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THE FARMER: MARCH 8, 1918
8 THE RIGHT TO THE RIGHT TO criticise the government, even in war times, is freely admitted. The Post has not engaged in criticism of the government but in an unwarranted and unpa triotic vituperation of the government. If the owners of The Post will scrutinize their editorial col- 'umns for the period since the war began, they will be amazed to note the occasions on which it has been alleged that the govern ment is the enemy of New England. Their own dealings with the government enables them to know that such a charge is baseless. As New England business men, they have had their ,share of government contracts, and know that New England has ieen consulted by the government in every department of the war. They must also know, as Intelligent men, that the re peated accusation that the government is sectional, mitigates i against the solidarity so necessary to the farrying on oi a suc cessful war. If the owners of The Post will personally consider the ' charges made against 'the president and the government, they, , 'will note that these charges are riot in the nature of honest criticism, but are almost always bare, unsupported statements, 'made in a vituperative, irritable manner, often with a cunning that proves the desire to say something unfair, while seeking to 'avoid responsibility for what has been said. It would be fair criticism, for instance, to suggest, General . i Wood as a suitable commander-in-chief. But if the government selected somebody else, mere scqlding because of the seiecnon, would not be helpful criticism, but injurious fault finding. The Post has repeatedly reiterated that the president talks i too much, and doesn't fight enough. This is the plain meaning of many editorials, in which the idea is expressed, sometimes 1 directly and sometimes with cunning indirection. The very statement that "the government talks too much land doesn't fight enough" is in itself proof of unfairness. With every energy at its command the government is ar jraying the nation for war. While the government from time ito time negotiates, it never forgets the duty of preparing for war. To say that the foe shall have the advantage of diplomacy, !and that America shall not, and to express this idea in the con jstantly repeated language,, "we want less talk and more 'fight ling," is to show an unpatriotic and un-American spirit. Connecticut wants no more of this sort of thing. VVAR i O HOULD THOSE wed, when ! w3 war? The answer is provisional. The answer depends fo validity upon the mind of the person who receives it. Should the groom go to war at all? Selfishness might answer, - man says, "Yes." The soldier 'tion, because he has the racial knowledge that the race is su perior to the individual. The individual must sometime perish that the race may live. It is complained of war, that it takes the best of the men. It is elementary eugenics that cept responsibility for the future of the race. The collective well being supports the idea that the soldier should wed. The Vbest of the race" thus continue population, which tends to appear during a war, is minimized Against war weddings and same arguments by which men duty. "I do not wish to be a soldier." That is not a good reason. "I do not wish to be a soldier's bride." Not a good reason. America needs soldiers for Implied when men and women marriage. War brides and war babies sets of a virile nation. HEARING FOUR THE FOUR MINUTE MEN, who are visiting the theatres, to take the latest war counsel to theatregoers, are do ing a work which involves the sacrifice of some time and en ergy. They are doing it for the government. The government has it done for the people. Duties of courtesy are imposed upon the audiences to which the minute men speak. The chief of these duties is to remain seated until the talk is over. The minute men usually speak after i the "big picture," between one performance and the next. The custom is for those who have seen the first show to leave at i this time. But courtesy requires departure to be postponed un- ; til the talk is over. To leave the theatre while' the talk is- on I may not disturb the speaker very much, but it disturbs the I audience, and consumes time unnecessarily. When the slide is displayed, announcing the four minute talk, slay seated. It may not be particularly agreeable to listen i to a war talk at the particular moment, but the duty has to be