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RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1918. ?TEN PAGEjjl
?FAIR
PRICE, TWO CENTS
SAYS SPIES DELAY !
AIRPLANE OUTPUT
AI CURTIS PLANT
Senator Overman Exhibits
Piece of Brace to
Show Tampering.
FIND PIECE OF LEAD
CAUSED PLANE TO FALL
North Carolinian Declares Gov
ernment Is Far Behind
Schedule.
< >M,Y TFITKTY-SEVKN* It K A 1> V
>ricinnl I'luns C'iillc<l for 12,000 Air
planes to lie Shipped to
France July 1.
t By Associated I'Mhs.I
\V ASH INCTON*, Marcli -S.?!i. vstlga
on into delay in tlio airplane program
?as b?;Biiii by the Senate Military Com
nittf-e to-diy behind closed doors after
everal days of discussion in the Sen
te, which culminated In the assertion
?y Senator Overman, of North Carolina,
hat pari of 111c trouble wan due to
erman ^ple: in the Curtis plant, which
?an eMens.ive covrnmcnt contracts.
Members of the committee were
ledged to secrecy, and Chairman Cham
Tla'n announced tliat no statement
? ould be Issued until the inquiry had
een completed.
Ma jor-CJem-ral Ceorcc O. S<juler, chief
Sgnal oflicer. and Colonel Deeds, of the
vlation branch, were the first witnesses
nllefl. They remained with the com
>!tt<'c nearly four hours. The com
llttee plans to hear to-morrow M.tjor
>nerjl J. Fran I; Mil Bell, who has just
eturned from a visit to the American
ront Sn France. l.ater Commander
iriggs. "f the British fivine corps;
'oloncl Waldon. of the American signal
orps. and Howard Cottin. chairman of
he aircraft board, will lie called.
Senator Overman furnished Chairman
'hamberlain with the nartio?; <if his in
orinantn, no that they can be called,
lid speech followed charges that In
tend of having by July 1, 1".',00C air
lanes in Kranc? or ready for ship
ment. provided in the original pro
ram. that tiu:nbcr would total only
hlrty-scvrn. and that the American
irplane program was ninety ;1j;-s be
::.d :-oh<-dule.
I\ll I.MAM INSMIITMM IX
I'HAMK TO WMAKK.N 1*1, AM-:
Senator Overman said, although he
oti 1<1 make no charge against any one
mp'iQytc of the Curtis concern, there
ire spies there and were he Secretary
I War he would commandeer the plant
nd put in new employees. A metallic
race used in the construction of air
lane frames, from which a piece of
ictal had been removed and lead in
frtcd so a.' to v.'-.(kc.i i:. was ex
:bited by the Senator a .??ample of
plrs' work.
The Aril machine tested at the plant
ell, he paid, and an investigation
fiowed that this tampering had been
he cause. A delay of two months fol
nved, while government inspectors
?ent over every airplane part In order
> replace parts which spies had weak
ned.
The decision to conduct the Inquiry
chliul closed doorr was readied by
^e Military Committee after a num
er of members had urged this plan
i order to permit the committee to in
ulre fully Into the sittuation without
iscloslngr military sccrets. Chairman
hamberlatn and fiome others were in
iincd to favor session.-! to clear up
? isunderstandings and conflicting
atcments.
MAINE GREETS COL T. R.
urillorliim Jammed While I'ormcr
President Praise* .AdmlniMm
tlon War Pollry,
IRv Associated Pr*?.- 1
I'OHTI-AND, ME., March 2S.?Colonel
heodore Roosevelt received one of the
receptions of his life to-night,
lien he addressed the 5>tate conven
or! of Maine Republicans, and his de
ands for a speedinp-up of the war
? ere warmly indorsed by the aascm
led delegates and ",000 other persons
ho Jammed tlie auditorium.
The Colonel spoke as a private citi
n. As he entered the hail the gath
?ing rose and cheered for a little over
vc minutes. The cx-l'ret-idcnt was
.sibly affected by his reception, and in
{pressing thanks paid a tribute to the
Icpublicatis of this State, who, he
tid, had taken a fit part in all the
ises of the nation.
The Colonel often departed from the
t lines of his speech to pay seme
Ihl compliment to the administration.
,> called for a much larger army with
ie lies', of equipment. His calls for
.eed in the war program struck a re
ir.nsive chord on his auditors.
