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hand*. lriel<l Marshal Haig an tfouhces in his night report. (Damery Uo? northwest of Uoye.) ..."Substantial progress1' was made by the British in the direction of Frosnoy (between Chaulnes and Neslcs) and Fransart (on the Chaulncs-Roye Haftway), the statement says. IliBRLIX SAYS ALLIED ATTACKS FAII.ED fBy Associated rr?*ss.l ."BERLIN, August 16 (via London).? "On both sides of the Avre, strong enemy attacks failed, with heavy losses," says the official communication issued from general headquarters to night. #?* . ' ? IRTISH ADVANCE LINKS ?? XOHTHKAST OK MOULANCOVRT (By Associated Press.) LONDON. August 16.?South of Al bert the British have advanced their lin^ slightly in the region northeast of Morlancourt, says the otllcial state ment to-day from Kield Marsha! Haig. On the eastern bank of the Ancro local fighting took place last night on the. outskirts of Thlcpval wood, west of Thiepval. The text of the statement says: "During the night we advanced our , line slightly northeast of Morlancourt. j A hostile attack upon one of our posts in this vicinity was repulsed after sharp fighting. "Local fighting took place on the northeastern outskirts Thiepval wood, where our patrols have crossed to the left hank of the Ancro." FRENCH M A KK IMPORTANT ADVANCK WEST OF HOYK . ?3'" [By Associated Pr^ss-l PARIS, August 16.?The French troops have made an important advance ; oh a front of two and one-hal? miles west of Koye, according to tae War Office statement to-day. The French progress was in the re gion of Villers-les-Roye. about two and one-half miles west of Roye, St. Aurin j and Armancourt. .In Champagne the French took pris- ? oners and also chocked a German raid. ; The statement reads: t'On the Avre front French troops have made progress in the n-cion oi VUlers-les-Roye and St. Aurin. "In Champagne we took prisoners In the sector of Perthes-les-Ilurlus and repulsed an enemy raid cast of Mal 800S-Champagne. Elsewhere on the front there was no activity" VIENNA REPORTS FAIM IU: OF ITALIAN ATTACKS I Bv Associated Pres.* 1 .VIENNA (via London), August Ifi ? The official cominunication from head quarters says: "Italian attacks against the Morroz zc positions failed. Otherwise the day was quiet on the Tonalo sector. "On Monte Cimone, the enemy storm ing troops were repulsed." ITALIA* WAR OFFICE REPORTS REPULSE OK AUSTRIAN'S ROME, August 16.?The War Ofllco statement to-day is as follows: "In the Tonale region enemy reac tions against our advanced positions were repulsed. On Wednesday night, on the Piavc, southwest of Grave di Papadopoli, three hostile attacks against our garrison were driven back with losses. "Four hostile airplanes and a cap tivo balloon have been brought down." SIXTY TONS OK BOM OS DROPPED ON' l'-BOAT n.V?BS LONDON. August 16.?Sixty tons of bombs were dropped by British raid ing machines on the Gorman subma rine bases at Zeehruyge and Ostend yesterday, the Admiralty announced to night. Other military objectives also were attacked. Six Gorman airplanes were dostroyed when the aerodrome at Varssenacre was bombed. A direct hit upon a German destroyer off tbe Belgian coast was scored, fal lowed by an explosion. In addition to the nfrlal successes announced to-nlghi by the War Oflice, aircraft brought thifty-one hos tile machines, an<J' - balloon, losing only three of their own. ? ADVANCE OF ALLIES TIAS DKE.V OX IOO-MIL.B KltO.NT ! LONDON. August 16.?Since Juiv IS the allies have advanced from one '?