done. It is when all is said, much less of a sacrifice to listen to a four minute speech in a comfortable theatre, than to hear the explosion of big shells in a first line trench. These are the views of The Times and of Mr. William V. , Dee, chairman of the Four Minute Men, who is doing so much i to make this branch of war work a success. - SHALL JAPAN rp HE PRESSING question X the war concerns the relations between Japan and Russia. ' " ' The problem is one which can be decided only by the gov i ernment, which alone knows all the facts and all the conditions. It seems desirable to keep supplies vast in value and quan tity from falling into German hands. On rhe other hand, there is the risk of driving Russia into the arms of Germany. . If the Russians should regard the entrance of Japanese armies as an act of war, they might make common cause with the Germans. Then indeed the Russians would be a deadly foe, 1 for they would have the advantage oi uerman organizing -ewer. . The determination of this of those not intimately in possession of the material of judg merit. The government must determine, as wisely as it can. THE FARM BUREAU -w AIRFIELD COUNTY has i1 work in 1917. It will question is dominant in 1918. encasements with the Allies. 'fiecessary for America to raise CRITICISE BRIDES the groom is about to ?o to its "No." But the heroic spirit of goes to war against his inclina the best of the men should ac their line. The decrease in war brides there remain the are persuaded to avoid military war; America needs all that is take up the responsibilities of are among the most precious as MINUTE MEN INTERVENE! of the hour m the diplomacy of - problem lies outside the purview a Farm Bureau which did good do better work in 1918. The food The government musi keep iis They must have food. It will be more food than it ever did before This will not be difficult. To the experience available this year, may be added that gained in 1917. Those who made gardens then will know how to make better gardens now. Those who grew potatoes for the first time in 1917; will know how to grow more and better ones in '1918. Support the Fairfield County Farm Bureau. Make a- garden.' Plant a crop. Corn, potatoes, and beans are good crops to plant.- INTERNATIONAL EGG CONTEST In the seventeenth week of the lay ing contest at Storrs there was a real scrable for first position. Jules F . Francais' Barred Rocks from West HamDton Beach. L. I.. Richard Allen's Rhode Island Reds from Pittsfield, Mass., and W. E. Atkinson's White Leghorns from Wallingford. all tied for first place with 49 eggs each. Obed G. Knight's White Wyandottes from Bridgeton, R. I., squeezed into second place with a yield of 46 eggs. . lom J. Adamson's Barred Rocks from Laurel. Quebec, and A. P. Robinson's White Leghorns from Celverton, N. T., tied for third place with. 45 eggs eacn. ino Agricultural college pen of "Oregons" from Corvallis, Ore., and Braeside Poultry Farm's White Leghorns from Stroudsburg, Pa., tied for fourth place with 44 eggs each. The total production of all pens amounted to 3,272 eggs or a yield of nearly 47 per cent. This means , a gain of more than 470 eggs as com pared with last week's production. The management of the contest only narrowly avoided trouble last week with the Utter; some new straw was purchased for the purpose of making the houses more comfortable. This straw, however, was damp at the time of baling and in consequence was musty and mouldy. Fortunately for the birds in the competition, the straw was first tried out in some ex-. perimental coops where it promptly started something. Inside of two days many of the hens were out of condi tion, the most notable symptom being rapid respiration. The musty straw had caused lung trouble. The three best pens in each of the principal varieties are as follows: Barred Plymouth Rocks, Jules F. Francais, West Hamp ton Beach, L. I 517 Rock Rose Farm, Katonah, N. Y. 479 Tom J. Adamson, Laurel P. O.. Quebec, Can 461 White Wyandottes. Obed K. Knight, Bridgeton, R. I. 600 Brayman Farm, Westville, N. H. 502 J. Frank Dubois, East Lynn, Mass. 492 Rhode Island Reds. Richard Allen, Pittsfield, Mass. 524 Pinecrest Orchards, Groton, Mass. 477 Chas. H. Lane, Southboro, Mass. 408 White Leghorns. J. O. LeFevre, New Paltz, N. T. Braeside Poultry Farm, Strouds burg, Pa A. P. Robinson, Calverton, N. T. Miscellaneous. Oregon Agricultural College (Ore gons) , Corvallis, Ore. '.' . . Cook & Porter " (Buff Wyan dottes), Easthampton, Mass. ,. . H. P. Cloves (Buff Wyandottes), 514 486 458 532 524 East Hartford 441 CALL RULE UPHELD BY SUPREME COURT Washington, March -. 