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VOL. L!X. NO. 114 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1917 16 PAGES 120 COLUMNS PRICE TV3 CE'.TS 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 Repulse Bitter Attacks by Troops of Prince Rup precht and the German Crown Prince GERMANS THROWN BACK. WITH HEAVY LOSSES German Troops, Thrown in Waves Against the French on Both Sides of Laon, Made a Gain of 200 Yards Only to be Immediately Driven Out by a French Counter-Attack Entente Forces Continue Their Offensive With Successes Between Doiran and the Cerna, in Macedonia. Cabled Paragraphs British Aviator Missing Nottingham, May 11, 4:B5 p. m. Captain Albert Ball of the British flying1 squadron, who recently receiv - ting-ham for having brought dow V' German airplanes, ha3 been missinkO'J' since Monday, according to a letter received by his father. New Nip.3 River Je is Assured Britain Extends Recruiting Age to 50 London, May 11, 10.28 p. m. The war office announces that the volun tary recruiting age will soon be ex tended to men up to fifty years of age, both single and married. The an nouncement expreaes the hope that those who come forward will be ready and willing to serve without delay when called upon. EJtter attacks by the troops of Prince Ruprprecht and the German crown prince are being made against the positions vital to the defenses of Lens and Laon, held by the British and French. Field Marshal Haig and General Nlvelle are holding their re cent gains and throwing back the Ger mans with heavy losses. South of Souches river, one of the natural barriers to Lenz, a momen tary footing was won by Price Rup prechfs men aided by liquid lire, In the new British positions, but a bril liant counter-attack recovered the lost tret.ch es. Around Oerny-en-Leonnote. on the plateau overlooking the Allette river and only nine miles south of iaon, the German crown prince is expending his man power Ineffectually, In an at tempt to regain lost ground. Throw ing his men in waves against the French on both sides of the village, he succeeded only in gaining about 200 yards of an advanced element, but his gain was short-lived, as a French counter-attack immediately drove him out. On the lengthy front In Mace donia the entente forces continue their offensive with success between Doiran and the Cerna river. The British hoid their recently-gained positions, with a tenacious grip. West of Doiran and west of the Var dar river, French troops have carried by storm an important position south of Hurna on the Serbo-Greek border and withstood violent counter-attacks by the Bulgarians. Twenty miles to the west and near the border, the Ser bians have captured two Bulgarian works north of Pojar. A FOOD CONTROL BILL INTRODUCED IN SENATE By Senator Gore, Chairman of the Ag ricultural Committee. Washington, Mayy 11. A food con trol bill approved by- the administra tion and containing many features of the agricultural department's measures pending In the house was Introduced In the senate today by Senator Gore, chairman of the agricultural commit tee. An early effort will be made to bring it to the senate floor. The bill contains most of the pro posals fonrht. according to Carl Vroo man, assistant secretary of agricul ture, fcy a powerful lobby of wealthy food gamblers. It calls for a food supply by the agricultural department and would give the department power to license tne manufacture, storage and distribution of food. One provi sion would legalize the mixture of wheat and other cereals in the making or nour ana wouia r.x rood standards. The house agriculture committee heard a number of food experts during the day. among them Kirby C. White of Detroit, president of the American Seed association, who advocated pow er xor tne government to take over and sen the country's seed supply. Secretary Redfield said In a state ment today, supporting the food bills, that there was no economic reason for present high prices of food and that the government would have to take charge to prevent further rises. TRADING IN MAY WHEAT ORDERED DISCONTINUED By the Board of Directors of the Chi cago Board of Trade. SENATE WILL VOTE ON ESPIONAGE BILL TODAY Little Doubt That the Bill Wi!l Be Put Through. Washington, May 11. The senate failed today to obtain a final vote on the administration espionage bill with Its press censorship and embargo sec tions, but under the unanimous con sent agreement which governs Its consideration, the discussion tomorrow will be sharply limited, and the meas ure probably will be passed before the