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be no surprise if the thrust were
aimed southeast of Amiens.
For several days the enemy's
guns have been lively along the i
?vre and the weight of his fire is '
proof that he has concentrated a ,
great amount of artillery along this
front. Most British critics expect
an attempt to take Ypres for the
political effects accompanying its ;
capture. They are suppqrtod in this ;
view by a number of French ob
The long pause?nearly a fort-,
night?has given the enemy an op?
portunity to repair his losses and
strenjrthcn his artillery. Similarly, ?
the Allies have had a chance to j
strengthen their defences. It should ?
be remcmlx.Tod that Ludendorff en- !
joys excellent communications and !
has such large masses at his com- ?
mand that, he can strike two blows '
At the present time the northern
front is deep in mud, but hardly so
bad as h, was last August when
Haig's troops ran into a long period
of rain. If good weather continues,
the offensive cannot long be delayed.
New German Blow
In Flanders May Be
Start of Big Battle
LONDON', May 8.?"After a heavy ?
bombardment on a wide front in '
Flanders, the German infantry thi i i
morning launched an attack south of j
Dickebusch Lake, which lies between '.
Ypres and Kemmel," says Reuter':-- :
correspondent at British headquar?
"The attack apparently was only
in divisional strength, but it may de?
velop larger proportions. The enemy
seems to have penetrated our front
Hne between the lake and Ridge !
Wood, and some parties of Germans j
Are reported in the eastern wood |
itself. The fighting continues in fine j
weather and under good visibility. I
"We still hold the major part of!
the wood and also Kleine Vierstraat. j
The technical objective of enemy \
operation seems to be an attempt to '
clear the way for a thrust toward
Scherpenberg from the northeast,!
and it may prove to be the beginning ?
of further fierce fighting in this ]
Lines at 2 Points
(By The Associated Press)
i WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN ?
FRANCE, May 8.?The Australians last ;
?"ight made another advance, pushing
?rward their lines 600 yards along a |
front of 000 yards near Sailly-le-Sec, j
$n the sector cast of Amiens. They j
also pushed back the Germans 300 |
yards along a front of 500 yards west j
off Morlancourt, just above Sailly-le- I
$ec. Notwithstanding a heavy barrage, j
-aie Germans were unable to .prevent ?
'I There was a tremendous amount of j
?angling among the heavy guns down j
Between the Somme and the Ancre j
Avers. The British troops on both I
|ides of the sector thought the long- '
expected German attack was beginning,
Dut anxious inquiries elicited the in?
formation that it was only the Austra?
lians beating the Germans again.
T The men from far overseas had not
?ad a real fight since Sunday night,
'hen they drove the enemy back along
considerable front in the region of
orlancouit, and they were spoiling for
5 It was high ground the British were
after and they improved their posi?
3 In the fighting around Sailly-le-Sec
Jhe Germans put down a heavy ma?
chine gun and shrapnel barrage but
?ould not hold back the hard-hitting
* Signs of a coming German attack
continued to multiply last night and
?fillies United From
j Adriatic to North
Sea, Says Orlando
\ LONDON, May 8 (via Ottawa).?Pre?
mier Orlando of Italy, interviewed on
.fcis " return from France, telegraphs
?teutcr's correspondent on the Italian
ront, said he had found all the mili
"ary chiefs convinced that the German
nrush had been stopped. The Ger
ans, he added, could neither reach the
Channel ports on the north nor sepa?
rate the British and French armies.
3 "General Foch," the Premier said, "is
6 master at the game."
I The Premier emphasized that Italy
Sad associated herself intimately with
fee military and political union be?
tween the Entente nations. The Abbe?
ville conference, he declared, had rec
jgnir.ed the unity of the front from the
*orth Sea to the Adriatic as a concrete
McAdoo Favors R. R.
j Wages Based Upon
The Cost of Living
(?on! VUtpaieh U> The Tribun,,)
j WASHINGTON, May 8.?The Direc?
tor General of Railroads could not
?void the wage question on his recent
four through the South and West, al?
though the trip was primarily to urge
ihe Liberty Loan. Railroad men every?
where, whenever i? opportunity for
.|n approach off i. ?self, showed Mr.
'JlcAdoo their de< iterest in the de?
liberations of the Railroad Wage Com?
mission, ahd there was evident every?
where knowledge of when the report
might be expected. At El Paso Mr.
