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Get It From Times-Dispatch Information Bureau ? ?? i? ' -M For Auto Owners GucrrItch's Practical Tal\s in the Sunday T.-D. &STH YEAR. VOLUMK M NIIUBER 228 RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1918. ?TEN PAGES., WEATHKR _FAJR PRICE. TWO CENTS ME AMERICAN SCHOONERS SUNK OY HON U-BOAT Submersible Comes Up in Midst of Fleet Off Nan tucket Coast. CREW OF ONE IS HELD PRISONER FOR AN HOUR Later Men Are Set Adrift in Dory and Rescued by Other Craft. RAID OFF GEORGE'S BANKS Captain Proctor Reports Seeing One Two-Masted Vessel Disappear and Hearing Ganlire. WASHINGTON. August 11.?A Ger man. submarine raided shipping ofT Nantucket this afternoon, according to reports to-night to the Navy Depart ment. The undersea craft la reported to have funk nine fishing schooners. Survivors are believed to have been landed. Officials here are awaiting more details before making an oftclal announcement. The loss of life Is unknown. The nfticlal statement from the Navy De partment followa: "The fidhlng schooner Helen Murl?y has reached an Atlantic port wltn four Kurvlvora from tt:e crew of the fish ing schooner Kate Palmer, who report that a German submarine came to the surface In the middle of a fishing fleet off tho Massachusetts coact an?l Hank the Kate Palmer, the An'ta Mav, the P.cllance. the Star Buck, the Progress and four others, whose names ar* un l.nown Tho ?ur\Ivors of the Kate Palme were taken aboard the German sub Mjiine :ir,d held prisoner one hour, and I lien 1*11 adrift in a dory." The Navv Department was without Information regarding the time of the attack. It is not known whether it took place yesterday or to-dr.y. Reports also wire received to-night that the auxiliary Ashing schooner Gleaner had arrived at an Atlantic ?>o:t and reported an attack by a i?uh ??? iln?* on tour other fishing vessels ott the southerly ?-dge of O-oige'.# I'snkK Saturday afternoon. Captain lldward A. Proctor, of tho Gleaner. ?a<v cue two-malted schooner disap pear. hut was unable to say what lie ratve ?f the other three vessels. Tl-at fame morning he said h" h^tr.! cun tire. but It was so far away h<> r-oild see nothing of the vcssi 1 -loln^ th? ilrinjr. The first report of the attack on the tishins fleet did not mention what means the submarine took to sink the defenseless craft. The raid is the first in these waters since the Iur Perth Amhoy and four barges were shelled by a submarine off Nausct Beach, Cape Cod. July 21. On the next day the fishing schooner Robert and Richard was destroyed by an underwater boat off the south eastern coast of Maine. There was a lull until August 2, when Canadian waters were Invaded. In three days at least eight sailing vessels and one tank steamer, the Lui blanca. were attacked. SENATE OOMMITTEE TO TAKE UP CHANGES IN DRAFT BILL Plan Now Under Consideration to Call Senate Back Week Earlier to Paaa Bleaaure. [Br Aanoclated Preas. J WASHINGTON, Augrust 11.?Consid eration of the administration bill ex tender the draft ares to include. all men between the ares of eighteen and forty-five years will be resumed to morrow by the Senate Military Com mittee. and Chairman Chambcrlalri Is hopeful of reporting the measure du Inr the day. Tf that Is not possible, the Senator said to-night, the bill will b? presented at the seroiweekly session Thursday. Several committee members have amendments they Intend to propose, but the general belief Is that the meas ure will be returned to the Senate in practically the same form as drawn by the War Department. The proposal to have the Senate re convene August 1 'j, practically a week ? ooner than the recess agreement pro vides for, so that the bill can be dis poned of without delay, still Is bring fonsidered. While most committee r-.embers regard this step as adv!sable, ? Majority deader Martin and other? are understood to hold that it is not necessary. GOVERNMENT RECLAMATION WORK NETS HUGE SUM Statistics Show 1,184,033 Articles of Clothing nnd Kqiilpment Were Repaired. WASHINGTON. August 11.?Are there any old clothes in the army? The conservation and reclamation di vision of the quartermaster corps says there are. During the month of .Tune it repaired 1,184,033 articles of clothing and equipment. Here are some of the things It put hack into shape: shoes, 284.111 pairs; hats. 49.150; overcoats, 71,406; coats, 48,631 ; breeches. 