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VOL. LIX NO. 198
? POPULATION 29,919
NORWICH, CONN., MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1918
EIGHT PA(U&-vi. COLS.
PRICE TWO CENTS
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EtlEiY IS GIVING GRQU
BEFORE THE BRITISH ATTACK
In the Famous Lys Salient in the Region West of Armentieres
the Big Guns of the British Are Working Havoc Among
the Defenders of the Insecure German Line.
(By The Associated Press.)
Gradually the famous Lys 6alient In
the region west of Armentieres is
. giving way under the pressure of the
British. Again Field Marshal Haig's
' forces have compelled the enemy to
6eek ground to the eastward where he
will be more secure from the shells
of the big guns that for several weeks
have been firing criss-cross over the
entire salient, working havoc among i
' the defenders of the insecure line,
j Likewise, the Germans are being
given no rest by the Franco-British
'. forces north and south of the Somme,
, and the French and Americans along
; the Vesle and the Americans in Lor
; raine also are harassing them by mili
i tary fire and local attacks. Nowhere
t has the enemy had the-better of any
encounter.
J Over a front of four miles, between
: IBelleul and Vieux Bercquien on the
1 Lys sector, the 'British have forced
back the Germans to a depth ranging
: from 1.000 to 2,000 yards, taking in
the manoeuvre the village of Outter
' steen and 400 prisoners. A little to
' the south along the Lye river near
Merville the British " also . have ad-
vanced their line, and still further
' south, between Arras and Albert, the
Germans have been relieved, under
pressure of further terrains near Buc-
quoy.
While as a whole the German line
between the Somme and the Oise riv
ers still is holding, notwithstanding
the terrific pounding it is receiving
from the allied guns, the British have
drawn nearer the road leading from
Chaulnes to Koye between Chilly and
Fransart, placing Roye in greater
jeopardy by attack from the north. At
the same time to tne south 01 Koye,
over the four mile front between
Beuvraignes and Canny-sur-Matz,
violent artillery duel is raging be
tween the French and the Germans.
It is in this region that the French
are endeavoring and in their initial
efforts thev have met with consider
able success to carry forward their
twofold purpose of outflanking both
Roye and Lassigny by a drive east
ward in the direction or tne roaa leaa
ing southeastward from Roye to
Novon.
Along the Vesle river front, where
the Americans and French are noia
ing the line against the Germans,
there has been considerable reciprocal
artillery shelling, but with the weight
of gun power and of shells resting
with the allied troops, they gave the
enemy two shells for one. An indi
cation that the German line immedi
ately in front of the French and
Americans is thinly held is the fact
that American patrols . at 6variou
points have penetrated sectors up to
the enemy's barbed wire and trenches
without encountering infantrymen.
In Lorraine, where the Americans
captured the village of Frapelle, near
St. Die, Saturday morning, they have
pressed on and gained more ground
notwithstanding a heavy bombardment
by the enemy.
SENATOR LEWIS TALKS
OF AMERICA'S WAR PURPOSE
Paris, Aug. IS United Slates Sen
ator James Hamilton Lewis of Chic
' ago, who recently returned from a
isit to the troops from his home
slate, was the guest of honor at a
dinner at the Voleny Club yesterday.
; Francisco Manod presided. Professor
, Feroand Baldensperger, visiting pro-
lessor at Columbia University, New
York, Introduced Senator Lewis.
Much enthusiasm was manifested
when Senator Lewis, in the course of
his speech, referred to the French
mission to the United States, which
wag headed by Captain Andre Tardieu,
now head of the general commission
for Franco-American war matters, as
7the beautifying and strengthening
link of friendship between the United
States end France" and to Gonc-ril
John J. Pershing, commander-in-chieef
of the American forces in France, as
a man "having our nation's whole
confidence, his record in America
qualifying him for any post any gov
ernment could entrust to any man."
The United States' acceptance of
Marshal Foch as commander of the
American soldiers was proof that Am
erica would never stand upon her
pride or position in .any effort that
would hasten victory, Senator Lewis
declared.
Perhaps the (greatest enthusiasm
was aroused when the senator said:
"France and the world must un
derstand that America lins not en
tered the war hastily, without meos
uring the extent to which she must
go to establish the principles for
which she has given her property and
offered the lives of her rons. Am
erica's position will continue to be:
Every sacrifice for liberty; no com
promise with despotism."
NEW ENGLAND MEN , -.
IN ARMY CASUALTY LIST
Cabled Paragraphs
Increase of Pro-War Socialists.
Rome, Aug. IS. The delegates of
the American . Social Democratic
League of America who have been
conferring with Italian socialistic or
ganizations have left for Milan, on
their way to Paris. The work of the
mision here was most successful, the
number of pro-war socialists having
greatly increased during the visit
Denial by Austrian Premier.
Amsterdam, Aug. 18. The Vienna
Neue Frie P resse brands as pure in
vention the report that Premier Hus-
sarek is drafting a plan for the con
version of the Austrian monarchy in
to a state of federation. The Neue
Freie Presse further denies that the
premier ever entertained the idea of
making the Czechs far-reaching con
cessions in reference to the adminis
tration in Bohemia and states that
the premier considers himselt bound
to the promises'his predecessor made
in regard to the division of Bohemia
into districts.
