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RIXTY-KIGHTII YKAU-NO. 3S
SAIJvM, OUIiOX, SATHIDAY MOKM.Nt.; MAY. 4, 1018
PRICK FIVE CENTS
: ; " . " l
UP BY HUNS
Tremendous Cannonade Be
gun in Lys Region Fire
Centered Between Given
chy and Neippe Forest
' STILL REMAINS CLOSED
Moves Made - in Ukraine
General Foch Now Com
mander in Chief r
'i "' -; ' V
V (OFFICIAL SUMMARY)
Bating met with a reverse In tneir
operation on" the northern side of
the- Flanders salient, where the
French and British have stood shoul
Aer to shoulder in defense, of Ypres
nil the high uround which forms a4"
buhlark In front of the channel
ports, the Germans have, as Indicai
eily the most recent reports, turned
to 'the southern side of the angle
In the allied lines in northern
France., On Thursday night and Fri
day the German artillery had seem
ingly centered its fire on the line be
tween Givenchy and the Nieppe for
est and it may be that the enemy
soon will launch an attack against
thU vital section of the British line.
Dispatches from the British head
quarters tell of a tremendous can
nonade in the Lys region, which may
be taken to mean the part of the
Flanders battle f ield at or near Mer
ville, where the Germans mad their
greatest advance after the fall, of
Articles appearing In German
newspapers would s"em to Indicate
efforts to prepare the German peo
ple! for -an, announcement that there
will be no Immediate attempt to
take Ypres. '- -v.rC-'
Avnne waiting iortne ,uernran w
make the next move the allies. have
not heen idle. All a,long the line
their patrols have been active and
at Hangard and Vtlleri-Bretonneux.
before Amiens,, they have' taken
taetlcal positions from the 'Teutons.
JThe JrttIsh admiralty has found
that tbei fihannel at Zeebrugge, in
trt.it itrHlah cruisers recently
were sunk' during the naval raid on
the German submarine bases on tne
r.plfffan roest.- is still . blocked and
m III probably remain so for a consid
erable time. '
German troops operating - in
Ukraine have advanced Into the
Donetz coal region, in the eastern
part of the government of Kharkov.
The presence of Germans as far east
s this would seem to indicate that
Teutonic domination of southern
Russia and the Black sea is almost
The authority of General Foch.
who was recently designated com
mander in chief of the allied armies
In-France has been extended to In
clude the Italian front.
TTMAXS IIATTERIF.S ACTIVE.-
ROMK,-. Ma,y 3 An official state
ment issued by the war vrf ice to
day reporting military operations on
the northeastern Italian front, says:
"Italian reconnoitering troops
routed - hostile detachments in the
Senra valley and in the Alonax dis
trict. There was livply artillery ac
tivity In. the Tonale region, in the
Lagarlna and Hrenta valleys and on
ie lower Piave river. '
"Italian batteries dispersed, wom-
is parties and troops in tne oce
. ; valley and at Cortellazzo. Tbey also
' damaged enemy works In the Asiago
! region., '
"On tb4 whole front there was In
tfnse aircraft activity. Eight hostile
' machines are reported to have been
EXTEXII FOCirS AUTHprHTV.
i PARISH May 3. .The military au
, 'hority of General Koch as! a result
of the I' Han adhesion, has boert ex
. tended to ail the western fronts and
. "e reneral now becomes commander
-In chi,of all the allied armies In
, e wejij. pays Marcel Ilutin In the
Echo dc Paris. '
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! FEW PRISOXEItS TAKEN.
