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'From Press to Home Within the Hour" Sworn Ket Clrenlttlo?. Moatli of A?R??t. !?!?? Dally Aw?fe, 74.960? Saaday. 55,712. No. 29,445. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1916-SIXTEEN PAGES. ONE CENT. MAI. GEN. MILLS DIES OF PNEUMONIA Stricken Last Night After Din ner, Failing to Respond to Treatment. ' MILITIA DIVISION CHIEF HAD BRILLIANT CAREER Was Awarded Congressional Medal for Heroic Service in the Spanish American War. SAJ. GEN. ALBERT L. MILLS. Maj. Gen. Albert L. Mills, chief of the militia bureau of the War Department, died suddenly about 12:30 o'clock today, at the family home, 1523 K street, from an at tack of acute pneumonia. Up to last night he had been in appar ently excellent health. Yesterday afternoon he took a long automobile ride in the country, and ate a hearty meal upon his return to the house. About 9 o'clock he complained ? of feeling ill, saying that he felt chilly and was afraid he had caught cold on the ride. He was persuaded to go to bad and physians were called in. In spite, however, of all medical attention he rapidly became worse, and died about noon. His death came as a great shock to all of the officials of the War Department, in view of the fact that he was in un usually fine spirits Saturday at the de partment. No arrangements have been made for the funeral, but it is taken for granted that Gen. Mills will be buried in the Arlington national cemetery with mili tary honors. Friend of National Oaard. During his four years as head of the militia bureau of the "War Department Gen. Mills worked out the mobilization plans for the state troops which have been used so successfully during the Mexican border situation. He con tended vigorously for increasing the efficiency of the National Guard, and \ dealt ur.paringly with the faults of the system or of individual organizations whenever he appeared before Congress In connection with army legislation. The task of federalizing the state troops under the plan laid out by Congress in the reorganization bill recently signed has rested largely upon Gen. Mills as chief of that bureau. His work was greatly com plicated by the fact that the troops were I railed for border duty before there had ! been opportunity to work out the new scheme. <Jen. Mills leaves, besides his wife, a son. Lieut. Chester P. Mills of the 9th Cavalry, and a daughter. Mrs. Emil P. l^aursr.n. the wife or Lieut. Laurson of the 11th Cavalry. Was Born in New York. Albert Leopold Mills was born in New York May 7, 1854, the son of Abiel Bucknian Mills and Ann (Walker) Mills. He graduated from U. S. Mili tary Academy In 1879, entering the ;cavalry branch of the service, and be ing attached to the 1st Cavalry. Dur ing tne Spanish-American war he was distinguished for bravery and coolness after being shot through the head and | entirely without sight near Santiago, Cuba, In that condition encouraging the troops near him. For this service he nvas awarded the congressional medal of honor. Whn the Spanish-American war began Gen. Mills was made assistant adjutant jfene?i 1 of volunteers. After the war "h* served successively captain in the 6th ' tvalry, the 1st Cavalry and the 10th <*nvalrv. H?- was created a briga dier general in 1904 and was promoted to 1>- major general about six weeks He has served as superintendent of tl:1'nited States Military Academy, commanded several departments of the army ?n the Philippines, as well as the Department of the Gulf in the 1'nited States. He was made president of the Army War College in 1902, at the end of that year becoming chief of the divi sion of militia affairs. POLICE OUT TO HANDLE BANK RUN IN CHICAGO CHICAGO. September 18.?Police were railed today to handle a crowd of de positors which continued the run started yesterday on the state bank of Schiff & Co., despite the assurance of its offi cials thai the institution is solvent. The run began because of alarm spread by the collapse of three private banks last week. Officials of the Schiff bank said that *50,000 was paid out yesterday, and that the demand of every depositor would be met. The bank has resources of $1,000,000, according to an audit Saturday. The private bank of M Ginsburg & Sons, which closed Saturday, ?1 i?l not open its doors today. Depositors clam ored for their savings. Mac-lay Hoyne. state's attorney, said that he expected to go before the grand Jury today to ask for indictments against officers of the private banking houses of Silver Ac Co.. Michniuk & Son and M. Ginsburg & Son Federal Judge Landis appointed the Central Trust Company receiver for the Ginsburg Bank. which closed | Saturday. The receivers' bond was 'fixed at 2 cents and that of the peti tioning creditors was fixed at 1 cent. All books and records of the bank '?were seized by States Attorney Hojrn*. 