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-,- 'v ' Vt'-Si'5 W-I ..y ' :S3aclv $ HJiv'y.:i 4' W-.' ' i! cuentttg public ffiefcger U'5 1 J rts l v Jr THE WEATHER ,h? .V, t Washington, Aug. 12. Fair; Tuesday, probably shower not much change in temperature; light variable tiinds. fi. 'A .-w ! . - V- 1 3 ' L. TRMlT.RATimrc AT F.CH nbr ben If' I I 9 10 111 12 1 2 3 4 1 5 f73 7S I 80 82 IB 184 I 88 I I THE EVENING TELEGRAPH I.',' I -(--"! 1 : V, ,l rVOL. -IV. NO. 283 Published Dallr Except Sunday. Subscription Price; 18 a Tear br Mall. Copyrlcut. 101k, ty the Public Ledtsr Company. PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1918 Entered as Second-Class Matter at the Poatoftlre at Philadelphia, Fa. Under the Act of March 3, 1878. PRICE TWO CENTS I 7 " jarW ''- V. ' " itT MIGHT EXTRA CLOSING. STOCK PRICE f K I- ME ORDERS A "DRY ZONE" i: t Tr4'W A'TfcsPITnT A T i mm An.MijAi, hC w" ' KThirty.five of" Frankford Saloons Must Close August 22 i ' I MEASURE IS TAKEN TO PROTECT WORKERS . , ."U. S. Attorney Learns He Has Power and Takes Im mediate Action ONEtHALF MILE AREA v s Letter oNtifying Proprietors , Also Signed by Department of-Ju6tice Agent Letter Closing Saloons Near Frankford Arsenal "Dear Sir: AVe hereby give you notice that under the regulations .issued by President Wilson on June 27v 191S, it dry zone Is es tablished extending for half a mie from the boundaries of the reservation of the Frankford Ar senal. "Under Instructions from tho .Department of Justice we hereby give you notice that your saloon tmu8t be closet! aid business sus pended at the oftd of ten days from the receipt f this notice. ' "Francis Fisher Kane, V. S. District Attorney. "Todd Daniel, Acting Chief Agent, Department of Justice." fcToiprotcct hundreds of workers In the frankford Arsenal. United States Dis- ? 'irfjitt Attorney Kane this afternoon cre- . atod a dry zone in the arsenal district. teThlrty-flve saloons within a radius of ? one-half mile of the arsenal were or- ;-, flared to- .suspend business -within ten 7,!UBy mirrinB receipt oi me omciai no Salification. " .Aav-the official notices were flejit, put v.'thls afternoon, tho saloons affected will :,:l'oe the' night of August 22. v,; int letters aauresseu to cacn or tne .'-Jhlrty-llve liquor dealers within the dry tone Mr. Kane said; '"Dear Sir We hereby give you no tice' that under the regulations Issued by President Wilson on June 1918. 'a dry zone Is established extending fot half a. mile from the boundaries of the reservation of tho Frankford Arsenal. -'"Under 'instructions of the Depart ment of Justice we hereby give jou no- WIceithat your saloon must be clobed f-sv.l , J-J . .,. , rf ana oubiiichh euienut;u hi uie pnu ui I Ain fdays from the receipt of his no- "Y. ptiee' - "S The letter is signed by Mr, Kane nnd countersigned by Todd Daniels, acting agent of the bureau of Investigation, De partment of Justice. ' Action No Surprise ' ' 'The creation of a dry zone around IUte.arsenal does not come as any great. surprise, for the Federal prosecutor ' made it plain several weeks ago that the1 would tako such action when, It was determined that he had the authority. .'For a while there was some question concerning his authority, for It was ' held that the arsenal was not an army "post and not amenable Uo the drastic , -rules and regulations that have been (thrown around camps and posts. j. Today Mr. Kane asserted that his laswufnoniy 10 create uie ury zone nau been determined and that, he would lose no time in 'an effort to Vemove the sa-,-! loon menace from this Important muni- tlens plant. Warning to Liquor Dealers Besides creating the dry zone Mr. r Pj Kane also issued a warning to liquor dealers throughout the city concerning the sale of liquor to soldiers and sailors. " .in a circular letter addressed to every liquor dealer in the city, he made It plain that he Ibvvb dealing with boot- -'.iegalnc and'Other violations were passed ltfi Via resnectcd and not winked at. ' Mr. Kane In his circular letter says: "It has come to my attention that a I, '.