About 4.000 persons, including the
n vent ion delegates, who adjourned
the purpose, met the former l'rer.i
,,,< ;it the railroad station.
STRIKE TIES UP CITY
A ??
o Trolley Cnrn 3lo*r in Knnnnn City
nrcauNr of Synipjilhctli;
Walkout.
j rr.v Associated I're.sjO
? KANSAS CITV. MO., March 2S.?With
it a street car moving in the city,
staiirants elosed and half <i hundred
dustrles virtually paralyzed, every
ime In Kansas City to-night foil di
ctiy the efteet of the general sym
ithctic strike called yesterday in sup
>rt of the. Ianiulrj*-\vorkerr> and drivers,
J !io walked out several weeks ago.
The. city remained tranquil during
,'e clay. There were isolated reports
j* storming of street ears, but no seri
es disorders, such as occurred yester
|y and Inst night, occurred. The police
to to-day closed all saloons in the
Bread Cards and Lines
Only Few Months Off
WASHINGTON, March 2S.?Ilreml
card* and bread linen for Amcrlra
are only n few months nniT, Chalr
innn I,o\er, of Ihf llou*e Agricul
dirfr ('ummlllrr, declared thin nftcr
noon. He nmirrtrd, further, that
President Wilson In genuinely wor
ried over the "sfrloun food altua
t Ion.**
The erhofj of I.ever's declaration
htid Kcnrrelj- died donn nhrn the
food administration called off nil
"whentlen* dO}*n for households.
It hoi c * pin I ned, however, that thin
lit not no much lirrnunc of a plentl
tude of wheat nn to throw more of
the burden of consert Ing food on
publle eating places. .Moreover,
Ihnnftli rellr \ ed of the wbcatless
day restrictions, private household*
Hfrr linked til reduee rnnmimptlon
to one nnd one-half pound* of flour
n week.
I.ever's Mtatement ramt In the
midst of an Impossloned plea for
pnxanei' of a House bill proposli^g
to loan |T,S(M),()0() to farmern of the
Northwest to nld them In buying
spring ulient seed*.
"I think members do not reallr.e
how serious the food situation la, or
they would crane tlieir petty per
sonnlltle* and Jibe* at thin bill,*' de
clared Leier. "Our last wheat crop
was a failure, and the one now com
InR through the ground in very far
from promising.
'?With the demand* of our allien
becoming more and more pressing,
I fear the day of bread cards, and
po**lhly bread lines, In America la
not far distant."
I BEDFORD, VA., MAN FACES
CHARGE OF SLAYING TWO
: Fiftecn-Year-Old Wife and Jler
Father Said to Have Been
Trumbo's Victim*.
! INSANITY IS DEFENSE'S PLEA
j Attorney I*ee Declares, in Opening
Statement, He Will Show Defen
dant's Case Is One of Arrested
Mentality.
THy Aitoclitrd Prt?s 1
BEDFORD, VA., March 2S.?Thomas
! Trumbo, wealthy Bedford County
I farmer, wat. placed on trial for his life
I at a special session of Bedford County
Court here to-day. He Is charged with
the murder of his fifteen-year-old wife.
Mrs. Kmrrsa West Trumbo, and her
father, W. P. West, on March 5 at the
home of Alien P. West, brother o?
Trumbo's wife.
In his opening statement. Attorney
J. Li. Lee. for the first time since the
crime was committed, showed the hand
of the defense by declaring that the
defendant should not bo tried for the
highest penalty imposed for the crime,
because ho has the mentality of a boy
of fifteen years. An attempt will be
made to show that Trumbo's case is
one of arrested mentality.
At the time the shooting took place
Trumbo Is alleged to have followed
his wife to the home of her brother,
Allen P. West, where she had gone,
forced an entrance, shot down Ills
father-in-law, then his wife, and to
have wounded his mother-in-law and
his brother-in-law. Mrs. Trumbo was
the mother of a three-weeks'-old baby
at the time of her death, a few days
after being shot.
Building up its case principally upon
! the testimony of Mrs. W. P. West. Mr.
j and Mrs. Allen P. West and ten-year
old Abbie West, the State rested after
1 the examination of seven witnesses and
the defendant, Trumbo, took the stand
in his own defense. He told a straight
, forward story up to the time he broke
j into his brother-in-law's house.
lie stated that after that he did not
| know what happened. He was not
j shaken on cross-examination. Both
! sides have completed examination and
the trial is expected to end Saturday
evening.