4 The "call rule" for grain 'to arrive" established in 1906 by the Chicago board of trade was held by the supreme court today not to be in restraint of trade under the' anti-trust law. Injunctions issued by Federal Dis trict Judge Landis restraining the rule's operation were set aside. Board officials contended that the rule in creased instead of decreased competi tion and prevented monopoly, but It was after the government's suit was filed in 1913. New Haven Way Over Stated Quota New Haven, March 4 For Febru ary the army recruiting station here accepted 210 men and forwarded them to posts, 27 of the number there being rejected. The station has for warded 5,825 men since April 14, or 3,597 men over the state's assigned quota for the period. Of the num ber recruited, 61 were from Bridge port, 29 each from New Haven and Waterbury, and 21 from . Hartford. Recruits accepted by the station are either under or over the selective draft age. DENTIST IS FINED, NO STATE LICENSE Hartford, March 4. Dr. William J. O. Lockhart, a dentist of this city, was fined $50 in the police court -Saturday fined $50 in the- police court -today state license. He was one of several Connecticut dentists arrested some weeks ago by the state police on the same charge-. GERMANS MAKE BOMB RECORD London, March 4 In the month of January, says an official statement today by the war .office,, the Germans dropped 1,482 bombs in the area oc cupied by British . troops in France: In the same period. British aviators dropped 7,563 bombs in enemey areas: The Germans , dropped only 221 bombs in the day time, the statement adds, while the British dropped 5.900 between sunrise and sunset. ARKANSAS WINS STATE LINE ACTION Washington, March 4 Arkansas in the Supreme Court today, in effect, won proceedings to determine the boundary line1 between that state and Tennessee. ADMIRAL- KNOWLES HEAD Ottawa, Ont., March 4 Vice Ad miral Sir Charles George Frederick Knowles, baronet, who saw service in many British were in the 19th cen tury, died yesterday in Oxford. Ens., says a cablegram received here today. The baronecy descends to Francis Howe Seymour. Knowles of Ottawa, physical anthropologist on the geolog ical survey of Canada. Sir Francis is the eldest son by Sir Charles' second marriage with Mary' Ellen Thompson, granddaughter of Joseph Howe, lieu tenant governor of Nova Scotia, THRIFT STAMPS TO HELP EQUIP OUR SOLDIERS Hartford, March 2 It costs 5ust $156.71 to equip an American soldier to take the field. By this is meanf merely to buy the clothes he wears and the arms he. carries, according to figures compiled in the office of the state director. By the time he ft trained, and fed for six months before being sent across the water, the costs mount up to thousands of dollars for each man. Every man, every woman and every child who buys thrift stamps and war savings stamps is helping to equip these soldiers' for the 'field. If you are saving and serving by aiding in this great campaign you are taking an active part in defending your country from the kaiser's hordes. If you have bought 38 war savings stamps at $4-12 each, and one thrift stamp at 25 cents, you have equipped a soldier completely. . . If you have bought one thrift stamp you have paid for one waist belt, or one hat cord, two pairs of shoe laces and four identification tags, If you have bought two thrift stamps you have paid for one trench tool, with which the, soldier may dig himself in after storming' the enemy's lines, or one shelter tent pole and five shelter tent pins. If you have bought three " thrift stamps you have provided some sol dier with a pair of woolen gloves. If your investment totals four thrift stamps you 1 have paid for one bed sack, and the government has 11 cents left over. The price of four thrift stamps will provide the soldier with his canvas leggings. Five thrift stamps will buy one bay onet' scabbard. Six thrift stamps will pay for the soldier's summer undershirt or his woolen stockings. Seven thrift stamps will buy him his service hat. Eight thrift stamps will leave 1 5 cents lacking to pay for one bayonet. Twelve thrift stamps will pay for the necessary shelter tent, or for one steel .helmet. Tou will have to buy 14 thrift stamps for the poncho that keeps the soldier dry as he stands long hours in the rain in the