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PRICE TWO CENTS VOL UX NO, 143 POPULATION 29,919 , NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1918 12 PAGES -96 COLUMNS GERMAN DRIVE TO HAVE TOWARD PARIS SEEMS-" BEEN DEFINITELY CHECKED Invaders Have Sacrificed Thousands of Men For a Comparatively Insignificant Gain LINES OF TEUTONS DEPLETED BY ALLIED GUNS The Feeling Prevails in Military Circles in France That the Main Effort of the Germans Has Not Yet Been Launch ed It Is Known That the Enemy Has Brought Thou sands of Troops From the Russian Front The Annies cf General Foch Are Confident That No Matter Where the Enemy Strikes They Will Be Able to Withstand the Assaults American, British and French Airmen Con tinue to Carry Out Aerial Operations Above and Behind the Enemy Lines British Casualties For the Week Are 34,171. Cabled Paragraphs Lessened Menace of U- beats. Paris. June 14, via Ottawa (by A. P.). Enemy aubmraine operations have lessened greatly in the western and central English channel since blockading of Zeebrugge and Ostend. The number of submarines operating has also appreciably diminished, ow ing to the severe losses in. recent months. - Martin Plunkett, Socialist, Arrested WAS CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF CONNECTICUT DRASTIC AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT REGULATIONS Announced by Provost Marshal Gen eral Crowder On . Dependency Claims. The attempted drive !- the armies of the German crown prince toward laris seems definitely to have been c.icked. With thousands of their men having been fed to the guns on the Montdidier-Noyon and Soisson ! Tillers. Cotterets sectors in the mad rush to pierce the allied lines in these regions and thus gain a fair way to 'the French capital, the manoeuvers of .tr.e German commanders apparently h.ve brought to the .German arms nothing more than the obliteration of the Noyon salient and the capture of s. few unimportant positions south v est of Soissons near the outskirts the enemy chooses to oijucsie them, they will be able to give a splendid account of themselves. Seemingly it is not improbable that Field Marshal Haig's forces will be asked again to measure their strength against the Germans, and that the territory near Arras or in the Seear pese, or before both positions, may be chosen by the- Germans as the thea tre. In both these, sectors, the Ger nan guns again are working with the violence that generally prevails an attack. At last accounts, however. the infantry hart not been unleashed. In the Marne sector there is almost UNDER ESPIONAGE ACT Wat Taken Into Custody Yesterday Afternoon at Hia Place f Business in Wallingford Papers and Docu ments Seized. of the Viliers-Ccttereta forest. I continuous artillery activity in the Thursday, the sixth" day of the of-l10" of Chateau Thierry, where the fcnsive betyeen Noyon ' and Mcmtidi cier, witnessed only small local ac tions, the depleted German forces evi dently fearing agai nto test the met 't:e of the . French and allied- troops whose gitns, machine guns'and rifles had worked such havoc among them, l.esg than three days was required by the allies to bring -the enemy to a irtual hait south of the Aisne. . The feeling still prevails in mili tary circles in France that the main -(tort of the Germans has not yet l en launched, and speculation is rife to when it will come and what the -eneraJ . objectives will be whether 'Fans or te channel parts. It is known tl.c enemy still " haa large effectives r.valUble behind the lines, thousands 'f them brought from the Russian front. The armies of Gen. Foch, however, everywhere are watchful and of such Mrength and gnd morale as to lead 10 the belief, that, no matter when Americans are fighting behind the French. In the other sectors in the front comparative quiet prevails. American, British and French air men continue to carry out aerial op erations above and behind the enemy lines. Fights in the air are numer ous and large quantities of explosives daily are being dropped upon mili tary positions far beyond the battle area. American airmen have partici pated in the bombing assaults and returned safely to their stations al though they were heavily shelled by anti-aircraft batteries. ; , As yet the Austrian? hav failed to start- their expected offensive against the Italians. Several, fresh, attacks have bem made against'" the lines in t!ie mountain reeion, but. the Italian war office announces that thev were repulsed. ..-.-' British casualties reported during the week ending Friday aggregated "4.171. Of this number 4,417 men were killed. AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN GERMAN CAMPS List of Forty Made Public by the War ' Department. Washington, June 14. An addition al list of forty American prisoners of war in German prison camps was made public tonight by the war de wrtment. 