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IS LAUNCHED BY
President Wilson Makes An
other Subscription on In-
BIGy RESULTS EXPECTED
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Spirit of "Matching Gets
Hold Twelfth District
y-. Quota Filled -
WASHINGTON, May 1. The "buy
another bond" movement "developed
by liberty loan headquarters as a
boom feature of the final days of tie
campalgnrew today-into a national
"match '.the - president" contest
Praldentrw-UsoV agreed to take an
other laO bond on the Installment
plan, and appealed for a million
others to do likewise.
! Tonight when the president went
to ' a. theater and formally offered
his 1uy another" subscription to a
f our-mlnnte - speaker, ? nearly : every
theater In the- land was the scene, of
a "match the president celebra
tion, with four-minute men seeking
to harvest a" multitude of new
pledges or re-subscriptions of $30
or any , multiple of that sum. In
20,000 meeting places during the re
mainder;' of, the'sweefc: ""buy another
bond" win .be a campaign cry to
drive the-loan along toward thegoal
of 20,OOfi",a$O subscribers and a .big
over-subscription of the three billion
every pieago wouia oe neeaea wftjn, Cerman official communication.
send the loan to four or five billion
dollars, for today's- reports showed
an i addition of only $122,000,000.
barely enough as a daily rate to -put
the A loan across the three "billion
line. The total reported was $2,
679.079,409, Four-minute men and other liber
ty loan speakers were notif ied of the
exact ' situation regarding the Jhlrd
loan and were, told that an avalanche
6f dollars, was 'absolutely ; necessary
in the next few days.
Telegrams ' pouring Into ' hcad-quarterstonitht-told
of y Immediate
response to the "buy -another call.
In a Philadelphia, restaurant seventy
one diners matched the. president.. In
the Boston district, i-the executive
committee set '. the example when
each member ordered another $ 5 0
bond. ' .-- ' ';
Results of the. drive are expected
'to show -on tomorrow's reports from
all districts, v. .
Although the San: Francisco dis
trict .had an official percentage of
only 92, it was (unofficially declared
that thd -district had gone over Its
quota of $210,000,000 by at least
$15,000, 000, .-.The number- of sub
scribers in the. district was said to be
at least 50 per cent greater than the
total in the second loan. .(
- ' TOTAf GROHrCO.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1. Based
on money actually received ' by the
federal Teserve bank and; an esti
mate of subscriptions now in ' the
maiir but ' hot yet reported, George
K. WeekaV'campalgn manager, for the
twelfth1 federal reserve bank: district,
said tonight he believed the district's
i total subscriptions to- the third' lib-,
erty loan now Is In excess of $250,-
000.000. ' : tt - ,
The district's quota is $210,000.-00-nd
the subscriptions actually
Childf on Cry
' .4 . '
(p ATiffhR iMl
f,ttha Elad Yon Hare Always' Bought," aad which has heea
la csd fax over oyer 30 years, has borne the Eimatura
ana nas Deen taaae under his per.
fag-fay soiial, supervision since its iaiancy.'
.--All Connterf elts, . Imitations and Just-as-good" are lut
;:;Jxperinients that trifle with and endanger the health cf
, Infants and ChildrenExperience against Experiment.
-" What is 2AST0RIZV
,Castoria.is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
.Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
y neither Opium; Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its '
' - ege is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it hss ;
;Teen ia constaht use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, .
i tVind Colic and' Diarrhoea; allaying. Fevetishness arising
.iherefroin; And. by regulating the? Stomach and Bowels, aids '
the assimilation of 'Food; giring healthy and natural sleep.
7 i ,lhe Childrea's .PaaaceaXhe Mother's Friend,
:;.,In"' Use For Over 30 Years
.,..Th Kind You Have Always Bought
reee4vrti in binding form amount to
The total number of subscribers to
llie loan, according to the federal re
serve bank. up io tonight, was placed
a 832.279.' ' . -
In Ptah r",0C9 persons have par
ticipated and purchased "bonds as
compared to a total of 45.619 In the
second campaign. Nevada has 11.
.subscribers 'as compared to
7660. ' .
