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68TH YEAR.
VOI.L'MK fl?
NI Ml!Kit *i6.?
REIGN OF TERROR
CAUSES AMERICA
TO SEEK REMEDY
Sends Requests to All Allied
and Neutral Nations
for Views.
HOLD BOLSHEVIKI OUTLAWS
AND DANGEROUS ENEMIES
Reported Alliance With Germany
for Offense or Defense
Cause for Step.
WHOLESALK KXKCTTIONS l>.\ILV
To Save Loyal Russians, I'iiIUmI
States Calls on Civili/.rd WorM
for Anion.
WASHINGTON, Sept cmlicr 21.?Hor
rified by the bloody ri'lgn of terror in
Russia, the United States to-day called
upon all allied and neutral nations to
consider what they may do to impress
upon the Bolshevikl tho aversion with
which the civilized world regards their
wanton crimes.
By direction of President Wilson,
Secretary Lansing dispatched an Iden
tic Instruction to every American di
plomatic representative in the foreign
capitals. The action aliens th' United
States with that of 'treat Britain anil
France in declaring tin- I'.oisnevik out
law? and puiil j >? ? neinie.i.
Whatever action may be decided
upon by the nations, separate! ? or in
concert, it Is made ii-ar it will lie
quite apart from tiie prosecution of
the war against (Jermnn>
The reported action of the Bolshc
vikl in effect Uik an alll;.nce with iJer
majiy for offenfe and <lef??ii>e is an
added cause for the step
The reign of terror has already
greatly hindered tiie < fforts of the
United States t<? alb viate an impend
ing famine in Russia. It is conceded
that there is enough food in South
eastern Ruf?n and Wertern Siberia to
feed all tiie Russian p?opli If a means
of distribution could l>e effected to
keep the supplies from falling into
4 German hands.
The alliance between the Bolshevlki
and Germany presents a dangerous
situation to the elites. In that it may
afford Germany an opportunity greatly
to increase her waning man power.
Secretary Lansing tu-oay reiterated
that the efforts of American troops at
Vladivostok and Archangel were solelv
to aid the Czecho-Sloyakp i" leave
Russia. for the western front and n<?r
to establish an eastern Dattlefront or
In any way to interfere with the :n
ternal affairs of IluKnia.
CONDUCT OK IIDI.MIKVIM
IIKLI* SKI*A it ATI? I'll AM:
The conduct of the Bolsheviki,
against which to-day's protest was di
rected. is considered an entirely sepa
rate phase of the Russian situation.
A protest which the United States
made some years ago to Turkey against
the Armenian massacre is a precedent
for to-day's action Germany became
alarmed a; that time at the attitude
of the world and used it's influence,
then practically paramount in Turkey,
to stop the massacres, and tiie Arme
nian people were saved for a time.
The situation In Russia. however, is
regarded by official.- of the American
government as even more serious than
that of the Armenians Russians are
being executed by wholesale daily upon
the sliphte,s'. pretext or upon no pre
text at all. It is known that the Rus
sian people as a whole are opposed to
the I^enine and Troty.kv regime, and it
ic to save these loyal Russians that
the United States has called upon tiie
civilized world to take immediate ac
tion.
If the Bolsheviki be declared out
laws b>* the world, thcv could find no
asylum when they are overthrown. ami
could be put on trial for their deeds.
There is some sp-citlatt>n as to the
attitude of th<" neutrals. Cfcpec.ally tlios'
contiguous to Cermany. b'.i: Secr? tary
l.ansing expressly states in his note
that th? joint action he desires shall
be "entirely divoned frr.m the atmos
phere on belligerency and the conduit
of war."
Secretary of State I.ansir.fr has sent
the following: telegram t<< all American
ambassadors, save those in and
Paris, and ministers in the allied and
neutral countries:
"This government is in receipt of in
formation from reliable sources reveal
ing that the peaceable Russian citizens
of Moscow. Petrograd and other cities
are suffering from an openly avowed
campaign of mass terrorism, and are
subject to wholesale executions. Thous
ands of persons have been shot with
out even a form of trial: ill-adminis
tered prisons are tilled beyond capa
city. nnd every ni^!n scores of Rus
sian citizens are recklessly put to death
and irresponsible band;? are venting
their brutal passions in the daily mas
sacre of untold innocents.