14 1.420 pairs; flannel shirts, 65.246; undershirts, 202,209; drawers, 216,686; Blockings, 6. 171 pairs; leggings, 38,472 pairs; blank ets, 23,460; miscellaneous Items, 44.954. In addition, it salvaged over 4.000,000 pounds of waste, disposed of $11,000 worth of fertilizer and over 1,000 tons of hay and straw, waste material, which it sold for $5,878. Importance of Seaplanes in Fighting Submarines * wide vlalon and treat apeed. the itnplane la rapidly be coming one of the moat Important J cnmpnlr* which la k?i.? a?r?lnat the U-boata of Kalaer Mllbrlm. not aerial rpnroy of "?????? hy condltloni *?*?ther nn<l hy crulalntc capacity. Seaplanes are unable to live In vreather that merely caaaea alight ai'lMtl*0. ?<0 "'"?/oyer., and their I *rt confined to onr-ahore on **??n???>ly fine day* and ever h - * * 1? 'Imitation, how ever, la not aa aerlona an It might be r.h";0,nnthr.".S.Sr,C,e by" Fer In te "eating ^SloSr'" " fuU LEWIS CUIIMS HURST ENTERTAINED PASHA Declares Ho Has Affidavits Showing Von Berstorff to Have Also Been Quest, TREASON CASE TESTIMONY | Paris Correspondent at Bolo Trial Said to Have Testified Regarding Meetings Between This Trio at Riverside Drive Home. NEW YORK, Aucust 11?Merton E. Lrewls, State Attorney-General. de clared In a statement to-night that he could show by a series of affidavits that William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper publisher, had received at his home, at the same time, on two or more occasions. Bolo Pasha, who was j recently executed by France for trea son. and Count von BernstorfT, the for mer German ambassador to the United States. Moreover. Mr. J*ewls asserted, that he was prepared to show, by many af fidavits, that Count von BernstorfT was a frequent visitor at the Hearst , home at about the time of Bolo's visit I to New Tork In the spring of 1916. when Bolo obtained Jl,683,000 from Von BernstorfT with which to carry on the same German peace propaganda in France that Hearst was then conduct ing In America. Mr. Lewis claimed that It had been shown "by the testimony of Hearst's ! i Paria correspondent. Bertelll. given on the trial of Bolo for treason, that, in stead of Hearst meeting Bolo only once, he met him three times.** These meetings, according to Mr Lewis, occurred when "Hearst enter tained Bolo at luncheon; Bolo enter tained Hearst at the Sherry dinner and Hearst entertained Bolo at a theater party and supper." Included In the statement were copies of nine affidavits regarding visits to the Hearst apartment-house allcge'l to have been made bv Bern i storft" and Bolo. CALLS FOR LABOR SWAMP EMPLOYMENT BUREAU Intrraiote Shipment, of Men Are \u thorised by the National Agency. ; WASHINGTON*. August 11.?The De partment of Labor is fairly swamped! by calls for labor. il3 Women In In dustry Bureau is studying conditions' In the chemical industry at Niagara ' I* alls. In anticipation of a greatly en- i larged demand for women workers ! ! there. It will recommend changes In I conditions in chemical plants so that women can be employed with less 111 I effect. Shortages of common labor In war industries have become so acute that the United States Employment Service has authortred interstaj.e shipments of men. Men in Industries classed as non essential unoer the "work or flght" order are to be transferred to these plants. The service Is planning a toughening process for men who are to be inducted into hard labor, and is transferring them from Job to Job, in- j creasing the severity of the work un til they are ready for hard manual work. The service has placed 106,860 men at farm work this summer, while ap- \ plications totaled 175,733. Of the States, Illinois received 20,593 men, and California 15,741. Eastern farms, whose help has been depleted by inducements from war industries, now are receiving aid fronv the service. SERVICE FLAGS FOR PLANTS DEVOTED TO ORDNANCE WORK Sifw Insignia Will Have Red Border, With Bine In Center and White Panels. WASHINGTON, August 11?I5very factory in the country devoting more than 50 per cent of its total output to ordnance material will h.