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THE WEATHER Toda*? Cloudy; continued cool; probably rain. Tomorrow?Fair and warmer. Highest temperature yester day, 72; lowe*t, 65. RENT RAISED? IF SO REPORT IT AT ONCE TO THE DISTRICT COUNCIL OF DEFENSE NO. 4314. WASHINGTON, D. C. SUNDAY. AUGUST 18, W18. TWO CENTS HUNS TO EVACUATE ROYE-NOYON SALIENT; YANK-FRANCO NAVAL PATROLS SINK 2 SUBS; AMERICA HAS 3,000,000 MEN UNDER ARMS TWO HUN SUBS BAG OF ALLY PATROLS ; _ ?American and French Naval Vessels Praised by Poin car? for Co-Work. FRENCH LOSE CRUISER AND BRITISH STEAMER ? American Schooner Torpe doed off Virginia Coast, Crew Reaching Port. NAVY BELIEVES MINE SUNK MIRLO, BUT REPORT TO COME U. S. to Continue Protection of Army Transports As First Duty, Redoubling Efforts. Brest. Aug. 17.?Two German submarines have just baten tunk by American and French naval pa. trois. This news was communicat ed to President Poincaire while he was visiting ine docks here. Pans. Aug. 17. ? President Poincaire. returning from an At lantic port, where he inspected the docks, announced late today that he had been told American and French naval patrols had sunk two German submarines. He had words of praise for the work of the Franco-American naval forces, es pecially for their close co-operation. Following the inspection, the president watched a huge convoy steam up the harbor protected above, below and on water. French Cruiser Sunk. Paris', Aug. 17.?The old French cruiser Dupetit Thouars has been sunk by a German submarine, it is officially announced today. Thir teen of the crew are missing. American destroyers rescued the remainder. Gasarla? Steamer Bart??. The British ?teamstup Mirlo. S.T??' aroe? tons, loaded with gasoline, was discovered on fire Friday afternoon about twenty-flv? mile? off Cape Hal teras, a Navy Department announce ment staled yesterday. Nine of the crew are repcted miss ing, th? remainder having been land ed. One of tha engineers wa? badly burned and another member of the crew la Buffering from a broken rib The commanding officer of the ve* ?el ?tat?? that an external explo?ion took place, but it appear? that no one aboard aaw a submarine or the wake of a torpedo. The first report that an enemy ?ubmarine waa sighted haa not been confirmed Gasoline exploded and the surface of the ?rater around tha veaaal waa covered with the blax ing fuel. Maatlrtaadak Tarn?de?d. The crew of the American schooner Madlngadah have reached port on a Norwegian steamer. which picked them up on August IS eleven milea Jbuth of Winter Quarter Shoal light vessel, on th? Virginia mast. There were twenty-two men in the crew and one navy radio operator. The master of the Madlngadah reports to the Navy Department that hi? vessel waa ?hailed aad ?unk by a submarina at ? 15 a. m August IS The submarine ored eleven ?hots. After the ?chooner was abandoned, the submarine ?sent tlonaaide and flared two more ?hots. Th. ship when last ?een wan on lire -a-?tati slinking. ?ft - Tw? Laat aa Kell????;. The Navy Department announces that Information has just been re ceived that two ?embers of the L" ? Naval Reserva Force were Ion when the S. 8. "Frederick Kellogg waa torpedoed on August 1}. Th? two men. who had been detailed to the Kellogg for instructional pur poses, were: Chester Curtis Cubberley. quar termaster, third cha??; father. Isaac Newton Cubberley, 44 South Fifth avenue. Long Branch. N. J William T. Stillman, quarter master, third claas; wife. Helena ?tlllman. Shelton. Conn. The prevailing opinion among navy officer? here Is that the Brit ish steamaMp Mirlo wa? a victim of a mine sown by an enemy ?ab roarme The U-boat in all proba bility la the same one which re cently sank the Diamond Shoals lfghnhip. Tba circunxatancea are construed here aa Indicatine that a mine rath er than a torpedo was responsible for th? ship's Io??. Tba term "ex ternal "explosion" gen.rally la u?ed In navy document* to distingui?!