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VOL. IV. NO. 272
United States Grand Jury
Hears of Wholesale
Lieutenant Colonel Easby-
Smitb Tells Probers of Draft
Irregularities Here
The number of draft delinquents
District Appeal Board No. 2 failed n
report as deserters has pone above the
2000 mark, according to information
given by Federal agents today to the
special Federal Grand Jury probing
draft conditions here.
Coincident with this, evidence of
alleged Irregularities found in this city
by Federal investigating bodies were
revealed to the Jury by Lieutenant
Colonel J. S. Easby-Smith. special rep
resentative of Provost Marshal Gen
eral Crowder.
Discovery of the alleged wholesale
neglect of the district board of which
Walter Willard Is chairman to for
ward the namts of the dellnciucr.ls to
the Adjutant General that thev mtaht
be posted ar delinquents followel an
Investigation in the status of O rover
Clovelnnd Bergdoll.
Special Agent Clark, of the, Pepnrt
ment of Justice, appeared before tlio
Jury and told of hi:? investigations of the
appeal board He dcclaied the entire
list of delinquents wis found pigeon
holed, within fifteen minutes after State
draft officials demanded that any such
names be forwarded at once.
Shifts !lpniilliltlty
According to Federal investigators,
although the matter tan hnrdlv be term
ed as criminal, no tatlsfactnry explana
tion of the enor has been offered. They
report there Is a general attempt by
board members and clerks to "shift" the
Thorugh the errnr more than 200(1 i--glhles
have been able to evade the draft
laws and regulations, resulting In other
men being Fent, to camp by the local
Bronte Greenwood, chief clerk of the
board, who offered the explanation in the
Bergdoll case that the names weie over
looked because of "a clerical error," Is al
leged to have now taken the attitude that
he "will not be the gnat" In the matter.
This he Is said to have told Fedcial
For more than two hours today Colo
nel nasby-Smith related to the jury
numerous cases of draft complaints that
ho had Investigated and the condi
tions that he found existing.
It was learned that 'Colonel Smith took
up the charges against District Appeal
Board No. 2, thirty cases In all, In addi
tion to the error In not certifying and
forwarding the names of the draft de
linquents In addition the Irregularities,
found In various local boards were pie
' sented to the Jurors by this draft offi
By the Associated Press
Harrlshurg, July 10. "The haphazard
procedure at present followed In obtain
ing Information regarding delinquents
and deserters has proved unsatisfac
tory." declares Mator W. G. Murdock,
the State draft officer. In a letter ad
dressed to all local draft boards In
Pennsylvania In which he specifies the
methods to be followed.
"All inquiries regirdlng status of any
delinquents are to bo addressed to the
State headquaitcra of the State of which
the man claims to be a resident : and
where a man claims to have no registra
tion card or not to remember where he
registered he Is to be given opportunity
to reElster at once.
"When descriptive lists of deserters
are received by local boards they are to
turn them over promntly to the proper
fiollce authorities an.1 request that an
mmediate investigation may be made."
Americans Capture Recently
Freed German Criminals
By the Associated Press
With the American Army ort the
Alonr-Marne Front, July So. A prisoner
taken by the Americans Monday near
'the River Ourcq asserted he had been re
leased from a German prison three weeks
' ago to Join the army.
When the Allied offensive began he
waB sent to fight with the Germans oper
ating along the Marne. This prisoner
eald other Germans had been released
from confinement and turned over to the
From a dead German the Americans
took typewritten papers showing he
had been set free from N'ordllngen
prlpn July 17 to go to tho front, The
docuhients showed that notwithstanding
the man's Joining the colors the penalty
he was paying was to continue hanging
over his head. This German was Killed
iy an American sergeant with a pistol
just after the Americans had crossed
the Ourcq.
Lord Litchfield Dies of Gun Wound
London, July 30 Thomas Francis
Anson, the third carl of Lichfield, direc
tor of the National Provincial Jtank of
England, and tho Bank of Australasia,
was found dead today In the grounds of
his estate at Shugborough Park, Staf
ford, with a gunshot wound In the head.
Lord Litchfield was born In 1856.
Deliver "000 Rifles in Day
Washington, July 30. A record de
livery by a single plant of 7000 army
rifles In one day last week has been
announced by tho War Department.
