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partly cloudy to-day and to-morrow; moderate shiftinr winds. Hlghtst tcmptraturt yesterday, 7 ; lowest, 64. 1 e IT SHINIES FOR ALL Detailed weather reports on list pegs. VOL. LXXXV. NO. 264. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1918. PHmmK mmum .iocte. PRICE TWO CENTS. BRITISH SMASH GERMAN SALIENT NORTHEAST OF MER VILLE; DILLON SAYS SINN FEIN WAS FINANCED FROM NEW YORK; ALL RAILROAD PRESIDENTS ARE REMOVED BY McADOO n 1 r 1 SOME TO HOLD PLACES WITH CDISALARIES Holdovers Will Be "Manag ing Directors" Under New Regime. ONE BIG SYSTEM PLANNED Kepional Executives to Have Full Authority Stock holders Protected. Special Dtepatch to Tat Sex. Washington, May 21. Director-General McAdoo to-day relieved from duty ts executive manager the president of cry American railroad. The remov al will be followed by the appointment of Federal directors for each company. The prediction Is made that in numerous cases the president of the road will be sppointed Federal director. Announce ment was made that there also will be named two new regional directors. The Federal directors, who will be placed In direct charge of each rail- load, will be the official representatives of the Director-General. 'Each will have full charge so far as operating Is con cerned. They will be under supervision of the regional directors. Where the Federal directors are not the former presidents they will be selected wher ecr iwsslble from operating officials of the roads. This provision is made to safeguard stockholders and preserve the Individuality of the lines. Under the new plan regional directors and the Federal managers 'will be re quired to sever their official relations with particular companies and become exclusive representatives of the railroad administration. Many Presidents la Peril. In effect, the new plan provides that every railroad president In the United States whose road Is under Government control will ceas to be the active op er.itlnpr head of the road unless he ts St'.ected as Federal manager, in which event he becomes an employe of the raltmail administration, probably at a much lower salary than he la now re ecu int. Announcement of- tto. plan followed close to-day upon the announcement that C W. Huntington, president of the Vir ginian Hallway, had been removed as operating officer of that line for dls ohelltnce of the Railroad Administra tion's orders. T.ie railroad presidents who will be removed as 'operating heads of their lines through failure to receive appoint ment as Federal managers may stilt hold office at the will of the stockholders cr directors, but the salaries they are dranl.iK cannot be paid under Railroad Administration rules from the operst ir.K revenues of the lines. If such officers are retained the roads retaining them must pay the salaries from rentals received from the Govern ment or from other sources of Income wan operation. Presidents (o Lose Jobs. There are many presidents who have tiofr been considered as bona tide op era.lns officers; and It was for this reason that Director-General McAdoo d!rw the line of demarkatlon on salary Iaimnts. Mr. McAdoo Is reported to have felt hi imny Instances that he was not re ten ins a full measure of support and toleration from certain railway execu te ofllct-rx and that only by having his on representatives In charge of the op eration of each railroad could his plan for absolutely welding the different ra.Irr.ads of the country Into a com plexly unified general system be ac eo.np tthe-il. The step has been under cons ieint!on for several months, and h frequently been Intimated In The ; c ftider the plan that has been In op t t on until now the Railroad Admln If'r.i ion has been superimposed on the n." us i.illroad structure and railroad president have- had a divided allegiance " nin the Government and the cor poration represented by ihelr board of i- re tois and stockholders. While on the surface all has been' harmonious, evidence has cropped out f oiii t me to time that this was not con tr oin, i,k to the Government plan of n-akuiB the railroads a single system. Man rn,iroad presidents have apparJ rntlv found it difficult to readjust thenrj sthf-i to i!io new conditions and lay ndr the one that had always been foremost m their minds the promotion of the best interests of their own lines. To Pick Best Men. Ti.c iK iv order gives Mr. McAdoo now t nanf of plcltlns those railroad ex-t-.it. ip, whom he believes