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Carly Delivery of Sunday Wanl Ad Insures Correct Classification 68TH YEAR. VOI.tfMK ?? Nl'MIIKK 235 RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1918. ?TEN PAGES EK?"" -FAIR ALL SORTS OF ADS FOR ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE See TimevDbpatcb Want Pages lor a Sendee of Uneqiialed Value PRICE. TWO CENTS WILL TAKE YOUTHS Man-Power Bill Also In cludes Men of Forty Five Years. CONGRESSMEN ALSO VOTE TO INCLUDE THEMSELVES Aliens Who Are Subjects of Al lied Nations Will Be Drafted. final vote ox Saturday Dramatic Incident Occurs When Representative Urines In Hoys Staggering Under Equipment. WASHINGTON. August 23.?An over whelming majority in the House to day decided that the draft age limits of eighteen to forty-five should in* adopted for - the new man-power bill as recommended by Secretary Baker , and the general staff. Every amend ment Intended to favor the boys of eighteen and nineteen was decisively beaten. Congressmen voted to Include them e-elves In the draft by adopting, with a cheer, an amendment by Represen tative Gregg, of Texas, to make every legislative and executive official of the United States government and of the titate governments liable to service. An amendment to tako in all aliens "Mio are subjects of any of the coun ries associated with this country in the^ war, was also adopted. Final action on the bill was blocked j by Republican members, who precipi tated an amendment to draft all tin1 clerks employed on war work in the ?overnnient departments. Chairman >ent. in charge of the bill, pleaded; in vain that the adoption of such* an I amendment would absolutely destroy the efficiency of the War Department, 1 the Shipping Hoard and other depart-' merits doing war work. He was final ly obliged to ask to have the final j vote on tho bill' put over until to morrow, in spite of the fact that it had been hoped by the War Depart- ! ment and all those vitally interested in the success of the new draft to; have the bill passed to-day. Practically the entire day was spent in the debate on tho McKonzlc amend ment to classify the boys of eighteen and nineteen so that they would be tho last to be called Into service. Mr. McKenzle was the principal speaker ln support of hip amendment, although ho was assisted by, Chairman i'ou, of the Rules Committee; Connelly, "of Texas', Fairfield, of Indiana; (Sordon. of Ohio, and others. Tilson. of Con necticut; Dongworth and Fess. of Ohio, and Cannon, of Illinois, were the chief rpeajcern against It. DnESSKS TWO PACKS IX Kt I.I. EQUIPMENT During the debate on the McKenzie amendment, the most dramatic incident of the session occurred, whi*n Repre sentative Albert Johnson, of Wash ington. a violent opponent of the con scription of boys of eighteen, brought to the bar of the House two young pages dressed in the full accoutorments of the soldiers, under which they vis ibly staggered. Johnson declared both the. boys were, over eighteen and In troduced them as "horrible examples of what would happen If all the youths of that age in the country should be . *aThen came the startling denouement of Johnson's exhibit, Tilson. of Con- [ nectlcut. taking the fioor and calling ( upon four young marines, who were seated in the gallery, to stand and ( i<how themselves to the Hnnw as samples of what the boys of eighteen could be. The applause that greeted the appearance of the marines was deafening. Tilson added to the p^' tiveness of the scene by charging that Johnson had selected for Hi* exhibit boys who were not up to the stand ard of the average American youth or i C,TheCSlongC debate failed to shake the strength of thf> large portion of the House membership, which favored th original bill. It was after r, o clock when the debate ended, and the Houut WaKirsetac>ameran amendment by John son. of Washington, to make the draft ices ninete.en to forty-five. This defeated bv the vote of HO to 172. Next was a vote on an amendment offered bv Blackman, of Alabama, to flange the ages to twenty-one to fort>-fl\? This was turned down by the vote of 42 to 194. unW HOUSE MEMBERS cast niF.m rai.i.ots ' Then came the vole on the McKenxle amendment, which was rejected b> the vote of 120 to 167. The result was so decisive that no one asked for a roll oall' Among those who voted for It were Speaker Clark. Majority Deader Klti-hln. Taylor, of Colorado; Alex ander of Missouri, Garrett, of Texas; Fields, of Kentucky; Dondon. of New York; Bankhead. of Alabama: I ou. of North Carolina; Dent. of Alabama, Hefiin. of Alabama; Garrett, of 1^; ncssec; Chandler, of New York; MjH Kenrie. of Illinois; Shallenberger, of Nebraska; Johnson, of Washington; Porter of Pennsylvania: Mondell. of Wvominc; Stafford. of Wisconsin: flood of Iowa; Wood, of Indiana; Dit t c of Kansas; Dennison of Illinois. Campbell, of Kansas: !? airfield, of In diana: Focht, of Pennsylvania; Gordon, of Ohio; Morin. of Pennsylvania. La Kollette, of Washington; and Saunders. ^Johnson"' of Washington. then moved to raise the draft aM' from forty-five to fifty, and this was de feated by the vote of 118 to 16S. Lowering of the proposed maximum draft age to forty was urged by Sen ator Dodge, of Massachusetts, when de bate was resumed in the Senate to-day on the man-power hill, lie said '"HI larv necessity demanded the calling of vouths over eighteen, but that he could ,W sco the wisdom of taking men over forty years old when the number sc eured this way would he so small. ??