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You get the Latest New* on the International Situation at the Earliest Hour by Reading The Review. * THE ALLIANCE REVIEW * Weather: Pair tonight and Wedneaday, Barometer 29.60, Indicating fair; temperature 90; clear. AND LEADER VOL. XXIX, NO, 182. ALLIANCE, OHIO, TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1917. TWO CENTS. CABINET CONSIDERS WAR CRISIS r> UNITED STATES REJECTS Secretary of State Lansing, in Turning Down Offer Germans Asked Carranza to Make, Bitterly Araigns Teuton Diplomacy for Its "Abuse of Liberties and Privileges Freely Accorded Them on American Soil." Denial, Although Courteous, is Sweeping—Full Text of Secretary Lansing's Reply to Mexico's Head. Washington, D.« C. March 20.—The United Statea has squarely, although la courteous language, rejected the suggestion of General Carranza, president-elect of Mexico that tbe neutral nations demand that tbe European war participants shall end the war at one*, or lf they don't do so. that all neutrals shall unite to cut off supplies ot mil sorts to them. And ln making public that decision in a letter to General Carranza, Secretary of State Lansing takea occasion to bitterly arraign Garman diplomacy for Its 'abuse of liberties and privileges freely accorded them on American soil." Medifi-catlon of tbe present methods of cowmerce by the l'nlted States would not be In accordance with tn- temational law, tbe secretary further aays. Secretary Lansing takes occasion all through the note to pay tribute td the "lofty purposes" of General Car- ra&ze. Ttie text of the note sent to •General Carranza's foreign minister ls aa follows: "Department of State, "WashlHegton. D. C, March 16, 1917. "Sit:— \m "I h*%e UX request ttul you will Wf' have the kindness to transmit to thc president-elect ot the Mexican republic Xtsi following reply to the communication of February 11, 1917, address *S by him to you wltb instructions to deliver it to tbe government ot the United States. "In his note of February 11, 1917, the president-elect proposes to all the neutral governments tbat the "groups Of contending powers (In the present European conflict) be invited in common accord and on the basis of absolutely perfect equality on either side, to bring this war to an end either by their own effort or by availing themselves of the good offices or friendly mediation of all the countries which would jointly extend that Invitation. If within a reasonable time peace could not be effected by this means the neutral countries would take measures to reduce the conflagration to Its narrowest limit by refusing any kind of Implements to the belligerents and suspending commercial relations with the warring nations until the said conflagration shall have been smothered." "Tbe government of the United Spates has given careful and sympathetic consideration to the proposals of the defacto government, not only because they come from a neighboring republic in whose welfare and friendship tbe United States has a peculiar ami permanent interest, but because these proposals have for tbelr end the object which the president bad hoped to attain from hto* dlseaniaa a mm month* ago of.-the aims of the belligerents and their purposes ia tha war. "Of the futile results pt the president's efforts at thit time <fieaerU Carranza is no doubt aware. Instead of the conflict being resolved Into a discussion of terms df peace, the struggle both on land and on sea has been renewed wltb intensified vigor and bitterness. To such an extent has one group of belligerents carried warfare on the high seas Involving thc (Continued on Page Severn FOU IS BOMBARDED BT ITALIAN PLANES International News Service. Rome, Italy, March 20—Italian aeroplanes have bombarded the great Austro-Hungarian naval station of Pola, dropping explosives on the arsenal. News of the raid was given out officially today. Fire Austro-Hungarian aeroplanes that went aloft to give battle were driven off by French airmen wbo accompanied the Italians. Orado, within the Italian lines on the Osonzo frant was shelled by Austro-Hungarian airmen but little damage was done. The Italians immediately retaliated by attacking Muggla shipyards near Trieste.' T BEING ARRANGED Music Study Club Names Committees for Coming Event 14 Interned Germans Make Dash For Liberty; 12 Caught And Two May Have Drowned International News Service: Washington. V C. Mar. 20.