-. mine disasters from torpedo at tacks. If it la definitely determined that tbe Mirlo waa destroyed by com ing In contact with a arine/ the Ger ?nans will hav? two v?sasela to their ? credit from tbl? form of attack in American water?. Tha cruiser San 'itluff ?? marni SPAIN TO SEIZE HUN SHIPS. Will Compensate Herself for Future Submarine Attacks. London, Aug. IT.-Spain baa notified Germany of her intention to corapan aate herself for rutara outrage? against Spanlah ?hipping by connaca tlng a corresponding amount of ton nage from German ?hipping that baa found refuge in Spanlah porta, ?ay? a dispatch to tba Times from Santan der. There are about ninety German steamers voluntarily interned in Spain. ALL OF JAILED SUFFRAGISTS REPORTED ILL Hunger Strikers Hold Out, But One Is Freed for Medical Care. DAMP CELLS BLAMED Conference with Their Own Doctors and Attorneys Forbidden. The twenty-two suffragette? on hun ger strike in the District Jail are ill, one ?o seriously that she waa removed from custody yesterday and 1? now under care in a private hospital. Re port? of the two other member? of the group, who were kept from the hunger ?strike by their associate? because of their advanced age. conflict. At suf frage headquarters it is ?aid that they are also ill, but Supt. Zinkham, of the Jail, denies this. The women are absolutely cut off from any outside communication. Mat thew O'lrien. their attorney, aroused by reports of their rnailMasi,. ?aught to see them yesterday, but wa? re fused* admission. "Sept. Zinkham said the District ' Cornmissioners had ordered that no one be admitted to see them, not even their attorney." O'Brien said after ward. "We have certain rules here," aaid Zinkham. "These women are subject to them Just as other prisoner?. One visitor a week i? the general order. When they have been here a week, each can have one visitor." Mra. Am??',. Remateti. Mr?. W. D. A.-*cough became so HI during the night that her fellow-pris oners insisted ?be leave the Jail for medical attention. She paid her fine this morning and was brought to the National Woman's Party headquar ters by Supt. Zinkham and a trained nurse. She was taken from there to Dr. Cora Sniilh King's residence In an ambulance. "I found Mrs. Ascough. who had been in Jail less than forty-eight hours, weak and with subnormal temperature." said Dr. King. "She report? ttwt a few hours after en trance into Jail ah? began to suffer with nausea and vomiting and ab dominal cramps. The symptoms in creased in severity. She ia not sub ject to ?uch attack?. "The symptoms are not in any way those of starvation, which would result from their hunger strike, but might result from the sewer gas which they report per meates the building, or from lead poisoning in the water, or possibly from the damp and chilly cells In which they are held." Every W?ni? III. Mra. Ascough reported that every woman in the party. Including the two not on hunger strike, were ill in a similar way, though the two not striking were les? ill than the ofners. The women have asked for their own medical attendants but have been refused. "We have offered them medical attention each day," ?aid Supt. Zinkham. "and they have refused. We have a hospital here with a regular staff and consultant?, and these are at the women's ?ervica. a-yiNTINUED Oit PAO* TWO. ALEXANDRIAN INVENTS BEST RIFLE YET MADE Shoots 350 Bullets a Minute. Or Is Single Shot. Alexandria. Va.. Aug. 17.?An Alex andrian haa Ju?t Invented an auto matic machine rifle which I? aaid to have been pronounced by government expert? superior to any gun now In use by the soldier? In this or any other country According to report? it la probable that tbe War Depart ment may acquire tba right?. The gun ready for use. It I? eeti matad. will weigh eight and one quarter pounda It la claimed that It can be changed Instantlv from a magazine to a ?Ingle ?hot rifle. When a belt I? used. It la believed, the gun wBl ?hoot between 330 and 400 