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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-NINTH YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING; SEPTEMBER 10, 1918 14 PAGES VOL. XXIX., NO. 110 IS UNDER FITIL IF British. Advance While Hur s Leave Heudecourt. Crowd ed German Trenches Hea- Tiljj Gassed and Fires Burn "a-rrn the British army in- BRANCH. Sept 9. (By the Associated Press). British forces have advanced to the 0a.1t of Koisrl, about seven mill's east of Peronne and Roisel now is un der a heavy firo from the German long-range, Runs. The enemy is reported to he leav ing Heudecourt, southwest of Gouzeau court In response to continuous preu- jre. Th crowded enemy trenches nt Orpy, east of Arras, are being heavi y gassed. Fires continue to burn at notne place and within the last few hours fires have ;hrcn observed In IxiiirT. Further Discontent Reported. Further indications of the growirg discontent in certain sections of the German army have been received. A number of Germans recently capturfd were formerly In Russian eaptivit (. They express themselves most blttery gainst their military leaders. Thty lay they had been told they would be used on the lit, of communication, hut instead they were put through the fie'd recruit ilepartments and placed as in fantry In the trenches. Many Germans are becoming in creasingly worried over the prospects for winter, not only for themselves, but for their families, who. In many cases, according to the Germans who ere capture!, are near starvation. Take Food For Families. arly all the German Roldiers gu Ing home on leave are taking with tl-em to their families whatever food thev can lay their hands on at the rronr and in as large quantities as possible. Many captured letters to the Germans at the front mourn the la' oT food and warm clothing. The advance on the St. yuentin front progressed in plte of the prevalence of heavy ruin, over ground deep in mud. A fresh German division arrived in this sector and the enemy resist nce as the rearward movement Rocs on seems liKriv to he stiffened some whet before the Himlcnbiirg line is Tinaliy reached. British Thrust Progresses. Heavy artillery duels were reportel today at many places along the lino. The thrust launched by the British juct to the north of Arras-t'ambrai roal seems to have made some progress!, according to reports before 11 a. m. runner soum tnn Hrillsn were oil the outskirts of Gou7.eancourt, with th line being steadily drawn around rrizcre nnd Kpehy. The enemy ma chine gunners have been offering eireng resistance in this neighborhood In Flanders the British have gainei another l.r.nfl yards to the west of R'jtschaete and from reliable source u m learned that the Germans have re. moved virtually nil their artiller to th? east of the river l,y to cover th bees they held prior to their Apri 01 Tense, West of the l,ys the Germans ha' left only old or raptured guns whlci they had planned to destroy or a ban aon wnen the time came. CLAIM PAY IS LESS Republican A. P. Leaied Wire CHICAGO, Sept. 9. Demands for n 13 a day minimum wage and for thu abolition of the civil service rulo against political activity will be taken up by the National federation of Fed eral Kmployca convention which opened today. ne hundred and fifty delegates rep resenting approximately 40,000 mem. here from every state In the union, at tended the first session. Delegates said the present average salary paid government employes wan less than the sum allowed by the Chi cago Inited Charities for the upkeep of pauper families. ST. 1 H IS, Sept. 9. Colonel Horatio Oaten Sickle, L S. A., retired, shor and killed himself in his home here to day. He was 64 years old, a son and namesake of a civil war general, and formerly was In charge of the Twelfth cavalry. He was In charge at Columbus, N. M.. during the Mexican trouble and a In the fighting at the time of th-3 Mexican raid. During the greater por. tion of his service he was stationed In North Dakota and the northwest. Worry over his son and wife's healti la said to have been the cause of his taking his life. He retired from the army seven months ago. He was admitted to West Point from Pennsylvania, was graduated In 1872, and was made a major In 190S. WILSON DEFINITELY ABANDONS HIS TOUR WASHINGTON. Sept. . President vTllson, in announcing today that he bad abandoned definitely plans for a trans-continental tour for the fourth liberty loan, said he was convinced that it was not right for him to be absent from Washington for mote than a day or two at a time while the war continues. The president said ha keenly felt the privation of being confined to the cap ital, but that it was impossible for Mm to deal with Important war quet tlors by telegraph or by a distance from sources of Information which xlst only here. OUTPOINTS WALLACE JFRSEY CITY. N. J.. Sept. 9. Jce Welling of Chicago, outpointed Edd e Wallace of Brooklyn In an eight round boxing match here toniirht. Wel'ing weighed 133 pounds and Wallace 134 NHL I GUNS OR ENEMY nUMFUra UPKEB FORMER OFFICER OF ARMY KILLS HIMSELF Arson Plot Disclosed In Jury's Report Republican A. P. Leaied Wire SACRAMENTO, Cal, Sept. 