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U. S. TROOPS HOLD
GAIN AT CANTKM
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Coprrllht. 11IIH, l7 The Ire l-ubtlthlni
Co. (The w York World).
NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1918.
PRICE TWO CENTS.' it
NEW YOfflOTPLY OF COAL
1 2 PER CENT.
Eastern States Allowed Big
Advance in Anthracite by
THE WEST IS CUT DOWN.
Sections Near Bituminous
Mines Must Depend on Soft
Coal for Their Needs.
By Amedee J. Caney
Editor of the American Coal Journal.
(Krwlit In Th K'rntnj World.)
PHILAUEM'IIIA. l'n.. May 28.
Over a million and a half tons In
crease of nnlhraclto will be tho
amount proportioned to New Ytk In
iTlf RrnerrU. Plnn ol distribution as
..outlined by Joseph H. Dickson, Chair
man of tho Anthracite Committee of
the United States fuel Administra
tion beforo the Nntlonnl Coal Asso
ciation. The total allotment for New York
is 15,855,300 tons, nn Increase of 11.89
. .1... .ii.cii.niinn iimiies
per win, ui
of 1916-1917. Tlc total uniouni hi
lowed for the North Atlantic States
Is Jl.117,151, an Increase of 12.69 per
New Hnrjland will receive 10,331,000
tons of anthracite, an Incrcaso of lfi.95
per cent, over tho allotment for that
section for 1910-191.
In order to glvo to New York and
Now Knirlund n greater supply of an
thraclto coal it wan necessary to cur
tall tho amount to bo sent tu tho cen
tral northwest and trans-Mississippi
States. Under this plan It Is believed
that the wants of tho cast will bo am
ply taken caro uf In connection with
anthracito coal, and while other sec
tions that havo previously had this
roal will not bo rIvoii their full sup
ply, theso sections nro eloso to liltui
i mlnoiifl mines and can both .savo an
thracito coal for eastern section and
eavo tho cars from muklntc such long
Under tho plan put forwnrd by Mr.
Dickson in behalf of tho Federal Fuel
Admlnlstrutlon thero will bo more
anthracito In tho section wheio
bituminous coal cannot be ho easily
received or used, anil except for the
serious shortauo of labor at the
mines thoro Is no reason why this
plan cannot bo successfully carried
Tho labor question oh it ufftcU
anthracito mining Is u serious one
and must bo reckoned with In no
uncertain way very soon. Tho Idea
Is advanced In some quarters that
the minors should bo exempt from
military service so that they can
produce thot coal. Coal Is u muni
tion of war and as such absolutely
necessary for winning tho war.
Mr. Dickson said the arrangements
and proposed distribution of tho an
thracito committee had tho approval
of Dr. Ciartleld, United mates Fuel Ad
ministrator. During tho coal year,
t-'hlch runs until Apill 1, 1919, he snld
51,315,783 tons f anthracito odome.v
tlo sizes would bo nvallabio for distil
button to consumers, un Incrcaso of
2,068,3"3 tons over the coal year 19H
17. Ho announced tho distribution In
1916-17 and the allotment for tho cur
rent coal year as follows:
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1,200 SHELLS STRIKE CITY; CIVILIANS
OVER LAST YEAR
STUDENT FLYER PLUNGES
1,800 FEET IN PLANE
AND ONLY SLIGHTLY HURT
Escapes Death Miraculously When
Thrown Clear of Wreckage
JH!i:OL, U I.. Mny 23. I.lcilt.
Clardlner C. Means of Ilrookllne. Mass.,
find u miraculous excaDe from death
this afternoon when lio fell with his
aeroplane 1.J00 feet near the Hazel
hurnt nvlntlon field.
I.leut. Means suffered cuts ubotit the
head uml face and contusions. Ho whs
unconscious nhen picked nn Hiid re
moved to tbft Nassau County ltoinlt-il
and Isjrr -'taken to tmeld hoiolt'il.