?McAdoo spoke to large numbers of shop
ifiun, and again at Newton. Kan. He
tfriade it plain in every talk to railroad
?ien, sometimes informally in brief
tops at division points, that under
cderal control the wage question
Jtrould be given the most serious con?
federation, and that whatever inequali
;|ies were discovered would be levelled.
* The new scale probably will mark
'ihe beginning of a new era in wage
jioaking for large industries like the
'sfaiiroads. The wage question hereto?
fore has been largely a matter of bat
$Iedore and shuttlecock between the
Railroad organizations and the cm
?loyers,- Wages on the railroads have
Jjjever reflected any ?etuul conscious
'Relationship to the *uying power of
phoney or to the profits of the roads
<$hema<slves. The only relationship of
MrofitH was a ?hadowy one, the re?
sponse to an increased wage demand
"appending to a slight extent upon the
The Great W ar-1378th Day
THE TWO BATTLEFIELDS
The German attack over a four mile front between La Clytte and Voormezeele is indicated by the arrows on
the insert map. Half way between these points, just east of Dickebusch Lake, the German attack dented
the defenders' first line.
At Sailly-le-Sec and at Morlancourt, indicated by arrows on the lower map, Australian troops gained ground
in Tuesday night's attacks.
earning power of the road if?elf. But
this relationship was incidental and
did not interfere greatly with the,
theory which underlay the entire
process of fixing wages. Railroads
have given increases when it appeared
they had to.
The Director General of Railroads
has made it plain that under his direc?
tion at least the wage problem on the
railroads will reflect fluctuations in
the cost of living for railroad men and
in their necessary standard of living, i
The question of profits will not enter
into the matter so long as the govern
ment runs the roads.
There are almost two million men
employed on the railroads of the
United States. They constitute a pow?
erful political group if they want to
use their power. Unlike the Postoflice
Department, the railroad administra?
tion has come into being with a highly
developed union organization. Whether
the brotherhoods will in time be able
to exert their influence on wage com?
missions only time will tell. Doubtless
it will depend upon who is Director
General of Railroads.
Will Hold Till U. S.
Aids, Says Churchill
Anglo-French Front to Hus?
band Strength Throughout
Summer, Asserts Minister
LONDON, May 8.-?The Anglo-French
front in France will stand firm and
husband its strength throughout the
summer while waiting for aid to come
from the United States, says Winston
Spencer Churchill, Minister of Muni?
tions, in reply to a resolution of the
executive of the National Brass Work?
ers and Metal Mechanics' Union. The
resolution exhorted all workers at
home to help the soldiers in the
trenches, not only by sympathy, but
by doing their utmost to increase the
supply of war munitions and to swell
the lighting forces. Colonel Churchill,
in his reply, after expressing appre?
ciation of the worthy part played by
the metal workers, says:
"Although the crisis is grave and will
continue so for many weeks, I have
profound confidence that we shall not
be beaten down, that right and free?
dom will not be beaten down.
'"In the present battle the Germans
are attempting to destroy armies near
! ly as numerous as their own and quite
| as well armed. We are seeking only
| to maintain ourselves against them,
| which is a very difficult thing. I do
? not believe the German reserves are
, sufficient for their ambitious pro?
"Although the German commanders
declare their readiness to sacrifice a
million men or, if need be, a million
! and a half, the French and British
; armies will not be overcome. They
i will maintain a firm front throughout
I the summer, using their deadly wea
| pons upon the German masses and htis
I b?ndln? their own strength. Mean?
while our kith and kin from the United
i States are coming to our aid as fast
, as ships can steam, our navy is coping
: with the submarines and' our airmen
i see mastery of the air in view.
"If we hold, we win. If we win, the
! cruel system which let loose these
horrors on the world will perish amid
I the execrations of those who are it1;
: dupes or slaves. Then, and then only,
; will there be lasting peace."
Reported in Italy
The presence of "an American con?
tingent" and a Bohemian legion on thi
Italian front is reported in a dispatch
from Austrian war press headquarters,
dated April 8, to the "Berliner Tage?
blatt," a copy of which has been re?
ceived here. The number of supposed
Americans or to what arm of tho ser
j vice they belong is not reported by the
; newspaper's correspondent, who adds
I that British, and French auxiliary
i troops are no longer on the Italian
front. The dispatch rends:
\ "On tho Alpine and Piave front the
Italians continue their preparations
feverishly. A new army commander.
j General Morrone, recently president of
j the highest war and marine court, has
i appeared there.