4 Also Reported Fighting Along side the Russians and Ru manians in Dobrudja. FURTHER GAINS ARE MADE BY GEN. VON MACKENSEN Defending Forces in Rumania Re ported Falling Back to New and Strong Positions. BERLIN, September 18, via London, 5:55 p.m.?The allied (entente) forces in Eastern Rumania have re ceived reinforcements, the war office announced today. They have taken up a line across Dobrudja, a few miles south of the railroad run ning from Constanza to the Danube. LONDON, September 18.?A further advance for the Serbians on the western end of the Mace donian front is reported in a dis patch sent out today under a Saloniki date by the Exchange Telegraph Company. _ . It says the first and second line trenches of the Bulgarians at Kaimakcalan have been taken by the Serbians, who have crossed Broda river. Heavy fighting con tinues on the farther bank of the river.' Guns and Prisoners Taken. The Serbians are reported to have taken four field guns and eight ma chine guns, bringing: up to thirty-six the number of gruns captured. A large number of prisoners, the exact number of which is unknown, also is said to I have fallen into the hands of the Ser 1 bians. j The dispatch also reports that French troops on the allied left wing: have ! captured the station at Fiorina. Heavy fighting continues. The forces under Field Marshal von Mackensen are continuing to progress in their campaign in the Rumanian province of Dobrudja. Sofia reports. Some indication of stronger resistance by the Rumanians and Russians, how ever, is furnished by the official state ment. which reports heavy counter at tacks. Retiring' to New Positions. A dispatch to the Times from Ru manian headquarters, dated Sunday, says that In Dobrudja the Russo-Ru manlan forces are falling back and fak ing up a strong position on a line ex tending from Rasovo to Tuzla. The presence of a division of Ser bian troops in Rumania, alluded to in recent press dispatches, has not been officially accounted for. The probabil ities are that some Serbian troops were forced into Rumanian territory during the Teutonic drive through Serbia last fall, being interned there and liberated for service with the entente forces when Rumania entered the war, or else that the division is composed of Serbian residents of Rumania. 5,000 Loss in Three Hours. "The Bulgarians lost 5,000 men in three hours of fighting in the first clash between the Serbians and Bulgars in eastern Dobrudja," says Reuter's Odessa correspondent. The fighting was very bitter. It was mostly hand to hand, and no prisoners were taken by either side. The Bul ; gars, aided by Germans, made eighteen attacks, all of which were repulsed I with great losses. German cavalry also came into the action, trying to take the Serbs by an attack in the rear. The Serbian rear line received them with the bayonet and most of the cavalry was exterminated. Invasion of Rumania. AMSTERDAM, via I^ondon. September 18.?Details of Field Marshal von Mack ensen's victory over the Russians and Rumanians in the Dobrudja district are given in a copy of the Berlin Vossische Zeitung received here. The paper says: "A German division moving along the Danube east of Silistria drove back a Rumanian division upon the Russians, who formed the right and center of the (line The Germans then got on the i flank of the Russians, and at the same i time German and BtJlgarian cavalry, j operating on the German right, drove a Serbian division back along the rail | road. Thus Field Marshal Mackensen's j troops formed the letter U, with the Russians, Serbians and Rumanians ' crowded within the loop. "The Russians held their front for some time until Mackensen concen trated his forces on them and their re sistance collapsed." The Rester Lloyd says: "The battle of Bodrich. which cleared Mackensen's right flank, lasted three days and nikhts. The Rumanian forces came up only on the third day. The brunt of the lighting was maintained by the Russians and the Serbians." Official Report From Sofia. SOFIA. September 18. via London, 1:25 p.m.?"Our advance in Dobrudja contin ? lies." says an official announcement issued ! here today. "The enemy occupied a forti ' fled advance oositto?. near Kobadin. Our I troops are in immediate contact with him. our ravalry occupied the railway station at Adjenlar. 