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1 "IP1 A FRENCH SEAPORT, June 27. The second contingent of American troops arrived and disembarked this
The first contingent arrived yesterday.
The troops landed amid the frantic cheers of the people, who had gathered for hours before in anticipation
of duplicating yesterday's surprise.
PPTflVI OXU CKXT In Creator New
A 1 V L Haass (oust?, N. J. TWO
TO BE FIXED
Council of National Defense
and Operators Come to
PEABODY PUT IN CHARGE
Seizures of Many Commodities
j Threatened Unless Extor
tion Quickly Ends.
By Samuel M. William.
Special Staff Corroapondont of Tho
WASHINGTON, Juna 27. Out of
the whirl of confusion that has swept
tho national capital aa the reault of
numerous Government movee against
ftlgh price came to-day a solution
sf the (front coal problem.
A resolution woo poised by the
I Advisory Committee of the Coun-
ail of National Dsfensa, working
I in conjunction with the 400 an
' thracite and bitumlnoua coa
operator! mooting hero, tending
to atimulata production and to
1 "fix immediately a fair and rea
' aenable price on coal, f. o. b. eara
t mines in each district."
The body which paaaed the resolu
tion la crm posed of sev- members
tf the National Uefvr.se Council, con
fttlfutlng 11h advisory council, and
even representatives of each coal
bearin Stat, apiolnted hy the oper
ator. States represented are: Ala
bama, Kentucky, Tennessee, West
Virginia. . irglnla, Maryland and
t - --lylvanla.
The resolution dr. Inrsd the Council
mt National Defense had named
yrancla 8. Peabody ns chairman of a
committee on cnel production of the
ouncll. This commlttoo will con
atantly keep In touch with representa
tives of the coal lndustrlea.
COAL MAN PUT8 THE BLAME ON
H. E. Wlllard, an Ohio coal opeiator
paid to the Senate Interatate Cuin
aaerce Commutes to-day:
"Males tbs railroads give ua cars
and you will Increase the coal pio
nWtlop of this country nearly 100 prr
Wlllard described tbs methods of
Cm Pennsylvania Hallroad when It
tiled to take his output last Feb
ruary at a oost of $1.20 a too.
Voal waa already acarco In the
Wintry,' Wlllurd said, "and we told
(tts Pennsylvania pcopls our entire
Output was contracted for. That
OUa't stop them. They closed our
anise until we grot relief from the
Dblo Railroad Commission which put
, ban on this kind of autocracy.
"glnce that tlms tho Pennsylvania
Officials have been very stingy with
tbslr cars. Ws asked for 250 cars Just
for laat week and got eighteen. The
coal operatora are not leeches. We
are Juat aa patriotic as any one In
tbs country and don't want to bu
classed as extortionists."
New York real estate men appeared
before the committee to-day asking
for cheaper coal. They deny that
consumers are hoarding coal and fear
a severo shortags In New York next
COPPER, LEAD AND LUMBER
PUT IN FOOD CONTROL BILL.
Copper, lead and their products un.l
lumber are additional articles to which
Government control would be extended
sturlnc the war under amendments to
tbs Food Control Hill adoptpd to-day
by a Senate Agricultural Committer-.
Tna Administration Is threatening
kerlous degrees of Government
If yoatlnued en. Second 1'age.)
COAL AND FAIR PRICES
OTHER NECESSITIES TO DROP
GIRL DIVES FROM
WON'T TELL WHY
But, Hush! The Dark Secret !s
in a Telegram and It Is
Not a Man!
A young women who described
herself as Helen Pensen, twenty-two
years old, of No. tSS West One Hun
dred and Eighteenth Street, boarded
the steamer Charles W. Morse Inst
night and told the steward that she
was en route to I ,n ke George. When
the steamer stopped at the One
Hundred and Thirty-second Street
Pier a telegram was received for her
but It was not delivered until after
the boat had started un tho rti.,ip
After reading the telegram the youn?
woman asked Capt. Eller If he could
turn back so she could land. He
explained he hud to mako Albany on
The young woman then Inquired
whether any New York boat would
pass them on the way up the river,
and was told the Ilerkshlre would pass
tho Charlea W- Morse about 1 o'clock
this morning off Kingston.
Miss Renson went to her stateroom
and donned a bathing cult and shortly
before 1 o'clock he went on deck.
When the Berkshire appeared the
young woman dived overboard nnd
started swimming towards the Berk
shire. A cry of "man overboard" was
raised and with the senrchlluht play
ing on the water a llfclioat from the
Charles W. Morse was lowered and In
a few moments hud reached tho wo
man and she was lifted In.
