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SSTB -fair
Early Delivery of Sunday Want Ad
Insures Correct Classification
Red Sox Stage Spectacular ;
Rally Too Late to
Turn Tide.
Bush, on Mound lor Americans,
Proves Unsteady in
Crowd A mi ill Small. l>tU .More I.ii
iliu-laMU Shown in Stands
nml lllcai'lirrs.
V?:nijfAUO. .^t
^ Nftlonals put
rrn? .
Itember 6- The t'hica
.N'/Ttlonals put the world s partes on
A Nifty-fifty hauls to-day by defeating
tho Boston Americans, 3 to 1. in i?
pood, old - fashioned garno of baseball.
Tyler, pitching for Chicago. was th*
hero of the contest. for he projected
a steady stream of battler? and tapped
the climar by #hooMng a f-harp single
over t>econd that, ncored two runs. How
ever, on several occasions ho was res
cued from perilous situations by line
Hush, who pitched for Huston, was
unsteady In the pini Iks. th" < onti'M
not iiroving such a demonstration of
hurling ability as that between Kuth
and Vaughu in th'* first paint*.
Boston* run came in a desperate
rally in the ninth. Strunk. th**
man up for the visitors, selecting a
"big Bertha'* from among the bats.
Malnmed the ball against the rlBbt
ftcld fmce for three base.*. White
man, who drove in yesterday'* win- 1
:i*ig tally for Boston, was ? he<*red as
he canie tip Mis wallop was the might
iest o( the scrips thus far. the ba.l
smashing into the word "Buj in the
war sa\ings stamp . ign in eentei
Mrunk iroitod home. ami \\ hiteman
lanoed ai third. fhhagoans who had
counted the game won halted on their
way to the exits. Tyler, however,
steadied and threw out Mclnnts at
hrst. s-cott was allowed to walk, and
the gigantic I'ubuo came to bat for
Thomas. Ho fouled <?? half a "loivn
rood ones but in the end struck out
on .i wide oii?*. Schan?. who was sub
stituted for Agnew in th?* eighth, pop
ped to Hollocher and the game was
?over. , . i, .
All of Chicago's runs came In th.,
W At'l'I Mi FOU H'l II IIA I.I.St
Mcrkle started it by waiting lor
four bad ones. Pick bunted gently to
ward third, and Thomas ambled grace- ,
fullx forward and let the ball nound
past him. This placed ',5 ,,011
K>.d NierKle on second. \N nlle '/ J
hearted ofllcia! scorers awarded lick
a iitt l>eal ilI'd out. Killiter. the next,
man ' up. delivered a two-bagger, the
first extra-base wal.op of th.' aerie.-.
Si er 1. .e scored and I'lck reached third.
Tvler rose to the occasion witn a
bingle. Vcoring Pick a*d Killlfer. but
was himself caught trying t-> tea^n
becond on the play.
The Cubs threatened agai.. in tin.
sixth hut the cioud Uld riot deve.op
rain.' Holloeher h.t rlown the nrst
' ba*>c line and his sjifed stretched u
Into a triple. He never got further,
lor Boston rallied heroically. The ni
ne Id drew in and Mann was out. .-colt
'o Mclnnis, llolloch?*r hardly having a
vhance to move ofT third. He tried
to rcclslt*r on i'visiwort m ;fOunL-?r..
aeon. * sharp throw was* ahead ot him.
l'askert was safe and Merkle singled.
l)Ut a misrtre double st-al failed igno
bly and the clouds cleared troin t.i<- ,
,Mffi5S>I,?i<.rud th- .'V.;d inatns
with the aplomb and confidence o:
champions. and t"r a time skeined to
have an excellent, chance to score, but
a ana'ipv rela> from I'ick cut off the
impending tally at ,he^ ^f..ou^
man, whose bat w*? erticaciou.;
^^ae^collid^ove- Melius s bunt.
iSJi"!:. a? .rag?;
trterss jrwsjtt
inrew Whiteman out ac the plate.
Agnt* closed the rally with a high
foul to Flack.
The lighting Mood ot' both teams
was up rtoits ill*? beginning. Umpires
were growled ami snapped at the
crowd grew partisan, anil way down
in the deyths of the Boston bomb
proof Knabe, Chicago coach, and Wag
ner, ditto for Boston, got into .t ilgm.
'ine crowd learned of it when plai
and umpires dived into the dugout
and separated them.
Kl,vJv's magnificent throw from right
shvcu the day (or Chicago in the
eighth. Schang. batting tor Agnew
singled too hot for Hollocher. Hoop
er singled into far right. Schang pass
ed second at a ten-second gait. but
Flack. throwing on a line, with deadly
accuracy, caught him several feel
away from the base. It was a dis
heartening our for Boston.