-great number of saloon keepers, both iuuur ucnicm iiuautiaiiuu, Ulta nut. complying with the regulations passed r. by the association for the purpose of 3 ASfilatlna the Government In nreventlnc It illegal -sales ol liquor to sailors and sol- fX41er. I sZtf rafr tn thA reirlllatlnnn ndnntpd I'J'aalnst 'rhA raIa nf ftnlrfrnua limine tn ti 1m rsmoved from nremtses of anv retail I'LrUceiRSed saloon at any hour of the day USernight.' I'- "I bee to-remind you that this regu lation' has already had considerable ef faft tn nrAventlner bootleee-lnfr and the 1 1 Illegal sale of spirltousiquor to soldiers If '1 ".Tou will, therefore, comply with the lrafVlatlons, 'whether or not you are a Association that adopted it If'it be ydur purpose to assist the Government tn pre- , ..vantlng violations ot section iz or tne Va.itl.u o.pitn. An." -.irTodd Daniel explained that many deal- sr, rav' non-members of the association, had B,HOa lO uuillfl witll lllv fciuiauuna Aa.. Jk hu .ha .nonnlatlAn anH tho' y.i 1HUUU Uf ,,.v MaauVn.lw,i, U..U ...-. i" l&1-.... iV.li. haawt. an-nnaa .1 nn 1. tm.ne . VIVUUUV I" .V tV-VlC4iliwM ,v ,, a 'Mmcult to stamp out. oootieggers wno are "' selling liquor to men in unirorm. f&i i. . ySfAu.trln Deierteri Executed ' CaifMAug. l..-.The execution of six-tjr-twr AWrju4Mrterawas reported 'lu&wb-n "PEACE DRIVE" STARTED ANEW BY AUSTRIANS Educators and Bishop Reported by Berlin to Have Launched Fresh "Feeler" By the Associated Press Amsterdam, Aug. 12, A new "peace offensive" has been started at Munich, according to the Tageglatt, of Bcrllnfl Professor F. I,. Quldde, of Vienna: Professor Henrlch Lammasch, of Budapest, and Bishop FranUncI, of tho Itoman Catholic Church hi Hungary, are Identified with the movement. They have requested tho general sec retary of the Interparliamentary Union at Chrlstlania to suggest to the Interpar liamentary groups of tho belligerent countries that three representatives be appointed by a secret ballot from each belligerent for the purposo of exchang ing views on peace proposals. Professor Quldde, Professor Lammasch and Bishop FranKnefhave all been Iden tified with peace movements during the last two ears. The most recent cn deavoi by them to tako steps prelimi nary to peace was by Professor Quldde, who. In March, was repotted to have made a peace offer In behalf of Germany fqr transmission to President Wilson. This report was later denied and Pro fessor Quldde was repudiated In govern mental circles at Berlin. MORE U.S. TROOPS WILL GO TO ITALY ROOSEVELT SAYS Assistant Naval Secretary As- 'sines Italians American Force Will Be Increased Hy the Associated Presi Ttnm-, Aug. 12. (Havas Agency.) . Franklin D. Itoosevelt, AsMstant Sec retary of the t'nlted States Xavy, in speaking at a luncheon given tn his honor Friday vfc'nlng by Admiral Del bono. Minister of tho Navy, gave assur ances that additional American troops would be sent to Italy. One of the purposes of his visit to Italy, Mr. Roosevelt stated, was to seek means of preventing enemy submarines from leaving the Adriatic, while it was also desired to find wai for keeping the Austrian fleet from operating against the Italians. VILLISTAS KILL 66 IN HOLDUP Soldiers and Other Passengers on Mexican Tram Murdered . By the Associated Press , Kl Taao, Tex., Aug. 1,2. Twenty-six passengers and forty soldiers-of the train guard of fifty men wero killed ana seventy soldiers and civilians avounded when" the north-bound train on the Mexican Central Railroad was held up at Consuelo, Chihuahua, fifty miles south of Chihuahua 'City, Mex., Saturday, according to word re ceived here early today. The bandits were Villa followers. The dead were Btrlppcd ot their clothing and valuables. A military train carrying a strong forco of soldiers was rushed to the scene. INDIANS LEARN SHIPBUILDING Twenty-five Carlisle School Stu dents' at Hog Island Twenty-five students of the Carlisle Indian School, all under the draft age, have enrolled In the training school at Hog Island to learn snipDUiiumg. The men nre being taught riveting, rhtnnlna-. raulklne and shin carpentry. Montraville Yuda. class of 1913, has cham nf the students. He had been working at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation plant tor some tune, dui re cently went to Hog Island as an In- stnlotnr. Among the twenty-fire are many of Carlisle's star athletes. Varlgan, one of them, formerly was captain of the base ball team: Kori was rignt ena on tne football team : Snider was a star on the track ; Mays starred at basketball ; Her man gained