"In view of the earnest desire of
the people of the United States to be
f-iend the Russian people and lend
them all possible assistance in their
struggle to reconstruct their nation
upon principles of democracy and sell - ;
govemme.nl and acting, therefore, sole- j
ly in the interest of the Russians thorp- :
selves, this government feels that it i
cannot be silent or refrain from ex- :
pressing its horror at this existing i
state of terrorism. Furthermore, it |
believes that lrt order successfully to \
check ;he further increase of ihe in- |
discriminate slaughter of Russian cit
izens all civilized nations should regis
ter their abhorrence of such barbar
ism. ^
"You will inquire, therefore, whether j
the government to which you are
accredited will be disposed lo take J
some immediate action which is en- |
tlrely divorced from the atmosphere of
belligerency and the conduct of war.
to impress upon the perpetrators of
these crimes lit. aversion which civil
ization regaids their present wanton '
acts." I
DEPEW TO UNVEIL STATUE
ERECTED TO HONOR HIM
"?'lo?< PfMOII* l)l> IStlMltirNM win, I
dertakrr lleforr A ppenrlnu in j
Bronze," Snjs Orator.
PEKKSKILIi, N, \ ., September "I -
On Tuesday next t'haun.ov M |io,?.w
will perform the unique feai of un
veiling n statue of himself.
""V er. I would call it unique," the
former Senator ailinitted to-day. "Most
persons do business with an undertaker
before appearing in bronze, but the
good people of Peckskill Rot tired of
waiting and insisted on having a bronze
statue of me in the park which i gave
the city and which they have named
after me."
The Tlmf*-I)l*niitfh In (he "Autocrat
of the Itrenkfnnt Table"
Tn many thousands of Richmond
homfta. Let it lake the news of vour I
?tore to these Progressive, producing.
consuming, buying families. 1
?
Fourth Liberty Losn
Suggestion by Edi:on
W ASIIl.\?iTO.\. Si'iilfmlirr -1.?
'Ihoin.-iH \. l-IdlNwn Iiii* MUKKcMled
lluit every Idler written in I lie
I nllrd Mate* <1 itrInt; tlic nv\l live
nrcliN Mh:tll clone ivltli flic itnrilii,
"toiirN for tin* I'ourtli I.IIiitI)
I.?ui ii."
Thr MiiKRONtlon Iiiim been ndopteil
l?jr the l.llicrl.v In.in committee, iiikI
In lirlnu Nrnl broadenxt IhrouKliunt
ihc fimntry.
If every person, hiiiliienn firm, nr
roriinrnlliiii fitlliiiMt tlie niiKUext Ion,
the I'oNt-ltlllrr Department entl
ninteo the hliiKnn "twura fur the
l-*iMirtli l.llierty li?nn" it ill lie ut
tered more tiinn |!MHlO,(Kill tin.cn
every t v* e o i /-four ho urn.
NEGRO RUFFIANS MID
NORFOLK POLICE STSTION
Mo if Tlinn Half nf tin* Windows
WVro Smashed liy Flying Bul
lets and Itorks.'
SDKIIfT TO RKSf'1'12 PIUSOMJKS
4
Ten ( oiorrd Soldiers iind Civilian*
Shot Down in the Kxeliangr of
Ammunition Hefore Hesrrvcs and
\aval Guards Arrive.
I H * A ? ???! i r- ? i. 1
i NORFOLK, VA., September 1'1?l?e
Iwoi-n three ami four hundred negro
civilians. headed by a score of negro
soldiers from Camp Alexander, to-night
' attacked the Second I'reclnot I'olice.
Station. in a:i effort to rescue two sol
diers, arrested by the police on the
charge of robbing the rash register of
r\ photographer's studio. More than
half of t he windows of t :i ?- station were
?<;i:asl eij lty flying i> .Uets. bricks and
bottles before th?- officers retaliated by
opening fire with pistols and riot (,'un?.
Ten nej;r? soldiers and civilians were
?hot down i:i the exchange of bullets
be!ore the arrival of reserves from 'he
Central S'at-.on. and naval guards wave
the officers sufficient manpower to quell
the rioters. I'olice Sergeant White was
the only officer Injured. Me was struck
in t lii- temple by a. bottle. The crowd
hurled pavirit; stones at the ambulance
carrying the officer to the hospital,
partially wrecking the vehicle.
Several of the wounded at the hos
pital are said to be in a precarious
condition. The police finally ro.inded
up "he ringleaders.
The trouble was precipitated when
the oft'oers clubbed the two negro sol
diers arrested on the charge of rob
bing a cash rc'-;i.?ter. They resisted nr
I'.-t. urji'd t'? the act by companions.
The crowd quickly swelled to a mob
and followed the officers to the station,
whl. h Is located in the heart of the
negro district.
CONSIDER CAbIneTcHANGES
? ANOTHER PEACE OFFENSIVE
(?rrinun I'npers ARnin PUriiHNln^ Cor
eminent Tbnt Will Itepresint
Will of the People.
I H> Associated I'rtr* ]
I WASHINGTON. September 21.? In
th<' general discussion by the German
ne\vsp.i|>i rs of parliamentary reform
and cabinet changes. officials iiere think
they j,.... the beginning of another
: phns.- of the German peace offensive
J As in 1 V1 7. when the prospects of Gor
man iiiccess were dark, it is believed
the G-rtnan Kovernment itself is .tpain
, encot: rac mg the. Socialistic aid Liberal
parties to agitate for a change In the
form of the German government that
will make u representative of the will
of the people.
