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WEATHER FAIR; WARMER. ' WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY. MARCH 16. 1918.
Borland Amendment Passes
House and Senate; 8 Hours9
Work for Agriculture Dept.
Upper Branch Has Still to Vote on Amend
ment Covering Remaining Branches of
Service but Little Doubt Exists as
To Its Passing.
Representative Borland's eight-hour amendment scored a dual
victory in Congress yesterday when it was accepted in the House by
a vote ol 138 to 88 and later, passed the Senate as a rider to the agri
cultural appropriation bill by a vote of 29 to 28.
Fate of this measure now lies with the Senate. As it passed the
Senate yesterday it would only apply to clerks in the Department of
K.r Darefle" of W,r
Frienda ot clerki realise they will
hs?W?a?e a hard U?ht to convince
^SSTpTSld"5. Houae yesterday and
ment attached to the Agricultural ap
- ropriation bill was yesterday '"J**"
amended to apply only for thei du
tion ot the war. The House amend
ment In the legislative
judicial bill lack, t* aiMatoert.
and. it will be up to the **"?* k_
malie the amendment on the Agri
judicial appropriation bill whlcn P
member., the H? Hat lncreaae was
""SLZfA ?ar, <
today make an effort to .
amendment to the eight hour amen -
eiaht hour day. Senator Sheppard
?m a!T ?.e his efforts to amend
the amendment. .
There is little doubt .but ^ha* tn
passing of the amendment by the
! louse caused a '?
the amendment on the part
doubtful senators who dldjwt
?1 certain .hat the ?rst r.TO?ble
v ote of the House on the eight hou
- mendment recorded their true
Overtime ???' ***
If attempts to amend the Bor^^
amendment so as to 8 over
t!"k" Wagdeef:.ntd?dh,U Relieved
that general legislation advocating
pr-ld'eai of the National Federa
tion of Employes' As?.cl?a?n^ -aid
last night the association had not
?iven uVhop. that ?hey might u -
innately be able to defeat the pur
oose of the higher minimum day
they were at least, fairly con
fident they would be able to win
T*rit.5. ?t enjoying
wage and half for o?rti?e.
Both houses spent the
t,art Of the day in discussing ?*?
. lerks in the department* hereJind
Ihe merits of their wage increaacs
and the Borland eight-hour amend
Social let. tried to amend I^B?
land amendment so as to make it
apply only for the duration of the
VLr but he was ruled out on a
point of order. Chairman Byrns
nointed out that the amendment as
stood would die with the legis
?,?ve executive and Judicial ap
propriation bill. June 30. 1*11 but
?f Mr Myer's amendment was ad
m.tted it might continue much
I longer or become null after a short
I Hays Clerk SacrHees.
I Representative Keating led an at
tempt In the House to make the
?Xad amendment further provide
,0' wage and a half for overtime
Mr Keating said the House should
remember that the ordinary govern
, m^nt clerk was sacrificing aa much
I L, ?he ordinary member of Congress.
L. took isaue with some of Mr.
Borland'a statements, declaring
Then he called the clerks slacker.
he was indicting the President and
The heads of every government de
rtmsnt He pointed out that the
[iavVrnroent. through the civil serv
had entered into a moral agree
ment with the clerks for a seven
/. ind that It would hamper
wsr work more *han promote it to
raise the minimum day to eight
""Representative Walsh, of Massa
husJtta. pictured the clerks here
to the House aa "poor pottering
Pinoles' who have to drag them
?telves up the balustrades, and de
cosmwegp ON PAO? TIV?
WARSHIP HITS BOAT;
26 PERSONS MISSING
Naval Ve*?el Collides in Mid-Ctian
nel with Passenger Craft.
l>ondon, March 15*?Twenty-six per
sons are missing in consequence ol
a collision between a naval vessel and
the British steamship Ratbnore. Sur
vivors have been landed at Kings
town. Ireland, by destroyers.
The Rathroore of 1.569 tons gross
and owned in Dublin, was bound fro it
Holyhead. Walea. across St. George's
Channel, for Dublin. There were 6*
The collision occurred in mid-chan
nel. The Rath mo re. badly damaged,
was towed to Dublin.