-tve its ^*?r vice flag. Orders to this effect wer<i issued to-day by Major-General C. C. Williams. The flags will measure 4x6 feet and will be bordered in red. With in the border will be three broad panels, the renter blue, the outer t^o white, and in the middle of tho blue panel will be a design in white o* the bursting bomb, the official insignia of the ordnance ?ervice. BILLY SUNDAY'S WORK NOT ESSENTIAL TO WAR Reqnent for Priority for Material to Ilnlld ProvldcutTe Tabernacle Denied. PROVIDENCE, R. I., August 11.? Billy Sunday's work is a nonessential, so far as the war is concerned, accord ing to a ruling by the priority com mittee of the War Industries Board A letter from the. board made public to-d.ay declined to give consideration to tho request for priority for material for the construction of the tabernacle Billy Sunday la to use here in Sep tember. Tho building is to cost $30. 000. It is being erected on a site owned by a millionaire brewer. Naval Officials Do Not Regard Finding of Bottle as Im portant. STORY OF CAPTURE PERSISTS Belief Grows That Missing Col lier Was Taken by Ger man Submarine. WASHINGTON, August 11.?Interest In the fate of the naval collier Cyclops. which disappeared with 293 persons on board some time after March 4 of the present year, has been revived by the story of the finding:. ofT quarantine, Baltimore, of a bottle containing a | note Blgned by John Rammon, of Chi cago. The author of the note wrote that "our ship Cyclops has been cap tured by a submarine." Navy ofTlclals to-day did not regard the find as of any great importance. | The belief is held that the bottled mes | sage is simply a hoax, and Is only one J of Innumerable instances in which the I mystery of the missing vessel has been ?'cleared up." Letters giving informa tion about the collier's disappearance continue to arrive at the Navy De partment In great numbers. On one | day recently fifteen communications | touching on the Cyclops case were received and filed. The persistent fact, it appears to navy men. Is that the most popular theory of all the informants Is that the ship '% s captured by a German submarine. In the present instance of the floating bottle the U-boat idea bobs up again. But this time the place of capture is given as oft the Virginia coast. It is pointed out by navy officers, how ever. that at the time of disappearance of the Cyclops German submarines only had been reported as being In Carib bean waters. The Cyclops was last heard from at the Barbadoes on March 4. That there were submarines In that area was reported from time to time, and these reports were repeated by the governor-general of one of the British colonics in that vicinity, who visited the United States shortly after the disappearance of the collier. The belief is stronger than ever in the navy to-day that the Cyclops ac tually was captured by a submarine. It was stated to-day by one of the of ficers most concerned in the mystery thai the belief had become a convic tion that the crew of the missing ship now are Interned in Germany. EIPEnTS CONSIDER. ALL KNOWN THEORIES Experts have gone over all evidence that was obtainable as to the last posl^ Hon of the collier, the fact that one engine was out of commission, possi bility of a storm, possibility of a sud den shifting of her cargo of manganese, mutiny on board and all other possible causes which could have resulted in the destruction of the vessel. These experts all have settled down to the only theory consistent with the facts in the case?that the Cyclops was captured and taken to a German port. It is pointed out that no theory ex cept that of capture could explain away the fact that not a single ves tige of the wreck, if such occurred from any physical cause, remained on the seas along the route