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VVTEATHER FORECAST for Kansas:
Thunder showers tonight and probe bly Tuesday; somewhat cooler Tuesday. ", -. - YTE hope the war will end soon and the Hum wish It would. l TOPEKA, KANSAS, MONDAY EVENIGrfAUGUST 19, 1918 EfG HT PAG ES THREE CENTS EDITION- "r r FRENCH ARE NOW IN ROYE SUBURBS AND FLANK TOWN IN THE LAST 24 HOURS ALLIES HAVE BAGGED OVER 3,000 CAPTIVES Germans Pouring In Fresh Di visions To Hold the City. French In Last Pay Reoccupy SO Sq. Kilometers Territory PENETRATE NEARLY 2 MI. 'ew Drive Between Oise and Aisne Entirely Successful. Germans Resist Desperately by Machine Gun and Plane. BRITISH STILL PUSH ON Knock Dent Into Enemy Lines in the Arras Sector. Americans Now in Position Slightly Beyond Frapelle. Paris. Aug. 19 (4 P- m.). The French are in the suburbs of Roye. The British are carrying out a flank ing movement north of the town. Ex traordinary artillery fighting is under way in the whole Roys sector. The Germans. In a desperate effort to hold the town, are pouring in fresh divi sions which have been withdrawn from other parts of the front within the twintv-four past hours. The attack between the Oise and the Aisne. started yesterday evening, has resulted in re-occupation of thirty square kilometers of territory. The French are in possession of im portant heights west of Nampcel and are aiming at envelopment of Our scaps (between Ribecourt and Carl pont) with resultant control of all the rvJds leading northward to Noyon. In the last twenty-four hours the allies have taken more than 3,000 prisoners. Penetrate .Nearly Two Miles. : London. Aug. 19, 1:20 p. nu The French tenth army, which attacked the German positions between ths Oise and the Aisne last night, - has penetrated -to an extreme depth of" nearly two miles. The enemy machine gunners are resisting desperately, and the German air service also Is very active. French Take Two More Towns. St.. Mardles-Triot, a little over a miles southwest of Roye, was taken by the French yesterday, according to reports from the battle front. The French also captured the town of Beuvraignes, two and three-fourths miles south of 8t. Mard, according to the dispatches. British Capture Ridge. -(Br toe Associated Press.) With ths British Army in France, Aug. 19. British troops after captur ing Outtersteen ridge in front of the town of Merris, have beaten off a vicious counter attack and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. More than 500 Germans were captured by the British. t Connect the Lines. Paris, Aug. 19, (Noon) The French, in a new drive between the Oise and the Aisne yesterday, established com plete connection between the Picardy and Aisne-Vesle battle fronts, the French war office announced today. The advance was made between Carlepont (four miles east of Ribe court and Fontenoy (five miles west of Soissons.) which marked tne west ern extremity of the Marne counter offensive. The French occupied the'important plateau west of Nampcel, Take 1,700 Prisoners. They also reached the southern border of the Audignicourt ravine (five" miles southeast of Carlepont) and captured the village of Neuvron Vingre, (a mile Ad a half north of Fontenoy.) They took 1,700 prisoners, including two battalion commanders. The Germans, altho exhausted, art desperately resisting at Roye prepar atory to the supreme effort necessary to extricate themselves from their dangerous positions. Meanwhile the enemy is construct ing an unusually powerful defensive line to protect Nesle, six miles north east of Roye. There was violent artillery fighting on both sides of the Avre yesterday. Eight hundred additional prisoners were taken in that region. "North and south of the Avre there was violent artillery fighting," the communique said. West of Roye we -took 400 addi tional prisoners yesterday, making a total of S00 in the Avre region during the day. Progress In "Flanders. "London. Aug. 19. Further progress in Flanders and penetration of the enemy lines In the Arras sector was reported by Field Marshal Haig today. "A German attack on a front of two miles, between Meteren and Outter steene. in an effort to win back ground lost in Sunday's British ad vance, was completely defeated. "A few prisoners were taken last night in the Ayette sector (eight miles south and west of Arras) and also south of the