fame on the gridiron and Choate on the cinder path. WING TWO GERMAN PLANES American Aviator? Win Victories on Toul Front By the Aisociated Press With the American Army In France, Aug. 12. Two German airplanes have been brought down by American fliers In the lapt twenty-four hours on the Toul sec- 4na- AfBnlol nnnfli'mnHKti tiitii-Atian laa tui . uiuwini wuiiui iiiuviuii, uunttci) 10 still lacking. A third Is believed to have been brought down. The first German shot down was the victim of Captain R. O. Bridgeman, of Illinois. Tne macmne was seen to ran In flames near Xlvray Saturday, Sat urday night a patrol, of American fliers met four German biplanes near Th la- court. Lieutenant Tobln attacked one and It went Into a nose dive. The second reDorted victory occurred Sunday morning, near Thlacourt In an air. battle between three German ma chines ana several Americans. VIENNA WORRIED BY AIR VISIT Government Orders Surrender of Messages Dropped by Italians ' By the Associated Press Zurich, Aug. 12. The authorities at Vienna have ordered the public to hand over every piece ot propacsnda litera ture dropped by Italian airmen last Fri day and threaten severe penalties for failure to do so. These pamphlets were dropped by Captain Gabrlel d'Annunzlo and his filers. There was a wild scramble In the streets for tho pamphlets when they were dropped. . Some sold for as high as twenty crowns, The Relchspost reminds the Viennese that since the daring Italian flight they no longer can consider themselves Im mune to the horrors of warfare. TO EXTEND AIR MAIL SERVICE Postofiice Department Assumes Control Six Planes Added By the Associated Press Washington. Aug.' 12. Considering that the air mall service is no longer an experiment, the Postoftlce Depart ment today assumed control of the New York-Phlladelphla-Washlngton routes aa the first step Ln plans for the establish ment of nation. w.lde- airplane mall. Heretofore the service has been main tained by the War Department. Six new planes, which the department purchased, were placed Into service with christening ceremonies today at College Field,, Md. '1 S' Yfcw mJlkltftj r1 WW "" jwvwVh l," ' -f" LENINE AND TROTSKY FLEE FROM MOSCOW; RED RULE GOLLAPSES Bolshevik Leaders Arc Fugi tives on Kronstadt Island, Berlin Reports .May Seek a Refuge in Germany SOVIETS OVERTHROWN IN RUSSIAN CITIES Revolt Spreading Like Fire. Teuton Embassy to Remove to Pskov, Says Hellfcricli, Who Rushes to Safelv London, Aug. 12 Premier I.enlne and his chief assist ant, Leon Trostsky, have fled to Kron stadt, the naval base near Petrograd, according to a dispatch sent out by the semi-ofliclal Wolft bureau of Berlin and printed In Zurich newspapers, sajs a Havas report from Paris. Reports received Sunday that Bol shevik leaders, intended to flee to Ger many, lend color to the German report that they already have gone to Kron stadt. Tho Bolshevik Government will short ly leave Moscow for Kronstadt, tho Ber lin I.okal Anzclger, states today. Pre mier Lenlnc nnd War Minister Trolzky have already l cached there, the news paper adds. The Kxchange Telegraph correspond ent at Copenhagen telegraphs that, ac cording to recent Russian newspapers, tho anti-Bolshevik movement is growing rapidly, and that the Bolshevik Soviet Government lias virtually fallen to pieces. The Petrograd newspaper Isvcstla Is quoted by tile correspondent as say ing that at several points "in that part of Russia not occupied by the enemy" counter-revolutionary move ments have broken out ln a number of towns. The Bolshevik Soviets have been overthrown in these places and replaced by councils consisting of rep- FRENCH ADVMCE " DAZES GERMANS Speed Shown by Hunibert's Army Takes Beaten Enemy by Surprise- RIGHT FLANK IN PERIL Special Cable to Evening Public Ledger Cnpurtoht. J9, bj .Yeio Vorfe Times Co. With the FrencJi Armies, Aug. 12. Tljo most important news of yester day's operation on the French front of attack seems to me to be the prog ress made by Humbert's army on the Massif of Thlescourt. Here, If any where, the enemy might have been ex pected to make a resolute stand, but tho French Sunday morning attacked the position en the Massif and climbeJ up on the west sido of the plateau, taklngTlerllere, Gury, Conte, Moreuil and Lamotte, and advancing about half way along the