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Army of 3,000,000 on West
J* ront June 30, 1919,
STRIKE hammer-like blows
10 FORCE early victory
Lack Of Senate Quorum Blocks
Immediate Action on Man
power Bill.
Senator Chamberlain Hopes to Have
?Measure Knacted by Saturday
of .Next Week.
W VClUtVV'^r^'JIOr'*'C<1 Pr"" >
{?r bei-inn! August IS.?Pians
ate * Con,,|d?<-allon in the hen
bill ^*,endl V lhC "eW man-nower
M?ckedn J draft asc"s
t? aonr- ' d> y 'al,ur<r oT ?1 Quorunt
lain ? ' "I" Cha"?? Chamber
muted ?h -Military Committee, sub
repon. m**sur* ?"h a favorable
J.,- ?,an now 19 tn bepln considera
rZ?. bm ??? Thursday. ,f
^ Senate leader, had telegraphed mem
o return from vacations no that
;VMmenl ,or three-day recesses
aid "I"1 " m,tht b* s<t
*nd thus cIear parliamentary obstacles
*?> ?*klnp up the hill Immediately upon
convening Monday. '
Only forty-three Senators answered
to tnelr names u hen the roll was call
? ? *1* less than a quorum. There
*"re twenty.(wo Cepublicans arid
twenty-one Democrats.
The Senate adjourned until Monday.
Senator Chamberlain still hopes to
P?ss the measure b> Saturday of next
'?? eek. He eaid a quorum seemed as
sured for Mondaj. and he then win
rer(ew his requeht to a?ide the va
cation program and proceed Thursday
""h ,h? bli>. He expressed confidence
of lt? pag?ag? within three days be
fore the national war-time prohibition
proposal comes before the .Senate as
privileged huRine'F. There was some
discussion of seeking to have the pro
hibition measure set a.slde If th?? draft
bU should not be finished by Saturday,
bjt the general opinion was that the
prohibition advocates would not con
sent to sidetracking of their measure.
Thirty*one American divisions, or
approximately l.jno.ooo men. now are
in France,'with as many more in camps
in this country as a reservoir. Secre
tary Baker said to-day that the accele
rated program of troop movements
overseas which had enabled Central
Pershing to organize his lirn field army
of some 1.250.0O0 men will be continued
Ixcauhe of the generous action of the
British government in supplying ship
To carry out the present program of
eighty divisions overseas by June 3f),
nearly 2.000,000 men must be went to
France in the next eleven months Mr.
Baker would not be drawn Into any
discussion of the country's ability to
transport men. but It is known that
tnary more than that number could be
landed in the. war y.one at the present
rate of shipments
General March told the committee,
according to the report to the Senate.
that he was in favor of young men for
the army, and that the youths of eigh
teen registered under the new draft
law would be in France by June 30.
He estimated that some 2,300,000 men
qualified for full military service would
be secured from the new registrants,
and he outlined the calls for the next
year or more as follows:
August, 250,000; September, 200,000;
October, 155,000; November, 150,000;
December, 150,000; January, 100.000,
February. 200,000. and 300.000 monthly
thereafter until the end of next year.
These calls would aggregate 4,205,000,
against the estimate of 2,300.000 to be
had from the new registration, but no
explanation was made of this and other
discrepancies in the draft figures.
General Crowder has said that the
present reservoir in class 1 will be
exhausted by next October I. but Sec
retary Baker made it plain to-day that
the reservoir of men now in (.-amp ii
this country is sutlleient to keep up
the present troop movement overseas.
4,000.000 OX WEST FHONT
In reporting the administratiori man
power bill extending draft ages to
day. Chairman Chamberlain disclosed
to the Senate that General March told
the Military Committee it was up to
the United States to put cr.ough men
in France to win the war or. the west
front, and he expressed the belief that
4,Of0,000 Americtns under one com
mander could go through the German
linet; whenever they pleased.