A year ugo the military and auto
cratic elements, alarmed at the grow
i inR strength of the demand for a cabi
net responsible to th<- Ueichstag alone.
! sought to w eaken the. movements l>\
selecting prominent nninber.s of the
legislat ivc parties for membership in
the Cabinet. Thus it was hoped to
avoid the- abandonment through consti
tutional change of th<- rignt of the
throne to name these state counsellors.
No sign developed, however, of the
manner in whioh this partial conces
sion was viewed by the entente powers
and America: if this was representa
tive g?<evrnment in the sense regarded
as being necessary to peace negotia
tions. then- was no expression of
opinion.
So it is bcheved that the present dis
cussion of parliamentary form in Ger
many again is insincere on the part of
the government w.iich does not con
template any real abandonment for
right of selection of the Cabinet.
FIFTEEN MEN SCALDED
IN EXPLOSION ON SHIP
At l.enst l-'iftj 1'ornojifi I,rap Ovrrlionrd
From \ eh??el t kciI by Shipping
Hoard.
NEW Y"HK, September 21.?Fifteen
men were scalded and five may die as
the result of an explosion to-night on
the steamboat Julia Stafford, an ex
cursion craft under charter by the Fed
eral Shipping Hoard to carr> workers
from Brooklyn to Shooters Island Ship
yards-. There were 130 shipbuilders
aboard when the explosion occurred, re
leas. hk quantities of live steam. Fully
a third of the number leaped overboard.
Some swam to Sailors' snug Harbor,
St a ten Island, and others to Bayonne,
half a mile I rum the scene of accident.
Tugs and other craft rescued others
from the water.
CONFEREES In DEADLOCK '
rouble to Agree on Hill Designed to
Stimulate Suleii of Liberty
liondw.
I Hv Associated Proas I
WASHINGTON, September 21.?A
deadlock developed to-day between
Senate and House conferees on the l>i?i
designed to stimulate tha sales of Lib
erty bonds, but it was said there was
snme prospect of a compromise being
effected .Monday. The conference held
two sessions in an effort to adjust dif
ferences o\er the provision authorizing
tHo President to prohibit sales of gov
ern n. nt securities, which the House
! and Secrotar> Mc.Vdou insist upon re
dlining in the bill and lo which there
lis strong Senate opposition.
ITINERARY*oFLEGiON ?
i Noted French War llernpN Will VInH
South in InfcreMt of Llb
rrly t.nau.
I
WASHINGTON. September 21.?The
: 'linerarj of the sixty members of tlte
: famous Foreign i.rgion who arrived in
. i'.iis c??untr> Hi s wI; to assist in the
i i.aiv.paign foi 'he fourth Liberty loan,
j was announced to-night hy the Treas
l irv Department. The party will be re
I reived by President Wilson Monday af
I ternoon.
i The itinerary "f the party will in
clude: New Orleans, October 2; Hir
ntingham, October 3, and Memphis, Oc
tober 4.
China IteeoKiilzrH Cxrrlio-.SIoviikN.
LONDON. September 21-.?Official re
cognition of the. Czecho-Slovaks is re
ported from Tien Tsin.
America lias Plenty to Eat and
More to Ship Than
Last Year.
TO BE MO MORE "LESS" DAYS
Provided People Continue Their
Present Conserving Policy,
Says Hoover.
WASHINGTON*. September 21. ? Food
I Administrator Hoover, in outlining, in
a statement issued to-night, the food
{conservation program recommended for
i the American people during the corn
i l'-g year, said the I'nited States was
prepared to ship .*.730.000 more tons
of foodstuff? to its armies and allies
than last year and still have a margin
i over the amount necessary to ma.n
taln health and strength at. home.
1 iw allied civilians and armies, the
American armies. the Belgian relief
and certain neutrals who arc depen
dent -upon the United States, will re
quire 17..'>.">0.000 tons of foodstuffs for
the year beginning July 1.
There will be no food rationing in
this country so long as tilt* people con
| tinue to conserve as in the past. Mr.
Hoover fa>d. nor will it lie necessary,
lie hoped, to resort to wheatless and
meatless days.
"Uf our imports." Mr. Hoover said.
; "we shall apparently have sufficient
; sugar to maintain the present con
sumption and rake car- of the extra
drain of the allies from our markets.
We can secure the coffee we need, if
no one makes an overbrew. Of our
?wn products. w?? must secure a reduc
tion in consumption of breadstuffs.
fliiats and fats. A reduction in con
sumption of less than one-half pound
: :>er week per person in eacJi of these
1 foods would accomplish oui purpose.
! We wish to emphasize, however, that
we do no' want curtailment in the use
of milk, for children.
