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N o Lapse in News T--D. Only Richmond Paper W ith 7-Day A. P. Service Got an Auto to Sell? T.-D.Want Ads Reach People With Money to Buy gsth year. VOI.CM K 6* KUMRKR 228 RICHMOND, VA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1918. ?ten PAGES 7J5&7l,Ka ?SHOWERS. PRICE. TWO cents SEVEN OF TANKER'S The Frederick R. Kellogg Was Torpedoed Without Warn ing Off Barnyat. SECOND SUBMERSIBLE SEEN Attempted to Sink Trawler Off Cape Cod Tuesday Night. WASHINGTON. August 14.?A Ger man submarine, approaching tho very gates* of New York harbor. Hank the oil tanker Frederick K. Kf.llogg off tho Ambrose Channel last night, according to information received here to-night. ( Thirty-Jive members of the crew j brought here to-day reported that seven others are missing. The sur- j vivors were picked up by an Amer- [ lean steamship. Torpedoed without warning at 6:10 oclock last evening, the Kellogg sank in three minutes, said members of her crew on coming ashore here to-day.j The force of the explonion was territlc, they declared, and the seven missing men who were In the cnglnc-rooin arc ! believed to have been killed. No sub marine was seen, according to Captain J Whltfe. The survivors. In small boats, rowed 'or three hours, when a freighter took them aboard. One of the crow report- j td his narrow cscape when he was caught below drcks by the rapidly sinking ship. He was carried down ! by the (suction, he asserted, but swaip ! to the surfacc and reached one of tile i beats. Navy officials enjoined silence i upon the survivors before they could complete their accounts of (lie disas ter. The Frederick ft. Kellogg was a new tank steamship of 7.1:!? tons gross register, valued at more than SI.500.? 000. Under command of Captain C. H. White, she was on her way from Tarn plco, Mexico, to Boston with a cargo of approximately 70,000 barrels of crude oil. The ship was owned by the Petro leum Transport Company, and was launched a year ago this month at ; Oakland, Cal. i)ititis 11 mKnt n.v.vr.M.w riKPOIlTS CI.ASII WITH HA1DKII A report brought to an Atlantic port ? to-day by a British merchantman used i as a transport, that she had a fight ; with a submarine seventy-four miles j tast of Fire Island, and that her 4.7 j guns were outclassed by the subma- j rlne, ts being investigated by Secre- J tary of the Navy Daniels. An unofficial report Bays there was j an exchange of shots until the trans- ^ port reached a point forty miles from , Flru Island. Usually British trane- , ports report to their own officials in | New York. The present case, although j not officially before the department, of- ! fers some suggestions to navy experts. j It indicates that the submarine car- j ricd probably a five-Inch gun. It was observed by navy men to- j day that the reports concerning the j activities of the submarines off the New Kngland coast Indicated that the submarines carried but one gun. The inference has been that this was a powerful weapon, as cases were re ported during the first raid early In the summer when the submarines opened fire at from five to six i..!tes. The fact, however, being now estab lished, that some of the submarines can outclass In a shelling a 4.7 gun of the British type, there is no doubt that the fact will be taken Into account by all merchantmen plying between New York and Europe. ANOTHER SEKX OFF TIP OF CAPE COD AN' ATLAfCTIC PORT, August 14.?A German submarine* sighted oft the tip of Cape Cod early last night, fired a torpedo at the steam trawler Wnl , rus. missed by a narrow margin. Cap tain Clayton Morrisey, of the fisher man, reported on arrival Jtere to-day. Because of the fog. Captain Morrisey said he was able to escape and warn other craft of the danger. The Walrus was on her way to the f.shing-grounds, and was about seven niilcs northeast of Highland light. Cap tain Morrisey said, when the conning tower of the submarine was seen some distance away. The U-boat quickly feubmerged, and a few minutes later he saw the wake of the torpedo. Cap tain Morrisey turned about and start ed full speed for port. The weather was very