Scarpe (which flows thru Arras) where patrols entered the ene my's trenches and penetrated some distance into his positions," the state ment said. Break Tp Attacks. "North of the Scarpe a hostile rald- ing party was repulsed, with losses. Yesterday and last night we further progressed in the Marville sector (Flanders) despite opposition of hos tile machine guns. We took forty or fifty prisoners and a few machine guns. "Early last night the enemy attacked our new position between Outtersteene (Contione'l on Pas Two.) EIGHTY DIVISIONS OF AMERICANS TO END THE WAR NEXT YEAR 3,600,000 Fighting Yanks in France by June Will Do It. That Is Promise Made by Gen eral JIarch in Washington.' USE EVERY MAN IN CLASS 1 Youths of 18 to 19 Will Not Be Deferred Any Length of Time. American Army Today Num bers Exactly 3,012,112 Men. Washington, Aug. 19. Eignty American division of 45,000 men each. General March told the house military committee today, "should be able to( bring the war to a successful conclu-1 sion in 1919. "'. That is the number the war department ' plans to have in France by next June 30. Genera March read an official statement showing that on August 1, the American army numbered 3,12, 112 men, divided as follows: American expeditionary forces and en route overseas, 1.301,742. In the United States and insular possessions, 1,432,706. Called in the August draft. 277.664. In addition there are about 15,000 marines serving with the expeditionary forces. For the present it is planned to send 250,000 men monthly to France, Gen eral March stated, adding;. "But we hope to increase that in the spring." Need All in Class 1. To put eighty divisions of Americans in France before June, 1919, General March emphatically declared: "We will need every single man in class 1 between 18 and- 45. We must not delude ourselves with the idea that those in the 18 and 19 calls are going to be deferred any length of time, iney will have to be called early next spring in order to get their training in time to get to France. SOVIETS WANT A WAR? Declare Government Will "Fight the Entente Allies. Russia's Intervention Is Necessary, It Is "Declared. Amsterdam. Aug. 19. Telegraph ing from Petrograd the correspondent of the Dussetdorf Nachriehten quotes tbe Russian newspaper Bravda as say ing: - "The Soviet government will declare war on the. entente allied countries. "Russia's intervention in the war is necessary. The removal! of the gov ernment to a safe place, consequently, has been decided upon and Cronstandt (the fortress. of Petrograd) has been chosen as the seat of authority. All preparations have been made to move the .government officers there." HOT SPELL IS BROKEN Cooler Weather Probably Will Prevail i Thruout the Week. Today's Temperatures: WEATHER FORECAST FOR KANSAS Thunder showers tonight and Tuesday; 7 o'clock 72ir o'clock 80 8 o'clock 73!12 o'clock SR 9 o'clock 75 1 o'clock 86 10 o'clock. 76) 2 o'clock..... 87 The wind at 2 o'clock this afternoon was blowing 12 miles an hour from the east. The temperatures for the day average 4 degrees above normal. State Meteorologist Flora says that the hot spell is broken. He does not mean that the cool weather has come to stay, but it is here now and that counts ror a lot. Encouragement is offered to those who suffer from the (Continued on Page Two.) REVEILLE FORM GJL R. Thousands of Delegates at Opening; .National Encampment at Portland. Portland, Aug. 19. Thousands of delegates were present today at the opening of the fifty-second annual na tional encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. A feature of the day's program was a great open air meeting at one of the city's shipyards where the veterans saw a wooden null launched. Ladies of the Q. A. R., Daughters of Veterans, Civil War Nurses and the Woman's Relief Corps began business sessions today. DOWNlivriiiTlRPLANES " British Successful In Ah- Fighting De spite Rain and Wind. London, Aug. 19. The destruc tion of five German airplanes and a hostile observation balloon was report ed today in the official communique issued by the British air ministry. Three British- machines failed to re turn. Thirteen tons of bombs were dropped on various objectives. Low clouds, rain and a high wind prevented aerial work at night. YANKEES IN FRANCE ;iVEN "ALL-WHEAT" BREAD IN TRENCHES! Washington,, Aug. 19. The Amer- j