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Along a Front of Eight Miles Between the Ypres-Com-
; ines and Ypres -
CAPTURED MORE THAN
British Guns Had Knocked
Troops Advanced: I hey
in Places for a Mile or More The Advance is Regarded
' - - - - w-. . . , . .1
as Une or tne most Kemarkabie Achievements in Kecent
Months The Russians
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ance to me oermans on
patch Says China is .Willing to Send 300,000 Troops to
Another concentrated effort by Field
Marshal Sir Douglas HaigT, the British
commandter-ln -chief, to break down
the German defences east of Ypres is
under way. A British drive along a
front of eight miles .between the
Vprea-Com bines and the Tpres-Staden
railways was started at (lawn Thurs
day morning. At. nightfall the 'Brit
ish commander reported the occupa
tion of important positions, the cap
ture of more than two thousand pris
oners and the Infliction of heavy cas
ualties on the Germans.
Heavy artillery -preparation Dor
days had been going on and extensive
raids in anticipation of a tremendous
infantry assault, and when the -Brit
ish left the trenches they wre pre-
" ceded by row upon row of barrage flreJ strong infantry attack of the Ger- I larly in view of the government's ipow
rotilnir (ntA th HAma a oWmana tr hA t I pr to nreveiit lmnortation bv refusing
reaching into the Germa lines to
greater depth than t on any previous
occasion. Concrete redoubts, hundreds
of machine guns, barbed wire entan
glements and marshy ground faced
the British in their storming opera
tions; but the heavy - guns had cut
down many of the barriers and the
British . went forward steadily, gairF
Ing all he objectives laid down in
the plan of operations for the first
day and penetrating the German-Iinee
In places for a mile or mre. "-'""' -
The official report" from Field Mar
shal Halg characterizes the result cf
the day's - tiattle as a great success
and the Associated Press Staff corres
pondent at the front declares ' that
the British maintain the positions to
which thfey have advanced "they will
have accomplished one of the . most
remarkable and most important
achievements In recent months."
Strong German forces had been as
sembled for the purpose of - holdinpr
back the British troops In this most
Important sector, as the tremendous
bombardment - which had been going
cn dally, serveral times reaching
'drumfire intensity, presaged a deter
mined effort to break throughand the
German resistance at; many points
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CONFEREES SLOW ON
THE WAR TAX BILL
House Members Demand Increase
War Profits Taxes. '
Washington, Sept. 20. Unexpected
demands of house members for a sub
stantial increase in war profits taxes
so complicated the contest over the
war tax bill late today that final en
actment of the measure early next
week . confidently expected by senate
and house conferees, apparently was
Coincident with the adjournment of
the conferees, a meeting of the house
ways and means committee which drew
the original bill, was called for tomor
row to discuss the situation and some
western and southern members of the
committee announced that they would
demand an increaf? in the senate ex
cess war profits figures from $1,060,
000,000 to $1,500,000,000.
It was explained that the ways and
means committee- would try to induce
the conferees to accept the larger fig
ure, but should this fail high tax ad
vocates declared they would carry the
contest to the floor of the house. .
. In the conference today definition of
capital, cn which there is a wide dif
ference of opinion between the two
houses, was one of the big stumbling
blocks and the basis for figuring values
of patents, copyrights, trademarks,
good will arvi other intangible assets
also caused much discussion.
, Besides the differences on the ex
cess profits section, proposed advertis
ing and automobile taxes and second
class mail rates were under consider
ation. ' .
Trades and Labor Congress Considers
Resolutions Along That Line.
' Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 20. Delegates
here at the Dominion Trades and La
bor congress had before them for con
sideration yest,erday resolutions to the
effect that a strike, should be called
throughout Canada if the government
attempts to enforce the conscription
law without fist establishing effective
conscrlV-ion of the wealth of the coun
try. The debate on the subject indi
cateJ that most of the delegates were
in favor of the resolutions, which were
to coma up for a vote later.
V'LD ENGINE CRASHED
INTO PASSENGER TRAIN
rir men and Two Negro Passengers
Killed Near Neon, Ky.