9... Evidence concerning a statewide anon plot, said to have resulted in damage estimated at $5,000,000 to industrial plants in California has been presented to the United States grand jury which will re port here tomorrow, according to Robert Duncan, attorney, rep resenting the department of jus tice. Thirteen Industrial Workers of the World, alleged to be impli cated in the plot, are held in cus tody here and at Fresno and Los Angeles. Duncan said: "The arson campaign was a part of the general conspiracy of Industrial Workers of the World to obstruct the government's war activities and destroy food," Dun can said today. "Our investi gation has extended to firms in California as far back as 1916 but it has concerned chiefly big fires that have occurred since early in 1917, and more particularly the re cent fires in Fresno and Hanford." - Arrangements, have been made by The Arizona Republican to se cure state-wide election returns from the primary today. Facts, as fast as secured, will be bulletined for the public at The Republican office tonight. It is a long ballot and the count will probably be slow. If races are close it may not be pos sible to tell final results until, all returns are in. Today is election day, the polls op ening at i o'clock this morning and re maining open until 6 o'clock this even ing. It is a partisan primary with all the contests on the democratic ballot by far the most important contest be ins for the democratic nomination for governor with three candidates in the running. Here are the principal contests on the democratic ballot arranged alphabet ically: Governor Fred T. Colter, Sidney F. Osborn and Fred Sutter. For judge of the supreme court Al bert C. Baker and Alfred Franklin. For secretary of state Mrs. Frances W. Munds, Mit Simms. For etate treasurer Harry S. Ross, Loren F. Vaughn. For attorney general A. S. Hawklnst Wiley K. Jones and James Loy. For corporation commissioner Sam R Bradner, A. W. Cole and David F. Johnson. For state mine Inspector G. H. Bo Iin and Tom C. Foster. For county supervisor (vote for two) L. SI. Acuff, J. R. Bradshaw, Quin Faulkner and C. Warren Peterson. . For clerk of the county superior court C. S. Berryman and R. A. Kings bury. For county attorney Clyde M. Gan- dy and L. M. Laney. For county sheriff Jeff D. Adams and W. H. Wilky. For county school superintendent A. H. Fulton and A. I Jones. For county recorder Nettie Vaughan Gillmor and Edith M. Jacobs. For county assessor Peter Aepli, George W. Cummins and Charles R. Price. For state senator (vote for two) A. G. Austin and Thomas V. Walton. Robert C. Saufley's name also appears but it Is understood he has withdrawn. For state house representatives (vote for six) W illiam M. Brawner, J. Irvin Burk. J. O. Goodwin, Owen A. Kane, J. G. McGinnis, M. Joe Murphy, J. C. Niles, Pauline M. O'Neill and V. D. Kit ter. o Republican A. P. Leaied Wire WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. Warm congratulations to the navy upon -.he conduct or the crew of the transport Mount Vernon, which returned safely to a French port after being torpedoed 200 miles at sea, came to Secretary Daniels today by cable from Secretary Baker whose arrival in France was an nounced last night by the war depart ment. Secretary Baker's message said: "I have Just visited and viewed the Mount Vernon. The high spirited morale of Its men and the masterful seamanship of Its captain and officers makes such a stirring story of heroiam mat i wish all the nation might kno.v the splendid way In which that huge transport met and foiled the attempt to destroy It at sea. "The traditions of your service are enriched by the conduct in this emer gency." Captain Douglas E. Dlsmukes. com mands the Mount Vernon. BAR HUN NATIONAL HYMN FROM SCHOOLS Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO. Sept. 9."Die Wacht Am Rhein. found In certain singing books used In the public school was sum marily suppressed today when school officials stopped the sale of the song book containing It to pupils and, oi. dered the elimination of the song from the books already In use. Superinten dent Peter Mortenson declared that the song has not been sung Jn the choolu for years. o- BREWERY WORKERS STRIKE KANSAS CITY. Sept. 9 Brewers, bottlers and drivers employed in the Kansas City breweries walked out to day because of a w-e controversy. The breweries have been compelled to close. PRIMARY ELECTION TODAY SHOWS MANY EXCITING CONTESTS em conns TRANSPORT'S CREW BRITISH T 6 MILES F Not Much Ground Remains to Be Captured Before Germans Will Again Be On the Hindenburg Line WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE, Sept. 9 (By the Associated Press) 4 p. m. Although little strips of ground have been gained here and there along the battle lines that zigzag their way across Artois and Picardy the British troops generally were sta tionary today. A heavy rain whiDned alone the chil ly wind has covered the battle field with a coating of mud. This in a coun try badly torn by shells of itself would necessarily result in a slower move ment, even if it were not necessary for the advanced troops to consolidate their positions. In