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G real; Battle Slackens Down
To Isolated
NI.W U)RK, June .) (Associated Press) The German drive
inwards Paris along the Aisne and Marnc has been brought
to a complete standstill for the present,' this being virtually admit
ted ev en in the German official despatches, and" the Huns now along
the new battlefront arc on the defensive against the counter blow?
of the Allies.
Yesterday the great battle deteriorated into a series of isolated
engagements along the line between Soissons and Chateau Thierrv,
in which the Allies were as frequently on the offensive as the Ger
mins, while their attacks gained the greater ground. The Germans
n captured Pernant, between the
H i ir only success of the day, while
of Soissons and northwest of Soissons they were thrown back from
ground previously captured. At other points along this western
side of their salient their attacks -were repulsed.
On the east side of the salient the Germans attempted a num
her of advances towards-Rheims.'. In.no instance did they make
Ki.fnn i, inirvi iMin-r hum in me uiaijerjiy or piuc-es inev nrrv noaten op
with heavv Iomcs. S
Army men at Washington see the, virtual admission of the Ciermnn check
In the official despatche from Berlin, which for the first time ine the Aisiic
offensive wm Intinehed id ken do claim to advance but refer to repeated .1
fent of counters by the Allien.
Yesterday's official communique, from Parle report an appreciable slack
ening in the German offensive at all Jiolots along the Aisne snlient, while the
Freufh have .improved their positions -at many points. Yesterday morning the
Germans, advanced at a number, of . places, but were later thrown hak from
all their gains aad held at all points. There waa terrifle fighting throughout
the dny aad the German losses are reported te have been particulnrlv heavv,
in in ngnting on Monday the famous Prussian Guard win thrown into
tne acuon in tne enort to rtreak the Kronen line. This division wn met with
a tremendous tire and wa ao badly rut up that it had tp be withdrnan to b
There wan moderate activity yesterday in Flanders and a h euvv bombard
meut throughout the day of the British position before Amiens.
A reort of General Haig, forwarded from Loudon, says that the Britinh
repulsed a series of German raida carried out fn the neighborhood of Heaumoiit
ilamel, while to the northwest of that line the French met and defeated Oor
man raidera, who eame forward in force. The French threw the Germans bn. k
nnd took
number of prisoners.
Should Have Accepted Peace He
Offered Long Ago, He Says,
AM8TKRDAM, June 6 (Associate
Press) "What suffering France miht'
hnve spared herself bad the accepted
the peace offer made by Bio oa De
cember 12. 1916," aaid the Raiser, dur.'
inn au insDection tour nt th oi-t
tory just occupied by the Gerniaa armyj
in it advance toward the Marne. Hie
comment in reported by the Corres
poudent at the front of the Berlin
' France criminally rejected my prof
i or peace
the Kaihcr added.
The peace proposals referred to by
the Kajscr were announced iu a note
sent to the Entente Foweri by Chan
cellor Hethmann-Uollweg and macs
public by htm .in the reichstag on Pe
cembtir 12, It 10. -The terma offered
by Germany nnd her allies "conscious
of their responsibilities before God, be
fore their own nation and before
Immunity" were for a peace on the
l.nnis of a return to the ante helium
Premier Hriiui.l of Fraiu-e replied
t tint it was inipoiuiible to take this
ui;eNtion seriotiitly. Kuwia and Japan
nuiile similar replies.
fniniei Lloyd George, making hi
first announcement as premier in the
hou.e of commons, said that peace
could be obtained by Germany ouly
after reparation had been made to
Frm , Belgium and Serbia, denounc
inn the proposal of the Kaiser as an
invitation for the Allies to put their
head into a noose. "The crimes, ef
(ieiiunuy can not be condoned by a
few pious phrases concerning human
ity," he said.
It was reported at the time that
thix peace proposal was actually that
of Charles of Austria', who wished to
mnaiize his advent to the throne by
limiting about a puace iu Europe. The
Kluxer visited Vienna to protest but
nan ti ii u My brought around to endorse
the proposal.
w. a. a.
WASHINGTON, June 6 -(Associe-ted
Press) The railroad admlufctra
ii. n now fnces Ifvh'ulaphers slriko.
I ' 1 1-i il i; t Kouimkeiup of the Kail
iouiI Tehgraphers Union, stated HmI
niuht that only geverniaeat iotrvn
tiini en ii prevent the num from walking
nut mid leaving their key within a
lew ilnys.
w. a. a.