Despite warm and pleasant weather,
the attendance was only a few more
than yesterday, leaving many vacant
seats- In the whole assemblage there
were probably less than 100 women.
In normal times they came in crowds
to notable contests on the diamond.
KIHM' I \ >'!>??.
Boston?Tyler sent up two wide ones
to Hooper. The next was also a bail,
'liyler then put over one strike, but
the fifth pitch sent Hooper to first. On
the hit and run. Shean Canned. Me
interfered with Killifer's throw, and
Hildebrand called Hooper out .at sec
ond. This gave a double play. Killifer
to Hollocher. Strtink popped to Deal.
No runs, no hits, no errors.
Chicago Flack opened with a line
single to left. Hollocher forced Flack.
Bush to Scott, the batsman taking first
on a fielder's choice. Strunk purposely
dropped Mann's tly to short center,
and then forced Itollo<-h-?r by throwing
the ball to Shean. Mann reached first
ou the play. Paskert signaled the hit
smd run. but fouled. He then Hied to
Whiteman. N'o runs, one hit, no errors.
?K?'OM> INMM1,
Boston?Tyler again had trouble find
ing the corners, and walked Whiteman
on four pitched balls. Mclnnis dropped
n bunt between KiUif^r and Tyler, and
when the fielders collided beat Killifer's
throw for a hit, Whiteman going to
second. Scott racriflced. Killifer to
Pick, the latter covering first. Thomas
grounded to Pick and W?itemun was
out at the plate. Pick to Killifer. Me
Innis went to third and Thomas to first
on the fielder's choice. Agnew put up
a tall foul, which Flack caught on the
lip*. No runs, one hit, no errors.
Chicago ? Merklo walked. Pick
dumned a swinging bunt down the
third base line, and when Thomas
missed the ball the official scorers
called it a hit. Merkle went to ??o
?nd: Deal popped to S'hoan. Killifer
hit to risht for two bases. Merkle
scored and Pick went to third. This
was the first oxtra base hit of the
series. Tyler singled over second, scor
ing Tick and Killifer Ho tried to
reach second on the throw to the plate,
(.Continued on Fourth Page)
Permit Railroads to
Make Switching Charge
WASHINGTON, Xtptrmhrr ?.?
Hnllroud companle* dellvcrlnR coal
t? rnnnunirrN by urilrr of (hr t'nlted
Stolen fuel adnilnlnt rntlon for (lie
|iur|io?r of relieving i-nirrKrnt'lrn
will he nllowed to odd <o tlie com
of ouch con I nn amount to cover
extra switching, handling and n c
An order to that effect Umied by
tlie fuel administration l>ri-nmc ef
fective September
The order pro*idea tlint the rall
ronil may receive from tlie consumer
or retail denier to whom coal la no
delivered the coot of the coal, In
eluding lawful transportation
chttrffe* from point of origin to den
tlnntliiii anil the additional anm of
15 centn per net ton, or much greater
nddltional mini an may be agreed
upon liy the rallrond company and
l lie cnnMtimvr or dealer. In cane of 1
failure to nuree on it settlement he
yond the nllowancen specified. the
hurrnn i>f prices of the fuel admin
iMtrntlon will determine and adju
dicate xucli differences an may oc
Kronprinzessin Cerilie Hit by Tor
pedo 200 Miles Off Coast
of Krancc.
Vessel Our of the Best nnd Fastest
in tlir Service, Having a (iniss
Tonnage c?f I8,:J7'2 and Hicli
Speed Kngines.
WASHINGTON", September 6.?The U.
S. S. Mount Vernon, army transport,
formerly the German liner Kronprinr.es- !
sin '"ec-ilie. was torpedoed yesterday
by a German submarine about 200 miles
at ser. front the French coast, yhe was
homeward bound and was able to re
turn to port at fair speed. It is not
known yot if there were any casual- .
Information at the Navy Department
?o-n:pht is confined to the contents
of a dispatch giving only meager de- .
tails, hut as the dispatch mentions r.o
less of life, it is believed by Navy De
partment oflieials that probably there
was none
The indication also is that the Mount
Vernon \v;?s not damaged badly, as the
dispatch states the vessel was able to
return to a French port under a speed
r-f fourteen knots. There were r.o
troops aboard, as the ship was return
illg to America.
The Mount Vernon is one of the best
and fastest vessels in the transport
serviie. She has a gross tonnage of
IS.372. Her commander is Captain
Oougla? F. Dlsmukes. As the Kron
prin*essin Cecilie. she was the last
of the German liners at sea before in
With a great shipment of gold |
aboard from America intended for
France. th? Kronprinzessin had put
out from New York Just before Ger
many declared war on France. When
word of the declaration of war reached
the vessel by rad:o. she was turned
back and put into the nearest port.
Bar Harbor, Mr. whence all her pas
sengers had to be returned to their
embarking point by rail. Among these
passengers were the delegates to The
Hague conference.
