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. 1913 BoileUn Service Flax VOL LIX-NO. 197 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., " SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1918 10 PAGES 76 COLS. . . y . , : - PRICE TWO CENTS GERMANS ARE FORCED AG 1ST RETREAT. TOM Enemy Will Not be Allowed to Hold Line in Region Be- rween oomme ana uie wise nuci uic ivcyiuire u sitions of German Defence in Picardy. Ail; ARO (By The Associated Press.) Evidently it is not in the plans of the entente allies to. leave the Ger mans secure in their possession of the line they now are holding in the re gion between the Somme and the Oisc. Although the front from the south of the fommp past Chaume sand running through Rove to Noyon has been studded with fresh reinforcements and innumerable guns in order to keep bark the allied troops, the Germans nevertheless again hare been forced to give ground, and at points where seemingly their defense soon must crumple and the Tetreat eastward be resumed. French and Canadian troops Friday night between Goyencourt and Lau court, on a front of about three miles, had fomrht their way west of Roye until they virtually were knocking at the door of the town, which is one of the keystone positions of the German defense in Picardy. while to the im mediate north British troops fighting Cabled Paragraphs Senate Will Investigate.. Baris, Aug. 16. (Havas Agency). The Temps says today that it is able to confirm that the case of Former Premier Joseph Caillaux, who is charged with treason, will be referred to the senate, sitting as a high cour of justice. The newspaper adds that it is on the initiative of the govern ment that the senate will investigate no. he charges agains M. Caillaux. French troops In the Oise valley near Ribecourt also strategically placed, to begin a rolling up process which, if successful, would obliterate the hill and wooded country now standing as a barrier to the capture of Noyon. Taken altogether, the position of the allied troops on the Somme-Oise salf ent is materially better than it has been for several days past. The retirement of the Germans on parts of the northern front continues, but these manoeuvres as yet lack defi nite explanation. Following closely upon the evacuation of front line posi tions north of Albert, which were taken over by the British, has come another voluntary relinquishment of trenches in the Lys sector. The village of Vieux Berquin has been given up and ground over a front of about nine miles to a depth or from one to two miles has been ceded without fighting, All the way" between Labassee canal and Ypres the Germans still are ex hibiting 'signs of nervousness and daily are bombarding the British front Looking Well to the East. Rome. Aug. 16. The war office statement today is as follows: "In the Tonale region enemy reactions against our advanced positions were repulsed. On Wednesday night, on the Piave southwest of Grave- di Papadopoli, three hostile attacks against our gar rison were driven back with heavy losses. Four hostile airplanes and a captive balloon have been brought down. lone were still in possession of Da- heavily with shells and gas projectiles. mery and FsrviIIers following neavy counter-attacks marie by the Germans to dis'odze tbem. West of Roye the allied line is now only a scant mile and a quarter distant. Adding materially to the danger of Roye by direct assault on the part of the French and Canadians at its western gates and ' from a flanking manoeuvre by the British on the northwest, the French have carried out successfully an advance five miles to the south which seemingly lays the town open to a turning movement from the I.oces wood, which has been pene trated deeply. Not alone, however, is Along the Vesle river front the Ger mans similarly are deluging the posi tions held by the .French and Ameri cans with shells, gas projectiles and bombs from airplanes, but their ef forts have gone for naught so far as causing a relinquishment of . territory is concerned. The American aviators are busily engaged in bombing opera tions behind, the German lines espe cially against . the . bridges leading northward across the Aisne river. The American artillery also is paying strict attention to the areas behind the line I U harass the Germans. on the other battle fronts tittle ngnt Koye menaced by this latter advance, i ing of moment is taking- place, al but debouching from the woods south- j though the. Italians have been .forced eastward, the French are in a position i to sustain several counter-attacks by to outflank Lassigny. and, with the the Austrians in the Tonale region. ENEMY C0MrUNCAT10NS ! PRESIDENT IS ENJOYING ENCOURAGES THE ENEMY; MUCH NEEDED REST Berlin via London. Aug. Hi. The, Manchester," Mass.. Aug. 16. Presi (ifrman official communication issued I dent and Mrs. Wilson had another de today. dealJnS with the fighting of I'gfetful day for their brief outing on Thursday, says: 'There have been : the North . Shore. Business cares, ex fortfiekl engagements at Kenrrnel and cent for a few conferences with Cole near Vieux Berqiiin. Strong enemy i m l K. M. House, who has a- summer thrusts south of the Lys near Ayette ' :.i;r noarby, apparently were cirop and north of the Ancre were repulsed. ; ped. "West of Roye and southwest of ; ' M v. as a ' day ' that ' natur.i"y lured Noyon thre was a vigorous artillery one out of doors and the president engagement which was followed by heeded 'lit call earjy and remained enemy attacks on both sides of the j cui until a late hour this evening. Be- Avre against Lasifmy and on the . for breakfast he strolleo with Mrs. f Wttson timrer the pines" faking in deep breaths of the cool sea breeze which tempered the heat of the sun. Later he had a round of golf, with Dr. Caryl heirhts wet of the Oise. "South of