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BRITISH AHD FRB1CH GIVE GROUND; BUT THEIR LINE HAS NOT BEEN PIERCED NORWICH, CONN.,- WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1918 TEN PAGES 76 COLS. PRICE TWO t. cents: A Merger of All Paris Says German Condensed Telegrams R. H MEN DISSATISFIED WITH NEW WAGES Anti-government continue in Prague. demonstrations Express Companies Drive is Slackening Refined oil for export has been ad vanced one and three-fourth cents a gallon. ' The New Jersey egg output' for the year is 1,500 000 dozen .a pronounced decrease. Scores of Protests Reached the Railroad Administra WITH A CAPITAL OF MORE THAN ENEMY IS ONLY MAKING HEAD tion Headquarters Yesterday $30,000,000, ULY 1 WAY. IN THE CENTER The Great German Military Machine is in Full Motion Along Twenty Mile Front in the Ainse River Sector FOCH'S RESERVES RUSHING TO AID THEIR ALLIES The German Offensive I Being Carried Out Withrthe Great est Rapidity, as Those High in Command Are Aware Allied Reserves Are Hastening to Oppose Them The British and French Are Greatly Outnumbered and Berlin Claims the Capture of 15,000 Allied Troops The Deepest Gain Made By the Germans, About Eight Miles, is in the Region Due East of Vailly, But the Allies Have Made the Enemy Pay Dearly in Casualties For Every Foot of Ground Gained In Northern France the Ger mans Are Being Sorely Harassed By the Americans and British and French, and the Americans Have Captured Their First Village The Italians Are Keeping Up Their Offensive Against ; the Austrian on. Various Sectors. Cabled Paragraphs President Irigoyen to Receive British Mission. Buenos. Aires. May 28. President Irigoyen has postponed a trip to out lying provinces In order to receive personally the British mission to South -America, expected here -the end of the week. . Bonar Law Silent on Ireland. London. May 28. Andrew Bonar Law , government spokesman in the house of commons, today .announced that he had no intention at present of making any statement regarding af fairs m Ireland. , FAKE PAINTINGS OF ARTIST RALPH BLAKELOCK Are Being Turned Out at the Rate of a Dozen a Month in Brooklyn. New York, May 28. Investigators for the district attorney's office were hunting today for an "Art" factory In Brooklyn where, it was charged, fke paintings by the famous American PRIVATE CORPORATION SITUATION REASSURING One Union Express Company is to Be Created By Agreement Between the Companies and " Director General McAdoo. ' - Washington, May 28. One uhion ex rress company for the United States was created today by agreement be tween Director General McAdoo and the Adams, American, Wells-Fargo and Southern companies, whose trans portation business will be merged un der a new private corporation with a capital of more than $30,000,000. to be known probably ag- tne Federal Ex press company. George C. Taylor, now president of, the American, will be head of the new concern. Effective July 1. After July 1, when the combination becomes effective, shippers will direct shipments by express .without The Allies Are Beginning to React With Effect on the Wings Germans Unable to Widen the Salient Toward Soissons. The great German military machine Is to full motion along the twenty mile front in the Aisne River sector between Vailly and Berry au Bac, and, rreatly outnumbered, the British and French everywhere are giving ground. According to the German official communication numerous towns and villages in the fighting none have been taken by the enemy and 15.000 allied troops already have been made pris oner. At last accounts the Germans were endeavoring to pres back the defend ers upon the Vesle River, which runs araiVel with the Aisne, and at several point had reached positions dominat inr the Veele valley. The offensive is being carried out with the greatest rapidiry. for tile German high com mand evidently is wen aware of, the fart that General Foch's reserves have been reported to be coming up rapidly o refnf3ree the hard pressed British ana French, who are fighting; valiantly against the terrible odds, and making wave upoa wave of the enemy pay dearly in casualties for every foot of ground they obtain. 300,000 Shock Troops. Notwithstanding the rapidity of the drive and the large number of-the c.n tinr pressing it some unofficial esti mates place the number of s'iick troops alone at twenty-five . divisions, er about 300.000 picked men the allied front nowhere has been pierced, but under the onslaughts has bent back in perfect Haison, and all the time giv- int battle. With such precision has the retirement been conducted both the British and the French troops have been able to carry back with them all pf their supplies and guns or to des troy those they were not able to han dle. At present it is impossible geographi cally to depict the extent of the Ger man gains but it would seem evident the deepest salient they have driven is in the region due east of Vailly -about eight miles. Although the Germans, for the mo ' ;heir cwn part on the southern line in hlr own part