> twenty-five miles along a lOS-mila front, as folic vs: Solssons-Rheims, forty miles Albert-Lasslgny, forty-five miles. North of Albe.rt. twelve miles. Lys salient, r.lne miles. GERMAN GEXEHAI.. BEATEN BY (.Ol'.liAl U is DISPLACED [Br Associated Press J FRENCH 11 E A D Q L' A K T K R S IN FRANCE, August 16.?The successor of General von Mudru. who commanded the First Gennan Army in the attack on General Gouraud's army in th<. Ciium psgne last month, apparently is Gen eral von OarlowitB, a Saxr.n, who bad been Minister of War in Dresden and had distinguished himself in leading a Saxon army corps in the offensive of this year. General von Iloohm, who commands new army group recently farmed, led tha Ninth Corps, , which helped to sack Louvain. He is credited with :-avtnt, the German army after General Man gin's attack on July IS but has h*en forced to accept the chief responsibility for such failures as that of the battle of Malmai8on last fall and the rctre.it from the Marne this spring. AMERICAN AVIATORS MAKE SICCESSFII. IIAIDS (By Assft' iat?il !'r??s ] WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE. Thursday, August 15.? American aviators successfully bom barded the railroad yard at Dommary. Barroncourt In the Verdun-Met-^ m c-a ' this morning, i.onguyon, north <>f \ < r dun and Thiaucourt wer? uUacked Wednesday Several bursts were observed <? the i central and southern parts of the yard ? at Dommary-LSarroncourt, and the in stallations there are believed to have ;; been wiped out. V Three direct hits were made on th* ii- truck In front of the. station at Lor,. Ijjftiyori, and twenty-threjr bombs fell on surrounding warehouse* <Vrtain mili tary objectives were bombed at Thiau court. ' S During the aerial sighting on Wed nesday, which was the busiest day American aviatora have experienced in some time, art American airman at tack ed a Germun balloon. His gun jkinmed when he tried to Are incendiary PRAISES WORK DONE BY RAINBOW DIVISION General Order Issued by General Maulin, of the French Army, Is Made Public by the War De partment of United States. (By Associated Prns?.] WASHINGTON. August 16.?The Forty-second (Rainbow) Division par ticularly distinguished itself In the. lighting cast of Rhcims on July lo-16. when the German offensive was launch ed on both sides of that city, only to l-o stopped and the Germans later driv en out of the whole Aisne-Marne pock et. A general order issued by General Xaulin, commanding: the Twenty-first At my Corps, to which the American divisions was attached In the French [?Yiurth Army, under General Gouraud, commends the Forty-second for "its valor, ardor and its spirit" in tho course of ;hr battle when the "Fourth Army broke the Gorman offensive on the Champagne." The text of the order, issued on July 2!>, when the Forty-second Division w;vs leaving to join the first American army corps in the drive to the Vcsle, as made publio to-day by the War Department, follows: "At, the moment when tho Forty second American Division is on the point of leaving- the Twenty-tirst Army Corps, I desiro 10 express my keen sat isfaction and my sincero thanks for the services which it has rendered under all conditions. "By lta valor, ardor and its spirit. It has very particularly distinguished itself on July 15 and 16 in the course of the great battle where the Fourth Army broke tho Ceriuan offensive on the Champagne front. "I am proud to have had it under my orders during this period. My prayers accyompany it in the great struggle en gaged in for the liberty of the world. (Signed) "GKNK11AL NAL'M.W "Commanding Twenty-tirst Army Corps." bullets^but he was able to Are fifty of the other kind. The German air man then jumped with his parachute. An enemy airplane attacked an Amer ican balloon, but was driven oft by fire from the ground without forcing: I the balloonist to jump. Confirmation has been received of ! the victory of I.ieutenant Edgar C. To- ! bin. of San Antonio, Tex., in an air j combat on August 10. MARSHAI? FOril SENDS MESSAGE OK AI'l'Ri'CIATIOX I By Associated Press.] PARI?. August 16.?Marshal Foch has asked Rev. Charles S. MacFarland, general secretary of the Federal Coun cil of Churches of Christ in America, to convey to the American people his lecp appreciation of their moral and j spiritual support. Mr. MacFarland vis- I Ited Marshal Foch at his headquarters, i ??nd during their conversation the al- | lied generalissimo was enthusiastic^ In j liis praise of American generals, ofli ccrs and men. lie said their moral and j material help had been of tremendous j