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THE FARMER : AtTGUST 16, 1913
... Jf" Pec ! New PtM We FRENCH CONTINUE ADVANCE THE AVR Town of L'Echelle-St. Aurin, Three Miles East of Roye Has Been Captured British Have Tak en Part of Bray Fight Resumed This Morn ing Along French Lines Unconfirmed Report That Roye, Desperately Defended by the Ger mans, Has Been Evacuated Railroads From Roye Are Under Bombardment. London, Aug. 12 The French are continuing their advance between the Avre and the Oise. according to news received in London today and have captured the town of l'Echelle-St. Aurin, three miles directly west of Roye. The line on this front now runs from l'Echelle-St. Aurin southeast through Arniancourt and Tilloloy, three miles south west of Rove, and continues in a southeasterly direction through Gury, eleven miles southeast of Montdidier. It then curves to the east and passes through the Montigny quarry to the hill north of Antoval, just northwest of Rihecourt, on the Oise. The British have captured the western edge of the town of Bray, on the Somme, the advices state. Apparently the attack on the Southern part of the front was being continued by the French this morning. Main inter est centered in the sector around the Lassigny massif. It is difficult to say whether the French are on the crest, but they must be close to it. The whole position on the southern line depends upon possession of it. In the region between the Roye road and the Somme the position has been established. The Germans have massed heavy artillery on this front and are heavily counter attacking. The towns of Albert and Ghaulnes seem today to be held by the enemy, and Roye has not fallen. With the Rritish Army in France, Aug. 122:16 p. ni (By The Associated Press) There is an unconfirmed report this afternoon that the town of Roye which the Germans have been defending so desperately, has been evacuated. British tanks have been seen operating a considerable dis tance east of that town. (By The Associated Press.) Standing before the Peronne-Ohaul-nes-Roye-Noyon line, the Germans, reinforced by serves, are fighting bit terly to stop the Allied advance and prevent a probable disaster their arms. South of the Somme the Hrit lah have been slowed up, but round Noyon the French continue to press on for good gains. Heavy counter attacks ore being made by the Germans against the British front from east of Morlan court to the vicinity of J.ihons, west of Chaulnes. F'eld Marshal Haig's men apparently have made little progress in the past 24 hours, but their pressure has not slackened. On the Hiuthern end of the battle field the French have carried out an average advance of two miles on front of about 13 miles nnd threaten seriously tha, German hold on Roye. Lassigny and Noyon. . Here alsp the German resistance is growing stiffer. Apparently the German command Is determined for the moment to make the Allies fight for further gains. Meanwhile, however, the retirement fron. the southern end of the front continues and the Germans' attempt BOLSHEVIKI HEADS REPORTED BOUND FOR KRONSTADT Their Government in Pieces, According to London Report. London Aug. 12 Premier Lenine : and his chief assistant, Ieon Trotzky, have fled to Kronstadt, the naval base near Petrograd, according to a de spatch sent out by the Semi-official 'Wolff Bureau of Berlin and printed In Zurich newspapers, says a Havas repqrt from Paris. , Reports received in Ixmdon Sunday that the Bolshevik leaders intended to flee to Germany lend color to the Ger man report that they already hav; gone to Kronstadt. Copenhagen de spatches Sunday said that the anti Bolshevik movement in Russia was growing rapidly arfid that the Bol shevik government virtually had gone to pieces. These reports were taken from Russian newspapers. Lenine and Trotzky have been n power since the" overthrow of tho Kerensky cabinet last November. They negotiated the Bres't-Litvosk treaty. - VERMONT GOVERNOR SHORT IN ACCOUNTS Montpeller. Vt., Aug. 12 A short age of $20,000 in the accounts of Horace F. Grtham with the State of Vermont when State Auditor of Ac ' counts, ha been discovered in the books, which Mr. Graham turned over to his successor, Benjamin Gates, when the former took the governor's chair nearly two years ago. The shortage was discovered bv State Bank Examiner Frank C. Wil liams. His elimination disclosed en tries extending from 1902 to 191 G. totaling a little over $20,000, and for which thre were no vouchers. Some of. these items are charged to clerk liire, State highway work, and State aid, but the greatest part is charged to H. F. Graham. It Is understood that the governor contends