly have improved the health of captive. Railroads Crippled There is doubt here, also as to the extent which the food resources of the Ckraine or of Russia can bo brought to the aid of the German people In the near future. Failure of the Russian transportation nytrm m-orked In Germany's interest In undermining the fighting power of the Russian armies. The same agency now necessarily works against the centrsl powers in its desire to get out food supplies. Moreover, the best wheat regions which may be opened to the German are In a remote section of the Ckraine and in such poor condition that the agricultural svstem may have to be made over, a different process with th confusion that prevails there throughout the region. Immobilization of t)y Russian army will not mean that the. Austro-Oerman-Bulgar forces on the frontiers can be wholly withdrawn. There will be a constant threat of renewed hostlltlea and the Teutons must see to It that ample force Is always at hand. In fact, diplomatic observers svi.Ger-many is confronted with the most difficult and unprecedented problem she has met during the. present war as ft rult of the deciaritlon tht Russia has abandoned hostiI!res without the pign'ne of a peace treaty. The refusal of tl-o Russians to slen any treate alter,-.! In.r tht Russian Western provinces. fh; diplomats point out. will leave th centra! powers without any legal clairi to their possession. Germnn and Austrian ten-tire will rest entirely uron the assertion of force without recognition of lrtema-tlonal law and consequently must he subject to the decision of whatever form of tribunal Anally determlnea the basis of general peace. Another Big Problem Should Germany and AustrK resolve to refuse to recognize the Bolshevik! decree a terminating the war, without the confirmation tt that action by a treaty be in the position of killing an tinre-be In the position of killing snl unresisting and unarmed people, a proceeding; regarded here as certain to cause trouble for the Teutonic governments with their peop' at home. .i nppe,il from the Russian peasants to the working classes of Germanv and Austria, it 1 believed here, would not fall of a sympathetic response en)baras.;lr.t lo the military parties. The T'nited States never has r ro-nlaed the Bolshevik! regime an 1 Rus-aia's abandonment of the war will net alter existing relations. This was made clear at the stale department today, where it also was stated that th fot . mal signing of a peace treaty by the r.w government of the Vkretne couM havi no diplomatic effect o far as this government Is concerned. The first ofTVla! Intimation that peace had ben slcrne.I was received today from Minister Vop-lcka. at Jassy. Rumania, Such, consular officers as the l"nitel States happen to have In Ukrainian territory wlil he retained at their posts In accord with all usares in the case of the establishment of new government, but this cannot be taken to mean a de-facto recognition. Official confirmation that either France or Great Britain had recognized the new I'kralnlan government was sti!! lacking today. The one clear thing in the whole situation from n military point of v1w. Is that the struggle has narrowed down to the western front, of which the Italian theater already has been officially rec-ornir.ed as a portion hv the allied chiefs. The final test of arms ls to come on that front. V MIXED FLOUR ALLOWED WITHOUT SUBSTITUTES Washington. Feb. 12. Mixed flours containing less than 50 per cent of wheat flour may be sold without accompanying substitutes, the food administration announced tonight in special rules governing the sales of mixed flours. Where a retailer sells mixed flour containing more than 50 per cent of whfal flour, sufficient other substitutes must be sold to bring the sale to a basis of one pound of substitute for each round of wheat flour. Graham and hole vhe.it flour, however, may be sold at a ratio of three pounds to five pounds of wh'-at flour. A special exception may be framed upon application showing necessity In the case of specially prepared infants and Invalids food containing flour. TO QUIT CAMP GREENE Charlotte, N. C. Field to be Abandoned Because Unsuitable Washington, Feb. 12 Camp Greene, fharlotte, X. C. now occupied by regular troops is to be abandoned as a permanent training center because of unsuifa-biiltv of the ground on which it is located. Major General Dlckman, senior officer at the camp, was at the war department tod ay and reported the camp site knee-oeep in mud in some places owing to an unusually hard