Still the weather causes wonder.
iBhowers arc coming, likewise
If this afternoon Is bright
Look for rain soma time tonight,
tfortUwest icimls, tha sharps de
clare, Will help to fashion M'cdnesdau
"But if she be not fair to me
What care I hoto fair she let"
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Lieutenant-Colonel J. S. Edsliv
Smilli, rcprctcntini: I'rovot Mar
shal General Crowder, torfav went
Iiefore tlie Federal Grand Jury to
tell Avliat he had found in in ost i
uating the 'elective servirc tangle
in this city
Opponents Must Quit ,"Hotilc"
Plans, However, Austrian
Premier Arid
fly the Associated Press
Amsterdam, July 30 "Wr are ready
to conclude a.r honorable peace as soon
as our opponents renounce their hostile
plans aiming at our destruction or re
pression." said r.aron on Huviarck,
Austrian Premier, In presenting hl Cab
inet to the upper house of the Austrian
Parliament, according to Vienna ,id
le.t He .Tided, according to the dis
patch, that, so far as the Central Poueis
are concerned, the war is a defensive
one .
"So long as our opponents tale the
standpoint of or.e-slded dictation." he
continued, 'there In nothing for us but
to continue the-war and carl it on so
igoiousIy that It will be shortened."
Anzacs Clear Villajie of Germans
in Few Minutes by Snappy
liy the United Press
itli the 1lritl.li Armies in Iriimr.
.lulv dSO Australian troops capture
Meiris. an impoitant town in the Flan
ders salknt, by a sui prise attack i.irly
The Australians quickly sui rounded
the village shortly after midnight. After
a few minutes' snappy ijork the place
was tlcired of Germans and outposts
weie established to guard against sur
prise counter-attacks
fly the Associated Press
r.mulnn. July 30.- German positions
In the Merrls region, on the Flanders
front, were entered last night by Aus
ttalUm troops', who took forty prisoners,
the War Office announced today.
The enemy artillery was active in
the region northwest of Albert, throw
ing In gas shells. It nlso displayed ac
tHity between La Bnssee Canal and
Fuel Administration Plans to
Eliminate 'Competition
fly l7ic United Press
nhblllRton, July 30. 31. A Ttequa.
director of oil supply for the fuel ad
ministration, expects within two weeks
to announce a plan for Federal control
of the industry
It Is desired to put the plan Into
operation through voluntary action ot
producers and refiners, although the pro
visions of tho Lever bill are available, if
It is planned to eliminate competition
thiough fllng prices of crudo oil in the
various fields and setting a maximum
figure on bonuses If necessary to keep
military needs of the Allied natlona fully
supplied, allocation will be undertaken,
as in the case of steel.
It Is considered likely the Industry will
shortly come into contact with Govern
ment regulation thiough the necessity of
applying for priority In supplies and
pipe. Old machinery and bupplles havo
been raked over, bui' the end of this
source i now in sight.
It Is planned to Issue a series of prlcflj
differentials tor tne prouucis oi me re
finery, based on the price of. crude oil
and moving In sympathy with It.
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Combatant Units Receive Gala
fly the Associated Press
WatlilnKton, July 2'J. American com
hatant tioops, whose arrival lecently In
Italy to go into action on the Italian
front was announced heio today by Gen
eral 3Iarch, chief of staff, were received
with an ovation on their arrival at
Turan and 31llan.
Princess Laetitla and the civil and
military authorities enthusiastically
greeted the Amel leans at Turin, where
they paraded through the city's streets
amidst great ovations, according to an
official dispatch today from Home. In
llllan a similar reception greeted the
Americans. This continued through the
afternoon, assuming tho character of a
great popular demonstration for tho
United States.
News of Retreat From Pocket
Disturbs Civil Population
fly the United Press
Paris. July 30. The new German re
ticat in tho Solssons-Itheims pocket,
which became known only yesterday,
caused extraordinary nervousness among
the population In liorlln and through
out Geunany, according to a Zurich dis
patch to the Journal today.
Tho Cologne Gazette and the Loial
Anzelger declare the loss of ground on
the Wfcet fiont is "unimportant." .
