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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-NINTH YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1918 14 PAGES VOL. XXIX., NO. 109 inmi UNDER CONTROL OF AIRIGiS Town Near Fismes Taken Under Heavy Gorman Fire, llritish Advance 2 Miles, Take Townnf Roisol Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS. Sept. a. ( Renter s) hen the Americans iaptured Muycntirt (five miles northeast or Fismes ami only a short distance south nf the Aisne) the Germans reacted iolr ii 1 1 v with their rtillrrv. (This is the first indication that the Amfinans have takrn 'us court ). The a'lvaix cd allied clement now be in within richt kilometers of St. Quentin. the Germans are regrouping their fores and i oniciitiating nim ' rons divisions there with the Inten'.io.i of defending the town. Accordinc; to la Llbcrte, tlie Germans also are hur riedly reinforcing tlmir defrtise liefore I .ami and in the region of Trncy and hrvrney. north of the Chcniin di s Dames, making all preparations m their trench work and material brought forward for a prolonged defense. Enemy, Massing Artillery Alone the north hank of the Allelic and fin the Soissons-Laon raihlay, j there has l.een u great massing of Her- ! man artillm . j I I."MN, Sept. s. The British j troops advanced today to a depth of two miles on a twenty mile front ;id enp'urerl the town of Roisel. about 'J': nnl northwest of St. iuentin. The fighting line from the ro:;ion southwest of Camhrai southward low runs through the llavrincoiirt wood to llendei'oiirt. Villcrs-Faiioon, Koisel, '.ernes. I'oeiiilly, Villeveiie and Y:tux. alone the ( anai to Tcrgnicr and thence by the western edge of Servais. All these villages arc in British pos-ics- MOII. No Longer German Defense The most important event of th-- fiehtlne has been the crossing of the St. ( rozat canal at St. Simon, because the canal might have been used is a bastion for this part of the Ilindenhnr? line. It no longer offers the Germans a reasonable dctensivo position. P.oisel is the iiiwtion of two line?, to amhrai and SI. (Juentin. Hence the importance of its capture to the Brit ish, who, when they advance furihrr, will be able to utilize these lines. The British now hold virtually all the Hav-rlni-ourt wood. Between the Oise and the Ailetlf the French are up against the so-called Al herich line which is a continuation of the Hlndenhure line. Enemy's Strength Diminishes It lias Just been discovered that three German divisions have thrice been put in the fighting since August 8 an! 32 divisions twice, out of the 10T divisions engaged since that date. Altogether north and south of the Somme 142 ui ision of the cneni'- have been counted or a total rifle strength of 1.2r0.0nn. 'n the whole front from the sea to Switz erland, the total strength of the en errty probably does not exceed two 'ind one-half million men. ' tax iraijTwiii OF STAGE AT CAPITOL Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. Progress by the house on the special war -ev-enu bill and national prohibition leg islation, will renter congressional at tention this week. General debate on the tax measure will he resumed tomorrow and at Its conclusion, probably Wednesday, the hill will be taken up for amendment under a five minute limit on deflate. Its passage by next Saturday is hened for. hut regarded doubtful because of revisions planned by the ways ind means committee. These may include new sources of revenue to make up deficits which will result from enact ment of national prohibition legisla tion. Senate May Proceed Leisurely With the senate finance committee resuming hearings tomorrow on the bill the senate in expected to proceed leisurely on other pending legislation, swatting the revenue measure. Tomor row It will begin work on the house minerals control bill, for -which the senate mines committee has substi tuted a measure authorizing a minerals purchasing corporation with a revolv ing fund of $31,000,000 to buy metals at rrlceg to stimulate production. In the house tomorrow. Rep. Webb of North Carolina, fortified by a special rule, fclan to call up the aerate resolution authorizing the president lo establish ptortihition zones around coal mines, shipyards, munitions and other war plants.' " . Early Action on Prohibition Karly action also- is planned by the house agricultural committee o! the emertency ajcrcuttural bill passed last week by the senate, providing for no tlonal prohibition next July 1. The revenue bill will be discussed to morrow In the house of representatives by Representative Fordney of Michigan, ranking reputnWan of the ways and means committee. 