1 was reported by the I'russian war ministry and was for warded to . the American legation at Kerne by the Spanish ambassador at Irlin The last list of prisoners showed a total of 349. of whom 133 were sol diers and 236 were civilians, includ ing sailors. - . Of these whose names are an nounced now 21 are soldiers captured at I-aon. Chateau Salins, Lorraine and Gouzecourt, and va are sergeant avi siors captured at Chateau Saliens. Most of the others were members of the crews or were passengers on ships raptured at sea in the south Pacific or Indian oceans. The iist includes: At Camp Limburg Sergeant John A. Sheehan. Hartford. Conn.; Privates Harry E. Birney,- 334 Grand avenue, New Haven, Conn.; Eugene F. Curtiss, Northfleld, Conn.; Albert M. Kennedy, Hartford, Conn.; Grover-C Leithau r. Glen Ridge, NY J.; Wm. F. Mar vin. 110 Columbus avenue, New Ha xcn. Conn.; Denni V. O'Connor, Fair lawn avenue. Waterbury, Conn.; Wm. P. O'Connor, SO Mechanic street, New Haven. Conn.; Carl Schultz, Town Kill, Terryville, Conn.; captured Feb. 18. 1918. at Laon. At Tucbel (formerly at Darmstadt) Barney Bogin. Philadelphia; -captured March 1, 1318. at Lorraine. CORENLIUS LEHANE I'S HELD IN 525,000 BONDS. "Ambassador to the United States" of . the "Irish Republic." ABOUT 133,000 GALLONS OF OIL DESTROYED BY , FIRE Rssult of Derailment of a Freight Train Near Wilkesbarre. ' WiDtesbarre. Pa, June 14. Approxi mately 13S.090 gallons of oil were de stroyed late todav bv a fire which followed the derailment of a freight train on the Lehigh Valley railroad at Bear Creek Junction, near here. No one wag injured according to officials rr uie company. The train, east bound, comprised 59 cars. 52 of which were tank cars. Fourteen of these cars were derailed and the tracks were flooded with oil when a wheel on a rorward car broke. Officials ex pressed the opinion that sparks struck from wheels. grinding against the fails ignited tins on. The flames immediately spread to IS ears, each carrying S.000 gallons, of oil, and they were destroyed. Traffic was delayed several hours. Hartford, Conn., June 14. Cornelius Lehane of New York, "ambassador to the United States" of the "Irish Re public." is held in the county jail hero tonight in $23,000 bonds on a charge of violating provisions of the espionage act growing out of a speech made in this city in March last and by the discemination of literature at that time held by the department of justice officials to be seditious. Lehane, who resides in New York, was arrested there yesterday and brought here today, where he was give na hearing before United States Commissioner Richard A. Carroll, who fixed July 1 as date for a further ap pearance before him. It was stated by federal agents that a warrant for Lebane was issued six weeks as-o Tn his speech which led to his flrrpst hp auegea to nave said among other things that the American army was being recruited to keep the laboring people in perpetual slavery, and that congress sanctioned the army to en sure the putting down of strikes. The pampniets he distributed are said to have been devoted to propaganda to hinder recruiting. It was stated here that Lehane was a native of Ireland, who had taken out only first papers for American citizen ship, and that he was an active work er in the Sons of Irish Freedom. "Washington, June 14. Marriage since the enactment of the selective draft law no longer will be accepted as cause for exemption from military service, except in the cases of men who have become of age since June 5, 1917. who may be exempted if they married before January 15, 1918, the date on which the joint resolution re quiring the registration wag intro duced in congress: Irastic amendments to . the draft regulations were announced tonight by Provost Marshal General rowder, under which local boards are required to reclassify all cases involving such marriages. Dependency claims on ao count of children of such marriages will be allowed where children .are "born or unborn before June 9, 1918. Following is an order sent to all state draft executives: "Please promulgate at once to local boards the following important amendment to the selective service regulations: . "Rule Five. Section Seventy Two P. S. R., is amended to read as fol lows: "Rule Five A. The fact of depency resulting from the marriage of a reg istrant who has become twentv-one years of age since June fifth.. 1917, and who has married since the date of the introduction of the joint resolution in congress requiring his registration, to wit. January 13, 1918, will be disre garded as a ground for deferred class ification. "B If a registrant who has attain ed the age of twenty-one since "June 5, 1917. nnd who has contracted marT riage subsequent to the date of the enactment of the selective service l.