Xm. Ky.. Sept. 20. John Allphin,
f. reman and two negro . passengers
were- injured when a freight locomo
tive . running wild. early tonight,
e -nshed into a Louisville and Nashville
passenger train about a mil west of
The locomotive Is thought to have
been set in motion by a negro who at
the time 'the engine was first see nto
be in motion, was observed rjunning
Efforts to catch the negro failed.
TWO THOUSAND MEN
Down the Barriers Before the
fenetrated the German Lanes
Are Offering Determined Resist-
..i n . i x-v-
ine ruga rronc reion IDis
was of the fiercest ' nature. The wea
ther Is reported favorable for the con
tinuation of the battle and as the
visibility is improving aviators are
taking a prominent part In observa
tion, air fighting and attacks "upon the
enemy infantry and batteries..
On the Trench ront no important
fighting is reported except a German
attack southeast of Cerny which was
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fi,mnini.,,. ki, kv
without success, according to the Ber-
lin war office
The Russians are determinedlv re-
sistine the attacks of the Teutonic
allies on the Riga front. After a
mans in the region east of Lemberr I
Lett troops organized a darintr coun- I
ter-attack, which, with the energetic I
co-ODeration of the artillerv. drne-n 1
the enemy back with heavy losses. In I
tne Ocna region, on the Rumanian I
front, the Germans by a counter-at-I
tack. forced the Rumanian troona to I
abandon positions they had previous- or, its equivalent, but this is not re
ly taken 'from the Teutons. In the garded as final until the decision is
Caucasus region battles between, the unanimous. The objections of about
Russians and,- Kurds -continue in a 10 -per ceftt-Dtthe men to the , low
freezine- temnerature with the-' snow"!
four"' feet' deep in places. - I
Baron Rhondda, the- British food
controller, has made' announcement
that he intends to inaugurate a new
food economy campaign, owing to a
shortage in the world's supply of ,ce- I
reais, meats ana rats. Karon lihondda I
c.eciarea tnat ir voluntary measures
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imicu lie wuiira nave no lompuncnon I
in putting the nation on compulsory
rations." , I
.Peking despatches say that the Chi
nese government is willing to send
three hundred thousand troops to I
France, if the entente powers approve. I
A Tokio despatch says that Janan I
and . there are indications that Japan
will, not oppose such action.
CENTRAL SPAN OF QUEBEC
BRIDGE BOLTED INTO PLACE
It is the Largest Cantilever Bridge in I
Quebec, Sept. 20. The central span !
of the Quebec cantilever bridrre was
successfully bolted into place this af
ternoon at 3.28 o'clock, linkine- to
gether the arms of the largest bridg-e
of its kind in the world. The hoist
ing operation began last Monday
morning ana tne span, which weighs
5,000 tons, was lifted by hydraulic
jacKs a distance or 150 feet from pon.
toons on the St. Lawrence river. -
It will be some months yet before
trains can 'De run over the structure.
as there is much detail vnrir tn I
carried out. The running time be-Lrs by tneir Austro-Hungarian cap-
tween Halifax and Winnipeg will then tc'rs have been.brousht to Rome, ac-
be reduced half a day. One detail Is cording- to despatches received here
the .painting of the bridge which, it today bv.a prominent Italian lawyer,
is estimated, will take three years and eent home by the Austrians among a
will cost $35,000. number of incapacitated prisoners.
" This man reported that' captives were
am n.ifwii i r systematic?! llB) tortured -in the prison
AN OAKVILLE WOMAN or.mps. in many cases being used rs
ASSAULTED BY A NEGRO tare'ets fo1" revolver practice cr delib-
, erately . poisoned. A Hungarian lieu
Brute Fled When a -Grocery Clerk tenant named Farks, who is said to
Oakville, Conn., Sept. 20. The ring
ing of her doorbell by a sreery clerk
frightened off a negro who had attack
ed Mrs. Wilfred Duval at her home
here this afternoon. Airs. Duval had
-gone into the cellar with one of her
children when the man grabbed her
ana araggea ner upstairs, when the
ring came. The negro ran and to
night a posse is scouring this local
ity searching for him. The assailant
had choked the woman badly before
he ran. Mrs. Duvah says she scratoh--ed
the man's face and that she can
MOB TRIED TO LYNCH
NEGRO AT RALEIGH, N. C.