DRAFT BRIBERS SENTENCED.
St Joseph. Ms. March 15?Albert
J. August, wealthy colthlng mer
chant, was yesterday sentenced bj
Federal Judge Arba Van Valken
burgh to two years' Imprisonment
and to pay a line of tl.SOO for at
tia?U*( to bribe members of th<
T salts ^ Clark, arrested on a sim
ilar I haiaa was sentenced to eight
een pwtaa aad to pay a n?e ol
I*. Hack Afaia Coa<kcts.
Now Tork, March IS.?In aplte ol
tU protests of Mrs. William J a}
aad others opposed to Dr. Kar
Mask's appearance, the director ol
tfre Beaton %a?kn?j Orclntn
^ A-"-* '?? py*
$100,000,000 in Cash
Hows Into the Treasury
From U. S. War Stamps
The war Savings fund reached
$10p,000,000 in actual cash received,
yesterday, the National War Sav
ings Committee announced.
Pledged subscription# reached
$500,000,00, or about one-third the to
tal issue. A stream of small sav
ings is pouring in at the rate of
S.Vju.000,000 or about one-third the to
mdication. the committee said that
the anticipated rate of H,600.00t>,00u
will be reached soon after the third
liberty loan. It is expected that
the war savings fund will reach
$150,000,000 bo fore the third liberty
loan campaign opens. During the
campaign it is expected the fund
will reach 1300.000.000 or more.
' IN RAIL RATES
OF 15 PER CENT
Victory Scored by Eastern
Lines First Under New
Eastern railroads won a substan
tial victory yesterday afternoon when
the Interstate Commerce Commission
granted a fifteen per cent increase
in class and commodity rates on all
roads in that section of the country.
The increase was allowed on prac
tically all articles on which the roads
asked a raise in rates.
The decision marks the first rate
increase of consequence since the
Federal government took over the
operation of the roads. The peti-!
Jtlon, ,which was known as the'**fif-'
rleen |H?r cent case." was filed with
the commission before the roads were
Extent of Order.
Under the order issued by the com
mission, an increase of not more
than 15 cents a long ton in anthra
cite coal rates is provided; 15 per
cent increase on livestock and fresh
meat, and a similar increase on grain
and srain products.
The order covers, beside antrhca
cite, the Eastern Live Stock-Fresh
Meat case; Eastern Commodity case;
commodities between trunk lines and
Western points; Eastern Grain case,
and petroleum in Central Freight As
Commodity rates on bituminous
coal, coke and iron ore, which have
not increased since June 27, 1917,
may be increased 15 per cent where
they do not disturb existing rate
relationships between established
rate groups and differentials. Pe
troleum and grain rates are in
creased 15 per cent.
Joint rates class or commodity,
between official classification terri
tory on one hand, and southeastern
territory, the southwest, and points
on or east of the Mississippi, may be
increased not exceeding the in
crease now allowed.
The commission ordered that in
establishing rates increased by 15
per cent, the existing groupings and
relations may be preserved, even
though by doing so, some rates are
increased slightly more than 15 per
Way Preserve Grouping*.
The Commission also ordered that
rates from Chicago to New York and
Montreal, and from New York to
Chicago may be increased 15 per cent
Such increases may be scaled, to or
from percentage points or groups
upon the established groupings and
Established groupings of points of
departures and destination under
common rates may be preserved even
though the rates are increased slight
ly more than 15 per cent. Rates via
the established all-rail differential
lines may be made the same differ
entials under the standard all-rail
rates as now exist.
ALIEN ENEMY ADMITS
WRITING TO GERMANY
Dr. Hitler Communicated by Means
of Invisible Ink.
New York. March 15.?Dr. Fred
erick Hiller, arrested as a danger
ous alien enemy, was today ordered
Interned. He will be taken South
immediately, together with twenty
two others, two of whom are from
Buffalo, two from Scranton and
six from Baltimore and vicinity.