Showers Help Keep Tempera
ture Down Today
Overcome by the heat today in her
homo at 359 Soulas street, Mis. Marie
Fleischer, sixty-six years old, died in
tlvf Jewish Hospital.
At 8 o'clock this morning tho tempera
ture was 70, and It mounted steadily
until one, when S6 was recorded. The
humidity stood at C8 per cent.
Showers fell this afternoon, helping
to keep the temperature down. Tomor
row, eavs the forecast, will be fair. i
U6oiV4sbV B '
h -xm
Britain Hears Constanti
nople Has Severed Rela
tions With Berlin
Sultan M a y Spurn Brest-
Litovsk Troaty in Dealing
Willi Caucasus
litidon, July 30.
"Tho relations between Germany
and Turkey havo been severed, ac
cording to direct information from
This announcement is made by tho
Copenhagen correspondent of tho Kx
ehange Tejegiaph Company.
The excitement against Germany,
the ndvices say. has been growing,
particularly after last week's events.
The Germans demanded the cruiser
Ilamidloh, tho only largo ship then
in possession of Turkey, as compensa
tion for tho Ereslau, formerly a Ger
man cruiser, which was destroyed in
tho Dardanelles while .imler tho
Turkish flag. Despite Turkey's pro
test, the Hanildieh has departed for
Sevastopol with tho German flag fly
ing. fly the Associated Press
Amsterdam, July 30. Turkey Is
going to handle tho situation in the
Caucasus according to her own ideas.
This Is Indicated In u telegram from
Constantinople dated July 23. which
quotes an article in the newspaper
Xnsfirl Ekflar presenting tho Turkish
"Wo have nothing to say against
the principles laid down in the Rrtst
l.ltovsk treaty." says the article, "but
when the Caucasus, newly reorgan
ized, turned townid us and, master of
its own destines, refused to lie bound
by tho treaty, what was more natural
for us than to tako into consideration
tho necessities of this new situation
created on our important eastern
front ' Could we close our ears to the
appeal of the Government of a people
largely of tho snmo race and hnmo
creed as ourselves?
"We are aware of the action and
Its present progress, to placo under
German control Tlflls and Baku.
That In a logical consequence of tho
1 1ndication of the Brest Litovsk
treaty. How could thl3 treaty be
taken into consideration In the af
fairs of the Caucasus, seeing that the
Bolshevik Government has not oven
been able to return to us. In accord
ance with tho treaty, our eastern
frontier and that in the Caucasus in
fluences entirely Independent of tho
Bolshevik Government have arisen?"
fly the Associated Press.
' Washington, July 30. N'o official ad
Ices regarding the reported break In
relations between Turkey and Germany
have leached Washington but the Gov
ernment would not be surprise dlf Tur
key has been driven to an open rupture
as there Is a well-founded background
for the report.
It has been known for somo months
thnt a deep and growing feeling of dis
satisfaction has existed In Turkey over
the treatment by the Germans. Itepoits
that a Turkish mission recently had been
trying In Switzerland to cultlvato
friendship with somo of the Allied Gov
ernments hao been iccelvert here. It
would bo natuial, officials said, for the
Turkish Government to endeavor to find
some new friends among tho powers be
fore breaking with its old associate.
Anti-OermanH in 1'ovvpr
When the present Sultan came to the
throne in Constantinople a few weeks
ago some very strong anti-Germans
came into power. It has been a ques
tion whether these men were In strong
enough positions openly to defy tho
Teutonic powers. 3lany officials long
havo resented tho dominating ways of
tho Germans and have blamde them for
tho lack of food and other supplies in
Continued an I'uue Mi, Column One
Widows and Orphans of For
eign War Veterans Throng
Offices Here
Widows and orphans of Spanish-Amerl-can
War, Phllippino Insurrection and
Chinese Boxer rebellion veterans today
crowded the pension office hero to file
applications for Government allotments
under the lecent ConKiesslonal act al
lowing pensions for those having In
comes of not more than $250 a year.
One mother, with sU children three
of them under sitien years of age
was among today's applicants. From
all parts of the city aged women and
motheis of young children are taking
advantage of tho Government's ruling.
It is believed it will be several months
before the applications will he passed
upon and the money forwardvd, because
of the enormous amount of work in the
pension bureau at Washington.