jean army in r ranee is amply sup plied with bread made of all wheat flour, the war department announced today, and the daily ration of eigh teen ounces of flour for soft bread so over-abundant that the reduction to sixteen ounces a. day is now under j consideration. Soldiers while in the United States consume Victory bread with the pre scribed amount of substitutes for wheat flour. Not until they get to France are they allowed all-wheat bread. - Field bakers must work swiftly and cannot afford to experiment with new flour mixtures. . (MANPOWER BILL IS ( IMPERATIVE, BAKER TELLS COMMITTEE Senate Will Begin Action on 18 to 45 Draft Thursday. . Win War Soon as Possible Is Keynote at Washington. BY JUNE SO, 2,300,000 MEN Younger Men 18 and 19 Will Not Be Called Until That Time. Six Months' Training Here Married Men Not Exempt. Washington, Aug. 19. Secretary tf War Baker, with- General March and Provost Marshal General Crowder, ap peared before the house committee at opening hearings to reiterate their ex' planation given that immediate enact ment of the manpower bill is impera tive in order to carry out the en larged war program "There are two ways of prosecut ing this war," Mr. Baker eaid.. "One way is to make every possible effort to do it. now and the other is to pro ceed somewhat more leisurely and do it later. The obvious advantage from every standpoint, social, military,- in dustrial and economic, is to put forth every effort In this country and win the war as soon as possible." Consideration of the bill will begin in the senate Thursday. Leaving an explanation of the man power situation to General Crowder, the secretary announced that because of objections to calling boys of 18 he had planned to defer their call as long as possible and would not object to placing a provision in the bill making a separate class of men between 18 and 19 years and for deferring call ing them "as far as practicable," un til after others in class 1 had been ex hausted. Get All Men Necessary. "There is a sentiment in this com mittee," said Mr. Baker, "I don't know how large against calling men as young as 18 unless it is absolutely necessary. I think the sentiment of the country is to get all the men necessary. But from t"he beginning I have planned as a matter of regula tion to have men from 18 to 19 put In a separate class with a view to de ferring their , call until it is neces sary." He added that this preference might well be left to executive --egu-lations, but he would have no objec tion to having a specific provision written into -the bill. . Regarding, exemption or married men. Secretary Baker was closely ex amined by committee members. Rep resentative Tilson, of Connecticut, sug gested that many men are' being mar ried to evade the hew draft and 'hat the bill should provide that those married after the nsw bill was intro duced should not be exempt. Mr. Baker said such a rigid provision of CrtnMnnprt nn Pur Two.i ' WEAR OUT AMERICANS Germans Try to Force Tanks Before ' They Are Prepared. Paris, Aug-. 19. The German press Is attempting- to reassure its public that a general retreat is necessary on the western front to allow General Ludendorff room to maneuver and to assume. the initiative on a vast scale, the newspapers report. German propaganda insists the German gen eral staff will retain the initiative by forcing premature engagements on the American army and thus wearing it out before it is fully prepared. CALL FOR DRAFT MEN! Vncle Sam Asks for 5,709 Men From Eighteen States Today. Washington, Aug. 19. Eighteen states were called upon by the pro vost marshal general today to furnish 5,709 white draft registrants of gram mar school education fit for general military service. The men- will en train September 1. "Voluntary enlist ments will be accepted until Aug ust 26. All of these men will be sent to schools or training centers for instruc tion in special lines of service for which they are wanted. JO BUILD POWER PLANTS x Government Will Aid Munition Fac tories in Industrial Centers. Washington, Aug. 19. To meet the urgent need for electric power in ship yards, munition factories and other war industries, a bill approved by the war industries board was introduced today by Representative Sims of Ten nessee, authorizing the - president- to construct power plants to meet im mediate demands at eastern