Madison Capital Times

May 06, 1918

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Pages 1 - 8 of the Madison Capital Times May 6, 1918.

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Madison Capital Times (Newspaper) - May 6, 1918, Madison, Wisconsin THE WEATHER tonigth and Tuesday, tcolcr THE CAPITAL TIMES The circulation of tal Times Saturday was 1 lt NO. 122 MADISON, WIS., MONDAY, MAY HOME EDITION PRICE TWO CENTS 7 ADVANCE IN ASKS ON MEET HARMONY [Gathering of Republicans to be Held Here Early in June OLD OFFICERS UP Some Talk of Whittet as. Can- didate for Secretary .of State George A. West, chairman of th? state central committee, she members as to their opin-" .is y Howard Coffin, formerly of the. aircraft- board, who declared he re- quested it that the'reputation of in- nocent men might-not bo ruined by harges that have been made. At the same time the order for in- vestigation was announced, Presi- dent Wilson's .correspondence .with Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor, who made an investigation of the air- raft production situation, was giv- n out at the White House. It dis- losed that, the president last month advised Borglum ho never consid- red him an official investigator and iractically disposed of his services. BILLION DOLLARS ASKED FOR AIRCRAFT billion dollar ppropriation'for' aircraft produc- ion was "asked of congress today by lie war department. This would add 0 the appropriation al- eady made and- expended. The estimate was ouse-'military committee by Major General March, acting chief of staff, nd other officers. Other appropria- ions asked as 'needed in' the fifteen illion dollar includ- d for the quarter- master's department and 01 for the ordannce-department for eavy guns and BERLIN PRESS- PROTESTSliMING Reminds United States Ameri- can Prisoners Are Held in Germany (Br AMoetattd Prut) lynching at oHiniville, last month, of Rob- rt P. Prager' a German, who .wai ccused by the mob which hanged im of disloyalty, has inforlattd erman editors. The Zeituhg Am tittag, of Berlin, .calls 'upon erman government.-to .make strong epresentations ,to minding the American" government hat Germany .holds, a number. Of merican prisoners -re- risals might be as. to revent-the .lynching .of: Germans, ,m becoming- a-faibionv:" Oversubscription J Ten townships made over 120 through banks outside of Dane county. Dane, county has a proud rec- ord in the third Liberty loan campaign.. These .are sfome of the accom- plishments which are shown by the latest official figures and the. reports are not all in. Thirty-five out of thirty-six went over the top. The county has a percentage subscription ,of 120 per cent. One township, Deerfield, has earned a blue star to be at- tached its honor flag with, a mark of 204 per cent.- of its Ten townships made over 120. per cent, and and Dane, have a percentage of 119. ten. leading townships and the percentage of their sub- scriptions :are 204; Oregon, 146; Chrisr Eleas- "ant Mazomanie, 181; .Madison, IBOj Blue Mounds, 124; -Sun Prairie, 121. The only township failing to go over the top was Berry which sold 66 per cent.'. of its quota. .Dane county's total subscrip- tions to date are The county ia oversubscribed Dane i county's quota of sub- scribers to meet Secretary Mc- Adoo's request for bond buyers in the naJion was The coiinty has buyers in the third Liberty, loan, and final reports-will give., it more than Perhaps the best workj taken into consideration the conditions under which they labored, was done by rte women of Dane County who sole bonds for a total of. This is nearly one-third of the Dana County quota, and, exceeds the quota assigned to the Women's committee by In Madison the women sold 250 worth of is me than one-third of the city quota and (Continued on.pvffo 2) CAR. SHORTAGE STILL GRIPS STATE Secretary H. L. Geisse Says Lumber Interests Are Short of Cars That the car shortage situation is still stringent, is the statement of Harold L. Geisse, secretary of-the Wisconsin railroad commission to- Jay. Just at the present time, it'is fhel umbering interests that are be- ing pinched by a shortage of -cars. They .want .transportation to ship pgs and .lumber. The car shortage situation in Wisconsin is still criti- cal. NEXT SUNDAY IS BOTHER'S JAY Mothers' day will be observed- Sunday, May 12. The'music iff different churches will be prepared with the theme of Mother; md Mother