GOOD ROADS BEH
SAVINGS OF $200 PER MILE TO
THE STATE AND COUNTIES
THROUGH LOWER RATES.
10 GENTS A TON
Copy of State Highway Act is Mailed
to Boards of Commissioners of
Every County "in State.
Saving of about $200 a mile on fed
jral aid roads will be made under the
ne wruling of the director general of
railroads, lowering the rates on con
struction materials,: State Highway
Engineer W. S. Fallis stated, r
The greatest saying will be made on
the haulingnrf rock, but there will also
be savings on shipments of cement
and sand, said Mr. Fallis. The new
order reduces all rates of .over 40
cents a ton ten cents each, without
regard to the length; of the haul.
When the tariff is below 40 cents the
original rate applies. - .
Since the government would normal
ly pay the freight pn, materials f for
federal aid roads, the theory is that
request for the reduction was made
some time ago by the North Carolina
Good Roads Association. - - '
.Copies of the State Highway law
were mailed to each of the boards of
county comimssioners in the State.
The pamphlet contains three acts, one
regarding the creation of. the.hlghway
commission, one on maintenance by
counties, and the third on the subject
of State aid in road building. -
The maintenance law is especially
Important from the highway commis
sion point of view, because It makes
it mandatory that the counties issuing
road bonds tax themselves for the up
keep of roads so built. 'The county
commissioners are warned not to fail
to put this tax in their budgets for
the coming year. '
Gov. Bickett Chairman.
Lieut Linton S. James, manager of
the Salvation Army home service cam
paign in the Raleigh .zone, announced
that Governor Bickett had accepted
the chairmanship of the -Raleigh dis
trict, Competed of Wake and adjoining
counties. s-"- ' ;
The 'amount to be raised "in the Ral
eigh zone is $32,000. The campaign
opens May 19 and lasts a week. The
counties comprising the zone ' are
Wake, Franklin. Edgecombe, Halifax,
Northampton, Wilson," Johnston, Har
nett, Wayne, Cumberland, Lee, Chat
ham and Warren.
Rerasents Foreign Legion.
R. W.Glenn, temporary State com
Tnitteeman, has appointed Maj. Chas.
"N. Hulvey, military instructor at the
State College of Agriculture and Engi
neering, temporary State secretary of
the Foreign Legion. The call for the
"St. Louis convention to be held May 1
"has been issued. Any soldiers or sail
ors interested in the American Legion
"may secure full information from Ma
jor Hulvey. . , - " '
The convention at St Louis, is for
the purpose of prganizlng; an associa-
lion or the. war veterans, composea ui
till soldiers and sailors of the late war
into a non-partisan non:political "asso
ciation on May 1.
The rbasis of representation is. the
convention system and the number of
delegates is limited to twice the num
ber of representatives in the ":TJ.". S.
Congress. ' " ,
Blockade Liquor Seized. , - .
Seven gallons of blockade whiskey
were found by revenue officers in a.
tobacco barn near the home of Wal
ter Nowell iti Mark's Creek township.
Three fermenters were seized at Now-
ll's house. The officers searched for
a still but found only marks where
one had been set up. Miley Pepper,
flowing in the field near the barmleft
horse and plow for other parts when
he saw the officers. Deputy Collec
tors"" E. G. Richardson, H. G. Gulley,
N. E. Raines, Joe Hutchins and TJept
uty Marshal J. P. Stell made the raid.
Gas Fail to Burn. " i .
The fact that the government ship-:
Tnent of special gas for the flying ma
chines used in the "circus in the air
, failed to arrive and that the" local gas
ould not be used satisfactorily neces
; sitated cutting short the Victory bond
' demonstration here. Eight planes with
interesting manipulations for an. hour
but there' was no attempt at a sham
hattle in the air schedule and the
Cf rman plane that came out and did
some extra fast flying, went bad, in
that the engine missed alarmingly.