Cra?hr% Into Aaolher Ve-?*rt *nd t*n
ronltmirrt Heportu Are Fl*e
Were l.ont.
AN" ATLANTIC TORT. September 6.
?Th*? sicarnfh.i p Atmirar.te was beached
off :!>o New Jersey coast to-day, ac
cording treport? received here. r?n<J
five members of her crew were unac
counted for. The vessel's mishap fol
lowed a collision with the U. S. S.
Hisko Both ar? in the government
sew e. The Alsnirante was formerly
the I'nited Kruit Company's line.
The sea. which was high when the
s'-ip whs he., hod. had C3lrr.ed Aioreep
tib'iy to-night, uhen it was reported
'.ha: the Aimirante's peril was not so
All information respecting the cau??
of the ? oliistjn and the damape sus
tain- 1 hy the two ships was refused
by officials.
The Almirant* i? 391 feet long with
a beam of forty-five feet, and is of
The Almirante c'.eired from this
port yesterday bearing seven passen
gers and commanded by Captain Hush
R. Grant. Only the five missinsr sail
o-s are believed thus far to have lost
their lives through the accident.
? The A'mirante carried a full cargo
and w.'.s bound for ports in the Wes:
I:idr<s and Centra'. America.
All Patients lltmnvrri Pram Hot
Sprins* Camp to lllltmore. \. C
for Treatment.
WASUINGTON". September <5.?Eigh
teen German prisoners at the intern
inent '-amp .it Hot springs, N*. C.. have
died of typhoid in an epidemic of ITT
cases. the War Department announce.!
late to-day.
All the patient? have been trans
ferred to army general hospital No. I?
at Kiittnore c . and all remaining
prisoners at the ramp hue been trans
ferred to the interment camp at Fort
Oc'.ethorpe. Oa.
The first reoort of the typhoid amors:
the Germans was received by :he sur
geon-general's otli>-e here August 1. and
an investisation was begun at once.
War Department Announce* Instltntlon
at Azalea. X Will Bf Kn
larerd at Once.
CBv Associated Vr? ??? 1
WA.-'HIS'GTON. September fi. ? Addi
tions to the tuberculosis hospital at
Ar.alea. N. <*.. which will cost $.'!S0.100,
has been authorized by the War De
part ment.
Twelve open-air wards for enlisted
men. two officers' wards, three infirm
ary buildings, two buildings to accom
modate fifty nurses, officers' quarters
and two storehouses will be built.
Higher Temperature Kesclt* Followlag
L'fluslon of Dliind tn Pleura
and Shoulder.
f By As.suetated Press. I
LONDON. .September 6.?The condi
tion of Nikolai T^entne. the Bolshevik >
Tremier. against whose life an attempt
was made last week. Is weaker, accord
ing to a Russian wireless received here i
to-nijrht from Moscow, His tempera- j
ture is higher a? the result of effusion j
of blood in the pleura and shoulder. 1
tf you T>f?e<l h*ln in your bu*in<*?? u?o th* ;
hHo wnntfr columns of Ttw Timia-Disputch
10 4<s<:ure ciflcient workers. 1
Natiorffto Becomc "Dry" From
. ^July 1 Until Troops
Believed Measure Will Soon Be
Sent to President
[By Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, September r,.?The
J12.000.000 cmTgcncy agricultural ap
propriation bill, with its rider for na
tional prohibition from July 1 until the
American armies are demobilized after
the end of th* war. was passed to-night
by ihe Sena'e without a roll call. I
The bill now go?r< to the House, and.
because of the many amendments in
serted by the Senate, it undoubtedly
will he s??nt to eonferencc. Prohibition
leaders, however, expect the House to
agree to th? "dry" rider, so that there
will br no possibility of changes being
made by the Senate and the House
rra nagers.
Before final passage of the measure
the Senate voted. 40 to 6. to retain the
prohibition rider. A final effort to post
pone the- effective date of the "dry"!
i. gislation to December 30. 191?. was
Senators voting against retaining the |
"dry" legislation in the bill were:
Prandegeo. of Connecticut; Gerry, of
Rhode Island: Phelan, of California;
I'omtrene. of Ohio; Ftansdell, of Louis
iana. and Underwood, of Alabama,
whil" it was announced that manv
members, absent and paired, favored
the amendment.
As returned to the House, the pro
hibition clause, a compromise effected
last week by Senate "wet" and "dry*
leaders, would stop the sale of all in
toxicating beverages next June :J0, ex
cept for export, medicinal, sacramental
md other than beverage purposes and
would prohibit the manufacture after
nejet May 1.
After passage of the bill, these Sen
ate conferees, all regarded friendly to
the legislation, were appointed: Gore,
of Oklahoma; Smith, of South Caro
lina: Smith, of Georgia: Kenyon, of
Iowa, and France, of .Maryland.
