Confirmation of Republic
an's Reported Remarks
Is Called for.
President Wilson yesterday called
Will Hays, chairman of the Republic
an National Committee, to account
for a statement attributed to him in
the Topeka Capital, a Kansas news
paper, under date of September I.
He directed Joseph P. Tumulty, his
secretary to send the following tele
gram to Mr. Haya:
"Hon. Will Hays. Indianapolis. Ind.
"On Thursday, ?aptember ?, Mft
the Topeka Capital, published at To
peka. Kansas, quote? you as having
mad? the following statement to the
thirty-one Stata Republican chair
men, who met with you in Chicago
on September !
'The democratic leaders at Wash
ington would not atop at anything
that they believed ?rould insure the
re-election of a democratic Congress
this fall, and a Democratic President
two years hence. They would even
end the wsr with any kind of a com
promise If that would Insure the con
tinuane? of the D?mocratlc party in
?I shall b? obliged If you will let
me know if this is a correct state
ment of your remarks.
Hay? Im WasfciagrlCaa.
"T. P. Tumulty."
By a coincidine? ?fr. H?ys wa? In
this city yesterday, and although
the text of Mr. Tumulty'? telegram
* ? read to him. he declined to sive
mes ? newer. He Issued the follow
have not received the letter
Mr. Tumulty. I will b? v?ry
ted Indeed to receive It and
be very glad to reply both a?
?hat I have said at any tlm?
as to what I bellsve th? facts to
? s to any subject matter which
Ma be referred to In his letter."
ut did you make thi? statement
? ? Topeka newspaper?" h? was
g can't discuss that now, ' h? de
clared, and added: "Out of courtesy
to Mr. Tumulty, you know."
Mr. Hays knew of Mr. Tumulty's
request for information yesterday
morning, but he chose to wait until
the telegram, originally directed to
Indianapolis. was re-directed to
Jiiin at Washington. Meantime.
yeeterday afternoon, he was in con
ference with Representative Fess.
chairman of the Republican Con
gressional Committee, and other Re
publican member? of Congres? out
lining plan* for the oncoming cam
The President, tt I? known, consol
ers the printed interview, if true, a
direct charge against not only mem
bers of his administration, but him
self. The reason I? ?hat It carries
the imputation that the Democratic
party would sacrifice anything, in
cluding the country. In a renegad?:
peace pact, to perpetuate itself in
power Such a charge Is most grave.
and its gravity is reflected in the
prompt action taken by the President
to establish Its accuracy.
Mr. Tumulty's tel. cram ani made
public at the White House yesterday
mornine. but there was no amplifica
tion of it throughout the day. The
President, It Is understood, I.? con
tent, for the present, to let the mes
?aasi sreak for Itself.
WOMAN OPERATOR IS
ARRESTED AS A SPY
vV'anda Kreutingzer, Operating Gov
ernment Wire. Being HeW.
New York. Sept. 11.?Wearing on her
breast a servie? pin With four star?!
on It, Mis? Wanda Kreutingxer. for
?uteen years trusted telegraph opera
tor of the Postal Telegraph Company,
was arrested her? today ,for trans
mitting information of the most im
portant nature to the German govern
Miss Kreutingxer. who has oper
ated a government wir? between this
r-ity and munitions plant? at New Ha
ven. Bridgeport and other places for
the past four years. Is said tonight to
have admitted that ?h? haa been giv
ing Information of ship salllnis and
munition? shipments to German
The woman declared eh? did not
?now how the information was sent
:o Germany, but she spoke of a wire
es? plant In Mexico.
No Sports at Johns Hopkins.
Baltimore. Sept. 11.?Johns Hopkins
University has decided to call off all
iportlng contests for the coming win
ter, including lacrosse and football,
? order that all students may be free
:o devote themselves to war work
along various lines.
IN THE BACK
That's the woman's dread when
he ?rets up In the morning to start
h?? day's work. "Oht"t how my back
rhea." GOLD MEDAL? Haarlem Oil
'apaule? taken today ease the back
.ch? tomorrow?taken every day?
nd? the backache for all time.