Japanese Rice Riots
are Extrem ely Violent
American Casualties
Now Total 21,467
Washington, Aug. 18. The casual
ties reported by the Commanding Gen
eral of the American Expeditionary
forces, include the following New Eng
land men:
Killed in Action.
SPAIN ISSUES ULTIMATUM
TO GERMAN GOVERNMENT
Paris, Aug. 18. The Spanish note
to Germany relative to the sinking
of Spanish vessels by submarines con
stitutes an ultimatum, since the Span
ish government announces that a Ger
man vessel interned In any Spanish
port will be seized for every Span
ish ship torpedoed, according to
1 lavas despatch from Madrid quoting
the A. B. C. of San Sebastian. This
information was given the A. B. C,
by "a high political personage."
In commenting on the situation the
A. B. c says:
"We regard it a -very natural duty
for the government to protest ener
getically concerning everv case of
torpedoing our mercahnt fleet, and if
Germany does not give the satisfac
tion duo we should reach the position
which the country s honor calls for.'
FEDERAL FARM LOANS
REACH TOTAL OF $117,249,000
Washington, Aug. 18. More than
51,000 fanners have obtained loans
averaging $2,200 each, through the
Federal farm loan system during its
15 months of operation. The aggre
gste of loans closed up to August was
$117,249,009. In July .1.588 farmers ob
tained loans totalling $7,853,000.
Only a little ore than half of the
loans sought have actually been clos
ed. Since the inauguration of the
frderal system 9862S applications for
J242.724.000 loans have been received,
and 83.282 for a total of $173,550,000
have been approved. Spokane has
done the most business. Springfield,
Mass., is eleventh in the list, having
made 1513 loans to August 1, totall
ing $4,391,000.
STREET CAR MEN OF
LONDON OUT ON STRIKE
London. Aug. 18. Following the
walkout of bus and tram drivers and
conductors in the northwest district
of London yesterday, a general
strike was declared at 3 o'clock this
morning. As a result, London is vir
tually without bus or tram service
today.
A few sam busses owned by one
company arc rtinring, however, as well
as the tur-e s. ti e city is not greatly
inconvenienced, but if the the strike
continues tomorrow there undoubted
ly will be much inconvenience among
people going to business, especially
munitions workers and those employ
ed in government departments.
FISHERMEN'S WAR RELIEF
FUND HAS BEEN STARTED
Gloucester, Mass., Aug. 18. The
fishermen's war relief fund for the
aid of the families of men whose
trade has been threatened by Ger
man submarines, was started here
yesterday by a number of North
Shore residents. There were many
large contributions during the first
hour of the canvass and it was an
ncunced that help would be offered
. in needy eases through the social ser
vice bpreaa of the Red Cross.
Sergeants: Frederick Evans, 144
Main Street. Lawrence, Mass.; corpo
rals, Otto Foster, R. F. D. 1., Arling
ton Vt.; Maurice H. Friedman, 177
Walnut Ave.. Roxbury, Mass.; Clar
ence M. Kendall, Barnet, Vt.; Philip
Edwards, Naugatuck, Conn.; John T.
Henderson, 44 Jackson St., Cambridge,
Mass.; Ralph J. Lord 79 Hildreth St.,
Marlboro, Mass.; Harold William Mar
tin, Montague Mass.; George Munroe,
93 West St., Easthampton, ; Mass.;
Nagarina Scattolini, Factory St., An-
sonia, Conn.; Ernest Couture, 18 Ox
ford St., Augusta, Me.; Byron R. Per
kins, 425 Summer Ave., Springfield,
Mass.
Missing in Action.
Lt. George Macelligott, 24 "Willow
Avenue, W. Somerville, Mass, Corpo
rals: Fred William Ferguson, W.
Main St., Wtestboro, Mass.; Amad-
son, Fabnllo, 82 Chestnut St., New
Haven, Conn.; Emile Graville, 37
Madison St., Fitchburg, Mass.; Thos.
J. THughes, 17 Seyms St., Hartford,
Conn. Antoni Magnuszewski, 3 Gold
St., Melrose, Mass.; Fustaf Olson.
Brookside, Conn.; Edwin Peterson, 18
Highland Ave., Lynn, Mass.; Tony
Plazitto. 430 East St., Pittstield, Mass.;
Jan Sakl, 16 Dublin St., Gardiner,
Mass.
Wounded Severely.
Capt. Joseph D. Coughlan, N. Dart
mouth, Mass. Sergeants, John L.
Hobson, 129 Arlington St., Haverhill,
Mass.; Eugene Krieger, 24 Brooks St.,
Worcester, Mass. Corporals, Edward
D. French, Medneld State Hospital,
Medfield, Mass.; Robert E. Taylor,
Waterbury, Conn. Privates Masilo
Censote, Richmond Turners, Mass.;
Antonio Cont, 597 Canal St., Holyoke,
Mass.; James J. Sookerelos, Davenport
Hotel, Stamford. Conn.; Ernest P.
Couture, 104 Plantation St., Worcester.