she would have followed to the United States. The track of the collier, bound as she was to the United States, was thoroughly explored, and all the Is lands In the Caribbean Sea. in which | she might have been taken temporarily i by the prize crew, were systematically sea rched. NO EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT COMMANDER SURRENDERED SHIl? The supposition that the Cyclops was given over voluntarily by any of the officers in command was gone into very carefully by the Navy Department, ? especially with reference tu Lieuten ant-Commander Worley. U. S. N. R. I*. The investigation showed there was no evidence to support such an assump tion. It was held, however, by one of the officials who followed the Investiga tion that the collier was taken by a ruse of forged orders to the commaii-j der. and that in consequence of these, j he sailed for a British, Instead of United States port, and thus became easy prey. The theory in this explanation is that there was connivance between some one on board nad the comman der of the submarine in Caribbean waters. Indirectly the belief that the Germans did not destroy, but held the Cyclops, was fortified by the fact that the Germans realized the value of a cargo of manganese. The latter alone would have been worth about $20,000, 000 If delivered in Germany. Efforts have been made by the Navy Department to get from Germany any Information to prove the Cyclops was the victim of a submarine. But the Germans, it is pointed out. would have the best of reasons to keep the mattrr secret, inasmuch as they could only: hope, thorough secrecy, for a repeti tion. The department to-day declared, the name "John Rammon" did not ?P-( pear on the lists of those on the Cy- j clops when she left the Barbadoes. nor, was it included in the official "missing, list" give.i out by the navy on April I 15. ~ I CANADA TO SEND UNIT Approximately 4,000 Men Will Aeeom pnny Allied Kxpedltlonnry Force* to Siberia. I My Aaaoclutcd I'rtM.1 OTTAWA, August 11.?Canada will be represented by a military unit of approximately 4,000 men In the expe ditionary force which the allied gov ernments will send to Siberia.' This was announced here to-night by th? Dominion government, which promised a more detailed statement within a short time. BILLS IN CONGRESS DEMANDING ACTION Speaker Clark Predicts There Will Be No Adjournment Until Election. PLAN TO RUSH DRAFT LAW Some Leaders Claim Customs Tax May Be Imposed to Get Revenue. [By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, August 11.?Con tress. with its legislative program jammed with the revenue, draft and water power and other important bills, ; will not adjourn until Just before the j November elections, according to a I j prediction to-day by Speaker Clark | I after he had surveyed the situation. I ' He said that while the Ways and Means j Committee Is planning to report the i j revenue bill when the House reasscm- j i bles a week from to-morrow, the ad- j i ministration bill for general develop- i J ment of water power by previous I ! agreement has right of way and can ' only be displaced by unanimous con sent. The revenue bill will have fin ished its committee stage, according to Chairman Kitchin's plans, so it can be considered whenever the House Is | ready, and it has been announced the ! draft extension bill will be considered j promptly in the House Military Com I mlttee, with hearings. r Despite Chairman Kitchin's plan ! from the outset to avoid resort to the . tariff, in the pending $8,000,000,000 j revenue bill, some committee sentiment | apparently had turned to-day tovard j the feasibility of a war-time increase ! on a limited number of customs items. I A tax of 5 per cent, or approximately that rate, on gifts of all kinds, without' qualification for the period of the war, was favored to-day by Representative Hull, of Tennessee, one of the Demo cratic members of the committee, and the author of the income tax law. "We could raise $10,000,000 to $20,000,000 by u tax on gifts," he said. j Chairman Kitchln did not go to the i Capitol to-day, taking a complete rest! 