Newspaper Page Text
Haig Still On Gain In Flanders
READERS, ATTENTION! Nearly every bridge, viaduct and tunnel through out the country l« guarded by our aoldiera, who have little or no chance to buy a dally paper or reading matter of any kind. If you will throw thia paper off to one of them when you are through with It, we feci that it would be much appreciated. SKVKNT EEN TH YEAR. NO. 27 9. WILSON’S REPLY TO POPE MAY iijM mmmmmm M| mm* ODHHHB _ fTW -»-nr*y- _____ WILSON MAY SEIZE COAL MINES; RAILROADS OENY SHORTAGE IN MICHIGAN JVVirc Sleeper They Have Shipped More Than Last Year DEALERS CLAIMED POOR DELIVERY Illinois Brokers Made Hutfe Profits, Is Charge WASHINGTON*. Aug IS —OOlll plain'* from state official* thniout the l 'nito 1 State-, particularly from th* middle went coupled with the arrogant attitude of certain coal operator* who refuse to agree to what government experts consider a fair prior are expected to result In seizur* of tho nunc* hv President Wilson under authority of tho food c< r*rt 1 law Operator* nr*' resisting any more to *■ .7. 'hr ri!m urging that tho government enter into a ’‘rea*on rM<'” arrangement with tho oper n’or- Meantime the operator* hare re fused to accept the out in price, proposed hv 'h< Illinois state au thor:tles and seizure of the mines there hv the stat* authority is ini minent FHKAGO. Auc IT Seizure of ninois coal tulnrs w 11 probably he the next move in the s'a'c’s tight for lower coal price . it w,* stated bee today In indicating such a step. T.ery Mayer, nej her of the «tate eoun rll defen*-e, declared before the s*a'e eoa earing today that "If the people knew the real conditions in th* Illinois situation fhe\ would he so inflamed there |, no telling what they would do " Mayer said that in many in ztanre* operators were making front h?> to f»0 per cent profit on coal LANSING. Aug 1« Ire Iden* Frank Alfred of the TVrc Mar quette railroad, has reported to Gov Sleeper tha* hi* mad has brought Into Michigan so far this year 2.71 k cars of anthracite roal and 1.37S of soft coal, as against 1 car- of anthracite and ft.* 10 of «oft roal in I'.tlh The Philadtlphia A Reading has report* dto fh< governor that Tr>.r»c>A tons have heen shipped to Michigan over it* lines this year a- against 7»,000 in all la*» year. and tiia* If> 1S shipments were above normal Thi* t« in direct contradiction of th* ■>»afenie|fs of tn.anx Hetrnit and Michigan oil dealers who complain ed flat tfi*»y had received only six per c*nt of their usual ?upply. \it k. v «*i worn o*t Th,* ■< whst a non f>*<treiters wll MV t .it Itl the f.|l«elim >f J.\ Ao-m iMv-n't Ri n• a W aik. Jefferson at Rrirfg* vet h*'dj lo « g.n.d H** • it nn> ent Put lillarl'iu* fun 1 Join l(i irusil \-H. THE STORY OF GREAT RUSSIA TODAY—By Charles Edward Russell \ \ * Hi,, ' Edward Russell TWO KILLED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS Aped Man and Child Are the Latest Victims. STREET CAR AND AUTO CRASH Alex. Kittle, Realty Dealer, Dies of Injuries. A old man and an eight year old child f*dl victims to Detroit’* auto mobiles and street cars Friday night and a woman Is in serious condition In St Mary’s hospital as a result of a collision hr'sern a street car and an automobile Alexander Kittle. 