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Fair to-day and to-morrow; light
northwest winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, So; lowest, 61.
Detailed weather reports on pace 10.
NEW YORK, SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 1917. eowrw. tm, y imcm mmp AMoeto.
la (Irest
lork. j
Oldest District Leader to
Kntcr Primaries Against
John V. McAvoy.
Ho Is Said to Hare Support of
Majority of Wigwam's
The first open revolt In the Inner
circle of Tammany's ranks came yester
day when Thomas H. Hush, the Wig
tram's oldest district leader, fled the
reservation and filed a petition with the
Board of Elections for his candidacy
for the Supreme Court bench.
More surprising still is tie action of
the leader of the Twenty-ninth Assembly
district, when It Is taken Into considers
tlon that he is to oppose In the primaries
John V. 'McAvoy, son of Thomas E. Mc
Avoy, chairman of the executive com
mltteo of the Democratic county com
mlttee, of which Rusn mrr.self la a
member. Mr. Ruh's petition contained
2,600 names and It was announced yes
terday tha: a similar petition, with an
equal number of signers, will be filed
It was only natural to- suppose that
since Rush so openly defied the Wigwam
in general and Charles F. Murphy In
particular he would sever his con
nection with the executive committee.
This he did in the following letter:
"I hereby tender my resignation as a
member of the executive committee of
ihe county committee of the Democratic
party of the city of New York for the
Twenty-ninth Assembly district, now
known as tho Fifteenth Assembly dis
trict, to take effect at once.
Reason (or Ills Actios).
"I take this action In view of the fact
that I am advised that at a recent meet
ing of the executive committee, when I
was not present, a resolution was
adopted designating various candidates
for office on the city, county sod bor
ough tickets, including the designation
of the Hon. J. V. McAvoy. the candidate
for Supreme Court Justice, in ths ap
proaching primaries. In view of the
fact that for some time past many of my
friends have urged me to enter the pri
maries as a candidate for this office I
liave decided to continue as a candidate
for the Democratic nomination and
under tho cJrcumstancss I cannot
properly remain a member of the. execu
tive committee.
No, sooner had this bomb burst in the
Tammany wigwam than rumors began
to trickle from the inside that Rush has
the moral and to a large extent the
physical support of the majority of dis
trict leaders, who feel that he goT an
unfair deal In being sidetracked in favor
of the candidacy of McAvoy, whose only
claim to recognition, these leaders put
It, Is his father's Influence In the Tam
many circle. With the district leaders
Vhind him Rush Is confident of punc
turing whatever hopes of election Mc
Avoy might have enjoyed. It also Is
predicted freely that Rush will snow him
under In tho primaries.
That there has been an undercurrent
if discontent In Tammany circles ever
ince tne name of Hylan went forth as
the Mayoralty candidate all know. Just
'iotr long the smouldering revolt could be
held In check was a matter of conjec
ture, but all those politically wise knew
ihe revolt had to come. Neither was
n-uch surprise occasioned when word
-j!np that Rush was the first to leap
o'er the traces.
Vol Ills First Clash.
It wa. not his first clash with Murphy,
the first having taken place during tha
McClellan administration, when with the
rpproval of the City Bar Association he
ought the vacancy on the Supreme Court
bench caused by the death of Jus.
ties Whitney. It is said that he Is the
only Tammany candidate for a seat on
he bench that the liar Association ever
When Rush thought that everything
as clear for his candidacy Murphy at
the e!eenth hour nominated Corporation
Counsel l'endleton. who wasi elected.
Itush was appointed attorney to the
Slate Comptroller in 1911 and three
ear.' later the President named hlra
Surveyor of the Port of New York.
Other rumors that flew around In po
litical circles yesterday had it that Tam
many leaders arc heartily sick of Mur
phy's commitment to Hylan for the
Mayoralty nomination and that there Is
a possibility that he (Hylan) yet will
ue sidetracked. Support was lent to this
luttvir when It was learned that Al
pl.onse Tobler. who leaped into promi
nence some time ago as a propagandist,
was circulating a petition for William
H. Hearst's candidacy for Mayor. It was
further said that Hearst had indicated
to Murphy that ho wai not averse to
such a step. Now it is current talk that
Ileam will bowl over Hylan In the pri
maries. It is generally conceded In political
"rcles that Hearst Is behind the candl
acy of Edward T O'l-oUKhlln for the
itorough Presidency of Hrooklyn and
hat whatever steps O'lwiughlln takes
i " Is fully advised by Hearst and his
I'tUtlcal cohorts,
Deielopnirnti In Queens.
Two developments In Queens yesterday
strengthened the chances of Fusion vlc
ory In that borough. In the"1 Long Isl
and City section Peter P. Campbell,
d Republican leader In the Astoria dis
trict and chief clerk In the Excise Hu-
eau, retired as Aldermanic candidate of
he Sixtieth district In favor of James
"rowse, a Democratic leader In the
.neinway i-ectlon. Prowse was a candi
date for Democratic Indorsement, but
"n went tn Samuel J. Rurden, the
'csent Alderman, This move will make
ntetestlng tight in the Long Island
ty campaign.
In the Ituckaway section it was an
unced that William Welner will en-
r the primaries against Albert J,
1 raekley, also a Democrat, for tho Fifth
tnibly seat at Albany, Falling to
sit i tie party Indorsement Welner will
mi Independently.
ieietmnec to prevent a nocianstie
rtory at the Brownsville polls this elec -
'ion, the local Republican and Demo -
railc organtiatioiif have agreed upon a
'jalition ticket to present to the voters
' 'hat section, which constitutes the
I nenty.thlrd Assembly district.
Tlie step taken Is unique In city und
ate nnllllcs. and la the result of the
election last )ear of A, I, Shlplacoff.l
."ucialUt Assemblyman, and the rear
. Continued on Fourth Page,
. W. W. MENACE ;
Official Unit in Appeal to
governor for Action.