C BERLIN', via IXJNDON, May 3.
he official statement, issqed by 'the
r of fic, today, reads:
: "Partial attacks, by the enemy fol
Vrwed Rtrong preparatory fire south
( of Villers-Bretonneux and on the
"entern bank-of Avre. We took some
Prisoners in a counter-attack:
t "Onihe Lorraine front lively ar
f'ry activity continues. ; "
In I,Tkralne our troops .marched
from ! ' the ' Ekatcrinoslav-Kharkov
ne into the Donetz 'reKion. We oc-
. "Wed. Tagcnrog. on the Sea of
'A ERJUX'.TItOIS ADVANCE
. uAitL, . Switzerland. May. 3
'erman. troops, in Ukraine, with a
ae on the Hne between Ekaterino
!'a and Kharkov, have advanced in
'Jw rerion of the Donetz river coal
im . accordingto a dispatch
CehrM here.. r - '.
' .The Donetz river roal region
( ; (Continued on page 6.)
JUNIORS HOSTS OVER WEEK-END
Willamette University Campus Scene of Annual May
Festival Varsity Team Winners of Baseball Game
Opening the annual Junior Weekt
end and May Day festival on Willam
ette university campus a 'cafeteria
lunch was served to about 500 high
school Seniors and students of the
local college. This Is-a much larger
number of guests than are CTnar
ily present at the festival and more
are expected today from Chemawa
to root for their baseball team.f
An elaborate program consist! ng'of
the dsual May day ceremonies, two
baseball games; band concert, tug of
war, freshman green cap stunt and
Junior prom will occupy this morning
and afternoon. Mis Blanche Baker,
as queen of May, will preside.
Walk Is itedicatcd.
The principal woik.on the campus
accomplishedVesterday was the mow
ing of the entire lawn. At noon a
cement wallClhe gift of the Greater
Willamette club was dedicated. Arlie
C. Walker made the presentation ad
dress and Dr. B. L. Steeves.- chair
man of the board of trustees respond
ed. 'At 1:30. the lunch was served
by the university women from. long
tables placed In front of Waller hall
while the Chemawa Indian school
band, composed of 26 boys ranging
in age from H to 16 years, under
the direction of I. S. Loos, furnished
music. Eight university girls led by
Miss Ina Moore, took part in an at
tractive Indian club drill.
Varsity T-.'am Win.
Classes at the Salem high school
were dismissed for the afternoon in
order that the cadets might give a
military drill on the campus. This
was one of the featuies of the early
afternoon and directly proceeded, the
baseball game between the ' alumni
and varsity teams, which resulted in
a 6 to 2 victory for the regular team.
Excitment was ad,ded to the contest
when Coach Matthews played every
Willamette man out of position. J.
C. Alberts did some nice sliding for!
Finnish Papers Want
Monarchy Brought Back
LONDOX, May 3.- Finnish news
papers are calling for the establish
ment of a monarchy in Finland, ac
cording to an Exchange Telegraph
dispatch - from Copenhagen. The
Svensk Tidende, the organ of -the
peasant party, openly advocates that
a German prince be appointed king.
IN LN. S. CASE
Presentation of Arguments on
v Petition for Dissolution of
' Injunction Ends
OLD SUITS CITED
G. W. Lehmann Appears for
Associated Press Unfair
WASHINGTON. May 3. Present
ation of arguments on the petition of
the International News Service the
Hearst' service 'for ? dissolution of
injunctions restraining that organi
zation from pirating Associated Press
news was completed today In the su
preme court. ,; The case was taken
under'advisement and no indication
was given as. to when an opinion
would be rendered. ,
, . In presenting the Associated Press
side of the case. G. W. Lehman of
St. Louis, urged the court to sustain
the lower court "in enjoining the
Hearst service from taKing i-iori-
ated Press dispatches f romi bulletin
boards and early editions of news
papers receivingthe Associated Press
service. He -contended mere is a
property right In news and that if
that principle were overturned, chaos
would result, making impossible the
establishment of a responsible sys
tem of gathering news.
Says New I ITopny.