How long the bill would b* in con- 1
ference is regarded as doubtful. Pro
hibition advocates believe it soon will
go to the President, who participated
:n conferences culminating in the Sen
ate compromise for the extension of
the effective date. The war revenue
bill and House plans for a recess im
mediately after its passage, until about
October 1 o. however, were admitted ob
Eleventh-hour efforts to extend the
time for manufacture of beer and wine
?' nd disposal of stocks of intoxicating
beverages were futile.
The Senate also defeated. 30 to 15, an
effort toward Federal payment for
ttocks of distilled spirits remaining un
eold June 3t>, 1919.
I'rovoat-Maratml-firneral <.lvf? Advice
to Thuw Klllng ft. la ft ma for
(By Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON. September 6.?As an
additional step in speeding up the draft
organizations in the eiTort to induct
:nto military service in October men
? ho register next Thursday, I'rovost
Marshal-General Crowder is p'Sijining
to enia.-gc local and district boards'
wherever necessary.
Announcement was made to-day that
General Crowder had telegraphed draft
executives Lr. all States asking if an
increase would hasten their opera
Boards already have been asked to
use aaii::t:cnai resist riir? ~ ;t
oer ?
r.mploycs or der^^'lents of reg.ster
ed mt-n wht, for patriotic reasons nuy
object to entering a claim for de
ferred classification on the grounds of
dependency or occupation, will ex
p.dite proceedings and prevent in
justice by making the exemption
claims for the men, it was satu to
day at the provost-marshal-gencral s
uveal boards will find the'r duties
more complicated if registrants en
titled to exemption do not claim it, or
.-onie interested person iloes not make
tne ciaini in their behalf.
Hsu Shih ( hans, K.lreird by I.argr Ma
Joritj. I'layed Part in AKrorntcnti
W Ith Kusala and Japan.
[By Associated Pre?s. ]
PEKING, September ti.?Hsu Shih
Chang, former {'resident of the Privy
Council. nas been elected President of
the Chinese republic by a large ma
Hsu Shih Chang was one of the lead
ing statesmen wno conduoted the ne
gotiations preliminary to the settle
n*en! of the relations between Japan.
Russia and China as the result of the
Russo-Japanese War.
Wiwonsln fiovernor llannin? Clone
Itncf for it r publican .Nomina
tion for It c-KIret inn.
MILWAL'KKK, WIS., September 6.?
Latest returns at midnif?lit. with about
150 precincts missing out of a total
of 2,32- in the sitate. give Senator
Roy Wilcox, of Kau Claire, a lead of
133 votes over Governor K. I.. Piiilipp
for the Kepublican nomination for
Governor. Many of the milling- pre
cincts. however, are believed to be fa
vorable to Philipp.
Amount and Term* .Not 1 rt trfjastcd
anil Atvait Final l.ahlr *Ies
*ak? From the Court.
WASHINGTON. September ?5.?An
nouncement will be made ? by the
Treasury Department probably within
a week of the establishment of a credit
in this country on vS*?}rh Spain can
draw. The amount and th^ terms are
not adjusted, waiting on a final cable
from the Spanish court.
New Flying; Field Is Named in Honor
of Noted French
NEW YORK, September ?>.?"Lafa
yette Field" is the new name of the
dying field in the Mount Desert Na
tional Park. It was so named to-day
by Secretary of the Interior Lane,
who announced here to-night that he
had given it the name in honor of
the French general, whoste birthday
was celebrated to-day. and in honor
if the Lafayette. Kaeadrille.
Refnxrea Renek Swedes.
STOCKHOLM, September 'The
American refugees who left Moscow
August 2* anrlved at Haparanda.
Sweden, Thursday afternoon after an
uneventful trip.
Tells Why He Disapproves Tax
on Tramp Corporations Doing
No Business Here.
Reviews Past Attitude of State,
and Defines Policy of State
Tax Board.
Apropos the assessment of the tramp
corporations'?those that take out char
ters in one State anil do all their busi
ness in other s'tates?by Kxaminer Wil
liam If. Sands, of the Tenth Judicial
District. for the year 1I05. listing the
corporate values of the assessed con
cerns at S1T!2,177.0r>7. which yielded a
tax of mori' than $2,000,000, and the
j attack of the examiner of records on
the Governor of the State and li.s po
'sitioji in the inntter. which he sub
mitted as an answer to the summons
of the State Tav Board. Governor Davis
in a letter to Dr. George I,. Wiley, of
Bristol, sets out in detail hi<* attitude
towards the assessment, and thus in
directly answers the lengthly article
submitted by Mr. Sands.
