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VOL LIX NO. 179
ALLIED OFFENSIVE SLOWS 0
Only Mutuar Bombardments are in Progress Along the
Western Side of the Salient
GERMANS WERE FORCED
Before the Fighting Died Down the Villages of Oulchy le
Chateau and Villemontoire Were Captured By French
and American Troops, Who Advanced Their Lines East
ward of Oulchy Big Allied Guns Have Been Pulled Up
in That Section and are Heavily Shelling the Sectors O ver
Which It is Proposed to Push Forward and Capture Fere
en Tardenois No General Retreat Has Been Attempted
Bv the Germans, But There are Evidences 1 hat buch
the Germans, But There are Evidences That Such
a Move is Contemplated Eastward From Rheims, in
Champagne, the French Have Regained Nearly All Their
Old Line Positions In France and Flanders the British
Have Been Compelled to
tacks cf the Germans.
(By The; Associated Press.)
If.ie ninth day of the allied offensive
on the Soissons-Kheims salient saw a
lessening in the intensity of the battle
along th- western side of the salient,
whire only mutual bombardments
wcr? In progress. Along the Marne,
ho-"Vfr. find southwest of Rheims,
the Franco-Americans, Brit'sh and
Italian troops still were at deadly, grips
vrr the enemy cn various sectors.
The Germans stroe hard in the for
T' - .r", north of the Marne to ho'd
back the French and American
tron;s. 'Jrbourhinc from the woods in
strnrr ountrr-nttneks. The- enemy,
howrver. e"rnwhere was forced
l.,-rb'y further bark tn the north and
th- f'rt'! now hnvp hen a'most en
tit'lv rW-arod of Germans.
South es: of Rheims heavy rein-fe-rerrrpts
have been thrown along
th front, where the British. French
an I !;.:!!! are fighting. In the im
n .-e s wion of Reuil, where the bat
tle ' ne vims sharply toward .Rheims
th" !':(wh have captured several im-i-.vta"';
point? of vantage. Including
the viilare of Reuil and also advanc
ed their line northward, notwithstand
ing Vm- liolenec ot the German counter-move.
T" the northeast, where the Ger
mans are firing the Britrph, the Ger
mans hrve recaptured Mery and Hill
C4 hut the British have retained their
hoH on Vrigny nnd most of the other
territory taken II that region.
Ka:;ivori from Rheims in Cham
petrne the French have now regain.?'!
peirlv nil their old line positions am!
daily are harassing the Germans with
VISIT HOG ISLAND YARD.
Were Taken All Over the Shipyard
and Given a Boat Ride.
Philadelphia, July 26. Central and
South American diplomats were today
given ap opportunity by the United
States shipping board to see Hog Isl
and, the world's greatest shipyard, in
action. The visitors, accompanied by
Edward X. Hurley, chairman of the
board: Charles M. Schwab, director
general of the' emergency fleet' cor
poration, and uther high officials, were
taken -ail over the yard and then given
a boat ride on the Delaware to see the
two-mile river front of the big plant.
Mr. Hurley in a speech told the
ambassadors and" ministers that unless
the great merchant marine now being
built in this country brings prosperity
to the republics to the south. Ameri
ca's pride of achievement will be di
minished. Speaking for South America. Am
bassador Kaon of Argentina congratu
lated the people 6f the United States
on their wonderful achievement for the
welfare of humanity. "Tour success is
our success, your welfare is our wel
fare, your glory is our glor," he said.
Ambassador Da Gama of Brazil ex
pressed his admiration of the work
done at Hog Island and the other
f hipyards of the country.
JAPAN ACCEPTS OUR
PROPOSAL FOR SIBERIA
That Aid Be Given the Czecho-SIovak
London, July 26 (by A. P.). It is
announced officially here that Japan
hag decided to accept the American
proposal to assist the Czecho-Slovak
armies in Siberia.
Washington Still Silent.
Washington, July 26 (by A. P.).
Kews that an official announcement
bad been made in London that Japan
had decided to accept the proposal of
the united states to give military as
sistance to the Czecho-Stovak armv
. In Siberia did not alter the course of
the government here in still mr-king
r.o siaiemeni on me status or the ne
gotiations. On the other hand, va
riousty published accounts of the .nego
tiotions were denounced as specula
tive and as possioiy givmg intorma.
ton to the enemy.