Miss Honse pleaded with tho men
to take her to the Hcrkhtro. but they
took her back to the oMrse. From tho
small boat sho yelled up to Capt.
Eller that she simply had to get back
to New York and, after a number of
tloepy passengers urged the cnptnln
to let her go so they could get back
to tho hay, the captain directed his
men to place her on the Berkshire,
promising that she could get her bag
gage When the Morso reaches hum
Ou reaching the Berkshire Miss Bcn
seu obtained a raincoat from tho
stewardess and when the boat reached
her pier. Miss Benaen hurried homo In
a tuxlcab. There she was found by a
reporter for The Evening World Sh..
Is an extremely pretty girl, ftboul tw n
iy-iour years oia. with brown Its r and
eyes und a llgure that uny bathing mil
might be proud to a. lorn. .She ad
mitted tho details of her nocturnal
plunge, but positively, absolutely, u0-use-stlcklng
- around - waitlng.foi-.the
explanation refused to explain her un
usual conduct Wild horses, nhu
averred, could not fc'et her to divulge
the contents of that tel. gram, or to
tell anything about herself or her
"Pity a girl can't Jump off an old
boat without making all this fus.i "
she exclaimed. "1 knuw Just whit
you're thinking that I'm a movie
person or something like that. Well
I'm not. And I don't go to buolnoHs!
And 1 haven't any romance. There
was nothing about a man in that tel
egram." As the family appeared to be pack
ing up the reporter W;.s compelled to
withdraw. Now the question urlsrn,
what was in that telegram? fn vlew
of Miss Hcnsen's denial that It had
nothing to do with the movies or a
man or any old thing like that there
rcmlans but one conclusion:
It must have had reference to a
HUDSON RIVER BOA
' Circulation Books Open to All.'
by The rrrse rnhll.hlin
Now York World).
INTO THE RUINS OF
SUBURB OF LENS
Railway Embankments and
Slag Heaps Turned Into
Machine Gun Fortresses.
WITH THE BRITISH AP.MIF.H IN"
THE FIFLD, June 27-Oerman de
fenders of Lena retreated to-day Irrto
Avion, bnhlnd tha so-called Avlon
Merlcour "switch line" established In
the ruins of the Lens suburbs, as the
British continued their Inclosing
Behind railway embankments and
sing-heaps the Germans bave estab
lished machine gun fortresses). Brit
ish patrols ara keeping closely In
touch with the retreating enemy In
all that section of tho city.
West of Lens the difficulties In the
way of the attacking Urlttab forces
are tremendous, but prisoners pour
ing back In a steady stream to-day
declared the Gorman defenders were
sorely pressed and fear the worst.
The British now hold all hK-h
ground In the entire t,en salient.
Enemy airmen are striving franti
cally to solve the riddle of Half's
offensive where he will strike In bis
next attack. It Is plain from their
efforts they cannot figure whether
It will be at Ypres, Messtnes, Lens,
Arras or Bullecourt.
A document taken on a prisoner
to-day and exhibited at headquar
ters admitted that the German planes
have nearly all been stopped by the
British Hying corps before they were
able to get over even their own front
lines. A few cross at Intervale and
there are hot battles In the air as
LONDON. June T BrltUsh gunfire
checked In Its Inclpleney a German
counter attack attempted early to
day upon tho new British positions
on tho Arras front northwest of
Fountulnc-Los-Crolsillea, It waa offi
cially announced In to-day's War Of-.
Otherwise only raiding operations
alone the British front uro covered
by tho statement.
CAVERN OF THE DRAGON
CAPTURED BY FRENCH
Place Had Been Made a Veritable
Fortress Germans Unable
to Regain It.
PARIS, Juno 27. -Heavy artillery
righting rontjuues In the region of
llurtebi.se, says to-day'. official an-
Following Is the text of to-day's
War Off! Of .statement:
"Spirited artillery fighting con
tinued in the vicinity of the Hurte
blso monument. Tim (li rmans ma le
no further attacks on the positions
which wo took from them In that
region on Monday.
"According to Information now at
hand, among the positions which we
OaptUfCd on that day is tho 'Cuvern
of tho Dragon,' more than 100 metres
wldo und about Sou metres deep,
arhl h bad been converted into a
Veritable fOrtrSCCV This cavern, with
numerous exits and openings from
which machine guns were fired, con
stituted an Important armed position
nnd point of departure for enemy
troops In making counter-attacks. A
considerable amount nf war material
was stored there, Including nlno ma
rhino guns In good condition, equip
ment for more than SuO men, numer
ous rifles, ammunition depots' and
electric searrhlig.its, und u hospital
rcllof OUtpOBt, which fell Into our
hands. 'I number of prisoners
counted hue reached S10, of whom six
"In the Champagne the enemy made
a surprlso attack west of Mount
Carnlllet. It waa repulsed by our
fire. Wo penetrated the German
llnea near Maisons-de-Champagne
and brought back teu prisoners.