8ixteen wagons of food were captured ? A brigade of the enemy yesterday at- ! i tempted a counter attack against our col- ' j umn on the extreme left toward the vil : lage of Pulutche. but was repulsed with! I great losses and left In our hands several j dozen prisoners, as well as eight caissons, one gun. four machine gnus and other ! material." i An attack made by entente forces in the Struma valley, on the Macedonian I front, was repulsed by the Bulgarians, the | | statement adds. Italians Advance in Albania. | LONDON. September 18.?The Italian forces have occupied Paliocrestro, five miles from Argyrocastro In Albania, ac cording to an Athens dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company dated Saturday. FRENCH KEEPING UP DRIVE MINES Village of Deniecourt, Which Stood in Way, Abandoned by Germans. GERMANS LOSE HEAVILY IN COUNTER ATTACKING London Reports That British Troops Also Have Pushed Forward on Somme Front. BERLIN, September 18, via London, 6 p.m.?Aban donment by the Germans of the villages of Berny and Deniecourt, together with positions between Barleux and Vermandovillers, south of the River Somme, is re ported in today's official statement. North of the river, the statement says, the fighting developed favor ably to the Germans. LONDON, September 18, 3 pm.?The new thrust by the French south of the River Somme in northern France, where the im portant railway town of Chaulnes is their objective, has resulted in the complete encircling of the vil lage of Deniecourt, the Paris war office announced today. Deniecourt former the center of the wedge the French are driving into the German lines north of Chaulnes, its resistance holding up their advance between Berny and V ermandovillers, complete occupation of which villages by | the French was announced last night. Counter Attacks Repulsed. Further progress has been made by the French in this region and heavy counter attacks by the Germans on the new French positions, both north and south of the Somme, have been re pulsed. according to today's report, which announces that the Germans sustained enormous losses, two bat talions being nearly wiped out. The French have taken 1,200 prisoners and ten machine guns. The British are keeping up their for ward push north of the Somme, scoring j their advances, however, at isolated points, apparently In operations to straighten their line and secure their hold on captured ground. Further Gains by British. In small operations on the Somme front last night the British gained further ground, the war office an nounced today. "The general situation continues un changed." the announcement says. "South of the Ancre we Improved our position north of Martinpuich. Kast or Courcelette a minor attack made last night upon elements of enemy trenches was entirely successful. Our line has been advanced appreciably at " this point. "West of Mouquet farm the enemy en tered one of our trenches under coverj of heavy shelling, but was counter at' j tacked Immediately and driven out with '""South of Thiepval we have taken a further portion of the enemy trench system.- The enemy heavily shelled j various parts of our line at intervals during the night. "On the rest of the front there were | no developments of Importance." Germans I>ose Heavily. I PARIS, September IS, noon.?The Germans lost heavily in several counter attacks north and south of the Somme last night, the war office announced to [ day. The French maintained the ground recently won and made further progress near Clery and Berny. and on the eastern edge of Deniecourt. Prisoners report that enormous losses have been susptained by some of the Uermar. formations. The statement says two battalions were almost anni hilated by the French artillery. The French took 1,200 prisoners and ten ma. hine guns, the statement says. Th? town of Deniecourt Is now com pletely encircled by the French. Germans, Hidden in Dugouts, Refuse to Surrender Even When Surrounded by Foe WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN 1 FRANCK, September 17, via London. September 18.?The British today took I the Mouquet farm. On two former oc casions they had been on the premises, i but were unable to remain there. It was a strong point on the right of the British battle line, where a garrison of Germans and their machine guns seemed proof against shellflre. Thev had the usual deep cellars and runways underground, and, driven from one ?xtt by shelllire. they would emerge from another. The British got "nt"?W around their burrows ami called down the cellar stairs for them to surrender. Befused to Surrender. The Germans thought that a counter attack would come to their assistance as before. The British, however, as sured them that none would come, as they had the trench all the way around the farm to prevent their exit or aid from coming to them. Still the Ger mans refused to yield, and the nnal result of this grim colloquy was that * J i the British blew in all the cellar floors. But such persistent diggers are the Germans that the British are not cer tain but they had some underground passage for escape. The British also cleaned up the Dan ube trench In the old German first line near Thiepval, which is the hinge of the Somme battle line. As happened before and after the fierce general at tack along the whole front, the suc ceeding days are spent in rectifying the line and cleaning up any strong points that still hold out. Combles Attack Denied. The German official report of Fri day's battle made peculiarly interest ing reading here. It spoke of repuls ing an English attack on Combles. The correspondent happened to be at that end of the line, where he could