The Governor begins his argument
by the assertion that the "corporntion
law was draftci with great latitude
and liberality in order that Virginia
'might share in the lucrative business
: of incorporation" which flows to lios
> pitable States. where "great sums of
money have been paid into the . . .
treasury as franchise taxes and . . . reg
istration fees." The Governor then
: <-ites the law of lltir, oxomptinc the
intangible nroperty of these corpora
tions as "crystallizing into law by dis
i 'inct statute a policy which has ob
i tained for many years." and then adds
i that the policy antedated his admin
istration. having obtained unchallenged
front 1904 to 1?1*.
ok i,ast i.i;c;isi..\Ti;iti:
The Governor follows that argument
by referring to tin: statute of repose
passed by the last Assembly, whereby
the limitation of tnree past years was
placed on thu assessment of omitted ?
taxes. In the same paragraph he calls
Dr. Wiley's attention to the act of IMS
abolishing th* tax com] letely?which
went into effect on June 21, having no
emergency elau -e. which was after the
assessment by Major Sands ? in which
it is stated that the act of 1 f? 1 #; was
intended by the enacting Assembly to
be retroactive. Me i-ited this legisla
tive action to show tha?. it was clear
ly the purpose of the General Assembly j
to quiet the unrest . . . in the State '
where capital was liable after lone
periods, and often in un unfair spirit
of discrimination and of favoritism" ?
made room for "practical confiscation."
The "sound policy of other States." he
said, "might weil be emulated in es- '
tablishing a period of litr tation for
Virginia." having tia.r-.ed several States
which preceded this State in establish
ing the limitation as a bid for the fran
chise taxes and rep'stratlon fees.
The year JSli being the only one
amenable for this tax imposed by Ex- j
amines Sands after the action of the
Assembly in 1916, which stopped future
assessments, and the action of the As
sembly of 191$, which limited the
period for the assessment of omitted
taxes to three years. Kxamin*--r Sands,
so the Governor charges, took ad
vantage of the short time before the
other act of 191S. which destroyed the
right to assess omitted taxes of this
sort at all. went into effect, to snake
the assessment for the one vear of
Refusing to discus? the question or
notice of an altered opinion because the
examiner of records had slated in his
communication that notice or no notice
he would have made the assessment,
the Governor makes the following
"The examiner of records of the
Tenih Judicial Circuit applied to the
it-iti.- Tua ?o.?r<i for instructions in this
matter. Lpou an ex parte nearing. or
which the corporations had neither no
tice nor v.er*; heard, the examiner of
records was directed to list the prop
erty of the corporations referred to,
but upon an application subsequently
made by these corporations, and atter
a rehearing, the State Tax Board, sit
ting practically as a judicial body with
a different statement of establishe
policy, and of law before them. by .*
majority vote, reversed its position, and
uiTccted the examiner of records not
to list the property referred to.
"The examiner of records proclaims
that he i?i.s listed 17T.-j-'i7 of these
orijorate values for the year 1515. and
insists that in so doing he followed
a plain duty prescribed by statute; he
arbitrarily reported for taxation these
?232.<j'jo.o<.'0, but fails to explain why
he neglected to report over il.uuO.OOu,
GOu of taxable corporate values for the
period of eieven years prior to 1315,
It will not do to say that the infor
mation in regard to those corporations
was no; accessible, for it was to be
had at the ofhee of the State Corpora
tion Com miss ion, lust wnere the data
in regard to those assessed for 1915 was
obtained, nor .-an inability to discrim
inate amons the corporations that do
business in Virginia and those that do
no business in Virginia, be pleaded, be
cause all that was necessary for tne
examiner to do was :o have listed the
whole lot: with the same abandon that
he has adopted in 1315; the burden of
proof beins. as many a taxpayer nas
before found, upon the corporation,
and not upon the examiner.
"Indeed, fop four years the examiner
of record.-* had ;in opportunity to hat
more ;han $l.HOO.OOO.Ovn of these tax
able values; that is from 191 ( when
the duty was ;>ui upon tiie examiners
to 19H; when the l::niting statute was
passed, it was his duty to nave assessed,
accepting his version of the law. the
property of all these corporations
prior tn 191K, and as far hack as 1904.
nor will the l^.-k of instruction fr>)m
the tax board avail hirn for he has
openly stated that its instructions are
not binding- upon him.
ft 1? interesting also to consider the
attitude of the various administrations
since 19<H and prior to the passage of
the prospectant art of 191S inhibiting
such taxation. Three Governors, Aud
itors .Marye and Moore. State tax boards
(Continued on s'econd Page.)
What Will Airplanes Do
When Peace Time Comes?
Thousnnd* of airplane* are being
nsed for military purposes to-day.
Flying has been brought near to
the point of perfection In the oper
ation* of war. The question natur
ally arises a* to what are the pos
sibilities of the airplane In time of
peaee. This snbjeet Is dlsonased In
this Inane by Major Clement fnglc
by, ot the Ilrltish Hoyal Air Force.