will lend theinndics wholeheartedly to the unlfl ca'.oi, plan. The others will be dropped. Th lirt of the hew regions to be eitr ; are cut eft from the eastern s on under A. II. Smith. They are to 1 Kn.jwn as the Alleghany region and the J'o'.ahontas region. Tl Alleghany region' will consist Voadly of the Pennsylvania lines east "f and Including Pittsburg and Erie, " and O. east of Pittsburg and Ohio J"ver, Including Pittsburg terminals, Jifomer and Lake Brie Railroad, Cum berland Valley Railroad. Central Rail road of New jerfey, Coal and Coke Rail road Philadelphia and Reading. West Maryland Railway, Cumberland Continued on Third PtBt. Rumor of Hindenburg's Doth Still Peraiats Ay the Aitoctatei Prut. WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, Mmy 21. The rumor that Field Marshal von Hindenburg- diedrecently has be come current very generally among the enemy in the back areas, as well as among civilians. What basis, if any, there is for this rumor, is not known here. This rumor has gained some support by the fact that Field Marshal von Mackensen, the con queror of Rumania, was either to be shifted to the western front or had already arrived there to take part in the renewed offen sive against the Allies. HOUSE VOTES BAN ON BEER Forbids Use of 911,000,000 for Aprricultural Work Till Wilson Halts Browing. FATHERED BY BANDALL Practically Makes Mandatory Action President Has Re fused to Take. Special Deepatch to Tax SrN, Washington, May 21. A movement which, has been slowly but steadily gain ing In momentum here, largely through the efforts of the prohibition propagan dists, found unexpected expreeslpn In the House to-day In the adoption of an amendment which practically . would force the President to Issue a proclama tion forbidding the use of food materials for the production of alcoholic beverage. The effect of this would be to stop the brewing of beer, which has been the ob ject of the movement that has spread throughout the country. The same thing was attempted when the food bill was up last summer, and was only defeated when the President In a public letter let It be known conclusively that he was not In favor of stopping the manufacture of beer. . Asked to Use Power. As a result of a compromise then reached the food bill placed such action within the discretion of the President. Section 15 providing that "whenever the President shall find that limitation, reg ulation or prohibition of the use of foods, fruits, food material or feeds In the pro duction of malt or vinous liquors for bev erage purposes or that reduction of the alcoholic content of any such malt or vinous liquor is essential In order to as sure an adequate and continuous supply of food or that the national security and defence will be subserved thereby he Is authorised from time to time to pre scribe and give public notice of the ex tent of the limitation, regulation, pro hibition or reduction so necessitated." Since this power was lodged In the hands of the President many petitions have been coming In here asking the LPresIdent to exercise It. Members of r ..... the Cabinet have been circularised ny churches and temperance organisations with the argument it was unfair to ask the people to Hooverlxe and at the same time allow the breweries to make rood grains Into beer. -Would Mold Up 11,000,000. The step taken to:day In the House was most unusual In that the amend ment adopted provided that none of the funds authorised In the agricultural ap- nroDrlatlon bill amounting to ,11,000.000 should be expended until the President had Issued a proclamation such as Is provided for In the food law. This amendment wai offered by Rep resentative Ilandall (CaU, Prohibition 1st." and was adopted by a vote of 69 to 58 by tellers. A roll call on the amendment Is possi ble before passage of the bill. The amendment reads: "No part of this appropriation Bhall be available for any purpose unless there shall have been previously Issued the proclamation authorlxed by section 15 of the 'act to provide further for the na tional security and defence by stimulat ing agriculture and facilitating the dis tribution of agriculture products.' such proclamation being the prohibition of the use of foods, frultn, food materials or feeds In the production of malt or vinous liquors for beverage purposes." TUCKAH0E COMES AND GOES. Iteachrs Atlantic . Port With foal and Unloads In BU Hoars. The steamship Tuckahoe, turned out vmnlete from the yards at Camden, X. ,J., thirty-seven