trenches. Fifteen thrift stamps will pay for the soldier's winter undershirt, or the undergarments that keep the nether extremities warm this kind of weather, - One war savings stamp will pay for his cartridge belt. One war savings stamp and four thrift stamps will pay for the 100 rifle cartridges with which he starts Into battle. Two war savings stamps will buy his woolen shirtg or his O. D. breeches. Three war savings stamps will buy his necessary two pairs of shoes or his gas mask. Four war savings stamps cover the cost of his O, D. coats or his woolen blankets. If you have bought five war savings stamps you have paid for his rifle. URGE MINISTERS TO GET PEACE WITHOUT AID OF POLITICIANS London, March 4 An auxiliary committee of clergymen of various denominations throughout the United Kingdom has been formed in connec tion with the League of Nations so ciety. In a letter signed by the mem bers, the committee says: "Believeing that an obligation rests upon all religious people to seek en during peace in the highest interests of mankind, we commend to the thoughtful consideration of the minis ters of all churches the principle of a League of Nations, and more particu larly we call upon them to foster in the churches the spirit of prayer, ser vice for humanity, and good will to wards all the peoples of the earth without which the political machin ery of an international league would be in vain. OVER PAYS TAX REFUSES REFUND Washington, March 4 What is the government to do with a taxpaye; who overpays his income tax and re fuses to accept a refund? This is the problem which confronts the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Several such instances have come to the attention of the Bureau through collectors of internal revenue. One man in Call omta overpaid his tax and when re minded of it said he didn't want it back . because "it was a d good cause and I hope they kill the Kais. er." Another man in Kansas paid $48 more than his due. The collec tor wrote to him twice about it and the last time received from the tax payer, a letter stating that "he didn't want to be bothered about these small amounts, and wanted the gov ernment to buy ammunition with it."' He also expressed a hope - for the Kaiser's sudden demise: .$100,000 FIRE VISITS TOWN OF GREENWICH Greenwich, March 4 The resi dence of John McE. Bowman, pro prietor'of the Biltmore Hotel of New York, was destroyed by fire yesterday by fire yesterday at a loss of $100,000. The furnishings and some of the val uables were saved. The fire started in- the attic, the cause not being known. The mansion was built in 1905 and was formerly the Thomas G. Sutton estate. ' NORWALK FIRE LOSS $10,000. South Norwalk, March 4 Later es timates on the fire which destroyed about half of the stock of stationery, and other goods at the store ol James Donnelly, on South Main street, here late last night, place the loss at $10,000. The first estimate of $2, 500 was based on the loss in the store proper. The basement was used as a storehouse for goods. The origin oi the' fire Is still a mystery. COUNT TELLS WHY RUSSIAN PEOPLE LIKE WILKELM Paris, March 1. Count Nesselrode, one of the first Russians to respond to tho people's demands for a better share of the world's goods by dis tributing aisong them ail of his prop erty except what he required for his own living, says the growing distance between the people of Russia and those of Western Europe is due to the neglect by the French and other leading nations, except Germany, to cultivate relations with the Russian people. , He was exiled in 1903 by the gov ernment because of the toad: example he set to the nobility in giving his property over to peasants Since then he has resided in France and became a naturalized citizen of the republic. A personal friend jof Kerensky, Count Nesselrode was a fervent adherent to the revolution and gave to the pro visional government what aid he could from this end. "The French are astonished at the progress made by German influence in Russia," he says, "but they forget that the Germans are simply reaping the reward of persistent efforts that date back to a remote period." As an example Count Nesselrode points to the great number of Russian students in German universities where they were aided, enoouraged and cultivated in every way. He puts the number just before the war at 35,000. Count Nesselrode has now been completely ruined by the revolution, the litte property he had retained having