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V" NORWICH, CONN FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1917
TEN PAGES 80 COLUMNS price two ce.';t: VOL. LIX. NO. 113 POPULATION 29,919 The Bulletin's Circulation in Norwich is Double That of Any Other Paper, and its Total Circulation is the Largest in Connecticut in Proportion to the City's Population I HEAVY FIGHTING ON MACEDONIAN FRONT Numerous Battles Are in Progress, With the, Entente Allies the Aggressors GERMANS ARE HOLDING Teutons Are Keeping Up With Great Intensity Their Of fensive Against the British Around Fresnoy and East of Bullecourt East of Bullecourt, About Two Miles From the Outskirts of Quent, the Germans Are Striving Hard to Prevent the Capture of Vantage Points Which Would Menace the Town of Cambrai- The British Have Made a Slight Advance Toward the Town of Lens. The expected general offensive along lhe Macedonian fronts apparently has been started with full vigor. From Xake Ochrida eastward to the region about Lake Do Iran numerous battles ore in progress, with the entente al lies the aggressors. .. Southwest of Lake Doiran the Brit ish have captured Bulgarian trenches at one point on a front of two miles to a depth of about S00 yards and held and consolidated the ground gained, despite heavy counter-attacks. North west of Monastir, in the Cerna River region and on various other sectors the entente forces are carrying out heavy operations, both with artillery end "infantry- In t"8 famous Cerna r.iver bend the Russians have cap tured several enemy trench elements, while in the upper valley of the Mog lenica river the Serbians hav struck hard at the invaders of their country end taken from them two points of eunport and a number of prisoners. The Germans are keeping up with great intensity their offensive against the British around Kresnop and east RINTELEN NOT TO TAKE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE. It Was Supposed He Would Make Some Startling Revelations. New Tork, May 10. With witnesses called in behalf of David Lamar, the defense opened today the trial here of Captain Franz Rintelen of the German r.avy and five others charged with con spiring to disrupt the munition trade of the entente allies in this country 1915 by fomenting strikes. The number of defendants was reduced from eight to seven through dismissal by the court of the indictment against Frank S. Monnett, former attorney general of Ohio. Judge Cushman ruled that the gov rnment, which closed its case yester fiay, had not offered sufficient evi dence to link Mr. Monnett with the aileged conspiracy. It was expected Rintelen would be the first to offer his defense, but his tounsel announced that he would not controvert the government's case fur ther than lie has in cross examinatino tr expects to do in summing up." It has been supposed Rintelen would make startling revelations of pro- German activities in this country. The unexpected announcement by Rintelen's counsel confused the plans of the defense, as Lamar was to open his case after Rintelen finished. Judge Cushman told Lamar's counsel, when be protested he was not prepared, to proceed at once, and threatened that he would lose his chance to make a defense unless he complied. Lamar's attorney then opened with a statement of what he proposed to prove, asserting he would show that his client's prosecution was the result of a conspiracy by great financial in terest on account of Lamar's anti trust activities and aid given to the government against them, he said. The court asked him if he promised in good faith to produce such testimony. When assured he did. Judge Cushman remarked that he doubted whether he would be allowed to put in such testi mony. Lamar's counsel called as first wit ness Henry B. Martin, a defendant, but on advice of counsel, Martin fie clined to take the witness chair until be did so in his own behalf. Mr. Monnett was then called as Lamar's first witness. Monnett said that, as one of the at torneys for Labor's National Peace Council, he prepared opinions in re gard to the munitions traffic and as to the Anglo-French loan from the point of view of neutrality and in regard to the legality of certain measures the council contemplated. FORMER VILLA OFFICERS ARE SEEKING ANNESTY They Agree That Villa Has Been De- visively Beaten. El Paso, Texas, May 10. Many former Villa officers and followeds are crossing from Mexico and seeking am nesty from Mexican government offi cials here. More than twenty have ar rived during the last nine days. They airreed that Villa was decisively de feated by General Murguia in north ern Mexico find say Villa's command has been scattered. Among the Mexican political refu gees who have announced their In ten ; tion of returning to Mexico soon are members of the Madero family. INCREASED WAGES FOR WESTERN COAL MINERS Agreement Reached