bullet? of 30 caliber a minute. The rifle baa twenty-two parta and can . be aaaemMed quickly, a ?mall screwdriver being tbe only to-at needed. There are but aeren moving parta and one of Ita greatest con venience? is ?aid to be simplicity. It i? stated the gun may be cooled by either air or water and may be fired from the ?houlder or a tripod. ?? Marea? Railway. Stockholm. Aug. 17.?Sixty per cent of tha railway workers on the Mur man Railway, running from Petrograd to the Arctic coeat, are reported to be .suffering from typhoid fever and rvy as a result of tha lack of too* GERMANS TAKE KRONSTADT, REPORT Finnish Dispatches Declare Huns Now Occupy Naval Base. JAPS SEND TROOPS TO AD OF CHINA Czecho-Slovak Gains in Si beria Help Situation for Allies. MOSCOW CONTROLLED BT ANTI-BOLSHEVIK PARTY Report of Consul Poole Indicates Safety of Allied Nationals Im prisoned by Russians. Paris, Aug. 17.?Reporte are in circulation in Finland that th? Germans have seized the Russian naval port of Kronstadt, accord ing; to a Stockholm dispatch to La Martin. Reports received through Ger many early in the week wer? to the effect that Premier L?nine and War Minister Trotzky had fled to Kronstadt from Moscow. It was added that other depart ments of the Soviet f^vernment also would go there. - - Amsterdam. ' f?g. " l?.-BoViet foroea have surrounded Kasan, held by tbe Ciecho-Slovak?, and ara bombarding It. according to a dispatch received from Moscow today. Another Soviet army, advancing toward Onega, where a new allied ex pedition haa landed in Northern Rua da, ha? occupied Kirillovka. On the "Southern front" (probably ' the Don region, where the Coeaacka are advancing northward), there la violent fighting. Kasan I? a city of about 175,000 pop ulation, on fhe left bank of the Volga. If?1 miles north of Simbirekl and ?SO miles east of Moscow. I Of 1.000 office?- ,mpii?oned at Kron stadt beca -? counter revolutionary tendencies. 236 have been executed. Jsps? Maree ????pa. Tokyo. Tuesday. Aug. 13.?The gov ernment today issued a statement an nouncing that under the agreement with China, in view of the danger threatening the border of Manchuria, Japan was dispatching troops there from Manchuria. Caectu Take Irkalik. Officiai report? to the Stat? Depart ment from Moscow and from Siberian point? indicate that the Bolshevik forces are being defeated both in mil itary and political strategy. Irkutsk, the Important Lake Baikal port on the Trana-Slberian Railroad, was captured by the Czecho-Slovak force? with the assistance of Siberian troop? on July 7. Tbe Bolahevlk army made a desparate stand and In flicted loases on the Ciecho-Slovaks of 250 killed and 1.200 wounded but In the end were completely routed. The success of thia encounter Is regarded as of great value, aa It opens railroad communications between Irkutsk and Samara to tba westward, where there are additional Cxecho-Slo vak forcea. One of tha chief difficulties with which this army haa had to contend has been the lack of com munications. The line from Irkutsk to Moscow is still closed, but the reports ara said to show the next move will bo to take the stations held by tha Bol ?heviata and repair ?everal bridges which have been deatroyed. In thia work the Siberian people are shown to be rallying to the assistano? of the Csecho-Slovaks. **ew Oav?mra??at at Oaaab. The Information reached tba Stata Department via Pekin from Consul Harris at Irkutsk. The report an nounced that the general political sit uation throughout Siberia vraa rapidly improving. The new all-Russian gov ernment proclaimed from .'rchangel soma days ago haa eatabllahad head rajarter? at Omsk. Ita announced purpose la to co-operate vrtth tha I'nited States and tbe alila? and op pose the authority of the central ?ra pire?. Secretary of Sute Robert Lansing also reportad having received a long message from Conaul General Pool? at Moscow, which came via Stock holm. Mr. Poole burned his code book, turned