—Only two of fhe sailers of the interned Oer man ships at Philadelphia wbo made n break tor liberty last night, are still missing, commandant Russell of the. navy yard wired tbe navy deparf.ient at noon today. They are Mrurman* corth and Machinists mate Kermar Kchroedcr and l>oth are believed to have been drowned. Commandant Russell also said tht men recaptured k' were nearly frozen as they tried ti ' s*-vim to freedom. Earlier advices Trom Cammandan! Russell ?ald four o." the sailors had heen catigbt and that ten were missing. It t" assumed the other eight were caught today. imme^.mmmm*nnn.-immm mmmmem^mmmmei,'0.i..f Watch Philadelphia Ferries Philadelphia. Pa. Mar. 20—In the belief that ten members of the crews of the German cruisers on the League Island y*rd have escsped, mayor Kmith today issued orders to superin tendent ot police Robinson to bave every terry and other outlet from th:> city watched in an effort to apprehead the fugitives. It was declared today that the escape <>f tne sailors was part of a weU planned riot and that it may disclose another German intrigue against tho Ualted States. They stated that they had evidence that the escaping sailors look with tbem a large sum of money. The sailors who attempted escape snd were captuied were exhausted trom exposure to the icy waters and strong currents of the Delaware The m< n lett their ships by means cf rope ladders and slipped into thc ■water. ■ a «>aiWim*i"**** ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ *s»*^^^^^^^^* U. S. Envoy Says New Government Gets Complete Help i Tnternational News Service. Washington. D. C, Mar. 20.—The | -tussian t.rmy and navy are squarely I !e»hind the n^w government, American Ambassador David R. Francis today icabled the state department. He stat- ? 1 tbat ae had received this Information both from official and non offlcial sources. The entire nation ls quiet, the Ambassador added and the new government seemr to have the entirs situation well In hand. Secretary Lansing said the despatch alsi dealt with other phases o! the situation, but that he could not make tbem public at this time. So far aa recognition of tha new government by the U. S. was concerned, tbe secretary said tbat this hao not yet been taken np with Preslden* Wilson. It is said to be likely that tbe recognition will take the form of a loint resolution by congress. This, however, has not definitely been decided. The United States will recognize the new government officials said and there is no need tor extreme baste With.a large attendance present, the Music Study club met Monday evening In the parlors of the Lexington Hotel. Preceding tbe musical program plans for the annual spring concert were discussed. Committees were appointed by tbe president, Mrs. Edgar Shimp, to take charge of the attendant executive work. The club expecta thia concert ten be even a greater success than those previously given. New voices have been added to the chorus which ls doing good work under the direction of Miss Ed- ythe Louise Pratt.' Tbe time and the place for this concert bave not been .leflnately decided upon but will be announced later. Tbe program for the evening. Wagner music, was somewhat * abbreviated owlxig to tha Illness of riwiW persons who were us. bava-take*. patt. bnt lt was, nevertheless, made Infer- •Sting by tha splendid work Ot thoae Who did appear. Mrs. Kb Jonas and Miaa Abble Ellis added to the evening's enjoyment by the singing of two oharmlng Tuscan Folk songs which tbey were unable to give at a previous meeting. The program as given, was as follows: Tannhauser Marrh (four hands), Miss Yaggl and Miss Williams. The Wagner "Motive" and its sig- niflcance, paper by Miss Pratt. Isolde's Mebestod piano transcrlp tion. (Tristan and Isolde), Miss Stahl. "Siegfried" (told by one who heard all open air performance of 1916), Mrs. Aldora Sbem. , A program of Russian music will be given April tbe 2nd. IFfSINS High School Congestion is Discussed With View to Getting Relief OVER-CROWDING IS PROVING ANNOYING Supt. Stanton Recommends Increase in Salaries of Teachers SEEK IIISE ALTHOUGH CONTAICTJTILL RUNS International News Service: Indianapolis, Ind., March 20.—Concerted action will be taken by mine workers ln Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania to obtain an Increase tn wages despite tbe wage contract which has a year to run. Although officials at the headquarters of the United Mines Workers of America declined to discuss the matter it is understood the president of the districts who returned home today agreed to bring pressure to bear to secure tbe increase. CO. I MUSTER OUT MIT IE BELAYED International News Service. Indianapolis, Ind., March 20.—The Eighth Ohio regiment Is to be mustered oat Thursday at Fort Harrison, Indiana, lf revocation ot orders to stop mustering out comes through. Orders not changed as yet. Mount Union College Campaign $750000 MV DEC. 20. 