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U R G E W H A L E M E A T A S S U B S T IT U T E FO R B E E F
LO N D O N HAS NEW CRIM INAL
He Gives Poisoned Candy to tho Wom
an Conductors of the Mo
WMIm StwtMMf Vi
A movement to urge the people to eat whale meat as a substitute for
beef. lamb, and other victuals has been begun by the American Museum of
Statistics submitted by this Institution show- that this
whale meat can be marketed fo r about 121$ cents a pound and Is Just as
tasty and nourishing as any other m eat
It has been used la Japan as a
foodstuff for the past 20 years, and has proved satisfactory.
new eatable appeal to the American people It will undoubtedly result In /
tremendous expansion In the whaling Industry.
The photograph shows the enormous tongue o f a Gray whale.
TELLS OF N IG H T n L iF lT iirT i^ ^
Correspondent Gives Thrilling
Description of First Ex *
perienoe at Fro n t
LIGHTED BY STARRY BALLOON
Night Watchers Trust Nobody But
Themselves— Both Sides Watching
the Flaring Bombing and Ma
chine Gunning at Intervala
with night watchers who trust nobody
Another period o f silence except low
voices o f men talking In “ trench whis
pers.” They’ve learned to “ trench-
whisper" by constant practice. A Pollu
apologetically explained, as he rear
ranged his nest o f black eggllke hand
grenades on the trench shelf before him,
that American soldiers talked too loud
at first. But they finally learned to
“parler doucement” he added.
The Boche is active again. A flock
of hand grenades roar themselves Into
silence on the other side as fiery light
streaks perform arcs like Roman can
dles and then float gracefully down
under their parachutes Into the Ger
man wire. A rifle grenade explodes
half-way across No Man's Land and
Boche machine guns take up the tune.
The Boche having told the French by
the display that no German soldiers
are prowling In this part of No Man's
Land, there Is silence again until time
makes things uncertain.
"The Boche has no reason to be
nervous yet,” whispered an officer.
“Our first patrol goes out at 2 o'clock.
Would you like to go along?"
Patrolling Is one o f the milder games
of hide and seek In No Man's Land at
night and it’s something most all
American trench soldiers will learn
before the war Is over.
With the French Armies In the Field.
—Night life In a first-line trench has
Its little bag of thrills for the begin
Polios say night trenches are monot
onous, bnt all Pollus have seen livelier
things than trench life.
an American correspondent,
spending a first night on the fringe
of No Man's la n d precisely as no
doubt hundreds of thousands of Ameri
cans will before the end o f the war, a
nocturnal trench has all the melodra
matic elements to keep up Interest and
drive monotony away.
Darkness seems to settle down
quickly over the frowsy, weedy, gray
strip In front, which nobody owns and
nobody treads In daylight.
A battery o ( Frenck guns bark •
sharply In the rear. Firefly flashes
wink a mile behind the enemy's wire.
The French gunners are saying “ Good
night” to a Boche battery, and the dull
“boom,” “boom,” “ boom” — then the ]
squeal of enemy steel above tells you Passengers Arriving in United
the Boche Is answering. Unless un
States Give Thrilling Ac
foreseen things happen tonight, the
gunners will “ rest on their arms” un
counts of Attack.
til daybreak. On “ quiet" sectors like
this It often happens.
With darkness down, the night shift
Is eating supper In their dugouts and
rigging out In sheepskin Jackets to
begin the silent night watch over the
The dugouts— corrugated
steel and sand-bag construction at In Bomba Tore Up Streeta During Two-
Hour Siege in Inky Darkness—
tervals a few yards back o f the first
Death Toll 245— Drop Nine
line— are smelly and dark, but filled
with life. Its human life and Insect
Tone of Explosive*.
life, the latter making Little difference
so long as steel and sandbags shed va
An Atlantic Port.— Thrilling eye
grant shells. Men say they can get witness accounts of one o f the tremen
accustomed to Insects, but the bite of dous German air raids on Parts, were
a shell is different
brought by passengers arriving at tbta
Signs of America.
port on a French steamship recently.