the affairs of tba con sulate ovar to tba representativa? of Sweden on August B, and preparad to leave. Several of tba consular rep resentative? of tbe ?Jilea, Including the Consul General of Japan, did start home, but Mr. Poole subsequently elected to stay and work for tha ra lease of the Brltiah, French and Jap anese citisene who had bean thrown into prison by tha Bolshevik). Through the efforts of tb? United State? Consul a number of tha pris oners have been released and the con. dition of ninety Individuala still held by the Russian authorities haa been greatly relieved, according to tata re port. All representatives of the T. M. C ?.. Red Cross and American financial Institutions are safa. Mr. Poole aaid the Americans were planning to ra J A Day's War Newt Briefed. French fend British elote m M Roy?? I** >*" expected Any hoar. British make freth progress or Ljrs tactor. Flanders. Germen gun* active there. -, French beat off German attkcks soar Ribecourt. ' American troop? oversea? bow number 1.450,000. Goo. Merck KronstaA, naval forti??? protecting Petrograd, reportad in German hand?. Germani lost 339 airplane* latt week; British lost only 123. Old French steamer Dupetit Thouart, 4,347 tons, sank by U boat*. ?American destroyer? mscue lurvivort. Only thirteen missine. American consul general stays at Mo*cow. Teuton Kaisers "settle" Polish question. Austrian Archduke Karl Stephan slatad for cjo.vn. Spain tends sharp note to Germany. Threatens confiscation of German ships in reprisal for U-boat attack*. Rumania lost 11 per cant of her population through war. Norway protests to Germany against sinking of St-tuunerstad off F.re Island. Rumanian shell depot blow* up; 100 killed. 150 injured. H?N CENSORS close mm ON WAR NEWS However, Admissions Are - Made of Retreats and Low Morale. Tha German eaaaor hu aratn citunped down the lid oa tha war papara ?t Mu? -4?B no more ?Bass ? fa? few 4*,ys ?????? 'nsIrnlOcant Una? to batUa ?Wvelep ments, according to diplomatic ad vtcaa received her* :--esleri*y. The dispatch adda: 'It Appear* that the censor, who uitder the flrst wave of emotion na I somewhat relaxed hie vigilance, haa now completely resumed hi? foim?i ?evorily.*? The aarae dlapa'ch, however, tels of proa* comment?, which presase another treat "strategic retreat, ?nd also goes into detail regarding th* ertala In German morale, brought about by the reversas at the front. Despite the systematic optimism, in th? communiques of tbe Wolff agency. ' public opinion la extremely s*? pticni. ?it 1* ?Aid. The recent article In ?he j Deutsche Zeitung, which declared Oar troop? fell back, offering hardly Any resistance, ha? made considerable irr pression in certsln circle... the dis patch says. It Also asserts: Paa-sTeraeaa Eaceaae*. "That the Frankfurter Zellini? and the Vorwaerta, while pretending to contradict the view of th* Deutache Zletung, confirm the defeats which the article points out. and atributes them to the exercises of the pan Germanlst policy. "It further acknowledged that alarming rumors continue In circula tion, and a characteristic point is thst the newspapers do not even try to awaken hopes for tha future. The most sincere papera are asking them selves if the strategical initiative haa not passed?for a long time?from the hands of Ludendorff. whose reeourcee for attacks. It Is pointed out. are be coming Insufficient. The correspon dent of tbe Neue Badisene Landes Zletung, who Is often well Informed, goes so.far aa to foresee that a gen eral retreat, similar to that which lAidendorff effected In the spring of last year, will again be necessary." Cr?ala ta Momie. Perhapa the most significant fea ture of the present situation, is the portrsyal of the German mind ta day ?s compared with the state It waa In last March. The message, on thla point, says: "One Is far from theae great hopes, which were conceived before ttto Manch attack, when the whole nation, overexcited by tbe - beam ing propaganda, was convinced that the war would end in triumphant success by July or August." The present effort of the German official press bureau to take public opinion in hand doe? not Appear to have succeeded very brilliantly, the dispatch says, but on the con trary seems to have aggravated. rather than attentuated. th* crisis in morale depreaslon. It goes on to say: Traalaa la HI**. "General tension must be very high for th* paper* suddenly pub lish endless exhortations for cour age and calm. 