Time for Returns Extended. r
The collector of internal revenue
the commissioner of internal revenue
Washington, D. C, granting to all
corporations which filed tentative re
turns -on Form 1031 T an extension ot
time in which to file their final re-
turns until June 15th. However Inter
st must be paid at the rate of. of T
Wr cent 'per month on -deferred pay
pients and an amount equal to one
of the total tax mut be paid-by
Jyne 15th. No extension of time is
nted to individuals. '
The state hieh
definitely . divHed th ..T. , ??s
miftu- . ww:vtue iourcOm
misloners to be personally in charge
of ,each. of the ' diRtH , 1,?
r''sut oi 25 counties; J E
kSSSh 25 CUntieS;' James Norfleet',
2o counties, and JG. Stikeleather, 25
IZh 8landtr counties assigned to
acn. being grouped around the resi-
nvoLf017'?1 commisioner given
oversight. From now until the next
conference of the ommision in Ral
eigh April 21, the individual commis
sioners wiii devote their time to vis
itations to the various - counties 4 in
their dlstrictfor conference with the
commisioners and other county road
authorities, the inspection 6f the coun
ty road projects and thejike. " The
past few days special committees
have visited Raleigh from Wayne and
Jones counties; to further their appli
cations for steps to be taken' for se
curing federal aid for projects of road
construction in.these counties.
Tobacco Sales for Month. ,
Leaf tobacco sales for last month
as reported ; to-Major W; A. Grahami
coinmisioner; of agriculture total,; 3,r
484,402 'pounds, against 1,265,305 for
March, 1918, an increase of 2,218,797
First hand sales4 total-- 2,863,468
pounds; dealers, 268,443; resold, 352,
491. The reports by towns, showing
total sales, follow: -
Burlington, 20,291 ; Durham, 150,250 ;
Greensboro, 8,570 ; Greenville, 50,288 ;
Henderson,,3,990; LaGrange, 3,990 ;
Leaksvnie,, 20,012 ; Louisburg, 73,757 ;
Mt. Airy, 113,909; Mebane, 45,800; Ox
ford, 180,366; Reidsville, 245,056; Rox-
boro, 161,330 ; Rocky Mount, 692,463 ;
Stoneville. 13,425; Washington, 21,092;
Wendell, 20,560; Wilson, 320,578; Winston-Salem,
1,287,132; Youngsville, 39,
049. North Carolina Casualties. "
Casualties among North . Carolina
troops overseas recently reported by
the war department,' are as follows:
Died- of wounds Privates Jas. A.
Cook, Winston-Salem; H. C. Huffman,
Died of disease Privates David
William, Bolivia; P. S. Wilson,- Mor
ganton; H. L. Martin, Harris;! G. W.
Rhyne, Castoria. ' ; ..'
Slightly wounded Sergt M. Pick
ett, Mineapolis; Privates E. R. Gajth
er, Lenoir; Vivian L. Vaii, High Point;
Jno. L. Meekins, Sumy; N. B. Thomp
son, Jackson Springs; J. S. Rimer,
Concdrd; Sergt. Jas. E. Graham,' Chi
na Grove. :
Total casualties, 273.103. -.:
Ask President to Resign.
Petitioning for his resignation, five
hundred students of State College last
night signed a round robin addressed
to President W. C. Riddick, and if the
head of this institution declines the
request of the students, they have in
dicated that the matter will be taken
to the board of trustees.
The request of the student body for
the removal of President Riddick fol
lows a wave of dissatisfaction among
the agricultural ; students. President
Riddick, acbrdirig to the students, had
indicated tb members' of the faculty
that he proposed to curtail the agri
cultural course and' extend the engi
neering department of the college.
This plan would have cut ; out three
prof esorships. . ; r "
Governor Pays Tribute.
Governor Bickett paid high tribute
to the late Capt 3. F, Dixon in a me
morial service in Epworth Methodist
church, when he ' presented a portrait
of Captain Dixon, who fell on the bat
tlefleld in France whi?e gallantly lead
ing his company of the 120th infantry
lin .a charge upon the enemy and whe
pressed on with his men, urging them
forward in spite of wounds in the arm
and leg received before the mortal
wound befell him.. his last words be
ing, ""Go on, boys, I . am with you."
