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WILL HE VETO BORLAND UNJUST 8-HOUR AJ*tiE>OHENT? ERALD SECURE YOUR HELP FROM THE HERALD WANT AD COLUMNS. PHONE MAIN 3300 4 NO. 4266. WEATHER WASHINGTON. D. C. MONDAY, ?JULY 1, 1918. ?G? OHE ?NT SL FRENCH SCORE BRILLIANT VICTORY; YANKS HAVE HUN TROOPS "SCARED" [TELEGRAPHERS STRIKE CALLED j F0RJ0LY8TH D-perators* Union President Sets Date (or General Walk-out. WILSON MAY STEP IN Governmental Control ol Wirt? Lies in Hands of President. Chicago, June ?.-?. J. Konenkamp. preeident of the Commercial Telegra er?' fnlon of America, today issue*! general order to all ?ubordlnat? sta calling a ?trfke against the ?atei u Union Telearraph Company tjuly I, iti o'clock in the morn The ?ctton of the union follow? ?bontha of negotietiona through thel Rational War Labor Board whoae de cision granting the telegrapher? the right to organize waa rejected by the ? ??Veetero Union. Mr. Konenkamp in hi? ?trike order ?eye. The Strike Order. f The gnevavm-ee to be readjusted re tboee ?et forth in Prerldent WU n*? letter to the Western Unioa elegraph Company aa (1) tb? rein tement of over SUO Western Union love? locked out contrary to his cbimatlon of April 8, ISIS and (3) Sa enforce the decision of the National ?orar Labor Board. June 1. 1911. In this letter to the We?ten? Union th? Prrsi-'ent asked the officials of that ?company to co-operate with him by accepting the Labor Board'? decision. SThis the company declined. "Similar letters addressed to the Sostai Teleuraph Company and the onion brought expressions of ready ? wfHlngnet.? to comply ?with his re * Boest. "The ?trike against the Western Cnion alone is necessary because of that company's continued determina ion to destroy our organisation. II ttirwiatne of a atnigayle that ?s' foira through many yea?? during hieb we bave appealed to the gov nt and were sustained by the vestigation of I****, the U. B. Com laaion of Industrial RelaWoa* in !? and the Massachusetts Board of -.bor and Industry" la 191* a? well aa the National War Labor Board. of which has been of no avail ex ?t to intensify the ?tnig-ale. ? tinfrr ?G- Jul? 3 "few York. June 3D.?A conference ? be held in Chicago July i rela ? to the national telegraph -?trike u tn. . i; w.ia iiniio nee; tur.isht Percy Thomaa, Eastern represent ive of the Commercial Telegrapher?' lion of America. The conference 111 be attended by delegate? of the International Brotherhood of elec trical Worker?, the Order of Railway *-"?it-sr-iphers and national official?? of ??e Commereiai Telegraphers' Union ; America, .The railway telegrapher? have Hedged their support to the com ?ereial telegraphers, Thomas atated, will not handle any message? for ?? Western , nion. The action of the ilway telegrapher? will Involve 10, men. woo will refuse to take the lacea of commercial operator? or ac ept work for tb? Weetern Union at be atatlon* of the railway ?y?tem?i hroughout the country. The Cblcag? onference will determine whether th*? tlectrlcal worker? will refuse to per ora? work for tha Western Union. Ir. Thomas ?aid: Inn? for I'. 9. Interveafloa ""Leading officiala of the union ca ressed belief today that before the trike order to the commercial' tele aphers goea into effect *..?? govern nt will step in at the last moment ?else the telegraph systems and te them aa It now controla and tea the railway ayatems." Referring to the outlook fur ?ucees?. ? prominent member of the Contraer Sal Telegrapher?' Union said: "The outlook ict th? s'rvke could Mt ba better, ?-?peeiaUy In vie?? of :*h? fact that the goverrirnent will not illow the sending of messages by lutteases. If any mesate? are sent 1-Hin?, tba strike they will have to M ?ent by wire." Strike "Thl? ?trike will be Justifiable to ba boy? at the front becauae of It? urpese. It Is not of our aeeklng. "It la the laat resort to preserve organization from annihilation. h nearly one thousand members tho right to work at their with tbe danger of extensive ?ockouta confronting ua. there la nothing left except to stand up in defense of liberty, freedom and ttemoereey at homo, aa well aa abroad. Thl? ?trike asks for nothing except fundamental Americanism and It I? going to be won on that ground Mr. Konenkamp notified officiala of local brmche? of tbe Railway Teteirraphers Unioa. which had under ??arunderation Joining with th? Com jnerclal Telegraphers