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1 5 VOI 5a-NO 153 BRIDGEPORT, CONN.,' THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1917 PRICE TWO CENTS ) WTAGKOM , GIRL ENDS m TRAGEDY Stenographer in Garage Re sists Attack of Mechanic , in Lonely Part of Woods Now in Hospital Dying. , Assilant Turns Gun on Self, Inflicting Three Wounds Both- Hurried to Hos- ( pital In Hartford. ' . . ? , V 1 Plainville, June 28 Miss Margaret C .Farrar, sten- , ographer in Cook's garage here, was "shot and probably fatally wounded today" by James French the -flight , man at the! garage, who also shot himself. t Both are in St Francis hospi tal,, Hartford, and at noon word came that French had; little chance for recovery. . Miss Far rar has two bullets in her body and French three- The story -of the affair as told by Miss Farrar was to the ef fect that the man, ; whose na- tionality is, Italian and who has gone under the name of French forfthe three years he has been in town, attempted to assault ) hflr, and that failing in that, he ; stood iu an automobile and fir-r ed three times at her "as she v fled through aclump of woods. ' - French was accntomed to take a machine from the garage evm y morn ing and go to Miss Iter'Jiome1 on North Washington, street, and carry her to the garage. ' This morning TYench took Miss Farrar in the ma chine! and said he- had to make an other call farther up the-road. At a ..lonaiy spot Trench, according to the recital; . attempted the assault. ; Miss farrar fought him and got away, then starting to ran toward a .farm noose on the other side of the woods, -was ; checked by two of -three bullets fired at her. Bhe got on br feet irmmfled, , ,ud,: looking around. '- .-saw.: .Trench f standing in the machine.' He turned the revolver on himself and three hnl '. lets .made wounds. '-: '- -.':: ; fc; --. , . Mlas rarrar made her Tray to the " Tmrn on ;the farm at' Mr- Peck. The latter' heard groans and fonnd Mias "Farrar In agony. 3e Immediately "ran ; 16' caU a doctor" and, noted that' no one -was In sight On returning from -the telephone Mr. Peek found Treneb ' -standing rer ' Miss Tarrar. French r-waa'easfly setsed, as he appeared to v lie -weak frm loss of tlooL Both the 'Wimded -were sent to the thospltaL , - ' s-v .Miss Tarrar la about 20 years eld, -wen known and. Mked in Plafnertne. ' and quite - social farorlte. - Of 'lYendi notfatog 1m known. ' aUhoogh he' had -worked.hsre for a coaslder AOle time. - He signed a registration card as James Trench, Se is ahont '. 21 years old,' .'. '-.-. HAGIiilllSTS ASIC U. S. CONCILIATOR TO END DISPUTE v American ts British Co, Em ployes Fail to Get In crease In Wages Tbs yrtijtneta nnioo, in this city tiasaeked tor a federal conciliator to fnediate Betaveen the American HBrMeh Co. and its enaply. , .. Two .hundred 'workmen of ' tiie j American it rKish Co,; haVe aeked for a IS per eent, increase la wages, iTha fMiiTmiT is wHlisa ts deal with jjndlrt&tiaia, hot won't do bosineas with the employes as a hedy, hence the ap Mcton tor a government agent t ' help settle the dispute, . LONG SENTENCE FOR GEORGE RAABE IN JERSEY COURT v George Ha&be, of this eity, when ar j-f-aigaed In New Braaswlek, If, 3., yea ' twday, charged with being Implicated in the theft of diamonds and antomo- ! hues with Edward and Harry John- . l son. of this city, the brothers who j 'broke JaH while awaiting trial for ' Raabe's affenes, was givn three to 1 seven years on each of two coasts. The first count charged stealing a tray of j diamonds from a jeweler and the eec i ond alleged tie theft of an aatom ) bile. Raabe was apprehended in 'Beading, Pa., Jvne 15. MAURI AGE IACKNSKS : A marriage license was granted to ' day to Otto W. King, aged 84, a car ( penter, of tz, Mapiewoea . avenue, and Marias W, Carlson,: aged 19, of 7 $4 Maplewood avenue. . THE WEATHER. Comswc cleat.- TaJm tsaignt, probably followed by showers in early morning or on rriaay; mooeraie west winos, ' beoomtes geaatie variable. i STATE MILITARY BOARD WARNS OF NATIONAL CRISIS Tells Home Guards U. , S. Must Give Much to Avert V Invasion Here. URGES MEMBERS TO ASSIST RECRUITING Official - Body : Approves Show of Uniforms and Guns In City Streets. ' That hordes of Germans may sweep America and even collect indemnity from this country unless the tJnited States, helps its allies immediately and abundantly is foreseen by the military emergency .board of Conneo tlcut headed by no less a person than Laden F. Burpee, a judge of the su preme court of Connecticut and pres ident of the board. - ' ' In general orders Mo. 10, transmit ted to all Home - Guard ' regimental commanders yesterday, by order of President Burpee all organizations, of the Home -Guard ' are encouraged and permitted to parade the streets fully armed to ' display their preparedness against invasion of Connecticut end in additional orders are instructed to aid the United States army recruiting officers in any manner possible. The general order says in part? "The nation of which this' state is an original part is : entering into the most momentous and-'dangerous crisis of Its existence. .We are at war for the same inalienable ' rights of life, liberty and happiness . for which oor forefathers fought In 1776 and made the basrts of their Declaration of In dependence, and for" ;tne cause' of Jus tice and humanity and for the rights ousness and enduring . peace among all peoples ot tne-world. "Our - enemies have . proved them selves, to be mighty and resourceful. Without the help of the United States immediately end abundantly given, by money and by jnen and In every channel of succor and supply, It is not nnreasonahle :to fear" that autocracy and despotism will prevail over dem ocracy in Europe and -they may visit our shores for further eonauest and for Iclemntty.' . . The order- advocates every individ ual member of the ' Home Guard aid In recruiting : of the : national ' armies and to prepare.: f or - defense of i the state.'. . ' , "" ' . . -J-.-w ': s.. -'. Col.-iril"8on. .tfommanding the Fourth , Ttesiment, C H. G., yesterday . tele graphed all ' company commanders to offer ' the '-servlcea of ' themselves and their .-men uniformed and equipped to assist 'la f recruiting. - for the United States army. Tarades are authorized where deemed beneficial. Orders .win fee transmitted - to all company commanders to have their commands appear In the Fourth of July parade - itt , full . uniform and equipment wlih the exception ot hay ersaeks, bayonets or' swords. .The men In ranks will wear Mouses. 'Ofr flews will 'wear campaig-n hats, will carry the w-eS teit and pUtof. General order from the board an nounce permanent appointment or Arthur M. ' Comtey'Ot Bridgeport to the post of adjutant of battaHon No. 2, - Totirth Regiment,- Bridgeport Orders have also reaettect - tne Tourth Regiment from the board to sess all dekntients at drills fines as prescribed by chapter 385 of the Pub lic Acts of 1917 and dropping an but one drill, period per week during the summer .months,'. ' - ' . ' . Orders for rapid: mobilization of units of the Home Guards to test' the control of ofB&era over their Individual squads mad to aid fn assemblies in the event of real . emergency are. expected in this eity at any time, -. - ,. . Col,. Charles W, Harpper; command ing -the First Regiment, has already begun the praetiee assemblies in Hart ford where at the meet inconvenient time of the ' day Company D, and a machine gun company were assembled by telephone -in less than half an'hour, The calls here which will be sent over the telephone and by special courier to - the men : wanted at the armerles will be- better met if all '.Home , Guardmea . arrange to keep theiF amferra and other equipment handy at ail times, ' .., ; The 'issuance of haversacks for thai carrying pr personal eneeis nae negun in this , city -ana is lanen ts mean tne first step in preparation for the guard duty that constantly looms closer ,on the horizon of . the guardsman's pur pose of enlistment, . . - ELLIOTT A DIRECTOR IN NORTHERN PACIFIC New. Tork, June 28. It was under stood in railroad circles here, today that Howard Eiliott,until recently the president of the New Tork, New Ha ven & Hartford railroad, has been elected a .member of the board, of di rectors and of the executive commit tee of the Northern Pacific railroad, of which ho was president from 1903 to 191S. It is believed that he will jContinue to act in an advisory capaci ty with tii New Haven road. Mr. Elliott is a member of the rail road war board,; associated with the American ' Railway association's na tional defense .efforts, and he has 'de voted much of his time recently to this phase of government co-operation. GERMAN AMBASSADOR'S, . , WIFE DIES FROM TYPHI'S. Basel, Switzerland, June .2 8 A Con stantineple dispatch announces the death from typhus of Frau Von Kuhl mann, wife of the German ambassa dor to Turkey, 7 : t . , . Tt. ' Von Knhlmann formerly was attached to the German embassy in Washington, i . STfP-DADGHTER GETS MOST OF $4,050ESTATE Man Burned to Death Left Unusual Will, Probate Records Show. SONS AND DAUGHTER GIVEN MINOR PART Girl Will Be Paid for Ser . vices in Testator's Home Since 1914. Hedwig A. Carlson, stepdaughter of Gustaf Anderson, who was burned to death late Sunday night, will get most of Anderson's $4,050 estate, if the will he drew last iE'etoruary' Is allowed to staftd.' Two sons and a daughter of Anderson are the other heirs.' Anderson lived at 121 Moreheusa street. Flame from a gas Jet set his clothes afire and he died from his burns. . " - . ' According