'in readiness for the final week of the] I framing of the bill as he considers it. If he has evolved a plan to make up ? the $1,000,000,000 deficiency in the es i tlmated revenue that the bill as far as ? planned will produce, he has not made it known to the committee. He will receive information early this week from the Treasury giving the estimated ' revenue from the industries falling ; under the excess profits proposed tax. j FIGURE DO PER CENT OK INDUSTRIES MUST PAY It has been calculated that In the plan of an alternative system of ex ! cess profits, and war profits taxes, [ whichever would product the higher j | revenue to be applied in any given | i case. 90 per cent of all American in-1 dustrles would fall under the alterna-1 tive war profits tax and the other 10 ; per cent in the straight excess profits ! tax. Some members of the committee j ; believe Chairman Kitchin will yield to ; the Treasury pl:m to let excess profits' stand as under the present law, and it is certain that revised figures show the bill then will be within $300,000,000 of the total sought. An effort will be made in the com mittee to write into the bill more elastic provisions as to exceptional i business, with the dual object to avoid breaking down any particularly indus try and to allow a latitude of action that would permit raising more reve nue than under too rigid language, j Members of the committee point to the proposal to tax gross sales of retailers as a feasible plan. GOVERNMENT ASKS HELP TO PERFECT AIR NAVIGATION Hipfrt Declare* Liberty Motor h SO Per Cent netler Thnn Mx Months Aro, WASHINGTON. August 11.?The Lib erty motor to-d?.y is 50 per cent hel for than it was six months ago. A iiUc pericd hence is expected to see even greater improvements in it. This assertion is made by I;. Stout, technical adviser of thrt Air craft Board, in a pamphlet on the problems of airplane improvement, is sued to-day by the naval consulting board. The board issued an Irviia tion to all persons to aid in (he pur tection of aircraft, and outlin?-?i octnin features in which improvements are wanted. Suggestions will be welcomed on carburetion, ignition, engine parts self-starters, exhaust mufflers, ooclinj; radiators, the fuel system, propeller* and machine-gun synchronizers. Noninflamma'ole coverings for winjr arc sought, as well as stabilizing de vices, bomb-sighting devices and drift meters. TURK THINKS GERMANS WON BATTLE OF MARNE l.udenrtnrlT, In Speech at llnmhnrp;, Qnotfi Opinion of Turkish Attnrhr. LONDON, August 11.?The Berlin correspondent of the Munich To3t writes: "On the same day that LudendorrT conferred our strategic plans had fail ed at the Marne, he made a spo?ch at Hamburg wherein he said that the Turkish attache had just told him he considered the Marne battle a German victory." The correspondent add* a few re marks about "the attempts of certain official circles to conceal the truth from the German people. They havj done Incalculable harm and are larg'lj responsible for the bitterness among the public." Rmperor Chnrlea at Front. BASLE (vIr Paris). August 11 ? Kmperor Charlea of Austria has gone to the Italian front, it is learned from Vienna. GERMANS UNABLE TO STOP ADVANCE Even If Sugar Price Goes Up One Cent It Will Be Cheaper Here Than Elsewhere WASniNGTOV, Anjrunt 11.?The United States, though facing: nn In crease of probably 1 rent a psund on Ita sugar bill, will still be get ting 14s sugar cheaper than any other country, except possibly Cuba. Sugar has been retailing here at S 1-2 to O cents n pound, with the price going as high as 10 cents nt particularly remote points. The wholesale price In the I'nlted States lias been $7-10, though recently raised to IT..10 n hundred pounds. This year's Cuban crop wh taker over at *5.60 40 cents added for transportntlon and 91.30 added as the refiner's margin. Later, 20 centa was added to cover Increased Imnr nnce and sen transportation. On this basis, the retailer has had a mar gin of I cent to 11-2 cents n pound In handling. Against this, the regulnted whole sale price in France was $I2.SS per lOO pounds! United Kingdom, f 12.."i0; Italy, Canada, *3.07. In Sweden, beet vugar sells for 14 cents a pound; In Spain, nt 10 eentst In Hramll, 25 eentst Portugal, 21.4 cents, and India, 14 cents. From \prll, 1017, to April, 101ft, the Cnlted States used S,21.S,5S2.'10i? pounds of sugar, and Its national sugar bill wns $r>80,P."