. Following Is a list of the large
cities In the district and the per
centagnof dhelr quotas as submlttvd
to the federal reserve bank:
Taeon:a, 121 jter cent; Portland,
i 19 percent; Seattle. 112 per rent:
Ban .-Francisco. 99 per cent; Salt
Ivake,City, 98 per cent, and -Los An
geles 90 per cent. .
AMERICANS rfoLD ATTACK
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eral Foch aud the allied command
ers -mthe western front has been
expressed by 51 - Clemencean, the.
French premier, returning from a
visit to the front.
Palestine Moves Important.
- The fighting on - ail ' tike- mother
fronts, except in Falestine andMeso
potamia, is of minor character. In
both the latter theaters, however, the
British have returned to the attack
and ' repp ined important ' successes;
over the Tnrks. Progress has been
made north of Raedad and along
the Tigris river and in Palestine sev
eral posit ions have been' captured
and prisoners 'taken.
German newfipaoers .have taken
another tangent in their; talk of
peace. It is asserted by a Cologne
Journal that Pope Benedict on, Whit
Sunday, May .19. mav put forward
concrete of fers, to .'mftliate between
the warioir factfons, v The reported
intention of the pope is said to have
had a sympathetic reception in Ber
lin. There Is no confirmation rrom
any' source that. the pontirf purposes
again to "offer; his services In the
direction of peace.- i
FRKXCII ASSAULTS broke.
JBERl2lN. via IXXNDON4May 1.
Fresh .French forces' have vainly at
tempted an advance - against ura
nnntw Thrtr assault, several times
were tnatjtor Hnwn. arroriiincr to
issued today. 1
FIRING IU'KIj REVIVED. .
x BERLIN,; via LONDON. May. 1.
The official '-'communication, from
headtiniartertf today?: reads:
"Western theater- In Flanders
the firing duel in the Locre and Dra
noutre sectors revived to greater in-
t ensityj French forces, thrown f resn
into . the battle, .attempted vainly to
press forward- against Dranoutre,
Ther assaults 'repeated several times
broke down under rure. . . .
"On the battle field on both sides
of the Somme we - carried out sue
cessf ul reconnaissances. Thrusts In
to the " enemy's lines southwest of
Noyoh and aeross the Oise-Aisne ca
nal, ' ner Varesnesv resulted in- the
bringing-in of more than fifty pris-
oners. : tn tne remainaer or me
front there was nothing ' ot-mpor-tance
to report. - i;.
"Eastern theater In Finland in
the1' course - OP desperate engage
ments the enemy attempted to break
through our lines northeast ' f Ta
vastehns and near LakahtL 31 was
repulsed with the heaviest losses.
The Finnish troops ; have captured
the fortress of Viborg. j-.
"In Ukraine we have occupied
Theodosia. in " Crimea," without - re
sistance." - ' . - , '. -,? .
ACTIVITY IX EAST.
PARIS, May 1. The war office
announcement tonight says:
, '"There is nothing to report dun
Ing the day except Jiuite lively bom
bardments in the. region north of
Montdidier. - : t ' ,"
"On April 3 Sub-Lieutenant
Guerin brought down his twentieth
enemy -machine, v
"Eastern theater, April 30 There
was reciprocal activity in vairous
sectors. On the Serbian front In the
f or Fletcher's
ESTIMATES ON '
John C. Koons Explains Pro
posed Increases on Second 4
Class Matter '-:
Department Figures Question
ed Suggest Changes Be
s Deferred Year
WASHINGTON. May 1. The post
office department estimates and rec
ommendations in-the matter of pro
posed increased postage for second
class mall mitter were presented to
the senate committee on postoffices
today by John C. Koons, assistant
postmaster general, who asserted
that the, present cost of carrying
newspapers -and periodicals by mall
is from 5.4 cents per pound within
a 300-mile zone, up to 1 2.2. He con
ceded that 3.S6 of the 3.4 cents rep
resented was overhead charges.
- Correctness of the figures was
challenged before the committee by
Senator McKeliar. as well as by rep
resentatives of publishers.