"The British and French auxiliary
troops have disappeared from the ltal
ian front, with the exception of various
special troops and artillery.*
"On the other hand, it nas been as?
certained that in addition to an Ameri?
can contingent at Bormio a Cae!-h
Slovac legion is also present on the
fighting line."., .
By William L. McPherson
AFTER nine days of inactivity, due to the bloody reverse of April
29, von Arnim's infantry was sent again yesterday against the j
Allied lines covering Ypres. The British night communiqu?:
described the attack as,a "local" one, and a Reutcr's bulletin qualified it
as a "divisional" operation. A German division, at normal strength, j
comprises about 12r000 men. ]
The attack must have been made in considerable force, however,;
since the fighting extended from La Clyttc, on the southwest, to Voor
mezeele, on the northeast. La Clytte is about two miles north of Mount
Kemmel, and Voormezeele is about the same distance south of Ypres.
The front attacked was, therefore, about four miles long.
The Germans pierced the British line about midway between La
Clytte and Voormezeele, at Dickebusch Lake. This lake lies to the south?
east of Dickebrusch Village. Nearer Dickebusch is a wood. Von Arnim's
troops pushed north along the western border of the lake and between
it and the wood. They also took a small part of the wood. Fighting
still continued, according to the British night bulletin.
Undoubtedly the British will counter attack. The capture of Dicke
busch Village would bring the Germans to a point about three miles
southwest of Ypres. It would carry them to within two miles of the
railroad running west from Ypres to Poperinghe. If they are not ejected
from this neighborhood the British position in Ypres and in the narrow
arc of a circle which they still hold to the east of that ciy will become
To the south and southwest of La Clytte the French made another
local gain yesterday, pushing their lines down toward Mount Kemmel.
This is the least vulnerable sector of the present Allied position on the
north side of the Lys Valley salient. It rests on Scherpenberg and Mount
Rouge, with Mount Vidaigne and Mount Noir a little further south and
to the rear. These hills will serve as a pivot if the British line now cov?
ering Ypres is swung back to cover Poperinghe. Ypres has been hang?
ing by a thread for some time past. It is not lost yet. But if the British
should abandon it they would be yielding something of no strategic value
In the Amiens region the Australians, 'who are stationed to the south
of Albert, made two more successful local drives. They pushed the Ger?
mans back 500-yards, on a OOO-yard front, near Sailly-le-Scc, p.nd' 300
yards, on a 500-yard front, near Morlancourt?the scene of their dashing
1,200 yard advance last Monday. Sailly-le-Sec and Morlancourt lie close
together about three miles south of Albert.
Below the Somme the French repulsed German raids near Montdidier,
Thermes and Grivesnes.
A copy of the "Berliner Tageblatt" of recent date contained some
news, credited to Vienna, about the situation on the Italian front. It said
that the presence of American troops had been disclosed there, the point
of location being Bormio, a mountain town about five miles from the
junction point of the boundary lines of Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
This is at the noi'thwestern extremity of the Italian line, in an inactive
sector. It was also reported that the British and French troops which
were sent to Italy last fall had disappeared from view, and that the Czech
Slovak Legion, composed of former Austro-Hnngarian prisoners, was now
in active service in Venetia. This interesting information may be taken
for what it is worth.
To-day's debate in the British Paidiament ought to throw some light
on the actual strength of the British armies in France. There have been
much dispute and mystification on this point. Secretary Baker announces
that there are now more than 500,000 American soldiers in Europe. That
is one tenth of the minimum of man power which we should aim at putting
into the war.
"Rustling" of Lumber
Barred in France
It Is One of "Don'ts" in War
WASHINGTON, May 8.--T0 promote
the cordial relations existin between
the American expeditionary forces and
the French people the War Department
has issued specific instructions to all
officers ordered overseas to take every
possible precaution against the men in
their command damaging French prop?
erty. An official memorandum issued
to officers and made public to-day also
directB that "when any damage what?
ever is done the matter should be ad?
justed and settlement made on the
"The respecting of private property
is of capital importance," said the mem?
orandum. "Officers and men should be
careful, too, not to offend the French
people, who are quite oensitive. Alter?
cations should be avoided.
"Men should be cautioned that they
? hould not touch any wood, box or any
property, no matter how small or seem?
ingly trivial, without first obtaining
"The 'rustling' of lumber, etc., as ia
customary in the United States, must
not be permitted, for it will not be tol?
erated in France."