base of a series of heights over a mile to the north of Chnvlncout t. This means that a large part of the west h.lf of the position Is In tho hands cf our Allies. That does t ot look ns if the enemy has much hope nf stopping their retreat this side ef Noyon and Llemorit, and if they fall back as far as that line they must, ln my opinion, go still further. Their opposition to the Allies' ad vance Is apparently stronger on their right flank than on their left, no doubt because It Is their most vital point a point that they must at all hazards hold for the time being, If they are to conduct their retreat without its be coming a rout and disaster. Must Give Way on Right But unless they fight on the Massif as If they really meant to preserve their position there In other words, unless they succeed ln keeping It ln their hands the conclusion is that on the right, too, they must eventually give way. The Sorarae battle, despite tho short period during which It has been In progress, made a definite fr,esh phase ln the ascendancy the Allies' are estab lishing over the Germans. For tho first time this year, and, Indeed, for the first time since the battle ot the Marne, well-Informed circles are using such terms as "grand desarrol (great confusion) to describe the character cf the German retreat. Ammunition, guns and rifles have -been left on the ground-In enormous quantities' and not only the cavalry, but the Infantry had the comfortable satisfaction-, ot Continued on Paso Two. Column Fir. THE WEATHERVANE aiadly everywhere tonight Ye telU welcome "fair tontoht" If it's fair enough. Xo thermottteter ulll range Yen) far, for "Ifot much change" SaiJ the forecast stuff. Light and varlalle breezes 1VHI ttlr'the leaveiet on the trews. ' Bolsheviki Free Consuls at Instance of Stvedeh Paris, Aug. 12. A dispatch received here from Stockholm says that as a result of tho efforts of Sweden's reprcsenta tlves ln Moscow, tho British nnd French consuls who were recently arrest.ed by order of the Bolsheviki, have, been released. resentatlves moderates. of the Mcnshcvikl, or FRANCO-CHINESE TROOPS ARRIVE AT VLADIVOSTOK By the Associated Press Ylndlrostok, Aug. 9 (delayed). Four companies of French soldiers and one of Annamltes from China and Indo-China arrived here today, headed by Comman dant Mallet. A company of Czecho slovak soldiers, with a band, greeted them. Courtesy calls were exchanged by General Pari", of the French military commission ; M, Andre, French consul ; General Dicdrlchs, commander of the Czecho-Slovak forces In Siberia, nnd rep resentatives of the local Russian govern ment and Zcmstvos. Ottana. Aug. 12 Canada will be rep resented by a military unit of approxi mately 4000 men in the expeditionary force which the Allied Governments will send to Siberia. "YOU DON'T MEAN IT," FRANCIS TOLD REDS By the Associated Press Vologda, Ru-sln. Aug. 12. The reason for American Ambassador Francis and the other Allied diplomats leaving Vo logda for Archangel on July 25, was their refusal to comply with Insistent demands of the Bolshevik Foreign Ofllce that they move to Moscow. Tho Bolsheviki sala they wanted the diplomats to move be cause they believed Vologda soop would be the center of counter-revolutionary fighting. The final message sent to Tchltcherin by Ambassador Francis, as dean of the Continued on Paso Two, Column Three RADICALS INU.S. Welds I. W. W. Into Prop aganda Machine, Arrests at Chicago Reveal ENEMY SUPPLIES FUNDS Clilcngo, Aug. 12. Positive evidence that the far-reaching German spy system has gathered to Itself the anarchistic I. W. W. and other international radical organizations in America, and has welded them Into one great anti-war propaganda machine, is declared to be In the hands of the Fed real Government. Disclosures that Federal agents. In conjunction with the Chicago police, have unearthed at least three different angles of anarchistic activity, each ap parently having a close connection with German agents and believed to be largely financed with German funds, came with the announcement that the plant of an anarchist newspaper, at 818 South Morgan street, had been raided and Frank and Nicholas Carnavalis, brothers, of tho late Dan Wallace's group of conscientious objectors, ar rested. Detectives who conducted the raid and made the arrests