in their de araada. to apply t? H. B. Perham. preatident of the Order of Railway Telegrapher? for further in?t ruction* regarding their participation. Pre?ld?Bt Will Art. Prttstdent Wllaan ia exported to take action to avert tate ?trike of W??tern Uniea telegrapher?, called for July t by R J Kon'nkamp. pre?ldeat of the Ca-rmmerciai Telegrapher?' Union. The idea of a ?trtke waa deprecated tn affidai quarter? hers laat night chiefly becaua* of tba fact that the ??tire labor ?ituation concerning the Western Union and Ita operator? la k? tare hand? of the Prealdent, and also be<--auaa of the added fact that the President 1* aat ?gainst walk lute Jn any Industrie? that are Inti mately relatad to the government in Ma war aetivitle?. ? Tbe Pi-e*kle?t I* i-eportad to hare hran the telegrapher?' ?Ituation I Hungary in Uproar At Premi?' Admits Loss of 100,000 Men London. Jene 30.?Amid great excitement, th? Hun garian pmnier. Herr Weker le, admitted in the Hungarian Parliament that the Austro Hungarian losses in killed and wounded during the re cent offensive amounted to 100.000 and that 12.000 were lost aa priaoner?. ac cording to Buditpeat advice*. Fifty thousand Italian pris oner* were taken, he added. He asserted that the with drawal of the Atutro-Hun garian forces acroa* the Piave was undertaken to "ipare the live? of our ?ol dier*." SENATORS WILL FIGHT AGAINST PROFITEERING - Radicals in Upper House to Press F-ederal Trade Body Disclosures. Ona immediate efte-st of the dl?clo sures of ift-ofltasrtng made In the re*?1 port of the Ftxteral Trade Commlaalon win be to stimulate tbe group of Sen ators who laat year demanded taxing U per cent of war profita. Senator Borah, author of the reeolutlon which called forth the report. Indicated this yesterday. tatst year Borah, Johnson, of Cali fornia: Kaaina. T-e ref}eltm aad others heetsed the Hamt? In ta* <*or poration Income? ao that profiteering , would not ensue. They argued the British system as an example of hoar the huge Industries should be forced ' to bear their share of the war's bur den. ?Msfct te Caaarript PToB-L Now that thla report has been puT? ' llshed. Including a? It does statements ' that five great packer? have made . profita of ???,???,??? from IMS to 1317. there Is no question hut that a ?rigor ous fight will be made by thla "radi cal" Senatorial group for conscription of a large part of th? enormous I profita Senator Borah waa asked yesterday I whether he "Boneldered proeecutlon of the Industries should follow the r?v? lations In the report. He replied thai ? the report might foreshadow pro??? ; cutlon, but thst it would first be nec essary to obtain more facts and see ? whether fraud had been committed. It waa not yet certain, he said, whether taxation or the court? should > be the remedy. "I notice by today's papers," said i Senator Borah, "that come of the ? companies mentioned In the report upon big business snd that It la un : ssy that It is simply another attack fortunate coming at thla time. I "As this report was made In re I sponse to a resolution Introduced by ! me I think I may be permitted to ?ay ' that it Is In no sense an attack upon ; big business. No man In his right ? mind would desire to asaall big busl i ne?? because It la big. "Bnt we do deaire to get at the real facts In reference to the profits made by the companies so as to enable us to frame a revenue law which will be Juat to business and at the same time deal honorably and fairly with tbe government in the present neces sity. ?loderate Profta Oaty. "No man In these times, or ao business should desire mora than moderate prellt and all over and above moderate profit every true patriot will willingly dosate to his country, either In the way of tax?e or bonds. "Laut year a few Senator? mad? a determined effort to frame, a revenue bill, based upon tbe principle of war ? profits snd we Insisted then upon ? taking tn per cent of all profits which . couBii properly be designated aa war profita We were charged with the destre to break down tbe Industries of tha country and to embarras? the proeecutlon of the war. "A year has paased ?Inca that ttrae and now w? ?re trying to go at the real facts so aa to find out Just what can be done without breaking down business and at the same .time take care of the needa of tba government "Hundred? of thousands of people In this country are denying