week ends. With the censorship provision modi fled ' suggested by Senator 'Cummins niifi Thomas l.st night to make its terms less general, there is little doubt that the bin will be put through despite the hard fight made against it. Senator Johnson of Cali fornia had a motion pending at ad journment tonight to eliminate all censorship provisions from the bill, hut leaders were confident the modi fied provision will stand. Chicago, May 11. Trading in May wheat was ordered discontinued at a meeting of the board of directors of the Chicago board of trade tonight. The directors also decided that exist ing contracts should be adjudicated either by delivery of the property or at a selling price to be fixed by a committee appointed for the (purpose. This committee is headed by James A. Patten and will meet tomorrow morning. . May wheat was quoted at $3.13 at the close of trading today. Traders said there -was n way of-'-eefthnating- tne etreet of tne order on trades ex isting. The amount of wheat on this market was said to be 180,600 bushels on Saturday, and the amount now here was thought to be short of those ngures. It was rumored among members of tne Doard that action by the federal authorities In the last few days and particularly earlier in the day, had hastened the action of the board of directors. It was admitted that sev eral members had been summoned to the office of the federal district-attor ney in the morning and others again in the afternoon, but it was said no threats had been made or intimated U also was admitted that government agents had been in the trading pit of the board for several days taking notes on tne trades. BOTH HOUSES OF GENERAL AS SEMBLY VOTE FOR IT . $80,000 APPROPRIATION BORGBJERG NOT AUTHORIZED TO OFFER PEACE TERMS Merely His Own Interpretation of So cialist Proposals. Copenhagen, May 11. via London, 9.15 p. m. The' last trappings have been stripped from Borgbjerg's peace embassy to Petrograd by The Associ ated Press despatch from Berlin stat ing that Borgbjerg carried no author! ization nor Instruction from the Ger man socialists and that the peace con ditions outlined by him were merely nis voluntary interpretation of social 1st proposals. The Danish editor gave himself out to be a plenipotentiary both of the German majority socialists on the strength of his conversations with Phliipp Scheidemann. and of the In ternationalist socialist committee in Stockholm in both instances without authority. PROMINENT EDUCATORS CALLED F.OR CONFERENCE By the Committee on Patriotism of the National Security League. New York. May 11. -Prominent edu rators from colleges and univereitie"s all over the country will meet here tonjrrow at a conference called by the committee on patriotism through edu cation of the National Security league to formulate plans for a nation-wide lecture campaign on patriotism and national defense. The call for the conference states that tl Is proposed to send into every itate in the union "organized lecturers, sxperienced in presenting patriotic topics, in order that the people of the United States may be generally - in formed of the cause of the war and the varied needs of the nation for de- &ad victory." VIOLENT PROTESTS AGAINST THE PROPOSED WAR TAX Made by Big and Little Interests Before the Senate Finance Committee. Washington, May 11. .While the house debate on the J 1,800,000,000 war tax Pill was getting under way today. the senate finance committee heard violent protests from big and little interests on which the new war levies would fall. Manufacturers who would have to pay the increased excess nroflts tax. distillers, brewers and soda fountain interests affected y the higher rate on aiconouc and soft drinks, and to bacco companies hit by the tobacco tax, all told the senate committee that they faced ruin if the bill went through as presented in the house. Nearly every witness declared his particular business seemed to have been made the target for an unjust and exorbi tant tax. In the house, too, many portions of tne Dili were under fire, but the reply or aemocrauc and republican leaders in charge was that the money must be raised and only high taxes could provide it. Only the excess profits, liquor, beer, soft drinks and tobacco schedules were considered today bv the senate com- mittee, which opened hearings before tne measure came over from the house in order to hasten final congressional action. The hearings are expected to ciose .Tuesday. BANQUET FOR BRITISH AND FRENCH WAR MISSIONS Menu One of the Simplist Ever Served at a Great Dinner in New York. New