MORE CAVALRY NEEDED
i Wur Department Will Organise nt
t.enat Thirty-alx
of Horsemen.
WASHINGTON, March 23.?The grow
ing belief in army circles that the
German drive 5s a forerunner of open
warfare in the near future has resulted
In orders for the speeding: up of or
ganization and equipment of these
branches of the service most, effective
in open field fighting.
l"p to the present, few cavalry units
have been sent abroad, although several
regiments of regular army cavalry are
in Franco with artillery and several
on dismounted service. Many of the
men called in the. forthcoming draft
w ill have an opportunity to enter ca\
alry and will receive assurances of an
curly trip abroad. At least thirty-six
new cavalry regiments will bo organ
ized. The organization is woll under
way and the remount division of the
War Department reports excellent re
sults in the nation-wide canvass for
horses suitable for cavalry purposes.
RIOTS IN CANADA
! Oivlllnnw Attack Poller When lOfTort In
Made to Apprehend Deserters
from Army.
[Hy Associated Pre:<?.l
QUEBEC, March 28.?Serious dis
orders occurred hero to-night when a
squad of Dominion police engaged in
apprehending deserters under the pro
visions of the military service act was
attacked by a crowd of civilians.
The disturbances rapidly assumed
alarming proportions, and at a late
hour to-night were still in progress.
Flnmea He* troy Warehouse.
EASTPORT. ME.. March 28.?A mys
terious fire caused large_ damage to
day to the warohouso oC tho Eastern
Steamship Company.
SECOND DRAFT IN
LEAVE HOME TO-DAY
First Call Still 14,000 Men Short,
1,000 Whites and 13,000
Negroes.
FOUR MONTHS OF TRAINING
; Chief Problem for Department
Is Finding Ships to Carry
Soldiers Across.
I
WASHINGTON, March first
movement of troops to training camp:'
under the second draft call wilt begin
to-morrow, l'lfty thousand of the
GC0 selective service men ordered to
cantonments during the five-day period
beginning March 'J3 will be credited to
the second increment of SCO.000.
Seventy thousand of the men mov
ing to-morrow ire whites and 2.*?,n00
colored. Kvery State In the Union,
except Iowa and Minnesota, will be rep
resented.
The arrival of these men at the train
ing camps still will leave the first draft
Incomplete by approximately 14.000
men. 1,0^0 whites and 13.000 colored.
The States not railed upon to complete
their quotas under the first draft call
.ire in the South and West. The re
maining selective men will be brought
in by special calls.
The appeal of Idoyd George to rush
American re-enforcements across the
Atlantic will hasten the second draft,
it was learned to-day.
The training of select men under the
| second call will be much more rapid
I than with the first draft army. Draft
| ed men now are assimilated into or
j ganizations which have been under
: training for some time. This facill
: tates the task of making a soldier out
; of a recruit.
| Six months was estimated as neces
sary for preparing the first American
troops for the final training abroad.
This can be reduced to four months, it
was said to-night.
The problem of transporting trained
troops across the Atlantic is the chief
difficultly that the War Department hau
| to meet. I^ack of ships has heid down
; troop movements. Many divisions now
, in camps have been ready to move for
some time.
COXTROVKUSV IX HOI SK OYKFl
CROWDEIl IlECOMMKNDATIOX
In the meantime, plans for speedy
draft legislation have been thrown into
confusion through a reopening of a
controversy between I'rovost-Marshal
(?eneral Crowder and members of the
House Military Committee over its
terms'.
Chairman Dent, tt was learned to
night. is opposed to the Crowd or pro
grain and Representative Kahn, of Cali
fornia. ranking Republican, may again
Ijc forced to take charge of the leg
islation. as he did of the original draft
law. which Dent fought.
All effortn to reach a compromise be
tween the Crowder and congressional
forces have failed despite the fact that
President Wilson and the acting secre
tary of war have attempted mediation.
Crowder insists the next draft, shall
be based on the number of men in class
1 in ea-:h district, arg.sin^ thus that
communities with many men working
in war industries will not have these
taken away for military service. A
strong minority of the House coramti
tee. with the tacit approval of Chair
man D-;nt. demands thai quotas shall
he on the basis of the total number of
registrants of all classes in each dis
trict. They charge that otherwise the
favoritism of local boards permits un
fairness.