,I>I" Hiller made the astounding
admission today that he had been
CO m m u n 1 e a 11 n g with Germany
through Switzerland, employing in
He also admitted that he had plan
ned to return to Germany under the
alias of John Ferrari. He had what
was described by Federal agents as
a "phony" Swisa passport upon him
when arrested. The paper bore the
name John Ferrari.
ral PeuayKaala Railroad City
L ? , Tlefcet Office.
At .the.cioae of buslness Saturday.
: . jh Jke Penn?jhrania Rall
Tlf*et Office, at the corner
8 streets north
JTjy, Tno*ed to tts new loca
t -w T?rtc ?venue north
, wtir be re
fvnmd S.M a*, m. Monday March
ntK u?ttt further viXlcZZ
While Situation Is Chaotic
Soviet Peace Vote Is Not
JAPAN IN HARMONY
Should Nippon Armies Move
on Siberia They Will Not
The United States will not abandon
ita efforts to help Russia. The re
ported vote of the Soviets Congress
to ratify the German peace treaty
does not end the Russian story.
These two facts stood out as the
only solid elements last night In an
Eastern situation which Is little
short of chaos.
There is one other element which
last night appeared to be rapidly ,
crystaliztng. It is this:
Japan May Aid.
Japan may be the agency through
' which the benificent aims of the ^
j United State* in Russia may be exer- .
But if Japan's armies advance into |
Siberia, it is made plain, they will do
so on an entirely different basis from
the proposed one to which President
I Wilson ten days ago dissented.
They will advance, according to re
liable information, on the sole ground
that t^hey must meet and block the
German menace to Russia, as well as
to the allied cause in general. Japan,
It is hinted In well-advised quarters
here, will present to the United States
a view of the Siberian problem calcu
lated amply to justify President Wil
son in approving the movement.
England, it is pointed out, in the
public uterances of Sir Arthur Bal
four and the generally expressed
I sentiments of her press and diplo
mats. has already in effect guaran
teed to the United States that
Japan's motives will be disinterest
President Wilson, in his dissent
from the first Japanese plan, did
not raise the question of Japan's
relinquishment of the territory she
proposes to occupy.
So Japan will not include any
declaration on that point in her
statement in response. But the gen
eral acceptance by England, France
and Italy of the principle that
Japan is not bent on permanent
conquest on the Asiatic mainland,
is counted on to guarantee to those
in America who doubt Japan's mo
tives that in the final setlement of
peace all of the Entente allies will
be firmly aligned against Japanese
spoliation* of Russia, even if Japan
herself should be inclined to carry
out such a project.
The other thi4? principal objections
or the President to Japanese action
were the violation of the sovereignty
of a friendly, even an allied nation,
and the two facts that neither the
importance of the supplies imperiled
at Vladivostock and elsewhere, nor
the imminence of the German menace
would warrant such a step.
Conditions have changed on these
three points, according to competent
diplomatic opinion, in the*e respects:
Under the terms of the German
peace forced upon Russia at the point
of the bayonet, Russia has either lost
its sovereignty or has become an ally
of Germany. The peace terms so pro
vide for German political and com
mercial permeation of Russia and are
so stringent against even the expres
sion of Russian opinion as to warrant
this supposition in many minds here
The supposition is borne out by the
declaration of Trotzky and the evi
dence that no matter how formally
Russia accepts the peace, it is a peace
that can never last. The opinion is
even supported by extracts from the
German liberal press, recently re
CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE.
HOG ISLAND SUSPECTS
HELD FOR HEARINGS
German and Russian Said to Have
Chester, fa., March 15.?Stanley
Lockavitz, of 1242 Vankook street, and
Martin Pushkofki, of 1189 Witman
street, both of Camden, N. J., were
held without bail for a further hear
ing today by Magistrate Barry follow
ing their arrest at the Spn Shipbuild
ing Company. They are believed to
be implicated in the plot to blow up
the Hog Island shipyards.
Lockavitz is credited with the state
ment that "they'll get blowed up yet."
made to a number of workmen. He
I formerly worked at the Baldwin Loco
motive Works and the Hog Island
yard and was discharged from both
places bcause of suspicious actions.