George B. McAneny, chairman of
the jtostage rate .-conjmittee of the
American Newpaper Publishers as
sociation, closed the hearing by as
serting that the department's figures
were questioned, and that the possi
bilitv of getting accurate figures was
small, in view of which facts he sug
gested that increased rates: he de
ferred for at least a year. The war;
and rising costs of publications, ho
said, were additional reasons for de-
Stephen Farrelly manager of the
American News company, declared
that the overhead charges assessed
against second-class matter repre
sented: the cost of handling govern
ment franked matter.
neighborhood of Vetrenik several
Bulgarian attacks were repulsed. At
the Cerna bend our detachments dis
persed .enemy reconnaissance, nu
merous bombardments were carriea
out by allied aviators. Two enemy
airplane. were brought down.
PRISONERS NUMBER 3421.1
LONDON. May 1. !The, enemy's
artillery has been active against the
back areas, in the neighborhood of
Bethune and has heavily shelled
French positions on the Locre sec
tor.' says Field Marshal Ilaig's
communication issued tonight.
"On the remainder of the front
there Is nothing - to report beyond
the nsnal artillery activity and local
encounters on both sides."
"The number of German prisoners
captnred by the " British armies in
France' during March was 1061, In
eluding 69 officers.' In April a fur
ther 5241 prisoners.' Including 136
officers were captured. These fig
ures are exclusive of the prisoners
taken by the French." . .
WANTS TO HELP OTHER MEN.
: M. W. Taylor, Calvert. Ala writes:
"To Whom It May Concern: I rec
ommend Foley- Kidney Pills, the best
I ever used. I tried different rem
edies; but none gave me relief like
Foley's." They restore regular action
of kidneys and bladder and relieve
backache, rheumatic pains, stiff
joints, sore muscles. J. C. Perry.
TO BEGIN TODAY
Jury Selected-113 L W. W.s
Go on Stand for Violation :;
of EspipnagetaW ; ;
CHICAGO, May 1. One. hundred
and thirteen indicted members of the
Indnstrial Workers of the World will
be put on trial tomorrow . before
Federal Judge Landis and a jury
which was sworn in today, for alleg
ed violation of the espionage law.
Fifteen days were required in se
lecting the jury after a former ven
ire had been thrown out for alleged
Jury ; tampering. District . Attorney
Clyne and Special Prosecutor Frank
II. Nebeker will conduct the prosecu
tion, with Claude I. Porter as os
'sociatet Attorney Vanderveer tor the de
fense, exercised all of his ten peremp
tory challenges before the jury was
finally, completed. Vanderveers as
sistants will be Otto F. Christensen of
Chicago; John B. Cleary of Blsbee.
Ariz., and Miss Catherine Lowe of
San Francisco.. - .
It is expected that the trial Will
continue' for several months.
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points. -, ., ,. , . : . . ..
- ' I tils known, adds the correspon
dent of the Daily Mail, that their ar
rival already has caused perturba
tion . among the Anstro-Hungarian
commanders who fear the effect on
their Slav troops. How that the en
emy Slav troops know their fellow
Slavs are fighting under the Italian
banner in complete, accord with the
Italians and with a deflnte program
of winning absolute Independence for
their common country, their whole
attitude toward the .war. he adds,
may undergo an important change.
The new position of affairs is be
ing explained adequately to them by
airplane propaganda and committees
of their own race are accredited to
and cooperating with the Italian com
statt.smax; TntTtsnAT. iay g.
Willamette Juniors Will
Give Annual Play Tonight
; Prominent ainonglhe numerous
features of the M-v l)dT attractions
at Willamette. university will be the
Junior class play, 'Ch tilled "The
Junior" a rolicking, dashing pra
dumion, replete with college pranks,
t lever tricks- and ridiculous situa
tions, end with a love scene' thrown
in for good measure.-
Thi play is to be presented to
nisht at Waller hall by the pupils
of liella Crowder Miller, head of the
public, speaking "department of the
university. In addition to-the enter
tainment offered, the play is expect
ed to .show the public something of
what ii being accomplished In the
training ' given by the department.
