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THE -SUN, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1918..
krly east of ths Caee-aheller-Bavarla line nnd In the vicinity of the Ner vssa station. The Pisa brigade and the Twenty ninth nnd Thirtieth Beglments, ad vancing with admirable elan, raptured 400 prisoner.- nnd a number of ma chine guns. They wrested lfltact from the enemy two of our batteries of (medium calibre which were promptly put Into action again against the en emy. On the Flaws the struggle waa con centrated In some sector. West of Candelti a hostile attack wax com pletely repulsed. More to the south. In front of Fa gare and Zenson, our counter' offensive action begun on the night of June 19 20 has continued Irresistibly and hns taken us on to the position! which we held the day before. The enemy suffered losses equal to Ms strenuous resistance, fcaver.il hun dred prisoners remained In our hands. In the area west or Ran Dona dl Plave the enemy attempted a strong action against tosson (nortbe.ist of Beolo). At first ho was arrested by our fire. lie renewed his attack four times In vain until, exhausted by the excep tionally heavy losses suffered, he was forced to yield In the fare of the dauntless valor of the Sardinians, of the Snssnrl nrlgade, the 151st and 18id regiments, which were valiantly helped by the Eleventh Battalion of the I0th Infantry, the tltasgno Bri gade and by a Bersaigllerl cyclist column. North of Cortellazxo (at the mouth of the Plave) parties of sailors and Bersagllerl daringly broke Into the enemy's lines, capturing 200 prisoners, afterward firmly holding the positions. Are Baratta la Missing. At Cavazuccherlna (at the eastern nd of the swamp rntlon near the coast) we extended our bridgehead. The aviators. In spile of adverse atmospheric conditions, carried out their usual activity. Enemy machines were brought down. For the first time our airmen nnd 'those of our allies had as their com panions daring American pilots, who soon as they arrived at the front expressed a de-lro to participate in the battle. The valiant Major Baratta. who had won his thirty-fourth victor)', did not retur' the 19th Instant from an heroic war i.lght. AUSTR1ANS ASSERT THEY HOLD ITALIANS They Admit, However, That Pressure Is Very Great. VtRNNA, via London, June SI. The Austrian official communication Issued to-day says: The enemy continued his attacks yesterday with. Undiminished violence to wrest from us the successes we WW west of the Tlave. His efforts again were vain. All his assaults were broken down before the unflinching resistance of our heroic troops. The struggle on the Carso plateau and on the Montello Increased to espe cial violence. Field Marshal Zeglger'a divisions In their hastily constructed tranches destroyed waves of enemy storming troops. Everywhere our sol diers stood their ground In the hand to hand fighting. On a front of twelve kilometers the enemy concentrated thrusting troops mounting to eight regiments in order to shake tha wall formed by our brave men. The tremendous consumption of .their power forced the Italians to throw reserves after reserves Into the the battle. " Apart from their sanguinary losses the number of prisoners also Increases dally. Thirty-two hundred prisoners were captured on the last fighting day hut one on the Montello alone; of these 1,000 were taken by a single Hunga rian Infantry regiment. The Hungarian regiments, Austrian TaTves and Hungarian Honveds have added a new and honorable page to -their glorious history as attackers as .wall as defenders In hot engagements, which have continued day and night. On the mountain front artillery duels prevailed yesterday. CIVILIANS AID ARMY BATTLING ON PIAVE Even the Women Remain to Care for Wounded. By J. M. JEFFRIRS. fsseuW table Despatch to Tns it from IS London Timet. Copyright, 11S; ai; rights rtstrved. On the Italian Fbont. June 18 (de layed). We are not quite out of the woods yet. Montello still present a dif ficulty which may require a little time to solve and there are curious symptoms la the Austrian attitude yesterday which are not quite explicable, especially the uncanny silence of the artillery, but all promises well. In the fighting to block the road to Venice tha soldiers were seconded by ths civil population of the villages In the zone of war. In the little village of Losson, southwest of Foesalta. ln which shells were falling nnd tearing out the walls of the houses, many women would not leave their kitchens. Some knelt, and prayed, some busied themselves quietly preparing food and doing what they .oould for the wounded soldiers. There were not enough Inhabitants to embarrass military movements and It teems to have been left to them to go ST stay, so there wero many still about ths lines yesterday, men and women all utterly unafraid, even the small boys. The women are extraordinary. Where the soldiers are wearing, and with rea son, steel hlemets and carrying gas masks, the women were seemingly con tent with the familiar Urge black ker chiefs tied around their hair. The Austrlans were able to extend their territory to the edge of toason, but the village Itself was held by the men of a famous brigade which resisted with desperation, Twenty women and chil dren were gathered In a front line dug out, where tho women all knelt and told their beads as shells buret around. Later, when the firing ceased, they were got out, The Austrian commanders had given the soldiers medals to commemorate the fall of Venice In advance of that event; some of the men wore them on their caps. The medal has a double headed eagle attacking the lion of ft, Mark, with tho words "Plave, 1918," on the reverse. BELIEF THAT AUSTRIA WILL TRY NEW DRIVE Swollen River Bring Preient Offensive to End. fly the Associated Press Italian llr.Aryi;ARTsns in Northern Italt, June 21. Fresh rslns have turned the Plave Itiver Into n swirling yellow Hood, which move silently but swiftly, dealing a fateful blow to the Austrlans on Its western bank, tearing ' up the communication lines and pre entlng succor being given the shattered divisions struggling under the steady pounding of the Italian guns of the Duke of Aosta'H Third Army, The satisfaction of tho Italians over the present situation Is matched only ,I'"",,H""'r r tmi Austrian command. According to prlnnners the swollen river .'