industrial centers. - - 5,000 PERSONS HOMELESS Flood Along Tung KJang River is' China Does Great Damage. (By tbe Associated Press.) Hong Kong. Saturday, Aug. 17. Five thousand persons are homeless and 250,000 are without proper food as a result of a flood in the Tung Kiang river. The . American Red Cross is providing temporary relief. "MADE IN GERMANY" German Born yanks Make Great Showing in a Recent Battle. Paris, Aug. T9. According; to an of ficial report of the French sixth army, operating north of the ' Marne an' American division composed almost entirely of German born men, advanc ed eleven miles in seven days during the counter offensive, captured eight villages not including Fismes and stormed three woods, one hill and one farm. In hand to hand fighting. 'The division once fought seventy-two hours continuously. , HOW PARACHUTES WILL ' ' " V "i.'V i w '' ' ' " ' - - . X s V' .-f -V J - ft- -e-3?- S3T -.- . - 0 wjfcgw--j--W6-.t-" Aviator diving' to safety Parachutes for use by aviators at the successful degree. They are so situated in the plane and so fastened to the flier that if he is forced to leap from his plane when it is wrecked or his engine stalls he is able to alight in safety with the aid of the parachute. BIG STRIKE IN LONDON Motor Bus and Tramway . Paralyzed Toda-fr. Systems Conductorettes Want Same Bonus as Granted to Men. ... London, Aug. 19. Motor bus- and tramway systems were practically paralyzed this morning as a result of ths stride of conductorettes, which threatens to spread thruout the coun try. At midnight the union voted, to call out today its 30,000 members in London and the provinces. " . Londoners walked to work today, or rode in. taxis and tube 'trains' Be tween 12,000 and IS, 000 -workers, in cluding conductors, are striking in sympathy with the conductorettes. Thousands of motor busses, are idle. The women want five shillings a week bonus- the same . as recently granted to the men. The bis strikes have spread to Bris tol, Bath, Folkestone and Havings, anil threaten to affect the London subway. Sixty conductorettes in the tube al ready have quit work. . , NEWSPAPER PINCH ON Dallies Suspend, Some Combine Ad vance Prices Inevitable. Orders from the war Industries board i.re in every newspaper office i& the United States cutting down he use of white paper. The amount of white paper allowed to - each daily newspaper is cut 15 per cent. The cut on Sunday newspapers is 20 per cent. The order went into effect last week for daily newspapers. For Sun day newspapers the order Is effective September 1. If the saving of paeY by October 1 Is not great enough to insure a, sup ply based on these restrictions, tt is announced that-the curtailment f white paper will .be still further In creased. " v . These drastic orders by the govern ment have followed . a white paper shortage which has cent the price of white paper to such prohibitory prices that hundreds of publications in the United States have suspended, others have combined. Others are being pub lished at a loss. Otnrs are doing the inevitable, advancing rates. Newspapers are now paying vir tually twice the before-the-war price for raw materials. Increases on sub scription and advertising rates in hundreds of-instances have been un able to save the publications. GRANTVILLE MAN'S TROUBLE M. V.. Daughterly, School Teacher, attempts Life with Penknife. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 19. Attempt to end his life with a. small, penknife was unsuccessful, according to police, when Milford W. Daughterty, 49, school teacher of Grantville, Kan., was found in a hotel here today with his Tight wrist cut. . Daughterty stated he came to Kan sas CUy yesterday and had been drinking heavily. His condition is considered not dangerous. LIBERTY BONDS OPEN AT 101 This Is High Record at Xew Xork . Stock Exchange. New York, Aug. 1 9.- Liberty bonds 3H per cent opened on the stock ex chance at 101. a new high record. v- ceeding the previous by half of one per cent. . SHOT THREE SEVENS IN A ROW AND THEN SHOT AJViAN IN LEG New York, Aug. 19. James Carroll, 20. was watching a crap game on the sidewalk in front of his home. . Some orr - -t three sevens in a row. Then some one else shot Carroll In the leg. Carroll refused to ay anything ab-mt the affair other than that he was the proverbial "innocent bystander." - SAVE FLIERS LIVES 3 3 i 5 when his plane is wrecked. 