Col. Boiling Buried
By Foe Where He Fell
New York Officer Alone in Car
When Hit by German
Machine Gun Fire
(Special Dixpatch to The Tribune)
WASHINGTON, May 8. ? Colonel
Roynal 6. Boiling, of New York, was
killed by machine gun fire of the en?
emy, and was buried by the Germans
near the spot where his death oc?
curred, according to information re?
ceived to-day by Assistant Secretary
of State Phillips, his brother-in-law,
from General Tasker H. Bliss, Ameri?
can representative at the Inter-Allied
War Council at Versailles, France. It
was based on authentic reports re?
ceived from- The Hague.
Colonel Boiling left Amiens, en route
alone to Peronne March 28 in his auto?
mobile. His car came within range of
German machine gun fire. His body
was found on March 29 with his heart
pierced. The body was buried by the
enemy on the same day near the point
where his death occurred, General
It also developed to-day that Secre?
tary of War Baker had intended to
bring Colonel Boiling back to this
country for an important assignment
with the General Staff. A letter to this
effect was sent to Secretary Phillips
to-day by the War Department.
The Official Statements
LONDON, May 8.?Field Marshal Haig's commttnications to-day from
British headquarters in France were as follows:
NIGHT.?This morning the enemy launched a strong local attack
against French and British troops holding the sector between La Clytte
and Voormczeele, and in the centre his attnek succeeded, after heavy light?
ing, in entering the front line of the Allied positions at certain points.
The fighting continues in these localities.
At all other points the enemy's attacks were repulsed.
My successful local operations the French troops advanced their line
during the night south of La Clytte and captured a number of prisoners.
DAY.?As the result of successful minor operations carried out last
night our line between the Somme and Ancre rivers has been advanced a
short distance in three localities. We captured several prisoners.
The hostile artillery has been active during the night between Locon
and Robecq and in the neighborhood of St. Julien. Early this morning
the enemy's artillery developed increased activity in the Meteren-Kemmel
Artillery Intense Along Avre River, Paris Reports
PARIS, May 8.?The War Office to-day issued the following;
NIGHT.?Both artilleries were active north and south of tho Avre,
but there was no infantry action.
DAY.?There was very great activity of the artillery on both sides
during the night north and south of the Avre.
Raids attempted by the enemy west of Montdidier and in the regions
of Thennes and Grivesneg were broken up by the French, who took
Artillery Battle Revived Before Ypres, Says Berlin
BERLIN, (via London), May 8.?The German official conwminication
issued to-day says:
DAY.?South of the Nieuport Canal wc captured some Belgians on the
occasion of successful'reconnoitring operations.
On the Flanders battlefield and on the Lys the artillery battle was re?
vived at Mont Kemmel and near and to the west of Bailleul.
During forefield engagements on the Somme battlefield English and
French prisoners were taken. On both sides of the Corbiebray Road,
after strong mining preparations, the enemy unsuccessfully attneked.
Troops which were kept at readiness were effectively caught by our fire.
On the occasion of a further attack in the night south of the road
we drove back tho enemy in counter attacks.
Strong artillery activity has continued at the Luce Brook and on
the western bank of the Avre.
American Army of
500,000 Is Now in
Continued from pape 1
as to the production of the heavy
type perhaps were more optimistic
than was justified. The estimate of
the ordnance department in January
has been met and is being met. Some
of these heavy guns have been pro?
duced, and there is every indication
of forthcoming production in increas?
ing and substantial numbers."
Chooses Words Carefully
The Secretary chose his words about I
the troops in France with utmost care.
He would not amplify the statement in |
any way, and specifically asked that the
press refrain from speculation as to
what precise figures his guarded re?
marks covered or as to what possibili?
ties of early further increase in the
force on the other side thore might be.
There has been repeated official an?
nouncements, however, that the govern?
ment is bending every energy to rush?
ing men across to back up the Allied
lines in France, and officers directly in
charge of the transportation have ex?
pressed satisfaction with the progress
There are indications, too, that the
War Department has adhered strictly
to its policy of equipping fully before
his departure every man sent across.
Believes Artillery Problem
Mr. Baker's conclusions as to ma?
chine guns follow on the heels of pessi?
mistic statements by members of Con?
gress in this regard. In the discussion
of the production of Browning machine
guns, contracts for other types, both
here and abroad, apparently have been
loyt sight of. These contracts pre?
ceded the placing of orders for the
Brownings, and that supply was de?
signed to meet the emergency until the
new gun was available in quantities.
The pi'esent practice of brigading
American units with French and Brit?
ish divisions, it is pointed out, makes
the artillery question less pressing as
to an immediate independent supply.