WANHINGTON.'ju.e 3 (Oflli ial ) -A
revised report of the toredoiutr of
the Americau transport l'resuicqt Mn
rolu shows tout the early reports of
no losses among the troops aboard were
incorrect. The revised list of the miss
iug includes the names of three officer
and twenty-three enlisted men.
Eights With
Ai9ne and the Ourcq. and this was
west of Lhateau Thierry, south
Series Of Accident To Students
and Instructors Reported
. WASHINGTON,. June 6 (Associat
d Prese) Four fatalities were report
d from a many of the aviation campt
yesterday, in accidents from which two
were injured in addition to the four
killed. . . ;
At Baa if go, - Instructor Mtanlev
Cotle of Pennsylvania was killed in an
air collision, the occupant of the other
machine being seriously injured.
A plane ta which Cadef George Mill
of Kew Jersey was flying caught fire
at the Montgomery flying ground,
falling to the ground in flames au.t
killing the student-aviator.
Private John Karner of the aviation
corps was killed in a fall at Houston
A. lieutenant in the machine with him
was injured.
The fourth fatal air accident of the
day waa reported from 8an Antonio
when Ueut. Joseph O'Mally of Mis
souri, in attempting a tail spin, crash
ed to the ground.
-W. a..-
UONIX)N, June 3 "J Associated
Press) Attribute to President Wllaon
is paid In. a statement issued last night
by the supreme war oounoil of the
Kntcnte, oflleially promulgated. The
statement expressea the full confidence
of the council in the ultimate outcome
of the war, now that American aid is
so fully forthcoming.
Complete confidence is announced in
General Foch, the Kutente eommander
in chief, and a tribute to President
Wilson is expressed for hit cooperation
so completely with the Allies, shonu
in his speeding up of the transporta
tion of A-meriean reinforeemeuts and
of his willingness to have these fresh
troops brigaded with French and Brit
ih regiments.
W. 8. I. .
. s
' l.ONtKN, June 5 Associated
I PreseW Minister of Labor Roberts an
nounced yesterday the inteatlou'of the
British government to employ women
as aviators.
w. s. s.
PAKIH, June Of Associated Prei
Premier Clemeneeau addressed the
house of deputies yesterday on the war
program of his government, receiving
s vote of confidence. The chamber
dMded 377 to 110.
w. a a. ,
IHurrhoeu is always more or less
'realeyt duriug this weather. Be pre
iisrcd for it. Chamberlain 's Colic and
I'isrrhoeu, Keniry ia prompt and ef
tus'. It can always be depended up
on For ule bv ell dealers. Benson,
Smith It Co., Ltd., agonts for Hawaii.
All Youths of Twenty one Must
Register For DraftHawaii
Not Yet Included
WAMHINGTON, June fi- ( Associa
te Press) ThroiiRhout all the 1'nion
with the exception of the Territories of
Hawaii, Alaska and Porto Rico the
registration begins this morning of all
youths who have reached the age of
iwenty one during the past year and
who have not enlisted In either the
army or the navy. It is expected that
.marly a million will register and of
.hta number throe-quarters of a million
ill pass the physical examination and
!e placed on the list of rifts 1A ftfr
he relurtlve draft.
Yesterday was the Inst day when
feung America could volunteer for
ervlce and avoid the draft. Thoo
wadft thronged the recruiting otflcee
throughout the country and the officer!
in these were swamped bv the number
1 appHeants.
3ker'a Statement
X statement' by Heeretarv Baker
jiving the estimate and outlining plana
or the draft, reads:
"Probably three quarters of a mil
ion men will be added to the Ameri
can army In the making by the regie
. ration of boys Lo have "reached the
ige Of twenty -one since June .5, 1917.
This cstimuie was mude by Prnvost
Marshal General K. H. t'rowder, who
will direct the registration.
"General Orowdir's estimate was
msed en the fact that almost 10,000,.
M)0 men registered last year. This
lumber included nil between tweuty
ne and thirty one. Statistics collected
y General Orowdvr's officers show that
i little more th&n ten percent. of these
en were twemy one years iild. On
lint basis it is est limited by draft of.
Iclals aorking under General Crowder
hut this yenr's registration will e
eed 1(10,000.