'On the other hand, the German general headquarters has thought it necessary to invite the pre*? to open up a campaign, from now on. in order to prepare public opinion for the Idee of an eventual retreat." MRS. WARREN AT THIERRY.' Well-Known Writer Only Woman in Advanced Hospital. New Tork. Au*. IT.? Mrs. Maud Radford Warren, the well-known writer, entered Chateau-Thierry as a volunteer nurse on th? heels of the American and Preach troop? as they chased the German* out of that stronghold, it was announced la a oable message received by the T. M. C. A. here tonight. She was ths only woman to the advanced field hospital which waa quickly established there, and worked la? rtafiifii, !??, m mutaa LEWIS TELLS FRENCH ?. S. WILL FIGHT ON Senator's Words Against Compromise Received with Cheering. Paris, Aug. 17.-"Franc? and tbe world never need doast that Aman ea? pe?itlon will waHnm sa be ?vary ?acrilica fer liberty : aa wMuui usatae with deapotl?m.? " Amid tremendous cheers Senator James Hamilton Lewis, of Illinois, | made this statement today, speaking ; aa tba guest of honor at a dinner of , the Cercle Volney, one of the most j exclusive dub? In Paris. "I have been questioned by your officials." ?aid the Senator, "if Amerl c? will light on should a prospect of a ] peace aria? that would be a compro- ' misa with the contentions upon which America haa Insisted. America Will tie Far. "France and the world must know and understand that America did not enter tbe war without measuring the extent to which sha must to In order to establish the principles for which the lives of her sons are given. "America will continue to fight for justice and liberty of tbe natlona with never a thought of a compro mise peace that would leave Prussia ?quipped for a return to the aaaault on the natlona that entered the strug gle to prevent Germany from de molishing Prance and Britain." Senator Lewis highly eulogised Marshal Foch. Andre Tardleu and General Pershing. Anawar to Peace Ferlera. HI? speech Is accepted in French politicai circles aa a highly sig nificant utterance. In view of the Senator'? clos? connection with Pres ident Wilson. It is indeed regarded aa America's anawer. given In ad vance, to the peace feeler? evidently about to come from across the Rhine Senator Lewis inspected the Amer ican front in the laat few days and had chats with many "doughboy?" from Illinois. AIR FIGHTING MOST FORMIDABLE OF WAR August 8 Enemy Loses 65 Planes, English 50. London, Friday, Aug. 1?.?Measured by the number of machines engaged. r*ie intensity of the fighting, and the magnitude of the loesea Inflicted on the enemy, the lighting tn tha air during the paat weak was tha most formidable of the war. Some of the most ?evare conflicts took placa on August S. In the sector between Albert and tha Amlens-Roye road, where the German air forces were Increased considerably soon after the opening of the allied offensive. The air fighting resulted In tha destruction of forty-eight enemy machine?, while ?eventeen others ware driven down out ef control Fifty British machines did not return. * LIBERTY BONDS HIGH. First Liberty? at 100.50 on Their Exemption from Tax. New Tork. Au?. IT.?Liberty bonds of tbe first Issue, bearing ?H per cent, made a new high record today at th? close of tha market, selline at 100.50 Their previous high lavai was 100.30. raaprded laat year. The spectacular rlaa of tha IH'a was due to their exemption from tax. Eager bidding helped them oa their way upward, tha favor of the bond-buying publie centering In tbem bacaaae of tha Congressional plan to Impose a hea*ry Income tax. BRITISH LOSE 2 SHIPS. Destroyer? Sunk by Mines; 26 Men Are Missing. London. Aug. IT.?Taro British torpedo boat destroyer? ware ?unk by mines on Thursday, tha Admir alty- announced tonljrfat. Twenty six men are miavinz. One died of THREE MILLION MEN ALREADY INARMS 1,450,000 Afloat or Over seas; 1,550,000 in Camps Here, Says March. 