Immediate extension of the draft
ages was drclarcd hy the army rep
resentatives to be imperative in order
that the United States may throw its
full st.-er.gth in the struggle and win.
The report also revealed that the
ntw American war program calls for
eighty divieions, or something over
3.000.000 men, in France by June 30
next year, with eighteen more divi
sions in training at home then.
Secretary Baker informed the com
mittee, the report said, that the Pres
ident's policy called for concentration
of American forces on the western
front, including Italy, and that "the
theory of the fighting in the future Is
chat we must force the issue and win
on the western front."
In his report Chairman Chamberlain
" (Continued 011 Sccond-PagcT)
Great Union Drive
for $133,500,000
.>EW VOHK, August 15,?^ grrat
union drl? for 8la;i,5oo,000 will lie 1
mndr the nrrk beginning .November '
U for a fund to be dMIded n* fol- '
loivn, li Hna nnnounrrd to-dnji
V. M. C. A., 9100,000,000; y. W. Q
A., 71...OOO.OOOi war camp communi
ty aervlce, 91.*,000,0001 American Ll?
j Urmry Aanorlatlnn, f .1,500,000. in ?
Ktatemrnt i**ued to-day the cauxe
I of comhlnlne for the drive vraa Riven
mm economy of detail work, advertla
Ing and effort.
I .
Hundreds of Thousand Head of Cat
lie Thrown on Market to
Avoid Starvation.
Food Administration Declares That
With Steers Selling at J?14 Per
Hundredweight Patrons Should
Benefit in a Reduction.
! WASHINGTON. August 15?Cheaper
beef prices should prevail in the large
eastern centers for light carcass cuts,
the United States Food Administration
believes, according to a statement to
night, because of the unloading of
hundreds of thousands of head of light
weight cattle at extre.nei.. :ow prices
to save them from starvation in the
The lightweight beeves now are mov
; ing rapidly to market, the administra
tion says, and there shou d he a ma
teria! reduction, as the lightweight
! steers are being sold at J!I to i1fi a
hundred -weight, whereas the heavy
beef on the market is being sold in
the eastern markets at $26 to ?2~ a
hundred-weight. Meat marketa that
normally cu' J?6 beef obviously can
give their patron# the oencfli of the
, reduction, the administration asserts.
The food administration believes
that its request for the consumption
of light rattle, dressing below <75
| pounds, if observed by the people, not
only will do much to relieve the Cat
' tlernen affected h> the long drought,
j but should b?> followed b\ a general
downward trend '.11 the retail purchas
ing price
Schooner Dorothy Uarret t in Kunk by
Shell Fire Several VIlien ntr
? ape May.
WASHINGTON August ;5?The
American schooner Dorothy Barrett
was sunk by shell fire from a German
submarine yesterday near Cape May.
N J. Seaplanes and submarine chas
ers sen 1 to the scene dropped dejith
; bombs on the spot where the subma
rine was believed to have submerged.
When th? submersible apprarel *nd
opened fire on the schooner the crew
took to the small boats, and have
landed at Cape May.
The schooner was set on fire by the
shells. When the plane- and two sub
marine chasers were sighted, the sub
marine submerged. ?>ne of the pianos.
I fly ing low. dropped a depth charge,
where bubbles presumably from the
wake of the U-boat were observed.
The chasers ih<n closed in and let go
j severnl bombs. There was no evidence
of wreckage, but the submarine did n"t
again appear
The Navy I ?cp;irtn:en: was to-day
advised that the fourth engineer <>r
the steamer I'enistone, sunk Sunday
off Nantucket, was killed by a torpedo,
and four firemen were wounded.
Cnrrnmn (mmeminent Itrfunen to Con
wider nrltlsli or Amerir.lft Pro
teat* Again*! O'l Tnien.
WASHINGTON. August 15.?The
Mexican government's arbitrary re
i fusal to consider the British protest
j against oil taxes brought out here to-|
| day that a similar communication from
I the I'nited States has been entirely ig-!
i nored by ("arranza.