ob serve the action, and no British infan try moved on Combles. Small bodies of British infantry have been in both the villages of Les Boeufs and Gueude court, beyond Flers, which was taken , Friday, and the British line is now close to these villages. Talking with officers of corps en gaged in the fighting of the last three days, they estimate the losses from two to one to five to one for the Ger- ! mans as against those of the British. In one sector the ratio was estimated as high as eight to one. The superior volume of the British shellfire, now that the Germans are forced into the open, has a telling effect. BRITISH DEFEAT TURKS NEAR THE SUEZ CANAL Attempt to Take the Offensive in Mesopotamia Frustrated, Con- ! stantinople Reports. LONDON, September 18, 12:02 p.m.? Defeat of the Turks in a minor en gagement on the Sinai peninsula, sixty five miles east of the Suez canal, was announced officially today. CONSTANTINOPLE, September 18, via London.?Another attempt by the British forces in Mesopotamia to take the offensive is reported by the war of fice, which says the attackers were dis persed with heavy losses. The state ment follows: i "On the Felahie front we dispersed with our artillery fire forces of enemy infantry which were approaching our positions and inflicted heavy losses on them. "On the Caucasian front there were patrol encounters. Elsewhere there J were no important events." PETKOGRAD, September 18, via Lon-I dor..?"Attemps by the Turks to mak? an attack in the region of the village of Adisa, on tho Caucasian front, were frustrated by our fire," says the official announcement issued here today. ON SECOND CAMPAIGN TRIP. Hughes Plans to Make Speeches in Seven States. NEW YORK, September IS.?Charles E. Hughes left New York at 8 o'clock this morning on the second trip of his presidential campaign. Mrs. Hushes accompanied him. The nominee will spend the entire day traveling. He will make the first speech of his trip at I'eoria, 111. His itinerary, which is crowded with stops for brief~\speeches, will carry him through Indiana. Illinois, Ohio and Wis consin. and into New York state for several speeches. The nominee also will deliver one speech in Pennsylvania ?at Pittsburgh?and one in New Jer sey?at Trenton. He will return to New York October 1 for a brief rest before departing on his third campaign trip, which will not end till Novem ber 4. "Drys" Open California Campaign. ni.'NSMUIR. Cal., September 18.? Back into "wet" territory after several days In "dry" states, the prohibition coast-to-coatst campaigners opened their California invasion here today with an appeal for state-wide prohibi tion this fall, and woman support for their national candidates. J. Frank Hanly and Dr. Ira Landrith. G. W. Dillard of Richmond, Va., Saw Light Submerge Under Waves. NEW YORK. September 18.?A torpedo yank the British ship Kelvinia. carrying twenty-eight Americans, according to G. W. Dillard of Richmond, Va., one of the Americans, who arrived here today on the Cunard liner Tuscania. Dispatches from England left in doubt tl. i question whether the Kelvinia, bound from Newport News, Va., to Glasgow, was torpedoed or sunk by a mine Septem ber 2. Depositions Taken. Agents of the Department bf State met the Tuscania upon her arrival here and took the depositions of the Americans. According to Dillard. the Kelvinia ; was torpedoed at 2 o'clock in the morn ing without any warning having been given. The vessel listed immediately, j As there were not enough boats for j both the crew and the Americans, who were engaged as hostlers for the cargo of horses, many Americans put onwlife i belts and jumped overboard. They I were rescued by a trawler after float ing about for fourteen hours. Dillard said that at the time the j Kelvinia met with the mishap he saw i nearby a small light, which later j seemed t<> disappear under the waves. This, he declared, confirmed his belief j that there had been a submarine at- | tack. PPEMIER ASQUITH'S SON IS KILLED IN BATTLE DON DON. September 18, 4:40 p.m.? Dieut. Raymond Asquith, son of Premier j Asquith, was killed in action September | 15, it was announced today. Raymond Asquith, who was in his thirty-eighth year, was a graduate of Oxford, president of the Oxford Union a mi prominent as a member of the bar, to which he was admitted in 1904. He j acted as a junior counsel for Great Britain in the north Atlantic fisheries arbitration at The Hague in 1907. He was made a second lieutenant in a County of I.ondon regiment in 1914 and lieutenant of the Grenadier Guards in 1915. Raymond Asquith was the eldest son of the premier. Two brothers, Lieut. Arthur Asquith of the Royal Naval Re serve. and Lieut. Herbert Asquith, were wounded in action at the Dardanelles in June. 1915. PRINCE ALBERT SENT HOME. Second Son of British King Suffering From Abdominal Abscess. LONDON. September IS.?I'rince Al bert. second son of King George, has been invalided home on account of an abdominal abscess, says an official com munication. The communication addds that the prince, who has undergone an operation, is doing well, but it will oe some time before he is able to return to any duty. ? . I'rince Albert, while serving as a mid shipman on board the battleship Col lingwood at the outbreak of the war. was stricken with appendicitis and operated on. The prince Is twenty-one ^?ears old. BROKEN HEART CAUSES DEATH. John Agnew. 