Thiescourt the Attiche f;irTn remained in the enemy's hands, otherwise we drove back his attacks N-f'r our fighting positions, partly by t T. Grayyn his physician and lunched with Colonel and Mrs. House. Dur ing the day Governor McCall dropped in for a few moments, but so far as known, there were no other visitors. Word that the president was here drew hundreds of automobile parties to this resort but the marine guard extended their picket line and all ma chines were barred from the road lead ing to the estate. The president's de- ! sire for absolute rest and seclusion was -ownter-attacks. The enemy suffered heavy !ose in the fighting for Las signy. Here he vainly stormed our line six times and after ten hours of bitter fighting was driven back into the positions from which he started. "On the V.esle the artHlery activity increased durini the evening and re mained lively throughout the night. "Yesterday we shot down twenty- four enemy airplanes.' . . j parrjp,. ,)ut t0 tne letter. COMMITTEE IS AGREED j ON SOME EXEMPTIONSKISS THROUGH HANDKERCHIEF Washrmrton. Aue. 16. An eiEht per! TO AVOID THE INFLUENZA'. SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT OF AMERICAN BUILT AIRPLANES. Washington. Aug. 16.-General Per shing today advised the war depart ment that early in August a complete squadron of eighteen Ie Haviland Four airplanes, built in the United States and equipped with Liberty motors, successfully carried out the first reconnaissance flight of American-built machines behind the -German lines. They returned without loss. In making this announcement. Sec retary Baker said that Brigadier Gen eral Foulois of the American air ser vice led the expedition. This was the first report from General Pershing. on the performance of American-built De Havilands to be made public. Secretary Baker said his advices contained no other information re garding the flight except that Lieu tenant Blair Thaw was . also on the trip. The time and place of the flight Mr. Baker considi!"kl it advisable to withhold. : The announcement was , considered by officials as setting at rest rumors that the De Haviland machines were not a success and also as showing that the Liberty, motors have now proven themselves in actual war con ditions. Whether the squadron was attacked was not stated. It would have been well able to take care of it-2 self, however, as the machines, .each carrying a pilot and observer, are equipped with four machine guns as recommended by General Pershing many months ago. The flight . un doubtedly was a scouting; trip and probably many photographs of the enemy s works were brought back, the American photographic equip ment; ior tms service, devised since me war began, aiso coming in- for hnal test. No recent figures on the production of the De Haviland fours are availa ble and Secretary Baker would not sanction discussion of this phase of the matter. It is recalled, however, that the production of the one-thousandth machine at the plant . of the Dayton-Wright company was recent ly celebrated and since then another great plant has come into quantity production. It is assumed that She squadron mentioned today is regularly operat ing now at . the front, . which , means that a large number of reserve and re placement De Havilands are1 ready be hind at Brobably General -'Pershing now has- at his disposal the majority of the craft of this type so far pro duced. ; There was much dispiiRKion of . tVio iDe Haviland fours recently, due to critical reports from the aviation ser vice abroad on the machines first re ceived. Investigation here showed, however, that the specific complaints were minor m character and the taci that a full squadron has been organ ized and put into operation at the front shows this to have been the case. , Armenians Protest the Turkish Treaty Boston, "Aug.-1. The National Ar menian Council of' Tiftis was compell ed to sign a peace with .Turkey in order to save a large section of the Armen ian population from extermination but the struggle against the Turks is con tinuing, according to a cable (message given out in this city today at the headquarters of the Armenian Nation al Union of America from its accred ited representatives abroad. The message-said the Armenian army was holding the Baku-Blisavetpol line. - As London advices state the British now are at Bakue, this would link up the English forces with the Armenians. This message was as follows: "Have , received telegram from northern Persia to the effect that the national -Armenian council of Tiflis felt, compelled to sign a peace with Turkey whereby the district of Erivan, Etchmialzin, as far as the River Kar sagh on the east, have been pro claimed as an independent Armenian republic, and this in order to save a large section of the Armenian popula- Man Power in Mines Absolutely Essential Condensed Telegrams1; .$200,000,000 was of - Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 16. Labor conditions in the coal mining industry for which "the only logical solution is a substantial fiat wage increase to be applied to all classifications of mine labor will be discussed at a confer ence of district presidents of the United Mine Workers to be held in Washington Aug. 22, according to an announcement made here tonight by Frank J. Hays, president of the United Mine Workers of America. . In announcing the conference, Presi dent Hays said, it had been called "to avert, if possible, a rapidly developing labor condition within the eoal indus try, which, if permitted to go un checked, would undermine coal pro duction plans." . The wage increase "can be met and applied by the" coal operators without the necessity of an increase in the selling price of coal to the consuming public," asserted the miners' official, who added thu the paying of bonuses by many mine owners now "is indis putable evidence that the industry is cent exemption, in addition to a speci fie $3 99 exemption on the excess pro fits of. corporations, with a tax of forty per cent on all excess profits between 8 per cent and 2U per cent and a tax of sixty per cent on all excess profits exceeding twenty was arreed to today by the house vays and mfrfDs committee. The cl.nmittee in wr.'itig this schedule into the 18.000, t.n.i .ijoD. revenue bill, also adopted the treasury's alternative plan for a flat euctity pr cent tax on war profits. The committee agreed to three classifica tion of business for purposes of de duction from war profits. The deduc tion from pre-war earnings is: financ ial and transportation corporations, 8 rww cent: manufacturing, farming and geseral bneinefs. 