Calling For 20 Per Cent, on Day Wages. Kansas City, Mo., May 10. Agree ment to Increase wages for 40,000 coal miners of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas was reached at a con ference here today between operators and representatives of the miners. Ad- '"fvanoes of ten cents per ton for min- Jng and 20 per cent, on day wages were (incorporated in the agreement. VILLAGE OF FRESNOY of Bullecourt. The village of Fresnoy apparently remains in the hands of the Germans after its recapture on Tuesday, but the Canadians and south Englanders are still holding vantag points around it. East of Bullecourt, where the Brit ish have established themselves a scant two miles from the outskirts of Queant, the Germans are striving hard to push them back to prevent the caip ture of the southern end of the Dro-court-Queant line, which would prove of great menace to the important town of Cambrai. The British evidently have pushed a step forward toward the capture of the town of Lens and the important coal fields in its immediate vicinity. South of the Souchez river during a night attack another iportion of the German front and supporting lines, together with a' number of prisoners, was captured. For the most part the line wheVe the French are facing the Germans is undergoing a period of comparative calm, except for artillery duels and unsuccessful German counter-attacks. BRITISH WAR MISSION TO VISIT NEW YORK. To Join the French Commission for the - Joint- Reception. war mission, its conferences here about concluded, will leave tomorrow for New lork to join the French mis sion for the joint reception to be given them by America's financial capital. Virtually the whole body of British statesmen will make the trip in a special train placed at their disposal by the federal government. The distinguished visitors, tired out by the three weeks of conferences here, are looking forward to the re mainder of their stay in the United States as largely a period of relaxa tion. They will return to Washington Sunday night and later will take a short trip into the middle west and Canada, Most of their work here is done. It is expected now that some of the British officials will remain in this country after Foreign Secretary Bal four nad the other leaders have re turned to England. The mission today held an impor tant joint meeting with the council of national defense, Mr. aBlfour and J. H. Thomas, a British labor leader, ex plaining particularly the relationship Detween union labor and the govern ment in England during the war. Mr. Balfour talked this afternoon with Justice Brandeis of the supreme court, who Is interested in a move ment to establish a Zionist republic in Palestine. This suggestion has been made to the British on several occa sions, but it Is understood there le a desire not to discuss it too fully in the present disturbed situation. Mr. Balfour also received Winston Churchill, the author, and went over the financial situation with Sir Hard man Lever, British financial expert. TO ALLEVIATE DEAFNESS CAUSED BY DETONATIONS Small Aluminum Valve Which Fits the Ear is Closed by Heavy Sounds. Chicago, May 10. A device to re duce to the minimum deafness caused by the detonations of heavy guns has been .invented by Professor Albert Mi chaelsen, of the University of Chica go, a winner of the Nobel physics prize. It is a small aluminum valve which fits in the ear. A spring keeps the valve open to ordinary sounds, but heavy sounds automatically close it. It will be tried out at Ford Shendan. FALL FROM HAYLOFT MAY PROVE FATAL. Danbury Man Accidentally Fell Through Hatchway in Waterbury. Waterbury, Conn., May 10. While apparently seeking shelter for the night in the hayloft of the sta'Sle of Undertaker Arthur J. Lunny here to night, John Healey, 40, of North Main street, Danbury, accidentally fell through a hatchway to the cement floor below. He alighted on his head, bled terribly and sustained injuries that may prove fatal. He was taken to St. Mary's hospital. The police are trying to reach his relatives in Dan bury. MORE THAN $6,000,000 FOR WAR PURPOSES Voted at 1917 Session of the New York ( Legislature. Albany, N. T., May 10. The 1917 session of the New Tork legislature. which was marked by the passage of many preparedness measures. Includ ing appropriations of more than $8, 000,000 for war purposes, and of legis lation to grant local option to cities and to prohibit professional boxing. adjourned sine die at midnight. Cabled Paragraphs Lady Deoies Joins Hospital Conting ent. London, May 10., 3.1S a. m. Lady Decies, who before her marriage to Lord Decies was Vivian Gould, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Gould of New Tork, has Joined the Scottish Women's Hospital contingent. The contingent is going to Rumania for service. NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASK