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NEW TRENCH BATTLE ; AMERICANS KILLED
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NEW YORK, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1917
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Dwiggins Caught in Liberty Bond Case by Wife's Aid
GREAT ALLIED FORCES POURING INTO ITALY
TO CROSS THE PIAVE RIVER
HALTED BY ITALIAN TROOPS
Rome Claims Victory in l.aiest
Battle Along the New
Line of Defense.
bTIRE IN THE NORTH.
I '.onfirm Berlin Reports of
Gains in the Hilly
HOME. Not. U. The Italian have
lefeated renamed effort of the Ger
nane to croee the Piave Kiver Thou
if tbe enemy who forced a crossing
st two points on previous days are
oelng he'.J In cheok, the War Office
The enemy forces which effect a
-roaennir t Zeneon are heing more
eloeely Invested, and thorn- rroi
ha rleer In tho ma rsh v Motor nexr
t lie coast are uulng i ),.. W-l and
ihelled. Other IBM ettaok were
i -pulse, 1
In the mountains in the north the
Italians have made a further with
drawal. The advanced posts ut
Monte Tomatlco. south of Feltre, were
liawn bank to positions prevtoualy
(Veat Bnthuslusm and patriotic
reeling marked this afternoon's ait
ting of the Italian Chamber of Depu
ties. Prof. Vlttorlo Orlando, In his
firat speech as Premier, announced
fha keynote of his policy that the
situation called for ads rather than
Referring to (hi creation of an
InlersAllled Supreme Council and a
Military Council, Prof. Orlando an
nounced that they aQUld include rep
resentatives of ihe l ulled Stateg
Train Loads of Freuch and llrlllsh
Troops Pourlnu Into I1al.
WASHINGTON, .Nov 15 Gen
Fayolle will command the French
srmiea now huing sent to Italy, ac
cording to an announcement made
here to-day. Oen. Foch, the Chief of
tha French Staff, Is only temporarily
In command of the French forces.
From Nice comes a report that train
loads of French and Hrltlsh troops
are rolling constantly through that
place on their wu from France Into
Italy, and are irreelrd With grein
Annoaiirea further l.alus
In Ihe garth,
BHRLIN, Nov. II (via London). -Oerman
troops on the mountain front
In Northern Italy are advancing to
tha south from Fonznso and Kelt re,
says to-day's official communicallo.i.
Asaertean Red friias i arlna for
400,004) Italian Itefuaees.
ROME, Wednesday, Nov. it. Four
hundred thousand refugees from the
ions of the present military opera
tions have reached the central and
southern provinces. Major Qrayaon
M. P. Murphy, head of the American
Red Cross Commission to BUMBO, is
taking measures to contr.bute to
their relief. He has sent agents to
Bologna and Anconn, through which
moat of the refugees pass.
Thalr principal requirements are
woollen clothes, blankets and shoes,
which cannot be purchased In some
lSBaeaa Acres to Pel
PARIS. Nov 11 -Former Premier
f.lamanceau hs agreed la m - nw
MAYUR SIGNS TAXI
ONE RATE FOR ALL
Praises Evening World's Win
ning Fight on Hiirh R;H:s
by Private Cabs.
Mayor Mltchol signed the new
smendment to the Tanlcab Ordinance,
at 1141 this morning ond it became
effective Immediately The amend
ment meana that every hack used for
public hire on the streets of 'ew
York City, n" matter where operated
from, must carry a taximeter, charge
only the legnl rates established by
the Hoard of Aldnrmeii and submit
to all the regulations of the License
After he had affixed his Signature
to the amendment, which makes Ihe
taxlcH.il ordinance about as nearly
perfect as human Ingenuity can mnke
II. MayOf Mltchel paid a glowinif trib
ute to The l-M-nlng World, which
fought for years ngalnst the plundei
:ng of the public by an unscrupulous
cab trail operating with hotels.