7f> years old. No I*7 Charlotte ave. a real estate deal er. died In St Mary’s hospital from injuries he received when the ma chin** in which he and his wife were riding, and which his son Henry was driving, crashed into a Grand River .TefTerson car at First *t and Grand River ave , Friday night Mrs Kittle was taken to the hos pital suffering from serious Injuries and a nervous shock The son was uninjured in the collision, altho Mr Kittle was thrown into the air by the Impact While crossing the street near her home, No 1 fihß Military ave , Frida v nigh*. I.lzzle Relitz, right years old. was run over by a machine driven by Herman Trlfkl. No 20f> Mack ave T*r. O R. Sherwood. No 17NX Ml< higan-ave , was called, hut the child died In West Rranch hospital early Saturday morning Mr* Mary Possow, *2 years old, Springwelis. was severely Injured when nn automobile In which she was riding with Mrs M Mosher, No 321 Howard sf , collided with an other car at Jefferson ave. and i’e terson st. Joseph Kadlltz, seven years old, No nifi Rrush st , was run down at John R st and the Michigan Ccn trai tracks hv Joseph C Whitmore. No 2A3 Gratiot ave, and was taken to Harper hospital. Falling to stop as he was roller •kating near his home, Vo. I0<»:t m Auhlnave. incrnt Juhenskl. 10 years old. plung' and beneaih a truck and re RUSSELL’S FIRST ARTICLE ANSWERS THE QUERY: WILL RUSSIA FIGHT? READ IT MONDAY IN THE TIMES The Times tndljr announces to its readers the return lo active work of Its staff writer, Charles Edward Run fell, who went to Russia on the lloot communion by appointment of President Wilson Mr. Russell is now writing for thin newspaper the story, In a series of articles, of what he saw and heard ui; great Russia, and his impressions Me will tell the truth .about the rer 1 olution. the government and the thousand and one things of interest In that huge land the truth as re vealed to him In his double enparttv as an American rfflrial and a con retentions reporter. Ills articles will appear exclu DETROIT TIMES AMERICA’S CLEANEST NEWSPAPER RORRINCi THE CRADLE “Large number* of the German dead were mere youth*, who looked a* if they might recently have come from the schoolroom; for they were slight of build and phy»ically unfitted to bear the *tram of war." Cable dispatch from the Yprea front. reived a crushed leg He was taken to Receiving hospital. Arthur Sonn*nberg, 10 years old. was run down in front of his horre. No 466 Tennessee ave ,by Fred Ste delman. No PkO Bewick-ave , Frl day night, and sustained minor In juries. While Jamb Pei era, 31 years of age, No. 4*7 Lamed st cast, was driving on the Hast Grand blvd, an unknown auto crashed into the rear of his machine Peters was thrown Into the windshield, receiving cuts about the head and body. He was taken to Receiving hospital THE WEATHER Detroit unit ilrlnllri *etiirelnT night «n«l s lln «tn>, fair »*lth moiltr mfe temeeraturesi mnrternlw «esterl> wind*. loner Mlrklinm Kalr Saturday niche and Stinrfii* ema-epf fur linn era fhla aflemnnn end »*»«!* lit In north portion' nnrmer tonight In central portion. IVK K\e»\\ \ eel *l.l. I lHt IT. Those rules and slide* in the e’oll *>e"m nf \musenients on the ft .ard Walk renew votith i*ome today <>r tonight IS \nm«ernenfs for 2.’><- Jef ferson lit Brldg* Adv. Moant I temena Mlnernl Rotha Cure rh'timatism and skin diseases -Adv slvely In The Times ami its assort ate members of The Newspaper Kn terprlse a.--oriatloii They will be by far the most im portant and interesting n» wspaper articles on the war, to date. They will reveal the inner work tngs of the Russian d**mocrary, Its hopes and aspirations. Its plans and fears, us they retold bv no one los* than th* 1 tpnlned observer that Rus .cell Is v They will peer behind tb<* mys tery of fhnt sudden revolution, plerre the obscurity that shrouds r* rent history, and bring Into the lieht ed publicity th*- motives behind she peasant revedts against he- n*-w amhority nnd the- hldde-n string* that see-k to wreck the newest re public. SATURDAY, LUG USI 18, 19 17. HUN SHIPS DRIVEN IH BY BRITISH •Mine Sweepers and De stroyers limited by Scouts LONDON, Aug IS An encage me-nt between British and G*-rman scouting ships in which erne G-imm destroyer and several mine- <w..; e-r- w< re- damaged was reported by the- admiralty today. The largest type of British '• se|* now encaged In scout w* rk took t-art in the fight, wh*n '!