FIft.'ea students are in he cast, and
it includes some of the best talent
in the Institution. '
. The leading character In vThe
Junior", is an amateur actor who has
been mercilessly "Joshed" by the
seniors, and -In his determination to
get even with them ho. starts a
scheme which brings down ridicule
upon the entire senior class, involves
the faculty, and comes near to turn
ing the institution .topsy-torvy. But
for the sake of the laugh and the
sake of the young people the public
must net the story complete from the
platform, i The May , Queen and her
retinue will be In attendance.
"The Junior" is one of the best
productions of Edwin Bateman Mor
ris, I he-noted writer of college plays.
and this with the fact that Mrs. Mil
ler has spent a number, of years In
lyreum work, promises much for the
BE MECCA TODAY
Pioneers' Memorial Building
To Be Dedicated as Part
! of Program ;
. . ; " '
- ;At Champotg' today will be cele
brated the seventy-fifth anniversary
'of Founders' day, and aa Important
part of-the program win be the dedi
cation Of the new Pioneers Memor
ial building,, recently completed un
der an appropriation of .the. 1917
legislature. The observance today
will be the eighteenth annual cele
The dedicatory address will be giv
en by 1 former Governor T. T. Geer,
and other pioneers will be called up
on fori brief addresses. This paTt of
the program will begin at 1 o'clock
this afternoon. Judjre P. II. D'Arcy
oi aaiem win - preside, a. picnic
basket dinner will be spread at noon.
If i. the weather Is favorably today
the attendance doubtless will be the
largest In the history of Champoeg
celebrations. The new memorial
building has been, seen by few peo
ple and will.be an attraction today.
The iOregeV Electric- train, that
leaves fSatem at' : 4 f ' 6'elock ' this
morning will stop at Wilsonvllle. and
from that point a boat-will carry the
visitors? to Champoeg.' Returlng. the
boat '-will learo the grounds at 4
o'clock.; l" -
Attendance will-be large from Sa
lem. Several state officials win
make the trip. . v , . '.
i IS; ORGANIZED
Lieutenant Dean of Aviation
' Service1 Sighs Up 146
r I Members Here
The Loyal Legions of Logger and
Lumbermen was organized in Salem
vesterdav and 146 members were
signed as -charter members of . the
Saleni chapter.- Organiaxtlon was er
f ected here by Lieutenant C F. Dean,
In special . deached service, of the
United States army aviation corps.
The, Spaulding mill shut dwon at
4:30 O'clock, a half hour earlier tnan
usuali so that Lieutenant Dean could
address the employes and department
heads. . Members are signed for tne
Deriodiof the war. In a few days
ft legion flag .wlll.be unfurled at the
Snaulding mill. .
Lieutenant Dean , is -the officer
who led in nutting down the I. V. W.
outbreak at St. Mary's. Idaho. Wh.ile
in Saleni he is staying at the home
of his brother, U. jA. Dean..
y HOUSING BILL
for Workers' Quarters :
Ready for Conference
; i ,
"WASIirXGTONY May 1. The
housing bill, appropriating 160.000,
P00 for , the lease, construction or
requisition of .quarters for war work
ers, was passed late today by the
, senate- wfcth--, many, modifications in
tne iorm it was passea oy me nouse
It now goes to conference.
i For nearly two weeks ttp measure
has been, under, debate from time to
time. Us opponents attacking the
housing plan as a socialistic expert
ment. .To meet this object the senate
adopted today an amendment by Sen
ator Brandegee of Connecticut, pro
viding that property acquired by the
government sbal be sold as soon d
possible after the war.
Other senate, amendments give the
authority conferred by the bill to
the president instead of the secretary
of labor, and to prohibit commandeer
ing of citizen s homes except by con
tract ana alter a certificate or "nee
esslty" Is made by a federal judge
and nnless the property Is needed for
extension of. government construe
tlon. , '
OF GRAIN ASKED
Recommendations Drafted by
NEW YORK. May 1. necon
mendatlons that the government pur
chase that part of the 1918 wheat
crop which dealers are unable to
sell and that Tree movement of all
kinds of - grains from producers t
dealers be allowed, were made to the
I'nlted States food administration by
representatives j of all branches -of
the country's grain handling confer
ence here today. The recommenda
tions, drafted by a. committee repre
senting a majority of 200 delegates
from grain centers, holding a two
da v conference with Julius Barnes.
president of the food administration
grain corporation, were declared to
express the opinion of the trade as
to the best method of handling th
191J rroDS. . . -
E. C. Eikenberry of Camden, Ohio,
president of the Grain Dt-alers M
tional association, who headed the
committee, which prepared the re
port said it is essential, in view of
the fact that the government has
fixed the price of wheat nd has lim
ited ownership and storage of coarse
grains to sixty days, that steps be
taken to assure expeditious 'move
ments of the current season s crops
and to encourage heavy planting nexl
season, as a wm-ine-war poncy.