.Labor Unions Interested. '
The Raleigh labor unions are at
tempting to have a say in the recent
tangle in Rex hospital management
here that caused the student nnrses tc
quit their' posts, alleging unfair treat
ment and inadequate fare, and whict
brought about a sharp dismissal of all.
the nurses and the summoning ol
nurses from the city and neighboring
towns to take their places. The Ral
eigh" Physicians have" - sustained tlu
course of the trustees of the hospital
Make Return By May ,15. ,v
Organizations and - individuals -gen
erally are advised by Collector of In
ternal Revenue J. W. Bailey to under
score their calendars-May :15, the las
day for the filing of returns f mfor
mation, giving the names: and ad
dresses of all individuals to whom pay
ments of salaries, wages, rents, inter
est, commissions and other gains, pro
fits and income of $1,000 or more wen
paid during the year 1918 An exten
sion of time from March 15 to May 11
was granted 'by the Commissioner o
internal Revenue for filing of returns
. iiaiiii. -4 fti Deserters.. ,
; Share protests arecominMoo
, ntrkett ana others against th
oolicy of the war5dep9rt""nt w .
fo"ing the fu.1 pand -
Vlscharefcl men , of the army wn.
The protests' are especially, fromi.
nf nrial trouble and chagrin xor u
LENOIR LEADS ALL
BOISIDISSUE OF $2,000,000 IS cVOT
- E of BY ARG E MAJORITY "FO R H
. GOOD. HIGHWAYS. V "
TO PAVE ALL THE MAIIJ ROADS
Organizations In Nearly Every -Sect! on
; ; Worked Strenuously to Put the
, lue "Over the Top." .
Kins ton. Lenoir . county, with a
population not. exceeding -30,000 and
taxable property not in excess of $15,
000,000, assumed the leadership of. the
100 counties in North Carolina in the
matter of road construction. . By. an
estimated vote of four to one it voted
a $2,000,000 bond issue -for the im
provement of its highways. " Every
main road in the county and some of
the-lesser ones will be paved, the ma
terials to be used to be determined
dift-ing the next few weeks by a com
mission of three So bechosen by 27
electors chosen at the spoils. '
For days the "pros'; had claimed a
victory, and soon after the polls open
ed their optimism increased. Organi
zations in nearly every neighborhood
worked strenuously to put the issue
over the top, taking no chance with
the anti-element as in a school bond
election last year when the advocates
of bonds thought they had the victory
"sewed up," to be sadly disappointed
when the results came in. - -
Farmers in some townships support
ed the proposition more enthusiastic
ally than any ever put before them.
Against Dam Building. - "'
Spencer. Farmers residing ' along
the Yadkin river near Spencer, on
both the Rowan and Davidson side of
Ui3 stream, have , become greatly
aroused over the probability. of a large
amount of rich bottom lands being in
undated as a result of a large dam to
be .erected below town. It is stated
that the proposed dam will back water
from 10 to 15 feet deep for something
like 15 miles up the river. It is said
this will cover most of the valuable
bottom lands," back up tributary
streams, requiring ferries to cross
what are how " small creeks, ' cover
bridges, damage property - and it - is
claimed -will endanger the health of
the citizens of; Spencer by closing the
sewer ; outfalls and render the whole
section of the country unhealthy. An
organization composed of more than
100 i farmers in Rowan and Davidson
has been organized and counsel em
ployed to stop the erection of the dam
if possible.- This organization is head
ed by Mr. Phillips, a well known
Socialist May Be Mayor.
