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FOCH'S TROOPS TAKE ST. MARD;
NOW AT THE GATES OF ROYE
y. S. ARMY N01 3,000,000,
W1TH1,450,000 MEN ABROAD
MARCH TELLS SENATORS
Also Informs Correspondents
80 Divisions Will Be in
France by June 30.
,1,550,000 MEN IN CAMPS.
Acijt. Gen. McCain Promoted
as Merit Reward Brig. Gen.
Harris to Act in His Place
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Gen.
March nt his conferenco to-day with
the Senate "Military Committee told
Bena.ors that the American Army
now tinder arms numbers slightly
more than 3,000.000 men, with I.ID0.000
mm In France or on the way abroad,
and approximately 1,550,000 In can
tonments at home.
Senators also were Informed that
the Hussion sltiia.ton Is very bad bo
csuse of the general complexity of
Hu'alrs there. They wero given to
understand that thero was not much
chance of establishing a real offen
sive on the eastern front, because of
the great number oC men that would
In Ills siml-weckly conference with
newspaper correspondents Gen. March
said that the l.50,0CO American sol
diers that hud rmb.irkrd from the
United Ktatcs Included mou sent to
Italy and Siberia ns well as to Franco.
Gen. .March said olllclul report
through the Spanish Km I ussy give no
evidence thut American prl.soners In
Cicrinany are singled out fur mis
treatment, as has been reported. De
tailed reports, Including the dally
menus, are received, and show that
the question of the treatment of pris
oners had largely become standard
ised. FURTHER WITHDRAWAL OF
Discussing the battle sltuntlon In
France, the Chief of Stuff drew at
tention to the fact that the Germans
have now voluntarily surrendered
portions of their lines nt four dlffei.
ent places. He plnccd no construc
tion of his own on this, but It was
taken as an Indication of an expe'ted
further withdrawal by the enemy. In
a general way tho lines arc stah.I
Ired on a front closelv following
1916-1917 positions In I'lcardy and
nlong tho Alsne-Vesle line to tho
Sicak!ng of the American pro
gramme, Gen. March wild It Is pro
posed to put eighty divisions into
France by June 30, 1019. If It Is pos
sible to do so as shown In the Senate
Military Committee report cm the
mail power bill.
Gen. March announced ih.it Major
Gen. Henry II. McCain. Adjutant Gen
oral, as a reward for elllclent work,
had bf mi aligned In command the
JIth l vision now being organized
at Camp Dim ens, Mass Hrlg. Gen.
I'eter ('. ni ls will he undo Acting
Adjnt nit Gnu ml. He Ii.ih been ro-spoil-Ibli'
for a gnat reduction In
pa pi r work In the dt piirtnicnt. In
cluding the abolishment of tllr old
muster rolls which tetidid to cut away
unnecessary red tape.
Announcement was made that
Major Gen. George II. Puncin, one of
tho tlrM American olllcers lo win the
French War Cross fur distinguished
gallantry In action, was being tent
(Continued on Uocoad I'ajoj
MAY RAISE WHISKEY TAX
TO $8 PER GALLON IN
THE NEW REVENUE BILL
Old Kale of $3.20 Subject to
Change if Committee Finds
It Is Short of Goal.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. A
tax of a gallon on
whisky and other dis
tilled liquors was tentatively de
cided upon by the House Ways
and Means Commit ten to-day.
The tax now is $3.10. The new
rule Is subject to change If the
committee should find Itself short
of tho JS.000.000,000 goal when
the bill is ready to report.
ltntoa on other liquors nre
raised In proportion, but the com
mittee is withholding formal an
nouncement for two reasons as
surance of extremely high liquor
rates would cause withdrawal of
tpirlts from bond, to escape tax
ation, and force the committee
into "interim legislation."
WILSON ENJOYING REST,
SPENDS DAY MOTORING
Inspects Norman's Woe, Made
''anions by Longfellow, and
Other Points of Interest.
