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Senators: The Mothers of 3,000,000 United States Soldiers Ast\ for Suffrage Today? YOU OWN A UBERTY BOND: HAVE SUPPORTED THE RED CROSS; NOW BUY W. S. S. THE ?MOST IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBER IN WASHINGTON MAIN 3300. NO. 4262. WEATHER-FAIR; WARMER WASHINGTON. D. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1918. ONE CENT ?????t? SMASHING VICTORY NETS YANKS 264 HUNS; WILL DRAFT 800 000 MEN BY DECEMBER 1 HUGE ?. S. ARM7 SOON, BAKER INTIMATES : ; Enlarged Program Will Be Announced in 2 or 3 Months. 1,227,359 TO BE ADDED Of HALF YEAR, ASSURED Provision for Heavier Tra port of Troops Part of Project. AGE LBUT RAISE PROBABLY ABANDONED FOR PRESE Chamberlain and Baker Agre Senator Defentiing Secretary's Views Against Republicans. New and enlarged plan? for th ^ American army were promiso! Congress yesterday by Secretai Baker. Within two or three months, he told the Senate Military Affairs Committee, the enlarged program will be ready for presentation to the legislative body. A bigger army than heretofore conceived, with greater provision for the shipping necessary for its transportation to Europe, is be lieved to be involved. Figures were given the commit tee showing that 1,227,359 raen will be added to the army by De cember, 877J39 by the regular draft, joo.ooo by recombing de terred classes, and 150,000 by treaties just now negotiated with Great Britain. Pending the submission of the new plans. Secretary Baker per suaded the committee to withdraw iis support from the Fall amend ment to the army appropriation Lili, changing the draft age Basita to 20 and 40 years. As a result of the response of the committee to Mr. Baker's request, prospect ot a change in the draft ages at this session, at least, dwindled considerably. ?la.? Ilae laeat? >?w. Following his appearance before th. Senate Committee. Secretary Baker ?aid: "1 presented to the committee state ments that for the present there are enough men in Class 1 sufficient for our prospective needs, and when the enlarged program of the United States is ready for presentation to Congress, we will at the same time have completa data on which to base any recommendations for change ;n the age limits of tha draft." If Congress must change the age limit.?., said Secretary Baker?and Pro vost Marshal General Crowtler, who appeared with him before the Com mittee, agreed?the plan should he to lower the age limit, to get men younger than 21. rather than men ohJer than Si. Better fighters, they argued, would be got in this way. and 3? years they discussed as a reason able minimum limit. Announcement of the Committee'^ decision to follow tbe Secretary'* recommendation for a postponement was mads on the Senate floor by ?'hairman Chamberlain. < ?.na.erial? Ceaarata. Personally, said Senator Chamber lain, he atlll favored raising the age l'mit. thought he would vote with th? committee at this tima With ?Secretary Baker and Gen. Oowder was also Oen. Peyton C. March, chl?f of staff of the army. All three gave assurance that there were enough men now In Claa.? 1 to care for the immediate needs of the army. During the Senate debate that fol lowed the announcement of Senator Chamberlain, Senator Hitchcock de elared that the figures presented the committee showed that before Clais 1 is exhausted there will he 1.450.(100 Bien in Europe and (.000.090 In the United State?. This Republican mem bers hotly disputed. "On the roost reliable authority,'* said Senator Wsdsworth. he bad It that Class 1 would be exhausted be fore September 15. He added: (?aaTaasa Matt?*? ay DeeentHer. Tst Uta Wtr Department wants u? to wait until that time before calling more men. What's going to happen In Cattober. November and December? f?Xty or ninety days' delay In calling men may mean the loss of ths war. It will taka that time to make the pr?"??????tat for calling them." To this Senator Chamberlain re plied that., after July 1. S77.S5S men would be called from, ?nasa 1. and that these would be exhausted by the ?"?Jew Tear. The call will be made as follows: August ?tjn.O?)?? September. 15?.(0?: Dctober. 15?,??: November, 1S0,(?; De ceiver. 127..T-V total, 577.359. figure? were submitted in ?CO.