Asheville. The temporary home of
more than 3,000 soldiers who are here
to recover from the effects of the
deadly gasses of modern warfare, the
residence of the first North Carolinian
to fall . fighting against . Germany,
holder of a creditable record for over
subscribing all important war drives,
Asflaville faces the probability of .be
ing governed during, the next , four
years by a socialist. Henry J. Oliver,
candidate for mayor, whose chances
just now seem excellent, is no passive
socialist and his favorable candidacy
is the result of a unique situation , in
municipal politics. He is a success
ful -merchant and " investor with a
strong personal following and a cam
paign management which seems just
now to have the call on the other two
candidates. . '
V Arrest of Blockaders.
Wilmington. Acting on a t'p re
ceived by phone from Rocky Point, a
Etation of. the Jk.. C. L. north of Wil
mington, the police met a big Hudson
car at the city gates and arrested a
white man and two negroes seized 24
quarts of whiskey and confiscated the
automobile .' which belongs to one of
the negroes, and which will be sold at
public auction. The ' white man was
B. H. Nace, a 'shipyard worker and he
is charged with having the whiskey,
though he denies it is his.
Gift to College. .- ' ;
Greensboro. At a meeting here of
the trustees of the Greensboro College
for'Women, an ' institution under- con
trol of the western North " Carolina
Methodist conference" aanouticement
was made that J. A. Odell,. a retired
merchant of this city, had made a gift
of' $100,000 to the institution. ; the
money to be expended in the erection
of an auditorium and conservatory' for
the .music department. Plans for the
building will be prepared at once and
construction . begun .early this sum
mer. ' ' ' ,
2 Plans of Power Company.
Hendersonville. At the request of
Dr. Morse, chairman of the: industries
committee of the board of trade. John
A" "Law of Snartanburg, S. - C., - ad
dressed a joint meeting of the indus
tries committee and of the executive
committee of the board of trade..
The object" of this meeting was to
have the r power i c ampanies represen
'itlve place before the. people of this
.itv approximately what they, intend
to do and to express the company's at-
tude toward. this city as a field. for
SeGH ;il HONOR . OF S010IEBS
Contract Let for the Erection : of a
Triumphal Arch to Returning Sol-
diers f Catawba County. . 'I
Hickory.- The contract h. has .leen
awarded to J. H. Elliott, a" local build
er, to" erect a .triumphal arch - under
which the soldiers:of Catawba county
will march during the celebration here
the last of this month or the first of
aext, depending upon the time of ar
rival of the engineers. The jubilee
will be m honor of soldiers and sailors,
whether they went acrOssor not: and
will include all - men- who r enlisted
here. " 'fhej time was fixed on the re
turn of the local unit, it was thought
that would bring more of the old bovs
back than any other occasion. The
arch will be. 14 feet Z wide, 38 feet
long and 37 feet high, will be built of
wood and concrete and is expected to
withstand the elements for at least a
year. It wiH stand across Federal
street on the north side of the rail
road tracks. ? 5
" Stock Breedeis Organizing.
. Gastonia. Mecklenburg County
Farm Demonstrator Charles E. Miller
spent a "day.: in . Gastonia "conferring
with Gaston county farmers regarding
the organization of a Jersey" Breeders
association. A party of Gaston breed
ers plan to go to Mecklenburg: "county
in the near future to see herds of. Jer
sey cattle which have been brought
there .by the Jersey " Breeders' assd--ciation
of that county 1. - : - '
- A meeting will be held in the near
future by the breeders .of Gaston
county f or : the purpose of organizing
anssoclatfon and selecting the breed
of cattle on which the members shall
specialize. It was reported that quite
a deal of sentiment exists among the
breeders of the county in favor of
the Jersey cattle. 2 ' '
Though the Mecklenburg County
Jersey Breeders' association have had
but two years in which to build up
a strain of Jersey cattle, orders ? ' f m
cattle, arV.comiug frequently from ail
parts of North and South Carolina,
County Farm Demonstrator Miller
said. The breeders have no cattle for
sale yet, but the orders indicate that
next fall when they will have cattle
to place on the market they will -have
a splendid market for the breed.
Held By Military Police.