The act provides that widows fit
veterans, without means of support other
than daily labor and with a net In
come of not moro than $250 a year, be
Placed on the pension list at the rato of
$12 a niontl. during widowhood. The
mother or guardian of minor children
of deceased veterans may also obtain
$2 a month for each child during mi
nority. Should tho child be perma
nently helpless, the pension is to con
tinue' during life.
In applying for a pension tire women
aie asked to lili out a blank giving
nil the details of the husband's service,
date of marriage, sources of Income,
number of children and naming wit
nesses to. whom tho Government inves
tigators may refer in Iodising up the
case. These applications are forwarded
to Washington and thoroughly Inves
tigated beforo Jho pension is actually
made out.
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vfl i :
Private Joseph C A.
Giuliani, "fil
Smith Warnock lreet (lop), am!
Private Mever Harvcv, 1821 Ilav.
crfonl avenue, who are ainonp tlio-.e
severely wounileil on General Per
shinp's ca.iidlt) li?t
Another Philadcl-
phi a
n Ts Reported as .
Missing in Action
Tour more soldiers from this city and
nearby havo been wounded, one Is
missing and a man from North Wales,
Pa., has been killed, according to to
day's casualty list from General
Pershing. Two of tho wounded aro
Severelv Wounded
rrivate Charles V.. limns, Anymore.
Vrtvnte Samuel II. Ilvnns, Ardmore.
rrivute Joseph C. A. Giilllnni, 7G1
South Warnock street
Private William Mejer Harvey, 4S21
Haverford avenue.
MUsIng In Aition
Corporal Albert V. Ilrnkrl, 1,112
North Marshall street?
The North Wales man who was killed
was Private Wallace William Keller
Charles Bill Kvans and Samuel How
ell Kvuns are sons of Jlr. and Mrs
Samuel Howell Kvans, of 13 West
Athens avenue, Ardmore.
Samuel Howell Kvans Is twenty-six
years old and had been in the ofllce of
Congressman Geoige S. Graham. He
enlisted In California, but came Kast
to meet ills brother and wan tians
ferrcd to tho New Jersey troops of the
signal corps. In training at Camp l)l
Ho went to France In May with the
303d Field Signal Battalion.
Geoigo Karl Kvans Is twenty-four
years old He enlisted In the 103d
KnclneerH of the National Guard last
July, and beforo ho sailed for France'
in Man was in training at Camp Han
sock, Ga. He was wounded on July 15.
Guillani is a private in Company A,
Continued on Puce M. Col'iinn One
Rate on Club Dues Similarly
Increased Tobacco to
Pay More
liy the United Press
Wuthlncton, July 30.
Tho doubling of the tax on admission
to amusements and the tax on club dues
In the new revenue bill was decided upon
by, the House Ways and Means Commit
tee today. The pres-ent admission tax
Is 10 per cent and the tax on club dues Is
10 per cent of the dues In excess of $12
per year.
The cominlttie went on record as in
favor of more than doubling the rate
on cigars, tobacco and cigarettes At
present $170,000,000 Is raised by the
tobacco tax. The committee today de
cided a half billion bhould come from
this souicc. This would mean nearly
trebling the tobacco taxes,
Present rotes are thirteen cents a
pound to tobacco and unuff. $1 to $10
per 1.000 on cigars, $2. OS to $4. SO per
1000 on cigarettes, and half a cent to
two cents a package an cigarette pa
pers. Somo provision for stopping tobacco
manufacturers and dealers from exces
sive boosting prices on the plea of new
taxea will also bo bi ought before the
Beverage taxes, which the committee
originally planned to consider in con
nection with tobacco, will be put off
until tho last This is due to the present
uncertainty of the prohibition question
and also to prevent great quantities of
liquor .being withdrawn from bond in
anticipation of the tax.
Lieut. Harries Dies in Auto Smash
liy the United Press
Hreftt, l'rnner, July 30. Lieutenant
Warren Harries, son of tho American
commandant at Ilrest- Is dead hero ip
' the result of an automobile accident, in
Strip Down lo Cold Sled
and Grit, Yankees' Order
With the American Army at the
AIsiip, July 30. (By 1. X. S.) lieie
is tho order to chargo that was
given by an American captain to
his men In the fighting that can ltd
tho heights north of the Ourcq
Klver in n storm assault:
"Strip off your packs. Carry
nothing lint your rifles, gas masks
and grenades Fix your bayonets,
for we aro going after them. All
you need Is a little gilt and plenty
of cold steel."