that this 'money was used for legitimate State work, but as a result of the disclosure about $9,000 has been paid to the State Treasury to cover a part of the deficiency, and jit Is understood that arrangements lave been made to supply the balance ei the shortage. - - BETVJ EEN E AND OISE to stand may be only for the purpose of preventing the complete rout of General von Hutiers' army which re treated from the Montdidier salient early Saturday. Aviators report heavy movements of troops and trans port toward the east. All the railroad lines leading out of Roye now are within easy cannon range of Allied guns and French troops ae at Andechy, three miles to the west and within less than four miles from the southwest where they have crossed the last barrier of hills. Iaslgny, between Roye and Noyon, is within two and one-half miles of the French on the west and south. It is an important position. South of Xo yan the French are fighting their way up the Oise and are within five miles of the town. Xoyon is important not only in its relation to the present battle line, but to the German position eastward to ward Rheims and the enemy is fight ing desperately to stay the French advance toward it. The fall of Noyon undoubtedly vvju!d compel a re-arrangement of the enemy line east ward. TTnoffiVially. the Allies have taken 40,000 prisoners and 700 guns. SENATE LEADERS ORDER ABSENT BACK AUGUST 20 WashinKton, Au. 12 Pteps to re convene the Senate so that the ad ministration man power hill extend InR draft ages from 18 to 4 5 can b- taken up without delay were taken today by Senate leaders, who ordered telegrams -ent to absentees orderin ; them to be present next Tuesday when the bill is reported to the Sen ate. Under the unanimous consent agree ment by which the recess was taken, three days must elapse before any business can be transacted after a quorum has been called and as a re sult the bill will be taken up next Monday. WESTERN UNION GIVES INCREASE New York. Aug. 12 Announcement of a general increase of ten per cent. In wages to all employes of the West ern Vnion Telegraph Co.. belonging to the association recently organized by the company, was mailt' here today The increase retroactive from July 1, applies to about 45,000 workers. RAINCOATS SEIZED Br V. S. Washington, Aug 12. Immediate cancellation of all contracts for rain coats with the firms and individuals who have been indicted in connection with the alleged fraud, bribery and corruption in the selling of raincoats to the War Department was ordered Saturday by Brig.-Gen. R. E. Wood, acting quartermaster. The instructions issued by Gen. Wood also direct the commandeering of supplies of raw materials, partly manufactured materials and complet ed raincoats in the hands of all such persons. All raincoats so comman deered are to be inspected.thos? which are up to specifications are to fce put into stock and those which are reject ed are to be held on account of the contractor from whom they were taken. SIX MOTOR BOATS MISSING. London. Aug. 12 The admiralty announced today that six British mo tor boats have failed to return from a reconnoitering expedition carried out on Aug. 11 along the' west Fries land coast of Holland, - Sill u-iiAT attack 1 i VILLA BANDITS HOLD UP TRAIN IN CHIHUAHUA Reported That 26 Passeng ers and 40 Soldiers Were Killed and 70 Wounded. El Paso, Tex., Aug. 12 Twenty-six passengers and 40 soldiers of the train guard of 50 men were killed and 70 soldiers and civilians were wounded when the north bound train on the Mexican Central Railroad was held up at Consuelo, Chihuahua, 5C miles south of Chihuahua City, Mexico, Sat urday, according to word received here today. The bandits were Villa followers. The dead were stripped of their clothing and valuables. A- military train carrying a strong force of soldiers was rushed to the scene. 150,000 ALLIED TROOPS NEEDED TO AID RUSSIA Vladivostok, Monday, Aug. 5 (By The Associated Press) General Hor vath. self-styled "head of the new All-Russian Government," decelares that nothing less than 150,00 allied troops will be reqred to prevent Germany from obtaining control of the food resources ot Siberia and Mongolia. Gen. Harvath's vist here was for the purpose of opening nego tiations with the Vladivostok group of the autonomous Siberian govern ment. Coincident with his arrival came announcements from Washington and Tokio relative to the scope of he allies aims to relieve Russia. General Horvath issaidto be depressed by these announcements, as they failed to fore shadow a formidable military move ment. He deceliros that a large body of Czecho-Slovaks ar.3 in desperate straits at Irkutsk, being