10 per cent and min ing and kindred hazardous businesses 12 per cent. Ninety per cent of cor porations, it is estimated, will be af fected by the war profits tax and the remainder by the excess profits tax. GERMANS REPULSED A NO PMSONERS CAPTURED LeTKion, Air. M. The text of the Brittsh official statement says: "Teeterday evening the enemy launched a strong counter-attack aE&rost our new positions at Damery. His troops were everywhere repulsed with great loss, leaving over 250 pris oners ao1 a number of machine guns in our hands. "Today our advanced troops in this locality have poshed forward in the direction of Fresnoy-les-Roye and Frareart. We have taken a few pris oners. "On the reoiaindeT of the British front there is nothmr to report ex cept artillery' activity on both sides in different sectors." New York, Aug. 16. Persons who want to avoid the Spanish influenza or the common garden variety of the same disease w ere warned by the New York city department of health today not to kiss "except through a hand kerchief." While advising osculatory restraint, Health Commissioner Copeland an nounced that investigation has failed to show any signs of the Spanish af fliction aboard the Norwegian steam ship which arrived recently with many suspected casts. Asserting that it was "simply influ enza?' without the fever, headaches, delirium and nervous disorders asso ciated with the Spanish variety, he said that every precaution would be taken to prevent the spread of the disease. To this task have been as signed Dr. Louis I. Harris, director of the bureau of preventable diseases, 30 physicians and 200 nurses. NEW RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TO EXPEL GERMAN INVADERS London, Aug. 18. (British Wireless Service). "The government of north ern Russia," has been formed with -M. Tchaikowsky ; as president and minister of foreign affairs. The other members of the government include socialists of various parties. The political programme of the new government, which has just been is sued, contains the following clauses: first, the re-creation of Russian demo cratic power: second, the re-establishment of local government on a basis of universal suffrage;- third, the re creation of the Russian national army and a renewal of the war on the east ern front; fourth, the expulsion of the German invaders and other enemies of Russia to be carried out with the aid of, and in co-operation with, the entente allies. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED? Have you ever noticed a family likeness in Adver-sity and Adver tising? And it is a truth advertising deserves a medal for the num ber of persons it has. rescued from Adver-sity. A thousand dollar page advertisement made the New York Herald secure when it faced bankruptcy in its infancy, and made Beeckam's pills famous. 1 Advertising has pulied from the Sea of Despair men who needed business and women who needed husbands, and youths who needed a start in th'e world. ...... Advertising is the potent force which causes little money to make big 'money. ' Business cannot get away from it for wtjpever neglects to patron ize the . press advertises poor business judgment. Dirt on the walk and cobwebs on the shelves are the poorest ad vertisement any business ever had, and they invite Adver-sity. Following is a summary of the news given to the public by The Bulletin the past weak for 12 cents: Bulletin ' Telegraph Local General Total Saturday, Aug. 10:. 1 13 145 -482 740 Monday, Aug. 12.. '122 173 284 579 Tuesday, Aug. 13.. 118 138 217 473 Wednesday, Aug. 14. .129 141 299 569 Thursday, - Aug. 15. .122 152 412 686 Friday, Aug. 16.. 109 142 241 492 Totals 713 891 1935 ' 3539 tion from extermination. The struggle against the Turks nevertheless con tinues and the Armenians are holding the-Bak'u-.'Slisavetpol line. . "Antranik, the commander, of the Armenian forces at NahitchPVn, has., protested Uv the name of the'Armenian army against the peace treaty with Turkey and has declared that ' his army , is determined to continue the war against the Turks. "A large section of the Armenians from the the district of Kars and Al exandrapool occupied by the Turks have moved to V ladicaucasus and are in dire distress." PROTECTION FOR FISHERMEN FROM GERMAN SUBMARINES. Washington, Aug. 16. Steps to pro tect the fishing fleets off the coast of New England from German submarine raiders have been taken by the navy department: Secretary Daniels an- ! nounced today that where the vessels I operate in fleets, as is the general custom, naval patrol boats hereafter will accompany them to their banks and there maintain guard. Protection of the fishing fleets was decided on as a food conservation measure, as much of the nation's fish supply comes from New. England De cision to have naval patrol boats ac eompany the little craft whenever pos sible resulted from the sinking of a dozen or more smacks by a submarine which appeared suddenly on Georges Bank, off the Massachusetts coast last Sunday. THE CTKlfvESE GOVERNMENT RECALLS VATICAN MINrST.ER FeJdnK. Monday, Aug. 12. The