them ?elves tbe comfort? of life and even depriving themselves of what would b? necessary in ordinary time?, In order to aid the government. "Under euch circumstinces any man or any bualnes? which would com plain because ef being called upon to gtre up war profit? has not yet come In touch with the true ?plrlt of sac rifie? with which all of ua must be come acquainted before wa win tba war. "We are not fighting big business or ?anybody except the Central Pow era Wa an. ?Imply calling upon those who claim protection ondar the flag to help hi accordance with their ability. ?That*? the whole fight, and we will fight It out ?Jon? that line If It takes all nnnmr." G. 0. P. Conrentioa Abandoned. New Tork, June ?.?fatted State? Senator? Wadarwortb and Calder to night withdraw their call for a Re ihe Stata committee today that a July W In vieavV of a declaration by the state committee today that a regular cniventroa la te be held OB PETITION SENT TO PRESIDENT BY EMPLOYES Workers in Mass Meeting Protest Against Bor land Amendment. ?ASK FOR FAIR PLAY All Employes Urged to Join Union to Protect Own Interests. A telegram protesting; against the pasaag? of tb? legiilative bill con taining the Borland amendment. waa aeat to the Pr??ldeat yesterday afternoon by tha thouiaad? of gov ernment workers attending the mass meeting In the New Maaonlc Tamp?. It was th? message of practically every government employe In the District, asking for fair play and emphasising the fact that theaa em ployee are not and never have been lacking In loyalty to the govern ment or unwilling to do their best In the present crisi?. Every government worker that could possibly crowd Into th? hall went to the meeting yesterday af ternoon to go on record aa protest ing against th? bill, and the implied Insult to their patriotism. ?Cemmlttee Ipg?late?*. ? committee waa appointed to call upon the President and lay the mat ter before him before any action is taken upon the measure. Members of the committee are: ?. M. He Larin. president of th? National Fed eration of Federal Employ??; John S. Beach, president of the local union; K. J. Newmayer, secretary treasurer of the national organisa tion, and C W. Payne. Mr. Metarln. in addressing tha meeting, atated that he waa anxioit? to obtain the opinion of all the Fed eral employes, especially thoee sat members of the federation. Be potata ed out the fact that the avara?? aov ?anment *rmj''.:-**-e waa. ml e-waae t*x hia on ihtermBs. Tb-t-sr present dif ficulty could have been prevented if they had taken the proper action and acted before Instead of afterward. declared Mr. McLarin. At bis request for a ?tending vote on the telegram, the entire audience arose and remained standing while tbe message waa read. Miss Jeannette Rankin, Congress \ woman from Montana, told the audl | enee of her trouble in obtaining help for ? tha bureau workers. She atated that the majority of tha members of C?**n | gres? ?be has spoken to upon the ?ub jject had denied that such conditions existed, afterward when abe had ob tained figures upon the matter they had expressed themselves aa thor oughly surprised. She urged upon the government employes the Importance of an organisation authorised to place their trouble? before the proper au thorities. Those who were unwilling to Join because their own particular case did not need assistance were un worthy of help, ah? mated. Thomas Quinn, of tba Federal Em? ployeee" Federation, told of Mr. Mc Lartn's interviews with variou? Con gressmen upon the matter of the Borland amendment. The usual ques tion asked waa "Who did ha repre ! sent?" and "How many of the im ! ployea belonged to the federation I" I HI? reply that only a small per cent actually belonged aa a rule ended the Interview. The speaker urged that every government worker In the hall belong to the organisation before I leaving yesterday afternoon. ! During the meeting mention was i made or the fact that In nearly every I office the chief clerk acted as Judge. . Jury and prosecuting attorney and the ! result? of any disputa as a rule went the way they decided. Tbe only remedy peemed to the speaker to be the union, a body whoee sole duty would j be to look out for the good of ita ] member?. One of the speaker?, referring to the usual low salary of the average clerk, atated that he had heard that a government clerk in Waahlngton upon being