4 He expects to urge increase of taruf rate. The next army appropriation bill, es timated to carry between $4,000,000 000 ant) li.000,000.000 to provide for the in crease In the rrmy authorized unde the man power act, also may be taken up this week. o PHOENIX MEN GRADUATE Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. Among western men graduated August 31 from the field artillery central officers' training camp at iwrnn Zarhary Tsv- lor. Ky and rliglblor commission as serorni lieutenants are: r.zra J. Ugly and Robert P. Brooks, both of rhoe'iix Arts., ajid Palmer Bradley, Roswell N. M. GERMAN OFFIC A'fS CALLED Republican Ac AMSTERDAM, Se 'T"h la sai number of German ol .r7ln Belgium have been called for Tmlltary service, recording to the Nleuwe Rotterdam Courant. Their places are to be taken by women. OCCUPY CENTER Pir2E)G Pin (Special to The Republican) iBv Itwicht B. Heard) WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 7. On behalf of the Council of De fense, I arranged a conference last Tuesday of our entire congressional delegation with the Indian commis sioner, the chief engineer and the legal advisor, in an endeavor to se cure a plan for the construction of the Florence diversion dam on which the Indian service and the white settlers could unite. I wired Judge Baughn yesterday as follows: "O. J. Baughn, "Florence, Arizona. "At my suggestion, our congres sional delegation and Commissioner Sells for the past four days have been in almost constant session with Truesdale and Reed of the Indian service regarding a modified plan for the construction of the Flor-ence-Casa Grande project. The In dian service positively declines a fifty-fifty division of the water and insists that the white water rights be determined before the project is commenced. With Hayden's co operation, I have presented a com promise plan which the Indian serv ice now has under careful consider ation and which I hope to be able to definitely present to the people of the Florence and Casa Grande dis tricts for their consideration, by September 25. "DWIGHT B. HEARD." . The plan under consideration is definite and I have strong hope that the Indian service will approve it and that it will meet with the ap proval of the various white inter ests. If it can be put into effect it should mean an annual increase in wheat production of white and In dian lands of 100,000 additional bushels. - PREDICTS WAR'S END BEFORE WINTER COMES I AMSTERDAM, Sept. 8. Talaat i I Pasha, the Turkish grand vizier, I in an interview published in the I Vienna Neue.Freie I'resse. said he I I firmly believed that peace would I come before w inter. Talaat is now i I in Vienna. I Talaat said the war had ex- j lhausted itself in its achievements I ! and that its continuance was mani- I festly useless. I I "Our enemies, not excluding I I America." says Talaat. "will short- I I ly recognize there is no sense in I I continuing hostilities." I ALLIES GET CHAI.CE VLADIVOSTOK. Thursday. Sent. 5. I By The Associated Press) The apanese military staff has been in formed that the Czecho-Slovaks hold ne railway from Olovyanna to Pen za n. It is now apparent that the unex pected climax in the Czecho-Slovak reak through was due partly to the allied advance toward Khabarovsk. which caused the transfer of a large bolshevik force from Lake Baikal oward Khabarovsk and the weakened front collapsed under the Czech pres sure from the west and Gen. Seme noff s pressure from the east. Will Make Great Sacrifices The opportunity is now presented of the allies taking advantage of the strategical points in the hands of the Czechs to move Into the heart of Rus sia, where considerable reinforcements from loyal Russian elements are cer- ain and striking a stunning blow at crmany. It is believed Germany will make the greatest sacrifices to hold conquered Russian territory. Semenoff Enters Hadabrak Olovyanna is in Trans-Baikalia about 400 miles east of Lake Baikal, while Penza is on the railroad a little more than 600 miles southeast of Pe- trograd. TOKIO, Sunday, Sept. I. It is semi officially announced that on August 29 a portion nf General Semenoff's army occupied Hadabrak and that another occupied Chindatskaya. The main force, concentrating at Bolja, took 100 prisoners and two machine guns and large quantities of war stores, includ ing motor cars. The Czechs w ho bad had been con centrating north of Manchuria, ob serving that General Semenoff Was ad vancing, decided to enter Zabikal, and It is expected they will soon commence a movement. A portion of the Czechs already have entered Manchuli. o Republican A. P. Leased Wire COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., Sept. Mrs. Clara V. Hart of St. Louis, a guest of a local hotel, died today of ac cidental poisoning caused by swallow ing a wine glassful of medicine con taining a high percentage of poison. She had been using two prescriptions, one for digestion and the other con taining a form of poison. One was re cently filled at a dri store and Mrs. Hart made the mistake of thinking it was the tonic and took a large quantity of it by mistake, causing her death in a few minutes. YALE NAVAL UNIT MEN ORDERED OUT Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Sept. 8. Or ders to all men who were in the Tale naval training unit at any time during the paat year to report at the naval office here on or before Wednesday. Sept. 31, were issued today by Rear Admiral