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NLMHKR 28"
NEED TWO BILLION
Senate Finance Committee
Will Undertake to Raise
Huge Amount.
CONSIDER STAMP SYSTEM
FOR CONSUMPTION TAXES
General March Tells Senators
Cash Is Needed to Move
4,800,000 Army. -
mist si:kk nkw SOLIICKS
_Kffort Will lie Made l<i Protect Pub
lic l-'rom Itisin^ I'rlres
ynd Profiteering.
WASHINGTON. September 1?.--Tlie
Senate J'lnancc iJomintli"' will umirr
tike th? raisins:' of 000.f'OO add -
I'onal (axes in the J- 00".'inr'0f><> war
revenue bi'.I to inert additional c:-u
m. Ich of w ar f xpenditures if the s" -
ernmcnl departments can show that
I he stupendous sum of S31.000.000,000
c,in hr spent within the t'vclvi: month-.
Th?re will bo ?io hesitation about so
i. r into direct consumpiion taxr.-- to
i a lee th<- additional revenue it i??
Tht grots trt> v. liich ha:-. bc.ii
?strongly urged upon tin- .Senate voni
mitto"-- a; a medium through which .in
i.l hfr billion doHats may be addrd to
the annual rwenuc of the goxcrnment.
oil' o! the p.ans of indirr t taxation
that >-ul(] "??e converted into an ?i; -
trunr.nl of addit onal protit for tii*
(? ea 1 *r or .ie I i' r. ^ 1 J" r i ont lax <??
; r OM) ;; ?. c ?> yml ibl> amount to
+ t-er cent i.?i-< u the "f ? o:ii
r.od:tlo- ami the tilli na.tr . onsuin? r
would b' rtjbj'i ted to tin* double tax.
iirat, f?>r the J< il> i and ilu:i fi-- ; n
governntc nt.
l>ircct consumption ! t..* 1 nh? ?>'
stamp sy.'tini or a .. .e.n <>i dre.-i
a.-couuling U' li a no \ . ycd in
the collection of admi.* ..-ton t.a ? ? w on "i
not S.V"- th? sain' <> jipor*. Uli t > tor war
protli'M-rin; a--. m> scheim of mil tcct
taxation. aHil tm'mber.- ..f the .-en.t'.
l-'inunce t'liimililtcc pief.r in coura
r<'oii;t. the l?on : t and t o . .mpb: form
ot dire,.t taxation
Senator Simmon?. ? li.? recall ??! the.
K'ltancv Com i,i i, t e< I-, !<? Iia c .? coo
<< rcnce \?'ith Se. retarv of 'tic I rtaa
urj M-.-Adoo to-morrow on th -"bjr. t
%>.' an uddttiomil levj of ta.M-s to mC
t U? Incrca^i*'! tc; of ?? v pc n<lI u r?
bv I be military crt abilf hnu in
'The is'lio <?: I- in bond '<> -I
ii taxation to defray v\ai ti- I*
<iv xr ?. i* * i ? ae.eptcil by '"'..I J ? ?'
; .:il Iv 'I re.i u > l.?cpurtmtnl aa a lixcd
,,, i,n.ii. - in" 1,11 '-s'
. .,mVi ? .1 ? Mi- nd.iur. ... >-M
;.,r III- II -.1 : ? I*'1S-I?|V. til..- Mouse
:?* inifi M *;; n a ?'i i.*iuH<s/' '? ui?
?\ V?i!l to .? ? | 1?>
lion. T'.iO War liepartim in li.?.~ :i..w
? ? me forvii nl w it Ii a n ?-s t., oa .r of ?* * ?
i f.rt.ficiu ii to inoei to. ..
. ejera 'd war pr.iprani. aiid the II"u ?"
hail passed on to th? Senate t.i v
of (tn?lir\c one-ihird of that .slim
0C'i.'.,,'>". in additional lasailo i
?? r Miuw v:ti.ooo.onn.min
( ,\\ hi: spicvr in > ''Mi
T|,err i. f ra \ < doubt 'n 111?- linnds <?!
nirmberu ot lb' tVna'.e a:>d l".?d.'r.s
i tie Ijouse whtlber t be poN -rmi.rn, I ; n
f v nrml tTil fiOO.Ofdi.OOO, or J. t.fo.'O.OOO.
i-ro within th<" ti*?-<i year, and if t1,r"^
?V>ns '..annot be *!?e~t. tax' s ill no,. b.
levied The in< f."a: ed estiniii.es will
br met by -ontra.t amhori/.ai ,ons.
i;?neral March chi' f of st n. anrt
rro\*<?si- Mars"na 1 -? ".fneral < row?|er ?.
tore the Approp, iat'...ns t.onimlurr of
lie House, to-d.i > ??n id tn.it in' idd
ii on a I $;.?ii0.00?0mt v.ould ',r r^l"'r^.!
, actu.il appropriations and not
. Antral:' authorization -
The-.e '.?taiements. wh le a trifle v)',
- ':nc -be e.itlnialeM include tlie
fir, are not rrCird?d a- lin.ll.anei
,, the actual expenditure of *v
,,oa 000 in the liti il 1 , ' ' . *
- h. found to parJ alonB botn laxa
and bend <>>' ;
i* will be emnloyed in nnancin^ the
iov*nim'nt tbrousn lh? Pr^ent y.ar
f f'.?ne^aVPMHr.,-hJrtol'l approprla
,ione con!mUTee thai m order ^c^rry
nartmVnt" for pu'tTinc^an o\erwlielmlnc
? .e tn Krance the usu.il practice of
^ d J ^ portion of the money ar.
1 n hnproprihtion and autbori/inx con
followed oui.
. V tniil III' l.siv.l.ootl
1 l\ Mll,tT\l(i I'llOt.RAM
? *?n a ra 1 March explained the program
"U;' iV.r I." ffMy.nv- ?l?c?r. in.
mdin- ib^ exemptions, rejections and
Air deductions. The maximum
ul -n. nf the armv fixed upon is
strcn?t.> or ?-j ?; -'nO.OOd axe
i.SOO.OOO men of ?. jil? h v,ft
!",?,l,.v ..... t? :o,-urc,l Iron. Il.u tirsl
?;t ?
