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VOL UX NO, 143
, NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1918
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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
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
WAS CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR
DRASTIC AMENDMENTS TO
THE DRAFT REGULATIONS
Announced by Provost Marshal Gen
eral Crowder On . Dependency
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
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
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
British casualties reported during
the week ending Friday aggregated
"4.171. Of this number 4,417 men were
AMERICAN PRISONERS OF
WAR IN GERMAN CAMPS
List of Forty Made Public by the War
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
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
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
"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
"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 ;
266,724 BELOW ESTIMATE OF CEN
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."
He Left .New York
Louis on May 7,
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: ' ; ' . .
! Saturday, June
Monday, ' June
' Telegraph Local
a letter declared he
his efforts to bring
Secretary McAdoo, suffering from
overwork, left Washington for Sulphur
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,
Subway construction work in New
York was completely tied up by strik
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
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
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
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
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
Developments of gas as a war wea
pon was studied by the Senate,-military
sub-committee investigating ordnance
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.
' 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
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, 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
OF WAR CONTRACTS.
Max Thelen of San Francisco Under
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
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
CROSS FOR 11 AMERICANS
Reported to War Department by Gen
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
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
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
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
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.
PLACED ON SALE
STATEMENTS BY TWO FORMER
. GOVERNORS OF MICHIGAN
On Henry Ford's Consent to Receive
Democratic Nomination For U. S.
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
Teachers, actors, musicians, preach
ers and saloonkeeoers were among the
classes of which few made incomes of
more than $3,000.
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,