1917. STARK COUNTV UNIT. $280,000 BY MARCH XT, 1(17. SUBSCRIBED TO DATE: ALLIANCE S10O.O35 CANTON - 1*145 MASSILLON +.695 COUNTY - 2.350 TOTAL 1125.225 TO BE RAISED $124,775 POSTAL FRAUD OOIEO The Alliance postmaster. F. D. Mil- I ler bas received notice calling his at- j tentlon ,o the fact that a fraud order ; has been issued against the Oentol and Dentiflrm Lai oratory aad its e.f- I fleers and agents as such at Windsor Ontario, Canada. All matter address jci to this concern and these parties I s'lould be returned to the post maste- | at the offlce at' which I'. was originally ' mailed and there sent to the sender ■• a return address ts given. "*i Ord*r an Ohie Electric Sweeper. ROMAN SHOOTS TRUSTY Steubenville, O., March 20.—Barred from the bedroom of Deputy Sheriff Oeorge Duscrost in the Jefferson county iall here today by Joseph Heeems. 55, a jail trusty, Mrs. Julia Petroswy, 24. a pretty Hungarian woman, from Brilliant, Oblo. shot and prabably fatally wounded the trusty. She was apprehended later still carrying the revolver. A bottle of carbolic acid was found ln her possession. "I only wanted to see Oeorge for a few minutes." was tbe only explanation the woman would make of her attempt to gain entrance to the deputy's bedroom. Sbe also threatened Walter Hill, another trusty, wltb the revolver when he attempted to stop ber. The woman is reported to have followed Buscrost to the Jail. OERMANS SAY SUBMARINE TOLL EXCEEDS CONSTRUCTION Berlin, "Germany, via Sayville wireless. March 20.—The British tonnage sunk by German submarines during February exceeeded tbe amount of ship construction in British yards during tho entire yeear of 1916, the Overseas News Agency announced today. Tbe tonnage constructed by England in MM it added waa 5*0,000. The ctty Board jjf Education met In regular session Monday night with all members present qt roll call except Dr. L. A. Crawford who came later. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved without correction. Under the call for communications the clerk reported there were none to read. Under the %sJJ for bills, it was stated there were a few that should be acted upon and paid. Mr. Davidson raised the point of order that the rules fixed a time for the filing of claims .» tbe first meet ing of tbe board each month and he was in favor of obeying the rule This seemed to be the sentiment of the board and hereafter this rule will be observed. Superintendent's Report. Superintendent Stanton in bis report stated the enrollment for tbe year was 3790 and the number remaining upon tbe roll of pupils at present.is 3,460. Non-resident pupils in attendance 170. The' resignation as teacher of Miss heth Figley was read and Super-, dent Stanton recommended Miss -_*a Davis be elected as successor at a salary si $700 per year. By motion, later, the resignation was accepted and Miss Davis elected to fill the vacancy. The superintendent stated that much complaint was made regarding tbe trespassing on Che lawn at tbe Mahoning avenue school building and suggested the scbool grounds be enclosed with an iron fence as a protection sgainst trespasser*. The matter was referred to the committee on buildings and grounds with Instructions to report at the next meeting of the board. Mr. Stanton reported the Crawford bill to increase the school funds bad not passed the lower branch of the state legislature and suggested a night letter be wired to Representative J. S. Miller urging bim to use his Influence to have the bill acted upon. (Continued on page two.) LIGHT PROBLEM CAUSE OF HEAT BUT NO ACTION Many Speak on Rate Fight Before the Council Meeting SOLICITOR MORRIS EXPLAINS POSITION Says He Acted Solely Best Interests of City for OCEAN LINED STORY DENIEDJT DANIELS International Newa Serviee. Washington. D. C, March 20.—Secretary ot tbe Navy Daniels today au; tborized emphatic denial of the story carried last night by a news association that the United Statea is conferring with the British and French admiralty on a plan of co-operation for protection of the ocen steamship lanes. "There is no truth In the statement" said the secretary. "We are not conferring with Great Britain or any oth- er nation. The entire story ls erroneous." A regular session of tbe city council was scheduled for Monday evening nut city officials had little opportunity '.o transact business, the meeting developing itself into a three hour discussion in whlcb a number of citizens took an active part and plied scores of iljentions at City Solicitor Morris relative to the light rate question now pending before tlie State Utilities Commission, which questions wer-> satisfactorily answered by the solid tor. Following the- opening of the session. Solicitor Morris addressed coun ell stating that he had hoped to hav* a report rpady relative to the confer- .nee held during the afternoon the purpose tl which had been to secure, ■f po??