The controversy, in the opinion of
House leaders, will stall off nil draft
legislation for three weeks or a month.
RAILROAD EA*RNINGS DROP
l-'irst Month of Government Operation
Shoo* Actnnl C'hmIi Deficit, Due
to Severe Weather.
I By Ajsoclnted Treii.)
WASHI.VGTON", March 2$.?I'nder
the first month of government opera
tion?January?172 of the larger rail
roads earned operating revenues of
$270,231,000. compared with $2S3,S37,000
during the same month last year, but
expenses Increased so heavily that the
net operating revenues for the month
were only $12,303,000. compared with
J80.337.000 in January hist year, and
?S3,6S5,000 in December. 1317. the last
month of private operation. Accrued
taxes deducted from the January net
revenues left an actual deficit of
J2.227.000.
The situation is attributed by rail
road men almost entirely to the un
precedented bad weather and freight
embargoes, which reduced the hauling
of general traffic, to a minimum and
increased expenses far beyond normal.
The deficit was suffered only by
Eastern lines, while Western and
Southern roads made small profits.
For February the record was much
better, though exact figures arc not
available, and the railroad administra
tion hopes to make higher earnings
of later months offset the poor January
showing. Otherwise, the. government
will lose money In compensating rail
roads on the basis of their average
earnings for the past three years:
Chaplain nnd Nun* lOxrcnted.
WASH 11NOTOX, March 2S.?An offi
cial dispatch from Franco to-day said
the chaplain and two nuns of the hos
pital of St. Elizabeth, at Antwerp, have
been executed by the Hermans. They
were killed in the courtyard of ihe
barracks at the s-amo time as the. Bel
gian oculist. Dr. Demets.
Deny Socialist* I hp of ftjrra.
M) 1 ?\V A L'K K10, March 2S.--Acting
upon the recommendation of practic
ally every member of the board of
regents of the University of Wisconsin,
the executive committee meeting In
Milwaukee refused permission to tho
Socialist party for tne use of the qnl
vorslty gymnasium for a meeting.
FRENCH ADVANCE
TWO KILOMETERS
Make Gains on Scction of Front
From Lassigny to
Noyon.
REPULSE GERMANS TO WEST
E^emy Uses at Least Seven Di
visions in Attack on British j
Lines Along Scarpe.
! n> I'fM . 1
PA It IS*. Murrh '.'S.???n tli?> front from ;
Bassigny to Noyon our troops have j
advanced over a lino about te? kilo
meters long to a depth of two kilo-j
meters. says the War Offlce statement I
issued to-night. The repulse of the
Germans in villages farther west also!
announeecJ. The statement reads: :
"< 'ont inuing to attack with s:rong ;
forces in the rcg;<-n Qf Mont Didier
dur:ng the whole morning th<s enemy I
attempted to enlarge his gains west
ami south of this town, but with mag
nificent elan our troops eouriterat- I
tacked with the bayonet and drove the 1
Germans out of the villages c.t Oourte
manc.-h?\ Mesnil-St. George?, and As- ?
sainviller:?, which we have occupied
and hold solidly.
"Our troops have made an advance i
i over a front about ten kilometers long i
and tw-f. kilometer, deep on the front j
from Dassigny to Xoyon. On the left
bank of th? Oise savage attacks by
the enemy have given him no advan
tage. our troops holding their positions
energetically."
nniTisti FonwAitn
LI \ KS P K V l-;m A TBI)
Ir.y Aisori&t^<l Press.)
I/JNDOX, March 1!S.?Th<? Germans
threw at least seven divisions into an
attack on the British front on both I
sides of the Scarpe River after a
heavy bombardment this morning. The
British forward zone was penetrated,
and a fierce engagement took place In
the battle zone.
This attack was delivered opposite i
Arras. In the region affected the lirit- |
ish line now runs from Arleux to Fam- j
poux, N'euvllle-le-Vitasse and Botsleux. ;
In the Mont Didier region the entente I
line uow runs from WarvlllerK, through i
Arvillers. Davenscourt, Gratibus and ?
Mesnil-St. Georges to Hainvillers. (This [
line incloses Mont Didier within a i
sharp salient, the apex of which Is at i
Mesnil-St. Georges, about two and a I
half miles southwest cf Mont Didier.) ?