'battle front are being'developed to a HUNS IN 2 RUSS TOWNS German Force Occnptea Vitebsk and i' ' . Smolensk Today. Xroopi There With Approval of Bol shcvikL Warsaw Says. '. Zurich, Aug. 19. A German force is occupying Vitebsk and Smolensk, with the approval of the Bolsheviki, Warsaw dispatch declare, today, : Smolensk 'is on the;Bnieper river, 250 miles west arid south of Moscow. Vitebsk is 76 miles west and north of Smolensk, on the Duns river. Both are important cities. - v THROW BOffAT HUN German Ch'ef of Police In Warsaw Object of Assassin's Attack. Zurich, Aug. 19. A bomb, was thrown at the chief of the German se cret police in Warsaw, but the attempt failed, according to a dispatch from that city received today. A German patrol killed two -of the would-be assassins, but the rest escaped. Infantry and cavalry are patrolling the streets. Many arrests have been made in the vicinity of the attack. SIGNAL TO JGERMAN SUBS? Arrest of S Men and a Woman Near Aviation Field. New York, Aug. 19. Five men and a woman were to be arraigned in the Brooklyn federal district court today following their arresc- in a house near the Hempstead aviation fields in a raid by.,rUniteu States secret-service agents. Altho officials had little to say re garding the arrests, it is believed the six are suspected of signalling to German submarines, operating off the Atlantic coast. ... ... - - FEDERAL PULLMAN HEAD S. Taylor Appointed Manager of Car . ' Lino by McAdoo. Washington, Aug. 19. L.' S. Taylor, comptroller of the Pullman company. was appointed by Director General Mc Adoo today federal manager of the Pullman car line consisting of - the operating department of the Pullman company under federal management. Headquarters will be in Chicago. BERGSONWiil HEAD MISSION Famous French Philosopher Succeeds Late Metin on Australian Trip. San - Francisco, .Aug. 19. Reports that M. Henri Bergson, French philos opher, had been tendered the poet of civilian head of tbe French economic mission to Australia to succeed M. Albert Metin, deceased, were confirm ed here today by M. Andre. Siegfrjed, secretary of the mission, NAVAL BODY IS IN ROME TJ. S. Congressional Committee Wel comed by Italian Marine. "Rome, Aus. 19. Members of tbe eral public is invited to meet with city naval committee of the United States j oommissioiv tomorrow morning to con congress visiting allied countries ar-jsider plans lor eliminating any chance rived here Sunday noon. They were ; of an ice famine in future. welcomed by Admiral- Reiso in the ! name of the minister of marine. SO CHANGE Ef GAS PEICE ' '; , - . Stabilization of Petroleum Prices Will Protect the Consumer. Washington. Aug. 19. Plans for the stabilization of petroleum prices, rec- ommended by the national petroleum war service committee in New fcrk last week, were accepted today by the fuel administration which announced its belief that the, agreement will pre vent any radical change in consumers' prices of gasoline and other oil prod ucts. ... WORDS OF TREASON UTTERED IN PULPIT OF TOPEKA CHURCH? The Rev. Harrey Phillips, a - Returned Missionary Scandalizes Loyal topeka Citi zens in a Sunday Sermon. HALED BEFORE MARSHAL Charged With Calling National1 .Anthem -Boastful Song." O. H. White of Topeka Also In - .Tolled In Church Affair. - Characterizing the "Star Spangled! Banner" as "that .boastful song we usually sing," the Rev. Harvey Phil- Hps, returned missionary from Egypt, j brought to a close the most eventful and sensational church services ever held in Topeka. In fact the allega tions and accusations and inferences drawn during the sermon by the "Rev erend Doctor" Phillips so scandalized bis auditors that the preacher was landed on the earpet in the United States marshal's office today to show cause why he should not be arrested, tried and interned for treason and dis loyal utterances. - The fact that Flumps canea tne Star Spangled Banner" a "boastful song" was revealed to tne marsnais office by Dr. Willis L. Goldsmith, asso ciate pastor of the Central Congrega tional church, recently resigned to en ter the T. M. C. A. service overseas. Goldsmith also asserted that Phillips's sermon was not only "injudicious but was very undiplomatic." Goldsmith corrobated a statement already made which accused Philips of saying "thac Belgium is