*4TIJiTBD OK PAGE TWO. Slip of Girl Will ' Control Fate of 800,000 American. The fate of about 800.000 .American youths who reach ed 21 this year and register ed June 5 for the draft, to day will be literally in the hands of one slim girl, "Maj Billy" Wellborn, of Atlanta. Ga? when she picks from the draft lottery bowl in the Sen ale Office Building the cap suled numbers to determine the order of their selection before the local draft boards. With the exception of the first number, which will be drawn by Secretary of War Baker at 9:30 o'clock this morning. Miss Wellborn, chief clerk of the Bureau of Infor mation of the Provost Mar shal General's office, will pick all of the 1200 capsules with their red slips. She al ready has rehearsed the task and expects to be busy pick ing numbers for two hours. The ceremony will be wi nessed by the Secretary o War. the Chief of Statf. th Provost Marshal Genera! members of the Senate and House and other officials. j PART CONTROL OF STREET GAR LINES LIKELY and Walsh to Suggest to President Such Action. The Joint chairmen of the War tibor Board. W. H. Taft and Prank ' P. Walsh, last night were considering '. (commendation? to the President whiten will probably result in a six ? tit street car fare in most cities of tbe United States, and h partial con trol of the municipal traction situa Mon by the Federal government. The two chairmen, as a section of ' the board, have been hearing the hp peals of the car lines' employes from 'about a score of cities, including t'ht ; cago, Newark, N. J., Cleveland ami Detroit. The companies have con ! tested that the wages should be ! raised, but have pleaded tlnancial in ability. i The attorneys reported yesterday | that the President undoubtedly has ? the power to take over the electric railway systems of the country. The I power, they held, was In Congres? i and had been delegated by Congress I to the President. ] Taft and Walsh concurred In th? finding? of the committee, and said that they would not hesitate to call , the matter to the attention of the President. No decision has been reached as I to whether the lines will be Included ? under the supervision of Railroad Di I rector McAdoo or a, new bureau cre ? it'll, but It seems probable that a government official will be designated ; by the President to study condition. of the companies and to fix fares in each city. Six cents is expected to be the ruling fare, modified some what by local conditions and the financial situation of each local com pany. Chleag* Strike Off. Representatives of the Chicago sur : face end I. lines, who had shown a disposition to Jump the fence the day ; before and deny the authority of the I commission, came in yesterday and , indicated compliance, whereupon the ! representatives of, the men withdrew ? their threats of an immediate strike. The New Jersey Utility Corporation also submitted to the authority of the board, but immediately was con fronted by a new strike threat. Re I porta reached tftV city that fourteen men had been discharged In Newark for joining the union. T. N. McCarter. for the company. I questioned the accuracy of the re port, and agreed to go home to ln ? vestigate the matter at once. He wa? admonished by Taft that. If he found ! the reported action waa true. It would be well to have the men reinstated at "nee. and that, if there should be eny doubt existing. It would be well to give the men the benefit of the doubt Livia* Coala. The board ia now considering the establishment of a wage "on which the employe and his family can Uve in reasonable comfort." Tables of Income and coat of living exhibit? offered showed that a selected li?t of families with incomes between $1.(100 and tl.100 In 1900 ?pent, for feel OS?, clothing *1?. rent ?5S, light Mi, sundries fa?, In mi the Mm# m|( of living would have meant food I7M. clothing KM, rent 92$), fuel and light ?90. and sundries $315. The average wage of the men In volved in the arbitration is $?o a month or about f 1.0*0 per year. 30RLAND fflk DAMNABLE GOPBRS '.abor, Civil Service and; Other Officials Stand Aghast. APPEALING TO WILSON TO VETO 8-HOUR LAW Claim Is Measure Will Drive Thousands from Cap ital Service. HOPE FOR PRESIDENT'S VETO AFTER ARGUMENTS OFFERED ' Votes' Meeting to eB Held Sunday in Masonic Temple at 3 o'Clock P. M. Appeal to President Wilson for a M'l.-ire deal and a living wage will e the opening gun in tha determined light the National Federation of Fed eral Employee Intend to wsae against the Borland amendment, pa seed by the House yesterday. Only the slgna : tura of the President now Is needed to maks the hill a law. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, char 1 <t.Tited the amendment as "damna ble" in the present crini?, and authori ties in the Department of Labor, the Olili Service Commission, and other departments ef the government were ? im st at the probable consequences of the act In driving clerk.? and other . tnployes from the servlca He??) IS Frcaldettf. . The great acpaa of the clerk? now > M the President. * la rainy ?raarters it was declared he would veto the hill when It came before him because of th? obnoxious amendment. Should he do so. Congress would probably repass the bill with little delay, minus the provision that would force govern ment workers to add to their working hours with no additional pay. From his apeeches, hta general attitude toward labor problema, this declaration of a living wage for? all : rather than a minimum set by com ! petition, the Federation of Oovern i ment Employes feel? that he will veto the bill. To be sure that the bill Is thor iotighly understood, the committee will wait on President Wilson to ex ' plain that the Be land amendment I adls an hour ?