Jon't delav. What's the irse of auf
ering? Begin taking GOLD MKDAI,
laarlem Oil Capsules today and be
elleved tomorrow. Take three or
our ?very day and he permanently
?re? from wrenching. distress! nie
ark pain. Rut be sure to get GOLD
1EDAL. Since 1?5? GOLD MEDAL
?aarlem Oil has been the National
temedy of Holland, the government
f the Netherlands have granted a
pectal charter authorising Its
-reparation and ?ale. The house
rife of Holland would almost as
oo? be without bread as she would
?e without her "Real Dutch Drops."
s ?h? quaintly calls GOLD MEDAL
laarlem Oil Capsules. This is the
ne reason why you will find the
.-omen and children of Holland so
tnrdy and robuet.
GOLD MEDAL are the pure, orig
nal Haarlem Oil Capsulea Imported
irect from the laboratories in
Taarlem, Holland. But be sure to
-et OOLD ?????- Look for the
am? on every box. Sold by reliable
ruggiste In sealed packages: three
lie?. Money refunded if they do
ot help you. Accept only the GOLD
tEDAL. All others are Imitations.
Capital and Stirpiti.*, $3,000,000.
Business men subject to
the draft should make
provision NOW for the direc
tion of their affair? and care
fOur Trust Dept. staff wel
comes inquiries along these
line?, and will gladly inform
you of the specialized service
that an organization such as
ours is prepared to render.
CT Will? Dream br Comptent Attero?*
National Savings &
?Jor. 15th and ?. ?. Av?.
I -FlltT-tecm? X
Small Grocers Complain of
New "Fair" List
Chartes that the weekly M.? prie?
list of th? local food administration,
aa It U now published, as an adver
tisement of the chain atore? of
Waahtnaton ware mad? at a meetins
?f the Retail Grocer' Protective As
sociation last night.
It waa stated that th? chain
?tores, owinc to the fact that they
bouaht In carload lota, wer? able to
sell at the prices quoted by the ad
ministration, and at even lower
prie??. Und?r the new policy of th?
Food Admlnlitration. which 1? to
publish d list of stores which sell
at the minimum price?, It was point
ed out that the chain stores would
b? put oa the list while many other
?tore?, because they cannot buy In
great quantities, would not be list
ed aa "fair." ?
?Mi,.? Addreaaea Dealer?.
The publication of the fair price
list waa reviewed by the Federal
Food Administrator for th? District,
Clarence R. Wilson. He outlined
briefly th? newly announced policy
of th? administration In regard to
listine th? food dealers aa "maxi
mum" or "minimum" store?.
Th? various problems confrontine
th? grocer? were discussed ?t the
meeting. A considerable wrangling
resulted from the discussion of tho
meat question. Many of the dealers
took th? view that the buying of
meat should be Judged by th? local
ity In which the store la situated,
while others maintained that any
kind of meat could be sold in any
place so long as gooa Salesmanship
waa used. It waa predicted that the
cut? of meat which may be pur
chased on certain days would be
indicated by the Food Administra
The labor problem waa discussed
and It wa? ?greed that the best way
to meet this question was to curtail
seajvic* and let the people wait on
ihemselv?? and carry their good?. At
th? request of the Food Administra
tor, a committee of three Is to be
appointed to confer with th? fair
price list committee of the adminis
tration. Thl? commute? will pre?ent
the views of the retail merchant? of
th? city on the flting of price? anil
th? proper margin which ?hould be
NOW MAJOR IN ARM?
Charles H. McDonald, Review
Board Chairman, Goes to Camp.
Charles H McDonald, chairman of
th? Board of Review of the Federal
' Trade Commission, ha? accepted a
commission a? major ln the Army
Judge Advocate General'? depart
MaJ. McDonald has been with the
Trade Commission ??nee It wa? first
CHARLES II. M in?*. ?I I'
created, and la a well-known flgur?
In Washington. Beside? his posi
tion on the Board of Review In
which capacity he has passed on
every proceeding coming before the
commission, he has been counsel In
charge of the Commission Enemy
Patent License and Export Trade
| division since that division was es
MaJ. McDonald lived In Oshkosh,
Wls., before coming to Washington
For fifteen years before his appoint
ment on the commission he prac
ticed law there and ln Wittenberg,
following his graduation from the
Chicago College of Law.