11 In tClidltloti Is not believed ' lo oe
Minus was taking part In a formation
fllslit with five other aviator from the
field. He throttled his ensliiu. oresum
"tIv to volplane to earth. The innch't e
became stalled and. pointed nose down
ward, liCKan a "IhII spin,"
The machine beenn to twirl around
1 tt went crashing to tho earth. Whoi
. tl" machine struck Ucut. Means was
I thrown Hear of tho wrt-ckane and this
fact undoubtedly saved his life.
U. S. BUYS BLOCK OF GROUND
IN N,Y, FINANCIAL DISTRICT
Gels $5,000,000 Property From
Mutual Life at Nassau, Liberty,
William Sts. and Maiden Lane
The United .states OoviTiitnrnt has
purchased tho creater part of a block
of giound in tho heart of New York's
financial district. It was announced to
day. The property Is bounded by N'aaaua,
Liberty and William Streets and
Maiden I.nne. contains nineteen four
an flvn story building and was
nuned by the Mutual I.lfe Insurance
C'linpnny and valued at 15,000,000.
It Is not announced what the prop
rrt will be used for. but It Is said
that present plans for Improvements
ca t for the Immediate expenditure of
an additional JS, 000,000.
17 U BOAT PRISONERS
TAKEN BY AMERICANS
Captured By U.- S. Destroyer
After British Steamer Innis
cara Was Torpedoed.
WASHINGTON. May 29. -Seventeen
Qerman submarine sailors America's
second group of this kind have been
taken prisoner by an American de
stroyer, according to official informa
tion to the Navy Department to-day.
The fiermans were captured after
thiir vessel had torpedoed the Ilrlt
Ish steamer Innlscnra. The first
group were captured some months
ago by the destroyer Tanning. The
Finning prisoners were brought to
thir country, but tho disposition of
the second lot Is unknown except that
tiny weie taken to u llrltlsh port.
Prime .lllnlMfr of Austrnllii Culls tit
WASHINGTON. May 29 William
Morris Hughcj, l'rlmo Minister of
Austrnlla. and a p.irtv of Australian
offlolul:i ucompanylng him on his way
to a uar conference at l.onilon, wore
received tt-day by ('resident Wilson.
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ENTRIES, Page 10
Gen. Wood's Assignment May Be
Next in Importance to Pershing 's
(Special to Tho Evening World.)
WASHINGTON, May 29. Ovcr-scnsltlvo and ill-Informed friends
of (Jen. Leonard Wood would do well to withhold comment on his
assignment to tlio command of troops In the wrst until such tlnio as
tho War Department deems It wlso to give details.
Events In the near future may reveal the true significance of his
detail. Gen. Wood's assignment may provo to havo an Importance)
second only' to that of Gen. 1'orshlng.
Gen. Wood will not be assigned to Italy. '
MEN REACHING 2
WILL BE CALLED
Class I Practically Cleaned Up
as 5,334, Record Number,
Are Sent to Camp.
Tho Interval between the registra
tion and the calling Into camp of
draftabls men who have recently
reached the nc il "wenty-one Is
expected to bo the shortest on rec
ord. It may be only a few d.-.ys.
To-daV, after tho departure of 5.331
draft men from tho New York dis
trict, tho last of the present quota,
It was announced at Draft Director
Conboy's office, that many of tho
local boards In this district have sent
away all of their physically lit men
In Class 1-A. Blnco it Is tho pres.
cnt policy to call only men of this
cluss to lighting service, these local
boards must'depend exclusively, It Is
said, on the newly registered boys In
order to fill new quotas,
Tho registration will bo com
pleted In a few duys, und then every
local board will havo a largo now
supply of Class 1-A men. And tho
new levies' will bo nlmost exclusively
msdo up of men who have Just
reached their majority unless an
order comes from Washington to dip
Into Class 2 for lighting men. The
F.venlng Wot Id polntetl Out recently
that some rails for Cla-ss 2 men havo
already been planned, but such calls
wero foe non-combatants who wcro
wanted for army industries.