•> came tipem *he encmv The British opened fire on the German destroyer, damaging her They will exrtlain Keren kv “New Napoleon, ’* not as he ha- b- -n pietured, but a- h* is. anil I’- will detail the- wonderful -tone- Blb« ria’s prison ramps when >!.->» heard the weird of free-de»m They will answer all th-‘ .(iiesfion- Ihat anxious Americans ar< a- T - about Russia. They wifi fu' <>• human interest and description oi Manners, custom* and p- ofele 'Russell has just returned from Russia with the Roof eotiirni' in He- Is a membe-r of the regular staff of th»* Newspaper Knfe rj-ris- »- ** nation, of which Hie- Times and a number e»f either leading \im in and Canadian da'Mes «r< m* ui <r lie ha- been term* and ‘‘the re n with the X ray eye.’ Me «« • t! < 'rurnmt beneath the surface, the cause behind the effect, the motive tint she escaped as did the mine sweepers the- destroyers were- con voying. Several of the latter were dam aged The Germans f r s--m** time have he--n send Ini: mm** • \veper-* in to il.<- \«.rtli S* a fr m Heligoland, under oionrt -f .t-»tr. ore They h tVt lo * n sight**.! s- vi-al times by Brit -h patrol war v-Is but this Is the ftisf dash rep -rted The delta-tice <-,f the Germans In their min- aweping w-->rk l.s given rise to speculation in England s-■ to w-heth -r th« i'n«n y fleet intends te» come • nit again OFFIC’Kirs GI N STOPS SPEEDER When he tried to escape arrest by driving up .L fTt rsm ave east at bet icr than 60 miles an hour. Roy s Jones was caueiit by Motorcycle Fa trolman Pitney, who covered litm with a revolver nnd forced htm to top, Friday night ,lon*s, who lives at No 43'i Wood ward-nv* , started his mad pace at Russel I s* , and was pot caught for many blticks Me wi« put into the hull pen” with the ••drunks” in « **n fral station after the arr*sf, md Is ehargt-d with speeding while under 'lie IndtJenc.- of li'jlltir. [within th«* at t itul writes what he *-es with the clarity nnd force gain I'd in .tfi years of :«<'tl\c Jiew sp.ipr r i ; nd magazine lit*- Me has been :i contributor to th members of th*- Newspaper Enter prise association for several ye.«r j . and a st.-'ft m-mber for the j.ns f year. H* writes now ezcl ;slve... for this newspaper and i* l - associ afas. i Rttssell’s first newspaper Jot* kas in his early 20’s, on his father".-* »a per, th* I»av< npo|t t low a) Gazette Me has develop* and thru hf< th*- Irrc f illse a- a « nisad*-r he first received thru th* Gazette’* grade Crossing tight Me has store*! away the impres sions gained from «- irlv work on t.» w »pai>er« jp H handful **f o»ber cities scattered over the country. | PRESIDENT, REJECTING OFFER OF PONTIFF, EXPECTED TO TELL GERMANS MINIMUM TERMS OF ALLIED NATIONS FOE FAILS TO PIERCE LENS RING German Attacks Once More Go Down In Bloody Defeat. CANADIANS HOLD ALL NEW GAINS Hais: Reports Capture of Teuton Prison ers by Defenders. I/>NT>ON, Aug 18 For the thin! dav German troops continued throw ing masses of men against the new !