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SUNDAY MORNING MISSOURIAN
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1917.
flU. 1R FOND
GOES OVER THE INK
Both Columbia and the Coun
ty Reach the Maximum
ABOVE $7,000 HERE
Canvassers Carrying Cam
paign Into Every Part of
County Met Success.
Columbia -"- r-rr-T-:;" 7-00
Boone Count) (outside 01 Lo-
Unlierslty and Girls' Colleges.. T,000
Boone County has oversubscribed
its maximum quota in the Y. M. C.
A. war fund campaign and leads the
eight counties in this district in the
amount given. Columbia's-maximum
total was $",000. E. W. Stephens,
chairman for the city campaign, an
nounced last night that the amount
obtained would exceed the quota by
about $200. H. M. McPheeters, chair
man for the county outside of Colum
bia, announced that at least JS.000,
the maximum quota, had been pro
cured outside of the city, and that
probably the total would be more.
There are about 10,000 persons in this
city, not counting University and col
lege faculty members and students.
This means that an average of. 70
cents for each person was given. The
average in the county is about 35
Hugh Stephens of Jefferson City
gave out these figures last night on
the subscriptions in counties in this
Boone, $15,200; Audrain, $3,000;
Callaway, $9,000; Cole, $13,400;"Ma
ries, $450; Miller, $1,200; Moniteau,
$2,000; Osage, $14,400. TTotal $45,450.
In addition, Callaway and Audrain
have promised to raise $3,000 more,
each, the other count'ies $1,000 more.
This will bring the total to $52,000.
When plans were first made for the
campaign it was suggested that the
quota for the district should be $25,
000. This was later changed to
$35,000 as a maximum. This maxi
mum has been exceeded by $10,000,
with $7,000 more promised.
The Unherslty Total Is $G,9i:..S0.
Hugh Stephens said over the long
distance telephone 1a?t night that, the
entire country would oversubscribe
the 35 million required. The quota
for Missouri was 1 million and the
amount subscribed is now about 2
The total for University contribu
tions to the Y. M. C. -A. war fund
reached $6,945.80 last night. This
was from 1,409 contributors. The
University women gave $2.00S.75, and
the men gave $2,681.05. Only C58
men, about half of the number in
school, have given, but 512 of about
600 women students have contributed.
The faculty contribution was $2,256,
from 238 members, averaging higher
than subscriptions from the students.
Stephens College has contributed
$1,200 to the fund and Christian Col
lege has given $1,391. Letters have
been sent to all organizations in the
University, urging them to give to
the fund, suggesting that those who
bought Liberty Bonds give them.
"The campaign has been a great
success," said Chairman E. W. Steph
ens "and we have been surprised at
the cordial response we have met with
here in Columbia and out in the coun
ty as well. I have never seen such en
thusiasm by the people of Columbia
and Boone County. The workers of
the committee went into every nook
and corner of the county and gave the
campaign one of the most thorough
weeks of work ever given any similar
campaign. And wherever they met
with the same universal enthusiasm,
the same welcome and response that
they found right here at Columbia."
Headquarters a Busy Place. .
The office of E- W. Stephens, chair
man of the committee took on the as
pect of a political campaign head
quarters after a successful campaign
late yesterday afternoon. Canvassers
from out in the county and from dif
ferent parts of the city were reporting
and in almost every case there -were
expressions of pleasure at the success
with which the different workers had
met. One man. who had been out in
the county all morning came in and
threw four silver quarters on Mr.
Stephens' desk. "One woman, out at
Banks School House," said the cam
paigner, "just gate me this and asked
mewhat we meant by not soliciting
her district. She said there were a
half dozen others out there who were
anxious to be in mi so important a
The work of the women in the past
week's campaign has attracted much
atention in Columbia, and even out in
the country. The four women's teams
captains. Mrs. J. J. Phillips, Mrs. L. D.
Shobe. Mrs. C. B. Rollins and Mrs. H.
W. Hibbard all met with unusual suc
cess and their work In the week's
campaign counted strongly in the final
success. Two women, working In one
day called on 209 families and in only
rare instances were their calls with
out success. On Thursday night a
meeting at Stephens College, under the
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. Deliatlnc mass meeting In Y.