Spokane. Wash.. An i i. ...
rtowan, district secretary of ths I. W.
wno issuea uie can for a general
strike In Montana, Oregon. Idaho and
Washington, to begin Monday unless
members of his organization who are
neia in jail aro released, continued to
day fo perfect arrangements for th.
City and county officials Joined In an
appeal to Governor Lister to-dav tn
take action against the I. W. W. Mayor
Charles Fleming refused to agree to a
demand for Federal troop and this was
eliminated from the appeal.
Tne appeal states that the I. W. W.
situation In this vicinity ranldlv is be.
coming a serious menace. Crops may
not be harvested because of the activi
ties of the organisation, which r.
parently has headquarters here, the
pcuuon reaas.
"Sufficient evidence is not obtainable
under existing State laws to nrnsecut
the criminal element of this unpatriotic
organization, and the population of this
section of the State has been aroused to
such an extent that sooner or later there
may oe oioodaned." said the appeal.
Hi Asks People of U. S. to Use
One Ponnd Less Each
Wash inoton, Aug. IS. Declaring the 1
United States and Its allies face a
wheat deficit of 400,000,000 bushels un-
less new economies are introduced. Her- '
bcrt Hoover to-night appealed again to '
the American people to eliminate waste ,
nnd tn f.nn.t-,'A -K.. s,.. ...v.t i
other cereals. A saving of one pound !
of wheat flour a week for even' person,
he declared, would go far toward solv- j
!ng entirely the food question.
"The Allies." said Mr. Hoover, "are .
isolated from those markets, other than . J,ha i? J?' vn0ctVr3n.Sn3n5 1 8ufr"S mllncr to-day tnd'ln cons. . " M JJ7;?S"
Canada and tho fniii g, 01 Alexander 1 fanicK, Dr. Caiman and 1 , , . .. . . I eral Gregory. He also called at the or
Canada and the United States, on which simon Levine. were suffering from In-.'" ot the White Houro pickets j nm 0f Judge Robert S. Loictt of the
they were accustomed to rely before the timations of bribery." Mr. Conkllng said ' arrested es.tcrdjy to-night are sleeping War Industries Hoard, who It ls ex
war. The Russian supply cannot be got :v,rd,', "Without saying one word I lr, ,h workhous.i at Occoquan. Va.. from 1 pectert will rec-lve powers vested In the
our, Bulgarian and Rumanian supplies 10 me this board was dragged from its ... nf ,,., Executive n , recent law covering prl
are In the hands of the Central Empires, "o entire day nnd then putlwhIcn f tn'r suffrage "f" j or,tJ. of ralroa,l shipment-.
The voyage from Australia and India Is through a gruelling. Worst of all. un-1 not long ago wrre released under, tte
three times as long, and therefore re-
quires three times as many tons of shin- 1
ping as in required from North Atlantic
ports. There has been a large failure
in the South American countries.
"All the allied countries are rigor
ously administering and economizing
their food. But the Allle are unable
to use other cereals alone for bread.
They can use them only as added to
wheat flour to make the war bread now
In universal use In European countries.
"The deficit of 100.000,000 bushels can
be at least partly overcome If we can
increase our exports from 88,000,000 to
::o,000,000 bushels. This can be ac-1
will substitute one 1
compllshed If we
,, . ,i,.. -.,.!. . j I
wheHt flour weeklr ner nerson ; tht is.
If we reduce our consumption of wheat
flour from Ave pounds per week to four
"It will be no r.rlvation " to us and
will reduce the privation of our allies."
A conference to discusn ways nnd
means of Increasing production of win- '
ter wheat and rye in 1?1S will be hold
t ihe -nll of Seeretarv Houston, ln In.1
dlanapolis, beginning Monday. State
agricultural colleges, State commission
ers of agriculture and chairmen of the
agricultural committees of the State
councils of defence of Indiana. Ohio,
Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and Wis
consin have been Invited to attend.
The purpose of the conference is to
discuss ways and means of bringing
it in the lv Stales named th nlant-
........ !... ' ....from the District Attorne's office c
1 A'nVL . J ,Jl'?hU JIVi ' to their headquarters, at Publir Sc
of 1.IS6.O0O acres to re this fall. , ,,exinRton'nveIluo anj ,05,h Et,
Ft ad Nnlliaes Victory of Wen
In Canada.
Victoria. B. C. Auk. 1$: The province
of British Columbia will become prohibi
tion territory on October 1, under a law
passed by tho Provincial Legislature last
night and signed by the Lieutenant-
The bill passed was a reenactment of
a measure Introduced u year ago. This
was submitted to a referendum passed
ln British Columbia by a majority of
D.000. A vote of British Columbia sol
dlers overseas was taken and the verdict
was upset, the final majority being S00
In favor of tho wets.
The prohibitionists then contended that
frauds had been perpetrated In the tak
ing of the vote among tho soldiers, A
Government commission sent to England
and France 'to Investigate found that
many soldiers had voted two or three
times and that dead and missing men
were entered as having cost ballots. The
Legislature decided that the charges of
fraud had been substantiated sufficiently
to cause the bringing of the measure Into
Red Crota Completes Plana
for Chriatmaa Work. !
Wastiinctox, Aug. 18, nvery Ameri
can soldier and sailor, whether at the
battle front In France or In training
camp at home, on bhlps at sea or sta
tioned ashore, Is to have a Christmas
remembrance from "home." Red Crosa
officials have Just completed plans for
the Christmas cheer and arrangements
will be worked out Immediately,
Red Cross chapteis nearest the thirty
two army camps and cantonments will
probably arrange In their towns com
munity Christmas trees with carols,
pageants and holiday movies to which
the men In training wifl bo Invited.
