Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on February 23, 1915 · Page 1
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THE VOLUME XVin. NO. 103. Th« Weekly Regitter. EsUblithad 1867. The Daily Register, ,E<tabllahed 1857. lOLA, KAS., FEB. 23, 191.5--TUESDAY EVENING. Successor to The lola Daily Reqisier, The lola Daily Record and The iota Daily Index. : SIX PAGES POOR iN VOTE? ?}0\.TAXPATERS H^TE >0 PLAfE I> BOND ISSrES SAYS WRITER. THE WEATHER Wed- OFFER COMMON SCfiOOLSONLY EIGHTir GRADE ViCltlK WOULD BE THE LIMIT IS.VYS VE/.IE. (lomplAiOJi Agaioiit '•- Ontside Pupils I Coming In and Snirgests KP<I lie- tlon of Salitries. (Editor 's ^oie: Tli(> following cora-^ niunication is piiblislitSd in acooiJ witii The Register's iiolicy of lotting both sides of a question lie heard. No communication is authorised to nor Joes it express the pijinion or sentiment of the President and K<IiEor of this paper and nothing in the fiillowing letter shall be: so understoini or construed. Bepailisp iof liie g-rowirjji' dispositioti tjJ inject p^^rsonaI feeling. The Register findf it necessary lo establish the positive rule that all coinniunioatlons re- sardlng the high scljool bond issue., whether for or ajrainst. niust he received for publicalioiriQver the person^ al siKiiuture of the writer. Such sis- natures as "Old' Tii^u'r " and "Vox Hopuli" will not suffice. Wiicn non de pliinits are u«ed there is a disposition to shift the burden of any innjplaint contained in ii comiiHinli.atlon upon the editor because the real writifr is hidden from view. 'I'lie Kenister declines to be drawn off-lnto any sort of a! contrx)versy with anvone on t!".is IniV p'ortant niatter, insistitm^ that it be permitted to maintain' an attitude of equity and cordiality toward all.i FORECAST FOR KANSAS: n<^»day fair. Da*a recorded at the local office of the v.. S. Weather Bureau: Temperature—Highest yesterday at 12:13 a. ra., 44; loweU this morning 7 a. m., 32; normal for today, 34; ex- 'cess yesterday, 4: excess since Janu- 'ary 1st. *00 degrees. Precipitation, for 24 hours ending T a .m. today, 1.71; total for present month to datCi 3.-">6 ; excess since January lst,^.SO inches. Relative humidity 7 a. m. today, 95 per cent; barometer reduced to sea level, 29.99 inches,Sunrise today, 7:02 a. m.; sunset, 6:09 p. m. who are not taxpayers, who are too honest and conscientious to vote on a bond proposition. It is also well to bear in mind if we should approve of this bond proposition it would use up all of pur available funds for twenty years to keep our srade builtHngs in repair and to rebuild the .Tefferson' buildirig which I an,i informed is needing it badly. We might also be comi>elled to reduce the salaries of our teachers and to abolish the office of Superintendent, which office is thouslit by many to be superfluous and not worth the money it costs us. WILLI.\M VKZIK. STORM ISOLATES OtA FROM WORLD FOR HOl'RS TODAY. CITY MITH- OCT COUMl'MCATIOX OUTSIDE. AMERICAN FLEET IS READY FOR ALL Ex^ERCENCIES. SLEET OID HEWy DUMIIBE BOTH TELEftRAPIl AXD TELE- I'MOXE WIRES DOW.X EARLY. , V Over l.V» Poles Collap<>ed Within ; Radlilii of 8 .Miles—ConHtaut Rain Brlniw River Up. WOOLD INTERVENE IN RENGO To the Voters of Ipla nistrict No. H): It appears from-recent developments that we will ibe called upon .March 9th to express our approval or disapproval of an |SO,i>j)0.i-0 bond issue to build a high school |n lola. It seems to 'me there are several goo.d and important reasons why we sliould vote .\0 on this propositioni First, we take the position that all /institutions of learning, higher tlian %he eighth grade or conimpn school course, slkould not lie on the tax .roll, for.jtlie reiison that the pupils of 90 per cjent of'our taxpayers never attend aiiy high school; so why should 90 per i-ent of our tax payers who never receive any benefits frojtli high school be compelled to support them. When the (taxpayer gives to jeach and every pupil a' common school education his obligation should cease, and what' education the' pupil recedes- thereafter should Be paid for by t''ie pupil or parent because they receive the benefits fEom same; every pupil and parent istiould be too proud spirited to depen^ on charity after] •of saHl they have received the necessaries |lite. Second, let uS admit for the e of argument that high schools «h<jluld be on the tax rbU-and that we are .some what crowded in lola high school, is there not soiiie other means byjwhi^h we can avoiil this increased butden upon our already over-burdened taxpayer? it seems'to me there is. from recent inquiries.'