The text follows:
"From WarvllJers the line runs J
through Arvillers. Davenscourt. Grati
bus and Mesnil-St. Georges to Hain
vlllers.
FItEXCII roi VTI'RATTACK
ix fokci; soi'th or xovox |
"Between the latter place and Pont
l'Eveque, south of Xoyon. the French '
this morning counterattacked in fc.rce
to a depth of three kilometers. The s
French pressure on the enemy in this j
area continues.
"Xorth of the Somme our line re-!
mains substantially the same ar. last'
night. Several attacks were made dur- i
ing tho nighr. in the neighborhood of
Beaumcnt-Hamel, Itossignol wood and
northeast of Puisieux. These were all !
repulsed.
"This morning the enemy opened a
heavy bombardment north and south
of the Scarpe River, and followed this
by an attack opposite Arras with at ?
least seven divisions. The enemy on j
this front penetrated cur forward zone.!
and :i fierce engagement took place in
the battle zone. I
G.XL.MV KKPOHTF.U TO
HAVE I.OST HEAVILY!
"Our line here, now runs from Ar- >
leux to l'ampoux. Xeuville-le-Vitasse j
and Boislcux and thence as before. The ?
fighting heie has been severe, and the!
enemy is reported to have lost very ,
heavily."
After an all-day battle north and j
south of the Scarpe. with Arras as the
chief center, the PtJtish forces have ;
beaten off the Germans, with heavy |
losses to the enemy, according to the
report from Field Marshal Haig to-j
night. The text of the statement says: !
"Ileavy lighting occurred during the
day along the whole British line from I
southeast of the .S'omme to northeast j
of Arras, a battle front of some fifty- j
five mile?.
"This morning, after an intense enc- j
my bombardment and covered by aj
cloud of smoke, the enemy opened a t
fresh attack in great strength on a I
wide front south and north of the }
Scarpe. At the same time a .series of .
partial attacks was delivered by him |
3long our iiits southward to tho '
ilomme.
AI.I, ASSAl'.TS IUCPM,SIOI>
K AST <H'" A It HAS
"In l.hf: now* sector of battle, cast of
Arras, ti e enemy succeeded in forcinpr
his way through our outpost line, and
hard fighting: has been proceeding all
day in our battle position?, llore all
the enemy's assaults have been re
pulsed, with heavy loss to him.
"Pierce fighting is still taking placc
south of the Scarpe.
"At Boyelle.", Moyenneville, Ablain
vllle, Isacfjuoy and I'uisieux our troops
also have been repeatedly attacked,
and have beaten off a number of de
termined assaults. At Dernancourt, the
enemy succeeded in forcing his way
for the second time Into the village,
but was driven out once more by our
counterattack, with tho loss of many
killed or taken prisoner.
"South of the Sonunc, our troops
have been fiercely cng iged all day In
the neighborhood of Arvlllers. Vrojy
and Ilainel. DlfTorent localities liavo
chnngcd handi frequently In bitt?r
fighting, but out* positions have {jeou
: (Continued on Second Page.)
ENEMY ATTACKS
EAST OF ARRAS
American Medical Men, Marked for Death
by Prussians, Remove Bands From Arms
\\ IMIIMi'l'IA, >l*ili ?*?.?Amrr
ieiin (loclor* and ^Irrlrhrr-bdirrri
norklnK nndcr tire (in ihc \incrlrnn
?rr(?ir!? tin lotted- ucnr ihr \tlillr
itrtti linml :ui?l red itiihk?for jear*
the International ln?li;nl;i for nrnij
medicnl eorp*?according t<> advice*
re?-ei>cd by medical corpt officer*
here.
The eonrrnl slnff of Ihc (?I'rninn
army cNtimate* Ihr death of one
Ainrrlrnii donor etjual* the Iomm of
."Oil \nicricnn *oldlcr*. nntl I hut onr
nlrrtchrr-brnri-r ii h i?r(h xUtron
infuulr; torn.
(iorntnn kharp*hooters linvr heen
decorated for hittini; lite noncom
lintnnli ensinced in niilinc Ihr
fvoundtd, nncl nn n rrinlt ihr men
of the hospltnl uiilt.n lin>r rrnnril
to urnr d l*t i ntrn i*li i nc in?lsnia.