importance. NAYAI. Al-TAIItS COMMITTER OK VISIT TO FRONT [By Associated Press. ] WITH THE AMERICAN ARMT IN FRANCE, Thursday. August 15.?The members of the Committee on Naval J Affairs of the House of Representatives, who have been on a tour of Inspection in England and France, were guests of General Pershing at luncheon to- : day. Afterward they were received by ' !l\? commander-in-chief at his heail n barters. The Congressman arrived at noon and departed late in the afternoon for Chateau-Thierry to visit the American troops in that region. They will start j for home Friday night. CANADIAN'S STRAIGHTEN l.INES. TAKING 1'AItVIl.LERS j [ By Associated Press.] WITH THE CANADIAN FORCES IN j FRANCE. Thursday, August 15.?The i Canadians captured the village of Par- i villers to-day in a smart operation | which enabled them to straighten ou, ! their line in that sector of the front, j A number of machine guns and pris oners wore taken. The latest report J was that our troops were holding the! \ llage. Re-enforcements went there in j support against the strong post the i enemy had in the vicinity. Enemy artillery activity indicates a ; stiffening of resistance. Hostile air- | craft have been considerably strength- j ened on the whole of this Amiens- j Montdidier front. ?Some thirty-four enemy divisions j have been engaged, including eleven fresh divisions and two tired divisions ' from the enemy reserves. The enemy ' has used up every battalion of two of j the four divisions holding his lino in ! front of the Canadians. These are the j Seventy-ninth and the One Hundred ' and Eighteenth. Ill'N NEWSPAPER CHARGES AMERICA WITH AVAR CRAZE (Hy Assertat^il Press ] AMSTERDAM, August 1C.?Comment- i ing on the lecent Interview given by 1 Admiral vor. llintze, the German For- | c-igr. Secretary, in which ho laid re- i sponsibility for continuation of the war upon the entente, the Frankfort Gazette says: "We must continue the hard and bit ter struggle for 'he defense ot" the Fatherland, for our enemies show little inclination for peace, and neither from Lloyd George nor Cleinenceau is any readiness for an understanding to be expected.' "ihe daily increasing influence of America upon the entente is of ctlll greater importance. Any sign or r!e j-ire for an understanding on the part of the European allies is counterbal anced by the war craze of the I'nited States. In such circumstances there is nothing to be done but to repress all premature hopes anil arm ourselves with courage and perseverance for the nest developments." I I'MQt'E Srri'ATlON .MllSKS I.N iiaicl' ADVANCE i [By Associated Pros* ] LONDON. August 16.?A curious co incidence comes to light in connection with the arrival of the British at Baku. The garrison consisted largely of Bolsheviki, who with Armenians, were the Turks. Thus the > British, while fighting the Bolshevikt in the ? orth, are co-operating with them in the south. Aside from the Caspian operation-, there has heen a movement of Britsh troops from Iiidia to Turkestan These passed througn l;aluchutan and Kastern 1'er.sia and joined the forces with the Turcomans. Iiokharan? and local tinciai revolution aries who are lighting the Holsheviki. The. Britiih also are guarding the Trans-Caspian U-iilroad to prevent the enemy from gaining acoef>s to Afghan istan and tlic Indian frontier. v Mir.itK \n 11 ki> tuos* . Ikmiidkh him oit.vri-;n in itai.y i I By Aii-O'-Micd l'rcfi< 1. C ' A I. 1 A N 1110ADQL'AItTKKS I N XOHTHKKN itai.Y. August 10 ?Sev eral memherr. of the American Red CJro3s ambulance service have been decorated with the Italian war croua i for excellent conduct on Mont Grappa j early In June. Among them was Lieu- j tenant Genvollo, of Florida. more: exejiy minus IX AUST?tAI,IAN WATKHS 1 I Dy Associated Press.] SYDNEY. N. S. W.. August 16.?The; finding of additional enezny mines | along the Australian coast is an- j nounced. Two enemy mines wore reported de- ' stroyed off North Cape, th? northern j extremity of New Zealand, on Juno 13,; last. The supposition is that these) and others were