-.w, to wit, May IS, 1917, button or ! prior to January 15 191. claims de ferred classification on the ground of dependency . resulting from his mar riage, the fact of depency resulting from his marriage will be disregarded as ?. ground for deferred - classifies tiun. unless the dependent is? a child of- the marriage, born or unborn on. or prior to June. 9,. 191&,. in which ease such a registrant " upon satisfactory proof made shall be classified in class two. . ; . . ; - "C. If a registrant other than one who has attained the age of 21 years since June fifth, 1917,. who has con tracted marnasre since May IS. 1917, claims deferred classification on the ground of dependency resulting from his marriage, the fact of dependency resulting from his marriage will be disregarded as a ground for deferred classification, unless the dependent is a child of the marriage, born or un born on or before June 9, 1918. in which case such a registrant upon satisfactory proof being made shall be piaced in class two. "D. Nothing contained in this amendment to Rule Five shall be con strued as requiring the transfer to clnss two of any registrant who has ben finally classified in class one on the armative finding that his marriage since May 18. 1917. was made with the primary view of evading military service. "Instruct all local boards forthwith to reclassify all cases involving mar riage since May 18. 1917, in accord ance with the above." New Haven, Conn., June 14. Martin Piunkett, socialist candidate for gov; ernor and secretary in Connecticut of that party, was arrested at his niace ol business in Wallingford this after. noon on a charge of violating the es pionage act. A truckload of papers, pamphlets -and ether socialistic mat ter was later seized in his office and brought here. Piunkett was given a preliminary hearing tonight before United States Commissioner William A. Wright and was held in $1,000 bail tor further hearing on June 22. . The "arrest was made by1 three de partment of justice agents on a war rant issued through the office of United States District Attorney Spel- Latest Registrants ; Number 744,865 266,724 BELOW ESTIMATE OF CEN SUS BUREAU CONNECTICUT HAD 10,300 Condensed I etegrams Kenosha, Wis- has a strike of wo men car conductors. . 1 British airmen dropped 21 tons of bombs on German lines. - Telegraph wires in the South were blown down in a storm. A strike of street railway man in Schenectady was declared off. Two hundred and ten slackers were arrested in a raid at Detroit. RESCINDS PROHIBITION AMENDMENT VOTE Senate Agricultural Committee Has Decided to Hold Hearings On Nation-Wide Proposal Reports- Not Yet Complete More Than 200,000 Unregistered 21-Year- Olds Had. Already Enlisted in the Army, Navy or Marine Corps. Washington, June 14. Nearly com plete reports to the provost marshal general's office show 7'44,8frj young Americans who have become of age during the past year registered for military service on June 6. This is 266,72'4 below the estimate of the cen sus bureau, but since more than 200, 000 unregistered 21 year olds already are enlisted in the army, navy or ma rine corps, the military authorities find the 'result satisfactory. . Army and navy estimates place the number of 21 year old men enlisted at 208,588.. This figure combined with the falling off In alien registration gives a total of 353,606, which means the census bureau apparently missed the The Costa Rican censor refused to pass messages in Bentley's code. Olivet College, Olivet, Mich, will close for the duration of the war. The Prohibition rider in the Agricul tural Bill was sidetracked in the Sen ate. . - . - O'LEARY DRESSED "SO AS TO LOOK LIKE A BUM." When He Left .New York Louis on May 7, For St WOMAN WITH BABY IN ARMS HELD UP AND ROBBED ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO ' SERVE HIS APPRENTICESHIP. Charles J. Cornlish of the American Graphaphane Plant, Bridgeport. Bridgeport, Coon.. June 14. For fail ing to serve his apprenticeship as a machinist at the American Grapha phooe company's plant, Charles Joseph Cornlam, 19, waa arrested yesterday afternoon and waa held at police head quarters. The case i believed to be uw -first since 18i in Connecticut. It is claimed that the young man after erring; a, short time at the' Grapha phone plant, lerf to take a place at an other factory in a similar capacity. , A m - By Three Masked Men at Devon Re ' lieved Her of $20. Milford, Conn., June 14. Mrs. El sie caite, of d6 Clarence street, Bridgeport, was held up and robbed at Devon tonight by three masked men according. to her complaint to the no- lice. She said that as she was walk- ink along the street near the New York, New Haven and Hartford rail road tracks, with her baby in her arms, the men confronted her. One or them dragged the child from her, and, she