thick, and tne rap'ain reported that he heard sev ers. steamers In the vicinity blowing i their for-horns. The presence of a German subma rine off Cape Cod last night about tue time the tanker Frederick R. Kellogg was sunk off Ambrose Channel con firmed the belief of naval officers that one U-boat was not the only raider operating in North Atlantic waters. Efforts have been made to compare statements made by captains of schoon ers sent down, with a view to deter mining whether all had been destroyea by the same oraft. Captain Morrisey, of the Walrus, was questioned closely to-day regarding tne IT-hoat attack last night. The Oer ntan rose to the surface dead ahcan o? the Walrus, not more than a quarter )j 0f a mile away, he said, and evidently ' was surprised to find the fisherman. ]!e turned about submerged, proceed ed in the same direction the traw???r was taking and let '.oose the torpedo while tinder water. It missed by soo feet. Captain Morrisey said ho mtgnt have attempted to rant the submarine, but instead he had made haste to get away. FISHING SCHOONER "OX TIME" SAFE IV 1-nnT GLOUCESTER. MASS., August 14.? Owners of the Ashing schooner On Tim?, previously reported sunk t>> ? German submarine, said to-day the ?vcBSCl was safe In an Atlantic port. Our Undersea Boats Play Exciting Game In thin Inniir iipprim n ntorjr by Clnlr I'rlce, tvlilcli In full of Inter mlinR Information roncrrnlnR nub niiirlnm. American officer* ore quoted an *n vine that our nn^jr linn learned more about tlir nuhmnrlnc game In the l=*t nix monthn thun III the previous nix yearn. The article contalnn n oompnrlnon of the tiermnn I'-boafn nlih our ann MUhmnrinen, and admit* (hat In nnme renpectn the Teuton vennela neem nu perlor. Tlitn the submarine l? not the fragile nhell Rrtiernllr nupponed In pointed out, and we are told thnt n depth-charge hnn to ncore n fair hit to do (treat damage. nog DEMANDS HEAVY IM UPON 10 PROFITS Also Tolls Committee New Revenue Bill Must lie Finished Be fore Next Loan. EXPENSES EXCEED ESTIMATES Explains Meaning of Imposts Which He I)eein:s Come Directly In Line for Raising the Large Revenue Demanded bv War. WASHINGTON, August 14.?Secre tary McAdoo told the Ways and Means | Committee to-day that it Is not only imperative that the new revenue bill | cvould impose a heavy tax upon war ? profits. but that the bill should be | come a law before the beginning of the next Liberty louri campaign of .September 2S. The expenditures for war purposes, lie Informed the committee, have ex ceeded all estimates, and by January ot next year the monthly increase, which has been il 00,000,000 during the present fiscal year, will be very much gi eater. At the time the original esti mate was made, calling for a revenue bill of J8.000,000.000, expenditures were lower than they are now, and present conditions, in the light of information in the hands of the Treasury Depart ment. make it necessary that every cent up to the $8,000,000,000 figure should be obtained. Reviewing the controversy between the Treasury and committee over the war profits and excess profits rates. Secretary McAdoo said that the dis tinction is not a matter of form, but of substance. He declared that the war profits tax should be .go high that no one would be permitted to make any profit out of the war. Secretary McAdoo said: "Uy a war profits tax we mean a tax upon profits in excess of those realized before the war. By an excess profits tax we mean a tax upon profits In excess of a given return upon capital. The theory of a war profits tax is to tax profits due to the war. The theory of an excess profits tax is to tax profits over and above a given return on capital. A war profits tax finds its sanction in the conviction of all patriotic men of what ever economic or political school, that no one should profit largely by the war." HURRIED CALL SENT OUT TO BRING IN SENATORS Announced KfTort Will lie Mode to Change Hale Calling Congrea* Together Xext Monday. WASHINGTON, August 14.?Senators from all sections of the United States were hurrying toward the capital to night in response to the call for a quorum to be in