For tho men In France the Red Cross
will see that every soldier has his
Christmas package, with its message of
good will. There will be surprises In
every package, but all nre likely to con
tain writing rap.r. pipes, tobacco, cigars
and cigarettes and other articles.
The work of finishing Christmas allot- 1
1 ments of comfort bags Is going on
1 rapidly. Most of them are made of
I khaki and are furnished with extra pairs,
1 of woollen socks, needles, pin, thread
, and buttons. Detailed suggestions or
how to wrap these Christmas packages
for shipping will be Issued by Ihe Red
Cross, which will welcome cooperation.
Gifts, will be bought from contributions
especially given for the Christmas greet
ing. The Red Cross war fund will not
be used for that purpose.
Pooling's Grilling of Ex
emption Body 156 Is
Story of Bribery Called With
out Foundation Prose
cutor Assailed.
Roscoe S. conkllng. Deputy Attorney
General, who Is in charge of the draft
In Greater New Tork, denounced with
evident anger yesterday the action of
James T. Doollng, Assistant District At
torney, In calling members of Local Ex.
cmptlon Board 138 to his office, subject
ing them to a humiliating cross-examina
tion and then announcing to reporters
that he had "a definite complaint that
money was passed in this district
The whole proceeding was Infamous,
Mr. Conkllng asserted. The board Is one
of the few whose members he knows
personally, and it la above any fair
man's suspicion. It It were not, ha said,
he would "expect somo Intelligence to
be used"; uld expect a discreet In-
vestlgation. not exploited In the ne-cs-j
PPrs until It had some tangible founda-'
t,on for charges. And anyway, ho
a,1Jc3. " Is not exactly the District
Attorney's affair, since the whole draft
ls under the Federal law, and cases of
dellnoUencv of boards KhnliM l. H.Mt
wltn entirely by the United States courts. .
A'mased by Allearatlona.
"I was amazed to find In two or three
morning papers statements bv Mr. Doo.
ling of tho District Attorney's office
necessarily and without any Just ,
'"Unuation It was placed under a pall I
of suspicion by having the story
llshed In newspapers.
"All such cases are Federal affairs
nnd naturally como under the United
States Attorney's jurisdiction. Both
Mr. Knox and myself have welcomed
tho cooperation of the District Attor
ney's ofllce. However, It would seem well
for Intelligence to be used, and before
boards are taken from .their work or
any newspaper accusations made one
could expect some quiet, dignified and
thorough Investigation. Hy chance It
so happens that 1 am very familiar with
1,oard 15 and Its work and know all I
three of the members personally, and I
can late tn' h" " cmn, fine. j.a-I
'rH'"c mm "a "a' nelr worK naB
Drrn ui n-itn orocr. nu. io-aay inty
nr nnrtpr n Mmi.i nf ,.nt-r,
j . .
,he s!lfh' of man' men wl" mAr them
as crooKs anil gratters and likewise
"-"" "" .i omr.
noi.r.1 Wan -M...i,.n.iid "
According lo the descriptions of Mr.
L onKiing ana me uoaru memoers tne
manner ln which the InveNtlgation was
andled-"or ",-a'ther manhandled" a,
ne member put lt-by Assistant DIs-1
let Attorney Doollng. Is unusual, to!
y the least.
"The board was onlv nicely rettled
'rlday morning on its long dally grind,'
Ir. Conkllng mid, ln describing In detail i
Friday morning on Its long dally grind,'
Mr. Conkllng tnld, ln describing In detail
i w """1 '"""T . ""'enKcr
with a request that tho members report
tn tho Criminal Court Building with
their records and with full reports of two
particular cases. These two special rec
ords demanded were for two joung men,
l-ew!s Spiegel, Is East 105th street, nnd
K J. Brooks. 72 Tast 110th street, both
of whom had been marked certified for
"Only two members of the board.
Alexander I'lavniCK. tne cnalrman, and
Mr. Lev Ine, were able to hurry to the
District Attorney's office at that par
ticular moment. When they arrived
there they at once placed their full
record before Mr. Doollng and frankly
answered all his questions. After a few
minutes of conversation he turned on
Continued on Tenth Page.
No Agents Employed
By Sun Tobacco Fund
WARNING! Thf Sun Tobacco
Fund has no connection with any
other fund, organization or publi
cation. It employs no agents or
Arc you going away on vaca
tion this week? Are you coming
back? Are you going to be in
Wherever you are, whatever
you intend doing, don't forget to
do your tobacco shopping early
and often next Wednesday at the
United Cigar Stores. Put in your
week's supply, buy for a month
If possible, because the more you
buy the more our soldiers in the
trenches will have to smoke.
Next Wednesday keen the
day in mind nil of the United
stores in the metropolitan dis
trict, and there arc 3(15 of them,
will pay into the Tobacco Fund
5 per cent, of the gross receipts.
Futhcrmore, all the certificates
you receive will go toward mak
ing up that 500,000 for which the
United will pay $10,000 into the
The fund now has gone to
$42,567.71). Push it across the
line for $50,000 by Wednesday
Don't forget, too, that your
coupons and certificates for to.
bacco bought in the Schulte
Cigar Stores have made up close
to $2,500 of that total. Continue
to drop your premium slips in the
Schulte boxes. You may buy
tobacco orders there also.
The story of the fund will be
found on the rixth page.
Government Invekea War
Power to Prevent Tieap.
Sptciat Cable Deeptlek la Tns Sex.
Los-don, Aug. 18. Ths strike ordered
yesterday by ths Associated Engineers
and Firemen, involving about &0.000 en
gineers and firemen, half of those em
ployed on British railroads, has been
suppressed abruptly by a drastic order
of the Government, which invoked Its
war powers.
Although the strike was ordered yes
terday, negotiations still were in prog
ress to-day, but the outlook for a settle
ment was not good. Ths men were
standing out for an eight hour day, if
not how, then after tho war. It was the
recognition of the principle they de
manded, a principle for which they have
fought unsuccessfully thirteen years.