"Some of our homes, by reason of
I limited income, cannot now provide
j more food than they should have to
maintain health in the family. They
i cannot be asked to make reduction in
consu m pi ion.
"We estimate that nearly 9.000,000
people eat at our public eating places.
We are asking the proprietors and em
: ployoes of these institutions to under
j take a more strict program than last
year.
points oit now Moiu-:
It ATlO.NI.Nti >1A \ UK A VOIIIICB
In his appeal to the American pub
lic for co-operation, th*re is no hint of
! at toning, except a pointing out of the
means ?> f avoiding it. Mr. Hoover says:
"There is no prospect of a proper
ending of the war before the cam
paign of the summer of 151ft. To at
i tain victor;, we must place in France
3.500.000 lighting men with the great
: est mechanical equipment that has
j ever been given to any army. While
i we expect the position on the western
J front may' be Improved from a nilli
! tary point of view between now ann
then, there can be no hope of the end
i of conservation that we must secure
; until another year has gone by. If
! we are to accomplish tnls end in ISll'.
we will save a million American lives
that will be expended if we have to
continue until 1!*20. To give this final
i blow in 1&15. we have not only to
fituljthe men. shipping and equipment
, for This gigantic army, but this army,
the allied armies and the allied civil
population must have ample food in the
meantime if we are to maintain their
M re 11 gl h.
"We can do all these things and I
believe we can bring this dreadful
business to an end if every man,
woman and child in the United States
tests every action every day and hour
by the one touch-stone?does this or
that contribute to winning the war?
The food problem is no small part of
this issue."
WHAT A I.I.IKI) NATIONS
Wll.l. ItV'.*l 1 lltK OF I . S.
I I'miiparH with previous years .Mr. j
Hoover finds the allied civilians and
armies, our own armies, the Helgiat
relief and certain neutrals wno are j
depend en l on us require from us in the;
j year ending July 1, 101 !?;
1 Two million six bundled thousand
j tons of meats and fats (beef, pork.
dairv. poultry and vegetable oil pro-.
; ?lu<-ts); lo.400.000 tons of breadstuffs !
4 wheal and substitutes in terms of
p ra:n >.
One million eight hundred and lift;,
thousand tons of sugar irrotn United
States and West Indies).
Two million seven hundred thousand i
tons of l'eed grains (mostly army oats), j
This makes a total of 17.5.">0.0i.|0 tons,!
I or 5.<3t>,000 more than was shipped in 1
the year ending July 1 last.
| "Kven this program means further j
self denials by the allies next year."j
Sir. Hoover continues. "They are'
1 making this sacrifice in the common j
I cause. We must maintain the health I
and strength of every human being i
among th? m or they will be unnble ;
to put their full strength alongside
i our own in the supreme effort.
"At best the allied table will be j
less than ours, for the allied peo-j
pies are denying themselves more in I
| order lo transport our soldiers. We 1
i can do no less than fill the ships they I
j send n>."
EIGHT OF SENECA'S CREW
LOSE LIVES IN HEAVY SEA'
Accident l.n*t Monday W bile Cnn*t
l.uurd Cutter \\ ax Attempting; to I
Mate Torpedoed steamer. i
WASHINGTON. September 21.? Wight 1
members of the crew of the coast guurd i
j ship Seneca lost their lives on Septein- !
i ber 16, when the Seneca went to the i
| rescue of the British steamer Welling
; ton. which was torpedoed and put in
ia sinking condition by a Herman sub-I
marine. Tltis announcement was made J
by the Navy Department to-night.
The Navy Department ifc informed by !
Admiral Sims that the following men
lost their lives;
William I?. r'.oyce, Jersey City, N. J.;
! James .1. Nevins. Norwich, Conn.; Mer
: ton Spcllenwerf. Port Richmond, N. Y.;
Vtaymond H. i'ingard, Bridgeport. Conn.;
J William II. Prime, seaman. Von kerf. N.
V.; Russell Klam. no address; Angus
; Zuieger. no address; Maetin M. Ovcson.
j.Mou Aalberg, Denmark: William H.
Best, no address; Carl S. Newbury. New
| London, Conn.
The body of Best was recovered byjl
i a United States destroyer.
| MANNING WIRES PRESIDENT
South Cnrolinn Srfkn Delny In Cotton
* I'rice CKlnir, nnd AkI?? Con
ference.
I ?t\ Afutocintitri 1
COLUMBIA, S. C., September 21.??
I Governor Manning, of South Carolina,,
. to-day sonl President Wilson a tele
gram asking him lo defer action rtx
inj? the price of cotton until aftor Mon
day, nnd requesting the privilege of
seeing (he President Monday.
Kor KfHclent Help of Kverr Kind
Use Times-Dispatch Want Ads. They
reach the worker who la Interested in
'bettering himself, t
. f 'r,''-' -,r.