Fifteen Shots Were Fired, But No One
Raleigh, N. C, Sept 21. A mob of
several hundred men attacked the
jail here early today in an attempt
to lynch a negro named Neville, ac
cused of attacking the wife of a street
car conductor, but before an entrance
waV effected. Governor Bickett and
Adjutant General Toung arrived. While
the governor addressed a portion of
the mob, a masked leader was urging
the greater portion to batter down the
jail doors. Fifteen shots were tired be-
ifore the state omciaJs arrived., bu
apparently no one was injured.
.finally upon assurances of the gov
ernor that he would order a special
term of court to try Neville, the mob
Bridgeport Man Accidentally Killed in
Washington, Sept. 20. The war de
partment has received notice of the
death in France of Private Raymond
W. Harris, who was accidentally kill
ed September , 13, .1917. His father,
Walter Harris, lives at 691 Brook
Bireet, Bridgeport, Conn.
Killed by German Torpedo
TAnfm - Rnf 9A SKw A Etnt
I Press). Harry Shinn, of Philadelphia;
an American citizen, was biown to
pieces when a torpedo fired by a Ger-
I man . submarine hit a British ship.
I Two British subjects were killed at
I the same time. -
SUGAR TO BE ABOUT
s EIGHT CENTS A POUND
Agreement Reaohed Between Produc-
' : era and Food Administration.
. Washington, Sept. 20. Beet sugar
producers In conference with the food
administration today reached a unani
mous agreement under which the sta
ble retail price -of sugar will be about
eight-cents a pound. . They will sell
to wholesalers at - eastern refining
points at 7 1-4 cents a pound, cane
basis, arid the retail price it was stat
ed, would normally be not more than
3-4 cent higher.
At the same time the food adminis
tration announced that an internation
al committee of five had been named
I to arrange for the purchase and distri
I bution of the -vast quantities of sugar
tS ey an
This committee, acting through 'the
food administration under authority of
I President Wilson s proclamation plac-
I portion or tne worm s sugar output.
George M. Rolph, head of the food
administration's sugar division; ' Karl
D. Babst, president of the American
Sugar Refining Company, and William
A. Jamison of Arbuckle Brothers, are
members of the committee. The allied
nations are represented by Sir. Joseph
White-Todd, and James V. Drake, se
nior, British sugar men.
Details of the sugar- distributing
plan will be worked out by a food ad
ministration . committee consisting of
H. A. Douglass, Detroit; E. C. Howe,
Denver; W. H. Hannam, San Francis
co; S. H. Love, Salt Lake City; W. S.
Petriken, Denver; S. W. Slnsheimer,
Huntington .Beach, Calif., and W. P.
Inclusion of the big Cuban cane sug
I af producing1 interests in the allied dis
tributing scheme will be discussed
I with the food administration tomor
I?w the Cuba." minister Dr. Manuel
I De Cespedes, and two Cuban sugar
e". Jose Mdguel Terafa and Jose
IniacIo Lezama. Cubans partlclpa-
tion In the Plar u expected, particu
er to prevent importation ry rerusmg
"censes to producers not agreeing to
tne unfrorm price.
American cane suear representatives,
it if believed, will take action similar
to mat or tne- oeei sugar men wimin
a week. " Most cane producers, al-
ready have agreed to a 7 1-4 cent price,
price were comnosed. at a. final -con
The new sugar nrlce win become ef
fective in the west October 1 when the
1917 crop reaches the refineries, and in
the east about two weeks later. The
present price of beet sugar to whole-
salern Is about 8.4 cents a pound.
iMrPMniADV -DMDMC Bin
INCENDIARY BURNS BIG
STORE OF TOMATOES
$150-000 Worth Destroyed by Fire at
p- jnf; r D.uhn..u
to packing company of" the Atlantic
Cartnintr company at Rehobouth. Del.,
owned" bv Governor Townsend and Ed
mund Mitchell, - of Wilmington, was
burned today with most of the sea
son's pack and much raw material.