The correspondent found the Inevi One o f the passengers. In a position to
table American sign In these dugouts know all the facta, declared that more
tonight. Penciled names on the wood than 200 men, women and children
en bunks suggested New York’s East had been killed, tbat 00 fast Gothas
side, 8 t Louis. Cincinnati. Milwaukee had taken part In the raid and that
and other purer American names sug over nine tons of explosive bombs had
gested early settlers on the prairies been dropped during a two-hour siege.
o f the middle West. In fact. It was In
One American ambulance driver
the trench Just outside that a small
alone, according to a passenger, picked
body of American "Sammies” on No
up 70 bodies during the night.
vember 3 fought desperately against
"T h e Germans picked out the dark
overwhelming German odds In Ameri
ca's first battle of the big European est night In a long time to make their
raid,” said this informant, whose name
The night Pollus have taken their cannot be divulged. “ Their squadrons
places a few yards apart along the came over Vincennes, and headed for
parapet. The day Pollus have filed the heart o f the city.
Fought in Dark.
Into the dugouts for food and rest.
A machine gun Is “ rat-tat-tat-lng” Its
“ It was about midnight when the
evening tryout. All machine guns are popping o f the antiaircraft guns woke
frequently tested at night. A fainter me and gave the first alarm. I looked
“ rat-tat-tat-tat” shows that the Boche out, but nothing could be seen in the
Is doing It, too. A bright, fiery streak blackness, except the flash o f the de
roars up nearby and a small white fending batteries, in every part o f the
parachute floats gently down with an city, and, occasionally, the sizzling
Incandescent flare lighting up No trail o f a bomb.
Man's Land for a hundred yards
"French machines had risen to the
around. Somebody saw a suspicious attack at the first signal, bnt they
move beyond the wire, an officer ex were greatly handicapped by the dark
plained. The officer orders a few rifle ness. The rattle of their machine guns
grenades fired as a warning to prowl conld be plainly heard and there were
ing Boches, perhaps trying to learn several clashes, bnt for the most part
something or to cut the wire. The the French fliers went winging blindly
Pollu heads, silhouetting over the para and at random through the dark.
pet at Intervals against the blackness
“ For two honra the city was pelted
beyond, “ duck down” fo r an Instant with bombs. Hospitals were bit and
while the grenades explode with cav convalescent soldiers wounded.
ernous roars. These missiles fly Into mous public buildings— I am not al
a hundred pieces each and wipe out lowed to tell their names, bnt they are
life fo r rods around.
known all over the world— were badly
More machine guns are tapping their damaged, and some of ths famous
warnings or having their “tryouts" boulevards and public squares were
here and there along the line. The torn up as by an earthquake.
Boche again, as I f nervous. Is doing It,
Death Toll Put at 246.
“From Information I gathered tha
Nobody la Trusted.
A half-hour follows without a single toll o f death waa nearer 24S than 46,
•park o f fireworks. But It breaks out aa the official statement says.
« y t n — both sides watching, flaring, American ambulance driver, a friend,
bombing, machine-gunning, suspicious worked through the night with other
things In that uncanny black stretch members of the corps, scouring every
ad No Man’s Land, fringed on each side part o f Paris, for the whole city waa
London.— This city has a new kind
o f criminal.
He will take rank with
the “Ink squlrter” o f New York and
1 posalbly “ Jack the Peeper." This new
est brand o f criminal has been giv
ing poisoned candy to woman conduc
tors o f motorbusea.
He la described
aa middle aged, of gentlemanly appear
ance and suave speech.
Several o f hla victims have been
taken unconscious to hospitals, but all
have recovered. At least a doaon young
women have received poisoned candy
from him and without exception they
have been taken violently 111 toon aft
er eating I t
Hla custom la to wait until he Is the
only passenger In the bus and then to
open a box o f chocolates and larits
the conductor to help herself. Usu
ally the woman says she will, because
candy Is scarce and costly In London
and the conductors do not make hand
He usually aaka the In
tended vtctlm to take aa much as she
wishes, and a moment or two a fter
ward leaves the bus
All the women say they could Identi
fy him. The police are making a dili
gent search for him. but their search
does not prevent him from carrying on
There are thousands
o f moiurbuses In London, and the field
o f operations Is therefore large.