Colby M. Chester. Those en rolled In the Browyi section of the unit are ordered to report to Rear Admiral J. K. Edwards at Providence, R. I., within the same period. TO STRIKE STUHG BLOW FROM RUSSIA WOMAHSHN BY MISTAKE, DIES lUFLIR ESCAPES FROM GERMAN GUARD Thomas Hitchcock, Youth- ful Member oKJp-.yette' Escadrille. Describes ExH perience While Captive Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS. Sept. 8. Lieutenant Thomas Hitchcock, Jr.. of Westbury, N. Y., .1 youthful member of the Lafayette fly ing corps, who was captured by the Germans hut escaped to Switzerland today described his experiences while a captive and his flight. Hitchcock was forced to walk more than a hundred miles. This he did in eight consecutive nights. Was Wounded in Thigh Hitchcock was captured" March 6, when lie was forced to land after an nerial combat with three German ma chines. He was wounded in the thigh. "After landing inside the German lines." said Hitchcock, "I fair.ted twie. In the the hospital I received fair treatment only. There was one doctor for the 150 patients, and the food was not very good. Escapes From Railway Train "I escaped while being transported with two other Americans from Iach fcld to Rastalt There was one Ger man guard for the three of us. "While the train stopped at a station near Tim. the guard fell into a doze. I snatched the railway map which was near him. and also. my money. "The guard awoke and missed the map and money. Picking up my pack age of food which had been paved from my rations, but leaving the map be hind, I rushed out of the door opposite. and ran down the track. The guard yelled after me. but I knew he could not follow because of the two other prisoners be had. Walked Toward Frontier I then slowed down and began to walk toward the frontier. During the day I always hid in the woods, and at night 1 evaded towns and villages. walking around them. I was always on a ciose watcn tor tne uermans, 'or 1 was in the uniform of a. French avi ator. Most of the territory I traversed was farming land, with the people working during the day. When th?v left the fields in the evening I would begin my tramp. 'Arriving at what I thought was the Swiss frontier. I watched for traps such as electrically charged wires and automatic signals. Apparently I evaded alt such things. Coming Home Shortly "hp morning i telt sure that I was in Switzerland, but before inquiring I added a few extra miles to my tramp ana round myself in a little village. There I asked a girl, who spoke French, w here I was. She said I was in Switz erland, and then I knew I was safe." Hitchcock will leave for the United States in about tw o weeks. He intends to transfer from the French to the American flying corps. o F E MOSCOW ACUTE SAY STOCKHOLM, Saturday, Sept. 7. (By The Associated Press) The American refugees from Moscow reached Stockholm today twelve days after their departure from the bolshe vik capital. In Finland the Americans were impressed by the osderly condi tions. When the Americans left Russia, they say. flour sold at a dollar and twenty five cents a pound and was sel dom obtainable at any price. Sugar also w as scarce and sold at $3 a pound. The refugees say that starvation had become so prevalent in Moscow that late in August the food commission was forced to remove all regulations on citizens and permitted them to en ter the city with sixty pounds of food each. This step, it was asserted, was an admission of the absolute failure of the food commission which had no bread and was forced through the pressure of the rebelling citizens to let the people take the food supply into their own hands. w neat and other grains were not available as the peasants in the grain sections still under soveit control re fused to feed the cities. Potatoes and other vegetables were selling at 25 cents a pound. They are the chief food supply of Mosco and Petrograd. Workmen Cannot Obtain Food The workmen of Moscow and Petro grad factories cannot obtain food from the commission which has advised them to shoulder rifles and take the grain away from the peasants. This advice has seldom been heeded, as a majority of the workmen regarded the peasants as brothers. Wholesale charges by the bolshevik newspapers that the bourgeoisie are wholly responsible for the food short age no longer quiet the hungry labor ers, whose faith in the bolshevik is waning appreciably. The promises of Leon Trotzky, the bolshevik foreign minister to quell the Czecho-Slovak rising and tap the supply of wheat no longer are generally credited. Has Bumper 'Wheat Crop Russia, the refugees say, has a bumper wheat and rye crop in vir tually all the grain sections. Much of the grain has already been har vested, but the bolshevikl have neither the organization nor the transporta tion facilities to obtain bread for the starving cities which scarcely can be expected to drag through a, breadless winter without turning against a gov ernment whose policy has lost the wheat districts. GOLF MATCH NETS RED CROSS $4,500 Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, Sept. 8 Miss Elaine Rosenthal of Ravisloe. western woman golf champion, and Charles Evans, Jr., of Edgewater. national amateur and open champion, today defeated .Miss Ernestine Pearce of Skokie, a semi- finalist in the western championship and .1. C. Hackbarth, professional, at Skokie. 