84, Grieved Over Being Placed on Pension Roll. CHICAOO, September 18.?A "broken heart." because he had no work to do. was said to have been the cause of the death of John Agnew, aged eighty-four, i by his son. July 1 last Agnew, after sixty-four years' service for the city, went on the pension roll. "I have nothing to live for now," he is quoted by his son as having said. "Rather than quit I would work for nothing." But the municipal pension law had to be enforced. John Agnew had to step down and out. In the council chamber of the city hall, a few days later, Mr. Agnew rer* ceived his first pension check. The oc casion was celebrated by various speak er's, including Mayor Thompson. When they congratulated Agnew on his long service his eyes filled with tears. "This idleness is killing me," he told his son later. "I'm afraid I'll never get used to it. What a blessing is work, work, work." Members of his family tried to cheer him up, but he grew worse and yester day died. SAYS THE IDEA IS UNSOUND. I. N. Stevens Condemns Scheme of Government or Social Insurance. WHITE SULPHfR SPRINGS, Va.. September 18.?Schemes for govern mental or social insurance were attack ed at the annuaj convention of the In ternational Association of Casualty and Surety Underwriters here today by Isaac Newton Stevens of Denver, who contended that insurance was not a legitimate government function under a republic and that the whole idea was unsound. Mr. Stevens, who is well known as a lawyer and writer, said that although he was a champion of government operation of many enterprises, he had after thorough investigation been un able to ascertain "any real or specula tive justification for any branch of our government engaging in the insurance business." He thought the advocacy of social insurance in this country was an other instance of the fact that "we have a penchant for copying most everything attempted across the Atlantic, regard less of the purpose or motive or form of government or dissimilarity in popuuar aims and ideals of the Euro pean law-making bodies from those of our own country." ODD FELLOWS IN SESSION. Sovereign Grand Lodge Begins Meet ing in Chattanooga. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., September 18. ?The ninety-third session of Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows opened here at 9 o'clock this morning for a five-day session. The morning was de voted to a general reception in honor of Grand Sire J. B. A. Robertson and members of the Sovereign Grand Lodge. The attendance is large and many more are expected during the afternoon and night. The official session of the Grand Lodge and General Military Councils, both of which were secret, began at 10 o'clock, and the National Association of Rebekah assemblies will begin at 2 o'clock. The annual session of the grand secretaries and grand scribes is also being held this afternoon. INTERNAL REVENUE SHOWING. Bureau "Recovers"' Taxes Equal in Amount to Cost of Service. Secretary McAdoo has issued a state ment saying that during the fiscal years 1914, 1915 and 1916 the internal revenue bureau recovered more than enough taxes to meet the entire expenses of the service. For the three years mentioned the total cost of the bureau, in and out of Washington. was approximately $19,800,000. Revenue recovered amount ed to $21,000,000. In the fiscal year 1916 the cost of col lecting internal revenue receipts was only 1.40 per cent, the average cost for 1914, 1915 and 1916 being 1.51 per cent. Price of New French Loan. PARIS. September 18.?Official notice has been given that the price of issue of the new war loan will be (8 francs 75 centimes. Both Parties Tomorrow Will Choose Candidates for the November Election. PROGRESSIVE SHOWING SIGNIFICANT FEATURE Contest Spirited on the Republican Side for Governor and United States Senator. BY N. O. MESSENGER. NEW YORK, September 18.? Tomorrow the voters of the state of New York who voted in the fall elections of a year ago, and are therefore enrolled, will choosc the men who are to stand in the elections of next November as candidates of the respective politi cal parties for governor, United States senator, representatives in Congress and members of the state legislature. The official enrollment shows 738,631 republicans, 651,S53 democrats and 46, 206 progressives on the lists. There are also 29,323 socialists. 