The commission has granted him
an indefinite leave of absence and
he will proceed at once to Tamp
Sherman. Chlllieothe. Ohio, where
he ha? been appointed Judge ad
REIGN OF RUIN
COSTISl'F.D FROM G??? ONt
?Ian Republic, has already had a very
beneficial eiTect on the economic state
of things In that region. Trading ha?
been resumed all along the White Sea
port?. Th? Temps is quoted aa sav
"The traditional trade dealings with
the White Sea district? and Norway,
broken off by Russian anarchy, have
been resumed and seem likely to be
very active during thi? year, owing
to the Issuance of a reliable money
by the Archangel government.
"For centuries ?mall sailor? have
been bringing flour each summer
Into the district? north of Norway
and have been taking back dried
fl?h. Th? Inhabitants of the White
Se? ?horee feed on thl? during the
long fasting days Imposed on them
by the discipline of the Orthodox
church. At present, announces the
Christiania Aatenpost. no less than
thirty vessels are on their way to
Norway providing food ror the pop
ulation living north of the White
Sea basin, who. In ordinary times,
have only Just enough food to pre
vent themselves from dyjng of
hunger. Thi? policy of taking food
to per?on? ln ?tricken communities,
the paper adds, 1? the best one that
th? Entente powers could adopt."
The commercial paper? of Norway
ar? of one accord tn Joyfully wel
coming the arrival of troops who
have guaranteed the return of civil
ization ln that region.
C. R. Nichols, ? minor, through
Charles E. Nichol?, hi? father, flied
?ult ln the equity court? yesterday
against Frank McCormlck for 110.000
damage? alleged to have beasn ?ustaln
ed last July 10 when the boy wa?
? run over by an auto, aaid to belong
to defendant, while creasing Sixth
street, near M street northwest. It
I? aliased in the complaint that the
Imachine was being driven at an ?x
TODAY TO BATTLE
FOR WORLD FREEDOM
CONTINUED FBOil PAOI ONE.
G.? District building snd hnyon? de
siring to reach th?? office muet en
ter by th? west door *? the building
will be closed.
With th? wide distribution of ad
vertising matter It I? not expected
that ther? will b? much call for th?
services of th? bureau, but aa ther?
are always some who neglect such
matter? It w?s thought advisable that
the office should b? open. In no other
city in the country have th? regis
trante had the opportunity* to ac
quaint themselves with the proper
place ot registration that the men ot
th? city of Washington have had.
Th? Poet Office authorities hav? had
delivered to every home in th? Dis
trict a card showing the exact place
where ?ach male member of th? fam
ily is to register. It I? believed that
Washington 1? the only city In which
this has been don?.
Business Men Will Meet
To Learn Draft Rules.
To apprise the business Interests of
Washington of the requirement? of
the new draft regulation? the Mer
chant? and Manufacturers' Associa
tion will hold a sp?cial meeting Fri
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock In th?
The effect of the new draft rule?
will be exemplified in a thoroughly
practical manner at th? meeting Fri
day afternoon and at ? o'clock that
evening the credit aectlon ot the as
sociation will meet to plan for th?
problems thtt the w?r ha? brought In
"By all mean? hav? your house
represented by an authorired-to-act
representative at the special meeting
Friday afternoon," reads the call.
"The business problem 1? greater at
the National Capital than at any
other point, and it I? ot the utmost
Importance that the" merchante of
Washington should be apprised of the
demands that are to be made upon
them in man power and to ?et their
house? In order so that the needs of
ih? nation can be met promptly. The
labor problem 1? even now molt acute
and requires patience and good will
between the merchant and hi? cus
?Kusine?? In Washington ha? gone
beyond the point of competition; th?
only form of competition that mer
chant? can practle? now is that of
zeal In ?ervice to the Mr cause.
"Come to this meeting ?nd hear
the detaila of the new draft as they
affect mercantile establishment?.''
Thirteen U. S. Senators
Must Register Today.
Thirteen . member? of the U. S.
Senate must regleter: however, none
I ?>f them are subject to immediate
: draft call, none being under J7
! year? of age. They are, with their
I ages: Benet, of South Carolina, St;
: Gerry. 39; Wolcott. 41; Wad?worth.