7 up and fi to play, in a Scotch foursome in a Red Cross exhibition that procured $4,500 for the fund. SHORTAG AMERICAN RE UGFFS FRANCO-BRITISH CONTINUE TO CUT INTO HUN LINES npHE BRITISH and French continue to cut their way into the German lines on the lower part of the bat tle line in France. ' Notwithstanding the bad weather, the British here en- e c ...Vd upon Cambrai and St. Quentin, Avhile farther ' '11C French armies are pressing toward La Fere and Laon. Americans Also Gain Ground Between the Yesle and the Aisne rivers, where Amer icans are with the French, ground has been gained. The British now are standing at lllevcque, six miles from St. Quentin, having carried out an advance over a ten mile front on the general line of Epehy, Hesbecourt and Vermand. To the north the greater part of Havrin- court Avood, a German strong Cambrai, has been captured Official Statements AMERICAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. Gen eral Pershing's communique lor September 7 follows: Section A South of the Ajsne our troops entered the village of Muscourt and captured 50 prison ers. Hostile counter attacks in this sector were repulsed and our line was slightly advanced. Two strong hostile raids in the Woevre were beaten off, leaving prisoners in our hands. In Alsace a success ful raiding party inflicted losses on the aemy. Section B The commander in chief has awarded the distin guished service cross to the fol lowing men of the expeditionary forces, for the acts of gallantry set forth after their names: Sergeant Albert N. Elsea, ma chine gun battalion: While acting as machine gun leader near HiU sensirst. France, July 6. 1918, he was wounded in the face by burst ing shells, but continued to direct his men until the attack ended and then insisted on walking to a dressing station. Corporal Clayton X. Moore, band infantry: During the attack on Hilsensirst. France, July 6, 1918, while carrying a wounded soldier through machine gun fire to shel ter, he was wounded, but by un usual pluck, nevertheless, brought his comrade to safety, and realiz ing the scarcity of stretchers, in sisted on others being taken lo the rear and walking himself. FRENCH Republican A. P. t.ease4 Wire . " PARIS, Sept. 8. The French have occupied Vaux, and Happen court. north of the Somme, as well as Hamel, according to the war of fice, announcement tonight. They have aUso made advances on both sides of the Oise. The text of the French official statement for today reads: "North of the Oise the French troops have captured the village of Mennesis, and are along the Canal St. Quentin. "South of the Oise the French have made progress to the out skirts of Servais. "In the region of Laffaux, as well as north of Celles-Sur-Aisne we have maintained our positions in spite of several German counter attacks. "We took prisoners during two surprise attacks we delivered in Champagne." BRITISH Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, Sept. 8. Today's of-' fieial communication, from Field Marshal Haig says: "By nightfall yesterday our troops had taken Villeveque and St. Emilie and had gained pos session of the greater part of the Havrincourt wood. "Local fighting took place yes terday evening and during the night east of Hermies and in the sector west of Armentieres but without material change in the situation. "West of La Bassee our patrols have made further progress in the enemy's position." Advanced British troops have entered their old defense system on southern battle line held prior to the German offensive last March, according to the war office an nouncement tonight. The British have gained ground along the Vermand-Epehy line. More than 19,000 prisoners were taken by the British in France in the first week of September. The statement says: "On the southern portion of the battle front our troops have now entered the area o fthe defense ' systems constructed by us ulor""I to the German March offensive. The enemy is offering increased resistance among these prepared ' defenses and sharp fighting has taken place today a.t a number of points. "Our advanced troops are press ing forward and have gained ground in the direction of Ver mand, Hesbecourt and Epehy. "Local hostile attacks were re pulsed this morning south of Plvegsteet and east of Wulver ghem. On the remainder of the British front there is nothing of special interest to report." GERMAN Republican A. P. Leased Wire BERLIN, Sept. 8. (via London) "On the battle front we are everywhere in our new positions," says the German official communi cation issued today. "There is nothin? new from the battle front," says the official statement from general headquar ters this evening. BAKER AND PARTY ; ARRIVE IN FRANCE Republican A. P. Leased