The result was an announcement by 1
accredited representatives of American1
oil companies which control the bulk
' ?' lhe Mexican oil lields liiat they have
, dccidcd to ignore Carranza's oil decree.
. The executive officers and rc-presenta
I tives of the oil companies have been
j holding meetings in Houston. New
j ^ ork and \\ ashington to consider all
; phases of the situation. The final res
; oiution was lo refuse payment of rtnt
i als imposed and the consequent rei og
j nition of the very much more vital
1 confiscatory features of the decree.
Half Increase Aulhorlztd.
WASHINGTON, August 15.?The
Norton and Northern Railway Com
pany was authorized by the Interstate
Commerce Commission to-day to in
crease by not more than 10 cents a
ton its freight rates on coal shipped
from mines on its line to Norton, Va,
Pope ftcceitrn American.
ROM 10. August 15.?Pope Benedict
to-day received Monsignor James N.
Connolly, vicar-general of llic Amer
ican chaplains, who remained with the
Pontiff for twei.ty minutes. He re
ceived the papal blessings for the
: chaplains in France.
Kartliqunke In Heftlfttered.
MOBI 1..I0. A l-A., August 15.?-The
| seismograph at Spring Hill College has
i registered earthquake disturbances
'since 7:40 A. M. It Is indicated that
I the disturbance is a very long dls
i tnnce away.
. _
Hr-ICnt nbllmhcN Uuaranlfe*.
i HAVANA, Wednesday, August 14.?
! In a special decree, tssued to-night
('resident Menocal re-established coi
stitutional guarantees throughout Cuba.
Strong Force Already Camped in
Streets ana Parks of
Germany Realizes That End of
Bolshevik Regime Is
at Hand.
fCopyriirht. 1018, by Universal Service.)
LONDON, August 1 .*.?German troops
already arc In Petrograd In strong;
Germany, fully a war* that the Rol
shevik "jig Is up," is ready and will
i ing to act as the undertaker of the
I "rtedi?," who handed Russia over to her.
, With the power of th<* Lenine-Trotzky
government declining daily, and thus
being of no further use to Berlin, the
Kaiser has set afoot a scheme for
? the re-establishment of the monarchy
; In Russia.
i That monarchy. th?* Kaiser proposes"
' to use just as he used Lenin" and
Trotzky. He will use it to oppose
Russian democracy, and oppose the al
j lies, who are coming through Siberia.
A new eastern front, more to the
? east than the present boundary of Ger
man occupation, is likely to be estab
lished In the process nf the new Ger
1 man eastern scheme.
These startling developments, show
ing that Germany is not sleeping while
the allies are giving aid to the Czecho
slovaks and the Russian democrats.
' were revealed to-day by Dr. David
' Soskico. an influential Russian demo
? crat. whose knowledge of the precise
' conditions in Russia surpasses that or
almost any man outside his disrupted
; homeland. He was the bulwark of the
first Russian provisional government.
! A.i secretary to 1'remter Kerensky. he
?aided prreatly in furthering d?mocratic
? principles iri his strife-torn country.
Dr. Soskico is now ttie head of an In
ternational corporation. He knows
Russia like a doctor knows his pa
tient. He said:
"Th* downfall of the Rolsheviki. due
to the rising tide of the Russian So
cialists and Liberals, if not already
accomplished, is certainly an event
which cannot be long delayed
"The German government has taken
note of the impossibility ^of its Rnl-_
she'vik allies corfrnvnTffg Tn* power. The
removal of the German embassy from
Moscow is a clear indication that tier
many?probably on the advice of her
new ambassador. Dr Helfferich?-has
rrsolved not to put any more money
on the wrong horse.
"A new move is bring prepared by
the German imperialists in Russia. In
their usual, methodical way. the (!er
| mans have been preparing the ground
for their new policy in Russia for some
t i m e
"1 learn from a reliable eyewitness
that in Petrograd a great number of
German soldiers and officers already
have been concentrated.