on the southern line in France, on the sertors around Mont diiier and southwest of Ypres they are being solely harassed by the Americans and British and French. Americans Capture Their First Village Tuesday's fighting in the vicinity of Montdidier will mark an epoch in the war, so far as the American troops ire concerned. Here in an attack they captured their first village Cantisny, which lies a short distance northwest of Montdidier. . They also took sev eral other objectives and held all of them in the face of counter-attacks. The Germans suffered severe losses in men killed and wounded and in addi tion left behind them 200 men made prisoner, ' among them two officers. The American casualties were relative ly small. The German official report announc es the taking of American prisonors. The report from American headquart ers, however, shows only two Ameri cans missing, one in Picardy and the other in. the Luneville sector. Likewise southwest of Ypres the en emy received hard usage at the hands of the British and French east of Dickebusch. Lake, -where - Monday the Germans in an attack had ta':en ground, s Starting, immediately after the . gain was made the British tnd French -began- counter-attacks -inyari endeavor-.to -ipe out the - captured I salient and Tuesday, succeeded an com pletely . nullifying . the enemy's manoeuvre, which had- been earned out with extremely heavy losses. Italians Keeping Up Offensive. In the Italian theatre the Italians are keeping up their offensive against the Austrians on various sectors in the mountain region and along the lower reaches of the Piave River. At Capo Sile. near the Adriatic coast, the Italians penetrated the enemy lines to a d'-'Pth of more than 750 yards, in flicted numerous casualties, took pris oners and captured four trench mor tars, ten machine guns, several hun dred rifles and quantities of ammu nition stores. Again the Germans have endeavored to carry out an air raid over Pari Ten of their machines succeeded in reaching the suburbs of the Fund capital and dropping several bombs, but the air. defences kept them from invading the city itself. The lous range German guh1 continue to hurl projectiles into Paris. "Frightfulness," has been carried out against American hospitals be hind the lines - by German airmen. Several bombs were dropped near the hospital, but no damage was done. It was officially announced that similar raids carried out against British hospitals- resulted in 300 casualties among sick and wounded jnmates. The British casualties reported i:i the regular weekly bulletin are given as 33,694, as against 36,677 the pre vious week. landscape artist, Ralph Blakelock, are j gard to company. The company will being turned out at the rate of a, Jo.-. ua tne express carrying agency of the ii ta. iiiuiuii, iii vi lug vt. ix cxiov-O, a. copy of a picture that sold for $17,500 and entitled "The Brook by Moon- light," bore Blakelock's name and was called "Mysterious Moonlight." The aged artist, who since 1916 wner. he was released from a sanitarium has been under the guardianship of Mrs. Van Renssalaer Adams, when shown the painting at the district at torney's office declared it a forgery. "I never painted that." he said. Many complaints had been received ly the authorities that spurious Blake locks were being sold to art con noisseurs. A John Doe investigation has been started before the grdnd jury by the prosecutor to ascertain tr.ose guilty of turning out the bogu3 paint ings, more than 40 of which are re ported to have been sold in New York and Boston. . i j One Corcoran Art Gallery in Wash ington is said to have sent one ol the canvasses to a New York connoissiur for identification and this expert said he had nearly 30 similar inquiries. Another, sent here by the Thuiber Art Galleries of Chicago for the sam? purpose, is in the possess' on of the dis trict attorney. It is stencilled on the tack with the name of a Baltimore art store. ' . . THOMAS J. MOONEY HAS BEEN RE-SENTENCED TO BE HANGED Not Less Than 60 Nor More, Than 90 Days from Date. ' ' ' ' Sari Francisco, Slay 28. Thomas J. Mooney, convicted of murder in con nection with the preparedness day bomb explosion here in 1916, was re- railroads, operating privately, but un- c.er contract to turn, over 50 1-4 per cent, of their gross revenues more than $200,000,000 last year to the roads for transportation privileges, Employes to Be Retained. More than . 