York. May 11. One of the most brilliant banquets in the history of America was given Here tonleht in honor of the British and French war missions. The guests included Arthur James Balfour. British foreign mission: Re ne Viviani, French minister of justice; Marshal Joffre and two former presi dents of the United States Theodore Roosevelt and William .H Taft. Outlined In electric lights unon the front of the Waldorf-Astoria were the nag of the three nations. The menu was one of the simplest ever terved at a great public dinner in .ew ) orK. The members of the mission wen escorted first to the great bail room where a brief reception was held and then to the grand banquet hall, wni.th nad been the scene of many br".u-8.nt aj-Tn blages. i Stretched across one end of the hal! was a great curtain of horizon blue. In the center was the American flag, nannea ay tne colors or France and Ehsland and with the flags of the ten other ail.es surrounding them. BRITISH COMMISSION WELCOMED TO NEW YORK. Balfour Muoh Impressed With Whole Hearted Enthusiasm Shown. New -York, May IX Arthur James Balfour, Great Britain's secretary of state for foreign affairs, and members of the British commission accompany ing him to this country received a wel come of amazing proportions On their arrival from Washington late today. Mr. Balfour was bo impressed by what he termed the "whole-hearted ex hibition of enthusiasm" everywhere that later in a speech he .said that if those on the other side of he Atlantic could have had a glimpse of it they would renew determination to carry through the struggle at all sacrifices. The British commission was met at Jersey City by a group of leading citi zens. - Mr. Balfour showed keen interest in the Statue of Liberty on the trip to Manhattan. "So that's the famous statue," he said. Passing through the financial dis trict in lower Broadway, the visitors received applause. Dong streamers of ticker tape thrown from windows were carried across the street by the breeze, Intermingling with the vari-colored bunting. Entering City hall for the official welcome from the mayor, Mr. Balfour and his party went to the aldermanic chamber, where the mayor and Joseph H. Choate outlined the aims . of the united states in the war. i Before Mr. Choate could begin to 1 speak, Mr. Balfour shook Mr. Choate's t nana warmly. "You have told tts American could no longer stand aloof," said Mr. Bal four, "must take her part in this world strusgl3 and must bear a share in that contest for the liberties of mankind which is now moving every corner of the earth." Leaving the City hall, escorted by a squidron of cavalry and two troops of mounted police, the automobiles carrying the city's guests were driven north through Lafayette street and Union square to Fifth avenue and thence to the home of Vincent Astor where they will be entertained while In New York. All along the way they passed be tween lanes of cheering New Yorkers who seemed proud to do honor to Britain's famous eon and his asso ciates. - V MARSHAL JOFFRE VISITS WEST POINT ACADEMY Expressed Admiration at Cadets' Physical Appearance and Training. West Point. N. Y., Mav J-Marshal Joffe promised the United l.ates Mili tary Academy authorities today, after he had reviewed the 640 cadets, that ho would write a personal letter to the student officers expressing his belief that -.hey were ready for service U. Fra nee. The marshal's visit to the militaiy post was preceded by one to Wash ington's headquarters at Newburg, where thousands of Orange County cit izens crowded the public park wiere stands the house In which Washington signed the orriei disbanding the revo lutionary armies. At West Point after passing up and down in front of the line of cadets Marshal Joffre told Colonel Biddle su perintendent or the academy, he wish ed to express his pleasure and admi ration at the cadets' physical appear ance and training. It impressed him to know, he said, that the young offi cers, oZ whom 164 will be graduated on August 30 ten months bet-e tli'r training would usualy end, wera to fight side by side with French officers on French soil. So Cet,-. was his gratltuie. th mar shal continued, that he wcild ,wr!e an aa.nfjciiiLieuer ro oioiie; aianle -x-pressing his conviction that all those caaets now needed to make them reaay ror service in France was a lit tle training in the employ of trench mortars and other weapons of modern wanare. Friday Was the Last Business Day of the Session, But the Closing Exer cises Were Deferred Until Next Thursday. ... (Special to The Bulletin.) Hartford, May 