Tho exodus of draft men from New
York to-day was tho largest on
record for a single day, exceeding
tho number of yesterday, when pre
vious records had been broken.
The men entrained for four train
ing camps, 920 for Camp Servlcr.
574 for Camp Hancock. 1,025 for
Gamp Wadsworth and 2,815 for Camp
Scenes of great confusion attended
tho departuro of men bound for south
ern camps. This was paused In part
by tho fact that tho Nu York men,
having ferried to Jersey City railroad
stations, found tho stations already
congested by New Jersey contingents
bound for Camp DU- Mro than 1.700
New Jcn-cy men entrained and their
friends and relatives to tho number of
about 12,000 swarmed through the
stutlons and over tho tracks to bid
Hlght Jersey bands made music and
there were as many bands from New
York, so that two or three bands
wero playing at once, nnd tho air was
so full of nolso that orders could not
Tho situation at tho Carlton Ave
nuo yards in Brooklyn, where most
of tho Camp Upton contingents en
trained, was better. Thero had been
ct-nfusion thero yesterday, and this
morning special plans had been made
to corn-ct It. Tho police held back
tho civilian throngs and kept ovcry
body two blocks from the trains,
Tnr wnm.n thatki, nrrtKAr.
Ktn4t P'L'tier IWofdl Paildx
MM l'r rton. X T CltJ.
Tenhon Bfko 4OO0.
Chrk rvm for biinrt tad pirrvli ocxa 6v
blfbt. Meat ordvrt tud triitilrt otUi tec
AT ONCE IN DRAF
NO SLACKER PARTY
State Platform Appeals for
Full Participation in War
INDfANAPOUS. Ind., May 29.
"There Is for every Individual and
every political party but one supreme
duty and that Is to end tho war.."
That was tho declaration of 'the
platform presented to tho Itcpubllcan
State Convention ! session hero to
1 day by Will II. Hays, National Chair
man of the Republican Party and
Chairman of the Resolutions Commit
tee. The platform was framed under
Hays's directing hand and voiced
sentiments of national Republican
I leadcrs.t The plaform mnkes an np
, peal for tho right of full purtlcl
j putlon by tho rtcpubllcan Party In
"We hereby denounce, nny criticism
of public officials, high or .low, when
such criticisms aro inspired by parti
sanship." says the platform. "Wo In
sist that every posslblo efllrlent In
strument, man nnd material which is
uvallabla shall be used to aid In win
ning tho wur and tho Inefllclency shall
be replaced by clllclency whemver
The parly pledged Itself for "penco
with victory and never penco by a
compromise and bargaining of princi
ples which would vlolato American
rights, interest nnd honor and makv
of our sacrifices a sncrllegn lo bo mado
uguln by our grandchildren."
Declaring President Wilson Is tlx
most astuto leader the Democratic
Party has over had, "tho shrewdest
in his methods, tho most uncompro
mising In his partisanship of any man
who has occupied tho White Hou'O
since Andrew Jackson," United Htutcs
Senator Harry S. Now, Chairman of
tho convention, mado an attack on
tho President's methods.
"Ho Is partisan In ever) thing ho
thinks und docs-as adroit as ho Is
persistent," Now declared.
Now added that no plesldcnt of
tho United States over had such un
limited backing as Is living accorded
Declaring the Itcpubllcan Party Is
not a "slacker" and that It means to
have n part In the war. he said:
"Tills Is not tho President's war. It
Is tho people's war."
NEW YORK FLYER IS HURT.
H. Ilnarntlint In Mni'lifnr Tlint Kills
t'lfiipniilnn In I'hII.