MANCHKSTI'lt, Mnss.. Aug. 17
I'reeldent Wlldon told friends to-day
thit ho was enjoying tho moat restful
outing In years. Getting away from
tho Intense heat at Washington, ho
found the weather Ideal for golfing. Tho
President added an hour and a half to
Ills usual sleeping schedule to-day,
Members of tho President's party
ald bo was satisfied with the attitude
of homo folk and visitors who had given
bin full leeway on the golf links and
who had permitted him to go about
like nn ordinary citizen us ho deslrrd.
The President put In nearly two hours'
work with a secretary during the fore
noon and th'm motored with Mrs. Wil
son to Gloucester and other plates be
fore proceeding to the summer homo of
Col. II. M House for luncheon. On tho
way back from Glourestcr he stopped
to look at thn Hecf of Norman's Woe,
made famous by Ixmgfellmv. Ho nlsu
Inspected Ilnfo's Chasm.
The President yas prtlcularly
pleased, friends said, at having been
able to travel through Ftoston and
uorby cities last night without onoe
It was mndo known that President
given consideration personally to the
plea of the Gloucester tithing fleet,
whose Industry has been menaced seri
ously by German ubmarlncs.
AVIATOR M'KERNESS KILLED
IN AIR BATTLE WITH FOE
PAULS, Aug. 17. Sergt William
McKemeiM of Wdllingfurd, Conn., at
tached in the Laf.iyetto Kiiailrille, was
killed in a flitlit with eight enemy air
pUnes on Thursday, ao'ordlng to the
Paris oditlon of tho Chicago Tribune,.
The .Sergeant was flying with a
French pilot and their machine was
accompanied by two French airplanes.
1'lelit Gurmaii maehinni appeared und
tho French airplanes altaoked them.
They kept up tho unequal fight until
tho machine In which MrKcrnebs was
flying crashed to tho. ground in flamei.
The, bodies of MeKerness and the
French pilot wcie picked up within the
SPAIN WILL CONFISCATE
INTERNED GERMAN SHIPS
TO AVENGE U BOAT LOSSES
Madrid's Note to Bcilin Declares
Ton for Ton Will Be Ex
acted From Teutons.
LONDON, Aug. 17.
SPAIN has notified Germany
of her Intention to compen
sate herself for futuro out
rages against Spanish shipping
by confiscating a corresponding
amount of tonnage from German
shipping that lias found rcfugo
In Spanish ports, says a despatch
to tho Times from Suntandcr.
Thero arc about ninety Ger
man steamers voluntarily In
terned In Spain.
GERMAN CROWN PRINCESS
TAKES TRIP IN SUBMARINE
Goes to Helgoland, Accompanied
by Grand Duke Mecklenburg,
Without Kaiser's Consent.
AMSTKIIDAM. Aug. 17. The Crown
Princess of Germany, aoeompanled by
the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg and
th Princes.! of Ilrunswlck, has nude a
submarine trip to Helgoland, according
to German newspapers, which add thai
she did not get the consent of the I'm
peror or tho Crown Prince before leav
ing. This was the first submarine trip
the Crown Princess ever took and the
ncwspajiers of Ilerlln observe that It
was all very well to make the venture
once, but that the future Knipres.i
should not risk her llfo in "such ex
periments." The German Crown Princess was for
merly tho Duchess Cecilia of Meeklen-burg-Sehwrrln.
Tim Grand Duke of
Mecklenburg Is her brother. Tho
Princess of Ilrunswlck probably Is
Princess Alexandra, who married tho
Grand Duko ef Mecklenburg.
PROPOSE TO RAFFLE
PEARLS OVER HERE
Jewels, Worth $2,000,000, Given
to Red Cross, May Be
Sold in U. S.
Copyright, tnis. bj Tt Prm P'lbtlaMwt Co.
fit w York World).
IXNDON. Aug. 17. Tentative pro
posals are. afoot tu havo tho pearl
necklaces mado from pearls contrib
uted by tho women of Kngland for
the Red Cross fund raffled In America.