"Of this number General Crowder
'Stiniatea three quarters, or about 760,
OH, will he available for military ser
vice. This makes proper allowances
or physical defects, exemptions be
ause of dependent and other bars to
uilitary service.
The Omy Exceptions
" I'nder President Wilson's proc
nmation all male persons, citizens or
.liens, must register. The only peT
ions excepted are officers and enlist
.(d men of the regular army, navy and
narine corps and the untional auan:
and naxal militia while $u federal
ervlces, and ofticers of the officers'
eserve corps and eulisted men in thr
nlisted reserve corps while in active
"General Crowder plans to have the
ocal boarfta .Jkeep their, offices open
("or regiatratlea purpoeea between tev
n a. -nu and. .nie p.. m. Between
' hds hea'l All ,yuug. men who were
Mrn between June 3, 180i, and June
I, 1807, must register, , These men are
ubject to the provisions ef the aelcc
le service act nde which tjhe first
egiatratiou was, hc)d.
"Medical students and divinity stu
lonts, though exempt from draft, must
CRister alon with all other younp
uen, eitiicns-or aliens. Provost' Mar
hal General Crowder said:
" Cnder the term of the law aigned
by President Wilson . students who
were preparing for the ministry In
rwogiiized theological or divinity
schools and student who were pre
paring for the practise of medicine
nnd surgery ia recognited medical
M-hools mi May 20, 191K, are exempt
from th" draft.
"The law does not relieve such
"Indents from the duty of register
hi, liitristratiou comes first, exeojp
ion ut'terwnrd. It is absolutely neees
nary that these students register. The
mly young men not affected by the
iew law are those now1 actually in
military or naval service."
The President's proclamation calling
tor this registration specillcally ex
'inpted those Territories where the ori
jinal registration waa not called a
vear ngo. The call for registration in
Hawaii will eome in all probability
ithin short time, however, the ori
ginal registration having been made
Sere ou July 31 ef last year.
Yesterday's mail brought to Capt.
H. Goilllillff Field the nMHUArv llanlra
mid instructions, which be ia forward
ing the various local boards through
out the Territory, notifying these to
'mid themselves in readiness for the
In the men u while, ..boy t who baye
-Cftehed their mn inrltv ftiirinir Ik noil
w r ft I ' -'
vear Iihvc their opportunity to enlist
now iu Hawaii and avoid the certainty
of being drafted soon.
w. bv m.
DI'BI.IN. June fi (Associated
1'resKi Ireland uow has its opportuu-
ty to esiiipe conscript ion, a call for
volunteers for the British army huving
liceii iasued, which will make conscrip
linn ininei-eMirv if adequately respond
tn. I. us I net is pointed out in ibe
olticiul recruiting proclamation issued
from I lie ( nstle yfsterdav.
Ireland is asked to furnish voluu-
tmilv fifty thousunil men at once, to
be supplemented by drafts of one to
two t liousii ml men monthly should the
iic. I for t he in e uppareut.
Tlu opposition of the Irish to the
Mini Tower Act is fhat it forces tucui
to furnish men that would be furnished
without coiupulsjou if Home (tulu 'be
griiuted. Premier Lloyd George has
idedged his government to enact a
Home Kule Rill and to enforce con
scription. The latter will not be dene
if Ireland furnishes her share of man
power voluntarily. -
Former Vice-President, Widely
Known In Hawaii, Answers
the Final Call
IKDIANAPOLTH, June 5 -(Associated
Press) Charles Warren Fair
banks, former Vice President of the
fnited States, who hss been ill with
Bright V disease for sonic time, died
at bis home here yesterday afternoon.
All his children were at" his bedside
when the end came with the exepp
tion of his son Kiehnrd. who is a
major in the American armv nnd serv
ing in France.
The distinction of birth in n log
cabin, which illustrious Americana ef
an earlier day commonly hurl, was also
that of former Vice President Pair
banks. It is probable that he was the
last of American statesmen to have
been born in one oi these humble
The one where he mi. bom on May
11. 1S52, was at I'nionville Center,
Ohio. It rame dangerously near bo
ing the funeral pye for the future
statesman. When Mr. Knirbnuks waa
a boy of four, his father built a new
'tome, and the ene room log cabin was
ised as a carpenter shop. One day
while the workmen were at lunch
Charles wandered into the shop and
carelessly threw a bunch of shavings
into the open fire place. The cabin
"might fire and when the hoy realized
his danger he was forced to scramble
through a window.
f Old Family
Mr. Fairbanks traced his ancestors
to the days of Oliver Cromwell, who
counted Mpayerbanke'i;" among bis
supporters.- Jonathan . Pay erbankes,
the first member of the, familv to come
'o America, landed at Boston in lf3C.