to the will offered for probate today, Anderson leaves his step-daughter a piano, dress form and sewing machine, in accordance - with her late mother's wish. Furthermore he orders that she be paid $20 a week for the period since January 1, 1914, during which she cared, for the house and for Anderson. The rest of thp estate is divided into four parts one for Miss Carlson, one for each of the sons, Walter An derson and Gustaf, -and one for the daughter, A-mania. Walberg of Wor cester, ' Mass. '; - As the property left by ,, Anderson, both real estate and cash amounts to $4,000, will be little for the daughter and sons. '. , " Adolph' Sherman and A. H. Nielson were appointed appraisers of the es tate and - Charles Anderson a relative of ' the testator, executor. The will was admitted. x , , '- Honor Robert Emmet, . Irish Martyr Patriot, With Membrial Statue Washington, ' June 28. -A " bronze statue, of -Robert Emmet, Irish martya patriot, was urrveUed today .in the ro tunda of the national museum here -in the presenece of a notajMe. gathering. The memorial was presented to the government toy American citizens of Irish descent. -, President Wilson. . ac cepted n Irwitatdon jto attend and was expected to apeak.', i The presentation speech' was 'made by Judge Victor J. Dewlihg of New T-orfc ' Miae ; AUce O-Oorman, daughter of former senator 0Qorman . of New Tork, puKled the -oorld) that released, the vetL ' Chief Justice White of the su preme . court ' accepted the statue, on behalf of the government. . ,. CHINESE CITY TO APPEASE AMERICA Amoy, China, ' June 26 (An action Swought "by the United States - govern ment against the mu-nlctpaHty of Ku tang xusu in an enon to, recover taiae to the KUblic recreation grounds in a suburb of Amoy has Just toeen settled. The municipality is to rectify technical violations of the deed -and 'retain title to the property, i - . . The reereatton grounlds were deeded In tpust in 172 for the ibenefit of- for eign residents ,the title to revertHo the United States government If condi tions were, violated, The rminicipality claimed ownership to the grounds be cause of (its long undisputetd) posses sion, . ' - . U. S. May Take Hand -In TMine Operations Salt Xake City, , Utah, '' June 28 "NfVlkM ' (iajmuI.. m . . v. BO irCKlUOf mat x would not be surprised if the leaeraT government took over the metal mining properties and the smelters of the West and fixed a max. imum selling price which would auto matically fix the wages." declared John McBride, representative of the .Department of Labor, who . is in Salt Iake City today trying to settle the wage dispute between the Interna tional Smelting Co, and its employes. IT. S. ESTABLISHES - , POST OFFICE FOR EXPEDTTIONARIES If you have a relative er friend in the American " Expeditionary forces, he will receive mail matter if it is addressed as follows: JOHN JONES Company X, 100th Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces. ' Merely the name of the man in service, his unit, and ' American Expeditionary Forces is required in the address. ' In the upper left hand corner must . be placed the name of the sender and his or her address. Under ne circumstances may the name of the. place at which the unit is, be placed in the. address or in the body of . the letter..'' The United States Post . Office department has established a post office branch in France which will handle all' mail for the soldiers And sailors who went . or -are going abroad with the - Expeditionary Forces. It is known as the United States Mail Agency," and is in charge of Marcus H. Bunn. American postal rates will pre vail. A man in the service abroad may send a letter or card home at American rates, or if he has ns stamps, may get the O. K. of the commanding 'officer, and the American rate of postage will be collected at this end. 1 . I ' ' ' ' . Sec Daniels Addresses 200 Third Year Men who Are Being Gradu ated From Annapolis to Provide Officers for Fighting Ships. Chief Problem for Army and Navy Officials Has Not Been to Secure Man Power, But Ne cessary Equipment, Declares Secretary. Annapolis, Md., June 28 America is demonstrating to the world that the democracy of 100,000,000 persons can wage war efficiently and with unity of spirit, Secretary Daniels de clared today in a commence ment address to nearly 200' members of the naval academy third yearvclass, whose gradua tion was advanced by a year to provide officers for fighting ships. Those who prophesied that America would not go whole heartedly f into this war have been discredited," said the sec retary. ; "The ' only divided councils have been as to the best method to - be ' employed, and when the ,v president and congress have spoken, their de cision has been accepted, j ; "Our -traditional policy has been