STRIKE IN AUSTRIA
Plants Closed When Men Disobey
Order to Return.
Copenhagen, March 15.?A new strike
Is under way In Austria, It was learn
ed here today.
Austrian workers on the Northwest
ern Railway, the Ferdinand Northern
and several other railways have
struck, according to the Lokal Anzei
ger, of Berlin.
The movement is growing. Most of
the factories in Florisdorff have clos
The military ordered the strikers to
return, but they refused.
LA FOLLETTE INQUIRY TODAY.
The committee which is investi
gating the alleged disloyal utter
ances of Senator La Follette, at
St. Paul, last Autumn will meet to
day, and Senator Pomerene, the
chairman, said yesterday he expect
ed that a conclusion would be
Naval Aviator Killed.
The death at Key West, Fla., March
13. of Roger Conant Perkins, of Man
chester, Vermont, a naval aviation
student, killed in a fall, was an
?MUDced by the Navy Department.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIMl
These charts show vividly how the daylight saving plan will give j
everybody more "free hour#" of daylight. You've heard this: "Well,!
there are just so many hours of daylight in a day and you can't change j
'em." But wait?the daylight hours before your work-day itarts are
so-called "wasted hours"?you ?leep them away or spend them getting
ready to go to work. The daylight saving plan merely "shifts" an
hour of daylight to the "free hours" after work, when you can use it.
The tables is based on the average June day and the workday from
8 to 5 includes an hour for lunch.
Moving the Clock.
The clock will be set forward one
hour at 2 a. m., March SI, according
to the House bill. At the same hour
on October 27, the clock will be set
The present standard time rones
will remain in effect.
Both changes will take place on
Sunday mornings so that the least
possible wrench may be given to
the industrial fabric of the nation.
But even at that on the railroads
alone there will be some 1.000 pas
senger trains and 5.000 trains run
ning on the tracks when the change
comes, and 1,698.SIS railroad clocks
and watches must be set forward
to keep traffic moving and prevent j together. At present In summer
accidents. In 1883. however, a sim- j London closes as New York opens,
ilar change from local to standard i More time for golf, amateur base
time went into effect on 100,000 ball and tennis.
miles of railroad without a single
Benefits of Plan.
The following benefits will be
reaped by the daylight-saving plan:
Saving of one to one and a half
million tons of coal per year, ac
cording to Fuel Administration es
Increased food production by sub
Less traffic accidents.
Improvement in health of all the
people. More fresh air. Women
workers will return from work in
Speeding up of freight transpor
tation by giving extra hour at docks
New York and London Stock Ex
changes will be open for one ho'
Nation Moves Clocks Up
One Hour Easter Sunday
Daylight Saving Bill Passes House by Big Ma
jority as War Measure?Some Opposition
from Farming Communities.
Clocks all over the oountry will
be set ahead one hour, beginning
March 31, under the so-called day
light-saving bill, pessed yesterday by
the House, 252 to 40.
Senator Calder, author of the
ure In the upp?r braftch iftf Congress,
said the House amendments would
be agreed to, so that a conference
would not be necessary.
Provisions of Bill.
The bill provides that at 2 o'clock
p. m. on the last Sunday In March
each year, clocks all over the country
which affect any operations of the
Federal government, or railroads,
i shall be set ahead one hour. At 2
j o'clock p. m., the last Sunday in Oc
j tober of each year, they are to be
i retarded one hour.
j All business relating in any way
U.S. MAY TAKE
1 OVER PACKING
I PLANTS NEXT
Certain to Consider Gov
ernment Ownership of
J Congress will take up the consid
eration of permanent government
ownership or control of the packing j
industry before the present session
ends, according to all indications yes- j
terday. Information has been receiv
ed by members of the Senate to the
effect that the Federal Trade Com- j
mission is to make recommendations
for government ownership of the
packing industry. It is understood
that these recommendations will be
made at the conclusion of the pres
ent investigation which the Federal
Trade Commission is conducting.