"The committee's report urged max
dealers be allowed to accumulate re-
norro stocks of Kraln 1n terminal ele
vators to meet transportation and
weather emergencies and that sale or
wheat and coarse grains In open mar
ket he permitted.
A majority of the dealers, iea,oy,
C. P.'rPieree of Chicago, expressea
dissatisfaction with the food admin
istration's sixty-day limit on owner
ship and storage of grains.
DID NOT DESERT
Writes Sheriff From Tacoma
and Claims He Is Going
To Camp Lewis
The mystery enshrouding the case
of Errol Valentine Byrnes, the se
lected man who disappeared on the
eve of the departure of the group for
Portland, has been partially lifted by
unique, though not very conclus
ive letter, recently received by Sher
iff Needham. It was written from
Tacoma, Following Is a portion oi
his communication. ;
"If you are going to Incarcerate
me in the 'hoosegow," you had bet
ter get an early start for by the time
this letter reaches you I will have
joined Pershlnsr's boys and Will .he
enduring -a 'thousand on a plate
(beans) at Camn Lewis. .
"I wish to offer an apology for
not appearing at the proper time, but
was sick . with a bad cold. My
throat was almost raw and even now
I can hardly talk. Friday I was pre
paring to lock up my two rooms
when the landlord Informed me my
rent would be SI. 50 a month 'more
while at war. lie said If I didn't pay
he would throw my stuff into the
street while I was at war. However,
a friend of mine .agreed to sell my
"At the Union denet In Portland
last night I tried to find an armrul
of reds that would take me to Ta
coma. I found a Northern Pacific
train. No rods. Jim Hill said before
he died that he would build the cars
so that bums couldn't ride. Well,
he didn't keep me off: I pried open
a mall Tar and went to sleep and
awoke In Tacoma. The back door
special that I . rode . in last night
stopped at every hack door and twice
at two story houses. 4 '
"If, I had been able to come to
Salem'-Thursday I would not "have
come. Lvhave earned- my living
since I was 9 years old, but never in
myllfe. have I struck a town, where
it was so hard to obtain the neces
sary wherewith ' to keep body and
soul together as in Salem.. I came
with 2 cents In my pockets and an
abnormal appetite. .Later, I was $29
In debt for which I ?ras Jailed, and
of course having lived- in Salem
where money flows like glue, I was
unable to pay. But a. kind friend
saved me from hibernating In the
'coop.' '." i
"I did not live that winter In Sa
lem. I Just existed. I endured. It
with' a stoical indifference and
Spartan courage. Talk about Tues
day being meatless. Every day of
that winter ia. Salem was to me
meatless, wheatless. seat lees, show
less, doughless, roomless and eat
less. "I understand before tje boys left
they endured orations, lunch and
music. I'm-glad' I missed that as I
do not enjoy .being harangued by
some silVer tongued orator. I don't
mind being gassed in the trenches,
but I dont want to be 'gassed from
the court house "steps. ' "
"Now that I sm registered, -ques-tlonaired,
examined, drawn, drafted
and delivered, don't bother me any
more. I am going to. the camp, sans
oratory, sans eats,, sans music and
IIORSF, IXAVE8 LTXLICY.
PARIS, April 25. A horse which
died here a few days ago left his en
ure fortunes an income or ?300 a
year, to a Peris working girl, says
the Express. The horse belonged to
Adoipn de Rothschild, who left it a
legacy so that It might end Us days
in comfort instead of being sent to
the slaughter house. It was arrang
ed that after the horse's death the
income should-be transferred to a
deserving working girl.