Committees, in Letter, Pro-
fpslc 'P.ivfinlilv" In
tLStS IdltialllV tO
tv;i ., "
i 1 I Ull A-' Il-lOVjl
Two committees of reprf sentative
negroes called upon the Mayor and Di
rector of Public Safety Wilton todiy
to protest against what they called the
"partiality" of the police during the race
rmts in southwest Philadelphia
They weie unable to see M.or
Smith, who was out of town for the
dij. but did have an Interview with
Director Wilson
A letter expressing the views of th
two committees was mailed to the
Miyor bv the licv U. II. Wright, editor
of a necro church paper and a
"sociological investigator."
We asset ted failure of the police to
protect the homes and persons of coloreo
citizens, ws condemned by the leaders
of the delegations. It was charged the
p'ollce invariably arrested negroes on
any pretense while "while hoodlums"
were allowed to parade tho streets un
molested, stoning tho homes and even
tho churches of the ncgioes.
Oppotiti ei;reBation
The committees weie unanimous In
their opposition to segregation of any
kind. Insisting that the negroes had a
constitutional right to live where they
They suggested rliat colored policemen
in colored districts would do much to
tolvo the present problem.
Jn the letter sent to Mayor Smith he
was accused ot "playing politics" In the
police, and the foice, as a whole, was
declared inefheient.
The delegation of negro ministers rep
resented tin Methodist Preachers' Meet
ing, an association of coloied pastors,
with luadquartu at Ml Pine stieet. It'
was headed by lr Wlight and the Itev
J. C Hi i U t' j
The other committee lepiesented the
colored Knights of Pythias, and was i
C'ontlnueil on rate To,('Iiiuiii Tn j
Reported lie Will Replace Lu
(lcntloriT as Army Chief
I'urls, July 30 (Hy I. X. S ). Field
Marshal von MacKensen has arrived at
German great headquarters and it is re
ported that he will replnco General
Ludendorff, said a dispati h from Berne
(Recently General Ludendorff has
been signing the olllcial statements of
the German War Ottlce, winch supported
reports that ho had succeeded Field
Marshal von Hiiulenburg as chief of the
Gel man general staff. When llinden
burg was made chief of staff. Luden
tlorwff, who was eiiartermaster general
of the German aim. was made Hlnden
burg's personal chief of staff. With the
last few weeks, howevei. It was le
p&rtcd that lllndenburg and LudendoitC
had dlagieed on mllitarv policy, and
that tho foiiuer had fallen ill At va
rious times his death has been reported
Macken'-en won his lauiels on the east
ern. Rumanian and Ii.tlkan fronts.)
German newspapers indicate that the
greatest possible elfoit will be made by
the Germans to hold on along the Crise
and Ardre Hills.
Allies May Support Provisional
Government of Republic
liy the Associated Press
Wuililnstnn, July 30. Repents of a
loan by Japan to the provisional gov
ernment of Siberia find no letlectlon in
Government ciicies here Olllcial!) said
they had nn Information on the subject
and to all appearances were not ran
slderlng it as a factor In the arrange
ments being made for the lellef of
j.ondon dispatches last night, defining
the alms of Great Hiitaln as outlined
to the provisional government of Si
beria, weie regal ded by some observers
as probably foreshadowing a movement
In which the Allies might suppou the
piovlsion.il government as their Instru
ment for beginning aid to Russia, but
this found no continuation in. official
Machine Guns Used to Suppress
Kalk Crowds
Anikterdum, July 30. A now strike
has broken out at Kalk, In Prussia, near
Cologne, according to the Reho Relge.
Machine guns were used to suppress the
movement and the leadeis weie arrested,
tho newspapers declare.
The police, it is added, were still busy
when the report was rent dispersing the
crowds which continued to gather in
tho streets.
U. S.-lritUh Ratify Draft Pact
By the Associated Press
Washington, July 30. Ratification of
tho draft treaties ueiween tne united
States and Gieat Britain and Canada
.....m ovdinmred today at London, it was
officially stated at the Stato Department,
mnnnir mem rueeiiv irmu emav
Entered aa Second-Clnns Matter
Under the Act
Brilliant Charge Drives PicJc of German Divisions Be
fore It, After Americans Had Been
Repulsed Twice
Special Cable to Lvening Public Ledger
lopuriaht, 1.913, by Xcir York Times Co.