attendance at to morrow's session to take action on the new man-power hill. Colonel Higgins, sergeant-at-arms of the fenate, was in receipt of telegrams throughout the day from Senators, who notified him they would be present when the ses sion opens at noon. A count made last night revealed the presence in Washington of thirty-seven Senators, making it necessary to se cure the attendance of at least twelve more to constitute a quorum. It is be lieved that more than the requisite number will be present. It is the intention of Senator Reed, of Missouri, to make a motion to sus pend the unanimous-consent agreement which provided for an extension of the recess until August 24. If his mo tion prevails, and it is predicted that it will, arrangements will be made for the consideration of the man-power bill on Monday, August 10. AMERICAN AVIATORS BOMB RAILROAD YARD OF ENEMY Genernl Perching Report* Intermittent Artillery Actl%-lty on Sector* Occupied t?y III* Men. TBv Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON, August 14.?Ameri can aviators have conducted success ful raids on the railroad yards at Con flans, Ijonguyon and Dommary-Haron court. General Tershing reported in his communique for yesterday which was made public to-night by the War Department. The text of the statement follows: "Section A?Aside from the Intermit tent artillery activity, there is noth ing to report from sectors occupied by our troops. "On August 11 and 12 our aviators successfully bombed railroad yards at I?onguyon, Domniary-Raroneourt and Conflans. All our machines returned." Alrplnne Knll* In Tnll Spin. SAN ANTONIO. TEX.. August 14.? Second lieutenant Lawton R. Evans, of Augusta. Ga? died Tuesday at the base hospital. Brooks Field, from in juries received when the airplane he was driving fell in a tail spin near the Held Monday morning. American Consul-General at Moscow Demands Safe Con duct From Russia ALLIED CONSULS ARRESTED Entente Military Missions Held, Although Promised Right to Leave. I rtv Ai>socla(o<) I're>n 1 * WASHINGTON. August H._ Official dispatches to-day from American Con sul-Oencral Poole, i? Moww, |lftcd the curtain for a moment on what has been going on in Morrow, ami revealed an amazing train of event* Consul-general Poole, aft*i- wltness I wii'fe v,ol?t,on 'ho French and consulates ami the arrests of i the consuls-general and their stnfrB I destroyed his code hook ami papers | and turned the affairs of the Ameri can consulate over to the Swedish con sul, at the same time demanding safe conduct from the country for himself i and his assistants. French and British citizens have been arrested, and the Bolshevik! have j announced they would hold them as hostages because of the attack on the . Soviet government by British and Irench troops at Archangel. j Members of the French aird British military missions stationed in Moscow .were refused permission to leave the i country, in spite of a previous promise ? of safe conduct. It is possible that sir.ee the sending ! of Consul-General Poole's telegrams j wfclch began on July 2r? and continued j until August fi. the situation may have ; changed, because it i.s reported that Lenine and Trotzky. the Bolshevist leaders, have tied, and the Soviet gov ernment in Moscow may ha\e been j overthrown. In that eve. ,Mr. : arid the entente missions may find ! themselves in a better situation Wll.l. NOT AFFECT STATl'S OF I )\M |.s , But should the situation be un changed. the American consul-general's | action in turning his ollicc over Sweden, will not affect :h? status of j other Americ.'tn consuls 'n Russia, as they have been working with the lo cal governments throughout Russia here proally feeling is strong. The story is told in sequence in the ? State Departments official nnnounc? j ment of its advices from Mr. I'oole. It I follows: "The Department of State has now i received several telegrams from Con i sul-Oencral Poole at Moscow concern | ing recent events in that city. Follow | ing is a summary of the telegrams: "One of the telegrams, similar in j character to a previous message re ceived through other channels, states j that on July 29 