winter and the clay soil which underlies the surface and prevents rapid absorption. The medical department has determined, however, that there is no danger to the health ef the soldier there tintil summer comes and by that time the men will have been mosed. GARFIELD HOLDS BACK Order Suspending Heatles Days is Postponed Until Tonight Washington, Feb. 12. Suspension of the heatless Monday order, forecast for several days was, postponed tonight until to-morrow pending tinal reports from state fuel administrators and regional railroad officials on tha coal and transportation situation. The intention had been to revoke the order to-night, but at a conference today Fuel Administrator Garfield ana Director General McAdoo decided it would be best to obtain the fullest information before acting. About the only part of the country now giving officials concern is New Kngland, where the coal shortage is aid to be as acute as at any timt, in the last few weeks. It was Indicated to-night that if J. J. Storrow fuel administrator for New Kngland, decides that Monday closing should be continued in the New Kngland states nothing will be done to discourage him from issuing a special closing order for that section. Other state fuel administrators have authority to issue special closlnff orders for their territory, but thers were no indications to-night that they considered them necessary. Such orders would have to be referred to Washington for lr. Garfield's approval. The part of the closing order establishing a preferential list of consumers for coal distribution will be continued n force. Fuel administration officials believe its operation will go far towards solving the situation In the "future. In effect this part of the order cuts off the ;coal supplies of many of the less essential industries as there admittedl is not enough coal to go around. War industries not included in the preferential distribution list, but permitted to operate during the recent five day industrial shut down will form a second preferred list and will get coal after consumer on the first list are supplied. r.onl Movement Nearlv Normal Philadelphia. Feb. 12. The coal famine may end In two weeks: Pe.nn- sylvanla. fuel administration officials said to-day. Reports from the coal regions say the railroad movement of anthracite and bituminous is nearly normal. Coal producers sounded the warning that even with normal conditions conservation of fuel will be i necessary. The consumption due to ; extraodinary activity in war produc-j tion ls unprecedented, they said, and --it Kim me aavent ot warm weather the consumption will keep iiace with the production. REPUBLICAN CLUB FOR "DRY LAW" WILL ENDORSE ONLY SUCH CANDI-DATES WHO FAVOR LOCAL OPTION TO SUPPORT AMENDMENT The l'ork County Republican club, last night put itself on record as endorsing the candidacy for Republican nominations for the state senate and general aesembly only those aspirants who favor the passage of a local option taw and the adjjotlon by the slate legislature of the "dry" amendment to the constitution ot the United States. A resolution to tbla effect which had been tabled at the January meeting of the club, was adopted at the meeting last night. The resolution follow: "Whereas. There are to be elected at the general election to be held next November, four members of the general assembly and one member of the senate or..VPn"'lvn, from York countv. and ,re?"' The York County Republican, Hub ia desirous of seeing nominated for these positions hv the Republican party, only such candidate as will reflect the real feeling of the community on the important legislation dealing with the liouor Interests that is certain to come before the next session of the legislature for consideration, anl ''Whereas. We confidently believe that the best Interests of all the people demand th passage of a local option measure, and the adoption by the legislature of Pennsylvania of the drv amendment to the constitution of the United States Therefore, be it "Resolved. That this club endorse the candidacy of only those asplranta for Republican nominations for the state senate and general assernhlv who favor the passage of a local option" law and the adoption bv the state legislature of the drv amendment to the constitution of the United States." NEGRO DIES AT STAKE Red Hot Irons Force Confession From Slayer of Two White Men Kstill Springs. Tenn., Feb. 12. Jim Mcliherron. a negro who shot and killed two white men here last Kridav was burned at the Make here to-nijrht after a confession had been forced from him by application of red hot irons. He was brought here to-night by a posjmi which captured Mm after wounding him in a battle near McMin-ville eatly to-day. A mob estimated at upwards of 1.