.i f.? the '""'InaUon of a series of ill llcultlea which prevented the Aus trtans from making headway either on th Montello plateau or that section of the country lying between the Trevlso Mestrc and the San Dona dl Plave Mestre Hallway lines, whero the fight ing has been hard and cruel alt the week, with the AuMriana sorely pressed at every point and harassed on both sides of the river by the Italian small guns and also 'n'"-c pieces belonging to the navy motii e.l upon floats, which move about the waterway at will. It Is ennsldered only a question of a brief lapse of time before the Austrlans will begin nnother offensive. It Is said that this time they probnbly will con centrate their efforts, Instead of rcat terlng them as they did a week ago, when . they followed the German plan of attempting to make a big general offensive over a long line before reveal ing their point of attack. It Is thought that the plan was dic tated by den. I.udendorff, the German commander, who did not realise that the Austrlans were too wenk to make such an attempt, larking us they did not only artillery but general ofTlcers and oin-ers of the lower grade. The reported presence of Kmpcror Charles on the battle front is considered one of the signs leading to the belief that the Austrlans will feel the neces sity of renewing their attack. No fear In felt in Venice that the Austtlatia will get there. The corre spondent on visiting the city found an absence of excitement and there was no Intention to leave on the part of tho Inhabitants. Large nor-..- of bandages which tho American lied Cross has had on hand In Venice for the Inst few months have proved most useful to the Italian wounded. A number of ensea have been turned over to the British Red Cross at the request of Iord Mon son, British lied Crorj Commissioner. ITALIANS RESOLUTE. Premier anil War Aid Minister Praise Army After Visit. I'Ams. June 21. A despatch to the Temp from Milan sas that Premier Orlando and Slgnor Blsiolntl, Italian Minister of Military Aid and War Pen sions, who returned to Ititrmunfter Sev ern t dayi' visit to the battle front, gave the following Impressions of their trip: "My Impression," said Premier Or lando, "can be eummeJ up In three words tranquility, resolution and con fldence. The soldiers hae accomplished miracles In Intelligence and heroism. The supreme command, even In the cul minating moments of battle, has main tained rontlnunl and perfect contact with the whole army, which has been admirably reconstituted." Signer Ulasolatl said : "Our army never has been so strong morally, so united or so determined. It understands to-day the great responsibility It has assumed before the entire world." ENEMY AGAIN STOPPED. I'nrl.Ic- to Advance Beyond Monte ttrlliinn Ilnllnar. Home, June 21. The efforts of the Austrlans to widen the northeastern salient on the Montello, the keystone of the Plave front, toward the west have failed. Premier Orlando Informed Parlia ment last night. Toward the south, the Premier stated, tho enemy again succeeded In crossing the, Montebelluna Susegana Hallway at several points near the Nervesa station but was promptly stopped. On the lower Plave the Italian gained more ground. The enemy's .losses during the dny were enormous, the Premier added. The Italians took several hundred prisoners. CRISIS IN AUSTRIAN OFFENSIVE PASSED Continued from First Page. divisions. Including 50,000 bayonets, over to the west bank of the Plave. A wounded officer taken prisoner yesterday says they still have considerable re serves. Their sappers managed to throw new bridges over the Plave behind the salient which they are striving to ex pand, making five In all. While the Italians were wiping out the enemy trench on the north side of the salient between. Fossalta, IOsson and Capo Dir. guinea the Austrlans were tryln; to push forward In the direction of Trevlso from a little further north. Wehnesoat. June 19. The plainest sign of a coliapse of the Austrian at tempt at a first class offensive Is that the Initiative has pussed to the Italians. It is they who are now attacking to regain fragments of the line still In the hands of the enemy. The Austrian, with shelled, bombed and flood battered foot bridges for his only line of supply, finds himself in an awkward posture of defence. The Italians press him with fresh forces, on both sides of his salient and. unable to bring guns across the Plave, he has-to rely for defence mainly on nests of machine guns. While I was passing this morning weary soldiers of an Italian brigade Just out of the linen, most of whom wero sleeping exhausted under the shade of green vines by the roadside, I met tho King of Italy In his well known car. There was nothing to distinguish him from an other General passing with a few staff officers. The car drove slowly so as not to throw dust on Die wornout soldiers. A sergeant saluted with alacrity and drew the attention of others. The men not sleeping sprnng at once to their feet and the cry "Vive II ne '." broke out from a hundred parched lips. The sleep ers awoke with a sta.t, nnn from the rapidity with which they were on their feet with their rifles in li.inil it could be seen that their nerves were still strung with the tensity of bnttle. Then they recognized the King, So. saluting within range of the enemy's guns, the King passed slowly among the soldiers. Two new allies have appeared to help the Italians. One Is n strong detach ment of American airmen, the first com batants from the United States to reach this front. The other is the Plave Itself. The swirling river rose another foot last night. Tho pontoon bridges across which the Austrlans send reenforcements and supplies bend helplessly beneath the pressuro, Austrlnn