100,000 employes of the four companies are to be retained un der the new corporation, and their wages will be raised in many cases. according to Mr. Taylor. , . .' ? Through economies by the common use of wagons trucks, distributins stations, city offices, warehouses, rail road cars and other equipment, and the simplification ,cf accounting, the merged companies hope to save many millions of dollars and to' render bet ter service. Though the merger is arranged un der war exigencies, it is planned as permanent. The new corn will have stock of $30,000,000, representing the actual value of properties pooled, and in ad dition enough stock to. provide ample working cash. '. Stock to Be Distributed. The stock' will be distributed amon the four companies according to the comparative value of the properties they contribute to be determined after further valuation proceedings. . Each of the companies will continue its fi nancial business, such as dealing in money, orders, foreign exchanges- and limited identities - of the companies will be retained.,, .jftjafw;- - - Division of Earnings. Out of the 49 3-4 per cent, of gross earnings retained, the Union corpora- Paris. May 28. The situation tonight is more reassuring. The latest ad vices from the front show that while the violence of the enemy's effort as yet is unabated he is only making headway on the center, and that even there, the German momentum is giving sisns of slackening. The allies are beginning to react with effect on the wings. The left front is holding well and blocking the German attempt to widen the salient toward Soissons. The French retain a wide bridgehead north of the Aisne above that city a cir cumstance highly menacing for the en emy's flank. On the right the British still cling successfully to the group of hills north of the vesle river. Production of bituminous coal for the week ending May IS, amounted to 11,732.000 tons. - The New York Assay Office has shipped to the Orient silver amount ing to $2,500,000. - Steel men at Pittsburgh declare they are receiving 100 per cent, service from the railroads. Lieut. Paul F. Baer, of Mobile, Ala, is listed as missing since May 22. He is an American ace. The capacity of factories in which jam is made for the British army will be trebled this year. Lieut. Webb with 200 pounds of mail arrived at Belmont Park from Phila delphia in 52 minutes. President Wilson held a secret con ference with Secretaries Baker and Lansing in the latter's office. - - - Secretary McAdoo left for Whits Sulphur Spring for a week's rest. The Secretary's voice is still husky. NO MORE "SCOOPS" OF BEER IN PHILADELPHIA REPORTS SAY UNIONS ARE PLANNING WALKOUTS To Emphasize Their Dissatisfaction Over the New Wage Scale Between 300 and 400 Shop Employes of the South ern Railway Quit Work For a Day Few Protests Have Come From the Four Leading Railway Brotherhoods, the Resentment Coming Almost Altogether From Shop Men. - I Purchase of the Cape Cod canal at d enlargement of the channel is under consideration by the government. Maximum Size Glass Eight Ounces' ; To Eliminate Kettle Trade June 1. : Philadelphia, May 28. The Philadel phia Retail Liquor Dealers' Associ ation today decided to restrict the size of the beer glass to a maximum of eight ounces and to eliminate nil kettle trade beginning June 1. The average size of beer glasses at pres ent is twelve ounces. Beer will be permitted to be taken from saloons only in quart bottles. Neil Bonnef, president of the liquor dealers' association, said the action was taken in order to guarantee a supply of beer sufficient to last through the summer months. Brewers, he said, had informed the association that at the present rate of consumption the out put would last only to July 15. The association, whose membership includes proprietors of more than two thirds of the city's 1900 saloons, also decided to prohibit . the sale of nil spirituous liqjiors in any amount wha. soever to be removed from the premis es. This was done, it was said, at the, request of Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Hatch, who is conducting a cmsade in this city against the ille gal sale of intoxicants to enlisted men. .-.-..,.'.". Captain De Ullin won his twen tieth air victory. The captain was a partner to the late Capt. Guynemer. Two Manhattan women, bogus Red Cross collectors were arrested in New ark. They admitted they pocketed the money. Dr. Charles L. Colton, deputy cat tle commissioner, killed three gland ered horses in Litchfield county, Conn. Monday. During March 32,626 tons of Nor wegian shipping was lost. From Au gust, 1914, to December, 1917, S13 lives were lost.' sentenced today to be hanged on an in- I t!on will pay operating expenses, tax determinate date not less than sixty es and dividends of five per cent, on days nor more than ninety days from tnis date, at ban yuenhn prison. Sentence was passed by Judge Franklin A, Griffin, who presided at the trial. Judge Griffin did not amplify the statement necessary to - sentence, merely saying that the law imposed a Plain duty on him. Mooney showed uiue emotion. Today's developments take from the courts a case which has consumed much time for the last two 'years and has attracted international attention. Organiasttions as far distant as Rus sia have sought to intervene in -Mooney's behalf. Mooney's fate now rests with Gov ernor Stephenswho has a pardon pe tition before him and a request from President Wilson for executive cle mency, based on findings of a federal commission that questioned testimony contributed to Mooney's conviction. MAJOR GENERAL WOOD CALLS AT WHITE HOUSE Disappointed That He is Not to Pro ceed to France for