DRSnitONTO. Ont.. May 23 -Second
I. leut. T. 11. Ilelntinian of Toronto wag
killed and Cadet S. Rosenthal of Niw
Vork City was seriously Inturt'd in nit
airplane accident nur Rathboii Acra
U. S. TAKES OVER HOSPITAL
J, (Hill tied Institution In London for
DONDON. May 29. Tho United States
Army to-day took over a S.QGU bed hoj-
pltnl for American wounded.
I It Is to be operated by an American
medlc4l stuff of liO nurses, jij doctor!
and 30U orderlies
I III MINI) 11(11 WAKKt'll. NH.IIM
I Take llor.ford'. Arid l'l,o.ihatr
1 Mrt iiWicUt far r .uitrd eitliUoiu lo
I U.t. NvU il.u:u Uvt rvfinlilcj. Tr. It sw,
SITUATION NOW WELL IN HAND;
RESERVES READY, SAYS PARIS
AMERICANS HOLD CANT GNY
Drive Germans Back a Mile in Cap
turing the Town and Now Occupy
High Ground Brooklyn Captain
Among Slightly Wounded.
PARIS, May 29. American troop havo broken two ucc
ive German attack on the newly captured town of Cantirjny, the
French War Office announced to-day.
LONDON, May 29. A Reuter despatch ayi: "The enemy
counter-attack on the new American positions was met by the Al
lied gunners with a hurricane of fire. Waves of German infantry
men were stopped and thrown back, leaving large numbers of
killed or wounded on the ground.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Tuesday, May :8
(Associated Press) . The American line now runs 130 to 200 yards cast
of Cantigny, as a result of the successful attack to-day. 'I lie nearest
German trench is several hundred yards east of where the Americans
have dug in. The Germans, it has been found, had many outposts and
machine gun emplacements in Cantigny.
The Americans penetrated the German positions to a depth of nearly
a mile. Their artillery completely smothered the Germans. The roar
of the American guns could be heard for many miles in the icar. Sev
eral lires can be. seen behind the German line. Twelve French tanks
supported the American infantry.
A despatch from Woshlngton says tho army oincors thero ucllcvu
the quick consolidation of Ihe ground won -Rives satisfactory proof of
the aptitude of American ofllcera and men In learning tho methods of
modern warfare. Some officers believe the American attack may fore
cast tho launching of a counter offensive of largo scope by (Sen. Koch.
Thoy regard the tlmo and place of tho operations as right for n reeling
out thrust as a preliminary to a counter assault In force. J
America's first offensive "blow was struck in a mist. The French
tanks apparently did not have much to do, as the American artillery al
ready had prepared the way. A bright sun came oui and shone on the
Americans as they dug in in their new positions.
As the Americans started out across No Man's Land there were
many jokes about "eating Boche for breakfast." The Americans fought
a tlKHirb thev were veterans, and there was no hcMiation when the olli
cers sprang fo'rward and shouted: "Come on, boy."
Tk, n.rmnn ortsoners Include menl'
sr..-.i:"Tv:zr.wm gepns try
enteen or eighteen and others be
twecn forty-live and nft. All are
poorly clothed and appeared to bo
The Germans troopid out ol
their duoouta whsn thsy sw ths
futility of rtsiitanee, their hands
held up, shouting "ksmersd."
Apparently they wr (jtd to sur
render. One of them said he did
not want to fiaht but hd been
compelled to do so.
The oarrlson ' Csntifjny was
all accounted for. The men
either surrendered or were killed.
Many German dead were itrevn
over the ground,
The old German lines formed an
angle which hat now been
straightened out. The Ameri
cans have obtained high ground
commanding a section of plateau
American aerial observers at-
(Continued on Second I'a-e.)