11. Friday was the last business day of the legislature, but the closing exercises were deferred to aext Thursday. One of - the fea tures of the session was the passage of the bill to cause the erection of a new bridge over the Niantic river, the expense - to be divided equally be tween the state and New London county. ' The Niantic Bridge, - . .." The committee on appropriations made unfavorable report on the act directing the highway commissioner to construct a bridge over the Niantic river, between the towns of East Lyme and Waterford. Mr. Hall of New Brit ain of the appropriations committee, moved the acceptance of the commit tee and rejection of the bill, which carried an appropriation of $80,000. On motion of Mr. Bailey of Norwich the question was divided and the re port accepted. Mr. Gearv of Waterford offered an amendment" to the effect that half the expense be borne by the state and half by the county of New London. The original bill provided that one half be paid by the state, one-quarter There Must be No Coal Strike GOVERNMENT NOTIFIES OPERAT ORS AND MINERS MUST GET TOGETHER Representatives of Both Sides Have Been in Conference With Secretary Wilson of the Labor Department Tentative Agreement Reached. Washington, May 11. The federal government today told operators and employes concerned in the threatened Pennsylvania coal strike that they nfust get together in the interest of national defense. A score of repre sentatives of both sides spent the day and much of the night In conference with Secretary Wilson of the labor de partment, officials of the American Federation of Labor and the Council of National Defense. 75,000 Men Threatened Walkout. Thirteen counties in the Second Pennsylvania district are involved in the dispute and about 75,000 men have threatened to walk out on May 15 un less their wages are raised. The miners, by referendum, have disavowed the wage scale agreed on bv their representatives and In ad dition to pay increases, ask changes in their working conditions. Their demands have been refused by all op erators in this district. Both Sides Ordered to Washington .Most of the output of the mines in the district goes to concerns working on government contracts. When it ap peared the producers and their min- Service, Both as to News and Advertising It makes little difference whether it is from the standpoint of the reader or the advertiser, service is expected of a newspaper, and serv ice is the aim of The Bulletin in both of these particulars. It is the paper with the news which makes the most valuable advertising me dium, for that is the paper which goes into the homes, the paper which is read and the paper that Is depended upon for the events of the day and the trade opportunities that are offered. Aside from its telegraph and local news, and that from its many correspondents in the larger centers of this part of the state, there is perhaps no better evidence of the service that is rendered Bulletin readers than that which is furnished by it3 report of the doings of the general assembly, a matter o much concern to every resident of tho state. The1 Bulletin is one 'ol five; fswsSpai.ar in the " sS,te, including , those in Hartford, which has had a representative in attendance at every session, and its legislative report has been as complete as that of any In the commonwealth. Such is in keeping with The Bulletin's aim of giving service and furnishing news while it is news. During the past week the following matter appeared in The Bui letin's columns: Bulletin Saturday, May Monday, May Tuesday, . May Wednesday, May Thursday, May Friday, May Telegraph Local General Total 5.. 140 148 912 1200 7. . 142 128 '201 471 8.. 136 102 194 432 9.. 134 143 187 464 10.. 168 117 228 513 11.. 153 132 203 488 Condensed Telegrams John Williams White, emeritus pro fessor of Greek at Harvard, died, aged 68. Leases of small coal operators in the Connellsville, Pa., region will be cancelled. One hundred and twenty-seven Americans are reported held prison ers by Germany. j Secretary McAdoo will address a gathering of bankers and business men in Chicago May. 17. It was announced officially in Ber lin that the recent reports of an at tempt to assassinate the Kaiser were untrue. The West Point class of 154, which normally would be graduated in June, 1918, will be graduated August 30, next. Postal service with Germany, Aus tria, Luemberg, Bulgaria and Turkey has been cut off by order of the postmaster-general. It was announced that the war would not prevent the holding of the national convention