?41: Trammel, 42; France. 45: Hard
i wick, 45; Shepperd. 42; McNary, 44;
; Ashurst. 44: Henderson. 45: Pittman,
45. About 120 memb?r? of the
House must register.
Statement by Crowder
Issued to Nation.
On the eve of Registration Day Pro
: voit Marshal General Crowder last
night l??ued thi? final statement to
t the men who are to enroll themselves
.??'u the nation'a man-power rost?r ??
"G??? every man between th? age?
I of IS and ??' years, both Inclusive, not
I heretofore registered or not already
| In active military and naval ?ervice.
rests the obligation to register today
I (Thur?day, September 12).
' "Through thi? regl?tratlon It I? pro
I posed to enroll the name? of approxi
mately l:!,000,0no men not heretofore
subject to draft.
"This task completed, America
| will have taken a cens?a ot its
| available man power. With thi? ?n
| rollment, and the registration? of
June 6, 1917, June I. 1918, and Au
! guat 24, 1918, w? shall hav? placed
? tn thi? reeervoir the neme? of ?p
|proxlm?tely 23.400,000 men. From
those we select, choosing for the
army those best suited, physically
and by circumstance, for the field
of battle, and classifying those re
maining in accordance with the ex
tent to which their energie? are
needed for the support of the nation
at home and the maintenance of the
military establishment. It la thus
that we must proceed If we ar?
most effectively to distribute th?
energies of our people for the ?u
preme task of winning the war.
"The obligation resting upon the
Individual this day is clear-cut and
not to be mistaken. The patriotism
end the honor of our manhood furnish
the main reliance of the nation at
this hour. Patriots will not fail to
respond. Slackers must respond. For
those who would evade their obliga
tion the law provide? punishment
; swift and certain. A year'? tmpr'son
? ment faces the man who evades regle
t tration. And no man can buy hi?
, escape from this penalty through pay
i ment of a fine.
"The registrar? are at their poets
Thirty-four member? of Congress
have already registered at th? booth
which has been erected at the office
of the Sergeant-at-Arms.
The first member to "elgn up" for
the new draft wa? Representative J.
M. Baer, of North Dakota. H? was
followed In rapid auccesslon by M
The cheerful Invitation of Sergeant
at-Arms R. B. Qordon to members to
till out the registration cards at the
office ha? caused the members ?nd
their assistants to flock to the booth
and flood the office. Although It Is
not known whether the members wilt
be allowed to fight as yet. several
have asked th? clerk? In charge to
write on their cards that they have
waived exemption. The registrant?
are following the same procedure
which Is followed at the office of
Local Board No. 1 They are sending
I their card? to their home boards
Provost Marshal Gen. Crowder I?
at present considering whether these
member? can be accepted after they
have waived exemption.
To Avoid Elections.
The Provost Marshal General
picked Sept. 12 *? Registration Day,
because it was the only available
day this week. There were elec
tions in various States Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday and a? the
election machinery was to be used,
those days were barred. Saturday
was barred In deference to the orth
odox Jews, which left Thursday
and Friday. Friday was the Uth of
"The Provost Marshal General?
offlc? is not superstitious.' ?ays
Col. Wat ren. Gen. Crowr*er'a assist
ant, "but there are a lot of men In
thi? country who wouldn't like to
register for war servie? on Friday.
the 13th. They would know they
had no chance; so w? mad? It
Thursday, ti? 12th.?* J
Insane Officer, Barricaded
in Hotel, Captured
Afttr successfully defying th? en
tire polle? force of th? city for two
day?, Lieut. Tn? 8. B?rge??, the
demented army officer who escaped
from St Elizabeth ? Insane A?ylum
Tuesday and barricaded hlmMlf In
a room at the Metropolitan Hotel,
was captured yeiterday afternoon
by Detective? O'Brien, Kelly and
Mullen, with Policemen Carrlco and
Th? man wa? periuad?d by the
hot?l manager to ?urrend?r his gun
?th? manager telling him over th?
phon? that he would hav? to either
glv? up the gun or leav? th* hotel.
Rather than give up hi? room Lieut.