|i le. some proposition leading toward a compromise between the city officials .ind the Alliance Gas & Power Company ln the rate question. At this conference were Mr. Ballard, the cltv's ad'tslng electrical engineer. At 'nmejk Radeliffe **■ l»a»si»tl«g Boll iltor Morris, the light committee of council wid ^ud'tar Silver as repre- s*M*BtS of ihe <>hy. Sitih Attorneys Hurt MU Koehler, GMierSI Manager W.J. Rose. Attorney Bailey and Hngl tieer Board in behalf ot the power com nany. A eonfarence lasting all afternoon was held but no Satl result was reached. The company's engineer, it tppeared came here under a misapprehension, Mr. Morris raid, he believing that the city had a proposition to make Instead of one being expected irom-the company. Tha conference ended with no proposition being made, the city oiflclaU leaving the matter of i proposition up to the company, declaring that the city officials would not make a proposition flrst. The question now reverts back to the point where lt was left, in the bands of tbe Utilities Commission wbich is to reconvene March 28th. Radcliftc Praises Solicitor Morris Attorney Radcllffe addressed council and the audience of citizens telling of the procedure In the hearing at Co- l-..mbus. He spoke of the importance of the light question to every citizen of Alliance. "You want to know whether you are making too much of a contribution to the light company, Council made an ordinance fixing the rate. The company was not satisfied (Continued on page five.) "i"i"r • Mi". i i"i"' TODAY'S MOVES CRISIS. IN WAR i Death of 16 of crew of American liner Vigilancia arouses the nation. Declaration ot war against Germany seems only a matter of, hours as President' meets with cabinet. Twelve of 14 German sailors escaping from liner interned at Philadelphia are recaptured. Russian navy stands with army squarely behind new government- Finland to support new Russia • rule- <Vm^AAM^^AM<<^WNMW<WW<W<MM<>M<\MMAMAI<V<VI 1!S SEAMEN AT LEAST PERISH Fate of Memphis' Crew is Not Yet Definitely • Known London. March 20—Far reaching circumstances, perhaps war, depend upon the sworn statements which of- ficers and sailors of the submarined- United States steamship Vigilancia were requested to make today before the American consular authorities. Captain V/ink A. Middleton of tbe Vigilancia. was credited with the as sertion that the ship was sunk without warning antl that the U-boat which sent her to the bottom was not seen at all. Fifteen members of the crew of the Vigilancia were lost, according to the lateat estimate, while the fate of Captain Bonim and eight members of tbe crew of [he American steamship City of Memphis remains a mystery. All the members of the crew of the third United States steamer sunk, the Illinois, nave been accounted for. It bas been established, ii was said today, that American citizens lost their lives on the Vigilancia. Survivors declared that thn submarines operating in the barred zone -water? are of the type and carry guns that must throw five or six Inch shells. PRESIDENT HIS OPEN MIND ON GALLING EARLIER EXTRA The Policy of Armed Neutrality, Outlined to Congress, Will Be Continued in Every Possible Way—Navy Rushes Work of Strengthening its First line of De-. fense and Nothing Will Be Left Undone to Safeguard American Vessels Everywhere — Carranza Has Not Yet Repudiated Attempted Plot of Ger* many to Embroil Mexico and Japan in War Against the United States. UNK MESSENGER IS ATTACKED IN STREET STDENBffl INCREASED tnternational News Service. ~ Detroit, Mich., March 20.—Michigan's National Guard will be raised •immediately from approximately 5,000 to 12,000 men according to orders sent from Washington to Col. John 8. Rer- sey. adjutant general of Michigan. Detroit troops bave been.ordered to fill tbeir ranks to war strength as soon as possible and this morning began a campaign to that end. The order came unexpectedly and military officers said that in all probability it would take some time to raise tbe 7,- 000 additional men. REICH COUNCIL At the opening of the meeting of the city council, Monday evening three communications were received as follows: From L. S. Mllbourn and A. W. Pfeifer asking that a sidewalk be ordered placed on the west side of Scranton avenue from ^Cambridge street to the Pfeifer residence, the request being referred to th sidewalk committee. The H. B. Hazzard company called attention to the assessments against lot No. 3117, on Liberty avenue, which were asserted to be excessive, this communication was referred to the assessment committee; a request from the Western l'nlon Telegraph company was for a permit to place a conduit in Ash street between tbe Penna company's property and the Shidler blodk on South Seneca avenue, where the company is about to open an uptown office. The subject was referred to tbe committee on railroads and telegraphs. SEYMOUR G. HOACE Father ef Alliance Woman Dies In New York Buffalo. X. Y., March 20.