Major Ingieby tells n* that while It
will he Impossible to mannfnoturr
foolproof machines, that he belfeTe*
that great improvement* will he
made In devising ways and means
to aake airplanes safer than at
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klMtr'.'llcn ^("U'?X- r"'
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fo^rm llr
Scene of Franco-American Advance
The hravy rromrd llnr 1* the hnttlr llnf nlnriK Ihr Al*n* nml Allrtlr lllvrrn
nntl nnf of the ? lirm In-dm-Un men. Thr hrulirn llnr Intllrntm Ihc ponitlonw
from tvhl?*h Ihc French nnil Anirrlrnn* ntnrtrri llirlr rrrrnt niUnurr. The 11 k H (
tilnrk line tiliovc nho*v? tvhrre llir (irviiiana ?rrc nhrn Ihrjr ItrRmi their drive
ln*t .fin;-.
President Wilson Participates in
Celebration in Mentor}' of
French Hero.
French Kxeeutive Expresses AfTee
tion ami Admiration for America,
and Praises Soldiers' Magnificent
Ardor and Courage.
WASHINGTON, September 6.?The
lClf-t anniversary of the birth of Gen
eral Lafayette and the fourth anni
versary of the battle of the Marne were
celebrated here to-day with imposing
ceremonies. President Wilson was the
guest of honor at the exercises held
at the foot of the I.*ifayette Monument,
which faces the White House grounds.
Several thousand persons gathered
round the statue of the French hero
to hear addresses by Secretary of the
Navy Daniels and Count De Chambrun,
councillor of the French Kmbassy, and
a great-great-great-grandson of Gen
oral Lafayette, who represented Am
bassador Jusserand. Messages to the
American people from President f'oin
care of France, and Marshal JotTre were
read. President Poincare sain:
"The French people, who feels itself,
day by day. more closely united to the
American people, is deeply touched by
and grateful for the warm feeling once
again shown by the citizens of the
l.nited ritates in honoring the double
anniversary of the birth of Lafayette
and of the v ictory of the Marne.
"It is for liberty that Lafayette had
fought by the side of Washington. The
names of those two brothers in arms
are InseparaMe, as are forever insepar
able the hearts of America and of
"If America has not forgotten
Lafayette, if she has not forgotten
Kochamb?rau. De Cirasse, La Luzaerlne.
and so many Frenchmen who had the
proud Joy of fighting for h^r at the
fiawn of independence, now coulQ
France ever forget the wonderful as- j
sistance that so many American sol
diers bring her now? Kvery day I am
witness of their magnificent ardor, of
their courage and of their enthusiasm
:or the common cause.
"In the name ot France, I send to
America a message of fidelity, affec
tion and admiration."
German* Vfarintt Point Whm Marshal
Ko?-h Will L?e Kvery Available
Weapon to Prevent Stand.
t Hy Associated Pr<?*.)
WASHINGTON*. September 6.?The
hour when General Pershing's army
will be thrown into the battle is rap
idly approaching:, in the opinion of
many oitinera and officials at the War
Developments ?o-rt.iv indicated to
these observer* that the German with
drawal was nearing the point ?.vhen
Marshal Koch would make use of every
available weapon to prevent the enemy
from making? a stand in his old po
sitions aloi.gr the Hindenhurg line.
Reports from the front indicated that
the Germans were accelerating: their
withdrawal along: a wide front before,
the French and British armies. which !
are pressing: urgently on their neeis. |
The enemy leaders apparently feel,
it was said, that the line had been I
straightened on:, sufficiently to permit j
a hurried withdrawal the rest of the |
way to the old fortified lines from j
which they launched their great drive
last March. The fact that the Brit
ish already have broken across the ol^l
line on the Douai-Cambrai front Is \
regarded as the spur which is im
pelling the Germans to rush the last
stage of their withdrawal.
llrltiah neporl DrnMntc With Opera
tion* In Riianln Di?cln<c? Kieree
Kni'onn ter* Hssrd.
[Bv Assooi.vrol P<-?i<3. J
r.ONDON*. September <5 ?A British of
ficial communication dealing with the
operations of the allied forces in the
region around Archangel, Russia, says:
"After further severe hand-to-hand
lighting with .in enemy force led by
th^ German.'', the allied troops have oc
cupied Ghozerskaya. Prisoners to the
number of 1.10 were captured and
I-eavy losses were inflicted on the en
"The allied casualties were slight."
.Ma* Miller Reacfcea Chicago and De
liver* Forty Pouada of f.ettera
After KxrltlnK Trip.
CHICAGO, September 6.'?Max Miller,
the tlrst New York-to-Chlcago aerial
mall man, landed here to-night with
forty pounds of letters* from New York
at 8:55 o'clock. The landing was made
at the grounds of tho war exposition.