held up by a footpad asked the robber to blow out his brain? rather than take hi? money, because he could live in Washing ton without brains but It took a great deal of money. E. V. DEBS, SOCIALIST LEADER, ?ARRESTED One Time Presidential Candidate Charged with Espionage Act. Cleveland. June JO.?Eugene V. Deb?, four time? th? Socialist party*? candi date for President of the United States, and recognised as leader of the American Socialista, waa arrested here this afternoon charged with vio lation of the espionage act The indictment came a? a result of th? speech which Debe made two week? ago at the State convention of the Ohio GoeialUt party at Canton, It waa announced In the district attor ney's office. In the Canton speech, Deb? de clared the purpose of the allie? In the war la tbe ?ame a? that of th? cen tral powers?"plunder"; he urged hia hearer? to know that "they were fit for something better" than cannon fod der." Pay? for U. S. Boy'? Death. Trenton, N. J., June SO.-For declar ing he would ?end $100 to hia brother in tba Kaiser's army aa a reward for killing the eon of Jean Bell, a fellow workman, in the servie? oversea?. Stephen Wenceler, living near Mer chant-ville. Is in Jail. He waa arrested by United States Deputy Marshal Snowden and. committed by Commis sioner Wilson to the Mercer County ! jail in default of $500 ball, on a charge tai violaUna th? ?amonaare act Pershing Steps on Hun Soil?Alsatians Cheer By NEWTON C PARKE. Staat rerreapondrat ef the Inters.tl.mal Raw? me? lit?. With the American Army ? France. June 30.?Alsatian ?3 Uger? fave General Pershing ? warm and enthutiaitie greeting when the j\n?erican commander-in-chief unexpectedly paid a vitit to the ?American troops in Alsace ? few d?yt ago. This was th". first time Gen. Pershing set foot upon soi claimed by Germany. Civilian? lined the ttreets outtide American headquarter? when they learned he was there, and may remained patiently waiting while he held a lengthly conference. When he emerged from the building they tipped their hats, waved their handker chiefs, and shouted "Vive* l'Am?rique !" Similar demon strattoni were held at many points as the general's car was whirled ?long the winding mountain roads. BERLIN PEACE OFFENSIVE STIMULATES ?ALLIED UNITY League of Nationa Believed Eaaent?al When War's End Comtes to Protect Intereste of Countriea Battling Pruaaianiam. The failure of Berlin to exprea? It? displeasure over tao recent "we-<-an not-wln-by-arm*?* ipeech of Foreign Minister von Kuehlmann will he vaed by allied ?tat?em?n aa a further argu ment tn favor of the imm?diat? ea tabli*hm*nt ot an interallied diplo matic board to direct la unity the political offensive of the nations leagued In the deten?? of democracy. In official circle* here, tha belief la held that Kaiser Wilhelm will not displace Von Kuehlmann. inasmuch ?a a "pe?ee by negotiation" drive ia undoubtedly favored by the Kalaer. For ?ev?r?l month? ?stute political ?tudenu hav? urged that the Urne wa? not far distant whan tba German '"peace drive" would be inaugurateli. tt ha* man peloiad ?sut tbat may? a. drtv? would tve lau- nor? dangeVoua to the eao?e ot the alltea In their own rountrie? than It would be In America. ?For It la agreed that nowhere 1? the spirit of -win tba war** stronger than ? in the United State?. Secret Tirali?? I.?p?e. ; But the United State?, for th? very ? good and sufficient reason thst the ? allies were bound by ?eversi secret ! diplomatic agreement?, not in accord ?with the aim? of the United State?, haa been oppoced to entering upon what might ko termed "entangling alliances." It is now stated, upon excellent outhority that these ?ecret treaties bar? been permitted to lapse If auch be the ease, and It ta ???ured that the evidence tn ?upport of th* statement will soon be forthcoming. It 1a believed that a itroag effort win' be mad? to influence Prcaldent Wilson to take the lead In eatabltshtng an allied political board, j In urging upon the American *tatea men the need of union among the alile* In expression of war alma and ?In the eampalgn of propaganda against autocracy, supporter? of the I plan point out the fact that all en emies of Germany have agreed that ? ?? Interallied board wa? found neces sary for the military and ?conomie phase? of tbe war. Farter of ?.tratrgy. I Th? strategy of modern warfare I* built upon the consideration of