-(i person met the train. leaders of the posse urged the crowd to let the law take nK course, but no effort was made to prevent the lynching. A fister of one of the men Mcllhurron ."hot addressed the crowd, denouncing her brother's slayer. The prisoner then was taken out of town, chained lo a tree, tortured until he confessed, implicating another negro, and then was burned. NO TAX ON NITRATE Harrishurg. Pa.. Feb. 12 Secretary of Agriculture Patton today announced that all filtrate of foda sent to the farmers of Pennsylvania bv the ffdral eovernnit nt will lo exempted from the nuiremenl s of the state fertilizer law and that turmTs will not he required to pay th Mate fertilizer brand fe. Farmers taMng advantage of the govornment ofiVr of nitrate at JTi.oO a ton will have to pa only I hr: freight, from the pot t of entry. The 1'nlted States department of agriculture has purchased I'm). 000 tons of nitrate of fiOt:i in Chile and will import il for the fcloral food administration. It will h sold through the countv farm bureau agents with whom application must be filed at once. OPOCER IS PENALIZED Philadelphia. Feb. 12 A local dealer as today deprived of the privilege of selling whent fiour for JO days by the state food administrator for violating the rRuIatlcns which require the selling of wheat flour In combination with an equal amount of substitutes. This is the second dealer here penalized for disobeying the regulations of the food administrator. ALL MfiFR STOHi:. Ill V Lverybody buying Singer Sewing Machines. The Ked Cross Society a!i oyer the land use Singer Machines, "rlth the little Singer motor thev can speed them up to 3..1"0 stitches to the minute. All tMnger stores do the public hemstitching perfect and promptly. The Singer Sewing Machine Stores are appreciated everywhere. Their tores also sell war stamp. THE KODAK STOIIB OF IORK athearer'a Drug Ktore. 1 N. George at. BRITAIN STANDS FIRM King and Premier Lloyd George See No Reasonable Peace Terms London, Feb. 12. In his speech at the opening of parliament today King George said the struggle had reached t critical stage, which emanded more than ever the full use of the country energies and resources. Until recognition is offered of the onry principles upon which an honorable peace can be concluded, the king declared, it Ja the duty of the British to prosecute the war with all the vigor they possess. Commenting on the recent speech of the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister Count Czernin, in reply to President Wilson. Premier Lloyd George said in the house of commons today that when it came to the real substance of the demands of the allies count Czernin was adamant. The government, the premier added, did not recede in the least from its war aims as they had been stated. It was no use, he said, crying peace when there was n peace. Lloyd George ald he would like any member to point out anything in the speeches of Count Czernin or Count von Hcrtling which would possibly bo r-gj-rded as proof that uie central powers were prepared to make peace on terms which could be regarded as Just anu reasonable. Th premier also said that If the house of commons was not satisfied with the conduct of the war, tho only way was to change thj government. FIRST CITY BOARD ACCEPTS 20 MEN SEVEN FAIL TO PASS AND ELEVEN REFERRED TO MEDICAL BOARD REJECT THREE AT MEADE Thirty-eight men were examined yesterday afternoon at City hall by , City Draft board No. 1. Twenty were accepted for miltary service, seven "were rejected and 11 were referred to the medical advisory board. The following was the result of the physical examinations: Accepted Fred Hackenyos, Hoy H. Fogle, Fede Ionardo. Jacob D. Scott, Howard V. Little. Harry K. Spahr. Curvin W. Stump. Uonald K. Klinedinst. V'hlt Wal-llck, Ate A. Hollander, Ralph W. Mltzel. Moses Leibowttz, William Kngle, Henry 1. Doerr. Henry Arnold. Albert Einslg, Iandia L. Trimmer, Lester K. Cnim. "William B. Iurr,' Reed Fackler Qulckel. Rejected John C. Manner. Allen F. Xickey, Clarence Buell. John Myers. Charles K. Senft. Harry Myers. Harry L. Siller. Referred to Medical Board Harry 11. Hesson. Luther W. McGurk. Harry B. Stouch, Abraham A. Klsesser, John K. Jamison, Charles Plonk, Charles K. Gotwalt. Paul K. Andrews, Samuel Taaslo. Floyd E. Miller, Lawrence E. Gingerieh. Thre Rejected at Mead .. Three more drafted men, one from each of the city districts, and one from the First York county draft district, have 111 rejected t Camp Meade on account of physical defects, it waa learned yesterday by draft board memlera here upon the receipt of a list of rejected men issued by the camp commander on Feb. S. last. Ray F. Pote, 513 North George street. North Tork. of the FIr.t city district, and Millard H. Strayer, 463 Salem avenue, sent to camp by the Second city draft board, are the two rejected men from the city, while the First county board has been credited with the loss of Millard L Leiphart. Hellam R. 1. 