of the Order of Elks in Boston. Bloodhounds are being used by the Dannemora prison authorities to track two prisoners who escaped from the work camps. Perfect order prevails in Bolivia following the recent election of Jose Gutierrez Guerra of the Liberal party to the presidency. Peekskill will have a military train ing camp to train 1,800 boys between 16 and 19, under the instruction of National Guard officers. General Chang-Sun, heretofore bit ter opponent of Chinese intervention in the world conflict, declared he was converted to war on Germany. Detectives are searching for the man who shot and wounded Frederick Bauer, when he was on sentry duty I at the xwchols copper W orks, Queens. A letter from Christian ndeavor j headquarters to 3,000 members urges an to ennst: in tne unristian ii;.iaeav or army of production, economy and thrift." A Sinn Feiner, Joseph McGuinness, won the special election to fill the vacancy in the Commons for the southern division of Longford coun ty, Ireland. Buenos Ayres newspapers declare that the Government has positive in formation that the Argentine sailing ship Orfana was sunk i.y a German submarine. Totals 873 770 1925 3568 In spite of the fact that trains of grain are rushed through from Chica go the demand for wheat is so great the railroads are unable to supply it fast enough A plot to kill ex-Premier Venizelos, now president of the Greek Pro visional Government, was unearthed. Nine men confessed to having plan ned the assasination. CHARGES LOBBY W y Formal Statement by Assistant Secretary Vrcc.T of the Department of Agriculture SOME OF THEM MEN OF IMMENSE WEAL r r t i n at Denounces Them as Unpatriotic and Disloyal, Allies Kaiser, Who Are Doing Their Best to Defeit the Pi.!.' otic Purposes of the Nation Are Working Ag."- President Wilson's Plan to Mobilize the .gricuhural re sources of the United States for Victory- Declares T; -;, Will be Taken Care of in Due Time by National, Lti and Municipal Legislation, Pending Which Tirr.i- 77 Should be Made to Feel the Power cf Outraged PuV.'.z Sentiment. Cotton Manufacturers Association of Xew Bedford has voted an increase in wages of 10 per cent, to the 33,-Ot'fl alt eratives in the local mills. A' step toward increasing farm products and solving the farm labor problem has been taken up by Yama Farms, N. Y., in the employment of- a corps of high school boys. Official announcement was made of the coming of a commission from Russia, the personnel of which will be announced later. The American commission will leave- soon. BRITAIN ISSUES WARNING TO MUNITION WORKERS That It Cannot Permit Strikes to In terfere With Production. London, May 11. The c-overnmenf tomgnt issued a grave warnina- tn munition workers that it cannot ner mit strikes to continue and aggravate wio anuauun in tne proauctlon of mu nitions. All loyal citizens are called uopn to resume work immediately and the government gives notice that all persons Inciting the stoppage of work on munitions are liable under the de fense of the realm act to conviction for an offense entailing the penalty of life servitude or less punishment as may be awarded. s - Arthur Henderson, member of h British cabinet without portfolio, on Thursday issued a statement reveal ing the existence of strikes of engi neers in various parts of Sngland. NAVY IS N EARING WAR STRENGTH OF 100,000 MEN. Next Thursday Will See Full Ranks If Ratio of Recruiting is Maintained. Washington. May 11. -The navy will reach Its full authorized maximum war strength of 100,000 enlisted men next Thursday If the recruiting ratio of the last ten days is maintained. An official statement issued today shows that the service now has a total of 95.02S men. Bills pending in congress authorize the addition of 50,000 more men, or a total strengtih, including hospital corps, apprentices and unorganized units, of 195,000 men. Took Poison in Mistake- for Medicine. Danbury. Conn.. May 11. Miss Kate Tenson, 65 years of age, died at her home tonight from the effects of a dose of poison she took In mistake for medicine. by the county and the other quarter by the towns of Waterford and East Lyme, apportioned by the grand lists of the towns. The bridge to be main tained by the state. Mr. Geary said the committee on roads, rivers' and bridges favored the fifty-fifty plan, that is one-half by state and one-half by county. He said the county was a unit for the amend ment. Tr Waite of Sharon said the mat ter has been long under consideration and that the Hon and the lamb have laid down together. The amendment prevailed. Mr. Geary