been saeked, devastated and appropriated, yet he keeps his faith in a final sane outcome of the revo lution and he considers it a great fault flor the nations of the Entente to base their attitude toward Russia any other hypothesis. REICHSTAG WON'T PROSECUTE HENKE Amsterdam, March 1 The German reichstag, the Frankfurter : Zeitung s, on Wednesday without debate refused the request of the Bremen refused the request of the Breman court martial for authority to insti tute the criminal prosecution of Deputy Alfred Henke, a Social Demo crat. He was charged with instigat ing an offense against the state of siege law. During the labor outbreaks in Ger many a month ago martial law was declared in severl larger cities, in cluding Bremen. It is probable that the proposed prosecution of Deputy Henke was in connection with the state of martial law in Bremen. Dep uty Dittmann was convicted for aiding in the strike troubles in Berlin. RUMANIA DENIES PEACE EAGERNESS Jassy, Rumania, Tuesday, Feb. 26 An official announcement regarding reports that Rumania would enter ac tive relations with the Central powers declares that statements that Ru mania would accept peace at any price are without foundation and that Ru mania will continue to the end on th-3 side of the Entente allies. EXCESS TAX LAW DECLARED VOID Washington, March 4. The Massa- shusetts law of 1914 levying an excess tax on the par value of capital stocks exceeding $10,'000,000 was declared void today by the Supreme court. The law was attacked by the Inter national Paper Co. and the Locomo bile Co. of America in separate ap peals. Massachusetts excise taxes imposed under a previous law on a number of corporations were upheld in another suit today by the Supreme court ap plying the state's foreign corporation excise law as to whether their business was local or interstate. Rearrangement of Passenger Trains Washington, March 4 Passenger train schedules between Chicago and St. Louis were ordered rearranged to day by Director General McAdoo to reduce from 15 to nine the number of trains daily each way, effective Mar. 17. . Competing trains at approximately the same hours will be eliminated and railroad administration officials give assurance that the public will not be seriously inconvenienced. It is esti mated that the new schedules . will save 9,538 tons of coal a month. Freight traffic also will be improved. Railroad tickets will be good on any line. Further removal of compe titive trains west of the Mississippi is expected' soon. Judge Acted Under A "Misconception" Washington, March 4 Federal Judge Killits of Toledo, against whom the department of justice has asked permission to file contempt proceed ings in the supreme court for suspend ing sentence in a criminal case, charg ed in a brief filed today, that the pro ceedings were "unwarranted" and that Attorney General " Gregory brought them without due investiga tion and for the purpose of bringing "some discredit and much embarrass ment" on him. ( Judge Killits said he acted in per fect good faith "but under a miscon ception of the scope" of the court's mandate. BAKERS TO MAKE LIGHTER LOAVES Hartford, March 4 When there is a demand for it bakers may put out a three quarter pound loaf of wheat bread, according to an announcement today. The right of bakers to do this was decided some days ago but as yet the purchasing public has not ask ed for it. The one pound loaf has re mained the staple loaf. Waterbury, March 4. The city's grand list for 1917 as filed with Mayor Sandland Saturday is largest in the city's history, being $104,902,934 net. Including exemptions, the list amounts to $118,699,267. PALATIAL CLUB IN LONDON FOR U.S. OFFICERS London, March 4. (Correspondence of The Associated Press.) The newest and most attractive home in London for American officers is called the American Officers' Inn and stands in Cavendish Square, one of the most fashioaablo residential districts of the Mngllsji mntropolii The Inn, which is operated by the American T. M C A.I Us directly across the square from the American consul general's office. The inn was formerly occupied bv Sir H. H. Raphael, a member, of Parliament, wno was . on the pbint of selling it when he heard that the Americans wanted it and generously turned it over to them. The Inn, which is a four-storv tvni- cal English town ' house with rooms and high ceilings, was formallv opened by Ambassador Walter Hines Page the Other day when it was in spected by several