laid by a German j commerce raider. WITHDRAWALS MAY MEA.V AB VNUONIVW OF OFFENSIVE i (By Associated Pre:.s ] LONDON, August 16.?The withdraw- | als on the western front by the Ger- I mans in the past few days, it is be- I lieved here, indicate that the enemy ; Intends to abandon the offensive. It I is said to be doubtful whether he will : be able to resume the offensive, since thirty-five divisions now are necessary ( between the Oise and the Ancro, of, which fifteen are from the reserves There are now only sixteen fresn enemy ; divisions in reserve on the entire wes- j tern front "and only eleven of these i belong to the army group of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. Military observers say there is every indication the Germans Intend to stand on their present line. There is a pos sibility, however, that they may fall back to the Plvette, a small tributary : of the Olse and which jo.ns it south of Noyon. The French now hold all the high ground in that region. It is said that the British are so close to Chaulnes that the enemy can not use the town. Almost all the rail communications in the Peronne region have been rendered useless by the al-j lies. DWIMIMNG MAN 1'OWER CAUSES ENEMY CO.VCER.V v. (By Associated Prrss.] t VT1TH THE BRIT13II ARMY IN FRANCE, Thursday, August 15.?Ger many has acknowledged that her man power, once so freely wasted, now is dwindling In proportions great enough apparently to cause considerable anx- j iety to the high command. The toll taken, particularly in recent tlghjing by the allied armies and the prospect of being confronted by ever-growing American forces, have caused General I.udendorff to isr.ue most imperative orders for a vigorous, immediate comb out in the Otrman army in order to recover from auxiliary units all men capable of entering the trenches. In the. comb-out, says the order is-1 sued by General DudendorfY, first con sideration will be glvei tc men over forty-three, who have served in the front lines longer than six months. He announces that commissions have been appointed to investigate the en tire situation including men of every rank. All men available for the in fantry must be sent to depots In Bel gium, the special purpose of the high command being to get more Infantry reserves. Appended to the Jrder are special instructions to FJild Marshal von Mackensen and General von Schlotz to make "a sweater demand uoon the local personnel" instead of using Ger mans in the auxiliary services as re- j enforcements. COSSACKS WINNING OVER PRO-HUN FOES (Continued From First Page.) countered a barricade of sunken boats, j which impeded further progress. llere the troops were compelled to land to j await fresh orders. "Nor did the land troops reach their goal. They encountered their first re sistance by the Soviet troops at the ; point where the Log River bisects the > railway. The entente forces halted here. This movement (teemed a feint, and the main operation apparently is 1 on the Dvina Uiver. "Monday night there arrived at Solornbolvk, near Archangel, four trans ports. from which an American contin gent was transferred directly to barges in the month of the river without touching at Archangel. "Admiral Kemp fBrltish) on Monday ; issued a proclamation to the Russians ; saying that the Moscow rulers had be- j trayed Russia to the Kaiser, who now ? -*'as sending troops to destroy the lib- j c-rty gained by the expenditure of so j much blood." DEMAND MORE TROOPS (ifritinnr Command* Aawtrln to Send From Ten lo Fifteen Division* to the Wentern Frwnt. I I I'ly Associated t'reau. 1 LONDON, August 16.? According to | u dispatch to the Daily Mail from The Hague, Germany has demanded that Austria send ten to fifteen divisions, to the western front. Austria assented I to this, ibis dispatch says, on condi tion that Germany would accept Aus tria's solution of the Polish question | and make a strong peaco move, in- j eluding the evacuation and restoration j of Belgium. Germany promised to an- j cede to Austria's solution of the Polish 1 question, including the naming of an Austrian archduke as King, the dis patch a&scrta. SCORE OF AMBULANCIERS KILLED OR WOUNDED American \oncomlmUnlii Win High Praise by llravery In "utile. PARIS. August 16.?Another teatU monlal of the bravery of American army ambulance drivers. a larBTnum ber of whom are serving with the iXChJHTO t? co"^lnpd ?n the cas ally list of the moat rccent fighting .IIS WShow A'V tha Marne The kill.