> won British positions n* nr \A-rf today All cornter attacks were acain completely repulsed after sharp fighting. Field Mar hal Haig report ed. A few prisoner l were taken, the field marshal reported "To the northwest of I.ens, early 1 this mornint the enemy agHln counter attacked nur new positions." 1 Haig’s statement said ‘They were completely repulsed after sharp fighting A few prisoners were taken here and northwest of Ypres. "There was consld' ruble artillery Ing during the night ” The full force of the British and French drive in Flanders may he determined within the next 24 hours A side from Herman counter at tacks, which have been repulsed. ♦ here has hern a lot up in fU'hMng on this front The po ition beyond Hangeniarck have been consolidated by the British while the Fn n< 1 have made good th*ir new ground along the Steonheck Continuation of the general assault will mark H* offensive as an effort second in power nnl\ to that of the Somme , Rngland found great s.itHf- tion l In the fart tha' Berlin fount! it nere«snry to put out f iSe sfati ments in war office repot’. yc-te' day At the time the G-rmnn '< •< claimirg the rerapture of !.„it»g< marck. British staff officer 1 - w. • - the town Inspecting 'he m-wly .« r Kngllsh positions Official denial way mult of a', statements from Berlin conci mine the developments in Han i* rs The French are keeping step with the British in the Flanders thru-t The French line is beyond Bix i | lie has card Indexed in hi* w-io derful brain the i< •in -of 2 vi.tr>- of ariwnrbinft m *> In ego* ji;ve and manager.' 1 ' p.tsuinn* on nnt* <»* 'he nation’.- for.>nio>t n* pip' .-, in N ork, (hi««Ro and Ain Fr ri cisco. Mo has inv» *•j- - • • «J th" beef fr■i *» *, ♦he <-nnl trod hi:-l o her trusts* for lending nir.KHXlr.o l». 10 >or*r/ if *,«-irohin*- study. ; fvjyw r:11< n boo;, about tin in. 11" > ha> id. *d mm i.i! , nd er,o noiruc condition «>n >4 mimbor of Journey tl ?u F' oip» md on on* trip around ‘he civll'ird world Mo ban lived io the slums of !*>n don't ca.-it r nd, of nth* r Rrglish citle* nnd of Imhlin for lahoiatnry research Info th" problem* of hu man life and happiness Ho has shaken baud' and rubbed IN DETROIT: ONE CENT. Secretary Daniels Asks Him to Resign fg J ffl COL. KOBCHT HL.TtiOSPBCMi. ( nlmirl ttotwrt >l. Thnnifmon, prf,l dent of the '«* j I fii*n., who he* b..n ntknl to rr*l*n h* V.rr.tiirj of Ih. \h«,* llonlrl,. \ •lntrmriit from *»ffl. rr<* **f tho l.niinr or 11 Ir I»I n K the .I'rrrtHr* of th*- nn»z Btnl other. In *•«>•• **o< I lon with Ihe ftillure to ln*r»- llunlr (h** esploalon nt the Vlore l.liirnl nmi >nril In t'nllfornln miurd tho row which lermlnuted In th. de ni nmi of Ihe Neore(nrz of the »»•»*> Itml th*-,. offlcr, quit th. I.mkii.. srfioo»a, running from th*■ flooded area north of Firerne, across the Steenbeck, to a p"inf about mid distance between Hissrhoote and Fangetnarck. The Poll us are play Inc a more prominent part in 'he present r- battle than in any other ent’ igem» if In this region for some time, tho they have held this section of the Flanders lin* since It was established The presence of the From h m this region is largely fi t -on* mental and political pur poses Forking to the day when !'.»• Herman line might h*- broken and swrumr back a« the *lt>t step " ward liberation of Relglum. |t h and. e ( | that French troops have a j i*i ri the operations. Vnmtlnn Trip* on lfc» t.otio« I , n i • |>. to Cleveland. Ituffalfi , r . m , i. IsianO aeonrd the lux . ,ii ers of t •> fV C t.nk ■■ • •, • i r>- pi u ila i w 'th vs «- • th ■ v»r 'hsn evi !•••( ip • . > ••r f ■ ('*’,• o-oiand Imvr dm o' s' k i > n i> je | rn and tl p hi J’titT !•• • T". < leave dally *♦ ’ P Mn. i•" I ind stearn-? s !