The case Mr. Lehman added, tfso
involves the question of unfair com-
noHinn and the riEht to tra-ric in
noN whirh one organizanuu . ua
. i . t . :
obtained at great expense and
"by some one who nas paia nonuus
for it-" He charged the' petitioner
iith niratical and I unlawful prac
tices, and declared that If news
-comes to the publc from tainted
sources and by tainted means. -the
news Itself will not escape contam
Senator Johnson of California, in
making the concluding argument tdt
the Hearst 'sendee, argued that th -very
principles to which the Associ
ated Press objects in this suit, the
gathering of nrs by one organjxa-
, wn common since "time
immVmoriar 'and that both servicenJ
have beeguilty of gamc prac tic
Hd paid particular attention to th.
: r tK rase, declaring
!Fgdl . .7 V ;Vnnortv rlishts in.
news has been p for consideration
before thfi courts in a number of Itt
stances. - I ,
i Old Cases inuKin . -
cited the so-caiiea i nouu
(Continued on Page 3.)
the alumnfVhile Procto land Adams
made up a well balanced battery .-The
lineup of the two teams was as fol
Varsity Olson, c;Rarey, p; Spelss-
Wapito, lb; McKittrick. 2b; Medler-
Storye, ss; Brewster-Hickman, 3b;
Da vies. If; Dimick, cf; Hlckman-
Alumni Earl Proctor, c; Wallace
Adams, p; Professor Dardin, lb;
I'rofessor Hancock, 2b; A. N. Moo res
ss; Max Gehler, 3b; Joe Albert, If;
Professor -Matthews, cfDr. Byrd, rf.
Professor Lbson acted as umpire.
May 1 'oh t pone Tournament.
This morning the student body
turned out for the May morning
breakfast which is to be followed by
the coed tennis tournament with the
Unlveifsity of Oregon. .Miss Mary
Finley, one of the players has been
ill and there is a possibility on this
account of the games being called
The Chemawa band will be back
and thec f leshmaa boys will be out to
perform their ceremony of parting
with the green headgear-they have
worn since last fall. The nature of
this stunt is still clothed in mystery
At 5 o'clock in the afternoon, the
sophs and fresh will endeavor to
duck, each other in the mill race when
they join hands for the J.ug-o-war.
ThiOollows the double header base
ball program. The first game at
l:3ttwill be between Salem and Eu
gene high schools' and the second
between the varsity and Chemawa.
Will Crown May Queen.
Salem hish played one other game
this season, losing to Chemawa. This
Is the first with a high 'school and
opens the season.
The Junior prom will be the clos
ing event and is to take place on
the campus, which'will be illuminated
( Continued n Pago 3.)
First Contract of Kind Be
tween America and North
WASHINGTON, May 3. Signing
of a general-commercial agreement
between the United tSates and Nor
way, the first agreement of the kind
to Le entered into by America with
one of the North European, neutrals,
was announced tonight by the war
Under -the agreement Norway is
assured of supplies to cover her es
timated needs so far as they can be
furnished without detriment to the
war needs of the United States and
its associates, and Norwary on her
part agrees to permit unhampered
export to America , and its allies of
all Norwegian products not needed
for home consumption- ' '
. It Is provided that none of the sup
plies Imported - from the United
States arHs associates or forwarded
with the aid of American bunker .coal
shall go directly or Indirectly to the
central powers or be used to replace
commodities exported to those -roua-tries.
This applies to anything pro
duced by any-auxiliaries to produc
tion obtained under the agreement
- The agreement was ' signed by
Vance C. McCormlfk, chairman of
the war trade Jioard and tr. Fritz
joff Nansen, the famous explorer on
special mission to his couotty from
Norway. ! :
Inhabitants of Territory Oc
cupied by Germany Put
MOSCOW, Thursday. . April 25.
via viaHlvnstock. April 26. Ger
roany's barbarous treatment of the
inhabitants of occupied territories
nntint reauisitioning of food
t nrnvokine rreat resentment.