sappers, splashed by spray from Italian shellH falling Into tho water on every side, work desperately to strengthen the bridges against the fury of the flood. When they arc wounded they fall from the pontoons Into the river and arc swept down stream. At one time yesterday afternoon only two bridges wero left hehlnd the Han Dona salient. After nightfall Austrian engineers with unceasing labor managed to throw cables across by which a ferry car was run, but these are of far less carrying capacity than a bridge. PRESIDENT WALKS IN RAIN. Ilerllnrs Proffer nf I'mlirrllu on Visit tit llrnnrtmrnts. Washington, June 21. President Wll. son walked to-day from the White House to the male, War and Navy Building, wheie lie conferred for half an hour with .Secretaries Baker and Daniels. The subjects discussed were not disclosed. The President returned In a drixsling rain, but refused the offer of an um brella. to Air Accident Victims In Werk. Washinoton, June 21, Ten deaths resulting from airplane accidents at fly Ing fields In this country were reported to-day by the War Department for the week ended Juno !, U. S, TROOPS HOLDING! 39 MILES AT FRONT i 1 " In Addition Large Numbers Arc With the British and French Forces. SOON TO TAKE OFFENSIVE House Military Committee Told That Army Will lie Bendy in September. Special Despatch to Thk Stx, Washinoton, June 21. Members of the House Commlttco on Military Af fair learned to-day that American sol dle'rs are now holding thirty-nine miles on the battle front in France. Tills mileage. War Department evTlclals said, Is held by American troops alone, and these troops arc commanded by Ameri can ovYicers. 4 This Information came to members of the House committee at one of their regular , conferemes with Secretary K.iker, rjen. March and the War Council at the War Department. Altogether the situation as described to-day by the Sec retary of War and Clen. March, waa said to have been vastly encouraging. War Department officials asserted that a number of the Hnvlland combat alr pianos recently have been shipped to France. and production Is steadily In creasing. It was also said the machine gun sttuntlon has shown material Im provement and large numbers of light Browning guns recently have been sent across the sea. Production of the heavy Brownings, however, has not yet reached a satisfactory stage, but outside of this. It was said, machine gun manufacture Is on a quantity basis. Troop Transport t'nslnckrned. Members of the House committee were Informed that the visit of hostile submarines to the Atlantic coast has nut diminished troop movements and the War Department has slowed down neither In the movement of troops nor supplies. The I'-boat visitation Is not tegarded as serious from a military standpoint. Developments on the Italian front were Informally discussed and the mili tary authorities said the situation there was not causing anxiety to the Allies. Following the conference Iteprcnenta tlve C.ildnell N. Y.) said the steady flow of troops, equipment nnd guns for American soldiers Justified the prediction that "the war will begin in earnest by September so far as America Is con cerned." Six Sectors Arr Held. American supplies and troops In Franco by that time, he said, will be eulfleient to make the enemy feel dis tinctly the force of Amerlcu and the great fighting piogramm planned for the American soldiers will get under way with a triumphant rush. The disclosure that "all American" troops now hold thirty-nine miles of the battle line was accompanied by the statement that the Americans occupy six distinct positions along the fighting front. In addition. It wns rtated, large numbers of Americans are at the front with British and French units. Figures as to the exact number nf airplanes and guns sent Abroad recently by America were withheld by the Mili tary Committee, but the figures were said to be encouraging. TRIBUTE TO U. S. MEN IN TEUTON'S LETTER Crack Division Opposes Americans, Prisoner Writes. Ity the As.odated' Press With this American Ahmt i! France, June 21. Just why the formidable Her man Twenty-eighth Division was placed in front of the American troops north west of Chateau Thierry and also why a prise regiment of tnat division now Is in the front line Is shown by a letter taken from a prisoner. The letter was written June 10 by Ttrenadler I,andauer of the Grenadiers Heglment 110 to his relatives In Ger many. It Is Orcnedler l.andauer him self who Is the prisoner, and bin letter is eloquent testimony to the Impression that the Americans have made on the German Kmperor's best troops. The let ter reads : "As far as my health Is concerned, I am faring well and that Is the most Important thing. We again are In the front line berause the American dlvlrJon opposite us has achieved some success, and we as a model division, are to make good tills loss. "At the present moment we are lying In reserve in a small wood, where wo hae made dugouts and furnished them with nil sorts of tuff from a nearby Inn. Of course wc are getting all sorts of knocks from the enemy artillery, which, especially at night, shoots at us accu rately. "I'p to now eerytl Ing has gone pretty well, but we hope to be relieved soon and get some rest. If ono has been for moio than fourteen days in this rnlxup, one has had more than sufficient "For the present I am still In good spirits, and even If one does loo one's head at timer, one must pull one's self together ngnln. Better times will come, and thon all the thousand sorrows tint now oppress us will be forgotten, I have heard with Joy that no harm came to you through the acts of enemy aviators." JAPANESE FLIER KILLED. Ur Turenne Wins Are flank Madon'a Total Now Thlrt four. Pakis, June 21 Sergeant Kotuyaskl, the Japanese aviator In the French ser vice, lias been killed In an nerlal battle. He was; fighting against a number of enemies when his machine was set on Ore by an Incendiary bullet, Ho Jumped from his airplane at a height of about 9.000 feet and fell behind the French lines. I.ieut, de Turenne