The loss is estimated at brtween $150,-
000 and $200,000. As two former un
successful attempts were made within
the last three weeks to burn the p'ace
the lire is believed to be the work of
an incendiary. The company was
packing scuo material, part of which
was to be taken by the government for
OF ITALIAN PRISONERS
Systematically Tortured by Thoir
Washington. SeDt. 20. Stories nf
inhuman treatment of Italian prison-
Kclic ICU 111 DUl.ll ailUI.IUC3, IIKJW IS 111
MRS. KING INTENDED TO
REMARRY FIRST HUSBAND
Information to Tha. Effect in Hands
of District Attorney.
New -Tork, Sept.. '20. Information
indicating that Mrs. Maude A. King,
widow of James C. King, millionaire
lumber man. intended this fall to re
marry her first husband. Edward - B.
Hull, has come Into possession of As
sistant District Attorney Dbolhiir, who
is gathering evidence here to aid the
authorities of Cabarros Countv, North
Carolina. In determining whether Mrs.
King was a victom cf foul plav when
s-he was killed by a pistol at Concord
on August 29,
PAROLED FROM SAN
Two Former Officials of the Western
San Francisco, Sept. 20. James B.
Smith and Frederick G. Mills, former
yice president and superintendent, re
spectively,, of tfie Western Fuel Com-,
pany, who are serving sentences of
eighteen months each in San Quen
tln penitentiary - for conspiracy to de
fraud the -government, have been pa
roled, it was learned from Washing
27 of Bridgeport's Quota Failed to Ap
Bridgeport. Conn.,' Sept. 20 Twenty-
seven drafted men. failed to appear for
entrainment today. Included in this
number are two men who are - in St.
"Vincent's hospital as the result of in
juries sustained in an automobile ac
cident. Several of the - cases have
been accounted fof but the' great ma
jority are still, being- investigated by
the. police and federal authorities.
Troubles in West
SPECIAL COMMISSION APPOINTED
BY THE PRESIDENT
ro LEARN THE TRUTH
Secretary WUson, Who Heads the
Comiffission, is to Represent Presi
dent Wilson Personally To Leave
Washington Soon. -
Washington, Sept. 20. Labor trou
bles on the Pacific coast and in the
western mountain states will be in
vestigated by a special commission,
headed by Secretary Wilson, ap
pointed today by ' President Wilson to
represent him personally.
The commission will leetve soon and
prooaoly win spend several weeks in
the west conferring with labor lead
ers, employers, I. W. W. agents, state
governors and others who can shed
light on past disagreements, or ex
ert influence for future industrial
harmony. The president in his - an
nouncement said he is anxious to
learn the truth of charges of injus
tice made by employers and labor
men against each' other, and to work
out some fair basis for avoiding the
interference of labor disputes' with
industry during the war.
The present strikes in the Pacific
coast shipbuilding plants, which the
federal shipping- board is trying to
settle to avoid further delay in its
shipbuilding programme are only one
prfese of the situation to be Investi
gated. It is understood special at
tention will be given to charges of
American Federation of Labor offi
cials that employers In Arizona have
encouraged and even financed I. W.
W. activities for the sake of discred
iting the labor movement among min
ers and other employes. Recent de
portations of workers also will be the
subject ,of injury.
- Interests Equally Represented.
Labor and employers' interests are
equally represented on the president's
Colonel Spangler and Mr. Reed- are
business men and Mr. Walker and Mr.
Marsh are presidents, respectively, of
the Illinois and Washington labor fed
erations. t Mr. Frankfurter is a special
assistant ' of Secretary Baker and haa
acted confidentially in a number of
labor situations involving the war de
partmenft. it is expected the com
mission will begin its investigation in
about a week. .
creation of ithe - commission- was
urged upon the president, long before
the shipyard strikes on the Pacific
coast started. Shipping txferd of
ficials hope to be able to compose
these strikes within the next week.
Chairman Hurley today conferred
with the general manager of a Seat
tle shipbuilding company whose
granting ofunion wage demands has
been a strong influence in promoting
strikes for similar wages in other
yards. After other conferences with
Seattle builders and labor represen
tatives tomorrow, Mr. Hurley expects
to reach some basis for settling
strikes in Seattle, Portland and other
Reports from San Francisco today
indicated that progress was being
made toward settling the strike there.