Willi the Antrrlp.ui Army, July 30.
The Germans have crossed tho
Ourrq. So have the Americans. On
a line well north of the stieam our
tioops. with tho French on tho right
"id left, nio pushing back the Ger
mans toward tho Vcslo Biver. Tho
enemy hail evidently Intended to make
a stand on the north side of the
Ourcq. but a brilliant charge wmsI"'""-1""'13 "' i"r , 7
made bv the Americans, who forded I ''ss the Ourcq yesterday. Ampri-
; --m f broj. though theirosi. I -h"c?-'T1.1eS,gum?sthei,srrg
,m'ir '""fled withdrawal' fiom tho I ?nd. bmbs 'l1 n..S,trnfi P?s!t,0n-.1n'J
,unk. The line a, th0 0 from biokc thiough with such violence that
Kere-en-Taidenois to the source of tho l lh,' dfc a, ''P1 i"'1.11"5 "to 'h,c
live, is held bv Ameiican troons. , enemy lines beyond what the schedule
nviM Is held by Ameiican troops.
Tn .a nn-'Piwlnnnlu nn a 1 1 1 rt n Onn. I
day b5 tho French, vvlth American
altl. anJ on oU1' right the French have !
' , nr). .. oli ,,..,.,1, r Pnto... firlirnv '
leached well north of Passv-Grlunv
and to the enviions of Ville-on-Tarde-nnis,
southwest of Rhelms. The Ger
man withdrawal is going much faster
than the high command expected. The
All saloons from Sinucc stieet to Mooie street mid W -.
1 lie Schuylkill River and Bioad stieet weie Oi'dci'tl clnsrel '"''
nl'tpmror by Assistant Superintendent of Folice M'U-. ehie to tV
ic-iiuni-ticm of liotmg e'owntown today. Mills n'si im-V'ielei
Ilobcit Kniusey, a policeman of the Twentieth and 1" lr-l t''r
elation, pending nn invc-tiRatlon into the death of Kiley Bollo-k,
n liegro. who was killed yesterday,
LONDON. July 30 Loid Robert Cecil, of the Blitish Toi-
ciii Office, announced in the House of Commons this afternoon
that theie is no agreement between the Allies and any factional
Go eminent in Siberin.
Constantino Camuoni, seventeen yeats old, Black Hoi so. Vc ,
suffered a biokcn hack and other' injuiies when the heavy tiuc!;
in which he was riding collided with a ticc today at Chinch l.-tn
uml Ciowboii ntici't, Gcrmantown. Jle is not expected to icovr,
Places Blame for Hiiine; of
Election "Guards"' on
West Chester. Pa., July 30.
A stream of denials and explana
tions fiom the mouth of Isaac Deutsch
today was plaved over tho fire of evi
dence kindled In the last two weeks
by the prosecution in the Fifth Ward
conspiracy case. Deutsch charged
that Samuel O. Maloncy, of the Val
O'Farrcll Agency, originally suggested
the use of "election guards" in tiie
Fifth Wird, the "guards" that black
jacked and murdered on election day.
The Administration "boss" of the.
Fifth Ward took the stand this morn
ing in the Chester County Couitliouse
on behalf of himself nnil six co defend
ants after Isadoro Stern had been
cross examined by Attorney William
A. Gray
From Stern, the defense tiled vainly
to squeeze admissions showing a plot
to entrap the Vaies and Mayor Smith.
Stern admitted meeting Lieutenant
Bennett last May for the purpose of
getting n "confession" from the police
Stern was the first witness called.
Gray endeavored to show collusion
between Stern and high officeholders
for the purpose of entrapping the
All of Gray's allegations, hinting at
meetings with Senator Peninse and
"newspaper men"- were emphatically
denied bv Stern. The cross-examination
of Stern was brief.
Itrnnett "llnted Tlmt Irli.li Ilos"
Gray's opening question for the de
fense asked of Stern was If the latter
knew a Hector Abrarnson, Seventh and
lino streets.