1. Pote, who was rejected at camp owing to defective vision, is the first man to be lost at camp by the First city board. This board had been the only one in this county, which up until this time had been with out repectlons In camp. All of the three drafted men had been attached to the Three Hundred and Sixteenth infantry. The First city board yesterday received the physical examination papers of Frank R. Morey, 151 Kast Philadelphia ftreet. a. sttident at State college, who was examined for the National army by a local draft board of Center county, at Bellefonte, on Feb. S. last. Morey passed a perfect physical examination and quail-fled for genernl military service. The Yorker Is registered In the First city draft distrlcL Five appeal case were received yesterday by the First county board from the district board, deferred classification having been granted to four of the drafted men. The returns show the following: John W. Dahr. Dillsburg R. n. 1, Class II; Albert S. Fisher. New Cumberland. Class II; Tempest I Prawbaugh, Dover R. D. 4. Class II; Harry N. Fortney, Dillsburg. Class I; Clarence J. Lauer, Dover R. I. 2, Class II. SIX REGISTRANTS FAIL-TO GET QUESTIONNAIRES Six of the registrants whose names were printed on Monday morning in the Dally cs having failed to file their questionnaires with city draft board No. 2 appeared yesterday at City Hall and explained that owing to some confusion of addros. the questionnaires had never been received and therefore could not be filed. It was arranged to have them file new iuestionnaries. The names of tho six registrants are: George A. McCoy. Harry A. Jefferson. Spagnolio Lab-orio. Matthew Nayler, Thomas French and Leon P. Gilbert. STATE SURVEY OF NEGROES Harrishurg. Pa., Feb. 12 A survey of the colored iopiilation of Pensylvania as to numbers, occupations and opportunities for war service was today authorized to be made by the state industrial hoardafter a conference of state officials. The survey will bepin immediately. Ttv"! Mea will be to obtain information as to the number, the diversity of industry. nimlr in thearmed services of th- country: numlT available for war service of various kinds, the Influx of colored lalor from the south and such changes as it may have brought about, the In mg conditions and the general situation. ROOSEVELT'S BEST DAY New York. Feb. 12. Theodore Roosevelt continues to make progress at the Roosevelt bo.apital and it was believed tonight that lie bad made tip his ground lost In the setback on Sunday. A btil letin issued at the hospital said "this has been Colonel Roosevelt's most comfortable day" and that "his progress is likely to be uninterrupted from now on." ICE HOLDING AT HARRIS8URG Hariisburg, Pa.. Feb. 12 Ice has broken in some of the smaller streams emptying into the Susquehanna river, but it is holding firmly In the river at this place. On the Juniata a rise of five to six inches occurred and the water bo-(j,iti running over the Ice. Warnings of high water have been given in this section. HENHY LKK(i KR A SONS Funrea! director, 830 East Market St SCOTCH HONOR DEAD SAMMIES VICTIMS OF TUSCANIA ARE GIVEN MILITARY BURIAL ON ROCKY COAST REST LN COMMON GRAV Mourner Coming From Miles Around Stand on Cliffs Three Hundred Feet Above During Ceremony Women Up Alt Night to Make American Flag for Services A Scotch Seaport, Monday, Feb. 11. A correspondent of The Associated Press who reached here this morning with two American officers after a perilous voyage from Ireland is atle to give the first account of the last moments ft many of the American victims who perished as a result of the Tuscanla disaster and of pathetic incidents attending their burial on the bleak and rocky fhores of this "barren coast. The correspondent today , assisted in the burial of sixteen Americans, bringing the total of those burled thus far to 145. Fourteen bodies of Americana were recovered tolay and will be buried tomorrow. The