M. C A. Auditorium at 7:30 p., m.
ytuuico ana speecnes oy mm-
Itvta of University faculty,
ov. 2G. Piano and violin recital by Miss
Era Benoe and Robert J. White.
Christian College Auditorium at
8:15 p. m.
Nov. 29. Missouri-Kansas football same
on Rollins Field. Homecoming
Day at the University.
Yesterdnj's Fool ball Results.
Pennsylvania U. 16, .Michigan 0
Dartmouth 0, Tufts 27
Brown 19, Colby 7
Cornell C, Fordham 27
Iowa 14, Northwestern 25
Holla 0, Drury 26
Nebraska 13, Kansas 3
sMissouri 19, Washington 3
Minnesota 33, Chicago 0
Ohio State 0, Illinois 13
Navy SO, Villanova 3
Arkansas 0, Oklahoma 0
Syracuse 7. Colgate 7
Notre Dame 23, DePauw 0
COXGRESSMEX ARE FIRED ON
Americans Visiting Belgian Front Es
cape German Shells.
ISy Associated Press
BRITISH FRONT IX BELGIUM,
Friday (delayed). Five members of
the party of American congressmen
and private citizens who spent yester
day and part of today visiting the
Belgian war zone had a narrow es
cape from death or injury this morning
when they were caught In a sudden
burst of German machine gun fire
while Inspecting the front line
trenches near Dixmude.
The Americans endangered were:
Congressman C. C. Dill of Spokane,
Wash., Congressman Charles B. Tim
berlake of Colorado, Congressman
John F. Miller of Seattle, Congress
man Elbert Johnson of Washington
and former Representative Stout of
Montana. Nobody was hit, but it was
one of those peculiar freaks of
fortune which the soldier calls luck,
because the shots came in a shower
so close to them that it seemed al
most certain someone was wounded,
although the party was exposed but
a brief time.
The other seven members of the
party were In another section of the
trench and were not disturbed by the
fire. Later, when all the Americans
were together, Germans dropped a big
shell some ten yards away, seriously
endangering everyone. One mem
ber, in describing the incident to the
correspondent later, said he and a
companion heard -the shell coming.
Again fortune favored them and no
one was injured.
RETAILER'S PRICES REGULATED
Food Administration Can Eliminate
Healers Who Charge Too Much.
Under a new regulation of the U. S.
Food Administration in effect Novem
ber 1, retailers who violate the Food
Control Act by charging excessive
prices for necessary food may have
their supply cut off. according to a
statement issued from the office of
Frederick B. Mumford, Food Adminis
trator for Missouri. While the smaller
retailers of food are exempt from the
licensing provisions of the act, they
are subject to the provisions of sec
tion four of the law, which forbids
excessive prices on necessaries,
hoarding, destroying food or conspir
ing to restrict production.
The Food Administration has power
to instruct wholesale dealers and
other food-handling industries under
license not to supply retailers who are
violating the provisions of the act.
STOCK JUDGING TEAM CHOSEN
Men to Represent Missouri at Interna
tional Were Named Last Night.
The live stock judging team, which
will represent the University at the
International Live Stock Exposition,
Chicago, December 1-8, was chosen
last night. Ira Drymon, C. R. Howell,
Morris Witt, Russell Knotts, 0. E. Mc
Connell, J. H. Longwell and J. Paul
Johnson were selected. The five
highest-ranking men of this seven
will do the judging, the two others go
ing as alternates.
Prof. L. A. Weaver of the animal
husbandry department and the team
visited the Corsa Farm at Whitehall,
III., today to judge Percheron horses
and Berkshire hogs. The team will
UNNECESSARY SHIPMENTS CUT
Fuel Administrator Garfield to Pre
pare List of Non-Essentials.
Ily Associated Press
Washington, Nov. 17. Following
official, announcement that the Priori
ty Shipment Board is to curtail the
shipment of non-essentials only on the
requirements of the Fuel Administra
tion, it became apparent that Fuel Ad
ministrator Garfield is to prepare such
recommendations to meet the coal
shortage estimated at 50,000.000 tons.
Short Course Men In Khaki.
Second-year Short Course students
have voted to wear khaki suits and
the first-year men probably will do
the same. Khaki is popular with ,
.1 l.AnA..nn I K.ttnnt.t.linn (hum !
