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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.
(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
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
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.
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.
Washrmrton. Aue. 16. An eiEht per! TO AVOID THE INFLUENZA'.
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
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
- 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.
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.
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 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
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Ninety-one enlisted men of the ma
rine corps were commissioned second
lieutenants after comj)leting three
months' training at the Qttantico
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
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
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.
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
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-
"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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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.-
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
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. - -
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-.
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.
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