are said to have seized a big supply of literature and Important correspondence which sheds further light upon the personnel of the men' who are guiding the alien enemy propaganda work, and Indicates new lines of its ramifications. Uosen Others Arrested It was learned that at least a dozen other persons who have been arrested, and whqse records are being Investigated by Immigration agents with a view to deportation, are accused of being actively engaged In one or more of the German anarchistic propaganda branches, which include the Anarchist Red Cross, the Milwaukee Defense League and the In ternational propaganda group ot anarch ists. It was stated that besides the men and women who have been arrested and questioned by the Federal authorities, there are at least twenty-five other per sons In Chicago who are now under the close surveillance of Government agents. In a number of quiet raids that have been engineered by the police and Fed eral officers great quantities of literature all of an anti-war and anarchistic character have been seised. Corre spondence between various radical lead ers has fallen into the Government's hands, which Is said to indicate to a certainty that th.ere was a general cam paign to create social unrest In America and roster opposition to the war. No Lack of Fonda The amount and character of the lit erature, as well as tho actttty of many radical agents who had to be paid, shows there was no lack of funds for any propaganda work that could be started. No possible propaganda channel has been overlooked. It Is asserted, and In vestigation has disclosed that the Work ers' Institute at 1006 South Ashland avenue has been a fertile recruiting ground for workers in the various groups. The cleverness with which much of the seditious literature has been cir culated and Its authors hidden formed a ! big. obataolo.' In-the,? Government searoli Z mf-fKfUgWr -y ;. L-. . 11 FROM HERE DIE IN ACTION, OFFICER HURT Two Privates Wounded. Corporal Missing in Casualty Lists FOUR FROM DISTRICT UNACCOUNTED FOR Atlantic City Man Killed. Mcrchantvillc Soldier Captured SOME FATES IN DOUBT Conshohocken Men Among Those Not Found After Struggle Philadelphia Heroes in Today's Death List Sergeant Alexander Chanoff, 2424 Falrhill street. Bugler Philip It. GootJriiice, 5133 Westminster avenue. Private Stephen F. Hyan,' 524 South Fifty-seventh street. Private Nathan Auritt, 1033 Emily street. Private Franrls ,1. Crawford, 2220 Tllan street. Irivato ,101111 Jos. Devlin, C18 North Marlioo street. Private. Daniel Fecca, 1331 South Cainac street. Private Thomas .1. Furnian, 1311 North Markoo street. Private James F. Gavnghan, 1103 South Durlen street. Private Peter Splrito, 1231 Mercy Mercy street. Sergeant Frank-F. Sullivan, Col llngdale, Pa. August IS. 1918, The full list of todaj's casualties Is on rage 4. Eleven Phlladelphians are dead, an officer and two privates have been wounded, and a corporal and an en listed mandate mlsslng.'-nccordlng' to General Pershing's latest casualty 1st, which contains 30S names. An Atlantic City officer has been killed, a Merchantvillo officer Is a pris oner, two enlisted men from Consho hocken nre missing and two others from nearby points have been wounded.. Two hundred and twelve soldiers of this city were reported In the casualty lists last week. Forty of them died while facing the enemy, forty-five were wounded and the remainder 127 were missing after battle. This is the largest toll taken from this city since the first unit of the American forces went overseas. The total casual ties for the week throughout the country weip 4916. Phlladelphians wounded and missing In todaj's casualty list follow: wouyoKn Lieutenant Daniel W. Ilender, Lenox Apartments, Thirteenth and Spruce streets. rrlvst- Alexander Dolfomo, 801 North .Ninth street. Private Peter F. Oiles, 1815 North street. MISSING Corporal Clyde II. North Sixteenth street. Cobaug-h, 3734 Private Joseph II. Brooke, 1121 Par rish street. PRISONER x CapUln J. II. Cousart, 5031 Willow avenue. MIARIIV CASUALTIES PrWate Yltto Bruno, Conshohocken, Pa, missing. Frlvote Kplfanlo Lucente, Consho hocken, Pa., mlssjng. Private Frank I.. Millard, Birdsboro, Berks County, wounded. PrlTato Floyd Becker, Bridgeton, X. J wounded Lieutenant Karl J, flrojran, Atlantic City, N. J., killed