"This amendment completes the
taxlrnb ordlnnnce," aflld the Mayor,
"and The Evening World Is to be con
gratulated for the courage and tenac
Ity It lias displayed in Ihe long-watted
"I km In sympathy with this ne
Import ani bulwark of ihe original
m dlniuii e because it Is In line with the
efforts nmde h my adnttnfst ration to
sei ure fair treatment for the small,
independent taxirah drivers on the
steamship piers. Cnder the new order
of things every hack driver will get a
square deal. If he doesn't he can ap
peal to the city authorities."
Credit for the adoption of the
amendment, which had atrong oppo
sition from the Westcott Express
Company now operating cabs from
the Pennaylvanla and Grand Central
Terminals. Is duo Aldermanic Presi
dent Frank L. Dowling and Vim
Chairman Robert L Koran, Tbi two
Aldermen who fought hurdest aguinst
the amemUnent were William T. Col
lins and .lohn T. Kgun. who live in
a district partly controlled by Wes1.
I poll receipt of the amended
ordinance at noon to-duy License
C mmlattotMr Heii Immediately sent
notice to the Wostcott and other
"pnvato ' cab companies that thej
must immediately apply for licenses
and conform to ull city regulations.
Five Sons of Sibert
Now in U. S. Service;
Youngest a Private
WITH THE 4MBRICAN m:iv
IN l'HAM'K. Nov l (by Associ
ated Proas. Major Gen. Slberfs
fifth son Is now In ihe army. Two
of his sons are captains, one is a
lieutenant and one a West Point
Cadet, and the General instructed
his fifth and youngest eon to keep
away for the present.
He has been advised that this
voungeet felt he couid keep out of
the army no ,onger He has Just
enlisted as a private
Stockholm Gits jiilier Re
port That Kerensky Has
LONDON. Nov Two thousand
persons had been killed in stree;
fighting In Moscow up to BOOU Tues
day. according to roporta brought ii
travelers arriving at tile liusso-Hvx , I
ish frontier, ns forwarded In pi ess
dl ipatchsa from Stockholm.
In Kiev imd various other towns
anarchy prevails "to an astonishing
degree, accomplished by mob violence
against JgWg, these reports say.
An agreement is said to have beeit
asobed at Moscow among the soclfl'
latlc parties to form a coalition gov
ernment. itu-liKling some Bolahevlkl
According to press report from
Stockholm, travellers who arrived yes-
tarda) evening in Hapnranda,
Sweden, from Finland, say rumors
are current there that Iviroai'Jd Is
No details of the Bra w re given.
It was assumed that with foreea of
the Ilolshevikl and Provisional Gov
ernment still reported t be dualling
In the capital's streets, the flames had
been started by intent or by shells
The cot respondent of the Uer
llnagk TMendi "f Copenhagen, in
11 i pi rn ndn . a Swedish town on the
Russian frontier, says:
"Offlcert from Tomaa, Finland, say
1 that Siberia has declared its Inde
t pendence and pro Ijimed former hjm-
perur Nicholas as Kmperoi.
' "Cossacks have occupied Kiev."
The coble station at N j stud. Fin
land, reports (hit no response can be
' obtain ad to its tignala to ivtrograd
I ofhYe.s. It Is pies lined the t'etrogrud
I station Is occupied by mllitnry forces.
! I openliaaen 0Oll nollier Humor
uf Kerensky ii.-i.-hi
COPBN1IAQBN, Sa 15, The Hol
abavlkl ravolutlonlin have raoaav
qutrad Qatehllia and the Kerensky
tumps are retiring to the south, ac
cording to daapatChM received here
to-day from Melslngfors
The Ilolshevikl forces. It was de
clared, are attempting to cut off the
retreating Provisional Government
llusslan Legation al llaane Refasea
to RerognUe nolsberlkl.
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 16 The Rus
sian Legation a' The Hague an
nounces thai it refuses to recognize
the Maximalist Government 1n Pet
rograd. TRAINMEN WON'T STRIKE
BUT WANT TO EAT, SAYS LEE
President i Brotherhood Al Af
lirnis Patriotism 'ii Workers
"Dictator'' I .tikej Of.
i'LEVKLA ND. Nov 16 "There is not
KolnKT to be i rajlrWd Itrikl don't even
Imagine It fur a minute." said W. O.