\V? seem to shrink from the respon sibility of taking men below twenty one "the Senator added. "Remember "!' ' must get men. not votes. An earnest warning against Insid ious and poisonous" German pence propaganda and a declaration that; Eliff must be dictated to and not ne gotiated with, Germany, to place her F ? position where she never again would disturb tho world's peace, wero ?nde in the Senate, to-day by Senator, Dodge, of tho Foreign Relations Com mittee. ' PKACE terms specificam.y DETAILED BY U. s. SEXATOn Peace terms which must and will be ?or0ed on Germany were specifically Stalled by the Senator, who addressed The Senate In support of the maty-power l.m to extend the draft ages. They include complete restoration of Rel irltim. unconditional return of A sace forralne to France, and of Italia Ir redenta to Italy. Hafety for Groeeo. In denrndence for Serbia and Rou mania, an Independent Poland, independence of the Slav i>eopleH ami freedom of ?ia from German domination, ^includ ing return of Russian territory wrested ' (Continued on Second Pago.) Americans Rescue Comrade Lying in Dugout 10 Days WITH Til K AMKHM'ANS OX Till-: AIHMO-VKSI-K FIIOXT, AukuhI 'i:I. ?Wlicil Cuptnln Wllllnni lliirricnn'.i coinpmiy Ktvurmed over the Irl iniKiilnr topluud Month of Veulo, where the enemy hnd Item trying ??? preserve n ItrldKelicnd, they dis covered .Hike l.etiinnounkl, of I.imi: ley. 111., lylnK in n duRout, luilf lllled nltli wnter, mid then llnrold llnrmnn, of Mount Cnrincl, III., \yan fouoil In 11 Kliell hole. I.etnnnouakl hnd lieen In the dnic ont for ten dn>n. Hi* linil heeii hit dnriiif; the orlKinnl A im-rltnwi nd vniu-e nnil hnd dropped into the nhell hole. There, uunhle to move from the opot, he hnd ivnlti-d to he re? eiied, hilt none of him comrade* in me until yenterday'n micce*Mf ill lorn! ? urtle nccldeutnlly remitted In III* helnic found. DurlnK the ten dnyn of horror he. hnd nothlnK to ent and only rnln wntrr to drink. Ilnrinnn hml only the water from the bottom of the nliell hole to drink nnd thnt nntrr huh ?nturnted with Kn?. Kvrrjr time he. attempted to crutvl n??j, (irrninn mnelilne gun ner* nnd nnlpertt would open lire. Venterduy mornliii;'* Amerlcnn ndvnnre, which led to hl? rescue, eaine nenr coimlnj; hla dentli, for our hnrriiKe burnt all nround Ilnr innn, hut he eMcnpeil Injury. Iloth men were In n fnlr condition, hut llielr HtomneliM ennnot xtnnd food >et. llnrrlKnu'a men cleared out every Grrmnn ninehlne-KUn newt within twenty-two mlnuten, cup(i:r liti; fourteen nnd killing the re*l Ihnt hnd enenped the prellmlu'try Amerit-nil lioiiilinrdiiirnt. Allied Troops on Ussuri River Front, (j really Outnumbered, Forced to Withdraw. JAI'.AXESK UMTS ARK ACTIVK Russian Red Guards Publicly Ilnnv; in Mnrket PIhco 300 Prisoners, "ClnlmliiK Art a Reprisal for "Atrocities" Committed. j I-ONDDN, August '3.?Lord Robert Cecil, the British undersecretary for | Foreign Affairs, announced this oven. j ing that reports ha<I been received in I.onrion to the effect that the Czecho slovak forces in 'Trans-Baiknlla ial captured the town of Uerohnieudlsck. isouth of Lake Baikal, and had achieved a decided victory against the Bolshevik forces. Allied troops on the Ussuri River front, north of Vladivostok, outnum j bered by the enemy, have been forced , to withdraw after heavy lighting. hays a dispatch to the Dally Mall from Har bin, dated Wednesday. British and French troops were on gaged In the battle, but the brunt of the fighting fell on the Cossack and t_ zecho-Slovak troops. Japanese units aided in (he retirement. Bolshevik monitors, operating on Lake Hangka, arc harassing trie alliod left and have detained ailditional I Czech forces. Commands are beini; given t)?e Bolsheviki in Gorman. The Ussuri River forms the eastern boundary of Manchuria, j An Amsterdam dispatch says :hit i Gorman forces were victorious over a force of 1.200 Russian insurgents, -veil equipped with artillery and commai:! i ?