suffering a Just retribution for the wrongs she has committed " Witnesses Are Called. Theinvestigation of Harvey Phillips is in charge of q. E. Barthell, special agent of the department of Justice as signed to Topeka especially for this ease. C. C. Jackson, acting United , States marshal in the absence of Otho Wood, was playing an important part in the investigation today of the preacher's utterances. A number of witnesses were called to the marshal's office today to give testimony as to; just what Phillips said in his Sunday night "sermon." Barthell refused to state whether u warrant would be is sued tor Phillips, tho he indicated that the allegations - made against the preacher had been substantiated in testimony given today by persons who were in ' the . congregation Sunday night. . - ' One 'of-the witnesses called in the case was O. H. White, president of the Topeka Transfer A Storage company. When White was questioned before he was called into conference with Barthell, White- said , that, "In my opinion the sermon was splendid, and was justified. It was absolutely true. White declared repeatedly that he thought "Phillips was right." White even went so far as to express agree ment with Philips's statement that "America is money mad. One other statement which . White made was that "the' sermon ought to be preached in every city in the world." Questioned as to his patriot ism in approving of such statements as Phillips made in his sermon Sun day night. White asserted, heatedly. "I am a true American and think it right that we should be in this war for righteousness." ' People Are Aroused. When White was shown a picture of Belgian children mutilated by the Huns and was asked if he thought that the German atrocities in , tho stricken nation were justified, he sidestepped and made the statement "that- the mutilation of the Belgians, their enslavement, and sufferings, were in direct retribution for the wrongs committed by the Belgians under XLing Leopold on the ivory coast of the Congo region In Africa. White later stated that he, himself. uu uui uciicvc ill luc niuuiauuii ufc women and children, hut again as serted that "it is the sins of the fathers visited on the children." Telephone call after telephone call came into the marshal's office today asking what the department was do ing in the case of the preacher who made the disloyal utterances at the Sunday night union meeting. In ev ery case the inquirers were notified that "an Investigation was then under way in the office." A large number of witnesses were called at the Investigation proceed ings today but no definite information could-be obtained n. tn 1ti. wha tti(- rtestimony was. Officials who were in and out of the room where the inves tigation was being held indicated that every accusation made f"""p" DB,nB repeatedly substantiated Barthell announced at lf ' the 'nye?"satlon that the evidence obtained this morning would w icimeu 10 me unitea mates dis trict attorney for his decision as to ! t whether a warrant would be issued or s not. - ! not- MUNICIPAL ICE PLANT - . . Sherbrooke. Que., Aug. 19. G. H. 1 fj;w oy way or Astraican ana rersia. Kansas City. Kan.. Mass Meeting to ' Prouty. formerly governor of Ver- i when these dispatches were sent f Discnss Future Plans. mont, was killed when the automobile ! f?rU w'r .f J m? t to2 , I n which he was riding was struck by ! tne release of British and French citl- Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 19. A;, r.r.r, t,.i, w. in. sens held as hostaares bv the Bolshe- inreung announces toaav bv Finance Commissioner Little is stated j to be the first ten toward a sizable! ice manufacturing ulant under muni- i ;cipal ownership as the only permanent wjiimon ine ice situation. The gen- i,' i CROWN PRINCESS RIDES IN A U-BOAT WITHOUT CONSENT!"1"1" warship Amsterdam, Aug. 19. The German crown princess recently traveled In a submarine from Heliligendamm to Wismar, without consent of either the kaiser or the Town prince, according to the Berliner Tmbleblatt. Wismar is on the bay of that name, an arm of the Baltic sea, eighteen miles north of Schwerin. Heliligen damm is on the Baltic, 25 miles north east of Wismar. SOCIAL CRISIS FAST APPROACHING JAPAN IS GENERAL BELIEF German Agents May Be Work ing Among the Masses. Opposition to InterTention in Siberia Is One Suspicion. DISORDERS