In Grant Park. Thousands wore on
hand to cheer him and formal receipt
of (he mall was given by Captain B.
p. i-ipaner.
Figures Submitted to Congress Dis
close Increase* of From $8,
311 to $720,OOO.
Secret Records of Treasury Depart
ment Prove Astounding Statements
Made to Members of House oy
Chairman Kitchin.
WASHINGTON*. September R.?Chiir- j
man Kitchin, of the Ways and Means
Committee, opened the debate on the
SS.000,000,000 revenue bill to-day by
trying to the Mouse some startling
figures showing how jfersonal Incomes
in the United 8tatcs have swollen since
the war.
The figures were taken at random
from the secret records of the Treasury
Department. Names of the individuals
concerned could not be Riven, but tne
lone list of incomes which have Jumped
10,000 per cent and more In the yearn
from 1014 to 1017, covered many type
written pages. Chairman Kitchin read
only a few of them.
"It might produce a spirit of Bol
shevism in the United States if I read
too many of them." he explained.
Mr. Kitchin read the list partly to
justify the committee's union in im
posing heavy supertaxes on all incomes
in excess; of $l(irt.OOO a year. He ex
plained that the rates agreed upon r>y
the committee are larger man those tn
any country of the world, whereas the
rates on the smaller incomes will he
much lower than those imposed by
Great Britain or France.
One of the most striking instance? of
?he hitr increase in personal income
?tuc* ?b? war given by Mr. Kitchin
tn the matter of toe incomes r.' tht
pr. sident, superintendent and treasurer
of *?. large pipe manufacturing concern.
In 101 t the income of the president
of this company, according to his In
come tax return, was $8,341: in 1017 it
was $720,060: the superintendent's
income Jumped from $4.:'. 17 In 1014, to
$725,000 in 1017: and the treasurer's
Income was raised from $$,523 to $715.
:$7 2.
Members of the House evinced con
siderable interest in the reading of the
figures. Ftepresentat ive Cannon, of
Illinois, inquired whether a great man;,
of the persons whose incomes increased
in this fashion had not been privileged
to get war contracts from the govern
ment. Mr. Kitchin replied:
"[ would r.-.ake a guess that prob
ably most of the<e individuals making j
these enormous increases in profits, i
large majority of them, at least, had
directly or indirectly, a war contract.
That is why we want to put the in
come taxes 'r.isrh enough to tref. them." i
In response to another question, Mr.
Kitchin said he was unable to give the
number of Americans enjoying incomes
over $1,000,000, but that the num
ber of incomes of $75,000 and up. i
which increased 1017 over 101 <5. was
very, much greater than the number
between $4,0v0 and $7,000 which show
any increase.
Annmiftccmfnt Made l?y I-'ooil \rlmin
iatrnflon. After (.'onfrrfncr Hrlil
With President >\ l|"on.
Asioriiilfil Press. |
W ASHIXijTON*, September >?.?Manu
facture of heer in the United .States
will be prohibited after next lJt;cem
i ber 1, a.^ a war mcusiirs.
This announci,m<>nt was made to
night by the food administration. which'
said I ho decision had been reached at
confere.ncea hetw ct>n President Wilson
and reprcsentatives of tho fuel, food
1 and r'it I road administrations and the
War Industrie:- Hoard
Tractors which influenced th~ decision
to prohibit the rnanufa<"nr."e of t>eer
after December 1, the food administra
tion annonncpniftnt .said. wro "The fur
ther necessity of ? ir industries for
the whole fuel productive capartty of
the country, the considerable drought. '
which has materially affected the sup
ply of feeding stuff for next year, the
strain upon transportation to handle
necessary industries and the shortage
of labor caused by enlargement of tne
army program."
Warning: also was issued to manu
facturers of all beverages and to all
mineral water concerns that, for the
same reasons, there will be "further
great curtailment in fuel for the manii-j
facruro glass containers, of tin plate .
for caps, of transportation and of food
products In such beverages."
Become* Army Pont.
NJ3W YORK, September 6.?Columbia
University has been taken over by the
Federal government for use as an army
post. Actual occupancy will tako placc
October 1.
Pay In and da.v out. every week In the
year Richmond's leading bunlncua Arms find
that advertising In The Tlmes-Dlsoateh.
both display and cla*?lficd. lo a profitable
Germans Will Soon Be Com
pelled to Realign Positions
on Entire West Front.
Score Important Gains Toward
Cambrai and in Lys
South of Ppronne lln.'f's Forres Aro
Hcvcn Miles I"a.st of
(By Aswlalwl Pre*. |
The ficrnmns continno t<> Kive croun'l
before th<; allied armies over iho liU
mile battle front front VprcH to IthclniK,
1 Particularly heavy defeats havo been
Inflieted on them by the French lii iho
old Noyon salient, and by the French
and Americans in the region between
the VcmIo and Aisne Hi vers, east^.of
Soissons. To the north. Field Mar
shal Hair's men Itavo pushed their
lines eastward at numerous points Into
i tiie enemy-held territory for important
gains awl daily arc Increasing tiio
menace against tho entire German
lino facing them.