-d by General Hebenko. near Kremen* | chug. according to a Kiev dispatch the Vofslsthe Zeitung. of Berlin. In a second encounter, which occurred near I nltava. sixty-four miles northeast of ,no,,tchug, the revolutionaries lost soo men killed and the Germans took six machine puns and other equipment. The -survivors of the revolutionarv hand Hed. but their retreat was cut oil by the pursuing Germans. Russian Red Guards, after the cap ture of Simbirsk, on the Volga, acco.d l"g to a Moscow dispatch to the Ham burg Xachrichten, publicly hanged in the market place 300 Czticho-Slovak I prisoners. The hangings, it is declared were a reprisal for "atrocities" commit tod in tho town during its occupation | by tho Czechs. j 1 lie Bolshivik government, accord I ing to Kiev ad vices, has been forced to release 23,000 former oflicers in the j Russian army who had been imprison ? in ?!.he barracks at Mos cow. Ihe people of Moscow, the dls Ra,fch,artds, threatened to blow up the Krornlin unless these cx-olflcers were given their freedom. Tokyo dispatches announce, that the Japanese forces are advancing beyond Mkoiaievsk. THREE A?ER7CAN VESSELS SUNK IN FOREIGN WATERS Sienmor* I.nke Kdon, Went Tlrldge nnd Cuborc Knll I'rey to German SubmnrlnoD. TBy Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON, August 23.?Sinking or three American vessels in foreign waters by German submarines we're announced to-day by the Navy Depart ment. The steamship Lake 'Edon, an army chartered cargo transport, was sunk on August 21. the U. S. S. West ?h"? it? ? o '"ns on August 16. and August 15 Cubore' of 7,300 tons, on Sixteen of the crew of the Lake Edon ,rni.ss nJr' thirty-nine having been hit lm'f nofr'h The namps of miss l)ei>artmcn?. bC<?n re,)orte<> to th<uNavy Three men were reported lost in tho s'n "J ?J th* West Bridge. There was "ubore among the crew of the The West Bridge and Cuborc we're homeward bound when sunk. FLAMES~1THREATEN^ TOWN (irnln Klcvator Killed With Oal* Source of l< Ire Thnt Spread* Very <lulckly. fBy Associated Press.) HUNTINGTON, IND., August 23.? | The town of Bippus, ten miles north of here, of approximately 1.800 people, s In grave danger of being wiped out by fire which started at 1) o'clock this evening in a 100.000-hushcl grain ele vator, loaded to capacity with oats, alio fire lias partially consumed the business district and threatens to spread further. Huntington fire ap paratus Is on tho scene, but Is Imped ed In Its work by low water pressure. The flro is said to have heon started by a man who escaped pursuit. All telephone and telegraph wires including those nt' the Brie Railroad, have been burned down, nnd the roAd has a forco of 100 men at work re storing service. The elevator Is a com plete loss, which, with the grain con sumed, Is estimated at $75,000. ? ? Herenger Mnde Oil Controller. PARIS. August 23.?Senator Boren ger was appointed French oil con troller to-day. Early delivery of your Want Ad copy to-day .Insure* correct classification and proper Indexing to-iaorrow. You'may phone your copy by. calling Randolph 1, / Secretary of War Wants Gov ernment. to Take Over Power Plants. MONTAGUE OPPOSES POLICY Bernard M. Baruch, Before House Committee, Urges En actment of Legislation. WASHINGTON*. August "3 mont ownership of all tho "3?Govcrr> ?n the country was J P?%VCr ",ants by Secretary of wL ,y?.nB,y indor^<l ! to. Water tlo not share t)ic Tsrsssv dlKpoKltlon would "??""'?al ownership." l? dls,,ourase. Government ? S ???? ? Planus ami oj>erate them?H?.r ia" the war, and to cons tr net ,?i K l,le '""opment 'of? Hectrlck'"^ ^ -?,.a "^sr.ol," ,ig: i whTnE' opjfoaed r to"theIdea""?1'co"6' ! isentatlve Montague of Vi'll'ini Kepre j ticularly strong ODiionent ?V il I1iir* : ment ownership. aXd th|? oer the power of commerce*' Should Z\-rUr Ie*,1,Ia?on '?-? candid and hon 712.,*?h'?? ?ecretar>* Baker replied: -hould not''h'S11 ?i' ,I"' Government . 1 "c'l to |>revent the <Te iVv0,7.,enu ?.f a subsequent peace pol jlcy. It should he left within the power of the government to determine at a wmrhe"n0- Whal the >,crma"c?t policy The Immediate enactment of the bill i ?owerm??l!!r. ?r so,vlnS the problem of | power shortage was urged bv Secre tary Baker and by Bernard M." Baruch of u'ar Industries Board. : who followed him. Sllll'llt II.|)I\<; Pit or; It A11 MAY IIK SICIIIOUSI.V It ETA IIDKD Secretary Baker snld that unless the ! Power shortage is relieved, the ship building program will be seriously re tarded. He said that private concerns i are reluctant to enlarge their plants to meet war needs because the (treat , expense involved would make a tlnan cial loss almost inevitable, inasmuch as the increased facilities could be used ; only during the war period and after the war ended would be useless. "It is a question of h:\ving the gov - ernment pay to the power companies ? the difference between lite cost now and its value when the war is over," i continued Secretary Baker. "To illus 1 trate: power companies have shown : that Improvements which to-day will I cost $100 can be installed in normal : periods for about Jf.O. The companies 1 suggest that the government should | extend them financial aid bv paving I the difference, which In such a case | would tie $|0. The matter of final ad j justment could then be left until after i the war, to In* determined by proper J appraisement." Mr. Dewalt, of Pennsylvania, called attention to a, provision in the bill irlvlng the President authoritv to re tain control over power plants after the war. and asked: "Does no! that look almost lik^e per ; marten! owriership of these plants, and might it not be so construed if the President so desires?" "I think it gives the President such power," said Secret a rv^Wa ker. "and I think it wholly expedient that he should be given such power." ! FREIGHTEFMDIOMED