Chi-re- government has cancelled the ap pointjrwnt of its minister to the Vati ran and bas ordered the minister, who hj reached 'Madrid on bis way to Rome, not to proceed. A dejqmtrt from Peking on Augnst 10 aaad that tne unmese gowernmet had aeenned to receive Mansjgnor Pe trel n. recently appointed papal iMmelo- lo China, on the grocmd that he was I mesona friend of Admiral Von Rmize, Oman secretary . of formgn ifrs and tonnerry nituistor to Pe king. AaliMtobilo Dm$bfo Assist. WaMrmrJnn. Aug. W. AutnmobDe- jeaiera rrwettng wsh the "War Indust ries Board today, -were told that no rldrnth ororr entmrmg motor car production sad yet been fosaed. The. dealers aereea, aomr-r, to assiat in ievinins; wajrs and means to stop tbe- unnecessary use of passenger cars in new at the war rntTuirainents for stieJ nd rubber. The "board renewed its mcgnxttnn to maiinfa taieis that they ndw.r' to secure KW per -cetrt war work for their plants by January 1, Schooner Sybil Safe. Washington, Aug. 16- The Ameri aui schooner Sybil, recently reported ink by a Qeeraan stsxnarioe. has ar- Ivpd safely at dwmoffcer, Mass., the ivy dV.parUrje.nt today was informed. HARRASSING ENEMY TO CHECK TRANSPORTATION With the American Army on the Vesle Front, Aug. 1G. (By The Asso ciated Press). The Aisne bridges bombed by the allies were 'located be tween Pont Arcy and Gernioourt, a distance of about twelve- miles. The same district also is within range of the French and American heavy guns. The allies are desirous of harassing the enemy as much as possible, owing 10 reports tnat large ammunition trains, southward bound, have been sighted using the bridges. ine northward traffic has consisted principally of- infantry and trucks loaded with goods taken from houses in vilages, according to reports by aerial- observers and three Italians who escaped from the Germans and reach- ea tne American line. The Italians said they saw enormous shipments of household material and simitar effocto and expressed the belief that the Ger mans naa brought them forward from soutn ot tne Vesle durmg the retreat. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS HELD UP BY STRIKERS New York, Aug. 76. Professor "Wil liam S. Ripley of Harvard University. U J . . 1 , : : . , . ' iraui ul ure uuiouBsumion or labor standards for army clothinsr in this tcity, failed today to settle a strike. cased last week by 3500 skilled oper atives in tne manufacturtner Dlant of LRseaw8ser Brothers in, Zobk Island wrucn nas oeen Holding, up im pomni jrovnnnjeni contracts, inctud log one for LSOC&oO gas masks. After a coufeiqice called by Pro feasor Ripley, members of the Arm asserted that they would take back as many as possible of the employes who walked oat after refusing to sign an agreement not to ask for another wage increase for six months. The" firm refused, however, to displace 800 workers, who had come from "Boston, Lynn and Brockton, Mass., after the strike began. Foreign Speech Battatran. Ayer, Mass, Aug. 16. A battalion of non English-speaking troops was orgaorzed at Camp Xevens today. Poles and Italians were organized in separate units, with Armenians and Syrians in another unit and. Greeks and Albanians grouped in a fourth. Each nationality will have its own non-commissioned officers. WIFE MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN NEW LONDON New London, Conn.. Aug. 16. A man giving the name of Grover Cleveland riolden was arrested tonight after be ing pointed out by Patrick O'Brien, a weaver, as wuiiam urown, wanted In Fall River, Mass., for wife murder. The prisoner says it is a case of mistaken idenity. A description of Brown issued bv the Fall River police got into the hands of O'Brien. The printed description of Brown says he is 42 years old: of medium height, weighs 150 pounds and 'M iciiw uioi iva clu over niB ooov. The prisoner . was stripped at police neauquarters ana his body was found to be tattooed. He answered the- des cription m other ways. Brown, the murderer, is a weaver by occuption and so is the man who gives the name of Holdcn. GASSED SOLDIER REENLISTS TO TAKE ANOTHER CHANCE Ayer, Mass., Aug. 16. Undismayed by one gassing or by his aire. 42. Wil liam Bailey of-Ocala, Florida, who has lust been discharged from the army for disability, re-enlisted at Camp Devens today. Bailey went to France with the Seventeenth Engineers but was so badly gassed he was returned to this country for treatment at a hos pital m New Haven, Conn. As soojj as he was released he head ed for Camp Devens. He pleaded so strongly for another chance at the Germans that he was placed in the de velopment battalion of the Twelfth Division to be made physically fit for active service. Two Aviators Killed. Commaek, N. Y., Aug. 16. Lieuten ant Harold F." Maxon of Los Angeles and Cadet G. F. Gedeon of Titusville, Pa., were killed today when their air plane crashed to the ground in a hay field near here. The machine was one of the group of seventeen from Brinley field, Long Island, which were flying in this vicin ity. . An explosion in mid-air, it is re ported, hurled Gedeon from the air ship. Maxon was crushed under the machine when it struck the earth. Maxon was 25 years old and Gedeon 4. able to bear an advance in wages." The labor condition in brief . has been caused. President Hayes says by many mine owners paying bonuses in excess of the wage scale in order to Chtajjj-and keep miners in ihetr mines. Mr. Hayes' statement continues; "The practice has become so wide spread that the stability of the entire industry is threatened and the coal operators themselves are becoming alarmed at their own handiwork. "The fuel alministration is conduct ing investigations to find out the rea sons for the conditions and the iden tity of the operators who .ire bidding for labor by the payment of Nanuses. Various members of th? operators' associations have petitioned the fuel administration to save them from the disastrous results of '.he bonus sys tem. ': "If bonuses are eliminated from the pay envelopes of the miners now re ceiving them the industry will lose thousands so necessary to maintaining production, to say nothing of the na tion's demand for a greatly increased output. . 