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ISrre VOL. LIX.NO. 115 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., MONDAY, MAY 14, 1917 8 PAGES 64 COLUMNS PRICE two cent: 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 N If BRITISH RECAPTURE BELLECOURT VILLAGE Have Repulsed Violent Counter-Attacks Delivered by the Germans East of the Village POSITIONS HAVE CHANGED HANDS MANY TIMES Along the Scarpe River East of Arras There Have Been San guinary Encounters, With the Advantage in Favor of the British Three Strong German Attacks on the Pla teau of Craonne Were Put Down by the French Sun day Eleven German Airplanes and Six British Aircraft Have Been Lost in Recent Encounters Heavy Artillery Duels Are in Progress in Macedonia. "After flays of intensive fighting, in which positions have changed hands numerous times, the British troops havt recaptured the greater portion of the village of Bullecourt and repulsed violent counts-attacks delivered by the Germans east of the village. Along the Scarp rjver east of Arras there also have been sanguinary en counters, but again the advantage rest ed with FV!d Marshal Halg"s forces. Portions of the vtilage of Reoux have been taken by the British and another step forward has been gained by them on the western slopes of Greenland HIT1. There has been no let-up in the air fighting which has been gofhg on since the ep ring offensive began. Eleven German airplanes were accounted for Saturday by the British, ten of them in air battles and one by an anti-aircraft gun. The British themselves lost six machines. BALFOUR PAYS VISIT TO COLONEL ROOSEVELT. Attended Service at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. New Tork. May 13. Foreign (Minis ter Arthur J. Balfour of Great Britain, head of the war mission to the United States, spent a somewhat militant Sunday although It was supposed to be a day of rest for the weary envoys. In the morning the British states man went to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he listened to a war sermon by Rev. Dr. Charles H. Brent, Episcopal bishop of the Philippines. In the afternoon he went to Oyster Bay for a visit to Colonel Theodore Roose velt. There were no formal entertain ment for the members of the mission and Mr. Balfour's colleagues spent the day sic they pleased. There was a distinguished congre gation at the cathedral. Mr. Balfour occupied a pew with Joseph H. Choate and Sir Cecil Spring-BSce, the British ambas.mdor. The caithedral was crowded, although admission was by card only. A great crowd had gath ered outside to catch a glimpse of Mr. BaHour, but Sunday decorum kept the throng silent. The congregation sat under the In terlocked flags of the allies. FJishop Brent, who preached at St. Paul's ca thedral, London, a month ago at a service attended by King George and Queen Mary In honor of the entry of the United States Into the war, prayed for the armies in the field. At the close of the service the British and American anthems were sung. BELGIANS DEPORTED FROM PROVINCE OF LUXEMBOURG All the Males Between the Ages of Fifteen and Sixty-Five. Havre. France, May 12. Informa tion officially received by the Belgian government is to the effect that all males between the ages of 15 and 65 in the Belgian province of Luxem bourg have been deported for work in France and Germany in the environs of the frontier. A census of women also has been taken and they have been divided Into three categories. The first is com posed of the able-bodied who will be compelled to work in the fields re placing men; the second, mothers with Infants who will be allowed to remain at home, and the third, the others who will remain at the disposition of the German authorities and whose mis sion is unknown. SHORTAGE IN WINTER WHEAT CROP OF CANADA. Winter Killing Has Destroyed About 23 Per Cent. Ottawa, Ont., May 13. A serious shortage in the winter wheat crop of Canada was revealed by a report of the censue and statistics office made public today. The acreage estimated to have been sown last all was 813,400 and the estimated destruction through winter killing was 187,000 acres, or 23 per cent., leaving 626,400 acres to be harvested- The estimated condition of the crops on April 30 was 69 per cent., which Is lower than any previous year since 11709 at that date. OMNIBUS DRIVERS OF LONDON ON STRIKE. Their Grievance is Non-Recognition of Their Union. London, May 13. Omnibus traffic throughout London was virtually at a standstill today owing to a sudden itriko of the drivers, their grievance being the non-recognition of their un ison by the operating companies. The strike is extremely unpopular with the public, thousands of whom n Sundays use the buoea for their sittings. Yesterday wets a. drive of real rummer heat and a large number of the poorer classes of Londoners were Seprived of their weekly Jaunts. These people expressed "their views concern- gig the strike ycrferbiy.. On the southern end of