SUNK . WITH LOSS OF TWO MEN Sfenmor Shelled nnd Torpedoed Iit Ill?j Submarine 1 li." >i;icn From* \eiv York. f Hy Associated Press.] NEW YCmK. August 23.?Shelled and torpedoed by a bis: Oer man submarine I just at sunrise Wednesday, the Brit : Isli freighter Dlomed was sunk, with I the loss of two of her crew and wound lit? of many others, l.'fi miles east ?f ; New York. Of the 104 survivors, in cluding a number of Chinese seamen, rescued and brought here by another | steamship, many had been cut by | shrapnel, and scalded by steam when a torpedo crashed through the boiler room. Though attacked without warn ing, the Miomed's gun crow answere-i 'he German Arc. hut without effect. After their twelfth shot at the U-boat one of the submersible's shells disabled the freighter's steering gear. The raider's commander then supplanted guntlre with a torpedo. As the pro jectile tore amidships through the i Dlomed a seaman waS killed. Others i were caught In a flood of steam ns the | boilers burst, and one died aboard a lifeboat. I .-> T1?? submarine, according to the i British commander, was a large craft of the newest type, with deck guns fore and aft. It cruised among the small boats, the captain said, and offered medical assistance to his wounded, but he declined, fearlntr a ruse to make some of bis men prisoners. The Plomed, a 4.7;iO-ton steel vessel was bound in ballast from Liverpool to New "Vork. in service of the British . Admiralty. FIRE ON GASOLINE BARGE VcncI Belonging to Kxpedltlnnary l< oree.t BIiikcn for Fourteen Hour* at French Dock. [By Assorlated Press. J PARIR August 23.?Fire broke out last night on a barge containing 540 ton.? of gasoline helonglng to the Amer ican expeditionary forces. The confla gration has burned continuously fori fourteen hours. Intermittent explosions being followed by clouds of smoke The fire has attracted the attention of I large crowds of Parisians. | . W?rUern Granted Increase. l.OM.ov, August 23.?The Ministry of Munitions has ordered that the wages of women'munition workers be emher0(,| 6 w,0<,kry after 'Sep tember 1. < J Iris under efghteen- In munition plants will receive an In" I crease of half a crown. 1 # i??^ j C ardinal Farley Improve*,. MAMARONE'CK. N. Y. A.ub-iikI ?>! I The condition of .Cardinal Farlev "who S," V'S, l-njumonla at h la Bumm-'r nome here, is somewhat Improved though Htlll critical. He was ?Iatinu somewhat easier this evening. resti,lb t'hnrloltc Man Killed WASHINGTON, August 23.?Lewis F I Tucker, quartermaster, of North r-h-ir" lotto N. C? was killed by the expSron of a bomb on August 22, on a sea Diane 1 oft the coast of France, the Navy Do partmcnt announced to-rlay. n/A?Mnn Troop" Cn??<"?,e village. ROM It,, August 23.?Italian troon? nnHft.hC^tU.r0ud the vl"ne? Of Rivalt" nf vili h?l?ht of Sanso Stefany, north EXPERTS EXPECT BIG SMASH SOON Dcclare General Foch's Whittling Tactics Have Been De cidedly Effective. AMERICANS WITH BRITISH Believed They Have Been As signed to Important Task in Major Strategy. [By Associated Prcm.1 WASHINGTON, Augu.it 23.?Almost unvarying success described in to-day's dispatches, tilling of the great allied offensive on the tlfty-mile front stretch ing from Soissons northward to th? en virons of Arras, raised hopes in mili tary circles here for the moat decisive defeat yet administered to the Ger mans. Observers were of the opinion that General Koch's whittling tactics ftf the jfast six weeks have been so effec tive that opportunity has come for a glorious harvest. Absence of any mention of American troops in the descriptions of the great fight lead to Interested speculation as to the whereabouts of flencial I'er shing'r. thirty divisions, whioh. accord ing to recent announcement, are to be included in the First Field ^rmy. That practically all of these units have com pleted the training for which they were brigaded with the French ajid British has been known for some time. Gen eral March, the chief of stuff. in his interviews with the press, has fre quent ly'referred to the return of addi tional division ? to the American com mander-in-chief. It has been thought, however, that a considerable number of American troops still are with the British Tlur.l and Fourth Armies, and most military cf ficers were at a loss to understand why they had not bi.cn Identified in the cap ture of some of the important enemy positions overrun during the day. lie cent evidence of the mettle of Per shing's forces made it certain, it was j believed, that if American divisions were with the allied troops, their lo cality to-night would be at the apex of the advance. TIIKORV IS AM KKIOA.VS a in: a s s i<: m:d srccrtm The most interesting theory heard was that the movement of American divisions to the sector assigned to the First American Army is under way. All the divisions heretofore with the Brit ish having been withdrawn for that purpose and replaced by new unit.