The pearls, vulucd in tho aggregate
at 2,250,000, havo Iicen mado Into
forty necklaces, varying In value from
(200,000 down to (5,000.
It was tho intention of tho commit
tee which collected tho pearls that they
should bo raffled for In a lottery for
which six tons or XI tickets havo
already been printed. Hut when
tho House of Commons unexpectedly
defeated tho Lottery Hill by four votes
It became Imposslblo to rafflo them in
It Is proposed that If tho lottery Is
promoted In America 1,000,000
((5,000,000) of the proceeds shall go to
tho Uritlsh and thu other 1,000,000
to tho American Hed Cross, less tho
actual oxpenscs of thu lottery.
SHELL LOADERS KILLED.
Myatrry In l'illon 'I'll ill Kills
Tlin, Injures Another.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17Two men
were killed and one mrlously Injund
In an explosion yesterday at the St.
Jullen's Cretk . val magazine, near
Norfolk. The were lojdlns a six
inch shell with "explosive D." Ord
nance offlcer.rarw puzzled by tho acci
dent, as prescribed precautions were
bclnn taktn, und no accident of tho
kind has occurred with this explosive
before In tho six or seven years It has
been In use. The killed wero It. P.
Nlcholu, ordnan Amair, first class,
and I. 13. Hollanu, w-dnanco man, third
class. C, C. Holcomb. ordnanco man,
tbhi claw, Injured, will recover,
SAILING AND WAIT
TO SEE SHIP SUNK
Course of Dutch Steamship
Laid Out by Admiralty
in Path of Mine.
?47 L1VGS IN PERIL
Spanish Influenza Breaks Out
Among Passengers and
Five Die at Sea.
A Dutch ship from Hotterdam
which sailed by permission of tho
German Government and nlong n
course carefully laid out by the Gor
man Admiralty, barely missed de
struction from a huge floating mine.
that lay squarely on tho dlrtnted
course, according to the story told
when the ship arrived at an Atlantic
That tho 117 passengers she car I
nnd thn ship Itself wero not lost vas
not due lo the solicitude of tho Ger
mans, who observed hrr passage by
seaplane and submarine.
Tho twelve-day passage, starting
with thin narrow escape from deutn,
was rendered a long nightmare by
the appenrnnco nnd quick spread
among practically all the passengers
and crow of Spanish Influenza. Civo
negroes, members of tho crews of
Dutch ships from tho West Indl"i
which had been taken over by tho
Allies and on their way back to thmr
native Islands, died of tho disease
nnd wero burled at aca.
Tho ship fulled on Aug. 3, and lh
second day out tho first of tho ncgrnes
showed symptoms of thn epidemic
Heforn many days the infection had
spread through thn two cabins and
tho steerage. Tho disease began to
disappear four days boforo tho vessel
reached her destination.
Conditions of llfo In Holland ero
approaching a crirls, according to
tho versions told t-y many of tho
passengers, themselves Hollanders.
William 1'. Hnck, a Sumatra tobacco
"I havo lost sixty pounds In three
months; that Is eloquent testimony
to thn lack of food. Meat Is almost
unobtainable nnd tho war bread Is
terrible. Prices of all foodstuffs
havo trebled and thn suffering among
tho poor is acute."
Carlos A. I.lndhelmer, connected
with the Argentine Consulate at Am
sterdam, said that from live to fif
teen German ilesircrs a duy aro
crossing into Holland.
CAPT. RIDDLE DOWNS
ANOTHER GERMAN PLANE;
ITS PILOT IS KILLED
Rumpler Machine Captured Intact
After Battle at Nancy U. S.
Planes on a New Raid.
WITH THH AM13IUCAN
AHMIHi" IN ritANCl,
Aug. 17 (United Press).
Capt. Iliddlc of Philadelphia
forced down u German Itumpler
plunc ut Nancy yesUrday. 1'liu
pilot was killed and the observer
wounded, but the machine was
Hiddlo received a letter from
Gen. Pershing two months ugu
when ho was shot down and
landed In No Man's Land, wherd
ho remained moro than a day und
escaped under shell lire.