Service at Front. Washington, May 28. Major Gen eral Leonard "Wood, former chief of utafT. whose detachment from com mand of the national army division he trained for service in France, became known yesterday, spent half an hour at the White House today in confer tnce with President Wilson. The call wa arranged at the officer's request by Secretary Baker. No statement on the subject was made either at the 'White House or by General Wood, but the general's friends say be wanted to tell the pres ident in person that as senior officer of the regular army he had only one desire to serve to the best of his ability in whatever post he was as mrned to fill. There is no concealment of the fact that the general is greatly disappoint ed over his failure to proceed to France for service with his division at the front. He also is disturbed ovrr the idea of settling down to the routine duties of a departmental com mander, and Secretary Baker today confirmed the report that he had asked for a more active assignment than the command of the western department to which he has been ordered. This request has been referred to General March, chief of staff, and it is said to be probable that General Wood will be given hia old post at Camp Fun ston to train another division. FfFTEEN GERMAN AIRPLANES DESTROYED BY BRITrSH. Five Tons of Bomb Dropped on Mann-heim-Metz Railway Station. txmdon. May fifteen German airplanes have - been destroyed by British aviators and three others driv en out of control, according to the British official communication on avia tion issued tonight. The communica tion says also that five tons of bombs have been dropped on the Mannheim Meu railway station. . OPENING ARGUMENT IN DEFENSE OF GRACE LUSK Dr. Roberts Assailed as "the Man Who Might Have Prevented the Shooting of His Wife." Waukesha, Wis., May 28. Assailing Dr. David R. Roberts as "the man who might have prevented the shoot ing of his wife, but did not," Henry Lockney late today made the opening argument for the defense in the trial of Grace Lusk for the slaying of Mrs. Mary Newman Roberts. Insanity at the time of the murder was the key note of Mr. Lockney's argument. "On the eve of the tragedy," Mr. Lockney declared, "the testimonv shows Miss Lusk told Dr. Roberts if he cared more for his wife than he did for her that would would end it all but - that he assured her that he did care more for her and promised to tell his wife that night. What he really told his wife was that Miss Lusk was infatuated with him. If he had taken the right course even at that late date, the shooting might have been prevented as Mrs. Roberts probably would not have sought the interview with the defend ant which ended in her death." ' Five possible' verdicts were- ' indi cated in the argument of the defense Guilty of murder in the first, degree with a life sentence;-se-ond degree murder with a sentence of from four teen to twenty-five years in the peni tentiary: manslaughter in the third degree with a prison term of from two to four years; not guilty; not guilty because insane with commitment to the state asylum. ROOSEVELT CRITICIZES , GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP Declares War Would Have Been Over a Year Ago if We Had Been Prepared. Madison, Wis., May 28. Declaring the war would have been over a year ago "if this nation had started to pre pare three-years ago - as it should have," and criticism for the govern ment censorship, were the features of the speech of Colonel Theodore Roosevelt here i tonight. ' Parrots can learn our language but are too dense to acquire theirs.' WHEAT CONSERVATION REMAINS NECESSARY Hoover Denies Statement Circulating to' the Contrary. Hartford. Conn., May 28. Denial of reports purporting to be based on statements from food administration officials that further wheat conserva tion is unnecessary' was made in a telegram from Federal Food Adminis trator Hoover received tonight at the office of Robert Scoville, federal food administrator for Connecticut. The telegram says: Reports have been circulated that the food administration officials state further wheat conservation not neces sary. No statement of the character has ever been issued. The actual po sition is that our supplies until har vest allow home consumption of ap proximately one-third normal if we are to maintain allies supplies. Act ual position is that m farmers' hands and storage we had at the beginning of May 75,000,000 bushels of wheat to carry us for approximately three months or with an early harvest per haps two weeks shorter. Our normal consumption for .three months would be 120,000,000 bushels, not allowing iur our allies. . : , "HOOVER." NATIONAL WAR LABOR - BOARD HAS ADJOURNED its capital stock. Out of the- next two per cent. , available for distribution, teh company will receive one per cent. and the government one per cent. Out of the next three per cent., the com pany will get one per cent, and -the government two per cent. One-fourth of amounts above this will be" dis tributed to the company and three- fourths to