In the old Noyon salient the French
have captured tho important Junction
towns ofMlam and Chatitty, with their
ia 11 roads And highroads leading, resoec
ttvely, into St. Qu'-ntin and Ua Fere.
Across the Canal (III Nord thty Iihvh
! penetrated at various points to a depth
of exceeding six miles. The little forest
j of i'oui-y. the western portion of tho
! great wooded sector cast of I.kuii.
j which has barred a direct advance cast*
, ward, has been entirely taken, and
' across the Allette Klver (ieneral Man
; gin's forces havo reoccupled additional
points, which have brought them
abreast the old German detense line,
outflanking the present German line In
this region and that north of the Ainno,
which la now pressing backward to
ward the Chcmln-dcs-Damos.
The latest French otliclal communlca
: tion records the fact that the French
j troops oil the nortli bank of the AlSnrf
' have reoccupled ail their old trenches,
' and says, alto, that eastwurd tliA
Americans have made additional prog*
J rcss in the region of Villers-cn?
; I'rayeres and Itevillon. which bringi
their front appreciably nearer tho
Alsnc, and also gives them a position
dominating the territory southeastward
toward Ilhelms. Much, probably, will
depend on this dominating position,
together with the pressure which the
French, to the east, may bring in start
ing a retrograde movement by tho Ger
mans from the Kheirris sector*.
All in all, w.?th the old Noyon salient
now virtually blotted out with all its
roads and strategic points in the hnntis
of the French, and with St. Quontin to
the north seriously menaced by tho
Hritlsh. and the Germans in rofreat.
from the Vesie to the Aisne, it seems
apparent that the Germans soon must
hurriedly re-establish their entire bat
tle front in the west.
llltlTfSl( CAI'TIHE
Kast of Pcronne the Prltish are ad
vancing over a front of approximately
seven miles toward St. Quentin. having
I captured numerous additional towns.
Where the enemy has attempted re
sistance i: has quickly been overcome.
In the north further gains have been
made in the direction of Cambrai. anil
on the i,ys salient Field Marshal
Haig's men are still engaged in suc
cessfully narrowing down what re
mains of the old salient.
(iODD I'HOGRKSS \l.o.x;
soirnr.il> iiitrnsii jnoST
(By Associated Press.)
W.'TH TIIK P.rtlTIHfl A fiMT 15/
FF1AXCK, September ti.--Substantial
advances a grain are reported all along'
the southern part of the line. '{"he
Australians have crossed the Somnfe
on a wide front south ot I'eronne. smuI
after overcoming heavy opposition have
driven into the territory tho enemy
was holding:.
.St. Christ. Brie. Le Mesnil. Doignt
and Athles wood all have been taken,
and progress is reported east of th^so
Over the whole area of the German
retreat on this large section marry
fires are raging and numerous explo
sions have been heard. Whole vil
lages are aflame between the points
to which the British have reached and
the Ifindenburg line. Here and in
the northern areas the, Germans art-,
burning vast quantities of war ma
terials which they could not save, as
'he British are pushing them too hard.
The British have reached the Athle-s
Ham road and are on the eastern out
skirts of Cu?su. At N'urlu strong fier
man forces, fighting desperately with
machine guns and trench mortars, havo
caused the British to pause for the
Along the whole front from th^
southern extremity to the Bapauirvc
Cambrai ro.?d enemy artillerv fire
srradually is dwindling away, Indlcat
ing that the Germuns are making stren
uous efforts to get their gui\3 back
of the Hindenhursr defense?*.
In the Queant area the British, af
ter sharp righting, occupied the ?idge
south of Moeuvres and captured more
'iernian posts around Flavrlncourt
wood. South of this' wood the ad'
vance north and south of fcrjuancourt
met with heavy resistance. Just cast
of here the whole town of Kins is
a flame.
British posts weal of the Canal d'ij
Xord. north of Inchy. have been push
ed forward, but patrols on the went
hank were heavily fired upon from
the cast bank. One British patrol
crawled across a damaged bridge and
camo upon an enemy outpost asleep.
It captured three of them.
In tho north, where British advances
are reported, more Area are raging In
many placos north of the Sensee River
tho Germans, for several hours, hav^
been firing thousands of gas shells In
discriminately. as though they are try
ing to get rid of them.
A number of Arcs have been report
ed south of the Katatrea-Armantieres
road. There have boon three counter.-,
attacks against hill ?3 and the aur
rounding positions. Two broke dow/?

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