Y . M. C. A. DUGOUTS AT FR O N T
Eight of Them Established in Trenches
Taken Over by the United
Brief Resume Most Important
Daily News Items.
C O M P IL E D
■vaata of Noted People, Governments
and Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
President Poincare has refused to
pardon Bolo Pasha, convicted o f trea
son, acording to an Exchange Tele
graph dispatch from Paris.
The Belgian relief ship Miniatre de
Smet de Naeyer. 2712. tons, sant^^n
Saturday in the North Sea. It
ported aha »truck a mine. S e v e n t y
o f those aboard were saved and T i
Officials o f the Dock Truckers' and
Wednesday announced that their mem
bers had voted to strike next Thursday
morning i f their demands for a wage
increase were not granted.
The official announcement Tuesday
that no casualties resulted from that
day's bombardment o f Paris by the
Chicago.— Eight Y. M. C. A. dugouts Germans, says the P etit Parisian, waa
have been established In the trenches not in strict accordance with the facta.
It affirms that there were victim s—
communicating with the battle line
which American boys In France have
Just taken over. It was announced here
M. W. Kirwin. Royal Flying Corps
by the National War Work Council of cadet, was killed at Fort Worth, Tax.,
the Y. M. C. A.
At these stations Tuesday afternoon on the eve o f his
along the way to the front the Sam squadron's departure for Toronto. Hia
mies are able to procure hot coffee or home waa in Nova Scotia. He waa 21
chocolate aod other edibles as well aa years old. Kirwin was flying atone,
to mall letters to the folks back home. and no one saw the accident.
Often. It Is aahl. the Y. M. C. A. sec
When subscriptions to the Third
retary Is the last man to bid the boys
Liberty Loan were called fo r at a
“ So long” and the first to greet them Washington theater Tuesday night, the
or dress their wounds when they come first subscriber was President Wilson,
who occupied a box in the audience.
The Y. M. C. A. has been charged Announcement that the President had
by both the French and American arm taken 11000 worth waa followed by
ies with the conduct of the entire can prolonged cheering.
teen system In France.
Another day, Tuesday, o f livaly sen
ate debate on the sedition bill which
Rich Man 8seks Service.
Denver, Col.—Courtland S. Dines, would punish disloyal utterances and
millionaire broker, o f Denver, has attempts to hinder the army draft and
undergone an operation on the nose Liberty Bond campaigns, resulted in
the adoption o f amendments designed
and throat that he may qualify for
to meet the objection o f senators that
service In the aviation division of the
the measure might prevent legitim ate
criticism on the war.
Sixty Gothas in Raid On Paris
FAMOUS BUILDINGS WRECKED
M ID HAPPENINGS
OF CORDENT WEEK
under fire. He picked np 70 bodies.
In addition to scores o f wounded.
"Th e next morning I found that
three o f the bombs hod fallen and ex
ploded on the doorstep o f tbs house
wbero I was stopping, tearing great
holes six feet In diameter. I found
several unexploded bombs nearby, of
the shape o f footballs, but consider
ably larger In size.”
A fter the attacking squadron had
retired, according to the passengers,
it was found that one of the enemy
planes had been brought down. The
people o f Paris, the passengers said,
were o f the opinion that the raid was
by way o f reprisal fo r what French
fliers had done over German cities."
P O LIT IC A L L E A D E R IN RANKS
South Carolina Legislator Waives Ex
emption and Enlists In the Ma
Port Royal, S. C.— Side by side men
from various walks o f life, Len A.
Scott, three times Republican repre
sentative from Hardin county, Ten
nessee. and minority floor leader In
the lower house of the last two legis
latures, Is rapidly learnlrg the flue
points o f Marine life.