Henry Veeder, general counsel for
Swift & Co., yesterday filed a pro
test with Vice President Marshall,
Speaker Clark and other leaders in
Congress against the proposed
amendment to the search warrant
law recently requested by Francis J.
Heney, special investigator for the
Federal Trade Commission. The pur
pose of the amendments, the pro
test sets forth, is to legalise such
raids as that recently undertaken by
Heney at the offices of Mr. Veeder
in Chicago. It would make conclu
sive, the protest declares, the de
cision of a district judge issuing the
search warrant, and bars all appeals
until the purpose of the seizure has
Veeder points out that (he Circuit
Court of Appeals, in his^ ease, held
void the search warrant under which
his office was raided, yet if the dis
trict judge's decision had been final,
as proposed by the Heney amendment.
Veeder would have been despoiled of
his papers without redress.
He suggests that if some agent of
the Comptroller of the Currency were
to assert In an illegal affidavit and
deposition that the money in the larg
est banks in Chicago and New York
was used as a means for the commls
, sion of various felonies, such as im
. proper speculation or attempted brib
ery of a bank examiner, a district
' judge, under the proposed amend
. | ment, could issue a warrant for the
! seizure of all the money in the bank
, vaults, holding that "probable cause"
had been found. Thu*, without
chance of appeal, a government offi
cial and a district Judge could disrupt
banking operations of the entire coun
i try for months while even the Su
? preme Court of the United States
i would stand powerles* to give relief
until after trial of the accused bank
to the Federal government will be
conducted on the time set. Further
Inducement for Its use by everyone
u liven in designating the times In
tMe various sones as United fctates
Standard F-astern time, TTnlted States
Standard Central time, etc.
Inasmuch as commercial and labor
organizations the country over have
petitioned for the bill, Congress ex
pects a general agreement with the
law everywhere. The five sones are
to be fixed by order of the Inter
state Commerce Commission. But it
Is directed in the bill to have "due
regard" for present railroad classi
fications. The unofficial understand
ing is that no important change is
to be made in present arrangements.
OONTlNrED OS PAGE FIVE.
50 TRAINMEN |
GO ON STRIKE
Fifty Unorganized Employes
Walk Out When Increase
Special to The Washington Herald.
Baltimore, Md., March 15.?Fifty
non-union motormen and brakemen
of the Washington, Baltimore and An
napolis Railway Company went on
strike here today after filing a re
quest for an Increase in wages to a
flat 40 cents per hour.
The walk-out of the men crippled
service of the railway between Balti
more and Camp Meade, temporarily,
though company official declare nor
mal service would be resumed before
morning. At present the men are paid
a graduated scale, receiving 28 cents
per hour during their first year of em
ployment, 32 the second. 35 the third,
and 40 cents per hour the fourth and
Practically all of the train crews of
the road are members of the railway
brotherhoods, the motormen of the
Brotherhood of locomotive Engineers
and the conductors of the Brotherhood
of Railway Conductors.
An agreement signed between the
men and the company last year still
has some time to run. and union of
ficials declare there will be no strike
at least until the agreement has ex
A meeting of the nonunion men
was held this morning and a de
mand for the Increase to 40 cent#
per hour made to the company and
the walkout followed this evening.
Several of the men already have
been discharged, company officials
Local officials of the Washington.
Baltimore ? Annapolis Railway,
which operates electric trains between
Washington and Baltimore and An
napolis, declared last night that the
strike of employes In Baltimore was
not serious and would not interfere
with operation of trains into this city
in any way.
Non-union men. of whom only a
few were employed by the company,
quit work yesterday, local company
officials said, and six of the strikers
had been discharged last night.
The men who <>uit were employed on
trains running between Baltimore
and Camp Meade, Md., and none of
the train crews running Into Wash
ington had Joined the strike, officers
said, and service here would be nor
Officials Think Unrest of
Carpenters in "South Due !
AGENTS START PROBE
Uncle Sam Determined to
Discover Cause of La
Br JOHN L MIR RAY.
Deliberate agitation to stir up ahip
vard labor in the South ia suspected by
Shipping Board officials, it was learned
There is a growing dissatisfaction
among the Southern ship workers over i
the terms of the Shipbuilding Labor
Adjustment Board's recent wage de- (
cision for the South Atlantic and Gulf i
coasts, which at first was accepted !