YORK, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1917.
UNABLE TO BUDGE
Hope Not Abandoned, but Ship
May Be Destroyed as
Menace to Traffic.
NFJpPORT, R. I.. June JT. The old
sea fighter Olympla, Dewey's flag
ship, long retired from active service,
lay hard agTound off Rlock Island
to-day with wracking crews working
desperately to save her. Since t
o'clock yesterday morning, when,
driving through a dense fog, her prow
struck deep Into a aand bar, the
cruiser has remained helpless, with
water pouring Into the holds more
rapidly than wreckers could pump It
was held out by naval offi
cials that the Olympus would be
floated In time, though It was ad
mitted that her position was danger
ous. It waa admitted, however, that
a blgb wind would make It difficult
to salvage the cruiser, and there was
said to be more than a possibility
that the Olympla might bs destroyed
aa a menace to navigation.
Reports brought here Indicated that
the ship rested on sand bottom. After
tho bulkhead of tho forward inaga
slno parted a deluge of water swept
In, which mndo It necessary for tho
crew to abandon ship In quick order
Men from naval barges took off a
quantity of ammunition, but much
powder and small stores, together
with tho effects of officers and crew
First word of the Olympla'a plight
reached hero early yesterdn but be
cause of the strict Government cen
sorship news concerning Iter was not
permlted to go out until lulu last
U. S. SAILING SHIP
Survivors of the Galena I. ancle.1
in France Twenty-two
Die on Greek Vessel.
I)NDON, June 17. The American
sailing ship Oalrna. 9?1 tons, was sunk
off llshant Island by a bomb on June
26. Tb-re were no casualties.
The place In the Atlantic Is tsmnty
slz miles uorlhwcst of llrust. i-Ktscn
survivors weru tuken tu liresL
The Oalena was formerly the barkrn
tlne KuonK Suey. She l.-f t bre Man li
t'i with ... for I. ...on. l-'iancn. hl
cart lt d a INW of t lKhti . n men. com
muiidid by Capt, P. V. Marshall.
Under t hf namo of Koouk Kuey ths
vessel was built In Utllt at Olasaow.
ticotlund. anil when launched U n
Victoria Is said to have pressed the but
ton that released her fiom tbs stoclu.
Two Herwea-ieei Simmers Onnk
I'art of One Css SV Lost.
LONDON, Junu 27 A Central New
despatch from Copenhagen rays a Nor
wegian steamship. Kong Haakon, nai
been sunk by a tierman submarine ami
that only six of the crew were aavi-o.
There, are two Nonesglun ships. Koua
Haakon, of 2.231 and 174 tons gross.
Tha Norwegian steamship Maggie.
I. lis tons gross, has been sunk in the
Atlantic. The crew was saved.
Ilrrrk Whip Torpedoed anil Sunk
with i.oss of TwtMMea Lives.
The (ireek steamship N. Hudzlky
rlskos was torpedoed and sunk by a
Merman submarine about 300 miles off
the I. k oast on May 31. witn a
loss of twenty-two lives. It was an
nounced here to-dav by D, J. Tneopnl
latos, agents here for the owners.
The vessel, of 2.C33 teats gross, was
on her way from South America to
Kngland. Word of the destruction
reacher here In a cablegram from the
chief engineer, one of the three survi
vors. pei.ioiriri i.i.v hi- i in hum.
Hnrm,f..t.r, Arid I'ln-wjidu t r. In t.nt t sHfhai
tfautijounful In (la. 4 Wftt. aw '. (.! to tn
li Btftn Rlfmbuidi. uutl U blood. T17 it, -Ad.t.
SUNK BY A U BOAT
FOUR OTHERS LOST
Enthusiasm rose to fever pitch when it was learned
the submarine zone. The port was speedily bef lagged in h
All the troops now arrived were transferred to-day
William L. Sibert is installed.
The troops are Gen. Pershing's regulars.
Lord Derby Greets Gen. Pershing
FINED AS PICKETS,
Women Arrested at the W hite
House Conduct Their Own
Cases In Court.
WAHMINCTON. Juno 27 Con
victed of obstructing tr.iffic In mili
tant demonstrations at the Whltu
House, six suffruiclsts of the Na
tional Woman's I'urty to-day declared
they would serve sn alternative of
three days In tho workhouse rather
than pay JUS tines.