Burgess agreed to place the gun
outside hi? door for the polle? au
Uaorltle? to take in , Large.
aelaed by Deteetlv?.
At 5 o'clock the demented officer
called downstairs for change for a
five-dollar bill. DeWctlv? O'Brien
brought the change upstair? and
called to Burgess to reach over the
trans?me and take his money. Aa the
man? hand? appeared over the trans
?om? th? detective caught Burgee?
wrlat? In a vlae-llk? grip and held
them while th? door wa? battered
B?rge?? gave hlm?elf up without
protett. and even stated that h? wa?
aahamed of himself for ral?lng ?uch
a disturbance. During the time h?
waa ln charge of the nolle? he acted
In a rational manner, giving no Indi
cations that he waa suffering from
any mental trouble. Several notes
ware found on him giving hi? reason
for contemplated suicide. On? waa
addressed to his sweetheart, stating
that all wa? over and that he wa?
going to take hi? Ufe.
Lieut, Burges? is a member of the
Medical Corps, having received hi?
commission a little over a year ago
A native of Rusavellvllle, Ark., he re
ceived hi? education at Georg? Wash
ington University. He 1? JO year? old
Realised Ilia < ondinola.
? few month? ago he wa? sent to
St. Elizabeth'?, suffering from an
incurable mental trouble. A phy
sician hlmaelf. th? officer ?u?pect?d
that hi? trouble wa? lncurabt? ?nd
had asked several time? to ?e? hl?
chart, but It had been refu?ed him
each time. It 1? ?uposed that ha
finally succeeded In ?ecuring th?
chart and resolved to take hi? life
when ha ?aw It confirmed hi? aua
A friend who dined with him l??t
week declared last night that the
unfortunate man had Intimated that
he would commit suicide if h? die
covered that he could never recover.
While at th? hospital Lieut. B?r
ge?? was allowed th? freedom of th?
ground? as he wa? not considered a
dangerous man, despite an attack
on one of the doctors at the hospital
some time ago. Tuesday morning
about 10 o'clock he left the asylum
and came to the city. At one of th?
stores In th? downtown section h?
bought a Colt revolver, paying |20
for it, and then went to the Metro
politan Hotel where h? registered.
At 4:J0 Tuesday afternoon he called
up Dr. John Murphy at the hospital
and asked him to come to the hotel
to see him. He told him that he wa?
about to ?hoot himself and that hchad
left a not? for the coroner. Dr. Mur
phy arrived at 7:30. accompanied by
headquarters detectives and attend
ant? from the hospital. Bursesi
threatened to shoot himself If they
did not leave but the doctor. Dr
Murphy motioned them away and
tried to quiet the demented man.
Burges? kept the muzzle of his re
volver preaaed to hi? forehead during
the entire interview, and finally lar
Murphy left, leaving Detective Scriv
ener on guard.
The authorities decided that 11
would be best to keep the man as
quiet aa possible until tjiey could plan
some scheme to disarm him. After
the hotel manager's ruse had suc
ceeded Burges? wa? taken flrit tc
police headcaiarter? and later to the
CONTINUED FROM PAQB ONE.
have contributed to their splendid be
havior after the attack.
Zed Sim?, of Birmingham, Ala., one
of the survivors, make? th? positive
assertion that the U-boat was de
stroyed. He says he saw its wreck
age as well as dead members of the
crew floating ln the aea.
Doland Cameron, a New Yorker
?aid the sea wsa? extremely calm and
the weather very clear at th? time
of the attack.
Nelson McCauley of Newbergen
N. J., and Jno. Gagllae, of Brook
lyn, N. Y., ?ay they saw th? torpe
do speeding toward the liner.
Some reports give Friday after
noon as the tlm? of th? attack.
The attack occurred about J0(
mile? oft the English coast, at fifteer
minute? to three Saturday after
Skip I.agsjced Behind.
The troop ?hip w?? originally In the
center of the convoy, but at the time
tho attack wa? mad? she wa? lagging
behind the other vessel?, having had
alight engine trouble?.
"Cool, but faet," waa th? way Ed
ward Ferm, a Chlcagoan, summed up
the conduct of the American troops
Immediately after th? liner had b?en
"When th? blast came." ?aid he.