will- find 'her place; of wnor in many of 'at Sunday -morning services. Supplies: of flowers' for gifts anil sspecially'the carnations'to be worn >yTall. children ih'honor of .thiir own mother-.will be onihand at the, flower itores. Several of the-sororitiei and 'raternities will have mothers' parties over ithe wfeek RHINELANDER .Four meet, ngs of 'Brown county farmers1' here n the past month' under tlio'direc- ion .of E. A. Carncross emergency bod agen .for resulted -in the .enrollment .ows'.in.a .cbw-testing1 .association. and the- treatment 1000 buihels of oats for smut. OFFMSIADE Hague Says Dutch Inter- mediary Has Made Proposals LONDON Foreign Secretary Balfour told the house of commons today that no peace offers had been made recently by the enemy. He added: "There is no represetnative of a neutral this country whe hag. made tentative or informan sug- gestions of peace negotiations." A Central News dispatch from The Hague says a Dutch "intermediary .is reported to be Jonkheer Colyn, for- mer'minister of war. Jonkheer Colyn went to England last week at the 'head of a mission whose purpose was said to be to "ex- plain to British the difficulties caused by Germany's demand on Holland concerning the'transfer.' of German materials across Dutch ter- ritory to Belgium. The proposals, made by Jonkheer Colyn, the dispatch from.The Hague reports, are said to ;have.been as fol- 1. Germany to renounce all claims in the west. 2. Restoration .ot Belgium. 3, Alsace-Lorraine to be autono- mous, within the German federation; 1 4. The status in the east to re- main as at present. G. Austria to make certain con- cessions to Italy in the .Trentino. C. Balkan questions to be. solved by an. international conference. 7. All colonial' questions affecting Africa and Asia .-Minor to be settled by a conference of all the. belliger- ents: i to --her.'former of Kiaochau, but in exchange to re- ceive certain economic China.- HAIG STRENGTHENS HIS POSITIONS ON THE FRONT BETWEEN SOMME AND ANGRE Day's Casualty List j (Br tha AiioclnUd WASHINGTON The casualty Mils Eleanor Moffett. Miss Eleanor Moffett, a leader in social circles at "Washington, and a prominent member of the. United Daughters of the Confederacy, ii now on her way to France'where she will engage in important war work. BILL AIMED AGAINSTI. W, I. list today contained 88 names, divid- ed as follows: Killed in action, 6; died of wounds, 3; died of. accident, 2; died of dis- ease, 9; died of other cause, 1; wounded severely, 4; wounded slight- ly, 48; missing in action, 15. The following officers were named t Died of 'wounds, Lieut Joseph Quesenberry, Las Cruces, N. M. Died of disease, Major Charles'G Baird, Richmond Hill, N. Y. Died of accident, Lieuts. Rober P. Croaa, Huntington, Mass.; Ches- ter A. Pudrith, Detroit.'Mich. WASHINGTON Officials and diplomats' here on reading Ger- many's purported peace as outlined today in dispatches from London, 'said they expected thai terras to be behalf of Ger- many would be framed so as to ap- pear most, attractive to Great. Brit- ain: 'Every peace .move made by Ger- many since her first offer has beer promptly branded by statesmen as subtle the. alliec propaganda what has been character- ized as a peace. Foreign Minister .Balfour's posi- tive statement in the house of com- mons that no suggestions of peace negotiations had come to Greal Britain through a neutral, seemed to put the situation beyond the realm of serious consideration. Yet, there are some here who were inclined to examine the terms as outlined in the London dispatches with a great deal of curiosity. 'Officials were- disposed to apply the same "made in Germany" char- acterization ,Jp offering It "was recognized as what has come to bo known-as a "peace by the map" proposal, .German peace history of the war has shown, follow fresh gains armies. of territory by her President Wilson's declaration for force to until the Ger- man, military autocracy would seem, to put' the is broken purported German'offer out of consideration chiefly because of its proposal of a status quo in the east, leaving Ger- many in practical 'possession of Kus- a British official recently declared would leave Germany in po- sition to fight the whole world in- definitely. DUTCH EXPLAIN GERMAN PACT (87 the Awetattd Prm) THE HAGUE an- nouncing'to the Dutch chamber to- day that Holland and reached an agreement, Foreign min- ster London explained the settle ment of the German .demand "for' rranspbrt over the Dutch railway by way of. Roermond. Germany, he -agreed-, to -exclude- .from iransport'airplanes, arms and.mun'.