porter asked him If his company was
holding back a reserve supply of ice
to sell at high prices in case of strike.
Railroads that have appealed to
the Consumers Co. for ice have been
told that they can have all they want
if they will send cars and men to the
storage houses in Wisconsin for it,
but that otherwise they will have to
This morning 200 ice wagons of
independent dealers were lined up in
front of the wHolesale plant of the
Consumers Co., 35th and Normal av.
The -drivers clamored for ice, but
only those who had written contracts
with the company got any.
That the price of ice will soon soar
is considered likely, though dealers
today would not- admit that price
raises were now planned.
A prolonged shortage is forecast.
On some days this summer the ice
consumptionwas 250 per cent great
er than on the normal summer day
and the unexpected demand has per
manently shortened the supply for
PLANES EMBARRASS GERMANS
GREECE WAR CENTER
The Hague. Raids by allied avi
, ators have destroyed long sections of
Bapaume-Peronne railway, consider
ably embarrassing German commu
nication behind Somme front '
French long-range guns are play
ing havic with German transport
service near Combles.
London. Greek and Bulgarian
forces have clashed in region of Ser
rez and -fighting has been going on
since Monday morning.
On. whole front allies are now at
tacking Bulgarian lines, engage
ments developing into a series of bat
tles! In center .allies have pressed
forward in Doiran lake region in
movement toward Strumnitza in
On extreme right the Bulgarians
are within few hours' march of Greek
port of Kavala and may already have
Increasing activity of pro-war
party in Roumania was reported to
day, though Berlin dispatches re
peated Germany is not uneasy over
present situation in Balkans.
Athens. Russian and Italian
troops have landed at Salonika to
join allied offensive.
Berlin. Bulgarian troops captured
five Greek villages and towns since
beginning of their general offensive
allied forces in Balkans.
Paris. French troops advanced
lines on both sides of river Somme
Petrograd. Russians have made
considerable progress in Caucasus
fighting west of Lake Van and in the
eastern Euphrates valley. .Turks de
feated in region of Uchnu'and Xala
passova. Situation on Austro-Ger-man
CATHOLICS RESENT GERMAN
AMERICAN ATTACK ON WILSON
New York, Aug. 22. Delegates of
the American Federation of Catholic
societies" in convention here were re
sentful of the publicity given attacks
made upon President Wilson and his
administration in meetings of the fed
eration. Too much stress has been laid up
on the meetings of the German Cath
olic organizations, delegates said. It
was stated that the German organ
izations which criticized the admin
istration's foreign policy represent
but one-fiftieth of the total member
ship of the federation.
A brief paragraph from an officers'
annual report telling of futile efforts
to influence the president against
recognition of Carranza was given
undue emphasis in reports of the
general society's activities, .delegates
claimed. These statements repre
sented personal opinions of the offi
cers, not necessarily the opinion of
all Catholics, it- was said.
Washington. Guardsmen will bo
kept in Texas till border is safe, says
Sec',y x)t War Bakery
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