surrounded by Bolshevik! and Magyr troops and without a chance for imn.ediate re lief. FATHER GUINAN DIES IN MERIDEN ILL 8 MONTHS Meriden, Aug. 12 Rev. Lawrence A. Guinan, pastor of Holy Angels' Roman Catholic church at South Mer iden, and of St. Bridget's church, Cheshire, and chaplain of the Chesh ire Reformatory, died at the rectory in South Meriden today after an ill ness of eight months. He was born in Hartford about 50 years ago, was educated for thep riesthood at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, Md., and ordained by Cardinal Gibbons 24 years ago. His first charge was at Ply mouth, Mass. He was for 13 years assistant rector at St. Rose's church and principal of St. Rose's school here. He went to South Meriden 10 years ago. AIRMEN DROP 23 TONS OF BOMBS Paris, Sunday, Aug. 11. French airmen have been very active in har rassing the retiring enemy, says an official statement on aerial activity. Enemy concentration points around Lassigny were bombarded heavily, causing heavy German losses. French aeroplanes to the number of 120 drop ped 23 tons of bombs in the battle area Sunday. FAIL TO AMEND MANPOWER BILL Washington, Aug. 12. An effort by Senator Klrby, of Arkansas, to amend the administration manDower hill so as to extend the draft ages from 21 to 4o inclusive, instead of 18 to 45 as proposed, failed today in the Senate Military Committee by an overwhelm ing Vote. Senator Kirby announced that he would renew his effort when the bin reached the floor. MOTHER INSANE SHOOTS HER SON Pittsfield, Mas!?. Aug. 12 J. Allan Dunn, Jr.. the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Allan Dunn, of Len ox, who was shot by the mother yes terday, died today at a hospital in this city. Mrs. Gladys Dunn, the mother, was removed to the State Insane Hospital yesterday afternoon. J. Allan Dunn is a well known writer. GERMAN GENERALS ARE CASHIERED London, Aug. 12 Three German generals recently commanding near Montdiddier have been cashiered for neglect of duty, according to the Bel gian reports received in Amsterdam nd transmitted by the Exchange Tel egraph Company. A large number of soldiers were courtmartialed at St. Qupentin Satur day for high treason. The Germans in Belgium are show ing signs of great uneasiness and the German emperor is reported to have .noved to Brussels. RrssiAN EXECVTED. Amsterdam, Aug. 12 Boris Dana kio, the assassin of Field Marshal Herman von Eichhorn, was executed n Saturday, according to advices 'rom Kiev. Schooner Murley Brings in Members of Fishing Boat's Crew. ATTACKING- SUB 300 FEET LONG Hun Commander Said . to Have Been in U. S. Fish eries Service. An Atlantic Port, Aug. 12 A British merchant steamer was sunk recently off the North At lantic coast, according to the second officer of the German submarine which sent nine fishing schooners to the bottom otT Georges Banks Saturday and Sunday. This report was given members of the crew of the Kate Palmer, a fishing schooner, when they were taken aboard the U-boat, prior to the destruction of their ves sel. The fishermen did not learn the name of the Britisher, but were informed she. had two smokestacks. The fishermen were brought here early today aboard the auxiliary schooner Helen Murley, after having been set adrift In a dory shortly be fore nightfall by the submarine's commander. They reported that probably 60 fishermen were cast adrift in small boats after the U-boat's at tack upon the fleet. Naval and ma rine men expected, however, that most of these men would be picked up. The crew of the Palmer reported that probably 30 sailing vessels were in the immediate vicinity at the time of the attack. They said they heard firing all day Saturday from 10 a. m. Most of the sinkings occurred on Sat urday rather than Sunday, as early reports indicated. The men brought in by the Murley included Captain Bdward Russell, of the Kate Palmer, and Frederick W. Quinlan, one of the crew, and two Nova Scotia fishermen. They said that when the submarine appeared they attempted to get away, but changed their minds and surren dered. Captain Russell and his small crew were ordered alongside the sub marine and taken aboard. Iimmedi ately they were sent below and were kept there for about an hour while the submarine proceeded in a westerly direction. Later they were told to get into their dory and were cast adrift about 6 o'clock Saturday night. They were picked up five hours later by the Murley. They did not see their schooner sunk, but assumed she was destroyed by a bomb. The fishermen reported that the submarine was 300 feet long and car ried a crew of about 70 men. A six inch gun was mounted forward and a smaller astern. The second officer told them the submarine could make 21 knots on the surface. Washington, Aug. 12 All the vess els are believed by naval officials to have been accounted for by the U boat which has been operating in North Atlantic waters for two weeks or more. The Penistone was sunk near Georges Bank, off the Massa chusetts coast, where some eleven fishing boats were destroyed yester day. Boston, Aug. 12 Fifteen survivors of the Swedish steamer Sydland ar rived here today and reported thic their vessel had been sunk by a Ger man submarine Saturday. Fifteen others of the crew we.