Lie, President of the Hio'herhood of
Railway Trainmen, to-dav.
"And let no one question the patriot
ism of Ihe railway tialnmen." lee udded.
"The full Stomach l all we demand,"
Lee told for the first lime of the
cancellation of law governing hts
brotherh od lo en eurage enlletmenti of
trainmen ! the nation'! fighting forces.
The Insurance department, sid Lee.
has been goverend bi u lag whleli aula
meticelly uanceii ihi In ure ice nl mem
hers If they im to wai.
"I set that liw Midi ' sgid Lee "In
ogge " Iralnnien enllen lili insurance
dues are paid b ihe mind lodge"
WASH! Hi IT' 'Ni Nov 16. A rsllrosd
"dictator" ni. he sppolnted by i'resl
dent Wilson, The President to-day has
under consideration not only the iefus'
of ihe Hlg Four Hrmherhoods to arbl
fate their v.ane demande, hut also the
critical frelg.it - "iigeatlnn ear shortage
and rsllrosd fir an e problem A dicta
t .rahlp slmlla- te the Government con
mi of food, fuel, grimily and irnppine
Is be'ng uraen enfeially 10 turn the
ountH'p railwa.vi eenipleiel) sni 'ds
ly Inii a aar macaSna.
DWIGGINS'S PATRIOTIC WIFE
HELPS POLICE CAPTURE MAN
WANTED IN BOND SWINDLE
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Broker Vrrested in Montgom
ery, Ma., Must Pace Charge
of Grand l arceny.
K.lmei Dwlsgins. New Votk agent
for the Hankers' Life Insurance Com
pany of Des Mono-s. In., who 1s ac
cused of appi opt latino money pa d to
him by clients for Liberty Bond a, wae
iiirested to-day gl the Kxchange
Mote)), Montgome -y. Ala., ihrougb In
fo mittlon furnished by his wife. Mrs.
Ore Dwlggtne of So. ;i4 west TOib
The irreet was made by Post Of
fice Inspectors WllUami and M. Qnil
an of this city, who left for Mont
gomery laal Tuesday, following n tip
given llietu by Mrs. Dwlgglns through
Detective Sergt. I'rankl.n of the f'o
When the Police Departmen- w.i
notlfled lust (Saturday that Dwiirglns
bad disappeared tinder iUgplelOUil
circumstances. Franklin w is Sataigaed
to the case. He soon eatlafled himself
Ihat Dwiggins hud been opera ling on
an extensive scnle. In searching for
the missing man In went (,i tin
Mrs. Dwlgglns al first refused 10
listen to the assumption that her hus
band was dishonest. franklin x
plalne.l a; length. He pointed out
that Dwiggins, taking advantage of
fihe patriotism of people w ho dl
to assist their Government, hnd filched
their money from them and hnd
lobbed not only his customers, but
the Government Itself.
"Many of these people," at d Prank
tin, "ure poor. And our nation is at
"If I satisfy myself thai What yoil
say Is true." suid Mrs. Dwigcins. "I
will sender you all the aid in mix
power in searching for my husband
Ho Is unworthy of OOtuU deration ir lii
has done what you Nay. and I am a
patrlul Brat and Wlfg next "
On Tuesduy, a friend called on Mrs
Dwiggins with a letter. It was II
ten by Dwlgglns and mailed In Wash
ington and sent to the friend, who
Uvea on Waeblngton Heights. The
letter directed Mrs. Dwiggins to park
certain wearing apparel and other
effects In a sultcaae and send n by
express to K A Dunham at the Kx
chengo Uo'el. Montgomery
Mrs. Dw.gglns telephoned to Prank
Its), who went to the house. The dl
iOOtive personally packed Ihe bag
and shipped It, and McQuillan and
Wiiiiums traveled to Uoiitgomurj on
the train with It Thej wal I ihi
bag and grroBtOd Dwiggins When, un
der the name of Dunham. II Ii said,
ho claimed his proper! y
When arrested Dwiggins had DO
person seventy -seven Libert) Hoi
and eighteen find bills He I)
ng a ticket for New Orleans Ml v
be given a bearing before I nited
States Commissioner Thomas
The warrant on winch Dwlgl
was arrested charges lug Witt
the mails to dl fraud and, on lis ..i
rivul m New York, he will bi
with another warrant Igaued bj Ihi
District Attorney charging grand lur
Vice p. -.di-ni Karie of tlie Hank
frs' i.ifi intimated lo-doy thi nn
puny mi::t malic good pari if nul
of tlie lONgee of persons wtTu pur
chased boros ihrOUffh liwicc.