NEARLY 2.000,000
TROOPS EMBARKED
General March Says News From
Front Continues to
Be Good.
LORRAINE FRONT STABILIZED
Laon, Key Position on Southern i
End of Picardy Line,
Under French Fire.
WASHINGTON, September 21.?Km
barkation of American soldiers for all!
! fronts overseas, has now passed she
; 1,750.00ft mark. Genera! March an-j
nounced to-day. He said military news
during the past week from all fronts j
, has been continuously good
I .Six months ago to-day the enemy
flung his full military power against
the British lines in l'icardy in the drive !
that was to end the war. To-day he is ;
lighting desperately to hold the lower
ing Hindenburg line, the defensive sys- i
tem from which he slruck that blow, j
and back into which he has been
j iturled. British. French and American ;
: armies have broken definitely the Ger- [
man offensive power, in otticial opinion 1
here. Already the American forces in |
France are more than naif as strong
as the whole Oerm.ni army, and the
tide of American fighting men toward
? France is continuing at an even pace
In payment for their lavish expend!
ture of lives in the abortive offensive,
the German leaders have now been
.compelled by formal decree to reduce;
the fighting strength of every infantry!
unit. Instead of 8^0 men in each bat- j
talion, there are now only fc.'.ft under j
the revised organization. In no other j
way could the drain be met. To mil- ;
itary observers this means that every
'German battalion or company, when at |
full strength, must face an allied or i
I American unit of the same type that is !
at least 15 per cent stronger in fighting |
men.
There appears good reason to believe J
that the German losses in prisoners j
alone since the tide turned against i
them in July would reach well up to- j
, ward 200.000 were the truth known.
The losses in guns and other materia!
have not been computed.
CAIILKG RAM TF.I.l.S OK
FIXE WOI1K OF FRENCH
A cablegram Riving some details of
,the fine work of the French, who oo
| operated with the Americans in the j
advance on St. Mihiel. was furnished
by General March, who said:
"It appears that the French regiment
that had the honor of beiny first to
'enter St. Mihiel was led by the son j
of Prime Minister t'lemenceau, a rog- |
1 iment of Zouaves. Colonial infantry and
men of the Foreign l.egion. composed |
; almost entirely of the laboring cla?=s.
The work of the French in connection
with that fifihting wa? of the high
I character that we found always show*
i inpr all along the front."
i On the I-orraine front, where Orn-j
??ral Pershing's first American * ? mv
j has completed its. operation to c'.iml
i r.ate the St. Mihiel salient, the situa
I tlon has become stabilized, with the
; enemy hurriedly perfecting a new line
? In front of the Americans. This line
stretches for twenty miles from Mai
leray to the Moselle at Vandieres. The
Americans now are ten miles from 1
j Met* and an equal distance from Con-;
flans.
Answering questions regarding spec!-1
fie American units. General March said j
; the Ninetieth Division (Texas and:
[ Oklahoma National Guard troops) i*;
in the Vnsges. while the Thirty-sixth'
i Division (Texas and Oklahoma National J
Guard troops) is in a training sector'
with the French.
The One Hundred and Fourteenth ,
Kngineers, of the Thirty-ninth Divi- !
ision (Arkansas. Mississippi and I?ouisi- |
nna National f!uard troops) has just'
landed in France.
COM.M AXDER. OF SCOTS
PHAISBS AMKRICA.NS
General March read a cablegram cit
ing a general order issued by Major
General H. I.. Reed, commanding (be
Fifteenth Scottish Division. British
army, praising 'he first artillery bri
gade of the first American division
(regulars') for work in co-operation
wiili tiie Scots.
The order said that the fifteenth !
hud never received such perfect as
sistance in "tiiking over" operations,
although it was realize*! that the
Americans at that time must have been
under severe strain and had suffered
severe casualties.
in Picardy, the chief of staff ex
plained. the Krench are now within j
one-half mile of the junction of the
?'hemin-des-Pames with the road from
Maiiberge and are within ten miles <f
l*oan. which is being shelled Tli??
capture of 10.000 prisoners since Wed
nesday by the British, as reported in
presss dispatches, was officially con- i
firmed.
In Macedonia. General March said, j
the Serbian attack on a front of twen-j
ty-tive miles has forced back the P.ul
garians nearly twenty miles over a.
very difficult. and mountainous region.
The W ar Department haf h^d no report1
on the British success in Pa Ratine.
REPUBLICAN CHARGES
BAKER FAVORS SOUTH
Declared in CunrrrrKN More Sifcx for'
( nntnnmcr.lN Are ^elected 'l'lierc !
Than in tiie North.
f I?v AsMOcial^i! i
W A S 11 I X G T O N, September 21.?