-e picked up by another ship. Washington, Aug. 12 DestructiDn of the British steamer Penistone and the Swedish steamer Sydland by a. German submarine off the New Eng land coast, was reported today to the Navy Department. The Penistone was sent down yesterday about one hundred miles east of Nantucket, anJ the Sydland on August 8 southeast of Nantucket. No news of the fate of the crews was given in the de partment's despatch. Washington Aug. 12 Later the now wns advised that the American schooner Herman Winter had bee-i sunk in the same general locality. There is no record here of a schooner- nf that name. An American coastwise steamer named Herman Winter is reported safe in port. lAnefur Mum. Aug. 12-Fisher men claim to nave identified the com mander of a German submarine which has been sinking fishing boats off the Atlantic const as a sKinea navigaio formerly in the United States fisheries orvlce. TWO men irom umtrwii schooners that were sunk claim to have recognized a former acquaint- o ,-ho vind changed .little except that he had grown a beard since they last saw him. An Atlantic Port, Aug. 12 The auxiliary schooner Albert Black, own ed at Portland, Maine, was one of the fishermen attacked by a German sub marine off George Bank Saturday, c.ndin r:ranville Johnson reported upon arrival here today that several shells were fired at hs craft at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, one of which struck close by. me suDmanne was three miles away. With the aid of all' her sails and auxiliary power, the schooner escaped unharmed with her crew of ten. New York, Aug. 12 Marine under writers today advanced war risks rates on sailing vessels both for coastwise and trans-ocean routes because of the continued activity of U-boats in coast al waters. Ra-tes Jumped to 3 per cent, and in some cases to 4 per cent. for sailings between American ports while tran-ocean rates were advanced to 10 per cent, by some underwriters. An Atlantic Port, Aug. 12 Subma rines: Two steamers with survivors of vessels sunk by Gereman subma rines off the Massachusetts coast, re ported today that they were proceed- CONGRESS FOES Outspoken in Opposing Re election of Men Antagon istic to His War Policies. Washington, Aug. 12 President Wilson has assumed an outspoken at titude in opposing the election of members of Congress who have fought Administration policies in the conduct of the war. In the last few weeks he has taken an active part In the primary fights of both Senators and members of the House who have been especially active in aligning themselves as obstructionists. His most reeent move In this re-, spect was a letter which he wrote urging Georgians to support W. J. Harris, former member of the Fed eral Trade Comi.-ission, for the United States Senate against Senator Hard wick. He also wrote a letter oppos ing the primarv fight of Senator Vsi daman of Mississippi. These letters are taken as indications that the President intends to exert every ef fort to defeat anti-Administration members of Congrass for re-nomination or re-election. The President, while opposing Var daman and Hardwick, has come out in support of the candidacy of Sen ators who have stood with him. Ha recently wrote a letter urging that Senator James Hamilton Lewis of Il linois, one of the most stalwart Ad ministration supporters, to make the. race for re-election, this after Sena tor Lewis had hesitated about run ning again for the Senatorship. The candidacy of Representative James L. Slayden og Texas for re nomination was opposed by the Pres ident in a letter written to a Texas editor. Representative Slayden im mediately announced his retirement from the race, .which resulted in the nomination, equivalent to election, of Carlo Bee, a brother-in-law of Post master General Burleson. The Pres ident also wrote a letter against the candidacy of George Huddleston of Alabama, another anti-Administration Congressman. The primary In the Huddleston district has not been held. The President interposed opposition last spring to the election of Irving! Lenroot, then a member of the