bodies of eight members of the crew also have been recovered. Today's burial waa at the water's edge st the base of rocky cliffs and was picturesque in the extreme. All the tiny villages for miles around were in mourn-1 ig for the Americans and farm and fisherfolk came great distances to attend the ceremonies. Twenty-flve American survivors of the disaster, who had teen left behind for the purpose. " assisted the natives in digging the graves into which the khaki-clad troops tenderly placed their dead comrades. Ixwking down from the top of the c'iffa three hundred feet above stood the mourners, headed by a British colonel tid an American private carrying an "Old Glory" made for the occasion by a group of Scotch women, who on learning tliRt the Americans had no large flag, obtained a small silk handkerchief edition of the flag from a sergeant and remained up all night coyping it on a larjro soale. Two clergymen came many miles end r-md the Scotch and Episcopal services, after which volunteers flred three vo!-1 ys, which re-echoed against the hillsides. While this was going on the only photographer within twenty miles photographed the mourners, was carried out at the same spot on the t as carried out at he same spot on the p-cvious day, when thirty-four Americans were laid at rest in two other g-aves. So badly mutilated were many oi' tho bodies that two American arm;' oifAcers, who were sent here from London expressly for the purpose, found it Impossible" to take finger prints for identification purposes, Woodon crosses with distinguishing n-imbers have iwen placed on each grave a' I of which are enclosed by temporary ft nee. JThis bodies of .the American h.av come ashore thus far ttt eight wldety M parated points along the coast. AH but fourteen, which were recovered today, h.ive been buried at three of the most ct ntral points, or where the greatest number were recovered. For Instance at one point alone the funeral rites were ci rried out over sixty soldiers mho were Wished vp within a stretch of coastline not longer than two city blocks. Among the treacherous, low lying recks twenty "miles further north thu mxt greatest number was found 11. Midway between these two points 41 bodies were discovered In a small cover, 16 of which the correspondent helped to bury today. WILSON SPEECH FEATURED London Papers in Lengthy Comment Accept President's Views London, Feb. 12. Great prominence ia given in this evenings newspapers to the speech made yesterday In con-gtess by President Wilson and in their lengthy comment they compare It with Emperor William's reply to the Burgomaster of Hamburg. In which the emperor declared that the victory of Gorman arms must be recognized. The Westminster Gazette, after reviewing the president's arguments, sa y s : 'The kaiser with the glorification of Mi army' has had his reply. For tho moment, at all events, he and his chancellor seem to have forgotten tha Reichstag resolutions of six months aao. It remains to be seen whether those who passed the resolutions are willing to revert to the spirit of Prusinanism implied in Chancellor von Hertllng's speech and openly avowed in the kaiser's message of yesterday."" Commenting on President Wilson's reference to Count Czernin. the Au-trw Hungarian foreign minister. In which the president "found a very dilferent note" the Westminster Gazette savs it remains to be seen whether Count Czernin "will be able to maln-ta n his attitude or whether we will have to deal with enemies whose standpoint still Is accurately represented by a Kaiser resolved to make tho world submit- to the victorious German army." The Pall Mall Gazette says th- fundamental issue between Germany an 1 the entente allies was never more ! clearly dftned than In the president's adiress. and the newspaper whole-! he.irtedly endorses the president's dec-(latatlon against a "peace of patches." ! The Pall Mall Gazette disagrees i wi-.h Mr. Wilson that the voice of the ' German chancellor is the voice of but j oti. party in Ge.rmany, but adds: ! 