20.5S4 prohi bitionists, 8,494 independents and 1,711 American party voters. A significant feature of these figures is the showing of the progressive en rollment. In 1912 the progressive vote as cast for Roosevelt, and which, of course, included some democrats, was 390.92L The combined Taft and Roose velt vote was 845,449 and the Wilson vote was 655,475. In the gubernatorial elections of 1914 the democratic vote was 412,253, and the' republican, 686, 701, while 70,655 went to Sulzer, who was running independently. Progressive Banks Depleted. So it appears that there are only 46.000 progressives still holding to their party affiliation in the state. The remainder of the 390,000 who voted for Roosevelt have returned to the old affiliation, and the figures show that the republican party claimed the great mass of them. In tomorrow's pri maries the voters will have to vote as they are enrolled, but in the election in November they will not be so bound, but can vote without respect to their party designation in the enrollment. jir-^Gov. Whitman, republican incumbent, is a candidate for renomlnation, and is also seeking nomination by the pro gressives. He is being opposed in his own party by William M. Bennett. Judge Samuel Seabury is unopposed for the democratic nomination for gov ernor, and he also is asking for sup port of the progressives. The progressives of the state have been considered hostile to Gov. Whit man and friendly to Judge Seabury, and to such an extent as to cause apprehen sion to the governor's friends that the progressives might vote the demo cratic gubernatorial ticket in Novem ber. There was deemed sufficient ground for fear to cause Col. Roose velt to issue a formal statement, call ing upon his fellow progressives to support Whitman as against Seabury. on the ground that a vote for Seabury is a vote for President Wilson, and the re election of President Wilson, according to the colonel, would be a "grave na tional calamity. Contest for U. S. Senatorship. The contest for the United States sen atorship nomination is very keen on the republican side. Former Representative William M. Calder of Brooklyn was slated for the senatorship nomination by | the organization, and no one was con testing the general understanding until very recently, when the so-called "high brow" element in the party, as differen tiated from the "machine," concluded that as a republican victory seems as sured Mr. Calder was not senatorial timber for the Empire state, so they put up former Assistant Secretary of State Robert Bacon to run. It is a strightout tight between the machine and the independent republi cans. with such men as Elihu Root, Mr. Choate and the bigwigs of the bar as sociation for Bacon and the organiza tion for Calder. ? On the Democratic Side. On the democratic side William F. "McCombs, former democratic national chairman, and the man who conducted President Wilson's fight for the nomi j nation at Baltimore, is the candidate of the organization, while Thomas F. j Conway is opposing him. Mr. McCombs has the support of Charles F. Murphy, and the politicians realize a sense of grim humor in the Tammany boss' se lection of Mr. McCombs. in view of the widespread belief that it was not ac ceptable to the White House, as the public generally accepts the report that Mr. McCombs has been dropped by the administration, whether it be true or not. Mr. McCombs will loyally support President Wilson, however, when nomi nated as candidate for senator, as it Is conceded he will be. He will make a whirlwind campaign, and will utilize all the experience he gained in con ducting the Wilson national campaign four years ago and the pre-nomination fight for the President. PAISLEY SHAWL "COMES BACK/' Latest Edict of Fashion Also In cludes Spanish Hats. CHICAGO. September IS.?The old Taisley shawl of grandmother's day ?>, coming hack Into Its own. along with a lot of Spanish frills and furbelows. This is the latest edict of fashion, which will be exemplified in Chicago this week, when modistes ana design ers from the leading cities of the coun try will gather to make known the modes for fall and winter. Spanish hats, with small balls falling off the edge Of the brim In typical Spanish fashion, will have the approval of the fashion creators. One hundred and two wemen, selected by a magaiine as the best dressed women in America, have been invited to criticise the new fashion submitted by the modistes. The gowns will be Judged also by artists and fashion au thorities, and the best group will be awarded a trophy. Chicago Syndicate's Secrets Told in Alleged Confessions of Two Prisoners. DISPUTE OVER SPOILS LEADS TO REVELATIONS Police Are Told That Operations of Gang in the Last Year Alone Netted $1,000,000. % CHICAGO, September t8.? Confession has been made by two members of the alleged syndicate of blackmailers, eight of whom are under arrest here, that opera tions of the swindlers nertted them Si,000,000 during the last year, federal officials announced today. The confessions, it was