Mass.; Ezra L. Edmonds, 8 Jefferson
Avenue, Danbury, Conn.; Leonard F.
Hill, 144 Essex St.. Holyoke, Mass.; P.
L. Johnson, 290 Lenmore St., Hartford,
Conn.; Joseph A. Doucett, 44 1-2
Chase St., Beverly, Mass.; Thomas
Danahy, 239 Washington St., Canton,
Mass.; William Dudley, 177 Howe St.,
Marlboro, Mass.; James S. Gagas, 99
Neal St., Marlboro, Mass.; Alberio J.
Gagne, 142 High St., Somersworth, N.
H.; Eustache Gagne, 973 Central St.,
Lowell, Mass.; Levi Goulet, 193
Broad St., Marlboro, Mass.j Avediss
Hajarian, 18 Spring St., Marlboro,
Mass.; Daniel E. Harrington, 55 Oak
St., Springfield, Mass.; John J. Ken
nedy, Main St., Suffield, Conn.; An
thony P. Kulas, Suffield, Conn.; Thos.
F. Meaney, 50 Ringold St., Spdingtield,
Mass.; Quincy B. Park, Chelmsford,
Mass.; Ralph M. Parrott, 76 Wilson
St., Nahant, Mass.; Walter B. Price, 7
Middlesex St., Swampscott, Mass.;
Raymond E. Rice, 169 Williams St.,
Springfield, Mass.; William J. Rio
pell, 25 Seventh St., Lowell, Mass.;
Charles R. Robbins, 79 Beacon S.
Worcster, Mass.; Andrew Stefanik, 1
Cemetery St., Webster, Mass.; Rime
W. Sylvester, 99 Maynard St., Spring
held, Mass.; John Tluszez, 22
St., Chicopee, Mass.; Michael T. on-
frillo, Canal St., Manchang, Mass.;
Walter O. Esbig, 253 Lenox, Ave.,
Pittstield, Mass.; Frank F. Freeman,
34 Green St., Lynn, Mass.; John W.
Gosminski, 1517 Slade St., Fall River,
Mass.; Wallace E. Grigo, 108 Third
St., T Turners Falls, Mass.; Alexan
der R. Hufield, 806 Worthington St.,
Springfield, Mass.; Armand Lemieux,
Godin, 110 Water St., Worcester, Mass.
2 Coolidge St., Lowell, Mass.; Louis E.
Louis C. Latham, 123 Allston St., Prov
idence, R. I.
PRESIDENT WILSON IS
ENJOYING VACATION
Manchester. Mass.. Aug. 18. Presi
dent Wilson devoted Sunday entirely
to rest at the secluded seaside man
sion where he is spending a few days
with Mrs. Wilson. He concluded that
even attendance at some church ser
vice in this vicinity would involve a
certain amount of the publicity which
r.e is anxious to avoid during his brief
outing. Strolls about the beautiful
grounds and a walk to the summer
home of Colonel E. M. House nearby,
where he and Mrs. Wilson took lunch
eon, gave the president all the exercise
that he felt he needed for the day.
As on previous days of his visit Col
onel and Mrs. Housa were the presi
dent's dinner guests.
The clear, crisp weather which has
made the president's stay on the
North Shore so enjoyable continued
today. For long periods ho sat on the
terrace looking out over the intensely
blue waters of the bay, dotted with
the white sails of many a yacht filled
with Sunday pleasure seekers.
The president was interested in
fie manoeuvers of two aircraft. A
hydro-airplane darted to and fro, al
ternately skimming along the surface
of the water and rising high in the
air, while an airplane described grace
ful curves at a medium height.
An incident which called forth much
admiration for its sheer beauty and
at the same time caused quiet smiles
and half-serious comment from ob
servers as to its pronhetic possibilit
ies, was the appearance of a flock of
ten doves. The birds., of such a pure
white as perfectly to symbolize the
"dove of peace." flew over the grounds
of the president's temporary home and
circled again and again over the house.
Once or twice they darted off into the
distance, but returned and repeated
their encircling flight.
President Wilson has been so
thoroughly pleased with his stay .here
and has gained so much benefit from
his relaxation and from the sunshine
and bracing air that Colonel Hous
had little difficulty today in persuad
ing mm to aoandon his original in
tention of returning to Washington
tonight. He will prolong his visit un
til some time during this week.
Tokio, Tuesday, Aug. 13 (By The
Associated Press). The food disturb
ances are increasing in violence. At
Osaka during a demonstration tele
phone wires were cut and several
tramways were forced to suspend ser
vice after several passengers had been
wounded. Troops, including cavalry.
were called out to suppress the rioting
and twenty-nve policemen and many
rioters were hurt. Five hundred per
sons were arrested. -In outlying towns
the people attacked thei police with
bamboo spears.
The disturbances at Kobe resulted
in the burniT of a great rice ware
house and several factories and houses
and a large number of rice stores.
The seriousness of the situation led
to a special meeting of the cabinet,
which decided to appropriate five mil
lion dollars .for purchasing stores of
rice for distribution among the people
at a moderate price. The emperor,
moved by the distress, has contributed
3 000,000 yen to the national rice fund.