days after the laying of her keel, arrivea at an aiuihw terday with a cargo of .oa! from a Southern harbor and waa greeted vapor ously by everything afloat with a whistle as she neared he.r dock. It ts probable ahe will be utilised In the coastwise trade some time, allowing another ship of larger tonnage to enter the overseas er vice. Her engines worked flawlessly. It was exactly forty-three days from the moment her keel was laid, that she tied up and began to discharge her cargo of 6,200 tons of coal. The Job was over In six hours and. fifteen min utes, and she cleared for a Southern port last night to hike after another load of black diamonds. IRISH PLOWED REVOLT WITH GERMANS HERE Kaiser's Money Stimulated Conspiracy Against British Empire. AGENTS FOUND LETTERS Secret Service Men Entered Inner Councils and Reports Went to England. Washington, May II. Disclosures to-day that the povernment has gath ered evidence In this country of con spiracies between Irish Sinn Fein lead ers and German agents to precipitate a rebellion In Ireland were followed by an nouncement that Government agents have uncovered similar German Intrigue with other nationalistic groups In the United States. German money. It was said, has been used to finance agitation among negroes and among Finns, Lithuanians and oth ers of the so-called "oppressed nation alities" which for years have had nation alist grievances against Russia or other antl-Gcrmantc allies. In most cases this propaganda has been carried on by Americans affiliated with these groups, paid from some mys terious source believed to be the Germsn Government. Except among the radical Irish agitators, however, the propaganda did not appear to make much headway. Aa-enta Within Councils. For many months. It is now revealed. United .States Government agents have been Inside the councils of the Irish In this country who plotted armed Insurrec tion of Irish citizens against British rule. They have discovered conclusive evidence that German money and promises of aid stimulated the con spiracies as a means of diverting the British Government from Its war task In France. Direct action to stop the Intrigue .was thought not advisable. Inasmuch as the Government did not wish to meddle In domestic problems of the British Em pire, but the Information gathered was turned over In some cares to British representatives, and It Is understood that the recent arrest of a number of Irian Sinn Feins was prompted partly by evidence of German-Irish plots dis covered In this country. Full details of the evidence were not made public, It was explained, because I a number of persons still are under surveillance. , Some announcement of reasons for the arrest of the Irish agi tators Is expected soon, however, either In London or Washington. Officials to day declined to indicate whether any statement might be expected from the State Department concerning the Irish developments. Secret Letters Brought In. The story of how the Intrigue In this country was discovered. It was said. If published fully would tell of many com munications brought surreptitiously Into the United States In violation of regula tions. Many of these were written with invisible ink and in code, and when de ciphered furnished clues leading to de tection of many ramifications of the plot. The men responsible for the agitation were supplied with funds from deposits' In Banks where German representatives formerly kept their accounts, or from other mysterious sources. The Irish radicals In their correspon dence referred frequently to the promise of German aid In an uprising, which was to be called for this month or next, when the Germans had expected to reach the Channel ports in their big drive. The Germans then were to send arms and I ammunition and possibly troops to the Irish coat to participate In the rebel lion. Many of the Iilsh plans were melo dramatic In the extreme, it Is stated, and Continued on Second Page. European Cigarettes "Punk," Says Soldier LIEUT. H. W. LUNDALL, a prominent insurance man of Philadelphia, who is commanding the 471st Aero Squadron, now in England, gays in a letter to a friend : "Thanks, old man, for the letter and for your kindly feel ings toward me. Thanks for four well wishes and for your proffer of cigarettes. Letters are always acceptable; well wishes always wanted; your thoughts we crave. Cigarettes? Well, we die for cigarettes. Eng lish cigarettes are punk." One way to help the fellows get real