actions of maneuvers such as the British as well as the French to the south, are engaged in. pauses or tnis Kind are inevitable. Meanwhile fresh German divisions have made their appearance in this region so it may be expected that the resistance will become stiffer. Not a great deal of ground remains to be cap tured before the Germans will be on the Hindenburg line. The British now are about five miles away from the Germans' much boasted defense sys tem. Hammering Enemy's Rear The Germans are having a most un comfortable time for the British guns in addition to laying their shells on the Germans between the British infantry positions and the Hindenburg line are vigorously hammering the enemy's rear. The British artillery, firing o the forward enemy areas has created great havic. The high ground overlooking Gou zeaucourt and the wood of the same name to the northwest were captured. The British guns from this section are able to direct an infilading fire on the enemy positions to the. south. Past records show that the enemy w ill not get out exeept when he is pushed out. Thus he takes every opportunity available to destroy what he has no time to save. Not Satisfied With Defenses German documents show the enemy is not quite satisfied with himself or with his defenses and his line is liter ally honeycombed with deep dugouts. An order Issued by a German general expressly forbids troops to occupy dug outs which descend lower than eight steps under ground. The general ap pears to have been much worried on the subject and goes into great detail in ordering such dugouts closed up or otherwise made useless for the troops. The German command has discovered that its troops are unable to emerge from deep dugouts in time to meet in fantry attacks following bombard ments. It would seem that the Hindenburg line may require considerable altera tion. Short of Ammunition More fires are reported at various places along the front, including Douai. Further corroboration of the enemy's shortage of ammunition has been ob tained from gunner prisoners who said they had been receiving only limited allotments daily. Captured orders indicate that the German air service is being well combed out and that airplane mechani cians, much to their disgust, are being drafted into the infantry. One mechan ician wrote to his brother in great de tail what he should do in order not to be removed from the air forces. It ap pears that even the anti-aircraft bat teries are parting with as much as ten per cent of their effectives, so that more men may be had for the infantry, o T OF E OF THIS IIS1IRE Republican A. P. Leaied Wire WASHINGTON, Sept. 9. Consid eration began in the senate today of tne bill providing for government pro duction and distribution during the war of metals and minerals essential in the prosecution of the war and ap propriating $50,000,000 as a revolving fund for the purpose. The bill, which is proposed as a sub stitute for one passed by the house, does not affect the production of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc. Senator Henderson of Nevada, auth or of the measure, said it is endorsed by President Wilson, as well as Sec retary Lane and Chairman Baruch of the war industries board. - Could Requisition Metal The president would be empowered to requisition any undeveloped or In sufficiently developed deposits of the metals named in the bill, as well as mines and smelters, and to operate them under lease or royalty agree ments. He also would be authorized to form one or more corporations it deemed advisable to carry out the pur poses of the law. Senator King Objects Senator King of Utah objects to the broad powers conferred on the pro posed corporation, but Senator Shaf roth of Colorado, a member of the mines' committee, said he and other members believed It to be a better policy for the government to have a revolving fund by which the minerals desired could be produced rather than to fix a maximum and a minimum price. REPUBLICANS STILL CONTROL IN MAINE PORTLAND, Me.. Sept. 9. The democrats made deep Inroads in the republican vote in the election in Maine today, but early returns indi cated that they had failed to wrest control from the republicans. On the face of figures from more than half the state it appeared that United States Senator Bert M. Fernald, re publican, and probably all four repub lican congressmen had been returned to office. The re-eleotion of Governor Carl E. Milliken by a plurality of about 3.800 is indicated by the early returns. 