WARRANTS SWORN OUT FOR.
They Are Charged With Conspiracy in
Killing of Policeman.
Philadelphia, Sept. 20. Warrants
charging conspiracy in connection
with the killing yesterday of a police
man and the assault of two other mn
by alleged Jersey City "gunmen" in
the republican factional contest in the
fifth ward were sworn out tonight for
Mayor Thomas B. Smith, Police Lieu
tenant David Bennett and Isaac Deut
sch, candidate for select council and
opponent of James A. Carey for the
leadership of the ward. The warrants
which were sworn out by Isadora
Stern, a member of the state legisla
ture, were riot served, but by agree
ment of counsel the three men are to
appear before Judge Brown in the
municipal court tomorrow.
In his affidavit Mr. Sterii charged
Mayor Smith, Lieutenant Bennett and
Deutsch with "unlawfully and mali
ciously combinging to procure through
themselves and others, officers and
employes of the city, to take an active
part in political management and Jjo-
utical campaigns ana ' use their of
fice to influence political movements
and political action of othar officers
and employes and to Interfere with
the conduct of an election to be held
at said city of Philadelphia on Sep
tember 19, 1917, and- the .preparation
therefor, and in pursuance and exe
cution of said conspiracy to - commit
assault and battery, aggravated as
sault and battery and murder, which
said conspiracy was performed and
executed within the said city f Phil
adelphia and elsewhere, within two
years past, contrary to the farm of
the act of assembly in such case made
and provided and against the peace
and dignity of the commonwealth of
RAILROAD MEN TO
SUBMIT WAGE SCALE
Employes of New Haven and Boston
&. Maine Roads. .
Boston, Sept. 20. The newly form
ed joint council of office clerks, freight
house clerks and freight handlers em
ployed by the New York. New Ha
ven and Hartford railroad and the
Boston and Maine railroads voted to
night to submit a new wage schedule
to the two roads and to "stand . as a
unit" in an effort to enforce its ac
ceptance. The schedule calls for an
eight hour day. .
AMERICAN REGIMENT. OF
ENGINEERS AT THE FRONT
is Handling Supplies of Ammuni
tion for French Units.
American Training Camp in Franec.
Sept. 20 By the Associated Press -An
American regiment of engineers has
taken over an Important line of French
strategic railways. While they have
not yet been under shellflre the Germans-
have attempted to bomb the
trains. The regiment is entirely under
the- French and is handling supplies
of ammunition for French units.
Hatred of Germans
Intense in Poland
STARVATION AND RIOTING IN
WARSAW AND OTHER SECTIONS
APPEAL TO RED CROSS
Women Attack the German Soldiers
in. the Streets Many Gendarmes
Have Disappeared at Night Ger
many Fears Trouble.
Washington, Sept. 30. Starvation
and rioting in Warsaw and other sec
tions of Poland occupied by the Ger
mans have' so increased that Ger
many has authorized relief workers
to seek funds wherever they may be
found. The Red Cross headquarters
at Geneva and agents of the Rocke
feller fund have been called upon for
Hatred of the Germans is said to be
so intense, that women attack German
soldiers in the streets and gendarmes
have been forbidden to patrol the
country as many of them have dis
appeared at night. Considerate treat
ment given rlotera makes it evident,
according to the despatch, that the
Germans are apprehensive of disturb
GUARDS AT GRAVE OF
MRS. ROBERT W. BINGHAM
Mystery Surrounds Action Was, For
merly Mrs. Henry M. Flagler.
Wilmington, N. C. Sept. 20. Guards
were placed tonight over the nlot In
Oakdale cemetery where Mrs. Robert
worth Bingham Is buried, but mem
hers of the family declined to sav
whether this action had any relation
to - reports .that the body was to be
exhumed for examination. Dr. Charles
X. rcesbit. city health officer, also re
fused to say - whether he had Issued
a permit for .the exhuming of the
Mrs. Bingham, who was a member
or the Kenan family here, inherited
from her first husband, Henry M.
Flagler, one of the organizers of the
cjianaara oil company, a fortune estf
mated at $70,000,000. She was maeried
io juage omgnanvm .November 191fi
and died July 27 at Louisville, Ky.