Street cars are being utilized in Tokio
by soldiers who distribute rice in dis
tricts where the suffering is reported.
The press joins in a tribute to the
emperor for his generous contribution,
indicating the spirit of the ruler and
the wealthier classes, but the news
papers generally blame the government
for its tardy remedies. The conserva
tive newspaper Jiji Shimpo especailly
criticizes the government, saying that
as a result of its policy the nation
finds itself in the throes of insurrec
tion. Several millionaires have contrib
uted $100,000 each to purchase rice
for the poor. The Mitsui and the
Iwaski families have each contributed
$500 000 to this fund. There is an
abundance of rice in the empire, but
it is held in storage by farmers and
brokers. The government aim is to
force the rice market, but it has
avoided up to this time regulating the
price, which, however, has fallen.
j.
Washington, Aug. 18. Casualties in
tne tjnited States overseas forces an
nounced by the war 'and navy depart
ments dunng the week ending today
numbered 1,355, compared with 4,916
for the previous week. Total casual
ties announced to date number 21.467,
including 376 in today's, army list.
Total army's casualties number 18,
707: the marine corps lists total 2,760.
Total deaths, including the killed in
action, deaths from wounds, disease,
accident and other causes since the
Unite States forces landed in France.
number 8,133. including 291 soldiers
lost at sea. Of that number 7,296 were
Of tho army and 837 of the marine.
corps. .
The wounded to date number 11,615,
of which 9,785 are of the army and
1,830 of the marine corps.
Men missing in action and prisoners
in the hands of the enemy number
1.719, of which 1 626 are of the army
and 93 of the marine corps.
The summary of the army casualty
lists to date,, including today's, fol
lows: Killed in action, S,fZ1.
Died of wounds, I,).
Died of disease, 1.556.
Died of accident and other causes,
Wounded in action. 9.7S5.
Missing in action (including prison
ers), 1,626.
Total to date, 18,707.
The summary of the marine corps
lists follows:
Deaths, 837.
Wounded 1,830. " l-fj-'W.)
Missing in action, 88. -M ' !
In hands of enemv, 5. v'"""! '
Total to date, 2,760. " 3 -;
A NEW METHOD OF
ISSUING CASUALTY LISTS
COMMENDED FOP. BRAVERY
BY SECRETARY DANIELS
Rioters Are Using Dynamite.
London, Aug. IS. A despatch to the
Exchange Telegraph from Tientsin
dated Friday says:
"The Japanese rice riots are prov
ing the worst uutbreak against the
constituted authority witnessed in
many years. The rioters are resorting
to acts of extreme violence, such as
the use of dynamite and incendiar
ism." Mobs Pillage Stores.
Osaka. Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 13.
(By The Associated Press.) Mobs
today pillaged grocery and drygoods'
stores and food depots and set fire to
theatres and other buildings. The mil
itary forces called ot to maintain or
der were attacked.
The street railways have suspended
operations at night owing to the con
fusion in the city and the governor
has forbidden the people to go out up
on the streets after dark.
It is stated that at Maizura, where
2.000 workmen from the naval arsenal
joined the populace in sacking the rice
stores, manv persons were injured in
collisions with the police.
'Washington, Aug. 18. Five officers
and sf ven members oT'the" crew of the
American steamer Schtirs sunk in
collision with the American steamer
Florida off the North Carolina coast
June 21, have been specifically men
tioned and commended by Secretary
Daniels' for braverv displayed at that
time, the navy department torn' "
announced.
The report of Commander William
B. We''s TT. S N., m command of
the Sehu.-s which was the former
German ship Geier, states that the
officers and men of his ship acted in
accordai.ee with the best traditions
of the scrvict- ;,nd that the remarka
bly small less of life, only one man
being lost was due to their courage
H:;d coolness.
ATTEMPTED TO SELL.
DEFECTIVE. BARRACK BAGS
Died of Wounds.
Corporals. Daniel J. Kelly, 294 Main
St., Bridgeport, Conn.; Albert V. Poole,
Trompsonville, Conn. Privates Mi
chael Breen, 1904 Washington St.,
Boston, Mass.; Romeo Depatie, Law
rence, Mass.; George E. Mylott, 137
South St., Rutland, Vt., Otto C. Blet
zer, 12 Atherton St., Roxbury, Mass.
Died of Disease.
SeTgeants Leon A. Forsythe, Wat
erford. Conn. Privates, William J.
Longever, 27 Bank Bldg., Lebanon, N.
H.
Wounded (Degree Undetermined.)
Private George Kolmosky, 85 Front
St., Hartford, Conn.
FOUR FATALITIES RESULT
FROM FIRE IN COAL MINE
Johnstown, Pa Aug. IS As the
result of a small fire last evening in
a sub-station of No. 35 mine of the
erwind-White Coal Company, near
Windber. Pa., ,four men are dead.
George Kovack, aged 22, and John
Natala, aged 44, both of 'Windber.
were suffocated to death by smoke
that rolled into the mine from the
sub-station. The other two, believed
to be Patrick Burns, aged 45, and
Michael B. Cogney, aged 50, home ad
dresses not known, were killed bv a
loeomotieve summoned from South
Fork to aid in fighting the fire
The origin of the fire has not been
determined. Only slieht damage was
done to the sub-station.