has brought down his tenth enemy airplane mid lias be como an "ace," Lieut, Madon has brought down his thirty-fourth. RUSSIA HOLDS PRISONERS, Halt Repatriations After nisaBrr inrnt With Berlin. fly Hit Amociatttl Prm Moscow, Juno 11 (delayed-. Bccauia of a disagreement with Germany con cerning the exchange of war prisoners, ine nussian nr rnsoner college has Issued an order to stop Immediately the repatriation of Germans between the ages nf 16 nnd 45 years. This order appllea to all who are fit for military service. U. 8. AVIATOR DIES IN CRASH. Ttto British Filers Killed With I. lent. Flynn of New Jersey, 1,onpon, June 21. Meut. Vincent Flynn of New Jersey, attache,) to the llrltlah llnvnl ulr fnrit. won 1.K1..1 -. ....... .. . ... . . nMal niiicu hi Cheshire yesterday. Ills machine col- iitr "in, itnuiuri mi piann in wmch there were tv.'o British filers. T,hese airmen also lost their lives. WEST FRONT QUIET EXCEPT FOR RAIDS British I'ntrols Tnke Prisoners in Locnl Operation East of Arras. GRAVE EVENTS IMl'EXI) French Experts Look for lc- newnl of Thrust by Prince Kupprecht. 1 London, June 21. Activity on the fighting fronts In France, except on the American sectors, wns even less than usual to-day. The British made a small tald last night In Aveluy Wood, which Is a little north of Albert, and others near Hebuterne and Boyellrfl and on both banks of the Hcarpe east of Arras. A few prisoners were taken. German uttcmrts to recapture ground northwest of Merrls, In the Lys salient, were repulsed. The French report that they have improved their positions near Faverolles and Hautevesnes, southwest of .Solssons, French military experts nre still quite sure, however, that grave events are Impending on the British front. They point out thnt tho army of Crown Prlnco Hupprrcht of Bavaria lias had a long rest now and Is rendy for a new effort. Some elements of this army weru In the disastrous and futulc attempt on Tues day to capture Ilhelms. This Is cited by 17oim mc lAbrr as proof that the German Crown Prince's army Is tired and exhausted. Following are the official reports on the operations In France and Flanders: 1IHITISII tXlOIIT) In last night's raids north of the Scarpa Scottish troops penetrated German trenches, Inflicting heavy casualties on the ene my's garrison, and captured a num ber of prisoners. A number of dugouts and several machine guns were blown up and de stroyed. Nothing of speciat interest occurred to-day. nttlTISII (DAT) During the night we captured a few prisoners and ma chine guns and Infilled many cihu.i1 tics upon the enemy tn raids and pi trol encounters In Aveluy Wood, In the neighborhood of Hebi' erne nnd Boy elle, nnd on both banks of the Scarie, Several hostile attempts to recap ture the ground gained by Us eter day morning northwest of Mtirrls were repulsed with loss to the enemy. FUKXCH (SIOIIT) There Is noth ing tn report from any of the battle fronts. KIIKXPH (BAY) The French have Improved their positions north of Fave rolles and In the region south of Uaut vesnes. A rcore of prisoners remained In the hands of the French. OKKMA.V (DAY) Tito enemy has kept up violent reconnoitring thrusts along the whole front. They have been repulsed ecrifwhere. Northeast of Merris and north of Albert British attacks broke down with sanguinary losses. Southwest of Ithelms Italian pris oners were taken. Large and clearly marked hospital buildings In the Valley of the Vele. between Breull and Montlgny. which formerly were ued by the French, re cently twlcv have been Lhc objectives of enemy air raids. HAIG'S CONFIDENCE IS "UNBOUNDED" Field Marshal Writes to Lon don's Lord Mayor. Iaimin, June 21. Charles A. Hanson, Lord Mayor of Iondon, was the guest to-day at the Luncheon Club, nnd he read a letter from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Halg In reply to birthday con gratulations that had been Fcnt to the British Commander In rhief. Sir Douglas expressed unbounded confidence In the allied armies and deelnred that the Brit ish troops were resisting and would lontlnue to resist the utmost efforts of the enemy. The Lord Maor. who hns made thirty-six tound trips ncross the. Atlantic, snld: "Nothing has so fortified my confi dence In the ultimate victory of the al lied cause as the splendid manner in which America has thrown herself Into the war. Great Britain and America are going to see this thing through. To gether, we arc an unconquerable race," Paul I. Ciavath, who lepresented the United Stntei at the Interallied council on wur purchases nnd finances at Paris, gave an account of his tour nf the west ern fronts, particularly the American sectors. He snld: "The Amerlrans In warfare are show ing the same energy, dash and adapta bility that made them great In the pui sults of peace The effect of their ener getic participation on the western front already Is showing mightily. If I hud any doubts or fears about the outcome they havo been removed by what I have seen and heard In France." HOLLWEG'S ILLNESS DENIED. Former German Chnllrrllor Dei' rlnreil tn lie Well, London, June 21. A Central News' despatch from Copenhagen, quoting the Wolff Bureau, the Orrman semi-official news agency, says that Dr von Beth-mann-IInllweg, former Imperial Ger man Chancellor, Is well. The report that lir. von Bethmann-Hollweg had suffered an apoplectic attack, the agency declares, Is unfounded. An Amsterdam despatch on Thurs day said that Dr. von Bethmann-Holl-weg was gravely 111, according to the Cologne VnllrsertfMWff, The despatch added that the former Imperial German Chancellor recently had suffered a stroke of paralysis. TO CONFER ON PRISONERS. German Government Carers tn Meet I'. nriirrsei,. itlvra. Washinoton, Juno 21 Word leached the State Department to-day from the Spanish Ambassador nt Berlin that the German Government has nureed In prin ciple to a conference with representa tives of tho United Stntee to discuss the treatment, welfare and exchange of prisoners, including pay of officers. The United States proposed such n conference some time