UltllU UCUIUSC 1L UlSLlUfeUiauca miii
from the regular students and is
serviceable for military drills.
C. II. S. Defeated by Richmond Team.
The. Columbia High School football
team was defeated by the Richmond
High School eleven. 27-0. yesterday
afternoon. The game was played at
IH VEHICLE MISHAPS
Louise Brushwood Hit by
Car 2 Baumgartner Chil
dren in Runaway.
NONE BADLY HURT
All Received Flesh Bruises
and Cuts Boy's Leg
Three small children were injured
Friday and yesterday, one the victim
of a motor car accident and the oth
ers of a runaway.
Louise Burshwood, the 5-ycar-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.' Erwln
Brushwood, was knocked down by a
Ford car driven by C. F. Darnell on
Broadway between Ninth and Tenth
streets yesterday afternoon,
The child was carried to the off Ice
of Dr. W. A. Norris and Dr. G. A.
Bradford where she lay unconscious
for two hours. The doctors say the
child is not in a critical condition.
Her forehead was bruised and her lips
were cut by the fall.
Mr. Darnell was driving east at. a
Flow speed when the child, unnoticed
by her mother, ran in front of -the car,
the'ieft fender knocking her down.
T. F, Armstrong, a Columbia stock
buyer, 'was riding in the car with Mr.
Darnell. Both men say the car did not
pass over the child.
The two little children of Henry
Baumgartner, a farmer living twelve
mile3 southeast of Columbia, were
seriously injured Friday mornijfe
when the horse, which Mrs. Baum
gartner was driving, ran away. The
boy suffered a broken leg and the girl
received a gash on the head.
Mrs. Baumgartner was taking the
children to a schoolhouse, near. As
they were descending a steep hill, the
harness broke. The mother tried to
stop the horse, but failed. She
jumped from the buggy, but was not
quick enough to reach the horse's
head and the animal ran down the hill
with ine two little children still In
the buggy. The buggy struck a rock
in the road and the children were
A doctor was called and the chil
dren given emergency treatment. The
little girl (had to have nine stitches
taken in her head.
Henry,, Baumgartner is the brother
of Ernest Baumgartner, 1500 Windsor
SARAH DAVIS DIES IX ST. LOUIS
Former Columbia Woman Succumbs
at Home of Daughter.
Mrs. Sarah B. Davis, a former resi
dent of Columbia, died at the homo of
her daughter, Mrs." A. M. LaFon, in
St. Louis Friday. The body was
brought here for burial and funeral
services will be held this afternoon at
the grave in the Columbia Cemetery.
The Rev. W. S. St. Clair will conduct
Mrs. Davis was married in 1SC0 to
Elias T. Davis who died in 1902. She
Is survived by eight children, E. G. and
F. F. Davis of Columbia, Mrs. A. M.
LaFon, Miss Dorothy Davis and E. C.
Davis of St. Louis, Mrs. W. S. Moore
and Dr. Emmett N. Davis of Arkansas
and Mrs. George R. King of California.
Besides these she leaves nine grand
children and one great-grandchild.
W. F. ROGERS TO BE BURIED HERE
Bodj lo Arrlte From Kansas City
The body of W. F. Rogers, who died
yesterday at the home of his son, W.
K. Rogers, in Kansas City, will arrive
in Columbia at 3:45 o'clock this after
noon and will be taken Immediately
to the Columbia Cemetery for burial.
Mr. Rogers, who had lived for the
last five years in Kansas City, was
for thirty-five years a resident of
Boone County, living on a farm four
miles from Columbia. He was 78
years old. He is survived in Colum
bia by his nephew, H. H. Banks; his
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Rog
ers, and his granddaughter. Miss Mar
garet Sydney Rogers.
BRITISH CRASE GEKMAX SHIPS
Admiralty Announces Engagement of
Cruisers Oft' Heligoland.
Ily Associated Tress
LONDON. Nov. 17. British light sea
forces today engaged German light
cruisers off Heligoland, the Admiralty
announced today. The German war
ships retired and the British ships
Carup Funston Men Here on Furlough.
About twenty of Columbia's enlisted
men arrived here from Camp Funston
yesterday morning on a 8-hour fur-
loug. Jack Taj lor, formerly of Camp
Funston, has been transferred to the
aviation corps at Fort Sill, where he
will go after a short visit here.