FAIR TREATMENT Believe Government is Putting Too Great a Tax on the Business. Chicago, May 10. (Many newspaper publishers are now on the way to Washington to attempt to procure fair treatment for their business under the proposed war tax, it was announced tonight by Hopewell L. Rogers, presi dent of the American Newspaper Pub lishers Association. Mr. Rogers said the publishers would co-operate with E. H. Baker, chairman -of the legisla tion committee of the association. In connection with the proposed Increase in postage. President Rogers made the following statement: "It is difficult to understand the policy of the govern ment, not only in the unfair, if not il legal, (practice of dating taxes back, but also In putting so great a tax on business in any form; and particu larly In placing so heavy a tax on the newspaper business, which has prob ably been' more severely affected In the last year through increased prices than any other industry. In time of war newspapers suffer particularly, owing to the enormously Increased ex pense due to the gathering of war news and the Increased circulation for increased circulation means In creased expenses. "The newspapers fully realize the seriousness of the present situation and appreciate that they must bear their share of the burden, but the provisions of this proposed bill seem more severe on newspapers than on any other line of business and are to this extent unjust and indefensible." MANY OBJECTORS IN HOUSE TO $1,800,000,000 WAR TAX. K itch in to Vote for It Because "the Government Needs the Moneys Washington, May 10. The 81,800. 000,000 war tax, carrying wartime as sessments on a multitude of everyday necessities and luxuries, was taken up in the house today with leaders of both parties behind it but with scores of members objecting vigorously to indi vidual sections. Democratic Leader Kitchin, in a four hour speech, urging prompt passage, said that while some items seemed unjust and excessive when consideccd separately, the only answer was that "the government needs the money." "I am going to shut my eyes and vote for it," said Mr. Kitchin. The debate developed a dearth of expert information on the question of just what is provided by Involved legal language of the measure, and through (out the day there was a rapid fire of questions from perplexed members. Ihe income tax section raised such a cloud of confusion that for a time the house resembled a class of higher mathematics, with members of the ways and means committee taking turns in expounding the intricate workings o the proposed schedule of percentages and super-percentages. EXPORTS FOR MARCH GREATER THAN FOR FEBRUARY Second Month of Unrestricted Sub marine Warfare. Washington. May 10. American ex ports to Europe increased $27,000,000 in March, the second month of Ger many's unrestricted submarine war fare, as shown in department of com merce figures today. They were J90, 00,000 less than in January, however. April statistics have not yet been compiled. Total shipments to Europe in March are put at $364,000, 000 and to the Whole world $533,000,000. The Feb ruary total for all shipments was only $467,000,000. South American exports Increased from $17,000,000 to $-2,000,-000 while those to Asia jumped from $31,000,000 to $56,000,000. In the nine months endinir with March, exports to Europe reached a value of $3,231,000,000 against $2, 0,9'5,000,000 for the corresponding iper- ioa tne year before. Total Imports in March were valued at $270,000,000, against $199,000,000 in February. RUMORS OF SUBMARINE OFF NEW ENGLAND COAST After a British Merchant Stumnp Had Put Into Rockland, Me. Rockland. Me.. May 10. An unveri fied rumor of the presence of a sub marine off the New England coast was circulated here today after a British merchant steamer had put in to this har'bor unexpectedly. The captain of the vessel came shore and called upon the local naval represen tative, out uie suDject of the con ference was not made known. The story heard here was that tha steamer naa run ror this port be cause her officers believed they had signtea a submarine somewhere off Cape Ann, on the northeastern coast of Massachusetts, last night Members of the crew who could be reached re clined to say whether the report was true, although one of them admitted mat "sometmng sensational happen ed last night oft Cape Ann." A VERDICT FOR SIX CENTS AGAINST HARPER'S WEEKLY Result of Henry Lane Wilson's Libel Suit Fop $500,000, Washington, May 10. A verdict of six cents and costs was given by the local supreme court yesterday to Henry Lane Wilson, former ambassa dor to Mexico, In his $500,000 libel suit against Norman Hapgood, former ed itor of Harper's Weekly, Mr. Wilson sued on an article dealing with the killing of President Madero, the sue cession of Huerta and Mr. Wilson's al leged part in affairs in Mexico City at the