Wire vi AKiii.NUTOiN, sept. i. The war department today announced the ar rival In France of Secretary Baker ac companied by na official party, includ ing John D'. Ryan, assistant secretary in charge of aircraft, and Maior-Gon- eral Gorgas. surgeon general of the army. pomt barring the way to Stout Resistance From Germans So rapid has been the British ad vance in this section they are in the positions they held before the German drive last March. The Germans are offering stout resistance. The French are working around the St. Gobain forest north of Soissons in the movement that aims at the out flanking of La Fere and Laon and all the German positions east of this re gion. They have reached the out skirts of the village of Irvais, on the norther nedge of the. forest and two and a half miles from La Fore while a short distance to the north they have taken the village of Mennessis. on the St. Quentin canal. This latter gain brings the French within little more than eight miles from St. Quentin. French Maintain Ground North of the. Aisne near Soissons the Germans are fighting hard, real izing that if the French gain much the move, taken in conjunction with the maneuver in progress around the St. Gobain lrest will place the entire German defence line eastward toward Reims in a critical position. Near Laffaux and north of Celles-Sur-Aisne the Germans have delivered strong counter attacks, but the French every where have maintained their ground. The Germans also are reacting some what south of Ypres, especially in the region of Ploegsteert, where the Bri tish are threatening the recapture of Armentieres. Counter offensive man euvers here and cast of Wulverghem were broken up by the British. Have Taken 19,000 Prisoners During the first week of September, Field Marshal Haig's forces have taken more than 19,000 prisoners and large numbers of machine guns and quan tities of stores. That further big events are on the program of the entente allies in the prosecution of the war is indicated by the fact that Newton D. Baker, the American secretary ot war, again is in France for a war conference. Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 Thirty-five members of the crew of the American army transport Mount Vernon, former ly the North German Lloyd liner Kron prinzessin Cecilie, were killed by the explosion of a torpedo which struct the vessel last Thursday when she was 200 miles from the French coast, home ward bound. The passengers included Senator Lewis of Illinois, who was among thosi safely landed after the transport re turned to a French port under her own steam. Ship Not Badly Damaged Vice Admiral Sims reported the tor pedo struck on the starboard side, flooding a fire room, but he did not state the extent of the damage. Nav officials assume, since the vessel vas able to reach port under her own pow er, she was not badly damaged, The men killed were firemen, engine men and water tenders. The names of the Western men follow: Some of the Victims F. Hancock, Renton, Wash. Bert Heap, San Bernardino. Cal. Louis Lafargue, Vallejo, Cal. Harvey Mumm, Leesburg, Texa? II. Stally, address not in navy partment records. H. C. Plew, Malage. Wash. I. E. Tracy, Canyon City, Ore. de Senator Lewis was returning home on the transport after a visit to Great Britain and France and the wester front. o T IE mo E Republican A. P. Leased Wire COPENHAGEN, Sept. 8. The at tempt of the Imperial German chan cellor, Count von Herding, to ride two horses simultaneously in his house of lords speech recently appears to have resulted in his falling between them. That portion of the press favoring real Prussian franchise reform is dis appointed and disgruntled by the chancellor's ambiguous warning that the lord's could avoid too far-reaching concessions by accepting reform meas ures now and the conservative press is up in arms over his appeal for ac ceptance of reforms as "protection and maintenance of the crown and dynas ty." The American Deutsche Tages Zei tung calls Hertling '"The Prussian monarch's grave digger." The Kreuz Zeitung attacks von Hert ling for maintaining the country's deserts and aggravating the socialists and darkly warns him that monarchies do not crumble because they resist the unjustified demands of the masses, but because they "let themselves be forced down to the dangerous level of com promises." The Pan-German Deutsche Zeitung declares that "equal suffrage would be an undisguised surrender to the anti monarchists' will, which would en danger the dynasty and the crown." So far as has been noted only Gcr mania. von Hcrtling's organ, is satis fied with his speech. THIRTY-FIVE LUES LOST WREN TORPEDO STRUCK TRANSPORT 1 HORSES SAME Ti D ROSPECTSNDT FAVORABLE FDR IG1EIH Showers Litcrallv Put the Damper Upon Outlook for World's . Series Contest. Ruth and Hendrix Pitch Republican A. P. Leased Wire BOSTON, Sent. S. Showers today made prospects dubious for the fourth game of the world series between the Boston American league champions na the Chicago National pennant win ners. Both teams