The transportation of troops and sup
plies to the ports was Jeopardised seri
ously and Blr Albert Stanley, president
of the Hoard of Trade, and George N.
Barnes, labor member of the War Coun
cil, addressed delegates of the society to
day, urging them to let the controversy
rest and put patriotism ahead of In
terest, but he ppoke without success.
Negotiations had reached a deadlock
when the Government Issued a proclama
tion applying the munitions war act.
This law provides that the controversy
may be earned by either side to the Min
ister of Labor for settlement, but pend
ing such settlement nny stoppage of
work Is prohibited as well as the use of
union funds to pay strike benefits.
President Seems Not Likely to
Vtnn iv Militnnta Tlirmirrii
Hee MX .Militants JlirOUgn
fnicial fittpetck to Ths Stv j
Washington, Aug. 15. The heavy
i,-r,.i . i.,i. .,.,., ,. ..i.,i
President's pardon.
In the former cass two months ten
pub-iunces were meltd out, but to-day Judse
Push sentenced the six prisoners found
guilty before him to $10 fines or one
month In Jill. The charge was blocking
traffl". Tho women na.1e a vain plea
that this was because the police had not
kept the crowd away. The) refused to
pay the fine. The ludge left It t. the
District Commissioners whether they
should be locUii! up in Washington for
a. m-nt l or sent to the workhouse
down the nvcr. Commissioner Brown
low quickly decided that they should ko
to the norkhciihe.
There Is believed to be little likelihood
i o? the Preuld
donlng power In this case. It Is under-
riooii ttiat before the police resumf'""'
i . . . v .
The r iKjiicy of nrret n the p ckttR thev
A A il " , V t. .A t.I .L?
, president
I The kiv nirrii-lt wei iirivrn fmm
me lMstrict -all to ttie i nion station
1 at 5 1 M an' senl h" ,ri,,n ,0 Occo
, qUan Mw Lucv Burns anJ otfr
1 leaders saw them off. All expressed de-
nance ami an imemion io ice n tnrougn.
despite the narrowing experiences rc
The prisoners are Lavlnla Dock. Fav-
ettevllle. Pa. : Kdna Dixon. Washington ;
Catherine Flanagan. Hartford. Conn!
Madeline Watson and t.ucv Kwlng. Chi-
cago, and Nalalie Hoyt dray of Colorado
Madeline Watson and t.ucy Kwing. C'
i cago, and Nalalie Hoyt dray of C'dora
, r-pnngs. i oi.
Senator Myers of Montana to-dav in-
I troduced a bill tu nut an end in Ihe
snfTrsne iileketlnB of ihe v,ti. iinnu
and other public buildings of Washing-
ton for the whole period of the war.
Senator Myers said' "I think the
branding of'the President as comparable
to the Kaiser of Germany at the present
1 time and under nrrsetit rlrennisiar.res
while the president Is carrying on his
j devoted shoulders the great load of our
burdens nnd Is miking a desperate flfrht
, for our rights, is infamous, and I think
it ought to be stopped. 1 think the peo-
pie of the United States are disgusted
with these outrage. They are in In.
suit, a flagrant Insult, to the President slon, but enforced by voluntary agree- rirminu ltepiil.e.
and an Insult to tho people. He ls our ment The .ytem. however, never ha .,,,,,, yre.,
President, and when lie is Insulted wo ''ecu cMended to over jobbing and re- V ''""W
are insulted " tailing nnd ths commission has attempted Bkitish Inns i. 1tav.-r iu Hi-
Senator Myers said he be!leed the to reach these trades fhrough publicity. oli'M. Aug Late reimrts regarding
President had erred when he pardoned Th' requisitioning plan. If adopted, , the Herman count! attack this morning
the women who had been sentenced to, "r a division of thf country ' against the Canadian positions north
f lxty days ln the workhouse ' Into districts Kvery operntor would be west of Lens show that it was a most
' paid for his product on n hauls of cost I desperate attempt to rcgiiin territory lost
ttttt itt . ,. . of production plus a definite percentage J by the Invader In the gr.at British
WHALE A WHITE ELEPHANT. I of profit. All the coal in a district I assault of the l.'.lh Inst
1 would be pooled nnd sold to the public j Herman prisoners sny that word had
Washed Ashore In Connrrl lent nnd at one price, although the prices fixed heen passrd lo them that they must le-
. , , , ... ,,.. ., ... , for different districts might vary consld. tRUe H.ll 70 nt any on.t and the llerce-
Ihoold Be Hurled. Phfitl erablv. Allprnncr would be given 1 nt... ,,r the German counter attacks
Special Dtipatch to The 8r
Nkw. Iainpon. Conn., Aug. 1J. Unst-
ern Point summer colonists have a real
whale almost at their thresholds, but
strange to relate no one has cone lni
I ecstasies over the levlathlan's unher-
Raided arrival.
The mammal was dead when It was
I washed iuhore on the locki mar the
residence of David Sykes, anil It had
, been dead lorg enough lo drserve n
burial. The fact, however, that It.
weighs nobody has welshed It. but It
must be tons makr- the Job of getting
,11 ashore and dlggmg hole large
enough to cover It anything but easy.
Manv persons have been down to see
the whale. They had no difficulty In
eral Commutes of Venice to Assist in
the War. An artistic Illuminated ad.
dre.s aigneil by thousands nf persons.
Including Count (Irlmnnl, the Mayor of
i Venice: Aldermen, Senators, Deputies
land other chic authorities, was Pre-
sented to U Harvey Carroll. Jr., Amerl.