the government. : . Mutual Benefits. "The express company is given continuing inducement to accomplish ui greenest eiucjem y ana economy, said the railroad administration an nouncement, "and yet the government will enjoy an increasingly great pro portion of the benefits of all such effi ciency and economy. The express company will be permit ted to use station agents and other railroad employes jointly with the roads, but their compensation will be paid entirely by the railroads which will be reimbursed by the company. After landing a 'man a. regular girl denies that she fished for him. Several Decisions Are' to Be Announc ed in Pending Industrial Disputes. Chicago, May 28. The National War Labor Board concluded a two day session here tonight and adjourn ed. t, meet in New. York Saturdav when it is expected several decisions win uw tmnuuiiceu 111 penuing inaus trial disputes. , - ... Through the efforts of the board 3. 000 machine shop workers engaged on government - contracts at Waynesboro, Pa., returned to work after receiving an, increase in pay ana a modification of working conditions. The . board settled the dispute by telegraph while in session here. SENTENCES IN U. !. "'-7 COURT AT HARTFORD New Britain Contractor Gets Year and a Day for Seditious Statements. Hartford, Conn., May 28. In the United States district court here today Judge Edwin H. Thomas sentenced John ,Kunz, a building contractor of New Britain, to a term of a year and a day in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta, on proof that he said that Americans were foolisn to enlist; that Germany was justified in sinking the Lusitania. Charles Nygeres, an Aus trian, was given a similar sentence for Urging, friends not to subscribe to Lib erty bonds or the Red Cross fund. Other sentences were those of Car rie Warren and Samuel Butler, both negroes, of Bridgeport, three months in jail for conspiracy to evade the draft; John Quinlan, embezzlement from the Bridgeport postoffice. six months in jail: Albert Martin, Bridge port, using mails to defraud, $10 fine: Felix Morgan, Bridgeport, making misstatements in questionnaire, one day in jail. The case of Gee Fing, of Bridgeport, a Chinese, charged with selling opium illegally, was contin ued until the June term. The Pope has appealed to the bel ligerent nations to stop air raids, fol lowing a receipt of a protest from the bishop of Cologne. The Browning machine guns design ed to fire through propeller blades 1 was indorsed by army officials after an exhaustive test. "Washington, May 28. Scores of pro tests reached the railroad adminis tration headquarters today agai-.s: small wage increases granted by Di rector General McAdoo's recent order. Word came from Alexandria, Va., that between COO and 400 shop employe? of- the Southern Railroad had quit work for the day to emphasize their dissat isfaction over the new scale. . N I ce of the demonstration at Al exandria was greeted at the railroad administration with the comment that all protests and suggestions for mo 1'. ficatior of the wage . order should be presented formally to the flirectnr general for consideration-by the board of railroad wages and working con ditions wh!ch will meet here within a week to take up just such questions. Officials said strikes will avail noth ing ?t this time except to hinder rail- toward the strikers. roads and cause publ'c ilt-feeli.ig iteports came that other union or- ganiaations. particularly machinist! were planning walkouts but these were not credited by labor directors of ths l-ailroad administration. it has Deen conceeded by some of ficials that higher wages than those allowed by the director general's or der might have to be paid shopmen, including machinists, sheet metal workers, blacksmiths, electricians, boiler makers and car men, owing hi the high scale of wages in ship yartU and other industries employing larca numbers of these workmen. The wage order established a minimum of &.- cents per hour for "machin'its. blacksmiths, boilermakers and othe., shop mechanics who have been re ceiving the same hourly rate." Con fusion has been created over the lif- tepretatirn of this provision, since the hourly rate varies greatly in different shops and parts of the country. Another class of employes who may have to be paid more are the main- tenance of way laborers who ate being lured with higher pay to other work The new board of ra,'lwfs will be instructed to make all possible hdote to consider wage adjustments called to its attention by the director general on compiaint from employes and tJ recommend modifications from time to time. Few protests have come from the four leading brotherhoods, although committees of local organizations hive " sent some informal suggestions for modification. S Workmen returning to Switzerland declare the Germans have a hard time in getting raw materials for the manu facture of munitions. Registrants under the selective ser vice law who have been placed in Class 1 A by local boards cannot ea list for naval service.' John Kunz of New Britain, was