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VOL LIX-NO. 128 POPULATION 9
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
R. H MEN DISSATISFIED WITH NEW WAGES
continue in Prague.
Drive is Slackening
Refined oil for export has been ad
vanced one and three-fourth cents a
The New Jersey egg output' for the
year is 1,500 000 dozen .a pronounced
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.
President Irigoyen to Receive British
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
One Union Express Company is to Be
Created By Agreement Between the
Companies and " Director General
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
Though the merger is arranged un
der war exigencies, it is planned as
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
'. 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
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
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
Dr. Charles L. Colton, deputy cat
tle commissioner, killed three gland
ered horses in Litchfield county, Conn.
During March 32,626 tons of Nor
wegian shipping was lost. From Au
gust, 1914, to December, 1917, S13 lives
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
Judge Griffin did not amplify the
statement necessary to - sentence,
merely saying that the law imposed a
Plain duty on him. Mooney showed
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
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
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.
, 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.'
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
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
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
Few protests have come from the
four leading brotherhoods, although
committees of local organizations hive "
sent some informal suggestions for
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
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
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.
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. . . . .