the Kiev district the inhabitants re
sisted the Germans for three days
with machine guns and rifles and
were subdued by the use of armored
in th government of Minsk the
norm an s seized able-bodied persons
in the street and are sending them to
r.pnnanv.' Those trying to escape
Th DTih9n; of prisoners with
r.omiiinv will soon begin. A special
commiBsion charged with this work
has arrived here with Count von .-uir-harh.
the new German ambassador to
uticsia There are three million
RusKiana in German-hands, while -I.-
(Win 000 Germans are held in Iluesia
The first to bo exchanged will' be
women, boys under 16 and men more
than 50. and invalids. These will be
followed by the military prisoners o
. ,1 m s-.r i r rr r
40.000 weekly at ten different points
LEW1STOX WINS MEET.
MOSCOW, Idaho. May 3. The
Tjwiston hieh school won the annual
intprsrltnlastic track meen . at the
University of Idaho today, with 59
points. . ...., - ; , . .
Ui S. AVIATOR
Five American Pilots Patrol-
mg Over Enemy Trenches l
P p n ail I
Lngage ,m rUriOUS iSattle
U r r i. A!-
uuuwcut ui i cci ui nu
I PLUNGES TO EARTH
German"PIanes Chased Back
to Hangars- Dodging Yan
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, .May 3: In a desperate
air'fight over the American lines
northwest of Toul today, Charles W.
Chapman. Jr.r of Waterloo. , Iowa,
and a. German pilot with whom he
was fighting, plunged to earth inside
the German lines, bojth their ma
chines wrapped in flames.'
Five American pilots, in fast pur
suit; nrachines, wre patrolling -over
the American lines, when , they en
countered a Ckrman formation of
an equal number- of airplanes and
7 Iloth Machinei in Flames. -
Chapman singled out one" of the
enemy, single seaters and they moved
off.' bathing desperately. Suddenly
both the machines were !seen to
burst in flames and almost at the
same time, plunged to the earth be
hind the German lines.
The four remaining American
pilots- chased the iother enemy ma
chines back over their territory, hut
all of them escaped. The -four
American -machine returned safely.
JHen In Urn Watch.
It was shortly after 9 o'clock this
morning when the American patrol
ling machines left the ground one
after another. They circled about
above the hanrarf until they got
into a V shape formation.; Then,
with theroar of motors, they hit for
the lines. They had patrolled the
section once and were starting on a
second tour, when sparkling specks
were seen in' the sky far away with
in the German linea. The. Ameri-
can airmen turned quickly, but kept
their formation. The men- In the
front lines watched the two forma
tions and saw the German group
continue on Its course and the Atner
lean planes starting out ,to head them
off. The American pilots soon rec
ognlzed the other formation was Ger
man and .went up higher, but
enemy did not seem to see them
until the Americans were : almost
Suddenly the American formation
took a dive toward Cie Germans, who
swung about sharply- Then the ma
chine guns came into action and the
battle was on, while watchers on tne
ground wers unable to tell which
was which as all ten mechlnes darted
in and out up and down and turned
and banked. !
Rattle I Cuntinncri.,
The one. German machine left the
formation, and another which was
Chapman followed, his gun Fpittins
bullets.' The German banked and
Chapman did likewise, while both
were pouring lead into each other
Two bursts of flames were seen and
the machines went spinning down.
long tails of fire and smoke stream
ing out behind them. ,
Chapman s companions continued
the battle with the Germans, each
engaging one of the enemyj The
Germans, however, soon lost, all
stomach for the fighting and one aft
cr anoi.ner xurnea ana ilea nume-
ward, diving, spinning and zig - zaR -
ling to escape the American bullets
The Americans returned home sad
dened over the loss of their comrade.
the first of their number to return
aTter flatting his boehe. Chapman
was very popular and was regarded
as an excellent pilot. i
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British Minister of Blockade
Thinks Germany Will Try
LONDON", May 3. In the personal
opinion of Lord Robert Cecil. min
ister .of blockade,-the failure of Ger
many's "knockout offensive" tSU the
western front will result In big
peace offensive, directed mainly
against Great Britain and possibly
made In an attractive form,; but
which will not afford.any ternu the
allies can look at.. . i
In this opinion, made in a state
ment to the Associated -Press. Lord
Robert expressed the further belief
that the new peace offensive would
be largely for German consumption,
because theTlrs of Germany knw
If they have to rely on their own re
sources they cannot noid out mucn
longer." - '"'!'