*1 .he minimum time ?t an employ*? ,-t put in each day or 1 add.? fourteen per cent to hie work ing time while the $120 adds very little more than the five and ten per cent Increase of last year. I President Wilson will also be shown that the government Is In j sistent that throughout the country ;< I! employes in munition factories, ! shipyards, arsenals and all indus ! trial concerns working on govern ? ment contracts, shall pay overtime ; wages for all work over the eight | hour day. Is the government employe, espe cially the one who has given up much to help the government and : has suffered by the profiteering of Washington. less than a k/iman be ting? asks the National Federation. I Samuel Gompers, of the American Federation of Labor, wil probably aid in calling the matter to the attention of the President who Is the friend of labor. ??Iiamnahle," aays Gompers. "It Is damable." said Mr. Gompers in hi? office In the American Feder ation of Labor Building, when ask ed concerning the Borland bill. "It la damnable that the mini mum of time should be raised now when every one is working up to capacity and there Is need for aid ing the workers." The instigator of the bill he char acterised as "that upstart Borland, from Kansas, who pretended to be the friend of labor and who was now stabbing It In the back." If the President should not veto the bill, and authorities on the hill I say he wll not, then a campaign ? for additional pay for the overtime ?work will be wflged by the National ! Federation. Employes who will not receive the raine?and thousands will not?and who will also lose the S and 10 per cent Increase of last year, will only be compelled to work seven hours. These em ployes should receive time and a half for all overtime work, the I National Federation of Labor holds. The authorities at the Department of Labor yesterday were aghast at the bill. . fall. It lafaaaeae. It was characterized as infamous by Samuel Compera chief clerk of the Department of Labor, who was In despair aa to how workers could be obtained or how the bill could be applied In tbe department. "We would have to close the De partment of Labor," said he, "if the I government should say that clerks I were to work but eight hours. The clerks work here ten, twelve, four I teen hours; hey work Sundays and all night and with never a cent of | eatra pay. We could not get along with but eight hours a day for each clerk. If a clerk works an hour leas than seven hopes any day now he has it taken out of his pay." "It Is going to make It exceed ?CONTT NEED ON PAGB TWO. U. S. To Break Hun Post War Power in Italy _______________ New York Editor Returns to Bring Cheerful News of High Morale and Affection for America. . Jun? S?.?The morale ? of ? lian people la now at I the lu . . . tch. according to Hamll ton Halt, editor of the Independent who has Just returned from Italy, ' where he was aent aa representative of the Italy-American Society, at ' the tiens when the seriousnee* of th inroads of Oerman propaganda in that country was first imprested upon the American people. Mr. Holt in a statement issued today said that the mischief which reach ed it? climax with the Auatrian in vasion haa been undone. He said: "Any impression that the Italian people are suffering from estreme privation and are on the verge ?fi '? morallxatlon la utterly erroneous, ?f course, the condition everywhere ? Europe Is bad today. Every na tion that haa been at war for three > ear? it . suffering, and suffering ? cutely. But nowhere I went did 1 see indication? of extreme desti tution, nor did I find anywhere among any claaa of the people any thing but determination to puth the war to the end and a firm belief that It would end In overwhelming victory for Italy and her alile* It.Hau Amai*? t. right. "I wss particularly impressed with the statements of some of our own troop? on the western front, who are stationed in contact with the Italian ? expedltlonery force there. Our boys jCTOPC? SUGAR TO EACH NINETY MEALS Further restriction of the use of .