'Happily the president is unambi-! gu us In his declaration that America wl'I hold to her purpose until the monstrous claim that the Germans stand o iia pedestal of armed strength above th rest of the world is brought to nought." The Globe considers the president's spech shows there is as yet no hope of accord in the views of the entente nallons and the Central powers and "dfHpite the conciliatory tone of his address," the newspaper adds, "That fact is obviously as clear to the presl-der t as to ourselves." !.000 SHIP WORKERS LAY OFF 1 hiladelphU.' Feb. 12 More than five thousand workmen at shipbuilding plants at Gloucester, X. J.. and Wilmington, Del., refused to work today tiecnu.se double pay lor holiday work had lieeii denied them. At the Wilmington plants the employers held that the union agreement called for double pay on only six ho! days New Years, Washington's j birthday, Indepenrence day, Labor day. Tht nksglv ing and Christmas. The met., however .insisted upon their demand and renained away from work for the day. AIRPLANE MAIL SERVICE Washington, Feb. 12. Establishment of an airplane mail service between Washington. Philadelphia and New York during the coming summer was indicated, today when the post office department caned for bids on Ave aii-plar.es for that ervice- BASEBALL BEGINS APRIL 16 National League Adopts Schedule and Names Staff of Umpires New York, Feb, 12. When the club owners of the National league ended their first session of the regular annual two day schedule meeting here to-day, very little of the proceeding, announced by Secretary J. A- Heydler, was of more than pausing Interest to the followers of baseball. The playing schedule for the coming season, in which there are only three conflicting dates on the two major league circuits, was adopted. The championship season opens on April 16 and closes in the eastern cities October fl and in the west on the following day. The board of directors ratified President Tener" appointments of umpires as follows: Kobert Kmslie, W. J. Kiem, Henry O'Pay, Charle PJgler, W. J. Byron. K. C. Qulgley, Peter A. Harrison and Charles 13. Mo ran. The directors refused to allow the Chicago club's claim of $2,500 paid as salary to at injured player. Victor Saler. from the date that the Pittsburgh club claimed him. The player remains with Pittsburgh and Chicago loses the money. A stricter enforcement of the coaching rules was recommended so that goat-getting' tactic from the coaching lines or the player's benches will be elimiinted a far as possible In future. A readjustment of official salaries was confirmed during the regular league meeting but Just how far this retrenchment went was not made known. Wednesday, May IB, was set as the date on the western circuit on which 25 per cent of the home club's share of the admission is to be donated to Clarke Griffith's bat and ball fund, and Tuesday, June 11, at the eastern parks. On May 15, the games scheduled are New York at Cincinnati; Brooklyn at Pittsburg; Boston at St. Louis, and Philadelphia at Chicago. On June 11 Chicago plays at New York; Cincinnati at Brooklyn; St. Louis at . Philadelphia and Pittsburg at Boston. In case of postponement the following days' admissions will be levied on. To-morrow the league' committee on the war tax problem will make its report, HAYWOOD LEAVES PRISON Secretary-Treasurer of I. W. W. is Released on $15,000 Bond Chicago. Feb. 12. William D. Haywood, international secretary and treasurer of the I. W. W who with 163 other member of the organization, was Indicted by a federal grand Jury on a charge of conspiracy and sedition, waa released on bonds of $15,000 today. Federal Judge Landis reduced the amount of the ball from $35,000 to $15,000, despite the protest of District Attorney Clyne and Frank R. Xebeker. special assistant United State attorney. "ThI man does not want hia freedom, he ls holding himself out as a martyr," said Mr. Nebeker. In pleading for the release of Haywood. Attorney George V. Vandever said: "The freedom of BUI Haywood a a hero by his fellow members, will rellev a certain tension. It has been felt by various of the I. W. W.. members anu sympathixers throughout the country that Justice has not been done. This, your honor, is not Intended as threat." , A soon as released from custody. Haywood went to his office on the West Side, where he wa greeted by a score of friends. "No. I won't say anything now," he said to questioners. "Perhaps, in a few days I may care to ay something. Of course I am gald to be free again. I have been locked up since last September.' The sureties on Haywood's bond wer William Bross Lloyd, a lawyer; Jacob Grunnlng and his wife, and George W. Kohler. FORD MAKING LIBERTY MOTORS Washington. Feb. 12. All available parts of the Detroit plant of the Ford Motor company not now engaged in government war work oon will he devoted to high speed production of Liberty motors for America's airplane fleets. The Detroit factory has been turning out cylinder and other engine parts for aeveral months, but the new program disclosed