Stern knew Abrarnson, he said, and
admitted he met Lieutenant Bennett in
the doctor's drug store. Tho witness
went there with tho understanding that
Uennett wns willing to make a confes
sion The meeting occurred about May
11 ot this year.
Stern met Bennett In the presence of
Abrarnson. The witness told Bennett,
he said, of his sorrow at tho "fix" the
police lieutenant was in. Stern then
endeavored to gain a confession from
tho indicted police official. Bennett
complained ho was being "made a
monkey of," according to Stern. The
lieutenant said If there was any way of
showing the Mayor up without Involving
Deutsch or tho Vares he would do so.
The lieutenant continued. Stern testl
fled, that he liked Deutsch, but "hated
that Irish dog, Carey."
When Bennett made his reference to
Mayor Smith, Stern asserted, Doctor
Abrarnson was not present.
"Isn't It a fact you said to Bennett,
Continued on Pace M. Column Thrre
At tho rotom- at Philadelphia, Fa.
of March 3. 1879.
retreat was forced so strongly that
hundieds of tons of ammunition were
left behind by the fleeing bodies.
While the Germans withdraw on a
regular lino of flight It cannot be
rightly called a rout, but the pressure
of the Americans Sunday plaved havoc
fc'lth the Crown Prince's retreat.
Thrilling Charge Across Ourcq
Wo occupied Seilnges et-Xesles,
Scigy and Roncheres. Theie is some
I uml1 " "" ciniucr oi m.r rigming
called for. One has heard for many
' yt '" "ehting qualities of tlie
mil' 1 .Villi Ulll. ,, III. II It'l HIV I.I1III fe-
It has added greatly to its glory. Ono
Is not now permitted to name this
unit, hut the stoiy will get back home,
for It cannot die.
Continued on Pup M. Column Two
Southeastern Russia En-
tered and Cruisers Seized
at Novorostok
By the United Press
WnBlilnetnn, July 30
Czecho-Slovak troops have penetrated
to the Black Sea In southeastern Russia
and have seized two Russian cruisers in
the haibor at Xovorostok, according to
authoritative advices reaching here to
day The word is the first indication of the
presence of the Czecho-Slovaks so far
south in Russia. The opinion was held
at the headquarterii of the Czecho
slovak conference that the operations
were those of detachments who were
feeling their way southward in an at
tempt to get to France.
Much importance was attached to the
dispatch, as the possibility was indi
cated that the fighters might join the
Russians battling the Turks In trans
Caucasla and form a union with the
British forces In Mesopotamia A Rus
slan campaign with this objective was
rapidly Hearing success when the Ruu
slan collapse came.
The advices stated that the guns of
tho cruiser were turned on the Bol
shevik! garrison at Xovorostok
Another dispatch reported the seizure
of an armed steamer in the Volga River
between Rbunske!n and Astrachanl by
the I'ze-ehoSlovaks.
The fall of Vlarka, an important June,
lion point on the Siberian railway, be.
fore the advancing Czecho-Slovaks, Is
believed to be Imminent, it is stated.
The Czecho-Slovaks apparently are
pressing boats Into service to carry sup
plied up the Volga River toward Viarka
from the western base of the forces at
Kazan . It Is declared that the plan of
the Czechs in this region is to reach the
Murman coast.
Colonel Hurban. of the Czecho-Slovak
forces In Siberia, is expected in Wash
ington In a few days to confer with Dr.
T U. Masaryk, commander-in-chief of
the Czechs and tho chairman of the
Czecho-Slovak national council. Colonel
Hurban started to the United States
to make an appeal for transportation fa
cilities to get the troops to France, but
It Is understood that the recent change
In Far Kastern conditions will cause
him to make other recommendations.