Thr eoiifewnlott of a ? ?rrnian officer
lr<) to the Informnllon tlint the
medical men of the American force*
hnir been mnrknl for death h.v the
I'runninnn. The officer ?ni picked
up In "no mnn'w Innd" after the re -
piilxc of a rnldliiR party he had led.
Ill* rich! Ice had been shattered,
nnd nt the drc**inK Mntlon nome
hope nan held out that the llml>
could he Knvrd. At the base hos
pital a delicate operntlon performed
by nil Amrrlcan mtrceon made
nmpntntlon of the limb iinnprcusnrT.
The Herman officer, wevernl days
WAR TRADE BOARD GUYS
TWELVE JAPANESE SHIPS
Negotiations l/nder Way for Pur
chase of 200,000 Tons Additional
of Merchant Vessels.
JAPAN GKTS STEIili PLATES
Steamers "\V it l? Deadweight Capacity
of J 00,000 Tons Will lit* Added to
I'nited States Shipping Hoard
Fleet.
WASHINGTON*. March 2S.?The war
trade board to-night announced the pur
chase of twelvo Japanese merchant j
ships of an aggregate tonnage of 100.
(!00. Negotiations for the purtdia.se of
L'OO.OOO tons additional are now under
way. In return the Japanese govern-j
rnent will g?>t an equivalent tonnasc in
steel plates.
The war trade board issued the fol
lowing:
"Arrangements have now been made,
:vs a result of the negotiations between
the I'nited States and Japanese ship
builders*, for the purchase of twelve
Japanese ships of approximately 100.
C00 tons dead-weight capacity, which
will be added to the Iteet <>f the I'nited
,-'tates Shipping Hoard within the next
few months. All of the vessels are.
large modern steamers of 0,000 tons or
over, with one exception, and none over
two years old. Some, indeed, arc still
awaiting completion. Deliveries of the
ships at American ports are to begin
not later than May and to be finished
in September, a "progressively higher
price per ton to be paid according to
the month of delivery as a premium on
L^rly deliveries.
"Jn return for th<> sale of the ships
the war trade board has agreed to de
liver to the Japanese shipbuilders a cor
responding amount of steel for ship
building. ton for ton. against delivery
of the ships."
SOLDIER DEATHS INCREASE
Mure Rf);ulnrx nnd .National Array
Men Die Tlinn in I'reviou*
Week.
f By Associated Tress. 1
AVASIIIXCITOX, March 23. ? Although
health conditions In general among the
troops training in this country are de
scribed in this week's report of the
division of field sanitation as "very
good," deaths among the .soldiers in
creased from ISO the week before to
223. Pneumonia increased in the Na
tional Army and regulars, but in the
National Guard all epidemic diseases
are declining.
Deaths in the regular army last
week wore. ' eighty-six. as against
seventy-one the week before; in the
National Guard, twenty, as against
twenty-eight, and in the National
Army, 117, as against eighty-one.
Seventy-three of the deaths in ihe Na
tional Army and seven of those in the
National Guard were caused by pneu
monia.
Only seventy-six new cases of pneu
monia were reported from the thirteen
National Guard camp?, but in the Na
tional Army 287 new rasef. of this dis
ease were reported, as against 255 the
week before. Mumps and influenza
prevail in many National Army camps,
and some measles and meningitis are
reported.
In Ihe National Guard camps the sick
and death rates , arc described as re
markably low. while in the regulars
there are fewer cases of measles, sear
let fever and meningitis. Pneumonia
shows an increase among the regulars,
particularly In the aviation section and
Southern Department,
Hamilton Nunird for Norfolk.
WASHINGTON, March 28.?Norman
Hamilton, of Nor.'olk, Va., was nomi
nated to-day by President Wilson to be
collector of customs, Customs Collec
tion District No. 14. with headquarters
nt Norfolk, a reappointment.
aftfr the operation. .i?krd tin* prlil
Ircr of tnlkinc lllonc with the
\mcrlcnn nurRrnn. His request hik
Itrantcd. and ho unrnnl liI? bene
factor nc\cr to npnr mi} insignia
of hi* i-iirpx ?hfii on duly within
riiiiRr of the (irrninn linn.