* A 1 threo drivers were ono1dIlod ot wounds and elgh ne an'i?r?l, nJU?(1, WhUe Bl? aro Althrn,^ ?? l.? hnve been captured. . h , B rated as noncombatants . . nhJ\Ve *?ne ?n?o the thick of the f"d Performed their duties in true L?^mSUNPJh": A' A James J. Llnskey. Phil phUP wk,.0t0bfrt Ktt"??ner. Phlladel wA? i . Philadelphia. OordonltR. not determined Claude n w .en8, New Haven Pa Westwood. South Allentown! i.'r OUrSaVHillMt,y~WMlcy H. Heul. BKS* KL/sr Minn ? aw a' ArmstronP. Duluth, en. Ca ^e: U- Shepherd. Alta Tenn. "k S' Darwln- ?ayton. Ka^onnpJ.VHCt,?n-A,fred P N Dak w n!,Wnrd B< L"?on, Dickey. pn ? w,U,am r Mer*u- R?dini. Minn wmi Anderson. Kirkhov.m. r .# j llim A Id ridge. Darby Pa-! Clirrord w. Wolfe, Council Bluff,* ! Iowa. Herbert Jordan. Hanover, Pa. ' j ALBERT METIN "DEAD ??*?*? Economic MImIo* America Stricken With Apoplexy. rBy Associated Pren 1 A PACIFIC POjtT. August 16.?Albert Metln. head of the French economic mission now in the United States, for jcr Minister of Labor in France and Minister of the Blockade, died here at midnight las* night from h stroke of apoplexy. Met'. WaS 5tr,cken "rly in the " hn,"e 8h1ort,y aft" h" arrival here with the mission of which General Paul Gerald Pau. noted French military loader, was joint head. Physicians who attended M. Motln ascribed the stroke to exhaustion brought on by his journey to this oity He was found lying unconscious on the floor of his apartment- He died without regaining consciousness. General Pau or other members of the mission made no statement other than that the body would be returned to J-ranee at once for burial. M. Metin, who was forty-nine years old. is survived by a widow and two small children in France. licks HUN'S SMITING" HAND Spain'* Mild Protest Ae.ln.t Ger many's Poor Itetnrn for Her Neutrality. MADRID. August 16.?In the note addressed by Spain to Germany re pardlng the torpedoing of Spanish vessels, announcement of the dispatch of which was made by Foreign Min ister Dato on August 8. the Spanish, government points to Germany'? poor' return for services Spain ha- per- 1 formed in pursuance of her :ieutral ! policy by which Germany has bene- ! fited, according to the newspaper El 1 Germany has received numerous evi dences of Spanish regard, the note says in substance as summarized by this newspaper, such as in the case of the refugees from the Kamerun, wnom Spain cared for, and it la pointed out that in addition Spain has undertaken the representation of German inter ests dn various belligerent countries. Nevertheless, the note continues," In return for these cervices and for bene fits a?ES"iiing to Germany in conse nuenc??fbf Spanish neutrality, Germany lias'persisted constantly In causing in jury to Spanish interests. DE HAVILANDS IN FRANCE Fnll Sffnndron Kqnlpped With liberty .Motors Mnke Hrcoitnalmance Plight. iny Associated Pres*.] WASHINGTON, August 16.?General Pershing to-day advised the War De partment that early in August a com plete squadron of eight De Haviland four airplanes, btiilt in the United States and equipped with liberty mo tors. successfully carried out the first reconnaissance flight of American-built machines behind the German lines. They returned without loss. In making his announcement Secre tary Baker said that Brigadier-Gen eral Foulois, of the American air ser vice, led the expedition. This was the first report from General Pershing on the performance of the American-built De Haviiandn to be made public. TRY TO WRECK TRAIN Three Negro lloyn Say They Old It "Juat for Klin"?Fortunately. Olm I ruction Was Seen. fUv Associated Press.1 DANVIL?L?K, VA? August 16.?Blandly admitting that they tried to wreck the train, "just for fun," three negro boys are being held in Jail at Martinsvll e until they ran he admitted to th.