American smokes is by patronizing the rummage sale nt 41 West Forty-flfth street. THE SUN Tobacco Fund's share of the receipts last week was $300. The . . j m n i 1 sale is open every uny irum o iu 10 this week also. Details on page 4. WARNING! THE SUN TO BACCO FUND has no connection with any other fund, organiza tion or publication. It employs no agents or solicitors. Nationalist Calls Sinn Fein Foolish DUBLIN, May 21. John Dil lon, Nationalist leader, in an Intsrrisw with the Associated Press emphasised to-day the divergence between his party aqd Sina Fein, whose policy he de clared to he "wrong and foolish and bound to end in disaster." Mr. Dillon said ha still believed in a friendly settlement with Great Britain. In an appeal to the American people Mr. Dillon said that the Sinn Fein had been' supplied with unlimited financial resource from New York. He urgently asked all those of Irish blood in the United States to support hi party as against the Sinn Fein. U-BOATS' TOLL CUT A FOURTH , Month's Sinkings 220,709 Tons for British, 84,393 Tons for Neutrals. . WINTER AVERAGE 400,000 Blocking of Ostcnd and Zee hnigge Bases Reflected in Decrease. Sprriat Pttpateh to Tns Srv Wabiiinoton. May SI. Further con vincing evidence of the slow but .sure curbing of the submarine menace was forthcoming to-day when the Navy De partment made It known that the last record of tonnage sunk In a month was 25 per cent, lers than during the preced ing winter months. The figures show that 230,709 tons of British shipping and 84,393 tons of neu tral shinning have been sunk by the U-boats during the last month. TheL2500 yrd a,ter a 8m,rt bombardment. monthly average of sinkings during the winter was approximately 400,000 tons. Becauce of the decreased risk now. It Is recommended by the War Insurance Bureau that the rate on lives of seamen who pass through the war zone should be lowered from 12. SO to 11.50 per 11.000. Farther Decrease Expected. Officials of the Navy Department said to-night that they believed the next monthly report of finking would be still lower and that the British raids on Ostend and Zeebrugge had had much to do with cutting down the sinkings within the last two weeks. Keports received here show that the partial bottling up of these U-boat bases by the sinking of obsolete British ships laden with concrete hap undoubtedly em- i barrassed the German plans to a consld- i erable extent. Other factors which arc j contributing greatly toward keeping the total of sinkings down are the follow In j : The steadily Increasing numbers of destroyers and antl-lT-boat craft oper ating In the war zone. The success of certain devices now belns employed acalnst the U-boats, particularly an American device. The Increased efficiency of the per sonnel of the British and American navies In the work of hunting out and driving off U-boats seeking to attack cargo carriers. This total, approximately 300.000 tons) lit far lower than the record made by U-boats during the spring, summer and early winter of 1S1". In April and May of lart ear the Germans came close to carrying out their plan to ink 1,000,000 tonsvt shlpptn; a month. ' Hernstorff's Ilonat exploded. TWs estimate of I.UCC.OOC tons was made by the German Admiralty when Vuthless submarine warfare was first Initiated, February 1, 1917. Count von Bernstoiff, then German Ambassador to the United States, stated that the sink ings would at least total 1,000,000 tons per month end might be more. The German Government predicted that Great Britain would bo starcil Into submission at the end of eight months, beginning February 1. 1917. The latest figures now show that the German submarine campaign, despite every effort to maintain Its effectiveness by Increasing the number and size of the U-boats, Is yielding only 25 per cent, of the results which the German Ad miralty counted upon. FAIRBANKS SLIGHTLY WORSE. Former Vlfr-lrelilen t's Pliyal ivrryl clan Still Mopes for Recovery lNDlA.MAroi.ls, May 21. There was lit tle change durlni; the day In the condi tion of fotmer Vice-President Charles W. Fairbanks, who is critically III at his hum here. His physician, Dr. J, A, MncDonald, stated to-nlglit that Mr. Fairbanks was resting comfortably and although he did not pans o good an day as yester day he still had hopes of his patient's recovery. Heads Motor Transport Division. Wabhinoton, May 21. Frederick Glover, a Hockford, III., manufacturer, now In Government service, has been appointed head of the