Lenlne declared repeat , edly before an official gathering of the Soviets that a state of war existed I between the Russian republic and the j allied powers. Because of this, the | diplomatic representative in Moscow of '..reat Britain and the consular repre | scntatives of France. Italy and the United States visited the commissariat for foreign affairs and inquired if Be nine's declaration should not be con j sidered a declaration of war, involv ing the rupture of de facto relations and the departure of the consuls. Tchitcherin said that it need not be so understood: that it was a state of defense rather than a state of war, and that the government desired to con i tinue Its relations with the entente as I it did with Germany under analogous j circumstances. 1 DEMANDED STATEMEXT j FROM Hi:A 11 OF I.OVEllXMKXT The consuls demanded that to be j acceptable, any explanation must be publicly made by the head of the gov- | , ernment himself. They also pointed j j out that the question was inseparable i from that of the departure of the for mer military mission. After having i agreed to facilitate the departure of i these persons, in accordance with in- ' ternatlonal law. the government, they said, had raised absolutely inadmissible objections. The foreign representative also stated that they could not see in this attitude anything but confirma tion of Benine's declaration of the ex istence of a state of war. Tchitcherin said that he would give a reply in three days. "On the night of August 2. a reply was received from Tchitcherin. It stated that inasmuch as Be nine's ut- ' terances were made behind closed doors, in a meeting at which an agent of the allies could be present only owing to a special courtesy on the part of the Soviet government, public ex planations could not be given about nonpublic utterances. As to the mem bers of the military missions, Tchit cherin said that negotiations had been begun with the German authortles to procure safe passage from Petrograd to Stockholm for these officers, pas sage through Archangel being impos sible. because British cruisers had al ready begun the bombardment of the islands covering Archangel. nniTISH AM) FRENCH CITIZENS A It RESTED "A third report from Consul-Genera) Poole refers to the arrests of British and French citizens at Moscow. On the afternoon of August 5 there was a conference between Tehiteherln and the consuls-general of Japan. Sweden and the United States, with the fol lowing results: "Kirst. the Soviet government grave solemn assurances that allied persons having diplomatic or official character would not be molested: second, Tehit eherln stated that the allied military missions would not be allowed to de part as had already been promised; third, that civil persons arrested were hostages for the lives of ovlet mem (Continued on Second Page.) JAIL DOORS CLOSE ON MANY WOMEN Attempt to Hold Suffrage Meet ing in Capital Ends Quickly. ONE WOMAN IN HOSPITAL Political Writer Under Bond Fol lowing Effort to Aid Wife. WASHINGTON, August n._ Twen ty-eight members of i|,r> Nat lon.nl Woman's Party are in the District of Columbia jail to-night as the result of their second attempt of the di.v to hold a suffrage meeting about the Lafayette -statue. Mrs. George Kocnlg Of Hartford. Conn., a member is in the Emergency Hospital with her arm injured. It was first hurt in the dem onstration last week, and has |.ee? in a cast since. It was hurt day before yesterday, and to-night, when an oili.-.-r pulled her ofT the statue, it was again injured. The women marched from their head quarters shortly after 5 o'clock this I afternoon. Police were scattered through the park awaiting them, and as soon as they had grouped them selves about the pedestal of the statue, j the oflicers gathered in a circle ami , took them to waiting patrol wagons. The women were held at the station : for two hours, which they spent slng ; ing. .Mrs. Annie Arniel improvised a musical instrument with a comb and piece of paper to lead the chorus, and ' Detective O Day. in charge of the ! prisoner*, lent a melodious bass. They j were released on their personal recog | nizance to appear in court to-morrow. ; but Miss Lucy Burnsas. their spokes j woman, refused to promise their ap i pearance. During their imprisonment j a heavy storm broke a plate-glass : window in their room and caused a . slight panic. Gilson Gardner. a Washington news paper man. whose wife was among those arrested, was also arrested and released later on s:.n bond. His wife had asked him to ask the policeman in charge of her to be more gentle. | saying that he was hurling her arm. Gardner did so. and was arrested, charged with interfering with an of ficer. John Harry Hriscana Gilllat. S16 ! Seventeenth Street N. W.. a spectator, who climbed on the monument to see the women loaded into the patrol wa ; eons, was also arrested. After the women had returned to their headquarter* and without wait ing for their dinner even, they start- j ed a second demonstration. The po- ! Hcemen were taken by surprise. The , twenty-nine marched on the pedestal I of the statue, and Miss Elsie Hill, of ; Nor walk. Conn., spoke for nearly ten j minutes before the first oflleer arrived. : He led her from tne statue. One after j another, he led ten from the monu- ' mem. each taking up the suffrage j speech where they had been left oft", j Hut there was no other oflioer to hold the prisoners as he arrested them. It was a merry-go-round, a stream of J women being marched down and anoth- j er stream marching up. 1* inally, additional policemen arrived. ! and patrol wagons, and as the women j were led down they were taken direct- j ' ly to the wagons. At the Woman's Party headquar ters to-night it was said that charges would be preferred against several of the policemen for roughness. Dudley Kield Malone Is in the city, and it is understood he will take an active part in the proceedings against the officers. The suffragettes were released at ! midnight. They were told they would be notified to appear in court at aj later date. AMBASSADOR TO DISCUSS AFTER-WAR CO-OPERATION I,or?l Heading Now in England to Ac- ! quaint Himself With Full Detail*. LONDON. August 14.?According to! the Evening News, Lord Heading, the British ambassador to the United States, who is here on a visit, will j discuss with Premier Lloyd George and i Arthur J. Balfour, Minister of Korelgn I Affairs, certain proposals for a closer, Anglo-American co-operation. both during the war and afterward. The newspaper states that the proposals! involve an offensive and defensive al- j liance. in which the co-operation of | other democratic nations will be wel- I corned. Lord Heading's visit, however, has mainly to do with certain financial re adjustments connected with the as sumption by the United States of re sponsibility for loans to allied nations heretofore borne by Great Britain, the Evening News says, and with the con clusion of negotiations for certain fur ther loans in which the United States. Great Britain and Krance are to par ticipate. Wind S *vci*|).i .>c*v \<>r!t. NKW YORK. August II.?A wind storm. accompanied by rain, swept over New York City with cyclonic force this evening, tearing branches from trees, whipping signs from posts and driv ing a foreign battleship, anchored in city waters, upon near-by rocks. Author Offer* ICNtutr. Uh'AYKTTK, INT)., August II.? llazelden Farm the country home, of George Ade author and playwright, has been offered to the United Ktates government to make use of in any way it may see fit for war work. * ConxrrlptIriR Itunnlnnn. LONDON. August 15.?A Dispatch to the Daily Mail from Vladivostok, dated Sunday, says the Germans already arc conscripting Russians on a amall scale. GERMANS WITHDRA W NEAR SOMME RIVER Enemy's Line Now More Than Fifty Miles From Paris, Says General Peyton March WASH I,\(!TO \, A iirunt 14.?"Thr enemy'n lino In now more (h;in ftfly mile* from I'nrln nt tin- iiourent point.*' Thl* ivdii Ihc ooinprrhpiislvr nnil llliiminri t ive nimninit on Ihr wettt ern-front bntllr Mltuntion b.v (Ifn rral IVylfln Mnreh, chief of ntnlf. In lil* funfrrrnrr with the nrvvnpn |iit correspondent* to-dny. 