- By the Associated Press
Shanghai, July 30 The Czecho-Slovaks
have occupied the town of Schmakova,
according to a dispatch from Vladivos
tok They captured several machine
guns, with shells, hand grenades And
poison gas apparatus and 200,000 cart
ridges. '
"Hopes" Succeed Foe'8 Prophecies
Wnthlnictnn, July 30, Prophesies of
success In the German nress are now
being "replaced by pious hopes," says a
disnatch fiom a forelcn ranltat mrltiH
m th "tnt" -"artmenl this nfternoon
K't i
Despite Vicious BloW
.. ."'ix
Manage to Advance! mi
in Sector -rM
Enemy Using Seventy-one
. JDivisions in Aisne- ',
Marne Battle
fiernnns T c II
Germans Lose d(
! oners-Other C
C, ,rn
Set at J50,'
30,000 Prk-
Fierceness of Teuton Fighting
Indicates New Stand
on Ourcq
By the Associated Press
With Jhe American Army on the
Aisnc-Marne Front, July 30. '
Under a fire from the enemy only '
slightly less than that of yesterday;.
the Americans on the front -nnrth M .
the Ourcq held on to their positiosfS-Jl
.jus. lorenoon and even advanced 5 ?1
mue toward the road from Seringa, V'?
toSerrrv. j t
Repeated efforts by the enemy to
dislodpre the Americans wp .iM.
On the Americans left the FrenA $
are movintr forward TV j. t-i.i. II
the lines aro holding steadily. 1'
?.. ,U A J . in a. $
"j .- .ijsucuzrea rress
London, July JO. Vj ff
The Germans have been cxuntetstiU;
tacking very heavily along vlrtaaflryi
the entire battlefront. according .&
news that reached London c W U-Vi .'il
today. VJV?
Their attack was an especlallvhtjuji
one in the American sector, and r?k?
suited in driving the Americana eirf?Sffl
of the village of Cierees. about .flWvS
and one-half miles southeast of Fereif 3
Another German thrust drove the
French back from Beugneux, nUr
Grand Rozoy, northwest of Feren
Some advance has been effected by ,
the Allies in the Ardre valley, alonr .
the easterly side of the front, toward'
the village of Aubllly. A certain K
amount of ground likewise has been
gained near the center In the neighbor
hood of Villers-Agron-Aiguizy. '
The main advance on the westerly'
side of the front seems to have been
at Grand Rozoy, nbout Ave mllM '
northwest of Fere.en.Tnrdennlii. -
The Fiench hero are progressing rM
north on to the crest of the plateau
between the Vesle and the Ourcq. '
There has been heavy fighting neai'
uuzancy, nvo macs soutn or boissob,-.;
ana aiso in i-iessier wooer, aDout nre
miles farther south. In this lstttr'
locality forty-five prisoners were takes
belonging to three divisions of the
enemy now engaged In the Marne
salient. There are seventy-one such
divisions, of which ten belong to the
northern army of Crown Prince Rue-
preclit of Bavaria.
The enemy's withdrawal Is reported
still orderly, and military opinion In
London discounts the possibility oC
any rounding up of Germans In the
salient. "
By the Associated Press
With the French Armies In
Field. July 30.
The; Germans continue their : &5j
desperate resistance along the whole 'a
"" "' t; jjusmon esiaousnea try-
It is impossible to tell yet whether. JSBI
this is the place they have chosen tslitVtYl
make a stand, or whether they' iwuTSsS
ou,.i,m.mli u. bicul nujiiuer oi inen ftva
merely to savo vast quantities
me narciest lighting Is arouni
iseaugneux twnere the French are
rejV "-
ported to havo ben ejected) behind I'?5'
tV,l.h tllt-A la f . n olaontlnn .v.m. .1.(aW r
Fistnes, twelve miles distant is visible.; ,,'s3l
n.. .. rr...-.-j n f.R,a
uj me uiiiicu rress KJi.yra?:S
Iimlnn .Tulv AcrC?frrj
-. -j :: . zyvj
the RhelnuhSefchS:
;he Germans ImiftPj-si
corresponaenis in me
sons salient declare the i
lost 30,000 prisoners In their openU
tions and that other casualties wtllSPi
total 250.000.
(y the Associated Press
Paris, July M.jr'
The fierceness of the fighting Mo;
aay, it is Deuevca nere, is a
that the German retreat has r
its limit and that the enemy
make a stand with his right wing
the pieateau soutn ot tne crlee.'
with his left on, the hill south 'ec
For the defense of this line. -It
held, the Germans will devote aH
General von uoenms army ana
reserve divisions taken from
t'rinco rtupprecni oi uavana. ,-
Today's War Offiqe statement
nounces mat mere was no cnai
the situation during the night. ,
statement reads: v'
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