in action. Lieutenant Herman Sloan, Merchant vllle, N J., prisoner. Sketches of the Heroes Private Stephen F; Ryan, killed, in action, was drafted last September, sent to Camp Meade, but transferred after two weeks to Camp' Gordon, Atlanta, Ga., and assigned to the 321st Field Artil lery. He went to France last April and a letter received from him a few weeks ago stated that he was eager to see some real fighting. He formerly lived In South Philadel phia, and was a fine all-round athlete. A brother, John Ryan, was one of the best amateur boxers ln this section. John enlisted In the Quartermaster Corps a year ago and was sent to the Pacific coast, where he won the light heavy weight championship of that section. An other brother, Andrew, is employed at the Eddystone munition plant, while two sisters are telephone operators at Hog Island. Stephen Ryan Jived with his widowed mother at 521 South Fifty-seventh street. Solemn requiem mass will bo held for him on Wednesday morning at the Church of the Transfiguration, Flfty-lfth street and Cedar avenue, by the Rev, Father McGettigan. - Private Thomas. J, Furman, killed In action on July ," was twenty-one years old. He enlisted ln the First Regiment N. G, P. In August, 1917, and was sent to Camp Hancock, being later assigned to Company C, 110th Infantry. He has a brother, David E. Furman, who Is a member of the 307th Trench Mortar Battery and is now ih France. "I am proud to have a brother who died for his country," said Mrs. Thomas McDanlels, sister' of young Furman, CoaHaaotl am Pawlsw, .Ctliyatsr ALLIES PUSH CLOSE TO GERMAN BASES: 13 COMMISSION FOR VOTING ARMY AND NAVY MEN WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 A Fedeial election commission of six to supervise the voting of Boldleis and sailors lu camps heie nnd abroad Is ptovlded in a bill introduced by KepvesctfU tive Thomas, of New York, today. FORMER U. S. OFFICIAL TO WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 Attest of a f owner Government department official, alleged to be Involved in n graft bcandnl, Is imminent, it was learned this afternoon. Although no official announcement was made, it was known that n warrant would bo issued by the Department of Justice in the very near futuie, nnd probably tomoirow. The nntuie of the chaiges was not made known, nor was the identity of the official, who Is, said to'havc xesigiicd his position only recentlv. VERMONT GOVERNOR SEEKS PROBE OF ACCOUNTS MONTPELIEK, Vt., Aug, 12Govemor Hoiace . Giahnm today asked that an examination be made of the nccounts for -which he was responsible when he held the office of State Audi tor. This followed charges that there weie discrepancies in the books of the Auditor's office when Mr. Gialmm closed these duties to become Governor two years ngo. MISTRIAL DENIED IN 5TH WARD CASE Judge Hause Turns Down Motion by Defense in Conspiracy Case HEARING IS RESUMED U'j a Staff Correspondent West Clt"st-r,..Pai' Aug. 12. Judge Maine today refused a motion for a mistilal In the Fifth Ward con spiracy case. Tilal of the seven defendants was re sumed this morning after a series of conferences between Judge Hause and the attorneys. The resumption of the trial indicates that It a mistrial was declared because of the alleged attempt to tamper with one ot the Jurors sitting In tho case it would not be until after all of tho eW dence Is In. Judge Hause summoned the Jury sit ting In the case Into his private cham ber Immediately after court opened. No explanation of this unusual procedure was offered, but it Is generally believed that Court wished to question the Juror3 In connection with tlio alleged attempt at embracery made by Charles W. Allen, a Philadelphia policeman. In ap proaching William P. Weaver, a member of tho jury. Just after court opened Judge Hause summoned Ciurt Crier Daniel Ford to the bar. They held a w hlspered consul tation and then the Judge asked the Jury to follow Mr. Ford into Judge Hause s private chamber. District At torney Rotan, of Philadelphia; District Attorney Wade, of Chester County, and William A. Gray, counsel for the de fendants, Joined the Judge and Jury be hind closed doors. The Jury was closeted less than two minutes. Judge Hause and the at torney remained In conference several minutes longer. First Instance In Counl.