sen tenced in federal court at Hartford to a year and a day in Atlanta prison for seditious utterances. MYSTERY SURROUNDS THEFT OF $69,500 OF LIBERTY BONDS From the Land Trust, and Title Com pany of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, May 28. Mysterv sur rounds the theft today of $69,500 of Liberty bond third issue from the Land Trust and Title Company. Ac cording to the police Raymond Scott a clerk, who was assorting the bonds. laid them o the counter and turned to give instructions to other clerks and a moment later when he started to pick them up they had disappeared. In the package were sixty-eight $1,000. two $500 and five $100 bonds. Whether tney were taken ,by some one outside of the bank Or. by an employe Scott could not say. No arrests have been made. . .... TO PREVENT ENTICING AWAY LABORERS War has depleted the forces of the Department of Agriculture. More than 1.500 members of the service have en tered the army or navy. New England gave a Red Cross sub scription of 167 per cent, of its ir-ini-mum quota of $7,000,000. The total last night had reached $11,100,000. German language in schools in the is prohibited under the terms of a bill District of Columbia and territories, introduced by Senator King of Utah. TO PUT FUEL QUESTION UP TO COAL OPERATORS Dr. Lemuel Johnson, a dentist of Middlesex, N. C, accused of poisoning his bride of three months hre last De cember, was .acquitted tonight", by a jury. STATE CONVENTION OF REPUBLICANS JUNE 25-26. City Conventions Must 'Be Held Not Later Than June 15. Hartford, Conn,, May - 28; June 25 and 2.6 were selected as-the dates for the republican state convention at the meeting today of the republican state central committee. The convention for the selection of the state ticket will be held in FootrGuard hall, this city.. The committee fixed June 12 as the . date for the primaries and stipulated that city conventions must be held not later than June 13. The same rule will govern the holding of senatorial con ventions. , . . . , The committee empowered its chair man to make the selection of the chair man of the state convention. Two Men Arrested For. Pennsylva nia State Employment Bureau. Altoona, Pa., May 28. The first ef fort to invoke the authority of the natio?il government to prevent the en ticing away of laborers in essenf.ai industries has been made by Walter S. Jreevy, Altoona agent of the fed eral state employment bureau in ar resting and jailing Amable S. Tunez, a labor agent, and A. Ayverdo, a Mex ican assistant for an alleged' attempt to steal away a number of Pennsylva nia Railroad Mexican track laborers with the intention of taking them to the Bethlehem Steel Company's plan:, another essential industry. The ar rests have been approved by John G. Baylor of Wilmington. Del., head of this labor district. The men arrested will have a hearing before Unite-t States Commissioner Stoner, June !0. IMPRACTICABLE TO RETURN BODIES FROM FRANCE Because of Conditions Beyond Control of Military Authorities. RED CROSS WORKERS'ARE .TABULATING N. Y. RETURNS Washington, May 28. -Representative Moore of Pennsylvania told the house today that conditions beyond the con trol of the American .military authori ties made it impracticable for the war dBtiartment to grant the request of rplativM of fallen American soldiers that the bodies - be returned to the " United States for burial. He read i -! . . - l -Dawal.fnn- oo.. caDieeTam lrum iciouiu6 .-a... ing it, was , impracticaDie to emoaim bodies in the theatre of operations and recommending that the United States government conform to the custom of the allies in burying their dead near the .field .of battle. OBITUARY. Sumner B. Leland. T)anbury, Conn., May 28. Sumner B. Leland, a hotel clerk in this city for several years and formerly in the clothing business here and in Bristol, was stricken by apoplexy while at the desk in the Groveland hotel this af ternoon and died before reaching the hospitar. He was 55 years old and unmarried. . Wrhen a shiftless man gets sick his neighbors seldom lose much time wor rying about it. ' v It is Believed Final Report Will Show New York City $10,000,000 Above Quota New York, May 28. Red Cross Workers who put in a busy day at headquarters tabulating late contri butions to the second war fund said tonight that when the final figures are announced tomorrow it probably will be found that New York city gave $35,000,000, of $10,000,000 more than its quota. - i : ' ' . - .