The surgeon reported the fart*
to hlx commander, and Instructions
were Issued to the men who were
servlnsr hehlnd t lie American nnd
French linen, l-'or n time doubt was
expressed that the lirrmnnji were
deliberately witKinc wiir against the
men of the medlenl corps. but state
ments of ticrninit rillcmen brought
olit tbe fnet thnt some of tlicir fel
lows bnd been decornted for wound
Inc stretelicr-benrcrs, although the
true renson for tbe riecorntlon was
not ofllclnlly rermcnlzed by officers
presenting the decorations.
I p to tbe present time, the Amer
ican medlenl corps tin* been fortn
nntc in the smalt number injured.
They nscrihe this to their care in
not w citrine tbe inslstnln, nnd to
the foct that the lied Cross si^ns
on ambulances nre concealed If the
convey nnccw nre used in daylight
near the front lines.
Medical corps enlistments for
nurses are ninv approximately S.OOO.
Within n short time this nninlier
will be raised to about It Is
understood.
RICHMOND DISTRICT
TO RAISE $130,000,000
That Sum Apportioned City for .Lib
erty Loan Campaign Open
ing April (I.
BOSTON RATIO IS RKDUCED
Goals of Each State,- County and
City Will lie Determined on Ha.sls
of Population and Wealth.
f Hv Associated Press.1
WASHINGTON, March 2S.?Subscrip
tion goals which fach Federal reserve,
district will ho expected to reach or
pass during the tillrd Liberty loan cam
paign, opening April <1. arranged to-day
by the Treasury. Rive the New York
district 30 per cent of the $3,000,000.
000 loan total, or $y00,00rt,000. as its
share, the same ns in tiie second loan.
The Chicago district is allotted 14 I-6
pep cent, or $425,000,000. It was found
Koston had been given a disproportion
ate share in the second loan, and the
district's percentage has been reduced
from 10 u> S 1 -:t per ccnt. Cleveland.
.Minneapolis and San Francisco were
given the same proportions as in the
.second loan and other districts were
raised slightly.
The goals of each State, county and
city will he determined by Federal re
serve district committees on the basis
of population, wealth and business con
ditions.
Boston, $250,000,000; New York. $000.
000.000: Philadelphia, $230.000,000;
Cleveland. S300.0u0.000: Richmond. $130,
000.000: Atlanta. $00,000,000: Chicago.
$425,000,000; St. Louis, $130,000,000;
Minneapolis, $105,000,000; Kansas City,
$130,000,000: Dallas. SS0.000.000: San
Francisco. $210.0*10.000.
In the second Liberty loan campaign.
Richmond was assigned 1 per cent of
the total, or $120,000,000. and raised
$201,000,000. Atlanta was assigned
2 3-4 per cent. $80,000,000. and raised
$00.000.000.
REROUTE TRAFFIC
Direetor - (irneral McAdoo Appoint a
Two Kxpert* to ?itu?ly Trob
lem of Mipart.i,
[By Associated Pre.'s |
WASHINGTON. -March 2S. ? Benja
min L. Winchell. former director cf
traffic of the Union Pacific system, and
James L. Stewart, storage expert of
the Council <.f National Defense, to-day
were designated by Dircctor-t Mineral
McAdoo to represent the railrcad ad
ministration in carrying out the plan
of Chairman Hurley, of the Shipping
Hoard, for a general survey of Ameri
can ports, preliminary to modernizing
coal and h.adinsr facilities.
Commercial and financial experts al^o
will nid in the survey, which is ex
pected to result in virtual rerouting
of the country's foreign trade, to re- ,
lieve the congestion at Kastcrn ports.
SUPERINTENDENT A GERMAN
.Mnchinitttn in tJovernment (iun fnr
ringe Plant and Munition Factory
Threaten to Strike.
WAT KirrOWN, X. Y, Marc.ii 2S.?
Charging that the superintendent Is a
Gorman, and that no gun carriages
have been produced slncc the plant
was erected, <00 union machinists
threatened to strike to-day at the gov
ernment gun carriage plant and the
New York Air Brake Company's muni
tion plant.
Another C'adet In Killed.
FORT WORTH. TEX.. March 2S ?
Robert Daniel Garwood, a cadet of the
Royal Flying Corps at Meuhrook. an |
Unglish aviation camp here, was killed
at noon to-day In an airplane fall
while he was doing a tail-spin. He was
the son of W. J. Garwood, of Canasoraga.