-. It Is said Judge Hause's action Into summoning the jury to his private cham ber Is the first Instance of tho kind in tho history of Chester County. Several side-bar conferences followed after Judge Hause returned to the bench. William A. Gra, counsel for the defendants, made a motion for the with drawal of a juror because of tho alleged attempt at bribery. Judge Hause over luled the motion. Gray then filed ob jections against the report of the trial carried yesterday and today by a Phila delphia morning newspaper. Commonwealth attorneys took the view that the court by its decision placed responsibility on tho defense for the alleged attempt at embracery The Commonwealth made no effort to have a mistrial declared because District Attorney Rotan and his assistants feel that their sido of the case has not been Injured by the attempt to Influence a Joror in favor of the defense. No further arrests have been made in the ease and none is .expected until after a further hearing is elven Allan Truman D. Wade, District Attorney of Chester County, said the further hear ing of Allen would probably take place Thursday before Justice S. M, Paxton. Allen Is still lodged In the Chester Coun ty jail In default of S5000 ball. It Is Intimated that word has been conveyed to the Commonwealth from Allen that he Is preparing a statement which will bare the entire transaction. So far it is understood. Alien has made no admis sion Implicating any one in the alleged plot to "fix" the Jury. He has made frequent assertions that he would "not be the gdat." The alleged attempt to tamper with a member of the jury has aroused new In terest In the case here. Nearly every seat In 'court was occupied when cour opened this morning. Defense Closes The defense closed at 11;08 o'clock this morning after calling five witnesses ln sur-rebuttal. t William E. Finley, executive manager of the Republican city committee, -one of the five called, told of an alleged con versation December 2?, 19U, with Frank f C'tGUaa.'a Fax FuV TAKE PART OF BRA Y BE ARRESTED FOR GRAFT U-BOAT DESTROYS - 2 MORE VESSELS British antt Swedish Ships Sent Down Off New England INSURANCE RATES GO UP By the Associated Press Washington, Aug. 12. German submarine raiders operating oft the North Atlantic coast have de strojed three more vessels, the Navy De partment today announced. Tho British steamship Penistone, of 4130 gross tons, was torpedoed 100 miles east ot Nantucket lightship yesterday morning; tho Swedish steamship yd - ianu, or JUJi gross ions, was sum; uy bombs August 8 1100 miles south of Nantucket and an American schooner repotted ns the Herman Winter, but it l-i non frlnntltir liiu lint Iiaoii ili-ifl n 1 1 nl i established, was destroyed by gunfire ' The battle is becoming more yesterday 200 miles cast of New York stabilized, particularly on the north All members of the crew of tho Sydland i . ,. , ., . . , , .. were reported saved, but the navy's dis- crtl Part of tho fr0"t. where further patches did not clear up the fate of tho ' progress depends largely on success crews of the other vessels. i to the southward. There is no in- Thc Penistone and Herman Winter . were sent down In the v Iclnlty of uication, however, that the Germans Georges Bank, off the Massachusetts intend to make their present lines lu.iai, t Hi-iu .l auuiiiniiiic viiiu it, int; surface Sunday in tho midst of a fleet ot American fishing vessels, nine of which were destrojed. Later reports to the Navy Department revealed that tho dispatch relating to the Herman Winter had been garbled In transmission. The coasting steamship Herman Winter had reported that a fishing schooner had been sunk on Sun day oft the Massachusetts coast. The name of tho craft was not given. An Atlantic Port, Aug. 12. Two steamers with survivors of vessels sunk by German submarines off the Massachu setts coast reported today that they were proceeding to port, but the num ber aboard or the names of the ships were not stated. New York, Aug 12 Marino under writers today advanced war risk rates ,on sailing vessels both for coastwise and transocean routes -because of the con tinued activity of U-boats ln coastal waters. Rates jumped to 3 per cent and in some cases to 4 per cent for sailings between American ports, while trans ocean rates wero advanced to 10 