Mr. Fairbanks' father was I.oriston
Monroe Fairbanks, a wagon maker of
Vermoat, who emigrated to Union
County, Ohio. His mother was a sis.
ter of the late William Henry tfmith.
ouce general manager of The Associat
en I'resa.
The Fairbanks home' frequently was
the hiding place of runaway aUives
ami no oiacurano ever waa tamed away
from the door. Fairbanks' .was eight
vears old when Abrahatn Lincoln was
elected president. Then followed the
Civil VVtar, the stirring scene .of which
the future Vice President followed
with keen interest.
His Own Cook
Fairbnnks. nt fifteen, entered Ohio
Wesleyan College nt Delaware, Ohio,
ill firing nn tittle room with the son
f another fiiimer. and the two cook
cd their own meals. Fairbanks did
iirr.entoi work to earn bit first law
Koon after he was graduated, Mr.
knirbnuks was appointed agent of The
Xasocinted I'ress it t Pittsburgh, Penn
srlvania, holding that position for one
year. His most important assignment
was the rallv of the Democrats and
liherul Republicans in 1H72. This was
one of the largest meetings of the
campaign nnd was addressed by Hor
ace Greeley Later in life he fre
qucntly referred with keen delight to
his work as a newspaper man.
From Pittsburgh, Mr. Fairbanks
weul to Cleveland and completed his
law course. In 1174 he married Miss
Cornelia Cole, the culmination of a
romanre that began when both were
members of the editorial staff of theii
college paper. To them were born five
children, one daughter and our sons.
After inurriage Mr. Fairbanks mov
ed to Indianapolis and opened a law
office. He took a dvcp interest lu poli
tics and assisted iu local, state and na
tional campaigns, managed Walter (j.
Gresham 's rauipuign for the Republi
can nomination for the Presidency in
1SSS and later lubdred iudustriously
for Benjamin Harrison's nomination.
FrTead of McKiuley
In January, Mr. Fairbanks wa
elected to the I nitcd States fctenate
He took his scut mi March 4 the day or
which McKinlev became 1'rcsidcnt. Hi
became a close adviser of I lie President
ill the tiying times before aud during
the Spuiiihh American war.
Among Mr tnirlianks gieutest serv
Ices to his cniintiv were those perform
ed while lie was a member of the
Tinted- Htati's nod Hritish joint coin
mission, winch dealt with the Alaskan
boundary, lake li.-hiug and other ques
Mr. Fail banks was recognized as
one of the national leaders of the He
publican pints and as such was made
chairman of the cumiuittec on resolu
Hons at the I'lnludelphia national con
Vtfiition in He resigned from the
senate Mlurch I. 1 1 '5, huving been
elected Vice 1'iesident on the Re
publican ticket witli Theodore Boose
While he wn- Vn e l'lesideot, Ml
Fairbanks, iu l'.nn beiumc a candidate
for tbu nominal ion for I'resident. Fie
was defeated bv Win. II. Taft and sf
ter his term n- Vice liesidfiit cud
ed, he went back to the praetis of law.
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Germany, Frantic Oyer Failure of Diver
Campaign, Tries To Frighten United
States Into Recalling War Ships
WASHINGTON. June S -(Associat
cd Press i --Germany has carried the
war to America.
Renli.ing that her submarine ram
plgn of fright fulness. pon which her
people depended foi victory, hns
proved a signal failuie, and terrified
by the knowledge that American troops
by countless thousands are pouring
over the sea to face hi i troops on the
Western halt let rdot. she has brought
the submarine warfsre to t hta coun
try, run. e May L!i eleven American
vessels have been sunli off the Atlantic
The submarine raid, for this lime.
Ha mor. however, in the belief of
Wathinpton authorities, and It has
failed signally in its object, that of
preventing the transportation of Am
erican troops to Europe.
Five great subiharine cruisera are
believed to hnve been operatiug In
American waters. Of these it hat been
reported that one has been captured
and another sunk, hut this report the
onvy department is unable to eoaflrm.