President Wilson's statement mak
ing formal announcement on the sub
Ject has been drafted, but will net be
Issued until au me details have been
BRITISH GOT 25 ENEMY
Al RPLAWES YESTERDAY
Fifteen of th British Machines Failed
London, July 76. British airmen
brought down 25 German airplanes
and forced down six others out of con
trol in air righting yesterday. Fifteen
of the British -machines failed to re.
This announcement was made in the
cfncial communication- on aerial oper
uions Issued tonigljt.
Withstand Several Violent At-
Before the fighting died clown along i
the wester, side uf the Rheims-Sois-I
sons salient the village of Oulchy le j
Chateau and, Villemontoire were cap
tured by French and American troops,
who advanced their lines eastward of
Oulchy. The fall of Oulchy gives the
allied forces the key to the heights
dominating Fere en Tardenois. which
lies only a short distance to the east.
At Oulchy forty guns and hundreds of
prisoners wore captured by the Amer
ican and French troops,
Big allied guns have been pulled up
in this region and are heavily shell
ing the sectors before them over which
it is proposed to push forward and
nipture Fere en Tardenois when the
time is ripe. Meanwhile allied big guns
over the entire salient continue to
throw shells from all angles into the
German forces inside the big bag.
While, there has been no attempt by
the Germans at a general retreat from
the salient, the belief prevails a'onr
the hi'ttle front that an indication ihat
a retreat is purposed is shown bv the!10
fact that th .enemv ia nsinir mmnar.i
itfvely small forces of infantry on va-
l inns sectors' under attack, depending
mainlv on his machine gunners to re
tard the progress of the allies.
le. Fraiee and Flanders the British :
t uiri-ii t;uiiiptMKu lu wiiii&ianu sev
eral violent attacks by the Germans.
t Hebpterno and in the vicinity of
Meteren. The enemy in both sectors
vr- reiui'se l with heavy casualties.
On the other battle fronts the mili
ary activity is nominal although con
'dr;ible fighting continues in Maca
lenia ,and Albania, with the allied
troops holding the upper hand.
MOB SPIRIT AND ACTION
Deprecates Lynching of Negroes in
the South es Well as Enemy Aliens.
Washington, July 26. President
Wilson today, in a personal statement,,
addressed , his fellow countrymen, de
nouncing mob spirit and mob action,
called upon the nation to show the
world that while it fights for democ
racy on foreign fields, it Is not destroy
ing democracy at home. The president
referred not alone to mob action
against those suspected of being ene
my aliens or enemy sympathizers; he
denounced most emphatically mob ac- 1
tion of all sorts, especially lynchmsrs
and wh'le he did not refer specifically
to lynching?! of negrs in the south
it is known that he included them in
his characterization of mob spirit as
a blow at the heart of ordered law
and. humane justice."
It is known that the lynching of
negroes, as well as attacks - upon
those suspected of being enemies or
sympathizers, have been used by the
German propaganda throughout Cen
tral and South America as well as in
Europe, to contend that the preten
sions of the United States as a cham-
pfbn of democracy are a sham.
Deeply concerned by the situation.
the president decided to address his
fellow countrymen, and to declare that
every mob contributes to German
lies about the United States what her
most gifted liars cannot improve upon
by way of calumny."
NOTED RABBI WORKING
AS A OAY LABORER.
Dr. Stephen Wis of New York Be
lieves It to Be His Duty,
Stamford, Conn., July. 26. Dr.
Stephen Wise, noted rabbi of the Free
synagogue in New York.city, is work
ing as a day laborer at a local marine
construction plant. Dr. Wise said to
night that he took up the work because
he believed it the duty of every man
who could not enter military service
to contribute directly by his labor to
essential production for war needs. His
IT year old son is at work at the plant
in a similar capacity.
The rabbi came with his family from
New York to spend the summer at
Shippan Point He and his son began
work at the plant early in the week.
TO PROLONG LIFE OF THE
REICHSTAG ANOTHER YEAR.
It Would Have Terminated in Janu
ary of This Year.
New York, July 26. The Berlin
Tageblatt of June 23, a copy of which
has been received here, says it learns
that a bill probably will be submitted
to the reichstag prolonging the life of
that body another year. The legisla
tive period of the present reichstag,
which would have terminated in Janu
ary or this year, was extecdec for a
year in 1917. A further extension is
now to be made "because the end of
the war is not yet to be foreseen," says
WH Peria Has Been -
IT Ai: DUrJMO "WW"1-
Kerensky Not Coming to U. S.
Parfs, July 26. The Temps says it
understands that Alexander Keren
sky, the former Russian premier will
not make a trip to the United States
as he had intended.