Asheville. George Hamilton, the
hnan who was arrested here on charges
of impersonating an English officer, la
being held .in a city hotel under a mil
itary guard. It is alleged that Ham
ilton left the English army without
leave. The officers state"" that he has
admitted that he wore , the Insignia ot
a second lieutenant when only an en
listed man. t. The authorities here have
wired the British embassy at Wash
ington and are-holding the man until
information can be secured. It is said
that if Hamilton is not claimed as-a
British, subject he. !will be , held by
American , authorities for attempt tc
evade the draft.
-. Shot by Blockaders.
Smithfield. Shooting of Deputy
Sheriff J.Alf Wall, Who now lies in
a Raleigh hospital in . a critical con
dition, by a band of blockaders, was
one of the most dastardly crimes com-,
mitted in Jffhnston county in many
months. ' Deputy Wall and his posse
were just in the act of surounding a
125 gallon copper still and a. small 15
gallon outfit. ; . .
- Sheriff Wall ; evidently got in the
light of the furnace, so that he could
be seen, as the blockaders "fired two
shots, one of which took, effect in his
left side. ,
Later. ; t.-i '
Raleigh. Deputy Sheriff J. . ' All
Wall, of Johnston county, who was
shot when he and other officers at
tempted to raid an, illicit distillery
near Mioro, died here. Seven men,
charged with being implicated in the
operation of the distillery, have been
arrested. Feeling, against the block
aders is said to be high in Johnston
county and four of the men under ar
rest have been placed in the state
penitentiary here for safe keeping. .
As? For Cargo Ships.
Wilmington. The South Atlantic
Maritime ' corporation, composed ot
business": interests in Wilmington.
Charleston Savcmah, Brunswick and
Jacksonville, has - decided to send a
strong deleeation to Washington the
21st to ask for an allotment of 14 car
go ships for the LatinAmerican trade.
$6,000 From Raleigh and Wake.
Raleigh. Raleigh and Wake county
will be asked to give $6,000 toward the
ten' million -dollar drive which the
Salvation Army begins on May 19,vand
L-"ut. kiinton SrJames. veernn of the
Vosges and St. MThisl. will have
charge of the campaign in the thir
teen counties for which Raleigh will
be headquarters. : .
"Ask the Overseas "Man" will be the
campaign slogan for the drive which
will continue for a; week.1 The ..Solva
tion Army has decided V do away
with the tambourine.
Pl?y Was Somewhat Rouoh. -
Charlotte. When Connie McCain
and Sam" Thomas, negro youth, were
arrested by Detectives C. W. Russell
and Ed Pittman in consequence of an
alleged affray between .the I two ''.in
which " McCain ' , sustained several
slashes acrpsa the body with a knife:
they claimed that , they , wre playing.
McCain is further alleged to have fired
i shotgun ; at . . Thomas af ter having
4ntained the knife . cuts. McCain
made a dah for safety when the-off I-1
jers appeared on the scene, nd wa
,'ound under a. pile" of lacks. ; ;-":J.
AERIAL SERVICE FOR PASSEN-'
" GERS, MAIL AND MER-
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BIRDMEfi MEET NEXT MONTH
Blg Convention of Pan-American Aero
. nauta Will Stimulate Enlistments
In the U. S. Air. Service.
Atlantic City, New Jersey, will be
the Mecca for a large -: gathering of.
American men, and representatives of
foreign countries, who will be attract
ed . by the first Pan-American Aero
nautics Conyention, which meets
there in May. "
Captain Charles J. Glidden. of the
U. S. Air Service, Military Aeronau
tics, now stationed in the administra
tive department-of the United States.
Flying School, Southerfield, Georgia,
says : .-. v - :
"The Pan-American Aeronautics
Convention and exlbibition to be held
at Atlantic City during the month of
May will bring to the attention of
American people the wpnderful prog
ress of aviation. The work of "air
craft during the war establishes its
practicability for commercial uses
and fnsures the creation in this coun
try of a complete aerial service, con
necting all cities and towns for the
transportation of persons, mail and
merchandise. - -
"Before the close of 1920 I confi
dently predict this service will be in'
full operation, with extensions to all
countries on this hemisphere. In the
United States trunk lines will be es
tablished across the country which "
will place. every. city and town within
six hours from some twenty-four dis
tributing points. Once created and
in operation our extensive coast line
could be- put under; complete protec
tion from any possible, invasion.