ago, but until to day had heard nothing from Germany on the subject. Switzerland or Spain prob ably will be the scene of the conference. Paiiib, June 21, French prisoners who have been In Germany since August, 19H, will be exchnnged June 2t, accord ing tn the Vet it Journal. Appeals 'Bonnet Rnusjr" Cnsr. Pams, June 21. Jean Leymarlc, former director of the Ministry of the Interior, convicted 1bs( month of com plicity in treasonable actions In connec tion with the newspaper Bonnet Itauge, has entered an appeal to the Court df Cassation. GERMAN MORALITY LOW, SAYS CHURCH Religious Paper at Odds With Kaiser's Statements. Amktcrdam, June 21, The German quarterly church review, the first section of which la published by the Protestant Krcus Zelluna of Berlin, seems likely to make unpleasant reading for Kmperor William, in view of his frequent utter ances In praise of the piety and high morality of the Herman people. The review declares the task of the church has become Immeasurably li.irder "because of the utter lack of discipline and religious feeling among tho people. "Our jouth, with their easily gotten money In their pockets, swollen with sin ful pride," It continues, "arc entirely contemptuous of restraint and conti nence. "Confusion reigns In numberless of tho administrative Government depart ments as to what Is rljht and wrong. The highest law seems to bo profiteering nnd amusement." Lamenting the laxity of present day Get man morals; ths review incidentally but gravely ccmlermiB the pioposal emanating from Cologne to legalize big amy, which proposition tho document takes quite seriously. This attitude Is interesting, because It la recalled tint the proposal at the time It was made was represented by eminent Germans as a mere freak, unworthy of serious notice. Tho review, which throughout Is Couched in tho most pessimistic tone, ex presses the fear of Irreparable damage to the existing evangelical state church unle.'a It overcomes the Indifference of tho people to religion. Several German newspapers openly at tack the speech made by Emperor Will llam at German great headquarters on the occasion of his anniversary. Tho Post of Munich says the feast could, have been celebrated by a meas ure of clemency and humanity Instud of with a speech of warlike tenor against England without containing words of thanks to his own people. The paper concludes that the Anglo-Saxon races Hre powerful enough to accept the Em peror's challenge. HUNGARY HAS NO FOOD, SAYS TISZA As Badly Off as Austria, Ex- Premier Avers. London, June 21. In many provinces of Hungary there Is only one-third or one-quarter the food necessary to main tain the population In health, former Premier Tleia declared In a speech to the Hungnrlan Parliament yes'.erday, according to a Budapest telegram for warded by the Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Amsterdam Germany must be convinced, added tho former Premier, that Hungary's population is Jus!, as badly sltunted as regards food supplies as the cltlxens of Vienna, It would tax Hungary's efforts to the utmost to hold out until the new harvest, he asserted. Vicuna newspapers are quoting a So cialist party manifesto, which declares that the workers and small officeholders In Austria arc at their wits end to main tain an existence because of the food situation, says a Central News despatch from Amsterdam to-day. In many Austtlan towns, the mani festo declares, these classes nre threat ened with absolute famine, while simi lar conditions prevail In Prague, the Bo hemian capital, and In towns In Ga iiela. The situation Is declared to be terrible at these points, where the popu lation has not seen bread or potatoes for weeks. The weekly food ration in Austria, the Dnihi .Vail correspondent at The Hague quotes the Arfcllfer Xritung of Vienna as reporting. Is as follows: Twenty-two ounces of bread ; one pourd of potatoes, of which half cannot be eaten : one ounce of black' bran mash ; one ounce of another mill product : an ounce and a half of fat ; six and one half ounces of sugar;, one egg; seven ounces of meat, and a little Jam nnd coffee substitutes. The Vienna newspaper says that the meat allowance Is obtained "If the ap plicant waits all night for It." PRINCE ARTHUR IN JAPAN. dinstn nf Klna George t'onllallr Iterrlrril at Yokohama. Yokohama, June IS (delayed) Prince Arthur of I'onnaught, a cousin of King George of Great Britain and son of the Puke nf Cnminught, formerly Governor-General of Cnnadn. arrived here to-day and was received by high British and Japanese official-. The Prince's welcome was not demonstrative but markedly cordial. Prince Arthur's mission to Jnpan U to present to the Japanese Emperor the baton of a Field Marshal of the Brit ish army, an' honorary appointment conferred on Great Britain's far eastern ally BUILDING ANARCHIST CHUTE. HmiBe Pnmes l.atr Extending; Allrn Deports! Ion Pnivrra, Washinoton, June 21. Without a dissenting vote the House passed and sent to the Sennte to-day the nllen an archist deportation bill authorising Im mediate deportation of aliens subscrib ing In whole or In part to the tenets of anarchy. The measure amends the Immigration laws so ns to remove the limitation on the power of the Immigration authori ties to deport an alien after five years residence. Since the United States entered the war Go eminent aents say they have been unable to deal with some known anarchists, or members of organisations teaching anarchistic principles, because of the foreigners' five years residence In this country, and their assertion they had not hern openly advocating vio lence. LA QUART IA IN CORPS. He Is With V. S. Vanstnarrt In Itnly. Special PttpatcK to Tint Srv, Washinuton. June 21, The vanguard of America's fighting forces for Italy, wmcn nns Marten rrnm Home for the battle front, Is made up of a contingent of American aviators trained in Italy nnd Includes Capt, La Guardln of New York, the former Hepresentatlvc. The cable advices tell of the royal welcome nccorded these Americans at festivities held in their