Prof. Ellnood to Address Sunset Club.
Prof. C. A. Ell wood will sneak to the
Sunday Sunset Club this afternoon at
4 o'clock in the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.
His subject will be "Social Recon
struction After the War." There will
be special music by D. S. Cole.
Presbyterians to Give Reception.
A reception will be given for the
new members of the Presbyterian
Church at the church at S o'clock to
Provost Marshal General
Announces New Rules for
Men With Families.
MUST AWAIT TURN
Registrant Must Secure Con
sent of Dependents Before
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. Men of
urau age wun uepenuent relatives
will be placed in a more secure posi-
Hon under the new regulations made
public today by Provost Marshal
General Crowder. While it develops.)
that classification under the new plan
may be revoked when granted under ;
any other clause, there Is no way in
t which men with dependents can be
up for service out of their
Added protection for dependents is
secured by the requirement, in cases . Supper will be given by the Ladies'
where the registrant seeks to watveiGuil(1 of tnc church immedlately
his doferred classification status. The following their bazar which is to be
new requirement is that waivers
must be secured also from his depend
ents before a man with dependents
can be taken into military service.
Awnlt Draft Classification Forms.
E. C. Anderson, chairman of the
local exemption board, says that the
board expects to receive the classifica
tion forms for those in the next draft
from Washington soon. Adjutant
General McCord telegraphed this
morning that he had mailed out infor
mation to the draft boards and that
compliance with it would be highly
important. Mr. Anderson did not
know whether the Instructions relate
to the new classification or not.
FACULTY MEX SEEK RECRUITS
Xo Xctv Members Will Be Taken Into
Drill Company After Friday.
New members will be received into
the faculty drill company up to next
Friday, but after that no additions
will be made. Announcement to this
effect was made at the meeting of the
company last Friday, when it was
pointed out that the training would
be seriously retarded if new members
should be allowed to come into the
unit throughout the year.
This week the members of the com
pany, which now numbers more than
forty, will make an effort to increase
its strength, in order that more ef
fective training may be given. Any
member of the teaching and adminis
trative staff of the University is eli
gible. Persons desiring to join are
asked to notify Prof. F. F. Stephens
of the history department.
Most of the members are now uni
formed in the regulation khaki, and
suits tor tne otners nave been or
dered. The company is just begin
ning work in the manual of arms,
Drill is held at 4 o'clock on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday afternoons, un
der the personal direction of Captain
Wallace Craigie. commandant of ca
dets. A RED CROSS TEACHER COMING
M(ss Emma Rolfe of Urbanu, III., to
Be Here Thanksghlng Week.
Miss Emma Rolfe of Urbana, 111.,
who is an authorized Red Cross teach
er, will be in Columbia at Thanksgiv
ing to see about organizing a class
for Red Cross teachers in surgical
The course includes eight lessons
of three hours each and will cost $6
a person, ?3 of which will be used for
materials. All materials must be or
dered in advance, and for this reason
those in charge of the work here urge
that those wishing to take the course
let it be known Immediately, either
to Mrs. Walter Miller or Miss Louise
At present there are no authorized
Red Cross teachers In town. Several
calls for teachers from neighboring
towns have been made, but Columbia
has been unable to supply them.
VICTIM OF A FIRIXG SQUAD
U. S. Soldier In France Murders
I!y Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. An Amer-
lean soldier of General Persuings
forces was found guilty by court
martial of tl.e murder of a French
woman and was executed by a firing
squad. All details of this, the first
death penalty imposed since Ameri
can troops landed In Europe, were
withheld by the War Department.
W. C. T. U. Will Meet Tomorrow.
The W. C. T. U. will meet tomorrow
afternoon in the Y. M. C. A. Building.
Mrs. W. E. Harshe will speak. Mrs.
J. M. Windsor, Mrs. F. A. Dalton and
Mrs. W. P. Dysart will report on the
state convention of the W. C. T. U.
Woodmen to Hsno Initiation Dec 15.
The county Woodmen of the World
will have an initiation December 15
in Columbia. Plans have not yet been
completed, but It Is expected there
will be about fifty initiates.
Auguste Rodin Dies.