BRITISH REVIEW OF WEEK
ON THE WESTERN FRONT,
The Present German Salient is Now 20
Miles Long and 20 Miles Deep,
London, July 26. As a result of the
past week's activities the whole situa
tion on th western front has been
transformed. The Germans, accordin
to despatches from tire front, have used
65 divisions on the Champagne front
and the whole of the crown prince's
reserves have been exhausted. The
only fresh reserves remaining to the
Germans are less than uO divisions at
tacked to Crown Prince Rupprecht's
Last week it appeared certain that
Prince Rupprecht would be called upon
to launch an attack on the British
front, but the enemy put off this at-
tack and the psychological moment for
it probably has passed, for the Ger
man sappear committed to the great
battle in grogress and cannot afford
to stake heavily on a dubious opera
tion at another part of the front, ac
cording to the view of British experts.
The present German salient is now
2fl miles wide and 20 miles deep and,
similarly, is dominated by the allied
idence has reached the allies in
the shape of captured documents to
show that the enemy had made up his
mind on the day after the allied of
fensive began to undertake a retire.
ment to a line along either the Ardre
or Vesle, and actually had given or
ders for this, but these orders were
later cancelled, presumably owing to
the difficulty of effecting an orderly
retirement in the pinched salient, and
it is now possible that the German
command has decided to retain the
present positions as long as possible.
.Meanwhile the military writers point
out. the allies are using up the Ger
man reserves in a battle where the
Germans are continuously in a disad
vantageous position so the situation
isx entirely satisfactory to the allies.
If the enemy remains in the salient he
cannot possibly undertake any impor
tant offensive' therefrom, and the allies
could hoid the salient lightly and ds
vote their energies elsewhere.
One reason for che Germans' aban
donment of the plan for retirement is
found in the reports. of allied airmen,
which' show ."remendous congestion
along the lines of German Communi
cation. The Germans may be merely
holding on as long as possible in order
prlect an orderly withdrawal and
remove the Vast accumulations Of
stores munitions which had been
gathered in this district, ready for a
great advance southward. ,
All the arteries .of the salient now
are constantly under the allies' sllell
fire, and work along them must be
SOUTH HAS DROPPED
THE ONE-CROP SYSTEM
In That Section Large Quantities of
Food Are Being Raised.
Dallas, Texas, July 26. The south
has dropped the one-crop system and
is beginning to feed itself and help
the rest of the nation, thus putting an
end to the story about a Texas farmer
who bought his beans in Boston, his
furniture in Grand Rapids, his food in
Kansas City and raised only cotton
and a pack of hungry dogs.
The war, according to authorities,
has done more than years cf advice
in bringing about the present situa
tion in the south, where large quan- 1
tities of food now are being raised.
The immediate and important effect
members of agricultural departments
say, is the sharp decrease in the drain
on the north and west, which now per
mits of greater overseas shipments
from those sections.
Fixed government prices, insuring a
iair return, encouraged planting,
agents of the agricultural departments
and agricultural schools pointed out
to the southern farmer the benefits of
a varied crop, and the excellent
weather brought crops that authorities
say will result in still greater acreage
of wheat and oats next year. The ideal
weather resulted in an early harvest
Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana,
North Carolina, Florida and Virginia
will harvest greatly diversified food
crops this year. One strikiiig result is
shown in a shipping report from Ala
bama. Until four years ago from 17
counties in the state not a single car
load of hogs was shipped. In the year
ending April 1, 1918, hogs to fill 2,352,
were sent from the same counties. The
value of the hogs now growing in
these counties was estimated at ti,
000,000. Formerly the section raised
little except cotton.
WESTERN UNION CO.
HAS BEEN INDICTED
Sequel to Charge That Telegraph Co.
Sent Messages by Train.
The Western Union Telegraph com
pany was indicted today by the fed
eral grand jury in connection with the
charge that the corporation had sent
dispatches by messengers, using rail
road trains instead of by wire.
Two indictments were found. One
charged violation of Section 181 or
the United States Criminal Code which
forbids the establishment of private
express for the carriage of letters be
tween points to which the government
operates mail service. There are eight
counts in this indictment, covering
the routes between new York and
Boston, New York and Philadelphia,
New York and Baltimore, and New
York and Washington and the reverse
UNDER MARTIAL LAW
Dispatch From Amsterdam Says King
Has Issued the - Order.