} State Reformatory. After a vain pur suit by bloodhounds. F. A. Reagan, a Southern railway special agent, round ed up ilie lads, whoso nam s are Dip Martin, Bud llairston and Flunk Malrston. A,fter the Danville anj Western train had run up a spur track into thfc railway station, the thrje boys carried two stout timbers and la d them across the metals, putting some rooks on them to make the obstruction secure. Fortunately, a flagman saw the obstruction and stopped the train just In time. Major ftoosevelt oi? Cn?tfh??. I By Associated Press.) PAKIS. August 16.?Major Theodore Roosevelt. Jr., was cordially received by Premier Clemcnccau to-day. Major Roosevelt's wounds were still unhealed, and ho is ualng crutches. Important News Quickly Told Events From Various Spurccs Reduced to Minimum Space. ". BALTIMORE, August 16.?The con dition of Senator Olllo James, of Ken tucky. who has been at Johns Hopklrs HoaplUl for more than two months. Is to-night roported by persons who camo In contact with him at the hospital, as very serious. Transfusion of blood has been resorted to. HARBIN, Monday, August 12.?One thousand Czechs, on their way to join General SemenofT, arrived hero to-day, and were given an enthusiastic recep tion, in which the allied consuls and members of the American Rallwa> Commission took part. NEW YORK, Auguest 16.?The port of New ork can handle more than twice its volume of present business if properly developed, according to a statement made public to-day by t.io New Vork, Now Jersey Port and Har bor Development Commission, of which William B. Wlllcox is chairman. PARIS, August 18.?The Temps nays to-day that it is able to confirm that the case of former Premier Joseph Caillaux, who Is charged with treason, will be referred to the Senate, sitting as a high court of Justice. WASHINGTON* August 16.?Labor controversies at thirtoen places we*e accepted for adjudication by the Na tional Wur I,<abor Board to-day and assigned for hearings. SAN FRANCISCO, August 16.?The Red Cross war fund drive In Valpariasn and coast towns of Chile, which ended July 6, netted a total of $118,000 in American gold. STRING LAKK, N. J., August 16.? Cardinal Gibbons to-day quietly cele brated the fiftieth anniversary of his consecration to the rank of bishop. He is spending hia vacation at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Maloney. OKLAHOMA CITY, August 16 ? Most serious drought conditions exist ! in at least twenty-two counties of Ok- ! lahoma, located In the southwestern i and western sections of the State, ac-I cording to reports mad* to the State! Council of Defense. TO DISCUSS WAGE SCALE District President* of (Jolted Mine W orkrn (ilvc lacrrut an Only Solution to Problen. I By Associated Tress.] INDIANAPOLIS, August 16.?Labor , conditions in the coal mining industry for which "the only logical solution is a substantial flat wage Increase to be applied to all classifications of mine labor," will be discussed at a confer- j cnce of district presidents of the United ' Mine Workers, to be held In Washing-' ton August 22, according to an an- 1 louncement made here to-night by Prank J. Hayes, president of the United I Wine Workers of America. ? ? SCHOONER SYBIL SAFE Reported Victim of U-Boat lleaehea Hooe Port of Gloucester Unharmed. [By Associated Press.] WASHINGTON, Auruat 16.?The American schooner Sybil, recently re ported sunk by a German submarine, has arrived safely at Gloucester, Mass., the Navy Department to-day waa In formed. The department also announced that the remainder of the crew of the schooner Progress, one of the fishing vessels sunk off the New Engird coast, has been reported rescued. NEW YORK FLYER KILLED ' Mr u tenant Walter B. Miller, Formerly of Lufayette Eaeaririile, Falla In Combat. [By Associated Presi.) PARIS, August 16.?Lieutenant Wal- 1 ter B. Miller, of New York City, a for mer member of the Lafnyetto