—Seymour 1. Hoage. age 54. father of Mra. Har- . v B. Dorie of Alliance O., died aer* today at the home of a daughter, Mre. Era Syahgas, 6 Garfield avenue. End! ott. New York, from acute dilation *.f the heart. Beside.! the daughter mentioned hx in survived -by a wife, another daughter and three sons. Interment wtll b* made at Endicott. Mrs. Oeorge Sefert and two sons !".ho have been visiting friends at Pali is, have returned tome. COLLEGE WOMEN'S CLUB The Mount Union College Women's club wlll meet Wednesday nigbt at 7:30 o'clock with Mrs. H. C. Koehler. on Weat Cambridge street. A toll attendance Is desired. ATHLETIC COMMITTEE TO MEET THIS EVENINO The athletic auditorium committee in charge of tbe plana for the auditorium at Mount Union college will meet tonight at 7 o'cloek in the manufacturers aad merchants club rooms in the Hotel Lexington. International News Service. Pittsburgh, Pa., March 20.—A bold attempt to hold up a bank messenger in tbe heart of the financial district was frustrated about noon today when R. J. Hlnch, messenger for the Liberty National bank battled for several minutes with a hold up man in full view of many pedestrians at Wood street and Oliver avenue. The crowd grew larger and the holdup man fled after striking Hinch a heavy blow in the face. Many joined in pursuit, but the robber eluded all. Hinch succeeded In holding on to bis satchel containing valuable papers and a considerable amount of currency. SINK MERCY SHIP international News Servioe. London, March 20.—British newspapers were aroused to the highest pitch of Indignation today by press reports tbat a German submarine bad attacked the Belgian relief ship Selene, killing three officers and five sailors wltb sbell fire. The Selene, which flew the Dutch flag, was on her way from Rotterdam to New York in ballast when attacked on Saturday. A small boat containing three mates and five sailors put off. but all were killed by Bhell fire, according to press advices. The Selene fled, putting in at Stavanger. Norway. SHOT IN THE NIP Italian Believed to be Black Hand Mark at Salem. Salem, March 20.—Nick Pedrena, an Italian who came here Monday from New Castle, Pa., was shot in tbe hip and severely wounded Monday after- noon, by an assassin, who has escaped. It ls believed to be the work of a member of the black band gang ahd the one who did the shooting is being hunted as such. Pedrena was taken to the city hospital and will recover it is believed. WANTED—TO RENT OR BUY 2nd HANO SHOW CASE • TO S FEET LONG. BELL PHONE 1082-R. O. 8. m**%. WANTED—LABORERS ON STATE ST. JOS, SBc PER HOUR, S HOURS. WILLING BROTHERS. 7 FINLINDJS QUIET International News Servlc Washington, March 20.—Finland ts quiet, according to a cable report received today from American Minister Morris at Stockholm He stated that a committee of three members of the Russian Duma has visited Finland and bave been assurred that tbe people wUl support tbe new Russian government. Senator Iinfthl bas beeo ap pointed as the new Governor of Finland. Morris aays. WANTED—.25 YOUNG MEN. IS YEARS OF AGE, ALSO FACTORY LABORERS. BUCKEYE TWIST DRILL CO. BY JOHN EDWIN NEVIN International Newa Service Staff Cor. respondent. Washington, D. C, March 20.—The president look up with the cabinet this afternoon all of the big questions growing out of the latest German submarine outrages. It was stated on authority Just before the cabinet as-! sembled that the president still retained an open mind On tbe question i of advancing tbe called extra session of congress scheduled to commence | on April 16. He bas not formulated any new policy regarding Germany, It was stated and whether one ls 'to be framed wlll depend entirely on the complete reports already called for dealing wltb Ihe sinking of, the City of Memphis, the Illinois and tbe Vigilancia: on the suggestions that are made by the cabinet *nd on other matters that *s* y»w, «U»«ly rtMUt ed wtth twe national defense. _ The president-fhiehds that no matter what provocation I* given It, the United States shall act wtth the'utmost deliberation. The policy of armed neutrality, as outlined by him to congress will be continued in every way. The navy will continue its work of strengthening the flfst line of defense and nothing wlll be left undone to safeguard American vessels everywhere. In connection with tbe making public today of the reply of the United States rejecting General Carranza's suggestion tbat all neutrals refuse supplies to all of tbe belligerents lt they decline to submit the war tq mediation, lt was officially stated at the state department tbat up to tbe present time tbere has not been received here any repudiation by General Cor- ranza or any of bis responsible officers, of the Oerman proposed Mexican-Japanese plot against the United States. President Wilson today rontlnuetf consideration of the questions involved In the attitude of the l'nlted States toward Oermany growing out of the nation's ruthless submarine! outrages. While he studied the diplomatic side of the possibilities involved, by bis direct orders, the army and: navy were speeding up their war prep, arations. Latest Outrages Arouse Nation. No one In Washington has the least doubt of what is to come. The reply to Germany's latest "ruthlessnesB" la ln sight. Delay of a few days will not snd cannot change it. The entire na- tlon ls aroused. This Is shown by the deluge of telegrams pouring into tha White House, commending the administration's course and urging that thn "next step" be taken without delay. Reports are current in official circles that the president, may, wltbttf the next 48 houra. Indicate his posi- tlon. These reports are conjecture only. The cabinet officers who best know the president's mind say that ha Is deeply stirred by tho present situation but that be still Is determined that no charge of "snap judgment" shall be made. Fifteen Americans Lost Lives. Responsibility at all time has been placed on Germany hy the president. Today, with unofficial advices befora him telling of the death In the Icy waters off the'English coast of fifteen members—mostly American citizens—* of the crew of the Vigilancia, flying tho stars and stripes and with be* Identification marks in full view, ha maintained that attitude of serious calm whlcb has marked him since tha break In diplomatic relations. Ona who is close tn him but realizes that war has been forced by Germany. But (Continued on Page Seven) Germans Make Brave Stand on Western Front Following Long Series Of Reverses International N'ewi Service: London England, Mar. 20—Although tie nBr.lish and French forces I France aie still pushing forward, (Jer- man resistance at some points between Ar.as and the Aisne river hat rtrengtheuer. Evidently Field Marshal Von (Hindenburg has sent re.n toreemerts Into tbat area in which th? Teuton have been carrying out their "strategic retreat." The O rmans have continued to fall hack towards Cambrai, St. Quentin, La Fere and Laon, desperately pur- eed by British ana French cavalry and Infantry. Fighting has been in urogress over a front nearly 100 miles bng. As the Anglo-French soldiers moved forwaid In pursuit of their foes they pas.-ed throuhg the devastatM oountry which showed all the horror.s of war. Railroads and highways wer." destroyed, bridges were blown up, Qelds were plowed by mines an.l trenches, orchards were uprooted, ■owns and villages had been blasted to bits by artillery lire or burned and the "ountry was without food. The wreteb ed war refugees were living amidst tbe ruins of what was once the1- nomes or subsisting like wild animals iu caves. About iOO towns, villages and ham lets have been recaptured by the Ai- ies in tbeir forward sweep in Artois. along teh Somme front and in the sector between the Somme and Aisne Tvers. th?> war office announced. Teh district evacuated by the Oe'» mans between lhe Aiw and Arras x number of - engagements have been /ought with Infanlty an.l ravalrv In which the Allies lo-t heavily, accord- Ire lo the offlcial statement. It was slated that the Oermans, up- on retiring in this district, destroyed everything which could he of any military value to the allies. Hetweef ens and Arras artillery duelling has- become much more spirited. Lively Fighting In the East tnternational'News Serviee. Berlin, via Sayville, Mar. 20—Flghf« ing activity on the (astern front ta becoming much more lively, the war offlce reported today. German raids on tbe Baresclne and Stockbod riven I is in progress. Xslde from saying that fighting was getting hotter tho statement did not go into details. Teutons Claim Verdun Gains International News Service: . Berlin, via eSayvtlle Wireless Mar. 20.