London, July 26. A despatch to the
Exchange Telegraph from Amsterdam
says the Weser Zeitung of Bremen
learns from . Bucharest that the king
of Rumania has been ordered to place
all Rumanian territory .tender martial
In semi-official quarters in Berlin.
the deoPotoh addf?, this report has not
been contradicted and jt was said
nothing could be vouchsafed reg-irdin
the significance of the measure.
NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, JULY' 27, 1918
BY THE PROVISIONAL' GOVERN:
. WENT AT OMSK
TO ANNUL BOLSHEVIKI
Decree1' Has ' Been Issued Re-estab
lishing the Siberian Duma A Rus
sian Despatch Reports Mutiny at
Washington, July ' 26. Paper mill
workers are not entitle: to the 10 per
cent, bonus allowed by the Interna
tional Paper company before the war
laoor board s wage award became ef
fective. T. X. Guerin and C. A. Crock
er composing a section of the board
ruled' today in interpreting the award.
Newspaper Advertising Is The Best
There are experts in advertising as well as in other lines of husi-'
ness and at a convention of advertising clubs one of these in speak- ;
ing to the members; referred to the fact that sonje in charge of re
tail store advertising were inclined to the use of the mails in devel
oping trade rather than newspaper advertising but "advocated that
retail stores should not consider direct mail advertising, for the two
are separate and distinct, and tH direct mail advertising should be
used as a complemental effort and not in place of newspaper adver
tising'' for as he later stated t he newspaper is the retail store's best
, possible advertising medium. . "
Those who have had experience in advertising have unquestion
ably reached the same conclusi on for it is results that tell and it is
the newspaper advertising which produces results. The buyers de
pend upon it, and when seeking the best, which of course is the
cheapest, there is none in Norwich or this part of the, state which
can compare with The Bulletin.
In the past week the following matter was published in its col
umns: . . '
Bulletin Telegr&ph Local General Total
Saturday, July 20.. 147 .. 116 395 658
Monday, July 22.. 153 ' 143 204 . 500
Tuesday,- July 23... 124 V 126 . 253 5o3
Wednesday, July 24.: 112 . . .113 -410 . 635
Thursday. ' July 25.; 120 121 330" 571
Friday, July 26., 140. 93 304 " 537
A controversy over the payment of j
the bonus resulted in a walkout at
several factories this week, curtailing
the production of news print by 75 per
cent. An appeal to the war labor board
to interpret the award which was
made yesterday was referred to Mr.
Crocker and Mr. Guerin, who after
considering briefs submitted by both
. r.ployers and the men, held the bonus
was "a voluntary contribution" on the
part of the employers.
"The workmen are not entitled to the
bonus in addition to' the wage award
by the war labor board," Mr. Guerin
and Mr. Crocker .decided, "unless the
employers desire to do it as a volun
tary act as was done prior to this
The employers, it was held, are mor
ally bound to pay the bonus for May
and June because the notice originally
granting it said the bonus would con
tinue until the men were informed of
the discontinuance. It also was held
that the shortening of the worl day
from nine to eight hours was not to
permit any reduction in wages.
AMERICAN TROOPS FAUND
HUNDREDS DEAD GERMANS
While Advancing Along the Marne
About 2,000 Fell There.
With the American Army on the
Aisne-Marne Front, July 26. (By The
Associated Press.) The American
troops advancing along the Marne
have discovered hundreds of dead
Germans. The victims fell before the
heavy machine gun fire of toe Amer
icans during the retreat. In one
horseshoe area the ground was cover
ed with dead. The Americans' buried
as many bodies as was possible. It is
estimated that. 2 000 Germans fell
Farmers along the. uMame report
having seen the bodies of German dead
floating down the stream. The military
authorities are plannting some system
by which they can clear the river of
Three days after the Germans
evacuated Chateau Thierry the Amer
icans found a lone German in Mont
St Piere, hiding in a cellar. The pris
oner said he was tired of fhe war and
was determined to secret himself, not
withstanding the fact that he had no
food and later take a chance by sur
rendering to the allies. He 1 asserted
that the German soldiers were dis
satisfied with the way affairs were go
ing and that the general opinion
among them was that the crown prince
was unable to bring sufficient rein
forcements or supplies to aid the forc
es being attacked from the south.