'I'lir HirnwInK linrk of the tier mnnn to thin point. In the opinion of military evpertn iirrf, mrnnn thnt the poKnlh III t y of reuehlitK the French t-npltul lin.n been loMt to the Inindrrn forever. In detnil. tienernl Mnreh'n ntnte nient revenlw thnt the Knl.ser'n linrdr.i hn\e retrented fifteen iiillen before the nllied driven. <) 111 rem of the Ronernl MnfT tnke Krcat pride In the faet thnt tliln nitnntion ivn? mode ponnlble nnd eertnin by the iif?*l*tnnee of Ameri can troop*, Including; the Knllnnt marine*. tienernl I'ernhinc'ii force* ncrnln bold Kismet te. tienernl Mnreh *nld thnt thin mo mine'* report* odieliilly eonflrmed that the (iermnn attnek iihicli drove the Amerlenn* out of I'lwmette for n *hort period of time hod lieen met by n count ern 11 nek v^lilcli rt'Rnlned pnMnrftKlon of the to tvn. Cnlile* to the Wnr Department nhoiv thnt the (iermnn retirement nhlrh bcaan on AiicitRl R brliTern tlir Ancre nnil <lie Avre lilvrm ban lirm rxtrndrd to Include the re maining nouthern portion ?( the Monldldlrr nnllcnt. The French prmaril forward on n front of twrn ty-nine mltcn on the Avre and (line, nnltl (icnrrnl Mnrrh, cnlnliiR ou Innt Snturdny alone to n depth of nix or cIkM mllen. DincunnlnK the Ilrltinh and French mlionrc north of the Avre, the chief of MnfT nnld rolntnnrr nan enconn tcrcd ncnr the line held by the tier mnnn In 1IMH-I7 before they with drew to the no-called HlndenburR dcfennlve line. ?'There the tnemj probably found ready for them the name old trenohe* they had before." Allied tnnkn, cavalry nnd armored corn ndvnncrd nheud of the line at ncvernl point*, but the line Itaelf came to rent about the old 1016-17 line, Orpanl/.ntIon of the Flrmt Ameri can field army In France wan con firmed by ficneral March. He nald (?enernl Pernhlnp; liad annumcd per nonnl command of the field army and lind taken with him hid entire gen eral headqun rtern ntafT. It In na ? unied that the chief of ntafT of the Flrnt Army In .Major-General Mac Andrew, who hnn been chief of ntafT of the American expeditionary forcen. REGISTRATION OF MEN JUST OF AGE AUGUST H Purpose to Add Quickly to Almost | Exhausted Class 1 to Meet Early Ct.lls. EXPECT 1.10,000 WILL ENROLL 1 September 5 Will Not Be Registering Date Under New Ijuw as Ma ay LarRe States Will Hold Elections on That Day. [By A*.sorl:itr?l Press.1 WASHINGTON'. August 14.?Regis tration on Saturday, August 21, of all youths who have reached the age of twenty-one since the second registra tion last Juue 5, was ordered to-day by Provost-Marshal-General Crowder, under a proclamation by the President. The purpose is to add quickly to the almost exhausted class 1 to meet army draft calls in September. About 150 000 young men will regis ter. Most of them will qualify in class 1. and, therefore, will Join the army j probably within a month after their ! names are recorded. Telegraphic orders to local authori ties to arrange for the registration have already been distributed. Presi dent Wilson's proclamation excepts the territories of Alaska, Hawaii and Porto Kieo from (he registration temporarily, but a later day will bo lixed for these. Only men in the armed service are ex empted from registration. It was pointed out at the provost- j marshal-general's oflice that this reg- j istration would be entirely distinct from the registration that will be nec- \ essary shortly when the draft ages are ' extended, and it also was announced j that th? suggested date, September a. ! would not be the day for the registra tion of men from eighteen to forty- j five, even if Congress pass the bill in j time, because several of the largest ! States In the Union hold primary elec- j tions on that (late. The provost-marshal-general has no 1 intention, it was said, of creating reg- | istration dates for men reaching j twenty-one throughout the year, but | the present registration was made nec- j essary by the approaching deficiency ? of man-power. SUGGEST BUOY AS MARK FOR LUSITANIA'S GRAVE IMamtrd to Mnve it llliuiiliinted at Night iih .Monument to tJennnn Krigh t f nine**. LONDON, August H.?The Merchant Service Review, the organ of the Brit ish mercantile marine, has suggested that the spot where the liusitania was sunk should be permanently marked by .