PLAN OF BOARD
Would Provide for Construc
tion of 200 Additional
ALL T(J BE WOODEtf
Chairman Hurley Announces
" New Features of
WASHINGTON. May 1. Expan
inn nf ih ahiubuildinc urogram to
provide for the construction of 200
additional wooden vessels of 4500 or
4700 dead weight' tons. . was an
nounced tonight by Chairman Hur-
lov Af iha Rhlnnlnr board. This will
Increase to S80 the number of wood
on Khlns com Dieted, building- on
The vessels which will be either of
the Douchertr or Ballin type, will be
constructed In shipyards already es
tablished and will be. allotted. -Mr.
Hurler said. ahicYs yards whlch'axe
mrt efficiently - managed. Con
struction of the ships will be started,
a sono as vessels now building are
off the stocks. -
The board also decided today to
authorize the construction: of. twenty-
five ew sea-going tug, increasing
to 100 the number of such, craft now
buildinr for the board. The tugs
will be employed In coast traffie, re-
nlacinr those diverted, overseas
It also was made known today that
with the reopening of navigation on
the Great Lakes, thirty-four vessels
bsllt there since last fall ; were
brought to the Atlantic and how are
en route to Atlantic ports or ore
loadinr nreparatory to their maiden
voyages. They aggregate approxi
mately 100.00 tons. -
Of twenty-three -ships In lake
yards scheduled for completion this
month, sixteen are so far aavancea
that they have begun to take on
crews and cargoes. These, new ves
sels, with an aggregate tonnage of
50.0000, have -been alVrtted by the
bureau of operations of the shipping
board to the New'England coal car
rying trade. -. -A
new American wooden ship con
structlon record wss reported to the
shipping board today by the Supple
& Ballin company of Portland.-Or..
whjch claimed the assembling and
placing of seventy-nine frames inva
new vessel in a total working time
of Jorty-four hours. . - -
WASHINGTON. May 1. S. J.
Konenkamp, International president
of the Commercial , Telegraphers
union, announced . tonight that he
would not sanction a strike of union
telegraphers pending . a settlement
of the controversy between the men
and the Western. Union nd Postal
Telegraph companies by the national
war labor board. ;
This announcement -.ttia after
the war labor hoard had received a
telegram from Newcomb Carlton,
president of the Western Union, re
fusing to comply with the board's
request that the company refrain
from discharging employes who Join
the union until after the board, could
hear both sides to the controversy.
Mr.. Carlton agreed to appear May 8
to state the reasons why the com
pany has determined not to retain In
its employ men who affiliate with
theunlon. No reply was received
from the Postal teinnoT.'
Earlier in the day Mr. Konenkamn
had told the board that the question
or a strike rested with the men and
that he- would go to New Tork, and
v-mcago xo conrer withthem. In an
nouncing later, his compliance with
the request of the board not to sanc
tion a strike, Mr. Konenkamp said
the men appreciate that "this is not
the time to accent challenge tn
flglit" if peace can be had by other
means. - ...
HELD IN EAST
NEW TORK. May 1. Carl Rod I
ger. known also as Karl Schroeder.
said to be a lieutenant commander
In the German navy and believed by
agents of the department, of Justice
to be paymaster of German agents in
this country. Central and South
America, was arrested here today
and held in $15.000 balL One of hU
ehief. purposes is believed to .have
been to Induce Irishmen to enlist
In the navy, in the hope they would!
piant bombs on warships. ,Rodlger
denied he was a German. 'His exam
ination was set for' May 8.
The arrest of Rod'ger followed the
apprehension last Saturday of Ma
dame Marie De Vfctorlca, said to
have been one of his most active
lieutenants. The woman, who is
confined in the prison ward at Belle
vae hospital, admitted, according to
tre t.uthorltles. he had received
about $40,000 from Rodiger lnce
her arrival in this country In 1917,
bat denied, they said, that the mon
ey was used for German propaganda
here. She insisted, they said, that
the money represented Interest on
large estates owned by her in Chile.