hundred of ths leading Americans in England, and others. These included Viscount Bryce, formerly British ambassador at Washington; the Earl of Haddon, the Countess of Reading, wife of the new special ambassador to the United States, Lady Randolph Churchill, Ma-jor-General Bartlett, in command of the American forces in England-, and others widely known on both sides of the Atlantic. A feature was the at tendance of a group of veterans of the American Civil War, now living in England. The house has been attractively fur nished by the American T. M. C. A. The walls are hung with a series of paintings lent 'by John Lane, nephew of Sir Hugh Lane, the art collector who was lost with the Lusitania. The Inn, which combines all the ad- vanta.in.-s of a first-class club, with dining room, billiard room, library, tea room and about 40 bedrooms, is being managed by a committee of American women, including Lady Ward, daugh ter of the late American Ambassador, Whitelaw Reid, Mrs. Spender Clay, Mrs. Cecil Higgins and Mrs. E. C. Carter. They are assisted by about 100 women, mostly Americans, who are giving up part of their time usually devoted to other war work. Greeting visitors at the door is Miss Vivian North of New York, who man ages to squeeze in a few hours from I her hospital work to do this and run the elevator. Just nside the door at the registration desk sits Mrs. Allen Nichols, already called "Little Mother" by the Americans. Mrs. Nichols is an American who has been supervising welfare work among munition work ers at Coventry. Her duties corre spond to those of a chief clerk behind a hotel desk and she is , a virtual en cyclopedia of information of things that Americans want to know about London. Working alternately with her is Miss 'Doris Robson, a niece of Countess Reading, who has been working on the land until a few days ago. Mrs. Spender Clay, who came from Philadelphia and is the wife of a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army in France, is general superin tendent at the Inn. She is the only one to wear the green-grey uniform of the expeditioanry force of the American Y. M. C. A. Pretty pinafores of chintz, designed by a prominent American woman, are worn by the numerous American and English women volunteers who com in to take several tours of duty each day; These women ,the majority of whom are widely known in society on both sides of the Atlantic, submit to a sort of discipline most cheerfully. f Those assigned to the Inn put in a regular routine of duty ana none nas been known to ibe tardy, one iorce relieves another1 and the work is car ried on without Interruption. HAVE RECOVERED NINE FROM WRECK Philadelphia, March 1 Signals from ships have been received Lewes, Del., near the scene of the foundering of the naval tug Cherokee on Wednesday, that bodies of victims of the disaster have been picked up in the ocean. According to one re port nine bodies have been found They probably will be taken to Cape May. ARCHER-GILLIGAN WOMAN REPRIEVED Hartford, March 1 Gov. Holcomb extended yesterday the reprieve of Mrs. Amv E. Archer-Gilligan, under sentence of death, to June 21. The ex tension was on request of State At torney Alcorn, the appeal of the wom an from hanging being ready for ar eument in the supreme court. She was sentenced for the deatlT by poi son of Franklin R. Andrews, in Windsor, at a home for old persons conducted by her, and when her ap peal was perfected she was reprieved to March 6. TWO MEXICANS HURT ON BORDER El Paso, Tex., March 1 A Mexican federal sergeant and a private soldier were wounded late Wednesday by United States cavalry patrols in an exchange of shots across the Rio Grande east of Ysleta 12 miles from here. The Mexicans opened fire on a patrol party of eight cavalrymen, who returned the fire. The six Mexi can soldiers took refuge in an adobe hut but later attempted to escape, when two of their number were wounded. INJURED FLYER DEAD Cape May, N. J., March 4 Lieut. John William Bennett of Worcester, Mass., who was severely burned in a hydroaerplane, while at practice at the Cape May station last Monday with Ensign Weed, died late Saturday and a naval funeral was held yester day. Weed died Thursday and was juried at his home in Montclair, N. J. Lieut. Bennett came here last Sunday and was fatally burned on his first day's practice. GERMAN RAIDS CHECKED. Paris, March 4 Two German raids made last night on the French lines north of the Chemin des Dames and near