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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
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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.
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