"the men moved toward the lifeboats,
a? they had been trained to do. The
force of the explosion threw the men
back from the rails, but everybody
kept cool. They worked mighty faat.
Strolling along the upper deck.
George M. Weiner. another Chicago
man, ?potted the forecastle of the U
boat as It waa cutting through the
sea straight to the port aide of the
troop ?hip. ' Whether It 1? he who
caused the signal to be given 1? not
quite clear from the ?o far ?till frag
mentary stories, but within tes? than
half a minute a quartette of British
destroyer? plunged down upon the ser
pent of the sea. and from the deck?
of each of the little greyhound? depth
bomb after depth bomb was hurled
ln the direction of the spot where the
U-boat submerged. By that time the
two torpedoea. one of which hit the
troop ship, had been despatched.
Oil and debris hurled upward near
where the U-boat had submerged con
vinced eye-wltnesse? that the subma
rine was destroyed by one of the
depth bombs. Some say they saw
human bodies swirling amid the
wreckage. As usual In such cases,
there are many conflicting reports.
One says four dead Germans were
seen floating near the scene of th?
torpedoing. Another asserts a mem
ber of the U-boat crew waa captured
Other reports dealt with alleged lo??
of lives on the troop ship, one saying
twenty ?rakers were killed while late
today it was said one life was lost.
There is nothing official, however, to
! contradict the first ?uttment that all
kaada war? mt?.
SOON TAX FREE
Action on Bill to Follow
Close Revenue Debate
Plsns for the spaedy enactment of
th? bill desired by Secretary McAdoo
to exempt liberty bonds from income
taxes were formulated by the Horn?
and Senate committees yeeterday.
Ch?lrman Kitchin of the Ways ?nd
Mean? Committee Issued a call for
th? committee to meet In the morning
to h?ar from Assistant fjecretsry of
I the Treasury Lefllngwell, snd It Is
? probable the bill will be Immediately
! reported to the House.
Mr. Kitchin Intends to push the
J general debate on the big revenu? bill
[ to a close this ?ftemoon, so that the
] new bill relating to the liberty bonds
may be taken up and passed tomor
Senator Simmon?, chairman of the
Senate Finance Committee, will take
i ?imllar measures to put th? bill
through the Senat? befor? th? date
Of th? fourth liberty i?su?.
Mean? ton of asn.nnO.OOO.
The enactment of the bill will mean
| a loss of not over $50,000,000 from the
estimated yield of the pending rev
enu? bill, Mr. Kitchin said. This
smount will be well taken care of In
the larga margin which the bill al
ready has over the ?8.000,000,000 figure,
so that no revision of the rates fixed In
the revenue bill will be made neces
sary by the removal of th? ?urtax
from th? liberty bonds. Mr. Kitchin
"Th? bill I? already eatlmated to
yield considerably more than $8,000,
OOO.OOO. so that If Congress should pan
the bill desired by Secretary McAdoo
and exempt the interest of the liberty
bonds from taxation w? will ?till have
enough to (all back upon without
raising any of the rates In the bill."
Protrai Tkeater Tax.
Protest? against raising the tax on
? theater? and other places of amuse
I m?nt wer? mart? to the Senate Finance
Commit/?? yesterday by a number of
New York producers and managers,
who told the committee that the in
creaeed rat? In the House bill would
| ?Imply drive a larce proportion of
; them out of business They claim??!
exemption from any higher tax be
cause of th? large amount of war
work they ar? doing. Mark Klaw. of
Klaw and Erlanger. was the principal
spokesmen for the theater managers
The effect of the new draft act was
described a? being very disastrous to
the theatrical profe?s(on by Mr. Klaw.
He said that the ?verage actor la
within th? dr?ft ?ge ?rd l? wedded to
an ??tre?? who has Independent means
of support. For this reason, he de
clared, few of th?m will be abl? to
claim exemption ?nd th? manager?
will be hard pressed to fill their
FIERCE BATTLE FOR
KEY TOWNS RAGES ON
THE BRITISH FRONT
CONTTNUCD T&OH PAG? OSa\
counter attacking without piuH to
Veep M;n,u'tn from penetrating? fur
ther toward the approachea of I-aon.