the line held by the French the Germans Sunday morning made strong attacks on the plateau of Craonne on the sector north of Rheims and in the region of Mai sons de Champagne. The French not only put down all three attacks with the fire of their artillery and rifles, causing heavy casualties, but they pushed back the German line and made prisoners. There are still no indication of the approach of any important fighting between the Austro-Germans and Rus sians on the eastern front from the Baltic sea to Rumania. Along this en tire line the operations consist jnerely of small skirmishes and reconnais sances. In Macedonia violent artillery duels are in progress along the entire front, with the preponderance in. the gun power apparently on the entente side. Sunday saw no infantry actions there. SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE Colonel John M. Carson Has Been Se lected by Secretary Baker. New York, May 13. The designation of Colonel John M. Carson, quarter master in New York, for the United States army as superintendent of army transport service of the port of New Tork by Secretary of War Baker, is the first step In a definite plan to co ordinate military shipments of the United S:ates and the entente allies from this port through the appoint ment of a special shipping board, yet to be named. Edward D. Page, chairman of the New Xork advisory committee of the quartermaster's department, in a statement tonight said In part: "Hundreds of thousands of dollars can be saved by cutting red tape, storing together goods for shipment abroad, for the allied governments, shipping together for the same des tination and releasing some 20,000 freight cars now stacked up on the railroads for miles out of New Tork. "The taking over of the dock prop erty of the Hamburg-American and the North German Lloyd lines by the war department puts into the hands of Colonel Carson docking facilities capable of great expansion. "We may expect maximum results from the combined efforts of the wr department, the shipping board and all shipping in this through medium of this new organization." HOUSE VOTES FOR ROOSEVELT DIVISION Army General Staff is Strongly Op posed to the Scheme. "Washington, May 12. The way was cleared in congress today for Colonel Roosevelt, if he Is given authorization by the administration, to raise a di vision of volunteers for service in France. Reversing its previous ac tion and overriding the conference committee on the army draft bill, the house voted 215 to 178 to empower the president to extend authoritp for re cruiting such a division. This sent the army bill back to conference but the senate already had adopted a similar authorization during original consideration of the measure and its conferees are expected to agree quick ly to it now. Whether the necessary authority will be given Colonel Roosevelt by the administration is problematical. The army general staff, whose advice Pres ident Wilson has followed closely in the conduct, is strongly opposed to such a plan, declaring volunteer units of that character have no place in the great war army. FfRE IN WHARVE3 AT WILH ELM SHAVEN Submarine Building Department was Seriously Damaged. Amsterdam, May 13, via London, 10.46 m. For seven hours on Wed nesday a great fire raged in the im perial wharves at Wllhelmshaven, ac cording to advices received here today. The submarine building department was seriously damaged. The entire district has been closed to the pub lic. Wllhelmshaven is the great German naval station and war harbor in the North Sea. CELEBRATED AMERICA'S ENTRY INTO THE WAR Enthuslastio and Largely Attended Meeting at Trinidad. Port of Spain, Trinidad, May 13. America's entry into the war was cel eb-rated here last night by an enthu siastic and largely attended meeting under the chairmanship of the gov ernor of the island. Warm apprecia tion of the action of the United States was expressed by various speakers and Henry D. Baker, the American consul, made a suitable remy. Cabled Paragraphs Surgical Operation on King Gustav Copenhagen, via London, May 14, 12.54 a m. King Gustav of Sweden underwent an operation on Sunday, according to advices from Stockholm. The operation was of a minor nature. Hollweg Going to Vienna. Berlin, May 13. via Amsterdam and London, May 13, 7.08 p. m. Dr. 