four factors?the military, th? economic, the political and the psychological. ? A? no operation ia poatlble without 1th? collection of Information, It haa I been found that the Intelligence ?de partment of a modern army muat be prepared to supply Information which will bear upon the enemy'? ?trength DR. GLADDEN DYING. Clergyman Famous as Coiner of Phase "Tainted Money." ? Columbu?, Ohio, Jun? SO.?Dr. Washington Gladden, 72, famous a? the coiner of the phrase "tainted money, ' a term he u*ed In seeking to have returned a gift of John D Rockefeller, to the Congregational Church Board of Foreign MUalons, 1? dying here a? the result of a ?ec ond stroke of paraly*)* which he sustained today. Dr. Gladden wa* paator here eine* ISSI, being recently retired a* pas tor emerltui of th? Congregational Church. He wa? the author of nu merous book? on religious and sociological topica. Dr. Gladden was on the commission named by Presi dent Roo?evelt to ?ettle the anthra cite coal ?trike In 1S0S. BRITON ?SCORES KERENSKY. Calls Russian-Without-a-Country an "Inflated Gat Bag." London, Jona IO?Aa "Inflated ga? bag who Is responaible for lessening the discipline of tb? Russian army. much to the allie?? suffering todav," 1? the way Havelock Wilson, presi dent of the International Seamen'? Union today characterised Alexander F. Kerenaky. In ?peaking at tha Col llseum. where a resolution of sympa thy for Ruaala waa passed. Wilson a?k?d If Kerensky received hi? past port from Lenlne and Trotsky, "in which case." he added. "Kerenaky la doing Germany'? work." Epidemic ia Port? Rica. Baa Juan, Puerto Rico, June M.? There la an epidemic her? of a diaeaae known locally a? hay favor, but which tears a resemblance to Um recent epi demic of Influenza In ?arerai Spaniah eitle?. It la estimated that th?r? are ?.rat ?a*at la Ban Juan. V or activity tn all four division? of offensiva Within th? paat year, ?tua largely to the efforts of Pr?sident Wilson, unity among the alli?e baa been achteved In conducting the military and economic campaign? ?a?tart tha enemy. Thoee who have urged this unity, now have Bet themselves to the taak of petauadlng th? alile? that early ?ucci?? I? possible only by tba creation of boards which will make possible a single definition of political alma, and a definita organisation for carrying out th? ?praad of thai? aim? among th? support??-? of tha Kaiser. It Is agreed that the alile? In con sidering a common political policy are confronted with thaw greatest prob lem. However, it it the belJef mt .?any, foreign lepremmitrntlree now la Washington, that G? ?alli?t Wilson, Lloyd George and Georite? Clemen ceau today are so strongly en trenched and in such full accorti that It would be a comparatively simple mattar at thla tira? to bring about a meeting of allied statesmen at Washington or London for the pur pose of establishing certain funda mental pollcie? In view of the position which the British public may ?asume towards Lloyd Georgj, following th? German offensive thl? year, it la orged that action toward a political unity should be taken at oo*?. Ptudenta of international polities iK'ir.t out that no peace conference can be held uni il tbe allie? hav? es tablished a common purpose, clearly defined in all particulars. That th? German leaders would be able to play one nation off against another, if a peace meeting were to be held tomorrow, la a possibility of no slight consequence. Moreover, If the theory of a league of nations Is to grow In acceptance, it la certain that the allies must be placed on record In Its support before military activities cease. Unless all signs fall. Kaiser Wilhelm la anxious to bring the allie? to a peace conference ununited in their war aim?. It may be ?aid that. In view ot the growing military and economic strength of his ?anemie?, hi? sol? hope ef ultimate material gain from the war reata In accomplishing this strategy. His failure to demand the resignation of hia foreign min ister can be reasonably construed aa a convincine Indication of the present German war strategy. CZECHS WANT REPULBIC Workingmen'$ Council Issues Appeal to World for Funda. New Tork, June W?The Czecho slovak Workingmen'? Council I?nail an appeal to the people of the world today, asking support, both moral and financial, to aid in establishing a re public. The council atated that Csech Inhabitant? of Austria number ?,???,??? and th? Slavs and Csechs of Hungary number 2.000.000. The council declared the Ciecho-Slovak working elaasea demand: 1. The right of ?elf determination of nation?. I Tbe union of the Csechs and Slav? In an independent state and the foun dation of a Csecho-Slavic republic on genuine democratic principles. FRANCE HONORS AMERICA. Citizens Asked to Fly Our Flag on July Fourth. With the American Army in France, June 30.?Mayor Simon, of the City of Nancy, today Issued a proclamation asking all citisene to fly American flags on the Fourth of July "in hom age to the great people lighting with u. for the triumph of the cause of Justice and right" Repr?sentative? of the Merchants Federation of Nancy responded, ?ey ing they were preparing to celebrate the American Independence Day la A fitting manner. ?. T. TO HEAR PRESIDENT. New Tork, June JO?President Wil son's Fourth of Jury ?peech to be delivered at tbe Tomb of Waahlngton, at Mount Vemon, win be delivered In printed form in the grandstands of Fifth avenue, during the monster In dependence Day parade, ? was an nounced today. The oopte? are to be given out shortly after the President begins the delivery of bla addi-eoa. The people watching tha parade here will thus be enabled to read what Is expected to prov? a world menage, aa It la being trpokan by tba President NERVOUS HONS BUSY BEFORE U..UINES Perth.ng'f Communique Show? Enemy'a Whole some Fear of Americans. ENEMY, 'SCARED,' DIGS NEW LINES OF TRENCH Boche So Fearful of Attack That He Riddles One of Own Patrols. ACTIVE WEEK OF ?. S. RAIDS BRINGS IN MANY CAPTIVES Thirty-six Pritonen Takt? Saturday on Pic*rrjy Battle Front by Fighting Americani. Gen. Perthing*? communique for Saturday, made public here yea terday, gire? aa interetting return? of the battle condition? on the American fronti during the latter day? of the paat week. The report is highly significant, tince it give? official confirmation to the growing belief among military observers that the German leader? have a wholesome respect for the American fighting men and are ?paring no pain? to be prepared against thrusts at any hour of the day or night Hunt Evidently "Scared." American scouts report that all along the enemy linea facing thoae feMVby Per thing't men tbe Ger mans are working feverishly in the construction of new trenches and the emplacement of new barbed wir? systems. Their sen tries are unusually alert, a strong indication of the growing fear which the Americana have em planted in the mind of tbe enemy. A typical example of the nervous atate into which the activities of the Americans have forced the Kaiser's. soldiers is the statement that evidence points to the shoot ing down by the Germans of one of their own patrols, which was mistaken for an American force. The untiring efforts of the Americans to clean out Belleau Wood, has proved a powerful let son to the enemy, who give con stant indication that their offi cer? are utterly at a loss to pre dict where the Americans may swoop down next. Teat ef Co???BBleae. The communique follow?: Headquarters, American Expedi tionary Force?, June a.?"Section A?Raiding and patrolling have been marked at leverai point?. In Picard}? thla morning? a ?mall de tachment ef our troop? captured thir ty-sit prisoner?, of whom one waa an officer, and Inflicted ?even loeaea on the enemy. Our casualties were very ?mall. In the Chateau Thierry region a strong hostil? patrol waa driven back and suffered severely in a patrol encounter. A raiding party which at tempted to reach our line* In the Vosgea wa* repulsed by rifle fire. "Section B-ln tbe Chateau Thierry region th? day of June at to Jun? 27. noon to noon, was marked by the op itlona of our troop? south of Torcy, where our line was advanced for one third of a mil? and our positions im proved with little opposition. Beside? this, our infantry waa active In con tinuoua patrolling and our artillery la delivering harassing and destructive fir?. The German artillery shelled our position? in front and rear with consideraci? visor. The Belleau. Clerembauta and Marette wood? along our front line?, aa well aa potition? in tb? rear extending back aeveral kilo meter* and covering moat of th? ?ac tor, received bar??lng and deatruc tiv? fir? durine moat of tbe time cov ered by thla report. The hostile bat terie? were observed to be ??specially active from th? vicinity