Esca- ; irllle, who waa transferred to the American service, was killed ln an terlal combat on August 3. His patrol consisting of eight machines, was at-i tacked by a German squadron of thirty lirplanee. He fell inside the American lines. The other members of the patrol escaped after a fierce struggle. Children Die In Fire. r>^. a -Associated Press.] ROANOKE, VA., August 16.?The two small children of Mr. and Mrs lohn Purdy, of Dry Branch, Va.; were burned to death this morning, when their house was destroyed by fire, ac cording to information reaching here to-night. Mr. Purdy was at work, and Mm. Purdy, leaving the children asleep vas visiting at a neighbor's, it is re ported, when the fire was discovered. BILLION-DOLLAR BUDGET ' FOUND NOT LARGE ENOUGH Increase of $I86,00?.000 Made to Or iginal iSMtloantc for Additional Improvement*. I By Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON. August 10.?-The so called billion-dollar budget, approved early this year by Director-General McAtloo for railroad improvements and equipment, has proved insufficient to meet war needs, and it has boen in creased to J1 1.097.398.000. or J156.000. 000 more than the original aggregate of budgets of all federally-controlled roads. This was dlscloscd to-day In a detailed roport of capital expenditures authorized to date. , Most of the increase was made neces sary by the growing need for cjsrp at?u locomotives. Originally, J486.000.000 was authorized for purchase of now rolling stock, but this has been raised to ?655,G86,000 by huge orders placed liy the railroad administration. For additions and betterments. In cluding new yard and Industry tracks, terminal facilities, stations and bridges, the budgets of first-class roads pro vided originally for J433.000.003. This has been pared down to J404.000,01(.. chargeable to capital accounts, but ad ditional work costing $105,000,000 h-i3 been authorized, to be charged to opji ating expenses. The J20.000.000 ap proved early this year for extensions and branch tracks has been raised to J35.000.000. MAN, NINETY-THREE, WANTS TO ENLIST IN U. S. ARMY After Klnrkera and Scores Food Profiteers and Wantern?hhotva Patriotic ICntbnalaam. INDIANA POMS. IND., August 16.? William Francis Golden, ago ninety three, wants to enlist In the United States Army. "I guess I've lived long enough to know a bit about the things of this world, and I tell you that it Is a shame that we have such cowardly creatures dressed up In human forms as we have. Slackers come in many forms, and I hate a slacker of any kind from the word "go." said Mr. Golden. ' Mr. Golden scored food profiteers and wasters, charging them with being al most as pro-German as the Kaiser himself. "Don't think you can get along by dodging the laws and the regtilations placed upon us, for you can't." he added. "And you sneaking food traitors, you low-down rich folk who try to fool Uncle Sam, tou have no place in this great and noble country?you are vipers in a land of the worthy, nnd I hope the heel of authority stumps out your existence." T)eath of John n. Ileadlea. John R. Beadles, vice-president and BPiif-ral manager of the Dlggs A Beadles Company, Inc.. seedsmen, died j yesterday at his home. 1415 Second Avenue. Highland Park. Funeral ar rangements have not been completed, and will be announced later. Mr. Beadles was a well-known busi ness man, and was one of the leading seedsmen of Virginia. 'Ptto Aviators Are Killed. COMMACK, N. V., August 16.? Lieu tenant llarold F. Maxon, of Los Angeles. and Cadet G. F. Gedeon. of Titusville, Pa., were killed to-day when I their airplane crashed to the ground in a hayfield near here. An explosion in midair, it Is reported, hurled Gedeon from the airship. Maxon was crushed under the machine when it struck the earth. Bees Smarm on Siif^ar. STAMFORD, CONN., August 16.? Swarms of bees w?re to-day busily transferring to their hives sugar that was damaged in a fire in the Acker Merrill and Condit stores. Owners of the bees are wondering whether Hoo ver will jail them for