'von Bethmann-Hollweig, the imperial chancellor, left Berlin last night for Vienna. STEAMSHIP MONGOLIA HAS ARRIVED AT AN AMERICAN PORT Vessel Which Fired the First Shot In the War With Germany. : , May 13. The Ameri can steamship Mongolia, from which the country's first shot in the war with Germany was fired with such ac curacy that a German submarine was sunk, arrived at an American port to day from Europe, bringing a report by the officers of another apparent en counter with a U-boat. The second adventure was on May 4, according to Lieutenant Bruce M. Ware, the man who commanded the naval gun crew which disposed of the submarine on April 19th, the annivers ary of the battle of Lexington. The Monfolia was on her homeward voyage, Lieutenant Ware said, when about midnight. May 4, the wake of what was believed to be a torpedo was seen ahead in the moonlight. The missile, if it was one, passed under the ship's bows. No submarine was sighted, but a shot was fired from one of the Mongolia's guns In the direc tion from which the supposed torpe do had come and nothing further was heard or seen to indicate a submarine's presence. The gunners on the Mongolia were Jubilant upon their arrival. They re iterated their conviction that the shot on April 19 sank the submarine. It was fired, Lieutenant Ware said, by James A. Goodwin, gunner's mate, of Portsmouth, Va. Lieutenant Ware declared that through his glasses he saw the shot strike the U-boat's periscope and that the hit was followed by a cloud of white vapor, as if an internal explo sion had been caused. After that, the submarine did not reappear he said. NORTH AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE GERMAN ARMY Her Kunert, Socialist Member of Reichstag, Trying to Find Out Their Status. London, May 13. Herr Kunera, a socialist member of the reichstag, at the sitting on Friday, according to a Reuter despatch from' Amsterdam which quotes the Norddeutsehe All gemeine Zettung, questioned the gov ernment about the incorporation of foreigners into- the- German army. He declared the foreigners in this cate gory included North American citi zens who had been provided with of ficial identification papers. Herr Ku nert asked what the chancellor con templated doing in connection with this subject. Colonel Marquardt, replying for the government, said the war minister would communicate with military commanders and after an investigation of the whole question would order the release of any persons unjustly incor porated into the army. Kunera then asked whether the chancellor was aware that the same compulsory measure had been applied to Frenchmen and Poles. Colonel Marquardt's answer was that he had nothing to add to what he al ready had said. When Kunert insisted upon knowing what action the chancellor intended to take against such a violation of in temational law and violence of con science, the president intervened, say Ing this was a new question. MYSTERIOUS POISONING CASE IN SPRINGFIELD, Police and Medical Officials Are Com pletely Baffled. Springfield, Mass., May 1'3. The po lice and medical officials of this city are completely baffled in their investi gation of a mysterious poisoning cpjse which resulted In the deaths of 3tiss Nell Cushman. Hilda Francis and Clif ford Gordon, a 6 year old boy, whose bodies were found In a three-room basement apartment at 70 Byere street this afternoon. The appearance of the kitchen indicated that the three vic tims were taken 111 while eating sup per, but the medical authorises say that death did not result from pto maine poisoifing. The apartment was occupied by Mrs. Clifford Gordon, who has been at a local hospital! since Friday. Miss Cushman, a middle aged woman, served ae housekeeper and Miss Fran cis was a roomer. The boy was Mrs. Gordon's son. They were last seen alive Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock and thtir bodies were found at about that time this afternoon. An autopsy was performed this evening, but the medical examiner was not prepared to give any definite cause of death other than to state in a general way that it resulted from poisonins. A further Investigation will be conducted tomor row. HOLLWEG WILL ADDRESS THE REICHSTAG TOMORROW It is Expected He Will Be Able to Beat Off His Opponents. Berlin, May 13, via London, May 14, 1.14 a. m. While the baiting of the Imperial chancellor is going on. the event of the past forty-eight hours would seem to indicate that Dr. von Bethmann-Hollweg's position contin ues to be absolutely secure. The chancellor returned from a hurried visit to great headquarters Saturday morning and left the same night for Vienna, after having spent the day in conferring with the reichstag party leaders with respect to the interpelr lations on Germany's war alms. Both his visit to great headquarters and his trip to the Austrian capital were made in connection with the chancellor's declaration- covering; the war aims, which he will submit to the reischstag Tuesday. It is contended that the chancellor holds enough strong cards In the pres ent military situation, the success of the U-boats, the record sixth war loan and the improvement In the food sit uation, to beat off his opponents. Convicts Wore White Rotes. Wether afield. Conn.. May 13. In ob servance of "Mother's Day," 500 in mates of the state prison today ap peared at chapel wearing white roses in the lapels of their uniforms, the wift of Warden Carner. ,-"-- McAdoo to Tour the Middle West IN THE INTEREST OF THE LIBERTY LOAN FAR WEST AS DENVER States That There are Thirty Days in Which the People of the United States Must