recited the history of the bridge from 1795, but briefly and Interest ingly. He told of the purchase of the toll bridge by the state and of its maintenance In part by the state at a cost of about $1,000 a year. The fed eral government had ordered changes that necessitated the construction of the new bridge. Had not the state talrnn over the bridge It would be a matter of contention now between the government and a private owner. As the state owned the bridge and not the county, it was up to the state to pay the full cost of the bridge, but there was objection on that point. Mr. Bailey of Norwich spoke of the precedents that had been established to warrant the construction of this bridge in part by the state. The bill was nassed as amended and it was Immediately transmitted to the senate. Resolutions were adopted to pay John M. O'Connell the sum of JJ.'S for the compilation of the prelimi nary roll and manual, and J900 to JohnsJ. Winn for compiling the Leg islative Bulletin. Another home guard bill was intro duced in the house, which .provides that when . companies of sixty-eight men are organized they shall be ac cepted as home guardsmen and be fully armed and equipped. This bill becomes necessary, as instead of 5. 000 men responding to the call 1208, responded and In order to equip these more -legislation Is required. The sum of $250,000 has been expended on the equipment of the first line and it will cost about $150,000 more to equip the balance, and the state win fin&JIy have in force 9,000 men. The govern or and the boards desires this legis lation in order to ut the responsibil ity on the general assembly. Mr. Rudd in explaining the hill added that the organization of the home guard had prevented probable internal troubles. He said there should be no delay In the full equipment and uniforming of this home guard. Mr. Baton of North Haven had no (Continued on Page Eight, First Col.) ers could not reach an agreement rep resentatives of both sides were or dered to Washington to explain to the government. Samuel Gompers, as head of the la bor committee of the Council of Na tional Defense, recently assured the government that -union labor would not seek to change present labor standards during the war except through mediation by the government. Afterward he issued an appeal to la bor generally to refrain from strikes and to employes to seek no labor standard changes. President Can Take Over Mines. TTnder the national defense act, of ficials say, the president in time of war can take over and operate through government agency any industry if this appears necessary for the defense of the country. AN APPEAL TO THE WORLD FOR A PEACE CONFERENCE To Be Published by the Council of Soldiers' and Workmen's Delegates of Russia. Petrograd, May 10, via London, May 11, 6.42 p. m. An appeal to the peo ples of the world concerning the call ing of a peace conference in a neu tral country will be published imme diately by the council of soldier3" nnl workmen s delegates, according to a resolution adopted at a meeting yes terday of the legislative conunvteN of the council. The committee also re solved to send a delegation to estab lish relations with the socialist dele pates at Stockholm and to send dele gates t oneutral ajid allied countries to further the peace movement. It was resolved to call a conference rof the socialist Internationale and to invite to the conference representa tives of all parties agreeing with the council's appeal. Resolutions were adopted directing the formation of a special commission of a representative character to or ganize the conference and arrange a programme: providing for the holding of the conference In a neutral country and the sending of a delegation of the legislative committee to neutral and allied countries to establish contact with the socialist delegates at Stockholm. The Navy Department ordered a strict investigation of the accident to the United States tender Guthrie in he navy yard at League Island, in which one seaman was killed. Bids from manufacturers only for $10,000 motorcycles, 3,100 automobiles and 600 motor trucks will be invited by the army quartermaster depot within a few days in Chicago. Dispute over property rights halted the Labor Department's plan for estab lishing a colony at Kanuga Lake, N. C. for German sailors and aliens de tained by the immigration service. Arthur Henderson, labor member of the British War Council, is to head a mission of British labor representa tives to Russia. An appeal against a separate peace will be its chief ob ject. Washington, May 