disregard of the sugar-apportionment regulation. Cleared of Murder Charge. ATLANTA, August 16.?J. L. Gibson, former deputy rherlff of Walter County, was acquitted in Fulton Superior Court here to-day of the charge of murdering Elgin Stewart, of Atlanta, on August 4. The verdict was ordered by Judge Ben H. Hill, at the request of Solicitor-General Boykin. Aalced to Report Storks. WASHINGTON, August 16.?Retail merchants were requested by the War, Industries Board to-day to report at*, once upon their stock of knitting yarn in Oxford.. khaki, natural and gray j colors in order that the American Red | Cros3 may have opportunity to buy ihe stocks. !Varaed General Counsel. WASHINGTON, August 16.?Sherman L. Whipple, of Boston, to-day accepted appointment as general counsel for the Shipping Board and the Emergency Fleet Corporation. He will begin his duties with offices In Washington on August 21. Yon may telephone yoor Want Ad to The TJmea-nispntch by calling Ran dolph J. MITTELDORFER'S 217 EAST BROAD STREET Open Saturday From 9 A. M. to 7 P. M. $7 QO for choice of Ladies and Misses' $10.00 and $12.50 ? Silk Dresses, all- this season's latest styles, with Georgette sleeves; these are extra values. Ladies' and Misses' Hosiery Specials $150 iery. $2.19 Hosiery. for $2.00 Fancy Stripe Silk Hos for $2.75 Ladies' Embroidered Silk JQ for $3.00 All-Silk Lace Hosiery; all the latest colors. Men's Wear Specials gjn for B. V. D. Under 0*7C wear; better lay in a supply at this price. nQA for B. V. D. Union Suits; can't be du plicated at this price. OQ for $1.00 Otis Under 0%/C wear. (?t If for Men's $1.50 Fancy Negligee Shirts. OC for Men's 39c Silk &DC Lisle Half Hose. tl 1Qfor Men'? $1-60 1 il & Fancy Silk Half Hose, WILL HIT THE POCKETBOOK OF RENTAL PROFITEERS brpirlmrnt of Labor Dfvliri New Plan to Obtain Hoimea for Federal W?rk?t?. WASHINGTON, August 16.?Hit the rent profiteer In his pocketbook. if thlH rloeu not curb hie activities, turn tho light of publicity on him. That la to bo the Department of La bor's plan In necking houses for work. ?rs In congested districts. The home registration and Information division oi the buroau of Industrial housing or the department recommends: First, that all habitable houses, apartments and rooms be listed at cen tral agency by a canvass of the city and an advertising campaign. Next, that the lists and the pticea asked be niadf available to the author ities in charge of tax assessments and that property values bo increased for tax purposes to a basis comparable with the rentals asked. King Kerdinnnd III, LONDON, August 1C.?The illness of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria has sud denly taken a turn for the worse, the Dally Express learns from Geneva. The monarch is said to he in a critical con dition. Yoar Want Ad In Tlie Tlmen-nixpnteh t?-ino?rnn will be rrad by more than fifty tbot-uniid peojilr. Open Till 0 P. M. Saturdays. No Such Thing As Palm Beach Suits Next Season Under $15 to $20 They're as staple as corn, and the best grades and makes are obtainable here now at $10 and $12.50. Like every other sort of wearable, there NEVER WAS a better time to buy! I Ample storks for men and boys. WALTER D. MOSES &. CO. Pianos Rebuilt This is the favorite uec^on for overhauling the homeVfrpiano. Hetter get in touch with us now about this important matter, so that you can have your piano ready?good as new?for early fall use. High-grade repair work at rea sonable rates. Walter D. Moses & Co. JO:i East Ilroad Street. Oldest Music House in Va. & N. C Montague Mfg. Co., Tenth nnd Mntn 91a., Richmond, Va. I tlMnrfR? ROUGH AND DRICSSED. WE MUST GIVE AND SAVE It Is <our duty and we cannot escape from it. There must be no slackers. If you want our boys to win "Over Tliere" you must do your part at this end. Start an account with us to-day. Buy your Thrift Stamps from us. Loans made on Real Ef.tate. Travelers' cheques is sued. Safer than money about your person. Safety Deposit Iioxcs for rent. Thirty years in busi ness nnd thousands of Batlsfied customers.