House, to succeed the late Senator Hustings as Senator from Wisconsin. The Pres ident advocated the election of Jo seph Davies, Democrat, member of the Federal Trade ! Commission, in sisting that Lenroot's attitude in the early days of the war was unpatri otic. The President's interference. however, failed to prevent the elec tion of Lenroot to the Senate. PREFER CHARGES FOR VIOLATION OF CITY ORDINANCE Hartford, Conn., Aug. 12 Charges have been preferred to Mayor Kin sella by Alderman William Raphael to the effect that assistant building inspector Samuel R. Starkey has been supervising work and selling mater ials for' buildings for which he issued permits, in violation of a city ord nance. Coincident with the charges comes a temporary injunction fror.i the court of common pleas restrain ing Stella V. Houghton from com pleting a frame, garage at her prem ises in Collins street on the ground it is a fire h.iz&rd. The permit for this garage was issued by Inspector Barrett, but he did not see the plans and it is said Starkey supervised the building and sold the material. He admitted he had sold the lumber for it, but says thewoman has a perfect right 'to erect it as it is no fire haz ard, being more than eight feet away from the premises of Vice President Frank T Furlong of the Hartford Aetna Natirfnal Bank, who applied for the injunction. BOOTS AND SHOES ESSENTIAL. Washington, Aug. S The priori ties committee of the War Industries Board has notified the boot and shoe trade that it has been classified as an essential industry, and will be ac corded priorities of fuel and trans portation without special request. Manufacturers are asked to pledge themselves to produce only necessary articles and to refuse sales to retail ers who do not support the conserva tion program of the board, and- are threatened with refusal of fuel and transportation if they do otherwise. ing to port, but the number aboard "or the names of the ships were not stated. Washington, Aug. 12 German sub marine raiders operating off the North Atlantic coast have destroyed three more vessels, the Navy department to dav announced. The British steamer Penistone. of 4,139 gross tons, was torpedoed 100 niiles east of Nantucket lightship yes terday morning; the Swedish steamer Sydland, of 3,031 tons gross, was sunk on August 8, 100 miles southeast of Nantucket and an American schooner reported as the Herman Winter, but whose identity has not been deflniately established, was destroyed by gunfire yesterday, two hundred miles east of New York: All members of the crew of the Sydland were reported saved, but the Navy Department did not clear up the fate of the crews of the other vessels. The Penistone and the Herman Winter were sent down in the vicinity of Georges Bank, off the Massachu setts coast, where a submarine came to the surface Sunday in the midst of a fleet of American fishing vessels, nine of which were destroyed. . Later reports to the Navy depart ment revealed that the despatch relat ing to the Herman Winter had been garbled in transmission. The coasting boat Herman Winter had reported that a ship had been sunk on Sunday off the Massachusetts coast. The name of the craft was not given. '. ?- ' MIGHTY EFFORTS BY HUN HIGH COMMAND TO STOP PICARDY DRIVE British Made But Little Progress During the Night Strong Counter Attacks of Germans Have Been Repulsed, London Asserts Capture of Roye is Unofficially Reported Enemy Mak ing Desperate Effort to Hold Northern Flank of Line Near Albert Important Advance Made by French Who Reach Antoval Unof ficial Reports Are That 40,000 Prisoners Have Been Taken With Nearly 1,000 Guns. (By The Associated Press) Mighty efforts are being made by the German high com mand to check the Allies advance through Picardy toward Per onne, Roye and Noyon. On the northern end of the battle line, the British have not been able to progress rapidly during the past night, although London reports unofficially that the village of Bray has been entered. In the center, strong German counter attacks seem" to have held up the advance against vital points along the line. There is an unconfirmed report however, that Roye has been abandoned by the enemy. On the right the French are still gaining ground steadily. They have reached the crest of the hills west of the Oise and virtually have cleared the Matz valley of the enemy. The battle is still fixed within the lines extended to the Roye. It has been expected that the combat might spread along the line, especially to the northward, but this develop ment has not as yet been reported. Interest in the Picardy battle now centers upon the Ger man efforts to stabilize on the front