* or reorganized veteran organizations brought up from rest billets. Concentration at this time of the United States divisions on the all AmPricar front, when the forward movement of the more northern armies promise? so much, could only mean that General Foch lias assigned ta Perching some important task closely linked With the major strategy, in the opluioi^ of experts here. This may he in the nature of a thrust' in force lu preven* the detachment of reserves t"> stop :.ho gaps in Picardy or a far-reaching d-tve on the German flank as soon as lie has got such movement well under way. Dispatches to-day. declaring that a large number of new enemy divisions had been thrown into the struggle against the British, gave stiengih to this theory. RED CROSS CABLES APPEAL j FOR EQUIPMENT AND HELP .Naval ffospifnl nt Vladivostok In I'laced I'ndcr American t'nntrol by O.fflio-Slovnk*. WASHINGTON. August 23.?There Is an entire unanimity of opinion be tween the Russian government at Omsk and the Siberian government concerning Interallied intervention, the State Department has been advised. Secretary Lansing announced to-day that both governments are In accord. This attitude 'is pleasing to oflicials here because of the assurance of friend ly feeling that the information carries. No further Information lias been re ceived by the State Department re garding the Bolshevik declaration of war against the United States which hats been reported from T'etrograd. From Vladivostok to- / y. Hie war council of the American .ted Cross re ceived an appeal from its representa tive for additional hospital supplies, equipment, an Increased staff <>f work ers and more clerical help. The cable said preparations were being made for heavy emergency demands '"?id the message indicated the mag / nde of the task confronting the force now there. The Bed Cross representative said lie had been asked by the Czecho-Slovaks to take over the naval hospital at Vladivostok, which now contains 3,000 Czechs. In response to requests to the Czecho-Slovaks the latter have agreed to assist in improving the food sup plies of the hospital. SWEDISH VESSEL STOPPED, BUT ALLOWED TO PROCEED Stcnmer Xot Sunk Itrrnnxr Knsnsod In C'nrrj-lnur Food to Swcdm. flout field I'p for nn flour. I fly Ansociated Press. 1 AN ATLANTIC PORT, A.ugust 23.? A Swedish freight steamship which ar rived here to-day was stopped by a German submarine yesterday seventy r?>!)ei- off this port and held for an hour ?.vliilc the U-boat commander examined lier papers. The vessel was allowed to proceed, the German Oflicer told the freighter's captain, because lie was en gaged in carrying foodstuffs for his own country. The captain was warn ed, however, that he was likely to be sunk at any time should he co.nlinue in the American trade. "You would not sink lis without warning, would you?" one of the of ficers of the Swedish ship asked the U-boat commander. "Don't, be too sure about that?best not to take any chances," was the reply. I Germans' Dense Ignorance of World Caujgd Errors "Germany font Iter soul and with hrr soul the power of understanding tlie motives and Impulses of normal men." The niaterlnllsm of the enemy and his Ignorance of what win precious In the sight of civilized mankind has caused liim to n-nke mistakes that linve changed the destiny of ha. tlons, declares C. T). Stelllng In nn article which appears In this Issue. The lion now realtors that some thing In wrong, hut even yet falls to definitely understand what It is. Hut he stands aghast nt the fact, which has dawned on hi* consciousness, that he will he Isolated -In the eco nomic conflict which will follow the war. The raw materials so neces sary to make even n start In com merce will he denied him. fie Is nt his wit's end. ? v. Lord Robert Cecil Says British Will Expose Germany's Brutality Among Her Colonies ( H>- An.ioe1uted Pros*. J l.()\I)0.\. AuRiiHt 23.?Lord Rob ert Cecil, Under-Sccretnry for I-'or rlKn AITnlr.t, 1 it la Im ucrkly Intcr vloiv Blvcn lo-dny, replied to the npcech mailt' lirfurp tin* (irrinnn So ciety on August >1 l?y Or. W. S. Solf, the (ionium Secretory of State for the Colonic*. l.oril Itohert nald the llritixh k? verniiicnt hnx lieen eolleetiiiKt and will noon puhilnh, evidence of (ieriiiiiiiy'x hrutnlity and enlloiiMiieNH In Kovernlni; Iter ool onleN, after uhii'li the world will iinrco thnt the coionlcx enmiot lie rextored to t.ermniiy. I.ortl Itohert xnld thnt Dm. Solf'n utternnecM were n very rciiinrknble "e?Hiiy in pHyeliolajfy,'' which Hoeni eil to lull it'll te thnt ncctlonx ?if (irr iii ii ii opinion nerf In-^limlnp to realise thnt the iittltmle token by the l*ttn-(icriiinun mn.it he dixnx troux to the future of ticriiimiy. tie ndded, however, thnt It wnx not IiIh view tlint the Pnii-ticriiinnn were done for, nx In the Inxt rennrt they would nlwnyM doinliinte tie r mniiy. The npenker referred to I)r. Solf*n Htntenient nltoiit Ilclcluut, nnyinc It nppenred to represent nil ndvnnee toward* decency, hut it wnx not elenr. lie rlmllcneed Dr. .Solr to nny If he uieniit thnt Cermnny wnx prepared to >slvc MoIjcIiiiii mid to reKtore the dnniUKC done. "Ijct him xny iIiIm in plnln IniiciinKC, no tlint the whole world will undcr xtnnd," he ndded. The I nder-Seeretnry then elted how. only n few week* np;o, l)r. von Kiiehlinniin. former tiermnn .