honor prior to their do parture for active service at the front, To earh American aviator ws pre sented Italy's national insignia and military salutes were fired when the Americans left the station. U. S. SHIP SUNK IN CRASH. The Nrhnra In I'ollUlim With the Florida One Killed, Washinoton, June :i, sinking of tho American steamship Hchuri In ro). llslon with the American steamship Florida off tho North Carolina roast ten miles southwest of Cape Lookout early lo-dsy was announced to-night by tho Navy Department. One seaman was killed, but all others of the Helium's crew were saved. The Srhurz was afloat for two hours after being struck nnd the Florida stood by to tnke off her company. Th NchuiS! waa the former German ship Geler of 1,600 tons burden, 223 feet In lenalCL , WILSON BUSY WITH RUSSIAN SITUATION President Visits Lansing nnd Maker in Offices for Conferences. QUICK ACTION SOUGHT Report of Raymond Robins on Slavic Conditions a Big Factor. tpedal neepntch to Tns Su. Washington. June 21 President Wilson Is) giving most enreful consider ation to every angle of the Hussion sit uation. Conferences which he held to day with Secretary Lsnslnj and Secre tary Baker, making personal visits to their offices, were regarded as highly significant Jn view of the Increasing agitation both In the Benate and In diplomatic circles In favor of allied In tervention. Gen. H. M. Bcrthelot of Frnnce, who headed a special mission to Russia not long ago, has had a confe 'ence with tho President and has also ren Secre tary Lansing. He Is known to have mad an earnest plea for action. Dr. John R. Mott, member of the American mission to Russia, also has been at the White House. No state ments were forthcoming as to ths rea sons for the President's visits to the War Department and the State Depart ment. The President remained with Mr. Baker more than half an hour and then saw Mr. Lonslng. There Is good reason to believe that the President Is now golmr over the re ports that have been made him with a view to ascertaining If action Is prac tical. The attitude of the General Staff up to now has been one of opposition to sparing the troops from the western front. Gen. Marrh and others are understood to bellsvt that all efforts for the present) should be concentrated on the western front. Great Interest Is taken hers In the ar rival to-day at a Pacific port of Ray mond Hoblns ami members of the Amer ican Bed Cross mission to Russia. Mr. Hohlns is reported to have left immedi ately for Washington to make a report to the State Department. He is, known to have been In the confidence of the Bolshevik leaders, so much so that for Mime time before the diplomatic corps ivtrograd he acted as an Intermediary for exchanges between the diplomats nnd the Bolshevlkl. It is believed that he is bringing an Important report on the Russian situation. It Is considered likely that this may have a bearing on the President's decision. That the President will Inform Con gress before taking any definite action Is not doubted here. In fact an nddrrss on the Russian situation by the President In the near future Is looked for by a num ber of leaders at the capital. REVOLUTION GROWS IN EASTERN RUSSIA Czecho-Slovak Troops Blow Up Bridge Over Volga. Special Cable 7)rparrA to Tss Srs from Me London Timet. CopyrifM, 1911; nr. rights re. erne. Stockholm, June 21. According to the latest telegrams from Petrograd the counter revolutionary movement, aided by the military support of Cxecho-Slovak troops, is spreading from Siberia to Samara and the Ural districts, Its centre being the town of Samara, on the Volga, which the Cxecho-Slovaks have taken, blowing up the bridge of the Trans Siberian Hallway over the Volga, thus topping nil railway traffic from Siberia anil shutting off the grain supply. The commander of the Soviet troops marching on Samara Is freely arresting and executing all persons "iisjiected of a share in the revolutionary movement. Gen. Dutoff as the head of the White Guards is opposing him The Czecho slovaks, after bombnidlng Samsrn, en tered the town, arresting the local au thorities nnd shooting down the Red Guards. Another Bolshevik force under Gen. Hedvolsky is marching toward tho Volga and Is expected by Foreign Minis ter Trotsky to put an end soon to re actionary endeavors nnd the Czecho slovak danger. The shortage of provisions in noitheru Russia Is Increasing because of the wtop pagc of nil transportation from the rich granaries of Siberia nnd the cattle rear ing districts of Samara. The gravo shortage of foodstuffs which Is threaten ing a famine added to the discontent caused by Trotsky's order Tor mobilisa tion In Moscow and the central provinces h producing general unrewt. Hunger may upset the Bolshevik regime as It helped to upset the Imperial. SEMENOFF DEFEATED. L'nssncl. Lender Maid tn Dr Itrllr- Inn Into China. Washinoton. June 21 Gen. seme- noff's force of Cossacks in Siberia has been defeated by tho Bolshevik tioons and are retiring into Chinese territory, the State department was adped to day in a despatch sent from Harbin last Wednesday. Operations by Gen Semrnoff in Si beria have been watched hefe with par ticular. Interest. It had been hoped tint he would be nble to gnln sufficient sue cesses to rally in his standard the ele ments opposed to the Hnhelkl nnd thus prevent tha Soviet Government from getting control of far eastern Siberia nnd with It the Siberian Itnllrnad. Latest previous Information regarding Semenoff nnd his army received at the State Department waa tlat they were ngntmg on the lllver Onan, some 200 miles east of Chita. His force then was said to number 2, firm men. This Is not the flrt time Gen Seme noff hns been compelled to retire to Clil nese territory Heretofore lie has re- malned inactive only long enough to re cruit his forces, and officials hope tlat he soon will be able to again resume his campaign in Balkalla. Ills main effort has been and Is to control tho trans Siberian Railroad. KUHLMANN AT HAMBURG. tttrnds Conference) on Foreign Srrvlor