'If wages are not increased to those not now receiving i.bonuses to the equivalent of the bonuses now being received by other miners, then the in dustry faces a sure and certain loss of needed man power. "For the protection of our entire war programme, to keep the wheels of basic industry going full blast, it is necessary that a wage adjustment be made on a basis that will put an end to the wholesale competition for men and hold the miner to the mines where he would. like to remain, if but given the equivalent wage possible for him to receive in other industries. Another loan made to , Franc; American socialists touring Europe arrived in Rome.- - - -. President Menocal, of Cuba, restored constitutional guarantees. . The Uruguayan mission to .the United. States arrived in Cuba. ' - Shipments of anthracite - were the highest recorded 7,084,775 tons. Retail food prices in tb,e United States increased 66 per cent, since June, 1913. - . . , , American camps and depots in Paris .were inspected by the Spanish military mission. . . " Pope Benedict, received Mgs. James N. Connelly, vicar-general of' the American chaplains. . ' ' I he treasury announced it had fixed the maximum "price ,of silver, at. $1.91 1-2 per fine ounce. The English wheat and grain, crops sire reported large enough to feed the nation for forty weeks.. .- , W. P. G. ' Hardinq was reappointed by President ' Wilson, as governor of the federal reserve board.. Proposals to extend the draft age increased enlistments in, the merchant marine training service. vanada s wheat crop is estimated at il23,00Of000 - bushe'.s com'iOarad - with' 233.742,850 bushels last year. The -guardianship under which Prince Freidrich Leopold, of Prussia, was placed last June was rescinded. ; Police Commissioner Enright, . of New York, announced appointment of six women for general police duty. Director McAdoo intends to inspect the New York railroad terminals and the railroad .system throughout New England. General Humbert, commander of the French third army, in an interview declared "Americans fight with an ar dor unsurpassed." Contracts for the construction ; of seven steel cargo vessels under the dominion government's shipping pro gramme were approved. All liberty bonds of the first issue owned by the New York Stock Ex change have been sold to make way for the next issue. Herr von Sengbusch, a German of ficial at Wenden, was reported assas sinated. Wenden is a Russian town fifty miles northeast of Riga. President Wilson has written an ad vertisement for the next liberty loan. The text "ad" will be kept a secret until the campaign opens. The imperial munitions board an nounces that 10,000 tons of copper scrap valued at $5,000,000 were re claimed for the British ministry of munitions. Ninety-one enlisted men of the ma rine corps were commissioned second lieutenants after comj)leting three months' training at the Qttantico camp. A deputation representing 200,000 state employees presented a demand for an increase of 50 per cent, in the war bonuses to the Austrian govern ment. The United States and Great Brit ain joined diplomatic representations to the Mexican government protesting against oil Jand decrees of President Carranza. . Freight rates from Brazilian sports to Italian ports have jumped to more than double the rates charged a short time ago. Recently the rate was as tush., as $300 a ton Forty Dutch ships, now idle in the uutch East Indian ports, are expected SiMmiWOODS SECTIONS CAPTURED Two Wooded Tracts of Value Wrested Ffom Germans After Fierce Resistance They Were Most Wanted Positions ' Held by the Desperate Enemy. . i- r With the British -Army "in France, 1 Aug. 16. 3:13 p.. m (By A. P.). By a brilliant' manouvre the French have finally captured "Z" Wood and Dam ery Wood.- In these two wooded tracts the' Germans have- been holding out desperately for several, days, realis ing the value of these positions The little patches . of forest which are now in .the. hands-of the allies virtually are on the extreme right of the British line and-from their east ern-borders it is possible to-observe clo:ly qtve a wide stretch of ground. The allied position for several miles on each side of the two woods has been materially improved by their capture. . , - . .. . , These virtually were the last of the really more important positions on the new front to which the enemy has been holding and which the allied forces desired. The enemy launched a heavy .attack late yesterday against the new positions at Damery. After sharp fighting he was repulsed, leav ing 150 prisoners. Other purely local actions had been fought' here and there along the new front for the purpose of improving positions. During these combats in the past twenty four hours the Brit ish have captured 260. prisoners and four machine guns. The casualties in killed and wounded inflicted upon the enemy in these local affairs are esti mated to be at least 1.300. . - To the north in the dh-eeflon of Ia Couronne, the lines of the British also have been advance slightly. Artillery activity ' continues along the entire front, especially in the new Somme battle area - but the -enemy does not seem to desire to,, launch any extended infantry attacks, even at Roye and Chaulnes, where he is strongest. It was learned today that since Au ust 8 the Germans have employed "5 divisions on a front fit 4? miles. Of this number, twenty-one were m tne line at the beginning of the Somme attack, the fifteen being brought in as reinforcements. ' It