Make Good. Washington, May 13. Secretary Mc Adoo will make a tour of the middle west, beginning May 17, at Chicago, and going as far west as Dejiver, in the Interest of the liberty loan, the formal campaign for subscriptions to which opened today. Mr. McAdoo in his official capacity will tell his audi ences that the United States is not en gaged in half a war but is in a fight to the finish with autocracy still strongly entrenched. He will appeal to their' patriotism to do their part in making effective the declaration of the president that America, pledges all her resources in the cause of democ racy. Actual Campaign Has Begun. "With the announcement today of the details of the liberty loan." St. McAdoo said tonight, "the preliminary campaign is ended and the actual cam paign has begun. There are 30 days within which the people of the United States must make good the action of congress in pledging all the resources of the country for the conduct of a righteous war a war for universal liberty. No Doubt of Success. "Failure to subscribe the $2,000,000, 000 required would be a confession of national impotence. I do not for a moment doubt the overwhelming suc cess, of the liberty loan if the people are made to realize that no great work of this kind can be accomplished un less everyone throws himself into the task with the energy and fire of de termined patriotism. Wars Cost Money. "Wars cannot be conducted without money. It is the first thing to be pro vided. In this war it Is the most im mediate help, the most effective help that we can give. We must not be content with a subscription of $2,000, 000,000. We must oversubscribe this loan as an Indication that America is stirred to the depths and aroused to the summit of her greatness In the cause of freedom. "Buy a liberty bond today do not put it off until tomorrow. Every dol lar provided quickCy . and expended wisely , will shorten the wai"id save human life." How to buy a liberty bond was fully outlined In abstracts telegraphed to day to the federal reserve banks. Application Blanks Distributed. Application blanks for liberty bonds, printed by the hundred thousand, have been distributed widely. All applications must be in the form prescribed and be accompanied by a payment of 2 per cent, of the amount of bonds applied for. Applications must be for J50 or any multiple there of, but any application for one $50 or $100 bonds until further notice may be allotted at once and payment in full accepted against delivery of an interim certificate. Applications must reach the treasury department- or a federal reserve bank not later than noon June 15, 13-17, the right being reserved by the secretary of the treasury to close the subscription on any early date. SENATE IS EXPECTED TO PASS ESPIONAGE BILL TODAY House Will Continue Discussion of the $1,800,000,000 War Revenue Bill. Washington, May 13. Congress be gins the sixth week of war tomorrow with the calendars of both houses still filled with legislation which the ad ministration feels is essential to the successful conduct of the conflict with Germany. The senate, after two weeks' debate on the espionage bill drawn by the de partment of justice, is expected to pass that measure tomorrow. The house probably will conclude discussion of the $1,800,000,000 war revenue bill early in the week' and send it to the senate. The espionage bill has been stripped of the press censorship section., The injection of an amendment last night prohibiting the use of cereals or grains in the manufacture of Intoxi cants during the war probably will not greatly delay ultimate passage of the entire measure. Plans of leaders in the senate are not clear as to what measure of the several important ones shall be taken up after the espionage bill, but it probably will be the food control bill. Conferees on the army bill called to meet again tomorrow because the house, after once rejecting the so called Roosevelt amendment, now wants to put it in, are not expected to take long at their task and tomor row the bill may reach the senate floor. In the house an effort may be made to put food control legislation through after the war revenue bill. In both houses the food legislation is expected to cause much debate. It is almost certain that a measure will be passed giving the department of agriculture money and authority to make a food survey of the country and to curb speculation in food products. EACH SECTION OF COUNTRY MUST FEED ITSELF Warning Sent Dut by Assistant Secre tary of Agriculture Vrooman. Baltimore. May 13. A warning that each section of the United States must feed itself or go without food was voiced here today by Carl S. Vroo man, assistant secretary of agricul ture. He said that with cotton at 22 cents a pound, southern planters are ploughing land that has already been sown with cotton and putting; in food stuffs. "We must awaken, he said. "The submarine is a much more potent wea- Don than we Imagined. The