"Some put the number as high as
, i nrt.nnn.
'?n the N"cv?ky Prospect, one sres
hardly anybody hut soldiers in (j^r
man uniform and Merman officers, dis
pl.iyinp their usual arropanl demeanor.
"By apreement between Germany
and I^enine. ihe repatriation of Her
man prisoners from Russia has be^n
arranged via Petrograd.
"From the capital, these prisoneis
go through the Russian frontier to
Pskoff. which is at present German
"Thus, a pretext was easily found for
conocntrat inp German troops in Pet
?'Simultaneously, confidential negoti
ations were conducted between Ger
man diplomats and representatives of
the Russia r. middlft classes.
"Also, such secret nepot ir.tions were
carried on with the head of the Rus
sian church. Patriarch Tichen.
op riEiMo.v or pkraixk
"Ry allurinp promises, such as the
reunion of the Ukraine and Southern
Russia with Great Russia, and or ac
cess to the Baltic and Black Seas. and.
most of all. support to the restoration
of the old regime. Germany has suc
ceeded in pavinp th? way to a project
ed alliance between a reconstructed
Russian monarchy and the Kaiser.
"The middle and upper classes and
the monarchists, seduced by Germany,
are very feeble indeed, and they can
not count upon the support of the
masses to any appreciable extent. These
elements are led by two brothers,
the Princes Troubetskoy, Gourorko.
Tretikoff and probably Krivoshoin. who
was Minister of Apriculture in the
Czar's povernment.
"These men have been lately joined
by an honest patriot, but short-sipht
ed politician. Professor Paul MiliukofT,
who has been the leader of the con
stitutional party since its formation,
and who took part in the provisional
government in the first few weeks of
tho Russian republic's existence as
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
"No one will doubt the sincerity of
MiliukofTs intentions. His l.itjst Ger
man orientation can be. explained only
by the fact that he hap lo.U faith i.i
allied help to Russia. His conversion
to Germany has caused a rupture with
his party and practically amounts to
his political suicide."
Hef-e Dr. Soskico paused to remark
that he had been a friend of Profes
sor MiliukofT for twenty years, having
translated one of his books into French.
"P.ut a more dangerous movement
ii favor of a restoration of the Rus
<ian monarchy," he continued, "a move
ment suppoV-tcd by German bayonets.
is been started by Tichen. It Is the
(Continued on Sccond Page.)
Events in Russia Assume Pro
portions of a Rout of
I ? - -
Retreating Soviets Committing
Every iKnown Atrocity Upon
Civilian Population.
f Bv Asnociated Pr*s*. 1
?\\ ASH IXGTON, August 15. The
march of events In Russia, from news
received to-day. seems to be rapidly
assuming the proportions of a rout of
the Bolshevik! and of a nature to bring
dismay to Germany.
With the allied troops rapidly mov
ing: south from Archangel, forces of
British, French. Japanese and Ameri
| cAn troops at \ ladivostok and operat
i ins to the westward, and a British
| force at Baku, the Czecho-Slovnk* have
taken new heart in their heroic flght
j ins against the Germans and Aus
! trians.
I>ate dispatches to-day recorded the
I advance of the allied troops from
| Archangel to I'abereshskia. inr> miles
' .south, on the road to Vologda. The
Bolsheviki are retreating, and uere re
ported committing every known atroc
i ity upon the civilian population, which
| openly has espoused the cause of the
allies. The Bolsheviki throughout Rus
sia are. reported not only fleeing from
the advancing allies but the newly
! aroused Russians who have learned
! that the allies a r<- not beaten on the
west front, as the (jerinans and Bol
sheviki have been persistently preach
ing. As the real news reaches ths
i great mass of the people, the men are
reported taking up the arms that they
carried home with them when they
were disbanded after the debacle of
Brest IJtovsk.