from Albert south to Chaul nes and to check the French efforts to envelop the enemy's positions at Lassigny. There has been an enemy effort, which has met with a measure of success, to hold the northern flank of the line firmly while the Allies have pushed eastward in the direction of Peronne and Ham. On the southern end of the front the Germans have been unable so far to do more than slow down the progress of the French. In this sector an important advance is reported in the fact that the French have reached Antoval, on the crest of the hills west of Ribecourt. In the German drive early in June the fall of Antoval proved fatal to English hopes to hold the valley of the Oise, as well as the forest of Carlepont, on the east bank. If Antoval' is firmlyheld by the French, the German lines along the Oise, it seems, are in danger and iMhe French con tinue to gain the enemy's retirement from territory held along the eastern bank of the river may be forced. Reports would appear to indicate the line where the pres ent heavy fighting is going on is not the one upon which the Germans have decided to stand definitely on the defensive. On the contrary, the present fight appears to have reached the stage in which it was three weeks ago in which the Germans made a stand along the Ourq river and te heights of Fere-en-Tardenois. This stand, it developed, was for the purpose of permitting the enemy to get his artillery out of danger arid remove stores from the threatened region, so far as possible. The coming day or two probably will be marked by sav age fighting especially on the south, where the continued pro gress of the French would weaken the whole German position, if it does not turn the flank of the Noyon-Neles line, which it appears may be the first defensive front upon which the en emy may elect to stand. j The front as it stands today, runs in a generally straight line from Somme southward to the Hilloloy. where it begins to curve eastward until it reaches the Oise. The high ground on the north is proving difficult of capture by the Allies, while to the south heavy forces of German reserves are reported com ing into the fight. Paris reports unofficially that 40.000 prisoners have been taken since Thursday morning. This brings the total num ber of Germans captured in Marshal Foch's two great drives tip to 75,000. The number of guns so far taken by the Allies in the two offensives totals almost one thousand. FIRST AMEBIC ARMY FULLY Gen. Pershing to Command and Retain His Present Posi tion of Commander-in-Chief As Well Army to Fight on Marne. With the American Army in France, Sunday, August 11 (By the Associated Press) Organization of the first American field army of five corps has been completed. The army will be commanded by General Pershing, and it is understood, will operate in the area north of the Marne from which the Ger mans ha"c been driven out. The American divisions which par ticipated in that drive have been un der French command, but now are included in the first army. Gneral Pershing, who retains his post as chief of the American expedi tionary forces, after a time may rs linqulsh the command of the first army, but possibly not until the or ganization of a second' army is well under way. Meanwhile, he will have two headquarters, at the first army as will as at General Headquarters. Tj step is regarded as the mcDt important development in the organi zation of the American expeditionary forces to date. It is looked upon as the natural development of the 1917 18 scheme of organization and train ing by which regiments after training were mergeJ into divisions under full Btaff direction. The creation of the first army brings great American forces under American command, but underthe orders of the Generalissimo, Marshal Foch. The ie of the army has not been tlnnnounced bro4 AN FIELD ORGANIZED that it contains five corps commanded by Major Generals Liggett, Bullard, Bundy, Reed and Wright. Each corps is composed of several divisions, with each division including 30,000 troops of all arms, while the corps in addition will have its com plement of auxiliary troops, supply troops, air squadrons, tanks and heavy Artillery. It is understood other ar mies will be formed shortly in view of the recent Washington announcement that 1,300,000 American troops th ready had sailed for Franc. U. S. AIRMEN GET 2 GERMAN PLANES With the American Army in Frame. Sunday, Aug. 11 (By the Associat ed Press) Two German airplanes have been brought down by American filers in the last 24 hours on the Toui sector. Official confirmation, how ever, still is lacking. A third Ger man airplcvio '.3 believed to have bea-i H ft Nr.