today provide for wholesale production of the completed engines. Recent tests of the Liberty motor indicate that a minimum of 400 horsepower can be expected from the new engines. INJURY KILLS COLONEL ZEIGLER Ilrrrisburg. Pa., Feb. 12 Lieutenant Colonel Frank K. Ziegler, of Harrishurg, widely known in Pensylvania National Guard circles and chief official reporter of the state senate, died today at Fort Sam Houston. Texas, from a fractured skull received in a fall from his horse. Colonel Zlegler was formerly of tho Klghlh Pennsylvania Infantry and late of the 112th regiment. He had been ordered to Texas from Camp Hancock, for special training. He had been In Ihc National Guard for years and was member of the Dauphin county bar. He was 44 years old. CANADA ROUNDS UP SLACKERS Montreal. Feb. 12 Impressment of slackers into the military service has begun here tinder Instructions from the authorities at Ottawa that strict enforcement of the conscription act will be the rule from now on. "Cress gangs of pollco have been organized and every man ho appears of military age Is being stopped land questioned. Tf unable to prove exemption, he Is taken into custody. Forty to fifty men were gathered in on Saturday and yesterday, and today the fteis-ures continued. Many of the slackers in this district were taken at railroad stations and pool rooms; other s were selicd in the streets. FORD'S LIBEL SUIT STANDS Grand Rapids. Mich.. Feb. 12 Circuit Judge Willis P.. Perkins today denied a motion of the Chicago Tribune, to dismiss the $1,000,000 libel suit brought against the newspaper by Henry Fonl. of Detroit. Judge Perkins held that th suit was properly instituted in Grand Knplds. Ford began suit after the Tribune published an article discussing Ford's peace motives. The case involve incidents which took place before tho United States declared war on Germany. HOUSING BILL PASSES Washington. Feb. 12. The administration bill already passed by the senate appropriating $50,000,000 to provido housing facilities for employes of ship yards engaged in government work was passed by the house late today without a roll call. ROBT. C. BAIR TO SPEAK AT NOON-DAY LUNCHEON Robert C. Pair will be the speaker at the noon day luncheon of the York Chamber of Commerce to be held next Tuesday at the Colonial hotel. The subject of his talk will be "Realities and Pertinent Facts." It will be of a historical character. The luncheon will be in charge of the entertainment committee. The decorations will be appropriate to both Lincoln's and Washington's blthday. Ther will be patriotic songs tinder the leadership of Chorister Halbert Bayler. Reservations for the lunchon will close at 6 p, m. Sturdaty, U.S. VIOLATES RAILROAD LAW CHARGE MADE" BY SHEA, HCAD OP FIREMEN'S UNION, TESTIFY. ING BEFORE I. C. C. COMPLAINS OF LONG HOURS Witn Hold Unusual Weather Condi, tion No Excuse for Worklna Men Overtime Contrary to Statute d. Clares Practice I Driving Man ta Other Line of Employment AVashlngton. Feb. 12. Indiscriminate Violation of tha 16 hour law. especially since the government took over tha roada. was charged to the railroad man. agement today by Timothy Khea, ing president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, Knglnemei, and Host-lets, in picturing to the railroad tt cmmioion .working condition which n ..am urove the men into other rn-pIoymenL "If the United State government doe not remedy these conditions." ho aasert-tu. 'it will not make a success of railroad operation, for no railroad can survive in such a fashion." The witnes said present condition actually canstitu-ted a menace to human live Iwraime. men engaged in operation of train cannot be held responsible for disaster If worked to the point of physical exhaustion. He Quoted partial reports to rhow 123 violations of the 16 hour law between January 2 and 21. as compared with 89 during the whole of 1317. "It doesn't seem to me that 123 violations re extraordinary considering th weather of that period." remarked Secretary Lane, chairman of the commission. "Vou -don't sanction violation of any law. do you?" aaked Mr. Shea. "I don't think that question properly can be addressed to nie." answered th secretary. Mr. Shea said perhaps the question should not have been asked, but refused to drop the subject. Aks Who Is to 8a Prosecuted "Since the government took over operation of the road," he aid, "they me at liberty to violate the law. Whom are, you going to prosecute?" Commissioner McChord. a member of the interstate commerce commission, which is charged with enforcing