One official of the Slate Department
declared to-day that, far from being
tired of fishling and wanting only to
set back to their homes, as the tier
man propagandists have reported, the
Russians are more anxious than ever
to fight for their freedom which they
thought they had lost so soon after
having gained it by revolution. One
proof of this is found in the march
ing of armed bands of peasants upon
? Petrograd demanding food and charg
I ing that the lied Guard have robbed
^"tirtcir farms and stores of all provisions.
1 The Soviet of f'ctrogra. fully appre
ciating ihe menace of the aroused peas
; ants, have, fled to Krotistadi. where. '
\vith henine and Trotsky, many ob- j
servers believe the Soviet government;
is making its last stand.
Reports, official and otherwise, from
all parts of Russia, indicate the news
of the approach of the allies is spread-'
ing throughout the country, and that
peasants are flockinR to the standards
of any group that is openly anti-CIer- 1
man and anti-Bolsheviki.
The landing of American troops at
Vladivostok, announced to-day by Sec- !
retary Baker, marks the beginning of j
operations from the Siberian coast to ;
the relief of the Czecho-Slovaks. !
British and French contingents have j
been at Vladivostok for several days, i
and there is reason to believe that the
Japanese have also landed.
The principal opposition by the Bol
she.vikkl and the armed German and
Austrian prisoners is on the Siberian
Railroad between hake Baikal and
Vladivostok. All the rest of the line j
to Moscow is in control of the Ozecho- j
Slovak troops and the loyal Russians
and Siberians. The control of the1
road from Vladivostok to Nikolsk, the
junction of the Manchurian eastern ;
line and the Siberian road, is in the j
hands of the allies. This permits of |
striking a blow directly at hake Bai-'
kal, where the opposition is conccn- |
trated. because the Manchurian road ,
\ has been constantly under guard by the 1
Japanese by arrangement with the Chi- |
nese government. There is little doubt 1
I that this will be the first movement of ;
! consequence from Vladivostok.
The reported arrival of British
; troops at Baku is another feature of
supreme importance to the allies. Not ?
only does it mean that the German i
I control of the Baku oil lands and re- j
fineries is seriously threatened, but it '
j opens another possible road into Bus- !
; sia from the south for allied troops to i
i Mix* Marguerite Clark Heroines nridc
of Klriit Mrntrnant II. I\ U'll
llnnm, of KtiRlnrrrlnf; C'orp*.
GRKKNWICH. CONN., August 15.? ,
Miss Murgueritc Clark, the pretty film |
star and stage favorite, was mc-irried !
I here to-day to First Lieutenant H. P. j
| ?Williams, of the engineering corps, j
I Washington. They started in an auto- j
| mobile immediately after the ceremony
for New York. "No wedding break- ;
; fast or honeymoon just now for us." i
! remarked the groom, laughing. "We
1 both have to go hack to work."
Wpntan With Chnrlrn Gamble on Night
of Murder Freed In Three
I Hv Associated Pr^s* I
: Al.KXAN OKI A. VA? August 15.?Mrs.
J Kathleen Burgess, aged Hcvcntccn, was
j acquitted by a. Jury here to-day on the
I charge of murder. The jury delib
jerated only three minutes in reaching,
the verdict. Mrs. Burgess was charged
with complicity In the murder of John
P. Werres, a Washington Jitney driver,
on a highway between hero and Rich
mond. Her companion, Charles K.
CJamblc, Is under death scntenco.
Dispute Over Provisions Will Force Delay
of Passage of New Huge Revenue Bill
WASHINGTON, AuruM 15.?>ot
wlthatundlnR Sccrfiary llrAdoo'n
urgrut pica to the Way* nud Mrann
Committee to accept the Treasury
Department'* acale of ratca for the
war profit* and exccaa profit* taxca
In the revenue bill, the cloae of t???
dny'a aeaaion found the committee
arid the Treaaury official* aa far
from acreemenl aa before.
It wn? firmly atnted by member*
of the committee that It will not
aurre to allow the exee** profit*
rate* to remain the *ame aa they
nre In the prcacnt law. 'Ilicae rate*.