declared., threatened to take its life unless she gave them all her money. She said she gave them $20 which was all she had, that the child was then given back to her and the men boarded a passing freight train, Airs. Calte is a soldiers wife and works in Bridgeport. New York. June 14. Jeremiah A O'Leary. the New York lawver and Sinn Fein leader under indictment here for complicity in two German es pionage and treason plots, left New York for St. Louis on May 7 attired in old clothes "so as to look like a bum. This assertion was part of Assistant District Attorney Games' opening statement at the trial in federal court today of O'Leary's brother, John J, O'Leary, and Arthur L. Lyons, on charges of conspiring to thwart jus tice by helping him to escape. Service of Inestimable Value to Business i ;Because . war exists and it is necessary to make certain' curtail ments in the way of delivery of goods and because "cash and carry" is being urged 'in regard to purchases in order to meet the difficulties in securing help, it does not mean that business houses can for a moment think of . decreasing their advertising.. On the other hand it does call for the steady maintenance, if not an increase in that direc tion, of the trade announcements which are intended for those who buy. Those who must go to the stores are anxious to know where they can get their wants filled. Time is ae important to them as to the storekeeper. They are called upon for extra duties in connection with meeting the war heeds and they likewise are called upon to buy where they can buy to the best " advantage. - . The buyers therefore can' get no greater help than is given to them through the advertisements of the morning paper, the paper which goes into the homes and which covers thoroughly the city and country for miles around. This is the service which The Bulletin furnishes and it is service which no merchant can afford to overlook. In the past week the following matter has appeared in The Bul letin's columns: ' ; ' . . Bulletin :' ! Saturday, June Monday, ' June Tuesday,-- June Wednesday, June Thursday, June Friday, June Totals ' Telegraph Local 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 149 161. 157 147 149 157 .920 144" 133 148 130 112 ,132 General '362 279 325 228 308 460 Total 655 573 630 505 569 749 The would peace. Pope in continue a letter declared he his efforts to bring Secretary McAdoo, suffering from overwork, left Washington for Sulphur apnngs . Contracts representing $1,500,000 have been left let for repavmg New iorK streets. , Northwestern fruit growers protest against the increase of 25 per . cent, freight rates. Subway construction work in New York was completely tied up by strik ing workmen. INTRODUCED BY MR. JONES OF WASHINGTON The Committee Sustained Its Former Action in Eliminating From the Emergency Agricultural Appropriation BUI the Randall Prohibition Amendment Opponents of Pro hibition Announced That Efforts Would Be Made to Have the Committee Reconsider Its Action, as Only Five ' Senators Were Present. 4 The American Steamship Aleor, 3,- 500 tons, went ashore off Nova Scotia during a fog. The sale ef thrift st;nps in Greater New York up to June 12 was more than $15,000,000. , Washington. June 14. The Senate the bill a House amendment . provid Agricultural Committee late todav re- i inS that no money appropriated in the considered its vote of earlier in the day for a favorable report on the pro- New York authorities posted notices in public buildings warning ctitizens to refrain from incautious talk. Congressional leaders forecast a move to include all citizens between 18 and 45 in new draft enactments. The Food Administration fixed the price of prunes at 8 cents net to growers and 5 cents for raisins. The Government is considering the taking over of the 1,200 foot state dry dock at Boston which cost $2,000,000. The Steamship Nieuw Amsterdam reached an American port after sight ing a German C-boat 300 miles off the , coast. posal of Senator Jones of Washington for National prohibition during the war and. decided to hold hearings on the amendment. - The committee, how ever, sustained its tormer. action in eliminating froni the emergency agri cultural appropriation bill the Randall prohibition ,amendnjent. Opponents of prohibition announced that efforts would be made to have the Committee reconsider its action in view of the 'fact that only, five Senators were present. ' . . Senators NorTis of Nebraska, Ken yon of Iowa, and Page of Vermont tors .Smith of South Carolina acting voted for the amendment, and Sena chairman of the Committee, and Smith of Georgia opposed the reso lution. . The Committee also eliminated from ! easure shall be used in the paymeijt of salaries of persons of draft age who have been given deferred classi fication while . employed in the De partment of Agriculture. Senator Smith, of South Carolina immediately after the conference ad journed, called another . meeting of the - Committee for the afternoon, -at which efforts will be made to recon sider the action taken on the pro hibition amendment. Immediately after the Jones amend ent had been adopted, and while Senator Smith, the acting chairmam was temporarily out of the committee room. Senator Page of Vermont, sup porter of the prohibition amendment made a motion to adjourn, which was seconded by Senator Kenyon, another prohibition leader. When Senator Smith returned, a few minutes later, he found that the Committee had ad i journed and all the members had gone. 799. 