3,600,000 ARE TO BE Of FRANCE BY JUNE 30 W.ll Yield 2,200,000 Actual Combatants on Firing .-foe There. HEALTH OF ARMY EXCELLENT; DEATH RATE TWO PER CENT1 Shipping Situation Good and Im proving?Protest Againtt "Pad ding'* Penhing Report*. Gen. Peyton C. March, Chief of Staff, at his conference with members of the Senate Military Affairs Committee, yesterday an nounced that the United State* had 1.450,000 men under arm* oversea*, aad r,550,000 under arms in camp* in the United States. The last official report was that 1,700,000 men were m camp in the United Sute*. The statement ye?terday would indicate that 150,000 troop* are on their way to France, and v?rifie* the state ment from a high official quarter that the United . Sute* armed" forces in France will amount to 1,600,000 men by September 1. Gefl. March also told the Sen ators that there had been little change in the Western front since th'eir last conference and that German resistance to the allied and American thrusts appears to have stiffened. The Teutonic forces evidently will make a de termined stand on the old Hin denburg line. - R.?.!?- Stata. Ba*. The situation in Russia, aa sieved by Uen. March, ia very had. It Is *o mixed up that it ia well-nigh impos sible for observers to get a clear l:??e. From the allied standpoint there Is no change. Gen. March was able to give the committee very encouraging reports on the Improvement of the health of the army. The present average year ly death rate is but 2 per cent, or J? to the 1,000. Constant improvement ta being noted both in camp* and Held service. Another encouraging report from Gen. March waa that the ?hipping sit uation, aa affecting the movement or troops and military supplies, waa veiv good and constantly improving. ? recent survey showed ? h it th* turn around, or round tripa of tranrpoita and cargo ships, was being accom plished in faster timo than hitherto. The speeding up of th* troop and cargo ship? is du? to improv.d pott facilities both in tbe United States and France. Ex agger a tad Reparta. Gen March uteret? a protest to th* member* of the Senate committee against the "padding" snd undue am plification of official dispatch?* In pre*? report* from Washington He took aa an example some of the report* sent to newspapers from Washington about the flight of eigh teen de Havlland machine.- In France He said that the officiai dispatch waa not more than ISO words and rtported a flight under command of Brig. Gen. Foulols In laorralne. The official report stated that all ,?he machin?e had returned aafely. Aa the flight took place over peaceful terrain, th* note that tb* machines I had returned aafely meant simply there had been no accidents of flight. tt waa *elxed upon, however, by 1 some Washington correspondent? aa I Indicating that the flight had "Seen I over the German lines, and long dis patches wer* sent out telling how the ?le Havlland? had toyed with the enemy's d?fenses. Has? Presare ?? *HtJsM? In hi* subsequent interview with th* pre*?. Gen March went Into detail about th* situation on th* Western front and drew the conclusion 'hat the Teutonic anules are consolidating ? their retreat resistance, and that the next great batti* of th? allies and Americana against the Kaiser*? forces will be aa attack along th* general ?lllgnment that the Hun* now veek to establish. Gen March renewed his ?tatement mad* to th* Senate Military Affaira Committee that there will be at least eighty Americas