?6,4S6. The United Kingdom's annunl consump tion Is nbout tt.l.H.IOS.OOO pounds; France, 1,141,242,000; Italy, 55.T 000,0001 f'anadn, 704,400.000. The to tal consumption of the allies In nboat 5,230,740,000 pound* ? ymr, at a to tal coat of 96Sn.130.4Sn wholesale, or an average price of $12.3- 1 - - 14 hundred vrrlsli t. Had America1! sugar hill been or this basin, It wonld have been 81-1, 41D.80-4.30 larjtrr. WHh the I cent a pound ndded, America's price ntlll will be far below that obtaining In allied countries. The linear equalization hoard of the food administration will take over the entire raw ootpnt of mRar, beet, Louisiana cane, Hawaiian, Cu ban and pnmlblf Peruvian, If the surplus there enn be had at anything like a reasonable prlire, and vrlll then equnll/.e the price on the en tire imonnt, ard allocate It to the different reflnerles, establishing: the margins on which they may sell. 1 he 1 cent Increase neemn prob able after conferences In New Vork and here between Sugar Adminis trator Cieorge llolph and rerre??s tatlves of the Cuhnn, I^onlnlara cine and beet producers. Cuban and hret representatives were with him Fri day* and the l.oulslana people were here yesterday. Increased prices aeeni neeeasary to cover Increased costs and tu stim ulate production, hnt the aagar ad ministrator will make the Increase l> small as mny lie, no that the do. niestlc consumer will lie protected. BOLSHEVIK LEADER SLAIN DURING BLOOD) RIOTS Soviet Government Has Virtually t Gone to Pieces, and Leninc Plans to Fie?. TROTZKY ALSO IS LEAVING Counter - Revolutionary Movements Have Broken Out in Many Towns, leaders Overthrown and Replaced by Councils "of Moderates. [By Associated Pr?M.) LONDON, August 11.?The anti-Bol shevik movement in Russia Is grow ing n>plrily, the Bolshevik Soviet or ganlzatlon has virtually gone to piece*, and Nikolai Lenine, the Premier, and I-.eon Trotzky, his War Minister. In tend to flee to Germany should the situation became too serious, according to reccnt Russian newspapers, the F.x chango Telegraph correspondent at Copenhagen telegraphs. The 1'etrograd newspaper Isvestia Is quoted by the correspondent as stat ing that at several pcints "'in that part of Russia not occupied by the enemy," counter-revolutionary movements have broken out in a number of towns. The Rolshovlk Soviets have been over thrown In there places and replace 1 by councils consisting of representa tives of the Mensheviki. or mod-rat??s. In ihe city of Kazan, the newspa per adds, the widely known Bolshevik leader Olschinsky has been killed, while there has been great bloodshed among the Polsheviki ir. the Novgorod and Riazan districts. LITTLE COVER FOR HUNS IN DEVASTATED SECTORS t.'oiintry nelilnii Von Hutirr Abandoned by (?'ermniiK In Spring of I.out Vrnr. PAHIS, August 11?The German re tirement is under heavy pressure from the French armies. Behind Von Hu'.ier is a country that was completelv devas tated during ihe German evacuation in the spring of 1!?17 and which was again overrun during the German of fensive in March of this year. The territory otters little opportunity for the formation of a defensive line for an army In full retreat. It was in this region that virtually every tree was felled by the Germans so as to take from the Brltlsi an.' French armies any cover that might be afforded. Between the liner- now being evacuated by Von Hutier and Hlndenburg line, eastward of Nesles and llam, arc old trench systems run ning from Noyon westward through l^asslgny and thence northward ?o Roye. These trenches are now sonv - what dilapidated Farther eastward, before the Kln denburg line is reached, are several streams and the Northe-n Canal, where delaying actions might be fought. Fur the present, however, it seoms tha the Germans will he compellrd 'o re tire from the whole territory which ihey gained at such a great c-.st in their March offensive. GERMAN BREAD RATION IS REPORTED INCREASED Price Ha* Gone I'p, and Amoont la Smaller Thnn la I.nat Anient t. LONDON. August II.?It is oflleially reported from Berlin that the bread ration in the German capital will l.e increased by 100 grams (about 3 1-2 ounces) weekly, according to an Ex change Telegraph dispatch from Co penhagen. The price ha? also been raised by 12 pfennigs. The ration will now be 1,350 grams weekly, ns com pared with l.'