is learned from prisoners recently captured that the British artillery during the past few days has caused considerable destruction with the enemy lines. The British guns have been especially active in searching out German ammunition Sumps, a number . of which have beer, destroyed. It was partially for doing just this work that such speed was made in the forward movement of the guns. From the start of the offensive not a moment has been lost in moving up ihe artillery". That it has been a paying proposition is" proved by prisoners', statements as to the havoc wrought by shell-fire. , Some slight troops movements east ward are reported now and then to the rear of the German lines along the Somme, but they are insufficient to warrant any conclusions regarding the enemy's intentions. ENEIQ1Y DEFEATED NEAR ROY . BY FRENCH AND CANADIANS Paris, Aug. 16. French and Cana dions have made progress against the Germans over a front of more than U:ree miles between Goyencourt and Laucourt, west of Roye,-according to the French official communication is sued this evening. The Bois des Loges, five miles south of Roye, also has been penetrated " deeply by the French. The text of the communication fol lows: "During the day our- troops by a series of local attacks have repulsed the enemy, in spite of his resis tance, in the region west of Roye. "North of the Avre, in conjunction with Canadians, we have advanced our lines on the front of Goyencourt, St, Mard-les-TTiot and Laucourt. South of the Avre we penetrated far into the ixiges Wood. Army of the East, August 15: In Albania, east of Porogans, the enemy renewed for the third time attacks our troops repulsed. In the region of Gramsi the enemy suffered 3vere losses in the course of fruitless rec- onnoitering. "In spite of bad feather British av iators have bombed enemy organiza tion and concentration points in the Struma " valley.. "Aviation: On August 15 our crews downed or put out :of action-ii ! ene my airplanes. Thursday night our bombing squadrons made several ex- to De released to Dnng sugar, tin, qui- dropped fourteen tons of explosives on Peak Wilson Christened. Annecy , France, Aug. 16. An American military band which had participated in the christening of Peak Wilson, near Chamois, in honor of President Wilson, arrived heres today. It was met at the station by the mayor and city officials and paraded the city which was decorated with flags. The memebrs of-the band were cheered and showered with flowers along the line of march. . Rounding Up Delinquents. Torrington, Conn., Ang. 16. Agents of the department of justice, assisted by local police, invaded saloons, fac tories and other places here this after noon and tonight, rounding up 500 men of draft age- who were unable to show registration cards. - All but twenty-five men were released after examination, and these will be taken to Hartford for hearing tomorrow. nine and other commodities to the L nited States. . Mrs. F. Sheehy Skeffington, who was released from Holloway prison, Ix)n don, where she was detained after her deportation from Ireland, applied for a permit to return to Ireland. General support for schools of all grades during the war was urged by President Wilson in a Setter to Secret tary Lane approving his educational campaign this -summer and fall. Eighty-four member, of the Stev ens railroad commission, sent to as sist in rebuilding; Russian railroads and who were in Japan for eight months, arrived in Vladivostok and will begin work behind the Czecho slovak lines. William E. Kinq. seaman, of Balti more, and Clarence E. Beady, ma chinists mate, or tfarctwell, s. v., were commended by Secretary Daniels for bravery in rescuing sev-ri sailors from the burning Spanish steamer Scrantes. GERMAN SUBMARINES LOOT THEIR SUPPLIES Washington. Aug. 6. At the . navy department tonijrht it was said "there is nothing to be given out" regarding the attack on a large oil tank steam er by German submarines off Cai r Hatteras reported in a despatch from Beaufort, N. C. It was generally believed that the German U-boat, probably the same one which recently destroyed the Diamond Shoals lightship off Cape Hatteras, had run short of oil and had attacked the oil tanker with the pur pose of replenishins its supply. Af ter taking aboard the needed oil, it was thought probable that the sub marine had shelled and set fire to the tanker. Through such attacks on oil tankers and cargo vessels, officials here have said, a German submarine commander may replenish his supply- of oil anl food and thus remain indefinitely on this side of the Atlantic. Sherman Whipple, Counsel. Washington,' Aug. 16. Sherman L. Whirmle. of Boston, today accented anrTnintTTient as eeneral counsel of the! dered Shipping Board and the Emergency j Those killed were R. P. Nicholas, Fleet Corporation. He will begin his , ordnance man, first class, and E. E. NAVAL MAGAZINE EXPLOSION KILLS TWO ORDNANCE MEN Washington, Aug. 16. Two " men were killed and one seriously injured in an explosion today at the St. Ju lien's Creek naval magazine, near Norfolk. They were loading a six-inch shell with "explosive D."' Orrinance emcers are puzzied by the accidert. as all prescribed precautions were bein taken and no accident U" the kind has occurred with the explosive before in the six or seven years that it has been in nse. The investigation was o-- railroad stations at Nesle and SL Quentin. and on bivouacs at Champion and Guiscard, where several fires were observed. Other expeditions flew ov?r the val ley of the Aisne and the region east of it and obtained excellent results; Four tons of explosives were dropped on the railroad station at Thionville and on the region of Mezieres and Charie ville. A total of 25 1-2 tons was used. FIRST PITTSFIELD MAN TO BE KILLED IN ACTION Pittsfield. Mass.. Aug. 16. Entering the