He enlisted In the Marine corps re
cently fo r the duration of the war.
waiving exemption on the ground that
he was a state legislative officer, and
was sent to this station for prelim
Scott Is well known In political dr-
dea, It being remembered that he was
the author o f the first resolution in
troduced In the house o f representa
tives. pledging support to President
Wilson when war with Germany be
FIN D S
L O N G -L O S T
United States Qunnar on Transport
Says Do Kalb H at Sunk
Pittsburgh. Pa.— Searching for his
sister, whom he baa not seen for ten
years, Floyd Long, aged 33 years, gun
ner on the United 8tates steamer De
Kalb, formerly a Pittsburgh boy, ar
rived In thla city and shartly after
ward aacerta’ ned that hla sister. Mrs,
Alfred Ward, resides at 17tn La ports
street. His brother-in-law, wire chief
for the Bell Telephone company, in
land exchange, met Long and the re
union o f brother and sister followed at
the Ward residence.
Long related to them the story of
several battles with German subma
rines in which he has taken part He
asserted the De Kalb's guns have ac
counted for many U-boats and dlt-
played a medal for sharpshooting.
The landing o f Japanese and British
forces at Vladivostok and the Bolshe
vik objection to the move promise to
cause the State department some con
When Jspanese occupation of
Siberia was proposed recently this
government assumed a “ hands o ff"
policy. The Russian National Council
o f Soviets has announced its purpose to
protest to the United States against
the present step.
The masses in Austria are showing
signs that they consider their war
aims have been attained through the
signing o f peace with the Ukraine and
with Roumania. N ot only the labor
element, but also the bourgeoise, have
expressed their desire for immediste
peace. Emperor Karl has emphasized
tw ice his desire for peace in his mes
sages to the kaiser offering congratu
lations on the reeulta o f the western
W ith the nation entering the second
year o f the war, congress works this
week on important legislation designed
to make its powers more effective at
the battle front and at home. While
the house gives right o f way to bill*
extending the draft law and other
army legislation, the senate’s schedule
includes final disposition o f several
bills aimed at
German spiea and
agents to curb mob law against dis
loyalists and to stamp out propaganda.
A revolution has broken out in
Southern Coats Rica, Jorge Volio has
invaded Coats Rica territory from Pan
ama and a force under him ia attack
ing V illa Concepcion Perez, a town on
Mias Emma G. Mullen, o f New
York, waa killed in the Paris church
struck by a German shell on Good Fri
day. This increased to five the num
ber o f Americans who lost their lives
in the church.
H O M E - R U L E F O R IR IS H
Conscription Linked With
eted Measure Offered Ireland by
London — Dnvld Lloyd George, the
British prime minister, Tuesday mode
the boldest stroke o f his career by
coupling home rule for Ireland with
conscription o f Irishmen.
This unexpected disclosure ia an ad
dress by the premier In the house o f
commons, in presenting the new con
scription bill to parliament, swept
aside all interest in the details o f the
conscription scheme which already had
been forecast by the newspapers.
The premier said that ths man-power
act would be extended to Ireland under
the same conditions as to Great B rit
ain and that a measure o f self-govern
ment for Ireland would be Introduced.
It was announced In ths home of
commons that ths government had de
cided to extend the time for discussion
o f the man-power bill until Cueedsy of
next week. This wss a cor cession to
a request o f Mr. Asquith after a vote
had been taken and the bill had passed
its first reading amid cheering.
A fte r the premier had delivered his
address, J b . Asquith said that if, as
he b e lie M r the gravest peril which
ever had menaced the empire was now
confronting it, there waa no sacrifice
parliament waa not prepared to make.
He appealed to the premier to g iv e a
little more time for consideration o f
Ireland is the only subject talked Of
now. The only queetion asked ia, how
w ill the Irish parties snd their British
sympathisers take to the new policy?
There waa a teat o f strength in the
house o f commons whan Joseph D ev
lin, Nationalist, made a motion to ad
journ. The government then moved
and carried cloeure on his motion after
a brief debate by a vote o f 810 to 86,
and Mr. Devlin’s motion was defeated
by a vote o f 323 to 80. A few pa
cifists voted with the Nationalists.