Ortciinltntlon. Ambtkhdam, June 21. Dr. Richard von Kuhlmann, 'German Foreign Secre tary, accompanied by several Foreign Office officials, arrived ,at Hamburg yesterday, according to the Cnlogno f7nltc. To-day they attended a conference with the lepresentatives of the Senates and commercial circles of the States of Hamburg. Bremen and Lubeck, The sub. Ject discussed was the organization of the German Foreign Service. Dnkr n f Wnsjram Mluinc. Pahih. June 21. Capt. Alexandre Bei thler. Prlnre and Duke of Wagrnm, I missing, says an official announce meut. It Is believed he is a prisoner in tho hands of the .Oerm!ins. The Cap. tain, who Is n descendant of the famous Field Marshal Brrthler of the Napole. ouk wars, Is 35 years old. BAYLIES, AMERICAN ' ACE, IS MISSING Brought Down After Fighting Superior Numbers. Paris, June 21. First Lieut. Frank L. Baylies of New Bedford, Mass., the lead ing American ace In the French Flying Corps, is missing after an unequal fight with four German machines'. On June 7 Lieut. Baylies, with Ser geants Dubonnet nnd Macarl of ths Stoik Escadrllle, had finished ssveral hours patrolling and were about to re turn at twilight when they sighted four nlnvl nlrntanss. Thsv rjald little attention to the other machines, believ ing them to be British. It turned out that the machines were n..mnH mwA all m llum M nflnor tunlty to attack Baylies simultaneously. mo enemy haa tne advantage oi position and number, but Baylies put up a gams against the Germans, but his machine raugnt firs ana reil alter a rew moments about six miles within the German lines. Sergeant Macarl thinks that Lieut. ItavltM m-v hau ttaA a mnnA Isnrllns- If he escaped death the flames of Ms btirntnr; machine. Frcr.t February 19, 191S, up to June 7 Lieut, Baylies had gained twelve aerial victories and had been promoted from corporal to sergeant and then to First Lieutenant. On June 1 the Cross of the Legion of Honor was riwarded to him and ha had been cited In French army orders several times previously. He was 22 years old. Joining the American Field Ambulanc e In February, 1916, Baylies served In It In France, Serbia and Macedonia. Re jected for the American Aviation Corps because of defective vision, he was ac cepted by tho French army and rapidly gained a reputation as an Intrepid and successful airman. TEUTONIC ALLIES NEAR FOOD FIGHT Continued from Ftrtt Page. and to nuthoritatlvo quarters In Berlin, while diplomatic action was taken by the Ambassador at Berlin and through the German Embassy here. The Burgomaster of Vienna refused, says the Vienna correspondent of the Berliner Tageblatt, to take cognisance of the announcement by the Food De partment of ths Immediate reduction ot the bread ration. He declared that he declined, In these circumstances, to be responsible for the peace and order of the city. , The Austrlans are making frantic ap peals to Oermsny for anything whatso. ever In the way of food They are beg ging for potatoes, but the Germans are turning a deaf ear. The German point of view Is that Germany never promised to help AuMria out of her own stores, but only from the Ukrainian supplies. These, Germany says, are certainly now In German hands, hut the' delivery of the supplies Is sttended by insuperable difficulties, and Germany Is therefore unable to fulfil her honest and benevo lent Intentions. As the Austrlans hate and loathe the Germans, It is easy to imagine the fury to which they were goaded by these excuses, especially as they are firmly convinced that Germany, having got the swag by a diplomatic trick. Is appro priating It to her own benefit. TO CUT RATION AGAIN. Unit Prrsrnt Bread Allowance for Austrian Cities Planned. Paris, June 21, A despatch to the TYmps from Geneva says the Austrian Government haa decided to put Vienna and other large cities on half the present bread ration to ameliorate the conditions In Gallqla and Bohemia. These condi tions nre so bad, the Trmps quotes the Vienna .Vnie f'rete Prcsso as saying, thnt railroad and other stilkes can only be averted by such a measure. The Vienna newspaper adds thnt the cities though badly off are still In better con dition than the country, where there la virtually no bread. MORE WAR GRAFT CASES. Five Men Arralmiril on Char of Frauds Totaling, f.-ou,oini. Fle men under Indictment for alleged COllllslOtl in &Chrmp that . .1.1 have defrauded the Government out of ouu,uuu were arraigned before Judge Augustus N Hand In the Federal Dls. trlrt Court yesterday. ii defendant, Lawrence Goldman, 32. of 50 Harmon street, Brooklyn, was accused of having accepted a bribe to influence his decision as a buyer for the Army Transport Service. Four others were accused of giving bribe. They were William L Ruppert 3H. of 6V. West lTPth street; William Colnn. to, of 20 Butler place, Brook Ivn . J. H. Craven, ax. nf nt uv.i ...... nnd Thomas Galbrnllh. 43, of 113 clove roan, iiocncun. All pleaded not guilty and were ad mitted to ball In nuns of 11,000 and Jl.riOO. The transnctfnns flfrnHne, i., t dlctment hnd to do with contracts for lifeboats ami life rafts. W. U. ENDS RAIL LETTERS. Carlton Confers With V. X. Prose- rotor Over Srtrurra. Newcomb Carlton, president of the Western fiilnu Telegraph Comp.inv. and W. N FnshUtugli. vlce-ptesid.o'l In charge of traffic, went yesterdnv lo the office of llnrnld Harper, Assistant I'nlted States Attorney, nnd talked with him In relation m ii.n merit's seizure of night telegraph letteis in in in-run oi ueiivery oy train mes senger, Mr. Hnrner said that im i,.i i. tallied statements from both officials. nun inai me rain mrssengrr service which the Gov mment nlleges was maintained between New York ni Washington nnd New York and Bos lint and Intrrmedlnln points hnd been discontinued Francis R. Stnrk, assistant general counsel of the company, told Mr Harper that the Western Cntoii would assist the Inquiry by supplying what eer records mtKlit bn desired The employees questioned weie Kdnaid .1 Llitoen, who hail charge of the train service, and William J. O'Brien and Reginald Thnmuf, messengers RAIN BALKS BRITISHAIRMEN. Ilneui) tlni'lilnr llonnril nnd tine KliRllah Plane MlasInK, London, June 21.