>1 In In ter of Korelpru AITnlr*. hud lieen ounted bccnuKe he Mild t.criunny eould not have tblnica nil her own way nnd declared the liermam Chan cellor, Count von llcrtllnic, alao hnd lieen mude to explain away a phrnae he hnd uttered about the restora tion of Belgium. Referring; to the Ilrent Lltovxk treaty, I,ord Itohert aald that any one who had aeen the way the wo rn 11 c d Independent atnten were cre ated could nee It had been done ?o thnt they would have an little In dependence ax poxxllile. "When Korelgn Secretary Ilnlfour recently anid tbe German colonlea could not be restored, he wax xpeak Injj only whnt the connclencc of ? iinnklnd would have him nay," I,onl Itohert continued. "Premier I.loytl (ieorife inontlin ncn aald that the question of the coloniea would lie xettled at the pence conference, hut Air. Ilnlfour'n more recent atatentent ruled out the possibility that they Mould be restored.-' Turning; to Dr. Molf'n mention of a Iciikiic of natlous, the npenker xnldt "Uevolfd nx xonie of un are to the conception of u len^ne. of notions, wc xce no hope of the nnc cenn of nny such Ncheme unlcxi pre ceded by victory?until It In ac knowledged by tiermany that her whole military ayntem In criminal." He pointed out thnt only laxt April the ticrmnnn, In the ftunh or victory, wore talking; of a continent from Kinndem to Keypt and nnylnj; thnt the only pence ponnlhle wnn n ficrtnnu pence. The Under-Seere tnry mnde it clenr, thnt an fnr nx the nlllex were concerned they hnd mnde up their mlndx that the only wny to obtain pence wan on the Held of linttle, nnd they were determined to curry on the war to victory. T IN YORK RIVER REGION Government Acquires lt,ono Acres Between Vorktown and PenniHinn. ? PROVIDE PROVING GROUND Advance Reports Indicate Navy De ? part incut Aims to Make This Great est Training Center in Any Coun try. (By Associated Presn.l NEWPORT NEWS, VA., August 23.? According to Information received hero to-da.v the United States government ha." acquired 1 1,000 acres of land on the York River between Yorktown and l'enniman for a bit? torpedo station j and proving ground. It is understood that the work of building the big plant and get'.lnK the grounds in shr.pe will be rapidly pushed to completion, as the Navy Department Is tan.vious to make this tl^c gre:itest torpedo station ?lid proving grounds in the country. The York River is acknowledged to be an id<>al .-pot for torpedo-boat train ing, while tli'o grounds selected will be probably the greatest proving field in any country. It is said that the order taking over the lands was 'signed a few days aso by the navy authorities, aitcl that the owners of the farms in that section have been notified to move from them <is rapidly as possible. FOOD sFfuATION IMPROVES, SAYS U: S. ADMINISTRATOR Amrrlrnn Soldier* In Krnnce nml in (?ermnn Prison Cnntps Arc Well Supplied, Sny? tlmiver. AN ATLANTIC PORT, August 23.? Herbert Hoover. Federal food admin istrator, ?lin arrived here to-day on board a British steamship, expressed the belief that the food problem of the coining year would be met with -much less difficulty than was experienced in the past year. Arrangements were made by the al lied food commissions while he was in Kurope, he said, to handle every phase of the situation. "American soldiers in Europe are being f V extremely well." said Mr. lloover. "Captured German soldiers betray every evidence of good feed ing. American soldiers are potting ?1.500 calories a day. and the civil popu lation Is getting 3,r.00. "I conferred with the food adminis trator:! of the allied countries, and, as a result of the four weeks' conference, we arrived at a solution by which the gieater problem of next year will be met more easily than we inct the problem of the past year. In view of the understanding we have and of the available resources, we shall have very little illfllculty. * American prisoners In Germany are being well fed through the American Red Cross In Switzerland. Investiga tion shows that packages for Ameri can soldiers who art: prisoners, in (!er many reach them. "French morale is higher to-day thun at any time since the first six months of the war, in view of the realization that there }; an inexhaustible supply of everything necessary to victory. "The American boys are absolutely convinced that next year they can walk through to Merlin. "Meanwhile the women of ICurope are doing a great work. The crops have beert harvested almost entirely by wo men and boys. "There are reports of a serious drought in Rulgarla, In parts of ltou manla and the Ukraine. "The Belgian situation has improved. Up to July l, Belgium's condition was very serious because the German of fensive that began March 21 com pelled tlu; allies to commandeer ships needed to transport food to' Belgium. It has been possible to return these ships, however. The Belgian popula tion is getting 2.-I0O calories a day." POSSE IN AIRPLANES t'p-<n-t lie-.M Inutc Itnfil lit .