Charges that political in tine nee has I
1 eon brought to be.ru- on Secretary I
Taker in making selections for can
?tcnment sites and for the location of
other war activities were made in the
House to-day by Representative Roh
blns, of Pennsylvania, Republican. Dis
crimination in favor of the South as
again it the Noith was charged by Mr.
Robhin*. who declared that to Dem
ocratic States the Treasury is sending
a Row of gold t<< aid in meeting politi
cal exigencies.
The Representative declared that six
tien Southern States have received
from the Federal government a total
ot $490.30ft. J?!?1 for camps and war
plants, while Pennsylvania, lie si id. has
received only- a little more than $$.
000.000, and other Northern States have
received proportionately the same.
Replying to R?oresentative Robbins.
Representative Hetlin. of Alnhama.
Democrat, denied the charge tint the
administration had displayed sectional
favoritism. He said Pennsylvania had
teceived from $.>0,000,000 to $t*0,000,
i 000 for every $1 000.000 spent in Ala
lia ma, and that the North generally had
fnjoyed the expenditure of 11 ?0.000,000
I for every $1,000,000 spent in the South
I ? rn States.
FIRE SHOT AT TR0TZKY
Declnrori Soldier Wn* ClulHy of Attempt
Tbnt Foiled to lilt Its
Murk, ,
AMSTERDAM. September 21.?A dis
patch from Kiev reports at? attempt to
aesBBsinttte l.eon TroUky. Bolshevist
Minister of War and Marine. The at
tempt is reportod to have been made
by a soldier who tired a shot that failed
to find Ub mark.
? ? ?, - ? ? . " ? .
BRITISH APPROACH'
ST. QUENTIN CANAL
British Advance on St. Quentin
The arrows indicate the regions where ihe prineipnl .Kritlah nnd French
1 thrusts are being made northwest and southwest of St. Quculi i.
BOHr PROHIBITION i
Ml OE CONSIDERED
House Will Take L"|? Food-Stimula
lion Measure Stopping Trnfllc I
?June 30 Next Vear.
I.KYKR TO DEMAND ACTION
Agricultural Appropriation 15111 Ve
toed by President Wilson Ki.vina
Wheat Prlre Repassed Saturday
With Price-Fixing Section Omitted.
WA.SHINUTON, September -t?Done
dry prohibition will claim the atten- J
lion of the House Monday when the
food stimulation bill, to which the Sen
ate attached the Sheppard rider, stop
ping the traffic after .lune .1ft of next
year, will be called up for considera
tion. It is almost certain that the
Mouse will adopt the amendment by a
large majority.
Representative I.?ve.\ if South Car
olina. chairman <?f th?? Committee on ;
Agriculture. Rave notice in the House |
this morninc of h:s intention to ask'
f >r action on the ojli, ivhich has been'
held up ever since it pas*- <i the Sen
ate by the revenue iii'.i. lie will ask'
the House to disagree t>i uJ' the Sen- i
ate amendments r\*?l send the bill to.
conference. The drvs are prepared,
however, to substitute for this motion'
one to :;i:rce to the Sheppard amend-I
nient. This will force the measure *.o 1
a vote in the Iloiu.e without a?*llo:i by
the conferees.
Mr Lever said to-day that although
the Sheppard amendment wn:? not part
of the bill when it vswed thr Hon*"*,
he believed the. prohibition rider wll!
be agreed to.
The agricultural appropriation bill,'
which was vetoed hv the Pr^-mlen; be- .
cause it contained the sectioi firing
the minimum |>r' of wheat a* $2.20 a
bushel, wis repas?el by the Koiiso to
day, with the price-fixing section
omitted.
TRAWLER KINGFISHER
TORPEDOED AND SUNK;
Flnlilng Vc**fl Attnrked Without
\\ nrning Kifrlt I y-Flvo .11 lie!*
From I.riiiI.
Illy Awnicliilpil Press.)
AN ATI.ANTIC PORT. September 21.
- The American steam trawler Iving
llsher was torpedoed and sunk eighty- ,
live miles off the North Atlantic coast
last night. Captain Hi ley and it i s crew
of twenty-six were rescued and reached,
shore to-day.
The tr.'.wler was on the fishing banks !
when the enemy submarine appeared. .
Advices received here to-night indi
cate that the torpedo was fired with
out warning. No one was injured, and
the captain and crew quickly look to
the boats. They reported that the sub
marine did not approach them after
they had U-it their vessel and that
there was no shell fire. The weather |
was moderate and the men were able
to row t? land.
The !?: loud was owned by Ih"
Ka?' ?-??-??? |",;?ji?"r'es Company and
billed f-om Portland. Me. She reir
let^rod ii'iO tnr? and was built at San \
Francisco In 1 f"02. She was vniu?d at |
? 175.000. and was insured for $250,000.'
Aretihlahnp Irelnnd Slnldntt.