newly created Motor Transport Division of the War Department with the rank of Colonel. SUDDEN RUSHES OF AUSTRALIANS FORCEFOEBACK Gallant Dash Wins Ridge at Morlancourt With 400 Prisoners. FACED GALLING GUN FIRE Treacherous Bochc Shoots Cor poral After Surrender; 800 Captives in 36 Hours. By PETIRY ROBIJfSO.t. Spttlal Cable Drtpatch to Tns Sex from tht London Timet. Copyright, 1111; all rightt retertei. -4 British Arut Headquartcks in France. May 20 (delayed). In the last thirty-six hours we have taken more than 800 prisoners, which for a quiet day is not bad. At all events we should consider It rather serious If It happened to us. v Of the number more than 500 were taken by the French In the neighborhood of Locre, in the Kemmel area, and more than 100 by the Australians at Morlan court, wheio by a series of sudden rurhes they have been shoving the Jer mans back between the Ancre and the Somme. In their previous thrust the Aus tralians had advanced to a point almost directly overlooking Morlancourt. which, however, still was screened partly by a spur that runs from the main high ground Just east of the village, In a northerly direction. It Is this spur, wjth the village of Vllle lying below It to the north, which they took yesterday In an attack which began at 2 o'clock in the morning. Now, from the crest of their positions the Australians looked Uown upon Mor lancourt due east along th'e valley of the Ancre. Apart from the prisoners it Is a very useful bit of ground they have taken. Fseejl Heavy Machine Gsfi Fire. The attack was made on a front of the men advancing behind a barrage The troops forming the right wing, who attacked In force, had to advance over high ground to the summit of the rldge. Those on the left had the swampy Ancre valley to croes, the terrain being cut up by dikes and drainage ditches Into pas tures and cultivated plots, where they were exposed to heavy machine gun fire. The operation, however, was extremely successful. The Germans seem to have anticipated Mmethlng of the sort, and reenforce- ments were sent to their forward posi tlons the night before. This fact did little more than serve to Increase the number of prisoners, many of those taken having been In the front line less than an hour when they were captured. It was a gallant operation, because the enemy had all the advantage of position. He was strongly Intrenched along the winding aimkcn road running north and south across the line of attack, and his position had to be cleared by bombing. Shot ' It Is by Trracherons Prisoner. one fears, characteristic of the spirit of the two armies that while one German after he had surrendered shot an Australian corporal the rest of the German prisoners were treated with the greatest kindness. They were extremely hungry fiom lack of rations and the Australians Immediately fed them. One German gunner who wore the Iron cross arrived at the cages with a notice pinned on him by his taptors say Ins he had fcuht bravely and that no one must attempt to get possession of Ills Iron cross, as incorrigible souvenir hunters sometimes will do. Of the French attack In the north I have few details. It seems that the Hermans had shelled the French front here heavily, and It looked as If they might be meditating an attack, If so It la not the first time In this lesion that tho French have disconcerted the enemy plans by attacking first, Here the at tack was delivered on a front of 3,000 yards In order to gain definite short ob jectives on the slopes by the hospice east of Locre. The action was entirely suc cessful. Allies' Airmen Show Superiority. Throughout the recent fine days and brilliant nights the aircraft have bten extremely active. While no amount of superiority can prevent a certain num ber of German machines from crossing our lines, especially for raiding purposes at night, our aviators unquestionably are better men. Besides great numbers ol enemy machines shot down in fighting we do an enormous amount of damage day and night by bombing and otherwise harassing the Germans behind the linen. In tho eyes of the people at home prob ably an incidental brilliant exploit like the bombing of Zeebrugge and Cologne will stand out conspicuously, but these things, although Imprewslve, are wnall In value compared with the work con tinually being done tn the area Immedi ately behind the battle Hue. Not seldom our men full Im Met enoush fighting. Re cently one of our pilots flew over a Ger man aerodrome and swooping