allies were losing the war when w.e entered it and will lose it unless we expend every effort of men, money and econ omy. It is now a war of conservation of resources." General J off re in Montreal. Montreal, May ' 13. General Joffre, marshal of France, arrived here today from Boston. - Four Lives Lost in Fire at Manchester MORE THAN A SCORE ESCAPED IN THEIR NIGHTCLOTHES APARTMENT BUILDING One Man Died of Heart failure Dur ing the Blaze Property Loss is Estimated at $200,000. Manchester, N. H., May 13. (Four persons lost their lives and more than a score escaped in their night clothes in a lire which destroyed the Weston and Fitts Mercantile and Apartment building on Elm street early today. The loss was estimated at $200,000. The dead are Miss Jennie Moffit, 60 years of age, whose body was found in her room on the top floor of the building; William Hickey, 50 years, a mill operative; Omar Godbou, also an operative; John Shaw, 60 years, a fur niture dealer, who died of heart fail ure during the fire. The lower floor of the building was occupied by stores and the two upper floors by apartments. STRIKE OF ENGINEERS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF ENGLAND. At Some Important Centers the Men Are Determined to Stay Out. London, May 14. 3.15 a. m. The strike of engineers in various parts of England continues. The Amalgamated Society of .Engineers, the trade union which the strikers are disobeying, is urging the men to resume work today and the indications are that the strik ers will return to work at some places, for instance, in Derby, where thev balloted in favor of a resumption of work. It is also said the men out in Manchester will return to their posts, though some reports from Manchester Indicate that doubt is felt that they wKl do so. At some important centers, such as Barrow and Birkenhead, the men are reported to be determined to continue the strike. One feature of the move ment is the vehemence with which the strikers are being condemned by other workmen. A great number of the strikers are young, strong fellows from 25 to 30 years of age, who, except for exemption for special work, would all be in the army. Their critics say the strike is nothing more than an at tempt, to dodge military service by hundreds of eHgibles who fear their exemption is endangered by the aboli tion of the so-called trade card sys tem, which is their chief grievance. CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE CONSIDERS WHEAT SITUATION Statement to Be Given Out After Meeting to Be Heid This Morning. Chicago, May 13. Board of trade directors met today to consider the wheat situation and at the end of a six hour conference in the Union League club President Joseph P. Grif fin said no statement woid be given out until after a meeting is held at 8 tomorrow morning. Among the members of the board it was said that an order would probably be issued curtailing or stopping the trading in July wheat and May corn and fixing a settlement price. This action was taken on Friday regarding May wheat, but, notwithstanding, prices on the next day went soaring on July wheat and May corn. It was this condition that led to the meeting today. Board officials were emphatic that there woulid be no closing of the ex change. It was said such action would prevent cash grain trading, regarded as the most vital part, of the grain trading of the country, and entail se rious losses on the farmers and others who have contracts to fill or grain in transit. FIRST CONTRACT SIGNED FOR SHIP CONSTRUCTION Start on Administration's Billion Dol lar Building Program. Washington, May 14. Signing of the first contract for ship construction under the administration's billion dol lar building program, was announced tonight by the shipping board. The contract went to the Los Angeles Ship Building and Dry Dock company and called for delivery in 1918 of eight steel vessels each to carry 8,800 tons of cargo. It also was announced that "the board is bargaining for 250,000 tons additional steel and wooden tonnage, for delivery as early as possible. The shipping board plans to have built within the next eighteen months at least 1,000 ships, steel and wood, of more than 3,000,000 aggregate ton nape, to combat the German submarine cam paign. Bills to be Introduced in con gress this week call for an initial ap propriation of $400,000,000. Later an additional $350,000,000 will be asked and if this is aot enough still more will be sought. Under the bills to be introduced, the government will be empowered to re quisition ship- yards if necessary to hasten construction and in an emer gency could take over the country's steel mills' output and put it into ship building. OBITUARY. Daniel R. Howe. Hartford, Conn., May 13. Daniel R. Howe, &S years old. a prominent bus iness man and widely known for his connection with many civic organiza tions. Including the T. M. C. A., of which he was president for many years, at his home here today. For