FACILITIES FOR TRAINING
MILITARY AVIATORS
Washington. Aug. 18. An increase
in lacilities for training military avi
ators in this country in gunnery is in
tended by the division of military
aeronautics of the war department
and large areas of land have been
leased near flying fields for target
practice.
At Fort Worth, Texas, ten thous
and acres has been secured in one
tract, for the use of flyers on the three
adjacent fields, while near Hazelhurst
Field, at Mineola. L. I.. 750 acres in
Canal one bIock has been taken over and the
trace near luiDerry f ield.
GERMANS ARE DESERTING
FROM ARMY IN SIBERIA
Tokio, Wednesday. August 15. Rv
The Associated Press.) Czecho-Slo-vak
forces from the maritime nrnvinco
of Siberia left for Harbin on August
over the Chinese Eastern Railway.
it is officially announced.
Along the Ussuri front where the
enemy forces number 100.000 strong
quiet prevails, it is said. The Bolshe
viki and Austro-Germans are visibly
affected by the arival of allied troops
and the number of desertions from
their ranks is increasing, it is report
ed .
New York, Aug. IS Sentenced to a
jear nd three months imprisonment
for attempting to sell defective bar
rack bags to the government, Miss
Isabella Feder collapsed in the Fed
eral court in Brooklyn, yesterday. She
was vice-president of an equipment
making company and with .M'-hael
I'olsky, General manager of the :iant,
was convicted or conspiracy, to de
fraud the army quartermaster corps
r.y bribing inspectors to pass faulty
articles which had been prei iously re
jected.
She will go to the federal prison at
St. Joseph, Mo., and must pay a fine
o $2,500. Polsky was sentenced to
four months in penitentiary. ,
Though regretting the necessity of
sending a woman to prison, Jud
Garvin declared: "It is a heidous
crime to make money illegally at the
expense of the government."
Miss Feder was released in $10,000
bail and Polsky on a $2,500 bond pend
ing appeal.
Washington, Aug. 19. With the
publication tomorrow cf the dailv list
of casualties among America's forces
overseas, The Associated Press and
other press associations in co-operation
with the war and postoffice de-
larnnents put into ettect a new ar
rangement by which these complete
lists are delivered daily by mail to the
papers of virtually every city in the
i-nuea states.
Since the American army in France
has grown to a force of nearly a mil
lion r.nd a half men. taking an ever
S eater and more aggressive part in
me task- ot driving back the Germans
transmission of the full honor roll of
aeaci, wounded and missing dailv bv
telegraph to all the nawspapers has
oecome almost an impossiblity. For
weeks the press associations have heen
obliged to curtail the volume of iheir
news reports in order to deliver
promptly these lists all important to
the friends and neighbors of the bovs
at me front.
To meet this situation, the post
ir.ee aepartment exercising contrn
or tne telegraph systems has under
taken the responsibility of telegraph
i .g tne lists across the continent, and
ot providing printed copies to th
press associations simultaneously 1
Washington, Chicago and San Fran
Cisco. 1-rom these points the assovi-
&lions' mail to the newsnapers each
day's lists bearing a date of publica
tion several uays later thaa the day
it is telegraphed, so that all papers
may publish the same list on the same
c'ay. Provision has been made for
having half of the names aonear first
in the morning papers and half first
in the afternoon papers, but all- pa
pers receive the compete lists for
publication at the stated times.
The plan of -course mean publica
tion of the nameg a few days later
man :f they were telegrapNjd to the
papers but with telegraphing becom
ing out of the question it furnishes
a means of nation-wide distribution
which will place the lists before the
public long before most, of the paers
could receive them by mail from
Washington.
In announcing the inauguration of
the arrangement the Committee, on
Public Information exnlauicd tonisht
that, it will not affect the war depart
ment's policy of notifving immediate
lv by telegraph th families of men
mentioned in the list.
NATION-WIDE SYSTEM OF
TRAINING FOR DRAFTEES
New York, Aug. 18. Instructions for
establishing the nation-wide system of
preliminary training for men in the
draft which will be introduced with
the approval of Provost Marshal Gen
eral Crowder by a committee appoint
ed by the National Security league
will be sent tomorrow to five thousand
local draft boards, according to an an
nouncement here tonight by Surgeon
General Charles F. Stokes, U. S. N.,
retired, chairman of the committee.
This training will be elementary,
uniform, non-compulsory and free. The
men will be instructed in simple evo
lutions, with stress upon military
courtesy. Those who demonstrate their
ability will receive certificates of
merit which will serve as an "index"
of their qualifications as potential non
commissioned officers.
Shot Down Three German Planes,
Paris, Aug. 18. Lieutenant Rene
Fonck, the French aviator, shot down
three German airplanes on Wednes
day, it is omcially announced. This
brings his total number of air vie
tories up to sixty.
ENGLISH PROFESSORS MAY
TEACH IN COLUMBIA
INVESTIGATING A RIOT
AT CAMP MERRITT, N. J
Camp Merritt, N. J., A;tg. IS.