Figures for All Parties Are
Compiled at Office of
County .Clerk Boyer has Just com-
?.,eted th.e jpp"!10"?!"!.1?;
that there has been very little change
a'iring me past year, ai ine nm
nf the special election in June. 1917,
the county showed a total reglstra
i.,nn n, 1finf whiiA.ihi. vMr the
toUl is 16.741.
This would seem to Indicate an
increase in the vote,ihe coming prim
aries. but the probabilities .re that
with the drawing off pf a small army
of young men to military service and
to the manufacturing centers the
vote will show a, slight falling off
from the record of last year.
Seereeatinr by -parties and sex.
the tabulation shows the vote divid
ed as follows:
Democrat men. 2133, women.
ReDublican men. 7011: women.
Progressive men. 19; women 16
Prohibition men, 196;, women
3315. ' 1
Socialist men. 213; women,
xtu.ollanpous men. 2j6: women
The latter figures represent a class
of voters who can not deciae wnere
ihev want to cast fheir ballot, or who
h a va motives of their own in not
aligning themselves with any politi
cal nrrnnixatton. Another factor
that must he considered is the fact
that there are a number of -voters
in. every county who register in one
party and vote in another. It is not
likely that the Non-ParUsan league
.will cnt verey mucn ligure m va
Uamnalim this vear. ' i .
' Tho iin-iin of candidates is such
that the vote will be further swayed
frbm registration records.
OF GOLD BULLION
Tyra Masked Men Steal $6000
Grants Pass -A
n RANTS PASS. Or.. May 3. Two
masked robbers bound and gaggea
Robert Tkswell and his son. Robert
Roswell. Jr.. at their home, .forty-
five miles from here. Tnursaay
'" ".V,.. 'X.
bullion which they had Juat melted
down, according- to word wnicn me
two miners brought to Holland, tne
nearest settlement, early today,
sheriff's oosse left for the scene
Accord! n a to the Bos wens, iney
had lust finished melting down their
tbepann,nS of e past week when the
robbers appearea. ratner ma, wb
were tied to trees by the robbers.
who then took three gold bars worth
about $2000 each and left on horse
After several hours the younger
Ttoswell managed to free himself: He
then cut his father's bonds snd the
two started on foot through the
night for Holland to report their
loss. Sheriff George C Lewis, who
headed the posse sent to the scene.
reported tonight that there was no
clue. The Boswells offered $300 for
the apprehension of the robbers and
$1000 for the return of the bullion.
The Doswell mine is said to be
one of the richest in southern Ore
gon, and the two. owners operate it
. swr mr . 1
1 Dalem UlllCefS VlSlt Uty ailQ
Enroll 108 Members in
. The city of Silverton has Just
swung into line with a fine contin
gent , of the Oregon Militia, which
will be designated as Company H of
the Salem battalion. Yesterday an
automobile party composed of Major
Woolpert, Captains Hall and Wilson;
Sergeants Hemsley and Pierce, sold
Corporals Holcomb and , Mangis,
drove over to Silverton on a recruit
ing mission for the state organisa
tion. A meeting of citixens was Cittt-
ed together and brief speeches were
made, by Major Woolpert and other
members of the party, outlining the
duties and the needs of the Oregon
Milftla. The Salem party was grati
fled with the fine spirit manifested
In the meeting and with tne ready
response on the part of the Silverton
men. A company of 108 members
was enrolled during their stay In the
city, with promise of further addi
tions. It is very probable that the
company will be enlisted to Its fall
quota. The following officers werelbv Charles R. Page of the shipping
Captain.; Ernest M. Smith; First
Lieutenant, Ilebcr T. Allen; Second
Lieutenant-, IL McCall. The company
is to be mustered in next Wednesday
evening. May 8. with a' group of the
Salem companies on the ground. ' ;
Unfortunately Silverton has no
suitable building for their use, and
it is hoped tht immediate steps will
be taken to provide the company with
an armory similar to those construct
ed 1ft other vaUey, towns,
" 1 1 "
Woman 87 Tears Old Falls
From Trestle and Lies Help
less Two Hours
Two men. walking on the Oregon
Electric railroad trestle west of South
Commercial street late yesterday af
ternoon' heard groans under the
trestle, directly back of the W. P.