MARRIED IN NOVEMBER, 1916;
DIED THE FOLLOWING JULY
Mrs. Bingham Left 95,000,000 to Her
, , Second . Husband.
New York. Sept. 20.-Mrs. Flagler
arm . noDori worm isingnam, former
ly judge and once mayor of Louisville,
Ky., were married in New York Nov
ember 15, 1916r at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Pembroke. Jones, the cere
mony being performed by the Rev.
Dr. George Morgan Ward, pastor of
the Poinciana chapel, Palm Beach.
Although it had been renortert )mt
sir. and Mrs. Bingham would reside
rn New York, they decided to make
their home in the south. When Mrs.
Bingham died, after an illness of two
weeks, the cause of death was given
ap "acute heart disturbance."
Although In her will Mrs. Bins-ham
left the bulk of her great fortune to
her niece; Mrs. Lewis, including the
late Mr. Flegler's interests in the
Florida - East Coast Railway and the
Flagler chain of hotels in Florida and
!n Peninsular and Oriental Stenmah'n
and Standard Oil stocks., a codicil gave
to Mr. .Bingham $5,000,000.
WHEAT IS BEING FED TO
LIVESTOCK IN OKLAHOMA
Farmers Are Peeved at Price Fixed
by Food Commission.
Oklahoma City. Okla.. Sent. 50
Wheat is beine- fed to hosrs and nthoi-
livestock a3 a substitute for corn in
many counties of northeastern Okla
homa, and pending governmental ac
tion, very little additional wheat will
be marketed from these counties at
the price fixed by the food adminis
tration, accordinsr to a statement to
night by the state board of agricul
The action of the farmers is due to
a number of causes, chief of which is
tne scarcity of corn for feeding pur
poses, coupled with the fact that the
rarmer reels the goivernment has
placed arbitrary prices on his pro
duct at a time when the law of supply
and demand is in his favor, without
at the same time fixing the prices of
other articles for his consumption, the
statement says. ,
MILLS ARE RUSHED
Largest Output For, Weeks While Re
ceipts of. Wheat Gained ' 815.000
Bushels Over Amount Ground.
Washington, Sept. 20. Food admin
istration officials today, pointed to the
report or! last week's activities of the
Minneapolis flour mills in connection
with reports that some of the mills
there w,er forced to close for lack of
wheat. The report said:
The Minneapolis mills last week pro
duced 367.000 barrels of flour. This
was the largest week's ' output for
many weeks in excess of the produc
tion for the corresponding week of
1916. The wheat used totalling 1,652,
000 bushels, while the wheat receipts
for the week amounted to 2,467,000
bushels. This 'week's receipts so far
have been heavy -and there is no indi
cation that this r condition will
HAROLD WILLIS A
PRISONER IN GERMANY
Boston Man of French Flying Service
Captured Not Killed.
, New 'York, Sept. 20. A special ca
ble to the Herald from Paris, says the
receipt, of a military card from Har
old Willis, the American aviator who
was reported on September 3 as kill
ed In action, confirmed earlier reports
that he had been taken prisoner.
. The card, received by his chum,
Walter Lovell, says that Willis lariaed
behind the German lines after a flight
on Auprust 18. .- Willis, whose home is
In Boston, was stationed in he Ver
don sector and was engaged In- the
heavy fighting- there - about a month
Puerto Rico's quota for the national
army will be 12,581, instead of 7,000, as
had been announced.
Boston has begun her two weeks
of wheatless days 'suggested by the
American exports to Germany have
dropped from $1,053,821 in July, 1916,
to zero in July, 1917.
Or. Soltez, an Austrian scientific ex
plorer was murdered In the Dutch ter
ritory of New Guinea.
The machinery at the Trenton East
ern Steel "Co. plant was damaged by
fire to the extent of $126,000.
Large quantites of old steel ri
were bought by Japanese brokers
Seattle and shipped to Japan. -
New York New Orleans Limited
No. 88 was derailed at Brewton, Ala.,
and two passengers were hurt.
Mud in Flanders section held two
Tommies" for 80 hours. They had to
be drawn out by a team of .mules.