Camp authorities were today inves
tigating a riot here late last night in
winch it was reported that twc negro
soldiers were killed and eicrht others
injured in a fight with military no-
lice. While sdmitting that a fight had
occurred, officers would supply no de
tails, saying tnat a full statement will
be issued later, probably tomorrow.
According to soldiers who sav thev
witnessed the fight, the trouble start
ed vJien a negro trooper and a white
sergeant engaged in a fight. A rom
pany of infantry detailed to military
police duty was summoned and arriv
el just as more negro troopers enter
ed the fray. Several shots were said
to have been fired, and the disturbance
was not put down until reinforcements
had bp.n rushed to the military police.
New York, Aug. 18. An effort Is
being made to have many prominent
English professors, who may be re
leased by Cambridge and Oxford be
cause of the war, give courses next
spring in the Columbia University
Extension school, it was announced
lonignt Dy t-roiessor james u. Egbert,
director of the department of' exten
sion teaching. These courses would be
open to the public.
The latest available import statis
tics of Denmark are for the year 1913.
The import of beer is reckoned by
weight rather than by capacity or
volume. In 1913 Denmark imported
15,210 pounds of bottled beer and 188,
930 jDounds of kes beer.
GOVERNOR OF VERMONT
REQUESTED TO RESIGN
-uontpeuer. v t., Aug. is. Governor
Horace F. Groham, who was asked
in resolutions adopted by the Re
publican state committee to resien
immediately because pf the discovery
alleged irregularities in the handl
ing of his accounts while auditpr, an
nounced through his private secre
tary today that he would make no
statement until he had obtained a
full report of the committee's action.
Harvey E. Goodell, secretary to the
governor, said the letter also awaited
the report of Frank C. Williams, bank
commissioner, regarding an examina
tion of the auditor s accounts
Governor Graham discussed the
matter with a number of his friends
this morning. In a -statement to the
people of Vermont early in the week
the Governor asked for a suspension
of judgment and announced that he
had demanded a thorough examinn
tion of the books and l ecords. "
realize," he said in his staienvnt "that
I did wrong in the matter of handl
ing my salary and official expenses,
and for this I am extremely sorry.1
Canadian Casualty List.
Ottawa, Aug. 18. The Canadian
casualty list issued tonight includes
the following names of Americans
Died E. A. Roy, Worcester. Mass.
Wounded J. E. Plank, Lancaster, Pa.
R. B. Walker, Philadelphia; W. A
Gammon. Attleboro, Mass.; J. N. Wil
kinson, Bridgeport, Conn.
German Aircraft Destroyed.
London, Aug. 18. An official com
munication tonight dealing with avi
ation said that five German machines
and a balloon were destroyed yester
day. Three machines are missing.
TREASURY REPORT SHOWS
$5,559,000,000 IN CIRCULATION
Washington Aug. 18. More actual
monev gold.si'ver and paper cur
rency is in circulation . at. present
than at anv time in the nation's h's-
tory and there is a bigger share for
every man, woman and child. A trpas-
ury report today showed $5 559 000
in circulation $700.000 000 more than
a year ago and $175,000,000 more than
month ago making an average of
$52.44 for each person. These figures
on the stock of money hear little rela
tion to the nation's actual wealth or
to its credit resources, since these,
pyramided on each other, amount to
many times the actual money avail
able.
Conden'e v Telegrams
Arrival f Atlantic port . of a
Norwegiaii ; ,amec with 22 survivors
of the AmeSwcan schooner Madingdah,'
shelled and set afire Thursday, by a
German submarine off Winter Quarter;
Shoal was reported to the Navy De-1
partment.
United States Senator Jacob H.
Gallinger, of New Hampshire, died at
a hospital at Franklin, N. H early
Saturday.
President Wilson told friends at
Manchester, Mass., that he was en
joying the most restful outing he had
taken in years.
A school of instruction for the of
ficers of the Third Jlaine Infantry,
National Guard has been opened at
Camp Keyes. Maine.
The retail merchants of Maine will
conduct an intensive campaign
throughout the state during the week
beginning September 9 to complete
Maines war savings stamp quota of
$13,070,000. . , .
The plant of the National ' India
Rubber Company at Bristol, R. I., was
closed for an indefinite period. The
management said this action had ben
taken because of the attitude of em
ployes who walked out Friday, two
days after the settlement of a four
weeks' strike. The shutdown forced
1500 persons out of work.
More than 1,450,000 American sol
diers have been embarked : from the
United States, General March, chief
of staff, said Saturday. ' This includes
men sent to Italy and Siberia, as well
as to France. ,
General March at his conference
Saturday with the Senate military
committee said that the American
army now under arms numbered
slightly more than 3,000,000, with 1,-
4d,000 in France or on the way, and
approximately 1,550,000 cantonments
at home.
The threeatened crisis in the re
lations of Mexico with the entente al
lies and the United States apparently
has been averted by modifications of
the new Mexican oil tax decree by
President Carranza.
President Poincare and Georges Ley-
gues minister of marine, returned to
Paris after a visit ot two days at a
French front, where tney inspected
the Franco-American naval bases.
Newsprint production for July to
taled 90 944 tons.
The first issue of Liberty Loan
bonds sold for 100.50 on the Stock Ex
change.