This preliminary vote means little.
Everything depends on the nature of
the proposals for self-government for
Ireland to be adopted, aa the premier
said, “ without violent controversy.“
The first impression waa skepticism
aa to whethsr the W ar cabinet could
frame a measure which would stand
that test, and the fear that the country
might be plunged again into the old
fury o f Irish quarrel while fighting for
its life against enemies outside its
It was because o f this fear that the
Asquith government shelved the old
home-rule art and the Nationalists
have blamed that shelving for the fa il
ure o f more Irishmen to enlist.
TO B U ILD S T O N E S H IP Y A R D S
Congress Asked for $50,000,000 to Es
tablish Concrete I’ lsnts.
Washington, D. C.— F ify million
dollars will be asked o f congress by
Chairman Hurley, o f the Shipping
Board, for development o f concrete
shipbuilding. The plan is to establish
at once five government yards two on
the Pacific Coast and three in the
The sites for the plants are already
under consideration and w ill be an
nounced shortly. The three in the
South will probably include one al
ready planneid for Wilmington, N. C.
Transportation facilities and easy ac
cess to cement snd sand w ill govern
The first vessels turned out by the
government yards w ill be 7500-ton
tankers, both because o f the shortage
o f oil carriers and because, in the pres
ent stage o f concrete ship develop
ment, the board is more confident of
success with the tankers than with
general cargo craft.
German Caught Mapping Harbor.
Tacoma, Wash.— Caught in the act
o f drawing a map o f Tacoma harbor,
showing location o f shipyards, promi
nent lumber mills and warehouses,
John Nagley, aged 49, a German, is
held incommunicado at police head
quarters, while government agents in
The German was captured in F ire
men’s park, on the bluff overlooking
Tacoma harbor, by military police.
When searched Nagley waa found to
have hidden in inner pockets a copy o f
the Morse and Continental telegraph
codes, and a regulation army code o f
flag signals for w ig-w agging on the
Another code o f Greek
letters was found also.
In the week ended March 80 Teu
Air Nets Protect Paris.
tonic submarines sank three Italian
Paris— Captive observation balloons
steamships o f more tlan 1600 tons and
destroyed one sailing veaael o f more o f the sausage type have been rising
than 100 tons and nine sailing vessels over the region o f Paris on recent
nights and there has been considerable
o f a tonnage under that figure.
speculation regarding the purpose of
Charles Cole pleaded guilty to a this move. It is now explained that
charge o f appropriating $12,000 worth the balloons are used in connection
o f Liberty bonds from the Federal Re with a system o f metallic nets aa de
serve bank at San Francisco, where he fenses against air raiders. The bal
was employed, end wss sentenced to loons first were sent up on the occasion
three veara’ imprisonment at M cN eil's o f the last attempted raid on Paris,
but the enemy having been fought off
Germany’s bombardment o f Paris by before reaching the capital, the effec
tiveness o f the system was not tested.
long-range guns w ill only serve to
strengthen the reeolve o f the French
Aircraft Shake-up Hinted.
to resist the last man i f necessary to
Washington, D.‘ C.— Reports that
Teutonic invasion according to a report
thera will be an early reorganization
received at the State department from
o f the government’s aircraft produc
Ambassador Sharpe at Paris.
tion machinery persisted here Wednes
There wss a sudden snd msrked de day, although officials were reticent to
crease in the loeaea to British shipping discuss the subject
I f changes are made, it was said
through mine snd submarine in the
The admiralty reports they w ill not come about until a report
that only six British merchantmen o f is made by the i-ommiaaion headed by
1600 tons or over and aeven under that H. Snowden Marshall, appointed re
tonnage were sunk in the week ended cently to inquire into the organization
o f the aircraft work.
mm of u
Investigating Committee Finds
Room for Improvement.
M O T O R IS O V E R R A T E D
Alleged Misrepresentation o f Output
o f Highly Exploited Engine De
plored In Official Report.