—Another success for the Oermans on the Verdun front where a French position 200 yards wide was capturej along with its garrison, waa reported br the German war offlce today. Fighting has been in progress all mong tbe western front from the North .Sea to tbe mountains of Upper Alsace. Thirteer. more allied aeroplane 2i»ve beea shot duwn ia hit combau. Ninth Day of Monastir Fighting Berlin, Germany. Mar. 20—Tha French Offensive against tbe German and Bulgarian forces between Ochr.- ds end Prespa Ijtkes and on thi height north nf Monastir has now en- :*red Its ninth day without bringing any success to the attackers, the war offlce announced today in a statement on Macedonian opscatlons. The French troops advanced lq storming attacsk over a broad front. Most of tbe attacks broke down unde" Ihe fire of the German allies, lt waa said, but ln some places the fighting came hana to hand engagements. lTh«J war office said that all the attactg failed. Particular tribute was paid to th« bravery o. Germany's allies In repulsing the French assaults. North of ake Dorian several BritUH companies were dispersed by German artillery fire. See classified page, housecleanlng supplies, dustless mops. J. W. Rose. Mrs. James Hatcher and chlldrej jot Canioa, were ia AUiance Tueaday. — Xm . in«
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|Date of Original||March 20, 1917|
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* THE ALLIANCE REVIEW *
Weather: Pair tonight and Wedneaday, Barometer 29.60, Indicating
fair; temperature 90; clear.
VOL. XXIX, NO, 182.
ALLIANCE, OHIO, TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1917.
CABINET CONSIDERS WAR CRISIS
UNITED STATES REJECTS
Secretary of State Lansing, in Turning Down Offer Germans Asked Carranza to Make, Bitterly Araigns
Teuton Diplomacy for Its "Abuse of Liberties and
Privileges Freely Accorded Them on American Soil."
Denial, Although Courteous, is Sweeping—Full
Text of Secretary Lansing's Reply to Mexico's Head.
Washington, D.« C. March 20.—The
United Statea has squarely, although
la courteous language, rejected the
suggestion of General Carranza, president-elect of Mexico that tbe neutral
nations demand that tbe European
war participants shall end the war at
one*, or lf they don't do so. that all
neutrals shall unite to cut off supplies
ot mil sorts to them. And ln making
public that decision in a letter to General Carranza, Secretary of State
Lansing takea occasion to bitterly arraign Garman diplomacy for Its
'abuse of liberties and privileges freely accorded them on American soil."
Medifi-catlon of tbe present methods
of cowmerce by the l'nlted States
would not be In accordance with tn-
temational law, tbe secretary further
Secretary Lansing takes occasion
all through the note to pay tribute
td the "lofty purposes" of General Car-
ra&ze. Ttie text of the note sent to
•General Carranza's foreign minister ls
"Department of State,
"WashlHegton. D. C, March 16, 1917.
\m "I h*%e UX request ttul you will
Wf' have the kindness to transmit to thc
president-elect ot the Mexican republic Xtsi following reply to the communication of February 11, 1917, address
*S by him to you wltb instructions
to deliver it to tbe government ot the
"In his note of February 11, 1917,
the president-elect proposes to all the
neutral governments tbat the "groups
Of contending powers (In the present
European conflict) be invited in common accord and on the basis of absolutely perfect equality on either side,
to bring this war to an end either by
their own effort or by availing themselves of the good offices or friendly
mediation of all the countries which
would jointly extend that Invitation.
If within a reasonable time peace
could not be effected by this means
the neutral countries would take
measures to reduce the conflagration
to Its narrowest limit by refusing any
kind of Implements to the belligerents
and suspending commercial relations
with the warring nations until the
said conflagration shall have been
"Tbe government of the United
Spates has given careful and sympathetic consideration to the proposals
of the defacto government, not only
because they come from a neighboring
republic in whose welfare and friendship tbe United States has a peculiar
ami permanent interest, but because
these proposals have for tbelr end the
object which the president bad hoped
to attain from hto* dlseaniaa a mm
month* ago of.-the aims of the belligerents and their purposes ia tha war.
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