5h" ?ot?i .......h,-r ???"" r.nulrcl. or
OPO"
|.,in'n? rclual appropriations of money
for he creater portion of the amount
required toolf the committee by sur
nT<. fhali-man Kherley and other
members had been proceeding upon the
hVorv that while the estimates sub
nitteo bv the War Department called
for nearlv $S.000.000.000. It would not
be necessary to provide for payment; of
ibis amount oui of the funds of tl -
?V} sher'le.v declined to say what the
Pf.llcv of the committee would be in
Jh- matter of Oeneral Marc , s requ^t
lie. said the committee would gi\e the
statement the fullest consideration in
making up the deficiency bill.
HIM. TitV TO I'KOTF.fT
Tiir. ni viNfi n ni.ic
"The question of finding additional
war revenue, if it la absolutely needed,
will be. e.ared for by this committee,
?.aid a prominent member of the Sen
ate Finance Committee to-day. "It is
presumed that the Mouse has combed
the country to find sources of revenue.
There has always been a disposition on
the part of Congress to avoid direct
c.onnumption taxes if possible, but the
Senate committee will meet this Issue
squarely.
"It will attempt, of course, to exempt
the actual necessaries of life, which do
not Include. In the last analysis, sugnr,
lea and coffee, but will levy the neces
sary consumption taxes fairly and lion
; estly, and the people wll\ be better pro
Mectcd from rising prices and war proft
l taerlng than under any Indlroet tax
1 *t!6n scheme that could be devised."
. i,.
Classes in London Schools
Are Entirely Too Large
In nn nrllrlr 11 hlch niipriirx In
thin m?ue lllldn I*. < iimlnu* cnn
liniirn lier i)lM'U?>l?n of ? ???* M'tiimli j
??f l.undnn, nml prcneiit* lier ?le?w
nn It whul nhuultl lir done to rnnn.'.J
I lie *Unation. *hr dlnfUHMj. tlic
*ltuntli>n ill unmr lenKth.
I he nutlior tukrti the > Irn that
the clnnNra In thr l.nndon m'lii>al<i
nrc entirely loo Inrjte nnil ihitt .much
<?1 the tmillilr in due lo thin. She
nlxit dri'lsrm that thr pupil* do
not cr* the *peeial trnde or occu
pational trnlnlns: nhlrli *hoiild li? i
tin'Irn, Other defect" In the ?>atem '
.ire dl.*cu**ed.
BOLSHEVIK CAUSE LOST, 1
DECLARES NEW PRESIDENT
rirno? al of War Against (irrmany Is
Absolutely Indispensable,
Says Tchaykovsky.
ItASCAUTY AM) BRUTALITY
That Kvpericncc for Nine ,Months
Has (.'a used Immense Suffering,
aiitl Many l.n*?t Hope in the IU>
eovery ??f I'lissia. ;
m >1. T< MAI ko\ mu .
? President of the New t .o* eriirne n t of
North lluitain.)
A F5.CJ 1 A NO Kl?. September li.?-The
Bolshevik cause is lo: t and they must
pr>I i.- tl or : IIlun it.
Town .ifter town, villages and
parishes arc sending us messages that
they have either arrested wr driven
away the Soviets.
. To restore our west front and to
rcrturt the war against 'Jcrmany is
alisolulcl.v indispensable in order to
lay tli' material am! sptrltJal founda
tion of a health;, national existence,
? as well as a real cround of mutual
esteem aii'l contlilciics between Kussia
an I the other power.*.
i nir countrv. shaken hy war and
levolutlon. will l>c restored hy normal
pi ??n re-s - -evolution.
i he sense of oppression and helpless*
n<_s.-i against madness, rascality and
brute force we have experienced in
t!ic last nine inontns v anted us itn
; ensc ttiftering. .Many who lost tiope
iti tho recovery of ttiisisla dicdt ?>f
broken hearts Othci* died in desperate
tights with the treacherous Bolshevik
power, but now w ?? arc beginning to
sweep tin country clear of the plague.
Tii. wi.r* t terriorist per.url is over.
The laboring ma-.-es a i?e e\pcrb.nc
. n i; a change of mind. The\ have
b-.irned that without stale organiza
tb>n it is absolutely impossible to kic[p
up hi orga nir.t d social i>ody.
? ;.-aft has been ram pa M among the
Bolshevik leaders.
We rortned a body of won armed
worke.rs and peasants tu hold o" until
111 r. allies arrive. We coii'd not keep
the m? ?? tofcetb-r i-o-au c ?>? ihe \igi
ia!ic? of the I Jolshe v i 1% patrolb
1 rc:*hed Arehancol iiuin Moscow
in tllsuuise in the middle oi .Inly after
forming .< "bloc" <>,' t i>> principle
parties willing I? ? r<j <>re lluv-n :tnd
light lb* ftolsiiev ik i. i'inaliy iiio allies
arrived and saved tho d::y.
VISCOUNT ICHIRO M0T0N0.
JAPANESE Si AI ESMAN. DEAD
\iiinm'''il I mm TrHiif>l.:tor In l*!M lo
lliirh I'ltice of Minister of
I oreitin \ftiiir.s,
ill .\ - . net*led IT'.- I
W AS 111N" ?TuN, September l>.? Vis
count Ichiro Motono. wh.< resigned as
Mini.-t* r or Foreign Aitairs of Japan
four months ago. died at Tokyo ycsler
i day from stomach trouble, with which
: h< h.id suite rod lor a long time.
News ot his death reached the Jai-a
i nose embassy here to-day. It caused
little surprise. bciaus.c it was known
thai the veteran statesman had been
in ill he j lib lor many years past, lie
had suffered a rclaps-- from what ap
peared to l??? a partial recovery re
cently after the unfavorable reception
' which was given lo h.s proposition to
renew the pressure upon <"hina for
adoption of the proposed far-reaching
China-Japanese agreement.