ABATE TODAY. But Newspapers Hare Been De- nied. Right To Tell Truth. Unprecedented . Interference.,, jWith Opportunity Free Speech.! Soldiers have been Called out in j practically every large city of Japan LU .1U I I1C UU1I1.B ,11 ICUBlliuiB ""-" which have resorted to wanton de- r.i ul: Liu i v.i ii i c j'i vn i v. . . . - The riots are the outgrowth of the rice riots which began a week ago. Mobs at first contented themselves with raiding rice shops and demanding lower prices. Japanese farmers have hoarded the 120.000,000 bushels of rice, the rioting people declare. - In some places the police have shown sympathy for the- mobs and have refused to disperse them. Dis orders which started in Tokio Tues day were quelled by police with the aid of troops. , May Be Social Crisis. (By tbe Associated Press.) Tokio, Aug. 19. The newspapers have been prohibited from printing re ports of the progress of the rice riots and there is an absence of news from the provinces. A" statement issued to day by Minister of the Interior Mizuno. says that the governors have assured the ministry that the disorders are abating steadily. The organization of proprietors and editors of newspapers has adopted a resolution declaring that the prohibi tion against news of the riots is an unprecedented and arbitrary interfer- ence with the right of free speech as granted by th constitution. They de mand a cancellation of the order. The constitutional party declares that ttte order of the government Is harmful, because it suppresses news of a na tional social movement vitally affect ing the people. "I ! It is the general Impression here frontlnneri "on" Psge Two.l SPAIN'S OLIVE BRANCH 1 ' '.Notning Will Turn Us r Tom Io'icj-; of Neutrality." Spain- Lay German : Atrocity - to" Cargo" of a Ship. "Fire Iiji San Sebastian, Spain. Aug. 18. For eign Mini er Dato today issued a de nial to recent press reports that the neutrality of Spain was rhreatened. He saia the cabinet "would suffer nothing to turn it aside from a policy" of neutrality. He denied that Spain had sent a note to Germany concerning the al leged torpedoing of the Spanish steam er Serantes. He said the sinking- was due to a fire in the cargo of petroleum. GERMANY, AUSTRIA DIFFER Polish Question May Open Grave Po litical Difficulties. Washington. Aug. 19. Grave po litical difficulties between Germany' and Austria in regard to the Polish question are foreseen in entente diplo matic circles here. Authentic advices from European capitals were that the interview be tween Kaiser Wilhelm and Emperor Charles terminated without a final de cision in the matter of the disposition o Polish territory and with a clear evidence .of a growing break between the two allied empires. Comment from German sources ad-" mlts the probability of the Austrian people . refusing the plan reported worked out at Me conference by which Russian Poland would be ruled by an Austrian archduke and bound to Germany by stringent financial, economical and military conventions. It is held that even tho the Aus trian monarch has been compelled to adopt the German terms at the con ference as a substitute for the an nounced Austrian aim to annex Rus sian Poland to Gallcia. his Magyar and German subjects will refuse to bow to the arrangements whe.n the emperor returns to Vienna. Diplomats see direct danger to the political fabric of the dual monarchy in the German arrangements. It is declared - that the new InHen.nH.nt tion for the Polish patriots from Galicla. who would lay plans to effect j the transfer of Gallcia from Austria I to Poland. . EX-GOVERNOR KILLED G. H. Pronty of Vermont Meets Death ! , When- Train Hits Auto.. : ri,- Ai,n....... unconscious. - rendered U-BOAT OFF THE CAPES Vorwrgtan Bark Sunk Crew Arrives at Atlantic Port, Washington, Aug. IS. The Norwe gian bark Nordhav war sunk by a German submarine 125 miles off the Virginia capes Saturday. Her crew escaped in small boats and have been brought into an Atlantic port by an LET MORE SHIP CONTRACTS ! Forty-Thro Vessels Arranged For by Shipping Board In Week. Washington. Aug. 19. Contracts for iJ wooden cargo vessels, each of 3.S0O deed weight tons, seven wooden barges and three wooden harbor tugs were let the week ending August 1. the shipping board announced today. BQLSHEVIKI TO FALL IS BELIEF OF HUN AGENTS REIGN OF JERROR IN PETROGRAD CAUSES