11. Sensational charges that a lobby of "food gambl ers, some of them men of immcnw wealth," a'ready is at work in Wash ington sr-eking to defeat tho adminis tration food control hi Is, wre made tonight in a formal statement by As sistant Secretary YrooirUin of tho de partment of agriculture. Allies of the kaiser unpatriotic an. I disloyal, who should be made to feci the loathing and contempt of every patriotic American were some of the characterizations applied by Mr. Vrooma.n to food speculators, food cornerers and food gamhlers, who he promises will in time be torched v appropriate legislation. Business Men Patriotic. Secretary Vrooman's statement fol lows: "Never in the history of the world have business men Fliovn as murii pati'iotim and unselfishness as have been manifested Fince the war btan by the business men of America. An overwhelming majority of thfm have been as ready to place their business organizations and their personal ser vices and their wealth at the dispos al of the federal government in this crisis as the younp men have been to do the actual righting. Some Human Vultures. "However, this attitude has not been universal. There are food spec ulators, food cornci'f-rs and fiod ganiblpi-s, fiome of them men of im mense wealth and other of very small means, who are today takin; advantage of war conditions to ex ploit their fellow citizens to the full extent of their ability. Thfsa men are allies of the kaiser and are doing the utmost to defeat the patriotic purposes of the union. Wherever tliey are seen, in hifch p'accs or in low they should be condemned and made to feel the loathing and con tempt of every patriotic American time by naf i'.nai. - : - . , lgiia.t.on. . - ' ; - . - can be n.vn.) tr. -,- -. - power that 'fir. . i. r-. , hem is the powr of -. ., public nr.rr.- a ! " ,- -- , . used vi-'o-ou.-: .- and rr.- -. Conducting a L-,;; "I am toiil f r f are actually in 'A'a;....-.-, , .- t ducting a lobi.v ai.i.r.-- r I'rcFid-r.t SK ,,v.r ?; ,r f r -power him mn hu ' if. r-- . the nf.:-?Mry nr. . r " . : . agricultural T''n-.rrum -,j .j for victory. Thy ht -;r. -- -8 p -.: .1.4, treor-t.' at. 1 i ,r .r .ir(.'nr;(fi.t ate, r.if tn -. i . powers to the pr;'ir. a- i r . Inft fi r 1 thy sr. &f rh reeling their prir'ivi. a" r , -th laws 'x i, .. n v by the f-gri -ui; 'rai t'.tt.n ' house, with a v.ew t- " : - pnrtment on a war ." - - Hhould hav ; : - - . a:ro. Th.. bili r . - t ' rr f . w-re drawn up n'fr fr -- of agriculture had r ',-. - : every airrirrjtt jr-il r .'.:" m - -acrirultural peper r mM - ' with evf-ry t;re ' j-sfn'- -f r cultural. w:th p-.rv Hicr. - - or manzin mi wi"-. with the 'ip-nr,c nf Ki-rr s - the past three year T ' al power rl"i fr.r a. ;,- - - -are por ,-,-S x . governm- nts of every r.-t;-m r.,w -war. They have ( i ....: , esentiaj war rrir-hfi i-p Should ba Mads to Fl C-- - "The unpatriotic that is tring to ri-fc-., ation of nftr.ir'pa f. ri'f of this country to j resource of tre tuit, Hr-jency basis in th;i r ma.de to feci th t r-r. r ery real Am' Iran.'' r r n " ' - - -r, f t - - PERSONNEL OF AMERICAN COMMISSION TO RUSSIA CREW CF ICE-BO'Jf.'S FREIGHTER STl'V! Berlin publishers informed Chan cellor von Bethmann-Hollweg that if relief of the paper shortage is not forthcoming they may have to sus pend publication at the end of this week. Pointing to the fact that the anni versary of the Jutland battle is ap proaching the Berlin Post says: "Our navy is filled with an ardent longing to give the enemy a fresh chastise ment." Invitations were extended to Mar shal Joffre, Viviani and other mem bers of the French and British com missions, to attend the United Jrlunts Racing Association meeting at Bel mont Park. Manufacture and sale of collars, handkerchiefs and other wearing ap parel in which reproductions of the American nag are woven or stamped are prohibited in an order issued by the Department of Justice. Another Russian general of a bril liant military record has been hit by the official axe. He is General Russky, who has been relieved of chief com mand of the northern army. He will remain a members of the War Council. ALLIES IMPROVING IN SUBMARINE DESTRUCTION. Liquor Barred From Camps. Indianapolis, Ind.. May 11. Colonel E. F. Glenn, in charge of the officers' reserve training camp at Fort Benja min Harrison, today issued orders bar ring liquor and narcotics from the camp. Acknowledged in Speech by the Ger man Secretary of the Navy. Washington, May It. The increas ing efficiency of the allies in eubmarlne destruction was recognized in a speech by the German