Thousands of college trained aviators
in and out of the service are ; now
waiting to join in : the operation of an
aerial service. -
"The government calls for fifteen
thousand men to enlist in air service
for one or three years' time. This is
bound, to receive a quick response, as
here is an opportunity for men to be
immediately assigned ' to duty in the
service and -of the -number who enlist
tho& who pass certain examinations
will -be given flying- and halVoon pilots
Ing instruction. This liberal offer is
equivalent to a one or three years'
college course in aeronautics, and one
may become expert in all branches of
aviation, and if qualified a nonpeom
missioned or even a commissioned of
ficer. In addition to regular ; pay,
clothing, quarters and rations, extra'
pay begins with instructions to op
erate the aircraft. As the number of
men wanted Is limited to fifteen thou-1
sand for the entire country, quick ap-
plication to the nearest recruiting of
ficer will be necessary before the priv
ilege is withdrawn. : : "
"Everybody directly and indirectly
Interested in aviation should attend
the Atlantic City convention 'and exhi
bition in order to keep abreast' with
the times 'and become familiar1 with
the development of aircraft for de
fense and commercial uses and wit
ness the demonstrations of the
world's greatest airplane - aviators,
who win fly, and balloon pilots sail
to the Atlantic air port from all over
the country." - ' ' . .-
THE FARMERS OF AMERICA? -STANDING
WITH THE SOUTH
". Denver, RemovaT of - government
restriction on the marketing of the
cptton crop and reduction in acreage
planted to cotton were urged at the
meeting of the Farmers' Educational
and Co-operative Union of America in
convention here. ' Speakers pointed
out - that a more diversified farming
plan would aid in development of the
South, which has been: handicapped
by confining, farming operations to
cotton': -: , V.;' , . J
A report by the committee on cot
ton and cotton products said: s
; "There have been mora" severe, re
strictions on cotton ever since, the
beginning of the war than on any, oth
er ; farm"" product. Evn today there
are jestrictions on the trade' .with
our allies.- - :
'"With these facts as a - basis , we
feel justified in asking our govern
ment to make every effort to have
these restrictions removed at: the
earliest possible moment :r
: The ' report also advocated reducr
tion in the acreage of cotton, declar
ing that the South had been brought
to industrial slavery by dependence
upon one crop.
LOAN SHOULD BE ABSORBED r
i BY SAVINGS OF THE JUBLIC
Washington. Liberty Loan." committee-
of the severafreserve districts
were urged by the ItreaSury depart
ment to conduct - their Victory- Loan
campaigns : with - a view 1 td securing
the 'largest possmle . proposition of
subscriptions from privatu - Investors.
The ' loan should be absorbed by the
public and paid for" out of the savings
of the-puhlic, said -a telegram to the
committees. ' Resources of - - banking
Institutions should be left free
ITALIAN ISSUE At
IT ACUTE STAGE
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OECISION CANNOT LONGER B
DELAYED WHICH EITHER WAY?!
IS FRAUGHT WITH PERIL.
fHE ARMY BEHIND QBLfllJO
Determination is Firm to Secure Fc ;
Italy Adequate Protection Along
L the Adriatic Coast. J . !!
Paris. The Italian issue over - tb I
Adriatic has -reached , an acute- stag
where a decision one way or the oth I
cannot longer be deferred, and a dj
cision either way is fraught with s I
rious consequences. ,; "
Despite the ; Easter ? lm,whli j
brought vast crowds to. the , churche'
and - boulevards, the . council of for
continued its sessions at the "whit j
house." The Italian nremieri Vitorl i
Orlando and the Italian foreign mil
ister : Baron Sonnino, were .both pre'
ftllt. and made it Vnnvn that Vio rvo., '
' .UWV VUS. WC7
ing of the Italian parliament ha
necessitated , their leaving" Paris -wit I
definite knowledge of what is going t
be done. - : :-v;:iV..i.