of Torcy, Olvry and Petret, at all of which point? they are abl? to find cover In patch?? of woods. The German ma chin? gun fir? was directed aa for merly on tbe Ballaaa Wood and Hill 20*. It originated mainly In tha vi cinity of th? La Roche Wood, and tba outskirts of Torcy. Th? German air force* wer? extremely active bat per formed only reconnaissance work. In the enemy*? rear area? movement? warm mainly confined to ?mall groupa. although detachment? numbering tap to about 100 men were mor? than once observed There waa alao coneider ?bl? trafflo of wagon? and trucks Fee Riddle? ? wa FntawL "The enemy continue? to oaa ?truct work? In aad aaar the woods around Bour??ches In tb? early morning a larga German patrol waa ?een near Vaux moving northe??t. Oa being challenged by our lUten ing posta It disappeared. From the firing and eri?? which were heard shortly after. It 1? believed that tb? patrol waa nred upon by It? own mach?n? gun?. Along th? Marne from th? early evening of June M to tb? ?arly ava. nlng of Jun? 27, there were no no table developments, except further coirrii-ueD ?5* rao a tira. ? Daring Charge on Two-mile Front Nets Strategic Gains for General Foch. HAITIANS TAKE 800 CAPTIVES Allied Aviators Work Havoc on Hun Com munication Lines?Lieut. Fonck Gets Forty-ninth Plane. Paria, June 30.?A brilliant charge along a front of near!) two mile* won for the French laat night the rtiategiuafly import ?nt riekja between Mo*\oj aad Paaiy-en-Valoie* in the Onroq Valley, tha Pttmm penetrating the Germaa potitiom to a depth of half a nade aad botti? ing their gain?. The attack Betted them 265 prisoner?. Fifteen Gennari airplanes and two observation ballooni were brooght down by the French yesterday. At the same ame French bombing raac-fiinei dropped nearly fifteen torn of explosive? on Gennaa point? of cujmmunication and other targets. To the southwest of Soiasons French flier*, dropping fire ton? of bombi, icattered Ger man troop organization* matting for a counter attack. Lient Fo-ock. the French "ace," brought ?down hi? forty-ninth enemy machine. The official day trtt*nmiini*T*af is a* follow*: GEN. PERSHING THANKS M'?DOO FOR INSURANCE ?Sends Message from AO A. E. F. for Benefits Granted ?Soldiers' Dependents. .__a* ?rMa^r-eraalar. 1 *i -Jtbteaiata U Secretary ot tbe T.-eaaury McAdoo. | expreesee tb? tbansa ot all members of tbe American Expeditionary Forcea for Insuiar-ce tbe government pro vide? for th? families of its fighting men. Tbe message reads aa follows: AH ranks of tbe American Ex peditionary Force? appreciate deeply tbe ?-enerous measure tbe government bas taken to provide insurance for their familias. In proof of which more than 90 per cent of men have taken out Insur ance. To wisely provtalon for their loved one? hearten? ear men and strenirtben? the bond? tbat unit? tb? army and people In our strong determination to triumph in onr righteous cause. - PERSHINQ. ?6 Per ?Cent latan d Thousands of additional applicante for Insurance in the last week haa added more than n.o?to.o?X.?-<io of insurance and will probably tn creeae the percentage of American soldier? Insured to 96, it was an? nouaced. The total amount of In surance on the book? of th? Burea j of War Rtak Insurance on Juna 8 wa? *Cl,S6r..?99,'i0i'. representing XJBo.? 155 application?. Th? average amount applied for la now tt.SSi, but thl? figure Is stesdily Increasing. One of tbe thin?? soldiers intu? tbe sea boast of is membership In a *'??3 hu.iored pe* cent ineured" batta.Ion or regiment, it la ?aid. In some unit? every olTtr?-- and men is insured for tee full H-..M0 allowed by tbe govern ment and tbe morale of these ojtfits is c n-esp*'n*"tngly high. ?<*cordli-.g to reports. Tbe bureau made public a letter In eubatantlation of thl? from an American captain, who lately ar rived in Fianca "Barila Papaie Please Ce?y.? "Th? army and nary have rolled ut their eireves," he wrote, "Insured their Uva- and ?jald 'Now we're ready.' ThU ?mm? to mean that tbeaa me ? an* grimly determined *.o tight to tbe Unisti?and aa one ha? a doibt aa to whoaa finish. It thl? I? tb? feelln,; among the trank and file of tb? army and navy, tbe sneer of the imperial Oertnan Empire arbea tbe Amer4 ca? force? are men done? ? will disappear as quickly aa It did a few year? ago in connection with the Britlab army "More than two million man In ?nted, their