GERMANY AND HOLLAND
Interchange of Potatoes and Coal Has
London, July 26. A despatch to the
Exchange Telegraph from Amsterdam
says that free . difficulties have arisen
between Germany and Holland over
economic, questions. The shipment of
potatoes to .Germany has been stopped
owing to their urgent need in Hol
land and coal shipments irom Ger
many to Holland have ceased. ;ego
tiations in connection with the diffi
culties are proceeding slowly at The
'' German General Killed. '
' Geneva. July 26. The German news
papers have begun to publish, long
lists of officers killed and the names
cover several columns. Among them
is that of General Unverszagt, attach
ed to the staff of General Von Boehn,
on the Marne front.
Paper Makers Not
Entitled to Bonus
RECEIVED 10 PER. CENT UNDER
OLD WAGE SCALE
Ruling is Made by T. N. Guerin and
C. A. Crocker With Sanction of the
War Labor Board No Reduction, in
Pay For Shorter Hours.
London, July" 26 The provisional
government at Omsk has assumed-supreme
authority in Siberia and pro
claimed Siberia's independence. . ac
cording to a Reuter despatch from Pe
king under date of Tuesday.
-The provisional government has an
nulled all Bolshevik decrees and re-
712 1896 3404
established the Siberian Duma. Ap
proval ot these actions has been re
quested of the Vladivostok govern
ment. Mutiny at Jaroslav.
London, July 26. A Russian wire
less despatch received tonight reports
that' as a result of the investigation
of the mutiny at Jaroslav many per
sons, have been arres-ted, of whom 330
were shot, a majority of 'hem being
officers in the counter-revolutionary
White Guards and league with Czecho
slovaks. KAISER 4S URGING HIS
VASSALS TO BE PATIENT
Says "The Hardest Part of the Job is
Still Before Us."
The Hague, July 26. "The hard
est p.irt of the job is still before us
The enemy knows the war is about to
reach the point of decision and is
summoning all his strength for a final
defense and counter-defensive."
This was the observation of thi
German emperor, recorded by Karl
Reiner in the Berlin Lokal Anzeigger
and apparently made on the eve of
General Foch's offensive. On the same
occasion Field Marshal . Von Hinden
burg. gave Rosner the following
"It is to be hoped the people at
home arc full of confidence. But they
are not learned in patience. I hope
notning is so promptly punished, as
overhaste is no good.
"Preparation is half the battle, arid
the people must t-emember we are not
working with machines that can be
smashed as soon as the iob is com
plefed. We are working with the most
sacred thing we possess, namely, the
blood and life of the German people
Our last reserves must be strong m?n
who will return from the trenches to
take up peace tasks. We must not be
left at the end like smashed machines
but must be strong and unweakened."
A NEW HAVEN REAL
ESTATE DEALER ARRESTED
For Attempting to Sell Stock Without
. New Haven, Conn.. July 26. F. Hen
ry Monroe, a real estate dealer of the
firm of Monroe Brothers, was arrested
here tonight by state police and
charged with attempting the sale of
an oil stock without having obtained
a permit from the state bank commis
sioner. Tne statute under which the
arrest was made was passed by the
legislature of 1917 and provides for
the sale of oil or mining shares in
Connecticut only when sanctioned by
the bank commissioner. it is under
stood that an inquiry concerning the
permit to offer such focks from a
Deep Ri'.er resident caused investiga
tion of Monroe's dealings and led to
the arrest. i - .
TWO VICTORIES BY
One Forced a German Captain Down
Within the. American Lines.
With the American Army on the
Aisne-Marne Front, July 26 (by The
Associated Press). An American avi
ator, Lieutenant Avery, succeeded! to
day in forcing down alive witlnn the
American lines a German captain who
had a' record ot sixteen victories over
allied aviators. Another , Amsncan
near A7illeneuve aiso brought down a
German plane, .
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Condensed Telegrams ,
" Vincent Pomp was fined $250 in
Syracuse. N. Y., for trying to bribe a
In June the popper production of the
Chile Copper company amounted to
John D. Ryan, head of the national
aircraft Board, is visiting the spruce
district of the northwest.
The food administration has been
notified that 300,000,000 bushels of
wheat are in storage in Australia. -
Charles Edgar, former acting chief
of the lumber section, was appointed
director of the war industries board.
The United States destroyer Ward
was. commissioned by Secretary Dan
iels at the Mare Island shipyard, Cal.
Senator King called at the White
House and urged President Wilson to
declare war gainst Turkey and- Bul
garia. . ' - ' :
Further restrictions on the sale for
export of caustic soda, effective Aug. 1
were announced by the war industries
board. , -
' Provost' Marshal General Crowder
accepted the enlistment of 1,528 white
men for the engineer corps from Penn
Manufacturers of shoes have been
asked by the war industries board to
only have two shades of brown, medi
um and dark.