the 1ft hour law, interrupted to state that government operation made no difference, in enforcement of the law and that be dally was approving prosecutions of violation. , "We've got the law, but it seem Impossible to get it complied with." She continued. "Since the government took over the roads, the law apparently Is being disregarded indiscriminately ana the time 1 coming when it will result in wreck. I, think it ls time to call a halt. W'e hope the government can demonstrate that trains can make mi average of 12V4.mlIei an hour and avoid overtime. Tho government will have tha United co-operation of all classes ul employes to accomplish that end." The long hours were said to be only-one reason why many switchnu-n have sought other employment. In 1'J0 Mr. Sh..u sad. switchmen performed approximately 4.000,000 ton miles of work for every $1,000 paid them, but in 1913 tho i.. i i. .. . j . , , . iwui iiau increaaea lo t .iHiii.txiu ion milej for the same pay. He contrasted the labor of stoking one of the great niod-rn machines on a fast schedule run with the old days when a small engine pursued its peaceful way ...rough the country and the flremun was at liberty tu take olt his boots and go aleep in th sun when a aiding was taken. "Wages of $2.6u a day do not cover the actual living expense of a tnarrlea man," Shea said. "Our men can leava the railroads and get work in factories at $1 per day. under better conditions and working shorter hours., Yet we are performing a service that ia vital to tha country's welfare." Conditions such as these, he declared, caused the labor turnover ncounterct by the Krle in .the Inst six months of 1917 when 8,200 men were employed and 8.700 quit. Ho uuoled a circular letter sent out by General Manuger Baldwin to all his superintendents which anl transportation was being tied up, fun V.1.S being delayed, factories working on war material were being forced to suspend, because of 'Indifferent and cureless employes" leaving the road. Men Refute to Work "We investigated, particularly around Youngstown, Ohio," the witness continued, "and found that the cmtlnemett were not so negligent s reported. W found that large numbers of men it fused to work under conditions offered tlicrn, especially new men. Wo found tli.il one engineer had three firemen on a uriRle eight hour shift. We found that cm newly employed man threw away hi rfhovel when he learned that hla wag would be $2.60. an j Ing ho could get Ji in the factory." Commissioner McChord asked that a copy of the General Manager's lettei lj furnished the Interstate Coimnerc commission. Shea made an especial plea for th hostlers who take care of engines wlillo tiot in actual service. The sntety of a train depends largely on t lie. hostler treatment of an engine, adding. "The fact that sonin tailtoail olTUlnl are willing to employ a : of labor a hostlers whom lliey would nut permit to tage car of their private automobiles Indicates the difference between their official and personal attitude," The witness asked thiit a minimum wage of $3.00 bo given hostler' to obtain a good class of men. The general increase of ten per cent and minimum wage of $3.0 asked for flrenun. he said, should apply to negroes in tho southeast as well as to the white flremua elsewhere. 12 POWDER WORKERS BURNED 400,000 Pound of Smokeless In Flare-up at DuPont Plant Wilmington, Del.. 1-V-h. U'. As n result of a narrow gauge ivillwoy nr running over some loose, powder In n turui I which cautied a flare nt the Cnin. v'i Point plant of the Dul'ont powder rum. pny tonight, twelve men wi re burin d, one seriously, live buildings wer e di st roved and about 400,000 pound.s of sinok'-es powder burned. The mighty flare lighted the heavens, and the glow could be seen for milrs. Tha roaring of the llames sounded like a terrific wind storm. Thomas Garrlty, of 2nnn South 21r-t street, lliiladelphla. Pa., was driving hi car througr tho tunnel when tins gmlm of powder became ignited. He vut til.t horse and shouted a warning, but he was slightly burned. The flare Irotn thU tunnel communicated to two others, from whlcl it continued to a continuous dryer and thence to a water dryer. The tunnel, and buildings destroyed are In plant No 2. Walter S. Ford, of 114 South P.edfleM street, West Philadelphia, Pa., waa seriously burned about the face, ami at the company's hospital. The others were only slightly burned and went to thete! ' homes after being given treatment. Tha loss ls estimated at $?50,O0Q.

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