1 DEFENSES Ml 1NEIS1P0S ALLIES CONTINUE ENEMY RESISTANCE STIFFENS (By the Associated Press) The Germans have markedly stiffened their resistance against the allied armies from the region of Arras to Reims, but their efforts to ward off further encroachments Into the territory they are holding have failed. . All along the front German artillery is in action. Nevertheless the British have dug more deeply into the sector southwest of Cambrai, capturing import ant positions on the four-mile front between the Havrincourt wood and Pieziere, regaining their old trench positions dominating Gouzeaucourt and capturing Gauzeaucourt wood. French Arrive at Le Fere Gates To the south the French are only a short distance west of St. Quentin and are at the gates of La Fere. On this last named sector the French daily are enlarging their turning movement against the St Gobain forest. The capture of the forest would remove the greater barrier to an advance on Laon in an out flanking movement against both the Aisne and Chemin des Dames positions. The Germans here and northeast of Soissons also are offering more de termined resistance. Enemy Trying to Retard Advance Along the Aisne the Germans still are endeavoring to retard the advance of the French in further crossings of the stream, probably in order to give their main army a chance to make its way the French toward Laon. Large numbers of reinforcements have been rushed up by the Germans here and also along the Aisne front where the Americans are fighting alongside the French. Break Would Spell Disaster to Huns Particular attention is being given by the Germans to the three hinges of their line in Flanders, northeast of Soissons and around Reims. A bre'ak through at either point by the allies would spell disaster to the enemy. In Flanders the German strategy seems to be the obliteration of points vulnerable to sharp assaults. Particularly is this noticeable along the Lys river south of Tpres where the Germans are reported to have removed all their artillery to the east side of the river and a little to' the north around Wytschaete, where the British have advanced their line nearly a mile, and apparently with slight opposition. Germans Preparing for Heavy Assaults The concentration of artillery of all calibres, including machines and large bodies of men In the region of Soissons, where every nook and cranny of the rolling country contains hordes of defenders proves the importance the enemy places in holding this territory while nothing is being left undone in the region around Reims to strengthen in gun and man power the German line against the assaults the Germans apparently realize are soon. to come. Hindenburg Line Almost Wiped Out After virtually two months of hard fighting in wnich from Arras to the Marne the Germans everywhere have been worsted General Foch has given no outward Indication that he is to permit the Germans a breathing spell. The greater portion of the German defensive system in the battle zone already has been demolished or is in the process of demolition or being made untenable. Less than 30 miles of the old Hindenburg line remain Intact. This Is from the southwest of Cambrai to La Fere, and the British and French are virtually upon it at distances ranging from a half mile to six miles at the farthest where the British and French are standing west of St Quentin. When the drive began St. Quentin was 38 miles distant from the allied front. Official Statements FRENCH Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, Sept. 9 Today's French official staemenl reads: "North of the Somme we have made further progress to the east of Avesne in the direction of Claa- , tres and have occupied La Motto farm. Our forces crossed the Crozat canal in front of Liez. "Between the Oise and the Aisne the night was marked by a violent reaction of enemy infantry and artillery. Two strong German counter attacks launched in the region of Laffaux were repulsed, 80 prisoners belonging to five dif ferent regiments being left in our hands. "In the Champagne we executed a raid in the region of Wont Sans "A German raid was checked to the east of Auberive." BRITISH ' Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON, Sept. 9 The British in an advance over a four-mile front between the. Havrincourt wood and Peiziere have captured all the German positions on the high ground between these two points and won their old trench positions overlooking Gouzeau court, according to. the official communication from Field Marshal Haig tonight. The Gouzeaucourt wood also is in British hands. The text of the statement fol lows: "This morning advanced detach ments of English and New Zea landers attacked and carried the German positions on the, high ground between Peiezere and the Havrincourt wood. After sharp fighting, in the course of which heavy counter attacks were re pulsed with losses, we gained the old British trencm line on the ridge overlooking Gouzeaucourt and cap tured Gouzeaucourt wood. "On the left of our attack other English troops successfully ad vanced our line in the eastern por tion of the Havrincourt wood. We captured a number of prisoners in these operations. "On the remainder of the British front there was fighting on certain sectors. Hostile attacks against posts we recently established west of La Bassee were repulsed. "Rain fell heavily last night and again today. The weather con tinues stormy." o E 0 Republican A. P. Leased Wire JEROME, Ariz., Sept. 9. Thirty thousand hand bills, half printed in English and half in Spanish, calling a general strike for two weeks beginning tomorrow, were seized here today with the arrest of Walter H. Johnson, held By ieaerat ana city authorities. The handbills announced the pur pose of the proposed strike to force release of Thomas J. Mooney, William .Haywood and others now in custody including members of the I. W. W. re cently convicted in Chlcoga of violat ring the espionage act. Arresting officers said Johnson had been tarred and feathered in Bisbee, Arizona, last spring in connection with the I. W. W. activities there. GLOBE. Ariz., Sept 9 Handbills calling for a general strike of two weeks duration, beginning tomorrow, September 10, were secretly circulated throughout the Globe-Miami district this afternoon. The authorities have so far been un able to locate the distributors of cir culars but are keeping close watch at all entrances to the mines in the hope of detecting some of the ring leaders The handbills ask that the workers lay stress on the fact that "Tom Moon ey and 101 men lately convicted In Chicago be immediately released, that services may also be a,pplied to the cause that confronts each and every one of us today." SI D BILLS SE ED JEW HIE TO ADVANCE northward in case of a quick rush by OF REVENUE BILL IE IRepubllcan A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Sept 9. Criticism of the war revenue bill by the republi can spokesman occupied in the house today in the general debate. Inequalities and inconsistencies in levying taxes, characterized as unnec essarily high and charges of waste in government expenditures were the principal, complaints made in speeches by Representative Fordney of JTVchl- gan, and Representative Moore ot 'ennsylvania. Both promised to vote tor the bill despite their criticisms. Hearings by the senate finance com mittee on the bill, resumed today, were confined to objections to minor sec tions. In the house the debate was attended by less strenuousness. Touch Politics During Discussion There were touches of politics in to day's discussion. While partisanship had not entered into framing the bili. Kepresentative Fordney charged that President Wilson "alone has shown partisan politics" and Mr. Moore said the republican minority was helpless in framing the bill. Among instances of alleged waste of government money. Representative ! ordney included certain publications issued by Chairman Creel of the com mittee on public information, who, he said, "should be kicked out." Repre sentative Moore called attention to the aircraft expenditures and cost plus contracts covering contractors taxes. Would Investigate Contracts Urging an investigation of govern ment contracts which includes taxes on contractors' expenses, Representative Madden of Illinois, declared they "are not only an outrage, but also an in iquity and the sooner investigated, the better. Suggestions by Mr. Moore for a tax of $3 a bale on cotton stirred up mem hers from the cotton states. Kepre sentative Hardy of Texas, protested tha1 wheat and corn were not taxed and Representative Crisp of Georgia de clared cotton growers were patriotic enough to pay a tax, but it would be unfortunate. Mr. Moore replied that the govern ment was controlling prices of wheat corn and other agricultural products and ought to tax cotton to equalize conditions. Steel, he said, already was heavily taxed. As an inequality, he cited the fact that 78 per cent of all corporation and ncome taxes in 1916 were paid by 10 northern, mid-northern and western states. o Republican A. P. Leased Wire CLEVELAND, Sept. 9 The speed with which a Jury was selected and the arrest of seven persons for applauding the peroration of the opening state ment of Attorney Seymour Stedman, ot the defense, were features of the open ing session of the trial of Eugene V, Debs today on five counts of an indict ment charging violation of the espion age act. Rose Pastor Stokes was among those who admitted applauding and was ar rested on orders from the bench by Judge D. C. Westernhaver. The offenders apparently were car ried off their feet by the climatic elo quence of Stedman's brief opening speech. Judge Wresternhaver saw in it only a deliberate contempt of court, remark. ing that in all his experience he had never known so flagrant a case. Later he sa'd that perhaps he had been un duly vexed, but this concession went only far enough to allow the culprits their liberty on their personal recog nizances instead of on bail as he at first demanded. He ordered them to appear tomorrow. rtcism 0 DEBS JURY SECURED ARREST APPLAUDER DRAFT BOARDS NOT BIND BY H PRIORITIES District Officials May De termine Industries Neces sary In Granting Deferred Classification to Some Republican A. P. Leased Wire - W ashington, Sept. 9. The new priorities classification of industry an nounced yesterday by the war indus tries board, will not bind district draft boards in determining deferred classi fication on occupational grounds of men between the ages of 18 and 45 who are to register Thursday. The boards may determine the other industries necessary, but in granting deferred classification they must satis fy themselves that the industry is nec essary and that the individual regis trant is essential to the industry. This was disclosed by General Crow der's plans for occupational exemptions in classifying new registrants. Provide Advisory Committee The new draft regulations provide that an advisory committee of