X. Y. This was tho forty-fifth fatal j
accident to aviators here since Oc- ;
tobfcr. '
FRENCH PENETRATE
FLANK OF SALIENT
ON SIX-MILE FRONT
German Drive in Picardy -
Comes Almost to a Halt,
Except at Very Tip.
BRITISH REPULSE ATTACK
NORTH OF SCARPE RIVER
Allied World Waits Anxiously
for Result of Petain's
Thrust.
MAY SPOIL TEUTON PliAN
liorlin Admit* Heavy T.nsse.s, but
Says Casualties Have
Iiecn "Normal."
i Rv Associated I rc!? 1
Slowly assumiiiK tho shape <->f a
giant plowshare, the Gorman drive in
Pieanly has come almost to a halt, cx
eept at the very tio or tho saMe;t<
driven into the lines of the entente
allies. A.s the area covered by the
Teutonic offensive stands nan-, it runs,
on the south, in ail almost straight
line from i.andicourt, on the old "Ifin
denburg line.' to Mont Dldier. well be
hind th-i allied positions as they stood
in 1910.
. inifff ii Flit ins has taken place on
the French part of the line. The Gar
man attempts to advance on the ex
treme tip of the salient driven Into
the French positions have been fruit
less, and they have been driven back
at the point of the bayonet. The Urit
ish. on the front north of the Scarpe
also have repulsed the enemy. ? but
south of this river they have been
forced to retire.
From Mont Dldier the line to the
northeast runs with a sharp angle to
\\ arviJlers. and there it turns north
ward and oasses along the Somme
riiver to above Albert, where it. again
turns to the northeast until It joins the
old lines held by. the contending armies
on the morning of March LM.
Out of the confusion of the battle,
and the contrary claims of the con
testing- armies, two new features stand
out. The first is that the French, over
a front of six miles, have driven into
German tines along the. southern side
of the salient established by the Teu
tonic drive. The other is that the
Germans have begun a new operation
to the east of Arras, which may be the
inception of a widening M" the area of
battle to the northward
KitD.VCH ATTACK MAV
in; CO L' XTHItOFKUX SI VR
At the present moment the allied
world is looking anxiouuiy for new
of the success of the French thrust into
the flank of the Gorman forces. Tit**
fact that the drive progressed rapidly
and cut a deep notch Into the German
held- ground in the region of Xoyon
may indija.e that this movement D
the eounterofi'ensive which has been
expected fc: the last three days. Prog
ress by the Frc-nch for a considerable
distance I'i'.o the German force." would
cut off the Teutons fighting at the
very tip of the "plowshare." and com
pel them retreat, or at least pause
until the t.icnacc to their commuiilca-'
iions c 1*1 ?> removed.
A further advance of the French
might easily ovt-rturn the whole plan
of the Germans and bring about a
new phase of the battle, in which the
allies would strike hard all along the
front and compel the Germans to relin
quish their dearly bought conquests.
The German activity near Arras may
have for Its purpose either a new drive
at the allies' lines or a defensive opera
tion intended to stop an English blow
from the north coincident to that be
gun by the French.
Tin* British held firm riortif
of the .Scarpe, but to the south
of tho river have been driven
back. Their line now is near that oc
cupied in July. i!Mts and runs straight,
from Arlcux. north of Arras, to F'.ois
leu-v. on the line held by the British
on the north side of the dent drivon
into their lines by the German thrust.
Berlin admits that the losses have
been very heavy. The casualties are
referred to as "normal," which, in view
of the magnitude of the battle, may
mean that the. Germans have paid
heavily for the ground the> have won
't Is admitted that a certain points
the losses have been greater, hut it is
pointed out that the proportion of
i-.'.ightly wounded is very high.
AMKIUCAXS TAKi: 1'AKT
IX TI3HMKIC FltfflT IX t?
Americans have been in the tightin;?
and have acquitted themselves nobly.
Dispatches from Paris state that they
have won the pral>e of the French offi
cers for their conduct in the midst
of the mighty battle, it is said that
American divisions are among the units
forming the "strategic reserve'* of the
allied armies. If that is the case, it is
probable they were In the iighting near
Noyon yestorday and shared with the
French the burden of breaking into the
German lines.
There has been nothing from tht
other sectors In Belgium. France or
Italy to indicate that a new drivj in
any of them is imminent. There have.

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