- never had 'been any. question- of the transport. .of iroops, The 'foreign :minister saidr. Ger- many had undertaken'to limit sand and jfravel sent 'through Dutch wa- to'a maximum of :oni and had'promised not to use the materiat for military purposw. JAPS DENY PLACING GlINS IN VLADIVOSTOK Freu) JtOSCGW (Siipdayv April )fflcial denial made- by Ja- ianeie Consul -Uyeda to the Ruoeian breigh'oflSce. Ja-; lanese are .placing michine guns .in Vladivostok: and: are" arranging tyia- creaie their forces were. Activities of Organization Bitterly Denounced'in Discussion (Br the Aifoelnted Preit) bill de clared frankly to be aimed against the Industrial Workers of the World outlawing organizations which use or advocate violence to bring aboui "any industrial or economic, change" during 'the war was passed today by the senate after brief debate nd went'to the house. Activities of the I; W. W. wera bitterly denounced during the senate discussion of the measure, which not only would make such organizations unlawful, but' punish. by ten years' imprisonment and fine the holding of an office-or membership in association. Printing or dissemination of an organization's propaganda and rental of halls for meetings also are penalized in'.the bill which is-the. jointtwork .Sena- tors- Walsh, of King of .Utah, and which was unanimously approved by the senate judiciary committee. Senator Walsh said" the bill, was intended to ('outlaw" organizations teaching, advising, using, or defend- ing force or violence or physical in- jury-to property. He :also thought it would-extend to-lynchings, but Sen- ator Borah, of Idaho, disputed tint argument. Whether, legitimate strikes of or- ganized labor would be penalized by the a question raised by Senator-Eeed, of Missouri, and Sea- ator-.Wslsh said there is no purpose to prohibit'peaceful labor strikes. Senator Thomas, of Colorado; read the'hymn, of the I. W.-W., and con- cluded with the expression of hope passed so that the government might deal effectively foul thieves and murderers-whose presenca is a on our existence." Senator' Beckham, of Kentucky, said .if it'were good in time of wer, le believed it also was good in time of peace. He proposed an amend-1 ment to make! it permanent. "Such an- amendment, .Senator Borah as- make the entire meas- ure unconstitutional. The senate rejected the araer.d- ment. AGREE OB DRAFT AuEJEASURE Consreas Conferees Would Re- tain Eligibles at Bottom of List (By the AMOcimtiil Prm) on the -bill lr.aft law, .to. youths, -twenty-one- rears ,of age; since 'June- -Si IS 17, ras reached today by senate arid louse conferees. The amendment of lepresentative Holl, of_ Iowa, .pro- that ;the regis- rants shali-be placed at the- bottom if preseat eligible lists was letoined. "Died other causes, Lieut. Joseph W. Wilson, Logansport, Ind.; Wounded severely, Lieirt. Cliffori R. Livingston, Missing in action, Lieut. William L. Staggers, Benton, Ala. The list also included: Died of disease, Private Lester Dewey Wis., Wounded -slightly, Private Frank J. Kesseler, Mahnomen, Minn. The remainder of today's list is composed mainly of New England names. Schrager Declares Funds Are Being Raised to De- fend 112 Accused (By AuoeUtel Pnw) Schrager, editor of publications issued by the Industrial Workers of the World, and a defendant at the trial of 112 leaders of the organization for vio- lation of the. espionage act, an- nounced today that an agreement had been entered into with the na- tional socialist party whereby.that body is raising defense fundi for the I. W. W. "The are providing funds to aid in our said Schrager, who .-is one of the chief advisers of William D. Haywood, general secretary-treasurer. "It is he cpntinoel, "that defeat by the Inudustrial Workers of the World in- this cose would mean almost-immediate action by the gov- ernment against the.socialist party and then action against some of the labor unions." This was the first announcement of an official nature that there had been an agreement with the nation- al socialist party. It was known, however, that Chicago socialists'had aided the organization by .investi- gating political beliefs 'of prospec- tive-jurors. This action recently re- sulted in the discharge of an entire venire by Federal Judge Landis on the ground of Jury, tampering. _. Publishers of literature use'd by the I. W. W. shortly after A merica entered the war testified again today relative to increases in business from the organization during the pe- riod, covered by the government in- dictment. Although no. figures, as to the cost of the trial to the organization would be given, out, Haywood said that the .expense would mous." It is estimated that-the cost ;o the government will reach one million dollars. 