time. Convention of 6. U. A. M Bridgeport, Conn, May 10. George L. Pelham of Bridgeport, state organ izer, was elected state councillor of the Order of United American Mechanics at the 46th state session today. The national convention wiH be held the fourth Tuesday in August at Harris burg, Pa. Resolutions were passed ne- dorsmg President Wilson and Oover nor Holcomb. French Envoys at Grant's Tomb MARSHAL JOFFRE PLACED A WREATH UP THE SARCOPHAGUS IMPRESSIVE SPECTACLE Standing With One Hand On the Huge Coffin of Gen. Grant, the Hero of the Mama Placed the Wreath Then, Standing Erect, He Saluted. New Tork, May 10. Three dramatic events which will become historic in the annals of New York marked the activities of the French war mission here today. In their chronological order they were: The address of Rene Viviani, vice president of the council of ministers and head of the mission at a luncheon of the Merchants' Association when he declared France never would cease fighting until Alsace and Lorraine were restored to her and when he proclaimed that the Stars and Stripes never would attain their full signin cance until they floated from the trenches of Europe. The placing of a wreath upon the sarcophagus of General Grant by Marshal Joffre. Reception at Public Library. The reception to the French resi dents of the city at the public library tonight, when Joffre Viviani and their colleagues greeted their compatriots, including several hundred bluejackets from French warships. The spectacle which appealed most to the popular imagination was that enacted at Grant s tomb. "Let Us Have Peace." There was an intense stillness amonE the many thousands of spec tators as Marshal Joffre alighted from his automobile and walked along the pavement leading to the tomb. Th" memorable words of the man whose ashes have long reposeu wiu..u, c.. . -ed in the granite above the kingly tomb a grateful nation game to him, seemed once again to echo their solemn admonition: "Let us have peace!" That this thought, although possib ly remote of achievement, was in the mind of the gallant French soldier, was evidenced by the tears that glis tened his eyes. . Here, is ever in the nation s great bustling metropolis, silence was more truly expressive than words. Here al so was a tribute of one of the world's great heroes to the memory of anoth er, which was unmistakably genuine and sincere. Thousands Paused In Their Duties The thousands who had paused in their daily duties to honor the victor of the Marne and his colleagues, ap parently realized the significance of the movement. Where there had been a veritable canopy of small flags flut tering above them, now were bared heads. Where there had Deen a re markable manifestation of a great city's joy In welcoming the living, now there was honor for the dead. Joffre. the soldier; Viviani, the statesman; Chocheprat. the admiral; De Chambrau. the nobleman, descend ant of Lafayette, all were visibly af fected. Wreath on Sarcophagus. Passing into the dim-lighted ro tunda, of the tomb. Marshal Joffre doffed his cap and advanced silent ly towards the stairway to the sarco phagus. With one hand resting on standing erect, he saluted. the huge coffin of General Grant, he placed there the evergreen wreatn. with th. tri-color entwining it. Then Then followed a review of the Sev enth Regiment, New York National Guard, in front of the tomb, after which the visitors were taken through Riverside Drive to the Joan of Arc statue, where a brief stop was made. All along the route, extenuing several miles were great throngs of men, women and children, cheering the city's guests. , - CONNECTICUT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE TO CLOSE TODAY. Decision Was Reached at a Faculty Meeting Held Yesterday. Storrs. Conn., May 10. The Con necticut Agricultural college will close tomorrow, to reopen on Oct. 16. This decision was reached at a faculty meeting held today. The rush of etu dents to enlist in government service and take up agricultural work on farms has reduced the number re maining at the college to twenty. President Beach stated arter tne meeting that the policy of the college at the opening of the next term would be military in every respect and that athletics would be abandoned. The term will continue from Oct. 16 until May 10 without vacations. AUSTRIAN POLITICIANS BEARING OLIVE BRANCH Are About to Leave for Switzerland With Peace Proposals. London, May 10, 7.50 p. m. The Amsterdam correspondent of the Ex change Telegraph company wires that he has learned from the best of sources . that three prominent lAus trian politicians are about to leave for Switzerland bearing peace propo sals, and that thev hope to be given safe conduct to France In order to dis cuss with the (French cabinet the pos sibility of peace. ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT MENOCAL OF CUBA Conspirators Also Contemplated Death of United States' Minister Gonzalez. Havana, May 10. It was ascertained tonight that in the attempt to assassi nate President-'Menocal last night by means of a bomb explosion the con spirators also had in contemplation the death of William Gonzalez, the United States minister to Cuba, who was in the palace with the president at the time. . Fashion Note. ' About the only reliable fashion note for the coming summer is to the effect that khaki is going to be much worn. Washington Star. Personal hygiene Is the first requi site for community health ? Conferees Agree on Selective Draft ROOSEVELT'S PROPOSED VOL UNTEER DIVISION ELIMINATED AGES 21-31 INCLUSIVE House Yielded to Senate's Proposal for Prohibition at - Military Posts Report is Expected to Meet the Ap proval of Both Houses of Congress. Washington, May 10. The long deadlock of house and senate conferees on the selective draft military bill was broken today with agreement on a compromise measure under which a great war army would be raised by selective conscription of men between the ages of 21 and 31. Authorization for recruiting Colonel Roosevelt's proposed volunteer division for service in France, written into the bill by the senate and defended stuD- bornly by the senate conferees, finally was thrown out on the insistence of committeemen representing the house Tn return the house yielded to th senate's proposal for prohibition at military posts. . Speedy Approval Expected. The conference report is expected to be given approval by both senate and houee in a few days and within two weeks after the president has affixed his signature registration of those eli gible for conscription will be under way throughout the country. Some states already have selected their registration boards and the war de partment has erected a vast and in tricate war machine for assigning and organizing the conscripts. They will be assembled at training camps in September. The compromise bill is understood to be generally satisfactory to the ad ministration and to the army general staff, on whose advice the original measure was framed. The ages named in the conference agreement are 21 and 30, inclusive. making the draft applicable to a.1 male voters under 31. Exemption Section Redrafted. The section dealing with exemptions from draft was rewritten in part by the conference committee and pro vision was made for hearing in ex emption applications before local civil tribunals with the right of appeal to a second tribunal and finally to the pres ident. Two of the house conferees refused to sign the conference report. Repre sentative Anthony of Kansas would not accept it because the Roosevelt amendment was stricken out. Repre sentative Kahn of California would not agree to the prohibition amend ment, contending that it reflected on the moral standard of the nation and that regulatory provisions had been left to the president. NO FAVORITISM IN ENROLLING SOLDIERS. Detection Will Be Easy and the Pen alty Severe for Convictions. Washington, May 10. To dispose of any fear that county and city regis tration boards will exercise favoritism in enrolling eoldiers under the selective draft act. Provost Marshal General Crowder issued a statement tonight declaring such practices would be virtually impossible because of the ex plicit terms in which the act is drawn. He warned administration officials that favoritism easily could be detected and would be punished with heavy penalties. "Every precaution," said tne state ment, "will be taken to make it certain that the registration will be conducted with exact justice. The law is specific and allows no latitude to the boards, either in the matter of registration or in the later matter of exemption from service. In fact, the law is self- executing- "The law provides the penalty of imprisonment with no alternative of a fine for any official or any registered man who shall make a false return or connive at such a practice. The safe guards against favoritism or evasion are ample." FUNERAL OF SENATOR FORAKER TOMORROW Died at His Home in Cincinnati Yes terday. Cincinnati, O., May 10. Joseph Ben son Foraker, former United States senator from Ohio, lawyer, orator, sol dier and citizen, died at his home here today. Mr. , Foraker had been in poor health since his retirement from the senate in 1909. but it was not until two weeks ago that he was forc ed to his bed and his condition was not considered critical until last r.ht. Mr. Foraker was twice elected and likewise twice defeated In races for gethovernorship of Ohio, while he served two terms In the United States senate from 1897 to 1909. He had the honor of presenting the name of William McKinley to the republi can national convention In 1896 and 1900. The funeral of Senator Foraker will be held Saturday at 2.30 o'clock from his late residence. OBITUARY. Edward