--ngar waa announced by the Food Administration yesterday and exten i slon of its control of sugar con - ! sumption. The new regulations af I feet restaurants and public eating ! houses. They will be allowed sugar on the basis of three pounds for every ninety meal? served, which is on I the ?ame ratio as the allowance for t family consumption, or three pounds I for each member of the family a month. Enforcement of the new r?g | illations will be under the supervl 'sion of the new sugar administra tor, G. A. Zabriskle. No penalties are announced for private families exceeding the three pounds allowance, it being made a matter of patriotic appeal. "It would cost the government ?G?,000.000 to put the householder on a ration card," said a statement from Food Administrator Hoover, "and take the services of 100.000 people to carry It out. We cannot afford the labor or the money." Saving far title?. But drastic action Is foreshadow ed against users of sugar for com I mereiai purposes who fall to com ! ply with the regulations. The pur | pose of the new regulations Is to ' save to the allies their present ' sugar rations, which are lest than half the new allowance to the Untt l ed States, and the new United State* allowance Is about 75 per cent of its normal consumption. The neeti for reduction has come as a result of a smaller production of domestic licet and Ixiuislana cron?. and In the West Indies, lots of sugar from submarines, destruction of beet sugar factories in the war urea In France, and a trar.-d'er of tonnage from the tugar transporta tion to supplies for the United Stales army In France. There are quantitic* of tugar In unavailable markets which may be released by improvel shipping conditions. To control silgar distribution alontr lines outlined by the Food Adminis tration, no manufacturer or whole saler of tugar, after July 1, will be permitted tox ?ell any sugar except to buyers presenting a certificate from the local food administrator in dicating the quantity they may buy. ?apply for Commercial Fee. Commercial consumers must file at once a report showing their stocks of sugar on hand or In transit, and all stocks In excess of a three months' supply that will be at once apportion ed them by the Food Administration, will be requisitioned by the adminis trator and :-edi ;?'ributed. Regulation, of the use of sugar in confections, candies, ice cream, canning and baking are reaffirmed aa announced last week. ' Retailer? are allowed to sell only two pounds of sugar to any city householder, or five pounds to a country householder, except for can ning when they may sell twenty-five pounds or more on special permit from the local food administrator. They are urged to make effort to sell not more than the allowed three pound? per person per month. The retailer I? warned against tell ing tugar to anyone except for household consumption. Commercial consumen who fall to file their sugar reports with the Food Administration will be barred the receipt of any sufcar during the. war, and such stock as he may have on hand in excess of thirty days' supply will be at once seised by th? government. ' report that the Italian piiv te? tura eager to get at the foe. They express Impatience with their officer? becsuse they are not ullowed to charge the German line?. This spirit exista aaaSftg die ti-oops of northern Italy. "They feel ?hat the only critical dapper in the present situation Is that Germany, fought to a standstill on ths western front, may leave enough men there to hold her linea for the time ' elng, and turn her attention to Italy with the purpose of putting Italy out of the war. and then, re-enforced by Austrian troop?, be able to defeat Oi??land and France. In the event that Austria, aided by Germany, should make any conalderable Inroads into. Italy, there is some danger that tbe Bolshevik spirit in Italy might be aroused, and considerable disor ganization result Appreciate Aatrrlrass. "But the Italian people have su preme confidence that America la com ing to the rescue in time to avert this danger. Everywhere I round expres sions of the most cordial appreciation of what America has already done, and her promises to do for the allied . cause. There is no question now hut I what Italy looks upon the United | States as a devoted friend. President I Wilson Is a popular man In .Italy. ; They believe that our motives are entirely disinterested. i "I found In many districts of Italy CONTIN?BD O? PAOB TWO. BIG BUSINESS SPLIT ON WAR '? REVENUE TAX Big business, aa represented by the National and State Manufacturera associations, gave to tbe Ways and Means Committee yesterday widely divergent views as to how the govern ment should collect taxes on the ex cess profits due to the war. A Federal license tax on all auto mobiles, whether used for pleasure or In business, was recommended by the National Automobile Dealers' Associa tion. Their representative, F. W. ?. Vesper of St. Louis, estimated that such a tax will raise at least ((5,000. j 000 a year. M?vle Star? Represente?