>1 iHnlsslppi Town Scare* Aliened Moonshiners While at Stills. COT,I'MBUf? MISS.. August 23.?An up-to-the-minute raid against a nest of Mississippi moonshiners was staged near here, when an airplane posse ac companied In their planes by Federal revenue agents, ferreted out and took Into custody a nuthber of natives charged with operating, Illicit stills. The moonshiners believed the machines I were traveling on trial flights until pilots anil Federal operatives were al most upolT Them with leveled revol vers. The stills, which had been sought for several years,- wore located recent ly by alrmon from a noar-by training camp. The air posso was made up yesterday and carried ita plana out | , quickly. SHIPYARD WORKERS ASK II AN HOUR FOR LABOR I "Friendly Demands" Are Filed by Workers With the Labor Ad justment Board. ALSO WANT HALF-HOLIDAY Request Seeks Double Time for All Overtime Work, and Dcclarcs in Favor Of 10 Per Cent Bonus System. [By Associated Press.1 WASHINGTON, August 1 23.?Skilled workers In the shipbuilding Industry of the country have presented "friend ly demands" to the labor adjustment vboard of the. Shipping Hoar<l for. In creases In wages to $1 an hour, dou ble time for all overtime, Saturday half holidays throughout th? year, and 10 per cent bonus for all night shop work. The present wngo Is approximately 75 i cents an hour. ! The demands were formed by repre sentatives of the various crafts after conferences which began at Philadel phia and were continued In Washing ton with the labor adjustment board. They grow out of the termination of the six months' period of settlement of the lirst dispute decide! by tho board, which Involved Delaware work ers. That award stipulated that living | conditions were to detcrmino any later ! readjustments. } The dollar-an-hour wage request of the skilled mechanics would affect thousands of workers throughout the country. Before passing on. the wage question, the lal)or adjustment board, composed of V. Rverett Macy, A. J. Herres and L. A Coolidgc, will decide whether a country-wide basis shall b"fe us^d in determining wage scales. The hoard to-day di*ci4ssed the ques tion of thb country-wide basis." but ad journed without reaching any formal decision, it was s?id. Wage scales heretofore have been fixed on a basis I of districts, comprising shinyards In \ few States. All of these adjustments vo for six months and the last will terminate in October. The request contained no threats whatever of a' strike, as the men have ! an agreement with the board that wage questions will be settled hv ne gotiations. The "friendly demand" f<>r the skilled workers Is tho only one yet made to the board, hut it is regarded that if it is granted, increases would also be given other workers. The present tvageu average Jfi.ST a day on the Pad!...* Const, and vary from *r. SO to *r,.r.O elsewhere In lh^ country. The iocreaae would approximate 30 per cent. Pnion leaders are said to he unani mous In desiring the establishment of the uniform national scale for members of their crafts. If their request Is gran'od tho district.decision would be obviated PATROL BOATS SINK U-BOAT WHICH ATTACKED STEAMER ! Itrltlnh Pns?ei?arer l.lner BhiwIt Saved Prom Sinklnc l?y Admirable Conduct of Crrw. ? [Hy Associated Press. 1 TOUI.ON, Aug ist 23.?The BrltlBh pussonge.* steamship'Bandy, while on a voyage between Malta and Sicily, was tornedoed by a German submarine, and although the explosion tore a gaping wound in >?r starboard side, the vessel succeeded in reacnlng the harbor here to-day. The 17-bont which f\r*?d the torpedo ?"as attacked hy patrol boats escorting the Bandy and was sunk. Six of the vnbmarlne's crew, numbering slxty flve officers and men; were saved. In cluding the first mate. The admirable conduct of the rrew ot the Bandy was responsible for the safety of all the passengers. Two men wor" wounded when the torpedo ex ploded. * The mate of the submarine, when hoisted aboard a dertroyer. attempted to commit s Mctde. lie appeared to be '"sane, and mnd) wandering stotements -?hoht the loss of his submarine. He said tho lost U-boat had tornedoed the ''"nard liner Lusltanla and had de stroyed an agg ?>gatc of 600,000 tons of other allied shipping. To <Jlve Pp Powder PnfT*. NRW YORK, August 23.?Women are going to place a voluntary ban upon powder puffs, handbag mirrors and other such, which thoy have been ac customed to carry about In handhags and use In public?at least the mem bers of tho Women's Association of Commerce of the United States plan to do so. They are likewise to give up high heels and other absurdities of dress, said Miss Florence King, presi dent of tho organisation, to-day. To buy or sell, exchange or trade. Tlm?? Pisnatch Want Ads are the salesmen effi cient. To Invert an ad call Randolph 1. Enemy Gets Worst of Every Encounter Along Fifty Mile Front. j ? HAIG'S FORCES CAPTURE TOWNS SOUTH OF COJEUL Compel Boches to Yield Ground After Suffering Tremen . dous Losses. 