arrived late tonight. lhc Red box, with a lead or two games to one, were confident of main taming the club s prestige of winning every world series they have been en tered for. As they have been only a mediocre road team this year and have proved themselves almost, invincible on their home grounds with anything at stake, their confidence was shared by thousands of supporters. No Rooters Greet Teams No crowd of Royal Rooters, Boston's 'ell known baseball cheering organi zation, greeted the team on its arrival tonight, but for the past week they have been quietly organizing and promise to make themselves heard with a band tomorrow, unless the weather interferes as it did with the opening contest in Chicago. It was eported that "Tessie, the battle irayed chorus in every one of Boston's unbroken string of world series triumphs might be taken out of cam phor for the sake of its winning pres tige. Probable Batting Order With the ticket office at Fenway Park open from 9 o'clock this morning to ft o'clock tonight the last or the grand stand reserved seats went ra pidly. For late comers 18.000 bleacher seats will go on sale tomorrow morn ing at 10 o'clock. The probable batting order: Chicago Flack, if; Hollocher, ss; Mann. If: Paskert, cf; Merkle, lb; Pick 2b: Deal, 3b; Killifcr. c; Hendrix, p. Boston Hooper, if: Shean, 2b; Strunk, cf; Whiteman, If; Mclnnis, lb; Scott, ss; Thomas, Zb; Agnew, c; Ruth, p. Have Not Buried Hatchet ALBANY. N. Y., Sept 8. Decided coolness existed between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox as they traveled to Boston today. They did not bury the hatchet on the field, but carried it with them, 'mere was no active trouble, as the players were instructed by their managers to re main in their own cars. Managers Mitchell and Barrow were conservative regarding the outcome of the series. The latter said his team was in a better position, since it had an advantage of one game, playing at home and appeared to be the stronger in pitching and hitting. He would not divulge the name of his pitcher for tomorrow's game, but it was be lieved he would start Babe Ruth. Manager Mitchell Mysterious Mitchell also is resorting to a little strategy. He asserted he had not de cided rin a pitcher, but his selection would likely be made from George Ty ler. Phil Douglas and Claude Hendrix. Mitchell and his men profess to be as confident as before the series be gan. They acknowledge they have not batted heavily, but they Deneve mey will do better on foreign territory. They are not worried about the pitcher for tomorrow and expect Sam Jones to oppose them rather than Ruth. Players Share Dwindles The players were today indirectly told that owing to the reduced price of tickets and the slim crowds at games they will not receive as much money from the series as had been announced. Their share now is a trifle over $53,000 and after tomorrow's game they will probably have about $73,000, one-half of what was the players snare lasi fall. This means the players winning the world's championship will get about $1,200, while the losers are not likely to get more than ?s00. lms will be the lowest amount eer paio. to players in a world series. Otto Knabe and Heine W'agner, who clashed under the grandstand in Chi cago during the second game, were reaucsted by Garry Herrmann, chair man of the national commission, to re port to him the details or tne en counter. TTntil their reports are turned in no decision will be made by the commission. AIRlSiLICT WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE. Saturday. Sept. 7. (9 p. m. By The Associated Press) The American troops in Alsace today pene trated deeply into the German trenches and inflicted ' severe casualties. The raid was made after heavy artillery preparation of twenty minutes. The Germans attempted a raid in force in the Woevre region, sending over k contingent of a hundred men at Flirey and Limey, but they were driven off after one had been killed and sev eral wounded. One American, who had been dragged off a prisoner, later freed himself from the enemy and returned to the American line. At another point a patrol had a lively skirmish with the enemy. plansWeffor Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Sept. 8. A uniform compensation, insurance and pension plan for all railroad employes is under consideration by the railroad admin istration. "Plans for the uniform and equitable compensation of injured emplyes or their dependents of employes who may be killed in the service are being con sidered," said an official announce ment, "and it is hoped it may also be posible to arrange for the retirement of employes upon pension at a given age as well as to provide for their purchase of life, health and old age in surance at reasonable rates." SEVERE CASUALTIES RAILROAD EMPLOYES iT ft B U II T LEASES ON II Senate and House Conferees Fail to Agree Regarding Amendments to Measure After All Day Session Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Sept. 3. Senate and house conferees on the oil leasing; bill