*i gigantic buoy which would be visible for miles around by day and illuminated with (laming letters by night. It Is suggested that it could be. a useful reminder to passengers of other nations of what German Kultur under militarism and Hohenzollerii di rection is capable of doing. Poor Condition of Cotton. WASHINGTON, August 14.?The poor condition of the cotton crop in the western portion of the. belt was not only further intensified by the con tinued absence of rains and high tem peratures. but in localities east of the Mi ssissippi, where condtions had been satisfactory the crop last week made virtually no advancement, the national weather and crop bulletin issued to day announced. Cardinal to t'elebrnte. nALTIMORK. August 14.?Ghrdinal Gibbons will celebrate the golden an niversary of his elevation to the rank of bishop next Friday. The cardinal is noxv visiting tho summer home of Papal Marquis Martin Maloney at Spring Lako, N. J. BRITISH FLYER IS KILLED IN FALL AT CINCINNATI What Promised to Be Gala Day for Aviators Ends in Death and Gloom PIjANE TAKKS AWFUL I'lATNGli Captain James Fllz Morris, of Royal Flying Corps, Dies Underneath Hii Air|)lane After Remarkable Cross Country Flight. ms Associated Proas. 1 CINCINNATI, August It.? What promised to be a gala day for a num ber of American aviators from the avi ation field at Dayton, headed by Ma jor Claude K. Rhinehardt, who had flown from Mlneola. and British planes led by Brigadier-General Charles Lee. comlnc from Indianapolis, ended in gloom late this evening when Cap tain James Fltz Morris, of the Brit ish Royal Flying Corps, was killed just west of Cincinnati. Captain Mor ris, with the other aviators, hud land ed at the Western Hills Country Club, and upon rising to complete the trip to Cincinnati, his engine suddenly died and the plane plunged to the ground, killing Morris Instantly. A board of inquiry will make an official report on the accident. Earlier In the day two of the planes which started from Dayton were forced to descend near Middletown, and both machines turned over. Lieutenant Karl Carrol, pilot, was slightly hurt, but continued on to Cincinnati in another machine. GERMANY ORDERS FINNISH ARMY TO ATTACK ENTENTE Forces I.andrd to I'roteet Murmansk Coast Object of l*roponrd Operation. (By Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON, August 14.?A report reaching the State Department to-day from Stockholm, from sources consid ered reliable, says the German gov ernment has addressee' an ultimatum to the Finnish government requiring that the l-'innisii army prepare to march against the entente forces on the Murmansk coast within two weeks. Another Stockholm dispatch says the llus.iian sailors are declaring they will tight the German government rather than give up their ships or will blow up the Russian navy rather than have it fall into the hands of the Germans. This report is based ore information obtained on August 11. It is stated that the Bolshevik leaders Lcnine and Trotzky, have been seen in Kronstadt by Russian sailors. It Is also reported in thesic advices that the German ambassador to Kus- j sia and the German consul at I'etro grad are In Hels ngfers on their way! to Berlin. Previously it has been re-j ported that the Gerniar, ambassador had moved to Pskov. NEW MILEAGE BOOKS Two Kind* of llooks Are .%'ow tiring I'repnred by the Hnllrond AdmlnlMtratlon. WASHINGTON, August 14.?New mileage books, interchangeable and good on any railroad, will be placed on sale August 20. They will be ac cepted in payment of passenger fares on trains, In exchange for tickets, and for extra baggage charges. Two books are being prepared?one with 1,000 cou pons, each coupon worth 3 cents, or one mile of travel, to be sold for $30. with an advance of *2.40 war tax col lected when the book Ik bought, and another with f?00 coupons, rolling i $15, with $1.20 additional war tax. ABANDON POSITIONS ! ALONE FIVE MILES NORTH OF ALBERT Beaten Back by French Just f North of Oise. TOWN OF RIBECOURT CAPTURED BY POILUS Capture of Lassigny and Terrain Between Bray and Etinehem Unofficially Reported. ENEMY RESISTANCE STIFFENS But Ijine South of Arras Will Ap parently Have to Be Straightened. mv Associated Press. 