- we find that there are fourteen higyi scliool pupils of Carlyle township wKo are |attending our lola school, who' could just as well, attend the Carlyle hig|h school. Cai^le has recently j;one to the expense of erecting a hi^h school build- in? and hiring teachi^'s, and yet she has not pupils enougli to make a respectable showing, owing to the fact that- her pupils are atiendin^ the !o!a high school. It is al^o repolrted that high scheol pupils- frcttn' Gas Pity.' I.a- Harpe. • Maran. Klsraftre an7i Savonr biirg are attending pie- lola high scuool. who could as well attend schoo' in their homfj towns, and • it scsms to me thai if thie Board of Education of loia schools iwouid politely request that ail no^-resident high school, pupiis should^ . attend other schoijls in the countyr*»ind thereby IVH our already over-burdened tax- t'rdm mortgaging theiiiseUe.s I') 1 believe tiie pupils would ustice of the request and comply with same. But if Q requesf on the part of our Board of E^Jucation did not answer the purpose, why not appeal to. our representatives;Mr. Travis and Ijaye.r.'' see the Soiiafor Fall Frees that th«' United States Take u Hand in tlie .Me\- ifiin AVar (ianu'' Wa.shingioM. Feb. l';.--rnvervenikm by the I'liKed Slat.'s. lirazll. Argeii- liiia and t'hili to police .Mexic-o and establish order was urged In the aen- ai|e today by Senator Fall of New Mex Iro. The. Senator concluded wilh aii attack upon General Villa. He assert^ed that Villa upon entering .Mexico City had seized and held for four days a French woman whose husband had joined his colors in France after placing his property in charge of the French Ambassador. , •This was not the act of a subordinate but of^Villa-—and I am not repeating rumor,' declared Senator Fall. "This is the man upon whom the administration. 1 might say sincerely, seems to have looked to, to bring order out of cluios in Sle.xico." Senator .Norn's- suggested that if General Villa knew how unprepared th<^ country was for war he^. would take it in two weeks. Harry T. Rhodes, ^nerai manager in Mexico City for a manufacturing concern of Baltifnoro, taken prisoner by Zapata troops, today's offi(/al dispatches report, has been released and returneid to Mexico City. .\o Americans or other foreigners are under ar resi at Piedras Xegras as has been reported. On representations to General Carranza that vessels naVe been damaged in Tampico harbor and the light liov^ on Campeche banks, the general has agreed to start the lights again. John R. Silliman, special rep- resentafive of the State Department joined General Carranza at Vera Crtiz Saturday night. That is taken to indi cate that railroad travel between -ie capital and the gulf has been restored. The arrest and holding for ransom of l.SO Catholic priests h'y Carranza forces in Mexico City attended by organized protests of the people. A procession of women marched to the Brazilian legatioii to ask the minister's interveiition. - FI6HT INOIANS IN A STOBM Four IliMc .\lr)-ady .>f«^ Death in tlie MorsI Indian. Figlit Since Sitting BiillV Time. Salt I-ike City, Utah. Feb. L'2.—The following telegram, sent from .\Ioab, I'tali, by lU)renzo U. Creel, special Indian agent for Utah, was received at his office here this afternoon; "Last report three iiiore Indians captured. Posse awaiting orders. Nebeker is on his way fioui Grayson to Bluff andi promises information at once it line iii repaired. He wires me to iiurry through with Cook (assistant United States district atloi;ney) bring all manacles at Moab. He^ denies rumor he ordered troops. L<ocal posse Ml-. Riejn and 'nave tjiem amend the, sufficient. Am sending relay tea^ji for Barnfes hifh school law that all high U-[jofc .Sheritf of Grand County is as- schopi pupils should attend the .