- Among the late gifts announced to day was one of 100,000 from Mr." and Mrs. Charles -M. Schwab. ' Of- this amount $75)000' will be credited to tbi3 city and the balance to Bethlehem, Pa. . No man is brave enough ' to allow a woman to see him making faces at her .first born. ' ." DERELICT DESTROYED BY COAST GUARD CUTTERS Honorable membership in the Mili tary Oraer of Foreign Wars of the United States was conferred on Pres ident Wilson by a committee of toe New York comma ndery. In federal court, at Hartford, John J. Quiplan pleaded to embezzlement of $20. on money orders from the Bridgeport post office. He was sen tenced to six months in jail. Ten steel vessel, totalling 63,486 tons. were completed for the shipping board in the week ending May So. There were eighteen launchlngs dur ing the week of a total tonnage of 109,700. MODIFICATIONS OF NEW RAILROAD RATES SUGGESTED. They Are to Be Considered by Admin istration Rate Experts. Washington, May 28. Suggestions for modifications of the new scale of freight and passenger rates began to reach the railroad administration to day and' were filed for later inspection by administration rate experts and the interstate commerce commission. Of ficials explained that many changes wpuid -be made and that-: letters ex plaining apparent injustices would be welcomed. - : . Regional directors today made ar rangements 'for the issuance of new' commutation and other tickets June 10. when the higher passenger fares go into effect. Portions of old mileage and commutation books and unused tickets will be redeemed at the rate paid for them. Arrangements for this redemption are to be made bj' passen ger traffic managers of the regional directors at New York. Chicago. Phila delphia. Atlanta and Roanoke, Va. The lines to be included in the new Allegheny operating region, o which C. H. Markham is to be director, with headquarters at Philadelphia, after next Saturday, were defined today as follows: Pennsylvania east of Pitts burgh and Krie including Pittsburgh terminals: Baltimore and Ohio east of and including Pittsburgh and Parkers- hurg- Philadelphia and Reading. Pitts burgh and Lake Erig, Central of New Jersey. Bessemer aud Lake Erie. New York. Philadelphia and Norfolk. West ern MaM'lon llantin r'if.. vnt'nnA Cumberland VaHev, Coal and Coke' I F0"1 ?P?tors of the country are do railway. Hudson and Manhattan and I ln& thelr Dest t0 co-operate with tb West Jersey and Seashore. Theodore H. Price of New York, cot ton broker and manufacturer, widely known as a writer on economic sub jects, has been appointed actuary of the railroad administration and will have charge of the compilation anw analysis of statistics in connection with many important studies to be made. The Government is to Expand Rail road Faciilties For Deliveries. Philadelphia, May 28. Bituminous coal men from all parts of the country attending the first annual convention of the Nat'onal Coal Association here, were- told today that the government will spend one billion dollars to ex-, pand railroad facilities and that soon,, er or later the producing of -sufficient fuel wiil be sfuarel -up to-the oper ators. This declaration was made to the convention by K. N. Hurley, the chairman of th United States Ship ping Board. Mr. Hurley said there must be more efficiency 'n and about the mines to increase nroduction and that there must be new business meth ods, new co-operation between em ployer and emnloye and creation of schools for train;ng new superintend ents, foremen and "-orkers -to m.eet military drafts on labor. J. D. A. Morrow, general director'of distribution of the federal fuel admin istration, sa'd the coal production for the coal year starting April 1. m'lst reach 735..CO0.000 tons in order to meet the country's war needs and that under the present rate of consumption and output, the production of bitumin ous wiil fall short 71.000,000 tons. Othpr speakers today included W. K. Fields, of Pittsburgh, Pa., presi dent ef the association, and Former Ambassador to Italy William Potter, who is federal fuel adnv'nistrator for Pennsylvania. Mr. Fie.lds said the- the government and produce a record out put of coal. s- FUEL PRIORITY FOR MAKERS OF NEWSPRINT PAPER Has Been Agreed Upon by Priorities Board of the War Industries Board." News that her brother, Lieutenant James E. (Ted) Meredith, the famous University of Pennsylvania athletic was safe, was received by Mrs. AlDert E. Holl, of Philadelphia, from Wash ington. . Miss Josephine Kemotner, 20 years old, of East Haven, was killed at Now Haven late yesterday when the bicycle which she was re'ding became unman ageable and collided with a heavy mo tor truck. Marine corps headauarters was ad vised yesterday by General Pershing of the death of Second Lieutenant Sowell Allyn Gassert. marine corps reserves. Bath Beach. New York. The cause .was not stated. Two hundred union shoe makers em ployed by the National India Ruober company, at Bristol, R. I., quit work yesterday, without giving, any reas m for their action, according to R. W. Holt, acting manager of the plant. Cadet Charles B. Passwater, of No- blesville, Ind., was killed at tr; Hempstead, L. I., Army Aviation ' fiel-.l yesterday when an airplane in which he attempted to negotiate a "tail -spin' at an altitude of 2,000 feet, crashed to the ground. One of Several Which Were Reported . . Off the Virginia Capes. . Norfolk, Va., May 28. One of the several derelicts, the presence of which off the Virginia capes gave rise to ru mors that German submarin-.