- The nlllrUl stale, meut on British aerial operations In Flanders and Plainly Issued to-night follows ; On the 2uth Instant low clouds ami rain greatly hampered (1lng opera t Ion-, One enemy machine, waa hi ought down and one of our machines Is missing. Iluarh ilil In t'lasr 1A. St, 1iiiis, June 21 Adolphus Bum h, third son of Augut A, Hiim'Ii, mil lionaire brewer, by reclassification of tho draft has been rhanacd fiiun Class 2A tn IA by hU draft board. He has a wife and child, and lilt wife by a former marriage has several chlldien. JIMMY IS A HERO, BUT NEEDS A MAP Mysterious Aviator (livos Sec tor Bad Morn ins: hy Mistake. THOUGHT THEM UKIIMAXs Young American Anxious to Do Better Job Just Across Line. Br ItAVMOMl (i. CAniltll.t,. Special Cable Despatch to Tht. Ji-n ant Public Ledger. Copyright, Wll; all rights reseried With thk Am km can Army in I'nAscz, June 21, He was young, with wide rj. prssslvc eyes, which carried a worried look whenever the muse or the doctr.r approached the white cot to which lie had been rushed direct froi i 1'ie front with a nasty splint of snmpnil In his left arm. Several times he started tn unbosom himself na to how he Rot his wound, but, evidently nctlng undi r the advice of his higher commanding ortloer, Kept his lips closed, His name Is Jimmy and he an American from New Yoik city No more shall I tell of his identity. I am p-r. mltted to write of him n wounded, i,c cause he belongs to the British army and not to ourp. Just now th-re l a censorship rule forbidding writing .ihou' any of our soldiers as being wiutnl. i I might further say tha" ,Ilmtny' trow lous Hps were caused by a trip he tiMde a short time ago upon a murk day when he had gone nut with his fcout squadron of the Itoyal British Fliers shoot up the German tronchrs Attack liy Ilnrlnn; AOnlnr, But all of this Is ahead of a mini In terestlng story. Karly ow icitnt morn ing, through a parting of the ilou.n hovering low ahovo thci American arcv west of Montdldler. came dililng hard an airplane ridden by a meet daring aviator. He Bwooped down upon tM village occupied by our troops anil, standing high In the plane a ilnei a lariat thrower In his stirrups, W,in u hurl grenades nt the rioorwas uplti' by groups of soldiers. A puijI ' ie scattering nrrurred and theie a n Injury sae to eleven horses. Before e r anti-aircraft guns could range upon t ? venturesome visitor his plnne had 1ieC back Into rloudland. Half an hour later. In another d.ic occupied by one of our i!"iier.Us I ,e same sort nf visitation was re-inn ' only this time the aviator was ninninc his machine gun with hl left (mil :i dropping good flzed "pills' v '' right. Three of thrsr bomb' Hnic" Just outside our (ieneral'" liesdnuiirt tr tearing lingo rents In the u n il n young Lieutenant t:pon the grour.J elled. "Why, It Is n Biltl-h pi i ie I' must have been captured and ridden ocr by a Herman." As before the dnredell aviator es caped from a score of shrapnel bu-i Visited Mnn Points. In a third village a Colonel, li.i p the racket, r.ime out of his- billet to hout nt the rider of the plane that In the dim light barely skimmed the ino' ot a building, only tn Jump back ng.iln nto his quarters and escape two well thrown hand Rrenailcn tossed from ahoe 1 still another village Fogarty. a viot, hearing n buzzing In the sky and h it c been told that n -ny piano .o-nrtiiv.'s drop message", thought It woo'd be s good Idea to be on hand to get one fv i souvenir. He picked himself up instra having had a close race with a m" bomb. Thus It went on all foieinH through the Hector. The injstn blrdman dropped grenade after g'e a'l bearing a charmed life. lie mad" i whole battalion nf French colonin' 'i the highway he was sweeping w '"i M machine gun take to a Held of rei m pies. Telephone calls poured in upon ,..-ad quarters. "Oct him, for (iods sake ' fore he does somo serious l.in.ac There never was such a mad Genua Hail Lost Ills Brnrlnus. Then the visitations from him re.i'eit but during the afternoon woid vr from a French Hector adjoining t'a ' 1 youthful mirplot of the sky had he. shot down at last and was on hi .r to the hospital. The next day the r mandlng officer of a Brltl-di si oui siua ron came In a motor car to ra'l npo the American Oeneral, He said "Dreadfully orry about win' h pened yesterday. One of our ! c Inst from his squadloii, missml nui jpn the rnllroad he wns following n' ' thought he was shooting up the e German army alone Pray, overlook " The good natured American '" ef ' Staff replied: "Give him a map oi compa net time. He did no re.i, ha'" but taiitht a lot of our men how to g' under cover." Then the ciiicf of t iperai !- r -up. "I wish we had him with i I'e a wonder." Determined tn tonr, The Biltlsh neiial chief dr. 'el wearing an unfathomable sm 'e ' face Thereupon jour mirrspo' ' ' turned sleuth and went upon i e of the wounded iiviatnr lhi"'ic mane of hospitals, and lo nnd hen..' I dailiig youngster plow. I t In a Ji an American, and pltn ky to h's b'"' bone. He l under unlets to .iv p. l was goml stuff in the British lik sccrif nnd let the tgrnn, If ''" "" upon them No, It would neet do lo i ink Ills name The nice nurse at th hospital wheie he Is now nvovei p sent a cable gram to his fathei 'Iv 1 mending rapidly, bin ,lun'ii to get up In the air again uoo- r side of the tines Ho ni mistake ne.t lime .lliimn i hcaid fiom. .lust you folks wnlt nnd see. BELIEVE U-BOAT FUEL F0IS0.N'. Cniiiiry Islnnders till- Win- Hrli'k- Iiih Alcohol From I'loiuliiu Ilium .'peciaf (Vifir lieiiii , lu Tni - Havana, .Iuiic ;i . 'ui sul at Santa Cnir. IV itli that many Cininv IMaimeis I poisoned li.i l rt 1 1 1 1 1 m wines an fnrtllli'd with alcohol fiom ill Heating about the Island- It Is believed llusc ilmui- n float by iieutr.il shins 1'. bonis with fuel 1 1. 1 it n s .n wero caused hv di Inking tin Tills would irsult fiom d ink s alcohol. 6 Bell-ans Hot water Sure Relief RELL-ANS Wfor indigestion. IkI 1 ,