Plans for placing the Chesapeake and
Delaware canal under a government
administrator are before the railroad
The new plant of the United States
Steel corporation at Pittsburgh has
turned out its first electrode which
passed all tests.
Among the heroes decorated by
President. Poincare in his present visit
to the battle zone was a nephew of
The possible connection between pro
Germanism and traction labor troubles
is being investigated by the alien prop
erty custodian's bureau.
President Wilson approved the in
signia of a black band with a gold star
for each son sacrificed. The band will
be worn on the left arm.
Arthur Guy Empey, author and sol
dier, recently commissioned captain in
the national army, was honorably dis
charged. Xo reason was given.
, Lieut. Com. A. C. Carpenter of the
American destroyer Fanning received
the British distinguished service cross
for anti-submarine operations.
James Lord, president of the mining
division of the American Federation of
Labor, was appointed head of a special
section of the federal employment ser
vice for miners.
The Eethlehem Steel Corporation has
matje arrangements for the acquisition
of 153 acres-of land adjoining its Ala
meda plant, Cal., to increase its ship
building facilities., -
Appointment of Major B. H. Gitchell
of Detroit as chief of the .industrial
service section of the ordnance de
partment was announced yesterday by
Major General C. C. Williams, chief
A lengthy conference was held be
tween President Wilson and Acting
secretary or war Polk. It is under
stood the Japanese replv to the Ameri
can proposals for extending military
aid to Kussia was discussed.
President Wilson proposed the for
mation cf a $50,000,000 corporation to
encourage the production of rare min
erals needed for the manufacture of
munitions to Senator Henderson of the
senate mines and mining committee.
As a result of the revelation in the
army raincoat scandal. Senator King
introduced a resolution asking the sec
retary of war to inform the senate
how many officers in the army are
receiving gifts or compensation from
firms dealing in army supplies.
A PEASANT REBELLION
BREAKS OUT IN UKRAINE
75,000 Fairly Equipped Troops Moving
Against the Germans.
London. July 26. A peasant rebel
lion has broken out in the Ukraine on
a formidable scale, according to in
formation received today. Seventy-five
thousand peasants, fairly efficient
troops, with their officers and in
.structors are advancing against the
German detachments of whom have
withdrawn before the hostile advance
retreating to Kiev. The peasants are
& M. TRAIN DERAILED
ON A BURNING BRIDGE.
Two Trainmen Were Hurt Three
Passenger Coaches Were Burned.
Hancock. N. H.. July 26. A Boston
and Maine passenger train from Keefle
was derailed this afternoon when it
ran on a burning bridge a quarter of
a mile north of East View station. Two
trainmen were hurt. The passengers
escaped serious injury, though some
were thrown from their seats. Three
passenger coaches were burned.
The engineer did not see that the
low bridge over a small stream was
afire and when the locomotive struck
it the rails spread.
PASSING ENGINE SCRAPED
A PASSENGER TRAIN
Nineteen Persons Were Cut and
Bruised on New Haven Road
New Haven, Conn., July 26. Nine
teen passengers on a Shore Line ex
press train pver the New York, New
Haven and Hartford railroad, which
arriver here early today from New
York on its way to Boston, were cut
and bruised when a grab iron on a
passing engine scraped along the
train breaking windows in the smoker
and next two coaches. Joseph Matula
of Pawtucket. R. I., went to the hos
pital temporarily but all others hurt
were cared for on the train.
230:000 CANS OF ETHER
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Two Girls and a Fireman Probably
Fatally Burned at St. Louis.
St. Louis, July 26. Two gir.ls and a
fireman probably were fatally injured
and 230,000 quarter pound cans of
ether for the American army in
France" were destroyed when a fire,
followed by many explosions, did $125 -000
damage to the Mallinckrodt Chemi
cal Workers -here this afternoon.
WO RK OR FIG HT RULE AP PLIED TO STRIKERS
Premier Lloyd George Made
Night in Behalf of British Government -
MEN WILL BE LIABLE
Statement Points Out That Munitions Workers Have Ceased
to Work Not Because of Trade Pursuit, But in an En-
deavor to Force the Government to Change a National
Policy Essential to the Prosecution of the War They
Had Been Granted Exemption From Military Service
Merely Because They Were Considered of More Value
to the Nation in the Workshops Than in the Army.
;., London, July 26. Premier Hgyd
George tonight announced in behalf of
the government that all men who wil
fully absent from work on or after
Monday next will be deemed to have
voluntarily placed themselves outside
the munitions -industries. Protection
certificates will cease to have effect
and the men will become liable to the
proVisions of the military service act,
the premier added.