The metal trades have sent a peti
tion to Washington for more money, 75 ?
cents an hour for skilled labor and 60 ?
cents for helpers, and this demand -
now is under consideration, with vir- I
tually no likelihood of serious dif- j
Acuity, the officials say.
The real menace to the wooden ship 1
program, of which the South has the j
bulk, is among the woodworkers,
whose leader has been in controversy J
with the Shipping Board since calling ;
a strike several weeks ago, and who 1
intimated there would be shipyard dis- j
ruption when the American Fedora- 1
tion of Labor rejected his proposal to I
change the general union agreement j
with the government.
Agents of the Shipping Board have j
been sent out. It was learned last 1
night from one of the board officials. I
with the express purpose of determin- j
ing whether the dangerous agitation i
among the Southern woodworkers is I
the result of any action by William L.
Hutcheson, president of the United ;
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join era. .
Owing to the fact that the Shipping [
Board has severed all negotiations. 1
and relations as well, with Mr. Hutch
eson. following his ultimatum to with- I
bold the much-needed calk era for
wooden ships unless his demands j
were granted, and that Mr. Hatcheson !
has failed to enlist any word or act j
of the President In an appeal to him
to Intervene in the closed-shop con- ,
troversy. It is the opinion of govern
ment officials responsible for shipyard
labor that he may be about to use the
lever of labor disgruntled by agitation
to rtvive hia case.
This opinion, it was emphasised,
takes strength from the fact that
other district* have accef?t.*d cordially
th# otfeer WMge decisions rendered, and
the Southern decision was baaed on the
representations of the men affected,
granting substantial increases.
U. S. WILL MAINTAIN
State Department Believes Peace
Forced Upon Small Ally.
The United States Is to main
tain relations with Rumania, ap- J
preciating that peace was forced ?
upon the smallest of the allies. The
State Department yesterday receiv- !
ed word that Minister Vopika with |
the military attaches and their as
sistants will remain at Jaasy. Th** j
military mission and the Red Cross j
are leaving through Russia. Wheth- i
er they will Join Ambassador Fran- '
cis, who still remains at Vologda. j
go out through Scandinavia or
through Siberia was not indicated.
Premier Averencz and his cabinet
have tendered their resignation to |
King Ferdinand and a new minis- 1
try under Minister Merghimalon is i
Russian Prince Taken
By Northern Commander
Petrograd, March 15.?The former j
Russian premier. Prince Lvoff, has
been arrested by the commander of ;
the Northern front, according* to the '
Russian Telegraph Agency.
It was reported from Irkutsk Marc h ,
9 that Prince Lvoff had set up a new j
Russian government in the Far Fast j
and was awaiting the landing Japan
ese troops at Vladivostok in order to
enter Siberian territory with them.
ALLIED COUNCILS FOR
SHIPPING IN SESSION
Maritime Control Board Discusses
Best Use of Tonnage.
| London, March 15.?The Allied Mari
time Transport Council, formed at \
the recommendation of the American !
mission headed by Colonel Hous?7 for <
the purpose of using most effectively j
the tonnage of Great Britain, the!
| United States, France and Italy, held |
| its first meeting here today. Subae- ;
quently the following announcement |
"The Council will examine the im- i
j port programs in relation to the car- j
rying power of the available tonnage 1
in order to ascertain the extent of
any defici.t and will consider means
whereby any deficit may be met,
whether by reduction in import pro
gram, by acquisition, if practicable, of
further tonnage for importing work,
or by more economical and co-opera
tive use of the tonnage already
RENEW UKRAINE FIGHTING.
Amsterdam, March 15.?Intense
fighting has been resumed in the
Ukraine, where the ranks of the Max
imalist commands are receiving rein
forcements from bodies of Caech and
Austrian deserters, says a Berlin dis
patch to the Rhenische Westfalische
The Germans, the dispatch adds,
have been frequently engaged In fu
rioup battles with bodies of such men.
and when they fall into German hands
they are ahot.