I My Ansnrlated Press. |
ST. PAl'l., MINN., September 21.??
rtev. Tnoinas A. Welch, secretary of j
Archbishop John Ireland, told the Ah- I
soclatftd Tress at 4 o'clock this after- i
noon tbat the archbishop had suffered I
another sinking spell. Physicians, it |
was said, havo entirely abandoned hope I
for recovery.
NEW SHIP CONSTRUCTION
dimming sue losses
Chairman Hurley, of Shipping Hoard,
Snys Submarines Will Never
Again Catch l'p.
CJRKAT DEFICIT TO MAKK II'
Total Allied and Neutral Silking*. t<>
September 1 Placed at
Deadweight Tons ? America is!
World's Greatest Shipbuilder.
W A S HI N* G T <> N*. September 2!.?
Allied and neutral ship construction
now is overcoming previous losses due
to tlie submarine campaign.
"Never again will they catch us,"
says E. N. Hurley, chairman of the
Shipping Hoard "Krorn now on we will
l>e overcoming the early losses they
Inflicted on us."
Final figures received in liis oflice j
on aiiied and neutral losses for Au-i
BU3t are -fi'.t.OOO gross tons, while liu
construction in American yards alone
exceeded this by l.fiSfl tons, showing a
totnl of 261.03W ions. In adilition to
this great toltal there is ali the con-j
siruefion of the yards of the I'nited
Kingdom to count as additional stir- ,
plus over losses and to set against
? he earlier losses of the war.
However. there is a ureal deficit of!
shipping to rai.Ku u;> anil it will take1
maoy inr-.nths of top-speed construe-1
tion to hrltii; the ocean-going fleets!
ba< k t?? normal. Mgures to tiie Ship
ping Uoard estimate;
Total losses, ailieri and neutral. Au-:
pufe;, 19H, to .fc?ptember 1. 11 ?>. 21.-j
?f'-IUiS deadweight tons; const met ion, 1
f. 11 led and neuttai. August, t!U4. to
.Septemb'r 1. 191S. '11.217.S25 dead
weight tons.
Total enemy tonnage captured to;
January 1. l:?IS, :i.7;?5.u00 deadweight;
tons.
ICx eeus of Ionises over gains. :t,yt>2,
eSS deadweight tons.
Hut in l.guring the losses in tonnage
one must consider the normal increase
which W'.uld linve resulted had the war
not broken out and driven the ships of
many nations from the seas On the
basis oi the increase from 190."i to 1011,
the Shipping I'.oard estimates that the
increase .n tonnage in the war period,
had the war not started, would have
be?n 1 1.700,000, which must be added I
to the excess of submarine losses over
gains in construction, which brings tli?J
net deficit of tonnage on account of the
war up to the tremendous total of 1S.
OG-.Onn. America, working under forced
draugiit to build new shipyards and
new .ships to meet the submarine losses. ?
l.ns become the most tremendous pro-j
(Jucer the world has ever known.
"And all our facilities built up to'
meet the war's needs will be going full
blast ten years after the war. trying
to make tip the deficit in ships caused!
by the war." says Mr. Hurley. "We ,
w'i'il need every yard we have and
more. We will need all the speed we
have developed and more. We will
need all the quantity production and
';s consequent savings in cost ami I
more. We are the premier shipbulld- j
ing co'intry of the world, and wo will ;
peed all we have learned about ship- !
building to meet the. world needs when j
the war is closed.
Ilnnville Market t'lmif*.
OANVII.hE. VA? September 21.?
Sales Of leaf tobacco on this, the largest
bright tobacco market, aggregated 3.
nfi,4.r.4 pounds for the five weeks end
ed to-day, offer nsrs being mostly prim
ings. The quantity sold averaged more
than i'5 cents per pound.
tiet W Is*?llay Dny-Klder Worm
Orlve Truck*,
and get more power and service. Klino
Kar Sales Co., 322 W. Broad St.?Adv.
HOLD DOMINATING
POSITIONS ALONG
TEN-MILE SECTOR
German Stronghold Now in
More Perilous Position
Than Ever.
ENEMY STARTS FIRES
SOUTHWEST OF METZ
Allied Succcss in Macedonia De
veloping on Wide
Front.
SERBS MAY ('IT RAILROAD
Crown Prince of Roiimnnia Reported
to Have Fled to
Oile.sMi.
Allied t roops arc progressing satis
factorily in breaking down the defenses
of St. Qu?mitin. Un the north the Brit
ish are tight ins In the Hlndenburg posi
tions and pressing toward tho canal
between Si. Quentin and Cambrai,
while 0:1 tiie south the French are mov
ing steadily. . ? ?>
For a stretch of more than ten. Pllle?
north of St. Quentin the British now
i held the dominating hilis, and the pres
| ent local action in the region west
of t'atelet probably is for the purpose
ot further improving the situation, in
anticipation of a ureal assault against
the llindenhurg line. The main eneirji'
defenses in the region between Cam
btai and St. Quentin. both of which are
threatened by tho present British ope
rations. are bused >>n the canal, high
way and railroad running north and
south on an average of about two miles
from Field Mars'...il llalg's front line.