It wax atnted, will be very material
ly Increaacd, and thl* I* the very
thine to which Secretary McAdoo
in no ntrotiBly oppoard.
Moreover, the dlitnereemenl will
make It Impoaalblc to have the hill
reported to the Koiiae next .Monday,
na hud been planned. Chairman
1\ Itcliin announced that liecauae of
the wranjclc over thcae rate* he will
be unable to introduce the bill be
fore the following Monday, \ur
unt an.
Thla will pontponc final action on
the bill, which Secretary Mc.idoo
Inalata muat become a law before
the opening of the next l.lberty
loan campaign on September JIN,
otherwlac the loan campaign will
aufTer tn the extent of S1,000,000.000.
The committee apent the entire
day in conference vvi(h Trea*ury ex
pert*, who urscd that the exec**
(?roll Is rale* should ht the ??me as
In rxi.itiiiK law. and (hat the war
prod in Uk hr fixed at SO per cent.
Dr. T. S. Adnms, onr of the Treas
ury experts, nssured the committee
that If thin suggestion were adopt
ed (he hill w III produce the required
maximum of SH.OOO,000,000. SI em
bers of the committee and the com
mittee's own experts disagreed w-lth
him and declared that unless the
excess profits rates are raised, the
totnl will he fully S500.000.000 short
of the desired dcurr.
It is understood that among the
suggestions made to the committee
Is one to compromise on the excess
proflts rates by fixing; them at HO,
40 nnd TO per rent. Instead of .10,
r.O nnd SO per cent, as proposed by
the committee. The existing rates
run from SO to (' per cent only.
Internal lletcniie Commissioner
Itoper was before the committee this
morning with a request for an ap
propriation of 925,000,000 to admin
ister the new law. This Is 97,500,
OOO more than he Is allowed by the
present law. (le explained to the
committee tfaot If he could Increase
his present force of field ngents and
accountants from 0,000 to 12,000 he
ronld guarantee an increased return
in taxes paid Into the Treasury of
nt least 91,000,000. This would he
accomplished by ferreting out nnd
compelling payment from persona
nnd firms which now escape.
.New York Institution ('. 'led "Legal
ized tinmblinp House" by
l''all Hiver Man.
New h'njjland Manufacturers Discuss
Delays in Transportation Affecting
Their Business?No Hxcuse for
?Jump in I'riecs.
IBv Associated Press. 1
BOSTON, August 15.?Cotton buyers
and mill owners urged the necessity
for government control of the New
Vork Cotton Exchange and the elimi
nation of speculation of a purely
Rambling nature at a hearing held
here to-day h.v the Bureau of Markets
of the Department of Agriculture.
Speakers declared also that the cor
rect labeling of cotton bales would
be of greatest help both to mill men
and growers.
William K. Garcelor:. speaking for
the Arkwright Club, an association of
cotton manufacturers; Charles N\
Brush, secretary of the- New Kngland
Cotton Buyers* Association and others
also discussed delays .n transportation.
The New Vork exchange was called
"a legalized gambling house, conducted
under government supervision," by
George H. Waring, secretary of the
Kail River Cotton Buyers' Association, i
"There is no excuse lor cotton jump
ing from 6 to 10 cents within a few
weeks." he said
*2,(MHi,0(tn Will n?> Spent at Camp i.ee
nnd Oilier 'i mining
IHv Associated I'rea*. 1
WASH I Nt I TON, August 15.?Plans for
enlargement of several of the big
training camps were announced to
night by the army general staff. Of
ficers' training schools with tent accom
modations at Camp L,ce, Va.; Gordon.
Ga., and Pike. Ark., are to he given
permanent housing at a cost of $?_?.- j
000,000 each.