Tiie ggjBtpany "aoooptad decree
of rsaTpnnsibi.it v" for li
rat loan sabs, Mr. Marie weir on,
but he acted without tin bnowii !
or gurhorlty of the company In -n-
Ing the second loan b inde, Mi
Karle Is making an laveitlgaiion of
Dwlggins's activities and on hie
port the Directors will act. Thej n
I o meet to-day n Dea Mo. nee.
It le reported that if the inaurei
laws prevent taeir r'sving the l. xai s
out of companv funds they may make
good the amount nut of the I
pockets. Mr Kaiie eald he .nw
nothing about that part of .:
LIBERTY llOM BROKER
ARRESTED IS SOVTB
ON SWINDLE CHARGE
ELMER DWIGiilMS... K
e e e a
TELL FOLKS I OIED
GAMELY LAST PLEA
OF SLAIN U. S. HERO
"Bill" Parrlngfield of Foreign
Legion daw Life in ( iallani
Charge in Lorraine.
PAIUI, Nov. 15 William P.irnng
fleld f Han Francisco, a member of
the French Foreign Legion, ias died
of wounds he received In action, the
Paris Herald annnuncea to-dav
"Tell the folks back home I went
0U gamely, pal.' l-a rringlleld niui-
murod as his captain ft oo pad 10 pin
on In- breast the Military Medal, eayi
., tetter received by Jack Barry oi
Brooklyn, another member of tin Le
glon who is on a furlough In Pans.
The letter pinned ,,n the fronl
i,v Osour Monvet, giving the circum
stances of the gagth M Lorrnlnn of
ihii iw y-year-uld roluntaei
Parrlngfleb) had alregd) Im-hii d'0
rated With the War Cross for con--pictious
bravery ond dnrlng during
, i-t Pranok drive at V, dun
I' lor to the act which cost Par
rlngfteld hie Ufa," the Igttei read) "yoi
inteeri wen called for and Hill wa
-in. nc the first to step forward for a
i'ha gi which was neeeaeliated by tie
fa ' lhal the Gernuuis held a itretoh
,f fronl in the mm - dleirlci mai
i .' i naiiiiiig i hem to i in 1
murderou tire on the Preni li ' p .
rendering ihe latter' poeition II nlga
TIk boyi stormed over the iMtri "
n :h the signal win given II n II
had BIH prograggag ten pgcee when 1
. n gun bullol broughi blm down
in ins irav i
"We an so huay out here tha' I
fear I won't have time to deliver A
final message for sane ii Pleai
laa 'le' r reaehae his farnih V a
tre ikee ip over kla'ioea bui ou
can oar.s en us that bell be a verged
German troops PERSHING'S TROOPS BATTER
SURRENDERING ON Pl-nM,M , im m mm.
Willi Republic as I'assword.
rhey re Free to Work
for Fatherland's l.ibertv
WARHrNOTON, Nov. 15. "R-pub
he" as golr pa.-swoid. Iiundrnils ol
'''cn.in troops are sin i enderlng vol
aalarlly on Ibn west front. n.