llabcock .residence. 631 South Com
mercial' street and upon going to the
place found Mrs'. Sarah J. Woodruff.
ho apparently naa iauen wniu
walking on the trestle. Mrs. Wood
ruff is. 8 7years old. She was taken
to the Willamette sanatarium, suffer
ing with a broken arm and serious
cuts and bruises. She probably fell
Mrs. Woodrnff makes her v home
with her daughter. Mrs. W. P. Dab-
cock and often walks about the prem
Ises of the Rabcock residence.
Mrs. Woodruff had been cone from
the house about three hours when
found. She had never before walked
on dhe trestle but last night at the
hospital. said that it was the trestle
she fell from.
She was taken to the Rabock home
by the men who found her. Only
her son-in-law. William P.Babcock.
was at home during the afternoon
When Mrs. Rabcock returned home
she had her mother taken to the hos
pital. It Is thought that Mrs. Wood
ruff fell soon after, starting on her
walk. She retained consciousness
and mentioned that she had been
helpless for some "hours under the
Make Efforts to Clear
Channel at Zeebrugge
LONDON. May 3. Latest reports
show that the Germans are display
ing great activity in endeavoring to
repair the damage at Zeebrngge, the
German submarine base on the Bel
gian coast, done by the British naval
raid. The channel still remains
blocked and it is thought likely it
will remain so. for a considerable
l iA. fmm h tmrt lht th I
entrance Is occupied by two sunken
. . . .. i
concrete vessels, the position of the
1 T'Ka.I tilili la a t)ij 1
i uvi n i.l
crease the difficulties . or areaging
and prevent the haibor from being
cleared up. '
Plans Laid - for Recruiting
Crews Wages Are No
MEETING IS SUCCESS
Eight Suggestions Made by
Conferees Finish Work
WASHINGTON. May 3. Ship
owners ana representatives oi sea
men's unions got together on many
vital ouetions today with' the re
sult that .Andrew Furuseth, presl
dent. of the International Seamen's
union, declared that as nearly har
monious conditions as 'possible had
been obtained on the -eve- of the tre
mendous expansion of the American
merchant marine.- Wage differences
have been Ironed out and plans laid
ror" recruiting men to operate tne
new ships. ' 1
The only problem toward the so
lution of which no progress has been
made is theT-ontroversy between the
unions and the Lake Carriers assoc
Chinese XYrvcn Discussed.
Chinese crews in Pacific boats oc
cupied much of the afternoon discus
sion. Mr." Fufuseth charged tney
were used because they were cheap.
Captain John H. RInder of the Pacif
ic Mall line, replied that his company
referred them to " Americans who
had been displaced on some boats
only because they misbehaved ena
failed to give service. He denied that
opium rooms and gambling among
the Chinese were allowed
The most Important result of the
conference, which will conclude to
morrow, nas ocen to reier io me
shipping board for decision the wage
controversy on the Atlantic ' coast.
where union men desire the higher
Tacific scale. In addition, import
ant steps were taken to overcome the
shortage of seamen by formulating
suggestions which were referred for
action to a committee of five, beaded
I board, and including Franklin u.