many years Mr. Howe has been a di rector of the Connecticut Fire Insur ance company, being second in service on the board; the Collins company of Collineville and the Connecticut Trust and Safe company. He was senior member of the board of the latter com pany. He also served on the board of directors of the National Exchange Bank, which recently consolidated with the First National Bank of Hart ford. He resigned his directorship shortly before the consolidation took place. He is survived by a widow and three children, Edmund G.; Mrs. Clement Scott - of this city and Mrs. Maynard Hazen of Boston. ' A sister, Mrs. William J. Wood of this city, also Condensed Telegrams The parcel post service between the United States and Norway has been suspended. The Aero Club of France gave a dinner in honor of the American avi ators at the front. The War Department and the De partment of Agriculture are in dis pute over army rations. Twenty American teachers and mis sionaries arrived at Berne from Tur key on their way home. Germany's internal crisis is near, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Amsterdam. John James, a chauffeur, was killed by an automobile as he crossed Eighth Avenue at 33d Street, New York. English airplanes bombarded Zee brugge. At the name time a time a flotilla of torpedo boats bombardeded the Belgian coast. R. H. Smith, of Chicago, who drove an ambulance on the French front for eight months, returned to enlist in the American expeditionary force. The wet and dry forces in the Illi nois Legislature declared a truce. No more liquor or anti-liquor legislation will be considered during the session. Forty-eight passengers arrived at an American port from England .on a British steamship. No submarines or enemy craft were sighted on the voy age. The captain of a Norwegian ship at Baltimore declared that two months ago women were being used at Stet tin, Germany, to load and discharge steamers. The War Department ordered the army aviation school at Memphis transferred to Chicago, whence it was removed to the southern city some time ago. John J. McSweeney, of Brooklyn, a special patrolman guarding the Man? hattan Bridge, was accidentally shot in the ankle by another guard, Clif ford Hill. A campaign to increase the meat suppfy of the nation by 100,000,000 lbs. in four months by raising chicken was begun by the American Poultry As sociation. Owing to the lack of safe oversea routes the German mail service to Spain, Mexico, South America, Cen tral America and the Orient was dis continued. The formation of an ambulance and base hospital at the College of the City of New York Is under way Eighty -six privates will be taken from the student body. Henry Charles Somers of Chicago, his daughter Alice, and two German friends, were arrested at Geneva as German spies. Dr. Somers has an American passport. America's second contingent to join the allied armies will sail from this side of the Atlantic within a few days. It consists of a complete medical unit of 250 men and women. It is understood that information is being sought by the Brazilian minis ter of war regarding the possibility of eventually obtaining arms anJ ammu nition :rom a great industrial power. The officers and crews of the seized German liners at Ellis Island did not start for their concentration camp in the South as planned, and several days may elapse before the change can be made. Jesse Williamson, Jr., of Philadel phia, and former secretary of the Pennsylvania Company for Insurance on Lives and Granting Annuities, was arrested, charged with misappropriat ing funds. Germany's fuel difficulties did not end with the late unusually severe winter. Germans are being warned that it will be impossible to supply the Individual consumer with all the coal he needs. The Appellate Division of the Su preme Court in Brooklyn handed down a decision confirming the con viction of Arthur Plaut, one of the defendants in the Johnson Avenue slaughter house cases. M Vni. fifae n rtrl nitv Amnlnvetl who enter the military service will nnt inoc trieir salaries if thv enlist or are drafted. Gov. Whitman signed a bill compelling the state to mane up tho difference in pay. Paul Daeche, the wealthy German reservist, at liberty under heavy bail since his conviction for alleged plots to set fire to munition ships, was seiz ed by agents of the Department of Justice, who exhibited an order for his immediate internment. The cruiser Boston, gunboat Prince ton, naval tender Iris and training schooner Rainbow were transferred from the navy deparment to the Ship ping Board to be used as cargo car riers or other purposes in connection with the merchant fleet. James D. Standish, secretary and I treasurer of Hammond, Standish & company, meat packers, and well known in packing circles throughout the country, died at his home in De troit, Mich., last n'ight. Mr. Standish was born near there in 1849. FIRST OF SUBMARINE CHASERS HAS BEEN LAUNCHED At the