per cent by Eome underwriters. Gloucester, Mass., Aug. 12. Fisher men claim to have identified tho com mander of a German submarine which has been sinking fishing boats oft the Atlantla coast as a skilled navigator formerly In tho United States fisheries service. Two men from different schooners that were sunk claim to have recognized a former acquaintance, who had changed little except that he had grown a beard since they last saw him. Shipping men are satisfied that the submarine commander or one of his of ficers had an exact knowledge of the New England coast ; as he operated at dangerous points with safety. The sus pected man Is said to know these waters from Woods Hotel, Mass, to Nova Scotia as well as any oone who has sailed them. Some officials, however, held that pos sibly a third submersible had come to this side of the Atlantic. By the United Press An Atlantic Port, Aug. 12. A steam ship has been sunk off the coast of Maine, according to unconfirmed reports reaching hero today. No other Informa tion was forthcoming. WOMAN AIDE FOR REDF1ELD Mra. Stewart First of Her Sex to Be Cabinet Officer's Secretary By the United Press Washington, Aug. 12. Mrs. Agatha O. Stewart, of Port Richmond. S. I., has been appointed private secretary to faec retary of Commerce Redfleld Mrs, Stewart Is the first woman to be secretary to a Cabinet officer, She sue cteds Eugene Smith, whose departure from Redfield's employ created consider- .1,. . i .. I--.. i -i irivL:. - u-pi"-p " U. S. Troops Help Pierce Chief City; WestofPeronne FRENCH MAKE ' FRESH GAINS, Pctain's Troops Press to .Within Two Miles of Lassigny MORE TOWNS OCCUPIED; 700 GUNS GARNERED- t , "" ' -, Germans Mass Artillery and Begin Heavy Attacks Below Somnic 40,000 CAPTIVES TAKEN Teutons Reported to Have Quit Important Posi- ion at Royc B the United Press London, Aug. 12. Fiench troops, having captured Gury (southwest of Lassigny), are pushing eastward in an effort to turn tho German positions on tho heights to the southeast, it was learned this afternoon. The fighting there is going well. Our lines are now within three, kilometers (one and three-fourths miles) of the town, the French pene trating Thiescourt Wood ,(which ex tends northward to within at mile? of Lassigny). - Heavy fighting is in progresfs all. nlone the'jline, especially in the Chaulnes and Roye sectors. There tho Germans are trying to guard the important roads and railways a little longer. In the Bray sector American and British troops are striving to push eastward toward Peronne, along the north bnnk of th& Sommo The artillery fighting is crowine- in intensity. The concentration of guns is one of the greatest of the war. permanent. Crown Prince Rupprecht so far has thrown in eight divisions of reserves and only has about fifteen divisions (probably 180,000 men) left. By the United Press With the French Armies in the Field,, Aug. 12. e French troops, closing in upon the important base of Lassigny, have ad vanced to within two miles of that place. They have captured Gury (less than two miles to the south west) and have advanced south of Loges Wood (two miles northwest. French artillery is violently shell ing both Roye and Noyon, rendering both towns virtually uninhabitable. By the Associated Press With the British Army in France, Aug. 12. There is an unconfirmed report this afternoon that the town of Roye, northeast of Montdidier, which the Germans have been de fending so desperately, has been evacuated. Roye is an important military base. British tanks have been seen oper ating a considerable distance east of that town. By the Associated Press London, Aug. 12. The British have captured the western edge of the town of Bray,v on the Somme, advices from the front state. American troops also are in the J suDums oi iiray, ngnting a con- tinuous battle for the outsKirts oi the little French city. Only slight changes in the line as a whole are reported in dispatches reaching London this afternpon, but a ding-dong battle is raging all up and down the northern section of ' ' i the present battle line. i i Bray lies about five miles south of Albert and is the chief positloa fr'- along the Somme west of Peronne. American and,British troops vrert- reported approaching Bray .las night.) 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