HELD IN RESPECT -
American Consul Makes Re.
port on Favorable Condi
' , tions in Country '
" STOCKHOLM. May 1. TbocnwHl .
naynes, American consul at HeisiBt
fors. Finland, in an extensive report
to the American legation here, gires
a more, favorable .picture of condi
tions in Finland. The consul
foreigners in Finland have to deal
only with the Finnish government
and that Germany respects , add ar-t
rangements 'made. -by the Final ih
government, ' ,.
The Germans who arrived is .Fia- .
land took their own food wtth them 1
but the food shortage for the Flans
themselves,- especially in the aoriV
era part of. the country; continued.
The consul recommends that Amer
icasend food for distributioft'nr
northern Finland on ih. platers a-
lated by the Belgian relief . eojaajii-
sion and expresses the belief that
such a course might prevent'-ths ,
country Inclining farther towirl
"The consul says .that when; tis
legal government in Finland 'was .
overthrown, anarchy was; rampant
through acts of the red guard, Swe- x
den refused help, other Scandinavian
countries were unable to give aid anl
France, which alone of the entente ,
allies hat recognized the Finnish re
public, could not get help there ia
time, so nothing was left bat for the
Finns to appeal to Germany.
M. Gripesberg, the Finnish minis-
ter at Stockholm, told The Acsoctat- ;
ed Press today there was no troth la .
Lthe report that applications for pass- ;
ports by persons imenajzrg ugou.
Finland must be approved by ths
Germans. The minister, said appll- ,
cations for permission to visit Fia-
land are passed upon by. a govern-
ment commission at Va.a, all th ,
members ofjlhat body being Finns.
Future of Abace-Lorracs
. Proving Puizle for
AMSTERDAM. Mat 1 The sig
nificant mission that the Imperial
German government had been dls-v
cussing the future of Alsaee-Lorrains
was made -recently in the second
chamber of the parliament by one of
the ministers, says a Dresden dls-.
patch to the Rotterdam sche Couraat.
The minister who made the adds
sion was Herr von Lelpcig, in reply
to a. suggestion by Herr Guenther,
a Liberal minister.
Guenther urged that Alsace be in
corporated with Bavaria and that
Lorraine bo devided between Prussia
rand Baden, all contingent upon the
assent of the country and ' parlia
ment. Herr von Leipzig then said that
while it was true the Imperial gov
ernment had discussed the subject,
a stage had not been reached where
definite proposals could b made to
the federal counclL The speaker con
tinned: - - . v .-"-
The manner in. which Alsace and
Lorraine hitherto had been attached
to Germany has . not stood the test
and it is impossible to attempt to
continue to build on this basis. , Th
Saxon government also Is convinced
I .f, tbli bat " M "ot et df
cided how .the quert!onas a whole
can be solYed7"r u.. - .
This answer did not satisfy the
house.. f . r-
CJiBItt WILL '
" - - - -.
Lloyd George Promises Irish
Deputation Careful Ccn- rr
sideration LONDON. -May 1. Members ef
the labor deputation who waited op
on the premier n the house of com
mons Monday In regard to Irish con
scription, says the Daily Telegraph,
that Mr. Lloyd George spoke- frankly
and firmly and listened patiently to -the
statement prepared by Arthur .
Henderson upon the representation '
made by a deputation of Irish trades
."Premier Lleyd George promise J
that the cabinet would consider fallr -the
representations of the laborttes. I
but he held out no hope so far as be
was concerned personally for any
change in the policy of the govern- s
ment. In -a speech the premier ia
slsted that equal rights of citizenship
involved equality-of duty "and -responsibility
and that Ireland can not .
take all the advantages accruing to
its association with Great Britain
while refusing to bear a share in the
burdens and sacrifices 'of the United
Kingdom, of which it ia a part. ....
The- Dally Telegraph recalls that
Ireland did not refuse the gift of oil
age pensions from an English parlia
ment nor.the advance of money for
the purchase of land and the bund-
ing of-laborers' cottages.
Many laborites who oppose con
scription in Ireland do so, not f ro .
principle, but because they believe it
is not. wise in existing circumstances.
According to the Dally News, ths '
government Is in serious trouble over
the home rule bill. The delibera
tions of the drafting committee have
been held by difficulties connected
with Ulster's claims.
It is nowise Improbable, says the
Daily New, that hoh conscription
and home rule will bo temporarily; ,