New York Navy Yard Many Others Will Be in Water Within a Few Weeks. Washington, May 13. The first boat of the navy's fleet of submarine chas ers has Just been launched at the New York navy yard, it was announced to night, and the second will be launched at the New Orteans navy yard In a few days. Keels of both were laid April 1. Many other of the 110-foot motorcraft are nearing completion and will be put into the waters within a few weeks. Bark Lost in a Hurricane. New York, May 13. The Norwegian three-masted bark Hedvig, which left Norfolk May 4 for Christlania with a cargo of coal, was lost in a hurricane May 9 about 200 miles off the Ameri can coast, according to the officers and crew who arrived here today on a hip from Halifax which picked them up at mv, , - . BOSTON'S GREETING TO RENE VIVI Streets Decorated With the Colors of France, Grcit Britain and the United Sattes FRENCH STATESMAN WAS WILDLY APPLAUDED During Speech M. Viviani Stated the Present War Fought to the Finish Declared That if a German Vic tory Were Possible the Free Peoples of the World Wo-' J be Reduced to Servitude and Slavery Visitor Ve Deeply Affected When Presented a Memorial Stati.- 7, That More Than $175,000 chusetts for the Fatherless Boston, May 13. Poston gave a warm greetini; today to Rene Viviani, former premier of France and head of the French war mission to the United States. The distiriguinhed visitor, coming a day after the city had out stretched its arms to Marshal Joffre, was feasted, toasted and cheered by thousands. Despite a cold, drizzling rain, M. Viviani and his party were taken through streets decorated with the colors of France, Great Britain and the I'nited States and were applauded en thusiasticafiy .wherever they went. Guests of Governor McCall. The party arrived' from Ottawa at 9 a. m., being met at the station by rep resentatives of the state department and city officials, and were driven to the home of Dr. II. F. Sears on I'.eacon street for breakfast. After a morning of rest, the party were quests of Gov ernor McCall at dinner in the Sears home. Later the French statesman was the center of a reception in the Boston Public library. Viviani Spoke from Grand Stairway. M. Viviani spoke from the grand stairway to an audience that filled every available foot of space. At one point in his address, when he referred with much emotion to the traditional friendship between France and the I'nited States, he placed his hand on (.he shoulder of Marquis de Chambrun, a descendant of Lafayette, and then said that ho was happy to have been able to bring to this country a relative of the man who took such a prominent part in the formative pariod of this country's history. M. Viviani asserted that he was never alarmed at the neutrality of the United States. He prai.sed the comradeship of the officers and so'diers at the western front, asserting that they "were out to dispel the enemy who jumped at our throats in 1H14." Pleaded for a Spiritual Union. He pleaded' for "n spiritual union across the sea," which he said would forever safeguard the principles of true democracy. The present war, he said, must be a lisrht to the finish. If a German victory were possible, he add ed, the free peoples of the world, those of America included, would be reduced to "(servitude and slavery." Praised Work of Americans. He praised highly the work of Amer icans with the French and British armies and said that the people of France owed them a debt of gratitude for the wonderful sacrifice that they were making. Mayor Curley and library officials recalled that the people of France were instruments in the founding of the local institution and contributed to its first collection of books. French Statesman Deeply Affected. The French statesman appeared deeply touched when Charles H. Ice land, grandson of Samuel Carr, one of the public library trustees, presented him a memorial stating that more than $175,000 had been raised in this state for the fatherless children of France. KAISER PATRONIZES AN AMERICAN DENTIST Arthur Newton Davis of Piqua, Ohio, Repairs Imperial Teeth. Copenhagen', via London, May 13, 10.45 p. m. Emperor William recog nizes no state of war with the United States so far as his personal comfort is concerned. This is shown by the fact that he has summoned his Amer ican dentist, Arthur Newton Iiavis of l'iqua, Ohio, to visit him at Oreat Headquarters this week and attend to the necessary repairs to the imperial teeth. The war in general has proved toothache to be no respector of in ternational relations and throughout the long months of tension between Germany and the United States the imperial and ropal family and the highest officials of the state ha'e con tinued to patronize their respective American dentists. Each new crtms was marked by an almost ludicrous rush of members of the royal fami lies, foreign office officials and other dignitaries, to get their teeth attend ed to before the possible departure