TO LAY DOWN ARMS TO
"Come and Get 'Lm," He Says
to American Officers at
WITH Till; AMKKK'ANH I.V
l'I''AItnV, May Kl.--Aii
llistanco of tli (i llocho's
anxiety lo surrender In tlio Can
tlfrny battle v.m furnished when"
a Kroup of twet'ty trlnl tu bo cap
tured !" an unarmed correspond
ent. "Ilmmlo" Hopper, moxiulnn
writer, went over tlio top with thu
American. An lie was entnrlnir
Cunllcny .1 u nd of Hummus
rushed nt him. i .. ,1hk carucstl)
lo be taken prisoners.,
Hopper nas nonplused, but
called to nn uitlcer:
Come and get 'em!"
No Important Line of Communication
Is Yet Threatened, and French
Authorities Believe Drive Will Be
Halted Within Forty-Eight Hours
PARIS, May 29. The German rush, with tho arrival of
fresh divisions, continued last night on tho two wing of the Sois-sons-Rheims
front, the Ffrench War Office reported to-day.
More ground has been given up by the French left which is
now at the eastern border of Soissons, representing a retirement
of nine miles in that sector.
On the right wing British and French troops were forced to
withdraw after a vigorous defense of tho Massif and St. Thierry.
four miles northwest of Rheims.
between tho Veslo Canal and tho
French ore defending the heights
Hard fighting is in progress at all theso fronts.
The Echo do Paris said to-day tho German advance, at cer
tain points, had reached a depth of fifteen and a half miles.
Soissons, which the Germans began to bombard heavily on Mon
day, has been evacuated by the civilian population uiiucr thj advice of
the military authorities, the correspondent of the Intransigeant reports.
More than 1, 200 shells fell in Soissons on Monday, and the patient
in the hospitals there were hastily removed by American light cars to
places of safely, the evacuation beginning as soon as tlte shelling started.
The nursing and medical stalls remained in the town until Tuesday. Tlu
population got away as best it could. At the latest report the bombard
ment was continuing.
There was local lighting in Flanders and considerable artillery activ
ity on the entire British front. Haig's troops were successful in two raidsV
and defeated two attacks by Germans.
Herlin claims the capture of eleven towns and 15,000 French and
British troops, but ;!l accounts show that the enemy has paid a tcrribie
price for the gains Si.-, has made.
Notwithstanding the losses suffered by Allied troops it is now the
belief in Fan's that Gen. Foch has the situation well in hand. French
troops are beginning lo gain on the German advanced forces in a con
test of speed. No important line of communication is yet threatened ijy
the advance of the German Crown Prince.
Those on the scene assrt it is not too much to say that another
forty-eight hours will see the German drive definitely stopped. High pralic
is given the French reserves for the perfect order in which they are com
ing into the lighting line.
Not the least encouraging news yesterday was the brilliant success
of the Americans in the Montdidier sector, which ail the newspapers
It was the first important action carried out alone by the American;-.
All reports agree that they behaved like veterans. This is pronounced
the best augury for the early future, when American help will weigfi
heavily in the balance.
AMERICAN DOCTORS WITH IIR1T1S1I TAKEN.
AMSTERDAM, May 29. A Wolff Bureau telegram filed in Berlin
r n Tuesday, in giving an account of the fighting along the Chemin-des-Dames,
says among the prisoners taken from the British were a number
of American doctors.
FURIOUS BATTLES CONTINUE
ON THE ENTIRE AISNE FRONT
Allied Troops Give Up More Ground, but Arc
Vigorously Defending All Important Points. -.
PARIS, May 29. Hollowing is the report issued to-day by th '
Paris War Ofiice :
I "The French left was drawn back to the eastern border of Soissoris,
i where llie battle is going on furiously. r
"On the right flank the French and British, after an energetic de.
1 fense of the Massif and St. Thierry, were drawn back slowly to Ut
ecuth and southeast of these heights. They are holding between the
Vesle Canal and the Aisne.
"in the center the lighting continued fiercely on the south bank of.,.
They are now holding tho heights
Aisne River. In the centre the
on the south bank if the VeJe.