Washington. D. C.— Difficulties on-
countered In developing tho nation's
great aviation program were present
ed Wednesday In widely different aa-
pecta through majority and minority
reporta on tho inllttury committee's
protracted Investigation of tho sub
Chamberlain of Oregon, chairman, de
clared the enttro aviation situation
gravely ulaappolntlng. charged gov
ernment officials responsible for the
program with misleading the puhllc
with over-optlmlat ^ ^ A e m o n ta , and
urgently r e c o m m c n B ^ ia t control be
taken from the army 'slgiw l corpa and
placed In tho hands of a single execu
tive officer appointed by the president.
Thla report la understood to have
been adopted by a vote of 8 to 6 In
the committee , • •
Senators Myera o f
Kirby of Arkansa , JoT ed Senator
Sheppard of Texas In.the‘minority re-
port, which asserted the majority
failed to give an accurate tmpreealon
of the tacts, and that In the face of
unparalleled obstacles "on the whole
the record of the signal corps la one
of which every American can be Just
Although the majority aaya the pro
duction of combat planes has been a
substantial failure, apparently there
la no great difference of opinion be
tween the majority and the minority
as to the present status of tho pro
gram as a whole, the disagreement
arising over whether there has been
Inefficiency and procrastination and
misleading publicity, as the majority
Some Information heretofore re
garded aa clearly guarded secreta la
disclosed In the reports. Among other
things It la shown that:
1‘ rlmary training plane« to the num
ber of 3458 and 342 advanced training
machines have been completed In this
Production of training planes In the
United States Is now proceeding on
Arrangements have been made with
France for tho construction there of
6000 battle planes by 7000 American
mechanics sent across the ocean for
the purpose and using 11.000 tona of
Construction of 11,500 battle planes
In the United States la planned.
Twenty training schools In America
have graduated 126 reserve officer
avlatora, though few of them have
been given advanced training, and
Of 1200 cadets sent last year to Eng
land. France and Italy, for training,
only 450 have completed primary train
ing and because of tbe lack of planes
the others may have to be recalled
Investigation of aviation problems
by President Wllnon's special commit
tee. headed by H. Snowden Marshall,
la still in progress and a preliminary
report from that body as to Its find
ings In connection with organization
of the aviation service has been called
for by the war department It has
been indicated at the department that
action toward readjusting responsibil
ity for the production o f aircraft
would be based on that report.
O R E G O N F IR S T O V E R T H E T O P
Exceeds Quota by $4,000,000; Drive to
Continue for Further Record.
San Francisco, April 10.—Oregon
liberty loan headquarter! reported to
the Tw elfth Federal Reserve District
headquarters tonight |Mt Oregon had
passed Its liberty loalP quota of $19,-
495,000 and that the state, exclusive
of Portland, with a quota of $8.445.000,
had subscribed $12,313.400. Portland
has also exceeded Its quota of $10,-
Portland—Oregon and Portland won
the right to llborty loan honor flags
Wednesday night, when they drove
far past the state’s quota of $18.495,- S
000, with the same vigorous purpose
that has prevailed since the opening
of the campaign.
"M oral” Shells Hit Paris.
An Atlantic Port.— The long-range
gun with which the Oermans have
been bombarding Paris at Intervals
since March 23, In the opinion of
Americans who arrived here Thurs
day on a French steamship. Is being
fired for "moral effect" rather than
the hope of Inflicting material dam
age. The effect of the sheila, several
of the passengers said, was about
equal to the explosion of an ordinary
six-inch projectile, and. so far as could
be learned, up to the time they left
Parts, only » fow buildings of any
consequence had been hit.
Yank’s Back Queen's Daak.
London.— American soldiers acted
aa guard of honor to King George and
Queen Mary Wednesday when their
majesties Inspected a certain famoua
works where thousands of hands are
employed day and night. Their ma
jesties conversed freely with officer«
and men and commented on the smart
and soldierly appearance of the Amer
icans. Queen Mary, responding to a
request for an autograph, used a ser
geant's back as a writing pad while
she wrote "M ary R„ 1818.”