Viscount Motono was born in 15?>
and was a typical product of the Japa
nese system of civil service, having ad
i vancerl regularly to tho various grades
in foreign and diplomatic offices from
! h e position of translator, which he
filled in IS?". In turn he had been
counsellor, secretary of legation at
Petrograd and minipter at Pari? an!
Brussels. In IS?? he was the junior
delegate of Japan at the original Hague
pence conference, and from 1905 to
191 ii he was ambassador at Petrograd.
He became Foreign Minister in Novem
ber of the latter year.
NO HUN-MADE'PEACE "
FOR LITTLE BELGIUM
H ronccd Country Decide* to ftcfuae
Without Klnborntion Offer
of t.'erniany.
I T>\ Associated 1 i
TARIS. September IS.?The Belgian
! government, after consultation with
? the allies, according to the Petit Paris
j ien. has decided to refuse without elab
! qration the reporied offer of a separate
I peace made by Germany.
An Amsterdam dispatch Tuesday said
I that dispatcher, received from Berlin
i declared that nothing was known in
! competent circles regarding the re
j ported separate peace proposal to Bel
I gium.
Information was received in London
j Sunday night to the efTect that Ger
many had made an offer lo Belgium,
j The terms included the provisions that
Belgium should remain neutral until
l lie end of the war: that Belgium
should use her good offices to secure
the return of the German colonics, and
| that the prewar commercial treaties
; shall again be put into operation. The
proposal contained no admission that
Uermany had wronged Belgium nor
anything concerning reparation or in- |
demnitics.
DANISH-AMERICAN TRADE
AGREEMENTS ARE SIGNED
Konrintun'*. Metals. Mnehlnerj nnd Va
rious Product* Will lie Supplied
by United State*.
WASHINGTON, September IS.?Dan
ish-American commercial and shipping:
agreements were concluded successful
ly and signed here lo-night.
The agreements assure lo Denmark
a Hiipplv of various foods'tuffs, metals,
rrachinerv. textiles, nonedible animal
rnd vegetable products. chemicals,
drugs and other commodities required
for its needs. *
Vessels r.uflieienl to carry the enu
merated commodities home to Den
mark will be plaecd at the disposal of
that government.
The remainder of the. Danish toi?
r.age in overseas' trade will remain at
the disposal of tho United States and
associated powers.
One paper In the home la worth a ihou
?and on the hlRhwuy. Ninety per cent of
tho circulation of The Time?-I)i?natch Is
homo delivered. That people buy and n*y
for the medium that carrlea your .adver
tising U a guarantee ot reader lalerjUt.
Huns and Bolshevik Leaders in
League to Massacre
Loyal Poles.
WROUGHT ROUMANIAN RUIN
Sisson Says Trotzky's Agents
Sowed Seed of Disorganiza
tion to I'^orce Peacc.
( H'' A ? vnt triJ | ?, f j
WASHINGTON. September 13 The
j Ictrayal of lionmmii i am) elaborate
| advance plans of Germany ami her
Russian Rolsh* vik te">ls for stippresx
i g anel murdering loyal Koumanlitii!.
i Russians and Pol?s arc exposed in de
tail by to-day's chapters of She as
; te.unding secret Russian documents
v hieh the American g?j\ crntnc-ni is ^ i v -
in? to the public.
Other i ns la 11 in r n t s of the series have
described how the Rolshevik leader*
i.tnine and Trotzky and their assoc.
atts. wcr< V"u^-lii liy ;he Germans fe?r
millions tu gold and engineered t!i< ir
bloody overthrow ol Russia for the
Lenefit of their masters Now the story
Is told of how. while the Brest-l.itov - k
peac conference farce still Was In
l.rogi ess. the Bolsheviks were sending
hired agenis into Roumania to diuor
,ani/.e tbe armies of Russia's ally, de
tl rone th'- Roumanian King and tuin
loo.se the German armies occupied there
lor service in a front oft'ens:>o on toe
western front.
I'I.A?KI) MtMIH'lt (IK
I.O\ M, I'llUMI Mll.llicrts
The .-frond phase of the latest dis
closure show? th< Kolslte-viki. at Ger
man direction, undertaking not onlv
to kill refractory Russian generals, ' u.
to shoot individually and wholesale Po
lish soW'ei who were refusing to l>c
??old t'> the German!) and patriotically
keeping th" lie.d against their enemies.
< ?tie of rive documents transmits orders
from the Gti num intelligence service
to most eie.cislve measiiret. up to
?'irioting en masse, against Polish
troops." and to institute surveillance
of it. stit ut inns and persons. including
the i: .man Catholic I'olisli clergy.
Kxpianatory notes !>y Kdgar Sis.-on.
who ubt:iii<i.'(l the documents and many
details lacking in the papers them
selves including .i story of how tiie
Uoumanian minister, arrested by tlie
Belsheviki and rrleiscd Ihrnjgh the
effort* of Amlr;o:i!idor Francis and other
ii.iloiir.il:-. barely cKaped assassins -
. lion.
The machinations of Trotzk.v. inspired
b.v th?r German General llofTman, for
tie disruption of Itoumania are dis
closed in the following:
not i mi:\t \o. :$?.
i ?'ounterespioiiagc at the Sta\ka.?
'To the Commission on Combating the
?he Counterrevolution:
Conims nder-in-Chief Krilenko Ma .;
ret) .,c.-t'"d the counterespionage at the
?laff to inform you that it is necessary
I to order the follow ing persons to. the
Roumanian front immediately: from
I'etrograd, < ominissar Kuhl. Socialist
Ravoksky, Sailor Guieshin; and from
'he front the chief of tic 71???I Guard
lejra.iOV. These per.ncn.s should be sup
jil'erl with literature and with lin.in
' ciul resource:: tor agitation. To them
committed :hc task of taking all
measures for the deposing of ^h'- Rou
manian Kinc ami tiie removal of coun
tcr-revolutionary Roumanian oflie r.- --
1'irrctor <>( Counterespionage Fcicra
hend; Secretary N. l'rachev.