American bombing planes
again attacked tha railway yards
at Dommary-Haroncourt, near
Metz. Several tracks wero oU.
lervcd to bttvo been destroyed,
TWO SUBMARINES ARE SUNK,
ONE BY AN AMERICAN SHIP,
OTHER BY FRENCH VESSEL
Information Given to Poincare, President of
France, After He Witnessed Debarka
tion From U. S. Convoy.
PARIS, Auk. 17. -President Polncurn nnd Georges I.okuck. Min
ister nf Marino, returned to Paris o-day nfler n visit of two
days at a French port, whero they closely Inspected the Franco
American naval bases nnd were enabled to obtain a llrst-liund view
of tho co-operation of t ho two navies In combatting German subma
Immediately after their arrival there a report was received that
an enemy submarine, had Just been sunk by a French patrol, whlln
It wn.s confirmed at the same time that another submarine had been
destroyed by an American patrol a few days before.
Piesldent Poincare made n minute Inspection of varloiiK Ameri
can Installations at the port, being especially Interested In the hydro
airplane Hint Inn.
While the two olllclal.i were nt the port a convoy wuh signalled
coming In und tho President embarked on a war vessel and wo tnotit
tnwatds the sea lo observe tho arrnngcineulH i,.vle for tho protec
tion of ships.
After this, President Poincare went on board a destroyer nnd
participated In the chase of nn Allied submarine somewhere belirw
GREATEST WEEK OF AIR FIGHTING
IN WAR; 339 GERMAN PLANES
DESTROYED OR DRIVEN DOWN
Only 123 British Machines Reported Missing
More Than 320 Tons of Bombs Dropped
on German Bases and Bridges.
IXNDON, Aug. 17. Measured by1-
tho number of machines engaged, the
Intensity of tho lighting and tho mag
nltudo of the losses Inflicted on tho
enemy, the lighting in the air during
thn Inst week was the most formid
able of Dm war.
Homn of this most severe conflicts
occurred on Aug. 8 In the sector be
twenn Albert and tho Amlcns-Itoyc
Itond, whero thn German ulr forces
worn Increased considerably shortly
after tho opening nf thn Allied offen
sive. The air lighting resulted In the
destruction of forty-eight enemy ma
chines, while seventeen others wero
driven down nut of control. Fifty
British machines did not return.
During the six succeeding dnyB 18!1
nnemy airplanes were destroyed and
8'J driven down nut of control, mak
ing a total of 3!J German niachlnes
for thn week, compared to 123 Brit
ish airplanes missing.
In thn same period British bombing
squadrons continually tit tasked enemy
airdromes, railway and other mili
tary objective, dropping morn than
320 tons of bi.mbs and causing grout
damage. Iow flylng machines raked 1
the enemy's vmgeHtil roads of ro-1
treat with m.iehlnn gun fire, Inflict- j
ing manv eiisiinltlcs I
A notable feature of thn aerial
operations wart thn virtually ion-'
tlnuoiiH night nnd day bombing of j
thn enemv bridgns over the Nomine.
This greatly hampered Hie supply
and remfiirceinenl of "in German
lroo. Tho wc'k's work also In
cluded a number of dostructlvc raids
In tho other flold of air operation
British aviators working with thn
navy from Aug. 8 to Aug. 13 dropped
nlxty tons of bomUi on German
docks and airdrome In lielrlum.
GAIN MORE GROUND
PICARDY AND FLANDERS
FOR SUPREME CONTROL
OVER ALL RATTLEFRONTS
Plan Only in I inc With Conditions
That Led In Allied Selection
ZI'HICII. Aug. 17. Tho
ln.ii.. 1 1 1 y of one Miipr
1. 1 erne
command nn .ill tho fronts
of the Central Towers Is now
liolng discussed nt German Gen
eral llead'iuarlurs, areorillng to
the Ncue Freie Tiesse.