By Associated Press
PARIS, Nov. 17. Auguste Rodin,
noted French sculptor, died here today.
(Forrast In nurd Saturday.)
For Columbia and Vicinity: Showers
probably Sunday morning followed by fair
and colder; freezing Sunday night
For Missouri: Colder west portion. Sun
day partly cloudy and colder, probably
i',it.ti uj auuntrs enreme east portion.
A moderate atmospheric depression Is
crossing the Plains. It Is giving unsettled
weather with showers In northern Texas
Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. This'
depression lies between two high pres
sure waves; the one to the eastward Is
giving clear weather with frost to the
Atlantic coast, and the other coverlnp the
Kooky Mountains, also is attended by fair
and cold weather, which will lie experi
enced to the middle Mississippi Valley by
Xo severe weather, however. Is In sight.
In Columbia showers are oroluhle ilnrim.
j the next 24 hours followed by clearing,
Slindjy aml Pably fair over M..n-
TO TELL OF COLUMBIANS IX AVAR
Well Known Men WW Talk at Eplsco-
pal Church's Old Fashioned Sapper.
A patriotic supper, at which the
work of Columbia and the part taken
by Columbians in war work and ac
tual fighting will be reviewed by well
known Columbians will be held at the
Episcopal Church on Thursday night.
held all Thursday afternoon. E. W.
Stephens who is planning the speeches
for the evening is arranging to have
four-minute talks by several Colum
bians in which stories of Columbians
now at the front, and general discus
sion of the work done by Columbians
for the Liberty Loans and the Y. M. C.
A. War Fund will be taken up.
"The dinner will cost fifty cents,"
said Mr. Stephens'' yesterday after
noon. "But there will be no other
collection taken up. W"e are particular
ly anxious to have a good crowd out,
and are sending special invitations to
those who took part by contributing
or soliciting in the recent Y. M. C. A.
war work campaign." Members of the
Commercial Club are expected to at
tend the old fashioned Boone County
supper. Mrs. C. B. Bowling and Mr3.
C. B. Rollins are in charge of the ar
rangements for the bazar and supper.
HOW ORGAXIZED CHARITY AIDS
Another Example of What the Colum
bia Society Is Doing.
A Columbia woman had five sons.
While her husband lived and provided
for them everything went along hap
pily. But he died and left her no
means of support. This was four years
ago. She looked to her sons for help.
Three had already married. They had
families and were In poor circum
stances. There was no help there.
Her fourth son ran away. So when
she suffered an attack of paralysis the
woman was left desolate. For a while
the neighbors helped her but they soon
quite. A call from the Columbia
Charity Organization Society brought
her destitute case to light. The as
sociation Is now seeing to
it that she is provided with clothing,
food and shelter.
It is only another Instance of what
XL is uuij auuiuci iimiuiill w .......
the" Columbia Charity Organization
Society is doing.
DECOY DUCKS ARE STOLEX
Sheriff Seeks Men Who Robbed nnnt
crs on Missouri Rher.
Sheriff T. Fred Whitesides went to
McBalne yesterday to search for two
men who stole some decoy ducks from
Porter Mitchell, D. V. Vandlver, R. L.
(Bob) Hill and Joe Estes who have
been shooting ducks on the Missouri
River the last few days. Sheriff
Whitesides found his men but had no
authority to arrest them, as they were
in the employ of a government boat
and could not be taken off except by
a United States marshal. The men,
however, settled with the hunting
party and the prosecution was dropped.
RAILROADS CHAXGE TO 2 CEXTS
Public Service Commission Authorizes
Higher Passenger Rates.
By Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Nov. 17. The
Public Service Commission yesterday
authorized the railroads of the state
to charge 2V& cents a mile for one-way
tickets, 2.4 cents for round-trip tick
ets and 2'A cents for 500 and 1,000-
mile interchangeable mileage books.
These rates will go Into effect Janu
ary 1. The higher prices of labor,
materials and supplies is given as the
reason by the commission.
MARCUS BELL GETS CAPTAIXCY
Former Student Xow In Training Pre
paratory to -olng to France.