American Govecninent Is semi ofll
Tiiese sin renders are the result or
no Preach Qovernmant'e "follow up"
campaign alncl President Wilson's
democratic Qcrmany appeals were
showered over the German lines from
The ad v oca tea i a ropubl c of Qaj
many," egld i re port to the American
Oovernment, " vim a ftgduotlkg
brllllawl campaign from the security
"( a neutral neighbor Htute. are dis
tributing among German homes, ggd
tf rough the German ermlee this Im
portant inrormatl.-r :
" Lai Knpubllc be yoin pase word.
"'To the comrades on ihe Wesi
front: We have sncured the laaue of
tin- following general order to tin
P ranch army n hoover inyrendet
hinmlf and gives Ihe puss word Re
public, will not be treated ae eg
enemy prisoner of war. if re deem -
iu w in ie permitted ' ' with us
ami with our ivntrymon m the aggag
muse, for . ne treed, im of Ocrmnny.'"
U. S. MUST LEND MONEY
TO RAILWAYS, SAYS REA
Credit ol the Pennsylvania (jood,
He Testifies at Hate Hearing, but
nt Si i itli Smaller RouTs.
W.VJUUNGTON, Nov, l.l - The time
for considering ihe oueetlon of the iov-
elllliteut Ptidl'ia lllolie. til Ihe l.lillOSds
has arrived, Ramuel Rea, Proeldewl of
Ibl IVnneylvaiiia. laid He Interetate
Commerce Oommleaion lo dm. during
c roee-eg amine t ion on t' proposed
Bfteen par cent Innreeie in freuthl rate.-.
AioWeilng a iiuestlon i I'llffoid
I'horne. lesding couniel for the shippers
VI r Ilea teelined that the I'. imsvlvulil i
' id been able o pav dividend and thai
'lie credit of the road was good, bill
added that the Pennsylvania should nut
be held aa an egainple of many smells,
roadi nut represented
HEAVY GERMAN ATTACK
BROKEN UP BY BRITISH
i eutoni Pail Second i line in rhr
Dtyi Id Retake Ground it
MiNlJO.V Nov. 1.. Tii fCOIld hM v
' i : n i u j i t oiuitf . .nUHt k :i tnifi- fu t
t.-nriMt newly WW fcrHlnh pMltlom
north of r.j ,, r, i.i !i writ MC0mpltsW)
rapultM" tei'iu iftarnooiii Kiri i
m tlinl lluiK T'l"r:'l bli uftarnuon
TUf Ufrinun a n k tiin.f after grntl
ii--.! fnny iiitil'i't'. Are.
HIGHWAYMEN GET $17,000.
Kill i ami onl (4urr
Stjiici'liif d'ltilcri. In UuUUrry .
NKWCaiflTLV. l' N-.v LI HiKh-
.1 im n lo-ilfty gfd 110 A I ' lii rpt'll.
s u.irlntfnJfnt of (hi fJ W .l tinon
LietgoctoM CofnpMyi iii Ih on iiu
wxiy from Urv to HMUv'li-. I'l , to
ih ' onipvnv'i ompluyMOi "ii i Rftor kill-
ih Ton.' Sirks, ii huh!-1. And W'uiri hug
Kurrollt riottif ) Willi IIT.OQfl
(j'erman Papers Print
Pictures ol Captured
AMSTERDAM, Nov tier
man illustrated papers celred
here jesianlav reprOdU " l'h"
tr.grephs nf ty pe, , f .,. 'j,
A-mi-hans captured on in wei
ern iront "
ULmnnn LiiiLO in iivnnuL.
- mem mm m m u n i vi
LEAD PATROL INTO AMBUSH
Exact Number of Casualties Not
Yet Announced, but a "Few
More" of Our Troops Have Been
Killed or Wounded.
AMERICAN PIELp lUiAUgUKTURS, Nnv. J (United Pres$l.
A tew inure Ainerieuns liave been killed or wounded in brisk tij?htiiiK
which hat broken out llong the sector they are hoklii ij .iR.iinst the Ger
main. Ilvii trenches hive been heavily shelled bj the CernhsH ..i
tJHery. The American artillery is responding to the (ierman lire, and tlie c
Chinee) at ihe mm are increasing conslanllv.