4^5 : J ARRAS-ALBERT ROAD CROSSED Take Chulgncs and Prepare to Out flank Both Chauliies and Bray. ...jjjfigi j [By Associated Press.] Over the fifty-mile battle front from tho region of Arras to the north of Solssons tho German armies are meet ing- with defeats, which apparently spell disaster. Everywhere the Brit ish and Frcnch forces have continued on the attack the enemy has been san guinarily worsted. And the end of his trials is not yet in sight. To the British over the thirty miles of the fighting zone, from the Cojeul River, southeast of Arras, to Lihons, south of the Somme, numerous towns have fallen and enemy territory nas been penetrated to a depth of several miles. Where the French are fighting, between the Mutz Hlver and the terri tory north of Soissons. additional good ly gains have been made In the en velopment of Noyon and *tho general maneuver which seeks to crush or drive out the Germans from the salient be . tween the Somme and the Ailette and to put Into Jeopardy the entire German line running to Rhcims. Notwithstanding the fact that tho Germans brought up largo numbers of fresh"re-enforcements In an endc&vor to stay the progress of Halg's itrmlee, their efforts were without avail. WJiero they wore able 'momentarily to noid back their oncoming foes, the Germans finally were forced to cede tho ground demanded. And they paid a teprlOlo price In men killed, wounded or made prisoner for their temerity. ENTIRE 'ALnERT-ARRAS ROAD tltOSSED ltv BRITISH TUOOPS The entire Arras-Albert -road ha's been crossed by the British. . Tho strongly held positions, where the Ger mans saw disaster facing them If they fell, were stormed and captured, and the Brlvlsh pushed through them go ing eastward. Notable among theso piaces were Achlet-le-Grand, whcrji fighting has been In progress for sev eral days; Boyclles and Gommescourt. northeast of Albert. The taking of Achlet-le-Granrt and. farther east, or Che town of l?ihurourt. Rives rlalg a dominating position over Bapaume. from which the railway and highway runs eastward to Cambral. b arther south the old fortress of Thlepval Is surrounded on thre?* sides, and Its ca pltulatlon must follow. ...... Frldnv night saw tho British stand ing well to the east of Albert, and soutn of the Somme they wore holding Chulg-. nolles and Ohulgnes and had thrown out forces eastward to outflank Bray, on the south, and Chaujncs, on the north. LITTLB FIGHTING IN ' NKKiBIIOKHOOD OF' RO\E Midway of tho battle line south of the Somme around Boye. there has been little fighting, the allied commandor evidently reasoning that with fcFotn wings of his offensive?near Arras and Kolssons?working smoothly in the movement which Is likely to compel the Germans* to seek refuse behind tno old Hindenburg line, ground soon will have to be given here automatically In order to save large numbers of men, guns and supplies from capture. With the continuance of the r rencli drive from the Mats: Hlver around the bend In ihe line to the north of Solssons. however, particularly north of Soisson3, the Germans still within the lower pbrtlon of the old salient apparently ure on dangerous ground. The French are still busily engaged In their drive In this region. They have crossed the IMvettp River, near Eyri court, and at several other points havo forded the Ailette and tho Otse, and north of Solssons are standing east of Bagneux, r.nd to the west of Crecy ail-Mont. A swift turning movement across the Oise from the latter region would be likely to work havoc with tho Germans In this sector. Although the Americans at tho com mencement of tho Somme offonslvo were brigaded with the British along the northern bank of the Somme, no mention of their having tak?n JPar.1. the fight is made. It is probable that thev have been moved to some other portion of the battle front from which Marshal Foch contemplates another smash at the enemy. FIVE PERSONS KIM.KD I>' AIR RAID ON COLOGNE (By Associated rresa.l AMSTERDAM. August 23.?Five per sons were killed and two persons in jured, and considerable damage was done to private property by bomlis dropped from allied airplanes^* Cologne early Thursday morning. ac cording to an ofilclal announcement In Thursday evening's Cologne Gazette, a copy of which has been received here. The announcement snys: ?"Cologne was attacked shortly after 1 o'clock this morning by sevej-al air planes. About ten bombs were dropped. Five persons were killed and two were' badlv Injured. Considerable damage to private property resulted, but there was no military damage." FIVE TOWNS ,\nK IIEAVII.Y nOMBAROEO LONDON, August 23.?Five Import ant town? In Germany and five hostile airdromes were heavily bombarded t?> British i.erlnl squadrons on the n.g>i> of August '.?1-22, according to an clal statement Ipsucd to-day by tho British Air Ministry. Military objective* at 1? rankfort and Cologne, the statement adds, were heavily attacked and good result# were observed. HAIG'S REPORT TRIM ?K 11 It IT IS 11 SUCCESSES [By Associated Pros*.J LONDON. August 2S.?On a front of about si* mlle?. from the southeast of Albert to the neighborhood of Grand court, east of the Ancre River, thA Btltlsh have pushed forward and *ain^d ground after heavy fiRhtlpr, *ay? Field Marshal Halg'a communication f rem headquarter* to-night- South of Oraod