The vessels that fell victim to the
Huh sea pirates were all unarmed
coasters, ouly one of which, the tankef
neroen i.. i ran, was of value from
a military "andpoint.
Vessels Sent to Bottom
The vessels sunk by the Gerniaa sub
marines included four steamers and
seven schooners. They were:
Steamers Winneconne, 1800 tons:
Carolina, xnoo tons; Treiel and tanker
Herbert I.. Pratt. j
The Pratt has been flooded end Is
being towed to pert. ' i !
Hehooners F.dward H. Cole, Jacob
M. Haskell, Isabel B. Wiley, Hattle
Dunn. F.dnn. Hauppae, aad Haasuel
W. Hathaway. Of these the largest
was the Hauppage, one thousand tqn.
No far as is known, the only lives
lost were those of sixteen of the pas
sengers aad crew of the Carolina who
re reported to have been drowtoed
during a thunder storm Ruaday eight
after they had taken refuge (n tMe
Carolina's motorboat.
All of the vessels, except the J!erp
Una, waa sunk by torpedoes. The big
steamer Carolina was sunk by gttn tire.
Han ten toraxmine
Although it is believed that, the
raid 1 over and that the Hon tut
marines have retired to safer wt ens,
sea and isky . swarm' with Alperfean.
tub M h enters Fifty ilrplanea, f eat
flocks ef hydroplanes and eeoreayif war
ships rushed to the scene of submarine
activity as soon as it was reported
that American vessels were being aok,
while hundreds of other planea , and
dirigible have .left the Hazelhorst
aviation field to join la the Mrch f er
the raiding sqoadroa.' Thaee fret ta :
armed when they 4eftthi fields W
will soon be eqnlpDed with bomb and
iiiiM'hine guas.- fany of the alrplaie
are manned by foreigsert'- rod by
American aviation' atudaat. '.'i, .
Htmsanlty . BzhlMtedl '
Contrary to the -otual German aim
torn, the commanders' of vth, teUdhtg
submarines showed a degree. ef hmase
ity. No instance have beep report
ed of life boate having been. Bred
upon in accordance with customary
Hun practise. Many of the survivors
of sunken vessels were taken aboard
the submarine and tome of them were
kept there for several days, later be
iug set adrift. Home of the survivor
spent as much a eleven day aboard
the submarine.
A coaster landed iforty eight sur
v ivors, some of whom had been 17 boat
prisoners for several days. The crews
of all vessels thus far known to have
been sunk have been landed, with the
exception of that of the Carolina,
whose fate is as yet uoeertain. The
Carolina sent out a wi relet call for
help Monday night, laying that a sub
marine was shelling the yneael. Two
hundred passenger had taken to the
bouts, the wireless Operator aald.
Promptly upoa receipt of the news
that German, submarines were operating
in American waters the port of New
York was ordered elosed. , It ha been
reopened, however, ainea It has be
come apparent that the raider have
left for other parts.
Although it i believed Jthat Ave
P boats are in the squadron that cur
ried out the raid, storie tf)ld by aome
of the survivors indicate that all of the
schooners were sunk by the Baiae sub
marine. Orders have been Issued prohibiting
merchantmen from answering fj."0- 8.
.alls, it being feared' that such eslls
might be sent out by the Hua in or
der to lure unsuspecting vessel to
where they might fall Victim to the
i aiders.
Acknowledgement of Failure
Details of the naval operations to
. b ar the sea of the raider are, bvi'ig
Aiihlndd by the naval authorities
Washington, but the public ia assured
that nothing is being left vudoue to
teach Germany that sending her sub
marines into American ' water is u
maciine liable to end in disaster fur
The submarine attack upon, Anioruu
is looked upou by the Washington an
I. unties as an acknowledgement hv
Germany that her diver campaign of
frighttiilucsi, hiu failed. Becretatv
of the Navy Duuiejs told ODgreas ves
tcrday that the attack was a frantic
effort ou the part of Germany to strike
at the American transport system and
prevcut the transportation of troop
to France. It was intended, he said,
to frighten the people of this eouutry
into demanding the withdrawal of our
war vessels from European water to
protect our own coasts.
Bluff Won't Work
Secretary Daniels assured eoinrv
however, that no apprehension 1 enter
tained by the administration and that
there is no intention of recalling anv
f our war craft.