1962 3681 I Mrs. Madeline Foy, wife of Eddie 1-oy, the comedian, died at the New Rochelle hospital last night of pneumonia. . Forty sick and wounded soldiers from the American Expeditionary Forces were landed in the United States last week. Developments of gas as a war wea pon was studied by the Senate,-military sub-committee investigating ordnance production. The Interborough Rapid Transit Co. will- employ only women ticket agents and "choppers" on subway and "L," from July 1. Government experts gave out the for mula for "high power" bread made of 70 per cent, wheat and 30 per cent, soda bean flour. COMMENCEMENT SEASON ' AT WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. - L. H. Bunyan of Colchester Winner ef Freshman Mathematics Prize. lacy in Hartford. Tonight the fed eral agents who made the arrest would not detail the specifications of the charge further than to eay that it involved allegations of violation of the espionage act. Piunkett is well known in Connec ticut where he has been a candidate for office on the socialist ticket sev eral times. His arrest follows those of John McCarthy, socialist candidate for state treasurer, and of James Rourke, brother-in-law of McCarthy, in Aneonia last week. . COAL SITUATION DISCUSSED AT A. F. OF L. CONVENTION number of eligiblee by only 13,000. "It is confidently believed that this number will be made up by belated registrations, yet to be heard from, including among them the registration o fthe absentees which is accomplish ed by mail," said a statement issued by Provost Marshal General Crowder in giving out figures on the basis of reports to date. The 1018 registration totals: . Connecticut 10.300, Delaware 1.430, Maine 5,207. Maryland 10.42S, Massa chusetts 24,909. New Hampshire 2,776, New Jersey 20.574, New York 69.529. Pennsylvania 63.237, Rhode Island 3,8-49, Vermont 2.354. The War Board will hear striking street car men of Newark. N. J.. Chi cago. Scranton Portland and other cities on' June 24. Resolution was introduced in the House extending the Government's control of the railroads from Jan. 1 next to a j ear later . The tandan plant mill of Youngs- town. Ohio. Steel & Tube Co.. went into operation. It has a capacity of 10 000 tons a month. The War Department that arrangements had been completed to allow army .officers to buy their uniforms at cost from the Quarter-masteri CUNARD LINER ASCAMIA LIKELY TO PROVE TOTAL WRECK Eighty Men of Crew Have Reached Cape Race. St. John's. N. F., June 14.--Eighty men from the Cunard line steamship Ascania reached Cape Race on a coasting steamer tonight. They report ed the ship in bad shape, filling with water and likely to prove a total wreck. The liner struck alongside the lighthouse at the entrance to Rose Blanche Harbor and completely block ed the channel. ' A BOY FATALLY SHOT WHILE PLAYING SOLDIER Victor Siebold, 6 Died at Hospital in New Haven. New Haven, Conn., June 14. 'Victor Siebold, sixi iyears old, died at a hos pital here tonight of a gunshot wound received while playing soldier near bis home in West Haven .late today with a six year old companion, Dudlev A. Ailing. The Ailing boy, it is stated. found a shot gun in the attic of his home and took it outside to use in the soldier play. . Soon afterwards he pointed it at his playmate calling on him to hault and then puiled the trig ger, -the charge, whiehhad been left APPOINTED SUPERVISOR OF WAR CONTRACTS. Max Thelen of San Francisco Under General GoetKals. Washington, June 14. Secretary Baker today appointed Max Thelen of San Francisco to be supervisor of war contracts under Quartermaster Gen eral Goethals. Mr. Thelen is to be in the office of Brigadier General Hugh S. Johnson, recently placed in charge of all war purchases. He is to have complete control of contracts and will act in conjunction with Assistant Sec retary of War Stettinius. COLLISION ON LACKAWANNA . & WYOMING VALLEY ROAD Miners Say Shortage Probably Will Be More Keenly Felt Next Winter St. Paul, Minn., June 14. The coal shortage probably will be more keen ly felt this winter last last, according to representatives of the United Mine Workers Union of America, who are attending the. annual convention of the American Federation of Labor. Discussion of the coal situation arose late today after a resolution request ing the federation to lend its efforts to obtain coal for the New England district had been adopted. The adoption of a resolution asking congress to derive funds for carrying nn the war from taxation rather than from bond issues, was the outstanding feature of a session marked by the disposal of nearly twenty-five reso, lutions.