Pleading to a charge of ' chicken
stealing, Joe Sylvester of Philadelphia,
was sentenced to one year in jail.
New York city's share of the direct
state tax of $12,800,000 will be approx
imately 66 per cent, or about $8,500,
000. Public Service Commissioner Henry
Hodge, now. a major on the staff of
General Pershing, arrived safely in
Striking employes of the Jones. &
Loughlin Steel Co., of Pittsburgh, vot
ed to. call out the workmen in all de
partments. Shipping at New Orleans was vir
tually tied up when 2.100 longshore
men struck after they were refused a
wage Increase. '
Former United States Senator Root
will act as chairman of the anti-suffrage
meeting to be held at TJtica, N.
Y., next Monday.
John D. Shoop, general superintend
ent of Chicago school, recommended
that the teaching of the German lang
uage be dropped.
The American schooner Aparatel,
bound for Hillsborough, N. B., from
Lubec. Me., was wrecked off Grind
stone Island, N. B. i
Mayor Thompson of Chicago issued
a belated proclamation calling on the
people of Chicago to honor the men of
the selective draft,
Army men are awaiting with keen
est interest an announcement from
Secretary Baker, naming a successor
to Major-Generai Scott.
A class of 84 policemen were grad
uated from the training school at the
New York police headquarters after a
three months course.
All of the 10,000,000 registered un
der the selective draft will be examin
ed at once, so they may learn the order
of their liability for service.
Corporation counsels from elti
throughout New York State will meet
at Syracuse to plan for the fight
against six-cent trolley fares.
The expulsion of Robert M. La Fol
lette from, the United States Senate
was demanded by the Association of
Commerce of Green Bay, Wis.
More than 200 employes of the New
York Stock Exchange gave a dinner
in honor of the 35 members who will
be called to the front shortly.
Abraham Newman, of Brooklyn, was
sentenced to serve five months, in jail
for serving drink to men in the
United States military service.
William Taqan, 12 years old, rode
more than two miles on a Dicycie to
a physician after being shot and
wounded at Cold spring jv. x.
State Senator Elmer Warner of
Weatherly. Pa., offered $1,000 to the
first man In the vPennsylvania draft
army who captures the first German,
Federal authorities at Syrcacuse, N,
Y.. are investigating those responsi
ble for an anti-war pamphlet, attri
buted to Erwln St. John Tucker, of
Food Administrator Hoover an
nounced that 40,000 traveling sales
men are to be enlisted in spreading
food conservation measures throughout
Carl S. Luecke was denied ex
emption from the national army by the
St. Louis district draft board. He
cliamed that he was liable to serve in
the German army.
The Department of Health report,
issued in Mexico City, states hat more
than 50 per cent of the typhus plague
has been wiped out and smallpox is
being diminished also;
Admiral Charles F. Stokes, U. 8. N,
retired, is so ill at his home at Briar
cliffe Manor, N. Y.. that on operation
he is to undergo must be delayed until
his condition improves.
No more will the sophomores be per
mitted to bind freshmen to tomb
stones in Syracuse, N. Y:, cemeteries.
Hazing was banned by Chancellor
Day of the Syracuse University.
The Hartford county grand jury was
called in yesterday to hear - charges
against three men charged with mur
der and returned true bills in each
' An. American liner arriving at an
American port reported an unsuccess
ful -U-boat attack during the voyage.
It was stated that a torpedo speeding
straight at the ship was deflected.
Many clubs have responded to the
appeal of Charles H. Stout, secretary
of the New York County Chapter of
the American Red Cross, for playing
cards to be included in the comfort
A crowd of soldiers wrecked the
headquarters of the Industrial Workers
of the World at Los Angeles. Type
writers and furniture were broken.
windows smashed and movables de
molished.- There were no casualties .
Short Session of Senate.
Washington, Sept. 20. To give
many committees an opportunity to
conclude work on important bills, the
senate, after a day's recess remained
In session but one hour today and ad
journed again until Saturday.