Civilian postal airmen have proven
a success. One mishap occurred dur
ing the week.
Secretary Daniels announced that
the waters around Cape May. N. J
were being dragged to ascertain if a
German submarine was sunK.
John A. Hill was appointed by the
Federal Reserve Bank auditor of the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Liberty Bonds in the future will be
accepted by Government railroads as
surety for payment of freight charges.
The Standard Oil Co. of Ohio is pay
ing its regular quarterly dividend of
$3 and the usual $1 extra dividend on
Lieut. Walter B. Miller of New York
City, was killed in an aerial combat on
Aug. 8. He was attacked by 30 enemy
planes.
Raising of rents by landlords to
war-workers will be met by higher
taxes, the Bureau of Industrial Hous-
I ing announced. 1
The War Trade Board has decvided
to permit' the importation of 16,666
tons of crude rubber during August
and September - 1
Jack Dempsey has been macthed to
fight Jess Willard for the heavyweight
title, according to a statement made
by Dempsey.
The fuel Administration' through
James B. Neale, director of production,
announced the appointment of 28 pro
duction managers.
The War Trade Board has lifted .the
ban on the importation of cured and
preserved mackerel and herring from
the United Kingdom.
The Railroad Administration re
ports that 131,942 cars of grain were
loaded for the five weeks ending Aug.
3, compared with 87 993 cars in 1917.
Major Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.,
was cordially received in Paris by
Premier Clemenceau. His wounds are
still unhealed and he is using crutch
es.
Surgeon-General Gorgas of the
Army .announced that 50,000 women
will be needed to care for the wounded
and sick of the American army.
Secretary Daniels issued a state
ment declaring reports that the former
German steamer Vaterland, now the
Levithan. had been sunk, are false.
Authorities in Ireland recommend
that a permit be granted by the Home
Office, in London, to allow Mrs. F.
Sheehy Skeffington to go to Ireland.
A Mitchel Palmer, alien property
custodian, will sell to the highest bid
der 300 bales of cotton at the New
York Cotton Exchange, on Aug. 22.
J. R. Mauff, secretary of the Chi
cago Board of Trade, announces that
the city is swamped with grain. Be
tween 9.009 and 10 000 cars are await
ing to be unloaded.
A 2,000,000 tractor plant at Hamil
ton, O., was erected by Henry Ford. It
will develop water power for the
United States and be operated by wa
ter power.
According to the Department of Ag
riculture 100 beet sugar mills in the
United States are ready to turn out
beet sugar to furnish energy for
American soldiers.
Herman P. Gordon, draft clerk, was
sentenced to two years in the Mary
land Penitentiary by United Slates
District Court Judge Mayer f or ac
cepting a bribe to give deferred classi
fication to a registrant.
..Awaiting the decision of the ship
American Troops
Reach Vladivostok
Vladivostok, Thursday, Aug. 15.--(By
A. P.), The transport carrying
the first contingent of American
troops arrived here this afternoon .at
an uneventful voyage of seven ana a
ralf days from Manila. The men
were in excellent spirits .'ind crowded
the' rails and rigging, cheering and
l.eing cheered by the men of all the
allied warships in the harbor.
The crowds on the waterfront ap
peared amazed at the noisy entry of
the Americans, as contrasted with
that of their less demonstrative al
lies. Groups of Czechs about the
docks were vociferous in their wel
come of the Americans, who will be
kept aboard ship until' the arrival of
other transports, due tomorrow.
The transport bearing this first Am
erican contingent lay fogbound out
side the harbor for fie hours before
l.eing able to enter the port. A Jap
anese contingent arrived today a;
Nikolskoye on its way to the Usurl
front.
MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
RETURNING TO WASHINGTON
. Washington, Aug. 18. Summer va
cations ended, many members of con
gress returned to Washington today
In preparation for important legisla
tion, which is expected to keep con
gress engrossed until the November
elections or ever later.
The three day vacation recess agree
ment of the house expires tomorrow
and, while the senate's arrangement
runs ilntil August 26, leaders hope to
set it aside, tomorrow and get down to
work next Thursday on the man power
bill extending the draft age limits to
18 to 45 years.
Death of Minority Leader Gallinger
is expected to curtail the senate's ses
sion "tomorrow with plans to adjourn
out of respect to the veteran repu&n
can member and to have congressional
committees attend the funeral. If a
quorum of the senate attends tomor
row a matter of some doubt tonight
Chairman Chamberlain of 'he mili
tary committee is expected to- renew
his request for annulment of the va
cation agreement and ask the senate
to begin consideration next Thursday
of the man-power measure. Delay in
setting aside the vacation agreement
would postpone the action on the man
power legislation until the following
Monday at least. Witli the national
war prohibition measure naving tne
right of way in the senate at that
time under an agreement previously
made, the man power measure could
be considered only during each day,
unless as is not improbable if pro
hibition advocates should consent to
temporarily sidetrack their measure
until the man power bill Is passed.
Chairman Chamberlain is hopeful that
despite uncertainties of the situation,
the bill mav be passed late this week
or early next week.