*. Stars of the motion picture world, including some ot those whose sal it r?es run up to six figures, sent as their representative Grant Carpenter nf Los Angeles, California, where i? ; per cent of the motion pictures are . produced, to plead for exemption from the excess profits tax of Incomes : derived solely through their art. J. A. Emery presented the view of the national organisation and urged the following method of de riving excess profits be adopted: State Bodlea* Pisa. Select five years before the war. preferably 1911 to 191."?. and find out what the profits were during ' that period. Out of these five years allow the manufacturers themselves to select three years by which the average annual profit shall be fixed. Add to this figure the average ; normal increase of capital invest ' ed and the profits earned upon it. Upon the figure thus obtained. I levy the amount of tax which the I government needs, consistent with the ability of the company to pay the tax. Anto Maker?? ?eggeallon. The tax plan presented by Mr. Vesper on behalf of the automobile dealers was as follows: Cara coating (600 or less, (5; cars costing up to (1,100. (10; cars cost ing up to (2,000, (IS; cars coating up to (3,000, (20; cars costing over 13.000, (25. Objection .was made by Mr. Ves per to having the automobile classi fied as a luxury, and he related facts to show that it has become an es entlal, particularly In the agricul tural States, which have the largest per capita ownership. He said that more than one-half of the cars.are sold in rural territory; that they have increased the farmer's effi ciency and the fanner's market radius. ?..,le star?? Idea. Mr. Carpenter was sent here by the Motion Picture War Service As sociation, which, he said, was or ganized for the purpose of unifying and concentrating the patriotic work of the 175,000 people employed in the motion picture buslnesa In cluded among the officers of the as sociation, he named David Wark Griffith, Mack Sennett, S. E. Taylor, Cecil de Mille. Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin.. Douglas Fair banks, William S. Hart, Jesse L. Lasky. Marguerite Clark and Will iam Fox. The formal suggestions given to the committee by the association were as follows: 1. That a heavier tax be placed en unearned Incomes than on earned Incomes, and no person should be allowed an unearned Income of more than* (50,000 a year. Below this sum and In excess of (5.000 onearned in comes should bear a graduated tax. a That Income derived from occu ?30NTINXBD ON PAOB TWO. RUSSIAN POLICY' OF ?. S. NOW DECIDED | Commercial and Agricultu ral Missions Only Will Be Sent. WIDE POWERS TO BE GRANTED EXECUTIVE Man to Be Chosen Whose Reputation Will Inspire Confidence in Russia. SUPPLIES AT VLADIVOSTOK SUBJECT OF INVESTIGATION A-nerican Stores May Prove Good Working Basis for Commer cial Million. America's policy toward Russia has been decided on by the Presi dent, it was learned last night, and action will ihortly be taken. The ' administration's decision was made at a ipecial Cabinet meeting hurriedly called Tuetday night for that purpose, attended by Secretaries Baker, Redfield, Wilson, Lansing, . Burleson and Houston. It was determined that the ac tion the United States should take would be neither military nor political, but commercial and agricultural?i i-^vtrno? by capi tal on a friendly but business basis. Mietalo* Pvp.ae?. For tins task a mission with wide power? will be ?ent. with some prominent man whose reputation in America will find sympathy and confidence In Russia. , Final decision ha? not been made concerning the leader for the com mercial intervention. The name of Supreme Court Juatice Brendels is being mentioned as a possibility. Announcement formally of the government'! decision for the rcha tdlitatlon of American prestige in Russia, it was said, would be made within a few days. It Is thought that the President may take occasion to acquaint America and her allies with the de tails of his scheme in his Fourth of July address at Mount Vernon. Although It was learned from an authoritative source that the ad ministration waa anxious to empha size that there would be no military enterprise In America's methods to help Russia, nor charity, nor politi cal aspect, it wa? admitted frankly that the mission Involved some po litical problems, essentially con cerning? the official destination and recognition of such a mission in Russia, whether it would address It self to the Soviets, the Bolsheviki or any of the other sporadic forma of government. The understanding Is that the final arrangements will be only for a semi-official mission, backed to the limit by the administration with broad discretionary powers to insert the wedge of American friendliness through commercial de