Moonev and A. r . Iieonie or tne
American Steamship association;
Mr. Furuseth and A. W. Parker of
the bureau of immigration. The
VJffer Kiirht Succetion.
The seamen's act has not been.
and Is not now being enforced espec
ially with, reference to the "watch
(Continued on Page 3.)
Three States Exempted ' b
May Draft Because of Large
Numbers Sentr-D e p ar t
ment Abandons Old Pkn
CONGRESS ASKED FOR
Country Will Call Ecaixgh
Men to iIake Victory ' '
WASHINGTON,- May 8, Simul
taneously witji the announcement to
day that234.000 men from 45 states
had been called to join, the colors
in May. Secretary Baker ... indicated
the scope of the government's plans
for Increasing its fighting strength,
by staling that congress had. been
asked to appropriate approximately
$15,000,000,000 for the army for the
next fiscal year. That amount is
exclusive of funds provided In tha
f ortifications . bill, which not only
covers - coast, of defenses but as a
rule provides the bulk of heavy field
ordnance. - 1 "
Last year the army estimates ag
gregated six billion and six hundred,
millions,. to pay for 'a force. of 1,-,
500-.000 men which, already has been
exceeded. . '. " ' ,
Movement Begins May 23." t
The call for a quarter of a xallUoa
men during May goes to all states
miuiuum, vicv '
Wch with the District of. Co-
lnmhia tlrcidv have nBnlled si
large a part of their quotas that it
was decided not to Include them this
time. The movement in most states
will begin May 25 and will be. tem
ple ted in five" days. "jr'.t .-
By this order the war department
abandons the plan of assembling men
in even "monthly increments of ap
proximately "100,000. .The call for
1S0.000 in April and 223.000 this
month will bring out In two months '
half of the -number , originally' con
templated for the year. Officials ."
made it clear that it is now the pur- .
pose to mobilize all the men tot
whom equipment and training facil
ities can be provided.
Avoids Specific Figures. '
"Let us avoid specific figures."
Secretary Baker again said today.
They imply limits. There is &.
limit. We will call out enough men
to make victory certain. We will call
them as rapidly as they can be train
ed and sent forward. .V .-..
In preparation for this tremendous
increase in the army the house mill-,
tary commute was told today that
every existing cantonment In tno '
country will be enlarged and every
national guard camp utilised to Its
full capacity.. It is regarded as prob
able that soma new cantonments may
be built. Ground already has been
obtained In the .vicinity of several
cantonments for expansion.
M ill . Alter Allotment.
The May draft allotments - were '
made on the population basis hereto
fore used by subsequent distribution
of quotas will be much altered whea.r
the number of men furnished by any.
state is computed from the number,
in Class 1. -
The men called out this month. .
ill be mobilized generally at the
cantonments to which men from. the..
same states have previously been
sent. Some of the camps will have
been converted Into replacement di
visions, and the new mem will be re
distributed in accordance with, their -
Create Xew Divisions. .
Under the Increased army plan -a v
great number of new divisions may,
be created. With, authority new
asked for unlimited power to create -
fighting units, some of the men of
the May draft may be assigned to
these new organizations..
It Is regarded as likely, however"
that. tbe 'April and May drafts wlll
be used largely to fill Up divisions
at home while the seasoned personr
nel from those divisions is sent over
Deport Workmen Refusing
To Make LongrRange Cera
LONDON, May 3.A dispatch to
the exchange - Telegraph company
from Amsterdam from a frontier cor.
respondent asserts that the Germans
are constructing, long range guns of'
the type used in the bombardment of
Paris, at Seralng, five miles south--west
of Liege, in Belgium, and that
that they have requisitioned the
Cockerill works for the purpose. .-
The . dispatch says . that all the
workmen In the factory have refused
to work and, will, be deported this,
month. . '
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