down tired his machine gun Into the hangars. As no response came he dropped a package containing a note which read : "If you won't come up here and fight. here Is one pair of boots for your pilots to wtar when they tight on tne ground." Ah a postscript he dropped bombs on the aerodrome and came away, This has been the fifth day of extreme summer heat. Interrupted by occasional local thunderstorms on parts of tns bat th front U. S. SEEKS A CONFERENCE ABOUT PRISONERS OF WAR Germany Has Not Yet Replied to Inquiry Through Spanish Embassy, but Satisfactory Arrangement as to Men's Treatment Is Expected. . Special DetpatcK to Tss Sen. Washington, May 21. The United States Government has opened nego tiations with the German Government through the Spanish Embassy In Ber lin for a conference In Berne, Switzer land, relative to reciprocal-treatment of prisoners of war. Xo reply has yet come from Germany. It Is expected. however, that there will be no difficulty In perfecting mutually satisfactory ar rangements. In making the announcement officials of the State Department explained that the French, British and Italian Govern- MOONEY LOSES COURT APPEAL California Judge Itefuses to Grant New Trial to Labor Leader. GOVERNOR HOLDS FATE Review by Supreme Bench of United States May Be Requested. ' San FnANCisco. May 31. Thomas J. Mooney. convicted of murder In connec tion with the death of one of the vic tims of the preparedness day bomb ex plosion here in 1918, lost his final appli cation for review of his case by the State courts to-day, when Judge F. A. Griffin, In Superior Court, overruled the motion of his attorneys to set aside all previous court proceedings and grant a new trial on the ground of wilful fraud, malfeasance and nonfeasance In the of fice of the District Attorney. His only hope for escape from the sentence of death Imposed now rests with Gov. William D. Stephens, who has a petition for pardon under .cpnlderatlon, although counsel for Mooney said to-day they would probably appeal to the State Supreme Court again, and If they failed there would try to have the caw re viewed by the Supreme Court of the United States. Resentence on May 28. Moone's conviction and sentence were affirmed by the Stato Supreme Court. Thereafter he fought a writ of "coram nobis-' (before us, the king) asking th.it all proceedings be annulled on the ground that his conviction had been obtained through fraud and malfeasance by the piosecutlon. The District Attorney en tered a demurrer to the petition for a writ, and Judge Franklin A. Griffin, whb tried the case and sentenced Mooney sustained the demurrer to-diy. Judge Griffin set May 2S as the day for resen tence, the former date of execution 'hav ing been Invalidated by Mooney's appeal to the State Supreme Court. Judge Griffin's decision on the de murrer to the petition for a writ of coram nobis said that while such a writ was permissible under certain circum stances. It was barred by statute In the case before the court. The appeal to the State Supreme Court announced to-day will be from Judge Griffin's refusal to hear the petition for a writ of coram nobis. v Constitutional Wrong Claimed. The defence attorneys had announced previously that If they did not gain recognition in the State Supreme Court they would appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States on he giound that Mooney was being deprived of his life without due process of law. Should the case finally go to Gov. Stephens for artlon on the pai don ap plication now pending, the Governor will hac beforo him a request from Presi dent Wilson urging careful relev of the facts. This request was linked with a report by a Federal labor commission, which urged the granting of a new trial, because of certain allegations of perjury which followed the testimony of a wit ness for the prosecution. REPORTS KEREN sicY IS NOW IN NEW'YORK Rumor Reaching State Or partment Im Unconfirmed. Special Petpalch to Tar. Sex. Wabhinoton, May 21. A report re ceived by the State Department says Alexander Kerensky, tho former Husslan Premier deposed by the Bolshevlkl, has reached New York, but the report Is rnther Indefinite nnd has not been con firmed. State Department officials are not disposed to nccept It without further confirmation. It could not be learned to-night Just from what source this In. formation reached the department. Kerensky, according to a recent report ptlnted In New York, wns on his way to this country, but the nusslan