1 North and south of the Somme the Germans have lost further important ground. In the former region they have evacuated their positions over a five-mile front to the Rrltlsh north of Albert, while In the latter they have been beaten back in the hill and wooded district just north of the Oise River by the French. German front-line trenches at Beau mont, Hamel, Serre, Pulsieux-au-Mont and Bucquoy havo been found unten able by the enemy In the face of the recent activity by the British all along: the line from Albert to Arras, while the French have persevered In their violent attacks against the Germans on the sector which dominates the lower portion of the Plcardy plain and the Oise Valley, and havo en croached further upon the L.assigny massif and the Thiescourt plateau, and farther south have captured the Im portant town of Ribecourt. Unofficial reports have announced the capture of Lasslgny by the French und of all the German positions be tween the western outskirts of Bray sur-Somme and Ktinehem by the Aus tralians. There is, however, no of ficial confirmation of them. (il'JItMAXS STII.I. IN FOSSKSMOX OK CHADIjNICS AND ROVE From the Somnie to the Oise, except In the latter region, where the French have made further gains, the Germans seemingly have had further success in holding back the allied troops and still are In possession of Chaulnes and Roye, upon the capture of which the efforts of the British and French have been centered. On this central part of the battle front the enemy con tinues to deliver violent counterattacks and also has further re-enforced his line with men and guns and is using them without stint to retain his po sitions, realising that their capture would spell disaster. The giving up of front-line trenches north of Albert possibly may mean that the German high command fore sees the ultimate success of the Amer ican and British operations along the Somme and Is readjusting the German positions to meet any eventuality. In any event, the retrograde movement seemingly indicates that the ten-mile salient between Beaumont, Hamel and Bray, on the Somme, with Albert its apex, now must give way in order i that the German front here may come [into alignment with that in the south ? across the Somme. In fact, it seems j not improbable that the Germans pur i poso to readjust their front from the' j Somme to Arras, and possibly further : northward. ? The capture of Ribecourt by the , French marks an important epoch in I the offensive which has for its Im ! mediate purpose the freeing of the ! region between the Sonune and the ' Oise of the enemy. As a gain from j the strategic standpoint it ranks with the taking by the French of the forest i and hill positions between the Matz i and the Oise, which has brought the I French almost to the gates of Las ! slgny. Through Ribecourt lies an open ? route up the Oise Valley to Noyon? \ a route by rail and the big national j thoroughfare, not to mention the canel ' which parallels the roadways for the ' greater part of the way. Noyon is only i a little more than six miles northeast ! of Ribecourt. Although they are still encountering 1 violent resistance, the French are con | tinning to make progress through the ; wooded and hilly country between the Matz and the Oise. where the Germans, from recesses in the forest, on spurs and in the canyons, are using machine guns innumerable. Gas also Is being loosed in great quantities by the eneiny. Almost entire control of the Thiescourt plateau and the other high ground on this sector is now in the hands of tlje French. AMERICANS A NT) KRKXCII HOI.n FIRM ON VESLE Along the Vesle the Germans again have made unsuccessful attacks against the French and Americana, who are still holding their positions. In the mountain region on the west ern Italian front the Italians have cap tured several Important positions from the Austrians. AMERICAN'S AND RRITISIf MAKE ATTACK ON AIRDROME LONDON, August 14.?American aqd Tlrltlsh airplanes yesterday attacked a German airdrome on the western front.