Divisions or J.SOO.OO0 men of all arms and capa cities, under a united command on the Western front by June M. IM* Of actual combatant?, he ?aid. there will be on the firing line, or in touch with it at least I.?W.000 American troop?. Commenting 0TB capable press re ports about Inhuman trestment of American prisoners by the Germans Gea. March said that "no testimony ha* bean received by ?a* tha? Ameri can prisoners of war nave baten singled o?t far any treatment dif ferent from that which all the rast Spaniah author!tlaa. acting for the ?f ATTACK Of UR?CUAY*S CHIEF Attempt to AswasaMala Prtawlwt Result of General Strike. Mantartaaa. Vlmmaaj. Aug. 17. out of the fiusor ga?era! strtka ?av , tt aaya, ?raa standing mit?n ?red at and tha ami by a narrow rar REVENUE BILL NOW CONTAINS EIGHT BILLION Tentative Draft Has Been Adopted by Ways and Means. EXCESS TAX UNSETTLED Compromise with McAdoo Remains Only Open Question. Chairman Kltchln announced at the cloae of today's session of the \v?y? and Mean? Committee that at laat tba a\ee?,em.m figura haa baa? reached in the draft of tha revenu? bill vrhlch the committee has tenta tively adopted. Of this sum, it 1? es timated that the SO per cent tax on war profit? will yield ?&?V0.*m.aM0 and the exceaa profit? tax ?sxW.fWOOs. or a total of KOHi.OOO.er? from the profita of corporations and organised business. The remainder ef tba total amtvant of revenue will be raised by the In come and Inheritance? taxe?, and the ?pedal excise taxes on luxuries, bev I' ere ?e? and tobacco. Chairman Kltchln'? estimate waa ? made, however. In tbe face of the ! fact that the committee I? ?till in dis. agreement with Secretary McAdoo . and other officiai? of the Treasury De partment in the matter of the exoeae | profits rates. The committee stub i bornly refus?e to yield to Secretary I McAdoo's recommendation that the ratea on exceaa profits should not be Increased above the figures in the present law. I The draft of the bill upon which I the ?,?'????.??? estimate was made by I Mr. Kltchln providea for an asses* ? ment of 40 per cent on all exceaa profits between I per cent and ? per I cent of the capitalisation, and at per j cent on all above ? per cent. The de duction? allowed are S per cent and ? ?,???. reaapreaalae PeMlble. ? Mr. Kltchln left the door open for I further compromises with the Trea* 1 ury by makincr It plain yesterday that I the?? rate? have not been adopted : by the committee. They have been ' suggested to the Treasury a? a com ! promise. I Mr. Kitchfn ?tated that he believed the ?*> to a? per oent. rates suggested j to tb? Tre??ury by the committee ? would yield ?l.OOO.OOO.OOO more than the ; rates In the existing law-, and at least ?"***?\Oot.00I? more than the rates previ ously adopted by the committee. "Not more than one In 100 corpora tions aasessed under the excess profits rates would have been caucrht in the 80 per cent, class In the ratea which the committee previously apreed to.** Mr. Kitchln said. 'On the other hand. SO per cent, of them will fall In the elaac making io per cent net Income on their capitalization, and will therefore pay ?o per cent. "Under the*e war profit? and ex cea? profita which we have recom mended to the Treaaury, if properly enforced the law ahould yield no lees than ?J,<*00.****">.000.?? A report from the Treaaury on the committee'? recommendations Is ex pected next Monday. HUNS WANT AUSTRIAN DUKE KING OF POLAND Central Powers Reach Compro mise. Karl Asking Peace Move. The Hague. Aug. IT.?Geimany I haa approved the suggestion made by Austria that an Austrian arch duke be made king of Poland. The Lokal Anseiger of Berlin says Arch duke Karl Stephen, probably will be named. London. Aug. IT.?Germany has made concessions to Austria on the Polish question in consequence of the strong stand taken by Em peror Charles and the Austro Hungarian government, according to Information received by the cor respondent of the Daily Mall at tha Hague. The Germans demanded that Aus. tria aend to the Western front from | ten to fifteen divisions of picked I troops, confining themselves to the ? defensiva on the Italian front. Emperor Charles and his advlaers , mad? the counter demand? that Qer j many make farther declaration? re I gardtng Belgium. guaranteeing I evacuation, restoration and aa In ; demnlty, mak? a powerful mot?. i ment In th? direction of peace, and I that tha Poliah question be solved ] ?