=chool nearesf? ttieir homes; which -.vould certainly ' reHeve lola from further agitation of this unwfse movement- lola built" her present high; school building when she had a population of 12.500 and it seems rather singular that now- when her R<^puIation is less thaii S.OOO that we shoifld be calleU upon to build an ISO.OOfi-OO high school when all the schoo! b!^ildings we now have in the city only c.^st |S4,000.00. It is possible that. there may be ome graft in this-movement?. I am informed 'that|the chief instigator of this bond mov^ement is a tran- sieiit in our city, who;, pays but-little if any tax. who resides in lola this y<?ar',; but next year rnSy be in Gamett or Ottawa and It does-not seem right that such a man shoutd take such an active part in placing sin unnecessary burjSen upon our taxpayers. There is nn jquestion, but v^'hat-taxation is already a burden to 90 per cent of our taxpayers in Iota, raaily of them tot- terihg under tfte ioad,~ some of them can not pay their taxes at the present time,' and it sefms to Jne it would be very unwise to place this unnecessary burden upon them at t^e present time. And I do not think there would be any qufistion 'about the oiitcome of this election if taxpayers only were allowed to vote,^ and I iaan proud to say- that we have lots of i voters in lola sisting uie in planning relays to Blulf. Cook and myself will proceed night and day until we reach Bluff. 120 miles from here. Snow deep. An'i keeping Indian office advised." riiree Indians known Dead. Grayson, Utah, Feb. 22.—During a sharp early morning engagement in the most desperate Indian fighting since that against Sitting Bull at Wounded Knee,: in ISUl, the'^Piute Indians at Bluff were driven from the rocks surrounding the town today. Another Indian, son of Chief Cosey, was killed. Three Indians and ione white man h^ve now been killed and one white men wlounded. The Indians withdrew to Cottonwood canon. The retreat followed the tight of a|,keparale detachnufnt.^but the Indians are now in strong positions behind ibti rocks in the gulcii. Members of the- posse say there is little chance of^ihe Indians escaping, but it is admitted an attempt to take their present position would certainly result in loss of life. All of the fighting has been in a blinding snowstorm which is raging. What it first promised to be merely a miserable melange of sleet, snow and.raiii last night later developed into one of the most destructive blizzards e\_er recorded in this section of the state and. from the meagre reports at hand, probably one of the most severe Kansas ever has known. Telegraph and telephone wires leading iii all directions from lola went down beneath tiieir load of sleet and snow late in the night and the city awoke this morning to find Itself practically isolated frohi the outside world. .Nearly loi> lola teleplioiies are out of order today and within a radiu.-i of I'i.nlil miles, over li;r> poles are down, rriie only lon.g distance line that wa.s »orkin,g during the day was the wire l() Fori Scott, and traffic over It wa-^ so hi'avy that messages were Indefinitely delaye<i; though ser\Ue wa.s e.\.- celletlt wlleri it could be had. • At till' Western Union Telegraph office, cnl.v two nu^ssages bad been re- <-eive 1 iip to late this afternoon and they were relayed around over hiin- dreils of miles of wire' before they reached their destination. The condition of both telegraph and telephone wires was such that The Register could not be supplied with its usual Associated Press report and the telegraph news' contained in tor dr.y's issue is such as could be gleaned from the meagre sources, that were available. Lines to Humboldt. Moran, Savonburg. Ottawa, Chanute. Yates Center and other surrounding cities were down and althoiigh trouble men for the Bell Compan.v worked al! night Co' repair them, service had not been restored at a late hour this a''tenioon. It is believed that it wijl be several days beforeiwire conditions are normal. | The morning schedule of passenger service