said, disclosed that the alleged band numbers sixty persons, a third of them women. A dispute over the division of spoils, it was said, led to the confessions. Arrest of a score or more members of the syndicate are expected within a week. The men who confessed are "Dlclfc^' Barren and Edward J. Thompson, ?c ? v! 10 ^'n'on *?? Clabaugh, head of the Chicago bureau of the federal De partment of Justice. Both are at liberty. They will become witnesses for the government however, when the eight members of the alleged syndicate arrested in the raid on a fashionable apartment hotel Saturday night, are brought to trial. Mr. Clabaugh said. Persons Under Arrest. Those under arrest and the bail they will be required to give, are: Edward Donahue, alias "Doc Donahue." $25,099: Mrs. Helen Evcrs. alias Mrs. George W. Brown, J-6,000; Henry Russell, allaa H. J. Russell. $25,000; Mrs. Edward Dona hue, $5,000; James Christian, alias James Roberts. $5,000: George Bland alias Joseph Pearl. $5,000; Mrs. Frances Allen, alias Mrs. Chapman. $5,000. Elaborate ^ opium smoking layout#, expensive silks and satin gowns and dresses, costly furs and Jewelry were found in one qf the elegantly fur nished apartments in which the arrests were made. Fifty suit* of clothes hung 111 the closet of Henry Russell. A mass or alleged incriminating evidence? letters, telegrams and other papers? were found, officials said. Operations of the band are declared to have extended from coast to coast ilen and women alike were victims I ersons of wealth were the objects In every case. inpmh#eaIth,-. and socia,I>' prominent members of C hicago s society are de 12orm?n -r!!aVe been black"iailed out of ?20,000. Their name* are withheld. Per sons also are declared to have been PhnaPdde,pnhiaNeW T?rk- and Only three victims of the syndicate Ik1** t!;,ared themselves ready to face \fr <?,Uk U? and i" ?he case. Mr. < Ubaugh said. One of these is Mrs ltegina ( hpper of Philadelphia. The prisoners are charged with con spiracy. Operations Beached Beyond U. S. Operations of the syndicate which now appears to have been of interna tional proportions were not confined to the blackmail of wealthy men and women, according to information de veloped today. Among the eftects in the office of "Doc" Edward Donahue one of the men caught in the Saturday night raid, was stationery of the "United Turf Exchange," with "Head quarters in New York and offices all over the world." There were also ci pher codes for deciphering messages re ceived by wire, telling what horses to bet on. how much to. bet, what races and positions to play. Fake newspaper clippings detailing the wonderful clean-ups made by a young eastern plunger in poolrooms apparently had been used to lure vic tims. One letter found in Donahue'* room, at the fashionable South Side apartment house, was from the "Horse man's Association" of 1468 Marke* street Louisville. Ky? signed bv J C Saulsberry. secretary, and addressed to A. T. Karger. The secretary said he was sorry to hear of "Mr. Kargers no toriety lately, and hoped he wouldn't nave another occurrence like that again." It seemed that "Mr. Karger's" picture had appeared in a newspaper In conection with bookmaking activities at the races. According to Department of Justle* officials here today, the "United Turf mus* have been an exclusive flZVr J fl" Ktate(1 that members using the cluhrooms in the evening must appear in full dress. Evidently the "Horseman's Association" was known in Louisville as a grain bro kerage house. How Wagers Were Placed. Code books showed how wagers on horses could be placed, and there was apparently no limit. If the bettor wanted to place $50,000 on a horse he would order fifty boxes of red. white or blue matches, the color depending on the position to bet on the horses vis., red, straight; blue, place; white, show. ^ Condition of track was described as follows: Dry. oats; muddy, corn; me dium, rye. If all these elaborate sys tems were not enough to beguile the victim the *'ake newspaper clipping was flashed. T?ie headlines of this article stated thai a "young eastern plunger cleaned up *80,000 from Seattle, Wash., poolrooms. Identity of man not known to local gambling fraternity." The story then went on that all efforts to get information from him had been fruitless. He had never lost a bet. Here it was, according to the Depart ment of Justice officials here today, that Donahue broke into the game. He would claim to be the mysterious stranger from the east. Got $40,000 From One Man. According to the federal authorities today here are some of the things done by the syndicate: They fleeced a multi millionaire oI New York out of $40,000 by threatening him with arrest for al leged violation of the Mann act, two of the members of the syndicate imper sonating secret service agents for that purpose. v They frightened a wealthy Philadel phia woman who had been totTfriendly with a stranger in a cafe into giving