1* ielc] artillery firing centers are to
be located at Kayetteville, N. C\. Camp
Jackson. S. C., West Point, Ky., with
six brigades of artillery located at
each, except Carnp Jackson, which will
have fou \
Camp Hancock. On., designated as a
center for the train ng of machine
gunners, will be enlarged to accommo-l
date between 56.000 and 60.000 men. j
An ofTlcers' training school, housed in
tents there now, will be given bar-i
racks and quarters, the tot.-.l cost of
the new work being about 12.000,000.
The capacity of Camp Grant, 111.,
which has been created an infantry
replacement cantonment, will he in
creased from 42.000 to 60,000 men.
American nnd .Mexican Agricultural
10.\perls lo Dlftcunn Plan of Drstrny
Inn DnnKcroun (niton Pent.
WASHINGTON", August 15.?Methods
of eradication of the cotton pink boll
worm, which infests certain districts ofi
Mexico and a few small areas of Texas,,
will he considered at a series of confer- '
ences here between Department of Ag-i
riculturc officials and the Mexican Sec-:
retary of Agriculture and Development.
Pastor Hotiaix. The preliminary con
ference was held to-day.
Kllhy la .\omlnated.
BIRMINGHAM. ALA., August 15.? '
Thomas K. Kllby has a majority of
over 4,000 first and second choice votes
over W. W. Brandon for Governor to- 1
night, r.nd his nomination is now as-!
Ten-Day Sentence* Imposed for Un
lawfully Holding Meeting
Without Permits.
| Remain Silent When Questioned hj
j Police Magistrate, Even When He
Ordered Tliein Sent to the City
(Bv Aanoninled TrrFn. 1
WASHINGTON, August 1 Twrnly
six women who have been defying the
police in Woman's Party demonstra
tions on the square opposite to Ihe
White House in protest against the
Senato's delay in acting on the Fed
eral suffrage amendment, were given
Jail sentences in the Police Court to
day when they refused to pay fines.
Ten-day sentences were imposed for
unlawfully holding a meeting without
permits, and seventeen of (he defend
ants were given five additional days
for climbing on a 'statue of General
To-day's sentences were imposed for
J participation in the first deinonstra
i tion staged last week. Cases are pend
ing against most of these women nnd
a number of others on account of later
act i vities.
The women made no attempt to ap
peal from the decision of the Police
Court judge and to-night began serv
ing their sentences. After court of
ficials at the hearing called the roll,
the women refused to answer any
questions put to them, and remained
The women will be confined in a
city workhouse, and, according to
present plans, will not be jsent to the
District of Columbia workhouse at Oc
conuan. Va., where members of the Na
tional Woman's Party who engaged
in a similar demonstration last year
and who were sentenced on the same
charge, were confined.
\o Action Taken Deeaune Slee of Year's
Cotton Crop Could \ot Rr
Predicted Accurately.
I By Associated Press. 1 .
WASHINGTON, August 15.?Manu
facturers of lard substitutes closed a
two-day conference at the food admln
i istration to-day without making recom
mendations of prices on cottonseed oil.
They claimed that no action was taken
on prices because the size of this year's
cotton crop could not be predicted with
Farmers who cultivate vegetable oil
products have been requested hy the
war service committee and the oil
millers' committee of the manufac
turers' organization to meet in Wash
ington August 26 for a general dis
Utiles and regulations recently pro
mulgated by the food administration
were indorsed by the manufacturers.
\ece*?ity of Conserving Cloth Mean*
Thnl They Will He Tighter,
Milady's skirts are to be shorter, ac
cording to Mrs. Margaret Braeker, a
designer of gowns, who has been study
ing new designs in Paris, and who
landed here from a liner to-day.
Skirts will also be tighter, Mrs.
Braeker declared, in conformitv with
the war-made necessity to conserve
cloth. In order to save dyes, restric
tions arc to be made in colorings to
greens, browns, navy blues and Uupes.
i <?
i Allied Armies Have Cap
| tured 30,000 Prisoners
in One Week.
i Leaders of Central Powers Hold
Important Conference at
Great Headquarters.
| Mnk Progress Between Mat/. an(l
Oise Rivers In I/Ocal
inv Associated Press. 1
The fighting on the Somme-Olse bat
> lie front still continues of a minor
J character, compared with that of the
I early part of the week, when the Ger
, mans re-enforced their line and
; stopped the eastward sweep of the aJ
| lied forces.