.'SO In August of last year. Mnny Unions Declaro They Will Await Outcome of Conference With Burleson. THEY DEMAND REINSTATEMENT Unless Dispute Is Adjusted at Mec iiiK Monday, President Konen camp Says Men Will Walk Out to Forcc Definite Action. WASHINGTON. Ausrust 11.?No tele graph strike Is expected to-morrow by Proaldent S. J. Konencamp. of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union. Re sponses to hi3 order against the strike I have been received from all the locals that had voted to walk out to-morrow, except from Seattle. All agreed to abide by his decision. "We must wait for the conference of President Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor, and Postmaster Oeneral Burleson to-morrow," said Konencamp. "Our assurances are such that 1 can't see any other end to tho situation except that President Wil son's labor policy be applied to It. With that done, our men cannot be discrim inated against for union activity. All wo are asking from tho Postmaster General Is President Wilson's an nounced labor policy. "I have sought to avoid a striko during the period of the war, and es pecially since the government took over the lines. Labor is absolutely behind the President in this war, and tho telegraphers yield to none In this atti tude. but consider the situation under which we have been working, our men discharged for union membership, a right which the President, himself, guaranteed them; these same men. and their families In vant, suffering for food, their clothes In rags. Do you worulor that they have become restive, and that many of the locals voted to go out. whether or no?" On tho developments of Monday hangs the strike decision. If no action is taken by thj Postmaster-General to reinstate the men discharged by the Western Union for unionism, Konen-, camp fears he will be unable to hold his men longer. ? AIMS BULLET AT SELF. . SHOOTS SON INSTEAD Wife ?>' Author and Scenario Writer Adjudged In.inne After Shoot ing Mer Oitu Son. LENOX, MASS.. August 11.?Mrs. Gladys Dunn, aged thirty, wife of J. Allen Dunn, author and scenario writer, and daughter of 13. H. Courvoiser. a San Francisco art dealer, while trying to take her own life to-day. missed her aim and sent n bullet through the head of her two-and-a-half-year-old son. The child was rushed to the hos pital, where It was said he would die. The shooting took place in the Dunn home on the Pittsrteld Road. Mrs. Dunn was adjudged insane shortly af ter the shooting and sent to the State asylum at Northampton. GCORGE EHRET ARRIVES About Forty fJernmna Come on Snme Steamer With New York. Millionaire. AN ATLANTIC PORT. August 11 ? Gcorg.s Khret, the New York brewer, whoso property, said to -be vnlurd at J40.000.000, was seized by A. Mitchell Palmer, alien property custodian, ar rived here to-day on a Scandinavian liner. Or. the vessel also wore about twoscore Germans. All on b^ard v.?. re reported to have been held on the. ship to bo questioned by Federal authori ties before landing. ! BRITISH OCCUPY :i, i MINDS OF ENEMY ?