'..n rnnsiil The Innerlnllnn nn IIia a1-
..... .v. - - - -. ....
dress says :
' "April :, the day of America's en -
tr.'.nce Into the war President Wilson
ido!lered his war me.-sage to Congress
on April 2 and n stnte .jif war was de -
dared on April 6 already Is sacred to
I Venetian liberty, ns on April t, ISIS, tho
Venetian Assembly decreed lo fight to
a bitter end against Austria."
tatrat .m,.c.r -"'1 h S 1 nntent. would consider ,,, "
lh" rocks or TcoLlo, with a ' of the cews. Two of the Injured. I, Is ; tb,t ensued the OermaW repeatedly J.e. II. Hush of I.c.royer Flo-, tiatlon. a W t "e O.e ...
marine Is not known. thought, hae. slight chance of recmery. , hurled themselveii against tbo Cana- ( tm Ilrleli i,r..nd. v'rTntH liSaw.i'i-
; ,,, mflte., , 70,000. d ans but the defender, held ke a stone , TpeoplTof the' Cent -. 1 '
VENICE HAILS OVERSEA ALLY, 1 " C'T"1 ITm - S,,0'1 exhLsted and with theit? numbrsl lUsn or the AMnaiCAS Fuotilla ts the neutral Powers Is-Mei.. .
I boat 7'" 71 , , a, ' 'tit i l 5. I greatly reduce.1 Many bodies lying In Hp.itish Watxrs. Aug IS The body of many actually was nghtli.. .
Ili-ini.nslrullnn Cel.-I.rnlc. !:..(,, of "u!j",''. " . !,."S, f t'?, t i Lrri". of the Canadian trenches Indicated .lames II Hush, IS ji-ars old. of Brock- exi tnee against iugr - - ,
... ., ..... "'""ntt?fJ, " H!r?,rrt, l how severe had been the Herman losses ton. Mas., fireman on an American de- alstmg upon her de.ti .-f ,
tmrrlrn Info nr. boBt, also was ba. l y b r il. H. Is In ran.idh.ns had been engaged In stroyer. which washed ashore recently. The Kaiser ' 1 . '
Vicmit, Aug, 18. Vi tiler to-duy cele- n 'l'"',' '",' n.r 'ii?,,'V. . , , M'. t many sanguinary fishts before this, hut clears up the mystery of his disappear- ths Pope, terms . s a
v. a.i.iK ... . ,,,,.-. unuu is uiii t RTi-eet nere lo-niaiu mc v it uric,. " - m ss n . ra a v t mnn iinuwiir.ii. ...j,,....! tstnt tn. i n.ie.t s-t.i- - i
brated AmerlcTs t-ntrj Inn the war In , . ""ITl of the St I ouls Fire De-' the battle that has. meed about Lens nnce ten days ago while on watch. Ac' on inn '"'''' "V .' ,
a demonstration organlied 6y the Oen- Jftn" AnBt'.. "f .1.! .i.. . .",..; I since the capture of Hill 7U ! the most clrtental drowning was the verdict at an . 8cpt an basis of ' "
President Sees Necessity for!
Quick Solution of
Problem. t.
Government Could Fix Prices
or Requisition Output
at Collieries.
Special tteipatch to Tat !Hv
Washington, Aug. lJ. Drastic ac
tion by President Wilson to end the
hatardous situation which exists In the
coal Industry, reduce prices to the con
sumer and bring about a better distribu
tion Is expected here within forty-eight
hours. Just what form the President's
action will take Is known only at the
White House. The President Ins before
him a report of the coal production
committee of the Council of National
Defence, submitting a plan to take care
of the situation.
I The President conferred with the
! Trade Commission to-day on the costs
of coal production. These costs, em-1
bodied In the report of the commission.
which his bten Investigating the coal
Industry, are said to be In complete
shape, and the commission Is reported
to tot recommended Immediate action
I 10 fiate recommciiuca ini.i.ruitiic uiuuh
,0u?$Sj th, npott, wnlch hav,
'reached him In the last two days caused
th president to forego his u-ual week
end ret aboard the Mayflower, and he
' ...... A .I.a r,.nfil n.... nnfp na a
subject of Executive consideration.
Before going to the Trade Commltslon
(i,e President called on Herbert Hoover.
named fo administer the food act. In
which r nroilslor.s for control of coal.
Celt I ommliilon Itrsort.
The Tr.irte Commission's report was
to bo to the White House this afternoon,
but when the President learned It had
been completed he suggested a confer
ence. When he left the commission's
offices he carried the report with him
and will study It over Sunday.
The President ls deeply concerned over
the coal situation. Kven representa
tives of the operators .admit thkt parts
id the country tr a shortage this win
ter, and rrom the public complaints are
pouring tn that prices are out of all
The fact that several Governors are
threatening to tatte over the Industry
! In their State Is prompting early Fed
ei- .. - i .i.- r-..t
tat MV.iV'ti.
n'c' cuuie-rn mr upru u iu t im-
' .i-n. VnAr thf food bill hf mav ftx
' prices at the mines and to consumers,
agreement bv operators
A lair prirc, iriui me , ,uei iiinviii ui-
rertlng dlwtribullon Ofllclals who have
M the situstlon most closely be-
"ev , ''resident will d rtct the
K-'luIsitloninr of all coal mired.
' ,.,, .,, ,.. rl,,r
' ' ,"r
' This, it U understoo.1. Is the recom -
meivlntlon of Ihe Tiade Commission
Tills, it ! understoo.1. Is the recom -
meivintlcm of Ihe Tiade Commission
I The food bill provision .uithorlslrg this.
procedure rmimwers Hi" I'resmriii io
direct nny i.ovcrnment aR'ncy to per-
. fiimi the task under the iirotlsioii that
the Government would control shipment.
distribution and apportionment.
T'le Trade Commission, It js under-
stood, has worked out a complete plan
tor price nxing in ine event mo i-reei-
dent docs not believe the situation re
quires commandeering. Tills programme
provides for (!o eminent operation of
mines refusing lo sell their output at
the price fixed.