• • » M-.ndav „nd Saturdays at p m \\ , . • In V sand Fr 'll its S r 11 Vptral Time* Infern < v >ii out special trij st., tv rtherti .ir.| un l from t. <; ' it < cttjeral ri* >• u (f.*r • c-nt est" ' ,y i • j,tm « o» »«t th« I• «*■ i', tl, k*t i '*i •*•. J M (i ’ w dd st Ndv t rains a |*h I,it 4, and | .upofs wi*|i indl!** f ri ll Til »r\ *» - nr ]• I »r j p?) He t M s mad* *■< verul -peenl Kuro j’*•«4ntr 11 ■ h • • x < 1 11 I\* •! > # r \ j *v 14 j - % m ttnu * ■ ‘‘it< ’ 1 ff l# » ** ~f W .illtj rtf • r*evil* n»‘f -of ; * * With itli »u* !/. all hi* ? ar»» tifn«* iti if iv 4i»n v%l M ’h* / I |ifi ■! > rx- :.« pointed the pa h » t* many rt for»u». IrOW f?'* law «if the land. \nd now Me has just returned front the *ll profile e*p» rt- n <>f his life, thro* ntonthw a.- a member of the ofh< ial 1 NOON Really Constructive Policy Is Hoped For GERMANY LIKES PONTIFF’S PLAN Signifies Readiness for Peace on Basis He Offers. RY CARL l). OROAT. Rtaff Correspondent United Prnm» * WASHINGTON. Aug 18— Presi dent Wilson’s reply to the Pope’* peace offer may afford an actual working baais for hastening tho end of tlie war. Germany and Austria already have moved in this direction, dis patches from Rome say today. Belief grows that the president, in courteously declining the Holy Se.-’s suggestion for ppace now, will offer a constructive policy, in which the liberals of the world may find real encouragement. Opinion Is strong here that de cision on the scope of the allied answer has been left up ffi the pres ident. Allied diplomats believed It so thorolv that delayed vacations were undertaken. The British. Italian Find Chinese envoys left the city— apparently assured that there is no further need of consultation between them and the state department over the peace situation Fou r of the president’s cabinet likewise left on brief vacations. No offbinl announcement, howe ever, has been made as to the an swi r, but Wilson’s advisors say he will make the Fnited States posi tion clear before the world. The president will he deliberate about hie course both because of the importance of the document be fore him. and likewise to avoid a haste which would tend to affront the Vatican and its followers. Concrete suggestions have b*en offered. They do not meet with \men< ,tn government approval, hut with a start thus made, it is possi b’e tiie president may include in hfs the general 'ernis of Amer ica and her allies Between the pope's proffer and such a pre«lden?ia! answer, the Teu tons \ <Mjld know ekactly Where they «*and ne to concluding peace. If they are sincere in wishing to bring It a bout. \* xt week will probably see some ■statement as to f hls government’s nurse rr an actual reply forward* . and . ROM I*. \ug 1* Germany has as sure 1 Hope Benedict of her moral db* slop to the peace proposals put forw ird b\ the Pontiff according to iisp.it. hes published here ti>dav. Aus'-ia ha- gone farther and de- Ur. i her r«*adlne-s to initla'e ne- f • ' ■ ss! o c to Russia Me w aa on the in*lde. ll* s„w all thr human eye could I M» unders*o> and all t* e human i l rain could comrass. , l:i in .•pucV making series of ar* Fi 'o s ppearmg :n this city exdu* ! -ively In this newspaper he will in j : rpre* a hat h* -aw 'h* ntw • if detmicriu} ht'Pie to’ *h«' oldest j dcfiiorraoj, as will as the human j Russell 's rip** ripe with th"» I «ountl Judgment »*f flftvodd yearn I <«! eilthy life, ripe with the areu j mulatfd .Knowledge of thirty-odd I 'ears of s'udy of the men and map Inf our wurld thru the magnifying glats. Vnd hf« present work la the fruit I *)1 hie maturity .