on the railways entering lola was consideralily interfered with, trains arrivin.g at this station, from a half hour to an hour and a half late'. This was due to wire failure. This afternoon .railway linemen had repaired most of their troiible and trains again were moving about on schedule time. The Marr motor busses made their usual hourly trips to Humboldt. On the way passengers could see telephone poles and wires stretching alonsr the road. Service on the lola Electric railway continued on about tiie usual schedule. Tlie >eosli» River Rislnir. The telephone line to the city power plant and points along the river'was out of commission this afternoon, but persons living in that vicinity reported that the river was above its normal stas^e and rising rapidI.v. Weather Observer H. K. Holcornb was unable to obtain reports from the .Neo-lio valley points because wires wi-re down, but advices sent to town said that danger from overflow was un likely at this time. The forecast for Wednesday is fair weather, but creeks and streams in the north; probably will cause a further rise in the river at this noint. II. l.ow Zero Was .Missinir. .Although the storm had all the ingredients of a blizzard, zero temperature was missing and that fact accounts for the lack of: suffering among the poor. The drop in teniDerature was comparatively slight and the m.ircury hung disagreeably around the freezing mark, the distress was Tl'.e .AM 'T^-M' fleet—all of it 'hat counts for anything—is ready lor action, it. has re:ide.<vo;ised off Cuba and Florida. Fortunately, the jirep- aration for - the i^arade liiroujih :h'- Panaii-a Canal ma<le it possiui. for the deet to gather witho 'Jt exciting Eurupeain imagination. Yet in an' -Viutrican ve^sel is sun!; it il.e "war zc-.e," established by Gennany i about the Uxitish Isles, the fleet will mobilise for u'jtion. 1'liis map sho -.vH the location of tlie great v«.->els. .Many laore are bfii-j; lilted Out at the navy yards. Civii- ii:ns und iia^al uicii aie worKiug u\.jr- tiiue at tlie .New York navy vara, tliougli no order has been is.-^ii.-d 'o ll.riu to get ready. E N ITALIAN FLAIJ SHOT NOT 0\LY AT VESSELS BUT ALSO AT THEIR CREWS. PHLK F ARE CALLED TO PKKSE RIOTIX; MOBS. DIS. Anotlier Irish C<m.Ht Steamer Is Snnk'. By (ieriiAn .''tii|iniarine—Fast Hoats fisra!i)e. dr..PI .N<, jun-ii Aiistrhin aeroplanes paEsiB £Nr;|--;;;--^^^|;U,PP [fi TO COT flOT FUNDS 'iAFT .SAV.S rilK r .MTKD .vr \ IIS I.S FA( I.V<i A ( KISI.S. ••Should That Cri.xis Ari>e ><> .limio Spirit Be .-.iloHed to I'reKiil.** SI >K UV A SI B.HABI.NK.' which the nothin.g to compare with that would have been the .ca?e ha blizzard bedn accompanied by ji cold wave. .-Mthough an estimate is at this time inipossiiile, the in dollars and cents, done by last night's storm was considerable. Many miles of • wire, hundreds of poles and «»ther equipment will have to be reolaced by the telephone company and, there will be a heavy expense for labor. Probably the most iinusiial feature about the storm as it affected lola was that the city was practically cut off from communication with the outside, a condition which has not existed for so long a tipie that it could not be recalled. .A baby daughter, weighing ten,?nd one-half pounds, was born on Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. C .A. Briinell^ who livi' two and One-half ..miles southeast of town. I ."^lorristown. .N. ,f.. Feb. 22.—The!, United States is thrt-aiened with a serious invasion of Its rights as a neutral by the warr;ag, nations of I ICurope and in preserving it.s commerce w-ith those nations is face to face with a crisis, in tlie opinion of former I^resident William H. Taft. In the feoiution of that crisis, .-ilioui-d it arise, no jin"Rn spnl must be allowed to prevail. Mr. Taft advises. .Neither pride nor momentary should intluence our .jud.i!m<'nt he said. ".•Vnd.^vhen the president siiall •.-u-t;" Mr. Taft declared, "we stand by him to the end. In this deieruiinalion we may be sure that all will join no matter what their previous view.s.'uo matter what tht-ir European origin. AH will forget their differ.'iiccs in ^If-sacrificing loyally to our c(.mmon fla.g and common country." Mr. Taft's n-feri'iice to the situation confronting the I'nit.