I The -German submarines, the secre
tary aid. hd not dared to attaek any
armed vessels or sny that were. convoy
ed by wsr ships. All the victim were
unarmed ersft. Kcore of transport
and supply ships left port while the
t' boat were lurking outside waiting
foe unprotected and helpflese eraft,
but the divei- were unable to penetrate
the convoys snd they all went on their
way safely and unmolested.
Xu announcing the name of the ve
el known to have been sunk, Hecre
taty Daniels said that the Kdna was
foueal bottom up several day ago. The
I fste of the Caroliuu, which wa last
heard from as she was being shelled.
,WS, he said, still unknown. Of all
those sunk, only the tanker Herbert I..
Pratt bad any military value. It was
not known whether or not anv live
had been lust.
J ; Although the navy department
could not confirm reports that one V
t boat had been sunk and another cap
( lured, survivors of some of tho lost
reweis were positive that this wn so,
It is believed that detellet schooners
fetlhd.on the const of Virginia were
'.victims ef the submarine.
- Kn U Aroused
J The first report of the sinking
- aroused the navy to feverish activity
I and put ml boats were rushed from
evrtiy direction to the scene of the
. sinkings. Kve ry craft was ordered to
fire at suspicious objects.
Of fifteen survisors who were land
i ed at an Atlantic, port, some said they
had been taken from their vessel and
held aboard a submarine for eleven
I day. They were then set adrift In
boat snd were picked op by other
Americas vessels. This ia believed to
have been a trick on the part of the
umbarine commanders to trv te lure
Other vessels within striking distance
to they, too, could be sunk.
Whenthe survivors of the schooner
Cdwtrd H. Cole were forced to take
to their boats, before the submarine
blew, up the schooner with bombs, the
; fubmario i trailed ttrriie boat until
their; occupants were rescued by the
steamer Bristol. The1 submarine then
attacked the Bristol, but he escaped
by steaming into the Norfolk shoal
where the L -boats dared not follow her
Member of the Cole's erew who saw
(be . submarine that sunk their vessel
said ft was about 250 feet long and
armed fore and aft with gun.
Five V-Boatav EeporUd
Navy department official said yea
eday thai reports received by the
department indicated that five subma
rines were operating off the coast. One
was lighted off the Virginia coast.
A despatch from Atlantic City said
that the steamer Trexel was subma
rined on Sunday, sixty miles off the
cefcst. All ef.the erew of thirtv.six
Bv'reMhed iort. ,
, fifp.'Yvk received the news of the
submarine "raid with 'no signs of ter
ryrv bap Wfl tlty beearae dark. The
Ue,. p' erdfr to prevent poesibllity
of hinUe f rem the aabmarine ftrop
ping bombu oa the city, ordered that
net Hghta b dUpUyed.
Oflai ert. ..,
V The officii report on the appearance
of submannee off the Atlantic coast,
sent out by the bureau of public in
formation yesterday, i:
"Hecretary of 'the Navy Daniels
states that a German submarine or
submarine, appearing off the Atlau
tic coast, had sunk five small sailing
vessels and a tanker. Unofficial reports
add two mors schooners anil three
steamer to the lit. All were coast
wise vessels, the total tonnage repre
aeuted being 20,000 tons. No lives
are a yet reported lost, a the crews.
i in small boat have either been rescued
at sea or have made their way ashore.
" No 'troopablpe or ships with sup
plies for Kurope have bean lost.
. M Transportation tq, Europe ia unin
terrupted,. while aircraft and destroy
era have been sent out to hunt for the
" Nvy hjef atate that the raid ha
bean , long exported as ' an effort to
interrupt the stream of American
troop oversea, but declare that the
German hope are in vain a the ear
riers are amply convoyed. This Is
shown by the fact that onlv coast
wise ship and thoie from the West
Indies have been attacked.
Feara Are Allayed
V Several, steamers for which fears
have been felt have arrived safely to
''Home of the erews landed stated
that they had been held prisoners ou
the submarine for several days. The
captuasd vessels were sunk by gunfire
or with bombs.
"One steamer with two hundred aud
.twenty passeager and a crew of one
I hundred and. thirty men was attucked.
Three huudred from this vessel have
, lieeu rujM-ued from their small bouts.