The statement pointed out thai
certain workers had quit, their jobs
in disregard of their leaders and re
mained idle against the advice of the
union advisory committee.
"They nave ceased, to work," the
statement said, "not iii pursuance of a
trade dispute but in an endeavor to
force the government to change a na
tional po'icy essential to the prosecu
tion of the war.
"While millions of their fellow
countrymen hourly are tacing danger
and death for their country, the men
on strike have been granted exemp
tions from these epr.'ls only because
their services are considered of more
value to the state in the workshops
than in the army."
HOW HEROIC AMERICAN
OFFICERS HAVE MET DEATH.
Most of Them Were Killed While
Leading Their Men.
With the American Army on the
Aisne-Marne Front. Wednesday, July
4 (By The Associated Press). ;Lol-
onel Hamilton Smith of the United
States army died on July 22 within a
few- hours after receiting. a machine
gun wound below the heart Colonel
Smith was making observations after
a morning attack m anticipation of mi-
proving the American positions soutn
of Soissons, near Missy-au.-Bois.
Lieutenant Colonel Clark Elliott was
killed by machine gun fifie in the same
sector wnile inspecting the front lines.
Major J. M. McCloud was wounded
while leading his men when the Amer
icans crossed the Soissons-Arras road
during the offensive. He was wound
ed in the left arm and in the left side
by machine gun bullets but after re
ceiving first aid he continued fighting.
The major was killed soon afterwards
'by a high explosive shell.
Soon after Major McCloud died,
Lieutenant James C. Lodar was killed
by machine gun fire near where Mc- I
Cloud fell. !
On different days the following cap
tains were-killed by machine guns and
shells, all of them leading their men
when they fell: James A. Edgerton,
Julius A. Mood, Alfred R. . Hamel,
James X. C. Richard and James H.
Lieutenant Lodar, Captain Holmes
and Major McCloud were buried at a
crossroads in a wheat field two kilo
meters southtast of Missy-au-Bois.
Colonel Smith was buried at Orry-la-
Ville, near Luzarches, and the other
officers were interred where they died.
BRITISH ARMED CRUISER
. MARMORA HAS BEEN
Ten Members cf the Crew -of the Ves
sel Are Missing.
London, July 26. The British arm
ed cruiser Marmora was torpedoed
and sunk, by a German submar.ne on
Tuesday, according jo an announce-
ment made by the British adniiralty
tonight. Ten members of the crow of
the vessel are missing, , and it is pre
sumed they were killed.
The admiralty also announces that
a British torpedo Boat aestroyer ran
ashore Wednesday and later sank.
Thirteen of lier crew are missing, and
i'. is presumed they were drowned.
Naval records contain no cruiser
named Marmora and it is possioio the
vessel sunk was the Peninsular and
Oriental Steam Ntviation co:.pany
steamer Marmora, of 10.509 tons grass.
She was built at. Belfast in 190::. was
530 Teet long and had a beam of sixty
feet. ' '
DENIES HE OPINED THAT
T. J. MOONEY WAS GUILTY.
Felix Frankfurter, Chairman of the
War , Labor Policies Board.
Washington, July 26. Felix Frank
furter, chairman of the - war labor
policies board, today telegraphed to
Governor Stephens of California a de
nial that while acting as: secretary of
President Wilson's mediation commis
sion he expressed an opinion that
Thomas J. Mocney was guilty of the
San Francisco preparedness day bomb
plot for which Mooney is now under
death sentence. '
The telesrram was sent because in an
affidavit filed with, Governor Stephens
bv District Attorney ncKert, 1-ranK
furter was charged with expressing a
belief of Mooney s guilt to the dis
NEPHEW OF PRINCE
VON BUELOW A PRISONER
Was Astonished to Hear There Was a
Large Vmericari Army in. France,
Paris, July 26 (Havas Agency).
Among the prisoners captured in the
Aisne-Marne battle was a nephew ,of
Prince Von Buelow, the former Ger
man imperial chancellor. The officer,
who was a battalion commander, was
astonished to henr that there was
large American army in France. He
said he had been conviifeed, as had all
Germans that the American soldiers in
France did not exceed 50,000.
PRICE TWO CENTS
the Announcement Last
FOR MILITARY SERVICE
Works Resuminq Operations.