I For some, nine tne country s anmra
cite mines nave been operating on a
M'st'-m -ugges.rd hy the Trado Commit-
''.'": ..'" r . ". T I .. .... i. ' .i.i '..". -.." . numinai miu . i,, ,.0nsllltel snd bd Informed n.l.
i agency tn reciuifsiion me ompui 01 an u.nr ..r ...e transportation mvolv ti the employment .jr,. ,., ti, r-V..i7i. 11
m.nes. sellln? ltT to the public. The In the Ixms attack a .o the Germans . of HnJ ..jjuVlemental T tL rlolv o he Fnltel Stn I
i tlnr.1 ccure would confemul.ite a volun. sdvanwl in mahses. but the British ,er.hHiit shlnnlnt. will .v,me under r.,n tR:. 1,e rrpl or "ted Stat, s
i.e.. ,r,.r,t i. nn.minr. .,1 sell nt .o-ait. iimll thee were w nhin short i i.-.., l lrl one tense , reply for the f.n-
'operator" for quantity production and'ilnee this hill was wrested from them
efficiency of service.
Craft Lost Off St. Louia
Twenty Hurt.
St l.ons. Aug.
18, Two ;eel boats!
I bought by the Mexican Government for
,lfth,,lctl,, ,fnde weie de.troye.1 In a
1 " '
!,lcs of I''oslons while the boats were
on the Mississippi River opposite Wash
. . Ll. ...!... I, . ... . . ....Iv.,1 I
Zl serious UrieT
'.L... T.n, r-hie,.r. tnr a...
mi.- s...n 1 AmSaa.. nnrl To I.'s slsls
' 0 flinci trlen have been tu.-.lng
on Blu,0lene'. food and other supplies for
tMe trp 0itth. It was Intended to re -
,umf the Journty Sunday morning. It Is
,.j .l. . .....i.t..i... .i.. w
- f eporivu lliai n SHiuuKic. lint vuniriic rtuu
( Ktrted a five In the engln'c room of Iji
n Azteca and within r. few seconds there
nm a terrlflo explosion.
I ij, Falrlsta caught Are from sparks
' from Ihe other boat and In a few seconds
an explosion occurred on this boat. Klght
firemen were thrown Into ths water.
1 Others were, thrown to the deck and
baaiy scorcneti. ,
U. S. Army Mutt Be Prepared to
Make Decisive Blows, Says Pershing
Special Cable Deipatch to Tns Srv
DARIS, Aug. 18. The tactics employed by the British
and French in the great battle of Flanders now in
!rogreas were alluded to .to-day by Gen. Pershing as il
ustrating conditions that must be understood thoroughly
by the people of the United States.
"Only by a succession of hard, decisive blows can this
war be won," he said, "and our army must be made ready
to bear its part in such a campaign. It is vitally necessary
that our Deonlc should realize this and give the Adminis
tration at Washington that
fchich will enable it to put an
adequate to cooperate with, our allies.
"This is no time for halfway measures or lukewarm ef
forts; it is a time for big things done in the way that
France and England have shown us. They have set an
example that can be studied with profit to ourselves. The
3,000 miles that separate America from the scene of war
render it less easy for our people at home to under
stand all that our entry into the war means to them and
what the preparations of our army mean to our allies."
Terrific. Attacks Borne by
British, French and Cana
dians in Flanders.
ffttiil CaMt DnpiteK to Tat Srv
London, Aug. IS. Tremendous ar- I
tlllery fire on the coast and northeast 1 a hue B"Ie "f being expedited by
of Ypres. which the aein.an official War Department to accommodate
report char&cterlics as of "most extreme ' steady flow of American troops to
intensity." affords strong indication that I ' l'attI" 'onc' - stance. A n-w tcc
another heavy blow is about to be struck tlon hft created In the ofllce of the
by the British against this ptrt of i t of Staff of the army to take
the German front In Klandcr- ; char'f' of a" embarkation of troops and
Belief in some quarters that the Oer- 1 ""PI'1""1
mans were 1lk.lv t,. ,v.nt r.n. nd Work ha- begun on a large embarka-
St. Qucntln without further desperate
fighting recell a shock to-day when ' hustle coast which will take care of Wlli-on i belle. ed to have received con
the Kaiser's troop made three furious 30,000 or 40,000 troops at one time. This fidentlal diplomatic advices of the highs
onslaughts r.ort'.iweU of l.ens. near m ,erVt1 j,RruCularly for tho national est Importanca with reference to th
Rnto'f Steamer and transport facilities Pope's peace proposals. Ambassador
Although both Lent, and St. Quentln will be hi organized that troops from the ,-Junserand of France, and Colvllle Hir
havc been sacked, pillaged and M?t afire camp cm be kept en route In virtually a clay. Charge d'Affalres of the British Em.
bolhlUe'ranfinfend0 hol'd'ouf io ' Mre.m. Naval fnrces will be as- basF, e,e again In confer, wltll
the last ditch to prevent as long as pes- B'K"wl ,0, P1 -h waters along the . Secretary Lansing to-d.iy. an 1 it wai
slble and at almost any est the- two JTtn",?..!. later made clear that nothing rffemblin
positions from fulling il.t.. the hands of ln rlTcn ,t0 m"r R.n h ncc of thU ,.,,. ,lei.ltIon ..K ,
the British and French When l.ens and uansiK,rt sen lee Impossible an Immediate decls on -a to be ex-
St Qucntln fall flernuny will loso the Tlic American plan will have the ad- peeled by the United States. It was lr.-
two strong bases upon which the fa-
mous Hlndenburg line whs anchored
nnn. 11 In.!.,!.,.. Mr,. .,.,.,
She will lose also two Important rail
way distributing points.