"Hecretary Daniels told a commit
I tee ef -congress that the raid is intend
wl to frighteu the United Htstes into
withdrawing our battleships from
' F.urope, but he suid that this is uu
necessary as the naval forces remain
ing on this side of the Atlantic are
uinjile for the full protection of our
i shore's and coustwise shipping
"Whether more than one raider is
UMratiug is not determined.
'Stocks arc buoyant on the New
York Kxvhauge, showing that investors
do not regard the raid as important.
"No new attaek has beeu re-ported
i, subuiariae that destroyed the
tanker Herbert 1,. Pratt was caught iu
n net when she came up fur air after
Iviug submerged for two days, while
livdroplauvs and destroyers watched
for her. The tsuker's rrew, reaching
u AtUutic port today report this u
"Navy official estimate that seveu
ty live percent of -Germsoy ' new type
cruiser submarines are already de
st roved."
Helped Hold Huns Ai Apex of
Their Drive Where Invaders'
Line Had Reached Closest To
Americans In Lorraine and Pi
cardy Also Having Their Share
of Fighting In Trenches and
In Air
i Associated Press) Re
ports from American army head
quarters in Prance ami from Parts
show that the American force in
clmlcil in ( ieneral Foch's reserves
)laTl a conspicuous jart iti the
check of the German drive to
ward Paris. 1 he Americans
moved into the hattleline on Fri
day last and were with the French
detachments that threw the (ler
tnans hack across the Marne
when they succeeded in forcing
the passage of that river nif.May
30. Later Americans'' 'took part
in some of the most important,
fighting west of Chateau Thierry.
The fighting west of Chateau
Thierry took place on Monday,
the Americans fining into action
at the Kint of the German ad
vance nearest to Paris and on a
front regarded as the most criti
cal of the western side of the
salient. It was here that the
French line had given on Sunday
and the heights west of tbe town
had fallen to the invaders.
The Americans drove the Ger-:
mans out of their positions in a
brilliant counter, following up
this success and regaining im
portant ground for the Allies. The
Sammies suffered a number of
casualties, the number not being
as yet officially announced. Nine
American wounded have already
reached the American baae boepltal at
Niee, however. "
Tbe official report of the Amerieua
participation la'tHe U(rhtln(r In eoopcr
vtioa with tbe French atatee that the
American counter wae V a magnificent
litah". It waa made eer , NeviUy,
north of the Marne.
General Pemhing reporta on other
fighting by Americana. There haa been
i violent artillery duel on the Toul sec
tor, where both aide uaert guns of all
calibre. American combat partoli
fought a large enemy patrol fa the
Lunevllle auction of the Lorraine front,
the Americaaa . having a few caanul
tlea. Victors In the Air
In the air the Yankee aviators have
been maintaining their fine reeoTil.
Since the American flyer have been on
he Lorraine front they have brought
down a total of thirty three German
nlaoea tp seven ther have loet of- their
pwn. Yesterday three American flyera
anaeaea aix Germans, downing, one Of
the enemy aad chasing the other five
bach. Tbe Gerniaa machine ehot down
yesterday haa been taken into Toul,
where it ie being exhibited.
In addition to meeting the Oeraiaa
aviators in the air, the AaieieSs' for
the first time are manning tbe tir-de-fense
batteries along their part of the
I'irardy front. Here the German raid
ers have been specializing oa the Amer
ican hospitals back of the lines. One
raiding squadron which eame over Ve
tenlay was stopped by the anti-aircraft
ihells and one big plane was tumbled
out of the skies.
The vasualty Hat reported by he war
lepartmeat yesterday carried forty
names. Three were reported killed in
action, one died of wounds, nineteen
by accident and other cause and aix
from disease. Kight others are report
ed seriously wounded, one slightly
wounded aad ene missiug.
w. . a. t
WASHINGTON, Juue 4 -( Aaeoeiat ,
i.l I'rena) Mistaking 'the battleship
Louisiana for the target which s ft
mn used for big guu practise, bat
tli'ship yeMerday landed a shell on the
d'ck of tliut vessel, killing one of the
l.ouiHiana crew. The weather was
liu.v and the Louisiana emerged frpw
the tog at an unexpected time.
w. a. a. .
WAN KKANCJMCO, June 5 (Offleial)
ttluppiug ineu here are interested In
a uew oil burner, which saves osarly
'ittlf the fuel over the best previous
-levicee. The government Is aupervia
nig the tests.

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