Kmbassy here has been without any word to this effect. He has a relative In the West and It Is suggested In Russian circles that he may De on his way to visit him. Kerensky is broken In health and It is rfniihtftfl that ha hst anv ulana In mind I for political work hers. ments had already held similar confer ences and that the results had been sat isfactory. Matters to be discussed Include ques tions referring to sanitary arrangements, food, clothing, permission to receive packages, nature of work allotted to prisoners and question of officers' pay. The treatment accqrded American prisoners In Germany will In a sense be under the supervision of the Spanish Embassy, which represents American Interests there. Reciprocally the Swiss Legation here will look after the Ger man prisoners In the United States. GANNON ACTIVE SAYS PERSHING He Reports Capture of Ger mans in Course of Recon naissance Combats. MAJOR LUFBERY BURIED Details Sent of Philadelphia Flier's Bcniarkablc Escape. By the Aetociated Preit. With ths American Armt in France, May 21. "In the course of re connaissance combats In Lorraine we captured prisoners," sa-s the official statement Issued from American head quarters to-night. "Here and In the Woevre the artillery of both sides showed considerable activity." Last night's statement waa as follows: "Except for activity by the artillery on both sides tn various sectors there Is nothing to report." An added statement says It has been determined that Major Raoul Lufbery was shot down within the American lines In combat with a German two seater airplane. Capt. James Norman nail 'of Colfax, Tons, who has been missing since May 7, Is wounded and a prisoner In a Ger man hospital. Capt. Hall disappeared after an engagement over the enemy lines. Details of the remarkable escape from death of an American aviation Captain, member of a Philadelphia family, while flying on the British, front, have been obtained. Accompanied by another machine, the Philadelphlan was flying along the lines north of Ypres when a big German plane was sighted. The Captain went in to attack and the German began pumping machine gun bullets Into the attacking machine from above. The other American flier was too far away to give any assistance. I.nfbeiy Funeral impressive. The Philadelphlan received a bullet through the leg and another shot wrecked a part of the machinery of his plane so badly that the machine went down. He crashed In No Man's Land and by the merest chance was not killed by the fall. The Captain had Just crashed when a German shell struck his disabled ma chine and blew it to tinder. He was brought In safely from the shell holes where he was sheltering himself from the German bombardment. The foregoing probably refers to Capt. Charles J. Riddle, who was re ported In a Paris despatch received yesaerday to have been fmind by scouts In No Man's Land with a bullet through his leg near his wrecked ma chine. He had previously been re ported lost after a fight with a Ger man. According to Information obtained from a captured German officer, the published monthly figures of Herman nerlal losses are intended merely for the people at home and for neutrals, and are not accepted by German aviators. Ilomb Wrerks Plane. The funeral of Major Lufbery was most lmpressie The pallbearers, three American and three French aviat ors, carried the flag draped couin num tho little frame building to a motor car for the trip to the graw. The proces sion was led by an American band, a company of American Infantry Just from the trenches nnd a company of French Infantry. Following the coffin were 200 American and French officers, including all of Major Lufbcry'a companions in the air service, the American General commanding tho sector northwest of Toul and u French General commanding an army corps. The party drew up at the grave, and while the servlco waa being read one American aviator after another planed down from the sky, his motor shut off, until he was Just overhead. Kach threw out great bunches of red roses, which floated down on the coffin and th bnred heads of the officers andcaps of the sol dlers, who were drawn up at attention. French and American Generals paid oral -tribute to the. slain aviator. This Is a Wheat less Day Haig's Troops Advance on 600 Yard Front and Take Prisoners. ENEMY STRIKES BACK His Heavy Counter At tacks on Larger Front End in Failure. ALLIES GAIN IN RAIDS French Break Down Foe's On slaught Above Bailleul Artillery