> I ON ANCRE FRONT 1' 5. - - Poilus Progress to Within Few Miles of Noyon ** and Roye. ? t i UNOFFICIAL ESTIMATES PLACE PRISONERS TAKEN AT 36,00U ' 4 Crown Prince Rupprecht's Resis tance Stiffens Materially Under Sledge-Hammer Blows. I ANGLO-AMERICANS NEAR BRAY I Allied Troops Make Important Gains From Somme to Oisa Rivers. ' :.i f By Associated 1'resj.] The Germans have materially stiffen* ed their defense against the British, American and French troops on the I'icardy battle front, but they haye been unable to stem the tide of ad vance against them. " ^ Although the forward push of the allies has been slowed down some what, nevertheless, they have made further important progress from the north of the Somme, where the Amer icans and British are fighting: together, to the northern bank of the Oise River, where the French troops are engaged with the enemy. The Americans and their British brothers In arms, at last accounts. wej?e pressing closely upon Bray-sur-Somn>p. aided by tanks and armored cars, which Inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy aa he endeavored to retard their progress. ?? G Kit MANS PLXETRATE 1 * L.1 HO X S KOIt A TIME} Across the river the Germans heavily .engaged the British at L>lhon8:and its vicinity and at one point pierced the British line and gained the ? outskirts of Llhons. A counterattack, however, entirely restored the British line aftd the enemy retlrod to positions east and north of the village. Unofficial reports from London have credited the British with entering Chaulncs and the British cavalry with a penetration of tho enemy's territory almost to Nettles. These reports, however, have received no official confirmation. By far the greater progress has been made by the French from the region southwest and south of Roye to the Oise Kiver. Here they have driven their line well across the Roye-Coin | plegne road, and at Cambronne have reached the road leading from Com piege to Noyon. Since tho capture of Montdldicr the French have penetrated eastward to Tilloloy, a distance of about seven miles, and to Canny-sur Matz, more than eight and a half miles, and through the hilly region southward to the Oiac have averaged gains ex ceeding six miles over a front of twelve miles. UETIU5AT OK UN KM V NOT Ul.MKVHD TO HE OVKTl The stiffening of the German defense does not, in the minds of observers on tho battle front, indicate that tho re treat of I he enemy has ended. Ratti er, it is assumed that these maneuvers are similar to those carried out over tho Marne front when strong rear gu:trds covered the retirement of the crown prince's armies northward. Aviators have destroyed all the bridges across the Somme from the re gion of l'eronne southward, and w'.fch the enemy's communicating lines either in the hands of the allies or dominated by their guns, the retrograde movement necessarily must be slow. Therefore, strong rear-guard actions are required to save largo numbers of men and guns and enormous quantities of storefl from capture. The allied troops grad-' ually are encircling Roye, and its cap ture. which seems Imminent, will grent ly heighten the difllcullics of the Ger mans in falling back. ? Intensive air fighting Is proceeding over the battle line. In Fridty'.s b:i?> tic thirty-nine German machines wers destroyed am! twenty-two driven down out of control. , The British War Office acknowledges that twenty-three K?ritish machines iro missing. Unofbei.il estimates brinor tho number of prisoners taken by the al? lies to 30,000. and the nuM'ber of guns ??aptured to more than 500. "n the Vesle front, the Germans or the northern side of the stream are ???-' ported to be intrenching and stringing barbed uirf-s over the territory xrhero tiiey nre facinc the French and Amer icans. I'HB.N'til A It >11 MS ItnACII POINT THItEK MI MIS FROM HOYI5 PAIlIS. August 11.?The French First Army, advancing in the fact of a stiff ened German resistance northeast of Montdidier. has occupied the village of MarqulvUlers, which lies only three miles and a quarter southwest of Roye. the nerve center of the German Pldardy pocket, Grivlllers village, four miles and a quarter southwest of Roye.; and situated on the Montdldler-Roye rail way. also has been taken by the French. to-night War Office com munique announces. The night communique further show/ that the French right, pressing north eastward north of the Ol?e. have push ed ahead to within only Mix and a half miles of Noyon, the southern pivot the whole German Plctrdy front. TH village of Cainbronne, which is that