Rest and Be Well at Gme Park
Inn. Aaheville, N. C. Finest resort
in the world. No invalids, no chil
dren under 10.?Adv.
FRENCH ATTACK GAINS
FOOTHOLD IN HUN LINES;
BERLIN ADMITS REVERSE
English Airmen Bring Down 24
German Machines in Severe
Fighting on Western Front.
HANK GOWDY SHOWS VALOR
American Troops Holding Enemy Trenches
Which Huns Abandoned Under Raids
and Concentrated Artillery Fire.
London, March 15.?In the la*t 24 hours, the Germans, according
to official Berlin admission, suffered a reverse east of Rheims. where
the French in a dashing attack gained a foothold in the German lines.
The German war office report charges that "signalling was observed on
the Rheims Cathedral."
On the British front there was minor raiding activity.
There was severe aerial fighting on the Western front Wednesday
between large groups of British and German machines and British air
men accounted for twenty-four of the enemy. The official statement
of aviation adds that five British machines are missing.
If "Donald McRae" Was
Casualty Which of Three
Sammies Would He Be?
Three men. each named Don
ald McRae, are fighting in.
France with the American army.
This was one of the reasons
why the Senate Military Com
lttee unanimously decided yes
terday to ask the War Depart
ment the reason for suppressing:
the addresses of killed, or
"If one Donald McRae was kill
ed, what ang-uish the mere men
tion of his name without an ad
dress would bringr to the homes
of all three men." said Senator
New. of Indiana, framer of the
resolution of inquiry.
The Donald McRaes come
from Virginia. Michigan and
Latest Casualty List
Reported by Pershing
The following casualties
are reported by the com
manding general of the Amer
ican Expeditionary Forces:
4 killed in action.
3 died of wounds.
2 died of accident.
5 died of disease.
4 severely wounded.
4 2 wounded slightly
Killed In \rtioa.
Private William Ellinger.
Private Marshall H. Jarrett.
Private Joseph E. White.
Private Joan DePosUi Molles.
Died of \\ ?undft.
Private Ted A. Butler.
Private Carl Larsen.
Sergt. Leroy W. Miller.
Died of Aeeldeat.
Rieut. Richard H. Whitnei
Private Edwin C. Todd.
Died of Dineane.
Private Earnest Ed.waids,
Private Edmund G Holmes.
Corp. Charles M. McCord,
Private Einar Reinholt Mol
Private Joseph A. Yerkes.
W ounded Severely.
Private William G. Carroll.
Private Ralph R. Camick.
Sergt. Otto C. Lesch.
Bugler Howard G. Parker.
Rieut. Louis W. Ross.
Rieut. John W. Apperson
First Lieut. William P. Bled
Lieut. Granville M. Burrow.
Lieut. William C. Dabney.
Private Bernie Baldwin.
Private Fenley S. Beeler.
Private John Beran.
Private Perry C. Bradfield.
Private Frederick J. Cairns.
Private Noah W. Cox.
Private Joe J- Crapa.
Corp. Lewi? Dagg.
Private Frank J. Danko.
Private Warthy O. Davis.
Private Arlo E. Dibble.
Private Jacob O. Dillenberger.
Private Clay W. Dukes.
Private Olaf Bvenbye.
Private Harold R. Gerhart.
Private Archie Fahlgren.
Private Phillip Goldstein.
Sergt. Carl Kahn.
Private Henry Kessler.
Private Mike Klachko.
Corp. Jacob Klein.
Private Benjamin F. Me?cer.
Private Max Myers.
Private Dominick P. Nogri.
Private Hjalmar G. Nelson.
Private James J. O'Shaugh
Private Angelo Pagotto.
Private Joseph F. Potrovic.
Corp. Frank Phillips.
Private Joseph Richter.
Private Theodore Rosa.
Private Frank Rsoxnik.
Private Henry F. Schwalbach.
Private AlTim Smiley.
Private Percy J. Turner:
Private Harry^ F. Weidman.
Corp. Ebner Werner.
Private Clare E. West.