- -. - ' ' Other, resolutions on which favor able action was taken included measures asking that suitable hous ing conditions be provided tor worK ers in industrial centers, means for eliminating labor spies, alleged' to be employed by some large, corporations and the establishment of a minimum wage scale for government employes. Resolutions calling upon the United States to consider and take immediate action on the woman suffrage bill al so were unanimously adopted by the convention. In an attack on the national fuel administration, Joseph D. Cannon of New York, charged that although the suffering in New York was called to the attention of officials in- Wash ington last winter, no effort was made to provide coal. . ' . Several officers of the Mine Work ers Union, including Secretary W, Green, placed the blame for last win ters coal shortage - on' tae railroads, FLAG DAY EXERCISES AT WASHINGTON MONUMENT DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS FOR 11 AMERICANS Reported to War Department by Gen eral Pershing. Washington. June 14. General Per shing reported to the War Depart ment tonight the names of eleven offi cers and men awarded the distinguish ed service cross. Theiri niamieisi with addresses as shown by department records follow: Private Leo M. McGuire. Tulso. Okla. Private Fred A. Renick. St Louis. Corporal Arthur W. Jones. Min neapolis, Minn. First Lieut. Cornelius Beard, care Wm. J. Reid. Boston. Sec ond -Lieutenant Ralph L. Bishop. 28 Pearl street, New Haven. Conn. Ser geant Brie S. Olsen. New Britain. Conn. Corporal Ralph A. Sanderson. Forest . Grove, Mont. Corporal Francis E. Hurley, Maiden. Mass. Private First Class Thomas Jolly, Plainsboro. N. J, Private Charles E. Gunter. Decatur, 111. Private Edward J. Fen-ell, No. Ed ward J. Ferrell possibly should be Ed ward G. Ferrell, Kingsbury, Texas (There are several Edward J. Far rells.) Two Men Killed and 15 Others Injured Near Moosic, Pa. Scranton, Pa., June 14. Two men were killed and 15 others injured when the work trains on the' Lacka wanna and Wyoming Valley (Laurel Line) came together in a rock cut near Moosic, a few miles south of this city late this .afternoon. Six of the in the gun when it ws put in the at- injured were able to go to their homes tic, striking tne tseiDOld boy in the but the other nine are confined to chest and arms. I hospitals. President Wilson and Members of Cabinet Listened to Patriotic Address Washington, June 14. Flag Day, which this year. marked the one hnn dred and forty -first anniversary of the adoption of the American nag was oh served here today with outdoor exer cises beneath the Washington monu ment President Wilson, members of the cabinet and others high in official life were in the big crowd which lis tened to a patriotic address by John W. avisD, solicitor general of the United States. : Army aviators circled overhead dur ing the exercises. ': - .-' Flag, Day was commemorated 'in the house with ".an address bv Represen tative JarKiay-orrv.ntucky. ALL-DAY FIGHT WITH U-BOAT OFF THE VIRGINIA COAST Reported by Captain George Aitkin of British Steamship Author. Middlet6wri, Conn., June 14. Com mencement season, at Wesleyan uni versity, the 'eighty-fourth, began to night with the customary prize decla mations in Memorial chapel and the I announcement of prize awards for the year. Tomorrow will be entirely taken up with class day exercises in . the morning, .a- patriotic meeting in . the afternoon, and class reunions in the evening. Alumni are returning in force, although for a wartime com mencement the reunions and the inci dental features will be curtailed quite a bit owing weondttions-.'Su far "as possible the entire program follows closely that of other years. President Shanklin is hack from war work at the "western front and he will deliver the baccalaureate sermon on Sunday. At the alumni gathering he will make a report on his experiences overseas. An effort will be made to raise money enough to close the present year without a shortage and to pro vide for meeting an anticipated deficit in the coming year. The local chapter of the Psi Upsilon will observe its seventy-fifth anniversary. Professor Rice will this year conclude his fiftieth year of active service in the university. The prize awards announced tonight follow: Pierce, for physiology, P. A. Stevens. Danbury. Conn.: Phi Beta Kappa, for Latin, E. A. Warren. West Acton, Mass.: Camp, for English literature, E. A. Warren: Johnston, for electricity, E. M. Bilger, Meriden, Conn.: Spinney; for Greek. E. F. Lounsbury, Kensing ton. Conn.; Rice, in mathematics, H. D. Hughes, Amsterdam, N. Y.; Gerald, in English literature. . R. B. Sharne. n no u need Greenwich, Conn.; Gerald, in freshman economics. H. D: Hughes: Sherman, in freshman mathematics. L. H. Bun yan. Colchester, Conn.: Ayres, for col leeg entrance examinations, R. A. Bur dick, Brooklyn. N. Y.: Olin. in English composition, B. H. Bissell. Meriden, Conn.: junior exhibition prize, original oration. Maurice A. Potter. North Long Branch, N. J.: Cole, in English com position, sophomore. H. N. Stark, Brooklj-n. X. Y.; Brisgs, for debate, Maurice A. Potter. A NOTICEABLE STIFFENING OF THE WHOLE ALLIED LlriE Has Resulted From Streams of Ameri icans Moving to the Front. Washington, June 14. Members of,, the house military committee at their weekly war department conference to day were toi-t that the stream of Americans 'steadily moving to the front had resulted in a noticeable stiffening -of the whole allied' line. Tie Germans, it waa said, apparently had encountered greater numbers than- they . expected to oppose their third great drive, and had suffered heavier losses than they probably had anticipated. On the whole, the legislators were informed, there were many eneourag- ., ing features . in the present situation on the wetsrn front. - Among I her things disclosed was the fact that Major General Henry -h. Liggett, has been selected to become corps commander when the American ' forces reaches that strength, and to coromand thp . first. American field army when it is organized. That Gen. Liggett would be .chosen has. .been generally understood at the war de partment but there has been no an nouncement of the -subject. He com mands the forces - in the field now. Thes forc- not including troops brigaged witn the British and French comprise two complete divisions, ful- ly eauipped and operating under French corps commanders. Many in teresting facts were given .the con gressmen about American artillery at the front and other phases of Ameri can participat'on in the - fighting which must be treated as military secrets. SURVIVOR GIVES DETAILS OF TORPEDOING OF LINCOLN. Gun Crew Fired Their Gun Even as the Decks Were Awash. An Atlantic Port, June 14. A story of an all day fight yesterday with a German submarine off the Virginia coast was brought here today by Cap tain George Aitkin of the British steamship Author. He said the raid er gave up the chase seventy miles from the Virginia capes, apparently fearing to brave the coast patrol. Captain Aitkins, whose ship is one of the few armed craft to be attacked by the U-boats since they came to Ameri can waters, said the German showed no disposition to come within the range of the guns of his armed guard of British blue jackets, though he trail ed him at long range for twelve hours. Many shots were fired without effect. ALIEN-OWNED COTTON PLACED ON SALE STATEMENTS BY TWO FORMER . GOVERNORS OF MICHIGAN On Henry Ford's Consent to Receive Democratic Nomination For U. S. Senator.. DEMAND MADE BY. ORDER , OF RAILWAY TELEGRAPHERS That the W. U. T. Co. Abide by De. cison of National War Labor Board. St. Paul, Minn.. ' June 14. A de mand that the Western Union Tele graph Co. "abide by the decision of the National War Labor Board, that operators be given the right to join unions." was made today, according to announcement here by S. J. Konen- kamp, president of the Commercial Telegraphers Union of America. The demand was made by the Order of Railway Telegraphers. Mr. Konen kamp said, adding that the two "unions will stand together in the struggle against the Western Union." The time limit for meeting the de mand expires at noon tomorrow, Mr. Konenbamp said. The railroad telegraphers' organiza tion represents more than "0.000 op erators, who handle much Western Union business, he declared. Alien Property Custodian Puts 3,050 Bales on Market in New York. New York. June 14. The alien prop erty custodian sold 3,050 bales of enemy-owned cotton in the classification room of the New lork Cotton Ex change today. A large number of buyers were present, and the prices naid were re garded as very high. The first 2,000 hales, grading about middling, sold from 29 to 29 3-4 cents, while the bal. snce. averaging strict to' good mid dling, ranged from 30 1-2 to 32 1-8 cents. 