All theae furtoua thrust.^ were repulaed
by the French. They were especially
strong and frequent in the Laffaux
Haig Reports Local
Progress Against Enemy.
London, Sept. 11.?Local progress on
the front facing the Cambrai-St.Quen
tin sector of the Hindenburg line and
in Flanders was reported by Field
Marshal Haig in hi? official bulletin
Headway was made by the British
north of Kpehy. which He? five mile?
west of Le Catelet, and in the neigh
borhood of Vermand. six miles north
west of St. Quentin.
A German counter attack at Gou
soaucourt, six miles northweet of Le
Catelet. wa? beaten off.
The German artillery waa active
throughout the day in the region of
Northwest of Hulluch. south of La
Bassee Canal, the British advanced
their lines by penetrating the Ger
man front trenches.
The full text of Field Marshal Haig's
night report follows:
"We carried out a successful local
operation early thia morning north
of Epehy. advancing our line in this
locality and capturing a number of
"Some progress ha? been made by
our troops during the day on the
southern portion of the battle front
in the neighborhood of Vermand.
"An attack attempted by the enemy
this afternoon upon one of our posts
west of Goureaucourt was repulsed by
our machine gun fir?. Local flchtlng
has taken place aleo northwest of
Hulluch and south of Ia Bassee
Canal, as the result of which we cap
tured a few prisoner? ?nd established
posts In the enemy'? forward posi
"Hostile artillery developed consid
erable activity thi? evening In the
Havrincourt Wood aector.'?
Carefully Planned Raid
Repulsed by Americans.
With the Americans in the Vosges.
Sept. 11.?In a sharp hand-to-hand en
counter which ensued when the Ger
mans attempted a raid southeast of
St. Die today we repulsed the enemy.
Inflicting losse? upon htm.
The Germans evidently used special
ly trained troops In an effort to bag
? larse number of prisoners. The
raid was carefully planned. The en
emy used flame projector?, but had to
abandon them and they are now lying
in front of our wire.
American Official Commnnlqae.
Headquarter? of th? American
Expeditionary Forces. Sept. 11.?
Section A?In the course of success
ful raids In Lorraine our detach
ments penetrated th? enemy's
trenches, Inflicting losses end cap
There i* nothing else of impor
tance to report.
TO END STRIKE
Requested to Adjust Labor
Difficulties in Bridge
President Wilson haa been asked to
take action to end the Bridgeport
machinist?' ?trlke. The appeal Is
made Jointly by th? W?r Department
the Labor Department and th? War
Lahor Board. Neces?lty of action re
sult? from a atoppag* of war mater
ial and munition production In th?
great Bridgeport munition district.
The President ha? not Indicated if
he will act. nor how; but ?hould h?
Interven? It would ?ettle the policy
of the administration In handling
strike? in w?r Industrie? during th?
wsr. It ha? been the de?lr? of th?
administration to fvold drkftlng la
bor, but the President 1? firm that
needed war material production mint
Appealed to Lean Board.
In thl? ea?e, the men appealed to
the War Labor Board for relief from
working condition?. The War Labor
Boar] was unable to agree and th?
matter wa? referred to an umpire, who
granted the right to organize an
eight-hour day, equal pay for equal
work, abolished the black Hat and
I established a minimum wage, which
was a decided lncrea?e. The umpire
refused to reclasslfy the machinist?
?Into a complicated classification ac
cording to the particular work done
by each, but provided for committees
In each shop on which employer and
? emnloyea were to be repreeented and
which were to have authority to make
I such reclasslflcation. Then an appeal
board representing all the employer?
of the district ?nd ?tl the ?mployes
i with a representative of the Becre
| tary of War a? chairman was set up.
?The plan waa regarded by the War
? Labor Board aa an Ideal Industrial
?Angered hecau?e th? umpire did
not reclaselfy them, eeveral thousand
of the faO.OOO mam affected at on? e
walked out on ?trlke. The number
\ out haa ?teadlly grown until the con
dition is a menace to the munition
? production. Wm. H. Johnaton. presi
? dent of th? International Association
] of Machinist?, refused to author!*
? th? strik? ?nd ha? now telegrv1 ? d
the leader? of the local untori? that
his executive board will withdraw the
union membership from all ?trikers
who ar? not back at work by Frldsy
? morning. He Instruct? them to try
? out the plan of the umpire, and If it
i will not work. r?-appeal to the Na
> tional War Labor Board.