of the American, dentists. Some of the most rabid vltuperators of the United States have been mild doves in Amer ican dental chairs. The emperor's personal view of the relations with the United States ap parently Is the official interpretation of his government which in a com munication regarding the continuance of the Belgian relief work, sneaks not of war but of the "abandonment of neutrality," by the United States. Along the same line Is a declaration In the reichstag committee by Major General Friedrich, who said there was no intention to intern Americans. EXPLOSION IN LABOR TEMPLE AT KANSAS CITY, Fire Warden Says It Waa Caused by Dynamite. Kansas City, Mo., May 13. An ex plosion caused by dynamite, according to Fire Warden Marvin,, partially wrecked the labor temple here this morning. George Buchanan, asleep In the building, received fractures of the skull and was taken to tho City hospi tal. Two men In the basement at the time of the explosion escaped and are being sought by the police. - .lust Had Been Raised in Children of France. "The Marseillaise and '. r .-'- gied Banner" wrr" sur After leaving tho r rr -r, - of the mission paid a snort to local headquarter f A.r.-r-fund for French n'l.'.r. i- !. The party were nn :- . -t Peter i'.ent Brlgharn w; ;.. -- they viewed the v.-k i.t ?.- e dressing comm.'fe. A r.-i . t p made next to 'ftmhr.ii - i Viviani called at r;i 't.rrr;-..- r-i dent A. lawrfwe ; ' , university. Reception at City Club The day for the vis:-'.r a reception and dinner a- " , , and an addrexs in the srr'it a ,::--um by M. Viviani ; . h ,-',! demonstration that tr p-r-- , declared will be on r.f p ' memories .f his m;. ti a-, .- . The City club fji,l.v1 r-, - dents. It d.ned the gu- - . and the audience. &it,r, j n, r-,.- throughout the a! lre T- n smile that lighted tr.e r-iv . the orator brokf when -t sion of his address the pre - " called for a "rin.ng ' j - . When the laughter had mj' I i of hands was auhntirtre.l. M. Viviani at fir-" r-.--r ground thit he had airv.!v s-.-,- e. in his fcpeoch at th p" -.-Then, aeemingly inspired t : casion, he went on. Democracy Unknown in Eari5, "In this ritv, fr,rm' ;i 'r- of American cities. I find a d v- unknown in Fra nee. The represents a iimnprw: c.rirn rm Kurope. It reprewr t z'.' p- 'i -all phases of society, K':r,: , pends only upon rharar-, e--- and capacity for com rv-; , d pray fervently that th. d"-ro- f-.i may overspread Kv:ror "The sword of the i'r.i'H been drawn not a Ion to h rr.-. but to proter-t and n:or. f,:'.t tabllsh demoTn ry." Carrying farther fhnttr democracy, the spaner. r. the Stars and Stripes. i:d "Your flag t.enrs 4' st.r -pr ing 4S states. L'ach h.u - legislature, b'lt are n'r- laws that were made f.-.r xV. .'.' not hope for the d xy when : tions of the eftri'n w:'.. h- n-'--i t your state under rer.Ttn v-r ! general restriction th.T ; w. '. It forever impois;h'e fr.r f . -autocrat to play hav w.-.i world." Tribute to Men in t" T'ck, M. Vlvlanl paid a ro , r z "r , ; to the men in the !r'irh At the dinner whih f'.Ur.-wM '-. ' dress, M. Viviani. who " r - ! : . - i recovered somewh.'it fr- m r. ' ' whech he showed -jro-, arrival in the ritv. in '-ei m -. speech, toasted the -:'.. President Wilson and .-;! Ars-1'. wormth of whose w . r. r r had warmed the heart r' m - and constituted one of h---gifts that the gent rep ;V hi ! v ' to its sister republic ov-"t 40.000 MEN RECRUITED FOR OFFICERS' TRAINI'tG O Full Quota Twenty Day A- Issuance of t- C'i. New York. Mav 1.1 Th- fu : it of 40,000 men. whi.-h t- v '"" ment requested for te r," "V t - ing camps thrugho'i was recruited within twer -v !''" -issuance of the rail. ":'. n A -F. Crosby of the rr.,!;rv . - camps' association an noun- d t night. It is empected anr.'hr ' camps will be held. proUN y i-i A n ust. "Men who were e; r v not selected for th - f,r mno have an opportunity to mV rt" tion for this new amp." ' -l Cosby. "It Is not r"W f'-" rr- who contemplate rwr o t-e e-,r camp to stnd their app ira-.o as due notice wl'l be r! n :n newspapers. We wl.i nrf t' department to announce ' aw onteas possible of the ot.e-:- e -.f r next camp." WHAT FRANCE EXPECTS FROM NEW PV'V Explained to Council ef War', and Soldiers' Delegate. rvtrotrrnd. vis Ty-rdon. . ' -.- IT bert Thama, Frnrh mlnl-t nltlons. was received .' i ? noon by the ee.-if !-.- ro-rm-,: the council pf worV men's r! delecates red Invited tn err -point of view on the f res- p-, Mitnntlon. In a speech W-'rS fed r-v re two hour. M Thom-is r . French public or.in'oi r"1 new Rut-fin. H Vd Frs-'e i t;me uneav re-" rrlinsr ' ance which nut'.-i mirhf te-i nopCS OI inc j-r---'I il-rr;.'--- - that the new Fto-'-i wo'i d France unreervcd'y. A "Military Necessity" P.flrt4, San Francisco. May n , -necessity" ran a line t.f ; r' . private property aid cort,'-t I'residio, San Franeiro s - and water terminals In F;- k-s -' todav. The work !- lawt Hierhf anr! Wi.ur A a- r - it by military authort. Le.