Of the three attacks delivered to-day
by the Oermnns ngalnt the British
front !' Klander that against th,. Ca
nadian position north of Lens was the
most spectaeula-
rturslng forward In heavy masses, the
(.rtrmans won their way Into the trenches
ln the face of terrific Are. Then their
real troubles lpsn The Canadian
leaped upon them and hand In hand
1 . tt.jlsi VUi' Ilivnilt-Il f IJIU tllinilrtlt," (lr"S 1 1 liil
nirniinir nr n ieroriiv FOi4Uim raua fa
, - , , - n
, fVfn on till front follows. Kvciitually
tho Germans w rre threwn out and forced
. itinjrp ami iiien ii,..i. inri.i t,ii-, u.,,...
1 i.arraKe fire. Not' Ing human could
withstand the Horn, of shell, thai fell j
, upon them and In a few mini es the)
iiroke and fled In disorder. ,1 heir losses ,
were ery heaiy. The oilier attncl; by ,
the e.-ni.ins was a wmpl.-te failure
, The Kien m In the'.r .ector on the,
north made considerable prusress niir
, The Kien m In tlie'.r .ector on the,
north made considerable prunress i,Mi-
His.ehoote nnd cast or Ihe .-leeiim-Ke
in tne inner virm.iy imj jnuiru u
il.rmiin point rl support w ni.n n in-
fenders had regamed as inipr. crauie
There was sharp tlnhtliiK of n minor
j character on the Alne and Verdun
fronts In which the French bad the
, advantage i'etaln's men In ,i brilliant
nitack tooK from tne ' ieriiiaiis nu ine
trencnes in ". aurieras u aou wnicn mo
French had lost cn.Thuisday and Til
"""'' ""'- ' -..r Ile....t
and British pol!lonr established til
front of It imlhiiie that this statement
is Hue
The nermann je.teidey afternoon
lnuiieneJ Infantry uitacks against the
nn-thvve.i fectlon nf the Canadian de
fence accompanied by "laming machines
nnd a huirl.-me of gas shells. They
were hurled bark with cold sti'e after
uffirlng hnit' losses.
They again ndvatn ed during the eve-
ning agalnrt Ihe Kiiburb of St. Kmllle
and nt Hunt) wood in the north, nnd the
! ,0T"A t0
T,s morning at 1 :30 o'clock a heavy
I action began nlong the entire line north
! ".er these troops ever before ex perl-
rili-fil. .mvii rvi-i . ini'l ninn i nn n -r-
thev used the baonet sn much as In this
encounter. Much of the fighting has
been of hand to liand nature, In n mine
! of concreted cellars nnd deep dugouts,
, from which the Oermnns poured streams
1 M..kln. Imiuiu
ui iiifflomtT I.-',
L.ens ami wiu nuuirruue i-uuicrj Buuurim
about It virtually form a city of cement.
Nearly all the buildings have been de
stioyed bv the Hermans and the ruins
turned Into fortified machine gun em
placements. Dugouts were found on
11111 70 ex ten ling to a depth cf SI feet
Continued on .econd Pope.
earnest and united support
army on the battlefield fully
Work Begun on Embarkation
Camp to Take Care of 30
000 or 40.000 Men.
.vfoof Papatch 'o Tnr Si x
Washington, Aug. IS. Arrangements
tlon camp or cantonment on the At-
Xt" ... L Vi: , . .
' III I ll-Il-r rvi.CH i r. u.-uuri. HT-
vice hrf
had slr.ee the beginning of tho
Although In clcte proximity lo the
submarlbe route.., none cf tho U-boats
has been able tn operate effectively
.ni.,, ..... ,e-rif.
Francis .1. Kerr.an for the prcs -
cm will a-t a chief of the embarkation , v.l.on would make his replv Indcrcnd
servlo. with Col. Chmmcev 1 Baker of ently of tne Kntente Allies by IndlcatniR
tne yuarserniasier .orps. wno h.is nan
chRrg.1 of army transportation under
(,.n Shype. This section will coor-
dh.ale all shipment, of supplies and all
' . ... ... ...
. nun is juro;w n win arrange wixn
' !V vaw t
ion is Kuroje It will arrange with
ire .iy i-eranmcni :nr convoy ser -
nBhln Totul ,......n ol, i
.v-ia; nwf to Tm m v
mvuTi..v. Aug ls-Moron-eii ire
.srcial lttrt' to Tm n
imiivhti'.v, Aug Is - .Mole men ire
nciu.iliy In s.rvlee under the Mas tlther
... - i-i ur r. man hi any urn
in me mimry iii'iory with the cr
!'! of the closing year of the civ" wi
The t'm.Ttiment to-day gave out tie
eait nuinb-r of men at present unrt,T
arms a. nearly as it can be con-pikd.
It shows that P4J.H1 men nre now In
uniform. rnis does nnt include any of prospect of endlns the war will figure
the "IT. 000 men of the national ,irm It rlniisly w.H depend o'l Gumany and
Is estimated that already 100,000 have 1- v.llllngnr-s !n bow down lo the de
been accepted and by reason of that :: ..nils o' de'iio -rncv
fact are now part of the military force The attit'ide of the iie"nn r.nvei-w
of the United States. m,-n is naturally cuns ikred with t
In the months elapsed since the war keenest interest here. Close sfrutmy of
he-Ian nppioxlmateiy 1.300,000 men hne unofficial leports will h hue le.v'heil
ofTereU th'!-se!ves for service in the t ie Slate ni.utnent show il.at lierm i'i
nation's fightlns fcrces, ir tn nthir op.nlnn is d.ded. but that it :
word' hsve volunteered This includes respoi !blf ijcrrnan newspaper ,t tu.illy
all i.'Jeetions for th army, na- y and ' stamp certa'ii features nf tne p-opo.,)'.,
Mirlne Corps. i "impn.ihY "
The land forces are a folluv.t . The proposed ,-,i bltrai.on ! ,-i nlns;
KnlK'.il the ultimate fate of A'sice-Li.i "Hine,
Of!ii-er leen
ftrculir rn,r
o-l .'".