service with the avowed intention of avenging the murder of his father j from Franoe and tnus it Will be pos INFORMATION READY OF SOLDIERS IN HOSPITALS. Washington. Aug. 16. Exact infor mation concerning wounded and sick American soldiers admitted to hospi tals overseas will be made immediately available to relatives or friends of the men under a plan being worked out at the war department. Secretary Baker said today he had visited the office of Surgeon General Gorgas to look into the daily reports from the hospitals with a view to hav ing them carded, catalogued and tabu lated so that the most instant infor mation could be given to all inquirers. The hospital records, Mr. Baker said, will be brought here weekly by courier ARMY CASUALTY LIST FRIDAY HAS 98 NAMES. Washington.' Aug. 16. Tbe army casualty list issued today in two sec tions contained a total of 98 names. The navy department did not' issue a marine corps list. The army list was divided as follows: Killed in action. 18; wounded severely, 70; missiiu? in action, 10: total, 98. - - . -. " The first section of the army cas ualty list today shows: Killed in ac tion, .18: wounded severely, 25. The following New England men are in the list: Killed in action Pauline PeUacia. Portland, Me. Wounded severely include Sergts. John M. Baker, Fairfield. Conn.; Jo seph Cunningham, Waterbury, Cons.; Albert E. Raddatz, Meriden, Conn.; , Corporals Walter F. Barcomb, Wind son, Conn.; Bryant L. Burke, Wethers field, Conn.; William L. O'Dormell, Horrford, Conn.; Milton A. Talbot, . Wallingford, Conn.; Gilbert A. Young, Waterbury, Conn.; Privates Frank Ar, gente, Waterbury, Conn.; . Edward V. Bowie, Deep River, Conn.; James J. Casey, Willimantic, Conn.; Napoleon J. Despins, Meriden, Conn.-- The 103d and the 104th infantry regiments of Maine. New Hamnshire. Vermont and Massachusetts continue to . report the. heaviest -easnalties among New England troops during the July 18-24 period in the allied advaace on the- Soissons-Rheims salient,- Section Two: Wounded severely In cluded: -Privates Wadislaw Dezak, Housa tonic, Mass.; William Gouhj, Salem, Mass.; Joseph Guccione, 87 Steuben street, Bridgeport, Conn.; Herbert Hopkins. Bethel, Conn.; Sam uel P. Hopley, Hartford, Conn.; Paul L. Karsmarski, 107 Willow street, Meriden, Conn.; John Lapinski, Mil ford, Conn.; Walter W. Livingston, Plainville, Conn.; Stanley - Mesiak, Middlefield, Conn.; Joseph Migatz. 70 Booth street. New Britain, Conn.; Fama Rosarjo, Waterbury, Connjj Walter Ryan, Waterville, Conn.;iJo-t seph Synkew, Waterbury, Conn.; Fred I. Turner, Ansonia, CorTh.; John ranch. Mechanicsville. Conn. Missing in action includes Private John Stephenson, Worcester, Mass. BRAZILIAN MOTOR SHIP sible to give the exact nature of the wound or the disease from which the men are suffering. The information will be available through the adjutant general. The task of installing the system will be a big one, but the war secre tary believes the information should be available for in thousands of cases it will relieve unnecessary distress and doubt which follows appearance of the name of the men on casualty lists as wounded, degree undetermined, or severely. and five sisters, by the Germans and i Turks, Private Steve E. Christian 22 i years old, of this city, has been killed in action. Auhougn an alien. Chris tion waived all claims to exemption and requested the local board to be inducted into service. He went to Camp Hancock ip March and to France in May. Last year his father and five sisters were massacred by Germans and Turks in Syrna, Turkey, because they would not turn over money and property to the Turks. As soon as Private Christian - re ceived word of the massacre he re ported to the local board and asked to be sent to camp as soon as possible. ! SAN FRANCISCO HONORS He is the first drafted man from this MEMORY OF ALBERT METIN city to be killed in action.. I ,,,. . . 1c -a.il i lam t-i-w. i.fe- i . throughout the city were flown at half-masi. Htv hnll facades were IS SUBMARINE VICTIM 'draped in black and it wa announced x-. vi, t, r, ... 'jthat while the city went officially into New lork Aug. 16.-The Brazilian m i the' hod v of Albert Metin. motor ship Madrugada. 1,613 tons gross head .of"the French econ(Vnic mission register, has been sunk by a German ,t Amtnii. now in the United States, submarine off the American coast. ,d Ue in state in the city hall by Word of the loss of the ship was re-;order of the mayor. M. Metin died .civ.ru une iUl.ty iu insurance circles. ,o.t niht frnm a nnnleiv GERMANS RETALIATE AMERICAN BOMBING With t the American Army on . the Vesle Front, Aug. 16. (By the Asso ciated Press.) The Germans launched a combined gas. artillery and air bombing attack upon the French and Americans along the Vesle early Fri- day morning. This was in retaliations for a bombing raid by American air-" men upon bridges over the Aisne late Thursday, z The German artillery continued shelling the cross roads south of the Vesle for hours, on the assumption that the French and Americans were " bringing up troops. German aviators? bombed the woods and villages south' of the Vesle, apparently working in., relays. A group of twelve American aviators participated in the raid on ths Aisne bridges. Friday other American fliers went un and took photographs for the pur- pose of ascertaining the effects of the bombs dropped. A great deal of" traffic had been reported passing over the Aisne bridges and the French and Americans increased the ' fire of their heavy guns in an attempt ; to destroy as many bridges as oossi- ble. . . - His body i.ie crew was piceu up ny anotner wil, ,ie in state in the cUy .hall ro vessel ana win De ranaea at an Atlan- ,ro - vinir tnni-ht until IP o'clock tomorrow night. After con sulting other members of the mission. tic port. The Madrugada was sunk near