*? a manner favorable to Austrian wiahaa. Norway Pr ? tasti Tarpedoituj. Chriatiaala, Aug. IT.?The Nor wegian a-o*verna?ant has protestasi to 011 many as-alart tbe torpi ?map and sinking of the toes?? government canto ?t? aaoahip bom-ueratad am. HUNS PREPARE NEW LINE IN REAR Paris Paper Tefc of Coe struction of New Hmden burg Defense. RAWUNSON MAKES ADVANCE AT LIBONS British Drive Back All G?r man Local Attacks in Flanders. ALLIED AIR FORCES NOW DOMINATE; GERMANS 'BUNT Enemy Army Order Admit* Weak ened State of Air Defenses: Can. rot Defend Troops from Fire. Pari?. Aug. 17.?Hie Ger mans are preparing to evacuate the Roye-Lassigny-Noyoq sali ent, says the Et-ho de Pans. It is .?leticateci, the paper adds. German pioneers and la borers are at work behind the German front lin? on a new Hiixlenburg line. The German position in .?oye is serious. Not only are the al lies a mile and one-quarter wfit of the town, but the roads lead ing out of it toward Perorine. Nesle and Noyon are under th? ?fire of allied guns. British Advance on Mile Front Near Libons. London. August 17.?Important ?local progress was made by the ?British center today in the direc I tton of Perenne. Rawlinson's ! troop; advanced on a front of ? nearly a mile north of Lihons. I northwest of Chaulnes. Last night they advanced north of Projrart, south of the Somme. The Germans made vigorous ?? ? cal attacks in Flanders near the village of Locre and the unpor? j tant height called Scorpenberg. 1 They were repulsed by the British. The operations ?rere announced in Field Marshal Haig't night re port. American Flier Forced Down in Holland. I London. Aug. 17.?In the all-day ail ? battle which raced off and over tt?? 'Belgian coaat yesterday, tv?? British 'airplanes were forced down and ? 1 French battle plane was compelled | to land at Koudokerke. accordine to j an exchange telegraph dispatch frena I Flushing | Two American aviators, together ' wjth .Kram h and British flier?, arar? bombing Zeebrugge when ant1-a*r? ? raft bullets pierced the (as tanks One of the Amens-asaa, Lieut. < ?wan Harris, and a Fmmhaaan. G?? ale James Ituirea. both unhart, wer? in terned in Holland. ^ Our Fliers Down Hun ; We Take Village. The following official communio.???? from Gen. Per ?hing arara matte publie last night by the Wer Department through the Commits??? on Publie In? formation: "American Official Commanlew No. ?4?Headquarter? Amanea*? Is |i a il I ; ttanary Force. Aug. ? Section A? ' Yesterday, in the course of a co*nb?t in th? region of Flirey. our aviaiors I ?h"t. dotan a bOKtlle machine | "The following detail? of the aerial . combat hav? tseasii reisorted: ?Liestt. , Siile? and Lie??. Drew eaigac??? f??je Fokker biplane? over Flirey August 15. One of the plane? wa? ?hot *to?vw. Lieut Stile? and Lieut Drew betag credited equally with ?he deatrucOia of th? ?nachiti? ' "American ? ?Aidai Communiqua Ve. SS.?Headquarter? American tipssV tionary Force. A ut 17: l>ett?a as ?n the troagea our troopa in the cost?-?? of a au?x-a?>rul local attack, capturad the village of FraprHe Yeaterday in Lorraine one of our aviator? ahot dow? a ho?.i!? naachiia?:*' Our Air Forces FeeW?" m Parla, Aa?. 17.-V.ha? ?till ?tuShstw ly iwsSalIng on land Osisaany ?Irevdv. U lUi?alust;' L-eaien la tha air ?a "?}??? at tha ?liri?a aitwy hav? beam virtually Winded hs Ik? tenth? aartal ?struggle that ?caasaaraoKd Foch'? two* great counter astro**? Every day br,ng? na* proof of ? ht. favsst. ? Qermaa army ormar -