- or raid ers had been operating along the coast recently, was the wreck-of a coastal schooner which collided -with another off Winter Quarter shoals, Delaware, last week.' This was learned today at the 'office . of the commandant of this naval district? where it was announced the wreck had been destroyed by coast guard cutters. The fate of the crew of the schooner ana the extent of the damage to Iho other was not made known. - After landing upside down in a pota to patch at Binghamton, N. Y., yester day morning, Katherine Stinson at tached a new propeller to her air plane and made another test flight later. . She expects to start for - Ne-.v York today. LUTHERAN PASTOR ARRESTED ON ESPIONAGE CHARGE Rev. Theodore Buessel of Hartford, Widely Known in German Circles. Hartford, Conn., May 28. Rev. Ttie odore Buessel, pastor of a German Lutheran church in Bristol and widely known in Germany circles through out, the stajte, was arrested at Bristol, brought to this city and locked un tu- night by federal agents, on a charjje of violating the espionage act. It :s allegeJ that he made uterauces against the government. He will h:iv a hearing before United States Com missioner Carroll tomorrow. He is a native of Hanover, Germany, about 36 years old and came to this country on completion in 1909 of his university and theological courses, !ic ing cauea to tne lir.stoi church. Latr he went to. southern India lor a year as a missionary, returning afterwards to unstol. ENGINEERING FAULTS IN THE LIBERTY MOTOR Washirigfcn. May 29. Underw a pol icy agreed upon today by the Apriori ties board of the war industries board, fuel priority will be granted manufac turers of newsprint paper upon appli cation accompanied by proof that the plant applying is entitled to priority. Representatives of paper mills have complained that scarcity of fuel has curtailed their output to such an ex tent that hundreds of newspapers may be compelled to shut down for lack of paper. The priorities board decided te meet the situation by dealing witH each plant separately. Testimony before the federal trade commission on the cost of making newsprint paner ended today. .Three days will be allowed for argument, af ter which the commission will under!" take to fix a fair price for paper, in accordance with the agreement made pv manufacturers with the depart ment of justice. SPAIN IS IN THE GRASP OF A GRIP EPIDEMIC in Madrid More Than 90,000 Persons Are on the Sick List. FIFTY MEN OF DRAFT AGE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY By Federal Agents in New Haven and t Savin Rock. New, Haven. Conn., May -28. About fifty men of draft age were taken in to custody tonight by federal agents in a raid in this city' and at Savin Rock, a West Shore resort, the men being taken to the state army here for questioning as to - their draft status when they could not show cards. Aeticence as to the disposi tion of the cases 'was maintained by tne officers. Enumerated hy Leon Cammen, an En gineer, in Address at New York. New York, May 28. Engineering faults of-a grave character exist in the Liberty motor, declared Leon Cam men, an engineer and a vice president of the Aeronautical Society of Ameri ca, in addressing the society here to night. Mr. Cammen ' said an Ameri can airplane equipped with .it is "needlessly dangerous." , , . The angle between the cylinders, the ignition system and the oil pump plug were the specific features of tne motor criticized by Mr. Cammen. On May IS , a letter writte:i by Mr Cammen to United States ' Senator Brandegee of Connecticut was put in to the Congressional Record. by the senator; :'... . ' RED CROSS FIGURES NOT YET COMPLETE. Latest Returns Indicate a Total of - $150,000,000. Washington, . May 28. Finaf figures on the second American Red Cross $100,000,000. war mercy fund were 'still incomplete tonight, but on the face of latest' returns the fund was oversub scribed $48,833,367. Figures yet to be received, were expected to carry the total to $150,000,000. . Madrid, May 28 Virtually all Ml Spain is in the , grasp of a grip epi demic, which is spreading with great virulence. King Alfonso is believed to be gut's: fering from a mild form of the diseas and the foreign minister, -Eduardo DaS to. and the minister of public instruc-. tion. the Duke of Alba, also are il'. Tn Madrid there are more than 90,--000 persons on the sick list Barcelona, Zaragossa ; and . other provinces . are. badly afflicted. The malady extends to the Canory. Islands. Several regi ments are almost entirely on the siclf roll and the military authorities ha vs. suspended all manoeuvres. ' ' ' " CAPT. WILLIAM J. MARTIN IS HELD RESPONSIBLE For the Loss of the Steamer Florizet' -.' . ' Near Cape Race. ;.:..'; - St.' John's, N. F, May t8. CaptalnT William J. Martin was heid responsi-'. ble by a marine court of inquiry :Wiiielt; filed its report tonig.it, for the loss of the .steamship Florizel which was wrecked in a blizzard near Cape Race on February 24 With the loss -of 92 i: es. ( . . . - The court hold the disaster was the" result of faulty navigation by Cap tin: -His certificate as-a master was suspended for twenty months. . . . .