-d Sl-.'-t. - v,-;is made at the conclusion of an addr.'ss made here today before the Washington As.sociafion of New .Tersi^y. Quot in.g from a reservation in tii.' treaty of -Algeoiras. j.roclaimed in and entered into by the I'nited States and elevi-n Uuropeau nations, including most of thosi; now at -\v;ir, Mr.- Taft said: Reason for interest. "Our intere?t in the present war. therefore, under the conditions that exist, should be limited, as se: forth in the reservation: "'Preserving and increasing tlie commerce of the United States with the btdligerents; the protection as to life, liberty and property of our citizens residing or traveling in their IJerliii, Felr. '•_':t.-iTlie report oi tile sinking oi a liriti>li iraii^jiort witli troopsl and the a<-< oni|miiying .oteaiiiep reatlied Uerlin (oo late lor eoniiiieitt by the niorninL' pa|»e.'-s. i All oi tile papers, liowever. lent lire llie rejiort in lirst page lieailliues logetlier witli reports oi (he sinking of otlier lessels liy submarines or mines. If. as iiidkaled liy (lie lore- sroiiig. a Brilisli triiii>iiort has been snnk. tlie news jirobalily lias been wilhiield in London. t.OVlTlfMiB Will. \0. AI.LOM OM K I-OAIIIX; OP HILLS. Aboni I Million Dollars Di»ide the House and Seiiat< liie .llaiii. teiianee .Heasiire. REFOSE TO SHOW THE BOOKS Investigation of the Price of llread ill ChleiiKo is llroinriif (o a Standstill. ('liicago Fi 'b, 2:',.—An (.xtraordinary .-iiiuation has dev..doped in the govern-| Topt-ka. Feb. 22.—(.tovornor Capper .will noi permit tiie Democratic Senate to overload the appropriation .bills. The governor is reported to be contemplating a sp'-c:ar message to the legislature shortly about aiipro- priations and in Ihi.s nv.-ssag.' he is expected to serve notir-.i that if the big appropriations allowed by [hc> senate linally ar.' pas.-:e,i by the house some of the ilt-ms will be vetoed. .\l)OUt lift.'eii appropriation bills rpres.ntinp ili.-. !uidE,'n for tin' cliari- table insritutioas, .-.\cep! the Topeka iiospitai .ami 111'-' soldiers' lu/incs. cov; t-riu .i; soiie-ihinn uior- than a million dollars arf in tb.- haiii;.s of <-ouf.-r.'nce committee.s and iii.t an rnch has been movi-d by either the scaaie or hous iiient investigatioli of. wheat sales on i*^''""'' into It a th(^ Chicago board 'of trade, a.s a salt of which the entire inquiry till' rise of tii.- iiric- of bre.-id i.s stanii.-itill. Ilistrict Attorney dyne has rejiort- ed to Altoriny Ureneia: Grngory that the grain brok'-rs engaged in business on the Chicago exchange have flatl.v refused to submit tiieir books to the government investigators, con titnding that th.-y are under .-xpre -sS obligations not to divulge the transactions of customers. The brokers contend that the saiihe iiiimunity from disclosure appli.'s to their relations with their customers as to the relations between attorney and clit-ni. Clyiie Aliont to Report. .Mr. Clynt? has notitied the department of justice that h.- is about to forward a preliminary i-epori of his investigation setting forth in deUiil the facts he has gather.-tl concerning till! rapid rise in tie (|uotations of erees. countries, and aiding by our lYi.iidly | j,..;,, and the obstac-b-s he has Old Sehenie with >ew Clothes. (By the A.ssociat».'il l'r«s) Ijondon, Feb. 23.—Scotland Yard warns the public against a new version of the old Spanish pi^isoner Bwirt- dle. This time It Is not a Spaniard who has hidden a war chest of the Car-! lists in an accessible mountain and appeals to some one to accept half the contents in return for furnishing him with bail money. In the new version of the swindle it is a Belgian. The Belgian, on the death of his master In the siege of I^ge, fled with 20,0(Mi offices and etTorls in bringing tlie-t countries to peace.' "Our efforts for iieace have b. .-n made as complete as possibl.-. tor tin' President has already his ood offices by way or iii.'diatioti l.>- tween the liowers ana th.