famille? provided for in all eventuali?,e??thl? i? a lin? tbat the Berlin rep?ra will not copy axnll lngly. parti? t-larly when It la added thrt many million of new insurance? are being applied for daily by tbe man In our army and navy." Official Reporta From War Fronts ITALIAN. Rome. June ??The war office I? ?tied tba following statement tonight: "Supported bj Intense artillery flra wa captured Honte Valbella yester day, taking MO prisoner? and ?cannon, trench mortar? and machin? (tans Enemy counter ?tt?ck? ware ?an gui nari] y r?piil??d On tbe Sasse Resao ere capturad ? fortified peat aitb thirty-three priaonera** FRENCH. Parla. Jane JO?Tonight*? official communique Bay?: "We improved oar position? aouth of the Aisne tat tbe region of 8t_ Pierre Algia taking 10? priioners." Parla. June ?o.?Tbe follewtag ofi cial maternent waa issued tonight by the Franck war etnea regarding op erations ta Italy: "Italian and allied troop? r?fbar?ja> ?? PASB TW*. Official Communique. "In a tenet of raidt lait night, particularly to the weit of Haa? gard and couth of Autrechea, tha French took pritonera. "Ia the courte of a local oper ation tooth of the Ourcq, French troop? last night captured th? crest situated between Motley and Patty-en- Valois at An toe, ad vancing to a depth of 800 yarda along a front of three kilometer? (??early two mile?). We took a6$ prisoner?, including threw ofS* cera "In the Vosges we repubed a German raiding party. "Awaawata: Our parsati jtvaaet brought do* ? on Jnnta, ?8 and so fifteen German airplane? and de stroyed two captive balloon?. Nineteen additional enemy ma chines were damaged. Lie??, fmmea. ?HIS?. "During the tua period our bomb lng planea carried ont expedition? day and Bight, dropping forty ?evaa ton? of proJectlleB upon enemy aviation ground? la the Somme ?etor. aa veal aa on btvoaaoka near Roxieree and Bray?, ta the Avtre valley, and on tba railway atetions of Solaaona, Tete? Tardenoi? and other?. Good ?mjonaa waa noted at all theae targets. "On June 28, five ton* of bomb? w*ra dropped on German troop? rmnetrag for a counter attack la tbe region ef Cu try. "Lieut. Fonck brought down thraa German alrplanee on June m. end two others on Jun* 27. making the total of machine? destroyed by him fofty nlne." Italians Gam 800 Captives in Drive. Rome. June SO ?In ?a nuutanrfal drive, ?npported bv the rneat vlnleat of artillery Are. the Italiana ?wept the Austrian* forward yeaterday In a charge that regained for the alli?e tbe whole of Home ValbcHa. Eight hundred prisoner? were taken, to gether with rinnon, trench mortar? and machine gana. The official ?tatement ?covering tha operation la a? foUowa: "Supported by intense artillery fir??, we captured ?fonte Valbella yatar? day, taking 800 prisoner? ?nd cannon, trench mortars and machine gone. Enemy ?ounter ?ttark? were ?an gutnarlly repul?*ed. On tb? aaaes ResFo we captured a fortified poet with thirty-three prisoner? " How War Experts View News of Day at Front. Heavy local defeat? wer? adrataaTr tered to the German* ?outh of tha Ourcq (Eaatern flank of Um front facing Pari?) by the French, and oa the Austrian? In the mountain sector by the Italian?, aided by allied con tingent?, during tbe laat M hour? In both Hector? Important bill posi tion* wc re -wfwatted from tbe Teutona. The Germana loot the erast of tba ridge between Hosier aad P?s*y-en Valoi?. the French taking Hi prlaea en. The Austrian? wer? thrown frota Monte Valbella, the Italiana oaptur Ing 24 officer? and tal frota other ranks In the air, too, tba Tent?n* fered telling reverse?. Betweer the Biitiah and French put three German airplanes eat of mission oo the Western rr-ent. filer? alao ?cored important In deatructi'-e raid? ovar and the Gel Ulan line*. The Auitrian war office dispute? the Italian ?daim that the crest of atonta Valbella waa loot to daring that the latter back In a counter attavek after tba Auatrlaa "first line*' bad been pen etrated However, full adraisalon ef local reverse? are due to time, ?s did tbe Hungarian ?tatement ta the Budapest ' that the Anatriana did lo*? killed and wounded, ?nd lt?W < . prisoner? In tbe great flaaos ??> ""* Piave aad mountain fronta claim that KM Italiana tared I? ?mall con.olatlon f? huge loaeee ?ultered In aa Itenalv?, on which M much ?aa *tak I. There waa little eaat af I mat In yesterday'? war, ??wa. 11. ? British ont? Hat ?* ??? 1? th*??