Battles. London, May 21. Last night and tV day the allied forces In France kept Vt their policy of wearing down the Ger man lines, making more slight gslM and repulsing vicious German counter attacks. Their offensive operations wars on a comparatively small scale, but ths enemy assaults wers msds In consider able fores and were checked only after severe fighting. Last night the British made a local at tack Just northeast of Mervllle, carrying out a successful operation which ad vanced their positions along a front of COO yards and reducing a salient whlrfi bulged Into their lines. Thirty prison ers and six machine guns were taken. Against the new positions ths Ger mans this morning, after a severs bom bardment, launched their heavy counter attack, the German operation embrac ing a section about 1,200 yards long and extending on either side the recently established British front. The enemy was met by a terrific fire from artillery and machine guns and was forced tack without gaining his objectives. Attack on Krenck Falls. Another German attack was mads en the French above Bailleul. This failed under similar circumstances. Severe artillery battles continue at many points, the Allies often forcing the fighting. French batteries at Hattles and south of the River Avre. on the Amiens front, were especially active last night. Both French and British patrols have tsken prisoners In rslds at several" places. The French raid near Lassstny Is said to have been especially produc tive of results In prisoners and valuable Information. The opposing forces northeast ef Aveluy wood, above Albert, have con tinued to exchange blows In contention for desirable positions! Yesterday morning the Germans rushed some posts mere ana obtained a footing at a fsw places. They have been driven out again entirely. Tho latest reports concerning the fight ing in the Locre sector show that 00 unwounded prisoners were taken and that the casualties of the attackers were slight. In this drive the French retook Druloose and the now famous crossroads near by, as well as several fortified farms which have been the scene of des perate fighting recently. They also pushed forward their line east of Hill 44, which the poilus retook a few days ago after a bitter encounter. Official Statements. Official 'statements on the operations follow : BRITI8H (NIGHT) A hostile ' counter attack launched this morning against our new position northwest of Mervllle was made in considerable strength upon a front of 1.200 yards. A very heavy bombardment preceded the enemy's advance, but despite the Intensity of his artillery preparations his Infantry only succeeded In reach ing our positions at two points, where they were dealt with effectively by our troops In wich case. Our whole line s Intact. Two ralda which the enemy at tempted last night In the sector north of Bailleul were repulsed by the French troops. We secured a few prisoners and a machine gun this morning In a patrol encounter In the neighborhood of Iloyelles. BRITISH (RAY) A successful local operation was carried out by troops of a Surrey Battalion yester day evening northwest of Mervllle. A leentrant In nur line in this sector was closed up and thirty prisoners and six machine guns were captured by us. Uarly this morning a hostile counter attRrk against the new positions, de Iheied after a heavy bombardment, was broken up by our artillery and machine gun fire, We carried out a successful raid last night southeast of Arras and brought hack a few prisoners and a machine gun from tho enemy's trenches. During the night the hostile artil lery was active In the Albert sector about Hebiiterne between the Forest of Nleppe and Meteren, and more ac ttve than usual between the Scarp River and Hill "0, north of Lens. The gas shelling reported to hno taken place yesterday north of Ilethune was heavy. Frenrh nnlletlm. F HUNCH (NIGHT) There were no Infantry actions, The artillery was In. termlltently nctle south of the Somme. along the Mcuse and in the Vosges. lln .May Is our (IkIiIIiik plluU ! stroyed six German airplanes, and nine other enemy machines fell within their lines severely damaged, That day und also on the night of May 19-20 25,000 kilograms of projectiles were dropped by our bombing ma chines. FIIF.Xf It I RAVI Roth artilleries were active last night in the region of Thennes and Hallles and at other points south of the Avre. Frenrh patrols operating southwest of Lasslgny, on the right bank of the US IJrS til . Of-. -.