FLIGHT OF CHIEFS Thirty Thousand Arrests Since the Beginning of August. ' ... Heads Eush On Board Battleships in Fear. EMBASSY TO PETROGRAD JeutonS Are Dressed In RuSS Uniforms for Protection. Extraordinary Measures To Re ceive Them at Petrograd. GOVERNMENT AT MOSCOW And Germany Will Recognize It lVith Chenroff at Head. Strenuous Effort Made To Take Refugees Out of Russia. Washington. Aug. , 19. Petrograd' reign of terror is reported raging un checked in an official dispatch today from Stockholm. It is estimated that 30,000 arrests have been made since the beginning of August among army officers and middle-class citizens. The Bolsheviki chiefs are said to be on board the warship Aurora in the roadstead of Kronstadt, prepared to sail for Germany in case of a success ful uprising against them. Hun Embassy Flees. Washington. Aug. 19. Three special trains carrying 800 German soldiers wearing Russian uniforms and the German embassy staff have left Mos cow for Petrograd, according to cables reaching the state department today. ' The Germana left Moscow August 9, ajia en the same day unusual mitt- tary and police measures were taken ' In Petrograd in preparation -for their arrival. r - . ' ' -Tsotxky and Lenine "arrived 1 Petrograd on tne same day and Im mediately extraordinary police meas ures were taken at Kronstadt, the supposition being that the Bolsheviki leaders, together with the German would go on to the strongly fortified city. Strenuous efforts are being made to . get refugees out of Russia, accord ing to the cable. The Swedish vice consul at Moscow .has requested the Swedish government to send a num ber of ships to Petrograd to take a party of 200 out of Russia. These are believed to be refugees of entente nations. In case this step falls, ar rangements already are under way to permit passage thru Finland, of the party. Bolsheviki to Fall. ' German representatives to Stock holm explain the departure of their countrymen from Moscow on the theory that the Bolsheviki are about to fall. The new government at Moscow probably will be headed by Chernoff, and the social-revolutionaries. This government is expected to summon a constituent assembly at once. Germany would recognize the government, the Stockholm agents said. Difficulties in removing refugees from Russia encountered, according to Swedish dispatches which stated that the German government refused to grant a safe conduct to any refugees until negotiations with England cov ering treatment to Germana in China is settled. Negotiations are also nnder way to permit departure' of English and French hostages. The soviet govern ment has notified the Czecho-Slovaka that if they executed any of the peo ple's commissaries along the Sa mara front, Czecho-Slovaks at Moscow would be executed in return. . Americans Among Refugees. Washington, Aug. 19. It lsassume4 here" that the refugees are American and allied citizens seeking escape from Russia. Under date of August 17, th Swedish consul general at Moscow re ported that the German government had refused safe conducts for any refugees, including consular officers, and it was believed this refusal would stand until negotiations were conclud ed with England concerning the treat, ment of Germans in China. A re port, dated August 16, said the Bol. sheviki authorities had agreed to per mit the consuls to depart and that the i military missions of Great Britain and France were preparing to leave Moe- viki. Some were released several lava ago but nearly a hundred were held. The Swedish consul general said the negotiations would be greatly facili tated if the allies would promise pro tection to soviet in northern Russia. Joffe's Retorn a Pnzzle. Amsterdam, Aug. 19. The return to Berlin of Adolph Joffe. the Rus sian ambassador to Germany, after a stay or only one day at Mosoow. la puzzling the German papers. The Weser Zeltung of Bremen says that It is unable to understand the short stay at Moscow, Inasmuch as "Joffe had to report on a supplementary treaty t the Brest-Litovsk convention, which had been initiated at Berlin by repre sentatives of both the Russians and Germans. Air Mall Serrfre In France. Paris. Aug. 19. Air mail service be tween Paris and St. Nazal re wan opened today. A distinguished gather ing of ministers and other government officials witnessed the departure ef the first air mall carrier.