The eonvloted suffrairlsts are Kath-
erlnf. Mi. rev tf ItuHtnn Mrs Anna
Arnrll, Miss Mabel Vernon of Nevada, j
Miss I.avlna Hock. Miss Maud Jami
son und Miss Virginia Arnold.
The women had no lawyers and
defended their own cases, cross-ex-.unlnlnx
witnesses and making their
own appeals to the Judge.
Six other women arrested In the
White House demonstration last Mon
day failed to appear for trial.
Assistant Corporatlo n Counsel
Ittnirgold Hnrt asked for the mini
mum penalty UBder IBS law. Tollce
and court olflchils Immediately made
preparations for removal of tho wom
en to the District Jail.
10 UNITS OF uTs. WOODMEN
TO GUT BRITISH TIMBER
Arrive in Flnglarul Fully Equipped
to Turn Forests Into
LONDON. Jono J7. Ten units of
American WOOdmeg sent over by New
Bnglend states and organizations to
torn various forests of the United King
rjen Into lumber have arrived oh Bog"
The complete equipment of the units
caused much surprise and occasioned
a gieat deal of favorahbi imminent The
woodmen bi ought with them not only
the necessary machinery, but were
fully equipped In every way, even to
lubricating oils. Their arrival found
them ready to establish their seWMllli
and begin work at Oftes, The only ne
cessity for their melUtSneni It raw
loud, which their ou ii cooks will pru
I il e
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A to i'ultUr ..- 1 lkalMUif.
MLt Writ lt..w. N. Y Cltjf.
TVr' raswri.tiomi waiUnfH. & .. to til TU
.IWirU, fVtMtwU". Quit H tnd Smith Anwrlofta
a'ftJivi!,t; UntM. Ttftftfenj. mnl iarl i
0n tlft wJ 1 Tret Aljfart' fheH'k ftjul toon
4. It M. .-.to-... UttkUM
'Circulation Jlooka Open
at British Port
E ONLY FOR U.S.,
IS THE DECISION OF
I3eer and Whiskey Barred and
Vinous Spirits Up to the
WASIUNOTON, June 7 Hy a vote
of eight to seven the. Henate Agricul
ture Committee rejected the sublcom
mltteo's prohibition plan and pro
ceeded to consider various other sub
After rejecting the sub-committee's
plan, thn full committee adopted the
House, prohibition provisions with n
inodlfli ut Ion aa to manufacture of
Tho new provisions would prohibit
manufacture of nil Intoxicants, In
cluding (nth distilled spirits and pialt
Leverages nnd wines, but would allow
the President discretion to permit
further manufacture of wlno only.
SPY HUNT IN P. 0. DEPT.;
WOMAN'SLETTER HELD UP
Complaint About Employr! Who
Praised Kaiser Pails to
WARHINiJTON, June 27. The look
nut fur possible Ocrman spies In the
postal service was iMfeMed to-day
inlli.wlnsT discovery Oiut a local post
ffbo 1'inployrn ha'l held "P a letter
to Post meets? . ...i Bufloaoej, writ-
tsa bjr a patriotic wonmn. who b.-ard
tho employee pralso tht Kaiser In
Tim woman was prevailed upon to
sticn a withdrawal aaMI handed her
by a postal Inspector, and the letter
ss thereupon returned to her un
opened. The employee was suspended
and llurlesou ordered an Investiga
rtoo Mfs oa li.nl. h Ship Killed bj
WAftHINOTOM, June 1 Slnklnu
Ol thn lianlsh steam, i UuablM sTi
reported to the Stat" I" p art ntonl to
day. Hurvlvors said h steamer was
loipedoud without wuinina and sank
In fore lifeboats could be lowered five
of the crew were doomed. One was
killed by the propellsr.
A llrltlsh destroyer restuei the re
inalnder of tho crew and two pas
senders twenty minutes after the ship
was struck. There wcro no Amer
that the transports and convoys had successfully passed
onor of the occasion.
to a camp not distant from this point, where Major Gen.
WEATHER Pair ta
lfi PAOE8 S pPTfiP I B rKNT " In T" aa
" r K 1 V Xt HumM t eualy. . J. TWO CaWTa .
POLICE RECORDS "DOCTORED,"
CHARGE MADE BY WALLSTEIN
AT CRUGER MURDER INQUIRY
Commissioner Accuses Detective
Who Took First Report on Ruth
Cruger Outsider Tells of Discov
ering Body After Officers Failed.