Malincourt wood were checked last night by the fire of the French troops, the war office announced today. FRANCIS AND HIS ASSISTANTS QUIT THREATENED CITY Washington, March 1 The com mute on public information announc ed today official advices from its rep resentative in Petrograd tiiit sador Francis and his start, the Amer ican consulate, the military mission and the Red Cross representative an left Petrograd for Volagda by rail road on the night of Feb, zt. Stockholm, Thursday, Feb. 28 (By the Associated Press) The American consul has left Petrograd, where he remained after the em bassy's departure. COLLEGE GIRLS MAY BE TRAINED FOR VOCATIONS Norton,- Mass., March 4 The ad visability of forming a national inter collegiate organization to be devoted to the vocational guidance of college women, will be considered at the sec ond intercollegiate conference on vo cational opportunities for college women,, to be held at Wheaton col lege on March 7 and 8. A bureau . along this line was established at Wheaton after the first conference a year ago. This bureau has gathered information about various occupa tions and has prepared a card cata logue showing the vocation for which each student is preparing besides making efforts to get into touch with openings for college women , in tho business and professional world. . Delegates from most of the' wom en's colleges in the east are expected to attend the conference. ' " WASH. AND OREGON LUMBER WORKERS GET 8-HOUR DAY Chicago, March 1 When the stock yard wage arbitration was resumed today Frank P. Walsh, attorney for the employes, read a telegram an nouncing that the men employed in the logging camps and lumber mills of Oregon and Washington had been granted the eight hour day. Judge Alschuler, arbitrator, asked for de tails of the changed conditions. WATERBURY MAN IS AUTO VICTIM Waterbury, March 1 John F. Con way, a foreman of the Chase 'Metal Works, died today from an injury to the head suffered in an automobile accident on Wednesday evening. Con way was driving with a horse and car riage at the time. An auto truck coming toward him struck the car riage and threw him from the seat. He was taken to the hospital, where he died. BOSTON "LP MEN ACCEPT NEW WAGE Boston, March 1 Employes of the Boston Elevated Railway . Co. began work today under a new wage sched ule by which they received an Increase of two cents an hour. This scale was accepted last night as a compromise settlement of their demands for a four cent increase, for which they had threatened to strike. The men heretofore were paid 34 cents an hour and under a. former agreement they will receive on May 1 another increase of cent an hour. REPORT NINE MEN KILLED IN MINES Denver, March 1 Nine men, all equipped with oxygen helmets, are r ported to have been killed last night in a mine at San Antonio, N.; M., 85 miles south of Albuquerque. The re port was made today to officials of the government bureau of mines here. Steamer Manhattan Is Reported Sunk - An Atlantic Port, March 1 The British freight steamer. Manhattan of 8,004 tons gross, was torpedoed and sank while in convoy of warships and within hailing distance of an American merchantman, it was learn ed today on the arrival here of an American oil tanker. NO CLUB DRINKS FOR SERVICE MEN Philadelphia, March 5 An under standing has been reached by Francis Fisher Kane, United States district attorne:-, with the clubs of the city, which maintain a buffet, whereby no uniformed member of the country's fighting forces will be served with liquor. A further ruling against the sale of (iquor to any group including a man in uniform has been made. This was made necessary by the prac- , tice of friends buying drinks and passing them on to a soldier. To ob viate the possibility of such action the entire party accompanying a sol dier or sailor will be forced to go "dry." DEAD WEST POINT )FFICER IDENTIFIED Washington, March 5 War de partment officials are certain that the captain of the West Point 1917 class referred to in dispatches, describing the unsuccessful German attack . on the American trenches--- Toulisst Friday, was Lieut. StewJT-rrr. rfor of Blackfoot, Idaho, whose name, ap pears in the "casualty list reported by Gen. Pershing last night. No refer ence has been made in reports reach ing the department to any American captain having been killed in this ac tion. Lieut. Hoover was a member of the West Point class which was graduated ahead of schedule on April ,20. 1917.