N' o t f This marks tiie Itepimung < ? i"
larcr-scale work l<> disorganize the
Roumanian army. That in it. early
; winter phases it advances disappoint -
ingly to Germany is evidenced by
\erigeful steps taken later by General
Hoffman and Troi/.ky from Rtvst-I.it
ovsk. when iti the middle ot January,
Trot'/.ky. al the request of General
1 olTman. oid*red the arrest in Petro
jrrad of -lie Roumanian minister I>.a
tnandi The contents ot this letter.
' written by .Joffe. were telegraphed to
Washington in February and photo
graphic copy of letter forwarded '
At about the fame time the Rouma
nian public gold reserves in custody
within the Kremlin walls at Moscow
urre ? ei eel b.v the Russian govern
ment. l>iam:?ndi *? ... released from ar-j
re l at tiie elioand of ths united dip
lomatic d'legations at Petrograd. but
; I.is liumtlia lions continued, and on Jan
uary -V he was ordered from I'etro
grad. being given .Jess than ten bouts,
to prepare for the departure of a party j
that contained many women and chil
dren. Ambassador Francs sought ill
\i.n of '/.alkind. who was aims an
Foreign Minister in the absence of
Trotakv again al Brest, for an cxten
sion o( the time of departure.-. The
Roumanian party war- thrown pell
mell on a train at midnight. it was
'delayed in Kinlnurl on one c.vousa and
another, no: immediately apparent, but
in three weeks the Minister, leaving
behind a large part of his people, was
ullowcu to proceed to lorneo. I?> g<^o*J
luck he reached there the day after
the Red Guard lost Torneo lo tho White
Guard. That day saved hid life, for on
the person of S\'ollit'ssky. a l.ussjan
commissar who jo.ne,* him in imd-1* in
land and accompanied him to Torneo,
was found an order to Timofeyeff. the
i commissar .^t Torneo. to sln)ot hltn.
Svctlitzsky was shot instead. When I
passed through Torneo the control ot
peer talked frankly about the details,
expressing the opinion that the shoot
ing might have been a mistake, as it
was not shown that Svetlit/.sky was
aware of the; contents of the letter.
Svetlit/.sky, however, was an important
person in I'etrograd. 'lose lo Trotzky.
Our American party brought i.iuranes
co, the lirst secretary of the Rouma
nian delegation, out e?f I* inland through
ihe lines with us. lie had been in Red
'Finland seven weks. llehind us al
Rjorneburg we left several families of
Roumanians who had departed from
I'etrograd with the Minister. We
would have liked to have, brought them
through the lines of the two armies,
but our vesture was too desperate to,
permit unauthorised additions to the
part v.
The marginal notation on this letter
is- "Kxecute." initialed "ch." the sign
rr.anuaI of Chlcherin. the returned ex
ile from Kngland. at that time Assis
tant Minister of Foreign Affairs, now
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Have photograph of letter.
?T.etter from Joffe al Rrest Litovsk
carrving General Hoffman's order
through Trotzky lo Incite agitation
against the Roumanian army, and to
arrest Dlamandl. the Roumanian min
ister. photograph of this letter was
sent to State Department.
("OX KIDK VHAIi.
[No. 771, Affair of Peace. l">eleg., to
report i I, Urgent t Initials). I
Brest l.ltovsk.
Dec. Ill, 191". No. S6T>-N. K.
Comr, Shitkevltcb: Take copies and
send to the Comlss. for Foreign Affairs,
personally to Comr. Zalklnd.
To the. Council of National Commis
saries: Comrade l?. D. Trotzky has
charged me to hring to the knowledge
of the Council of N itional Commis
saries the motives for his telegraphic
proposal to arrest the Roumanian dip
lomatic representatives in Petersburg.
Oen. Hoffman, referred to tho con
ference which had taken place in Breat
/ . (Continued on SoventU Page),
FEW CHANGES MADE!
IN REVENUE BILL
All Principal Tax Provisions Arc
Approved in Rapid
Order.
COVERS WAR EXCESS PROFITS
/
Luxuries, Amusements. Bever
ages and Tobacco to Raise
Huge Sum.
I
! I4\ Akv" *r? . j? )
WASHINGTON. September IS.? All of
'lir |tt~iii?-i|>;tI tax provisions of ! lr> new
war rrvi'in"! bill u'itc approve! by the
HotJ-^ to-day almost as fast ks Jwo
1 dorks working in relays 1-011M read
I illcin. With oii!y a few minor pro
visions nn'l amendments nu't to ho
i onsulrred. loaders believe a final voje
will 4>o reached Friday. with a p->.-si
l.llliy that it iniy come to-morrow.
After adopting within an hour the
<v? r-exoyss p! ollts provisions wit bout
< hange the House passed important
sections raisins; many millions of dol
lais without a wool nt objection or
cv.en discussion. livoiy amendment
propose] < ithoi was i ? jccte.d sum
niiiril or passed over s.> that the Ways
and .Moans Committee win consider
tin tii before linn I action is i.il.cn.
Heebies the ivar-OM: profit:- sec
tions. which yield the greatest returns
to comc- from the bill, pros ions adopt
ed to-day were lave- on estates, esti
mated t II i'so S I I ".!'?? <>. Iifw>. t r.i l;:-|tO: t :t
tioii. * J ST.i.uift.(>'??>; aniu env. lit adinis- ;
sinns. 5 i oO.nfiii.OnO . ,ti,\es. iuciud- j
I nig automobile.-. Jewelry, luxuries anil!
sen; iluxuries-', $->l V""'i.OOO; beverages. ;
! $ 1.1 "T.nOO.nOO; tobacco. ?:{11.000.<i0i>, ;
capital stovk. S7e.oii0.09'?, and the Fed
eral automobile license provision. $72,-i
980.000. and stamp Taxes i"2.?no.000.