Sniping is ihu increasing;. One American Has fallen victim at i
derman sniper. Americans have been poitinjj at the Germans. The
exact extent of ihe latest American casualties has not HTM sWUIUKMl
from headquarters, bul it is known that -me (ierman shell MtUnf uarcu
in Ihe American trench woundcvl several. The (iermans are known lo
have lost one dead and two rounded.
Willi the cessation of heavy lains the (iermans began hurrying up
(heir heretofore desultory gunfire, The Americans look up the challenv
in kind. The exchange waxed to a point of high intensity on sever:!
das. was liteially a biptism of fire for the American
With the increase in artillerying came a corresponding acceleration
ii rille lire from ihe front line trenches and of snipers on both sides.
Hut if the Americans have lost a few, they had the satisfaction to
day of having achieved brilliant bit of patrol ambush work, in which
one German w.ls killed an.! rr, i ounded.
mixed Franco-American patrol was slipping over No Mail's I. and
in the usual reconncdssance work undertaken each night. ( )ne alert mem
tVf of the party caught the sound of an approaching cncim .Ici.iclunen:.
With a few whispered words, the Americans and French divided into two
sections, flopping down silently in shellh"les There the v waited until
the Germ.ms were well into the ambuscade.
The Americans and Poilus let loose. The ( gtrmtM -even though
they outnumbered their assailants turned and ran, yelling furiously as
they bobbed up and down on the pock-marked irregularities of No Man's
Land. They only waited long enough to pick up their dead comrade and
drag along their two wounded.
On a recent evening the Germans suddenly began a furious shelling
of one small sector, concentrating their tire and speeding it up until it was
a continuous roar.
The American artillery lias been d'ing considerable str ning of its own,
countering the (ierman shelllire in such Splendid fashion a- to elicit the
praise oi a certain French general,
Senators Kenyort and Kendrick were dinner quests ui Gen, Pershing
to-day, and before that thoroughly inspected the merk.in "war schooL''
Pershing Revises Casually
List of Ihe First Battle
, WAMIIINUTON. .Nov. li. :
, uulty list of the Atuerlean troops un
der Uerman hallflre reaebad the War
Dwpartmi nt t"-da
a reviseii renori from tlen Parvj
siting iodg) uh Oi-- nerman raid on
Am. ill .in Irenchgg Nov 2, puts the
killed ni three, the wutindad gi eleven!
imd ihe trussing ii eleven. The fust
report v.a iin-e.- billed) five wounded
mid twelve inlKsinir
i irst i. n ut. William H UcLaiugbllnl
i- added to the hat of wounded.
The following are added io the;
list ot wounded!
Private Uoule a Pelft mother,'
Mra. Cal terlne DoKar, Bug ix. Ratjla
I, fullh in, i n.i
F'rivste Pau W I .inn father,
'ieorgii W. Kgun, siaiunj, Wis.
Private Qeorge Wegley, Mies Mr-
garet Walob, ii.'o t'ighth g trawl, Pay
Private Lester C, Smith, K. A.
Kmlth, It. i". I. No. 5. Concord, N. C.
The following are added to the list
of mlwlng an i probably eapmred.
Private Clyde i Qrimaley, Frank
Qrlmaley, btocbtoA, Kun.
Private Hoyi i. Uccker, w. r.
Degker, Vlnrtnnte. ind.
The oagttalty reported aa Private
Harry R. 1.1 - should be rn
Vgte li.irry It I.auKhman. Ada It
Laugkman, So m oukwood iiouie-
y .ud, t'hiceiKO
I'rivuie Dawe) D Kern, previously
llati i ea ntlaalng, hue been accounted
for gild le go longer among the c.isu
altlee The n.ime given as "Private
KeokOI iinidenllflid. previously fed
the laUaeing Uet, does not epfeeei
the rt'Vlaed list The woujiiiad au a
-everted doing ell.