! Nevertheless, the British and French
I again have been able to gain ground
! on two important sectors?tl.c British
i a short distance northwest of Roye.
| where they took the villages of Dam
! cry and Parvillers, and the French en
| the southern wing of the battle front.
, where they have captured/two farms
| in the process of clearing the hilly and
j wooded district around Lassigny of the
j enemy.
1 North.of the Somme, between Albert
and Arras, the Clerma.ts *re continu
ing to fall back and the British are
keeping In close contact with theift. >
, Thqa tar 'the'Germans hUv? dcnnit.ely
gly.eK "up? the ?? towity4 of BejumroJ.*''
I lam el, Serre, Biicquoy and Pulseux
au-Mont and at several poi:-ts hitCe
i crossed the Ancre River with the Brit
ish following closely on their ? trail.
No official explanation has yet b?Vn
advanced of the- retrograde, movement
! of the Germans over this front, but
i it is not at all unlikely that the oper
! ations on the Somme front and the ha
! rassing tactics the British recently
; have employed made the enemy desir
ous of establishing himself on
ground, eastward, with the Ancre River
a barrier between him anJ his foejs.
At any rate, the Hebuterne salient has
virtually been obliterated by the re
tirement of the Germans, and seemingly
they now will be compelled to make a
readjustment of their line between the
Somme and Arras. .
OVfCR 30,nno pnr.lONEKS
In the week of fighting on the Pj-t
; cardy front. 3?,244 prisoners have fallr"
! en into the hands of the British Kot|rth?
' Army and French First Army, accord-"
i inj; to an official announcement. CfT
i this number the British captured .2l"C"
; S 4 4. I'nofl cial reports, probably conv-^
| piled since the official date was serf!
' from the front, give the number CfT
? prisoners in the. bands of th? British
Fourth and the French First mid ThirtJ
armies since August S. au .14.000 an':
saj also that 670 captured guns tht; i
1 far have been counted.
The situation in Russia again is
looming large. Soviet leaders havf flecf
from Moscow, the Botshevik capital, to
Kronstadt and the Soviet troops no'w
i arc declared to have begun the evac'
] nation of Moscow. American troops
[ have hesun to disembark at Vladivos
i tok to aid the C*echo Slovak army in
| its campaign in Siberia; an allied force
| is chasing the enemy more than 100
I miles south of Archangel," on the rai'.
I road; further allied troops have maie
j a landing southwest of Archangel and
| are endeavoring to cut off the retreat
of the Soviets, while British troops
have arrived at Baku, in the Caucasus',
on the Caspian Sea. ij assist the Atj.
menians in defending this important
seaport against the Turks, to whom
it was given by the Brest L?itov$ifc
treaty in the attempt made by the
Teutonic allies to dismember Russia
Thus it will be seen that allied forces
now arc operating jointly on thre? im
portant sections of Russian territory--??
on the north with a base in the White
Sea, in the east with a hase in the
Sea of Japan, and on this south in
Probably realizing the seriousne&s of
the situation as it now affects the
central powers, with defeats on the
western front and their military po
sitions in the other theaters none too
secure?with the feeling in Russia daily
growing more intense against the Bol
shevik and Gormanic rule, and vlth
| the specter of the more than 1.000,090
i Americans already in France and mora
' millions of them soon to be in readi
j ness for overseas duty. Important con
! ferences are in progress at German
1 headquarter*. The German and Aus
trian Emperors and their suites and
; Field Marshal von Hindenhurg and
| General I*udendorff are the main ???
| ferees.
LONDON', August 15.?The Canadian
troops on tha British right In Plcardy.*
southwest of Chaulnes, made fruh
progress to-day, capturing the

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