Toward Ue (Jatelet the British are
I pressing eastward on a front of three
| miles, and are within four miles of the
i town, one of the imnortant German
bases on this front. With the Austra'
lians already in the Hiudenburg posl--.
tiotis. other British forces are rapidly
overrunning them north of Hargicourt.
west of St. Quentin the French are
within two miles of the outskirts, while
on the south they are forcing the Ger
mans 'o give up Important villages
nmJ other positions.
Fll ?v.\ CH A It K HAM 1! IMS I Mi
I.AOX WITH niCi GUNS
St. Qiicntln. xis a result of tho week's
j opei at ions, Vs in a more serious ?posi
j tion, from the enemy viewpoint, thah
j probably .%t any time since tho beglnr
I tiing: of the war. A further push east
| ward by the British from their newly
! won height positions on the northwest
I virtually place the allies on three sides
! of the town. St. Qucnlin is an Im
portant outpost of I.aon, perhaps the
most important enemy Itnse in Northern
France. The Fren h. on the south, ate
ten miles from Lnon, and arc ham
j mering it with their bis fruits.
Southwest of Metz. where the French
ami Americans recently cleared the* St.
I Mihiel salient, the Germans have start- ,
led further tires. Soldiers and wagon
trains have been seen moving' north
ward and it is believed the tiermans
are preparing for a possible allied at
tack or a retirement on their own
'initiative. Klsewhero on the western
front there lias been no change In the
sit ua t ion.
The allied stroke In Central Mace
|'l"nln, which opened with the expulsion
of the Bulgarians from the important
; Sokoi position, is developing sneers- '
fully on a wide front. Further pr'og
' ress by the Serbs toward tho Vardar
Itiver and the I'skuh-Salr nik I railroad
[ paralleling it probably will bring about.
?\ re-'d lust rnent of tho A ust ro-t'ierman
and Bulsnrian positions throughout the
whole theater.
With tl"e Serbs wi'h.n nine miles of
'he railroad and the river, the only
artery of communication for the enemy
troons around l.?kc Boiran. it seems
within the range of possibility that the
railroad can be cut. From Krnyovo
I>einlrkatvt, on the railroad, the ter
rain is favorable, ami by pressing to
ward the Vardar the Serbs can out
flank I'rilen and T.ake Doiran. South
east of I'rilen the Serb-* are in the foot
hills of the Bren?ska IMapina. a height
, position protecting the town on the
south.
Additional Bulgarian prisoners have
b?eu f.?kon by the Serbs, who also have
liberated ten more towns. The Rrit
?sh and lireeks continue their pressure
: 'i the l?o:ian region, hut evidently
their activity is mainly for the pur-,
pose of keeping the enemy occupied,
so that he cannot send aid to the front
further west.
It is reported from Ukrainian sources .
'hat the crown prince of Koumania has
fled from Jassy to Odesjs". The reason
for this (light it not disclosed. Re
cent German reports have been to the
effect that an a nt i-German outbreak
was in Progress or wax imminent in
I Koumania. with Oueen Marie as one of
I the principals behind the movement.
I'l-'.KI.IV KKI'OPTw IMIMIIK
OP Kit ITISI1 \TTACKS
BE'tl.IN" (via London). September 21.
To-night'" War Oflloe report says:
"In front of our Siegfried positions, be
tween i Jo>i7.eaeourt ts!\ mil?s north
west of l.i> Catelet) and Harlecourt
(four miles southwest of l.t? Catelet).
large ("n'ra lized attacks by the Eng
lish f"ilcd, with heav> enemy losses."
m.i.ii:!) \ui i'oik i:
It A IDS (.KltM AN CITIES
( l.iv Associated Press I
l,<?Xl>ON. September '.'1.?The entente
allied Independent air force on Friday
dropped bombs on' the Herman towns
of Mannheim. Karlsruhe. Koulay, Frfs^
cMy and Morhange. cording to an of
ficial statement issue.1 this evening by
the British government.
Explosives v\ ei e dropped on th* l#ant
Works at Mannheim, on th* wharves
and factories at Karlsruhe, on blast
furnaces at the Kourbach Works and
on airdromes at Boulay, Fcescaty and
V.orhi nge.
(>pe ('tfrnnn machine was brought
down: one allied, machine is micsing
(iKIl.MA.N'M IIKTIHIXti AI.OMi
i.oiikaim: iiattlk rnovr
I By Associated Presv )
WITH THE AMKUH'AN A KMT ON
THE LORRAINB FRONT, Septemb?r 21
?Fire* wore observed to-day in th?
town of Donmartin behind th?tj..Ckr?
man line on this front, together witb
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