The man power measure will be tak
en up tomorrow by the house military
committee with Secretary Baker, Gen
eral March, chief of staff, and Provost
Marshal General Crowder scheduled to
appear.
AMERICAN FORCES RAISE
MORALE OF ALLIED TROOPS.
. New York. Aug. IS The spirit f
American forces overseas has raised
the morale of the allied troops to the
highest, pitch, according to rD. E. W.
Buckley of St. Paul. Minn., supreme
physician of the Kn'ghts of Columbus,
- '- ba lust returned from a tour of
the western front While there he
...a .n.ci v;ews with General Pershing.
General Mangin. Premier Clemenceau
and other allied leaders.
"The keenest impression of anyone
who has the opportunity to visit the
American front is that our boys have
brought the spirit of victory overseas
with them," Dr. Buckley declared.
"They are but to win. The French
know it, the British know it .and,
what is more important, the Germans
know it.
"Never in my life have I seen such
an inspiring crowd as the American
boys who cam: out of the battle of
Chateau Thierry, many of them
cruelly wounded, but not one of them
anything but gratified at the glory of
iaving given the Germans a taste pf
American steel."
This spirit. Dr. Buckley asserted,
was in sharp contrast with the spirit
of German prisoners he saw.
"One Of them couldn't have been
more than 15," he said. "This boy
told American officers his mother had
bade him surrender at the first op-
portu nity .
CITATION OF COUNT
GILBERT DE LAFAYETTE
Taris. Aug. 18. In the Official
Journal issued today there is a stick
ing citation of Count Gilbert de
Lafavette, who was killed in the light
ing in Champagne on June 12. The
young man was a son of the Marquis
de Lafayette and a descendant of the
Lafayette of Revolutionary fame. Th
citation, which praises the high moral
value and rare courage of the your.g
man follows:
"As a scout he obtained clear and
exact information from the first lines
when they were under the most vio
lent bombardment. When his battery
was undergoing the most severe ar
tillery fire lie refused to take shelter,
although as a scout he was not
obliged to remain in position. He was
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building labor adjustment -board at . J , " "wnuncTij
Washington the strikers of the
Cramp's shipyard at Philadelphia
BOMB DISCOVERED BENEATH
A CROWDED TROOP TRAIN
Chicago. Aug. 18. A bomb believ
ed to have been charged with high ex
plosives was found late yesterday be
neath a troc train crowded with so'
djers which was just ready to de
part from the Illinois Central depot.
The bomb which consisted of a sec
tion of iron pipe eighteen inches long
and two inches think, was discovered
bv a train hand who turned it over to
go vcrnm '-nt i r. v is,t ig i- tors.
have returned to work until
agreement has been reached.
final
GERMANS ARE BOMBING
TOWNS BEHIND FRONT
PROFIT OF $250,000 IN SIX
MONTHS BY ARMY CANTEEN
Ayer, Mass.. Aug. 18. A profit of
$250,000 was made by the canteen of
the 76th division of the National Army
in the six months it was at Camp
Devens before going overseas, accord
ing t oa report made today by Cap
tain Arthur E, Foote, who was in
charge of the funds. All the dividends
Were distributed among the various
could anie.
Paris Aug. 18. German . bombing
squadrons have been very active in
bombing towns behind the front dur
ing the past two days. There were
numerous raids on Rouen, where, six
people were killed and five wounded.
The German Gothas ew as far as
Havre, where no one was -killed .and
no damage done. Two consecutive
raids on Vernon caused only material
damage. ,
Several warnings were given at Dun
kirk and Calais during the period. At
Calais scie fifty Jieavy bombs were
dropped, on Friday night.
a few minutes later."
KAISER DEPLORES AIR
RAIDS ON FRANKFORT
ITALIAN MISSION HAS ;."
ARRIVED AT MONTEVIDEO
Montevideo, Aug. 18. A special
Italian mission headed by Signor Lu
ciani, acting as a special ambassador
has arrived here. The mission has
plans for the betterment of commer
cial relations between Italy and the
South ,American countries in view. Its
programme is similar, to that, of the
British mission under Sir Maurice de
Bunsen, which recently has been mak
ing an extensive tour in South Ameri
ca. . .
Amsterdam, Aug. 18'. The Cologne
Gazette prints a telegram sent by the
direction of the emperor to the bur
gomaster of Frankfort, stating that
the emperor "deeply sympathizes in
the' misfortune which has befallen
the open town of F.-ankfort as the re
sult of an enemy attack which was
contrary to internaticnal law and
claimed many victims."
The telegram requests that the bur
gomaster convey to the victims' rela
tives the "sympathy of all the highest."
CROWN PRINCE RUPPRECHT
IS ENJOYING A VACATION
Amsterdam. Aug. 18. The Munich
correspondent of the Berlin Tageblat.'
announces the arrival in Munich froir
the front of Crown Prince Rupprecb
of Bavaria. The prince, the atinounw
ment states, is enjoying a brief vaca
tion.
A recent announcement from Pari'
stated that General Hans Von Boehn.
the German "retreat specialist"' ha
been appointed to supreme German
command on the Somme front. The
German withdrawal of . Albert was
looked upon in Paris as the first move
by General Von Boehn in the appli
cation of his retreat tactics.

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