The ttio.it important matters remain-|
, ini- to be dispose! of are the proposal
to tax cotton *3 a bale and to impose
1 a *> pet I'cnt tax on pro?lucts of child
labor. The cotton tax was formally
propose! to-day by Representation
Moore, of Pennsylvania, anil the amend
ment met with instant and spirited op
{position. l-eaders predicted to-night
that the amendment would he rejected.
Representative Hreeiie. of I own. cave
j notice that to-morrow fie will offer his
child labor amendment, with predic
tions generally that it also would he
rejected.
omi'Aiiowi, m:
PlUIVliS S.TI Mltl.lM. III.OCK
The business or occupational license
tax of 5l'> proved a stumbling block to
j day. because ot confusion over its ap
plication. and it \?:js. determined io
consider having the scetioii Vedrafted j
to-m<now. Ropre>:entali\e Rohbins. of
1 Pennsylvauitt. said it would apply to j
ministers, authors, school teachers* and '
| t h< like, but Representatives tlat neri
land Rongworth. of the Ways and Means I
i t.'ommittee. declared it could not apply I
; to salaried persons, but only to firms, 1
such as law pai tuersliips. advertising j
dental eon< erns and the like.
! The proposed Federal license tax fori
automobiles, ranging from S."> to $.*>0 I
annually, according to horssepower. was!
I sharply a tacked, but finally upproved.
Chairman Kitchin. of the Ways and
! Means Committee. said the proposed
. license j a \ virtually is a road tax. in
view of the government appropriations
for ro^d work. Some members doubted
i that the tax would apply to used auto- !
! mobiles, but Representative Kitchin
[said that no matter how many times a I
machine changes bands. ea<Mi owner |
?would huvr to pay the Kederal license. {
TAX IS >".|ii;c;i:sTKI? ov
nil.I.no A 111> MIVKIITISIMi I
lii suggest ing ti e tax on billboard
j:?nd similar advertising receipts, Rep
resentative Treadtvay said his amend,
iiieui was designed to reaeh a proper
irevenue source now untouched.
When the House adjourned to-night
reading of all tax sections <tf the bill
had been completed, with only a few
administrative provisions remaining to j
be acted upon in addition to the con
troverted items put over to-day.
Tho provisions amending the Har
rison drug act, wi.lt Much more dras
' t it* regulations ?>( tr:>tlie in narcotics,
v ore adopted without change.
; Amonu new proposals to |?e oO'orel
lo-n'i rrow is tin plan, urged generally
I by IC* pulilicalis. but opposel by iTesi
! dent Wilson, for ?? joint congressional
! committee t<> super, tse war expendi
tures. Representative Moore, of Conn- [
j syl\ a nia. plans lo o(l>r an amendment
; aui horizing creation of such a cum
] ill i 11 e. e.
: EIGHTY BRITISH SOLDIERS
RELEASED FROM PRISON
Weakened t. piiililinn Indicate* Their!
SuOorlng* Mere More ">r\crr Tlinn
(lllier \llleri Prisoner*.
I liv A::.oci? t?d i'-cfi. I
Gi:.\i:\ A, September l.S.--Released
i front military prison in Bulgaria,
I eighty British soldiers, including .seven
oflieors. have arr\cd here in a very
I weakened condition It was apparent
their sufferings bad been more severo
than those of allied prisoners in Ger
many and Austria
One of the oflt ors. in speaking of the
treatment he received, declared the.
Bulgarians would remain iiriontals.
: and would never heroine civilized and
Kuropeanlzed. lie said the country
was beginning to starve, owing to the
| exploitation of foodstuffs by '?ortnanv.
: In Sofia a dinner costs 100 francs; a
! Pair of shoes and a suit of clothes,
1,000.
Throughout Bulgaria, he added, feel
ing against the domineering tiernians
was increasing.
DISCOVERS TWO ISLANDS
| ICxplnrer Slefnnfxon Add* ;WMMIO Squnre
.Mile* of Territory to llriiiNli
Kmplre.
VICTORIA. R. t.'., September IS.
Viihjalrnur Stefansson (old to-day of
I '.he discovery during libs las! trip into
| she Arctic of two islands which will
?\dd more than .'iO.OHO square miles of
territory to the British empire.
The new islands, over which the ex
plorer raised the British llag on June
1f'. 191n. lie a short distance north of
1'rinee Patrick Island. Numerous rein
deer. carbon and musk ox were found
on the two islands. They are also ricli
in minerals, carrjing coal and copper
in abundance
Stefansson said he had spent the past
summer in a hospital at Kort Yukon,
recovering from an attack of typhoid
fever, which was followed by pneu
monia and pleurisy. He expects to re
turn to the Arctic next year lo com
plete his work I here.
SLIDE SLIP PROVES FATAL
Two l.leni onnt* l?a.*hed to Death
When Airplane ?'ra*he* lo i;nrtli
in T>>a*.
I By Associated Press. I
FORT WORTH. TKXAS. September
18.?Second Ideutonants .lames I.. Me
Kcever. of New York Oily, and John
M. Wldenham, of l.os Angeles, Calif.,
both stationed at I.ovc Klvld, Hallas,
Texas, were killed late this afternoon
when their airplane went Into a slide
fcllp and crashcd to earth twelve milos
north o? here.
? %
VILLAGE OFEPEHY I
TAKEN BY BRITISH
St. Quentin Threatened
f v?|
t>n?tfo x,? ^X.Sv 01!2L*^4^XxrnT> <Torear(>ii <4,i?v?
x Anncux VroviUo -V oA^^PscjniJ %tviUerfJ
- rvfci- II ncourt^ 0 C&n%uog f oNier^mes ? FJitoLKnel^^ P.
/fLu./gro Bvu.^yS--^ U.b.
, ' ?D?niAn Mnrcoing o
ndle-lei-Catibre ^Hfl?ziu'ereB S n? J Seranvilltis Cauury \ . o
Jty*** in ? "7?^ ^Jtasniorco ag
Elibwurt /Ies Ru??Vertwj ^Oerccoevir 0 A ^.