what x" - r f nerB f t as decided to hold simple services off North Virginia coast. Capt -Fred- , Sundav morning before starting the erick Rouse and his crew of 21 men ;bodv on jts j0urnev to M. Metin's home told of the destruction of the vessel j in f-rance - upun ueuig mnueu nere loaay oy a AMERICAN AIRMEN MAKE EIGHTEEN DIRECT HITS With the American Army in France, Aug. ib t5y Tne Associated Bress) An American bombing squadron eommanaea by lieutenant Gundelach dropped twenty bombs on the railway yards at Coiifians yesterday. Eighteen direct hits were observed in the cen ter of the tracks in the east portion of the yard and two on the round house. The squadron was pursued by eleven enemy . planes, ' six of1 which were speedily left behind. One of the remaining five was hit by the Ameri can machine gunfire and forced to de scend near Joinville. Lieutenant Gun delach was slightly wounded. duties with offices in Washington, Au- guest 21. - ' More Wheat in Francs. Paris, Aug. 16 (Havas Agency). The total production of wheat in France this year is estimated at 50, 009,000 quintals (183,500,000 bushels), being an increase of 25 per cent, over last year's crop, according ; to the Intransigeaflt. . Some . Enemy. Claims. - ; Vienna, via London, Ang. 16. The official communication-from headquar ters today says : "Italian attacks against the Morozso positions failed. Otherwise the day was quiet on-the Tonale sector. On Monte Cimone ene my storming troops were repulsed." Holland, ordnance man. third class C. C. Holcomb, ordnance man, th;rd class, who was injured, will recover, a later report to the navy department said. Coal Shipments Stopped. , Philadelphia. Aug. 16. Shipments of anthracite coal were ordered discon tinued by the anthracite commission of the United States fuel administration today to t eight additional towns in New-Hampshire and twenty -in - Ver mont. Embargoes on shipments were lifted to two New Hampshire towns, Alton and Penacock, and to the fol lowing eleven places in Vermont: Bakersfield, Dorset, airfax Franklin. Greensboro. Highgate Springs, More town, North Troy, Taftsville, West Rutland and Whiting. steamer which picked them up. The captain and crew escaped In lifeboats and were rescued after row ing about for four hours. The Mad rugada left New York two days ago, carrying a cargo consigned to Santos, Brazil. Labor Disputes Hearing. Washington, Aug. 1?. l abor contro versies were aceetfd for 'adjudication by the National War Labor beard to day and assigned for hearings before sections of the bor.rd on dates in the near future .as follows: Smith and Wesson companv, Springfield, Mass., assigned to Frank P. Wa'.sh and Fred erick N. -.T'tflson; New Jr.-rey Associa tion of Eiectricai Workers vs T. A. Giilespie Company. South Ambov, N. J.,to T. M. Cuenjn and B. L. Worden. "Fitz" Would be Congressman. Boston, Aug. 10. Former Mayor John F. Fitzgerald tonight announced his candidacy for the democratic nom ination for congress in tbe Tenth Massachusetts district. He will be. op posed in the September primaries by Congressman Peter F. Tague, who seeks re-election. DEFECTIVE BARRACK BAGS ' , BAG MISS ISABELLA' FEDER New York. Aug. 16. Miss Isabrlla Feder, vice ' president' an ! scueral manager of an equipment, company here, and Michael Polsk, were convict ed today' of conspiracy f t defraud the government on army contracts. Hail was denied and they were ?ent to iail to await sentnee. , - Miss Feder obtained a contrsr-t from the government -for 100,000 birraek bags at nine cents each, and snb-let the contract for eight - cents. Those nags were found to be defective and Miss Feder . and Polsk- tried to bribe federal inspectors to accept th?m.- AERIAL ACTIVITIES ARE SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED. London. Aug. 16. The official com munication dealing with aerial activi ties reads: "On August 15 the number I of combats was not great ' Four hos- : tile machines were destroyed by our airmen and two German observation balloons were shot down in flames. ' Five hostile machines were driven out of control. One of our airplanes is " missing. , "Much, reconnaissance work and good "deal of observation for artillery fire. was-successfully accomplished dur- ." ing the day. The total weight of bombs '. dropped by us in the course of the 24 hours amounted to 22 1-3 tons. ' Two ' German airdromes were heavily at- " tacked; as well as several of the enemy' dumps and railway connections. Ail our night bombing machines returned saiely." Every German Gunner Killed. With the American Army on the Vesle Front. Aug. 16 (By The Asso ciated Press). As a result of the re port of observers( the French and Americans laid down a box barrage during Thursday night on machine gun nests along the hills to the north west of Fismes. Observers and patrols reported Friday morning that twelve machine guns had been destroyed and ' nils accounts. every German gunner "tilled. - - GOVERNOR OF VERMONT REQUESTED TO RESIGN ? Burlington. "Vt., Aug. 16. Governor Horace Graham was asked today to " resign office in resolutions adopted by republican state committee at a spe-" ' cial executive session. This week dis- ' cre'pahcies amounting to $20,000 were found in the accounts of the governor '-. when he had the office of state audi-. tor. Governor Graham was invited to the meeting, but did not attend. Leading republicans of the state wire present.. In a public statement following .the disclosure of the discr"paneies in the Z accounts, Governor Graham admitted that he was at fault in the handling of his salary and official expenses, . but said that he was not awure that any vouchers were missing. He ask-'.' ed the people of the slate lo. Suspend judgment pendme an examination of ." Examiners are now. ; working on Ms ' books. " ' .' ' V, . ' . " .' . ' "' ...,'". . ' . . ' .'