M. Roszelle. Hartford, Conn., May 10. Edward M. Itoszelle, 56 years of age. who was well known In labor circles in the state, died at his home tonight from heart disease. . He was active 1j lo cal politics for many years. A wife and seven children survive. Ira Dimock. Hartford, Conn., May 19. Ira Di mock, president of the Nonotuck Silk company and one of the city's wealth iest citizens, died at his home tonight after an Illness of three weeks at the age of 90. Mr. Dlmook entered the silk business In early life In Mansfield. His wife died two weeks ago and it Is thought that her death hastened his end. Two sons and a daughter sur vive. Sir Robert James Stuart Graham. New Tork, May lO. Sir Robert Stuart Graham, tenth of an English baronetcy "created In 129. but who had lived' In Brooklyn for 45 years, died suddenly today. Sir Robert was born In Netherby, England. He came here from Montreal, where he was once a famous lacrosse player. Condensed Telegrams Marry rv. Thaw will not be ex dited from Pennsylvania to New York. Missouri women painted a hawtAiorn tree at the southeast corner of Gnant's Tomb. Stanlev Sehastei" n n A uctri a Williamsburg, fell dead after ta Wing drink of whiskey. Section 1 of the American Field! Am bulance in France was mentioned for heroic work in the despatches !or the third time. Mrs. Laura Frances Hearne. widow of the New York merchant, bequ eath- eo tne duik of her 93,000,000 es. her three daughters. te to Henry P. Davison, of J. P gan and company, was named Mor- hair- man of a Red Cross war council i last night by President Wilson. The village of Hastings, NJ Y poasts mat mo or its young men joined the fighting forces of the na tion since war was declared. j America's first armed force for the front marched through the streets of Paris acclaimed amid the wildest demonstrations the city witnessed in years. .j j At a secret session of the parlia ment at Peking, Premier Tuan Chijui and other members of the cabinet urg ed a declaration of war against i Ger many, i , The consul-general of France re minds his guests that evening dress must not be worn at the reception given to the French war mission in New York. Reports made public at the office of markets of the Department of Agri culture give the number of eggs in cold storage May 1 at 25.2 per cent, less than 1916. Gen. Alex Queen da Kol, a two year old cow of Utica, N. Y., has pro duced in seven days 603.8 pounds of milk and 42.36 pounds of butter, a world's record. John W. Lieb, vice president and general manager of the i'ew York Ed ison company, was elected president of the National Electric Light Associa tion at New York. Directors of the Dollar Savings & Trust Co. of Wheeling, W. Va., one of the largest banks declared a divi dend of $20,00-0 in Liberty loan bonds, payable July 4. Rev. Robert Davis, of the Englewood Presbyterian church, will leave for France shortly to investigate the training of "war dogs" used in dis covering wounded soldiers. Governor Edge of New Jersey pro claimed a holiday on the day of reg istration for the raising of a-military force. He suggests that patriotic pa rades and celebrations be held. - It took only fifteen minutes to raise $20,000 for army Y. M. C. A. re'ief work among Erie business men. The appeal was made by Judge Buflington, of the United States District Court. Reports from ForT Sumter state that four Italians attacked Private Hammer and Corporal Cipperly of the Second Infantry, N. Y. N. G. One of them wounded Hammer with a knife. A German steamship which took refuge from British cruisers in New York in August, 1914. steamed out with the American flag flying from her taffrail. She carries spplies to- the Allies. I Approximately 90,000 tons of allied Snipping Lietl UP JIl Lilt? LTU1L UL J nia since the beginning of the! will be released as the result agreement between Great Britain and Sweden. Egg dealers in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas were orderted to appear before the Department of Ag riculture to answer to charge shipping impure eggs in Interstate commerce. A measure calling for suomiasion of the question of statewide prohibi tion to a vote of the people in April, 19 IS, was passed by the Wisconsin senate yesterday. TYie bill now goes to the governor for signature. Miss Marie Anightie Peary ("Sno Baby") daughter of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, the Arctic explorer will be married to Edward Stafford! son of Justice Stafford of the District Supreme Court of Washington. Because for six weeks he had bee: declaring he was a disciple of "Billy Sunday and shouting his personal1 doctrines from the roof of his home Roderick Rogers was sent to the psy copathetic ward of Bellevue, New York. "Cupid tutor suit" is a new one in New York courts. Mrs. Iena Weiner has brought action against Abraham Plotkin, claiming she spent