COAL MINERS SET
NEW DIGGING PACE
Week's Work at Connellswl.e Bad
for the Hum.
ConneU'viU? coking-coal min??!??
made a ihock attack on G? a? ?i a n.* m
I lait week when they smaihed all pre
vious coal-mining record? for the dis
trict In spite of Labor Day.
j Thi? Information waa ?ent to Jaman
! ?. Neale, director of production of
th? Foderai Fuel Administration,
j from W. L. By en?. production man
I The tonnage for th? week waa 718.
( 221. an Increase of 2,424 tons over th?
, preceding week and 1.267 tons more
? than the previous high week of the
' current coal year.
Connellsville coal Is a great aource
of coke supply and thus this great
output Is a direct contribution to the
nation's blast furnaces which are t*ap
i living the met.il for (runa and shells
' to be shipped abroad.
Weaiables for the School Kiddie? That
Are Both Practical and Attractive. The
Pnce? Will Interest Mothers Who Are
Anxious to Buy Economically.
Children'? Coats for school, in serf e
broadcloth, velour and a 1 _ ??
Sweater? in all shack?, very ,?G ??
pretty model? at. ?50. UU
Dresses in Serge and Silk: Davy, brown,
green and plaids. Cl C Cfi
Bath Robes in blanket cloth and eider
down. Navy, Copen, rad
and rose; $2-M to.
Middy Blouses and
LAND AMERICAN FORCE
AT ARCHANGEL. RUSSIA
Gen. March Withhold? Identity and
Strength of Units.
The "War Department announce?!
last nicht that American troops had
been landed at Archangel in Ruarla.
In making tha announcement Gen
March, Chief of Staff, declined to di*
tlose the identity of the units or the
number of troops landed.
Officials here regard the arrival of
American troope at Archangel as very
timely in view of the announrement
made yesterday by the State Depart
ment of the new treaty of alitane?
between Germany and the Bolshevik!
to resist tha advance of allied troo;>s
into Russian territory.
So far as known here on?j a small
allied forca waa at and near Arch
angel, principally mt Kola. Althcugh
not officially announced it la believed
here that, aa in the case of Vladivo
stok, not more than a few thousand
men hive been transported to Russia.
The main purpose of the govern
ment In ?ending Infantry to the north
ern part of Russia is to co-onerate
with the French and Ktigllsh govern
ments In establishing a stable form
of government around which the pa
triotic people of Russia opposed to
the BoUheviki and the Irresponsible
elements could concentrate. The pur
poae of the allies and of the United
States has been successful ao far.
REGARDED AS GERMAN
BY MOUNT/UN PEOPLE
Airman Miller, Postal Pilot, Here
Max Miller th? first pilot of th?
J ?criai meli ?era ice to make the Chi
eejro-N'ew Tork trip haa eriived ir
Washington from New York. Th?
pioneer pilot bel.eve? that it 1? only
? question of lim? bet?re ? perma
nent rout? 1? established bat? ear
New Tork ?nd Chivero. The attuo?
pheric condition? between the tsac
ailic? ??? not a? good a? might he.
' he ?aye.
There is much ml?t ebout th? mou p
tama eround Lock Haven. Pe. VVh i*
flying In th?t vicinity e leek in th?
radiator of hi? machine w?e dlecoa -
, ered by Miller He ?ttempted to de
?cend end almoat landed on soma tree
top?. Speedily pointing hi? machine
upward, he avoided having hi* roa
j chine damaged. After he had eu?.
, cewfuHy lended he ??Id several of the
1 mountaineer? thought he wee e Ger
man They tied heerd of eeropUne?.
had never ?een one. After pet -
I suedlnr them thet he wee really no*
? on? of the en?rcy they wer? annoia?
. to help fix the radiator
Study the ?lore ade?end your buy
ire tesks will not seem ?o full mt
iea ai when looked at in th<?
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