velopment principally, and widem the scope of American influence by every other legitimate means. Aid tarirait.re. One amplification of the mission's work. It was said, would be to ren der agricultura] aid, not by gift or loose loans, hut by modern business methods that would bring profit to the Russians, gratitude to America, and ultimate rapproachement and prosperity to both. A collateral taak of this com mercial intervention will be to find out what has become of the store of American industrial supplies at Vladivostok, and to distribute those supplies in its industrial work. The Cabinet meeting that crystal lized administration opinion in the Russian situation wa? arranged and conducted so quietly that It was virtually a secret one, and it was known yesterday afternoon that the President had called his advisers together again yesterday following the regular Tuesday meeting. This action t>f the administration as well at being a reply to the re cent conversation? of the United States and the entente powers con cerning the question of armed In tervention, Is a direct answer to the German attempt to conquer Rus sia by money where she cannot con quer her by force. It 1? to be, for the present at least, a battle between American capital and commercia] enterprise and Germany, with Rus sia the battle ground, and Russia'? fate In the balance of victory. Big Sappile* Available. If the great stores of American ma terial are safe at Vladivostok, America's mission will have a fait start with available supplies. In that store of supplies, stretching for miles, there Is estimated to be more than $150.000,1)00 worth of explosives, loco motives and railroad material, con struction material of various sort?, a variety of? valuable modern machin ery. Including farming Implement?. President Wilton Felicitate* Diaz On Notable Victory Preikient Wilson yesterday cabled the following congrat ulatory message to Gen. Diaz. commander of the Italian forces: "Please accept nay warntest congratulations on the splen did luccess of the armies un der your command. The whole spirit of America ac claims the achievement and feeli that a very great blow has been struck for the liber ti? not only of Italy but of the world. RUSSIAN HERE URGESNEED OF ALLIES' HELP John Sookine, of Commis sion, Declares Military Intervention Urgent. Coincident with the anotTleial an nouncement that Alexander Ker ensky had arrived in London on hia way to the United States. John Sookine, a member of the Russian Commission sent to this country by th? Kerensky government a year ?uro, and wh-> .???ceeitly .returned A Washington fiora Paris, yesterttsy issued a statement frankly urging the necessity ef a military Inter vention by the allies in Russia At the State Department it was asid that no official report of K'rensky'a piani had been received. Pavrerfal Meieweal Afe*?. Mr. Sookine said: ??While In Europe I witne??ed a powerful movement among the Rus. : sians and their friends de?1rou? to ! start active work for the salva ?tion of the country under demo cratic and nonpartlsan auspices. "This movement la based upon th? desire of the Russian people to de ' termine for themselves the right to ' govern their country independently and to protect national Russian in tegrity, for which purpose all Rus ; sian elements who care for the free dom of Russia are united. ?'It was fortunate that I was in Psris at the moment of a great al lied conference, and I waa able to meet many prominent statesmen of I the rllied nations and convey to them feelings of those Russians who ' have not lost confidence in the fu ' ture of Russia and the victory of ' the allied cause. "Some of the Impressiona I re ceived in Franc? were eo full of 'confidence and encouragement that II must ahare them with the Ameri can public: Dealre <? AIA ?lacere. "First?A great and sincere de sire to assist Russia Is widely felt in Europe: "Second?In complete accord with the attitude I noticed In America the allies are determined to neglact nothing to further the real desire and aspirations of the Russian peo ple themselves: ?Third?The det-rmlnation Is a. ! Arm in Europe as in America that 'nothing of Russia's sovereignty and territorial Integrity shell be sacri ficed as a price for foreign help: "Fourth?Also not to Impose a I warfare upon the Russian people. In I so far aa It would not be upon their own Initiative: . to take into account every- sentl ' ment of the Russisn people, how ever subtle or delicate It might he. that If the allies should proceed to any active policy toward Russi? I' j would be nothing but an act of assist ance and liberation. I would even ' refrain from calling such an action ? by the name of Intervention. For in tervention and forceful Interference In Russia*? national