three to each district board, one to be named by the department of labor, one by the department of agriculture and the third by the board itself, may introduce at hearings on deferred classification, the war industries board priorities list, but adds: "Such lists shall not be regarded as binding upon the district board in its conclusions as to whether or not any particular industry, occupation or em ployment, including agriculture, is a necessary industry, occupation or em ployment within tne meaning of the law and regulations, nor shall such lists prevent the district board from holding as necessary any industry, oc cupation or employment including ag riculture, but not contained therein. Such preference lists and other facts and information in the possession of such advisers will supplement the in formation in possession of the district boards, and will also be used to assist the district boards in dealing with spe cific eases." When Entitled to Exemption Detailing the method boards are to follow, the regulations say a registrant shall be considered entitled to exemp tion only when "completely engaged in an occupation the boards class as essential; when his removal would re sult in substantial damage to the enter prise and when "the available supply of persons competent in the' capacity is such that the registrant cannot be re placed without direct substantial, ma terial loss and detriment to the, effec- ve operation pf the enterprise." Further restricting the granting of deferred classification on industrial grounds, the regulations notify boards that they should consider among other things the length of time a registrant has been in employment and become convinced, before granting his claim that he is "not now so engaged for the primaify purpose of avoiding military service." Make Claim When Entitled The regulations fix the place of a necessary workman in a necessary oc cupation in class 2, the place of an ex pert or assistant manager of divisional head in class 3, and the place or a sole manager or director in class 4. The advisory committees to the draft boards are empowered to claim de ferred classifications for registrants who are entitled to it, but who for patriotic reasons may object to making the claim for themselves. General Crowder has insisted registrants en titled to such classification should make the claim when filing out their questionnaires as a patriotic duty to prevent unnecessary work by the draft boards. o . IT Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Sept 9. Heavy loss in the prospective corn crop, but a con siderable increase in the forecast ol spring wheat production, featured the September crop report issued today by the department of agriculture. Lack of rain during August in the principal producing sections of th corn belt caused a reduction of 317, 000,000 bushels in the crop forecast, bringing the loss in prospective pro duction since July 1 to 487,000,000 bush els representing more than $800,000,000. A corn crop of 2,672,000,000 bushel; this year was forecast today from Sep tember 1 condition. That would be al most half a billion bushels less than last year's crop and slightly smaller than the average crop of the five year3 from 1912 to 1916. Great Increase in Wheat The spring wheat report showed im provement and there was an increase of 21,000,000 bushels in the forecast ot production, bringing the prospective crop to 343,000,000 bushels. With the winter wheat er&2 of 556.000.000 bush els previously announced, this vears total wheat crop will be 899,000,000 bushels. That is almost 250,000.000 bushels more than was harvested last year and 90,000,000 bushels more than the 1912-16 average. Estimates of production of other crops compared with those made month ago showing various changes. Oats had a 49,000.000 bushel increase tobacco a 20,000,000 pound loss; hay a 13.000.000 ton and white potatoes a 6, 000,000 bushel loss.. Where Loss is Greatest Other changes were: Barley 4,000,000 bushels increase; sweet potatoes 3, 500,000 bushels decrease; flax 1,100,000 bushel" increase; and rice 700,000 bushels decrease. Heaviest reduction in the corn pro duction forecast came from Kansas with a loss of 62.000.000 bushels; Ne braska with 60,000.000 bushels; Mis souri with 57,000,000 bushels: Illinoi; with 37,000.000 bushels and Iowa with 32,000,000 bushels. DECREASE IraH BUT BIG INCREASE INIEATFORECAS RED SDK NOW HAVEEDGEON WORLD SERIES Only Necessary to Win One More Game to Make Them "Wartime Baseball Cham- . pions of the World Republican A. P. Leased Wire BOSTON, Sept 9. The Boston Americans got the big edge in the World series py beating the Chicago Nationals in a mad scramble for the fourth game today by a score of 3 to 2. This gives the Red Sox a lead of 3. to 1 in the scries and it is necessary now for them to win only one more game to make them the wartime baseball champions of the world. Both teams departed from letter- perfect baseball for the first time since their meeting and the explosions which resulted kept the fans in a furore of oldtime big series excitemnt Babe Ruth, Boston's big southpaw,' and slugger extraordinary, led the first bombing party