after an all day session today failed to settle differences growing out of amendments to the measure. Because of divergent opinions of the managers to the attitude of administration offi cials toward the development of west ern mineral lands and the naval ol reserves in California and Wyoming;, they decided to ask the attorney gen eral and the secretaries of the navy and interior to appear before them and outline their views. Their Bone of Contention The principal difference between the) house and senate managers, it is un derstood, is over the granting of leases on oil and gas lands and the payment of royalties to the government. As passed by the senate, the bill author izes the granting of a lease for eacn mineral location of 160 acres upon w hich one or more producing oil or gas wells have been drilled at a royalty of one-eighth of the gross production of oil or gas. The house amended this section so as to provide for the leasing of wells only at a royalty to be fixed by the secretary of the interior. The. house provision also prohibits additional wells being sunk except as authorized by the resident and pro vides that no well can be within 660 feet of any leased well without the lessee's consent. Other Provisions Opposed Another difference is on the section referring to the claimants to titles to leases in the naval reserves. A house amendment prohibits claimants whose wells may be involved in any suit brought by the government from ob taining a lease unless within six months after the final passage of the bill, the claimant shall relinquish all rights claimed by hira in the pending; suits. It also provides that no person who has been guilty of fraud shall be granted a lease. This section was de signed especially to do away with claims to leases in the California naval reserves which have been contested in the courts for many years and to per mit parts of these reserves to be oper ated. The senate bars from leases only persons who have been guilty of fraud in the location of any oil or gas lands. o EW PRIORITY LIST El Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Sept. 8 A new T)ri- ority list of industries and plants es sential to the war or the civil popula tion was announced today by Chair man Baruch of the war idustries board. It was described as the "master key" governing the issuance of priority cer tificates by the priorities commissioner of the board for fuel supply or elec trical energy, tranportation, material, facilities, capital and labor and as the basis for industrial exemption from the draft. 'The inclusion of the industries and plants on this .preference list," said the announcement, "does not operate as an embargo against all others, but the ef fect is to defer the requirements of all other industries and plants until the ' requirements ot those on the prefer ence list shall have been satisfied." Classed According to Importance Industries have been grouped into four classes according to their relative importance. No distinction is made between industries or plants within any one class and it -was explained that no significance is to be attached to the order in which they are listed within any class. The industries or plants under class one are of excep tional importance. Fuel for domestic consumption res idences, apartir.tnt houses, restaurants and hotels is in class one. Food, rail ways operated by the railroad, admin istration; the army and navy, aircraft, ships and shipyards, war chemical plants, coal mines and by-product coke plants, certain public utilities, ord nance and small arms plants, and am munition and explosives are also in class one. Those Given Priority Requirements of those crooned un der classes two, three and four will be given priority of those not on the preference list, but as between these three classes, there is no absolute pref erence provided. Relative importance of the industries and plants within each group will be the basis of opera tion. Each plant listed in the three last classes will be required to file with the war industries board before the fift eenth of each month a report of activ ities during the preceding month. Failure to comply with this order will mean removal from the preference list. HAWAIIAN SWIMMER TO BECOME SOLDIER Republican A. P. Leased Wire HONOLULU, T. H., Sept. 8. Duke Kahanamoku, holder of all the world's swimming records from 25 yards to 100 meters, has been transferred from draft class three to class one by .ts exemption board here. He will be in ducted into the army when he returns from the United States where he is now on a swimming tour, it was an nounced. ' Duke Kahanamoku is 28 years old and unmarried. He was originally giv en a deferred classification on the ground that his mother and other members of the family were dependent upon him. VETERAN MERCHANT DEAD COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., Sept. 8. Joseph Taylor Bird, 70 years old, president of the Emery, Bird, Thayer dry goods company of Kansas Citv,. 1 111 J B Y WAR MS S BOARD dilation of the heart.