against any but - voluntary, military service. ' When conditions' demanded the selective draft it was written- into the law. -There were those who' told ns that men of military age would, not enroll and riots would mark the day of registration. . Instead, it was a day of consecration and the "enrollment was larger than the census figures in dicated. , ,- ' -' r: "Congress authorized the issue of $2000,000,000 of bonds for war pre paration. ''The bond issue will be a failure,' croaked a few pessimists. Their croaking was drowned , by the multitude of voices offering bard -won savings as freely as surplus wealth. , , "Upon the heels -of this unprece dented Investment the Red Cross 'so ciety launched a campaign to, raise -8100,000,000 . for that beneficent world-wide work of mercy, 'It Is im possible,' was the comment of a few. The faith of the noble men and women with vision ' was more - than "Justified when more was given tbxn had been asked, ' "Congress is now engaged in writ ing A taxing bill, ' There is no division in Congress except as to the sources of taxation and the people will- pay without protest whatever it, may cost to carry.this'war to a successful con clusion. ' . '-. - . "In the navy and in the marine corps the chief problem has not been to secure the man power needed, but rather have the' navy's resources been -taxed to house and uniform and equip the-thousands who flocked1 to . the standard at the President's first call and the army is securing alL the men who can be trained. .v '"We are going to war without pas- slont without (hatred, without lust, for lano, wiinoiit a. trace ujt venscauuo. We do net hate the people we are to fight. We hate only ' the autoraey whieh harnesses them to the Jugger naut, Our victory will not only .make the world safe for democracy, will not only strengthen self-government and end the fiction of bivine Bight, but it will also bring to the German peo ple a new breath of liberty and hope for the, day when they will govern themselves and be no longer the pawns of militarism." . LIBERTY BONDS TO BE OUT NEXT WEEK Washington, June 28. The second payment of 1 8 per cent, for subscrib ers to the Liberty loan who bought (bonds on the Instalment payment plan was due today. The next payment, 20 per cent., is due July 30 The engraved bonds - will probably be ready next week. Buckley Exonerated In Coroner's Finding - ' . . James -A. Buckley of the ,Wst End Auto & Carriage Co., who was driving an automobile which struck, and fatal ly injured 5 year old Arthur Burns in Milne street last Saturday, was exon erated by Coroner John J. 'Phelan in a flndiijg given out today. The coroner says Buckley acted with prudence and skill and he finds the child's 'dleatli was accidental. Buckley- said he was driving at mod erate speed when the boy ran from behind an ioe wagon and tried to cross in front of the car. Buckley stopped the car within its own length but was unable, to avoid hitting the boy. The wheels did not pass over the boy's (body ibut he received) internal injuries which proved fatal. GEN. PERSHING, PRAISING FRENCH VALOR, DECLARES FOR LASTING PEACE ONLY Paris, June 28. IMaJ. Gen. Pershing, the American commander, has left the hotel in which he has been staying since his arrival in Paris to make his home in a fine old residence in the Hue de Varenne, so as to (be near, his head-quarters. The house, which has a magnificent garden, formerly belonged to Prince Gortchakon. It was leased before the war by Ogden Mills of New Tork, who placed it at the disposal of Gen. Pershing. The American oommanlder was asked today to comment on the article enti tled "Why We Aire Fighting," pub lished yesterday- in the Army .Bulletin, in which Gen. Petadn, the French com manduer in chief, explained the ob jects of the war and why a- premature peace must not (be concluded. General Pershing said: 'I have read Gen. Petain's. article SIBERIAN EXILE WITH HANDFUL OF FOLLOWERS STORMS FORTIFIED POSTS, ANNIHILATING DEFENDERS Petrograd, June 28 The hero of the army in the woody Carpathian is a-, former exile from Siberia who by his example -inspired an attack by forces which heretofore had ob durately 'refused to charge. ", The ex-onvict, whose rank is sergeant, led. jBO volunteers In a rush on a Ger man, blindage. '. ; The attacking party, confused: by heavy nrd, -wavered. Whereupon the sergeant alone climbed" a. breastwork GOAL PRICE TO ; PUBLIC IS CUT OVER $1 A TON Further . Reduction Likely As Result of Conference , of Operators. ; Washington, June 28 An Imme diate general reduction of $1 to $1.50 a ton in , the : price of , coal at the mine was agreed on here' today by representatives . of the coal opera tors, ' ' The reduction " Is expected to be followed by still further decreases' in price after investigation