London, July 26. The appeal of tbf
munitions trades advisory committee,
urging the munitions strikers to re
turn to work pending an inquiry, had
a good effect, according to news re-
ce'ved from Birmingham and Covenrv
this afternoon. At Coventry one of the
largest works was enabled to resume
operations, while in Birmingham the
action of several unions, inc'nding the
employes of the big power companies
which supply the big munitions-factories,
in refusing to str'ke had a goofi
result, and it was reported this after
noon that there were less men on
strike than yesterday.
Another influence against the strike
was that wielded by discharged sol
diers and sailors, whose federation,
representing 6,000 men pledt-ed their
loyalty to Winston Spence Churchill,
m'nister of munitions.
A statement issued today by th'
strikers representing than 100.00C;
men are out, appears to be greatly ex
aggerated. It was said today by offi
cials of the comnanies that not mop
than 12.000 to 15.000 were idle, and that
the women and unskilled workers were
strongly opposed to the strike.
ATTORNEY BECKER TELLS OF
Dr. William Bayard Prepared Speech -
For Dr. Dernburg.
New York, July 26. The speech of.'.,
Dr. Bernhard Dernburg at Cleveland,
in May 1915, in which he attempted
to justify the sinking of the Lusitania
and 'Which caused his expulsion from
the United States, was prepared by
Dr. William Bayard Hale, self-confessed
head of the German information
service in America, according to a
statement here tonight by Deputy State
Attorney General Alfred L. Becker.
Testimony given by a copyreader for
the Information Service, Mr. Becker
dec'ared. was to the effect that the ad
dress was "edited and re-ed:'ted" by
Hale in thi3 city, and telegraphed to
Dernburg in Cleve'and on tiie day it
was to be delivered.
Another revelation of the attorney
general's inquiry into German ' propa- '
ganda activities before America's en
trance into the war, which he is con
ducting at the request of the depart
ment of justice, included testimony of
Dr. Hale that Dr. Edward A. Rume
ly, arrested recently in connection wth
the alleged purchase of the .New York
Evening Mail, for the German govern
ment, was introduced to him in 1913
as. "the special protege" of Dr. Dern
burg. . The introduction, he declared,
was made by Dernburg.
GERMANS ARE UPBRAIDED
Prussian Rages at Those Who See No
Triumph on the Marne.
Amsterdam, July 20. The. impres
sion that the France-American counter-offensive
has made on the Ge:7nans
at home is perhaps best illustrated by"
an article written by Deputy Traubj
cf the Prussian lower house in ther
pan-German newspaper, trie Tageliche
Rundschau. Traub fiercely lashes the
croakers "who dare doubt the official
headquarters reports of victory.' : He
makes a desperate appeal for more?
nerve" and more faith and blusters
thus: "If 'der alt Fritz' (Frederici: the
Great) walked the streets today and
saw the people's long faces he would .
say: 'Remember the seven years'" war
when fortune was often dead aiainst
us. Why grumoie pecause anairs on
the Marne are not going as well as
expected? Devil take you! You ought
to be ashamed of jourselvesl' "
THE FIRST WOMAN UNITED
STATES DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Is Mrs. Annette Abbott Adams of San .
- Francisco. - w
San Francisco. July 26. Mrs. .An--
nete Abbott Adams, today assumed
the duties of United ' States district
attorney, under temporary appoomt
ment by Federal Judge William C. Van
Fleet. She was chief deputy to District
Attorney John W. Preston, who re-signed
to become a special assistant to
United ' atates Attorney General
Gregory. She is the first woman to
hold office .of L ntted States district at- '
torney. . ,
STRIKE AT WQONSOCKET
RUBBER COMPANY PLANT.
Operatives Demand 25 Per Cent. Wage
Increase and Abolition of Bonus.'
Millville. Mass., July 26. James A.
Sullivan, of Boston, representing the
department of labor, conferred today
with officials of the Woonsocket Rub
ber company and a committee repre- :
senting striking boot makers, in an'
effort to bring about an agreement .
The operatives have demanded a 2a .
per cent, wage increase and abolition
of the bonus system. . :-T.
UNWARRANTED INCREASE -
IN PRICE OF GASOLINE
Will Not Be Tolerated by the United
States Fuel Administration. ,u
'.Boston. July 2fi. Unwarranted in
creases in the retail price of gasoline
as a result of the recent advance of-one-half
cent a gallon in the whole-.
ca'e price will not be tolerated by the
iited States fuel administration. ac
cording to information received todays
by James J. Storrow, federal fuel ad-,!
ministrator for New England,.
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