If this plan Is openly adopted
It will only bo an admission of
what has been suspected from
tho tlrst that all mllltnry mat
nlers arn under the direction of
tho Gorman High Commnnd. It
was to meet this condition that
thn Allies appointed Fooh to su
premo command of their armies,
JAIL FOR MISS FEDER.
Wiiiihiii Com leled nf I'rnfltci-rltiir
l.rla One ii-iir Mini Three lliuillia,
IkiiIh lie Fnler. invli t ! t st. iilny In
the llr'iklyn I'nb nil ''iiiii t nf ptnflt
i'itIuk and sltemptlni: In brine a t'nltid
.StiiliM nllKei In aeeept 3."" Imks after
tlwy hid tii-en rejected by tin- Hou-rn-inent,
wan entenced to-diiy by JudKe
Ui win Garvin to one inr aril three
mulillH In he Sun Jo.tn. Mn . perilled
tliry and tn pay a fine nf JJ.hjO She
fainted MMisel rnlhl. manager of hor
Acme Iiuipuient Company, wus given
three month. ,
Hail was fixed t '10.KO for Miss Feder
arid tor l'olakl ponding cupcid.
French Troops Occupy Advanced
Defenses of Roye Southward of
Avre River and Seize Junction of
Montdidier - Estrees St. Denis
Road House-to-House Battle in
PARIS, Aug. 17 (United Press). The French are
at the gates of Roye. They have occupied the advanced de
fenses of the town southward of the Avre River. They
also occupied the junction of the Montdidier-Estrees St.
St. Mard, a mile south nnd west of Roye, has been
taken after hard fighting from house to house. The Ger
mans had formidable defenses at this place. Beyond Loges
Wood the Germans were pushed back behind the Roye
WITH THE FRENCH ARMY IN FRANCE, Aug. 17 (Asso
cintcd Press). French troops thin morning carried out a local at
tnclc in the region of Autrcches, about ten miles northwest of Soi
sons, and captured the plateau north of Autrechcs village. This
gives them command of tho region extending northward, south of
the Oise River.
Local actions elsewhere resulted in the further tightening of
the grip of the Allies upon the approaches to Roye to the west,
the north and the south. The Germans are intensifying their ar
tillery fire in that region, with no other effect than to slow up
tho Allied advance.
GAINS IN PICARDY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED.
PARIS, Aug. 17. French and British troops have made new
headway on the Picardy battlefields. The French War Office an
nounced to-day that in the regior. south of Roye French troops
mado further progress in the Loges Wood and have reached the
outskirts of the wood on the east. There was heavy artillery
fighting west of Roye during the night. Northwest of Ribecourt
the French have repulsed two strong German attacks.
Official reports say the British lines have been pushed cast,
ward north of the Amiens-Roye road and north of the An ere.
British troops have also gained further ground in the neighbor
hood of Vieux Berquin, at the apex of the Lys salient.
French troops are within a mile of both Roye and Lassigny. Camp
de Cesar, a mile west of Roye, has been captured, while the Midlan
trench and IMessis de Roye, less than a mile southwest of Lassigny, have
been occupied.' A number of prisoners and a great quantity of material
CONSTRUCTING NEW IIINDENBURG LINE.
The enemy is reported to be preparing for evacuation of the Roye
I assigny-Noyon salient. German pioneers are said to be constructing
another "Ilindenburg line."
The 1-rench and British are striking at five vital points. At the ex-
jtreme southern corner of the luttlefront, the French already have shoved
I Cieu. von Uoehn over the edge of the important Lassigny heights. There
, is a crescent-shaped line around both Lassigny and Roye. Marshal Fooh
i is exerting pressure on the horns of the crescent between Chaulnes and
Roye, between Roe and Lassigny, and in the centre of both crescents.
He is also aiming 2 thrust directly between Lassigny and Noyon.
IMPORTANT POINTS UNDER FRENCH FIRE.
From their new positions the
de Plemont, Hols de Reserve and Mont
from the westward and southwestward. wjgkfore it seems but a jftat
French hold under their guns Butte
Renaux. They also cover Noyon
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