Baron Sonnino con tinued tb occur i
the; extreme position, insisting .upe'f
the integral fulfillment oX-the seen,
treaty of London, giving 'to Italy tb
entire Dalmation coast; and island
and also claiming the city of Fium
without intemationaliation or cliviszo
with the Jugo-Slavs. ' -1 v: -; r
.Premier Orlando was rather mot
conciliating, though a telegram whic
he had received from the heads of th
Italian army declared that the: entii
Army was behind him in- upholdin
Italy's aspirations. -.' r ' . I
President Wilson's position was sai
to be equally determined against arl;
recognition of the secret treaty
London.'' . v ' .r :v
Reports of a compromise on th
hasls-of -the Italians getting ' the "Ita'
ian quarters Of Fiume and the Jug'
Slavs getting their districts were n
confirmed, as it was said that this wi
the plan put forward to the Italiar
"but not accepted. "But early report
indicated that the sesson might t ! i
prolonged through the day . in an e
fort. to reach a middle ground. 7"' -
AEMRIC AN DELEGATION DOES
NOT FAVOR ALLIANCE IDE
The talk of J; the ' formation ' of : a 4
alliance to protect France' from fu
brought forth" th - statement - from
high source in the. American peai,
delegation that the United States wj,
enter into no alliance which would t:
inconsistent with- the spirit: of rthi
league of nations. ' President Wilscj!
conferred ; with ' Premier Clemenceaji
but the nature of their talk was n!
disclosed . ' . -j- -
Chaotic conditons, still :- preyail, i
Munich, where the .government trooi
are declared . to have been augment
and a battle for; supremacy to be ? i
immediate prospect. Sporadic figh'tiij
is reported : to . be -. in progress in , , th
Bavarian capital. ' . -
RECOGNITION OF MOROCCAN
TITLE IS AWARDED FRANC!
Paris. A subiect which has beef
of great interest to the French Is tl
fate of Morrcco. - In spite of hll tK
clogging conditions of H intenvation
control forced upon France as a n
suit of the German blackmail metho
whichMed to the Algeciras conve
tfon. Frarire. mainly throned tie mil
niflcent administrative ability of Ge
era! Lyautev, has - more than mac-
srood her titleJ and of havine her sb
cial position in Morocco recognized j
every jway' by the" peace treaty: . -; r
The French government proposed i !
the1 meetng of the supreme council j
the allies that all servitudes of Intef I
national character, to which Morocc
was subjected as. the results of Ge
man action; be abolished : and undej '
took to maintain fuH economic indu.
trial and commercial equality iof a
the allied : nations in Morocco. "
'This proposal was agreed to by th
supreme - councl ' and - the ran tter . wt
referred to a special committee.
AMERICAN CASUALTIES ON
ARCHANGEL FRONT. ARE 5
Archangel. Since landing on. I
Archangel front last "September, th
Americans have suffered 528 Jrasua,
ties. Of these v 196 - were fatalitie J
The losses' of the "Americans, on Aht
norths Russian front during the pas
month have ; been extremery light a
most of the . Tecent fighting has .pee!
done either by newly formed. Russia)
-troops, who are campaigning , bravelj
for the British :
GERMANY SEN DS. THREE-- v. ,
ENVOYS TO VERSA1LLE
':.. Copenhagen. Foreign , ; llinistc ;
Count von : Brickdorff-Rantzau." of Ge
' many, has announced that three ei '
voys.will e sent to Versailles authoi
ized to receive the text of -the 'peaq ,
.peliminariesr.'.r -.fH.;.t ?. a? fr j
-The': delegation? will Te: headed b
Minister von Haniel, whose associate !
will be Herren von Keller and Erns
Schmitt, legation; counselors. The
will be attended by; two 'Officials
; two chancery servants z . t- - --