consider able time in teaching Plotkin's daugh ter how to prepare herself for mar riage. Lieutenant Frank F. Wolf, alleged deserter from the United States avia tion corps at San Diego and said to have been at one time lieutenant in the German army, was arrested and interned at San Francisco yesterday by federal authorities. Madame Johanna Gadski, the opera singer, the wife of Captain Hans Tauscher, agent of the Krupps in the United States, who returned to Ger many In Count von BernstorfTs party, announced that she has withdrawn for the present from the Metropolitan stage. President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor, sent the following reply to a request from a group of peace advocates for use of his name on a call for a peace con ference: "I prefer not to ally myself with the conscious or unconscious agents of the kaiser in America." Alexander Matezhefskl received a fracture of the skull at Thompson ville last night when he was hit by an automobile, owned and driven by Attorney Perry J. Chapin of Hart ford. Matezhefskl had alighted from a trolley" car and was hurrying across a street corner to board another trol ley when the accident happened. Contracts For 18 Steamers. Superior, Mis.. May 10. Contracts for the construction of eighteen steam ers to be completed as rapidly as pos sible have been, signed by Superior ship yard3. All are to be of steel. CAN CUT COST OF Herbert C. Hoover Says There is No Justifiation f:r the Outrageous Prices Prevailing GOVT CONTROL s ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY There is No Occasion for Food Panic in This Country Unlsi Special Interests Defeat the President in Obtain!- Power to Control the Nation's Food Supply Control h Needed to Regulate Prices and to Increase the Surp'ui Without Food Control, Mr. Hoover Says, We May S-n? $20 Flour Before the Year is Out, and a Chaotic Cona tion of Wages, Industry and Living. New York, May 10. Herbert C. Hoover, who re;entl came from London to advise the government on food conditions in Europe, says that without control we may see flour l-'O a barrel before the year i.i over, but that with control "the present pric of flour can be reduced 40 to 0-0 per cent., and at the same time the producer be treated in a liberal manner." No Occasion For Food Panic. Mr. Hoover thus outlined food con ditions in a statement to The Asso ciated Press today: "There is ahso- ' lutely no occasion for food panic in this country nor 'any justitlrarion for outrageous prices unless the opposi tion of special interests defeats the president in obtaining the necessary powers to control the nation's food fully and adequately. America's problem is not one of famine, for we have now and will have next year a large surplus. Our problem is, aft er the proper protection of our own people, to give to our allies the last ounce of surplus of which we are ca pable. Why Nation Needs Food Control. "Therefore, the nation needs a food control for two purposes to regulate prices and to increase the surplus. After providing our normal consump tion we will have, together with Can ada, a surplus for our ailies equal to only tiO per cent, of the food thev will require from us. If we take broad measures of control, we can, with as little disturbance to economic machin ery as needs be, furnish them an ad ditional 20 per cent. Their loaf even then will be a privation loaf, and ev ery ounce we can put on it will di minish their privation. The problem is capa-ble of solution. If, however, the whole world, allied and neutral, is to have the unrestricted run of our markets in competition with rath oth er and in competition wth the specu lator in this country we may exrvt to see $5 wheat before the year is over. Farmers Didn't Profit. "I am assured that American farm ers did not realize $l.!i0 per bushel for the 1918 wheat harvest, yet the price of wheat in New xork todav is IZ.2T, per bushel and flonr is $14 per barrel, with all its attendant hardships and dislocation of social and industrial life. "I have no hesitation in saying that. If the able, patriotic men representing the majority of each branch of the foo,j trades were called in and clothed with the necessary powers to force the small minority of skunks that exist In every trade, one result would be that an equally nutritious flour bnsed ot3 even $1.50 wheat could be sold in NT'-w York for a good deal under $? per barrel, and every trade would re ceive its legitimate profit. Without control we may see $20 flour before the yj?ar is out and a total dislocation of wages and consequent dislocation of Industry and living. I May See Flour $5 a Barrell. j"On the other hand, if we overcome the submarine and if we open other WAR COUNCIL OF THE RED CROSS CREATED To Direct Relief Work During the War and to Appeal for Contributions Washington, May 10. President Wilson created a "war council