PMlv?n<*? % / I , *D Baueeurt oL.W?n<WW
Tv.j-.. u / to !? <jcL ( /
ncourt fa v_ / '? Ru?w ViRtft* Caulltrv V ? Monligrty
F-uyaulcourt \JJwycainp l? Pbvo | "? ) 0Bf
jomd ViUWvPloVhf, o ? 0V.u,cH? Mncnvo Joa U
? W^uXT -*****<? fT 17 >
Gouxeaucourto^~ IT UaimuiJ MontocoiUct A Dowries ?
i Nob:, rtu 1 ?'r?" y?
?^^o^ns y|-LTo CHoantwurt /^VilieivOu treau x ?AveKHuv^n.
o ^TSfj Va OaeuA ^.T, ,?.? O/Vtlwncheui ?oerain (V
v ? * ** U lEa"/ Fremont 0 '? **???
VI ? \y? Veudhuilfto" y Q \ a
hurlu ? ojlpthy ^ l^r/n r, Bo:s Minincl 3
nunoat o . U CaUIet?|g?7 Bwire^ir 1
o 0S?ulcou^^eiapiro Boo*)/ ^N^T^vf<>nchirfia- * x-nJ
3v<> Villen-Fuieoo <*f VL.O, ? Wata*^
r??S.??? If *?*?}>?*?. -Be Wisocourt ( oBrtncoun l! G5
<3 Longaxaeaw llncer*? "^Hajgifourt H Ertm?o O \ ? n?^kLk.;n 1
^feux-larFoaBe o\?JI?ntbreta?u? I
J00rt M^ix ttoisel Viltarofc N.v*oyO J^cjoooourt "** o^Lnor
, i -n OHccbeocurW j. ?E*ncoan\ Mencrmrt *jam?y
^^o^TftRa^let ??oni?y / HAgr.y-^rFop* 0 ) ?p
*o. c* N?nwlr,o ?Verjpiier I*. , 0c?qu?h*rt BowCaaux 0
^cBnrjV.' c/y " ?. ?*<j5oUcngli?"> Lekcneourt\ -S^uun* Ulert*/? oB?&u
^ignr Honap'orl CBero^T^V1111011?5 ^Tronquoy ^ L\-Foa
B^eu -VIfffhin.\ f, ?"]b^y ,<?/oFoniommo
?y ?Poeiuliy illcrloUw Aj?v?anoy*le-P?lit JC?" oFouU
?ErtrWon-Ccauflw 9*> ermand P ,. M to.
^^^pStlamourt ^iartovillo 6 ! o c^el y vSlorcourt
Tengy-AyQ^ >^iolaon J^S-l.-;niLy
T?fcca ? AtUliyS. \^ciIW HombUarw olkt) - '
o*~?? ,
-prouou%i?? M?nJ-SCUAirent /
?^a!mo> r ov, ?? c. , /Res??
I o <^V*uT ' GJC-Avo / ?NeuviIl?-5l. Aai?aji
' ^ .^SapW x \c,<4
Fowrte^STr"^.' Foni3aM(^b WMjuirxy V,lUnaxirt
*>, V2^TS#2
Tc>c^e/jArill*ri? | Sapponftourt 1*//^ | Eehie^y-lft-Ciraod
^J0Ru.d?BX, A?bip?y ^p^Artaip, f 0 AffitjZn
hT>n . ?baa r/tf':cn7 ? / C.rizy/j^_ " ,
The Rrilisli and Krcnrh mix a nerd malcrialiy ii<?ar?r SI. Quentin yester
day, the center of the British attack l?oit?^ l?et\voen (1) aiul (2).
EXPECT MURE PflOPOSSLS
fHOM CEIffilE iUIilS
Hclicvc Rcbufl' Will Not Cauxc Ihial
Monarchy to .Munition Kf
forls of I'cart'.
WH,I< TRY TO IT'SKT .VUlt.M.H
Italian Papers Deem tin; Move Miiilr
<Mto of War, and C'ali I pon <?Mi
rial.s to Squclcli I. Immctlialelt il
l*OM?iblC.
\V ASM IXt !ToN. Si'|>lcmlicr i >. 1 'c
f-pite 11?? rebuff jjivrii tju. A u:-t rn ? 11 tin
garian k?vcmincm's peace parbv i?
I'usaI. the dual monarchy will not ?
al<andon its efforts in the direction <<t ;
peac..
This w as th?? belief expressed t? ? -?1.i>?!
in ollicial quarters, where tin An : rta n I
nule is considered merely i ii I j
nor el .1 .? cries <>f 1 <(-.?)?? <--> ? I- which 1 In '
allies ? vj? to rt.-eivi <h v*i.itiii
iroin the con I l a I powi-r;-. *t < ne.it>;. !
il is lirnily bclieveil, will |. a\ n-< :>tun j
tint nrned lu upset the iiivimle in 1 lie !
ailiorl count ne.. ami also : < assiirt. j
wbatcvei diploma tic ad\.1 lit . may '
iu'ci tic from a mjcc s.1011 1 pca>?<? |
tliives ICtch of III. latter I: c.\|?? ctfd !
10 l>e a 1 i 111 ? - .norc conci 11a I <<i y tiiau it.
predece: or. though .< 11 at- ' vpected to j
keep v> 11J? 01 tit mark that 1'requiem i
\\ tlson Iihs set lor iirine.
Al lite .Ni,ltc I '? ,.ai tin.'lit to-'.l lX' some j
doubt vvae e.\ i<i <1 as lo the actual |
pari i?!a>ed l).v tierm.inv iti tin: pres
<nl p. ace |<ropo:al. tin answer lo which 1
if* now li. niy ii igi-si ?-il in both \ letni.i I
and I'.crliii. 'this Kovernmeiil is noli
positive in 1I > l\ now icope thai lirrmany
appro veil the plan, bin whatever dis
ctcpaiic.v. il any, cvi:.,int; between tlio;
two sos < I'll lite ills can b<_st be explain-i
eil in <li< words of a Ixiih Stale l?c,tarl
im-r.t otltcial litis afternoon. lie said. I
"t ?f com sc. when one power abso
lutely dominates anoiher that fact i*
1 ii cu nisi a 111 ial evidence that il turned <
1 Ii?? key that r< leased the fcitera lor
l lie hand to write Hie note. Whether,
or not tiermany was a co-partner in;
ill'- matter, site had no objection in
sceinu ils efl <1.1."