Nstir.ml liiurd ll.ft.i 1.(.H
ltferie eerpn lQ,5v5 M.IS?
Ili-.eri e corf, (from trilninj
iRmps) "7..141
Ti'Ul .;., sit rii.uj
(rmul ti,il l.nu frn. 710,0'!
The se.i force are ns follows;
Ilegnlsr nsn
a.Ht re.'-ries . . . . .
NhipI mlllll,.. n TiMerM r-orila
HoKpiiiit i-.irps. rrculnr nv)
lb.plt.t rerp, rnrsl ii-sirriw . ..
Marine ci'rp ...
AppnixttiiMli' lai.iiWr el ilArul iifrti-itt
The tntai fciees ale :
I.nd forces.
su foriT. . -
t, M
. K.M.1
. II ii
. C.0.M
13 117
TJu.oil ,
a, 1 1 1
.si.. u v,.-ii l ui 1 1 have entered the
navv, 100.31" the icgu'.ar army and
13(1, t'5S the National Guard.
inquest. It Is the nrst death since the
arrival nf the flotilla. I
Itrltlsh and American flags on land'
and ships were at halfmast to-day dur-'
.v.. f,.n.esl Th. eninn with I
the American en.lgn and covered with
.l.u. fr.m shlnm.te. u. ...
corted by a detachment from a flotilla
tender through the village to the ceme
tery on the cliffs, where are burled many
victims of flerman submarines.
Ths ritual of tho Roman Cathollo
Church was read at the grave side, Three
volleys then were fired, followed by the
sounding of taps. The grave will be
marked by a marble crosa purohaaed by
llush's shipmates.
His Answer Will Be Guided
by Interchanges Among
Entente Allies.
President Believed to Hnvrt 1
Advices of Highest
Report That Tontiff Sent Ger
many's Pence Terms Ts
Xot Confirmed.
Sees Condemnation
of Germany by Pope
pARIS, Aug. 18. The Rome
correspondent of the Afaf
tino of Naples, says a Hnvas de
spatch from Rome, who is close
to ecclesiastical circles writes in
refutation of the criticisms of the
Pope's peace proposals as fol
lows t
"The Pope in stipulating as a
primary- condition the restoration
of Belgium in its integrity nnd
political, military and economic
independence, inflicted upon Ger
many the most severe nnd the
most merited of condemnations."
Special Ptrpateh to Tun Srv,
Washington. Aug. is. President
tlmnted that the diplomatic sign tlcancs
, . ... . .
Pope's movo was becoming
! clearer and that this would havo an im-
POrtant btarlng on the PresrJenf reply.
. ... . T , ,
Secretary Lar.slnff confirmed the fore-
. cast made by The Sun that Preside, t
th.,t this m t.t n. .h. ., i,
nut both President Wilson and Secretary
Lanelng are being sulded by the tenor
of diplomatic exchanges with Lon-Jos.
fin fin Ttnmn n ,1 . A
as..-, i.v-.m nu i . -,. ,m
Th. far- i Vint f h. Prnd-,, ni u.
t . ? ne r?cV.lha the I reMdent will reply
' ,nilenenderiilv does not ,. (. i. .v'
plained, th.it the Entente Allies will not
tente Allies, as it will reflect their vlew-i
las well as the lews of the United
State.. Hut officially it will be a purely
Ameilcan document.
llnl ilnestlnu lntilsed.
Diplomats and offlcialA here reiler.il
tie fart that acceptance or rejection of
the ariui! terms suggested bv the 1'or.e
is 1(it t ,e 'ir-iortant considcrat. on The
."1 que-tlon 1- whether the propnssls
will i.'im a bast, f.ir jv ace d;s us.Ji,,i
nn the r.niente Allies' terms nr whether
don" will be left open for Herman-'
t . prep.tr to sue for peace through
Hie medliiTi of the Vatican at somo
fi.tu.e date The time when actual
the Treni.no and Trieste is pruk.nc thi
hitter nill fnr the lierninns 1 1
s,.:i.,'v Vereemeiu to th propos.tion
would mean that (lermiin militarism
wou'd li.ne in admit defeat hefnre tin
Herman peivle.
(.crlMMii Term, of Pence.
Importance is attached tn an n.sp.ied
ft.,leii'eiit pi nurd In the J.olui'mi -en;.
that the Pupe hss commui.h at l r ir
tldentlally to tile I'nSt'd Stales ii.ul t!
Kl.tente allies the German terms of
peace. There Is mi confirmation of this
here and diplomats, regard It as un
likely that the Pope has made any il is. t
communication-) on thl s, ore 'i
l Intimated that the I'npu imy 1 'n'f
know Germnii) 's terms lit d ma t .'
taken indirect s-teps to see tliit t n
United States and the n-tei.'e . : -i
something of their purport.
! An Important point empln -.z'ne tl-i
necesslt of handlllij.' the dip "i
I situation with great care was in
out b Kntente diplomats h.'e i
-.1 .
They say that shoul 1 Oerini- . I
;'".. ,,
Kurope f"mnf"r'1 '
1hB 1 ', ,
conl, clrm ,-A
r.tetivted b derma, v
, . i- i 1 .
, l I te
., ,ffr.i'. nn
i TZ .. 4-
many llPd AUStl l
many nnd Atifu-a - . ....
the theory mat men ,
between tightlns nj.r he.,.g destrniil.
Pope's I't-srr Noli' I iiiislilrn-d
Fn.ornblr In lliirni) PPiiis
Rom:, Aug IT i delayed) - Wl . ei.
exception of the Catholic pre- l..i

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