Marcus Bell of Carthage, a former
student in the University, who has
been serving as second lieutenant in
the regular army at Fort Leaven
worth, Kan., has received a commis
sion as captain. He Is on his way to
South Carolina, where he will receive
training preparatory to going to
France. Mr. Bell was a member of
the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
XINETEEX DIE OX ROCHESTER
U. S. Boat Was Sunk by Germans Xo
, teniber 2.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17. Nineteen
men, including six members of the
naval armed guard, probably lost
their lives when the American steam
ship Rochester was torpedoed in the
war zone November 2. Early reports
to the Navy Department told only of
two members of the crew being killed
by the explosion.
Austro-Germans Strive Vain
ly to Break Line Along
KERENS KY IN FLIGHT
Premier Defeated by Bolshe-
viki and Deserted by Men,
By Associated Press
The Italian armies are now making
a heroic and, so far, successful stand
against the Austro-German masses
thrown against them in desperate at
tacks along the line of the Piave
River and In the mountainous region
from the Piave westward to the end
of the Trentlno district. The river
line has not been broken at any point,
while the thrust of the Austrians
southward In an attempt to drive a
wedge through the plains behind the
Piave line is making but slow prog
ress. The Italians' resistance, however,
seems to be growing stronger rather
than otherwise. The latest Austro
German attempt to gain a permanent
hold on the western side of the Piave
were not only apparently prostrated,
but the enemy columns were badly cut
up and nearly 1,000 Teutons were
These attacks on the river line were
determined just about the Zenson
loop, where the Invaders first effected
a crossing and were hemmed in from
the start They are steadily being
driven here into an increasingly re
stricted zone, the war office an
Near the Adriatic the water barrier
to any Austro-German advance to
ward Venice raised by the opening of
the floodgates into the swampy region
Is being re-enforced by the work of
the army artillery and guns of Italian
warships on the Adriatic.
From Russia the latest dispatches
report Premier Kerensky in flight, his
whereabouts unknown in Petrograd,
after having been defeated by the
Bolsheviki and deserted by the great
er part of his own officers and men.
Kerensky in Flight
By Associated Press
Defeated In battle by the Bolsheviki
and deserted by most of his officers
and.tuen. PremlerJCerensky is in. flight
and his whereabouts are unknown In
Petrograd. The head of the Russian
provisional government was about to
surrender to the Maximalists under
coercion when he disappeared.
In Moscow the tide apparently has
turned and the Bolsheviki are in con
trol of the ancient Russian capital.
Generay Kaladiues. leader of the Cos
sacks, Is reported to be approaching
the city with relief for the Kerensky
A third armpd fnrpp aunnnqpri fn ho
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composed of released convicts, is said
jto be fighting both Bolsheviki and
Prior to his sudden flight, Premier
Kerensky had ssen his forces, mostly
Cossacks, defeated by the Bolsheviki
near Tsarkoe-Selo, now in the hands
of the revolutionists. The Bolsheviki
troops are commanded by members of
the old autocracy and former army of
ficers. A traveler returned from the
Causasus reports that, while condi
tions in both provinces arc not ab
normal, there is no sympathy with
Premier Kerensky. He believes the
Russian people want a leader who will
maintain authority and order. The
Cossacks in Kuban, Astrakhan and the
Don region have united and formed
their own government.
From Lake Gorda to the Adriatic Sea
over the Asiago Plateau and down the
Piave Valley the Italians are holding
the Austro-Germans In check. No
where has the Italian line been pene
trated for important gains, although
the enemy pressure is very strong.
Italians Hold the Line. .
Ey Associated Press
ROME, Nov. 17. On the north
mountain tops and along the lower
Piave River across the plains, the
Germans and Austrians yesterday
continued with violence their efforts
to break the Italian line. They crossed
the Piave at two points, but were
driven back with losses, including
1.000 men made prisoners.
In the mountains the Italians de
fended their positions effectively.
Artillery Fighting Is Livelier.
By Associated Press
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
FRANCE, Nov. 17. The artillery
fighting in the sector held by Ameri
can troops became even more lively to
day and there have been further
casualties, shrapnel wounding some
men in the trenches. , -.
An enemy shell hit an American
gun today and caused casualties. Some
of the men wounded in the last few
da s have died.
American batteries have been firing
rapidly in return. The visibility Is be
coming better and it is considered
certain that more damage and casual
ties have been caused in the German
line than the Germans have inflicted
on the Americans. Patrolling contin
ued last night.
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