IN THE TRADING WITH THE EN
Measure Designates Mail, Cable, Radio
or Other Communications Between
the' United States and Foreign
"Washington, Sept. 20. A provision
for censorship, under regulations oi
the president, of mail, cable, radio or
other communication between the
United States and foreign countries,
was written Into the administration
trading with the enemy bill late to
day by the senate and house confer
ees afr a special meeting. It is des
ignated to prevent military informa
tion fpom reaching Germany by re
The paovision was inserted at th
request of federal denartmnt link
ing knowledge that many message
Have reached Germany, by steami
and otherwise. It was made a pari
of the conferees' report concluded yes
terday and will be presented to tha
The section reads: "Whenever dur
ing the present war the president shall
deem that the public safety demands,
he may cause to be censored undei
such rules and regulations as he may
from time to. time establish, commu
nications by mail, cable, radio or oth
er means of transmission passing be
tween the United States and any
such foreign country as he may speci
fy, or which may be carried by any
vessels or other means of transporta
tion touching at any port or place oi
territory and bound to or from any
such foreign territory."
Another clause provides heavy pen
alties against "any person who wil
fully evades or attempts to evade the
submission of any such communica
tion to such censorship or who wilful
ly uses or attempts to use any code
or other device for the purpose of con
cealing from such censorship the in
tended meaning of such communica
tion.! A .general mails provision Is now in
operation, under a provision of the es
pionage act, but the new provision is
regarded as greatly extending gov
ernment censorship authority.
The conferees were advised that
many messages which have been in
tercepted are in the government's pos
session' in addition to those recently
made yublic by the state department
in connection with transmission of
information through official Swedish
channels. Since the attack on Gen
eral Pershing's (expeditions due to ad
vance information, the government is
said to have been extremely active in
waylaying treasonable messages.
NEW HAVEN RAILROAD
OFFICIALS NOT DISCOURAGED
Having Trouble to Secure Enough Men
to Operate Trains. a
New London. Conn.. Sept. 20. As
surances that the New Haven railroad
was not discouraged or pessimistic
about the future, but would keep on
trying to give New England the kind
of railroad service the territory needs
mosts were given by C. L. Bardo, as
sistant to the president, who ad
dressed a meeting of the Rotary club
tonijrht. Mr. Bardo sketched the tre
mendous difficulties against which the
road was struggling particularly in
securing a sufficient number of men
to operate its trains jhrough the with
drawal of 400 employes to form rail
road regiments for France and now '
further through the operation of th
selective draft law, but said they had
hopes that this situation could be met.
G. W. Wildin of New Haven, the re
cently appointed general manager oi
the road also spoke, but briefly.
KING ALEXANDER TO
SELECT HIS OWN BRIDE
His Choyce is a Young Greek Womar
of High Character.
Athens, Sunday. Sent. 16. fDMay-
ed.) The prospects of a matrimoni
al alliance for King Alexander an
being widelv discussed and have be
come an affair of state.
Since he ascended the throne and
Greece .-ir.fned the entente the view has
been held that the marriage of the
young king with a princess of one oi
the entente countries wou'd J)e more
in the Interests of Greece than a pri
vate alliance. King Alexander ha&
known, however, that he did not an.
prove this view, hi desire being te
marry a young- Greek woman of high
chnracter, the daughter of a court of
The Issue thus remains open.
TOBACCO A PART
Advocated by Reoresentatlve Bark-
i ley of Kentucky.
Washington. Sen. 20. The war de
partment today Informed Representa
tive Barklev of Kentucky. who I
seeking to have tobacco made a part
of even' soldier's rations, that 88 per
cent, of the regulars are tobacco
users. A canvass of nat'onal guards,
men and drafted men Is to be made te
determin'5 how many of them use to
bacco. STEEL SHARES SHOW
Anttcioated Prise-Fixinq Announce'
ment ' and Reduced U-Boat Activi
ties Bullish Factors.
New York. Sept. 20. Anticipation oi .
earlv price-fixing as regards Iron pro
ducts, steel and copper, caused buoy
ancv In the stock market today, es
pecially in Bethlehem Steel and Unit
ed States Steel and Copper stocks.
United States Steel Common, " which
sold around J04 earlier In the week,
crossed 111 today. There were some
spotty and irregular features. De
creased . activities of German subma
rines was a bullish factor.
TheBritish casualties for week ended
September.-18 total 4,890 men and officers.