WOODS ORDERS CHARGES
FILED AGAINST LAGARENNE
BOLOGNA, Italy, June 27. An effort will probably be made to
have Alfredo Cocchi, the slayer of Ruth Cruger In New York, underfo a
mental examination. Signer Venturing CotchVs attorney, believes such
an examination is indispensable, as he b of the opinion that the man Is not
entirely responsible for his actions.
According to the defense even Cocchl's behavior in prison is not that
of an entirely sane person.
A representative of the New York Police Department reached Bo
logna from Paris to-day, anJ under an arrangement with the Italian
authorities will be permitted to question Cocchi In an effort to learn
whether he had accomplices.
ALHANY, June 27. All application for the extradition from Italy
to New York of Alfredo Coxchi was signed by Gov. Whitman to-day
and foruardeJ to the State Department authorities at Washington.
With the apptkation for the requisition prepared by District Attorney
Swann were attidavits of Henry D. Cruger, father of the murder victim,
the wife of Cocchi, the Coroner's physician and several members of the
New York police force. District Attorney Swann recommends that Frank
D. Cass.isi and John CunnifT of the New York police be sent to Bologna,
Italy, to bring Cocchi back to New York.
It was ferrctlns day with the
Fourth llranch IbiteH'tlve Hurrau to
day, but It wusn't the brunch that
waa do;.. i- the ferreting: It waa Com
missioner of Accouata Wellateln, who
Is slowly getting to tho bottom of tho
police bungling In the Iluth Crugur
The liveliest five minutes of the
lay came when Commissioner Wall
stoln accused Lieut. W.lllam llrown,
who received tho first Infonnatlun of
Iluth Cruger's disappearance at mid
night of Feb. II, of having change!
certain records ho pruduced at tho
In compliance with the request of
Commissioner Wallsteln, Police Com
missioner Woods to-dsy Instructed
Chief Inspector HchmltUiergar to
prefer charges ngulnst Ielectlvr
Sergt. John laMreMftM of the Fourth
llranch, who on examination yester
day leluctantly ndmltted under atress
of close questioning that he had not
performed efficient or Intelligent po
lice work In his Investigation of the
mystery of the disappearance of
Luguruuue will not be suspended
for the present. Ho will not be called
to trial until after Commlaalunsr
Wallateln's Imiulry Is finished.
It Is quite probable that police offl-
' cluls of higher rank than detective
aacgeanta will bu put on trlul. I'nlrss
certfttn esBetela who wara pfnwlaeni
m i hi Crofter LnvaetlfteUen run make
u better showing for themselves than
Llieieini did for himself theru will
bo a number of police trials growing
out of the Cruger cuse.
I.leut. Hrown was the first witness
I eelled in the Inquiry to-day.
Tho other men of tho bureau on the
Commissioner's list for examination
to-day were I.leut. Btalnkump. Herge
iii-uajf wvic 1.IS.-1... mat u it. i my, DC I C -
nil DUloa una MeUe And Uut.
- nlohti probably cooler to morrow.
M A EXTRA.
Into Detective Bungling
v earlth the I Willi M.. 1 a
Willi The laat I. ...... IV.. 1 1 .
that of Capt. Alonio P. Cooper, Com
mander of the bureau whoso testl.
mony last Friday opened the Com
missioner's Inveatlgation of poUoe
methoda, laxities and tbs like
SEEKING TO EXPLAIN DELAY
IN STARTING SEARCH.
What the Commissioner is new
searching out bears upon Important
netea snd hours In tha early part of
the ao-called police work In hunting
Iluth diaappeared at I P. M. Fob. It.
The cuse was reported at the Fourth
llranch ut midnight of that day. The
dlsappesance, according to Commie,
slomr Wailsteln's record, shows thet
It was not then sntsred on tho Bu
reau records. For this reason De
Isctlvo Horgeant Lagarenno waa not
assigned to tho Investigation when
ho reported for duty at s.SO on tha
Homing of Feb. li.
The case was turned over to him,
however, when ho cams In again at
2 o'clock, bscuuse by that time tho
Crugerj rase had becoms a matter of
offlclali police record. Commissioner
VYalisftMn deduces from this that If
the eaee had been entered and given
to him on the morning of Feb. 14 tha
detective might have gone to Cocchl's
shop with Helen Cruger and found
the plure locked. Then he would hava
had a six-hour start In his Investiga
tion ut a time, probably, when
Ceeabl was burying Huth Cruger In
stent BlUwt, who has been In the
police Department sines Mrptember
was first asked about his record,
which waa marked with both punish
ments for infractlona of dtscipUaa
and commendation for excellent de
tective work. Then Commissioner
.i.nicui ftftncu mill luo ulQlOva
.1 .. A U I 4k. . w M
procdur la rocordlof rtyorta