secretary of the navy in the reichstag on May 10. Official accounts of the speech reaching here report the German secretary as say ing that whiie the submarine warfare had achieved far greater results than was expected, a certain number of submarines had been lost aa the result of improved means of destructioji de vised by the ajjjs. Comprises Men Who Are Prominent In Many Walks of Lifs. Washington, May 11. Official an nouncement today of the personnel of the American Commission to Russia marked a forward step in President Wilson's effort to thwart Germany's intrigues for a separate peace with the new democracy and to hold the provi sional government fast to the cause ! of the world against Prussian autoc racy. Headed by Elihu Root, with powers of a special ambassador, the person nel- of the commission chosen with special regard to conditions in Rus sia and the, character of the new government. B'oides Mr. Root, who represents the element of statesmanship with the distinction of having held many high offices in the United States, the commission comprises a socialist, a labor leader, a banker, a manufact urer, a business man, a man cele brated for his international activities in human welfare, and ranking army and navy officers. The commission will be accompanied by a large suite and will depart from the United States at an early date by a route which will not be published in advance. Munising Has Been Strjnded r- lc Floe in Days. Marr;u-:tp, MicV,. M.v of the crriv of f.e f'rand' d for f. e d i in Like Superior :-.-shore, are starvir.ir. A : -food to them have l. - f pear vai e:.:pr-ej.r.! , - i bers of the fr'v.i . f the Grand r;..r..l. f r p. rr and Peter White. wh..-s -, attempt at rec;.jc w .-r.- r. ice. alno are in .Hnc'-r '-: "The relief tug Thorr. out from Maf-ficf fa. ,- been obliged to r-' :rn r way bln.-ked by a:i fer-t thii-k in ru'v n 1 vailing depth of itt ' ' ' possible to w;k o'- r -re of Its honeycombed r i the shore it at.peari f.-. of the ice r,:-r& h-. side piates of the ')-... r: VIVIANI GREETED BV 80C AMERICAN LA TV fE AGREEMENT FOR AVFRTING THREATENED COAL STRIKE Reached at Conference of Both Sides With Secretary Wilson. Washington, May 11. A tentative basis of agreement for averting a threatened strike of coal miners in the central Pennsylvania district was reached at a conference of representa tives of both sides tonight with Secre tary Wilson of the labor department. None of those present at the con ference would divulge details of the proposed agreement except to say that theje wou'J be no suspension of work. About 75,000 men had voted to walk out on May 15 and it is understood strong pressure was brought to bear by the federal government to bring the two sides together and prevent crippling of coal production in tho national emergency. WARNNG SOUNDED BY SECREARY McADOO That Every Person Should Do His "Bit" in the . Liberty Loan. Washington, Maj' 11. Secretary McAdoo sounded a warning today that unless every person who possibly could "did his bit" toward subscrib ing to the liberty loan it might fail. I nave every conndence," be said, that the loan will be fullv sub scribed, but the impression should not Be permitted to go abroad it is cer tain to carry unless everyone who can afford to subscribe does so." Including Some of tfca Fortmcit ef t Profession in the Courtly. -Tier i - f ' Xew York. M.-- 11 French minister of J-i.-tic, wr ed here tod.iy ai h I it ''r bar by more than vi Anir.-i-yers. including some of rv. f of the profe:on in th: rour v was told bv ('hirle I'vara I.' rjrv' George W. Wirkei nr.m '.d '" -e- amid tumultuous pnihm -v-m. !-' -profession feel:, rot or,;- -.-." - ! ?r legal aspects of tli war wi- G--many, but particularly toward t t- -man pid of If. nil the rorr-v !,- . of the United S'af-a for F--m-e fighting fur the cause r,( worl.l ) WILLING TO HAVE SERBIA PARTICIPATE IN LI A "4 If It Will Make More fictivt War Against Germany. Washington. Mav 11. Ft. f,-- ancial needs were d iT-weo1 ' a c-. ference here todnv between tv- blan minister and f'.ecr'ry l!'l--.n Secretary McAdoo has iri'ii-trl f . willingness to hnve 5:rb!a .sf . pate in the $ 3.in.o.o.)i f- o ,f wou'd make more effective the w - again Germany. Killed Whan His Auto O vertt. r-j. Glens Falls. V.. f .-, v 11 T rn w He.-gen. a graduate of Vaie nn-J s , dent in the liirvar J -i w w !-..-.-, . lied today when hit auiomo t s ed turtle near Cna Fal'a ;.; was on his way to renor Plattsl.urf.-h military .:ami. lie assigned tp C cmp cf th o"' - reserve corps ind was trj v '.r - ... - - . . . .. . , , '