The Allied divisions to which the
Americans are assigned already have
the artillery necessary and the fact
that American infantry is added to
them does not mean a proportionate
increase in guns. It is manpower that
is being supplied by the new arrange?
ment and additional gun power will bo
necessary only where independent
American divisions or army corps are
Shows Accelerated Transport
To-day's statement regarding the
movement to France is the first official
utterance made during the war indicat?
ing even indirectly the number of men
sent abroad. The fact that more than
- 500,000 are in Europe also shows the
' accelerated rate at which the men have
been moving forward since the winter
passed and eased the shipping and em?
The effect of Mr. Baker's announce?
ment in Germany and Austria if it is
allowed to reach those countries will
be watched with interest.
There is little doubt that the Ger?
man General Staff has known that
some hundreds of thousands of men
have been sent across by the United
States, but the size of the force has
been carefully kept from the rank and
file of the German army as well as
from the civilian population.
To date 1,227,000 Americans have
been called to jhe colors under the se?
lective service act. Provost Marshal
General Crowder to-day gave this fig?
ure as the approximate strength of the
U, S, Is Expected to
Have 1,000,000 Men
In France by July I
(Special Dispatch to The Tribune)
WASHINGTON, May 8.?Secretary of
I War Baker's statement that 500,000
: American troops are in France was in
; terpreted here to apply to the number
j of American troops abroad on April 1.
j It was freely estimated that by the end
! of the present month an additional
| 250,000 troops would be available for
| brigading with the British and French
| forces, and that by July 1 the American
forces abroad would total 1,000,000.
Five Naval Guards Lost
WASHINGTON, May 8.?The loss of
the American steamer Tyler, sunk by
a submarine, was reported to the Navy
Department to-day by Vice Admiral
Sims. The dispatch said eleven men j
were lost and that the survivors were
landed at a French port, as previously
stated in news dispatches.
Five of those lost were members of
the armed guard. They were: Leo Mar?
tin Carey, Albert Lea, Minn.; Arthur
Edward Johnson, 498 Bernon Street,
Woonsocket, R. L; Henry Christian
Mihalik, New Orleans, La.; Jesse Clif?
ford Sampson, Fletcher, Okla., and
Howard Risher Smith, 7248 Penn Ave
I nue, Pittsburgh, Penn.
French Women, Barred
From Tobacco, Protest
PARIS, May 8.-?Leading French
suffragettes are protesting against
the new regulations under which
women are excluded from the priv?
ileges of the distribution of tobacco
Mme. Dwitt Schlumberger, al?
though favoring prohibition of the [
use of tobacco by minors, considers
the application of the restrictive
measures to women exclusively as
arbitrary and unjust. Other lead?
ers of the feminist movement have
expressed themselves likewise.
Mme. Jules Siegfried, president
of the National Council of Women,
approves the measure. She declares
the tobacco should be reserved,for
the poilus, who have well earned it.
Score Hits on 40
WASHINGTON, Ma'y 8.?More than
forty German warships have been at?
tacked successfully by British subma?
This was disclosed by an official
British statement received here and
made public to-day by the Committee
on Public Information. The review
was the most extensive ever received
in this country of the work of the
British underwater craft, concerning
the activities of which little news has
reached America since their famous
raids in the Dardanelles and the Baltic
Various exploits of individual craft
are recounted. In many instances^the
I submarine commanders have threaed
J their way through dangerous minfields
I to seek out their quarry, and so suc
i cessful have they been in penetrating
\ the defences of the German coast that
| the report notes that the enemy "rare
'? ly allows his above-water craft beyond
the confines of his harbors."
Most of the battles narrated in- the
review were with German destroyers
which had sallied forth presumably on
raiding expeditions, but in one in
; stance a submarine commander told
of sighting four dreadnoughts of the
"Kaiser" class off the Danish coast,
and of discharging torpedoes at two
of them. The submarine submerged
as the torpedoes were fired, but from
the sound j of explosions which the
commander heard, he concluded that
I two of the battleships were hit'. The
I submarine was prevented by German
destroyers from rising to the surface
to observe the effects o\ its atack.
Another narrative tells of a British
submarine meeting a German U-boat
and how the pair jockeyed for posi?
tion to launch a torpedo until the Ger?
man finally decided safety lay in
The review also deals with the
hazard of operations in the North Sea
during the winter months and tells of
the hardship and suffering of the
crews from extreme cold. Frequently
periscopes and wireless sets were
covered with ice so that they could
not be used.