Private Emery E Wilcox.
y Drop Twraty-foar PImtl
"Nineteen hostile machines. ' uyi
the statement "were shot down and
Ave others were driven down out of
control. Five of ours are missing.
"Seven hundred bombs were dropped
on enemy billets, ammunition dump."
and railway sidings at Contnu and
Denain. Further reports of the raul
on Freiburg say the bombs dropped
were seen to burst oq^ the railway
station and round the power station
Just after bombs were released out
formation was attacked by a large
number of machines, the fight las tin*,
until the enemy was forced to with
draw. Three of our machines did
"Our raiding parties entered the en
emy's lines last night west of VII
lers-Guislain and brought back a few
prisoners," says today's official com
munication. "Hostile raids were re
pulsed in the nighborhood of Pass
cheandele and Poeleappelle. Our and
the enemy's artillery showed *om?
activity during the night southwest
4and west of Cambral. south of f Armen
; tieres and in the Massigei and Memn
| With th? American Army In Franc*
March li.?Ameri< an troops In the
' Luneville sector ha<e occupied and
are holding enemy trenches north -
least of Badonvillers. which they forc
ed the Germans to abandon through
recent raids and concentrated artil
1 lery fire. The trenches have beer.
J consolidated with ours.
This, though a small forward movf
jmc-nt. marks the first permanent ad
i vante by the American army in |
! France. The consolidation of th*
1 trenches .enables the Americans ano
.French to operate from higher ground
i than heretofore.
j The Germans made only feeble at
? temps to retake the position Each
j time they mere repulsed,
j Twenty-five more Americans, in
I eluding Col. Douglas MaoArthur. have
| been decorated with the French Croix
de Guerre for gallantry in action
; MacArthur (deleted by censor) the
j troops in the Luneville region. He
i is the colonel who wet *
j with the French recoil wusn
I took several German vrum -J*C(4L
' passing through a < 'r?as?* I
He also went over t*?- <ej a
Hail* from \ irgiaia.
Capt. Thomas Handy, who also was
decorated, is from Virginia, and ac
companied MacArthur in the Franco
Capt. Edward Steller, of Iowa. wa.?
decorated for bravery and cool net->
with his troops during an engagement
with the enemy.
Lieut. W. Alexander Terrill, of Fort
Worth. Tex., another of the honored
soldiers, was seriously wounded dur
ing a bombardment.
Lieut. A. Pailette was decorated foi
his action in organizing his men s^ter
an enemy attack and leading them m
a counter attack which ejected the
Germans from a trench they had oc
cupied. Thf other men getting the
war cross were:
Capt. Charles W. Aitkins. of Wuitet
set. Iowa, who installed a platoon un
der heavy fire - * a demolished terrain,
repulsing an enemy counter attack.
Lieut. Bernard Van Hof, of Grand
' Rapids. Mich., who though badh
wounded In the leg. exhibited coolnes
and bravery during an attack.
Senrt. James West, who helped
organize a detachment which rout
ed an enemy patrol, capturing *o?e
Sergt. Pearl Edwards, of Center
ville. Iowa who organised the men
after his superior officer had been
lost, counter attacking the enemy
and entering their positions.
Sergt- Warner Hall, who met an
enemy party while on patrol duty.
CONTINUED OS PA OK FIVE.
CONCRETE SHIP "FATE"
TO BE TESTED JUNE 1
Shipping Board Hat Four Other*
Building. One Larger Still.
The United State* Shipping Board,
which has four concrete ships bond
ing. is eager to see the result* of the
first big. seagoing concrete ship, which
was launched Thursday and now is
hetng fitted with machinery on the
The test of this first concrete trails
ocean carrier and of the practicality of
concrete steamships generally will be
made about June 1. when it Is expected
the hull will have all its equlpaoeat
Although this vessel the Fate, oi
7,WO tons displacement. Is the largest
concrete ship afloat, the Shipping
Board has contracted for a larger one.
of 7JS0 tons dead-weight, about I2.0W
tons displacement, with the Ban Fran
cisco Shipbuilding Company, ef Red
wood C*y. CaL