life ha? already take place in Ruasia: it la the Ger 1 man intervention which we have to ; combat. That Intervention la one of j brutal violence and greedy exploita 1 tlon of Russia's wealth, aa well as lone of insidious propapinda and In .trigue to the end that Russia mav become s serf of <3ermany and even I her supporter. | "What Is really the object of deep I sorrow and anxiety to the statesmen , in all the allied countries Is the fear ?of the irreparable conseo.uon"?s ? which would follow If the Russisi people were not helped Immediately ! to throw off the Oermin grip. These consequences would he: I "First?Free from any preoecupa ? tlon tn the East. Germany would con central all her military cflorte on ! the Western front: ! "Second?Germany would more and more take advantage of the material 1 resources of Russia and thua para lyse the effect of the blockade: "Third?The German political and economic grip on Rossis would be consolldsted and put deep roots Into I the country this wlner; ??Fourth?This disintegration of all I the constitutional elements of tin OONTIXC.a> OK PAQB TWO. ?. S. TROOPS W?N IH ACTION AT BELLEAU Prisoners Taken by French Also; 22 Airplanes Brought Down. FRENCH WAR OFFICE TERMS IT BRILLI ANT Unbounded Admiration Ex pressed for Dash of Americans. ITALIANS IN MOUNTAINS GIVE AUSTRIANS NO REST Series of Important Local Success ?a Gained. Particularly' Around Mount Grappa. Paris, June 26.?The number of prisoners taken by the Americans in their brilliant success in Bel leau wood la?t night it Jfj* in cluding; five officers, the wsr of fice announced tonight. French ; fliers yesterday brought down 32 ! German airplanes snd three bal? ! loons. Seventeen tons of bombs were thrown on various German ' targets. Prisoners were made in i a local French attack northweit ! of Montdidier. ? Americani Administer New Smashing Blow. America'? "entrained troopi" have administered another smath ing defeat to some of the Kaiser's veterans on the Marne front. I They snatched from the Ger mans the last remaining posi tions of tactical -value around the hotly contested Bcllcau wood, northwest of Chateau Thierry, in j a brilliant night attack that netted j them nearly 300 prisoneri and much booty. One of the crack 'divisions of the German army I faced the Yankee?. The French ? arar onice described the actioa . as "brilliant'' snd French of I ficcrs who witnessed it are quot I cd in the front dispatches at j expressing unbounded admiration of the American task. Ml.all.? ?t.hillae*. On the Italian front the situation ha? become somewhat stabilise* hut I Qeaa. Diaz's lesiona are allowing the .reaten Austrians on the I*iave ?nd In I the mountain? no i*si. Wisely re ? training from a pursuit in force aerosa the Piave, which ia ?gain bad | ly swollen, the Italian commander contenta himself with relentless har aaelng deration*. particularly un 1 cea*lnff artillery tire a< toe* th? ' stream. I In the mountains the Italiana ere 1 keeping up their pressure alon^ the ) whole line and a s.-t ice of important ! local successes, particularly arousal I Mount Grappa, ?re recorded In Rome liinpatches. An advance of at leaet ? mile ??5 ?Iso registered southwest of - Asolonc. Altoetr-ther the Italian? have now taken nearly Legato prisoners sine. their counter thrusts set In. Austria'? la?*** in ? il ? rl. wounded, missing and prisoners are conservatively eaiimated at araiem Two German Captive? Tell Different Tales. With ih?* American Army at th? ; Marne. June -X.?A ?sulky u. rrnaa lieutenant, ?ho waa captured by ua in the rece?? f?ichttiu: on this front, offered the following remar ka today to vent his feeling?: "(rei-man>'* war asainat the Ajeer. can? lm? Just begun. We will wtp? out th? American divisione ?e if ttujr were ao many companies.'* ? ? different tale waa that of a Ger man sergeant "Our officers told us a German army waa Invadine America and had captured New York and waa marcitine on Philadelphie.. They aaid our 1'-boats had ?unk score* of chipa off New Torte We were aleo told that 1 Americana tortured and killed their prtaoners We were aurpriaed to And i ?o many American soldier* here and I am&sed at the youth of the Amen? j cane. Tour fellows sure do ficht like devHa.?* Yank Flier "Gets" Fourth Official" Plane. Part?, Jane M.?Edwin G Pereons, of Holyoke. Ma??., h?? just brought down hit fourth officially credited en emy machine. - Unofficially he ha? two others to hi? credit. Parsone hat beta? (lying for two years in the Lefeyette and Quynemyer escadrille? He re fused a captaincy in the American army, remaining with the French fly ing corn?. Simultaneously with aa award of the Croix d* Guerre h* wa? proposed for * ???tenancy. President Woodrqw Wilson?Will He Veto the Unjust Borland, Eight-hour Amendment!