which apparently wrecked the Cub machine for good and all but was hoisted by his own petard in the eighth and ninth innings. Boston Breaks Game Wide Open The game was broken wide open by Boston in the fourth. Tyler got him self into a hole by passing Shean, th first man uff. Strunk smashed the hall hard to center, but Paskert raced under it for a neat out. Shean, taking advan tage of Tyler's leisurely windup, dashed for second and made it stand ing up, but Killifer left the ball get through him for a short passed ball. It was a clean steal for Shean never theless, and the crowd rooted for a run. With Whiteman up. Tyler wobbeld. again and issued another pass. The stands were fairly rocking when Stuffy Mclnnls strode to the plate, but the best the Gloucester boy could do was to lorce Khean at thirfl. . Then Along Came Ruth Two runners were on the bases. Red Sox rooters feared -Tyler would not take a chance with that big black bat for the first three pitches were wide of the plate. The next one curved over it for a strike. Owens called the next on strike two, while the burly Babe scratched around the box in dlsgrust Then he dug himself in at the plate and with the count three and two waited to see if Tyler dared to ?en.d one over. Tyler dared and Ruth swuna; into the ball savagely and the gleaming sphere soared in a steadily upward sweeping climb for the right center tield. it was a hard drive to judge and Flack ran in for a step and then started back in a wild chase. Before the ball slammed into the outfield bar rier, Whiteman and Mclnnis . had . scampered home and Ruth was head ing for third like a big tank run wild. He beat the throw-in easily and en joyed a quiet grin on third while the National League leaders tried to read just themselves to the same chaotia conditions Ruth's shock of bat had cre ated in the American League all sea son. Everyone rooted for Scott to bring the big fellow home, but tha shortstop lifted a high one to Paskert Had Cubs Demoralized For three innings Ruth's personally conducted mopping up party had the Cubs demoralized, but In the seventh, Manager Mitchell, detecting signs of wildness in the husky southpaw began rushing in his reserves. With Paskert out of the way, Scott to Mclnnis, Ruth walked Merkle. Then with Zeider up in place of Pick, Ruth lost all liaison with the plate, putting two men on bases. O'Farrell was injected into the game here and the first ball Ruth pitched within range of the plate was smashed over second. It looked like another clean up, this time, for Chi cago, but Scott gliding with uncanny speed in back of the bag, scooped up the ball with his gloved hand, tossing to bnean ror a force-out of Zetdtr while the Arlington boy making one of his lightning pivots, got O'Farrell at tirst ror a double play, retiring the side and saving Ruth's bacon for the tims being. , Fireworks Are Reserved Ruth showed his ability to cross un the opposition In Boston's half of the seventh when he came to bat after Mc lnnis had reached first on a clean single to left Tyler gave the signal for a strategic retreat by all outfield ers and shot one over the plate. Ruth was braced for one of his terrific swings, but with great aplomb, he switched and dumped a dinky little. bunt toward third. The play nearly stood the infield on thetr respective heads, but Zeider, untangling himself first threw out Ruth at first Stuffy taking second on a very neat sacrifice. The Inning passed out, however, with out further fireworks, which were re served for the eighth frame. Ruth Gets Wild Ruth, fairly reeking wildness. after the way of great southpaws once they begin to lose the sense of location. walked Killifer, the first man up. As he tried to steady himself he grooved one over for Hendrix who batted for Tyler and the pinch hitting pitcher cracked an ominous single into deep left Killifer took second. Babe then unloosed a wild pitch, putting Killifer on third, Hendrix on second and-none out. Mclnnis walked to the box and talked very plain Anglo-Saxon into Ruth's ear and what the irate first baseman forgot to say Dave Shean was on hand to supply. Babe was sweating but game. He put over a good one for Flack who tapped it to Mclnnis for an unassisted putout, while the other run ners held their bases. McCabe was iut in to run for Hendrix, as the hard-hitting Hollocher came up. Hollocher alt (Continued on page Two) CANADA DOES NOT DOUBT THE OUTCOME Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO, Sept. 9. The duke of Devonshire, governor general of Can ada, who arrived in Chicago today for a two day visit declared that the war spirit in Canada is stronger than ever and that it is growing stronger every day. "There is no fear anywhere in Can ada that we will not win," he said. "If there are any pacifists in Canada, I did not find them on a recent trip through the agricultural regions. Our crops, while tiot as fine as we would like to see them, are good. We will have our shares of food to help the fighters. In regard to the political situation the la bor element will have a stronger repre sentation in parliament this year than formerly, but will not be the controll ing element"