There was no doubt 111 t iorma n v's I
mind, however, that the proposal would |
be rejected, it was said, because it was
it; reality a repetition of Count v<>u<
I < rnstorif's famous "round talil ' pro- !
posal in I :? I ??. which was so daily re- j
jeetod. This put Licrmau.v in tn< po- ;
nt ion of saying to her vassal stati.
when the peace nolo was prepated
?".Sot much chance for il. but trv a out
to see wnai the effect will l<e."
l-'or this reason, ollieials think it will!
be natural f?">r the central powers, one I
ol which saw beforehand the lailtire oi i
tin: peace inove. to put forth a 1101 iii'i* |
effort 111 the very near future, and it
would naturally devolve upon Austria
to make the move.
Perhaps only second to President
Wilson'.- r*ply w.\a the united and vig
orous answer the Italian press jjmvo to ;
the note, according lo information i
transmltli d to-day to lite Italian em - |
bassy. Without exception, the news-'
papers deemed the move one of war
instead of peace, and asked that il be |
squelched ititmcdiately.
NEW ORDER FOR CABLEGRAMS
Plain I. n lie oner MukI tie I unl in
Rtcrj' Mennnfte SpiiI Aflrr
October I,
WASI1I.N?"5T??.N. September IS.--The;
eenrorship board asks that the wlilejl
publicity he uiven to the following:
"On and after October I, It'Is. no
conlirmat 1011 of a cablegram shall lot
a (lowed to leave the ('tilled States, its|
I territories, its possessions, unless it bo:
I in Alain lanpuiifje.
"On and after November I, I f? 1 s. no
conlirmatlon of a cablegram shall be'
allowed to enter the United Slate*, i:.1
territories or possessions unless it ho
In plain lanKuatfC.
"It is to be noted that code confirma
tions will not he passed by postal cen
sorship even .when accompanied by
what purports to bo or actually is a
translation thereof."
iJSU DAVIS IS in
TO SHOUT OF ST. JUNES
Solieilor-tieneral ol' United Stales to
SiiiHTrd Ambassador Waller
Mines Page.
' .NOW I.N KWITZHItl,ANt?
Heads American Delegation to Heme
Conference as to Treatment and
Ivvrhange ?i f War Prisoners?Is
(?raduale of University of Virginia
! Rv A^hociatril 1 r. v.s I
WASHINGTON. September IS.?John
W Davis, of West Virginia, now Solic
itor-! leneral of the United States, ha4
boon selected by President Wilson to
.- in-.?.?. do.I Walter Dines: I'age as . i rn -
bassjidor to Great Kritain
The announcement of Mr. I m vis's sc-j
lection to-day disclosed thai ho had
arrived safely in Switzerland. where;
lie is in head tiie Atneriean delegation j
at the Horne con Terence between Amcr- I
ii-an anil lieruiau missions on i he treat
ment and exchange of prisoners of war. '
Since he rutin to Washington seven !
years ngn a.i a ineinber of Congress
from tli'-> l-'irst West Virginia Di.-t rict. i
Mr. Da\ is has ln-f-n .in active li^iirc in !
I lie capital. Hi was elected to succeed
himself in ili?- House, hut hardly had'
begun his second term ? hen President
Wilson appointed him Solicitor-Genera I
hi August. I :? I
In addition to the duties of his of
tice. lie hi.1- found time tor various
f?et tvltios, including the worl, of couu
jsellnr of thi- American fled I'ross.
His name hardly had been mentioned
in connection with the ambassadorship,
although it was known that lie had the
j completed coiithleiicc of the President.
Mr. Davis i.; forty-live years old. lu?
uiiiiiing life as a lawyer in his homo
town of <'larksbitrjr, W. Va.. after
gradual in? at the W'ash i nir' on and l.ee
i "ni vorsit y and the Cnivcrsity of Vir
ginia, he became prominent ill Demo
cratic politics anil served in the West
Virginia legislature before coming to
Congress, aid was a delegate to the
Democratic National Convention of
Kui I
The decision of Ambassador Page to
resign on account of ill health was an
uotiuccd three weeks ago.
SEA-LEVEL CANAL SYSTEM
FROM BOSTON TO NORFOLK
Secretary Itrilfleld t rse* (treat C'oui
inerciat mid .Military Value
of I'ropoanl.
1 Itv Associated r vs? I
WASHINGTON. September IS.?A
system of government-owned, deep-sea
level (.ina Is extending Ironi Massa
chusetts to the South Atlantic States,
was recommended in a report submit
ted to the Senate to-day by Secretary
Ki dfteld in t c.sponso to .1 resolution
ad ipteil last July.
Karlv acquisition by the Federal gov
ernment of tiie Cape Cod and the Clies- !
apealie and Delaware I .'ana Is ami their |
prompt improvement as well as the!
early construction across New Jersey!
ot a sea-level canal, having a minimum j
depth of twenty-five t'cct was recom
mended.
Such action would not only be of
wide commercial \nlue. but would also
be of great military value a:i well, de
clatcd Secretary Uedlleld in u letter
accompanying ?he report.
"In the opinion of the department,
the thiij- for action has come," he said.
Secretary Kedfleld said these canals
would provide the only connections
needed to make a practically continu
ous system of deep hitrucoasta1 water
ways from Boston to Norfolk, with ex
tensions of lesser, hut yet available
depths to* Heaufort, N. <*.. anil through
the New York State Uarge Canal to
the Groat hakes.
Hicti-.liiK. help of exerv kind Mok to th
Ilelp Wuiueil Attn. In The Thnnn-Dispatch
for tho brut positions in UtchmonU fcnu
vicinity, liao lh?m for Qui** ? rcaulta.
* ....