12 German 'Planes
Trapped by British
Eight Fall in Big Air Battle
Near Douai; No English
LONDON, May 8.?The official state?
ment 'to-nisht on aerial operations
"Flying again was impossible Tues?
day until after 5 o'clock; because of
the pouring rain. The weather then
cleared, and machines were sent out.
Four hundred bombs were dropped on
different targets along the front. Hos?
tile machines were brought down in
air fighting, eight of which were ac?
counted for in a big encounter in the
neighborhood of Douai. A German ob?
servation balloon wts brought down in
flames. None of our machines ia miss
?JE_2K Sure Relief
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# for all occasions?
embracing models from
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AT PRICES SCARCELY EQUALING
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Continued from page 1
lery enterprise without having shown ?
any competency to carry out the very |
I modest artillery programme adopted ]
i last year, for the heavy Browning ma- ?
chine gun is not the only thing that j
is behind the schedule. Manjfacture j
of all our guns that have to be shot,
from emplacement is slow.
To appropriate $4,000,000,300 or so i
for the production of guns by the men j
who have failed thus far would be like |
adding another billion to the sum j
available for airplane manufacture and j
leaving the production of ihe addi- !
tional craft to the men whose failure
has been so signal.
Mr. Stettinius's task will be espe?
cially important, because American
? steel manufacturers have had little ex?
perience making artillery. A large part
! of the additional orders will go to the
United States Steel Corporation, be?
cause the other companies with expe?
rience have their hands full supplying
the guns already ordered of them.
Virtually Becomes Dictator
The United States Steel Corporation
is without experience in making guns.
It is no reflection upon it, nor" upon 1
the other steel manufacturers to say
that the prospect of grave delays and ?
disappointments in building artillery j
is serious, unless Mr. Stettinius can j
accomplish a miracle in creating a new
? industry. At one end of the line in
I the process of gun production is lack
| of manufacturing experience. At the
I other was lack of business competence,
I until Mr. Stettinius was ma3e virtually
I director of big gun production.
For several weeks since the fact3 re
I garding the failure to produce the
j heavy Browning guns have been known ?
j the appointment of a civilian dictator !
I of gun production has been discussed. |
j Lack of experience in artillery manu- !
! facture narrowed the field of choice ',
here until it finally became apparent
i to the Administration that only Mr.
Stettinius could be given this task, un
; less a man was borrowed from England
I or France for the purpose.
Mr. Stettinius is now virtually Min
I ister of Munitions, with this excep
j tion, that the general control of in- j
? dustry which the British Minister of
Munitions has is in the hands of Ber- \
! nard Baruch, of the War Industries
j Board. The general expectation of I
! Washington is that Mr. Stettinius and i
I Mr. Baruch will work in entire har?
"The essential qualities of the
really great book are all con?
spicuous in exceptional degree
in 'Over liiere With the Aus?
tralians," says the New York
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS
Cut to 2 Per Cent
WASHINGTON, May 8.?Re
duction from 3 to 2 per cent in the
war risk insurance rate on hulls
and cargoes of American steamers
travelling through the war zone
from American port3 to Great
Britain and the Atlantic coast of
France was ordered to-day by
Secretary McAdoo. With the di?
minishing erfectivenes of the sub?
marine campaign, the rate has
been reduced gradually from 6'^?
per cent since last August.
A general revision of other rates
also was ordered. Slight reduc?
tions were made for nearly all
Time of Recovery
Against the U-Boat
Is Here, Says Sims
LONDON, May 8.?Vice-Admiral
William S. Sims, commander of the
American naval forces in the war zone,
replying to-njght to a toast to the
United States Navy at a dinner given
in honor of the officers and men of the
United States forces, said:
"We know the submarine campaign
reached its highest point in April of
last year. It has sine? been going
steadily down. In the meantime the
new tonnage constructed by the Allies
has been gradually increasing until
the corner has n'early been turned,
and we hope within the next fortnight
the construction in the aggregate will
beat the rate of destruction. We feel
assured that the time of our recovery
More Long Haired
Than Long Headed
THAT'S the kind of
, wisdom some
men exercise in buying
They examine the
cloth with a microscope
?and the style with a
If it's all wool, the
style may belong to an?
other planetary system.
Two things must
wear if a suit is to be
The fabric must wear
?but the style must
endure just as well.
Weber and Heil
broner suits are all wool
?they wear as well as
any clothes can wear.
Their style is dis?
tinctly of this planet,
and of the center of this
And they cost no
more than good clothes
must cost without this
style?$20 to $60.
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