of the Red Cross" today to direct relief work during the war and made a public ap peal for Red Cross contributions from "all those who can contribute either great sums or small to the alleviation of the suffering and distress which must inevitably arise out of this fisht for humanity and democracy." The head of the war council Is Hen ry P. Davison of J. P. Morgan and Company, who said in accepting the post that all the vast facilities of the Morgan firm would stand behind the Red Cross for the duration of the war. Former President Taft, chairman of the Red Cross central committee, will eerve with the council whose other members are Charles D. Norton, Cor nelius N. Bliss, Jr., and Grayson M. P. Murphy, of New York; Edward N. Hurley of Chicago, and Eliot Wads worts of Boston. FOUR MEN DROWNED WHEN TOW BOAT CAPSIZED Was Towing a Coal Laden Barge Out From New Haven. New Haven, Conn., May 10. Four men perished when the tug James H. Hogan outward bound for Branford with the coal laden barge Kingston in tow capsized and sank in a heavy sea off the southwest light today. The dead are: Emil Johnson, captain: William R. Hluntley, engineer; Ned Wesson or Weston, fireman, and Jeremiah Sulli van, deckhand. The men grabbed life preservers as the boat went over and jumped into the water, endeavoring to make shore o the barge. Two of them sank and ti e other two died after being taken cut of the water by the keeper rf the light, who put out to the struggling men In a small boat markets to our sT'.' wheat at 1 t lc; I a.-.d " $5. In any event with ,,,... trol. the pre.nf pr'-'" " . - be reduced by 40 p-r r'-f t.i cent, and at the m tm ducer treated In a i.n' ral v - - We Have a Subtntul S-,r. "There can be r,o p-.rt, r doubt that we hv .- - America a niirp!' 'f fr 'n " " to 70,0'O.000 bilMii':! of w-p v- our ordinary ronf'jrr;.t,f the needs of our all;." ,' ,- harvest rom In. r f f . vest with net economy - Xorth America, ' . , winter wheat, run iv r,-r i 000.010 bcshelfl of rcrv.' rf o ranother. !".; to r,t-,,. t n s'imers find !egirlmnt!v -,;, exports to our a! !iei wi-' .-,; trig into our fool, :r must have widesf an1 n ., mediate power to le w' -i " f , the legitimate infr'-u '.f rror!nctirn. nil ftcrnnf nority w ho a r t. -t .- r r and patriotic rbrn-Tr r.' r,-.r prcrTucing snd d ; t r: to ennble the d! ani ji" -lorlty to give x'y f" f dv-'-vires they can w! an! give." Mr. Hoover repe.-i r ? ' t . ",' w.- nt the portion of M rr.- and stated fh.-.t hi p-i--v, -. ing from Europe a ' ; r - request was simply to .- "..'-' -ernment as to the nreTTi;-i' r sary to efficient fo..d cr.fr' '. HOOVER MAY EE VAOS AMERICAN FOOD CONTBV.LE Planning an Emergency Fifi O - - ization to Direct Food D it'1511' Washinctn. Mav 10. that Herbert C Hoover m . American food or f-' .- r weight today by d'f.'-.i . -.' -r that the ailrninnt rn t ion t.'.ir r of an emergency foo-1 nrr ' direct food d tr.h-: n war. President "vVI.Kon went r ' situation fully ar a r-tr, '-.-..- Secretarp Houston. '-i'-n-ff the house atrric ii' i"- r--find Repreen tn t -. tlr:? republican mnlr '. ' r r -He urtred imm'-'lii! pa - administration's f .! t : which would empower " x-' through some eovr-me- take drnwtfc mi ir'i ri? : the food situation. Plans for an emercr'--. r handle food f'rr.t.irr. : ..t r completed in detail. 1. ;t . ! probable that the ;r. ! i one man to be flirerri - r7 carrying out f-mrzr.'-v r : the legislation that i o r The emergency ortra-.-n -be formed to iawf r.n: f r ' r" war. censing or-erri t '- " establishment of norm i! ' - i '', OPERATORS AND MtMS APPEAL TO GOEP'iVi To Take Steps to Avft a St' Nearly 45,000 Bituminoi Coj! V -era. Johnstown. Pa., f-i-. T ed States governrr ''!. If: tary of Labor !Viin. ! Heps to avert a :n o' ftOO bittiminoui coal m "r tral Pennsylvania fi ! was received by no'h :h the operators nmkirtr 'r committees to Washing; with department of iahor an attempt to com or-.m . ferences. Committer night and left immc1 ;.t-:-. ers and operators pav federal mediators i th -averting a strike that w: entire coal output cf '- miners ask that their r.r.x of 3.1 1-3 per cent if granted. ROOSEVELT HAS RESIGNED FROM ARMY LE! Because Its Preident W OsseMrf in Rooevelt Volunteer Div.a on. Washington. M.-.v 10 ''w ence bi-tween Th""dori V. ' ' Joseph Leiter, pr:dr.t of t'- A league, made public: by the )- c j tc . night, disclosed that th- f.-,r- resigned as honorary vice rr i ' the organization b-ayn Mr i - -opposed the army bill Tifitn" permit recruiting of the I;no' ' , . unteer division. Referring to the flirht on th a - - ! ment. Mr. Roosevelt wrote: ".- - f , the opposition im not dJ to mr- t zle-headedness, it can on.y hi S..m -. politics. You are therefore an j president, using the Army l;t,. t the detriment of the army " Mr. Lelter replied that t r r- . tion would be referred to tr. .-i executive council.