200 bales going to a local spot house at the latter price. Thus far 10.941 bales .. of alien-owned cotton have been sold, of which S,541 bales were disposed of in New York. BROKERS REPORT THE HIGHEST AVERAGE NCOMES Providence Man a War Prisoner. Providence. K. I June 14. Ser geant. Harold V. Tucker, of this city, who waa captured while fighting in France .. on April 10 s a prisoner in the German camp, according to a ca blegram to his father, Z. R. Tucker, "from the American Red Cross at Farmers the Lowest on the Govern . .. me'nt List. Washington. June 14 (by A. P.I. A larger proportion of brokers than of any other occupational class, re ported Incomes of more than S3 000 in I Detroit. June 14. The announce ment in Washington vesterdav of Hen ry Ford of Detroit that be would ac cept the nomination for U. S. senator to succeed Wm. Alden Smith, if tend ered h'm. was met in Michigan todav by statements from two former gov ernors who had previously announced their wndidacy. Charles E. S. Osborn. in a signed statement severely criticised Ford who. he said, was an ardent pacifist before the war and snent thousands of dollars in advertising aimed to pre vent America's entrance into the con flict. FreJ M. Warner, speaking at Imlav Oily, said: "f am sure Ford will be nominated and elected on the republican tickef.' Warner (lid not say however, that he would withdraw from the race. Bridgeport Conn., June 14. Captain A. B. Randall, U. S. N., a survivor from-the U. S. S. President Lincoln; torpedoed by a German submarine, reached Bridgeport last- night from an Atlantic porf. . He reported that the gun crew of the President Lineoln fireji their gun even as the decks were en tirely awash. Captain Randall and other officer of the- President Lincoln when obliged to put off in small boats disguise,! themselves in ordinary seamen's uni forms, with the exception of one en sign, he said. That ensign when taken upon the submarine failed to recognize his fellow officers, although each boat load of men was brought before the submarine for examination and photo graphic purposes. A sailor of the Lincoln rescued fron the sea was taken into the hold of the submarine and revived with brandy and coffee before being placed in the shin's boat, lie said. i GERMAN SUBMARINE OFF " THE COAST IS CAMOUFLAGED At a Distance It Presents the Appear ance cf an Ordinary Freighter. DRASTIC EMONOMIES IN . THE USE OF COAL Must B: Observed at Electric Light and Power Plants. Atlantic City, N. J., June 14. Members of the National Electric Light Association in convention here, were told today by Charles E. Stuart, of the United States Fuel administra tion, that plans for conservation of power supply call for the most dras tic economies in the' use of coal. ' , These, he pointed out, are -to he ef fected by the application of skip-stop to railways, regulations ' of carpeting and lighting, economy of power and light In factories, utilization of ex cess water and inter-connection or 1916. and farmers made ! power systems; limiting power to yruuurLlon- . . . atelv the smallest numhe nf rpnrn. J-' anis ana enut3 ... u.ci.v Li.c cuiancai uuuiut: Ul return?, -nrr if it' was shown today in an analysis of j a income-tax returns ior it. one out of every five brokers made returns, but -only one in 400 farmers. Nearly one-fifth of all lawyers and judges made returns. Teachers, actors, musicians, preach ers and saloonkeeoers were among the classes of which few made incomes of more than $3,000. manufacturing indus try. These results are to be procured through a force of' engineers. An Atlantic Port,' June 14. At least one of the German submarines opef ating off the American coast is cam ouflaged so as to present at a distance the appearance of an xrdinary freight er, according to Captain" Bratland, master of the Norwegian steamer Vin-. land, one of the raiders' victims. Cap tain Bratland. who was a prisoner on the submarine for several hours. sa:d today that she had iron bulwarks three or Tour feet high around er decks, with an elevated bow standing high out of .the water, and lookeA much like a cargo carrier about 209 feet long. " ' , . . The captain ,declarc he was told b'y" the U-boat crew that a dance waa held on deck every night to celebrate tictories of the day. SAW FOUR CHINAMEN - ... . ' ABDUCT YOUNG GIRL. Statement 'to Police by a '9 Year Old , . ' " Boyat East Haven. ' New. Haven Conn.. June 14. The statement of a 9 year old boy in East Haven that he had seen four Chinaman riding in an automobile stop and .pict up ,a young girl and then speed away ; was the cause of sending, an alarm from here as far as Boston tonight to police along the way to watch for tne car and the Chinese. At 10.30 tonight diligent innuiry in East Haven- ha J failed to disclose anv missing child: j The lad's story was.su circumstantially The following Americans are includ ed' in yesterday's Canadian casualty j given in regard to seeming details that list: Killed in action: W. Oonroy, of jit was given cr?dence. He described Roston. Wounded, A. T. Reinholt. Polk, t the auto as beating a, Jiew York rees Pa. ill, G; H. Mason, Hrtford, Conn,, tration tablet,