50 MEMBERS ADDED TO FEDERAL UNION About 60 new members were ad- mitted to the Federal Shopworkers' at -the-, open meeting held in Labor hall, Sunday afternoon: They are work in'the-night ime and-'the special meeting wag called on Sunday 'at. their request as they could not attend the regular meetings of the'organization. nieetirig.of- the kladison Federation of Labor will be held in Labor hall, Monday night. ATTENDS CONFERENCE E. J.' B. Schubring, who is to iave charge of local-end of the Bed.Cross drive1 for membership which', starts is' in' Mil- waukee attending a meeting of the campaign heads.of the vkrioui cities and. towns throughout, the-state. .Up- on his return from -the: meeting, Mr. Schubring will announce the plan of iampaign for of Dane, Green and Iowa of which' he .is director. v Enemy Losses Are Heavy Prisoners and Guns Are Captured FRENCH HOLD FOB Withstand Intense ments Southwest of and Make Raids Ttmp WITH THE BRITISH ARMT Dt night the izrcpiw. sible Australians gave the west and southwest of between Ancre and rivers, another drubbing and ad- vanced the entente line to a daptfa 500 yards along a front, of r" yards. The eenmy offered stronf resistance, which was entirely to the liking of the hardy Australians, who inflicted heavy casualties and back with more than 160 prisoners. The losses of the attacking were slight. (Br PI-MI) LONDON The'British line .3 been advanced on a considerable front between the Somme and Ancre rivers wcst-sonthwest of -Morlani.'- cooct, says..the' official statement from Field Uaig's head- quarters today. The British positions in the neigh, borhood of Locon and the Lawe nv- er on the southern leg-' of the Lya salient in Flanders', haye been m- proved as the result of local' fighting.-. The statement follows: "A successful minor operation was carried out by us last night be- tween the Somme and Ancre rivers, west-southwest of Morlancourt. Our> line in this locality has been advanc- ed on a considerable-front in spite of- strong opposition from the en- emy, whose losses were heary. Over 150 prisoners, two machine guns and a trench mortar were captured by our troops. Our own casualties slight. "Local fighting took plaoe last night to our advantage in the borhood of Locon and the- Lawe er. Our positions in this locality have improved: "On the remainder of the frost the situation is (Br tha AMdatad fntt) PARIS After an intense bardmcnt the Germans last night at- tempted to carry ont a local tack near Anchin farm, of Amiens. Today's official statement' says -the enemy was' repulsed com- pletely. ,1, The statement "In the course of the night French-made two successful raids, one. west of Hangard, the other loutheast of Noyon, and jack prisoners. 'After a violent the enemy attempted to V our linos southwest of Anchin He was repulsed completely, learrug -I a number of dead on tho ground. "In the Champagne a 'Fjpench- de- .--jll ;achment penetrated -the lefenses in the region north, of LKMvre, northwest of ;er a in our troops inflicted severe .losses on -J the enemy, 'the; detachment id to.the French lines, bringing back a quantity of material' "In in the vicinity Abaucourt, a French reconnoitsring "._ f detachment, after a skirmish, irisoners without suffering any "There is: report remainder of the British have.with- drawn their troops from ''.j east of the Jordan, in Palestine, war office.announces. Nearly Germans and Turks and 29 machine- ;uns have been captured in' the- J ew days.- Daily Weather Story The highest.temperature for the 24 hours ending at 9 a. m. was 81 at 5 p. m'. Lowest, 58 at 6 a. Pre- cipitation, .01. The .sun seta p. m. The area'pf-low barometer on the-" plains is-'causing showers out interior of the country tween the'Rockies and the Appa-.Jjf achians. Springfield, Mo., reports Hjl downpour amounting to nches in .24 hours. High temperr :ures were reached ".gain. Sunday i n'g the a maximum lemperature of 94 degrees. ;