into the costs of mining coal, and it Is probable that the government will be given a still lower price than that to the general public. Hundreds of millions of dol lars will be saved to the American people through this decision. The operators . agreed to the im mediate reduction at a meeting here today, after adopting a resolution by which coal prices would be fixed with the aid and approval of the secretary of the interior, the federal trade com mission and the committee on coal production . of - the national defense council. . V About 600,000,000 tons of coal was mined in this country last year, and Secretary Lane, .who has earnestly urg ed a redaction, believes that,' the sav ing to the American people will be enormous. "After hearing of the op erators' action Mr, v After hearing of the operators' ac tion Mr. lane wrote- the following let ter to F. S. Peabody, chairman of the coal pi-eduction committee who has been in constant conference with the operators:,,1.' - "I have Just learned of 4the action of the ceal operators, and I wish to express my appreciation of the gen erous, prompt and patriotic manner in which they have acted. They have dealt with the situation in the way I had hpped they would as large men -dealing with a large question. , They manifestly see that is is no time in which to consider primarily the op portunities which war gives for per sonal aggrandizement. We must gain for each by gaining for all. The country is in a mood for sacrifice. It is intent on the success of the war and is willing to do everything need ed to give insurance to the world against a repetition of this awful con dition. - - - "Will you not be good enough to express to the coal men my apprecia tion of the spirit they have snown In determining that their prices shall be reduced so that the industries may not feel hampered and the people may not feel that their spirit is broken down by the thought that this is to be a war ' for individual advantage instead of self protection. I felt from the moment of my talk with them that no body, of men more truly represent'the high purpose to yield personal desire for general good than did they. with deepest interest. (His answer to the question is complete and logical. The facts set forth should convince the world of the Justice of our great cause I cannot think it possible that anyone shauldi hold a different view of why we are in the , war. It is quite beyond reason that anyone knowing the truth should fail to condemn the course pur sued biy the German government, and the truth has been dearly .pointed out by the distinguished commander in chief of the French army. 1 "There moist toe no peace except a lasting peace. The ideals for which the Allies are contending must be held sacred. France will continue her splen did fight for -human rights and human liberties, anld) fresh examples of hero ism toy her valient armies will still further inspire those flighting by her side." - . - ' and hurled a bomb among the enemy. Attacked by ' three Germans, he, sa bred and shot two of them. Then, with only 18 followers, several strong ly held blindages, were rushed. This produced' general panic among the enemy and resulted in the capture of many prisoners. - The sergeant was given- .an , officer's commission, two regimentsi, invt d him to taje com mand, and-the - whole : of his , division resolved- immedlatelyv to. , .-.participate' In an offensive. ' . " ' -. Canadian m Army Headquarters in France, -June 88 Under, protecting concentration of artillery fire Cana dian troops early today stormed and captured the German front line before Avion, a suburb of Lens. AMERICAN AVIATOR . KILLED IN ACTION Paris, June 28 -Corporal ' James Hall. of Colfax Iowa, a member of the Lafayette escadrille, which is ' com posed principally of Ameriean avia tors, is believed to have been killed in an encounter with seven German aeroplanes, according to the Herald. He was shot through the lung. His machine fell within the French lines. Corporal Hall, who was. the author of "Kitchener's Mob," joined the American squadron a short time ago, after being wounded in the British army ad discharged He brought down a German aeroplane four days ago. ;.. Sub-lieutenant Dorme, one of the meat skilful French aviators, who has been credited officially with bringing down 23 German machines, has been missing since he flew over the enemy's lines on. May 25 on a scouting mis sion. His fate is unknown, FRENCH REPULSE GERMAN ATTACK , Paris; ' June 28 The Germans last night attacked the salient . of Watt weiler, northeast of Thann, in Al sace, according to "the war office an nouncement today. . They were re pulsed, leaving a number ef dead. ITALIANS LOST 1 VESSEL IN WEEK Rome, June 28 The weekly state ment of shipping losses shows that only