Ill v ? n *** *** m ? m u m ^
NEAR SI. QUENTIN
Six Thousand Prisoners So
Far Counted in Drive on
Le Catelet Sector.
FRESN0Y-LE-PET1T, PONTRU
AND VILLERET ARE OCCUPIED
Twenty-First Division Passes Be
yond Positions Held
March 21.
FRENCH LAUNCH ATTACK, TOO
Allied Armies Go Forward on Front
of Twenty -Two
Miles. : ,
[By Associated I'reju.] .. ..
British and French veteran? have
made another vicious and successful
smash at the IIind?:nburg lino. Sweep
ing forward on a front of twenty-two
miles, ;l>o> went ahead from one.and
one-third to three miles, taking iuarty
prisoners. The most important asn^et
of the advance is that it makes more
certain the capture of St. Quenthr.
which t'ic Germans have been ordered
to hold at all costs. This important
city ia virtually surrounded on throe
sides, and its fall seems a matter-oX
days.
field Marshal Haig's Third and
Fourth Armies charged over the trench
svstem occupied by the British before
they were pushed back by the Teutonic
Pood last March. They captured, in
w ide sectors, the outer defenses of the
11 iiidcnhui g Inn- ? ? ---
The British assault was over a front
of sixteen miles, from llolnon. \rcst;ot
St. Quentin. to ?Jouzeaucourt, north of
Kpehy. In their advance. which
reacned a depth of more than three
milts at scfie points, they took jnpfe
than G.OOO prisoners. ^
iiaIt. w tit i*
III 1.4.1: l.\ BRITISH I.IXF.
Not only did the blow bring nearer
tin- capture <>t St. tjuentin. which, tile
Hermans are struggling desperately to
hold. but 11 went far toward wiping1
oil1, the onl> bulge tu the British Una
u hicii iciH'inblea a salient. Kpohy, at
the. apex ??t the bend, has been laJxcii.
and the same tate has befallen Guu
v.-uueourt and Ilargicoui t. which gtoojj
at the ends of lite wings. ?
The importance which the Germans
attached to the territory wrested from
them is indicated by the announcement
that they launched determined counter
attacks, as soon as they could be organ
ized. from Hargicourt to the Otnignon
ri\ ii let.
The success of their efforts remalti3
somewhat obscure, hut it is not--fe?
li<*ved they can recover the ground
they have lost.
While the French advance was lesn
spectacular than that of the British,
with whom they co-operated, they
were equally successful in gaining
their objectives. They moved forward
mi a fr?nt of six miles to an average
detith of one and one-third miles, aruJ
ing several hundred prisoners to 4ihe
British hag They now bold the south
ern outskirts o'' Contescourt, less tjan
three miles from the suburbs ?of. St.
i4"icnt in
st. ?ti i:\ riv o.\r: ok nt ttiikmsks'
Oie Till-: not AI-I.AON I.INP:
Tlu city. where the. troons of Vein
linc'.ien cored a great victory in ISi'l.
1 one of I lie buttresses of the Douai
t'ain'irai-Si. Wuoutin-l.a Fere-Kaon
beyond which it has been announced
the Germans would nof fall baek.
With the French in the outvk ii't's oi'
1.1 Fere. with St. Quentin investctL a j\d
with ihf British battling doggedly for
I'inibrai. the great 11 i ndenburg dof*n?e
f \:>tem is m danger of being breached
a' three of .is s roncest points.
ousted f-om it, the Teutons will have
back of them no strong fortification j
Out i 1 they reach the Maubeuge . lle
fenses. ?
The taking of St. Quentin rema'rn
a diflicnlt task, however, for the Oer
mans are in strong defensive positions,
and a captured order from General Von
Morgen to the Fourteenth Iteflcve
t'orps emphasizes the importance of the
terrain they hold, lie orders them not
to yield anotlier foot jf ground in "the
imminent decisive battles."
? Kit IIS .WO K UK NT II
INC'ltKASK I'llI.lit \ ICTOnV
While the British and French were
forging ahead relentlessly in the we^t.
tlte Serbs and the French in Macedonia
were making more emphatic their de
feat of the Bulgars. who ha.ve bcerr-re
enforced by German troops. There is
every indication lh??t the offensive in
1 he Near Hast is of major proportions,
.'.nd that it will develop to the limit,
't his widened to the west of Sokbl
ami to the east of Vetrenik. until the
front extends over sixteen miles. The
allies have penetrated at some points
a distance of ten miles. The resistance
of King Ferdinand's troops is weak
ening as 1 hey are forced back. ^>>r,
While Marshal Foch was following
his policy of striking at widely senaA
rated points alone the battle line, the
day was one of comnarative quiet ? fe<~
General Pershing's tleld army. Thim
was no activity of consequence on their
front beyond the usual urtlllery and
patrol activity.
Kir.i.n m\iisiiai, 11 \m.
TF.l.I.S OF ItltlTIMI SCCCBSS
T.ONOON, September IS.?More than
prisoners were taken in to-day's
British I'icardy drive, Fletd Marshal
;|-s?r announces in his night report.
The. outer defenses of the Hln^crt
hurg line were -nptured. with Fr*?
no.v-le-Pellt, Berthaucourt and Pon
tru.
Australian troons captured I.a Vei'jf
ni^r. Villerot and Margieourt.
The text of Field Marshal Halg)s
?iii?h? teoort follow*"- ? '
"At :"0 o'clock this morning troops
of th'' Third and Fourth Britibh Armies
attacked with complete success on a
front of nhoul sixteen miles, from H61
non to the neighborhood of Gouseau
0011 ? t.
"On the whole of this front 6(i"
troops, advancing In heavy storms of
rain, carried the enemy's positions by
assault. '
"Sweeping over the old British tt'eiMJh
systems of March. 1IM8. they r6icti?4
wnd captured the outer defenses Of'th?
llitidenburg line In wide sectors.
"One of the divisions on our right,
composed of Kngllsh and Scottish
troops, captured Fresnoy-le-PeUV*. TIC
Ihuucourt and Pontru. m??Ung *

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