-y have not been accepted. "This one liundred and vi^'htv-lhir.i anniversary iif Wa.s.hington'. birth, in-jhav,. thf f;rand jury view of tliH pn-sent rritical condition ' ,(jr tlu.; books of th in our international reiat.ions. should ! encountered in conduciiig th..- inquiry. .Aitorn.-y General V-regory will then pass upon' the qu'Hion of immunity raised by the Chicago broker.s. If the Attorney G.-nnral decides that the claim of immunity is not Jiistitied he will instruct District At- toi n-.v.vflyne to invoke the HUltiority | ate gav.- th.. .\bil!i.-r Hi.-kerdykellome of ihe federal court .it Chicago and i for th.. widows of souiiers, *-lS.9,S0 for house The iiovcrtior may try to break th." deadlock tliis w.-.-k. "The <|uestion of appropriations is r.-ally th.. big issu.' before, th.- peoiil.- of Kansas at this s.'ssbin of the legislature." Governor Capper said. "There i-^ at least a million dollars in building funds that divide the two house.=. The increase over two years a,u:o or four y.-ars ago Is unnecessary and unreasonable. -In my judgment the people of Kansas will not stand for ti.. .Neitliei»do 1 apiirove sucii unneces.sary' increases. P.oih houses. I believe, have made ample provision for any necessary in creas.. in salaries and maintenance, but the increiise in appropriations for new buildings at the hands of the ^en ate is not juscitied." The lifiuse (ommittee on wjiys and means, following its usual c-ourse, in cutting down the senate ap|iropria- tions, rep'oried riie ToiK-ka hospital and soldi".rs' home bills loiluy. The senate gave Toiieka $4'.,ii).0t)ii for main tenance and v\ages alone for th.'.next two years, while the house cut this to $tli'.iiii". The si-nare gave tlie sol- ilier's horn., at Dodge City $:^;iS,Ol)(>>, incruding some nev.- huildinu, while the housi- allowed $2t;S.iioii. The sen Rom.', Feb 2.'{.—The fishing boat C.esu arriveil toilay at Pari from Anti- vaii. .Monft^egro. and the members of its crew report that their vessel and ll-e tishiiig boat Sa'lurno, when flying Italian flags had beeri fired Upon by " two .Xustrian toriK'do boats. This re- |iort h.i'..; causi-d gn'at po|)uIiir excite- in.-nt hi're. Fire on CreWs uad Ships. .M.' of the crew of the Oesu ."aid fluit 111., vessel had been anchor..,1 iiiar Aiitivari, with the Saturno, wlieii the Ausirian_ tor|)edo boats ap- [iniaclied. Th.. caplalns of the flshillB •I .S onl.r.'d thefr rrews to land at ill., saiiii. time hoisting the Iti;iliun lla .i-'S. 'I'll., .-\uslriaiis, arcVir.Ting to this ro • poit. thin liri-d on the cr.'ws and the vi -ss..1|s. whil.. d bombs. Ill', on lilh.r vess..l was in- T)ut the Saturno was so badly damaged that it was unable to sail. I'vliee Disperse. Rome Tfohs. .A general tight in which many per sons W (.re wounded occurred at a lueeiirii; called by the parties favorable to Italy remaining neutral in the war and those desiring the government to intervene al which it was intended that siieakers give the respect i\e views of their "parties The police were finally compelled to charge the crowd and disperse it. Rerall Major fteheral.s. Kleven tiiajor generals who had li.r.-n retired on hair pay have been restored to (he active list, and with iwi'nty-six colonels, have been promot ed to the rank of g.'perals. They are destined for commaiids of brigades. Over ('.<iii officers i)fi "nsing to the bobile territorial -mitltia Jiave also been promoted. The reserves by these moves vvill now have their full complement of officers in case of mobiliza tlon. .New York. Feb. 23.—A German submarine described by some ass the U-12 and by others as the U-21, which is operating .in Irish A ?a:ers, yesterday found another victim in the little Irish coasting .steamer Downshire The Downshire was sunk in 'the Irish sea not far from the spot where the British steamer Cambank was pedoed a few hours earlier. In the case of the Dov^'nshire, how- evef^ the crew were given time to escape in their boats. The crew landed last night at Dundruni, County Down, Ireland. The Germans firet] three shot-i at the stedmer before the captain hove to. .A.fter the (;rew pf the Downshire hati taken to the boats the Gernians idated the botpb amidships and ex- idoded it, and the Downshire sanl: in ;i few. minutes. ; The submarines tfp to the prei hav.) de,monstrated tiieir ability to tack only slow steaimers or those lying at anclior. as a number of liiiers have passed to and fro in the Irish s.