one Italian steamer was sunk in the . week ended June 24. Arrivals at Italian ports were 5 83 and departures were 536. GERMAN PRISONERS ELUDE RUSSIANS Petrograd, June 28 Newspapers say that mere thg.n 3,580 German prisoners, and 100 officers, also pris oners, escaped from various parts of Russia through Finland last month. The Finns are said to have given very little belp ; toward recapturing them.. ' - A fire in the plant of W. T. Baker Varnish Manufacturing Co., in' Jersey City, caused a lose of $2-3,094. GMADIIE.S TAKE FROMTt LIME POSTS Thousands Now En . camped in French Sea port Many Drawn From Mexican Border German Prisoners View Disembarkation. U. S. Troops Will Consti tute Independent Uniti Will Be Entirely; Self -Supporting May Be Stationed Between French and English Armies. A French Seanort.' June 28 : Somewhere in Fraiige thou sands of America's fighting men are encamped today, ready to take, their places in the trenches beside the ' seasoned campaigners of the Allies. Regulars and marines fresh: from service on the Mexican border or in Haiti or Santa Do mingo were landed here yester-. day after a voyage in which the ' (berman submarines were elud ed and -all records were broken. ' for transporting over seas of a large military unit, '. News of the arrival of the troops sentsa 1 thrill through, France as it was not. generally known that any large ' detachment had, yet left American shores. ; . The forces will be a net gain to the Allies as the men will be fed, clothed,- armed and eauit- ped by the. United States gov- ernment.t .Already, there - ars' - stored at the encampment sup plies sufficient, for many months. j., ' . ' ; '.. The- American forces will be an in-T dependent unit, .co-operating with the Allies. It has been suggested that the Americans might be placed as a con necting link between the French and British armies, but the exigencies -of the coming campaigns will decide that. question, v ' , . v Last night "they , were already in camp, itching to get to the front. The -camp is not far from here. As these thousands of American fighting lads poured off the transports, ' scores of German prisoners stood on the pier. Teeth set, they looked half sideways at these strapping newcom ers." Those who watched these pris oners could discern a grudging ad-J miration in their looks. , ) The remarkable, thing about the : scenes attending the real entrance of the-. United States into the world war, through thCsafe arrival of the expe-' ditionary force, was the spontaneity, the touching warmth of their recep tion here. . Not an inkling of the arrival-had leaked " out beforehand. There had been no 'preparations, no programs with speeches and song, no reception committee or the like. Not until the' transports had safely arrived off this' pert, ready to disembark, did the momentous news become known. Then .the people' here simply got wild." ' .- ; ' . The "first transport stuck .her gray nose into - the harbor, in the ' early morning. The piers were swarmed with thousands. Of men there -were few, of course," only aged 'and wound ed; the others are at the front The realization that these newcomers ale '. shortly to fight side by side with the men of this port who are already in the thickof theb attle' drove .the women frantic with joy and gratitude. The American troops answered the cheers by" throwing smail silver coins ashore. A roaring- scramble among the, street urchins followed. They Sidn't spend the coins for candy. -They wrapped them up carefuUy. la their ragged handkerchiefs, to save them as sacred souvenirs. The disembarkation passed off In the most orderly manner. There was not the slightest hitch. ' Ship after ship slipped into her berth, discharging men and equipment. Confusion seemed .an unknown quantity to these khaki-clad youths and their officers. ' - tFrom the piers the American troops swung off through the streets of this - port, where the whole populace had turned out to give them a tremendous ovation. The crowds showered- now- . ers, fruits, cigarettes and dainties on the marchers. , - Vive rAmeriaue! ' was an unending cry. And as proof .that but one confi dent thought was in the hearts of these cheering thousands, his shout was re peated over and over again: : 'You'll chase the Germans out I our country! ; ,' "We will!" came the thunderous cno- . rus from the Tankee boys. : ' Their "reception and progress through the city, were one great triumphal , march. The- French onlookers' -r marked time anldt again on the youttt and physique of the Am-riCMis. '; For -France this was the proudest, the happiest day since the "Sfarne. ; -v The steamship Mongolia of the Fe- ninsula & Oriental lirie, struck a mine ' off Bombay. The passengers .and crew arrived att Bombay-. The mails are fc lieved to be lost.