-a. where the German craft have been at work without being approached. / - f • tor ent at- OBOES CtLLFOR VOLONTEERS -Vriiiy :ind .Va^y .louruul .Vsks l'ri?s|. ueiii to .Molxli/e u .Uillion JHeul at Ont-e. .New issue siibiioenaes brokers. bring t^ our minds the third gi.-ai achievement of his pr.>sid.''ntiai i.-rm, Ihe maintenance of a jjolicy of li.-ur trality through a gt-n.-ral |.;ui-apean war. l-le insisted on it as n.-. .ssary beiore he became president; lii ;_w.iin fained it throughout his btficial life as CAMHDVTFSULF rFTIIIDVS. pounds in Bank jof England notes. He| president agtiinst mighty odds and is'now in trouble in Spain, and will liart with half of the notes to any one helping him out of the scrape with a little read}- cash. A large number of these swindling letters have been sent to England, and Scotland Yard men suspect the game under conditions that tri.-d his soul and in his farewell address, he restated it an dreinforcev7 it as his legacy to the American people." Ina Fliekinger, who has b< en ill with rheumatism for several weeks is also bting worked in the United j is improving and was able to. be down States. I stairs for Ikf. first time this morning. Klein mid Rid.Me for School Hoardi Freeman for Commissioner. Tlie nominating petitions of three (-nil to li.. voted upon at the . <.uiiiii,:-' lu-iniary wen? filed in th.' of- lice of City Clerk O. W Holmes today. Tli.'V Ker.' for Paul Klein and Frank Kiddle for members of the school bo.ird. ami fleorue Fr.-eiiian for commissioner of finincv and revenue T : e, priiuaiv and tiie 't-Hool boml el< i-tion will be held March 9. The third candidate for the sdiool hoard.and a candidate for treasurer have not as yit filed. the biennial period wile Ih committee em it to -«:!T.f.'.n. • tlMKIt KLi; VBDiXt; Si:i/.IRE CoiiH>e| for Owners of Uillieinilna Consult VVashiu;;lou Ortirials. Wasliiiis;oii. Feb. 22.--Counsel for owners of li'i'' cargo of I't.' .-Xrnerican food ship W'ilh'lmina. taken b.'fpre a British i.rize court at Falmouth while en* route to G.-rmany. conferred with Conns.'lor Lansing at the State Depa|rt ment today, but no announcement of their l.urpose was made. The State Department do.'.s iiot appear in til.- proceedings at tliis^ alid will only, if the ca-e gyfs into diidomacy through a verdict unsatisfactory to the owners. York. Feb. 2S.—The Army and Navy .Journal in an editorial yestertjlay urged President Wilson to mobilizei at oiK -e l,<j<.>0,uoo loiuiuevrs. I Tile iiuriiose,; the editoiual, says, is not to make war, but to avoid war by ', (.reserving the ineutraiity and maintaining this country's, honor and dignity. , Placing UOOO .ouii vlilunteers under traitiing." the editorial coati'nues. •would ainoant to a declaration tljat tlie United- States is preparing to insist upon its rights and resist aggression. (ailed .Measure Peace. "It would be a measure of peace, as it niiglit |>ossibly avert the toward which we are now fast drifting. "it would also go far to solve the problem of unemployed labor with which we are contending.'It is pointed out that if volunteers ^ respond "the most vigorous policy " could not prepare tijein for service within li-iss than a vear." .>o HiKstile Demonstration, it is ai-guied that the mobilization could not b^- construed as a hostile d..iiiousM-ation against any nation, but . would be a preparation for future de- ; veliipiiieiits in the world-wide war. The article says further': -Foreign nations npt only realize that we are not prtijiared to defend ^ oursjdves but are ii.nder the impression that we nev'ei- will be.: On this account neither Germany nor Great Britain is giving any serious consideration to the (protests of the state department ex- ^ ' cept in wojpds, and .lapan is going- ahead witli its plans!for the donilna- ti(m of China and th^ Pacific without i -onsidering this nation." - f

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